by: the Common Constitutionalist
I guess this really should be entitled, observations from the day of the Super Bowl.
Regarding the much ballyhooed interview of the President by Bill O’Reilly: If you didn’t see it, don’t bother. Obama didn’t say anything we didn’t expect him to. I’m not a big fan of Bill O’Reilly but I believe he did do his best in what was undoubtedly a very hostile environment. He had very little time to attempt to get some answers out of a soulless, unrepentant liar. I did hear rumors that there was a sniper trained on O’Reilly during the interview. Just kidding. Or am I?
That afternoon I learned that the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had died. I guess technically that is true, he did die, but he should not be celebrated like the boy who ran into a burning home trying to save his uncle. Hoffman killed himself by the choice he made. He chose this fate. As far as we know, it wasn’t forced upon him. He apparently made the choice to leave behind his three children who now have no father. And don’t give me the, drug addiction is a disease argument. It isn’t. You can choose to stop or get help to do so. You may not choose to not get cancer or muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis, etc. It is a big difference.
Regarding the Super Bowl coin toss: Joe Namath may be over the hill, but he was not at fault. It was the referee who was at fault. He said it was, “my honor to have him tossed the coin”, and then just handed it to Joe. Everyone got a laugh at Namath’s expense. He is, or at least was, an easy target – but not this time. Watch the video:
I stand in support of Scarlett Johansson, a woman (hot as she may be) I most likely disagree with on every aspect of life. She has become an overnight Hollywood outcast because she dared to do a commercial for Sodastream. Sodastream, as most are well aware, is an evil Israeli company. So of course, anyone who promotes their product is an enemy of the Palestinian people, Islam and the wacky Hollywood left. I’ve also heard that she just did it for the money. That somehow that is bad. Although, I guess it’s only bad if it promotes evil, in the eyes of the left, like Israel. Well hooray for her ! Oh, and Roger Waters is an @&*hole.
And now the Piece de Resistance – the Super Bowl Coca-Cola ad and their celebration of leftist multiculturalism.
The Huffington Post reported that it simply and innocently “Reflects the reality of a multilingual America”. They also reported that 60 million “people” speak a language other than English. Notice they wrote “people”, not citizens. But I’m sure that was simply an oversight. Right!
Huff Po continued with a fun fact that, “America was multilingual long before English was spoken here”. Oh, you mean before we were a country that needed a common language in order to effectively communicate with each other without a Star Trek language translator?
The article also cited that, “Many of the founding fathers were multilingual”. Of course they were multilingual. Most of these men were highly educated and traveled abroad as ambassadors, so it was imperative to know at least one other language. She did however neglect to add that all the founding fathers had a perfect command of the English language.
Is the writer, Nataly Kelly really this stupid? Does she not know that English is the language of not only domestic but international commerce? That’s possible. Could it be she is simply a mindless tool for the multicultural left? Or maybe she knows exactly what she’s doing – making obvious but specious arguments to advance the cause that has proven throughout history to be counterintuitive to a functional society and nation.
At least the game turned out the way I wished.