I can honestly say I've never heard a presidential speech that I've enjoyed more than President Obama's right now. His comment, "a deficit we inherited
..." that got a roaring standing ovation from all the Dems in the place, had me hooting aloud as well. Good lord, I think I'm falling a little in love with the man right now. Well he's whispering sweet nothings in my ear, "Reform", "Regulation", "Health care", "Energy conservation", "No more tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs overseas, and the wealthiest 2% of Americans", "A responsible end to the Iraq war", "We can make the commitment that the United States does not torture". Oh honey, just take me already!
Oh, wait, my pretend tv lesbian girlfriend, Rachael Maddow is on and now I feel all unfaithful.
Also is Lieberman chewing his cud or what? Seriously...
On a totally different subject, I point you at urbaniak
's journal where he introduces us to the Uber Douche, Selwyn Duke. And his thesis on women entitled "That Female Ego"
, oh yes, he went there:
It occurred to me a while back, as I thought about my chauvinistic teasing of a woman who is very close to my heart, that I had stumbled into genius. For if you're looking for a litmus test for a prospective wife there's none better then that of the tweaking of the modern female ego. All you need do is utter words such as "You do that very well . . . for a girl" with a twinkle in your eye and a boyish smirk on your face, and observe what ensues. Her reaction will tell you more about her than any computer dating service or impromtu little encounter session ever could. For as sure as night follows day, the degree to which her reaction is negative will be directly proportional to the degree to which she's been inculcated with feminism.
It couldn't possibly be that the woman might have the same desire as any other human being to have her efforts and actions judged on their own merit rather than on the basis of which sex organs she possesses. Oh no, if she gets offended it must be the fault of insidious feminist brainwashing!
Or, as Mr. Urbaniak puts it: "Nice reasoning, Massengill. Alternate theory: Her reaction is negative because you're a douche."
Yeah I'm thinking this is an Occam's Razor kinda situation right here. But I'd be fascinated to hear what all the ladies in the house have to add.
Now the obligatory Kage update. I talked to the vet a little while ago and he's had to postpone talking to the radiologist until tomorrow but he promises to call me as soon as possible. We're discussing the surgery for her current tumor which I want to have done regardless as it seems to be causing her some discomfort. He reminded me that it could be risky at her age and that she'd probably have to lose a toe or two, all of which I'm well aware of, thankfully. Still, it feels good to be moving forward again.
And last night was utterly wonderful, M- and I got together for dance night and I proposed the new song I'd been hoping to choreograph. She loved
it! We started to play around with new ideas, and specifically to mix in some Bollywood moves and attitude with double veil, which is something we've never seen before. It's sparking our creativity wildly and it feels incredibly good to be hungry for it again. M- confessed she really needs that in her life right now and it felt good to be able to act as a bit of a catalyst for it. Wish us luck!
Finally, I also stayed up way too late last night watching House and I'm very glad I did. Great episode! I know some fans were annoyed that the major change they introduced only lasted one ep, but I thought it made a whole lot of sense. I came across this lyric today that seemed to sum up the episode rather well:
"Not a day goes by that a man doesn't have to choose,
Between what he wants and what he's afraid to lose." -
Robert Cray, "Consequences"
Love to discuss it with those of you who saw the ep, hit me in comments.