1. Still sick.
Wiping nose on shirt 'cause too achy to get toilet paper from the bathroom.
2. While watching the Biggest Loser and being auditorily assaulted by the nonstop trumpet playing from the apartment across the courtyard (of course, not to be mistaken for the alarm clock that suddenly went off at 10PM the other night and wasn’t slapped off until after midnight – yeah, that was an AWESOME night), I had this thought:
Why do these contestants yell at Jillian and Bob?
I mean, really.
You are in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime experience to erase years of bad habits, laziness, and inactivity.
You are being given full time access to personal trainers, fitness programs, gyms, chefs, cooking training, eating training – I mean, the list goes on.
So when Jillian tells you to squat your ass until it touches the ground, you best squat your ass until your quads snap right off your body.
How much of a spoiled brat are you that you yell at the people that are trying to improve, if not save in some cases, your life?
I wanted to choke a bitch with a sweat rag.
And the quote of the night goes to LT, who had a less-then-favorable weigh in, and was ultimately eliminated:
“I came to a fat loss show and I gained three pounds! Yeah I’m mad! Wouldn’t you be mad if you went to a make over show and you got uglier?”
Well, LT, when you put it that way….yes, yes I would.
3. If this were the Rebublicans, this shit would headline CNN. At the end of the day, it's probably not a huge story (meaning - it has nothing to do with how this person will fix this nation, just like the whole "how many cars does McCain have" issue but for some reason this is the shit that gets reported - whatever). But if the McCain-Palin ticket was having this problem, you can bet this would broadcasted from the top of the Empire State building.
I mean fuck - Palin farts against the wind and it make headlines. Biden doesn't know basic history, has strep throat from having his foot down there for the last month, and no one says "boo."
Fucking Whoopi Goldberg ask McCain if he is going to turn her into a slave again, and no one says shit.
Not even a blip.
I know I have been beating this bias-media thing like a dead horse, but come on - CNN doesn't even try to hide it at this point. My own local news station doesn't even hide it (of course, Illinois is Obama country, so what a surprise). While reading a recent pro-Obama article (from an actual news source) that a fellow blogger posted, I happened to skim most of the comments (there were like 150, and I finally had to stop after 75). That comment section sounded just like the recess playground in elementary school - it was nothing but horrible name-calling (name-calling! by adults!) and personal insults and attacks against Palin (and McCain, who is obviously associated).
Now, before you jump down my throat, I will also point out that I also read a shit load of conservative articles/blogs. But to be honest, I don't see these types of comments against the Obama camp. Questions/concerns/factual finger pointing? Yes, yes, and yes.
But name calling?
And I mean that serisouly - like, there were no actual counterpoints, or actual feedback - it was like, "Palin's a bitch." Literally.
And yes, there are certainly exceptions to this rule - there are Democrats who do not do this and there are Rebublicans that do - I am not saying this is exclusive, or that one side is innocent in this.
But why is it that, if you are not voting for Obama or (gasp!) considered conservative, you are the definition of "evil?"
Or, even worse (as I heard today) a racist?
A fucking racist.
I wasn't voting for Hillary either, so does that make me a lady-hater?
Why can't it just be as simple as, "I don't agree with his politics?"
And if it were McCain spouting Obama's politics, I wouldn't vote for his ass either.
Why can't it just be as simple as a disagreement of politics? Why can't we agree to disagree, instead of Democrats launching insults of being "Bush" lovers (p.s. I am not - I never voted for the guy)? Why does it have to get ugly to point of insulting?
I used to say that I can't wait for this election to be over, but the truth is that, even after the votes are cast, this election has revealed far uglier and deeper problems with us as a people and nation. Politics aside - it literally brings me to tears when I think about the direction the US is headed - the economy, the media, the anger, the divide - just how people treat each other, how intolerate people are showing themselves to be.
I am just so horribly sick of it all.