Thursday, September 4, 2008


dis·gust (dĭs-gŭst') dis·gust·ed, dis·gust·ing, dis·gusts

1. To excite nausea or loathing in; sicken.
2. To offend the taste or moral sense of; repel.

n. Profound aversion or repugnance excited by something offensive.

adj. Filled with disgust or irritated impatience

Just wanted to make sure that everyone understood how I felt. This is how I feel about first of all, the way that the main stream media is treating Sarah Palin. They are out of control and all of these women's lib groups, Democratic and Republic should be making a call to arms! How dare they not only insinuate, but out and out say that she cannot be a good mother while being a good mother at the same time! How many people criticized the democratic VP pick for leaving his very recently motherless, small, injured children for a Senate job and he was THE ONLY parent at home? I am not criticizing him for the decision he made I am just pointing out the EXTREME sexism and bias! If elected, her children would live with her, in a house just a few miles from her office, and her husband has already agreed to be a full time stay at home dad! Speaking of her husband, the media has been very critical of his DUI from 22 years ago (before they had any children). Now, I am obviously not condoning the behavior AT ALL, however, I need the media to focus on the fact that at the same time that this VP nominee's SPOUSE received a DUI another PRESIDENT nominee, HIMSELF, admits to doing illegal drugs!! And, on a matter that is VERY CLOSE to my own heart, if you are any part of a rumor involving a BABY, especially with any special needs, you are the lowest kind of human being and don't deserve anything good. I could use lots of different words to define how I feel about the main stream media's treatment of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin but for now I will stick with disgusted!

The second thing that I am disgusted with is the Tennessee Volunteers (also with obnoxious AL and Fl fans, but that goes without saying) The way that they looked Monday night was embarrassing to all Vol fans. I am not sold on not a fan of this new "offense" (even calling it that is a stretch) nor am I am fan of our quarterback (never have been). But the way that they looked like they were giving about 20% during that UCLA game was hard to watch as a Tennessee fan. I would have been disgusted even if they had found a way to win at the end, they just looked like a team with no heart. I hope that this show was not indicative of the rest of the season and the best thing that came from that game was that we don't play again for almost two weeks!!

On the same note of football but away from being disgusted, today is the first Faulkner football game. Most of you know that I am working in the Faulkner football office part time so I know how much hard work these guys have been putting in and I am so excited that game time is finally here for them. Also, I am working with the Faulkner Radio Network this year and will be splitting my time at the games between color commentator, side line reporter, and on site producer. Today, at the game against Samford, in Birmingham, I will be having my debut as color commentator. Depending on how it goes, it could be my final presentation so you better listen in! :^) GO EAGLES!


Leah said...

I agree about Palin! Amen!!

Hope Saturday went well for you!

Hicks Family said...

hey Laurie, tell us how you really feel!!!!!!!

The Holtons said...

You crack me up!!!!! In our great country, you would think we could make up our own minds about who we wanted for President without the media trying to sway us one way or the other. But don't worry about Palin, I think she is going to be able to "hold her own"!!!

Amen on the Volunteers, and the FL and AL fans! Maybe Fulmer is on his "last leg"!!! Love ya-

Louise said...

Can I just say that this post has made me laugh out loud :)

Melissa Lester said...

I am so impressed with Sarah Palin, and have had to stop reading and listening to a lot of the media coverage. It is just so obviously biased and unfair.

I am reading this a couple of days after your radio debut, so I did not get to listen. How did it go? You need to post an update or tell me at church!

Melissa Lester said...

And if you get the chance to be on air again, maybe you can throw in some color commentary on what a great pick for VP Sarah Palin is! :)