Monday, December 14, 2009

Important Things

You know, ever once and a while, I think about all the tremendously important stuff going on in the world and then I think about my blog posts, which usually feature books, authors, pets or whatever interesting thing I've discovered on television. And I wonder, for just a second, if I'm not pulling my weight as a human being.

Then that second passes and the 4 billionth news story about Tiger Woods comes on EVERY national news station and I forget about it. Seriously, people, is there not anything more important than giving a bunch of whores the spotlight? That's what they want. Why else would you sleep with a rich, famous married guy if not for money, fame or both? And why does our society reward them by giving them huge $$ for magazine features and posing naked or whatever? It's pathetic that you can have zero moral compass and make millions while decent people struggle every day BECAUSE they have values.

Whatever.

I'd just like to hear anything on television, anything at all besides, mistress number 892 comes forward, he sleep with me while his dog was in labor, tiger woods woke up today and didn't brush his teeth for a full twenty minutes.

Shame on the entire world for placing any human being on a pedestal. It turns out badly every time. Especially the rich and famous.

Maybe in the spirit of the Christmas season, parents can teach their children that the real heros of this world are the men and women fighting over seas for the freedom that we enjoy every day, or the social worker who makes 18k a year and works 100 hours a week trying to save children from abuse. Where's their pedestals? Where's their million dollar magazine ad.

Okay, rant over. Here's my Christmas challenge to each of you - find someone who does good things - it doesn't matter how simple - and do something nice for them for Christmas. It can be as small as a piece of candy and a card that says you appreciate them, but this world really continues because of those people. Not the ones who can hit a little ball into a hole.

Deadly (Disgusted) DeLeon

6 comments:

TerriOsburn said...

Amen.

Tori Lennox said...

Amen, sister! I am sick to death of these so-called news stories. Our nightly news (and, okay, the 24 hour news services too) have become nothing but tabloid journalism. I wish Walter Cronkite and the now deceased news pioneers of the past would beat/haunt the current crop into submission.

Leslie Langtry said...

They had some great parodies on the Tiger story on SNL saturday. It is funny, isn't it? Like that idiot who slept with Jon Gosselein, knowing he was married with a million kids and he's soooo not a catch.

Brandy said...

This is why I try to avoid that kind of thing, except for the weather. I like your idea instead.

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks guys! Sorry for the Monday rant, but I was overloaded on the weekend with that crap - and I don't even watch the news! I swear, you can't escape it.

Christie Craig said...

Hi Terri!!!

Amen right back to you!