Thursday, December 08, 2011

Random Musings

American Airlines booted Alec Baldwin off a flight this week because the "star"wouldn't turn off his electronic device as instructed.
Because he's Alec Baldwin, apparently. And he Tweeted of his booting: “The flight attendant on American reamed me out for playing Words With Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving. No wonder American Air is bankrupt.”
Note to Alec. It's an FAA rule, asshat, and it applies to everyone, even bloated former hotties who co-star on TV shows.
And, according to passengers … after the confrontation over his phone, Alec got up to go to the bathroom and angrily slammed the lavatory door. We’re told it was so loud the captain called back to flight attendants to find out what was happening. That’s when the captain himself made the call to have Baldwin removed.
The captain!
Seriously, Baldwin, without 30 Rock most of us wouldn't know who you were except for the guy married to Kim Basinger who said nasty, vile things to his daughter over the phone.

Rupert Penry Jones.
That's all.

Rod Blagojevich, asshatted criminal and former Illinois governor has been sentenced to 14 years for attempting to sell Barack Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate. The good news is that he joins his predecessor, George Ryan, another former Illinois governor who has been locked up since 2006.
i wonder if they get a group rate for Illinois governors?

Ric Alonso and his partner, Ernie Koneck, were prominent power players in the Southern California Scholarship Association, which produces the Miss Hollywood pageant, which leads into the Miss California pageant, which leads to Miss America. Alonso is listed as a “major sponsor” for the 2011 scholarship donations, while Koneck is the pageantry point of contact.
Until now. Now comes word that Ric Alonso is also known as Jake Cruise, and runs an online porn website, and, following that revelation, Koneck resigned as Executive Director of the Southern California Scholarship Association. Koneck did state, however, that Alonso/Cruise was in no way involved in the Miss Hollywood pageant, other than to provide scholarship funding.
So, does this make a difference? Should Koneck have resigned because of a website his partner runs? And is every single action that every single person makes put up for scrutiny at every possible turn?
I mean, pornography is legal in this country, right? So, if Ric Alonso's financial support is called into question, then do we check what every single person who donates to every single cause does for a living?
Big Brother is real people, and it's called the Internet. [source]

Emanyea Lockett is nine-years-old. He called his teacher 'cute'. He was suspended fro sexual harassment.
So, let me get this queer: In Massachusetts, a nine-year-old boy tells his teacher she's cute and gets a suspension, but in New York, students relentlessly and endlessly bullied Jamey Rodemeyer until he killed himself and they also get a suspension.
Something is terribly wrong here.
Terribly wrong. [source]

Times are tough these days, economically speaking.
People losing their jobs, their homes. I knock wood almost constantly.
But, oh dear, trying being the Queen. Not A queen, but THE Queen; as in, of England.
Her royal paycheck has been frozen until 2015 and she'll only be given $50 million of taxpayers' money to pay for travel expenses and palace upkeep.
Oh, the humanity!!!
I doubt this will garner much sympathy with the commoners.
But there are rumors that HRH is considering renting out rooms at St. James Palace during the Olympics next year. QEII running a B&B?
Excuse me while I start an online petition and donation website to raise funds for the poor royals.


froggy said...

One reason why things are so skewed with schools in different states is that they all have different laws. And then each district has their own rules and each school has its own culture and rules. I remember one kid, on the first day, when we laid out the rules, 'oh, they had that at X middle school, and Z middle school had 'Make My Day' and W middle school had 'Personal Points'. This kid had been kicked out of them all. We were doomed.

Mind Of Mine said...

Ok, I really want to get into the mind of the decision maker, who opted to suspend the student who said 'You are cute'.

What kind of fuckery is that?

Tiger Chanter said...

Living in Mass I am just as appalled as you all are! How ridiculous!

And as far as Mr. Baldwin is concerned, I haven't cared for him since Beetlejuice!

S'A said...

Illinois--where our Governors make our license plates! (borrowed, but true!) said...

In defense of Alec Baldwin ...