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  • Oh Miley

    Oh yes, I’m going there.  My life is too boring lately so I’ve resorted to blogging about something in the “news.” (I use the term news very very loosely here.)

    After the VMA’s on Sunday my FB feed blew UP with people posting about the Miley Cyrus / Robin Thicke performance.  I didn’t watch the VMA’s so I had no clue what was going on.  Well Monday morning my curiosity got the best of me and I watched the performance.   Hmm….

    I’m not shocked and by no means am I offended.  Do I think Miley put her best booty, er foot forward, no.  Do I think the performance was shocking, no!  Do I care, umm not really but there are a few things I do want to add.

    First off, if you’ve seen the unedited version (the edited they are wearing flesh body suits to give the illusion of being naked) of Blurred Lines you know the girls are naked and or topless rubbing and grinding on Robin Thicke.  Personally the video made me like the song more. So do I really think Miley was inappropriate.  Umm not so much. (This is really directed to all those going “I wonder what his wife thinks?”  Well she knew he had naked girls in the video so at least Miley had some sort of clothing on.)

    Secondly, Miley is 20 years old.  TWENTY!!!!  You know what most girls are doing at 20 years old?  Getting drunk, dancing on bars and grinding on college boys.  The difference they aren’t famous so no one cares.

    Yes, sure, Miley was probably a role model for numerous little girls growing up.  However, those little girls who looked up to and respected Miley while she was Hannah Montana are most likely grown up now as well.  Does it suck for them that she’s done this, maybe.  But she didn’t do anything more shocking or controversial than let’s say the Britney / Madonna kiss back in 2003 (way more shocking if you ask me).  And for the record Brit Brit was only like 22.

    Personally I feel like she is a just a 20 year old girl trying to figure out who she is.  For years she had everyone around her telling her who she was.  I think it’s perfectly normal for her to want (and get) to figure out who she is and who she will be.  Granted one day she may look back on this performance and be embarrassed but maybe she won’t.  For the last few months she’s been all over the news for this or that. Clearly she is trying to find herself.  She is just in an unfortunate position to have the world watching.  And she may not care.

    As the old saying goes, no publicity is bad publicity.



  • Tornado footage

    A large tornado hit the small town of Macon MS today. I lived there until I was 8. We still have family friends who live in the area so when I saw a video on fb of this large tornado I texted mom and told her she might want to call our friend Cindy. Mom responded to my text that the video was actually Cindy’s house! What!?!? Of course they were fine but there was damage in the surrounding areas. The video of the tornado from there house has made it’s way around since early this afternoon. First I saw it on fb. Then I saw the footage on Fox News and now it’s on CNN.

    Crazy! Thankfully it seems our friends are all safe tonight!



  • A rant for equality!

    I don’t normally post about things going on in the media but yesterday was national equality day.  Throughout the day numerous friends began changing their profile pictures on fb to the red equality sign.  I did my fair share of “liking” these but I had no intention of actually changing my pic.

    Having been born in small town Mississippi and raised in smallish town Alabama, I grew up around strong “southern” values.  And by southern I mean small town southern – which to me was being Republican and of a strong religious background.  I feel I was pretty sheltered growing up and it wasn’t until I was in my 20’s that I really developed my own values.  What I believed in regardless of those around me.  At some point in time (probably while living in Austin) I learned to look at those ideals that were outside of my comfort zone.  And while I don’t agree with this or that I feel like I have a pretty solid foundation at this point.

    With a little background out of the way, I will continue on the path I started.

    As the day went on I saw more and more posts in favor of equality and each one made me smile to see the peers that had jumped on the bandwagon, as it were.  To be fair, I didn’t actually see any posts that were not in favor of equality though I saw a few people mention they had.  People were either speaking their minds in favor or being quiet, until last night.  As Matt and I were sitting on the couch watching The New Normal (which is a GREAT show about a gay couple and their surrogate) I was scrolling through FB when I came to one of most disgusting posts I had seen.















    After I read this my blood began to boil!  What a rude and ignorant thing to say.  I just couldn’t fathom someone had the balls to actually say that on fb.  I am even more ashamed to admit this person is related to me.  Infuriated, I couldn’t even think of  a witty/snarky comment to make so I didn’t say anything.  And then I began to feel kind of bad that I didn’t respond so I posted my own fb status (passive aggressive for the win!)  and then I deleted her this morning.  I’m sure she saw my post and I hope she realizes it was about her at some point.  I know it’s catty and I’m fine with that.  This is my dad’s brother’s daughter.  She has her own issues, which she spews on fb regularly.  I haven’t seen her since I was maybe 5 so I know I’m not missing anything.

    I think the thing that makes me the maddest though is the fact that she puts it out there for people to see that she is not a very good parent and then she has the audacity to criticize someone, anyone else.  That’s a really Christian thing to do! (The link is to a “Christian” site.)

    Honestly, I don’t know why this is still an issue.  Being able to marry your partner, whether is it same sex or opposite sex, doesn’t affect ANYONE else!  Everyone, gay, straight, black, white, red, purple or green should have the same rights.  They should be able to marry the person of their choosing and enjoy the same benefits, whether it’s tax breaks,  medical insurance or providing for a child(ren) that straight people have.  What I am not saying is that churches should have to honor state provided weddings.  Churches are private organizations and should follow the rules that work best for them.  But at a State level, I don’t think the govt should say who can or cannot enjoy the benefits of being “married.”  If I get married in a church I STILL have to get a marriage certificate from the state for it to be legal, so is or should this really even be a problem or an issue?  I think not!



  • God bless the children

    I normally don’t post about things in the news but I can’t help think about the parents of the children who were killed today in Newton CT. I can’t imagine going to pick your child up and being told he or she would never come home. The presents sitting under Christmas trees that won’t be opened.

    It makes me sad and angry that people think this kind of behavior is okay. 🙁

    May the bastard rot in hell!