Two bites for today.
President Obama can swat a fly. OMG, that’s so cool! [/sarcasm] But…. That’s not why I’m rolling my eyes. Apparently PETA wasn’t too happy about it. It’s freakin’ fly!
The Senator from California, Barbara Boxer, requested that a general testifying before her address her as “senator” after repeated use of “ma’am.” It’s been raging on the blogs. I didn’t consider her request to be outrageous. It was well within her right but it’s an example of her being a pompous bitch. In the military, a sir or ma’am is always used to address a superior. It’s also regularly used between a service member and a civilian. Once an introduction is done and a conversation is started, sir and ma’am are always used. How ridiculous would it be to have a conversation with President Obama and always have to use “Mister President?” Nah, you say it once and then at the end you use the title again if possible, but in the middle, sir and ma’am are perfectly acceptable. I found the general’s response to her request completely right and professional.