Archive for July, 2011

Casey Anthony, the celeb…Joy Behar, Andrew Dice Clay, Piers Morgan, George Lopez

July 29, 2011

I just opened up my laptop and found a headline   “Casey Anthony rubber mask sells for nearly $1 million on eBay“…that takes the cake, doesn’t it?  I actually have very little interest in Casey Anthony, but thought it was unbelievable that there is a rubber mask…for all I know, masks were manufactured 3 years ago when she first went to jail, right? I just can’t believe such a person should be on our radar….yes, I know…remember Richard Nixon, there were plenty of likenesses of “tricky Dick”.  I guess this woman who seems to be so hated by so many should have a mask…..hmmm…well, after all she is infamous, isn’t she…and a public figure.

On another note, last night I was watching The Joy Behar Show…she had some of her usual gossipy conversation and then she had as a guest Andrew Dice Clay. I remembered what I had thought of him years  ago, during his heyday…It was commonly held that he was a sexist OINK OINK. I tried to be open and fair while watching the show last night…thinking maybe he had changed and become a little humble due to falling out of favor for years.  NO SUCH F…KING LUCK! He was like a neanderthal in attitude (do I know what a neanderthal’s attitude was???)  Anyway, he really sounded like someone who had not been of this world for the past 20 or 30 years…He was brash, uninterested in his flawed behavior in the past and probably the least introspective person I’ve ever heard! Joy tried to give him the opportunity to exhibit that he had grown or felt that some of his behavior in the past was “off”..NOPE. He didn’t bite or even hear where she was coming from..he didn’t know she was giving him an opportunity because he thinks he’s perfect! He was total jerk!  What was really strange was that he wasn’t even funny during the interview…comedians doing interviews are usually funny..they are comedians, right? Or sometimes they are really honest about what they have been thru. I’ve never seen the likes of this bozo before!

The flip side of that is the fantastic interview Wednesday night on Piers Morgan’s show with George Lopez..This was stellar,,,just wonderful. Piers can be annoying sometimes and seem like he is really overstepping boundaries, but I do like what he does much of the time. He does his homework and knows about his guest…WELL, too!  George was sweet and dear, honest telling about his terrible childhood (both of his parents left him by the time he was 8 years old).  He seems to be  a self-made man,  has a good attitude and not a mean bone in his body…this was a heart-warming interview…

I guess you’ve got my two cents’ worth…had to write when I saw that headline…

Have a great weekend…this is MeddlingMom…

The Deficit, Bare Bottom Video (funny) and Pajama Jeans…What???

July 27, 2011

The news has been crazy…Congress is not taking care of the country, The President addressed the nation the other day; he is trying to do what’s right for the entire country, not just the rich……we just finished our …is it our 5th heat wave of the season, or the 6th…Life has been strange and upsetting, to say the least…we don’t have time to absorb the latest bit of insanity before the next onslaught knocks us over….Our culture has gotten pretty strange.. ..I thought maybe we could use a little comic relief……we seem to accept most things these days, especially artistic endeavors.  Someone sent me a great video, funny..actually from the UK ..first shown in 1982. I hope you’ll enjoy it. I did!

Although someone sent me that video and it was funny, I was originally thinking of writing about what I think is the most annoying commercial on TV.  And don’t you know…. while I was watching the video, the commercial came on?…have you ever heard of Pajama Jeans? Where style meets comfort! Have you seen the ad?  You can wear them to the grocery store and be comfortable! Isn’t that great? Why not just wear your jeans or your sweat pants or whatever you usually wear? Aren’t your clothes comfortable anyway? I mean if you are wearing a business suit and high heels or sturdy men’s shoes, I guess you might want to be more comfortable…so why wouldn’t you go home and change into jeans, shorts, sweat pants, slacks or anything else in your closet?  Do we really need another article of clothing  and one that will create confusion for all of us? Are these pajamas? or jeans? And if they are pajamas, why would we be wearing them to the grocery store???

They ask if you like stylish, sexy jeans and soft, comfy pajama bottoms…doesn’t everyone like those things?  Of course! But when you see what they look like…they can’t even make them look good in the commercial! You KNOW that’s the best they will ever appear, right? They look like cheap stretchy denim-look fabric…they cost approximately $40…now don’t most people find it possible to find nice PJ’s for $40? And most people already have the jeans that feel good and make them look their best…so who will be attracted to this product?  I can only imagine!  It’s funny, their online ad says you receive a grey crew neck shirt for free and it mentions looking sharp in these pants…are they joking?

If someone out there has purchased a pair of these, please write and tell us what you think about the product. I’d love to hear the opinion of someone who has worn this item!

That’s all for now…pray for 80 degrees or less everywhere and rain for the drought-ridden states!

This is MeddlingMom…

Betty Ford- an American icon!

July 10, 2011

Wow! Betty Ford was  an amazing, honest woman!. She was direct, reasonable, a feminist…she was what I call…A REAL PERSON. She believed in being herself and while she had a lovely demeanor, she didn’t shy away from answering questions about any issue.  She publicly spoke on behalf of what she believed, always being a gentle, decent, reasonable woman – very matter of fact.  She was not what the anti-feminists refer to as STRIDENT, though she got her point across. The idea of her 18 year old daughter having sex seemed to her to be normal, like any other young woman. She spoke out in support of the Equal Rights Amendment.  She shared her beliefs  despite the fact that she and her husband, The President, did not always agree on the issues.   She favored abortion rights. She was candid and outspoken and always full of grace and poise. She wasn’t concerned about the possibility of her children using marijuana.  She learned that she had breast cancer shortly after arriving at the White House.  She courageously shared that news with the world, taking away much of the stigma and embarrassment that surrounded the “C” word and the squeamishness that so many felt about even discussing the breast (it was very different era).  Imagine the impact she had on women and their families…by encouraging an open dialogue by her own example! When her family had an intervention to help her to stop taking pain killers (to which she was addicted), again she did what she needed to, didn’t shirk her responsibility to herself and her family and our nation and eventually opened The Betty Ford Center, to help others to manage their addictions.  She helped to change the lives of thousands of people by creating the center.  What a legacy.  She saluted being open…I salute her…she gave us much!

This is MeddlingMom…emulate Betty Ford…she was quite a role model!

Casey Anthony-A Surprising Conclusion?

July 6, 2011

For many the fact that Casey Anthony may be set free on Thursday is off-putting to say the least. Her reputation being what it is, people are pretty horrified that she may walk out of the court room Thursday after being sentenced for minor charges-a free woman. Of course we all know she will never be free again, really. It’s a sad, sad tale for her entire family…a daughter and granddaughter gone..something one never gets over…how do you heal after losing a young child and with many unanswered questions? How do Casey’s parents and Casey ever trust each other again, let alone regain being a family? There were so many accusations and seeming betrayals; these will be difficult if not impossible to forget or forgive without real facts coming to the surface and being revealed to each other. There is much to be discussed before this family can ever begin to have any sense of peace, if that is possible at all.

We really have no idea whether this family was any more dysfunctional than any other, despite all of the accusations. Having said that, it seems that Casey should at least have a mental evaluation.  She was partying heartily-they say- when her daughter was missing. It is hard to believe that she was not found to be abusing her child…,she was giving her toddler Xanax!  So that she’d go to sleep at night…I would consider that abuse.

Casey may have no natural place to go when she leaves prison. I wonder what she will do…Eventually, of course, she will have a million dollar book deal and a movie deal. She will have money. She will be able to pay her way.  She will be able to have another child. She will be famous (or infamous). She may have difficulty finding someone who will give her a job. She will be able to go to college.  One wonders what kind of decisions she will make.

And how does the public make peace with all of this…it is so anti climactic. I do believe the jury was not presented proof that she murdered her daughter…I don’t know if she intentionally did anything to her daughter. There may have been an accident.  She may have researched chloroform. That doesn’t mean she murdered her child.  I am sorry for all of us..we have been dragged around with this “news” for three years and now have what feels like a huge elephant in the living room, perhaps never to have that elephant leave.  The poor grandparents and that poor little girl…such a waste!

I would love to hear your comments.

This is MeddlingMom…

Congress-Deficit-BS-Alan Simpson-Social Security-Medicare-nonsense!!!

July 5, 2011

I received this as an e-mail earlier today. It needs nothing. I thought it expressed how many of us feel. I apologize for some of the language. It isn’t mine.


This says it all!!!!!!!!Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats. August, 2010.Here’s a response in a letter from an unknown farmer in Montana….
I think he is a little ticked off! He also tells it like it is !

“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight.

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public tit for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other
Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.


To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain BS, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable A___.”

If you like the way things are in America, delete this. If you agree with what a fellow citizen says, PASS IT ON!!!!

This is MeddlingMom…have a great week…

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