Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Didn't your MAMA teach you better than THAT???
Over the past few days we've been given prime examples of a serious lack of MANNERS! What the hell is wrong with people? Didn't they learn the art of grace, restaint, and good sportsmanship in those formative years? It began last week when Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina screamed out during a Presidential address to Congress...YOU LIE. I don't care what your politics are but this is the President of the United States and he deserves respect. Wilson showed his ass and embarrassed not only himself, but members of his own party and residents of his state.
Then, a few days later, tennis champion Serena Williams went on a tear. During her semi-final match at the US Open, she got a call she didn't agree with and went on a rampage, telling the official she was going to "shove this bleeping ball, down your bleeping throat". This happened in front of a crowd of thousands and a television audience. She lost the match. It would be a shame to see her magnificent tennis career capped by this kind of horrible behavior. She's a champion, for pity's sake, and destined for the Tennis Hall of Fame and she behaves this way over a bad call?
The other night at the Video Music Awards, nineteen year old country singer, Taylor Swift, was announced as the winner in one category and Kanye West stomped on stage, took her microphone, interupted her acceptance speech and said...Beyonce should have won this award. Ms. Swift was terribly embarrassed and the crowd hissed and booed him from the stage. Later, Beyonce won an award and graciously asked Taylor to join her and FINALLY give her 'thank you' speech. Beyonce was equally horrified that Kanye had done this thing.Where have manners gone? I'm a big believer in free speech but, damn, whatever happened to common courtesy?
In other news: Tina from Two Lips Reviews gave Ringo's Ride a FIVE LIPS review a few weeks ago and I've just learned that she named it her REVIEWERS CHOICE for the month of September. Then last night I got Four and a half heart score from Maura at The Romance Studio. Reviews are beginning to trickle in and I'm very thankful for these nice reviews.