Saturday, March 29, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow's Lack of Discretion is Legendary

Oh my, there she is in the news again; Gwyneth Paltrow has opened her mouth and out came a bunch of insensitive crap. 

First, she didn't want Vanity Fair magazine digging into her behaviors, her lifestyle or her friends.  Vanity Fair has excellently written articles, so my guess is, there's some stinky stuff out there.  Fact is --- who really cares. Why is she so focused on remaining unscathed?  The only way to go unscathed is to live it.  Not that easy. 

This actress is not bad, as far as her movie roles go.  I like most of the movies she's been in.  They may be a little one dimensional, but she's not a terrible actress like a few who shall remain nameless.

I just don't understand why she opens her mouth and equates herself  to the common single, working mom.  Could there be anything further from the single, working in an office mom, than Gwyneth Paltrow and her four or five large homes? 

Gees, a really smart woman recognizes her limitations and doesn't overstep her bounds.  Gwyneth is not only not very smart, but she's been coddled too long in a Hollywood fantasy world.  All these people need to wake up.  Or shut up.  I guess that would be even better.  Just shut the hell up.  Talk about an annoying human being.  She is the poster child for why the world basically sucks dick. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Southern Comfort

Definitely spring in Louisiana.  The trees are budding, the flowers are blooming, the giant mosquitoes that don't bite are flying and the temperatures are beautiful.  For all my friends still stuck in the frigid wasteland of Wisconsin, I feel your pain. 

There are a lot of things that are hard to cope with here in the south.  Lack of social services, poor roads, no sidewalks, chemical pollution, terrible public education,  insane politicians; well, the list is endless, but it does not include bad weather.  Yes we may get a hurricane or two, and absolutely, the summer is hot, sticky, humid and oppressive; but I really don't mind summer.  I've been cold for most of my life; being a little hot once in awhile is a supremely welcome alternative.

I have met some very wonderful people since I moved here.  It's no small feat to move to a new place at this rather late stage of life (I prefer to call it the very far end of middle-age, but in reality, it's the very beginning of my golden years).  It's not easy to make friends, but I've made a couple of friends who are extraordinarily kind and lovely people. 

I'm truly blessed.  It's March, and I'm driving around with my windows open.  I'm wearing sandals.  New Orleans is about 50 minutes from my front door.  The gulf is about two hours away.  I haven't seen a snow flake in almost a year.  Life is good.  And I'm glad I traded the north for the south. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bobby Jindal Completely Sold Louisiana

I don't understand how a governor can come in and completely decimate a state and all of its natural resources, then think he should run for president.

Bobby Jindal is every thinking man's nightmare as a politician.  Over $3 billion given to corporations (mostly chemical and petro-chemical) in tax credits, and to add insult to injury, these companies are allowed to operate almost free of any oversight, whatsoever, endangering workers and residents who live close by.  Meanwhile, there is a complete lack of any meaningful public services available to the citizens of the state.

The oil/gas exploration industry is under fire to fix the damage they've done to Louisiana's coast; but there is no outrage on the part of Bobby Jindal.  In fact, he looks for ways to NOT demand corporations take any responsibility for the environmental destruction they cause.  Hard to imagine an educated person so clueless about basic science, but there he is.

Never in my life have I seen a human being less fit for any kind of public office than Bobby Jindal.  Ooops - yes I have - Scott Walker up in Wisconsin.

These two clowns are almost as scary as Putin in Russia.  Putin wants to return to that old soviet way of things.  Walker and Jindal haven't got a clue what they want, except not to be unmasked as the total frauds they actually are.  They do that by blowing smoke up people's a$$es in the name of "tax cuts".  Sheesh.  Why don't they just call themselves what they are.... Reverse Robin Hoods --- stealing from the poor to give to the rich.

I'm here to tell you Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal are frauds and unless and until the people in Wisconsin and Louisiana put their thinking caps back on, these types of insane politicians will continue to destroy things.

Forget about crapping where you eat.  These yokels eat their own crap and expect you too, as well.  And like it.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

On a Lighter Note

I was enjoying my leisurely life yesterday, and decided to watch some Sophia Coppola movies.  I love Sophia Coppola movies.  She captures human frailty and futility so very well. 

It's interesting that her filmmaking style relies very little on dialogue, and so intensely on facial emotions.  I love that.  But I've always loved reading people, so that makes sense for me.

Regardless, I certainly hope Sophia Coppola continues to make movies and move mountains by the magical sleight of her hand.

I feel I'm seeing true genius in all her films.