Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sterilize Him [with Addendum]

Or, better yet. Just cut it off. At the very least, throw him in jail until he's like a hundred or something. If he is in an all male population, there won't be any more spawn from this low-life-disease-spreading-sperm-donor low-life-sperm-donating-potential-disease spreader. [Don't I always look for the bright side of any situation? But, of course...]

I saw the headline this morning on MSM "29 year-old has 21 children." And thought, hmm, so the poor girl has been pregnant since she was eight? Must have been one of those marriages arranged right here in The Sandbox. Nope. Wrong. I didn't click on the page then - and now, it isn't news anymore - so that link is gone. But, I googled it.

Desmond Hatchett has TWENTY-ONE CHILDREN and he can't afford to pay child support! He had four children in one year - TWICE! That is only eight of the kids that HE cannot afford to feed [forget about the cost of diapers]. And that is twenty-one children who will never go to college. Heck, he'll be lucky if a quarter of them graduate high school [quick - someone - what are the statistics for this?] Who, exactly, does he think is ultimately going to wind up paying for the care and upbringing of all of those children? Care to venture a guess? Actually, I do feel just a bit of sympathy for those children. They did not ask to be born. How many of the eleven mothers 'he da' baby daddy of' are on welfare, I wonder. Eleven women - one man - twenty-one children.

The women are just as much at fault. If you can stomach it, watch the video. One mom, who has two of his spawn is supposed to collect $67.50 a month in child support and she says of one spawn "it make it through half da month - he's a heavy milk drinker and milk is not cheap." You didn't think of that before you spread your legs? [Pssst. Condoms are a lot less expensive than milk, you fool.] Your fault.

Knoxville needs to take a long hard [ha! pun intended!] look at their welfare rolls and start paring them down. You had a romp between the sheets with Desmond Hatchett and now you've got future welfare recipients in your household? Ut-uh. No more welfare benefits for you. Hey. Here is a novel idea. Get a job! [You have got to cull the herd, somehow.] No. I don't care if you have to pick lettuce or if you have to clean houses or you work at a fast food drive through window. [When I leave here, I'm going to need a cleaning person - that will be one vacant employment opportunity not yet available - woo hoo - doing my part to stimulate the economy!!! - but unfortunately I won't be going to Tennessee - too "blue" for me - and besides, Al Gore lives there and I don't buy all that "green" crap he's selling to everyone else and making a bundle on - suckers.] Let's face it. Call a spade a spade, here. Welfare breeds welfare. Break the cycle. Simple solution. Right?

This low-life-disease-spreading-sperm-donor low-life-sperm-donating-potential-disease-spreader says, "he wasn't out to set a record... he never intended to have this many children, 'It just happened.'" Exactly how many children did you father before you figured out how IT was happening? Keep it in your pants, Don Juan. Oh - and for the record - in my opinion - if he was the last man and I was the last woman, civilization would come to an abrupt end. He certainly is NOT all that and a bag of chips, too. [How much is that gold chain you're wearing, worth? Sell it. Buy milk.] For the love of Pete...

Perhaps someone who is in a better place to be able to do more research on the whole eleven UNWED mothers who have been, obviously, nothing more than fertilization machines for Desmond would find out for us how these fertilization machines voted. I'm guessing, if they voted, they voted for the jeja. Perhaps they even voted more than once, and were registered two or three times, thanks to acorn... Oh. And now that acorn is going to assist with the newest census - just look at how many more tax dollars are going to be available to cities like Knoxville with this kind of breeding going on...

Okay. I'll stop. For now.

ADDENDUM: I've changed what I call this man from "low-life-disease-spreading-sperm-donor" to "low-life-sperm-donating-potential-disease-spreader."

I Have A Theory

I think the only reason that the jeja and his wide-ass fist-thumping lout wife are using Air Force One to travel [and the security detail* involved] and go on date nights - at the expense of U.S. taxpayers [which include my DH and me!] - is because they recognize the need to live large while they still can. Before they are ousted and hauled off to jail. Okay. Maybe it isn't so much a theory as a fantasy... A girl can still dream can't she? Or is some "thought czar" going to be preventing that, too?!

Last night the jeja and his wider-half jetted to New York to go to Blue Hill for date night. Aww... How romantic. Lovely for them. [Gag!] What, Wagu beef isn't enough? Taxpayers have to pay for them to go out on the town, too? No. It was reported on Fox News that the RNC was a bit upset about this. I should say so. My gosh. I don't know how many of my readers out there went out to dinner in the States last night - show of hands, please - but did you spend upward of $50.00 per plate? Okay. So maybe that isn't the most expensive restaurant in the world, but in this economy, how can the jeja and his wide-ass fist-thumping lout wife justify that to the public? You know, the 52 or 53% that voted for him. Someone needs to have a little chat with his handler. This just isn't right.

I'm telling you if the jeja turned water into wine and could spin the hair The Boy sheds into gold, I still wouldn't give him credit for it. So if you ever in your wildest dreams think that you can come here to read something positive about the usurper sitting in the highest possible office our Country has, you have come to the wrong blog. It is never going to happen. Ever!!!

Blue Hill. Make reservations, now. Cost $50.00 and over. Dress code? Casual elegant.

*Why, someone tell me, does the jeja need 3,000 Secret Service Agents to accompany him on his trip to this side of the world??? He'll be here when - tomorrow - the next day - and then he's going to Cairo to talk about everything BUT anything relevant to peace and security - and he's taking 3,000 Secret Service Agents with him?!! [I have a theory on that, too. Best left unsaid.] I read about the 3,000 entourage at another site, but because I am selfish and don't want it blocked from my viewing, I cannot share it. My apologies, Bonnie...

Verdict Coming...

... for another rape case in which two men [guess the nationality?] "have confessed" [the woman was able to identify them] to "breaking into a house and raping a disabled woman in front of her children." Yeah. A DISABLED WOMAN - IN FRONT OF HER CHILDREN! What kind of sick, twisted, perverted thugs do something like that?!! A verdict will be announced "soon." The woman is demanding that "her attackers be executed." I should say. If it was anyone else that had done this, say an Asian or a Indonesian or a Nigerian or a Pakistani or an... They would have already been executed.

Oh. And what about that rape of a Filipina woman [we were told her nationality some half dozen times - as if that makes any difference and has anything whatsoever to do with the price of rice] by SIX SAUDIS? Where does that case stand? When will that verdict be announced?

The mother who accused her husband of putting heroin in their baby's bottle, which I posted about a couple of days ago, has been found to be "suffering from psychological problems and is being treated in coordination with the Social Protection Committee." [Well, of course she has. Any time something goes wrong with a family here they are found to be "suffering from psychological problems." What does that say? Very, very telling, if you ask me.] The charges of child abuse, against the father, have been dismissed. Even if it was a hoax, the mother did not pull of nearly as good of one as the woman from Pennsylvania did! I'd be willing to bet that Bonnie Sweetin has some "psychological problems" right now, and that she is going to have a whole lot more than that, by way of a plethora of legal problems [including, perhaps embezzlement?] in the very near future.

Those mobile phones can be so pesky! We have a gazillion blackmail cases - happens so regularly, here, that I don't even bother with them anymore. Ho hum. Who cares, kind of thing. I recall seeing somewhere in news on this side of the world that men would no longer be able to divorce their wives using text messages on phones, but that doesn't mean that a phone can't be the cause of a divorce. "A Saudi teacher was divorced by her husband after she left her cell phone at a restaurant... The woman was at the restaurant on a date with another man and forgot to take her mobile." The phone was found and an honest cleaner called "a number listed under the name 'husband' and informed him about the phone." The husband called the school where she was employed and was told "that she had taken off early, as she was meeting her husband." Ha! Caught. The husband is divorcing his lying, cheating wife [the article does not say if it was wife number one, two, three or four.] Moral of the story? Don't be misplacing your mobile.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

American Tax-Payers Should be Incensed!

I know I am. Outraged. Beyond. I should not have watched Hannity this morning. Should have just done the dishes with the television off... But, noooo. Have to have my kitchen television on Fox News in the morning - and the one in the living room on, and the one in the bedroom on, too. That is when I get to watch Bill O'Reilly [not his biggest fan - he has moved too far to the center for me], Greta Van Sustern [she is worth watching when she is not doing what I call "tabloid" crap - like Natalie Holloway - which was fine for its initial report, but some six, or seven or eight months of it... and Anna Nicole - save that for Entertainment Tonight, Greta], Sean Hannity [so glad Alan Colmes is gone from his show], Glenn Beck [who I didn't think I was going to like - something to do with his delivery, even though his message IS always right on point - but he's grown on me], Bret Baier [the best of the line-up, if you ask me] and Greg Gutfeld. Back to Hannity...

Sean Hannity had a great program today [last night] listing the top 101 wastes of tax-payers money. Some $1,234,631,672 DOLLARS of tax-payer money going to pay for things that WE DO NOT NEED! I can't find the entire hour of his show, detailing such a waste of tax-payers money, but here are three of the videos [if others get posted and I run across them, I will post them]... Sean's videos should be required viewing for the entire country!

Number 59, lying, fat-cat sputtering john murtha's special airport:

Numbers 29-10:

And, numbers 9-1:

Have 48% of American's lost their spines? I think so. I realize there were tea parties protesting all of this, but still... Yesterday Coach was on Beck. Craig T. Nelson knows where his spine is:

Did not know how much I just luv this man! Tell it Craig! He wants to quit paying taxes. Umm yeah. So do we. But the problem with that is that we would be thrown in jail [I think we all know that only the jeja's administration and close personal friends can get away with not paying taxes]. The government is in dire need of our tax money and it is not going to let us go without paying it. Why should my DH and I have to be paying for so many welfare programs that are of NO BENEFIT WHATSOEVER to us! We do not have children in school. We are not living there [in the States] - driving on roads and highways - we are not using police or fire protection services; we're not visiting parks and national monuments - none of that. We will happily pay for defense and for our Veterans and military associated costs. We would pay more for those if we didn't have to pay for the rest of the crap. Sure, we will be in need of all of those services and benefits when we return to the States [if?!], but we are not using them right now. There are only TWO countries in the world that require its citizens who are working "overseas" [or elsewhere - out of the country they are citizens of] to pay federal income taxes. The United States of American and Albania. [I can't find a link for this - but, I do have a good friend who lobbies on behalf of overseas workers to not lose their tax breaks - we get a break on an amount of our income that isn't currently taxed - ha! it will be soon! and she says there there are only two countries - the U.S. and Albania.]

Glenn explains why we should pay our taxes - and it would not be pretty [neither DH or I look good in orange] for us not to:

And, then Glenn has a former IRS worker explain how it is that WE would be thrown in jail [but doesn't quite explain why tim geithner, charlie rangel and tom daschle won't be!]:

Ahh. Life in the U.S. is just grand, isn't it!

I hope the 52 or 53% that voted for the upsurping jeja to be put in office get the ever luvin' shit taxed right out of them! I mean it. Heck, they should be taxed for the opportunity to be allowed to take a piss. And if they are the same ones that are all for going green, on top of the rest of the crap that is being shoveled at us, then they don't get to use toilet paper. I want them - that 52 or 53% - to pay the new [not yet imposed - but "on the table"] VAT tax for every single purchase they make - I don't care what it is. I want them to pay much, much higher taxes on soda and alcohol and even more on cigarettes - you name it. That group - the ones responsible for this mess and the mess going forward - I want it to hurt you where it really counts. I want you to feel financial pain so badly you can barely breathe. You don't even know how badly I want for your entire miserable pathetic lives to go from bad to worse. I want for them to not be able to afford anything but the bare necessities - and even then - if they can't afford them, to freakin' bad. I want them to not have cable television, no cell phones, no money for any pleasurable thing of any kind - oh, and I want themn to be sterilized, too! If they have no money, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what they are going to be doing with their time. [Yeah - those of you that voted for this - just think about how awful it can be for you while the jeja and his wide-ass fist-thumping lout wife are dining on Wagu beef, or flying pizza in from Missouri.] I just don't want to have to pay for it. Any of it. I am so sick and tired of paying more and more and more and a heck of a lot more and more and more than MY / OUR fair share. Enough already. E-FUCKING-NUFF!

Number 34

A Saudi man was executed beheaded yesterday for killing another man and his son. The story is a bit odd. Is it missing something, perhaps? [Say, like a proof reader...]

The beheaded man, Ahmad Al-Shamlani Al-Anazi is said to have kidnapped a boy, taken him to a supermarket and then strangled him. The father of the boy, "who was waiting outside" [I thought the boy was kidnapped? how do you kidnap a boy when the boy's own father was there?], "went into the supermarket to look for his son" [maybe a "kidnapping" isn't quite what happened] when the "killer blodgeoned him to death with a heavy metal object." "The killer, who worked at the supermarket, then hid the man's body next to that of his son in the produce department and fled the area." [Okay. So I made-up the part about hiding the two dead bodies in the produce department.] "The murder also threatened to attack police when they tried to arrest him. Police arrested the man inside the supermarket..." Obviously he had not fled too far... From the produce department to the frozen foods section? "A police spokesman... said... the man was in some dispute with the father and killed the boy in retaliation."

Another version of this is here. We learn that the boy was 11-years-old and that the "kidnapping" was more of a "detaining" action with "a malicious intention." The young boy was "strangled... to death wtih a rope." The father of the boy, went "inside the store to look for his son" when the killer "hit him on the head wtih an axe, leaving him lying in a pool of blood." Here is the best part: "Al-Inizi [the beheaded man] was not burried immediately, but his body was put on public display until late Friday evening." Well, alrighty then.

"The body of the man, beheaded by sword, was put on a cross in the Saudi capital Riyadh, state news agency SPA said, quoting the interior ministry." Say, what?!?

True story: When DH was building out house in North Carolina some dozen years ago - he was out at the site working with our then only-four-legged Kid, Baby Sarge [our Rottweiler], when he came across a rattle snake. Not wanting Baby Sarge to have a run-in with the snake, DH took an axe [hatchet, maybe?] to the snake. As a warning to other snakes in the area, DH draped the snake's body over a sawed off tree trunk. Whether or not the other snakes in the area actually took it as a warning as to what could / would happen to them, I have no idea. Personally, I thought it was a bit gruesome, but DH didn't run into another rattle snake...

Friday, May 29, 2009

More of the same...

...expected temperature today in The Sandbox, 123°. Pool temperature yesterday was 90°. Still cooler than the air, but not cool enough to be refreshing. Temperature for tomorrow expected to be not as "hot" as today. Ahh. The patio tile is too hot to walk on with bare feet. The Boy was out with me yesterday afternoon for almost an hour, working on his tan, laying in the grass. The Baby was out, too, but she only lasted for about ten minutes. Sooo cute to watch her do the "jumping" thing she does with her little feet. She doesn't want her paws touching the tile - and I can't blame her - it really is hot [I may try to fry an egg outside today, just for fun] - so she lifts her little feet one at a time to keep them from touching the patio - and since she cannot stand with all four feet off the ground, for obvious reasons, it is like a little dance she does. Oh my gosh. What did I do for entertainment before The Boy and The Baby?!!

In the news, today...

This just makes me ill. I don't care who you are, or where in the world you live. And, personally, this is the kind of story I would expect to see come out of a city like Chicago, or Baltimore or New York. But certainly not from this part of the world. A woman is accusing her husband of "giving her 18-month-old daughter heroin." [I didn't even know heroin had made it to this country, although why that surprises me... It shouldn't.] The mother of the baby took her to the hospital and "told doctors that her daughter had become a heroin addict after her husband had given her doses of the drug in her feeding bottle." He did what?!! The baby is till being tested and will be treated "if it is proved that she has indeed become addicted to the drug." Examinations are also being carried out "to determine... whether she had been sexually assaulted or not." We're talking about an 18-month-old child! If the toddler is found to have been sexually assaulted, I hope authorities hang him by his you-know-whats. I wish the same upon any man, anywhere, who does this to a small child - a toddler - a baby. As if that is not horrific enough for one family, the mother has confirmed "that she has a 3-year-old son in the Social Protection Home." Why, exactly, is your three-year-old in a social protection home? What happened to him??? Drugs? Sexual abuse? Obviously, something happened.

A grandmother is accusing her ex-son-in-law of torturing her 12-year-old granddaughter. [Isn't it odd that we read about so many ex-wives and ex-husbands - an awful lot of divorces here - for a country that sees and tends to deem itself as being so morally and virtuously superior...] The grandmother has reported her ex-son-in-law to the police and submitted a medical report which indicates that her granddaughter has been "physically abused since doctors had found signs of burns and bruises on different parts of her body." Where is the mother? Why isn't she the one making the report on behalf of her daughter? The little girl's parents divorced when she was only a year old and the little girl was in the custody of her mother until she she was forced to relinquish custody of the child, who was eight-years-old, to the father at eight-years-old. [That is just the way it is done, here; the mother has custody of children when they are small and then the father takes custody of the children. I do not know what the cut-off age for this is.] After the father got custody of his daughter, the grandmother was allowed to visit her twice a year. The gist of it is that a school social worker contacted the grandmother, suspecting "that the girl was being physically tutored [sic] [tortured?] for she [the social worker] had noticed some burns and bruises on her body." Kudos to the social worker for being so proactive and for taking action. Apparently the mother is involved albeit indirectly and the grandmother now seeks custody of the child. The little girl does not want to live with her father, according to the grandmother, who says "that the girl told the police that her father used to beat her with electricity wires." What kind of father does this? Anywhere in the world?!? The matter is not resolved, and will slowly wind its way through the system, here.

288,000 Saudi citizens undertook pre-marital tests - medical examinations - last year. The test results "uncovered 62 new cases of HIV/AIDS, 3711 cases of hepatitis B, 871 cases of hepatitis C and 10,931 cases of sickle cell anemia in Riyadh last year." 62 new cases of HIV/AIDS does not sound that significant - what is that - approximately some 20 people out of every 100,000 [rounded-off] tested positive for HIV/AIDS. Something like that. [Don't hesitate to correct my math if you see mistakes!] Statistically, how many per 100,000 people in other countries test positive for HIV/AIDS, I wonder... [take Africa out of the equation - doesn't that continent - with all of its third-world countries have the highest rates of any in the world?]. Although the reported number of those who tested positive for hepatitis B is a much higher percent than those testing positive for HIV/AIDS, it is still only [approximately] some 1,250 or so people per 100,000 and doesn't seem all that astounding - especially since hepatitis B isn't usually life-threatening. Even the reported number of those testing positive to hepatitis C - what some [approximate] 300 of every 100,000 people? But the sickle cell anemia figures - that comes out to - what - like 4 out of every 1000 people? Did I figure that correctly? That seems high, to me.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ignorance is Bliss

Seven people have been arrested for "allegedly carrying the banned meat in their vehicle." Referring, of course, to pig meat. "Earlier this month a large quantity of pig meat was seized at the Causeway." So much for bringing bacon over from Bahrain, regardless of the fact that you cannot get swine flu from pork. What the heck. Let's not cloud the matter and let facts get in the way, right? Let's just all panic. Who do we blame for this? I blame the U.S. government and the jeja's team for their howling about how it is a pandemic [which we all know was and is just a prelude to getting nationalized health care pushed through and in place]. The first case of swine flu was reported in Bahrain yesterday, or the day before. People are going to over-react. And, predictably, they have. Although it seems to me that The Sandbox has its own "pandemic" to be concerned about: dengue fever. Are you going to somehow keep mosquitoes from crossing the Causeway to get to Saudi Arabia???

Obesity is a "pandemic," then, too, is it not? Three million Saudis are obese. Out of a population of how many? Almost 28,000,000. Quick math makes just over 9% of the population obese. Does that qualify? There are more obese women than men. Why? Well for starters, let's not forget that women should not exercise and jump around, lest they... Never mind.

Or, let's examine the "pandemic" of PCRC. Road accidents here and more deaths as a result of road accidents takes a whole lot more lives than swine flu. No one seems to be overly concerned with that, though. But by all means, lets make sure no bacon comes to The Sandbox from Bahrain! A death yesterday and a couple of injuries, here. A bus accident, in which eight people were killed and 20 were injured, here [the bus driver is being blamed for deliberately causing the accident as he only received cuts and bruises - expect his "confession," shortly].

Finally, let's just touch on the topic of the "pandemic" of disposable workers. And, by that I mean, workers that come here and end up dead by accident or torture or however... How many per month? More than the swine flu is killing. Yesterday we learned of a poor Indonesian maid who was tortured by the wife of her employer - and that man was sentenced to nine months in prison "for failing to intervene to save the maid's life." Kudos to Arab News for having the chutzpah to say, today, "A Saudi employer..." Of course we all knew he was Saudi because it was completely omitted in yesterday's Saudi Gazette article. Vice consul at the Indonesian Embassy, Wishnu Krishnamurthi, says "There is another case of cold-blooded murder from Eastern Province in which a Saudi employer is being tried for beating his maid to death. The police have found the sticks used in the assaults and the blood-stained clothes of the maid, Suryapi Dulbari, 31." The Saudi family has offered to pay SR200,000 in blood money to the woman's family. That is what the life of a maid is worth here, $53,619.30. That is it. That must be the going rate. That is what the man currently in prison and his teacher-wife paid for beating their maid to death, as reported yesterday. Two recent cases. How many more are there? Still more deaths - accidental, or otherwise - of imported workers, here, than cases of swine flu.

Oh, yeah. Ignorance is bliss...

Why No News On This?

If it wasn't for the blogosphere, I wouldn't even know it was happening: "...Migrants Riot in Athens." I've seen a couple of other articles, but when I "googled" it, very little came up on the subject. Why is that? Why isn't it in the news?

And, is it safe for American traveler's? Is the situation under control? Will it all be done and over with by next month? Not feeling real warm and fuzzy about our trip at this point. Just a little bit disconcerting...

Little Shock I Did Not Need...

Got an e-mail from my friend Tariq yesterday that said, "Big brother is watching you!"

What?! Ut-oh. I need to tone it down some. Which post was it? What did I say? Thankfully it wasn't "me." Phew. Gave me a bit of a jolt - a little shock to my system, that I did not need - and then I opened the e-mail. [Thanks, Tariq!]

Although there is no doubt in my mind that "big brother" does watch, here...

Now, "big brother" wants to install cameras to watch the youth to be able to identify them and "correct the mistakes made by some..., in order to protect their moral integrity." Hmmph. It is going to take a whole lot more than cameras, but that is beside the point. The religious police want to put "surveillance cameras in shopping centres [sic] and public places to monitor the behaviour [sic] of young people." What about the old people? Don't they ever do anything wrong?

The article says, "Saudi Arabia's religious police have been accused by many Saudis of violating young people's privacy by providing the media with the names of those who are caught engaging in behaviour [sic] considered in breach of Islamic Sharia law." Calling bullshit on that. Cannot remember the last time I saw a name of a Saudi in the newspaper - either one of them - who was accused of doing something wrong. Heck. They don't even publish the nationality of someone who does something wrong - UNLESS they are an expat - then it gets published. As do names and sometimes pictures of the person in trouble. It says, "Their names are then published in Saudi newspapers." Oh, really? So, then "Arab News" and "Saudi Gazette" must not be considered Saudi newspapers, because we certainly don't see names published, there, in either of them.

How about Saudi starts with installing cameras to monitor traffic and issue fines and violations? That would go a whole lot farther, in my opinion, of correcting "mistakes."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Get Off Your Damn Phone!

For the young women working at the Commissary on our compound, going to work means not doing much other than standing at the cash register / scanner to push groceries through on a moving conveyor belt but mostly talking or texting on their mobiles and getting paid for it. They cannot do both. They are not brought up in a "hurry, hurry culture" where most women learn to multi-task. Impossible here. Have never, ever seen it. So, instead of worrying about my groceries, they worry about their mobiles.

I'm gonna go out on a limb, here, and say that for today, chunky woman wearing cotton candy pink eye-shadow who was working at the register I happened to go to will not be talking on her mobile, or texting, for the duration of her shift. Yes. I caused a bit of a scene. Hard to believe. I know...

There were four or five registers open when I went to check out. Only one was being manned by a local girl and her lane was empty. Others were lined up at the register lanes that had the imported men working them. What the heck is wrong with me! I know better!! Anyone who has shopped at the Commissary regularly knows not to bother to get in an empty lane with a local girl working the register. Better - and certainly faster and more efficient - to get in a lane that has three overladden carts in line with one of the imported men working the register.

How tough could it be. I had three items. THREE! Two cases of meat [need to cook for The Kids], unopened, containing 20 packages of beef each [a little over 35 pounds, total], and one item from the bakery. The meat costs SR5.30 [$1.42] per package. Just as chunky cotton-candy eyed woman goes to ring up the meat - her mobile went off. I gave her a look that to most would imply, "Don't even think about it." She was clueless. Had to answer that call. Who knows? It was probably an emergency of some kind - you know - like her sister didn't know which abeya black bag to wear to the mall - or something equally dire. As she chatted, I said, "I have 40 packages..." She continued chatting. I said, "Get off the phone. You need to be working." She smiled. Totally, totally in the dark as to what it was I had said. I may as well have been saying, "blah, blah, blah..." because that is all she heard. Then she scans the box of meat through again. No. You are not going to scan each box throught TWENTY TIMES are you!?? Again I said, "There are forty packages." She is ringing them up as if each box costs SR5.30 and it is only going to cost me SR10.60 [I should have let it go]. Truly she did not understand what I was saying and she had to call one of the managers.

Filippe [not his real name] is one of the supervisors [he isn't really a manager - he isn't allowed to fire anyone] came over and asked me what was wrong. I told him that I had 40 packages of meat in the two unopened cases and that she was charging me only SR5.30 for each case. And, while Filippe and I are having this conversation, she starts texting on her phone. Yes. Texting in the middle of my checking out. I couldn't help myself.

"Filippe, make her stop using her phone. Why are they allowed to have their mobiles and chat and text while they are working? Do they get paid while they talk and text? Perhaps if they weren't allowed to use their mobiles then the check-out would be easier for the customers which is why you are here in the first place." I went on and on. Filippe made her put the phone down. She was smiling - chuckling - like I didn't mean what I was saying [oh, yes, I do mean it!]. Filippe had to tell her twice. She looked at me and said, "okay" in a meek and barely audible voice. And I said, "No. Sorry. What you need to say is that you are sorry! You need to pay attention and you obviously are not capable of doing that while you are either talking or playing on your phone. I do not want to see you on your mobile if I am in your checkout line ever again." I continued. Ranting. Mostly to Filippe, with "Why are they allowed to talk on their phones while they are working? If they are texting, they can't pay attention to the groceries and they can't put them through the scanner. Are you allowed to talk on your phone?" Filippe did his best to placate me. The more I carried on, the louder my voice got. I can say that I was getting some looks from other shoppers, but if anything they were encouraging looks, as if to say, "We feel your pain."

If I was in charge I would fire these girls on the spot if they answered their phone or started texting. We all know that that will never happen. You would have to piss on the manager's desk with him sitting at it before you could get fired if you are a local - but, on the other hand, if you are an imported worker, you simply have to drop and empty bag on the floor and you'll be fired. At the very least, I would dock their pay an hour the first time they got caught on the phone, two hours the second time, three hours the third... After a while, they'd get sick of having to go to the Commissary to talk on their phones - since they wouldn't be making any money - and they'd quit. If only...

This is not the first time - or the second - or the third - where I've had issues with the girls who are "working" but not really doing that - the phone is much, much more of a priority in their lives than actually, you know, "working." I am going to make it a point, from now on, to be very, very vocal and probably loud, too, about any check-out clerk who is on the phone when I go to her lane. I am not going to be nice about it, and I am going to simply say, "Get off the phone." If she refuses - I'll be calling every manager in the store to that check out lane and making a real scene.

Get off your damn phone. Do your job. Do what you are being paid to do. And, all this to achieve Saudization. All I can say is that this place is going to come to a screeching halt if all of the ex-pat workers leave and there is no one else to do the real work.

Couple Sentenced for Killing Maid

One couple out of how many? It is a start. The maid was tortured. To death. The husband of the woman that tortured the maid - to death - has been sentenced to nine months in prison "for his failure to take action." He has been in jail for the last six months, awaiting trial, and now has another three months to serve. Not nearly enough for idly sitting back and watching his wife beat and abuse an Indonesian housemaid; he was charged with negligence. The wife has been charged with manslaughter. She has been in jail for the last 11 months and lawyers expect that she will receive a sentence of about 2 years when she is formally sentenced on July 14th. Big deal. Two years. The maid's family has received blood money. I wonder if they have received the maid's wages, as well. Anyone want to bet that during the time this poor woman was beat and abused she wasn't paid?

A man who beat his wife has not been punished. The court ruled that it is his right to beat his wife. She probably deserved it. She just would not stop nagging. Case closed.

Here, a young woman is accusing her father of abusing her and wants authorities to "declare that her father is no longer her legal guardian as she claims that he married her off to an old man for a large amount of money and then contributed to that marriage ending in divorce only to marry her off to another old man for an equally large sum." Ahh. So that is why having daughters is such a good thing. It is a money making venture. The twenty-something-year-old woman "also alleges that her father has abused members of her large family, tortured her mother and threatened to kill" them. [The man has a right to beat his wife; see above. I don't know whether he has a right to beat his daughter but if the man, her father, is her guardian, then...] The young woman says that "she cannot go to university at present as she receives death threats through her mobile from her father and brothers." You would think that that would be evidence and that something could be done. Her new husband, a man more than twice her age, waits for her at the university gates. Her father married her off to him for SR200,000 [$53,619.30]. So. Let's see. Her father has married her off twice for that amount. He has netted over a hundred grand. The first time her father married her off, seven years ago, she was a young teenager. Such is life in The Sandbox. According to the article the young woman's mother divorced her husband some seven years ago - but she has yet to received the official divorce document. In order to actually get her divorce she has to sign a "paper to drop all responsibility for her children." Isn't that the way it works, here, anyway? The father gets custody. The mother never gets to see the children again. The man, the husband/father sounds like a real tool. She, the mother, says that "her children have been psychologically affected by the many problems they have faced and the threats that have been made against him," and cites for examples "the father pointing a gun at his nine-year-old daughter's head [what? she didn't want to get married, or something?], another daughter lost her ability to speak for three months after her father beat her when she refused to be married to an old man for SR200,000." There are fifteen children - FIFTEEN - of which six are girls. Money-making baby machine is what that woman was! The woman says that "her husband used to marry off his daughters at the age of 14 to old men for over SR100,000." File under: Only in The Sandbox. I'm not seeing a speedy resolution to this saga...

Unique way of disciplining a child when he is crying and screaming. Bury him up to his neck in sand. Yeah. That will stop all that crying and screaming and carrying on. Gee. Never would have thought of that. I did the "time out" thing. Probably not nearly as effective as burying a child. Hmmph.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Saudi Yag Scene

Interesting article, here, on the "Saudi Yag Scene: 'Forbidden, but I can't help it.'" Yeah. Okay. Whatever. We can all have our own opinion as to whether it is something that can be helped or not. I've made it pretty clear how I feel about it. However, what someone chooses to do behind his or her own closed doors is their business. Not mine.

Who knew that there was such a large yag culture here in The Sandbox? You can bet it isn't openly discussed. This is NOT San Francisco - oh, no. Far, far from it. Literally and figuratively.

Samir [not his real name - he is to afraid to be identified] is a 34-year-old yag man who lives each day in denial. "He lives in Mecca, the holiest city... and is acutely aware of the stigman that surrounds his yag lifestyle." He says, "I'm a Muslim. I know it's forbidden, but I can't help it." Hmmm. His xesual orientation has to be
guarded with "paranoid secrecy." So he takes long vacations to Thailand and spends weekends in Lebanon. And, Bahrain is worried about their reputation as a country known for its debauchery. Ha! Bahrain can't even compare to Thailand [isn't it great that a country can be recognized for the perversion it allows! xes with minors, the yag lifestyle...] Samir says Lebanon has a "more yag-tolerant society" than Saudi Arabia. Yeah. Well just about anywhere else does, I think. Perhaps it isn't so bad that Saudi Arabia doesn't tolerate such a culture. Look what is happening to countries [U.S.] that do... So, here, he hides it. His own parents do not "know of his lifestyle." He says, "his mom would kill herself if she found out." Wonder how his dad would feel about it. He says his parents "constantly set him up with women they consider potential wives." You can have four, Samir! He watches his words at work, he doesn't want to "arouse the suspicion of colleagues."

There are cafes here, that are known to be "popular yag hangouts." Who knew?! He says he and his friends are "constantly wary of officers from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice... who patrol for and punish men they suspect of being yag." Look at the plus side, Samir. If you are together with another man and you are unrelated to him, you don't get in nearly as much trouble as you would get into if you were with an unrelated woman. Hotsteamymenonmenfornication is illegal in The Sandbox, but like rape, the "charge calls for four witnesses to make a case." How convenient. "Arrests... are far more than arbitrary. In a recent case they apprehended one man at a Jeddah shopping mall, suspecting he was yag from his tight jeans and fitted shirt." Is that how you can tell? Tight jeans? My jeans are tight, too. But I can assure you that I am not a part of that lifestyle. My jeans are tight because I have gained so much weight. I don't think that tight jeans should be the only measure of indicating what someone's lifestyle might be like. Solution: Don't wear jeans.

Samir says he has been "invited to private parties," but he doesn't go because if he were to get caught there would be big trouble. "Unl
ess it's a VIP house -- if the party is at the home of one of the princes or one of the sheiks then you're protected." How could anyone tell if the party was strictly for yag men, here? Men and women are always segregated, even wedding parties are two separate functions - one party for the women, one party for the men. The article says, "In Saudi Arabia, where men and women are strictly separated, there is some space for yag life. Yag men can go cruising -- a term for picking up partners -- and socialize in male-only sections of cafes and restaurants. In line with xes-segregated social norms, yag lovers can often spend intimate time together without arousing suspicion." See? What did I just say.

Apparently there is quite an online community, here, for Samir and his buddies. There are "dozens of emerging Web forums." I had no idea. They would be blocked if Samir had the same internet as we have. [Need to get satellite internet!] Heck, whatever pictures were published with the article have been blocked, for me. Anyway, these online forums... "Some of the users there surf with screen names that specify their xesual role: 'top' or 'bottom.' machismo steers yag men toward the former." Ahmed [not his real name, either] says "The more masculine you are the more likely you are to label yourself as a 'top'." TMI. TMI! And, just like I said, "Web forums like [name of site] and [name of site] are inaccessible in many Arab countries, blocked by state-run web filtering software." [Unless, of course, you have satellite internet, or know how to use "proxy servers." I need to research this option - the whole proxy server thing. Even innocuous sites are often blocked. Like shoe sites. If the description of the shoe includes the word "xesy," it gets blocked.] The men [and many women, no doubt] here are, obviously, much less technically challenged than I am, because they know how to use these proxy servers to "get around the bans to the blocked sites" which connects them with others who choose the same lifestyle.

A blog out of Syria, "largely considered a repressed society"
[more so that Saudi Arabia? is that even possible??] gives a "tourist's guide to yag hangouts in Damascus and Aleppo." All you need to have is good "yagdar." There is a great episode of The Office that deals with this, where Jim sends Dwight a "yagdar detector" [which, of course, is nothing more than a screening wand like they use at airports], and I tried to get to some of the quotes from that episode, but it is, of course, blocked, here. Oh thank you Websense, for once again protecting me from myself.

There are four hammams in Damascus where you can "play safely." Hmmph. Who knew! Hammams are bath houses. In San Francisco they are notorious for the same thing, playing... The Safwan Hotel in Lattakia is, supposedly, "the most famous yag-friendly hotel in the region." What did the hotel do to become known for that particular recognition, I wonder.

Samir surfs "the web forums and Facebook groups that connect him to the yag Arab world. But he does so with care, rearing that authorities will follow and flag yag activity online." A risk he, obviously, is willing to take
. He doesn't seem to much care that "the government can track everything." Does it seem like he's paranoid? I don't think so. If he was so paranoid he wouldn't be surfing those sites, right? His paranoia, however, is "conditioned by horror stories of harsh crackdowns by Arab governments." Like I said. A risk he seems willing to take. "In Egypt, where police have systematically arrested and tortured [I thought only Americans tortured other people!] suspected 'yags,' vice squads have logged on to chat rooms posing as yag men." Ah ha. Entrapment. Hasn't everyone heard of 20/20? And, John Stossel? Guess not. "I was waiting for that guy I chatted with on the Internet... when I found four big guys [isn't that what you wanted in the first place - if not, then what were you doing in that chat room?] surrounding me, says one victim of police brutality, who was "set up on a false date." Awe. Isn't that too bad. He says, "I was dragged, almost carried to the police car... taken to [the station], the 'Adab Section,' which takes care of prostitution, raping and, recently yags." Human Rights Watch has "documented dozens of Web-based entrapments [see? what'd I say...] -- men arrested by Egyptian police then tormented [them] with beatings, electrocution and anal examinations." The article says that Egypt is "the San Francisco of the Middle East." I had no idea. The area has, since, lost much of its luster in that regard. "The pivot point was a mass arrest known as the 'Queen Boat' incident." Nope. You just can't make this stuff up.

The Queen Boat arrests "was a show trial -- forced confessions, some extracted under torture and a media circus designed to amplify public fea
r and maximize the government's political gain..." Sounds like something eerily familiar -- exactly what is happening in the States, right now, with the jeja at the helm and the pathetic group of minions working in the guise of reporters for the main stream media who worship the jeja's feet.

It is a lengthy article. Whatever pictures a
ccompanied it were blocked for me. Once again, Websense saving me from myself. Oh, thank you. [Sarcasm, off.]

Commenter Linda was kind enough to provide me with the comments that were left at the site of the article; Websense didn't want me to hurt my own eyes and, once again, protected me from myself. Here is just a sample of the comments that were left:

"Hitler treated yags the same way. Assuming someone is yag because they wear tighht [sic] jeans and T-shirts --- and then arresting and torturing them -- is the sign of a very paranoid fascist society. Religion, the root of this prejudice, is an awful force for evil."

"What a HOOT! It only goes to show that people will be people regardless of how much of a thumb is placed on them to keep them in check. Total control is not possible and after all these centuries the Saudis still haven't learned this."

"If you feel sorry for these people because of being gay and not having their freedom given to them, then we will send them to you so they can get permit to get married and have their freedom here, let the US embassy issue them visas to stay here indefintely [sic], we do not need such people living in holy places..." [Umm, no. The U.S. doesn't want them, either.]

Plenty more there, at the site of the article.

Thanks a lot, Linda!

And, special thanks also to Tariq, who e-mailed me the article and brought it to my attention.

Disgruntled Employees

Lots of them, here, in The Sandbox. Apparently. Another one, probably trying to escape her employer. Hmmm. Wonder why that is. [Yeah. How could it possibly be that housemaids want to escape from there employers? Because they are way over worked and way underpaid? Because they are physically abused? Just a guess.]

For a brief minute or two, I was thinking that perhaps reporting methods were changing. [Maybe someone has been reading my blog? Doubtful.] Not only does this article identify the man's nationality, but his nationality is listed in the title. "Saudi man held for smuggling African woman." Nothing has changed. Identifying the man's nationality was, obviously, just a fluke. In the same story - last paragraph - another man is accused of smuggling "a violator of the Iqama and labor regulations." He was smuggling drugs, too. Guess the nationality?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Wow! What a great letter...

[Mom - Another post you should skip. No bad words but bad "thoughts." Well - okay - a couple of bad words. And, no, Mom. I am NEVER going to be able to accept things the way they are right now. I do hate him. I hate his wife, too. Harsh. Very strong. I can't think of another person or persons that I actually "hate." But, honest. I hate them both. Oh, and by the way, I'm taking anyone in the family that voted for the jeja and his wa-ft-l wife out of our Will.] is only too bad that the jeja won't even bother reading it.

Saw this at Nice Deb's place. It truly is worthy of being posted on the entire world-wide-web. Oh, and to a commenter ["SS"], who a short time back asked me why I "hate" [pretty strong word - covers, it, though] the jeja, as I refer to him [jug-eared-jack-ass], and his wide-ass fist-thumping lout wife [she truly is the wider half, and I use "fist-thumping lout*" for FL - which, as we all know, in Laura Bush's case stood for First Lady], this will give you a clue:

April 17, 2009
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington , DC 20500

Mr. Obama:
I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States. You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe ? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia. You didn’t show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia.. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey . You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What’s the matter with you? I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic,the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members – on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven’t said anything about that. Who authorized that?
I surely didn’t!

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that’s $45 million more than the AIG bonuses.. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million – not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now.

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you. I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

Every real American

P.S. I rarely ask that emails be ‘passed around’………….PLEASE SEND THIS TO YOUR EMAIL LIST……it’s past time for all Americans to wake up!


Nice Deb says, "I hope this woman's taxes are in order." Yeah. Me too. So what that the rest of jeja's administration's are not... As Leona Helmsley once said, "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes..." What are you paying in taxes, SS? Just curious. I know we pay far more than OUR fair share. And, no. I don't care to pay to support people that DO NOT want to work. Nor do I care to support anyone who isn't trying in this world. And I am sick and tired of paying congressional dead-beats to run our United States of America into the ground!

Hate. Strong word. Fitting, though. Very, very fitting for the jeja and his wide-ass fist-thumping lout wife.

I'm done ranting. For today.

*Lout: Thug, hoodlum, vandal, hooligan, yob, ruffian, oaf. Heck. They all fit. Pick whichever one you want.

Plea to Other Bloggers

What in the world would I do without the protection to myself which Websense gives me. Oh my gosh, I might read comments at other blog sites!

If other blogs have post titles with the words "xes" or "p0nr" or "yag" or "f^(k" in them, I can read the post - if it is all up above "the fold," but I cannot access it if it is under "the fold" and I cannot access the comments. [Heck, if I use those words myself I often get the "blocked" screen! One of these days I'll be blocked out of my own blog. It is gonna happen...]

Sweetness & Light has a post up about Hillary giving "yag partners" full benefits. I can't get to the comments. There have been many, many others, but for today, that is the one I wanted to see. Nope. No can do. Like it is a secret that Hillary is a... Never mind.

Just gives you an idea of the mindset here in The Sandbox. Absolutely everything is xesual in some way, shape or form. [Emphasis added to make the point even more clear!] Hello? Not everything with the word "yag" in it actually has to do with hotsteamymenonmenfornication! The powers that be do absolutely everything they can to prevent any of us from self-harm by not allowing us to read or view even the most inane internet content.

I need to just be thankful I can get to what I can get to, I guess, and not implore others to please not use "those" words in their titles. Or if they are going to use them, at least code them so I can try to get around Websense. But, if by chance other bloggers are reading this, and you know I've visited your place, if you were to take this plea into consideration I would be ever so grateful.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Patio is too hot for bare feet!

Youcheeee! Was out with bare feet a little while ago. Whoa. Must wear flip flops. The patio tiles WILL burn your feet. The Boy doesn't seem to think it is too hot for him - the patio tiles. He has been out laying on it for the past half-hour. How he does it is beyond me.

Weather t

It is supposed to be even warmer hotter tomorrow. 122°. A whopping 2° difference. It can't feel any warmer hotter out tomorrow than it does today. [Work is going very nicely. Turning a nice bronze color. Using sunscreen on sensitive areas.]

Pool temperature is 88°. Don't even have to test the water - just get in.

Kids are going to get baths outside this afternoon. They will be thrilled...

Supposedly, when the temperature hits 50°Celsius, then the outdoor workers are allowed to NOT work [of course, if they do not work, then they do not get paid]. Odd thing, here: none of the thermometers ever go above 49°. Thus, that rule never seems to apply... 50°Celsius is 122°Fahrenheit. I am not complaining about being outside, but then, I am not physically exerting myself in this heat, either. A little compassion to the men who are outside toiling in the sun and the heat would be a very, very good thing. Anyone I see out there gets juice and water. I need to remember to get popsicles from now on, so that I can hand those out, too.

One of These Things Does Not Belong...

[Photo of Maxim Editor swiped from boudicabpi's place.]

[Photo of Time Editor swiped from boudicabpi's place.]

As a child, didn't everyone play the game, "One of these things does not belong..." There would be four things and you had to circle the one that didn't fit in the group. It was pretty simple, really. For example if there were a chair, a table, a bed and a cow in one group - the cow would be the "thing" that did not belong. A more difficult one might be a banana, an apple, a strawberry and a carrot. The carrot does not belong because it is a vegetable and not a fruit.

I find Maxim's list of the 100 most beaut
iful women to be a game of "one of these things does not belong." Are the judges for this totally blind?!? They can't be. They picked Megan Fox. She's a beauty! Thanks to "Anonymous M" and "Anonymous," I was able to find out who all was on the list. I have no idea who most of the women on it are. I know who five out of the top ten are:

Olivia Wilde came in at the number one spot. No clue who she is. Googled her. She is pretty, but in my opinion she should not be at the top of the list in the number one spot.

Megan Fox is the number two spo
t. The woman is beautiful. I hate her.

As is Bar Refaeli, who is the number three spot.
I hate her, too.

The number four spot, Malin Akerman - another stunning beauty - who I had to google to find out who she was.

Mila Kunis, number five, I recognized from "
That 70's Show." She is beautiful.

Number six, Eliza Dushku is pretty - but did she deserve a top ten spot? Not in my opinion. I had to google her, too.

Adriana Lima, who came in at number seven, is drop dead gorgeous. Of course I had no clue who she was...

I think most people know who Rihanna is. She is number eight on the list. She deserves to be on the list; there is something uniquely beautiful about her.

Number nine is Jordana Brewster. I have never
heard of her. She is kind of pretty in a plain Jane kind of way, but top ten beautiful? Nah.

How Jennifer Love Hewitt made it at number ten on the list is beyond me. She is pretty, I guess, but she certainly isn't "all that." I know people will disagree - she seems to have a quite a following. I guess you either think she's "all that," or you don't.

Skipping over the "middle" eighty women... Many of them, but for the obvious ones, i.e., Britney Spears [she's number 17? I must be o
ne of the only women in the world who doesn't see her beauty], Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Beyonce, Siena Miller, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum... I have never heard of.

Now. The bottom 100 places on the list. [A
gain, many thanks to "Anonymous M" for sending the list to me!]

Number 91 is
Chelsea Handler. Never heard of her. Cute though, in a "girl next store" kind of way.

Number 92 is Joanna Krupa. Never heard of he
r, either. Pretty enough, I guess.

Another name I had to google, Yvonne Strahovski. Pre
tty in a plain way. Gorgeous? I think Kate Hudson should have been on the list somewhere as she is much prettier than Yvonne - who came in at number 94.

Padma Lakshmi. Number 95. Who? Yeah. Never heard of her. Doesn't belong on the list, in my opinion. She certainly isn't ugly, but...

Olivia Munn is pretty, again, in a plain way. Didn't have a clue who she was. She is number 96 on the list.

Marisa Tomei came in at number 97. There is something about her. [Absolutely luved her in "My Cousin Vinny."]

Rebecca Mader only took 98th place on the
list? She is much prettier than, say, Emma Watson [#82]. If it wasn't for "Lost," I wouldn't have known who she was, though.

Never heard of number 99, Melissa Rycroft.

Ditto for number 100, Deanna Russo.

But number 93. Oh my gosh. What an insult to beautiful women around the world. Makes me want to gag! She actually makes me want to throw up a little in my mouth every time I see her. And these pictures are going to solve that binge and purge problem I have. I can binge, but have never quite gotten the whole purge down. Until now:

Don't tell me the wide-ass fist-thumping lout hasn't had some plastic surgery. Nose job and bottom lip reduction. Can't say that I blame her. Must have been something she had done when she had that cushy no-show-job at the hospital in Chicago. We all know she didn't have anything to contribute there, and only got the job [and the raise] in the "pay to play" farce the jeja was involved with at the time. She may as well have at least done something worthwhile with her time at the hospital. Plastic surgery. Probably for free, or at the expense of tax payers. Whatever.

Honestly, I don't care that she's had some work done [although she could get a whole lot more done and it still wouldn't make her pretty]. This year I'm going to have some work done, too. But for goo
dness sake, this female behemoth Sasquatch [is that an insult? If so, my apologies to Sasquatch!] is NOT one of the 100 most beautiful women in the United States of America, or anywhere else in the entire world for that matter. Either inside or out. Bottom 100 of the most fugly list, for sure. Just calling a spade a spade. That's all. Get your dayum heads out of your rectums Maxim publishers [and Time, too!] and start giving the rest of the world some unbiased men's stories or some actual unbiased news reporting. We don't need this kind of crap shoved down our throats 24/7/365 for the next 4 1/2 years...

When the poo-poo finally hits the fa
n, due to the sham going on right now with jeja and his wide-ass fist-thumping lout other half sitting in the highest possible office in the United States of America [provided he doesn't bring the U.S. of A. to her knees beforehand - and at the rate things are going...], it is gonna be big. I am so just looking forward to making popcorn and sitting back to watch the show.

Now. One of these things does not belong. Which one:

If you picked #2, you win. Tell me with a straight face, and without lying, that there is ANYTHING pretty about that! I. Don't. Think. So. Downright freakin' scary is what it is!!!

Cry Me a River... Again.

Yeah. Don't think so. "My daughter's husband killed her." Actually, I do have some sympathy for this mother. I cannot imagine the nightmare she must be living in. There can be no worse horror in the entire world than losing a child. Still. The daughter was, obviously, blind to reality when she decided to marry a man who may have killed her. What is that saying? "Love is blind." Something like that.

The dead woman, 19-year-old Asma Khadim Hussain, "was married 18 months ago." Her mother says, "My daughter did not have a natural death. She was killed by her husband, Mumtaz Husain [sic]... I am sure she was poisoned. Hussain was already married with children but had not disclosed this to her daughter before their marriage." Big deal. He is allowed to have four wives. You know that; we know that. Hard to muster up much sympathy for a foolish 18-year-old girl marrying a man and learning after the fact that she wasn't number one. So Asma was wife number two. Your point? The mother, Farakh Taj, whines that her "daughter had an argument with him when she learnt that her husband had four children with his first wife." The son-in-law then "broke off relations with us, not allowing Asma to meet us." Umm hmm. Then what...

The young bride left the Kingdom for Pakistan with her groom some sixteen days after she gave birth to a daughter. Apparently a son of the first wife "started urging his father to divorce Asma." Hussain didn't bother telling wife number one that he had married again and now had wife number two. That, of course, being his right - to have four different wives. After Asma left the Kingdom, Hussain called his in-laws and said that she "had met with an accident." A car accident. Met with an accident? You don't meet an accident. You have an accident. Symantics. Not sure if the accident was in Saudi or Pakistan - but the mother asked her daughter, who lived in Jeddah, to inquire about Asma's condition. "We learned through her sister that Asma was poisoned and that she was in critical condition." Quite an accident... Oh, and which story is it? The car accident one, or the poisoned one? Trivial details.

"The doctor said she had consumed a poisonous liquid," and the mother "alleged that Hussain poisoned Asma with a chemical he must have brought from the laundry" where he worked [he was the manager, not an actual laundry worker]. Police say "that Hussain... brought home the chemical in a beverage bottle and had given it to Asma by mistake." Stranger things have happened. "According to Asma, who spoke when she was under treatment in the hospital, she was having dinner and when she asked for water, Hussain went to his car and brought a Pepsi bottle. She took a sip of the liquid and immediately realized that it was not water." Red flags! Red flags! Bells and whistles, too! Water in a Pepsi bottle. And he went to his car to get it? Well, okay. The mother wants to know, "How is it possible that any company or a responsible person can allow someone to fill bottles with a dangerous chemical, without anyone knowing about it?" That'd be fairly simple, if you ask me. I have an Evian bottle that I carry in my suitcase when I travel that has Woollite in it. Of course, the liquid in the bottle is blue and I would never confuse it with water, and I don't know if I would consider Woollite to be a dangerous chemical, but it was pretty easy to pour some Woollite in the Evian bottle. I didn't even spill any or get any on me.

The whole matter is just a mess for Asma's parents. They are requesting investigations and trying to get authorities from various government offices involved. The son-in-law is denying that Asma's death was anything but an accident [naturally]. A report from the same hospital that Asma was in, prior to her death, states "that the same poisonous liquid was consumed by Hussain, who was admitted to the hospital for three days." Hussain, in his defense, says, "that his wife's death was an accident that happened because he works in a laundry. Our purchase manager orders chemicals... The company sent a sample in a bottle of Pepsi, which my assistant supervisor handed over to me." Blah, blah, blah. So, it was a clear poisonous liquid, then, in a Pepsi bottle, that everyone thought was water? It didn't smell funny?!? "Hussain blamed the company and its manager for sending the chemicl in a soft drink bottle and claimed that the company had accepted its mistake." What?!! Wait. It gets better: "The supervisor told me that it was a Pepsi sample. [I thought it was water. Do they make "clear" Pepsi? I'm not a Pepsi drinker. I stick to Diet Coke.] I said that it is not my job to test the sample and that it should be sent to the food manager. However, due to a communication error, I took the bottle home." Does anyone else thing there is something very, very wrong with Hussain's story, or is it just me?

Hussain has been in the Kingdom for 25 years and says, "I am aware of the rules and regulations here. I know I will be in trouble if I do something wrong." Then there is the whole bit about the documentation of her passport and her iqama and who the real man responsible for Asma really was. Supposedly Hussain lost Asma's passport - it was in the bag which she took to the hospital with it. None of it makes much sense. As much as I don't wish death on any young woman, marriage in The Sandbox, where women have virtually no rights, is a risk. You made your bed. You lie in it. As a result a 19-year-old woman is dead.

And so is this girl; 10-years-old. Found dead on the side of the road. No other details.
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