Yesterday, Virginia voters continued a strengthening trend: The "Blueing" of a Red State.
Democrats now have a majority in the Virginia State Senate, and have eaten away much of the Republican majority in the House of Delegates.
Republicans in Virginia had better watch out, because Virginia is poised to fill the U.S. Senate seat of retiring John Warner in 2008... and it is looking ripe for the former Democratic Governor Mark Warner.
As happy as I am about this, I really need to talk about something else, today.
I am willing to bet that some of you have heard of the song called "Crank That (Souljah Boy)". As a matter of fact, some of you are probably already laughing to yourself, because you know what kind of popularity that this song has achieved. You probably already know (and have at least tried) the "Souljah Boy" dance.
I have to make a confession about my total ignorance about this phenomonon until just this past Monday. A reader of mine encouraged me to go to You Tube and do a search for "soldier boy dance". I did, and was greeted with no less than 33 pages of video clips of people doing this dance.
According to Wikipedia, this song was released in April of this year and reached number one on two separate charts.
Now, if you want to spend some time having a full belly-laugh, watch some of those videos! You will see black children doing this dance, white teenagers doing this dance, the University of Maryland Water Polo team, student councils, cheerleaders, Drum Majors, moms, GRANDmoms.... you name it, people are doing it. Just about everybody is doing this dance.
Everyone except me... and Mrs Gunfighter, too (I asked).
You know, I always liked to think that I was rather savvy about the trends in this country... popular culture holds a great deal of interest for me... but I completely missed this. WTF?
If you would like to learn now to "Crank" the Soldier Boy dance, see the instructional video here.
Oh, and I have no intention of "Cranking the Souljah Boy" at Happy Hour next week, so you can forget that!