Gilbert Arenas really hates jury duty

We already know that Gilbert Arenas is a joke-stealing douche.  Turns out, he’s also a bit of dummy. This is one of my biggest pet peeves with election season.  People who pay absolutely no attention to politics for three and a half years all of a sudden feel the need to spout their dimwitted musings about the presidential race.   From a recent blog post by Agent Zero Intelligence:

The Election
I’m not into politics, but I see what’s going on in the presidential race and I’m seeing rappers make songs for Obama and Mr. McCain doing all his stuff and I’m thinking, this is getting out of control, people. Whatever happened to Democrats and Republicans? You vote for who’s who.

It’s hard for me to vote, because since I’ve been in the NBA I’ve been in the upper class so I’ve been a Republican. If you have any type of money, you’re a Republican, period. So, it’s hard because you see a better looking president in Obama – I don’t even want to say because he’s black, but he just looks the part – and then you have McCain who is Republican and I’m like, man. I know Obama is going to raise taxes on the upper class from 20-60 percent, that’s what I’m looking at. To be honest, I stopped paying attention a long time ago when it was Bush and Gore when Gore won the popular vote, but Bush was the president.

Basically, what that told me was that everybody in America voted for Gore, but somehow, Bush became president. I am confused. Obviously, our vote doesn’t really mean anything. Then you have this thing called the delegate, then you got the super delegate and then you got the hidden delegate that nobody knows about. If you’ve never heard of the hidden delegate, that’s like when you’re buying a car and they say the taxes on the car are 20 percent, and then when you look at your statement, they charge you an extra three, that’s the same thing. It’s the hidden fee delegate that nobody knows about who has all this power. They actually get to pick who they want for president. So when I start looking at it like that, that’s when I stop paying attention because at the end of the day, our votes really don’t matter. I don’t mean to be rude about it, but it seems like it doesn’t matter. If Gore wins by thousands of votes and Bush is president eight years later … come on.

There’s another reason I don’t vote – I don’t want jury duty. If you’re not registered to vote, you can’t get jury duty. I know that campaign Diddy had a couple years ago, “Vote or Die,” yeah if the alternative is jury duty, I’m going to die. I’m not going to get in one of these cases where they blow the jury members’ houses up to get out of the trial, I’m cool. I’ve seen too many movies.

For whatever president that wins, what can I tell you? Do a good job. Change the world. I remember when we were voting for class president in high school, the guy who won was the guy who said he’s going to put the vending machines in the school cafeteria. That’s who I voted for. So until I hear vending machines or lower gas prices, I’m not voting. As soon as I hear, “Yeah, I’m going to lower gas prices,” then you got me, I’ll sit in jury duty.  

This is coming from a guy who spent 2 years in college…kind of, lives in our nation’s capital, is a multi-millionaire, and only works for 7 months out of the year.  Scary. 


2 Responses to “Gilbert Arenas really hates jury duty”

  1. 1 Ella Mae Oct 28th, 2008 at 9:53 am


    Mr. Arenas please vote for someone, not just for yourself, but future Americans, and in honor for the person who die and suffered to earn right for all to vote.

  2. 2 krishna Nov 16th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Dear Gilbert Arenas,

    Let me start by saying that I am huge wizards fan. I have been to many games.

    I am being honest here and let me say a few things about you

    1) Accept the fact that you are no kobe, lebron, wade, iverson, etc etc..you cant single
    handedly take the team to playoff’s or win a single game with 4 mediocre players.
    2) There are so many guards who are a lot better than you…every year they start to increase
    (devon haris, beasley etc)
    3) You talk more…but ur actions doesnt speak them.
    4) You love publicity…thats the reason you blog on NBA…to keep you always in the news..so
    that none forgets you….your tatoos about obama…You are one selfish person who try to
    take advantage of every little thing….There are millions of person who like him, got
    tattoos, bought his t-shirt etc….but you are a sick person who would like to project
    yourself as a very good person to the outside world….which you are not
    5) Last 3 years you hardly played yet you were paid ****ing money.
    6) You never ever can play defense.
    7) Finally let me tell u this….you are one smart ass who made hell lot of contract because
    of the STUPIDITY wizards organization
    8) You even had publicized your contract…but cutting off some money to keep jamison…you
    are cheap.
    9) If a guy from country like INDIA (recently I came US less than 5 years)could observe so much….I dont know what the hell American Media is doing…without putting all these facts on the table.

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