Victoria Jackson in Action

I usually wake up with songs in my head.  Sometimes I remember dreams and I mull them over. Usually, if I do have songs in my head, they’re 80s tunes.  I’ve had “Break My Stride” in my head more times than I care to count.  But today is a doozy.  Not one, but two songs, folks!

and Victoria Jackson belting out “I Am Not a Bimbo”.  Yeah.  Couldn’t find any clips of it, unfortunately. I did discover when I went to look for one that she’s a staunch member of the Tea Party now.  Seems a bit odd.  Here’s a link to what she’s up to now.

I’m getting on my soapbox now, or my “editorial page”, if you prefer.  Christians are not morons, despite just about every news clip you view.  Disagreeing with a lifestyle choice is not hatred.  However, if you have a little girl voice and start quoting the Bible at Howard Stern, you *will* seem idiotic.  Departing (almost) entirely from her goofy, airhead roots as a ukelele strumming nymph on Saturday Night LIve, Victoria has alienated many of her fans.

I would say I am one of them.  Or was.

I listened to some of the hour-long Howard Stern interview.  He was truly curious about her, but I couldn’t get past her bizarre responses.  She tried to recapture some of her old sense of humor but it fell flat.  She was all too serious, a sort of belligerent quality in her answers.  I guess I didn’t want serious.  I’m sure her book, which she was promoting, is fascinating.  Yet…I felt a little duped  Here is someone who made her living as an actress/singer/entertainer and now she wants to be a serious Tea Partier?  It seems like she survived a serious head injury more than a spiritual awakening.

Don’t get me wrong.  I believe in awakenings and changes of heart.  She said she was a Christian during her stint on SNL.  Okay.  She just didn’t have any political beliefs.  What?!  I found that hard to believe, despite her assertion that they only talked about hte Bible and gymnastics – her dad was her coach – at the family dinner table.  Well, if she didn’t think for herself then, she sure is now.

If you’ve read this blog, you know I’m a Christian.  I make no apologies for that.  I am not a Republican, Tea Party devotee or Democrat. I do not belong to the libertarians or the Green Party.  Nor am I a socialist.   I find myself disturbed by the political machinery for the most part.  It seems filled with hatred and outright manipulation.  “If you’re for Jesus, you’re for Glenn Beck!” Almost as bad as those idiotic chain emails with a built-in “blessing.”  And that prince from Nigeria with 10,000 euros for you if you help him?  Step away from the computer!

I try to pray and vote my conscience and leave the rest to God.  As a Jesus freak, I try not to beat people about the head and shoulders with “thou shall nots”.  People do that enough for themselves and don’t  need my assistance.  I may not agree with your choices, but me yelling and/or insulting you will not be helpful.  I find myself returning over and over again to the Golden Rule: “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”  Matthew 7:12.  At the end of the day, maybe it is all about “What Would Jesus Do?”



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