Monday, January 29, 2007

Quick hits and fresh bruises

England's Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, were in the Philadelphia area over the weekend. I'm not even sure major Hollywood celebrities would bring this much excitement. I dislike celebrity worship, but royal worship is the worst. The British taxpayers give £36.8 million ($72.1 million) to the queen each year, which is fine if that's what they choose to blow their money on. In America, we like to spend our money on missiles that don't work; In the U.K., they like to spend their money on a monarchy that doesn't work. What I don't understand is why Americans give more than an ounce of a damn about another country's royal inbreds. The United States fought and won a war of independence against England well over two centuries ago just so Americans could masturbate over self-made celebrities like Tom Cruise. He is our prince, sirs and madams; we do not need those who inherit their titles (except for Paris Hilton, Donald Trump, etc...but at least our tax dollars don't go towards their wealth...directly).

Speaking of royalty, one of probably a number of things that would bother me if Hillary Clinton became president is also one of the things that bothered me about George W. Bush - political dynasties need to stop. This may seem hypocritical for someone that still has a small crush on Robert Kennedy, but he had his brains blown out so it doesn't count. I've seen it in Pennsylvania politics for years. A father infests a public seat for decades, and then when he's too old to waddle anymore, his son is elected to the same seat. Is that what we want our presidency to be? George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Chelsea Clinton, Barbara Bush (the one with the perky tits), Cyborg Neil Bush, etc. It needs to end. If Hillary Clinton does win, however, it will be in part thanks to the efforts of those who voted for George W. Bush, ironically enough. If Kerry had won the election in 2004, he would be running for re-election in 2008, and it is more than likely that no major Democrat would have opposed him, Clinton included. Besides the failure in Iraq, that's another nugget for Bush supporters to chew on.

In closing, I noticed a tag on a pair of pants. It read, "Specially Treated. Wrinkle and Stain Resistant." Man, maybe they should use that chemical on women. Sure, it may burn, but between the waxing, shaving, plucking, painting, moisturizing, et al, that women do, they're probably up for it. Do it for the sake of vanity.

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