I am sad and disappointed to hear the Roseanne show, despite how popular it is, has now been cancelled, all due to a stupid racist tweet Roseanne Barr posted on Twitter the other day, comparing a Black woman to an ape. Well I agree it was stupid, racist, inappropriate,and uncalled for, I also keep in mind that she is widely known for her big mouth, brashness, unpopular opinions and controversial humour,but, that being said, she still does have the right to her own personal beliefs and opinions and along with that, the right to freely express them on her own personal social media accounts and it’s not right that she loses her entire career , which she has built for decades, just over one stupid Tweet. it’s just not right. I think it’s over-reacting that a person is smeared and loses their entire reputation, career and livelihood just because of something they’ve said, because of an unpopular opinion, or something stupid they posted, or because it’s not politically correct. Political Correctness has gone too far. What next, the Thought Police?
I personally don’t like, or agree with, her personally, or her politics(she’s a Trump supporter, a gun rights advocate, pro-abortion and a feminist) but regardless I still do like her TV show( and think it’s funny) because I am still able to separate the two. Like with any celebrity; singer, actor, musician, writer, etc; they can be the shittiest human being in the world; drunken, racist,arrogant junkies that cheat on their spouses and beat their wives and kids or what have you but that still doesn’t make them any less talented; they can still be excellent actors, musicians, writers, etc. and you can still enjoy their creative work without liking them as a person, and their personal private life and their personal opinions and beliefs are their own and their own business and shouldn’t have anything to do with their professional life.I have loved so-and-so’s work and then been disillusioned to find out how terrible they really are as people but it doesn’t mean that I all of a sudden stop liking their work. This is just as bad as the McCarthy Era where celebs were blacklisted for being Communists or being gay.Your personal and private life is your own and has nothing to do with your professional life and should be separate.it’s no one’s business.
Now due to one stupid Tweet, many other actors and writers on her show are all out of work; it affects several people,and I think Roseanne should have just made an apology and deleted her account and moved on. People do stupid things and shouldn’t be punished for a mistake for the rest of their lives. People need to be more forgiving and move on. What good does it do to destroy a person for a mistake?Everybody makes mistakes and does stupid things. We’re human.
As well, look how oppressively HOT it is! It actually got up to 31C. It’s so hot it’s even still hot in the shade and even I had to come indoors to cool off,as much as I love being outside; I was starting to get heatstroke.I’m so glad we got the pool open and now with these hot days it won’t take too long for the water to warm up!
Look! Some tiny little sunflower sprouts are also starting to grow! yay! Finally! Success! My little babies!!!!!
Don’t lick that!
Don’t touch that!
How many times have I told you “no?”
Don’t you hit him!
You know you’re supposed to do that on the grass; not here! I don’t want it smelling like piss up here!
Are you finished your schoolwork yet?
Why don’t you share it?
Turn it down! It’s too loud!
Who keeps leaving the lights on?
That belongs in the garbage, not on the floor.
Leave the poor chipmunks alone!!
If you break it you have to buy a new one.
Don’t you dare throw that!
Eat it or starve; it’s not a restaurant.
Who left this all over the floor?
It’s not my mess; I’m not cleaning it.
You know who you are!
Hurry up; you’ll be late for church!
How would I know where your shoes are?
Did you look in the dryer?
Leave her stuff alone!
Stop rubbing your ass on the carpet!
Watch your mouth!
That doesn’t belong there.
Who the f*ck took my……..?
Don’t eat crap off of the carpet!
It’s up to you to remember, not me.
You really should take better care of your things.
Just ignore him.
Who left this here?
Whose……. is this?
Not until your schoolwork is finished…
Too bad; you’re going to church whether you like it or not!
Get out of the garbage!
So then, just hit her back!
Don’t touch other people’s things.
Leave it alone.
Don’t listen to her when she does that.
What was that you said?….I didn’t think so….
He called you what?
Where are you going?
You’re not going out dressed like that!
You’re not crank-calling anyone.
Stop humping my leg!
Where did all the forks go?
Hurry up! Haul ass!
Why do you always dawdle and wait until the last minute all the time?
Don’t eat that!
They did what?
Stay away from that!
and now it’s your turn.
That’s all we can afford.
It’s that or nothing.
If you want it, save up your $$$$.
It’s not my job to clean up after you; clean up your own mess.
One of you cuts it and the other one gets first choice.
Leave the mice alone!
Not as long as you’re living here you don’t!
Which one of you is lying?
Don’t eat the ants!
So, can you guess which ones are for the kids and which ones are for the dog? 😀
Here are my hubby and some of the kids at the Anime North convention in Toronto over the weekend in their home-made cosplay costumes. The only one I recognize is my hubby as Bowser from the Mario Bros. games series and I have absolutely no idea who any of the others are supposed to be or where they’re even from but they look good, whatever they’re supposed to be. I had a nice quiet break with most people gone all weekend as well and didn’t have to always rush, check the time, prepare food, plan what I had to do next and when, etc. I could just chill out. I could have a nice long bath and I even got hot water,too!
Today is also one of the kids’ birthdays; she’s 19, and I have the unfortunate combination of both abdomenal pain from my IBS and cramps from Aunt Flow,too,and it’s so bad that I break out into a sweat and feel nauseated from the pain, and my latest weed order arrived in the mail as well and my renewed license came with it as well for my medical prescription, only I almost didn’t see it hidden in the side of the box and almost threw it out! I always wondered too if the mail carrier knows what’s in that unmarked parcel; if they ever have any idea whatsoever that it’s actually really and truly legal marijuana?
The pool guys also came and opened it for the season and at first it looked green and murky, like Shrek’s swamp but then after circulating a few hours and with all the chemicals in it quickly started to clear up, and faster than usual; normally it takes weeks, if not a month, maybe even longer, to get it blue, or even blue-ish(instead of green) but this time it’s clearing up really well and really fast. I’m grateful for small miracles.I also noticed we’d had low water pressure(like for having a bath) and it ran out slowly for the past 3 days too and wondered why and then my hubby discovered the hose had been left on and running for 3 days, very most probably likely by me, and I hate myself for being so dumb and forgetful(I’ve also been known to leave on the stove or forget to dis-arm the security system and then open the door) too; it makes me feel like such a fop, and now my stupidity is going to cost us alot of $$$$$ (we don’t have) as well when the water bill comes in!
Here’s how it looks now, and my mother complained it still looks green, but not compared to how it first was before,and you can see for yourself by comparing the 2 photos. I think it actually looks pretty good, esp. considering what it usually looks like and how long it normally takes to get it looking like this. Now we just have to wait for the freezing cold water to warm up and it needs to be vacuumed too as there’s lots of sludge and debris settled on the bottom after the winter(even though it was covered) but I just remembered that our pool vacuum broke at the end of last summer…..oh, shit….and my mother and hubby say this is the “last” time we’ll open the pool but they always say that every year, although if we do end up having to move then it actually might be, and funny as well, when the pool guys were here Buddy and I were out back as well, on the porch swing in the yard and Khia’s My Neck, My Back came blaring thru on my iPod, and, in case you didn’t know, it’s a really, really raunchy song and I was just hoping that they couldn’t hear it….HA! I wonder what they’d think? Not exactly something they’d expect coming out of a middle-aged woman’s song selection! 😀
It was my cousins'(seen here) 24th wedding anniversary yesterday as well but they’ve been a couple actually for 29 years and now have 2 kids, aged 14 and 16. They’re coming up to visit us in July actually, and all their Canadian relatives. They’ll be in this country for 9 days (not very long coming all that way from Europe) and visiting us for a day. We’re going to have a pool party and BBQ! I just hope it doesn’t rain that day but with our luck it probably will. I also think it’s kind of unusual that I have this Facebook friend who’s Black and she’s also a vegan(like the 16 YR old) and it seems to me that it’s just more of a crazy white people thing; you know, the kind of thing that Black people shake their heads at and laugh at; Crazy Things White People Do, and I still do wonder if my hubby maybe really is poisoning me too as my genetic diagnosis still doesn’t explain the seizures or the fainting, just the liver, gastric, and breathing issues, plus poisoning would also cause liver, kidney and gastric issues as well plus my debilitating fatigue and increasing forgetfulness.
As well, I also went to Confession yesterday in church in case I do die this month( statistically the most likely month for me to die) it’s always better to be prepared just in case, and I don’t think the A/C in church was working as it was hot and stuffy in there and I saw others fanning themselves too so it wasn’t just me and my hot flashes,and in the confessional it was even worse; like being locked in this little closet with no circulating air.It’s been hot and humid for the past few days too and today supposed to go up to 30 C! On the way walking home I saw the same friendly old guy that lives across the street from church that always talks to me and yesterday he greeted me with a cheerful, There’s that good-looking woman, and look at that suntan! No one has ever, in my entire life, called me that before(good-looking), and I know he was just being nice( because I’m not) but it really made my day and put a spring in my step.Sometimes God sends you blessings and small mercies thru other people.