Friday, October 09, 2009

Dear Nobel Committee

Although Obama is no doubt a great guy, and has made a lot of promises, he hasn't actually had time to do anything yet. Your decision to give him the Nobel Peace Prize is incomprehensible. You have not done him any favors with this honor, and in fact may have damaged his ability to accomplish what you want him to do.

I understand that the Nobel Peace Prize is all about Hope and not reality, but seriously, Obama has been in office less than a year.

Someday I hope Obama lives up to your award, but I think giving it to him now was premature. The man is trying to nudge a behemoth. Giving him more controversy just isn't going to help.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Olbermann On His Father and Health Care

Transcript and Video (first of five parts).

If you don't know, Olbermann has been missing a LOT of his shows recently. It's been due to his father's illness, and so he's been in the hospital pretty much constantly for the last couple of months.

Now, I don't agree with Olbermann on everything, and think he can be terribly shrill at times, but when he speaks from the heart he's worth listening to. And this was a full episode of him speaking from the heart about health care and his father.

I recommend the transcript, but if you've never seen Olbermann in his from-the-heart mode I suggest watching at least a few moments of the videos.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Olympics Cheers and Jeers

Ok, I admit I was rooting for Rio to win the Olympic games, mostly because South America has never had the Olympics before. But I would not have been upset if Chicago had gotten the Games. So when I learned that Chicago was out of the running I was a little disappointed, but when Rio won the bid I was happy.

What I don't understand is these morons on the political right who literally cheered when Chicago lost. Why do they hate America so much?

Oh, I know they think they are cheering because they tie the Olympics in with Obama, despite the fact that every other head of state from the countries with a bid also showed up, but they are still CHEERING AGAINST AMERICA. And Obama had very little to do with the bid. It was started during the Bush administration, with his blessings. So they are also cheering against Bush. I just don't understand these people. Seriously, why do they hate their own country so much?