Thursday, September 24, 2015



Today, September 24, 2015, Pope Francis addressed Congress in a speech that went directly to the heart of the Gospel.  I could not help but smile as I watched him enter the room welcomed by cheers and ovation.  He truly is a man of God who lives the gospel every day.  He communicated beautifully how we are to behave in the world with its many problems, different religious viewpoints, different political viewpoints, the sin of poverty, racism, narcissism, consumerism and war for profit.  There are so many terrible injustices in the world, too many to count, but if we, as individuals, try to do our best to be Christ in the world, to be compassionate, forgiving, tolerant, then maybe the world can be transformed a little at a time, person by person.  It's a lofty thing to say and much too simplistic to convey the real difficulty of trying to transform ourselves consistently when at any moment our resolve can fall apart by an unkind word, a job loss, or an emotional loss which can throw us into a tailspin and leave us feeling abandoned and a failure.  The Pope's message reminds us that God is for us.  Individually, and together as a society.  And if God is for us who can be against us?  We need to remember that.  We can do anything when we invoke God's grace to help us.  We can transform ourselves.  We can be better human beings. We can be kind to each other.     

Let America look at herself without the beam in her eye and stop waging war for profit; allowing its citizens to live in poverty and shaming them at the same time; dehumanizing the immigrant, denying education to the many who desire it; and most of all, the sin of capitalism.  Yes … I do believe that capitalism unregulated is sinful.  It causes struggle and heartache for those who are not in the game and punishes those who are not in the game as being lazy and unmotivated.

I pray that the Pope's visit will move those in that room towards personal transformation and a reexamination of conscience because deep down I believe every one in that room KNEW that the Holy Father's words were nothing less than what Christ himself would say. 

I know that there will be many who will accuse the Pope of not doing enough for whatever cause it is that one feels strongly about.  But there is no doubt that he can inspire people to be their better selves.  And if the Pope can wash the feet of criminals in the streets of Rome ... how can you argue with an example like that?

I believe this visit will have an effect on countless individuals who might look at their lives and see where they can be better.  At least I hope so.  And if one of those individuals is a member of congress, that would be better still.



Sunday, September 20, 2015


Heidi Klum.  Girl ... do you EVER stay home?  Do you have to attend EVERY SINGLE AWARD SHOW EVER?

I'm thinking Big Bird.  A furry long sleeve, a mini skirt, a sheer long skirt, a spaghetti strap and yellow platforms.  Yeah.  Definitely Big Bird.  Grade:  F-

Christina Hendricks ... 

Studs for the plus sized gal.  Christina - FYI - spray tan.  Grade:  D-

Laura Prepon ...

All that is missing are the castanets.  Grade:  D-

Amy Shumer looking very pretty.  I think the top is a little too small, but hey, if you've got the knockers - show them off.  Because I Love her ... Grade:  A!

Claire Danes ...

1.  The hair does not go with the dress or this event.  President of the PTA, yes.  The Emmy Awards, no.  
2.  And what's with the hardware?  It makes the dress look like that heavy bib 
     they make you wear when you get your teeth x-rayed.  Grade:  F- 

Lady GaGa ...

Tres elegant, however those tats leave much to be desired.  If she'd covered those things up she'd be a real winner.  Grade:  B-

Jamie Lee Curtis ...

Perfection!  Elegance/class/style ... and I love the fact that she hasn't had any work.  Grade:  A

Joanna Newsom ...

I'm thinking Civil War .... cameos .... and then there's a waterfall of salmon chiffon down the center for no good reason.  This is either fashion forward or a huge mistake.  Grade:  Huge Mistake

Uzo Abduba ...

So ... first you've picked two of the ugliest colors to begin with and then you put them together.  The skirt part of the dress looks like a painter's drop cloth with gray paint.  This is plain old ugly.  Jewlery bad.  Hair bad. Overall look BAD.  
Grade:  F- 

Taryn Manning ....

Vampira?  Grade:  F- 

January Jones ...

I like that she went with a romper (jumpsuit in my day) however it lacks the glam factor for an awards show.  It doesn't fit her properly and it needs to be pressed. Grade:  C-

Kiernan Shipka ...

Very pretty little girl but she should have made up her mind ... pants or a dress.  Wearing these together is STUPID.  Grade:  F-

Teyona Parris ...

Kind of sweet ... her hair is right out of the 80's (my favorite era) ... I'll give her B-

Sofia Vegara...

Same old same old. I'd love to see her do something different.  Grade:  The Usual.

Naomie Grossman ...

She looks like a punctuation mark.  And the earrings are ALL WRONG.  
Grade:  D-  

Regina King ...

Ding Dong.  She looks like a bell.  Grade:  C-

Nazanin Bonialidi...

Very pretty girl.  I believe this was the Stepford girlfriend the Scientologists were grooming for Tom Cruise ... she came after Katie found her marbles and decided to rejoin the real world.  The dress is a little odd but I kind of like it.  Grade:  B-

Now for my confession.  I didn't even watch the show this year.  Have totally lost interest.  I did this at the last minute.  (shame shame) ... please feel free to comment and to add any one I didn't mention.  

THANKS EVERYONE!!!  And have no fear ... THE ACADEMY AWARDS are still what I live for!

P.S. My friend Bob of "I Should Be Laughing" ( who ALWAYS faithfully leaves comments on my silly little posts left a HILARIOUS comment to my Emmy post.  Please check it out and check out his blog.  He's brilliant!!

Sunday, August 23, 2015


“When you start preparing for death you soon realize that you must look into your life … now … and come to face the truth of yourself. Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected.” - Sogyal Rinpoche

I love this quote. Those readers and friends who know me personally know that I am utterly and completely obsessed with death. Near-death experiences in particular. All things supernatural, mystical, metaphysical and unexplainable are right up my alley. Everything from apparitions of the Blessed Mother to alien abduction stories I'm there.

I think I have read every book there is to read on the subject of near death experiences from those who study it to those who have experienced it. A fantastic site you might want to check out: (If you really want to check out something spectacular, Google Reinee Pasarow's near death experience. It's a video you can watch as this woman tells of her near death experience ... FASCINATING). In all of my reading I have come to realize that almost every religious belief has a belief in some sort of afterlife. This is not surprising. What is surprising is that they are all very similar. Scripture refers to God as light. The near death experience … is all about the light. It beckons and pulls us toward it, to merge with it in an explosion of love that is, as NDE’s describe it, indescribable. The experiencer does not want to return to his body or this earth and many who have experienced this event have attempted suicide upon their return to their physical bodies just to try to go “back there.”

Christians believe that when we leave the earth and meet our maker and we will be made to account for our lives and be “judged”. NDE’s report that there is no “judge” … we will judge ourselves. When I reflect on this scripture:
Matthew 7:16
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. This scares the hell outta me. This realization helps me to evaluate and examine myself all the time. And if I could experience anything in life it would be a near-death experience. Those who have had an NDE have no fear of death and are changed completely when they return to their bodies. They live lives that are dedicated to helping others, loving themselves, and having empathy for all living things. I love that. It would seem that you really could have Heaven on earth if everyone either (a) had this experience, or (b) tried to live as if they had. Regardless of your religious affiliation, personal philosophy, or even if you're an atheist, kindness and empathy could change the world. Of all the billions of dollars that are spent on making wars, sustaining wars, encouraging wars, or promoting wars, if those billions of dollars and negative energy were spent on loving actions that helped the suffering, the hungry and educating the young ... well, it's almost limitless what mankind could accomplish. And yes, I realize that I probably sound like a head case who cannot see the world as it is ... but that's the point.  Of the many people who were sent here to show us how to live and to change the world, (e.g., Jesus, Martin Luther King, Ghandi ... all were murdered) ... to assassinate Goodness says something about humanity doesn't it.  Everyone thought Jimmy Carter was a joke and an idiot as president.  Maybe he was.  But Jimmy Carter saw politics as a way  " to serve" ... to be a peacemaker in the world. Today, he is a peacemaker. He has built homes for the homeless and is looked to as a great humanitarian.  Now, he is dying.  But what he has done here on earth will bring him honor in God's kingdom.  Love and kindness, empathy and caring are not valued here in this vale of tears where competition, money, position, and ruthlessness and corruption in business and government are viewed with envy and esteem. Could you see Donald Trump facing his maker?


Donald: "I made Barak Obama show the world his birth certificate..."

I haven't done anything for mankind on a grand scale either. But I think you get the point.
If everyone tried to live consciously, treating others with love and respect in the sphere of our their own little worlds, well .... love could conquer hate.  

I believe that transformation is taking place on the earth ... a shift in consciousness is occurring. Something is happening.  Messages given to children over the ages by the Blessed Mother, ancient hieroglyphs that depict space craft and strange beings visiting and teaching human beings? Drones?  Fish dying in masses?  Bees disappearing?  Fires burning up entire states?  There seems to be more death and destruction and mysterious acts of nature occurring.  The earth is trying to tell us something.  We're screwing everything up.  Today we have life saving methods that can pull people back from death, literally, and we are also destroying our planet little by little.  

All ancient mysteries and spiritual phenomena have meaning.  Quantum physicis and parallel universes are real possibilities.  I think it all has merit and value. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. I am a true Aquarian and it's my time. 

Science and physics ARE GOD. GOD created everything, therefore I totally believe that anything is possible ... but more than anything LOVE CONQUERS ALL.  


Saturday, August 15, 2015


Saw this headline in Huffington Post.  Just in case any of you are unaware there is a terrible discriminatory practice going round ...


This brave gal in the middle had trained for months to run this marathon and then ... SHE GOT HER PERIOD.  What to do?  What to do?  She didn't want to run wearing a tampon or a pad so she just decided to make a point against "period shaming" and decided to run the marathon anyway and let the blood flow free.  


                             Everybody wants to be a spokesperson!

NEXT ...

Sharon Stone has gone and done it again.  Posed nude.  

In the article she says .... 

"I'm aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks, but I'm not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a certain point you start asking yourself, 'What really is sexy?' It's not just the elevation of your boobs. It's being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that's with you. If I believed that sexy was trying to be who I was when I did Basic Instinct, then we'd all be having a hard day today"

Dear Sharon, 

You absolutely KNOW that your ass does NOT look like a bag of flapjacks.  MY ass looks like a bag of flapjacks.  And please be honest.  "Being Present," etc., does not make one "sexy" ... I'm very present and I look like a busted can of biscuits.  Please stop trying to "help" ... you are not one of us.  You only make the rest of us feel suicidal.  Stop it.  Stop it right now.

Thank you.

Sunday, August 9, 2015



Dear Donald: 

First you talk smack about El Chapo and now you tweet a misogynistic message about Megan Kelly.  Perhaps if someone had tweeted the same ugly words about your daughter Ivanka bleeding out of her various orifices, specifically her "lady" orifice, it might have made a difference in how you perceive misogynistic put-downs. There is a whole laundry list of ridiculous quotes you have uttered over the years and to think for one second that you have the credentials, intelligence, experience, and diplomacy to hold the highest office in the land well, you know it as well as I do, it's laughable. Come on Donald ... you're not a serious candidate. You never have been and you know it. What is it that you want? Just tell us. More seasons of The Apprentice?  For The Miss Universe association to un-fire you?  What?  Just tell us.  Tell us and we will really try to obtain it for you so you can go away and quit embarrassing yourself and us. 

You've become quite tiring.  You have said nothing about what it is that you will do for the nation.  You have no plans, no strategy, no nothing. All you talk about is how freaking rich you are and how you are not politically correct.  Donald ... we can see that.  You aren't politically correct.  You also aren't PRESIDENTIAL.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Donald, Donald, Donald.  Let me esplain somthin' to you.

You never, ever, EVER make threats to someone like El Chapo.  I know you think you're a bad ass with your millions of dollars and your funky red comb-over, but in El Chapo's world you're a nothing.  He could get to you, chop your head off and leave it in the lobby of Trump Tower on a stick all before you could could say "WHAT THA ..."

(And FYI ... he has a hell of a lot more money than you)
Word to the wise.  Do not play cowboys and Indians with a real cowboy.  It is very dangerous.  But on the other hand it's also pretty funny.  When I picture you attempting to engage with the most dangerous, violent drug lord IN THE WORLD in your little Twitter rant I can't help but laugh.  You're gonna "kick his ass?"  Donald.  In the words of St. Ronald Reagan ... "Read My Lips" ... YOU ARE NOT GOING TO KICK EL CHAPO'S ASS.  EVER.  You rich white people crack me up. 

P.S.  Don't say I didn't warn you. 

NEXT ...
Whoopi Goldberg has finally changed her tune with regard to Bill Cosby because (eyes fucking rolling) she didn't know about the statute of limitations on rape.  Really Whoopi?  You're on The View.  It's your job to know shit like this.  UNBELIEVABLE.  That is why it is so incredible that so many women were coming forward with their stories to begin with!  BECAUSE THEY HAD NOTHING TO GAIN!  THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS HAD ALREADY RUN you stupid, stupid woman. 

And p.s.  Whoopi, you're a traitor to your gender.  You showed not one ounce of compassion for any of these women and continued to defend Cosby until the backlash on The View became too much.  VERY disappointing.  

Friday, July 3, 2015


I know it's old news already but I was so incensed with the Donald that I had to wait on my Bristol bashing post (insert happy face here) ... so let's get to it.

Approximately six years ago this was Bristol Palin's attempt at advocating abstinence (helped along by mama bear Sarah).  First question for you ... would you do this to your daughter?  I mean seriously?  Expose her to ridicule and embarrassment?  Well, if you were Sarah Palin OF COURSE YOU WOULD!!!  What a great coup!  Well, unfortunately this whole campaign backfired.  You see, Bristol went and did it again.  Let's deduce:

1.  If this were Sasha or Malia Obama the right wing would be coming all over themselves. 
     YES  ____     NO _____  

2.  Point Especially directed to Donald Trump AND Rush Limbaugh - SEE you two draft
     dodging morons, little white girls get knocked up too.  In fact, correct me if I'm
     wrong Donald, but didn't you yourself knock up your baby mama Marla Maples?  
     (Rush, lucky for us you're sterile) ... So you see it's not just little black girls and
     little Mexican girls who get pregnant out of wedlock is it?  All of whom, according
     to the both of you and your racist rants are ruining our country.  I
     think youboth need to reevaluate your hatred and judgment.  You're actually
     going to have include Bristol Palin, standard of Christian youth in the
     Republican party, in this batch of youth with loose sexual morals.  Rush, perhaps
     you'd care to send Bristol some aspirin to keep between her knees as you so eloquently
     suggested Sara Fluke do. 

Bristol Palin today (very pretty after her jaw reducing surgery (insert happy face here). 

Now Bristol, I know you don't want any sympathy or lectures but this is my blog so you are going to get a lecture from me ... (just think of me as your Mexican mama bear):

As my daddy used to say "don't spit so high in the air because it might fall right in your face" ... this should actually be directed at your mother.  I'm sure she encouraged you to participate in the first humiliation re abstinence above.  BUT what mama doesn't realize is that things like that usually backfire.  It's called K-A-R-M-A.  Or you could say it in another way ... what goes around comes around. 

I have a one question for you Bristol.  Why weren't you on the pill or using protection?  You're 24 years old.  Honestly, how come?  Knowing who you are and how another unwanted pregnancy would be ruinous to your and yours?  How could you be SO DUMB???  One unwanted pregnancy should be enough to get you on the pill ... I don't understand it.  Did you think if you did it standing on your head you wouldn't get knocked up?  (Ok that was really mean) but this is what happens when you put yourself out there as an example?  Don't you see?

There's a lesson to be learned here.  You aren't the first and you won't be the last girl who ever got knocked up.  But when you represent yourself as such a beacon of Christian morals and choose to insert yourself into political debates that you are really not qualified to enter, well then you kind of ask for it.  I am not very good about being sympathetic towards anyone who gets pregnant accidentally on purpose.  It happens all the time, all day long to women who want their man to marry them, etc., et al.  And, as I am sure you are well aware, it rarely works out well (can you say Levi?).     

And yet, you're really not like most single mothers are you?  You are LOADED.  Which makes it all the more insulting to all the other single mothers out there.  So here's my advice to you.  DON'T DO ANYTHING.  Don't advocate anything.  Don't write a book.  DO NOTHING.  Except quietly disappear.  Raise your children OUT of the limelight.  Forget we ever met.  I promise, time is a great healer.  And YEARS AND YEARS from now, when your have your own little batch of illegitimate grandchildren you can look back at this time and smile. *

*(Brought to you by those and others who hate hypocrisy).