Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pussycat Dolls?

I'm sitting here drying my hair, watching the "Ellen DeGeneres Show". I really adore Ellen. She seems to be one of the nicest people in show business. But this blog isn't about her. It's about the Pussycat Dolls who are singing (and I use that word very loosely) at the tail end of her show. Which is appropriate. The tail part.

They appear to be five extremely skinny young women dressed in painted on clothes, dancing (and I use THAT word very loosely) in five inch stilettos. They are lip synching. At least they appear to be remembering the words.

As they flip and flop around the stage, wiggling and wagging, to prerecorded music which is amplified and electronically modified many times over, I'm left wondering why many people seem to think that this is entertainment. Because it's loud? It's colorful ...... as in pink and various colors of clothing. But it's boring. There is nothing meaningful to the lyrics, no excellence of practiced vocal chords or choreography. There is simply nothing about this that is top notch or entertaining (unless, perhaps, you're a 50-year-old straight man having a mid-life crisis).

I find myself hoping that my 12-year-old granddaughter never sees these young "entertainers" and never comes to believe that this is something to which she should aspire.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Go Ahead, Tell Us Glenn Beck is NOT the Biggest Hypocrite in the Western World

First, from January 3, 2008, Glenn Beck now knows "the meaning of compassion."

Quotes from the above:
- "(surgery) went horribly awry"
- "it was one of the most eye opening experiences of my life to receive health care in the United States today"
- "(health care) was phenomenally bad"
- "I have stories that will melt your brain ...... hopefully will melt the brain of the CEO of this hospital"
- "If they don't care about the President of GE do you really think they care about schlubs ..... the average working stiffs?"
- "We don't understand compassion anymore" (yes, particularly ironic, isn't it?)
- "I've had pretty dark times"
- "could have come out of the movie SAW"
- "Saturday night I was full fledged suicidal"

All of the above because of his BUTT SURGERY. Screwed up butt surgery. By our health care system. What a weenie.

Then comes even more explanation of how bad the care is in this country:

Quotes from the above:
- "There were times in the last couple of weeks that I was literally nothing more than a number"
- "There were times when people literally turned their back on my cries of plea"
- "Our politicians are right, we do have a health care crisis in this country"

He indicates that health care will not be improved by politicians who want to throw money at the health care system for marble counters and plasma TVs. Wow. I didn't know I was getting a plasma TV next time I was in hospital, did you? Cool! I thought I was just gonna get the usual, good ol' fashioned kind of plasma. You know, the kind that comes in a plastic bag. Glad he straightened that one out for me.

Try not to lose your teeth from the quick spin around after Glenn Beck went from CNN (at which time the above was filmed) to FOX News .......

Quotes from the above:

- "America has the best health care system in the world."

How does he know this?

- "I don't see anyone dying in the streets anywhere."

Here comes a pretty good summary of Glenn Beck:

One of the comments following this video on YouTube was "too bad nobody handed him a gun." Hmmmmmmm.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Think You Already Have Enough to Worry About?

Well, you're wrong.

Turns out we should be worried about asteroids, also.

According to "USA Today", NASA was ordered by Congress four years ago to watch 90% (what, the other 10% don't count?) of the asteroids in space which may pose a threat to earth. One small yet significant problem: Congress did not come through with the money for enough telescopes to do this.

Guess y'all best get out your telescopes and start watchin'.

Click on the blog title to be taken to a very interesting NASA site.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Online Tarot Readings

I've been prompted to continue with my intention to offer online tarot readings. Thank you, Mind of MoJo reader!

There are several ways which work well for tarot readings. By phone, in person, by email, or using SKYPE on the computer. Readings generally take a half hour to 45 minutes. If you have a specific question I'll be pleased to address it for you. If you wish a general reading, or a reading regarding one particular area of your life (finances, career, romance) that is an option, also.

An email reading is generally somewhat more extensive, including horoscope information, card layout and interpretation.

Questions? Either leave a message on this blog, or email me directly at

The Tarot Reader is in!