Tuesday, April 21, 2009

From Brilliant Boyle to Festering Boils

If you have not heard of Susan Boyle by now, then you are definitely in the minority. She is a 48-year old Scottish woman whose singing audition for Britain's Got Talent became an overnight YouTube sensation. Here is the video link in case you are one of the few people in the world who have not yet heard of Susan Boyle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY

The media has described Ms. Boyle as frumpy; she confesses that she has never been kissed. That may be part of her charm; her appearance is so understated that you don't expect the beautiful singing that comes out when she opens her mouth. Just goes to further prove the old adage that we shouldn't judge books by their covers.

Ms. Boyle has stated that she was teased as a child; her recent fame has encouraged the tormentors to be much kinder to their tormentee (can anyone say 'shallow'?). Isn't that the way it always seems to be? The beam is usually bigger in the eye of the tormentor than the mote they mock in the tormented. It's too bad that we don't spend as much time looking for the gifts in others as we seem to spend looking for the flaws.

Piers Morgan, one of the judges on Britain's Got Talent, was interviewed about Ms. Boyle's audition. He said her audition came after eight long hours of talentless people trying to get on the show; they weren't expecting anything more from Ms. Boyle. He now believes that she can do whatever she wants; he also believes that Simon Cowell is probably already drawing up contracts for her to sign with his music production company.

Mr. Morgan, bless his heart, had this post on his official website: "As for Susan Boyle, I have some dramatic breaking news: she has accepted my offer of a date, during a live interview with American chat show star Larry King, and we are going to be dining in a romantic London restaurant very soon."

Speaking of politics (how's that for a segue), Mitt Romney has a very good article today about President Obama's foreign policy (or complete lack thereof). http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZTYyYzEzMzBhNTgzMTBkZTk1N2I0MDIxZGMxN2Q3MDM=

Is this an Easter miracle? The very liberal Ninth Circuit Court which covers many western states has stated the following about gun rights: "Some may disagree with the decision of the Founders to enshrine a given right in the Constitution. If so, then the people can amend the document. But such amendments are not for the courts to ordain."

The entire article can be found here: http://townhall.com/blog/g/6a844637-6c9e-46dc-a8db-582a1e7a8c5a?comments=true&commentsSortDirection=Descending

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