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We are sisters who are passionate about the issues, but do not always share the same viewpoints. As American citizens who grew up in the Caribbean, we express our opinions from a unique point of view. We look forward to discussing everything that impacts living in the good ‘ole USA, with a touch of humor and Caribbean fire! Some of our friends will be blogging here as well. We also welcome your spirited comments. You may disagree with us, and feel free to tell us so, but do keep your responses civil. Just let’s have great discussion and agree to disagree – so fire away!! :)

MEDIA JERKS – 2010’s Most Annoying


By Sandra Lord and Allison Lord – Caribbean (read bios) with contributions by Sandra Glushankoff Argentinian (read bio)

THE MOST ANNOYING MEDIA PERSONALITIES OF 2010:

• Nancy Grace-Glenn Beck-Rush Limbaugh &  Bill O’ReillyNancy Pelosi • Perez Hilton • Kate Gosselin • Gloria Allred Tiger Woods & Jesse James • Sarah Palin

Tired of sanctimonious media talking heads, unscrupulous and opportunistic politicians, no talent celebrities and self-made nobodies? So are we! Here is our list of 2010’s most annoying media personalities – media jerks – whom we think should have been “tarred and feathered” for their shenanigans in 2010. They will appear in no particular order as the level of annoyance is about the same for all.

THE MOST ANNOYING MEDIA PERSONALITIES OF 2010

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Nancy Grace, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly:

The Three Stooges/Curly, Larry and Moe + One. However, what binds these four oddballs together is everything that is not genius. Grace, Beck, Limbaugh and O’Reilly are the epitome of today’s mean-spirited talk show hosts who seem to delight in their extraordinary ability to polarize the American people (er, despite the “extraordinary ability” part, this is not a compliment, guys), and their skill in the use of drama and theatrics to spew self-indulgent garbage on a daily basis. With the mistaken notion that they alone are the arbiters of truth, justice and liberty…oh, and let’s not forget American pride, these four angry, insecure, narcissistic loudmouths take the cake for belittling and berating their guests to show who can best shoot opposing viewpoints into oblivion. This grouping reminds us of a charming little saying we learned while growing up in the Caribbean, “Empty vessels make the most noise.” For us, listening to these yell and scream is akin to getting one’s wisdom teeth pulled…with no painkillers. Ayayay!! Funny thing is, while they love to denigrate, intimidate and dish it out to any and everybody, they have a haaaaaard time taking criticism. Our advice – they should each get a copy of Beck’s little book, “Arguing with Idiots,” and have a conversation with the mirror.

(©) 2010 Lord Sisters. All Rights Reserved.

NANCY PELOSI
(by Sandra Gluschankoff)
:

In 2007, Nancy Pelosi made history when she was elected the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House. However, in December 2010, there is an old phrase which sums up Nancy Pelosi’s political career in the Democratic Party: she has, to put it bluntly, “overstayed her welcome.” Get a clue woman! When your own people fear your presence at their public appearances when running for office, as if you were jinxed,  you have overstayed your welcome. When your popularity amongst registered voters plummets to 29 percent, as it was the case in this past November elections, it means it’s time to wrap up the show, hit the road and put a new face to the Democratic Party. No, we are not talking about another plastic surgery on »»»»


Fal: Fortune Telling & Destiny – By Jasmine Rafati


By Guest Blogger: JASMINE RAFATI — Iran (read bio)

One day when my mom picked my sister and me up from school, we stopped by a store on the way home to do some shopping.  A gypsy woman stopped us and insisted on telling us our fortune. She said her children were hungry and she needed the money. My mom told her that we weren’t interested in the fortune but offered her a bit of money. She said she wouldn’t accept the money without telling our fortune (fal). Finally, we agreed.

The Gipsy woman had a small purse mirror with plastic rims. She asked me to say my name and then to make an imprint with my index finger on that small mirror. She did the same thing with my sister. She then looked at my mom and said that your daughters would leave the country in 21 days and they would never come back to leave in Iran. She told my mom that we would be separated for a while and that my mom should cherish the time when my whole family is together.  In exactly 21 days we left the country to go to Switzerland for studies. After several years in Europe, my sister and I moved to the United States to finish our studies. We never moved back to Iran.

I have plenty of stories like this and will share some more with you during this piece. There are countries such as Iran, Turkey, Armenia and Lebanon where people do have their fortune read and this is a part of the culture I dare say.  I believe some of the Latin American countries do believe in the fortune as well and in addition they practice magic to open up problems or fix a love triangle.

There are different ways of doing this. Some do it with cards, some read faces, »»»»


Have a Great Week- From Sandra Lord


By SANDRA LORD — Caribbean (read bio)

Check back soon for my next post. Have a GREAT week! :-)


Love at First Grab – By Kaz Matamura


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

Here’s something that may totally change the way you think about Japanese women.

When you watch old Japanese films, pay attention to where women are walking. They ALWAYS walk behind men, and they are not looking up when they walk, but they have wandering eyes.

The reason for this is that they are checking out the men’s ASS.

I don’t understand why some women get upset when men are only attracted to big bosomed women, instead of seeing the person inside. It works both ways. If it didn’t, advertisers would never spend so much money designing the perfect packaging for detergent and chocolate. Women have equal right to check out all packages.

Whoever invented the magazine PLAYGIRL was a moron. Great news for gay men, but we girls are not interested in what’s obvious. When a woman sees an erect penis, she doesn’t get aroused, she gets suspicious. We are more complicated than that.

There are girls who like abs, wide shoulders, a deep voice or a pretty face. But »»»»


Tucson Shooting, Is It Our Problem?- By Sandra G.


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

Like so many of you, I’m still searching for logical answers to the deadly shooting that took place in Tucson on Saturday January 8th. Fourteen injured. Six dead.

Stunned by the shocking developments I couldn’t stop but racking my brain once more about another widely ignored problem in our society. What could drive a twenty two year old boy, who only a few months ago was committed to a college education, to unleash such a devastating shooting rampage?

Unlike what the international community might think and many cynics in this country too, I don’t believe the latter tragic mass murder has a thing to do with the so called tension in our charged political atmosphere. Nor it has to do with Sarah Palin’s love for guns or with the Tea Party’s heated opposition to our current administration. If we choose to allege the Tucson massacre to these factors, we are literally dodging the bullet, feeling lucky we were not the ones bleeding to death this time around.

Then with a quick shrug of the shoulders and the notorious “not my problem” line, we move on to see what the Kardashians are up to, fervently deeming their lives to be our problem.

Authorities claim, Jared Loughner, the shooter, took on the Fifth Amendment and has not said a word since he was tackled down and restrained by three courageous citizens, while he was attempting to reload his gun.

This twenty two year old crazy has been leaving a trail of troublesome hints for »»»»


American Way, American Dream in Danger


By Guest Blogger: Dr. MELODY JACKSON – American

Let me start by saying that this foray into a public expression of my not-so-P.C. ideas and ideals is different for me.  I was hesitant to write this blog because I very much dislike arguing, and I don’t care what most people think anyway, so why bother?  However, when someone starts talking trash about America or messing with my rights and my money, then I do get a bit riled up.

As I listened to the rhetoric of this year’s State Of The Union address filled with great ideas and catch phrases that could very appropriately be painted on a bouquet of Mylar helium balloons at a Tony Robbins seminar, I figured it was a good time for me to exercise my First Amendment right in this public venue. »»»»


 
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