Barack Obama, to attend the funeral service of the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, after Kaczynski died in an airplane crash. However, with the volcanic eruption in Iceland that has grounded transatlantic flights for the past few days, it is prudent that the administration has decided not to attend. As much as I disagree with Obama and his policies, I would not want to see Air Force One involved in a disaster because of the volcanic ash. I mean seriously, could you ever imagine Joe Biden as president if anything were to happen to Obama. On a serious note, an old friend of mine has been stuck in the UK for the past four days because of the eruption. Todd, I hope you make it home safely and soon.
Speaking of the President, at first I thought I would just let it go by without mentioning it, but I just can't do it. On April 15th, as there were rallies across the country regarding the nation's tax policy and the ever increasing spending by the administration, Barack Obama showed the disdain he had for the American people that disagree with him. He essentially mocks those in the Tea Party movement by saying he is amused at the protests and he would think that they would be thanking him. What a fucking arrogant asshole! Sorry, I guess that makes me a racist. George W. Bush was not without his faults, but I don't think you once heard him mock or dismiss the citizens that disagreed with his policies. IMHO Bush is a much bigger man that Obama would ever hope to be.
On a somewhat lighter note, former escort Ashley Dupre appears on the cover of the May issue of Playboy magazine. Within the pages is a nude pictorial and interview. Should we even care? If you have forgotten about Ashley, she is the escort who was involved with Elliot Spitzer, thus ending his political career. As a Libertarian, I have no real issue with Ashley's former vocation, or with Spitzer's involvement with her. I usually take the position that I am more concerned with dealing with my own sins rather than the sins of others. However, Spitzer set himself up as a holier than thou reformer, and when you set yourself up above everyone else, you have farther to fall. He got what he deserved. One other thing, Ashley was an aspiring singer, and blames the scandal for derailing her singing career. That wasn't it. I heard a couple of her songs, and she just could not sing.