Yesterday we read a message from Katie who is having issues with her husband and Facebook.
Recently, her husband “friended” three women from his high school and he’s been on Facebook talking to them every night. It’s not just commenting their posts or “Liking” their status, he chats with them for hours on end. One of these women used to have a crush on him back in high school…which was 20 years ago for him. She is not happy that these women are all over him and that he’s acting like a 17-year old.
Katie says she he’s not only ignoring her but also their kids. When she brings up how uncomfortable this makes her, he says that she’s a nag that won’t let him have any fun.
She wants him to un-friend these women or delete his account all together but wanted to know the Rock-A-Holic’s opinion.
What I have to say about this isn’t what either of them wants to hear.
First off, because of the feminist agenda, women have turned men into what they’ve wanted but nothing has been done about to try to understand and support men.
Some women now don’t know how to be good wives to their husbands anymore, and this isn’t just my opinion, but I’ve been told by older women that this is true.
Second off, this guy needs to set his priorities in order. If he is too involves in his own Facebook world that he is ignoring his kids…then he’s a shed. When you have children, they come first, their needs come first.
A few Rock-A-Holics called in and said they both were in the same position as Katie’s husband and all they needed was to feel appreciated and needed by their wives and since they were not receiving that, they found it elsewhere.
They both need to sit down and discuss what the real issues are before they not only wreck their marriage, but their family as well.
Glen is a Rock-A-Holic who texted us about a problem he’s having that just about every man goes through.
He prefaces his text by saying that he loves his wife more than anything in the world, but over the past few months, he’s been attracted to her best friend.
He has a difficult time not staring at her when she is around and has even thought about her while having relations with his wife.
Glen says he doesn’t want to cheat on his wife and has no intention of making a move on this woman but wants to know if other guys have these types of thoughts and what he should do. He even asked if he should mention anything to his wife about it.
First off, I see no scenario where telling his wife could be a good thing. What you fantasize about is no one’s business but your own.
A fellow Rock-A-Holic named Brian called in and pointed out that successful men manage their spouse, manage their work, and manage their sex drive and the fact that one of those is out of whack means he needs to give himself sometime to get it back on track.
That’s an interesting thing because I know for me, when things are not going well in my life and when I’m stressed out, that’s when it’s harder to move away from thoughts like Glen is having. It’s harder to dismiss thoughts of an attractive woman and that’s when a man has to realize that there is something in his life that is not in order. There is nothing wrong with looking at a woman and thinking she’s hot but if you’re in good shape mentally, that’s when you can tell yourself that you don’t need to mess up your life for this over a “pretty distraction.”
Last Friday during Listeners on the Loose, we received a text from a Rock-A-Holic asking a question regarding where to let his dog do its business.
They asked if it was acceptable to let their dog “go” in a housing neighborhood as long as it gets picked up. Personally I don’t let my dog go on the lawn, I let her “go” on the common grass area by the side walk.
I don’t know what the official courtesy is but I have always found it a little rude to let your dog do its business on someone else’s lawn; that’s why the common grass area by sidewalks seems like the right choice.
By the way, letting the animal “go” in someone’s yard or on the sidewalk, and not cleaning it up is B.S. No one likes to pick up animal action especially if it doesn’t belong to their pet.
A while back, I got into a fight with one of my neighbor’s over their dog’s droppings. They would let their dog run around on it’s own and it would go in my yard but they wouldn’t clean it up. When I politely asked them to scoop after the dog, they got offended and said they were going to set up cameras to prove it wasn’t their dog! Because of that, they won’t even wave when they see me. Hell, is it so wrong to ask that people be respectful of other people’s property?
Time to rename that old “Mr. Roger’s” song to “Wish you WEREN’T my neighbor.”
Yesterday we talked about Donald Trump’s much anticipated announcement about President Obama.
The “bombshell” was Trump saying he will donate $5 million to the charity of President Obama’s choice if he releases his college records/applications and passport records/ applications by October 31st.
As we all know, Trump has been trying to prove that Obama wasn’t born in the United States, making him illegible to be president.
I don’t know if the President was born in the country or not but it will be really heinous if we find out years from now that he wasn’t. I don’t care where he was born but if he was born outside of U.S. soil and spent all this time and effort trying to cover it up, what does it say about our politic system? What kind of government are we living with when the majority of the people don’t trust our politicians?
Here is what I have to say to Trump, if you want to come out looking like a good guy, on November 1st when President Obama doesn’t give you the paper work, donate the money anyways because you look like a lame-ass saying you’ll donate money you know isn’t going to leave your wallet.
Yesterday while talking about politics, Steve said something that gave me a great idea.
Steve was talking about how he was driving in Tacoma and saw a group of people protesting against gay marriage in the pouring rain. He said that their protesting isn’t going to change his opinion and that they should just go home because they probably have something better to do then stand outside holding their rain soaked signs.
This is a great point; do the protesters really not have anything better to do? Don’t they have a family that needs to be taken care of, a job that requires attention; shouldn’t they focus on their health and well being then trying to “save the institution of marriage?”
These people are going out of their way to keep marriage between a man and a woman when in reality, it won’t affect the way they live their lives in any way. On the other hand, what are the effects of them protesting? Don’t they need to pay more attention to more important things like have a direct impact on their lives like bills, their children, or even relationships with their spouses?
Here is the reality, a good amount of American people believe that being gay and getting married to a person of the same gender is not a bad thing despite what some religious texts say and I would agree.
Before we let people protest, they should evaluate their lives; if they show that they can handle their work load, have a good relationship with their family, and are in decent health, then they can protest.
Yesterday on the show, we talked about a very unusual story about a man who bit off his own finger and swallowed it.
On Sunday night, 29-year-old Jargget Washington got high on PCP then proceeded to get himself into trouble.
First he stripped naked in the middle of an intersection and then started to attack car with his bare hands. He allegedly jumped on top of a car and tried to pull the driver out.
When the cops came and handcuffed him, he attempted to escape by gnawing of his own wrists, emptied his bowels and began to throw his waste at the cops, and while he was in jail, he bit off his own finger and swallowed it.
He was charged for carjacking, throwing bodily fluids at law enforcement, and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.
This shows how powerful a drug addiction can be, these aren’t things someone does when they are in control of their faculties.
If someone has a problem with drugs like Jargget, why do we let them have constitutional rights? They’re not in their right mind when they’re using and because they can’t stop using…they are not in control a good deal of the time.
If someone is biting off their own body parts because that is how high they are, they should go through a program where they lose their right, go into mandatory rehab, and no longer be able to hang in society until they can prove they are capable of being with the rest of the world again.
Why don’t we have a system like this in place? The fact that there are people out there like this guy who could be a danger to the rest of us is unacceptable. All the drama and crimes we see in society can be boiled down to four things: alcohol, drugs, off their medicine, or should be on medicine. Our government should be doing a better job helping these people and preventing them from hurting others.
Yesterday we read a message from a Rock-A-Holic by the name of Fred.
The other night, his buddy got wasted so Fred drove his car because he hadn’t been drinking anything but ended up wrecking his car.
The damage came to around $3500 but luckily Fred’s insurance will cover it all except the $1000 deductable which he doesn’t have the money to pay.
He feels that his friend should be the one who pays the deductable or at least half because he was the reason he was driving the car in the first place.
His friend says since Fred was driving, he should pay for everything. This obviously has caused a lot of tension between them and they wanted to know who was in the right.
I find it bizarre when a friend does a favor for another friend at no charge and something gets damaged, then the friend who asked the favor wants the other friend to pay up.
Some people mentioned that Fred should pay for have of the $1000 deductable but I’m not sure that’s fair because his insurance is going to pay $3500 already which is like Fred paying the money because he pays the insurance company every month for their services.
He was doing his buddy a favor because he was too incapacitated, and he’s already covering for the majority of the damage so why should he have to pay even more?
Bottom line: If you are so drunk that you let someone else use and break your stuff…then who’s really the idiot?
Last week, we talked about something that I feel is the root of most of the problems people suffer here in the United States.
According to a new survey from Manpower, just fewer than one in five people, or 19%, say they almost ALWAYS leave work on their lunch break.
Another 14% of those surveyed take a lunch break outside the office, "from time to time," 39% of people (that's two out of five) take their lunch break at their desk and 28% say that they get to stop working for lunch, "seldom, if ever.”
Experts do say that this can lead to increased stress and long-term health problems.
We do f-it Friday every week, and even though people think it’s a silly little joke thing we do, I’m very serious about it.
We are over worked and over stressed in this country and all the issues you hear about whether its domestic issues or customer service problems, stem from the fact that people are over worked!
Most people are not getting the vacation they need and those who do spend it working so they don’t have to come back to a ridiculous work load!
The economy isn’t where it needs to be, people are getting laid off, and those who still have jobs have to do the work of those laid off coworkers as well as their own!
Something has to be done about this because overworked and over stressed people become a problem for us all.
Yesterday we read a very sad statistic; only 17% of marriages are “happy.”
According to the new book You Can Be Right (Or You Can Be Married) written by Dana Adam Shapiro, after interviewing hundreds of people, only 1 in 6 are happy in their marriage.
When people ask me what the secret to a long marriage, I have to be honest about this because if I lie, it puts an unfair and unrealistic expectation on marriage.
I’ve been with my wife for 27 years and I am not in love with the same woman I was in love with in my twenties. She’s not the same woman and I’m not the same guy anymore.
Somehow in the midst’s of her wanting to kill me and me wanting to kill her we figured it out, sort of. We are still working at this every day. I just think it’s so wrong when people try to pretend that they have a great relationship just because they’ve been together for a long time.
When someone gets married, they say “for better or worse,” and let me tell you, there is a lot of “worse” that comes with being in a marriage. Bad stuff happens and the reason why I’ve been with my wife for this long is because we are both committed to make it work. It’s not happiness and frolicking through the fields all the time, both of us have to work at it every single day.
Yesterday we talked about Lance Armstrong’s announcement where he said that he is stepping down as chairmen from his cancer fighting charity “Livestrong” so that they can focus on their real mission and not his problems.
For those who don’t know, Lance Armstrong is the famous cancer survivor and cyclist who won seven Tour de France titles. Back in August, after failure to contest the charges of anti-doping rules violations, he was stripped of all his awards and prizes.
Here is his statement about why he is stepping down as chairmen of Livestrong:
“This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart,” the cancer survivor said in a statement. “Today, therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship.”
Nike has also dropped him as a sponsor saying: “Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him. Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs in any manner.”
Livestrong was founded back in 1997 and has raised over $500 million to support cancer patients. The fact that this charity has been able to help so many people is a great thing but everything Lance has done to build it has been a lie.
We in this country love a good lie because we love a fairy tale ending. Some people are willing to forgive his lying because he did help raise a lot of money with a charity but I can’t.
The thing that always bothered me about Lance is that people put him on this pedestal as a superhero because he was competing and winning Tour De France races after recovering from cancer.
That is a horrible thing to do to the people who are suffering from cancer. Let’s put this person on a pedestal falsely that other cancer victims feel badly about not being able to get out of bed some days when they see this guy biking in big races. It’s unfair for people to compare themselves to someone who allegedly was cheating this whole time.
Sadly if he ever comes out and he admits he really lied about doping, he's probably going to say "I had to lie, look at all the money we raised for Livestrong."
It is a really bad thing when we idolize people to the point to where it’s fiction and we make ourselves feel like crap when we can’t live up to these people.
Frank is another Rock-A-Holic who has come to us seeking advice. We read his email yesterday which said he and his fiancé will be getting married in December.
The problem is, while discussing the wedding, his fiancé brought up the fact that she wants her male friend Dave to be a one of her “bridesmaids.”
Dave has been his fiancé’s lifelong friend and he is gay so there is no worry that he is trying to steal his future bride from him but it seems odd to Frank to have a man as a bridesmaid. He thinks this guy is awesome and even offered to have him as one of the groomsmen but his fiancé was insistent that he be a bridesmaid.
I think there is nothing wrong with his fiancé wanting her gay friend to be in her wedding party, my only concern would be if he was heterosexual.
Now sexual orientation doesn’t come into play very often but I think that if a bride-to-be was so close to a strait male friend that she wanted him as a “bridesmaid” then there might be room for concern.
I am a firm believer that when men and women are friends, it is more than likely that an attraction is there from one if not both people. So if someone in the friendship is in a relationship, the chances of problems increase dramatically.
Frank should just let her have her gay male friend join the wedding, it’s not a big deal.
Yesterday for Group Therapy, we read a text message sent to us by a Rock-A-Holic named Emma.
Emma and her husband are really good friends with another couple, but now are debating if they want to spend time with them because of something they found out. Last week, the wife confessed to her that she had cheated on her husband and now they don’t know what to do.
Both she and her husband feel betrayed by this woman and they want to hang out this weekend. They don’t want to say anything to the husband and they know they would feel uncomfortable being in the same room as them knowing this information.
This is the definition of #BLD! Who would drop a bomb that big on their friend like that? This is a horrible, game changing, friendship ruining situation this cheating woman has made.
I’ve said this before and I will keep saying it for as long as I have to but people really need therapists. Your friend is not the person you should unload giant burdens like this one onto. Sure you can always talk to your friends about issues your having but this is not something small that should be taken lightly.
That is the problem in this country; people are not getting the appropriate counsel for their issues. You need someone who is not your friend or family member that you can talk to because so many people are getting screwed over because of this.
Sometimes personal business is personal business and should be kept in the circle of the people it’s happening to and a counselor.
I have no problem if they had decided to have an open marriage or if there is an agreement that allows them to do things as long as they other person didn’t find out but this woman feels badly enough to come open up to Emma about it.
If you want to “confess your sins” go to a therapist or a priest because that is what they’re there for.
On Friday we talked about a new short film featuring actor Sean Penn and singer Kid Rock that shows that people on opposite sides of the political spectrum can find common ground.
In all seriousness, a great way to get people involved in politics is by doing something humorous especially now when it seems like a lot of people have lost interest in the political system. As a matter of fact, if you take a look at any great performer or artist, they have always made their art a vehicle for a message but they never hit you over the head with it. There is even a chance that you might not get the message but the artist is thankful that you still appreciate what they’re doing.
South Park is a great example of this; you are entertained by the comedy and if you care about the message you will catch it, if not, you will still have a laugh. That is what is so great about art.
In the video, Sean Penn and Kid Rock have a political argument that almost turns into a brawl, and then you see what happens that causes them to become friends.
Rock-A-Holic Annie wrote into the show looking for advice on what to do with her family being angry at her.
She has been dating a guy she really likes... the only problem is that it’s her sister’s ex boyfriend. Her sister is of course angry and feels like Annie has betrayed her in every way just by going out with him.
Several members of her family are angry with her too and say that she broke an unspoken rule that you never go out with a sibling’s ex.
Annie thinks that her sister is being immature and jealous but wanted to know what we and the Rock-A-Holics think of this.
Here the thing, it doesn’t matter what we think about this. Annie is going to do what she dame well pleases because it seems likes she’s thrown out every other rule that she has been given. She’s not really looking for our opinion; she just wants someone else to agree with her.
What Annie and people in her shoes need to realize is that there isn’t just one person out there for you. If this guy were to break up with her, what would she do? She would go out and find another guy. So when she says that her family is being immature and jealous, I wonder if she’s projecting a little bit.
There are plenty of compatible people out there, so why would someone deliberately go out with their sibling’s ex and be surprised when their family gets hurt and pissed off?
Last week, we received a text from a Rock-A-Holic named Joe who was having a problem with his fiancé.
He loves her very much but he wants to get a pre-nup to cover his retirement and house in case things go south.
His fiancé doesn’t like that idea because she says that if they know they want to be together forever, why get one in the first place? Her thinking is it is just setting up the marriage for failure.
Joe just wants to make sure he’s covered in case anything happens; he wanted to know if he is in the right or just take his chance without one.
We’ve talked about it on the show how pre-nups are very important for anyone getting married who is well off or has something worth value they wouldn’t want to lose.
There is no logic to the argument of not getting a pre-nup and the romance/success of a relationship. Any woman I’ve ever talked to who has tried to argue this with me has always had an emotional argument verses a logical one.
A Rock-A-Holic named Tracy called in and made a great point. He told his wife before they got married that they were going to get a pre-nup and of course she said that he was already planning on their marriage failing. His response was that if things work out the pre-nup becomes invalid and he said that has made their relationship stronger.
Marriage is not a romantic thing; it’s a business transaction. The government and paper work gets involved and should be treated and understood as such.
We'll be back tomorrow live, until then, here is a blog for you to enjoy.
During Group Therapy, we read an email from a Rock-A-Holic named Karlee.
A few weeks ago while Karlee was out to dinner with her boyfriend, they ran into his ex girlfriend. Karlee ran into her again in the bathroom and they started talking. The ex was really nice and funny according to Karlee so they exchanged numbers in hopes of going out to lunch.
Since Karlee is new to the area, she was excited to have hit it off with someone.
When Karlee told her boyfriend about it, he went “ballistic” then late said it was no big deal. Now Karlee isn’t even sure if she should go or not.
Boundries are such a big thing in a relationship and there is no good reason why she should be involved with any of his ex’s.
A listener named Chris said that there is a possibility that the ex wants to ruin their current relationship and that you never know their motives or she might want to get involved to be Karlee’s “shoulder to cry on” when she’s upset with her man, or the ex might just want to sit and bad mouth the boyfriend, or maybe just to hear their problems so she can feel better about herself.
Some women love drama, it’s true. I don’t know of any guy who would want to hang out with his current girlfriend’s ex boyfriend.
If you respect your significant other, you wouldn’t do this, you would respect them enough to let the past stay in the past.
We are still off so here is another past blog for you to read. It's about a Rock-A-Holic named Brian who needed help concerning something happening at his wedding."
Brian and his fiancé will be getting married soon and on their invitations, his fiancé wrote “no children please.”
Brian doesn’t mind what goes on at the wedding because he knows that their wedding day is mainly for her.
One of their friends sent their R.S.V.P. with their newborn baby’s name on it, when Brian’s fiancé saw this; she called the friend and told her she cannot bring her child because their wedding and reception is “Adults only.” The friend said she will not be able to attend and when word spread, other friends and family expressed their upset about the child restriction.
Brian wanted to know if it was wrong to have a “no kids allowed” policy at a wedding.
I don’t know why someone would have a problem with this when it’s not their own wedding!
Weddings are traditionally for the woman, it’s her day to feel like a princess but it seems like that is no longer the case.
You have to accommodate the ceremony for the mothers, the sisters, the bridesmaids, and the rest of the friends and family and it’s ridiculous.
Also, who wants to bring their kids to a wedding anyways? They are not going to enjoy the ceremony aspect of it because it is boring to them and if you bring them to the reception, the parents can’t drink and let loose a little bit.
People need to learn to stop being so selfish and remember who the wedding is for and that its honor to be invited.
We are currently on vacation so enjoy this past blog until we get back,
A few months back, we talked about how 37% of men and 56% of women have lied to their significant other about money and how 2/3 of people believe that honesty about money is as important as being faithful.
During the topic, a Rock-A-Holic named Kelliton called in to tell us when he’s had to lie about money.
Kelliton is trying to become a fire fighter and to make money; he works in Alaska during the summer which leaves him with enough money to support himself for the rest of the year.
He has to lie to his girlfriend regularly about money because when he comes back, she will try to spend it.
He brought up a very good point; some women will be upset if you lie to them, but on the other hand, those women want you to lie to them at the same time. Has anyone else noticed this?
We as guys should be able to say to our girls that we don’t have enough money to do blank or that we have to leave by a certain time everyone has to be ready by that time, but it doesn’t work that way with some women.
For some reason, some women can’t accept these absolutes so we have to make someone else the bad guy. Whether it’s saying that the dinner reservation is at 5:30 when it’s at 6:30 just so we can make sure she’s ready on time or telling her that the reason we can’t go to a five star restaurant is because we only have 30 dollars for dinner that night.
So even though women tell us they don’t like it when men lie to them, it seems like some women secretly want to be lied to in order to have things go smoother. That makes me think that the number of people who think lying about money is worse than cheating should be lower.
Yesterday on the show, we played audio of what one news anchor did in response to an email attacking her physical appearance.
Jennifer Livingston, a morning anchor in Wisconsin, received an email attacking the fact that she is a heavier woman and how she is bad role model to the community because of it.
Here is the email:
It's unusual that I see your morning show, but I did so for a very short time today. I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. Surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. I leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.
You can see her full response here : http://youtu.be/uIwBwJzl5eI
This whole situation pisses me off for many different reasons.
First reason is because this is another fine example of how horrible people are when they have the anonymity of the internet. Social networking trolls think they can say whatever they want and complain about everything just because they are hiding behind their computer but you know they would never have the guts to say anything in real life. I’m just so sick of these trolling jerks.
Secondly, I like the first part of Jennifer’s response where she says, “To the person who wrote me that letter, do you think I don’t know that?” but I don’t like the rest of her speech. I get that Jennifer has a thyroid condition and that’s fine, but not everyone who is overweight has that problem so it’s not fair to put it in the same category as somebody’s sexual preference or race. Like overweight people know (who don’t have a medical problem causing their weight), including me, it’s a battle of will and it is our responsibility for the level of health we have
The third thing that really got under my skin was another thing the writer said. He said that she has a responsibility as a "local public personality" and that she wasn’t "suitable" role model for youth, particularly girls.
The whole idea of her having to be a role model is dumb. Parents have to raise their own kids and teach them what to do. Don’t expect the people on TV, in movies, or on sports teams to be role models…you are the only role model that matters.
Yesterday on the show, we read this email from a Rock-A-Holic named Mike who needed some advice.
“Hi BJ, very loyal listener here.
I have taken on a woman with 3 kids and I have committed myself to the end. Call me a glutton for punishment, but I refuse to give up no matter HOW tough they make my life!
All the bitching and moaning, asking for everything under the sun, complaining anytime we ask them to do anything and watching an hour of our lives slip by before they FINALLY just do what we say.......oh and don't let me get started on the expenses.
We can barely pay our rent, but my girl always seems to be able to pay for all the sports, orchestra instruments and extra-curricular shit that these greedy little bastards want to do at any given time! I absolutely adore their mother and I am willing to tolerate all that comes with the package.
Do you have any advice for me on how to cope or how to view my situation to make it more bearable from day to day? I also want my girl to be more appreciative of all the sacrifices I've made to be a part of her and her kids' lives, because I think she forgets and there really aren't many guys out there that would choose to be in my shoes I'm thinking.
Thanks, BJ I really appreciate your help.”
This sort of situation is why I can’t stand some of these blended family situations because parents don’t always think it through.
When you pop into the step parent role, you have to have your crap together. It’s not the kid’s responsibility to act like adults here and be expected to be emotionally secure and stable. That’s not their job.
They’ve gone through hell, their parents are no longer together and then here comes a new parent they are just supposed to accept as a suitable replacement?
These are going to be harsh words but she can’t be that great of a partner if she has all this baggage. Is this really the best you can do, you can’t find someone else? What’s that say about you that you’re the one she is with?
A texter wrote in and said that he should stop being entertained by our show and apply what we have talked about, and that’s exactly what he should do.
Grant has been having issues with his daughter over a Halloween party.
His daughter is 15-years-old and had no issue with her attending the party until he saw on the Facebook invite that it’s a “Pimps and Hoe’s” themed party.
After he said that she could not attend a party that encourages her to dress like a “hoe”, his daughter hasn’t spoken to him and his wife thinks that he is blowing this way out of proportion.
This is a hot button for me and it comes down to how most women don’t care about men and their hormones.
When are some women going to realize that a guy’s teenage years are the worst when it comes to hormones? Those are the most irrational and horny years for a man and to think it’s ok to have teen girls dressing like “hoes” around them and expect them to be in control is ridiculous!
Where is the responsibly on the woman’s part on how she presents herself in a situation where a person is having a hormonal issue?
We as men are told to understand women when they’re going through PMS, post partum depression and menopause because they are going through an extremely hormonal time and that’s fair. It wouldn’t be right for me to be a jerk during these times but I am so sick of the hypocritical double standard. If men understand when women are going through these difficult times caused by their hormones, why can’t they understand us when we are having problems?
So letting your teenage daughter dress scantily at a party with teenage hormonal guys is highly inappropriate and not fair to the guys. Teach your daughters from a young age that their behavior can have a negative impact.
Yesterday we talked about Arnold Schwarzenegger and his recent interview on 60 minutes.
He was on there to talk about his new autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,"
In the interview, he admitted to reporter Lesley Stahl that he had other affairs aside from the one with his housekeeper Mildred Baena which resulted in her having his child, but said that’s "something that's obviously between Maria and me."
The thing that bothered me about the interview was the disdain in Lesley Stahl’s voice; it sounded like she hated him for what he has done in his relationship.
Is anyone actually shocked that a politician has a marriage of convenience? Maria Shriver is a part of the Kennedy family which, let’s be honest, has been known for philandering. Just the disdain given to Arnold because of the affairs seems unfair. Are we to believe that Maria Shriver didn’t ever do anything as well?
Are we really to believe that politicians like Bill and Hillary Clinton for example are staying together because the really love each other and not because it’s what America wants from them even if they don’t want to be with each other anymore.
I think this kind of thing happens because of the dumb people who need to believe in monogamy so politicians stay with people they probably don’t want to be with anymore and then when they get exposed like Arnold, they have to do interviews to make them look like bad guys and apologize to everyone.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they had an open marriage at some point and she was fine by it. They were together for 25 years; this had to have come up at some point.
I just wish America would wake up and stop demanding that politicians have perfect marriages just because that is what they want to see.
Last Friday before work, I almost got into an accident thanks to a careless bicyclist.
I work in the Capitol Hill/First Hill area and we have a lot of bike lanes and cyclists in this area which is something Mayor Mike McGinn loves having.
As I am about to take a right turn at a green light, I have to pay attention to the cross walk because that light also goes on and I want to make sure no one is stupid and decides to run across while wearing dark clothing at 6 AM. Well, as I’m turning, I see this tiny light out of the corner of my eye; as I turn over I see this light streaking down with no intention of stopping as it comes towards a red light. My instinct is to ram my brakes hoping no one hits me from behind. My thinking was if this guy zips past the red light, I’m going to hit him and because I’m in a car, he’s the one that’s going to get hurt if not killed.
This jerk flies all the way down and take a right turn without stopping but is wearing dark colored clothing so even if he was actually trying to signal, I couldn’t see it because he only has a tiny light to indicate that he is there.
If you are on a bike, especially coming up on a red light, you have stop then take your turn instead of blistering down the street and messing up traffic.
They need to make cyclists get a license plate and pay for tabs just like the rest of us on the road and they need to start penalizing the cyclists who break the rules!
Steve also came up with the idea of having them put a baseball card or something in the spokes of their bikes so that we can hear them coming. They also should be wearing bright reflective vests at the time, I can’t see them especially if they’re wearing dark clothes.
I don’t care what good “Mayor McShwinn” has done, I want him voted out because he is pro-bike and has only cost us more money and caused more headaches for the rest of us commuters.
He continues to validate the people who act like idiots while on the road on a two wheeled vehicle.
I am so sick of cyclists and I hate their excuse that they are better for the environment. That is bull because they make cars travel slower and muck up traffic making it actually worse for the environment.