Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Don’t you just hate that?
I woke up in a great mood, but it didn't take that long for things to change. I was on my way to get a routine cholesterol blood test at Detar, when I encountered a little traffic jam just before you get to the HEB on Rio Grande. I was feeling pretty good, so I decided to hold up traffic and allow a lady from the area around FedEx to enter Rio Grande in front of me. I sat there for a couple of minutes with horns honking behind me. The lady finally acknowledged me, as she put down her cell phone for a minute but resumed talking while slowly entering Rio Grande. She couldn't hear me but I said"I really didn't need the smile and the wave lady; just get in the traffic lane and resume driving, so we can all get to our destination." Yes I know we all have been in that situation, in one way or the other, but are cell phone calls really that important?
I decided that I would just let out all my pet peeves, so I can enjoy the rest of the week.
The national media drives me up the wall; who is really surprised that Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair? That happened 10 years ago, but it will dominate the news. The media made Sarah Palin's tweets and Facebook entrees a CNN exclusive. It needs to be covered but only as an afterthought. I can't picture Walter Cronkite reporting this type of news to us.
I really hate superficial and selective outrage. I have to admit I had no idea who "Common" was, but I have since found out that he was a poet who won two Grammy awards. As some of you know, Fox News and Sarah Palin made a big issue because Common was invited to the White House to take part in a poetry event. The rapper Common supposedly made comments about killing cops in a poem. . Bill O’Reilly said" and he was invited on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week." What a stretch, is the White House supposed to scrutinize their invitations to accommodate special days? Bill O'Reilly told Jon Stewart that president Obama was following a bad pattern. He said, first there was Bill Ayers, then it was Rev. Wright and now Common.... This is all trivia; why can't we acknowledge that?
Now, I’m feeling better..:-)………..You try it what are your pet peeves?
I will start the ball rolling.
1. BigJ hates Geanie Morrison
2. Legion357 hates golf balls in his yard
3. Edith Ann wants a clean sweep of city officials
4. Sugar Magnolia gets upset when our local paper blows it one way or the other
4. Rebecca hates the political bickering
5. Kyle gets upset with religious fundamentalist. but he does like to debate them.
6. VBB hates EIC fraud.
BTW Is it just me or do I awaken some posters? I swear it sure seems that way...What is the status of MightyJo, his comments do not show up in comment section but he is able to submit a blog? Strange.