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Kanye And Kim Come Back Down To Earth Already!

Who knew that having a baby deteriorated whatever was left of already warped minds? Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have some serious issues since she had the baby and it’s hard to determine which one of them is more whacked! As I’ve said before, all babies are special to the family they are born into, one is no more so than any other. Well, I would say that perhaps Prince William and Kate’s little guy is, because the world was so excited to see the newest little royal. The difference is that their baby truly is royalty, a real little prince, not another case of a Kardashian wannabe a real somebody!

Now I guess I can see Kanye having some issues where security is concerned because there are people who can’t stand him, we all know that there are many more people out there who loathe Kim, detesting all things Kardashian. But really now, the flattery that they lavish upon themselves is over the top, hiring a bunch of look alikes for all three of them to throw anyone planning to follow them off the scent, and that’s a good word for it because the two of them are full of bull sh*t,  Kanye discovered that many heads of state use look alikes, seems that he doesn’t realize that he’s no head of any state! He’s reported to have ordered a new bomb proof armor plated car on order, based on Obama’s limo and is considering getting Kim a bullet proof SUV! Since Kim and the baby are supposed to go on tour with Kanye in October, his deep rooted paranoid, overinflated sense of self importance has also extended to the tour buses they’ll use. Both buses will be sound proof,will have security cameras,bulletproof windows, and of course the nannies! He has also arranged for soundproof hotel rooms at every stop! I’m sure that those men with iron strong stomachs have all heard Kim’s sex talk, moans, screams or whatever it is she does, when they viewed her sex tape! So what in the hell would Kanye be afraid of anyone overhearing?

As you probably guessed, Kris Jenner thought that all of Kanye’s ridiculous, unnecessary extremes were great, after all Kim and Kanye’s kid will most likely be another pocket full of cash in the future for Kris. If they ever had Kris (a.k.a. Lovey) babysit it, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see it dressed in a bikini and knowing her plastered all over every magazine or television show that would have it! That woman is the root of all of the hatred aimed at the Kardashian clan, were it not for her then I am sure that the rest would be viewed in a much more respectable, kind and decent manner. Kris is notorious for her greed, inappropriate dress and behavior for her age, for exploiting her children, meddling in all of her kids lives, for her vile treatment of Bruce, her drinking and for being the most desperate, pathetic, biggest fame whore of them all! Heaven forbid that she get involved (and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time) in Kanye’s kids upbringing!

Guaranteed that if Kanye has a lapse in judgment like he seems to on a daily basis, and marries Kim Kardashian, he will most definitely rue the day. With the famous monsterger Kris being tangled in their lives, she’ll have her daughter do what they do best and soak him for everything, using the kid to her advantage too! It’s what they do, make any dime you can, anywhere you can, in any way you can, from whoever you can! There is and never was a thing honest about the Kardashians and Kris will never, ever, stay the hell out of her kids lives, she will always be there inflicting herself in all of their business and they will be miserable as a result.

It’s good for Kanye and Kim that they have a kid, like all parents they should be happy rather than spend every waking moment doting on these over the top, imaginary threats. Yes there are countless people who can’t stand them I think mostly because of Kim but they ave always been there. As a rule people dislike those who revel in wealth and undue celebrity status for which not a bit of it was earned. So take a few precautions and enjoy the kid instead of believing that you’re the most famous, sought after, successful, Gods on the planet. This behavior is more easily understood by people like the President, Prince William and Kate or hell, even Beyonce. Most definitely not Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

 

 
 

Fame And The Young

Suicide at any age is a horrible, devastating, travesty and something that all of us have trouble making any sense at all of. It’s even more confusing when the person that takes his or her own life, is a young person. To be in such a dark, dreadful place in ones mind and to feel so hopeless is heartbreaking. Equally tragic are those cases of accidental overdoses. I’ve never understood why they call them accidental, when the person takes a lot of drugs, aren’t they playing a form of Russian roulette? And if you were to play Russian roulette, couldn’t it be called suicide, after all it couldn’t exactly be called an accidental death now, could it?

There seem to have been a lot of celebrity drug overdoses, young and old but when you look at young celebrities lives, it gives insight to possible reasoning. These kids were thrown into a life of complete and utter excess, excess money, material possessions, media attention, preferential treatment everywhere they go, they pretty much got used to always having their own way and no one ever saying, NO! It’s ridiculous how many of those kids there are, that are permitted to become emancipated! There is a reason we have parents and I don’t think that the law should allow emancipation, unless it is a case of extreme abuse, be it of power or physical/emotional.

Look at the behavior of these young people that have had a taste of fame, Justin Bieber what a stinking brat, Taylor Swift, look how swiftly she’s gone through guys! Miley Cyrus was a kid that America believed was a sweetheart, next thing you know she’s practically shaved her head and tweets pics of herself smoking. Lindsay Lohan was once loved by a lot of people too, another supposed good girl and look at her now in and out of rehab, acting like she’s a diva, even in a court of law! Paris Hilton, okay so she wasn’t some big movie star or anything, but rather a rich, spoiled little girl and look at some of her behavior! The girl from The Hills Heidi Montag, she wasn’t long off of the show and went and had pretty much an entire body makeover with super excessive plastic surgery until she’s barely recognizable!

These young people are turned into instant celebrities and become young monsters, everywhere they go they are treated like the grown up stars, stores and restaurants close down for them, they own expensive cars, jewelry, million dollar houses, the best clothing, foods, shoes, you name it. They never hear the word no and aren’t refused their ridiculous whims, they travel anywhere in the world they want to go and always first class! But along the way, they lose themselves in the fantasy of it all,  having their every wish granted and they never have to go without anything. The worst thing that comes with their star status is the sense of self entitlement, there’s no hope of keeping them humble at that point, there’s no such thing as down to earth.

Maybe the laws need to be more stringent as far as emancipation, all young people need parenting whether they like it or not. They may not like the rules and being told no, but that’s exactly what they need and being free to act like an adult isn’t the answer.

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Hollywood Horrors

 

Privacy? More Proof To The Contrary!

It seems that our rapidly diminishing right to privacy has been a somewhat regular topic here, but once again I came across further proof in todays newspaper. A continually growing network of police cameras are capturing, storing and sharing data on our license plates so that they can track our movements, whether we are stuck in a traffic jam, going to the store or visiting aunt Annie from an hour away!

Attached to police cars, bridges, buildings, and sometimes simply an app on a police officer’s smart phone, scanners capture images of passing or parked vehicles, pinpointing their locations and uploading that information to police databases. Networks of plate scanners allow police to track a driver’s location, at times several times a day, with very few legal restrictions! The ACLU states that scanners are assembling a “single, high-resolution image of our lives”. According to The Times-Tribune, Catherine Crump, a staff attorney with ACLU said, “There’s just a fundamental question of whether we’re going to live in a society where these dragnet surveillance systems become routine”. The group is proposing that police departments immediately delete any records of cars not linked to any crime.

The group says that although less thorough than GPS tracking, plate readers can produce some of the same information, revealing if someone is frequenting a bar, joining a protest, getting medical or mental help, being unfaithful to a spouse, and much more.

Law enforcement officials say that these scanners are strikingly efficient . Maryland told the ACLU that troopers could “maintain a normal patrol stance” while capturing up to 7,000 license plate images in a single eight hour shift.

It would seem that the old phrase that Big Brother is always watching, is more accurate then it’s ever before been. It isn’t bad enough that the government is listening to our every word of every telephone conversation we have, tracking each of our clicks from page to page on the Internet, but now we can’t jump in the car and disappear for a few days without being spied on, tracked like a dog or a common criminal! Therein lies the problem, every last one of us, every citizen of this country is being treated like a crook, like we’re all up to no good, like we all have something to hide. It’s the principal of it! No we have nothing to hide, but it’s the fact that what scrap of privacy might be left for us is held very near and dear, and now, once again, we’re being spied on!

Why do people have to go into the witness protection program? Why do battered wives who have husbands trying to kill them, go on the run trying with all of their might to find a place to hide? What of those people who want to leave a miserable situation behind them and make a completely fresh start for themselves? And this is a supposed free country? I think that, just like the government’s latest spying game, it should be known criminals / terrorists that are tracked like animals, and only the same spied upon every damned day of their lives!

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Politics

 

Abusing The Old And Animals

Do any of you out there volunteer your time to help out anywhere, like at an animal shelter or a senior citizen center? Surprisingly, it’s very rewarding and can do more for you, as the volunteer, than it does for those you volunteer to help. By the same token, it can be most stressful, especially when you see first hand the abuse that goes on behind closed doors.

I have seen more animals than I could ever count, abused and abandoned, kittens only a few weeks old put in a tiny box, taped up and thrown into a dumpster to die. A three month old German Shepard having been beaten so severely that all four legs were broken, then he was taken into the woods and left to die in horrible agony. He couldn’t so much as crawl, so he laid there barely able to whine from the pain and waited to die. Thank God in Heaven, a man was hiking with his own dog, and his dog sought out the wounded one. The dog now has a forever home, and though he’ll never walk correctly again, at least he’ll be loved and well taken care of for the rest of his life. Could you fathom a beautiful Maine Coon cat, with long striped hair and white on her chest and paws, having some idiot cut half of her tail off, and put some type of accelerant on her, then light her on fire? The sheer excruciating pain  that she must have suffered as she lay in a garbage can to die! I will never, ever, be able to grasp why some people are just cruel, abusive, good for nothing, vile pieces of trash! Why someone would harm a helpless animal who cannot defend itself is way beyond me!

In a certain nursing home several years ago, there lived an old man. He was somewhat cranky, as anyone would be in his shoes. Because he was cranky, one of the male aides who worked there decided that he was going to teach the old man a lesson to sum up the disgusting situation. Alfred (the elderly man) ended up with two fractured ribs, bruises covering his body, a black eye and a fat lip! He was put into the home to be taken care of, not to be abused. Now before you go assuming that this was a rare event, let me assure you, it happens a lot, and this I know to be a fact. It may not happen at every home, but trust me it does happen and much more frequently then you or I hear about. There was a bedridden woman at another facility not too awfully far from the first one, she could not communicate, walk, or move by herself. Mildred was ill for several days with no one monitoring her regularly, when one particular aide came on duty that third night of Mildred’s illness, she took her vitals as all aides were supposed to have been doing, and discovered her temperature was 106 degrees! The head nurse was notified immediately, her response was that someone didn’t know how to take a temp correctly, and that if it was that high she’d be dead. Wasting even more time, the head nurse took and retook the temp 5 times! Needless to say, the ambulance was called and she was taken to the hospital, the last place she’d ever be in this life!  One of the saddest things witnessed by visitors to several nursing homes was elderly patients strapped into their chairs, left in the hallways begging for a drink of water or something to eat, and totally ignored!

These are not isolated occurrences, by any means, and I’ve seen so many horrid incidences that make me physically ill. Be it the abuse of the elderly, or the abuse of an animal, it’s unacceptable. Animals are like babies in that they cannot defend themselves, and they depend on us for their very survival. They can’t get up and get a drink for themselves, or make themselves something to eat. They ask so very little and give us so very much, loving us regardless of how we look or act. The elderly aren’t a whole lot different in the way of needing care. Many of them find that one day their home is emptied, their belongings sold along with their house, and lastly their bank accounts are emptied, and then they are taken off to a nursing home and dumped! Most of the time, their loved ones don’t bother to come and visit, and as such they become utterly alone! As if that isn’t enough to dampen their spirits, they are sometimes beaten and have food and or drink withheld from them! Why?

We tend to forget in life that all roads lead to the same place. We’re all going to get old, we’re all going to be at someone else’s mercy, karma’s going to find us, and we’re all going to get back what we give, tenfold! How can one look into an animal’s eyes, or their grandparents’ eyes, and be abusive? How can anyone withhold the very basics of life? Does it bring some warped mind satisfaction, some sick power trip to feel like a big person because they can bully and push around old people or helpless little animals? Whatever the reason, it needs to stop. Things like this should never have been tolerated anywhere to begin with.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Personal Stories

 

Government, Whistle Blowers And Privacy

How do you feel about a government that spies on its own citizens, especially in this day and age, where privacy has become practically non-existent? How do you feel about someone stepping up and blowing the whistle on such activities against us? Should the person go to jail? Is the person a villain, or a hero? Personally, I don’t think that this person should be punished when he has made us aware of what our own damned government is doing behind our backs!

I could certainly understand the government monitoring telephone conversations and Internet activity when it involves people from other countries that have come here, or people who have known ties to terrorists. Like it or not, those from other countries that settle here, especially from certain other countries, may have less than pure motives for being here. It’s not racism, it’s facts.

If you see someone robbing your neighbor’s house, are you going to sit there and do nothing? What if you witness someone taking a friend’s mail from their mail box, reading through it all, will you act? Or if you see a peeping tom filming a friend through a bedroom window, will you turn your head? There is so little privacy left today, but one would never, and should never, have to expect that their own government is the one doing the invading of their privacy! A great majority of us have lived in this country all of our lives, generation after generation of our families, and it isn’t that we have anything to hide, it’s the principle of it, being spied on by the very people that we supposedly choose to vote into office?

I think the bigger lesson to be learned here is that we need to be much more selective when it comes to voting for our representatives, especially President of the United States! It’s a tragedy that there were so many that made the last election an issue of race, by focusing primarily on that, Obama slid right into office and supposedly had the numbers to prove it! Every last soul that I spoke with – and believe me, there were a lot after the election – said that they only voted to be sure that Obama didn’t get their vote, that it went for the other party. Yet, lo and behold, somehow the man got into office! But I’ll try to stick to the subject at hand, which is our privacy being invaded by those who swore to protect us!

Again I ask you, if someone working for the government found out that we were being spied on, all of our telephone conversations and all Internet activity, and came forward to make us aware, at the risk of their own well being due to swearing to keep everything confidential, are they a criminal – or a hero? I think that since the person had so much to lose by coming forward that it was done out of duty, mainly a sense of right and wrong. I think that the person stepping forward might have assumed that the citizens of this country would be so appalled, shocked and disgusted, that they would start a movement of sorts to change things. Too many people figure that they can’t fight city hall and that things are what they are, that there’s no way to change them. It’s a sad acceptance that I’ve seen over and over again, people disgusted and fed up, but not knowing of any way to make any kind of change. The mindset that I’m only one person, what could I possibly do, my grandfather always told me that it only takes one person, but I wonder about that.

In my opinion a whistle blower under these circumstances should not be punished, the threat was against us as citizens of this country, it didn’t give terrorists the edge. It was strictly against us and not like they only monitored those that have come to this country from another one. Our so called government is acting against it’s own people, we are the ones targeted, I’d say they have things ass backward. The numbers of aliens flooding into this country are at an all time high, another of Obama’s mistakes! Watch them, supervise them, and any others that have had ties to terrorists, but let the rest of us have that tiny, treasured sliver of privacy left, that we have had to hold so dear. Births, deaths, financial reports, divorces, marriages, foreclosures, tickets and even our medical records, it’s all out there, there’s not a shred of privacy left, but when our own government’s behind it, that stoops to an all new low!

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Politics

 

Celebrities And Freedom Of Speech?

Here we go again, further proof that our right to freedom of speech is being snuffed out! Alec Baldwin is not one of my favorite people, but because he lashed out and said something that offended people, he catches hell for it and is forced to apologize for his words, his feelings

A British reporter made the claim that Alec Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria was tweeting about wedding presents and television appearances, during James Gandolifini’s funeral, on Thursday. This set Alec off and he allegedly tweeted some threatening things in reference to George Stark, one tweet said that Alec would put his foot up Stark’s “f’ ing”  ass but that he’d dig it too much! Alec also called him a toxic, little queen in a tweet that said that Alec would find Stark, and “f” him up!

Brutal it may be, but however warped or different someones opinions or feelings are, they are still entitled to them no matter what. As long as someone isn’t acting on their hate, anger or dislike, then the truth is that these are still words, no matter how ugly they might be. Threats are a horse of a different color though, you can’t go around threatening people, that’s not okay, and is often a precursor to violence. 

People out there say mean, hateful and ugly things each and every day, it’s an awful fact of life, you can’t stop them, you can’t change people. You’ll never see the day when everyone agrees on everything, people are all different, opinions are different, feelings are different, and people were raised differently. That being said, some will voice their opinions, some will hide them for fear that they differ from the majority, or minority, and some will pretend that they feel the same as those in the crowd that they happen to be part of, that particular day! You can say that if you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, then say nothing, or you can say that sticks and stones will break bones, but names will never hurt you, but that doesn’t mean that anyone will comply.

The good, the bad, and the ugly, opinions are all different, about everything, not just race, homosexuality and religion. As long as no one is hurting someone with violence, you can’t stop a person from saying what they feel, otherwise you’re suppressing their right to freedom of speech. It infuriates me that out there, every day someone is name calling or making a statement that someone else doesn’t agree with, and that’s just fine. However, you take a celebrity and put them in a situation where the press is around them all the time, they are caught saying something when they are mad, or simply answering a reporters question with honesty, and the next thing they know, it’s on the six o’clock news! They are put through hell as a result of saying anything just because they are in the public eye! 

Fans are the ones who make these people celebrities, but I think that they forget that they are people too. They aren’t the personalities that they pretend to be in movies and on television, they have their own feelings and opinions about everything, just like you and me. Some are fans, until they hear about some scandal that’s been started by something they said or did, it’s like people want them to be some pretend character they’ve seen them play in movies! When they see a darker side……. and by that I mean…. when they realize that the celebs opinions differ from their own, all of a sudden they crucify them! Paula Dean is a sad example of that, she answered questions truthfully, owned up that she used the “N” word, and her so called fans turned on her in the blink of an eye! Rather than praise the fact that she was honest, especially on such a touchy subject, no people would rather jump on her and see her sink as a result of her not lying!

We’ve all got problems, we’ve all seen our share of tragedy in this life, there’s so many more important things to raise a ruckus about. Look at those poor children going to St. Jude’s for treatment of all types of cancer, suffering beyond belief. Imagine what their parents are going through having a child that is terminally ill, watching that child’s brave fight, each and every day. It makes you wonder why there’s such hell raised over what someone said in anger, what they said years ago,what was said in honesty, or why a celebrity going on a rant gets so much attention! Every one of us has been in a situation where our choice of words could have been much better, we’ve all been pee-d off about something and said things in anger that we shouldn’t have. Maybe we should stop looking for hidden meanings in what someone says, or better yet, maybe we shouldn’t keep feeding it media attention so that a flicker turns into a bonfire! 

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2013 in Politics, Primetime

 

Good Old Lestoil

I’ve tried a thousand cleaners on stuff like grease and oil, and like ink, tar or glue, I’ve had little success in removing any of the stains. Little success that is, until I went back to plain old Lestoil, I’ve put it in the washer with clothes that have been covered in auto oil, too. Now when the clothes are totally drenched with the stuff then you may as well throw them out, but I can tell you that if the stains aren’t in excess, the Lestoil will take the stains out. I have used it on walls, woodwork, walls, doors, aluminum and vinyl siding, car mats, and even an outdoor stone statue! It works excellent! Just test it on surfaces like the fabric on your couch, or certain other fabrics first, to air on the side of caution as far as possibly staining. The smell is kind of strong and while I don’t mind it, some may find it too much.