Skip to comments.One Year Ago Today - October 5, 2011 - A Depressing News Day
Posted on 10/05/2012 5:29:45 PM PDT by SamAdams76
It was one year ago today that we learned of the death of Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs...and also we learned that Sarah Palin decided not to run for president.
The death of Steve Jobs was shocking but not that unexpected. It was only a few weeks earlier that Drudge posted a horrifying photo of a very gaunt Steve Jobs being helped out of a car in what looked like a paper hospital gown. I thought posting the photo was in bad taste and Drudge quickly pulled it. Still, it was rather sad that all the billions of dollars Jobs had at his disposal was not enough to find a cure for what ultimately killed him.
I was on vacation when this news first broke. My wife and I had just visited the volcano national park on the Big Island and we were driving back to our place on Kailua-Kona when we heard the news came over the radio. Now I never was a big fan of Steve Jobs personally. He was an arrogant bastard who treated people like crap. But there is no denying he was brilliant in many ways and completely revolutionized the world of consumer electronics.
So it was on a somber note that we drove the rest of the way back and when I opened my laptop up on the balcony of my hotel to see how Free Republic was handling the news of Jobs passing, I was greeted with dozens of threads about Sarah Palin dropping out of the race.
That pretty much did it for me. I was so pissed. I slammed the laptop shut and told my wife we were going to dinner. Then after dinner, we hung out at a seaside bar and I drank numerous rum-based drinks to get my mind back in vacation mode. For the rest of the vacation, I pretty much managed to keep my mind off of it.
Now that a year has passed, I can talk about Sarah Palin again without getting worked up. But at both Apple and with Sarah Palin, the magic is gone and it's probably not coming back.
Some people refer to her as being a polarizer, but in the fog that is our time, Sarah is like the fog light when you really need it.
So, it doesn't matter if she runs for president, she is probably more effective where she is right now.
Yep, for over two-plus years Palin was at the very tip of the arrow in the fight against Obama’s socialist agenda (stimulus, Obamacare, etc.), back when the public and media’s adoration of Obama was at a fever-pitch. This while the majority of other GOP names hid out in the tall grass. And because of all this Palin and her family had to endure a brutal media/political savaging like none other I’ve seen in my lifetime. Yet she continues to remain upbeat and merrily fights on, even after also being treated so shabbily by her own Party. All these trials and tribulations on behalf of helping get the country back on the right track... she’s a true patriot.
My brother died a year ago today. Tough day today.
Not at all!
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