Walter Mencken 6:15 p.m., Feb. 28
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I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues -- Elton John and Jimmy Carter Stuff
As I sat down to type this blog, all prepared with a topic at hand, I hear that idiot Keith Olbermann talking about Jimmy Carter. The man that was one of the worst Presidents in history, has officially become one of the worst ex-presidents in history.
Don't get me wrong, his humanitarian work is unparalleled. I think he has the biggest heart, and cares more about his fellow man, than perhaps any other President.
But I thought it was bad form when he was always knocking Bush during speaking engagements in other countries. And now, for him to claim that racism is behind peoples complaints about Obama and health care, is just disgusting.
I don't doubt there's still racism in this country. But come on! We elected a black man President!
The thing to keep in mind is...half the country didn't vote for him, and they'll be complaining about anything he does. And with his health care ideas and bail outs, it seems they might have some valid points. It has nothing to do with race. I'm guessing if Hillary was in office, they'd be claiming it was their hatred of women that causes disruptions and disrespect at town hall meetings.
But those political idiots aren't who I'm hear to gripe about. It's the idiots in the Ukraine.
Elton John and his male partner wanted to adopt an HIV-positive boy from an orphanage as part of an anti-AIDS charity project.
The 14-month-old boy won't get to cal Sir Elton "daddy", because the Ukraine government said that the star is too old and isn't married.
They require a parent to be no more than 45-years older than an adopted child. Elton is 62 (although his hair is a spritely 11-years-old).
I think that law, under normal circumstances, probably makes a lot of sense. But it seems they should make an exception here.
And they have to ask themselves...is anyone else going to want to adopt a boy from the Ukraine that has AIDS? If the answer is no, why not let this one go?
More like this:
- Who’s Ever Heard of Ukraine? — Nov. 9, 2012
- Morgan Freeman: Obama Made Racism Worse in America — Sept. 25, 2011
- Wanda Sykes and the President — May 12, 2009
- Racism in the News — Feb. 27, 2009
- Mexico's Bargain Babies — May 30, 2002