Wednesday, December 2, 2009

AND I HAVE BEEN THERE TOO ..!

SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT DETROIT!


And I think that the folks in this little video accomplished that quite nicely! It is weird that there is a 'Fiesta movement', because one of my You Tube subscriptions did a Fiesta Movement a little time back, and I thought it was something that she just made up!! Her name is Brittani Louise Taylor and you can check her videos out here. She is funny and has a really neat vibe. She recently did a tour of her hometown. She is from Sedona, Arizona and I thought about Myra watching her show her town off.

Arizona is a place that I have always liked for two main reasons. When my Mom first started her physical decline, her doctor would tell her she needed to move to a warm, dry climate like Arizona. Then, I liked it because it meant I wouldn't have to shovel snow anymore!

Fought there a few times, once nearly randomly stayed there. I figured I could have bought a car and slept in it until I found my bearings. I have always liked to think that I can catch on just about anywhere, particularly if I like the place.

On Monday I have my first appointment with a job counselor. I don't know what kind of work is available ... I have always thought that there is hiring after the holidays, when companies figure out their budget and how much growth they expect to have. But sitting around is a no go.

TIGER WOODS

While it is not on the level of importance of other things, say the President's speech on Afghan strategy, the story has gotten a lot of attention. Is it deserved?

In this case, yes it is. His drag-ass statement that he has finally released says a lot of stuff that is true. One of the first things that I thought when he finally got around to addressing the subject of his incident, is that he finally got a story to tell. A story, but not the truth. Not to the public, anyway. Or his wife.

But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don't share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.

You know what ... I will give him that. But for the 'all he does is hit a ball with a stick' stuff, I do think that you forefit some privacy when you trade your skills openly as he does for profit. 'Role model'? Charles Barkley killed the role model part of being a sports icon years ago. This isn't to say that he was wrong about it, but ever since, what is it that atheletic icons represent?

I have a problem with people selling their personal lines based on a facade of being a person that they know that they aren't. Barry Sanders, in his quiet excellence still was a false bill of goods (said he was saving himself for marriage but had a child out of wedlock). But it didn't matter to me because he wasn't out with his face and likeness promoting half the world and earning millions doing it.

Why did Tiger do what he did? Skanks are coming out of the proverbial 'Woods-work' if you will, with tales of their skirmishes with Elton Woods. And the experts are salivating at their chances to speak on the whys and wherefores he did what is alledged and how men are this and the power and opportunity is that (and I can't say that that 'this and that' ISN'T related in this case, cause this time they may be!) and how the anguish felt by the wife and children are ...

... sorry, that stuff is so much 'yadda, yadda, yadda' to me. What I wonder is, could it be part of the conspiracy to divert our attention from somewhere? Because while we never should have gone to Iraq and should have tracked down Bin Laden while he was in sight, the operation in Afghanistan is frought with trouble and danger. That would be what is first on my mind.

Then there is the Mike Huckabee 'Willie Horton' case. Maurice Clemmons was granted clemency by the then Arkansas govenor in 1999. Now, as much 'tea reading' that I do in my own personal life, I am not going to slam Gov. Huckabee for letting his faith help him make his decisions.

Where I am going to flag him, is that it should not be the first or a primary factor in making a decision. I left a comment with the 'believe in God but lock your doors' line, because I don't think that faith is meant to be the only thing we use in making choices in life. It is but a component of the process.

I would rather there be more intense debate about religion and its role in making policy that everyone has to live with. That is a good digression from the President's address. Something that for an alternative, would result in real ideas being explored.

Anywho, it is dreary and chilly outside. Monday is when I go to another someone to talk about getting set up for finding job. If I knew my way around, I would venture off on my own to another site. There aren't any sidewalks on Route 1, and with the amount of traffic going by, not the best way for me to get around.

Pieces!!

3 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

While I am disappointed in Tiger's behavior, the media broohaha is horrible. What ever happened to the single news story or headline, versus being plastered everywhere.

Beth said...

ya know what? I could care less about Tiger and his girlfriend and his wife...who cares? I mean, give the man some privacy! we wouldn't want OUR crap out on the street like that, why should he be any different? Just cuz he plays golf and is a household name? that doesn't give us the right to invade his privacy. nuff said.

Brittani Taylor said...

Aww so glad you liked my video! <3