Thursday, September 4, 2008

Scary, black man

I've noticed people saying that Obama is just "scary" people who are usually Democrats. They say things like "I can't vote for him, he SCARES me" This is everywhere, this mentality. Honestly, I can't help but think the only thing "scary" about him to these people is that he's black. I hate to make that assumption, but I just don't get the"scary" reference. Maybe it's the knuckle touch he did with Michelle? Maybe they took that as a gang sign? I don't know, but to read otherwise normal people call a grown man "scary" baffles me. Was he my first choice? No, am I scared of him? No. I just think it goes to show that no matter how progressive people see themselves, they still want to the old white guy to be running thangs.

This morning I don't know what I did, but I overslept. I woke up at 7:33 and by the time Aislinn and I made it downstairs the bus was going down the street. First week of school. On top of that, I didn't sleep well last night. I was up late watching Sarah Palin's speech (I strained my eyes from rolling them so much) watched the news to get info on our Hurricane Hannah, which had me freaked out enough, but then we have Ike and Josephine right behind her. Then, because I couldn't go to bed with visions of Hannah and Palin dancin' in my head, I watched some of Joe Biden's speech since I had missed it.

I purposely didn't watch it when it happened because I am still testing myself on what I REALLY believe in. I've been doing this for four years now. Trying to decipher if I vote D because I'm trying to be cool, or because I feel strongly about it. Last night I found it's because I DO believe in it. I sat to watch Palin's speech and wanted to hurl all over the couch watching her. I will say though, she was a breath of fresh air around those dusty old farts. She was a charismatic speaker, and had the most adorable kids. Too bad she wants to set us ladies back about fifty years.

Anyway, today I have a headache from lack of sleep. I could just lay down right now and pass out. We're going out to get my anniversary present today. I am doing something I swore I'd NEVER EVER do. I'm... getting an Ipod. I know! Iknow! I was suckered in by my friend's Ipod Touch! It's got like everything on it and it can surf the web! I've been drooling over one for weeks now, and Tony has to leave tomorrow because of Hurricane Hannah, so he'll be gone for our anniversary. He said he was going to get my present tonight if he could, and I totally guessed what it was. I really don't NEED a Touch, but he said that's what makes it a good present. It's something totally frivolous. I may get there though and decide against it. We'll see.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Get it, get it, get it. :D

...but you knew I'd say that.