I'm not sure why I love this video so much. Maybe because it's because the guy is such a losing loser. Maybe it's because screw the Giants. I hated them for beating the Patriots and denying Junior Seau a Super Bowl ring last year. Maybe it's just because this kind of rant should be limited to screaming crying girlie men whose lives revolve around Britney Spears, and not manly men who follow NFL football
Whatever it is, this video is one of the funniest things I've ever watched, and I wanted to share it before the guy who put it on YouTube starts to feel sorry for Rob and takes it down.
Someone else did a better job of pointing out the root cause of this mortgage mess than I did on Friday.
Memo to Sarah Palin, next time Katie Couric lobs you a softball like asking when, oh when, did John McCain propose more regulation, tell her "How about 'The Housing Enterprise Regulatory Act of 2005' Senate Bill S-190, Katie. That might have even prevented dis whole mess."
But if I was John McCain, I'd love it even more if, during a debate, Barack Obama goes to the "they said Lincoln was unprepared, too" card. Because if he does, John McCain could look back at him and say
"Senator, I served with Abe Lincoln. I knew Abe Lincoln. Abe Lincoln was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Abe Lincoln."
Barack Obama is all about words. What does Barack Obama offer us, if not words? The man has accomplished little, if anything, in government. He sells us hope, wrapped in words. Little else. He's a great speaker, and his ability to charm people with his words is what makes him who he is today. But if words are just words, perhaps Senator Obama is just an empty suit.
"Don't tell me words don't matter", says Barack Obama, in this speech, supposedly his best speech ever (but borrowed without attribution from Deval Patrick).
"I have a dream" ... just words?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal" ... just words?
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself" ... just words?
But how about this one: "I am my brother's keeper." Just words? Does it really matter that Barack Obama has a half-brother living in Kenya on a dollar a month? Some people say this is a total non-issue. He's not his brother's keeper. But is he? Let's ask Barack Obama. Start paying attention just before the three minute mark. Yes, he does say he is his brother's keeper, doesn't he? And that we are all our brother's keepers. And that this is what makes America so great.
"I am my brother's keeper." Just words? Yeah, just words.
That long journey of America helping develop foreign nations, as a good neighbor must, is a journey of 1000 miles that Obama should start with the single step of helping his dirt poor brother. Or, alternatively, and equally acceptable to me, he can shut the hell up about the debt that I owe to strangers, and how he is going to help me pay that debt. Barack Obama is just an empty suit. All he has are words. And they are just words.
Now, inexplicably, it's Avril Lavigne's music video for the song Girlfriend. Go figure.
Not far behind, also inexplicably, is a six second video that purports to be Britney Spears across the pool at a hotel, wearing a red bikini. It has an average rating of one and a half stars, and is entitled "YouTube Worst Video of All Time~ vote 1 star, leave comment".
Actually, the news stories and the YouTube page telling you that Girlfriend and Evolution of Dance are the most-viewed videos ever are lying. This one has about four million more hits.
I don't see what makes it so great, but Girlfriend and the Britney Spears video suck, too. Go figure. For what it's worth, the most popular video of the month is the new Jonas Brothers video from their Burning Up album.
Not my kind of thing, but the girls sure do like it.
Twenty years ago today, Disneyland closed one of its classic attractions, America Sings, so that it wouldn't have to spend the money on so many fresh animatronic figures to grace its newfangled Splash Mountain ride. I was in the very last group of regular park guests to go through the attraction.
Part one above, part two below.
You can't tell from these videos, which must have been taken a bit earlier, but on that last time through, the cast members had done all sorts of mischievous things to some of the characters. It was very un-Disneylike, but funny.
So this news clip airs, discussing the opening of new Barack Obama campaign headquarters in Houston. People notice that the wall behind the desk has no American flags, but a Che Guevara communist flag.
The reaction is negative.
But wait. That banner was hung by a silly young person who doesn't know any better, right? Wrong. It was hung there by Maria Isabel, an older, Cuban-American (who should know better), who is the campaign "'precinct captain," co-chair of the Houston Obama Leadership Team, and someone who is well-connected enough in the campaign to meet and greet the candidate for some photo-ops.
So the local media seeks her out for an explanation. They get none. To paraphrase, she says she's too important a person, and too busy working on Senator Obama's campaign to answer silly questions like why the Obama campaign headquarters in Houston features the flag of a vicious communist murderer rather than the stars and stripes.
The reaction from the national Obama campaign was pretty mellow.
"We were disappointed to see this picture, because it is both offensive to many Cuban-Americans -- and Americans of all backgrounds -- and because it does not reflect Senator Obama's views."
No resignations, reassignments, condemnations. Just "disappointment.
Chris Matthews: "You're a big Barack supporter, right Senator? ... Name some of his accomplishments, if you can."
Texas State Senator Kirk Watson: "Uh ...." [crickets]
According to some anti-Obama sites I found when I googled "Obama sponsored bills" he has two: a bill to name a post office, and a bill to provide relief and promote democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.