Random Musings 9/15/11

Warning: I’m feeling a bit snarky today. If you’re feeling snarky too, best move along down the interwebs.

Remember that one guy, the “reporter” who moved in next door to the Palin family in Alaska while he wrote a book on them? The one that made Todd Palin decide to build a taller fence? He has finally finished his grand expose on Sarah Palin. I say “finally” not because I’ve been looking forward to it, but because it sure seems to have taken him a long time. (I have my hypothesis about that.)

Surprise, surprise! He dug up some real bombshells that he just can’t wait to fling.

I tend to like Sarah Palin, but to be honest, from what I’ve heard about this guy and the kind of stuff he likes to dig up, I wouldn’t read this book if it was about my worst enemy. I highly doubt that the guy who couldn’t keep any physical distance between himself and his subject has been able to keep any professional distance between himself and his subject. This book has “agenda” written all over it. Save yourselves the money and buy a year subscription to the National Enquirer. You’ll get better quality reporting, and some of it may even be true.

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My hat is off to Dakota Meyer, all those who served with him, and all those who serve and have served. These guys represent what’s best about America, and one of the dwindling number of reasons why I still have hope for this country.

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Just why did Scarlett  Johansson take nude pictures of herself on her cell phone? Why do any celebrities insist on taking pictures and videos that they would be embarassed to lose? Haven’t there been enough high-profile cases of that going wrong yet? Either these people are really hoping for this sort of thing to happen (it sure didn’t hurt Paris Hilton’s career), or these are not the sharpest knives in the draw. I’m just sayin’.

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Be careful! Congress wants to make it a felony for you to change your Facebook avatar! Wasn’t the FCC already supposed to be protecting us from Internet anonymity? It’s a good thing I’m too lazy to change my picture. I don’t want to go to jail over it! Doesn’t Congress have something better to do, like….oh, I don’t know, FIX THE ECONOMY?!?!?!?!?!!?

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Oh. Never mind. They’ve got it. NOT!

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Did anyone NOT foresee the response over and on the Obama campaign’s “Attack Watch” site? Talk about a site just crying out to be ridiculed and filled with fake entries. It may not have been a bad idea, but the execution…well, to be frank, could have been thought through better. They’re just asking for it! (And no, I have not reported myself. Feel free to report me if you wish.)