WTF 6/10.. All the news that’s fit to print… really?

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All the news that’s fit to print…

Really? What’s news and what’s not… that seems to be a question worth debating… and… this week I look at both sides now by means of talking about some items that have recently been headliners and on the front pages… and… other stuff that was buried in the middle sections of the newspapers that I read on a daily basis…

It’s news!!!!

 Snoop Dogg stirs it up…

joe1Ya’ll listen to the news or are connected to social media in any way or happen to see a newspaper now and again then ya’ll you know all about Bruce Jenner transforming himself in a herself… otherwise now known as Caitlyn…

There was a big public announcement… a cover appearance on the July issue of Vanity Fair where Annie Leibovitz did a somewhat provocative photo spread and Caitlyn proclaimed to the world her new identity… her new reality… and news about a soon to be docu-series called “I Am Cait”

She has also received praise for her “courage” in making her very, very, very public debut… within hours of her announcement and proclamation of her new self, there were 1 million followers on Twitter.

Then there was Snoop Dogg… Dogg shared a meme on Instagram which said that Caitlyn was a “science project”, mainly because he was sorta pissed that the Vanity Fair cover and all its attendant hoopla kinda take precedence over his pal’s Akon’s humanitarian efforts in Africa.vf-cover-bruce-jenner-july-2015

The Instagram meme… “Shout out to Akon! He is about to supply 600 million africans with solar power. I’m really upset that this isn’t major news but that science project bruce jenner is #Society.”

And ya betcha last bottom dollar Snoop’s meme about Jenner sparked outrage on social media.

“How long were you in the news for a stupid f–king name change? But when someone else changes up their identity suddenly it’s not worth it. Not buying another song of yours EVER.”

“This is 2015. Do you not believe in the pursuit of happiness? Your comments are just sad and disappointing.”

“Real bummed that @SnoopDogg is shading @Caitlyn_Jenner on IG. Thought him of all people would be open minded and accepting.”

Now let it be known Snoop ain’t the only one with some unkind words to come out in response to the Vanity Fair cover reveal. There were others… it just seems Snoops words caused the biggest stir out there…

Now surely the Dogg was probably what some would call politically incorrect and others a tad on the tactless side, but, damn… he do have a point…

And ya’ll know what?

I am just tired of the circus side show this Jenner stuff is all about. I’m just gonna say it… I don’t give a fuck about Caitlyn… only Caitlyn that I do care about is that abused dog down in South Carolina…

I don’t give a fuck about Bruce… I don’t give a fuck about any of Bruce’s/Caitlyn’s damn clan on either side of the aisle… be they Kardashian or be they Jenner…

And here’s another clue for you all… when he says his kids can still call him dad???? I DON’T CARE!

That’s it… it’s all just not worth the time and the space the media is giving this. It ain’t about transgender rights or whatever… it’s all about him… or her… or whatever the fuck…

I just don’t give a fuck enough with his/her preoccupation about being the center of the universe.

Hate to say this but Snoops got a point no matter how indelicately he put it.

We been reading, or hearing, about Bruce going through this transformation for what seems like years now. To me it is not important news… I don’t think he is even making that big of a statement about transgender rights at all rather I think it’s more about just being the center of attention. And, even if I am pure-d-wrong… I really don’t give a damn. There are more important things in this world that need our attention. And there are better spokeswomen out here who can state the need for the transgender world to be given respect they are due without the damn circus side show stuff.

Again… he may have been wrong in how he said it but Snoop’s message was right on… we need to put the same effort into caring about other issues… like poverty… hunger… war… injustice… that we put into caring about the society pages/media.

And Bob makes the point… Feeding into the frenzy…

Veteran sportscaster Bob Costas ripped ESPN and called giving Caitlyn Jenner… the former Olympic medalist known as Bruce Jenner… the Arthur Ashe Courage Award a “crass exploitation play” on a recent Dan Patrick radio show.

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Costas said… “I wish Caitlyn all the happiness in the world and all the peace of mind in the world. However, it strikes me that awarding the Arthur Ashe award to Caitlyn Jenner is just a crass exploitation play. It’s a tabloid play. In the broad world of sports, I’m pretty sure they could have found… and this is not anything against Caitlyn Jenner… I’m pretty sure they could have found someone who was much closer to actively involved in sports, who would have been deserving of what that award represents. That’s not to say that it doesn’t take some measure of personal courage to do what Caitlyn Jenner has done, but, I think that every year we look across the landscape of sports and we find prominent people and kids in high school and amateur athletes who I think more closely fit the description of what they’re looking for or should be looking for there. And, I think this is a play to pump up audience the way lots of things are put on television, to attract eyeballs, not because of the validity, but because of whatever the kind of gawker factor is.”

Exactamundo… Unlike Snoop, Bobby boyo bends over backwards… almost breaks his spine in fact… trying not to offend anyone, especially those million plus Caitlyn followers. But, he hits the old railroad spike on the head and drives it through the old railroad tie. Especially when he says… “It’s a tabloid play.”

Patrick himself reinforces he thought when he says, “It felt a little too reality show, tabloid show, you know, all of a sudden let’s just jump in with Caitlyn Jenner…

Costas added… “…(it) feels like, let’s buy into the ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ culture that has overtaken a good part of the cultural landscape. That’s a train that’s left the station and you and I can’t slow it down no matter how we feel about it.”

Damn… now where have I recently hard something similar? Oh yeah… me. Only… I said it a little more colorfully.

Changing things one small step at a time…

Wanna know something I think is news worthy there’s this… For over two years Christian McPhilamy grew his blond hair as long as he could. Starting in December 2012 and for the next 30 months he endured being teased by kids where he went to school and being mistaken for a girl and just focused on growing his hair.

Back in 2012, when he was 6-years-old, he’d seen saw a TV commercial about pediatric cancer and how children are made bald by the treatments they need to go through to try and wage the good fight against the disease.

So, he decided to grow his hair as long as he could so he could cut it off and donate his locks for wigs to be made for those children.

A few weeks ago 4 ponytails, one 12 inches, the others 11 inches, worth of his hair was cut off. His family told media sources that the hair was sent to the charity “Children with Hair Loss” in Michigan which provides children with the wigs.390-hair-0604

His mom says she and her husband they try to teach Christian and his 3-year-old sister Avalynn “…it’s not just about you. It’s about everyone. It’s about everybody helping everybody, and everybody being involved in their community.”

I’d say they done a good parenting job and Christian did real dam good too.

And, that’s worth talking about…

A sentence that fits the crime…

In 2002-2003, Jose Jimenez, a Dominican Republic-trained doctor, abused two eight-year-old boys.

He was brought to trial and convicted in December for those crimes.justice

A man who was one of the sexually abused children bravely stood up in court and a made a pre-sentencing statement… “Your actions made me feel terrible, depressed and cynical. What you did to me hurt me and changed me. I will always wonder, ‘Why me.’ I hope everything you go through (in prison) is hell,”

When asked by Queens Supreme Court Judge Gregory Lasak if he wanted to speak Jimenez declined.

Judge Lasak said, “The evidence against you was overwhelming. The testimony of (both victims at the trial) was compelling. These are disgusting, reprehensible acts. You tried to lay some blame on the kids… Mr. Jimenez, they were eight years old! They’re scarred for life.”

The judge then sentenced the convicted child abuser to 24 years to life in prison.

I hear a lot of prisoners don’t take kindly to his kind in jail… for his sake I hope the stories aren’t all true but karma is sometimes a real bitch.

Justice comes in all shades and ways…

According to the, Detroit Free Press, a now single dad of two children whose wife was struck and killed by a distracted driver came face-to-face with the killer in court… and gave her a hug. byelich-nelson-

The somewhat surprising scene and exhibition of forgiveness and caring came after a judge sentenced Mitzi Nelson to 90 days in jail and 2 years of probation, during which she’ll be banned from using or owning a cellphone

That last part of that sentence directly came from a strong suggestion from Jordan Byelich. It was his wife, Jill who was killed by a distracted Nelson who was drinking while using her cell phone.

Jill was riding her bike wearing a helmet, reflective vest and lights on the front and back of her bike, when she was struck by Nelson on the shoulder lane of a road.

During sentencing Gratiot County Judge Stewart McDonald said, “In the blink of an eye, a moment’s carelessness, a life was taken, something I’m certain at 23 years of age Ms. Nelson will relive for the rest of her life.”

Additionally, Nelson must speak to 20 driver’s education classes about the dangers f distracted driving, perform 150 hours of community service, and pay $15,600 in restitution and $1,500 in fines, fees and costs.

WTF were they thinking… I mean this entire … I mean… WTF… this is justice well delivered… The mercy and unselfishness on Jordan’s part towards the person who took a wife and a mom away from a family…

He’s a far, far, far better man than I am… that’s a fact, Jack.

Another look at sports…

I don’t do a lot of sports here , on this website, because as I have said at one time or another there are other folks on this site who do it well and are more in tune with what’s going on in that world than I am these days. That’s not to say I am not aware on the subject of sports that goes on in these modern times… it’s just I don’t follow it as closely as I once did.

True confession time… I am not big LeBron James fan… Oh, I admit he’s damn good, but, to compare him with the likes of some of the greatest basketball players… I mean like the arguable best ever MJ… Michael… Jordan…

Naw…

And, I know athletes have egos and all that good stuff. Hell… to play on the pro stage you’re the best of the best and they damn well know it… but… LeBron just does it the wrong way in my opinion…LeBron shoots against the Golden State Warriors

Now…anyone been watching the NBA finals? Between the LeBron’s… aka Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors? The Cavs are like the walking wounded…   about the only real star player they have who even resembles a healthy player is LeBron.. AND… I gotta tell ya right now he single handedly not only is keeping the Cavs in the thick of the Finals his performance on the court, in my mind, is a beginning to look like a performance for the ages…

If, the Cavs win this damn man NBA thing and LeBron keeps putting up the numbers he is putting up… wellllll…. I will bite my cud and say he belongs in the conversation as one of the best that have played the game.

Top five any way…

Things I have seen on the internet…

Some stuff that just strikes me as funny or worth noting this week…

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Awww… come on… this Caitlyn Dogg is just funny in my book…

 

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This weeks gratuitous pictures…

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Amber Laura Heard (29) is an American actress and model…

 

 

 

 

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And, another thousand words…

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