Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Here Comes My Soapbox...

Alright, there are some events taking place in the news of late that are weighing on my mind or just plain bugging me. So, I’m going to take a brief moment to pull out the ol’ soapbox and offer up a brief rant. Thanks for indulging me.

Penn State Coach Joe Paterno: Glad you have decided to retire. It’s time to go. Whether or not you knew of only the one incident involving piece-of-trash assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, in my opinion, you didn’t bird dog it enough. It’s definitely time to step down amid this ugly time at Penn State.

I may take some heat from the Penn State faithful on this, but there’s a time to support your football program and there’s a time to take a moral stand and do the right thing. So, fans, do the right thing. (And this is coming from a diehard University of Kentucky fan who adores her team. Believe me, had this happened at my alma mater, I’d be leading the charge for heads to roll.)

As for you Sandusky, there’s a special place in hell waiting for you. Had that been one of my children you assaulted, you would be glad to be in police custody. Because I would have made sure they never found the body. Just sayin.’

To the Duggar family: While I do value the sanctity of life, please stop. You’re having your 20th child. Jim Bob, back away from your wife.

And, to all of the Kardashians: Please go away. While I don’t watch your show, you’ve unfortunately seeped into every mainstream media outlet and I can’t escape any mention of you. You’re famous for being famous, nothing else, and I’m tired of seeing Kim and the entire family in my face 24/7. GO AWAY NOW.

Okay, I’ll put the soapbox away. We now return to regularly scheduled blogging.
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19 comments:

paula said...

I am soooo with you...

Deviled Megs said...

This very morning I was thinking how does she have TIME or ENERGY to be romantical with her husband?!? I mean, seriously.

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

As for Sandusky, there are more people at Penn who should rot in hell for the cover-up.

Hang or fry them, and let the boys throw the switch.

Wikipedia has a copy of the indictment. It's sick.

Nezzy said...

Scooch over sister and let me on that box right next to ya!!!

I say the Dugger's announcement and I have to say my heart sank a bit. I remembered how that last little Dugger struggled for life.

Yep, enough is enough.

God bless and have a marvelous day!!! :o)

Kate said...

I think it's selfish of the Duggar mom to have more children. Her last pregnancy was high risk and the baby was sick (I think?). If the mom dies or has complications during this birth then she's leaving behind all of those kids. I hope that makes sense!

So tired of the Kardashians. I'm hoping they disappear like Heidi and Spencer!

Chic Coles said...

Our thoughts also.Thanks so much for posting.

Twist of Lime said...

I love this post! Totally agree on PSU! And I love what you said about not finding the body! I feel the SAME way!!!!

I have a friend who made me laugh so hard. She said, "Do the Duggars believe their genes are so spectacular that they need to keep populating the world?" Love it!!!

And agree on the Kardashian's!

Jennifer said...

thanks for venting! I agree!

Tracey said...

Couldn't agree more!! Glad you stood on the soapbox.. you are right on with each and every comment!!! Love this post!!!

bevy said...

Next time get a bigger soapbox! I want to climb on too! The Kardashians seem to just be a humungous train wreck.

AEOT said...

B and I cannot stop talking about the issues at Penn State. It's insane. And so, so, so disgusting. And for those that knew and didn't report it (or didn't follow through on the reporting), technically you are an accessory to a crime and you should be tried as well. How would you feel if that was your son or daughter??? I've had to call child protective services before, and it is NOT fun, but it's necessary. I can't even imagine not calling the police in this situation. No matter what.

I don't watch the K people either and, blech, for good reason. Just be done. No one likes you.

And can you believe that my husband thinks that 4 kids is too many??? I just feel bad for their kids as they're all just raising each other. I do have to say that they seem to be very polite children though. I think they're all a little crazy, but at least they're polite!!

amiLCT said...

I love you.
Thank you. So perfectly stated.

James said...

Dear lady. never put your soapbox away. You are dead on and need to be heard.

The Entertaining House said...

Tuck the soapbox in a corner. Do not put it away!!!! :)

Ann said...

Amen on all three points!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

AMEN on all three subjects.

As more of the details came out about the PSU situation...all I can say is that I was physically ill. My heart breaks for the victims. The silence that some kept also reminds me of another story that infurtiates me...the silence that the Apple employees kept while hearing the woman cry for help in the Lululemon murder.

Duggars. My uterus hurts thinking about it.

And the Kardashians. They obviously think we're all idiots. And what's sad is that I think once their show comes back on, it will only garner them a bigger audience. They are everything that is wrong with this country! OK, that might be exaggerating but they really infuriate me, too!

JMW said...

Thanks, everyone, for letting me rant and for sharing your thoughts as well. Such a sad, sick situation. And Holiday Tiff, your comment about the Duggars made me laugh out loud. I hear ya, sista!

Basil Becky said...

I agree 100%

LPC said...

You are quite simply too well-behaved for this world in which we live:). Would that more people followed your model. Do keep speaking out. Some of us just have to.