My generation grew up with Bill Cosby as a hero for American families. Watching his shows and hearing his comedy was truly a joy. That Bill Cosby is now being accused as a rapist makes me sick to my stomach. He was someone that made me laugh and happy. Now, I truly believe Bill Cosby is guilty of raping and sexually abusing potentially hundreds of women. If that’s not bad enough, his story of lies has been going on for more than 50 years. He was molesting and raping women while being revered by the American public. Bill Cosby a rapist. No way that could have been true and now I can’t imagine it’s not true.
If this was the story of one woman and her accusations, I might believe the possibility that she was lying to gain fame at his expense. When the number of women coming forward becomes too many to ignore, it’s impossible to see that he could be innocent. The chilling stories from these women, all telling roughly the same Bill Cosby nightmare experience, remove any doubt. These women have nothing to gain – well, maybe the embarrassment and pain that comes with having to acknowledge that America’s hero raped and sexually abused them, but I don’t think that’s much of a reward. Bill Cosby drugged, raped, and abused these women before shaming them into silence and screwing the American people with his lies.
With the Iowa caucus now complete and Hillary Clinton (D) and Ted Cruz (R) declared winners, it’s now time to call out the problems this creates. First, however, I would like to congratulate Iowa delegates on their decision to let Ted Cruz win this one instead of picking that bumbling idiot Trump. Hillary over Sanders (although just about even) may not be your finest moment, but Trump would prove to be a major mistake for American voters. Well, Hillary will, too, but that’s a longer story.
Palin – just finished reading her rant on Facebook about ESPN. Knew this lady was an idiot from the jokes of her past, but this is a new low. She’s irrelevant and honestly, I believe that every decision she makes now is to a) try to take the spotlight off her daughter and b) keep herself in the limelight for just that much longer so that the brainwashed will continue to pay her for public talks and whatever else it is she does.
Trump – for what it’s worth, I couldn’t take him seriously before, and now I’m totally lost about why he can be “leading” this race for president. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that in theory he doesn’t need the PAC money and is willing to put his own money where his mouth is (well, was willing anyway), but success in business or not it’s difficult to imagine that foreigners are going to take him seriously after all the comical campaigning and his past television presence. Oh boy, I’m already thinking this can’t end well.
So there you have it, two people to consider and so much yet to come.
Unless something changes, this will be my last post about the events in Newtown, CT, but I think it’s important to remember who lost their lives in this tragic event so I am sharing a complete list, with ages, so that each us can take a moment and reflect on what the world has lost.
This article won’t mention the name of the man that killed 26 people in Newtown, Connecticut. I refuse to remember his name. This is not his tragedy. Instead, I will remember the 6 adults and 20 children who lost their lives for no reason whatsoever.
I will remember Dawn Hochsprung, principal of Sandy Hook Elementary. I will remember Victoria Soto, 27, a third year, first grade teacher at Sandy Hook. I will remember Emelie Parker, aged 6, as I think of my own young children and hold back tears of thanks that they don’t have to know such terror or violence. I will remember Jesse Lewis, aged 6, and wonder why his beautiful smile was extinguished so prematurely. I will remember Mary Sherlach, school psychologist. I will remember Ana Marquez-Greene, aged 6, and shake back tears for what the world will have missed at her loss. I will remember Lauren Rousseau, and know that this teacher will be missed. I will miss every single one of these teachers, students, women, and children – those named here and those whose names are yet to come. I will miss them, Not because I knew them or because they touched my life, but because their lives were unfairly cut short by such a senseless act of violence.
I will hug my children that much closer tonight so that they can know that they are safe and loved.
As the country collectively mourns the loss of twenty young children and six adults, we are all looking for answers. I ran across this piece from Angelia Smith and found that it touched me and I wanted to share it with you. Great work, Angelia.
Deciding on whether or not we’re in a recession has almost become a national pastime, but more confusing to me are the proclamations that inflation is low. As a conspicuous consumer, I beg to differ, and that so many people are willing to overlook the detrimental changes going on right under our noses is flabbergasting. See it how you will – we’re in a recession and inflation is very, very high.
First, I’m not an economist. I’m not a CFO, government expert, or someone with extremely in depth knowledge of finance, inflation, or recessions. I am, however, a shopper, and what I’ve seen in recent months is disconcerting:
- pasta – used to be packaged as a pound (16 ounces); now 13.5 ounces
- orange juice – used to be packaged as 64 ounces; now 60 ounces
I’m trying to decide if I’d rather die of stroke (quickly so I don’t see it coming), or get laughed at while working my way to heart failure (slow and possibly quite painful). Honestly, neither is looking good and the way things are going the choice of water alone might be the saving grace of the American people.
What am I ranting about today, you wonder? Well, a recent study has found that consumers of diet cola are at a 61% increased risk for stroke, including (whether drinking diet or regular soda), more likely to have metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, elevated blood fats, low levels of good cholesterol, and large waists. Ergo, soda drinkers are more likely to be fat, diabetic, and suffering from cardiovascular disease, regardless of whether they’re drinking diet or regular soda.
When I originally started uncensoredrants.com and icensored.com, it was for the sole purpose of getting my opinions out into the open. And, as most anyone that has read any of this blog can tell, I am not shy about sharing my opinions. Unfortunately, I am already sharing them in a lot of different places and have neglected this site in favor of some of the others where I am getting more of a response and community.
With that in mind, I wanted to open this up to others who may want to contribute their own rants and share some of how they feel about the world. If this is you, please drop me a line via comment or email and lets talk about your contributions.
Is this really front page news? With so many other things going on it would seem to me that Lilo’s latest foible wouldn’t even make the front page of the entertainment section. Unfortunately, the opposite is true and it would appear that every media outlet is running full coverage as though a different outcome was expected or deserved.
Maybe it’s more simple than that – maybe the American people need a comedic relief from all the pain and suffering that they’ve been going through in recent months. Speculation of a double-dip recession, concerns about the environment, concerns about BP dumping millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and even concerns about mainstream, oft-trusted companies like Johnson & Johnson poisoning their children. Maybe America does need a break; because it just doesn’t seem like Lindsay Lohan going to jail for 90 days should be this big of a deal.
More of my two cents.