I came across this on Reddit and thought that it was a pretty good representation of why people like Donald Trump in America.
Many people have always dreamed of being the one who gets to fire people they didn’t like. Just like all the people who talk about how they wish they could punch that person who screwed up their coffee in the mouth or show the guy who cut them off who’s boss. All the ones who tell customer service folks that they’re gonna call corporate and get them fired. There’s no empathy there, only a desire for revenge, punishment, teaching them a lesson, and feeling powerful. They eat up shit like “You’re fired.” They’re living vicariously through him when he says it.
Now they’re loving that he’s telling politicians and nerds bullshit that makes their heads spin. That he’s bullying everyone. That he’s not giving a shit what China thinks about him. He’s fulfilling their fantasies. Nevermind that these things are just fantasies because in the real world, they can have devastating consequences. Someone gives you a bad review? Destroy their whole company! Someone says your idea was bad? Get them fired!
It’s anti intellectualism at its finest. It’s beating up on nerds for acting smarter than you, other kids for not respecting that you’re the biggest kid in the grade, and anyone who you perceive as having slighted you in any way. He’s just a bully, and he’s satisfying millions of people’s fantasies of being a bully. They think he’s going to be able to just bully the whole world around, just like on his show. Unfortunately, he’s about to be a bully in a China shop.
So Obama’s first thing that he did officially as president was to put a salary freeze on everyone working for him making $100,000 or more! That is awesome! I hope that this trend continues and he can get all the stuff done that he needs to get done to fix our country and get it back to where it needs to be.
I think that maybe he needs to show that the President doesn’t need all the luxuries that he gets and can run the country more as a citizen and not some rich guy in a great house. The more of the inauguration that I watched, the more that I felt like we spend too much money on unneeded things. Does Obama really need a new limo? Did Bush really need to fly from the Capital to Andrews Air Force Base in Marine 1? I just hope that Obama will take his whole fiscal responsibility thing seriously. Even though the inauguration was awesome to watch and all, I sorta wish we would have spent the money elsewhere.
I still have hope though!
Taken from Perezhilton.com which took this from CNN.com:
Church told ‘obvious lies,’ gay activists allege
On the first Sunday after a gay marriage ban passed in California, activists rallied in defiance, including hundreds of protesters outside an Orange County megachurch whose pastor brought Barack Obama and John McCain together last summer for a “faith forum.”
About 300 gay-rights advocates fanned out along sidewalks leading to Saddleback Church in Lake Forest to voice their anger of the church’s support of Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment approved by voters Tuesday that overturns a state Supreme Court decision in May legalizing same-sex unions.
Ed Todeschini, a Human Rights Campaign volunteer, accused Saddleback in particular of helping propagate what he called misinformation about the Supreme Court ruling, including that gay marriage would have to be taught to kindergartners.
First off, I am glad that Obama is now President Elect. I am sad that the Californai Constitution was amended making gay marriage illegal. I am also sad that Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park died today.
Prolific novelist and “ER” creator Michael Crichton has passed away. He was 66. Perhaps best known for being the author of Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World, which were turned into a hugely successful movie franchise, his numerous books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide.
What a sad day!