Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Panty-less Umbrella Wielder
Flag unable to be fully raised

Am I a bad person for not knowing why flags are flying at half-mast? I noticed it on my drive back to Madison today and had to look it up online. I'm still not completely clear as to why--is it because it's (around) the 1 year anniversary of President Ford's death? Seems weird to me. For how many years do you fly a flag at half-mast on the anniversary of a president's death? It seems like flags would have to be constantly flying at half-mast. Huh.

I watched the presidential candidates' debate tonight. I watched the Republican debates on mute. From the tiny bits I actually listened to, I came to the conclusion that I hate Mitt Romney (and his name) and prefer Giuliani and McCain over Huckabee.

I actually watched and listened to all of the democratic debate. Richardson annoys me. He rambled on way too much. I'm "blah" regarding Edwards. I'm still unclear as to whom I like more--Clinton or Obama. They didn't really delve into any issues in this debate where they had a big difference of opinion. Obama speaks very well--he appears very presidential. Clinton said "ah" and "um" too many times. It was distracting.

The Onion has a couple of good headlines at the moment:

Area Family's Trip To New Hampshire Sparks Rumors Of Presidential Bid

McCain To Send Self Back To Vietnamese POW Camp To Revitalize Campaign

Giuliani To Run For President Of 9/11

The last is my personal fave.

I was reading an article about Britney Spears (I know, I apologize). It was funny because 1) Apparently Dr. Phil spoke with her and is very concerned. I don't know why I find this so humorous. I mean, Dr. Phil. He like, does stuff in real life and not just on talk shows? And 2) Check out the concluding paragraph:

Spears and Federline married in October 2004. Her life has spiraled downward since their divorce in July. She has been photographed without underwear and appeared to be drunk and out-of-control in public. She shaved her head, beat a car with an umbrella and spent a month in rehab.

I mean, yeah. Sad and all (I guess), but it also kind of sounds like an snl sketch or something.


At 1/06/2008 9:02 AM, Blogger Candy said...

I hate Mitt Romney, too. I watched him on Meet the Press one day and got annoyed about how everything he said was based on framing the rhetoric the right way. I never thought about his name until you said it...really, what kind of person is named Mitt? Huckabee annoys me because he seems like a completely clueless guy who relies too much on his "faith". That makes me equate him with Bush right there, even though he says he represents change because he doesn't come from the same upper-class background. Also, I don't think I could stand having a president who doesn't believe in evolution.

I suppose all the Republicans annoy me for some reason or another, but you happened to pick the ones I particularly don't like either. Maybe it's just that we're paying more attention to them because they were the leaders in Iowa?

I also can't look away when Britney news comes on...

At 1/06/2008 9:03 PM, Anonymous britney spears said...

hey, leave me alone already.

At 1/06/2008 11:56 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

i can't believe britney visits your blog!! maybe she is a big Stargate fan and got to your blog by means of the virtual dinner thing. seriously, though, that is crazy!!!!

At 1/10/2008 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding your question to Joe M and the multiple producers...

Easy. Each has been promoted to oversee more - while still retaining the responsibilities of their previous position. Is this wise? IMO, no. We get eps like Irresistible and Irresponsible. Indeed, we get *seasons* like S9 and to some extent S10.

As far as I can tell Stargate (I mean SG-1 later seasons and SGA) has no checks *or* balances, unless you choose to believe SciFi does an adequate job of it.

They really need someone outside the boys club they have going on to tell them what doesn't work and why. Someone like Michael Greenburg - who got kudos from them for seeing the big picture (see behind the scenes stuff)- who left at the end of SG-1 S7. He was half of Gekko (and Anderson/Greenburg (yes, RDA) company.

Sure, they (mostly) do okay. But it's the details that trip them up.

Regarding politics: Candy, you would rather have a presidential hopeful who breaks down and says the campaign trail is hard? She has'nt even made it to the White House to make the real decisions. It reeks of emotional manipulation...

PS Sorry for not signing in. Forgot my password...


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