Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Few Stupid Things


Sometimes this blog just writes itself... at least, that's what I used to say. I would sit here at my keyboard, not having a clue as to what I was going to write, then walk off into my bedroom, flip on CNN or Fox News and someone would almost always say something to make me angry and then I'd run back to my computer and bang out a post. Some of my best posts were written that way but, this ain't gonna be one of them. I'm telling you that from the door so that you won't be disappointed.

I'm going to bring up two things that I heard today which made me shake my head. One I've been hearing for close to two weeks that I hope is just a nasty tabloid rumor and the other, unfortunately is true but, stupid just the same.

First let me talk about Morgan Freeman. Here is an African American actor I have followed since he was on the Electric Company back in the early 70's. Here is a man I have followed, rooted for, and once said he was the finest American Actor in the game. Here is a man that I hear is slated to marry his step-granddaughter! Tell me this isn't true. Tell me that I could have picked something else to write about today or could have, maybe should have, chosen not to
write at all if this was all I had to talk about.

Listen. I heard that Morgan, who is 72 years old, was slated to marry his wife's granddaughter, (from a daughter produced in a previous relationship) for about two weeks now and I kept telling myself that I was not going to comment on this and I was not going to write about this... and, yet here I am. Forget that there really isn't any blood involved... she's 27 years old, he's 72 years old, and she was raised as his granddaughter. How creepy is that? I sure hope this isn't true but, I keep hearing it on the news, all over the internet, through e-mails, etc. Yuck! That's just too creepy for me. But, I'm gonna give Morgan the benefit of the doubt.

That other thing is the campaign this nutty soldier has begun, that the right-wing has taken up and given credence to. This soldier claims that he cannot be ordered to fight in Iraq because the present Commander in Chief has no authority to do so because he is not an American citizen and is in effect, not the President. He is in office illegally.

According to this soldier, Barack Obama has no American birth certificate and was actually born in Guam or the Phillipines and not on American soil, as he claims. Thus, this disqualifies him for the office of the presidency. You know, I would have laughed at this and ignored it, except that some credible people, who should have known better, took this case up and turned it into a kind of movement to discredit President Obama once again.

Somebody should have told this soldier, (who really just doesn't want to go back to the dessert and is milking this for all he can get) that Guam and the Phillipines are American possessions and territories... so technically, even if he had been born there, he still would have been an American citizen. Today, the President's birth certificate surfaced and surprise, surprise... he was born in the state of Hawaii, (Did you hear that, idiots?) the 50th state of Hawaii, City of Honolulu in August of 1961. I think that makes him as American as apple pie. So, nutty soldier, pack your gear and report for duty. Nutty right-wing politicos, shame on you.

That's what I love about this blogging thing... it doesn't take that much to give me a post. All I need to do is turn on the television or read a newspaper. For this blog, I don't even need my imagination. Life, as it turns out, is more bizarre than anything I can cook up!

21 comments:

James Perkins said...

lolololol...You got that right brother, this was stupid...I can't believe Morgan Freeman!!lolol

Toni said...

Lolololololol...So funny,I can't even comment.

Simon Bastion said...

Once again, you let us into your creative process Keith...It is amazing and a real treat.

Angie B. said...

You stupid Keith-but in a good way..Love you. -:)

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Morgan is off the chain!lolololol.

Sunflower said...

You were wrong..This was one of your classically good posts and I was not disapointed at all.

Cheryl said...

You are so real..that's why your blogs never disapoint.

Brenda said...

I was so glad that thing about Obama's Birth certificate was finnally cleared up. The right wing nuts and conspiracy theorists though will still never be satisfied...

Morgan Freeman??? eeeewwwwwww!!

Lisa said...

Too funny, too stupid!

Halo said...

You're right Keith, Life is often stranger than fiction.

Vanessa said...

I loved this post..It didn't disapoint..This was so uniquely you
Keith.

Jazzy said...

I don't know what Morgan Freeman is on fam..then again..I kind of do.-lolololol.

Sean said...

Still a good Post Keith..A little over the top,but good just the same.

Captain Jack said...

I'm like Toni...This is too funny to even comment about..all I can do is laugh!

Tate2 said...

Morgan Freeman is somethin else..I want to say Dirty Old man...I'll say Dirty ole playa instead.-lolol.

Swaggie said...

What can I say? This one was hillarious..It left me speechless and that's hard to do. lolol.

Oyin said...

WTF......ok now whats the world gone to

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

I can not and will not believe that about Mr. Freeman. I will wait for the wedding certificate to be filled and pull it up, as it will then be a legal and public document (lol) I vaguely remember the Electric Co. What was it again? As for the soilder, I don't blame him for "trying" to get out of the war, but don't use MY President's citizenship as an excuse. Pretend you're crazy and see if the shrink will give you an out!

Love and hugs
China

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

That Morgan Freeman story has been out for a minute. At first, I thought it was just a nasty stupid rumor. But as the weeks went by, Morgan nor any of his people have come out with a statement saying it's not true. Something as crazy as this, you would think he would come out with a statement shooting down this rumor. Shame on Morgan if it is true.

Strongblkwmn said...

I cannot look at the picture of Morgan and his "granddaughter." She looks like a fetus standing next to him. I have no words for the soldier.

Angel said...

What? I used to love that guy but 72 marrying a 27 year old…no way this is the first I am hearing about it




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