Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! I have no voice. I was screaming that all night. Yes! Victory! This is some crazy shit, yo. BONKERS!
courtesy of The Black Snob
I was sitting in my girl’s crib, surrounded by friends, new and old. We took a break from playing Taboo (the greatest game ever) as the results of key states started to roll in. All of a sudden, CNN threw up a bar on the bottom of the screen that said Barack Obama Elected President. The reactions were all some form of, “Wait, wha?” “No, really?” “Yes.” “We’re reading it.” “Turn the channel to FoxNews. They hate Obama. If they say it, it’s gotta be true!”
DAMN! I looked around and between opening more beers and screaming off of the balcony on South Street, I noticed folks taking their own moments to soak it all in. Quiet and pensive. Reflective and introspective. We got up and turned on the music, dancing around the apartment. Screaming at people on the street who hadn’t yet heard. At first, people didn’t believe us. I understood. Even though days before I had already claimed this victory for Obama, I was still stunned. I guess we had all been burned before, had victories snatched away from us before right when we had it in our grasp. We know “they” cheat. But this morning at 8am, it’s really real. Continue reading
And Happy Birthday to my girl Beverlee in NY!
Senator McCain might really be borderline senile. I mean, who knows? I don’t think we got those complete medical records of his. His family and campaign would hide that shit like Jimmy Hoffa’s body.
I say this because after watching the last two presidential debates, he has clearly lost his ever loving mind. John McCain has lost himself and no longer has a grasp on what is and isn’t appropriate. We saw him forget himself when he called Senator Obama “That One.” Tonight, he revealed his stupidity or immaturity with those horrible facial expressions. He was laughing, smiling, damn near rolling his eyes. YO! Ain’t shit funny Mr. McCain. Let’s talk issues. Let’s talk about the economy and healthcare. Why was McCain sitting over there pouting and pointing fingers? Is that what happens to the elderly? Do they regress to their childhood behavior? I don’t know about you, but I assume that someone who is always smiling like an idiot is retarded (no offense to the mentally challenged). Hmm, there might be something to that last theory. Did you hear how many times he flubbed his words? “A bresh of freth air”????? Mmmkay.
Everyone who knows about public speaking or debate knows they need to respect whomever has the floor. Even when he was silent, McCain was showing disrespect in my opinion. Those facial ticks or whatever are tantamount to speaking out of turn or speaking over your opponent. You are conveying thoughts and ideas with your body language, Mr. McCain and it’s not fair to do that while Senator Obama is speaking.
Now, maybe that little smirk is some kind of trick to keep your dentures tightly adhered. I don’t know.
It all just seemed condescending to me and I am offended. He MUST be losing his mind. He’s been a Senator for years so I know he knows the protocol and what is expected of him. I guess he just doesn’t think Senator Obama is worthy of that general respect. I mean, even if you don’t respect the man, you gotta respect his position. He’s a Senator and the Democratic candidate for POTUS!
He need to get on that Obama healthcare plan and that stem cell research shit so we can figure out how to cure Alzheimer’s before that shit completely overtakes him. Hit up the dentist while you’re at it. All that smiling you did tonight put the spotlight on your teeth and um, I’m not impressed.
It’s almost 2am. I’m not about to go in depth… right now. The entire blogosphere is yackin it up over Tuesday night’s debate and John McCains absolute retardo move addressing Senator Barack H. Obama as “That One.”
I’ll be back. I need to sleep on it. click for the continuation
Let me tell you that I love to debate. Ever since I was introduced to the concept of debate, in middle school I think, I was hooked. It’s arguing for smart people! I liked the structure one had to follow because it gave the debate control and focus. When I got into philosophy in college, my love for debate grew. We had to argue using logic and deductive reasoning. You were banned from retreating to comfortable and familiar “arguments” based in religion, for example. Now that I’m in law school, I’m basically a professional debater! Sweet! Yep, I like debating.
Watching debates, however… eh, not so much. Very rarely has a debate been that interesting to me from the audience point of view. Tonight’s Presidential Candidate Debate promises to be different, however. I want to watch because I really want to hear what these guys have to say about their plans, ideas and vision for the next four years. I want to watch their body language. I want to see how they react to one another, the crowd and the moderator. I want to hear the tone of their voices as they respond. And, no secret, I want Barack Obama to come out on top.
What I do not want, though, is to be stuck with a bunch of idiots who think this is a sporting event. Folks are gathering all over the country for “debate watch parties”. Some are impromptu and informal, others are listed right on the Obama for President website. Small home gatherings to big rented out rooms.
I am going to a debate watch get together at someone’s crib. A handful of peeps are just going to snack, drink and take in the candidates. That’s about all I can take. Why? Because I cannot stand to hear random Joe Schmoe make political commentary while I’m trying to listen. I also don’t want to chance being in the room with McCain supporters. I could vomit. What about when I want to comment. The slight chance that someone might “Shhhh” me could result in Philadelphia’s 483rd murder (not really, but you know).
I just want to enjoy this debate like I enjoyed my debates of the past. I want to LEARN something tonight. I don’t want to be arrested for murder.
By the way, if you’re on Twitter like I am, you can Hack the Debate! CurrentTV will be broadcasting the debate (like everyone else, so you have to watch since the only other thing on will be Rachel Ray and her annoying giggle) and will be showing Twitter messages across the screen. Check it out if you Tweet!