Rihanna has lost her damned mind…

It was recently announced that Rihanna has decided to go back to Chris Brown. All I can say is that this is not OK. If these two want to fade into the distance with their ridiculous behavior, that’s fine but they shouldn’t expect society at large to support their reconciliation. Ladies, it is never ok to go back to a man who has been abusive. I don’t care what the situation is, a man who will beat you is no man at all.

If you want to read the full story, you can find it here.

Whether they know it or not, these two pop stars have had a huge impact on our youth and all they are doing now is teaching the kids who idolize them that it is okay to beat up on the one you love. They’ll forgive you. This is what I like to call irresponsible bullshit. I hope that radio stations and other media outlets will not try to play up some stupid romantic angle on this story. That would be a real shame.

Until next time…

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WTF, Brooke? Random expressions of disgust…

I have never been so not proud of a woman in my life as when I heard Brooke Hogan’s perspective on why a woman shouldn’t be running for president. She has clearly suffered some sort of damage to her cerebral cortex at some point along the way. I’m not sure what she was thinking or even, if she was thinking when she said, “I think that it’s kind of crazy that a woman is running…” What a dope?

People like Brooke are part of the big problem in this country today. They don’t think past what they are wearing and who’s going to be at this party tonight or whether or not their butt looks good in shorts. Airheads, morons, and idiots. We’re full up, thank you. Could you send us some of those people who actually think before they speak? We’ll pay at least bottom dollar for those.

Geez…for God’s sake, people…take a few moments and watch the movie, Idiocracy. It will scare the shit out of you and make you wonder why people like Brooke are being given an audience at all.

Until next time…stay away from wheat grass…and the Red Bull…and all that kind of crap…

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Just one more reason why I don’t watch The View…

I just read about Whoopi Goldberg’s recent clash with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the view over whether or not Jesse Jackson should be using the “n” word to describe fellow African-Americans. There’s more about this story here. Hasselbeck was trying to say something that appeared to be very positive by reinforcing that people shouldn’t be using that kind of language in this day in age and Whoopi stated that the word was a term of endearment among African-Americans. To both of these women, I say, “Get over it.”

For one thing, Hasselbeck attempted to assert that we all live in the same world which prompted Whoopi to lash out and say that we live in very different worlds; a world in which her own mother was not allowed to vote at one time. I would have had to lob that one back at Whoopi by saying that at one time, none of our mothers were permitted to vote and if women can’t stand united no matter what the color of their skin, then we will never have the strength to move forward any more as women than we have managed to up to this point. But that’s another argument entirely.

For another, Hasselbeck’s question, “How are we supposed to move forward if we keep using words that bring back that pain?” Well, we aren’t. We can only move forward as far as people wish to do so. We can all tell when the “n” word is being used out of hatred or racism. It’s usually fairly clear what the speaker of the word intends. I don’t use the word unless I’m talking to my sister and we are using it as a term of endearment towards one another. We are white, mind you, but we understand how it is to be used among friends. But, I would never feel comfortable saying it, even in an endearing way, to an African-American because as a white woman, it would be insensitive of me to do so. It’s similar to a man calling a woman a bitch. Or a straight person calling a gay person a queer. Doesn’t it smart more when you know that the person saying the word has no concept of what it means to be called one?

So, let’s stop whining about it and do what we know to be right by one another and stop looking for opportunities to hop on bandwagons that we don’t have tickets to ride. If you are a racist and you use these words, be prepared to be called on it. If you are an activist or some other kind of do-gooder, choose your battles wisely. It does absolutely no good to protest something that isn’t necessarily bothering the people you think you’re protecting or impressing. Mind your business.

That’s my take on things. 😉

Until next time.

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