This is the first OpinionList of 2013 covering the first week of the year. Cool! And yes, I’m over my New Year’s Eve funk.
GOP is devoid of a soul: It’s not me saying this. Former Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman does not like the GOP’s aversion to compromise or the obstructionist position that they have held since President Obama took office. I couldn’t agree with him more, but I would add that they’re also devoid of a brain. They not only picked Romney as their nominee, they were actually surprised when he lost. Must be all that tea that they’ve been drinking.
Kim Kardashian is pregnant: And the world found out about it when her boyfriend, Kanye West, called her “my baby mama” on stage, which launched a whole bunch of tweets from the Kardashian clan, including this from Kourtney, ”Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can!” which means that their reality show is not that real. Otherwise, we would have been seen Kim taking a pregnancy test in the bathroom and then showing us the stick. Don’t you think?
Psy Is Retiring Gangnam Style: The singer announced that his last performance of “Gangnam Style” would be on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve because it just got “too popular,” which, in my opinion,means that he’s sick of it. Now, he might be retiring from performing “Gangnam Style” but we will not be able to retire from it. The pop culture phenomenon is now imprinted on our collective psyche and on YouTube. Wopa!
Kate Winslet Gets Married Again: Will the 3rd time be the charm? Who knows? Who cares? Certainly not she, who must be having a great time with a guy who changed his last name to Rocknroll because he thinks that people take themselves too seriously. Leonardo DiCaprio walked her down the aisle, by the way. Some women have all the luck.
Words That Will Be Banished In 2013: Michigan’s Lake Superior State University has been issuing a list of “Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness” for 38 years. This is the first I hear of it. Some of the banished words are “fiscal cliff,” YOLO (you only live once), trending and guru. It’s too bad that they didn’t banish the word “GOP,” and even worse that they can’t banish the party.
Republicans Mad At Republicans: Rep. Peter King from New York was outraged that the House did not pass a $60 billion bill for Hurricane Sandy relief while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said, ”There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner.” Then he added, “Last night, politics was placed before oaths to serve our citizens. For me, it was disappointing and disgusting to watch.” [HuffPost]. Well, I’m glad that these guys are starting to wake up and smell the coffee.