The purpose of this blog is to get readers to think about the complex (or perhaps simple) issues I write about.

The primary topics will revolve around politics and society as a whole, but a mixture of sports opinion may be thrown in from time to time.

Friday, July 1, 2011

When a Song Gets Old

How long can a popular song be played before you are so sick of hearing it, that you simply change your radio to a different station?

The market for Top 40 radio stations has never been better. There are times when I have flipped through the Kansas City area's three biggest top 40 stations and at least two of them are playing the same song at the same time. 

Let's take for instance, the Billboard 100 current #2 song, "Rolling in the Deep" by a female artist who calls herself Adele. 

It's a fantastic song, Adele has a fantastic voice, and the song has not been produced with an auto tune machine (like most songs on the pop charts these days). The only problem?

I've heard the damn thing so many times that I can barely listen to it anymore. 

Unlike most right-wing commentators, I wanted a few days to pass so I could react to President Obama's Wednesday speech/press conference on the economy with a clear head.

Unfortunately, after taking our President by the words that he said, my mind is still left, as it is following most of his speeches, blurry.

Much like Rolling, the President, just about every 2-3 months seemingly receives some focus group information and then takes to the podium to speak about the economy, only to sing the same tune he's been singing for months.

Six times on Wednesday, the President derided "Corporate, Private Jet Owners." Making the argument that we need to end the tax break on private jets and private jet travel.

What's worse is that he used his private jet montage in ultimatum form, "Child Saftey" or private jet benefits?

Excuse me, Mr. President? I'm not quite following.

0.03 percent. That's how much of our federal budget deficit would be curbed should the private jet tax rates be reinstated.

Adele's song starts: "There's a fire, burning in my heart, reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark."

Apparently every time Obama comes out of the darkness of his focus groups, he's playing the Democrat/Liberal Top 40 tune, "Talkin' 'Bout Class Warfare".

The only problem with that tune is that it's been over played so much that people are changing to another station, in hopes that maybe Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" is on.

After deriding corporate jets and claiming we must raise the taxes on "millionaires and billionaires" he came up with this old chestnut. "Every single observer who is not an elected official, who's not a politician" agrees we need to do these things. Translation?

It's Obama's need to claim that only those with level heads, and intelligent minds can agree with him, and those who disagree with any of his ideas are close-minded or are waging an ideological war.

Perhaps Obama should nix the focus group data. Remember the last time he had some fresh news from them? He blamed automation for job loss, and thus gave us the infamous ATM excuse.

It's common place for a left-of-center President to bash the "millionaires and billionaires" (never mind the fact that he is really talking about individuals making $200,000 and couples making $250,000) but this President is doing it in a noticeable pattern and with much more zeal than his Democratic predecessors.

Mr. President, we want to hear a new song. It's July 4th weekend for the Lord's sake, the public is growing weary, your poll numbers are fading fast.

America is changing the channel every time you come out and sing about how the "rich" are the bane of your existence and the biggest thorn in the side of American economic prosperity.

If you don't come up with a new hit soon, you'll be a one hit (term) wonder.

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