Being a vocalist, I was glad that Aretha Franklin was able to keep her pipes warm enough to effectively belt out some tunes at the inauguration, sung only as she could sing them. It's something I've found out. Heat makes for better music. Then I found out the quartet that played was a little more Memorex than I thought. Apparently, they did play (although cold fingers on strings hurt), but the music we at home heard was a prerecorded version of the song. No complaints here, as it was quite beautiful (and arranged by John Williams):
Also this week, I got onto the topic of racism thanks to Reverend Lowry. And in that post, I tried to inject a little humor. But, as too many people are so hung up on race that they can't find a way to laugh, here's a vid that you can't not laugh while watching. And yest they drop every racial epithet towards blacks you can think of:
Finally, for those of us who are down from the first four full days of the Obama presidency, and for anybody that needs a little more of a life, I give you this, which first made its way to my e-mail, but now makes its way to you:
But I'm not quite done. I still have an Asshat of the Week to pick.
(Might as well start the music playing)
And while I've had her in mind for a few days, a post at Mike's America sealed her fate. She's the daughter of American royalty, such as it is, had a song written about her by Neil Diamond, and she wanted, you know, to be a Senator.
She didn't vote. She is a lawyer and writer by activity (as she lives off the Kennedy money). She makes President Bush sound eloquent and President Obama's resume look fantastic. She was a legacy being given a seat, despite cries from even the left that (unlike Hillary Clinton, who has all that foreign policy experience dodging snipper fire) she had no experience. And then, after weeks of waiting, she pulled out for "personal reasons," which has led to an assload of speculation (which I'll let other, more rumor oriented bastards chew on). Nonetheless, for jerking us all off with stupid delay tactics, followed by raising more question by ducking out, you managed to beat out even Governor Blago (who has yet to be canned) and Stuart Smalley (who has yet to steal the election. And they're both perrenial asshats. Way to go Caroline!!!