Monthly Archives: April 2014

Adrianne Haslet Davis and Survivor Rights

One problem with all the shootings occurring in our nation is that the shooter often receives a great deal of attention in the aftermath of the tragedy. After Sandy Hook, there was great speculation about the shooter and his mental health. Then the relationship between the shooter and his mother. Then the eye fell on the shooter’s mother, questioning why she did or did not do so many things that may or may not have changed the outcome that very sad, sad day.

I do not mention the names of perpetrators on my sites unless the person is on the loose or the event is unfolding as I am writing and the name belongs to someone who is responsible and still a danger to the public in general. I do not believe those that harm others deserve any time in the spotlight for their actions. When we give time in the spotlight for someone who has caused great harm to others, we are in a sense idealizing the person to others who are as mentally unstable or simply sociopathic.

I was sad to learn about a Boston bombing survivor that was to appear on Meet the Press that may have been mislead in getting her to appear on the show. According to the tweets of Adrianne Haslet-Davis a dancer who lost part of her left leg in the bombings last year she left the studio in tears when told the perpetrators name may be spoken on the show. Really was it worth the pain it may have caused a survivor to give the bastards that have caused so much pain and blood shed to our country to lose the insight and courage that our nation could have shared with Adrianne Haslet-Davis.

It seems that more and more often in “our great nation” that criminals have all the rights. God forbid we do not want to step on their rights! It would be unfair to give the survivors the respect and rights they deserve. After all they just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, so why should they have rights?! Seriously, what is wrong with this nation is the fact that criminals rights are placed before victim’s rights everyday.

And, before you ask me do I believe “someone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law”…Yes, I do, sometimes. I do not believe it when the criminal posts his or her actions online, discusses it on their FB page, or it is clearly caught on camera and quite clear that the person is guilty. I also, believe is not focusing on the evil in this world when there are so many incredibly strong survivors that refuse to be a victim.

Boston, you are an incredible town and I am in awe at all the runners that persevere and are returning one year later to show the evil bastards that they cannot bring America down. Hope prevails in the darkness of evil.

 

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Comedian John Pinette Dead

John Pinette was hysterically funny and had no shame using his original 450 pound weight as part of his act. He often talked about Chinese Buffets, you know the “all you can eat” types, where he is often demanded to leave by the Chinese gentleman and owner for eating too much. One line that comes to mind…(Imagine bad Chinese male accent) “You go, NOW! You scare my wife! Me give you enough MSG to kill elephant!”

Our family loved his “GET OUT OF LINE!” routines. Where John Pinette talked about standing in the line at McDonald’s and people never decide what they are going to have until they are in front of the cashier. Then…it takes time to make the right decision for lunch…right?! Not according to Mr. Pinette, “It’s McDonald’s! The menu hasn’t changed since the 1970’s. GET OUT OF LINE!” “If you do not know what you want to eat then you are obviously NOT hungry enough!”

Recently Mr. Pinette had slimmed down from his 450 pound self to a mere 250 pounds. He incorporated his gym workout routines into his comedic style. When told to do a push up…John says, “Nay! Nay!” “I don’t do ups. I told them that when I signed the contract.” “I do downs…” I chow down, I double down, I get down, but I don’t do ups!”

The cause of death is believed according to multiple news sources to be a pulmonary embolism. John Pinette also suffered from liver and heart disease. There is no autopsy due that his own personal physician signed the death certificate.

I imagine John Pinette has done his one and only UP, as he flew on the wings of angels to heavens gates. He was a kind, gentle and amazing comedian who made so many people laugh, he touched unknown lives with his great laugh and awesome acts of comedy. May he RIP. He will not be forgotten.

Couple Sailing Around the World with Infant and Toddler

A couple from San Diego had to be rescued by the Coast Guard 900 Nautical miles off the Mexican shore Sunday, due to an ill infant. The infant had vomited non-stop, had diarrhea and a rash. I’m sorry I know I am over protective parent but who the hell sails around the world with an infant and toddler?! Seriously?!

Now a friend of the family is collecting donations since the family has lost almost everything! They do not deserve donations for being idiots. They deserve a slap up side the head to wake them the hell up! I understand I am a different kind of parent, one who is protective, and would wonder why the hell I am bringing young children who can barely walk on board a ship. Children who need room to explore and exercise cooped up on a ship. Am I the only mother who is saying WTH? Wow!