Friday, March 21, 2008

Foot In Mouth Disease, or, Barack Obama Is A Bus Driving Fool!

Yesterday I wrote about how ambitious one needs to be to run for the office of the President of the United States.

I also talked about my opinion of Barack Obama's "race" speech and how I thought he shoved his grandmother in front of a speeding bus to help justify his particular opinions on race relations in America.

From time to time I also make fun of the fact that I went to Louisiana public schools, and certainly didn't have the supposedly superior book learnin' one is supposed to gain from attending and graduating from an Ivy League school like Mr. Obama.

But today on the news I heard some of Mr. Obama's remarks to reporters where I guess he was trying to clarify the part of the speech where, in my opinion, he shoved his grandmother in front of a bus.

Here's a quote from Mr. Obama:
"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know - there's a reaction in her that's been bred into our experiences that don't go away and sometimes come out in the wrong way and that's just the nature of race in our society. We have to break through it. What makes me optimistic is you see each generation feeling less like that. And that's pretty powerful stuff"

Barack Obama was apparently DRIVING the bus that was seen running over his grandmother, and then he quickly made four left turns and came back and ran over her again just to be sure the wheels got her.


I'm cringing in embarrassment. Us white folks apparently have it "bred into our experiences" to automatically distrust and be fearful whenever we catch sight of black people.

Mr. Obama? One thing this Louisiana public school edumacated man understands fully is that it's really, really difficult to speak clearly when you have your entire foot in your mouth. (Me and one black, four year old miniature poodle named Spike, and one bheta fish named Todd are the only men in a family full of women. Believe me, I know when a man has his foot in his mouth, seeing as how I'm the only man in our home that can speak.)

You might just want to shut up now, before something even more stupid comes out of your mouth.

More confirmation to me that my Louisiana Tech schoolin' was at least as good as his HAH-vahd schoolin' was.


The Rock Chick said...

I named my beta fish, Alpha. cute, right? LOL

I love your RANTastic posts!

JAM said...

Alpha is a cool name. Lovely Wife's first two beta fish were Napoleon and Mortimer, and just recently bought Todd after Mortimer's untimely death.

Todd is named after an alien character on the Sci-Fi Channel show, Stargate Atlantis. The humans on the show nicknamed an evil alien on the show "Todd" which is made a funnier name when you see how hideous the character looks. Anyway, Todd is easier to say anyway.