While taking my morning walk around the mall at 7:15 AM I saw a line of 50 plus young people sitting on the walkway. There was a sign hanging from a makeshift barrier saying the "line starts here". I continued my walk wondering what the hell was going on until I passed a Radio Shack(soon to be bankrupt, if predictions are accurate) which was lite up light a Christmas tree.
Well, being not quite a Sherlock Holmes type, I finally put one and one together and got three when I saw a Sprint store preparing to open as well. They helped me out by having a sign that said the "IPHONE6 IS Here" although there was no line that was only in front of the AT&T store.
I continued my walk all the time wondering how many of these souls even know how to use the phone or that they are supporting one of the biggest tax dodgers in American history, Apple. But I guess that doesn't matter when you need to keep up with the in crowd on texting bullshit, taking porno photos of yourself and your partner, and browsing the Internet on the go. I just wonder if they will stand in line to do something important like VOTE?
I often ask myself why people in 26 states of this country vote for republican candidates (or reelect them). When you read the main stream media newspapers, which is not saying much, and see how GOP officials repeatedly vote against helping the citizens of their respective states, etc. you have to ask why.
I have come to the conclusion that republicans really believe that their supporters or so stupid that they will always vote for them if they continue to push the right social issues, exploit their racist beliefs, and prey on their total ignorance of the issues.
No greater example of the latter was more evident than a 9/16 NY Times article on Kentuckians hatred of Obamacare (the ACA) but loved Kynect the Kentucky state-run version of the ACA. The article details how poor people profess they will continue to vote republican even though the repub candidates vow to kill the health program.
This is just one example but you can believe that in 26 states this is just a blip on the scale of stupidity.
Chris Carter, Football Hall of Fame receiver, made an interesting statement while on the "Mike and Mike" radio show this morning. He told his co-host Mike that the fury over Danny Ferry's reading of a scouting report concerning Luol Deng now of the Miami Heat represents two different world views in America. Luol Deng from Sudan and a Duke graduate as is Danny Ferry was described in very ignorant and racist terms by an unknown scout of the Atlanta Hawks.
He went on to explain that he and his sons encounter these attitudes daily in their lives while Mike was totally dumbfounded by the entire affair. Mike stated that he does not understand how Ferry would even read such a report to others before challenging the person who originally wrote it. Mike was basically saying that he did not understand the mentality of Ferry or anyone that would share such garbage with others. What level of moral deficit allows such a disclosure.
That is the key question that needs to be answered by all those who sit back and allow the disrespect of minorities, the President of the U.S., immigrants and different religions. What is America's moral compass? Or is America just a country founded on lies and hypocrisy.
Comments to think about.