Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Preying on the Misery of Others

It is an early morning.  Damn, I hate it when the thoughts start whirring at 2:30 a.m.  There's no sleeping.  So here I sit.  Coffee in one hand. Keyboard in the other.

This deal with Jesse James and Sandra Bullock.  You've read about it.  It's in the papers, on the Net, all over the television.  Like this guy and his now estranged wife need more grief as piled on by the media?  It's like pouring salt in an open wound.  And the media is making big bucks off of the misery of these two people.  How awful.  When they need privacy, time to heal and an opportunity to figure their lives out....not to mention making the decision to reconcile or split the sheets, both are being lambasted with negative publicity.  No one should have to put up with this kind of abuse.

Yeah, yeah, you're saying Jesse James deserves what's being dished up.  With a name like Jesse James you thought this guy was an angel?   Heck, he's like the old west outlaw he's so proudly related to.  Shoot 'em up!  Make it whiskey.  Where's the broads?  You know the type.

And on the other side of the coin, didn't Ms. Bullock understand the principle that once a scoundrel always a scoundrel?   Guys like these don't change.  Ever.  Didn't her mom teach her that if you sleep with dogs you're bound to get fleas?  Well, Sandra Bullock is infested with fleas up the waazoo now and scratching like hell.

Whatever the case I still feel for the two miserable people.  Life can be shit on a stick.  And it's not tasty.

The photo here was taken yesterday just to the right of the marina.   The marina is located at the south/west end of the lake.  It kind of looks like a mudpuddle here but the lake is really substantial in size.   Shasta Bally, all covered in snow, is in the background. 

Did you know there's an off road trail to the top of Shasta Bally?  We've been there, drove that.  It's a hellofa drive to the top.  Takes a four wheel drive vehicle but OH!, what a view of the valley once you get there.  But ya gotta wait until there's no snow.   Only way to get to the top for at least a month or more is by snowmobile.   

I think I'm ready for a nap.......

But before I leave you here's a thought regarding yesterday's post: 

Aging is a high price to pay for maturity.


La Roo said...

My big beef about cheating is....
If you want to fool around, just get out. It is such a slap in the face to the other spouse. Most say they didn't want to hurt them. Then get get out if you can't be faithful. A split is a lot less painful han someone cheating. I'm sure it would hurt like hell, but not the way cheating would. Cheating is saying you're not enough. Spliting is saying I can't be faithful so I need to move on. That's the way I see it. As for the media, they are just vultures who prey on others misfortune. They themselves would not want what they dish out.
It's a shame.
I want to dip my toes in the chilly water. :)

Bob said...

Laroo: So how do you really feel about infidelity? :) Come on in, the waters fine!

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