“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.” –Aristotle
Gilbert Arenas is apparently under the mistaken impression that anyone cares about him beyond the basketball court. It seems he blogs regularly and he weighed in last week with his thoughts about the presidential race. (Scroll down, its at the bottom of the first post.)
“I’m not into politics, but I see what’s going on in the presidential race and I’m seeing rappers make songs for Obama and Mr. McCain doing all his stuff and I’m thinking, this is getting out of control, people. Whatever happened to Democrats and Republicans? You vote for who’s who.”
Honestly, I don’t even know what that means. Can’t you hire a ghost writer? Or at least utilize the grammar check in Word.
“It’s hard for me to vote, because since I’ve been in the NBA I’ve been in the upper class so I’ve been a Republican. If you have any type of money, you’re a Republican, period. So, it’s hard because you see a better looking president in Obama – I don’t even want to say because he’s black, but he just looks the part – and then you have McCain who is Republican and I’m like, man. I know Obama is going to raise taxes on the upper class from 20-60 percent, that’s what I’m looking at.”
Congratulations, you’re a selfish twat. First, Warren Buffet isn’t a Republican and he’s doing pretty well for himself. George Soros. Obama himself. Pretty much every Democratic member of the Senate. Secondly, you can afford a katrillion dollar pool but you’re going to complain about having to pay more in taxes?
“There’s another reason I don’t vote – I don’t want jury duty. If you’re not registered to vote, you can’t get jury duty. I know that campaign Diddy had a couple years ago, “Vote or Die,” yeah if the alternative is jury duty, I’m going to die. I’m not going to get in one of these cases where they blow the jury members’ houses up to get out of the trial, I’m cool. I’ve seen too many movies.”
And now you’re basing your decision to not vote on your perception of jury duty from the jacked up movie version of a John Grisham novel?
Further, you’re an uneducated moron if you think not registering to vote is going to get you out of jury duty. In DC, they pull jury rosters from voter registration lists AND driver’s license registration AND people who file DC income taxes. Way to both be a selfish asshole AND an ignorant fuck stick.