Archive for September, 2010


MEDIA JERKS – LEVI JOHNSTON

By Sandra Lord and Allison Lord – Caribbean (read bios)

THE MOST ANNOYING MEDIA PERSONALITIES

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LEVI JOHNSTON

He’s got an overly whitened smile, and pumped pectorals that are sure to become ‘man boobs’ in a few years time; but he’s also got the pin up good looks of a teen idol that make him endearing to some.

To us, however, Levi Johnston is a babyish media jerk who, like his former “mother-in-law-in-waiting,” Sarah Palin, just can’t seem to go away. So, while he may be new to politics and entertainment, he has become a jerk in his own right.

In a desperate bid to extend his 15 minutes of fame and remain in the spotlight, Levi seems to latch onto any and every little opportunity to be the day’s media sound byte. Maybe the Palin “publicity-hungry gene” can be inherited just by association. Hmmm. Levi certainly has all the characteristics of Palinitis. Yes, that condition is as bad as it sounds!

Hey, he’s even getting involved in the family business – running for public office, eyeing the mayor’s chair in Wasilla. Not bad, huh, for a high school dropout, whose pregnant teenage girlfriend just happened to be the daughter of the Governor of Alaska, no less. Wonder what the laws up there say about sex with a minor. But that’s not our issue.

Truth is, we feel for Levi. He seems to be a nice, if not misguided young man whom comedienne, Kathy Griffin, described as (more…)

9/11 MOSQUE-Worship Place or Victory Flag? – By Sandra Gluschankoff

By Guest Blogger: SANDRA GLUSCHANKOFF — Argentinian (read bio)

A few years ago my husband invited me to a convention he was attending in Europe, my favorite travel destination in the world. He handed me the catalogue for me to make the necessary arrangements for the trip, and suddenly I froze.

Berlin?” I couldn’t for the life of me travel to Germany. Having been to Europe several times before, Germany was always a country I avoided. Germany! Many emotions invaded me until I hit the point of fear.

The idea of traveling to that country gave me an uneasy and anxious feeling. It is the birthplace of one of the major massacres in humanity, and where many of my ancestors were either murdered in extermination camps or suffered the devastating results of vicious persecution at war.

What disturbed me was beyond the history of the country. It was the people, who for years stood either silently or participated willingly in the mass genocide of everything the Nazi regime did not see fit to exist.

As I packed my bags, I decided it was time to face my demons and see for myself where everything started. Was I in for a surprise when I arrived in Berlin! The people were wonderful and welcoming, their food was great and so were their wines. But what amazed me the most was what they had made of their city.

I was brought into a complete state of relief. Whatever was left after the devastation had been kept as a constant reminder of what their ancestors did. Berlin pays homage to those who suffered under its country’s murderous reign. They do not choose to erase a part of their shameful past, a dishonorable piece of history that Ahmadinejad or filmmaker Oliver Stone intend to make look like a fantasy. Instead, it is displayed publicly for their youth to learn from the atrocities of the past.

Why can’t we do the same thing in this country? Why can’t we just say NO to the building of a mosque at the foot of Ground Zero? There should be a resounding (more…)

Shock Treatment…I still remember Hiroshima – By Kaz

By Guest Blogger: KAZ MATAMURA — Japanese (read bio)

I still remember Hiroshima after 65 years

We couldn’t do the Girls Gone Wild thing during our summer breaks; instead, we had home schooling with tons of homework.

We were forced to keep a journal everyday. That’s how Japanese keep kids from going too out of control during the long break. Well, our breaks weren’t that long; they were only five weeks.

August 7 and 15 were special summer school days. Usually, I didn’t show up to these special days, but that particular morning, my mom needed to clean the house thoroughly, so she kicked me out. After hanging out with friends in the classroom, bragging about how tanned we all were, we were lined up and marched to the auditorium.

When the baldheaded principal showed up at the podium, we bowed to him as he bowed. He talked about how healthy we looked and said that we shouldn’t overeat. Then he told us about the meaning of this day.

In 1945, this day, around eight o’clock in the morning, eighty thousand people disappeared in a flash. He told us if it happened right now in this city, that we, our parents, friends, neighbors, the man at the fish shop, the newspaper deliverymen, would be all gone. He’s a good speaker – he knows how to “personalize” history for us. (more…)

 
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