Saturday, January 30, 2010
This is why I may drink even more in the future:
The controversy over the airing on SuperBowl Sunday of
a pro-life commercial sponsored by some right wing
christian organization and featuring QB Tim Tebow and
his Mother has me riled. Tim Tebow is famous for
appearing in public sporting biblical quotes meshed in
with his eye makeup. I wonder if Mr. Tebow and his
Mother are familiar with this biblical quote from Matthew:
“When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites;
for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and
on the street corners so that they may be seen by men.
Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6 “But
you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your
door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your
Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."
This Mother Son relationship reminds me of something
Norman Bates and his Mother might cook up. These
people are the same people who encourage others to walk
into abortion clinics and shoot anyone in site. God I miss
the days when the Romans fed these folks to the lions.
Now, there's a sporting event I would attend. "Can I get
some popcorn over here? Is Pat Robertson on the bill too!"
J.D. Salinger was a great american writer who eschewed
the public for which I personally admire him greatly for doing
so. I hate it when rich authors go on television to spout their
sanctimonious views on the rest of us. For example, I
recently watched a documentary on the singer Patti Smith.
When I was stationed in Ansbach Germany I frequented
this cool underground bar that played her music incessantly
and I liked her music. But in this documentary she
continually complains about what a terrible life she's had as
she gets into and out of limousines and obsesses over buying
very expensive Prada clothing in Italy. Yea, my heart really
goes out to you and that's why I'm asking all of you to in lieu
of Donations to Haiti instead let's all pitch in together and
help Patti Smith double the millions she already has.
Two days have passed and already this worm of a woman is
resurrecting her brief affair with Mr. Salinger. I'm now talking
about Joyce Maynard. She originally wrote a book on their
brief affair about 10 years ago and I can still remember the gist
of the story. Her goal being to embarrass the author for the sake
of promoting her freakish self and now that he's dead she's back
again for round two. My advice to Joyce Maynard, leave Mr.
Salinger alone and write something original yourself honey!
And one last thing:
"Culpeper County Virginia public school officials have decided to
stop assigning a version of Anne Frank's diary, one of the most
enduring symbols of the atrocities of the Nazi regime, after a
parent complained that the book includes sexually explicit
material and homosexual themes."