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Wednesday, 07 April 2010

Mind if I Gripe?

By Lois Cochran of Guitar Grandma

I can’t figure out why we are so interested in what other people do in their bedrooms, or even in bedrooms that are not their own. Why so much interest in the sex lives of complete strangers? Is it just me, or do you also wonder what the fascination is?

Watching the on-going media coverage of a sex scandal involving a celebrity or politician is like watching piranhas in a feeding frenzy. Oh, My God! Tiger Woods has slept with countless women (some who have probably never been within arm’s length of him) and has to undergo therapy to help him overcome his "sex addiction." P L E A S E! And politicians – ah, yes, by the numbers, can’t seem to stay out of bedrooms that are not their own. SO? Do I care? And, if so, WHY?

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that "sleeping around" is okay. It’s not okay for me. But what does it have to do with me? Seems to me that those who have difficulty being faithful to their significant other will have to answer to someone who has a greater interest and perhaps the ability to bring about change and offer forgiveness. And that ain’t me.

Okay, the other little irritant today: Why so much media coverage and constant talking about the Veep’s little bleeped whispered word to our President? Let’s see: we have never heard such language? We have NEVER said a curse word? Our elected officials are pure as the driven snow and should be above uttering such obscenities?

Let’s get real. That non-event doesn’t begin to warrant the coverage that it received. What is the matter with us? Obviously, we need some excitement in our lives; something significant to focus on.

Maybe we should turn off the "News" until someone gets the idea that what we’d really like to know is: What does Michelle wear to bed?


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Comments

Amen Sister!

Loved it and TOTALLY agree!!!!! No one was that interested when my ex strayed.....Just me! The only person who cared if I said a "bad" word was my mama and she REALLY cared!

Where'd you come from?
Will you marry me if I divorce my wife? :-)

Thanks for the offer, James . . . hmmm, I'll have to think about it :-)

I couldn't agree more. When will the news media cover news? Today they all sound and read like the National Enquirer.

Amen from this corner, too! and Thanks.

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