Let me get something off my chest and hopefully get people thinking about the nonsense they post when they don’t get their way. Over the past few days I’m sure you’ve seen the posts from all the bitter California Democrats now campaigning to have California secede from the union. Before I begin let me state that I am a registered Democrat but do not support this notion. I think our electoral system works and allows for equal representation of ALL citizens. A popular vote system of government might seem like the sensible way to do things, but if you really think about it, someone running for president would really only need to campaign in a few key states (or metropolitan areas) to win an election. Complete sections of the country would never be represented.
There is a fitting Portuguese term that I feel applies to last night’s election. Literally, it translates into “Good Work”. However, that is not what it means. The literal translation fails to capture the true snarkiness and almost karma-esque nature behind the meaning. The term I’m referring to is “Bem Feito.”
For instance, say a child talks back to his parents, then turns around to leave and smacks his head on the door jam: BEM FEITO! Or say someone is playing the fool and is warned to knock it off, then falls and injures herself: BEM FEITO! Or say someone is running for president and rigs the primary, threatens anyone who opposes her, holds back criminal information, abandons those in her care, dismisses a majority of her constituency and is outright dishonest: BEM FEITO!
Before I go on, I want to point out the tallies in several states. I’ll be using R to represent Republican, D for Democrat and I for a third party whether it be Libertarian, Green or something else. I want to focus on the states that voted Republican but were very close.
What a wholesome and motherly image Martha Stewart projects! All women want to emulate her and all men want to strip her naked and have her as the main course on the dining room table. I prefer to use butterscotch topping with those little colored candied sprinkles. She could whisper sweet nothings into my ear about a scrumptious roast beef or how to get the chocolate stain out of my white shirt! I really am not fond of her at all. She has started to haunt me like the specter of E.T. Possibly you remember that time period when the movie became a sensation and every possible item that could harbor his horrid alien face did so. I remember when they made E.T. toilet paper. Why would I wish to wipe my posterior region with his face? Because I was SICK of seeing his visage everywhere I turned. I have a friend that loathed a professional football player so much that he taped a picture of him at the bottom of his toilet bowl just so he could take great glee in urinating upon him. I think this is a great, therapeutic, cathartic act. I also believe it is a telltale sign of the psychological transformation into a serial killer. Martha really irks me.
Iâ€™m sure many of you have read or heard the news reports surrounding Seattle and its sudden influx of super-heroes (www.reallifesuperheroes.org). With a current focus on comic book movies and films such as Kick-Ass, it was only a matter of time. One in particular, a do-gooder known as Phoenix Jones, has been at the forefront of it all. Now, I know what many of you are thinking: what is this idiot doing? Heâ€™s going to get himself killed, or worse, get someone else killed. Well, Iâ€™m not one of those people.
For one, I admire what these people are trying to accomplish, as futile and dangerous as it may seem. I only wish more of us would get personally involved in helping others instead of so casually thinking, â€œItâ€™s not my problem.â€ Well, it may very well be your problem some day and youâ€™ll wish then that someone would intervene on your behalf.