I know, I’m jumping the gun but every now and again, I get anxiety. With this particular thought going on in my head right now, I’m pondering what country I would be in when 2016 rolls in. Don’t bother me about that Oprah talk of living in the moment. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Don’t let ole Opes steer you wrong, folks. Nobody becomes a freakin’ billionaire by living in no moment. They’re strategic and always got shit in the works. I’ll bet you right here and now, Oprah knows exactly what she’ll be eating the rest of this year. She’s got folk to do her meal planning and the money to do it with. Us peony folk ARE living in the moment and I don’t know about you but it ain’t working for me. Damn living in some moment. It’s time to live strategically and navigate this life Oprah-style. You feel me?
That’s why, folks, when I saw the little ticker tape going on the bottom of my television screen while I was watching one of my morning shows the other day about Sarah Palin not ruling out running for President in 2016, I got a traveling, more like a relocate-quick-fast-and-in-a-damn-hurry rush. I mean, I like a couple of reality shows and all but will it boil down to us having a president who’s had her own reality show? Do we want that? I don’t know about y’all but when I listen to her responding to a question, I can’t remember the damn question by the time she’s torn it apart with some rhetoric that ain’t got nothing to do with nothing. Apparently, she has too. I’m telling you folks, I’m packing up should that woman luck up on enough votes to get elected.
Can you imagine the shame and embarrassment we’re likely to suffer? Here’s a small list of quotes from her that we should be thinking about:
- “But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies.” –Sarah Palin, after being asked how she would handle the current hostilities between the two Koreas, interview on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Nov. 24, 2010
- “Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.” –Sarah Palin, defending her fiery campaign rhetoric in the wake of the Arizona shooting massacre by invoking a phrase (“blood libel”) that typically refers historically to the alleged murder of Christian babies by Jews, Jan. 12, 2011
- “He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.” –Sarah Palin, botching the history of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, June 3, 2011
Need I say more? Shouldn’t we all be packing or is this one of Sarah’s political games?