Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday Potpourri: Cult of Personality

Don't think for a second that Sarah Palin can't come close to rivaling Obama in making whatever that connection is with people which we call "Cult of Personality". She is fully capable of doing so. She is exceedingly personable, naturally disarming, charming and her MILF status is well known. She'll turn it all on and the PUMAs will love her. If this thing wasn't close before, it is now. Dems should fear the Palin. She named her kid Trig Paxson Van Palin in partial homage to the band Van Halen. No shit.

Everyone worrying about her abortion politics can stop. She said in Alaska that she wouldn't let her personal beliefs in that area affect her ability to carry out the law and she didn't. She either recognizes the truth of compromising for the sake of progress or she talks a good game; she ensured insurance coverage for "domestic partners" through her actions (without endorsing it) and she didn't take action when she could have to interfere with pro-choice ruling. I'll credit her for separating personal dogma and governing; that's a step forward in civility. We'll see now whether she backtracks to partisan world or remains true to that ethos. Is she a future VPILF?

Lastly, don't think for a second that her entire attractive persona isn't motivated by a sense of expediency in whatever she does. In other words, I have no doubt she can be capricious if needed in order to satisfy her ambition.

And that's all I got about politics except to say I'm sick and tired of the damned Presidential Election. 18 months of wall to wall TV coverage? As Obama said, "Enough". I could care less who wins.

I'm thinking it's time to retire my tradition of wearing shorts to the hockey games. The main reasoning I'm using is superstition. Ok. So you say superstition has no basis in reason. Whatever. I know a bunch of us fans have our own superstition. Whether it's driving a specific car to the game or a pregame snack or wearing a certain hat in a particular fashion or a lucky pin. I think we should all eliminate or change one of our superstitions. The past record shows that only improvement should come from such a collective change. At worst the math says that the Seawolves will get a slight positive bump from whoever controls the superstition rewards department. Just think of it. I stop wearing shorts and the team makes the NCAA's? I get to take credit. If you want some credit too then dedicate yourself to changing or eliminating one of your superstitions. I better go buy some long pants.

There is still plenty of time for you to stand up and decry the use of shootouts in our game. Sign the petion here. It takes about a minute. I will be making ongoing references to this effort. I honestly don't know how many people will sign. But I plan several spates of "marketing" throughout the season in an attempt to get the word out as widely as possible. If you are likeminded then I hope you can identify one other fan who feels the same way and get them to sign the petition. I noticed that Don Lucia came out publicly against shootouts this past week. He added that he thought most (if not all) other WCHA coaches probably felt the same way. Hopefully they'll add their names to the petition! Whatever small amount of influence this effort can have remains to be seen but without some reasonable number of signatures it stands little chance.

I'll be selectively applying my subjective judgement this season with regard to the comments section here. That means if you make a comment that I deem stupid you can expect it to be gone. If it has a shred of relevance to the topic at hand or took you more than 5 seconds to compose then it'll probably be safe. But I just don't feel like addressing the weenies anymore and so I won't be doing it unless I decide it is more fun to apply a butt-kicking.

Yes. The season is almost upon us. Over the next couple of weeks the primary goal for me is to get the class-by-class previews completed and then to put together a comprehensive season preview. Once the season starts I'll pretty much be posting something nearly every day.


John McCain said...

Put some Damn Pants on already!

I am not a fan of Palin, but I say anybody but the empty suit and that dude with plugs.

If the Dems weren't so afraid of our Alaskan Beauty Queen they wouldn't be talking about her and trashing her so hard. BTW, does anyone have a picture of her with that "Valley Trash" shirt she has supposedly worn? I bet the Dems would pay top dollar for that. Now if it was only a wet teeshirt. :)

Donald Dunlop said...

Good of ya to stop by John. I hope you don't mind (no I don't) if I give you some unsolicited advice ...

Dude ... quit looking at Palin the way you are looking at her. I know it's just been a couple of days but you are really starting to creep me out. Your wife is noticing it too man. Yikes ...

Runninwiththedogs said...

Oh, I definitely agree about the superstition. Normally I drive the Lamborghini but now that you've opened a dialogue on superstition, I'm thinking of switching to the Alfa Romeo.

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