Last week, I logged on to Google’s Blog Search just to see what some of the latest issues Americans seem to be concerned about. Here are the ten most important issues on American minds last week (based upon “action” to these website stories, whatever that means):
1. Number One: The results for American Idol. God help us all. “…Casey James was sent home, making way for shy rocker Lee DeWyze and earthy mama Crystal Bowersox to duke it out in the Season 9 finale.” As I have never watched American Idol – ever, I have no clue who these people are, but apparently America is more concerned with them than any other story or event in the United States.
2. Number Two had some worldwide importance. Apparently, there is or was a Facebook group that posted “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day,” which was in reaction to the apparent Islamic response (death threats) to anyone depicting Mohammed in any form. Pakistan banned Facebook, because of this particular group which was testing the concept of free speech. While this is still censorship, at least it wasn’t pushing for murder.
3. Number Three: Megan Fox won’t be appearing in Transformers 3. And….???
4. Number Four: The President of Mexico trashed Arizona for policing its borders against the influx of illegal aliens from his country. He did this at the White House, with President Obama smiling by his side. I was fascinated to read about President Calderon’s comments against Arizona bearing the brunt of the expense of illegal aliens and finally fighting back within the law. He was basically missing the point: PEOPLE ARE DYING TO GET OUR OF HIS COUNTRY, and Obama is suggesting that the USA not be a sovereign state. Well, my answer is to annex Mexico and finally make use of the resources to support their own people without violent drug wars and corruption. I’m not sure Obama and Calderon actually read the Arizona law, which forbids profiling.
5. Number Five: North Korea fired a torpedo that killed 46 and sank a Korean naval warship. This is Korea’s worst military disaster since the Korean War. Does anybody still laugh at the “axis of evil” comment of a prior president?
6. Number Six: Google unveils the Chrome web store, and something about a Sports Illustrated app. I’d say more about these technological advances if I understood them.
7. Number Seven: Google launches Open Web M web video format based on VP8….huh?
8. Number Eight: Kentucky’s senatorial candidate Rand Paul and Trey Grayson play “telephone.” The burning question: did Rand Paul (the victor in last Tuesday’s GOP Senate primary in Kentucky, diss the man he defeated? Well, I guess if you’re unhappy about who won this race, find something to criticize.
9. Number Nine: The mascots for the London 2012 Olympic Games are unveiled. Ahh….you figure out what the heck they are.
10. Number Ten: And this will be very upsetting: Actress Amanda Seyfried and actor Dominic Cooper have split up – evidently, he’s been fooling around with Lindsay Lohan at the Cannes Film Festival. Over all these stories, this makes me the saddest – not because Amanda’s feelings are hurt, but because enough Americans cared about this situation to make it into the top ten.