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Jon & Kate Plus 8 Equals A Whole Lot Of Drama!!!!

“Jon & Kate Plus 8” has seen a serious increase in ratings since news of their marital strife broke.9.8 million viewers tuned in to the reality show.Some folks just love to revel in other people’s misery.And the Gosselins shattered marriage is miserable. Yes,indeed it is.

Jon’s affair has been all over the tabloids.And there is some speculation about Kate & her bodyguard.It’s so like a soap opera that it’s not even funny.Because there are 8 kids involved in this whole dramatic spectacle that has become Jon & Kate’s life.

What sense of normalcy are they trying to give their kids by putting it all out there?They should retire the cameras & work on their marriage for the sake of their children.

Here’s more on the ratings that their problematic union has drawn from The Vancouver Sun:

“Sure, their marriage is in flames. Yep, they’re on the cover of every tabloid magazine. Uh-huh, they may both be cheating on their betrothed, and their kids may well end up resembling eight Danny Bonaduce’s. But holy heck, do Jon and Kate draw the ratings.

The big season opener of Jon and Kate Plus 8 pulled in 9.8 million viewers Monday night, according to Nielsen Media Research, 4 million of which were women in the 18-49 age range. That’s great news for the producers of TLC’s ‘Cake Boss’ which followed Jon and Kate’s hour of marital depression and duly held onto 3.2 million of their viewers.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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The American Idol Shocker!!

Kris Allen actually won over the guy that has the full package.I mean,Adam Lambert has the edgy rocker look with the black nail polish & spiky jet black hair.Plus,he is a much better singer.

So,even Kris Allen seemed taken aback when he learned that he was the next American Idol.It’s being called “the biggest upset in eight seasons” by People.com.Here’s more:

“David Cook, on the verge of relinquishing his title Wednesday night, told Ryan at the start of the two-hour finale:

I don’t know that America can get this wrong.”

Actually, America’s decision will be a point of considerable debate in the next day and maybe even days beyond that — with just under 100 million votes cast, dark horse Kris Allen beat out Adam Lambert, who for weeks has been considered the all-but-inevitable champ.This is the biggest upset in eight seasons.

The result was an even bigger surprise considering that — as even Kris’s supporters would concede — Adam gave the stronger performance on the Tuesday performance show. Simon anointed him a “worldwide star.”

Apparently stunned by the news of his victory, Kris couldn’t help but stammer, “Adam deserves this.”

Oh, please! Adam was the most acclaimed Idol contestant ever, but also one of the most divisive. At any rate, it was an exciting jolt at the end of a long two hours. The show started with the 13 season finalists dressed in white, as if they had just died and were arriving in the afterlife.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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CNN’s Dana Bash:Her Questions On Waterboarding Tripped Nancy Pelosi Up For Sure!!!!

Rick Sanchez wants to know if Nancy Pelosi has given the Republicans more ammunition with her “muddled answers” regarding waterboarding. I say yes,yes,& yes!!! She is just another lying politician.And CNN’s Dana Bash really exposed Pelosi’s dishonesty to the fullest!

Nancy Pelosi was not forthcoming about what she knew about waterboarding.I mean,Speaker Pelosi finally admitted today that she found out back in 2003 that waterboarding was a part of the CIA’s “harsh interrogation techniques.”I cannot say whether or not the CIA misled Nancy Pelosi,as she claims.

All I know is that Ms. Pelosi is not telling the truth.And neither was the Bush administration when they told all of America that we did not torture,among other things.In my opinion,we should investigate them all!!

Whether they are a Democrat or a Republican,lying politicians need to be dealt with.Because frankly,they exist on both sides of the aisle in great numbers. We have to find a way to put trustworthy & honorable people in Washington.But,I know that is just wishful thinking!!

Here’s more on Nancy Pelosi’s lies from CNN:

“A source close to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now confirms that Pelosi was told in February 2003 by her intelligence aide, Michael Sheehy, that waterboarding was actually used on CIA detainee Abu Zubaydah.

This appears to contradict Pelosi’s account that she was never told waterboarding actually happened, only that the administration was considering using it.

Sheehy attended a briefing in which waterboarding was discussed in February 2003, with Rep. Jane Harman, D-California, who took over Pelosi’s spot as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

This source says Pelosi didn’t object when she learned that waterboarding was being used because she had not been personally briefed about it — only her aide had been told.

The source said Pelosi supported a letter that Harman sent to the administration at the time raising concerns. The source asked not to be identified because of the sensitive nature of matters discussed in classified intelligence briefings.

Pelosi admits attending one briefing in September 2002, but at a news conference last month, she was adamant that she did not know waterboarding was used.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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Saudi Arabia: A Saudi Judge Thinks That It’s Okay To Slap A Financially Frivolous Woman!

As hot tempered & opinionated as I am,I’m sure glad that I don’t live in Saudi Arabia! The women are still expected to be docile & obedient to their husbands.And,according to a Saudi judge,they should be slapped if they don’t practice frugality.

Can you believe he made this remark at a seminar on domestic violence? How rich is that?!! Here’s more from CNN:

Husbands are allowed to slap their wives if they spend lavishly, a Saudi judge said recently during a seminar on domestic violence, Saudi media reported Sunday. Arab News, a Saudi English-language daily newspaper based in Riyadh, reported that Judge Hamad Al-Razine said that “if a person gives SR 1,200 [$320] to his wife and she spends 900 riyals [$240] to purchase an abaya [the black cover that women in Saudi Arabia must wear] from a brand shop and if her husband slaps her on the face as a reaction to her action, she deserves that punishment.”

Women in the audience immediately and loudly protested Al-Razine’s statement, and were shocked to learn the remarks came from a judge, the newspaper reported.Arab News reported that Al-Razine made his remark as he was attempting to explain why incidents of domestic violence had increased in Saudi Arabia.

He said that women and men shared responsibility, but added that “nobody puts even a fraction of blame” on women, the newspaper said. Al-Razine “also pointed out that women’s indecent behavior and use of offensive words against their husbands were some of the reasons for domestic violence in the country,” it added.

Domestic violence, which used to be a taboo subject in the conservative kingdom, has become a hot topic in recent years. Groups like the National Family Safety Program have campaigned to educate the public about the problem and help prevent domestic abuse.Saudi women’s rights activist Wajeha Al-Huwaider told CNN that Saudi women routinely face such attitudes.” Read the rest here.

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U.K Bans Michael Savage Because Of His Extreme Right Wing Views!

I am all for free speech,even if it is hateful & demeaning.But since nothing is really free in this world anymore,it seems you have to pay a price for what you say.And I’m not talking about a monetary price,either.

For instance,the absolutely horrid Michael Savage has been banned from the U.K. because of his hateful,racist tirades.The Brits say that it’s a privilege to visit their land.And Mr. Savage is not one of the privileged ones.

Here’s more from The Independent:

Sixteen people banned from entering the UK were “named and shamed” by the Home Office today. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to make public the names of 16 people banned since October so others could better understand what sort of behaviour Britain was not prepared to tolerate. The list includes hate preachers, anti-gay protesters and a far- right US talk show host.

“I think it’s important that people understand the sorts of values and sorts of standards that we have here, the fact that it’s a privilege to come and the sort of things that mean you won’t be welcome in this country,” Ms Smith told GMTV.

Coming to this country is a privilege. If you can’t live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what’s more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded.

“We are publishing the names of 16 of those that we have excluded since October. We are telling people who they are and why it is we don’t want them in this country.”

She said the number of people excluded from Britain had risen from an average of two a month to five a month since October. The list of the 16 “least wanted” includes radio talk show host Michael Savage, real name Michael Weiner.

This is someone who has fallen into the category of fomenting hatred, of such extreme views and expressing them in such a way that it is actually likely to cause inter-community tension or even violence if that person were allowed into the country,” Ms Smith told BBC Breakfast.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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What Do Ms. California & The Fired Cheerleading Coach Have In Common?

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What similarities do Ms. California & the fired cheerleading coach,Carlie Christine,share?Well,both of their first names start with the letter C. Carrie and Carlie both are six letter names that rhyme with each other.And they are both smoking hot girls with racy photos circulating all over the internet.

Now,what are the differences between the two? Ms. California has represented herself as a wholesome girl with a staunch conservative viewpoint.Carlie Christine has not imposed her political or personal views on anyone, as far as I know.

In summation,Ms. California’s racy pictures are at odds with the image she has put forth & Carlie Christine’s photos are not.If Ms. California wants to be the symbol of modesty & conservatism,then she should expect to be criticized for posing half-naked.And Ms. California is a role model to way more girls than a cheerleading coach could ever be.

How will these images affect the minds of young girls who dream of being Ms. California one day?Carrie Prejean seems to be just as confused about what kind of image she wants to portray as she is about “opposite marriage.”

Personally,I don’t care about Ms. California’s “racy pics.What is disturbing to me is when folks act like they have the moral authority over others because of their religion.When you do that,you deserve to be put under a microscope yourself.And that’s what happened in Ms. Prejean’s case.

Sorry,Ms. Prejean,but no one is trying to “undermine” your “reputation” unless these pictures were photoshopped.Your claim to fame is that you are the beauty queen with Christian morals & values.And you have been stressing that fact all over the media.It would be different if you were just a cheerleading coach like Carrie Christine.

Here’s more on Miss California’s racy pics from Queerty:

Can we get just one more post out of Miss California Carrie Prejean? Yep, you bet we can! On the heels of the “values” beauty contestant popping up in a sultry Bl!sss Magazine photospread, we’re hearing there are — wait for it, wait for it — nude photos of her on the way! In a tease, website TheDirty.com posted this backside shot of Prejean, which is likely only the beginning. Remember those photos of Vanessa Williams that got her crown stripped? Looks like Miss California is en route to the same.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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Turkish Engagement Party Turns Into A Bloodbath!

Sevgi Celebi and the man she intended to marry,Habib Ari,were celebrating their love by throwing an engagement party.Neither of them could have imagined the force of hatred that would intervene.Their celebration became the scene of what appears to be a bloody clan feud.Both Sevgi Celebi & Habib Ari were killed in the massacre.Here’s more from The Guardian:

Forty-four people were killed when gunmen opened fire at an engagement party in south-eastern Turkey last night in what is believed to have been the culmination of a blood feud between rival families.

Ahmet Ferhat Ozen, the acting governor of Mardin province, told Reuters the masked assailants stormed a hall in the village of Bilge, attacking guests with automatic rifles and hand grenades.The prospective bride, Sevgi Celebi, and groom, Habib Ari, were killed in the assault – thought to have lasted for 15 minutes – as was the cleric conducting the “introduction” ceremony.Six children and 16 women were among the victims. One schoolboy survived after the body of his brother, who was killed, fell on top of him.

Earlier reports had said the attack was made on a wedding party.

The Turkish interior minister, Besir Atalay, said the most likely cause of the attack was a feud between families.

Evidence so far shows it was not the work of a terrorist group,” he said when asked whether the militant Kurdistan Workers party (PKK) could have been responsible.

Eight suspects had been detained, Atalay said. Most of them shared the same family name as many of the dead, bolstering suggestions that the attack had been driven by an intra-clan vendetta.

A local official told Turkey’s Haberturk TV channel that the killings had arisen from an old feud in a pro-government militia that included the families of the prospective bride – the daughter of the village muhtar, or chief – and groom.

One of the families had reportedly opposed the marriage. The muhtar, Hamit Celebi, was killed along with 10 of his relatives, the state-run Anatolian news agency reported.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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