December 1st is finally here, bringing with it lots of important anniversaries.
In 1955, Rosa Parks was jailed for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. Her actions kick started the 'Montgomery Boycott Movement' and the organizer just happened to be Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 1964, President Johnson met with advisors and agreed to bomb Vietnam in a two tiered plan.
Going back even further, in 1862, President Lincoln gave one of his most famous State of the Union Addresses. The topic? Slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation. The speech ended with the following words:
"We know how to save the Union...In giving freedom to the slave, we ensure freedom to the free--honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope of earth."
*** Celebrity Hotsauce ***
It appears that Lindsay Lohan, in her never ending quest to self destruct, was arrested this week for allegedly slapping another woman in a nightclub. The victim is a self proclaimed psychic, but apparently she didn't see that one coming because she failed to duck. Said victim has apparently hired Gloria Allred, though. I guess she has also failed to see her bank account being drained.
Fans of 'Two and a Half Men' have already endured quite a few behind the scenes shakeups. Charlie Sheen left the show, gathered his Goddesses like trophies, and cried "WINNING" while losing his marbles. Now Angus T. Jones, the Half Man in the show's title, has urged viewers to turn the channel. After finding God in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, he called his show filth and said he no longer wanted to be a part of it. He has since apologized. The kid makes $350,000 per episode and stars in 20 per year --- so he really should stop drinking from whatever water fountain Sheen was using because he really is WINNING.
For reasons unknown and likely to inspire grand debates for hundreds of years, Britney Spears is 2012's highest paid celebrity. Really? Seriously? If anyone has seen her on X Factor then you know she waffles between calling the contestants amazing and adorable. Here's to hoping that she spends a little of that money having someone move along and read her the 'B' words in the dictionary.
*** You Can't Make This Stuff Up ***
A loyal dog stood vigil beside a two year old little boy who wandered away from his family. All those reruns of 'Lassie' the dog is addicted to apparently paid off. Ashapoo, the dog, led family to the toddler by barking and running around erratically. I'm glad his owners understood his plight because I would have interpreted it as a temper tantrum over being called Ashapoo. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/dog-stays-missing-boy-side-231002134.html
In a move that should secure her nomination as president of her Home Owner's Association, a San Francisco woman used bear repellent and a wooden sword to catch a thief. Said thief had apparently been stealing packages from door steps, taking up to $1000 in merchandise from one home. That home happened to belong to the sword weilding, bear repelling rebel. I would imagine the thief wishes he had stolen the packages containing THOSE items instead.
While most 12 year old girls are obsessing over Bieber, Twilight, and One Direction --- there's at least one out there obsessing over the car she is rebuilding. Yep, you read that right. A couple of years ago, a 12 year old youngster named Kathryn used her babysitting money to purchase a Fiero. You remember those, right? My generation probably remembers them with Motley Crue blaring from the speakers and the smell of AquaNet being burned into their nostrils from the interior. Kathryn has become and internet celebrity and has plenty of endorsements. Inside out, top to bottom, and all around --- this is her baby and she has sanded the exterior, pulled the engine, and is meticulously learning where every nut and bolt goes. She just celebrated her 14th birthday, I think. You can read all about her endeavors here: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/085309.html
*** Laugh Loud and Hard ***
Start your weekend off right with a good old fashioned belly laugh:
Dog Pretends To Be A Rockstar
Wayne Brady is Quasimodo
Count Your Blessings Cause This Could Be Your Kid
Have a great weekend, y'all.