The real question is not what the heck was he thinking????? The question is where can I get one of these? If Billie Mays were still around, this guy could be hitting something besides parked cars and maybe hit the informercial scene and get a business going. I mean, come on, there has to be a market for motorized recliners, don't you think?
I just wish for once someone would own up to acting foolishly...w/o focusing on their emotional state or their confusion or whatever other psychological excuse they can throw out. She knows what she did was wrong (not to mention cruel, heartless, illegal), but she doesn't want to talk about any of that. All she can say is, "I was running away from myself..." Drama, drama, drama. I'm not trying to be heartless about this. She really does appear to be struggling w/ some emotional issues. I have done plenty of stupid things myself in the name of 'emotional confusion' and have regretted them and been ashamed of them. Who hasn't? But in the end you must be able to look yourself in the mirror in good conscience. And that requires honesty about your mistakes w/o the emotional mumbo-jumbo. It would be refreshing to see a press conference where someone actually admitted they did something stupid and they are ashamed and they ask for forgiveness and the chance to move on. Don't you think? And I for one would be willing to give them that chance...b/c they were real about it.
This story about the 'Runaway Bride' has touched a nerve somewhere w/ me. Over the weekend I was glad to learn she was alive of course, but steamed to find out that she had reported her fake abduction to the police and her poor fiance. Not only did she put her husband-to-be thru hell, but she wasted thousands of police hours and dollars searching for nothing. Obviously she does have some problems beyond the standard cold feet, but still she should face the music. If you or I reported a false abduction to police, we would be charged. Maybe jail time is not in order, but it's the principle of the thing. She's 32 years old, for crying out loud. She needs to grow up! At the very least she should be publicly apologizing all over the place. If you make a mistake, admit it, face it, and go on. Of course I'm sure showing her face anywhere for months will be difficult. But I have no deep sympathy. She is the one who sought this attention, whether she wants it now or not.
And what is up w/ reports that her fiance still wants to marry her? Hmm, she faked a violent crime to get away from me...yah, I'll still keep her! Huh? Hey love is blind, but perhaps they are both deeply disturbed.
Here is another story w/ some tips on how you can deal w/ cold feet...besides running away and reporting your abduction! There really are other options, ladies and gentlemen, like talking about it, telling your fiance, and getting help. Who knew?
Ok, I'm feeling pretty sarcastic about this. But honestly I expect this kind of over-the-top drama from my toddler, not some educated, wealthy woman in Georgia. What I'm waiting for now is the Law & Order episode about this. You know they will make one. They always go for these truth-stranger-than-fiction stories. You can bet next season we will see a runaway bride episode...stay tuned! I'll have to call Dick Wolf w/ my suggestions...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two men who robbed the pastor of a Kansas City church at gunpoint left behind two clues for the cops to check out: their names.
The Rev. Tony R. Caldwell was short of cash, so he offered to write each man a check for $150. The men agreed, making certain the pastor knew the correct spellings of their names.
The robbery happened Wednesday night when one of the men asked to speak to Caldwell after a Bible study at the Eternal Life Church.
Caldwell invited the man to his upstairs office, where the man said he wanted another chance in a church program he had been kicked out of. The program provides food and shelter to men who are homeless or recently released from jail.
A second man, who also was kicked out of the program and banned from the building over theft allegations, walked into the office as they talked.
"I knew I had a problem at that point," Caldwell said. "They both smelled of liquor, and their eyes were all bloodshot."
The second man asked for money and said, "It's up to you. I mean, your congregation could get shot up or your church could burn down."
Worried about church members still downstairs, Caldwell offered to write the men checks.
Caught this on Drudge Report this morning....a young man is in jail after threatening to stab his girlfriend with a screwdriver b/c she wants to vote for Kerry.
Ok, there is a lot I could say (and a lot of anti-Kerry jokes I could make about justifying this guy's feelings) but I just won't go there, since screwdrivers are weapons to be taken seriously indeed. This guy obviously has issues beyond the normal political angst this close to elections. I'm glad he's a devout Bush supporter, but come on.