I was on Twitter today…and oh my god…One good thing happens (Scott Pruitt is GONE)
Then there’s like 20 other things that go horribly, horribly, evilly wrong! It was exhausting to read it all…I need to watch cute kittens and puppies all weekend, that was draining!
Did anyone really listen to Kanye West before? I never did…I always thought that he was an idiot…The only thing I did agree with him on was with Beyonces video,lol
I am more disturbed and think it’s beyond pathetic that Trump retweeted a photo of Kanye’s hat…a celebrity, if you will…Rather than this ACTUAL hero…
Our President ignores an American hero: Trump’s silence on the Waffle House murders is deafening. – Salon TV online news.
APRIL 24, 2018 10:00PM (UTC)
Does anyone else feel like we just need to restart with all the politicians? I know there are some good ones out there, but they are so few and far inbetween! Just get rid of them all and start again. Every time they do something good…They take 5 steps backwards again.
It’s time we stop blaming sports or entertainers for politics being involved. It’s the politicians who keep bringing it up! Kapernick had taken the knee for a while and was not a huge issue until the POTUS brought it up…The biggest issue with Macklemore was there weren’t Australian enough to perform at the Australian NRL Grand Final until Abbott made it an issue #puttheblamewheretheblamelies
I do sometimes wonder if these politicians are secretly wanting love to win or something? Abbott’s mentioned Macklemore and suddenly “Same Love” is number one on iTunes in Australia. Bernardi mentions #doitinadress and suddenly the causes gets more donations than it ever has before….Did I mention that Abbott and Bernardi said nothing flattering about either of these causes…Because they really didn’t.
I think of all the issues this year, this has been one of the biggest ones…People telling American Citizens, that they’re just a celebrity and they should “shut up”…While at the some time voting in a celebrity for President.
So why the big ho-ha?
Whether you are a celebrity or not, if you are ultimately an American citizen, you have just as right to speak as anyone else…
However I am of the opinion that just because you are a celebrity or an entertainer doesn’t mean you HAVE to speak out on political issues either. Most celebrities don’t start out for a career in entertainment to become a politician? Some just naturally veer that way and that’s fine, but some don’t and that’s fine too. Maybe they just genuinely feel like they don’t really understand what’s going on and don’t want to look the fool?
I don’t know when it become a pre-requisite for celebrities to have to speak about political issues? … Or any kind of issue … When did that happen exactly? Unless you have an actual conversation with that person, you don’t really understand where they are coming from. Some I think as well don’t bother as well because like the saying goes ”
“You can’t win the internet”.
I know from reading what other people have said about these celebrities. That even when they have said something or done something “good” or to speak out. They get called fake and not genuine. Let’s be honest here, you are a complete stranger to these celebrities and yet revel in their mistakes. It’s kind of feels like a sickness. This is what I think of people who complain when a celebrity tries to do the right thing and they just continue to call them “fake” or something along those lines..It’s almost like they don’t want them to change and do the “right thing” by them.
I think sometimes people forget, celebrities are human too. I think each of them hope for success without really thinking of the “responsibility” that could possibly happen with the fame. I watch these “feuds” and how people take sides, complete strangers. They take it to such a level that I cannot understand. I remember the days when people just liked the entertainment. I just want to listen to the music again…Not the feud. Sure, people like Gary Glitter and Jimmy Saville should NEVER be played in any house ever again. It’s not up to a celebrity where I stand or what views I think they should take though, or how they should do it either.
Literally every single artist on this planet is not doing something right by some and is “God” to others…It’s almost like we’re all human and nothing is just black and white.
Last Friday I saw a lot of Tweets or Twitters about how John McCain isn’t American and how he’s a traitor and blah, blah…You know, the type that seems to think the whole of America voted while living in America and should perfectly well know that only a little over half of American even voted, keep telling American celebrities they should stick to acting, even though they elected a celebrity. Talk about shooting and using the second amendment to hurt Liberals just because they don’t agree, but it’s the Liberals dividing American…You know, those types.
Has anyone mentioned to them that politicians do this all the time? That it’s something they should be used to be by now? Politicians will say one thing and then do the other? I mean have the even seen what their President has said and changed himself? Do these people know anything about politics or is it just more how “unfair” they think they’ve had it?
THESE PEOPLE MAKE NO SENSE!!!lol
I feel really lucky and yet feel horrible for saying that I am so happy to be an Australian and not an American today…I have forbidden the topic of the whole political situation right now. I can’t vote, so I feel completely hopeless and helpless, that I can ‘t vote. However, I saw this very beautifully written speech by Dan Rather (Wikipedia) and I had to share it. I am going to say though I don’t think it’s something I want to deal with anymore, it’s so toxic for me. It doesnt help that I can’t even vote!
I just wanted to start off with saying that I actually had another post ready to go today, but there is no way that I can post that post and ignore what’s going on in Dallas and the bad situation over there.
So much is wrong with this whole situation and I would be shocked to find anyone who didn’t see something like this coming. There’s only so much people should have to live with, no one should feel unsafe in their own car, in their own home, in their own neighbourhood.
I am very lucky living in Australia, and here “Down Under” I feel safe and it feels partly wrong to write about another country. In some ways though, I also feel like we all live on this planet together and there are just sometimes where you have to stand shoulder to shoulder with others, even if it’s just metaphorically speaking.
So my thoughts are with Dallas tonight and I HOPE that we all learn from this.
Do you think Charlie Chaplin would have had any clue how poignant his words would still be today? I am crying.
Today it’s Australia’s turn, we are voting for our new Prime Minister. The run up to our elections don’t usually take as long as the US presidential elections. They’re usually quiet short, they have a run up of approximately of a couple of months. Like most campaigns all over the world they spend a lot of the time slamming each other in the media.
Even as I am heading towards the ballot, I have an idea of who I want to vote, but who really likes voting? When was the last time someone who was running really inspired you?
May the 26th is a poignant here in Australia it is “National Sorry Day”. This day is significant because it symbolises the Day where the Australian Parliament publicly apologised to the Indigenous people of Australia (the Aboriginal people).
It’s a time to reflect on what the Settlers did to the Indigenous people of this land, not only what we did to their land when we came over to “settle” Also the “certain situations” that have happened over the years. (I’m at Work right now, but on Friday I should be able to write more about this). National Sorry Day is also a part of Australia’s Reconciliation Week.