Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Latest Chris Brown Mishap

I'm quite tired of the media continuing to vilify Chris Brown as if NO ONE on this planet has ever messed up, as if no one has ever been young, dumb, and stupid, as if anger has never made anyone lose major control, and as if he doesn't have time in his life to learn and do better.


Yes, his actions were wrong.
Yes, he messed up!
Yes, he deserved to be punished legally for what he did (which he was), but how the heck is he ever supposed to reflect back on it and LEARN from his mistakes if he is never allowed to fully move past it?


How many other celebs have done similar (or worse) things that he did, and we still held it over their heads TWO YEARS LATER?


The media loves to see people fall, but when they do, is it required media guidelines to keep shoving their face in it?  What is it about our society that makes us want to keep holding bad things over people as if no one can ever forgive and forget?


I'm a little disappointed that Robin Roberts was the one who did this interview and turned what should and could have been a chance for Brown to promote his album into his latest incident of going off and losing control.  His reaction afterwards, if reports are correct, was inappropriate, but who knows what was in his head at the time?  You never know how someone else's day has been.  You never know what might set someone off.


People cannot learn from and heal from their mistakes if their mistakes are always thrown in their faces.


Give me a break because honestly, I'm quite tired of this shit!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

U.S. Passport Holders By State (MAP)


I can only speak for the South, but I don't think it's necessaril­y "never want to"--at least not for the newer generation­s. Older generation­s--sure. They're quite content to sit still and travel only within the U.S. But the newer generation­s (myself included) most definitely want to get out and explore, but it's the economic issue. The South still has way too many poor states which inhibits the ability to travel outside the states.



I'm thankful that despite the ability to travel abroad right now, I pay attention to the world and am desperatel­y trying to see it. My parents took me all over this country, which gave me the travelling bug, so I'm always itching to explore. I wish more people were too!
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Our "Lovely" Congress at Work... UGH!

So, despite jobs (and the economy in general) needing to be the number one agenda of Congress right now (and newly elected Repubs claimed it would be), Repubs have chosen to draft an innumerable amount of bills on everything BUT jobs.  O...k.

In Charles M. Blow's NYTimes op-ed article, he discusses the large quantity of new bills to be introduced into Congress soon.  Quite honestly, this article scares the shit out of me!

I'm trying desperately to understand why this new Congress has chosen to initially ignore the most important aspect of what they were elected for and what we need (jobs) and focus on things that even their own constituents don't really care about.  Oh... I get it.  They don't really care about getting anything done.  They only want to promote their agenda--regardless of who gets hurt in the process.
We are hurting.  We are in dire situations these days.  Few things have improved, but at least things got accomplished dealing with the previous Congress.  Almost no one is immune from this horrible economy and the state of jobs these days, but they want to focus on stuff like repealing the health care law, chipping away at abortion rights (by any means necessary), stripping gay couples of the few rights they do have (and have fought hard for), creating extremely hostile environments for Hispanics/Latinos (oddly, in states with the highest populations of Hispanics/Latinos), and just in general being asses to anyone who isn't white, male, and making over roughly $100,000 per year.

Quite honestly, this is pure bullshit, and I cannot WAIT for the next election when the people realize that all the crap the GOP promised so they could get elected has NOT come to fruition... or even come to the floor via a bill because the GOP focused on the wrong shit!
Many of the new GOP-ers wanting to take our country back several decades, possibly even centuries, makes me extremely concerned.  Soon, one of them may write a bill saying we need to employ human slaves again.  I'm being facetious, but not really.  Based on the extremely flawed logic they've displayed as of late, I wouldn't put that idea passed them.

I'm not ready to deal with the extremely extended presidential campaigns, but I'm beyond ready to elect a new Congress.  UGH!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WTH!

What's wrong with people these days?  Medical procedures are performed in hospitals and doctors' offices for a reason.

Why would you have butt injections done in a hotel room?

What's the price of beauty?  Apparently, your life.

Use your common people--or at least, someone else's.

UGH!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm skeptical...

While the actions of our leaders during the previous administration (GWB) leave MUCH to be desired about how we treat others--especially how we treat others during war, I somehow seriously doubt anyone from the previous administration will ever be tried for war crimes.

When we think of war crimes, we often think of warlords--more specifically, we think of warlords of ridiculously corrupt and broken African countries. (I'm sure there is something extra wrong about that connection, but I'll handle that on another day.)  We know of warlords being tried and convicted, but I somehow can't recall anyone from the U.S. ever being tried for war crimes.

In this new age of 24 hours, WikiLeaks, cameras on every phone or gadget, everyone wanting to be the new, next, hot thing and catch the latest big thing, the truth can't continue to be hidden from us... or can it?

I just highly doubt this cases discussed in this article will ever come to fruition.

How the hell?

How does someone get beaten to death outside of a court and no one does anything?

This saddens me on many levels.

Check out the story here.