Friday, June 8, 2007

When the going gets tough, they always scream for Mom

One of the principles that America's founding fathers had in mind when they drew up the Constitution was that we would be a nation of laws and not a nation of men. Of course, this stems from the country from which they came. Royalty places itself over the commoners and as such, they get preferential treatment in adjudicating cases. As it is with so many other issues, the principles set forth in 1776 become irrelevant when placed in current society. You would have to be naïve to think that we are all treated equally in life, but sometimes the issue is so outrageous that even the most hardened and cynical among us have to scratch our heads and wonder, WTF?
Paris Hilton was taken from a courtroom screaming and crying Friday, seconds after a judge ordered her returned to jail to serve out her entire 45-day sentence for a parole violation in a reckless driving case.
"It's not right!" shouted the weeping Hilton. "Mom!" she called out to her mother in the audience. Hilton, who was brought to court in handcuffs in a sheriff's car, came into the courtroom disheveled and weeping. Her hair was askew and she wore a gray fuzzy sweatshirt over slacks. She wore no makeup and she cried throughout the hearing.
Well, Paris, it is right. Going to court "disheveled" sounds like a scam to me. Michael Jackson at least had the decency to wear pajamas to court. Get it together, kid. By the way, if that job of holding the umbrella for MJ ever opens up, I'm your man.
This Hilton story has way too many angles and way too much nonsense to get involved with it. I'm not even that excited about blogging on it, but the thing that gets to me is that supposedly, she is under some mental hardship over this 45-day jail sentence. 45 days? I guess the pampered bitch can't live without her eye makeup for a month and a half.
Explain to me again; what exactly does she do for a living?

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
- Frank Zappa US musician, singer & songwriter (1940 - 1993)

You're right Frank, as usual.
I know what you're thinking: No golf today? Nope. After my nearly 10,000 yard walk yesterday and "excessive heat" warnings today, I decided that valor was not the only thing that discretion is the better part of. In other words, why lean into a punch? I'll go on Saturday, when the temperatures will be more like 80 to 85. I watched it on TV today and the players were complaining about the heat. When they complain, you know it's hot.
The ironic thing is that everything I like to do involves being outdoors in the summer - biking, photography and sports - and I have tremendous problems in the heat. Even Thursday, when the temperatures were in the low 80s and a nice breeze was blowing, I suffered. Plus, I burn, so I have to wear gallons of sunscreen if I'm outside for more than 20 minutes. Seriously.

I'll be up at the crack of dawn again Saturday, headed for Maryland. Paula is in striking distance of the lead, but Suzann Pettersen and Karrie Webb will be tough to beat.

Oh ... that was about golf, wasn't it?


Sparky Duck said...

While I think the sentenence may be a teensy weensy bit harsh (can anyone say Martha Stewart) she should have sucked up the 18 days she had left and life would have been much dreamier.

Anthony said...

I don't know about "harsh". As it is, she only has to do 40 days, since they gave her 5 days 'credit' - but, what does she know about credit?

Methinks the whole ordeal has more to do with HER than IT. Hence, the Zappa quote.

kimmyk said...

She's a whiner. I think she got what she deserved.

What really surprised me today in the courtroom was that Mary Winkler got 3 years for killing her husband and will probably only serve what did they say..something like 3 months in jail and the rest time served? Amazing.

Anthony said...

It's not fair, Kimmy! It's not fair!

Mary Winkler's biggest problem is that she didn't make a sex tape and isn't an heiress with a big nose and a stupid TV show.

kimmyk said...

But she does have a black wig and black leather high heels. Rawrr.

Laura said...

what makes paris so special. who the heck cares, but i know her mom does. when the going gets tough or the going gets fabu, we always remember mom. i tell my children this all the time.
i have to say that paris' only fan here under the big top is glad she is back in jail to accept her punishment. mama raised that one right i guess!

Kate Michele said...

She got what every other person in teh US would get if they did what she did....

She's just pissed cause this time her money couldn't get her out of it.