Having lived in the Clearwater/Tampa Bay region for a number of years, I often remember the words spoken by what was the market’s best radio voice, the late Chris Thomas, who frequently observed that there is “no unity in this community.”
Take the fight over where the Rays should play baseball. Somehow, residents of Tampa cannot trudge across the Siberia that is the actual Tampa Bay to get to the team’s ballpark, Tropicana Field. If the team moves from the Trop to some undisclosed location in Tampa proper, the denizens of St. Pete will be of the same mindset. They won’t go to a stadium over the water to the east. No unity in this community, redux.
Obama and crew have had ruffled feathers lately over their misuse of phrases they purported to be from the Bible. Please remember that Obama was raised a Muslim. As an adult in Chicago, he attended a church led by the African-American version of David Duke. If you wouldn’t listen to a fish tell you how to make meatloaf, then you won’t seriously listen to what members of the Obama crew say about Biblical references.
Today, the president rarely goes to Sunday services in DC. However, I will bet you dollars to donuts Obama-attending-church sightings will increase markedly as we get closer to a certain election in 2012. Call me cynical, but I can’t help noting that in his ratio of church attendance to golf outings, golf wins, hands down. And there are no Mulligans on that contest.
Conservatives frequently complain about the liberal bias found in media and pop culture. Hollywood this. Hollywood that. Well, dear comrades, do something about it. Quit your whining. Open your wallets, roll up our sleeves, and begin any number of creative counterattacks. Support conservative art projects.
With extensive firsthand experience to back me up, I will let this cat out of the right side of the bag. Those conservatives with the bucks usually get hand cramps come put-up or shut-up time. Yes, what we have here is a failure to communicate – effectively. A failure brought about by the need to whine being more important than the need to create a new and exciting mind menu. Pop culture is not the Pentagon budget but it does matter overall. Fight smarter.
Serious third party run, anyone? Only if you want four more years of driving the economy into a deeper ditch. If Ron Paul or Ralph Nader runs as a third party candidate, will it change the outcome of the 2012 presidential election? Yes, and it will reveal which side of the aisle has the angrier, more-determined-to-vote citizens.