I may be a little late in talking about this but the news about Christina Aguilera “Botching” the National Anthem is profound and yielded an immediate opinion and thought by me but at the same time deserved a bit of a yawn.
None-the-less, the topic has been on my mind and there a few things that need to be shared about this and put out there.
My immediate opinion, thoughts, and feelings were
WHO GIVES A RIP??!!! and… GET OVER IT.
There are so many factors that can be going in to this National Anthem mess up it’s not even funny.
The first and most important thing to acknowledge is that she’s frickin’ human and stop being such Jackasses about the whole thing like you’re god (lower case intentional).
Do you sing? Do you speak in public? Don’t start saying that she’s a professional and that she should be used to it by now because you don’t know what may have happened to her 5 minutes before going out there. Maybe her little girl threw up and has a fever. Maybe through all of the hustle and bustle she heard someone in the stands say, “You’re a whore!” Would those things cause your mind to wander? I know they would mine.
I’m not even trying to make excuses for her, I’m just saying the truth. No one even knew she messed up until they told us later! You can tell by the tears (not cheers but tears) and applaud.
The second BIG thing to be thinking about is do YOU know the National Anthem? A poll said that 75% of Americans were pissed at what happened.
I bet 70% of those Americans don’t even know the National Anthem and if they happen to know it I bet they can’t sing worth anything and to put those two items together in the same room is already a feat.
NEXT… Why does that song mean ANYTHING to YOU?? Do YOU know its
history or are you just following 90% of the rest of the people that have no reason for their anger except that everyone else is angry and you’re supposed to be angry? If you DO happen to know the history and you love this country, WHY do you love this country?? I know my thoughts and reasons, about 9 other people I know also have their reasons, but what about you? Don’t give me the same ol’ CRAP of, “Because it’s a great country.” Are you 3 years old? Do you have a real answer yet? Take your time but DO give a real answer. “Because it’s the greatest country in the world” is also NOT an answer. 90% of the people who say that have NEVER even visited anywhere outside of the U.S., much less, LIVED outside of the U.S. so you have nothing to compare it to and any attempt at that being an “educated” answer is out of the window.
Now listen, I appreciate people appreciating and being happy with what they have but not at the expense of other people’s happiness and making other people feel like trash.
Remember. Just because someone else is making fun of someone doesn’t mean you should jump in and bully too.
Remember #2 Just because someone is a celebrity doesn’t make them any less human.
It seems that there are a lot of “lady topics” coming up lately, huh? Well, I AM married and those topics are relevant topics to talk about as well.
So America’s Next Top Model was being watched in my home. -Ok, fine. I was watching it one lovely morning while eating breakfast with my wife-and there are two things that bothered the freak out of me.
Thing #1: There is a Modern Orthodox Jewish girl on the show and there is a conflict
Thing #2: There is a girl on the show with issues about cutting her hair.
Ok, so there always seems to be a girl on the show that has issues with cutting her hair. Here’s my issue though. I understand that she chose to be there and that that is what happens and that’s what the “industry demands” blah blah blah.
Isn’t there a song by some girl singing about, “Blah blah blah?” She was singing about this.
These girls are slaves of the industry and Tyra Banks and everyone else is looking at them as if they’re the idiots because they don’t conform to the ways of the industry.
How about this ladies, look at THEM like they’re the idiots the next time they ask you to do something that you don’t feel comfortable doing.
Here’s the thing.
Oh, by the way, this is the same thing that drove me crazy with the Orthodox Jewish girl. It’s her own decision but here is my point. They asked her if she observed the Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath day), which is from Friday night to Saturday night. She said, yes. They then told her that these models work every day, is that a problem? She then said that she could do that.
Ladies, gents, anyone in the industry. YOU make the industry, don’t let it make you. Don’t just let them slap you around and make you feel like an idiot because you want to be you. I understand that part where you play the game until you’re “big enough” to change the game but if you aren’t who you are now you’ll find yourself being a slave and complacent by the time you are big enough. Take a look at Tyler Perry. He created his own way of doing things from the start because the system just wasn’t for him.
This post is for everyone in the acting, modeling, and entertainment industry. I’m telling you to be you and to not be ashamed about it and don’t apologize. Someone can say, “yeah well, where did that get you?” I’d respond with I’m producing my own magic with two separate companies and working on this one as we speak. The big part of this process is figuring out what I want and what I feel like I can do without getting bored.
I’m also working on a $70 Million dollar film script that is going to be one of the masterpieces of my life, if G-d blesses.
So. If you need some support or you want to tell me your story please leave your message below. This is a big problem and is causing a lot of people to hate themselves later on because it just doesn’t work out the way you thought it would. One of the girls on the show got sent home after getting her hair cut off. Her point was that she went through all of that pain and then went home.
It’s a growing experience for her but…
Instead of trying to please the conservative people there is a bone inside of me that attempts to placate the liberals so that I don’t appear to be too “square”. Well guess what???
CRAZY TALK on that!!!
Screw it. I’m going to continue to keep it real because that’s what this is all about.
I’m all about the women being respected and the women having a right to be who they are etc. etc. I’m the first cat to stand up and agree and protest that they should be treated equally so let me get that out of the way.
I was playing basketball this past Sunday and there was a little lady that came and played with us 200 and 300lb men.
There were some men there who were signing up on the list to play and blatantly said that they’re not playing with the girl.
So, as it turns out, perfect for this post, I actually ended up playing on her team.
It went well and we lost but she was good and played with interesting fervor but for the most part was as good and even better then several of the men who were out there.
Here we come to Part 2. I was on the team against her. Equal opportunity and equal everything right?
So I’m playing her the way I’d play anyone else (of all of the people she decides she wants to guard me… Ok). I’m boxing her out (going for the rebound for those of you who don’t know) with the same effort as anyone else and blocking and guarding her (she was frickin’ quick) like anyone else and she’s getting frustrated as anything.
Like anyone else.
(I added that for a little shout out that I’m not so bad at basketball, ahem.)
So I’m boxing her out going for a rebound and in her frustration she says, “if you keep pushing me I’m going to call it!” I respond. “Don’t start complaining just because you’re little.” I didn’t mean to but I think it made her day that I didn’t say, “…. because you’re a girl.” I meant it too. She WAS little and I meant what I said. It may have been a little tangent but I proved a self-righteous little point that I’m an equal opportunity employer here.
Brooke says that a woman doesn’t have to lose her self-identity and all of that just because she becomes a mom.
100% I agree.
I also need to say that losing your self-identity and growing up are two different things and that we should not confuse them. There are too many women and men today who are so concerned with themselves and “I need to take care of myself” attitude that it is at the expense of their children.
You DO need to take care of yourself first but that doesn’t mean going to the spa instead of listening to your child’s problems because “you don’t have time.”
I’m on a bit of a soap box here and I’m sure she has it perfectly balanced out and is writing for those people on the other side who perhaps tire themselves out so much that they’re no good to anyone.
So that’s what I’m here for, right? To talk to the other side.
Short and sweet. That’s all she wrote. What do you think?
So… Pamela is making magic right here in Dallas, TX. It’s all over the radio and all over the internet and check it out, all over the blogs.
For some reason I felt like commenting on this. At this point I don’t have a clue why.
But what first hit my mind is that it’s a great networking possibility and I found an awesome little ticket discount on Groupon for it!
Pamela Anderson discount Groupon ticket??? Wild. Pretty funny at the same time. Don’t know quite what to think of it. It could be a night of fun and meeting some quality people or it could be a night of a complete waste of time and money where you don’t remember what happened the night before. As I think this through I have a feeling there may be more time wasted than anything but if you’re a brave soul and think you can get a business connection or ROI on this one then be my guest. As for me, I’m hangin’ tight right here at the crib, drinkin’ tea and takin’ it easy with my wife and boy. How ’bout them apples?
Here’s the link to the Groupon coupon. Not like I get a cut of this but another strange thing I just felt like doin’ for ya.
http://www.groupon.com/dallas/ 31 Folks already bought it at this point. Crazy. (but no talk on that one)
Welcome to Dallas, Pam =)
This is one crazy stinkin’ photo and the post almost gets the signature “CT” for the picture alone!! But moving on.
This picture represents certain people trying keep the mouths of the people shut but the people not letting it happen. The people are still speaking up and voicing their opinions despite whatever form of mouth-shutting tactics are being used.
Interestingly enough, the photo indicates or form of physical torture in an attempt to keep the mouths quiet. However, most of the people in the west are not publicly known for being physically tortured or tortured at all. I say, “known” because I suggest that there is definitely a component of physical torture happening daily right underneath our noses that we’re either not aware of or do not acknowledge.
The types of mouth-shutting techniques used in this country is the type of “INACTION” and “COMPLACENCY.” People are worn out and feel that what they have to say doesn’t matter and therefore don’t speak at all. I understand. I can definitely identify with that. The bigger thing is that we tend to speak via complaining to each other or in our own homes but not to others outside for the fear of “judging” or some other bull crap. The point is, say something. I’m not saying to preach on the mountain tops but at least say something on this site. If this site alone can be a small sounding board for you to get something off of your chest then make it happen. When I’m finished with my magic and pointing out any craziness I may see, drop a line and add a word.
As I watch this state of the union address these folks are sitting and standing enough to make a Sunday Mass Catholic church member chuckle. Do they even know why they’re standing? Strange. Nothing wrong with the picture par se, just human behavior and pressure being this visual in a room of ‘leaders’ is interesting to watch.
Very patriotic speech about how we’re the leading nation regarding productivity with over $14 Trillion and the next closest country at less than $6 Trillion. He wants to out-build, out-innovate, and out-do everything against other countries. Interesting thoughts. What’s the plan? I’m not saying that it’s his job to come up with the plan but what I am saying is that the theories are great and what country doesn’t want to out-do another country. This is like a football prep speech getting the team pumped to beat the other team knowing that the other team is going to clobber you. I just have this underlying feeling that he knows, like many other people, that the actual plan is causing the economy to weaken to actually crumble on itself.
What is my proof of this self-destruction? Not much. Just the subtleties of where the economy has been heading over the past years and realizing that the actions taken are not improving this ability to take over the world. Paying attention that this capitalist country is selling to countries that do not have us in their best interest just to make some more money. All of the money in the world is not going to provide security for this country. All of the money in the world may pay for some military toys but if you keep letting the enemy in your bed then the money won’t protect you.
Take a look at the countries like Iran and Iraq and Turkey who are not even ranking on the radar of productivity, education, etc. etc. and are a huge threat to our country and our safety. Besides the complaint what is my solution? Talk about it just like this. Try to take people’s eyes and minds off of taking over the world with inventions, but still inventing while understanding what really matters in this world.
I’ve said it before regarding unity and peace the best way to do that is communicate and for as people as possible to understand the other person. I don’t want to get on a side topic but I’ve got to say what I’m thinking as I’m watching this video.
I’ll be honest. It sounds REALLY GOOD. But I have to get out of my heart and emotions and realize that all of the pep talk is ok but at the end of the day there are going to have to be some actions that have some TRUTH in them.
I get an overall feeling that this whole talk is one that says, “I’m not as bad as it seems I am.” It feels like a talk that is saying, “Don’t pay attention to the man behind the green curtain.” Ironically, that green curtain is a green curtain of money and power. That man is hiding behind the speech of success and money so that you won’t notice the charades being put on daily. Like this beautiful state of the union address with power-point presentation.
Uh oh. Here we go. The topic of illegal residents living in this country. Interesting. The children of the illegal residents should be able to stay in this country because they had nothing to do with it, huh? Right. Looks like once that bill is passed the truth about Obama’s residency may come to light.
To be honest, I don’t really care. But what I do care about is the fact that there have been rules set up and it seems a bit strange how he was able to super-cede them while other people have to abide by them.
Now we’re talking about connecting every part of America to the digital age. You know what it’s really all about? Tracking every single American and knowing where we are and what we’re saying at any moment. It’s like the car coming out where you can unlock and start the care remotely. Right. Don’t speed or don’t miss a bill because before you know it that capability will be in the hands of your bill collector’s and any other government section you’re disturbing and they’ll track you down and stop your when they feel like it.
Solution? Should you not buy the car or have the phone? No, not really. The solution is simply for you to understand what is really going on and to not simply listen and nod your head. As long as you’re aware you’re ahead of the game and if something turns sour you’re not shocked and may be more prepared to adapt than others.
Ok. So we’re talking about the Asian-Pacific trade and encouraging and making that a huge priority. That’s my point. You’re providing huge revenues to all of these countries and if they’re the ones building our products than how are we promoting any form of growth, out-doing, out-inventing? What about Iceland? We’ve got a lot of resources within this country to sustain ourselves and if we focus on that perhaps we can “out-do” these other countries. THAT being said, I’m personally all for trading with other countries. So how do we out-do these other countries? Perhaps some secret method of instilling patriotism into our public could help. How do we do that? We’re starting in a deficit but even though I don’t believe the sincerity and believe there is an intentional decline of this country, “taking care of the people” is one good step in the right direction.
There is a lot of talk going on and a lot of angles to look at on this topic. I’m going to need some help on this one. LEAVE A NOTE AND LET’S GET SOME TRACTION ON THIS TOPIC.
I’m tired of listening to this CRAZY TALK! I’m outta here. Hopefully we’ll have some dialogue and continue from there.
Interesting right? Whoduhthunkit?
(This is a little different than my regular posts and more of an announcement. I have this post on another site and decided it needed to be here too. Even though there is not much discussion this time, take a look, click on some links, and see what you can do. We’ll discuss later…)
Well, somebody did and apparently it’s a pretty big market here in the U.S. and now, hometown Dallas.
You don’t have to go to Vegas for Hookers and Prostitutes any more. You can get ’em right here.
That’s right. You remember the movie, “TAKEN”? Well get a whiff of this.
Girls are being kidnapped, bought, TAKEN, right now, as we speak and brought here to Dallas to be sold for the visitors and traffic coming to the Super Bowl XXI.
Are you frickin’ kidding me?
What can you do?
Say something about it. Click this link: http://soapsuperbowl2010.eventbrite.com/?ref=eivtefrnd Talk about it, blog about it, figure out what else you can do. This message goes out to a lot of people and someone knows someone else. Don’t be a wet noodle and just be in shock and bite your lip.
I’m watching “The Expendables” right now and one of the previews was the latest Rambo and he said, “LIVE FOR NOTHING. DIE FOR SOMETHING” Your choice.
I know people with little girls and I couldn’t even imagine something happening to one of those girls. If you’re a dad you can image just dying, G-d forbid, if that would happen.
I’m not calling for any Rambos and other stuff that the cops want to call, Mercernary Justice taking place, I’m just saying speak up and do what may be simple for some of you to do. FYI. The reason these laws are in place is to keep you shut up and doing nothing while they get paid by the kidnappers to keep their mouths shut. The cops win, govt wins, kidnappers win. Girls lose. Yeah. I know what you’re thinking. Hey. They get to have sex all day. I’m talking to guys out there and this is rough but try having a vagina and see how long that feels good to you. On top of that, they get beat by these weak men, abused by putting other things where they don’t belong, and psychologically messed up.
If you know of any groups or other ways that we can step up, contact us and let us know and we’ll keep making this something that can prevent something. If this helps 1 girl. That’s enough.
ps. Here’s that site again. Simple and effective way to help. Even by just clicking, “like” that’ll help spread the word. http://soapsuperbowl2010.eventbrite.com/?ref=eivtefrnd
This is an empowered post if I’ve ever seen one! Let’s get down to some common sense business.
I was watching that amazing show called, “American Idol” the other day (that’s right, no shame here), and one of the guys that was auditioning was part of a “Civil War Reenactment” group. You know how American Idol does it. They somewhat were making fun of the kid because he was a bit off and nerdy or strange and the father was a “hippie” but definitely NOT a hippie because hippies have conflicting beliefs with the Civil War guys, etc. etc. etc.
So as I was watching this I said out loud. “Why is this so accepted and ok enough to make fun of it as if it’s just a harmless nerd trend?”
That led to my next point.
IF WE ALL DRESSED UP LIKE NAZIS AND REENACTED THE HOLOCAUST WOULD PEOPLE LAUGH THAT OFF AS WELL?
So listen. I don’t need a history lesson and the “Heritage Not Hate” motto is so much BS I feel like I need to wash my mouth out with soap right now. I get what people are saying was “really” going on but the fact is that everyone knows the huge under and overtones of what was happening at that same time. We know that the war in Europe was really about taking over the world but killing Jews, Homosexuals, and even Christians is a large part of what was happening and those undertones keep us from celebrating those events and calling the war a simple logical German-Pride movement.
Governor Merkel in Germany helped to get it approved that it is 100% illegal to deny the holocaust, parade Nazi propaganda and all of that.
The reason is because there is a sensitive issue happening and it’s so apparent that a law needed to be put into place to help ignorant people acknowledge that.
I’m not saying we need a law in place but we need people to stand up and talk about the ridiculousness of allowing a community of abusive slave-owners to “RISE UP AGAIN.” If a community existed that treated other human-beings like that that community has lost its “inalienable right” to exist and govern as a community. They obviously do not understand the value of life, the respect for humans, and the dignity that people deserve.
So here’s your apple to bite in to. REGARDLESS of your opinion on gays, homosexuals, or sexual preference people (whichever terminology fits best or you agree with… getting that right is like asking an ‘African-American’ whether he prefers being called, ‘Black’ or anything else I think. If you have a preference for any of the ‘terms’ or you don’t want to be boxed in by terms, let me know!) YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO HIT, BEAT, SLANDER, ABUSE, MAKE FUN OF, ETC. them. In the same way, we’ve got to have at least a minimal amount of sensitivity to everyone.
THERE’S MY HIPPIE SLANT, YOU CIVIL WAR JOKER!
Unity and Peace, right? A little Rastafarian Reggae for you too!
This one is short and sweet and to the point.
That’s all she wrote for now. Light a candle, sing Kumbaya, and tell someone you love them tonight… De-LY-LAAA