Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Think about it

Jeff sent me this.

Subject: Three Things to Ponder:
1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq . Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.
T H E 1 0 C O M M A N D M E N T S
The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this:You cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery," and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians...It creates a hostile work environment.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My own grrrrs

There are some things making me nearly blow my lid. First, some idiot named Kucinich (Dem. congressman) is calling for Cheney to be impeached. Seriously, with all that is going on in the world and in this country, this is what these jackasses are focusing on???? What would that prove? Some of these Dems are going into panic mode. They just can't rest until they get either GW or Cheney. None of these politicians are totally clean, but they like to pretend they are. They claim the moral high ground, but they don't really live it. HOW ABOUT DOING THE JOB YOU WERE ELECTED TO DO??? Most people have more important things to worry about than political witch hunts. How about getting rid of worthless government programs that cost taxpayers more money and don't achieve anything worthwhile? How about passing some strong laws that will better protect this country from very real enemies here and abroad? How about really dealing with an out of control immigrant issue? How about reforming the court system so we don't have innocent people going to jail and guilty people going free all based on sleazy lawyers and their technicalities that determine what evidence is allowable and what isn't? How about more taxes on Hollywood productions, actors, studios, etc.? They love and support the Dems, who love and support raising taxes. The Dems want to tax the rich more. Well, guess who the rich include...that's right, the mouthy actors, etc.

Another issue that is becoming highly irritating to me is the flood of gay characters on every show on TV. We watched the premiere of The Amazing Race the other night. A middle-aged (well older actually) lesbian couple who are both ministers were one of the teams. Serious eye-roll here folks. Not to mention the "best friends" team with a girl and clearly (though not stated) gay guy. If that guy wasn't gay, then he reminds me of the Saturday Night Live character Dana Carvey played called the Effeminate Heterosexual. Come on, do we really need the whole gay thing thrown in our faces everywhere we turn? I DO NOT CARE WHAT THESE PEOPLE DO IN THEIR PRIVATE MOMENTS, SO STOP THROWING IT AT ME. 50 year old or so lesbian ministers. It's not enough that they were both a bit older. Not enough that they are ministers. Not enough they are lesbian. They are all three. What is amazing is that out of all the people who apply for the show, they come up with so many gays. Other than my uncle and his whatever, I didn't even know another gay person for most of my life. Now they must represent a huge percentage of the population. At least that is what TV is teaching us. Survivor isn't satisfied with the token gay character now. They have to make it a gay Mormon flight attendant. Sigh. I understand that it is assumed that most people are heterosexual. But if not why do they feel the need to publicize it so much? Amazing Race is getting totally predictable with their teams. There will be a gay couple, a blond girl team, a father or mother and son or daughter team, and a bunch of people that are dating. They will throw in a few others but they always have those. The team that is missing this season is the 20 year old buff dude team.

Finally, I am just so sick of the continued fascination with Paris Hilton, Rosie O' Donnell and Britney Spears. Hilton is all over the news for her Halloween outfit, her trip to Tokyo to judge some beauty pageant, and her supposed upcoming trip to Rwanda to do her bit for charity (postponed). This is a person whose sole talent is that she was born into lots of money. She is physically ugly, mentally deficient, morally empty, and a total waste of space. Luckily she doesn't take up much space. She can't act, can't sing, and is NOT attractive. She's really not. Why do people care about her so much? Rosie is in talks to host a show on MSNBC. Who actually wants to listen to this crazy imbecile? She is so far off her rocker that she is a walking joke. The only reason that she is getting this gig is that the producers know that eventually she will say something completely off the wall and stupid, so people will watch. They want to see the next dubious Rosie moment. I won't be watching. I'd rather watch paint dry. I also don't quite understand why she gets away with some of the stuff she says and does that is clearly offensive. She totally mocked Chinese people and nothing was really said about it. Can you imagine the backlash if one of the Conservatives had done the exact same thing? She makes me sick. And finally, Britney Spears new album is somehow number one. We all know (or you should by now) that the music industry is completely corrupt. Certain artists (I use that word loosely) are promoted and certain albums are promoted. An album debuts at number one when it has been out for one day. It's weird. Who is really buying the new Spears album? Come on. It has been available online for awhile. At least some of it has. I can't believe that it would be that hot of an item by now. Besides, she sucks. She is one of the worst singers in recent history to become popular. Of course that never stopped Madonna. I chalk it up to all her dubious publicity and people's sick curiosity to want to see what the new album is like. I can tell you without even listening to it. It sounds a lot like her previous crap and has some recycled dance beats. Yippee. This girl should be in full-time counseling to learn how to manage her life and protect rather than endanger her kids. Are you like me when you hear a certain person is having a kid, you just cringe? You think to yourself, oh that poor kid. Britney. Pam Anderson. Madonna. The Clintons. Most of my students.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Reality show Idea

I have come up with an idea for a new reality show. It's called Celebrity Beat-Down. That may sound a lot like the previous Celebrity Boxing that was on. It's different. You, the winner of a call in contest, get to challenge a celebrity (of your own gender, sorry) to a UFC style fight. Anything goes except for eye-gouging, head-butting, groin shots, and biting. Kicking, boxing, wrestling, mixed-martial arts, etc. They have 3 weeks to get ready and meet you in the ring. If they refuse, they have to clean the restrooms in two high schools and a local airport for 2 weeks. So, for example you pick some punk celebrity like Sean Penn, Eminem, or Kid Rock and you get to knock em out. Or get knocked out. Penn thinks he's pretty tough going after photographers all the time. Eminem and his perma-scowl. There's a face I'd love to bash in. Like his life is so hard with his millions of dollars. These punk rappers lose a bit of their credibility as soon as they make the bigtime. Allen Iverson, I'd love to break his nose. Girls, take your best shot at Paris Hilton, as if she'd accept. There would be people challenging her left and right. Britney Spears would be a nice opponent. Wouldn't it be nice to see Rosie in the ring getting pummeled. Although, she would probably own the ring. If the celebrity loses, they have to take a 2 year break from any sort of movie, album, TV series or whatever they do. If you lose, you are their servant for a month. Unpaid.