From Denny: Check out the late night comics. They really don't like Paul Ryan. And you thought Mitt Romney was not popular... So far, I haven't been impressed by the boring Republican Convention.
It does make you wonder just how desperate the Republicans are to win the White House when they contracted for CBS Scott Pelley to interview Anne Romney about her various health issues over the years. I caught the interview this afternoon. He actually prompted her to "tell us about your miscarriage." You have got to be kidding me. What did Pelley receive in exchange? A promise for exclusive interviews if Romney wins?
It was the most tasteless interview I've seen in years, asking her about her miscarriage episode. What was stranger is how rehearsed the story was. Stranger still was the lack of emotion, lack of passion in the retelling. My husband and I both looked at each other in disbelief: Is this for real? That odd interview really left you wondering if the story was even true - or an exaggerated version of the truth - because it was so not like how any woman I know ever relates the same circumstances.
The saddest thing about trotting out Anne Romney to tell a passionless story about a traumatic event, the unexpected end to a pregnancy, is just how low our national politics have sunk. Anything to try and humanize Mitt Romney and grab women to identify with them. This is a case of TMI.
These late night jokes kept our house entertained today as we wait out Hurricane Isaac. We got our gear ready several days ago because we knew that we had a short window to prepare - less for now Hurricane Isaac (category 1) and more for the onslaught of thousands of folks driving up from New Orleans to escape the flooding. They end up raiding our grocery stores and gas stations and clogging the roads. They are like a swarm of locusts. :)
You see, there is a land shelf just outside of New Orleans that causes hurricanes to kick up in intensity. What may be just a strong tropical storm can hit that land shelf and suddenly kick up to a category 1, 2 or even a 3.
Fortunately, most folks in New Orleans have learned to get out while the getting's good. Traffic here in Baton Rouge was bumper to bumper for a couple of days because of the New Orleans evacuees. We locals have just learned to stay out of their way.
So, here I sit, tapping away on my keyboard, listening to the wind howl outside my window and waiting for the slow-moving rain deluge to arrive tonight. It's always about the flooding here in Louisiana.
Sit back and laugh along with me. Lots of funny Romney and Ryan photos to enjoy too.
And hey! Please take a look at the growing product designs - witty and serious - over at Denny Lyon Gifts where I'm raising funds to help out homeless female military veterans. Some funny Halloween designs to enjoy as a laptop skin, a mug, a t-shirt, a throw pillow and more. You know Christmas is coming...