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Isn’t it About Time?

I’ve heard stories over the past year about people who have sent out racist emails about our president and gotten in trouble for either creating them or passing them on. Just recently, a Colorado Department of Transportation worker was disciplined for forwarding an email of President Obama shining Sarah Palin’s shoes, using her state email account.

These kinds of stories have been in the news lately because they have involved state workers, politicians or other people in the public eye. I personally have never been sent one of these emails and I’ve never known anyone personally who was sent one. Until now.

My coworker called me over to her computer today to help her understand an email her brother sent her. Her brother is a cop who lives in South Carolina. As I peeked over her shoulder, and started reading the text, I saw the words “White House” and I thought to myself, “Oh, geez, don’t let this be racist.” She scrolled down and I saw this:

“This walk-in refrigerator at The White House is huge! Take a look below!

A peek inside the White House walk-in refrigerator”

And at the bottom of the email it says:

“Oh, shut up and lighten up …
I know you’re laughing!!!”

Not only is the picture offensive, but now we’re being chided for being uptight about being offended. Or even worse, the statement at the end is giving us permission to laugh and think it’s okay to send this kind of crap to our friends. Well, it’s not okay. I’m not laughing.

Yes, our president is black. Who the hell cares? I’m so tired of people making the President’s race an issue. Obama is intelligent, thoughtful, kind, generous and caring. I don’t care if he’s purple- I’m proud of him and would vote for him again in a heartbeat. I don’t agree with everything he’s done since taking office, but I do think he’s doing the best he can with the hand he was dealt.

Isn’t it about time we stop forwarding these emails and stop making it okay to laugh and make racial jokes?

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On Christmas morning, while over at my sister’s house for breakfast and present opening, my husband turned to me and said, “Before you open this present, make sure you tell me so I can get the video camera.” I wasn’t quite sure what that meant, but I made sure he knew when I was ready.

As I opened the present, I wondered just what treasure could be inside that he would need to videotape the opening. Just then I looked down and saw her peeking up from inside the box. With the camera trained on my face, I looked up and shouted, “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!??” I grabbed the book and stood up to throw it into the lit fireplace while everyone in the room shouted, “NO, NO, NO!!” while laughing hysterically.

My husband then said, “Okay, here’s the deal: You get to destroy it any way you want as long as you let me videotape it and put it on YouTube.”

So, here’s my deal: I am going to open it up to all you nice people. Leave a comment below with suggestions about how I should destroy Sarah Palin. The most interesting idea wins a truly Alaskan prize, sent from me to you. I’ll take pictures of the destruction and post them here, as well as the link to the video.

This is my present to all of you for the loyalty and humor you’ve shown me this past year. You’ve made it sane, wonderful and bearable.

Thanks everyone, and do your worst!

A few ideas to get you started:

In the recycle pile

(My personal favorite)

Sarah Wins Again!

I saw this today and it made me smile:


I never thought to call her a douchebag, but now that’s my favorite pet name for her. Happy New Year, everyone!

Poor Brian!

Talk about getting whitewashed…

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I know, I know. I’ve been gone a long time. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past…what? Nearly four weeks??:

My best friend’s dog died after having him shipped in from the bush to go to the emergency veterinarian’s.

Busily Christmas shopping, online and in stores.

Practicing patience one day at a time while my 2-year-old figures out how far she can push me.

Reading The Hour I First Believed and Couch.

Impatiently waiting for my Nook to arrive. It was supposed to ship out on Monday but still no word from B & N.

Buying our first “real” Christmas tree. That means that it is more than 2 feet tall. (It is fake but gorgeous!)

Following Palin’s Excellent Adventure across the country (or should I call it The Trail of Tears?).

Cooking for 8 hours (in 2 4-hour shifts) for Thanksgiving. Man, my back hurt after that one.

Helping with the 2nd H1N1 clinic at my school. The preschoolers remembered what happened last time and THEY DID NOT LIKE IT.

Here are a few things that I haven’t been doing:
1. Exercising
2. Sending Christmas cards
3. Cleaning
4. Sleeping in (when, oh when will she sleep past 7 am?)
5. Blogging (I guess you figured that one out by now)

So, now you’re all caught up. Now I need to get my act together and finish preparing for Christmas. Happy Holidays everyone!

Palin Aide’s Book Dropped

Oh, crap.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A California publicist and two co-authors have terminated a book deal with a former aide of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

San Diego-based Releve Marketing and PR announced Tuesday it will no longer represent or co-author Frank Bailey’s upcoming book “Renegade: Sarah Palin’s Hatchet Man.”

Christiana Grace, company co-owner and one of the co-authors, says she can’t elaborate on the reasons for the termination. But she adds it was not a falling out with Bailey, her close friend since college.

Any conspiracy theorists out there want to take a guess at why this particular book was dropped? Not because of Bailey, so…

Alex Forrest, Is that You?

Is it me, or does Sarah Jessica Parker look remarkably like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction here?

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