Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Teen loses feet on amusement park ride

Since reading this headline last Friday, I have been unable to get this story out of my mind. I’ve waited to write about it, hoping the details would become clearer. They haven’t. To view the details of this story, please go here: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/06/22/six.flags.accident/index.html

This has to be one of the most horrific things that could happen to a person. Imagine, having your feet completely amputated without any pain killers, anesthetic, or even warning! This poor girl will have nightmares the rest of her life! And IF they have been able to reattach her feet, surely they will never work the same.

BUT HERE’S THE THING! Here’s what has really got me speechless. I’ve talked to several people about this story, and all but one had the same response. “She’ll be rich though.” Every single person, except the one, responded with a comment about money. Would money make it all better?

My question to you is, would you be willing to go through the same ordeal as this young girl did in order to cash in? And if so, what’s your price?

As for me, there’s not enough money in the world.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Illegal Immigration

How do you feel about allowing Illegal Immigrants to live in the United States? If you are “on the fence” (pun intended) about the issue, then maybe this will help put things into perspective.

I DID NOT write what is to follow. It was emailed to me and I thought it was great.

Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely.

Let’s see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.

Let's say I break into your house.
Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave.

But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed thedishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I've done all the things you don't like to do.”

According to the protesters:

You are Required to let me stay in your house
You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan
You are Required to Educate my kids
You are Required to Provide other benefits to me & to my family

If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.
It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house.
I live in your house, contributing only afraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.
Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you to learn MY LANGUAGE!!! so you can communicate with me.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Extreme Breastfeeding

I came across this video and could NOT believe what I was seeing! This woman allows her five and eight year old daughters to breastfeed!

Whether you are for breastfeeding, or against it, you have to admit that seeing these young girls latch on to their Mother's breast is disturbing. It seems incestuous! The girls appear to be obsessed with their Mother's breasts. They don't like for their Mother to wear a bra. They have nicknames for their Mother's breasts. They spend free time drawing pictures of them. What is going on here?????

Obviously in American this would not be tolerated. In America breasts are for entertainment only, to be enjoyed by paying customers, not by hungry children. A woman can bear her breasts at any given time or place and it will be accompanied by cheers. However, attach a young child to that breast and it becomes offensive.

So where do I stand on the issue of breastfeeding? I think it is a beautiful thing to see a baby feeding from it's Mother. But you've gone too far when you put an eight year old at the end of that breast. But then again, that's what therapy is for.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Father-less Day

In a time when the word WAR is heard everyday, there will be many Fathers absent from their families on their special day. Father's Day.

Instead of being home, curled up with their children, they will be fighting for our freedom. Instead of playing catch, or grilling out, they'll be covered in sand in a hot desert very far away. Too far away for a hug, or a kiss. Too far away from the ones that love them to even hear the words, "I love you, Daddy."

It will be these men that I will think about on Father's Day. As we celebrate Father's Day at our home, enjoying time together, playing ball in the back yard, I'll be thinking of all the Daddies that are without their children.

I'll be thinking of all the little girls that only have a picture of Daddy to kiss good night; a teddy bear to hug. And all the little boys, wearing their, "My daddy fights for our freedom" t-shirts as they ask their Mommy "When's Daddy coming home?"

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

We all have the right to our beliefs

People are funny. And I don't mean humorous. They are strange. Since I've started blogging, I've learned people only want to hear what they believe. Rarely do people open up to another person's view if it differs from theirs.

I don't understand that.

I don't understand people that are that closed minded.

I don't blog because I think I'm right about everything. I don't blog to make money. Or anger people. Or make waves. I'm just simply putting down my thoughts. Take it or leave it. If you don't like it; if it doesn't meet your train of thought, that's fine. I'm not going to try to change your mind, or become angered because you don't agree with me. It's your right. And it's mine too.

Your opinions, your thoughts, your likes and dislikes makes you who you are. It would be a pretty boring world if we were all the same. Why would you want it that way?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sopranos Finale

Did you think your t.v. screwed up right at the ending of the last episode of The Sopranos? Me too. Turns out David Chase is the one that screwed up.

I cannot believe that after all my years of faithful viewing, I have been slapped in the face with that ending. An ending that wasn't an ending at all. No closure. No answers. Just left open for me to wonder.

I am very disappointed. Mad in fact! I am, in fact, so angry that I can't sleep and have been searching the internet for SOMEONE to talk to that can relate to my disappointment. I've found I am not alone.

Paris, Paris, Paris........

I'm going to get right to the point here. I despise Paris Hilton. I have been waiting for the axe to fall on her rich little head for some time now. Well, I'd say it's safe to safe it has fallen.

What on earth is this woman famous for? For being a rich, snobby heiress? For making a few homemade porno films? For being so in love with herself she can make a living out of it?

As I've stated before, America caters to the weatlhy. The last few weeks of non-stop Paris updates is more proof of this!

The girl belongs in jail. She broke the law, now she needs to pay the price. Who cares if she cries? Or if she is sad, depressed or scared? Oh well, Paris! She, and all the other celebrities that think they are above the law need to GET OVER THEMSELVES. And the judicial system needs to get some balls and keep her in jail.

Ever noticed that Paris Hilton looks the same in all of her pictures? She always has the same expression. I think I've finally found something different................

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

"But I was just kidding!"

Grrrrrrrrr………That was me growling as I read my June 4th edition of People magazine. You see, I ran across this story about ANOTHER Bride from hell. What is up with these women? They think just because THEY are the bride, they are given a bitch pass. I’m talking about Katie Masters, 27, who is getting married in September. She sent out the following “contract” to all of her bridesmaids.

Hello my beautiful bridesmaids! Let me just say again how happy I am that you are going to be a part of my special day! Below are just a few guidelines for the wedding that I’d like you to review, please initial by each point, sign at the end and send back to me. Just want to make sure they’re aren’t any surprises! The planning bride is a happy bride!
Thanks a bunch! Love ya!-[Signature]
______ My hair will remain at the length it is now or longer.
______ I will not change my hair color without first consulting Katie and providing a sample photo or hair swatch for consideration.
______ I will use Sally Hansen’s “Maximum Growth-Daily Nail Growth program” every day for the 4 months before the wedding day.
______ I will not gain more than 4lbs from the weight I was when I was asked to be a bridesmaid.
______ I swear to attend all showers, (lingerie, bridal & bachelorette) to arrive in a timely manner and do everything in my power to support and “be there” for the bride.
______ I will purchase the David’s Bridal style # 81123 dress below in Latte/Champagne within 3 weeks of today.
______ I will NOT knowingly get pregnant without notifying Katie at least 4 months prior to the wedding so a suitable alternate can be found. I will also give my purchased bridesmaid dress to said alternate. I do hereby swear that I will adhere to all of the above & other understood bridesmaid duties for the wedding on September 21, 2007
X_________________________(sign, print and date)

Needless to say, her bridesmaids were not too pleased to receive this. A lot of women would have stepped down from the “honor”, but these women were smarter. They passed it on to friends, who passed it on to friends, who passed it on………..you get the picture. It circulated all over the internet.
Katie Masters defense was, “I thought everyone would think it was a joke! I thought it was hysterical.” Sure she did. I think she meant every demanding word, but when she got called on being a bitchy bride, she cowered behind the “But I was just kidding!” facade. Her soon to be husband should be afraid. Very afraid.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

"Gentlemen's" Clubs

Dictionary.com relates the meaning of the word Gentleman to be: a man of good family, breeding, or social position.

Hmmm………not exactly what I envision when I think of a man at a strip club. Somehow seeing a man sitting at the front of the stage, looking on as a young girl spreads her legs wide, wearing nothing but string underwear, doesn’t denote a sense of family man to me.
Why must we disguise what is really happening in these clubs by calling it something that it’s not? Are the owners of these clubs ashamed? Or is it a mask that the patrons like to wear going in? Perhaps it’s for the sake of the women that work there. What is the point of calling it a Gentlemen’s Club?

And what about the women that work at these clubs? Call an ‘exotic dancer’ a stripper and she will become offended. Is this because the work she does in not offensive? Again, we are sugar coating the truth for the sake of others. Calling a stripper a dancer is laughable. There’s no dancing going on in these places. Grinding on a pole, or on the lap of one of the “Gentlemen” that go in to the club is hardly dancing. Calling a stripper a dancer is like calling me a poet. It’s a BIG STRETCH, people!

Living in a Military town, I’ve seen my share of topless bars and strip clubs. Notice, I just used two separate words but you know that they are the exact same thing. Right? Those are HONEST words. They are what they are. Calling it a Gentleman’s Club is a lie.

My point is not to pass judgment. If you go to the clubs, fine. If you work at the club, fine. Just don’t insult my intelligence by calling it something that it’s not, just so you’re more comfortable with it.