What’s this Obama Drama?

1/20/09

foot in mouth.jpgOk, I’ve kept my mouth shut on all of this Inauguration hoopla because the current bandwagon is bursting at the seams.

I can’t figure out what the big freggin deal is. Are you celebrating the man, or the color of the mans’ skin.

As usual, before you start to judge read on a bit.Bill with a fro.jpg

Color doesn’t mean diddly doo to me.

Besides what’s the big deal, Clinton was black right?


I’ve been reading a lot about all this subject and it seems to me people are writing what they think should be written and not how they really feel about the subject matter.

Big F’n deal, we now have a black President. It could just as easily have been a female president. I’m ok with that too.

What matters to me is how he goes about beginning to fix the damage in this country. You should care too.

The whole system needs to be revamped.

People are saying and writing, “I’m just so overcome with emotion”, or “I cant explain these feelings”, I don’t buy any of it. Tell me, are you really overcome with emotion or does that sound good when you read it back to yourself?

Michael and ET.jpgWanna be overcome with real emotion?

Watch “Nine Innings from Ground Zero ” on the MLB Channel,  that’ll get your emotional juices flowing. If not, you’re a freggin alien.

Tell me, do you really feel safer, more secure and have a more optimistic outlook on life, or are you saying that because that’s what you think I want to hear? Or possibly, did the sensation of the moment sweep you in?

It’s ok it happens,  just recognize it as being that.

It might make for some good reading fluff, but this young president is not the messiah. Get over being starstruck, I have faith that your smarter than that. Remember if you write what you think people what to hear and not how you really feel, then it’s just fiction.

Fiction posing as non-fiction has no place in the blogosphere.

Thumbnail image for Obama silly.gifI’m not here to tell you that Obama is no good or that he’ll be a bad president. In fact, I hope that’s not the case at all. I’m here to tell you to get over the immediate novelty of this and lets see what the man can do.

People didn’t immediately follow Jesus, he had to build his fellowship (that was a rare Ranter biblical quote).

redneck w a gun.jpgHere’s some non-fiction for you, I’m scared. I didn’t vote for President this time because in good conscience I couldn’t vote for either of these dudes.

They both lacked substance.  Honestly I’m scared Obama might be too inexperienced to handle this job, I’m scared some redneck might try to assassinate him, I’m scared of the Unions who will be soon working their way into my state,  I’m scared because I don’t know and neither do you.

C’mon let’s be honest here, tell me exactly what are you in awe of?

OK, fast forward a year and the economy is on track, jobs are being created, unemployment is down and the general demeanor of the country is positive and bright.

From where we sit right now, doing that would be something to be in awe of. Let’s not jump the gun here folks or you might be sorry…I’m just saying.

I hate the fact that my Country is filled with so many phonies. Actions speak louder than words in my watchful eyes, and I’ll be paying close attention to his actions not his ethnicity, and so should you…nuff said on that subject.

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(This is not the Mobile Blogging Unit, I’m not even sure it’s mobile)

I’d like to say thank you to some of you. every now and then I catch a little piece of someone else’s blog mentioning the Mobile Blogging Unit. I really appreciate it when I see that. Hopefully MLBlogs.com will see fit to give us some love.

Some MBU props would be cool as it would make us really visible when we’re down in Tucson. If not, I guess I’ll have to write a book about it :),…… I kid because I love.Thumbnail image for Rockies Fest Jan24.jpg

I’m going to ask this question again, will anyone who reads the Rant be in Tucson on February 25th for the opening Rockies Spring Training game against the D-backs?

I’m just curious.

Two more days until Rockies Fest. I can’t tell you how excited I am about going to this event. I can’t say for sure, but I just have a feeling I’m going to get to meet Todd Helton this time.

Let me put how much I respect Helton in perspective for you.

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If someone said to me, “we’re going to let you have a beer with Todd Helton but in turn you have to give up blogging forever”…

“Bartender..two drafts over here please, make it a couple of “Fat Tires”.

Now that will never happen so I can make a bold statement like that, but I meant what I said.

Dan and his daughter Emily will be there, Robert, Danny, Tom, all the first row regulars. I know for sure my favorite non-blogging reader and commenter R-Luv will be there. If my timing is good I might get to see Mark and Baby Paul.

Mark you ready to do some BP snaggin?

Missy, you ready for this, what level do you normally work on?

R-Luv, have you bought that 10 pack of tickets yet?

Emily, tickets go on sale soon, better snap up a few Rockpile tickets to the good games.

What are the rest of you doing to get ready? Have you been studying up on your team? Are you shopping for that special jersey? Have you mapped out the games that are “must see”.

Do you have a routine on game day? I do, but it changes depending on if I’m going alone or with just Hunter, or with both kids.

Capt Earthman at work.jpgWe like to bring food with us because it fits our budget a little better and I hate missing the game while waiting in line for food.

However, I have been known to do some serious damage to a Rockies dog, and every now and then a cold beer on a hot day is mandatory (gotta keep Captain Earthman green <——–right?).

(Photo props to Robert Harmon) 

You think I’m wound up now, tune in during spring training. We’re going to have so much fun I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the Rockies wandered over to the MBU just to see what’s going on.

Don’t worry, I’ll take care of you. I’ll make you feel like your sitting there right beside me,……because that’s what I do,……free of charge :)

Happy freggin Wednesday to you all. I’m still smoke free, but I’m at that point where I realize how bad the sh*t smells and I smell it everywhere. I don’t know why non-smokers put up with that crap. Oops, I said I wasn’t going to be one of those hypocrite quitters. I’ve got plenty to bitch about already.

Congrats go out to our new President…

My hopes are that in the future the color of our children’s eyes are more important to us than the color of the person sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office. Think about that.

Sometimes I feel like I’m a cigarette butt in a world full of air fresheners…Peace to you my friends…DThumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Green Floppy Hat.JPG

10 Comments

I understand where you’re coming from with all the Obama-mania. I’d like to think I’m a little different than most people regarding Obama because I’m from Chicago, and I’ve seen for years what he has done and what he’s capable of. I don’t mean to hold that over anyone’s head like an “I’m better than you” statement. I’m not like that at all. Yes, it’s true Obama hasn’t been in national government very long, but everything he’s done for Chicago, everything he’s done for the state of Illinois. That shows me that he’s ready to lead this country. I sure hope he doesn’t fail. All that said, I’m looking forward to the Mobile Blogging Unit! Spring Training is oh so close, and I can’t wait! I think I’ll be heading out to Phoenix for a weekend at the end of March! Have fun at Rockies Fest. If it’s at all like SoxFest was for me last year, I know how much fun you’ll be having! And continued congrats on quitting smoking!
Jen
http://ajroxmywhitesox.mlblogs.com

JEN-Thanks, I hope readers dont take this entry as an Obama slam, it wasn’t meant to be…D

D — You raised some excellent points. I think it’s wrong that we vote for someone just based on color. We should vote based on qualifications. And just ONCE I would like to vote FOR someone in a Presidential election and not just AGAINST someone else. I share your concerns that President Obama might not have enough experience to handle this job. I am encouraged by the fact that he seems to understand his limitations and that he is surrounding himself with people who have that experience. He is our President so I will support him. I just hope that people realize that it is going to take a LOT of time to solve our country’s problems. Don’t expect miracles. Have a great time at Rockies Fest.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

All the Obama worship is driving me crazy. I don’t know how I survived school yesterday especially when my teacher said none of the big events would have happened if somebody else had won. It’s nice to hear (or read) from somebody who doesn’t get all the people who are acting like Obama is the Messiah.
Ugh! Now I have to work on a research paper. Does anybody know anything about the Sui Dyanasty?
-Ellie
http://mrmetbro.blogspot.com

and by the ‘big events’ I mean what was planned at my school
-Ellie

Hey D,
Yeah, the unfortunate thing about quitting is finding out how bad the world smells these days.
I’m in the process of selecting game dates right now (can only do a 5 pack, T fn F = 5 pack, where T=time and F=finances). I might try and pick up more games during the season.
Yeah, it’s almost time to dig out my game bag and get a bigger glove for the son unit. We always bring our own peanuts and sometimes pack food, just depends on how organized (lazy) we are before the game.
Keep on not smoking. (what day are you at?)

D- I think for me, writing about the inauguration was big because, well… it was the first inauguration I watched. Before this, I had Bush still in office, and now a new President, so, that’s my stand point. However, I do feel that you and Julia are right in the belief that we should vote based on qualifications. For me, a lot of it also came down to the vice presidential candidate as well. Keep up the not smoking! We’re all very proud of you!
Emily
http://deconstructingthoughts.mlblogs.com/

You’re #6! Congrats D!!!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

JULIA-Thanks, your part of that. Congrats as well on holding your ground at number four, very impressive.
ELLIE-Thank you, I logged on and your comment was the first one I saw. I had no idea of # 6 until I saw your comment.
Thanks to all who read my rantings on a regular basis. It’s good to know I’m not the only one of my kind out there…D

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