I have to shake things up abit this week, as I’m going to be out of commission for a couple days, hence the day early edition of Bits and Bites. I don’t know what the weather is like where you hail from, but it was stormy outside my bedroom window last night. I woke up at 2 am and was mesmerized by the force of the rain on the window, which completely obliterated the view of my backyard. It was awesome.
Awesome is also a word most appropriate to describe the feeling among Obama supporters today, as we head into a day for the history books with a very important election. Most political commenters say its only a matter of how large his victory is, and that Obama is a shoe-in. What stands out most for me in this election is how backward so many Americans still are, and how ‘righteous’ they stand in their beliefs. How many still believe that Obama should not be president because he’s black, and not because they don’t support his platform. Watching some American coverage of a reporter interviewing people on the street, it was shocking how many still think Obama shouldn’t be president because ‘he’s Muslim, and they are terrorists.”
Wow. Get out much? This is my two cents on the presidential candidates. Barack Obama is an accomplished orator, and at times the religious like fervor he inspires in the crowds of supporters is a little creepy. Its like some of them think he’s the Messiah, hands raised to feel the power within. That being said, when your only other option is a little man with a gun-toting, ‘git er done’ ,pitbull hockey mom,sidekick like Sarah Palin,I can see why Obama supporters are so desiring change….Either way, TV screens are going to be blazing up the sky tonight, as we watch and wait to see which direction the United States is going to go.
Oh yes, can someone please tell me why all the stations make such a bit deal about showing the candidates casting their ballot? I actually just saw a play by play of Obama voting. Hes in the booth, hes doing something, hes putting his ballot in. Wow. Astounding. Come on- it’s not like we don’t know who hes voting for!!!
Making news locally of course, is the imminent departure of long time free-loader Laibar Singh. And now, despite reports to the contrary, he is actually not a quadriplegic. Back on January 10th ( Yes hes been here THAT long ), Singhs doctor called into CKNW to clarify the refugees condition.The following is an excerpt from my blog post that day:
“On CKNWtoday with Philip Till, Laibar Singh’s doctor,Doctor Gulzar Cheema , called in to clarify the refugee’s condition. In fact, he says, Laibar Singh did not have an aneurism, nor did he have a stroke. He did have a spinal cord infection that lead to some paralysis. His legs have little to no function, but he is gaining strength in his upper limbs, and would be able to fly safely with in flight medical care.He also claims that he did not release the incorrect informationthat Laibar Singh had an aneurism, and that he was never asked to exaggerate his condition. It seems his supporters, the ones who have been rallying for Laibar to stay , may have unintentionally/intentionally gotten their information wrong, or are exaggerating the cause and extent of his condition. “
Seems Mr. Singh saw the writing on the wall. Perhaps the government didn’t have enough balls to enforce the immigration order, but they certainly were not going to let his family join us too. Bye Bye Laibar, don’t come again soon.
News some parents won’t want to hear released today : A new study shows that 2 year olds mimic their parents eating choices. Well duh!!! Funny enough that some parents really don’t realise that their behavior impacts their child. Let me add to this study for you. Kids also mimic parents other behaviors at a very young age. Violent angry parents = aggressive behavior in kids. Parents smoking = kids more likely to smoke as teens. The list goes on. From the time they are babies, your children are watching everything you do - instinctually, their survival depends on it. My four month old watches me like a hawk : what I eat, how I talk, what I do, my facial reactions. Your children are a direct reflection of you as a parent. Deal with it, and set a good example. It IS your job after all.
And it used to be that the most you had to worry about with online dating was if your date lied in their profile and turned out to be 200 lbs heavier and 20 years older than they claimed to be. Now you can add murder to the list of hazards, as that seems to be how an Edmonton man was lured to his death by a crazy film-maker with a serial killer fetish.Crazy, just crazy!! This is bound to be more horrific as details are released, but let it serve as a lesson to men and women alike. You really don’t know who you are meeting,really, you just cant be sure of anyone. Be safe. Most nutbars look completely normal… ; )
And after all this doom and gloom, here’s something funny for you….
Points to Ponder … Why ask Why?
- Are people more violently opposed to fur rather than leather because it’s much easier to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs?
- And whose cruel idea was it to put an “S” in the word “Lisp”?
- Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
- How is it possible to have a civil war?
- If God dropped acid, would he see people?
-If a man stands in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him….Is he still wrong?
-If an orange is orange, why isn’t a lime called a green or a lemon called a yellow?
- If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
-If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of the stuff?
-If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?
-When dog food tastes new and improved, who tested it?
-Why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
-Why do they put Braille on the drive thru bank machines?
-Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
-Why is it that when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the radio?
And last, but not least….
Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure?