Friday, April 10, 2009

This Nation is Off Its Rocker

Well, alright. I'm back. It's been quite awhile. I had a few ideas percolating for this blog but decided to hold back. One was a draft bashing Scott McClelland and another lambasting 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley. One day I hope to bring them back to life, but not now. For now I want to focus on this nation's lovefest for our current president. Don't get me wrong, I like the enthusiasm. I enjoy the passion and the energy people have about politics again. Especially that of twenty-somethings and teenagers. Our nation has needed that kind of fervor for quite some time. And while there are many things I admire and respect and enjoy about Barack Obama, this nation's obsession is a bit crazy. As proof of this, here are two examples:

Texas Freeway To Be Named After Obama

and lastly, a Barack Obama Chia Pet.

Texas legislation indicates that a freeway can only be named after a person if they are deceased or have played an important part in Texas state history. Barack Obama is neither of these things. He's a mortal man, and while his incredible story is admirable, uplifting, exciting and full of promise, let's not put the cart before the horse. I realize that our nation is mired in problems,and most of those are from a one George W. Bush, who I praised in the last post, but let's not ahead of ourselves. Don't take this commentary to be a knock on Obama. I like the guy, I like some of his policies and I like what he has done for this nation. But should we really get this lathered up and this excited when we still have a lot of work to do? Yes, his accomplishments are historic, unprecedented and a source for hope for millions, I can't deny that or knock it down, but I can knock down the media's fervent desire to vault him to a lofty rank.

That being said, I'm done being political.
This is a music blog after all, so I'll get back to the music.

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