The Miss America Pageant has become a parody of itself. The mannequin-like smiles and feigned enthusiasm of the contestants made me cringe with embarrassment for them. I think those girls were just trying to get ahead, but it's too bad they had to perform in such a humiliating, unnatural way to earn the judges' approval. If you get the chance check out the list of judges. Ha!
I am so sick of shopping at Walmart. Finally, I have reached the point where I am willing to pay more money for a cozy atmosphere and sincere customer service.
There were many people of different nationalities in Haiti during the earthquake working with the Haitian people to improve the Haitian economy and quality of life.
I keep seeing Haitians on news shows desperately running and grabbing at anything that could help them to survive, but the video is shown in a way that makes the Haitian people seem to be sub-human rioters. As if they ( the people who run the news shows) would act differently if they were in the same position. I suppose those images of poor black people looking savage and dirty sells advertising.
Here I go. I live in the Baltimore area. In this city already drowning in financial debt several years ago a seven year old boy was arrested, and taken to trial, you read right, for riding a dirt bike. I don't know how much the trial cost, but much more than knocking on the door and informing the parents.
Then we have the investigation of Mayor Sheila Dixon for stealing gift cards and not reporting gifts from her boyfriend on her taxes. Once again in a city that is closing fire houses, laying off workers, and ending after school programs, her trial and investigation cost the taxpayers of Baltimore millions of dollars. She could have been fined and made to pay back the money she had stolen, and then voted out in the next election. Most people agree that for the most part she has been a competent mayor. But everything is political and once again the citizens of Baltimore lose, while political parties try to garner power.
At this point in my life I have met Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Pagans. and all of them believe their ways of seeing the Creator is Their Best Way. I am amazed and always learn something from all of them that I needed to know. I think all of them have much truth in their stories and religions. What matters to me most is their capacity for love, honesty, decency, and compassion.
Petroleum Jelly is one of the best moisturizers that I have used. Also, I have found Witch Hazel to be an excellent low cost astringent. Aloe is a great healer for my occasional zits. I buy it from the health food store for three dollars and it lasts me for a year.
I would love Jesus if it were revealed to me that he was never perfect.
Just cannot take Christopher Lloyd seriously as an evil Klingon.
WouId Obama be president if he had ancestors that were slaves, had chocolate brown skin, and average looks? Same personality and intellect. I think not because there is an assumption that darker brown people are not as valuable as lighter skinned people in this world. Too bad.