The U.S. Postal Service recently announced that they will honor living celebrities with a stamp and not just those who've passed away. Since the announcement, little monsters have been bombarding the postal service with Gaga ad nauseum so they can have her ugly face on a stamp. This cannot happen and I'll tell you why. Let's start by taking a look at the list CBS News threw together.
CBS News is conducting a poll. Their list is compromised of:
Cyclist Lance Armstrong
Astronaut Neil Armstrong
Musician Bob Dylan
Microsoft founder Bill Gates
Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg
Apple Chairman Steve Jobs
Singer Aretha Franklin
Gadfly Michael Moore
Writer Toni Morrison
Politician Sarah Palin (OK???)
General Norman Schwarzkopf
Director Martin Scorsese
Reality TV star Snooki (WHAT??????? Ugh!)
Director Steven Spielberg
TV Host Oprah Winfrey
Golfer Tiger Woods
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
Gaga is leading right now at 63%. It's embarrassing. Aside from Snooki and Palin, the rest of the suggestions have contributed so much more to society than Stefani has. Just what the hell has Stefani done?
1.) Tweet about bullying and paid $36000 to corner Obama at a fundraising gala.
2.) Has 13 million plus Twitter followers.
3.) Gives her huge fan base a false sense of pride and security by telling them they are perfect just the way they are. No one is perfect just the way they are. Some people are fucking pricks just the way they are. Teens are in a growing process and there is much work and maturing to be done before they can be happy with who they are. She's taken a huge group of people and generalized them and lumped them into a big container of being all the same and supposedly perfect. What if Stefani has a future rapist in that container; or serial killer; or wife beater; or corporate scum bag? She needs to shut the fuck up right now. That's a whole other story.
4.) Steal so many artists and presents herself as the avant garde, artistic, original, thing...whatever the fuck she is.
5.) Taken credit for D.A.D.T. when it was and has been in the works for years to abolish it. Gaga jumps on the band wagon and now she's the fucking hero. Let's talk about some REAL gay pioneers like Harvey Milk, Barbara Gittings or Jack Nichols! Oh, sorry, they weren't superficial, unauthentic, generic pop stars so I guess they don't count.
The US Postal Service has asked that people visit their Facebook Page and Twitter page to give their top 5 choices. So get on there! Suggest anyone but Gaga and get on CBS's page and vote for anyone but Gaga.
The one thing that gives me a modicum of hope is that the final choice isn't based on a popularity contest. The Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee will go through all the suggestions and present it to the Postmaster General, who will make the final decision. Hopefully the Postmaster General, whoever he/she is, has common sense and will honor the person who deserves it most and not the one who will sell stamps. For once, for the sake of what is right, let's let honor and integrity prevail over the fluff, money, sales and greed. I implore you U.S. Postal Service!