Saturday, June 6, 2015
The Positive Side of the Duggars, Jenner, and Hastert
The Positive Side of the Duggars, Jenner and Hastert
A couple of weeks ago, I told you about my television and news overload due to being prescribed “inactivity” by my doctor. I’ve tried to cut back on news channels but found myself binging for hours on Law and Order, Special Victims Unit and Criminal Minds. I found those shows to be even more damaging to my psyche than actual news .
In an effort to rid negativity from my mind, I have decided I will only write “positive” things this week. That’s a heck of a challenge since my computer only types in one language—sarcasm.
You have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the Duggar Family molestation scandal. They deserve much credit for being the hardest working family in America to keep their job as reality show stars. They are trying by any means necessary to sway public opinion so that the TLC Network will reinstate their show. Their perseverance is admirable. How will they feed all those children, maintain those buses, and all those washer and dryers? It would be a shame to see the females in the Duggar family have to get a job which would interfere with their “baby making” time. The old Marilyn would point out their hypocrisy for railing against gays. I won’t do that now because that would be negative. Therefore I say, “Good Luck Duggars!”
Continuing with my positive news, the jobs report this week was great! Over 280,000 jobs were created. However, the percentage of unemployed ticked up from 5.4 to 5.5. That’s surely a direct result of all those Duggars becoming unemployed. Oops! Darn computer again.
And what about former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert? In keeping with my new positive attitude, I applaud him for not continuing his political career that surely would have resulted in an embarrassment to this country had he aspired to even higher office. I can see the headlines now, “President Hastert is a Pedophile!” Dennis Hastert is a Patriot and proved it when he saved this country from what could have been a devastating blow. The old Marilyn would point out the hypocrisy of Hastert speaking on the House floor to impeach President Clinton due to inappropriate conduct and gaining his Speakership due to then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich being identified as a serial adulterer.
Did you see the picture of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known to us as Bruce Jenner? What a beautiful 65 year-old woman! Caitlyn Jenner, a professed Republican conservative, would be a fine leader and spokesperson for the Republican Party. See how positive I am!
Be honest with me. You don’t like to hear the positive, do you? The truth is people don’t really want to hear what’s right with the world. If they did, newspapers would not sell, Rush Limbaugh would not be a household name, and people would not be getting rich by telling us what to fear. Also, negative campaign advertising would not be effective. This strictly positive stuff isn’t working for me.
I will now go back to writing just the truth and call it like I see it. And if someone doesn’t like it, since I am a southern lady, I say to them, “Well, bless your heart.”