Sunday, Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts was a two-fer we got "The Idiotic Susan Rice" and "Sunset Jackson" went up yesterday.
Chris Brown's acting the idiot fool again. Big surprise, right? He beats up women. He is a fool and a coward. But Chris isn't my concern. The idiot Rihanna is.
Sunday, Ava and C.I.'s "TV: The 10 Most Disgraceful People" went up. In it, they pretend they dreamed a Barbara Walters special only instead of the 'most fascinating,' Walters did a special on the year's most disgraceful people. Here's a taste:
"We round out the filth section with 24-year-old Rihanna. She became a superstar in 2009 after her boyfriend beat her. The ensuing case and her 'I'm a survivor' image allowed Rihanna to achieve new fame. This year found Time placing you on their '100 Most Influential People in the World' list, you became the most popular artist on Facebook and the accolades never stop. Or didn't seem to. But your ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, received five years probation while, in the second half of 2012, you became something more than a social embarrassment. Entertainment Weekly called you out in August for your Oprah interview saying, 'All in all, it was just terribly sad to see Rihanna, a strong woman and sensational artist, say with tears in her eyes that "I think he was the love of my life".' While many abused women return to their attackers, you're not many women. You're incredibly powerful within the music industry and millions of young girls look up to you. So what kind of message does it send when you say that garbage to Oprah about your abuser or when you decide to record a duet with him? A 13-year-old girl whose boyfriend hits her looks at you and says, 'Well Rihanna still loves Chris Brown.' So what kind of message are you sending, especially when young teenagers are your target audience?"
As Rihanna attempted to respond, Walters cut her off, "Why don't you just stop right now? You've done enough harm to the young girls in America. The mistake the public made was not grasping that you are so sick you don't even realize it and that a beating to you is just another way of showing 'love.' So when your next boyfriend beats you with a tire iron, we'll all remember not to ask you, 'Are you doing okay?,' but instead, 'Was it a mind blowing orgasm for you?' As 19th century humorist Josh Billings once observed, 'No one can disgrace us but ourselves'."
My aunt called me today. She said, "When I read it, I wondered if they [Ava and C.I.] weren't a little harsh on Rihanna. Then I learned she and Chris Brown got back together and I decided that they weren't harsh enough. That woman shouldn't be allowed to be on TV."
I happen to agree. She should be banned by the entertainment shows. They banned poor Janet for her nipple when Justin Timberlake ripped off her top at the Superbowl. If you want to ban someone as a danger, a menace to young people, that's Rihanna -My-Boyfriend-Beat-The-Crap-Out-Of-Me-But-I-Love-Him-Cause-I'm-So-Stupid.
That sends the wrong message to young girls.
Rihanna should be allowed to tour S&M clubs and any other adult establishment.
But this woman was beaten and America knows it. For her to now be back with her attacker?
Young girls have enough problems without that f**ked up piece of trash Rihanna making it harder for them.
Also at Third, "The Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe rivalry" went up. I didn't work on that. Rebecca's "book 'em friday: liz taylor" and my "Elizabeth Taylor: There Is Nothing Like A Dame" are linked to and quoted from.
Credit and thank yous go to:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Ava,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Elaine had the idea and she and Ava and C.I. pulled it together. Thank them for the links and it has resulted in a lot more e-mails than usual on books. (I'm still reading them. I'll try to write about them later this week.)
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"