First of all, the reason I used the above picture is simply because I believe Lala is hot.
I feel that it is only fitting to discuss some observations as we head deeper into Spring.
This month has been an amazingly busy one. Podcast production, radio production, and writing projects have kept me hopping this month. My “day job” has been extremely crazy as well making for complete madness as far as my daily grind is concerned.
I’ve turned down 29 requests for podcast production. I can’t do much more than I already have and not everyone should be doing podcasting. Just because you “can” doesn’t necessarily follow that you “should.”
The royal wedding if proof positive that the world is chock full of idiots who have nothing better to do than to watch two people spend a ridiculous amount of their nations money (which it does not have to spend in this manner) on a wedding that will end in divorce in no more than 10 years. Man was not meant to be monogamous no matter how much the religious right, established cultural preferences, or the woman you are are dating thinks so. Couples that are married for most of their lives are the exception and certainly not the rule. No creature on the face of the earth was meant to be married. Marriage is a piece of religious doctrine that is absolutely required in order for that religious organization to thrive. The Scientologists need their aliens as much as the catholic church needs marriage. Fact.
Everything Al Gore says is fiction. You should have picked up on this by now.
At what point are the American people going to realize that our government is broken and cannot be fixed by anything that we do? Legally, anyway. Sorry but a revolution is the only answer. The question isn’t whether nor not there will be another one but rather when it will happen. You can’t keep taking people’s hard money for a sustained period of time without paying the piper later. History tells us that. We’ve broken all of the rules that the founding fathers laid down and without those rules, the government has become serious corrupt. I think the fatal flaw has been allowing elected officials to have control over the checkbook. Perhaps, if the American people as a whole had to vote on every expenditure things would have turned out differently. We need a financial process that simply cannot be corrupted. The founding fathers thought they had fixed the problem but their subsequent offspring have found a way to circumvent it and we find ourselves in a government the founders never wanted.
How can you ignore little things, be a slob, have a desk area that looks like a suitcase nuke detonated nearby, and be late to nearly every appointment you have and yet still have an expectation that people should take you seriously?
The brutal honesty of your true friends can never be understated.
On the subject of “birthers” and Obama’s birth certificate…
This is a subject that we shouldn’t be talking about right now. This should have been hammered home before Obama got elected. Not being able to produce the appropriate document alludes to guilt. When Obama finally releases a “document” it looks like a bad photoshop job. When something doesn’t smell right it usually isn’t. Obama can’t produce anyone credible that ever went to school with him and until recently couldn’t produce a simple document like a birth certificate. Obama is living a lie. The evidence is the simple matter of an extremely flawed presidency. Those folks who believe they are “elitist” usually aren’t as evidenced by this fallacy of a man and an office that used to mean so much more.
Conservative pundits are a very special breed indeed. Just ask them. All I can see right now is a bunch of folks who cry foul, yell “the left are a bunch of hypocrites”, and aspire to self promotion and fame above that of promoting an actual message or agenda. Lets face it, the people on the right listen to people on the right just as much as the people on the left tend to listen to people on the left. It’s uncomfortable to have someone on your show that doesn’t agree with you. It’s hard. Podcasters tend to want to do the easy things like simply invite people on who agree with them. That is all well and good until it comes time to actually win an election. Having people on your show that agree with you garnishes half of the audience you would otherwise get from having someone with an opposing view on. Why? Not only would you have the right folks tuning in but you’ll have the left tuning in as well. With the leftys controlling most of the main stream media, they have an amazing amount of control. They are also picking and choosing the battles they are having with the right. In warfare, this is exactly the type of scenario you need in order to achieve victory. The way to win is to force the enemy to fight you on your terms and in the place of your choosing. The right is on defense and has been since 2008 with the introduction of vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin. The fights between the left and right are not going to be “fair.” That is why the left will continue to win in the foreseeable future. They understand how to attack, attack, and attack. All the right seems to do is cry and mutter the word “Hypocrites!” Go team!
In 2008, the GOP had a great car but it was running on cheap gas. John McCain should have won the election. Why didn’t he? Because he allowed Obama to dictate when and where the engaging conversation was taking place. McCain refused to attack Obama on the issues he should have. Where did he come from…really? What makes him qualified to hold the highest office? Where are the kids he went to school with and how come no one can remember him? The things Obama said alone in speeches should have driven the American people over the edge and in to McCain’s camp but they didn’t. They didn’t because the right never used those things against him. They took the civil “high road” and in doing so, contributed to the dumbing down and complete trashing of the America I remember as a sailor.
Earth Day. You may celebrate Earth Day and celebrate mother Earth but I can assure you that Mother Earth will not hold a “Human Day” for you. In fact, at the pleasure of Mother Earth we will suffer plenty of death and destruction in the upcoming year. She doesn’t care about you. So, hug as many trees as you like. I doubt they will come to save you when the tornado sucks you out of your house in the middle of the night and deposits you into a Seven Eleven neon sign on Borneo Blvd. Pretty sure she won’t give a rat’s ass about the iPod in your back pocket either.
The departure of Lisa DePasquale as coordinator of CPAC is going to have a serious impact on who attends this year. I have been unable to attend for the last couple of years generally because of scheduling conflicts but now that I could actually make it this year, without Lisa it’s just not going to happen. Lisa has been a guest on many podcasts that I have produced over the last several years. She is smart intelligent and seriously organized. I have never heard anyone say anything negative or bad about her. If you are going to run in the Kentucky Derby you don’t leave your prized stallion in the barn. I’m not attending CPAC this year because I feel that I will be robbed of the experience because of Lisa’s forced departure. I choose not to go to CPAC because of this. It may seem like a stupid reason to you but not to me.
On a more personal note, many of you may have noticed that I am not as nearly as accessible as I used to be. That is because I am not. I’m not taking on any more podcasts and I feel that I have the core broadcasters that I want to surround myself with at this point in my life. I write a lot more under my pen name than I was only a year ago. Having a pen name with a Twitter account, a website to maintain, and deadlines to meet keeps me busy enough. I have no desire to become a household name or famous. I do have a desire to write stories that compel readers to think.
As long as I can get up every day and know that I am contributing to society and not simply living or leeching off of it then I will call that a good day. I choose to use a Franklin Planner and will write my own marching orders for the day. I will seek to be even more organized than I am now. I will lead from the front and not from the rear.
How has April impacted your life this year? Send me a note to the email address in the sidebar.