Friday, September 26, 2008

Some Respect for Chris Rock

I was just scanning some of the transcript from Chris Rock's appearance on Larry King yesterday. I don't watch Larry King (mostly because our TV is on rabbit-ears), but I do occasionally hear or read something from his show which interests me. This is one of those times. Here's the particular exchange:
KING: You must be ... proud that at this stage in our history a black man is running for president on a major ticket.

ROCK: Um, you know what? I'm proud Barack Obama's running for president. You know? If it was Flavor Flav, would I be proud? No. I don't support Barack Obama because he's black.
This emphasizes the point that it's not a person's race which should be considered, but rather their character.


Oh, and by way of fair warning, I will posting some political rants over the next few weeks as we get closer to the election. And I'm sure I will probably end up offending someone at some point.

And if you aren't registered to vote, REGISTER! As long as you've thought out your reasoning, I really couldn't give a damn who/what you vote for. I may disagree with you, but I will respect your choice to have done so. But you can be the smartest person in the world and if you can't be bothered to take a few minutes to register, educate yourself on the people and issues, and then actually vote . . . well, then, I'll just have to remind you that I have a cricket bat and then I'll remind you just how easily the human kneecap can be shattered!

4 comments:

Erin said...

Nice. I <3 Chris Rock because he thinks about things before speaking. So many celebrities just take up the trendiest cause of the day, but CR seems to pay attention to the world and actually want to make things better. I guess that's part of what makes him such a great comedian, too - the ability to really look at the world around him. And I agree with his whole point about Obama. It is wonderful that he happens to be black, but that's not why people should vote for him. I mean, carry that line of thinking out a little further and you'd have...um, the McCain VP strategy. Oh, Snap!

I love political rants. Bring 'em on!

RogueHistorian said...

Yeah, about that McCain VP thing - who was smoking crack when they made that decesion? Yes, it's great that she's a woman, but that's not reason to vote for her (or more precisely, McCain).

And I love her latest statements about having foreign policy experience "because Alaska is close to both Canada and Russia" and because they "have trade commissions" with both. That's kind of like me saying I have interstate commerce experience because I've talked with someone who has driven over a state-line to buy cheap cigarettes!

Erin said...

LOL at that. Cackling, actually.

Vapid is the word that keeps coming to my mind. I can't believe we are this close to having that kind of idiot in the White House. Oh, wait...nah, too easy.

Propsqueen said...

I <3 Political Rants