Saturday, June 20, 2009

Get a clue!

So I’ve been hearing a lot about Obama this and Obama that and Sarah Palin is going to be the next president and pretty soon Glen Beck is going to put both feet in his mouth while shooting Al Gore in the foot and the economy is more important than the environment and everything is a LIE and where’s MY bailout?

And I say SO WHAT??? Have you ever been in middle management? Better yet, have you ever been a parent or a child and had a family at all? Don’t you know that you can’t make everyone happy all of the time?

So Obama is president – and you are ecstatic or you are pissed off. I didn’t go crying to mamma when Bush was in office for eight years so why do some people feel like it’s their right to huff and puff and blow their hot air all over the place now that Obama is here?

Sure, we have the freedom of speech to share our opinions and not be jailed but the last time I checked – the president (no matter who he/she is) actually upholds that right for us.

So honestly people, your conservative, khaki, Tommy Bahama britches are all in a twist because something is different now – DEAL with it!

I will be writing a lot more about this, but for now, HEAR THIS:

You who have “worked hard” for (or were privileged enough to have, I don’t care) your own money and assets - You who are old, and family oriented – You who likely love God – You who can’t handle it when the donut shop down the street discontinues your favorite cream-filled variety: Try to remember what it was like when you were young and poor and life was full of energy and change. Remember why you strove to live every day in the first place – the passion, the freedom, and the chance to find happiness around every corner. Remember what it felt like to rebel, and fight against The MAN!

You who are young (or young at heart) – You who think money grows on trees and credit cards and bailouts are good things – You who voted for Obama just BECAUSE he was different and paid no mind to actual policies – You who will eat any donut as long as it is free – You who wants to always learn and flow and grow to the music in your head: Remember that not all change is good. THINK that if you manage to survive all of your death defying stunts, you may someday want to cling to your money as closely as you cling to your I Phone today. Imagine, how crazy it would be to live your life like a live wire in the moment – for the rest of your life. Someday you may be just as boring as your parents – so consider how you’ll feel about these issues then.

It’s all about perspective people. I challenge YOU now. All of you need to break out of your comfort zone. Know thy enemy! Maybe you are not enemies after all... "Enemy" is a concept created by humans, and we have the power to change any concept that we create.

Fox news people (you know who you are!!!) you need to watch at least 3 other news stations to get the real picture – OK? Don't look at me like that - you can do it - really!

This goes for staunch NPR and Daily Show fans as well – go turn on Bill O’Reilly, Dr. Laura and tune in to Fox as well. Listen to them, the experience is worth the pain - Be strong!

Learn about a religion that is different from yours – particularly one you dislike. I’m not asking you to believe – just do a little research.

If you’ve always lived in the suburbs – come spend a day with me in the city to see some culture.

If you’ve only lived in the city – go visit my Mom and Dad and they’ll give you the Santee suburbia experience (one of a kind!!!!).

Try not to judge anything or anyone before you understand. I know it’s hard, but just trying will help you enormously.

Do it for me, do it for you, or in the immortal words of consumer driven Nike ads:



  1. All good advice.

    I generally think that most people have sort of earned the right to complain. Maybe you or I didn't bitch and moan about Bush for 8 years, but you know a lot of people did. (And he was kind of easy to poke fun at.) You can't make everyone happy all of the time, so there will always be the voice of dissent. I say, as long as you voted, you have the right to complain if it didn't go the way you wanted. It's the people who DIDN'T vote who complain that the administration sucks. They forfeited their right to complain when they couldn't be bothered to try to affect it! It is possible to write in votes, or whatever. If someone wants to be political and have a clear voice about abstaining from voting, I would respect that too. I have never heard anyone come even close to that, though. "It's stupid. Who cares. My vote doesn't matter." Then kindly keep your opinions to yourself, Doesntmatter.

    Perspective is excellent. Challenging our beliefs. I always figure, if what someone believes is truly right, then there won't be any threat from opposing opinion.

    When you and I rule the world, things will be different! People won't have anything to complain about, because it will be awesome. =P

  2. Love ya my Keeem, and THANKS for using "affect" correctly! I know I can always count on you for life lessons and excellent grammar to boot.