Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Cindy Adams writes in today's New York Post (8/29) that the Rabbi David Baron of the Temple of the Arts on Wilshire Blvd., the one who invited Mel Gibson to speak on Yom Kippur, has disinvited Mel until a future date owing to the flack the rabbi got. At a certain point refusal to accept a person's apology actually becomes a turnoff, it becomes the sin of sanctimony which the Good Lord hates so much. Mel's was a drunken spiel, not a commencement address given in a lucid state. The good rabbi wants Mel to focus on combatting anti-Semitism, not one word on the real issue here and that is the dangers of drunk driving. Someone said to me the other day that the Jews are the most sensitive group, don't ever say anything against them etc. and you can apologizie until the cows come home and they'll never accept it. Then again they've had a long history of oppression and suffering but I would agree with my friend that at a certain point you have to accept a person's contrition.

Thought for the Day - Why don't the major "psychics" out there, the ones making all the dough like John Edward and Sylvia Browne, ever predict major terrorist acts to come or even the real killer of Jon Benet?On the Right

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The power of the shrink class

Actor Tom Cruise, after a 14 year working relationship with Viacom, parent company of Paramount Pictures, has been "fired" by Viacom chief Sumner Redstone. I've grown to like Matt Lauer of the "Today" show, even though low-key he always has a pertinent point or two to make. He asked why nothing happens to all those stars who are in and out of rehab. Good question Matt but maybe it has to do with Tom going after the psychiatric industry and its reliance on psychotropic drugs. Now this might be a minority opinion but it is not a kooky one. Dr. Peter Breggin even wrote a book about it called "Toxic Psychiatry" and as far as I know he is not a Scientologist. Going after the psychiatric industry is about as taboo as going after the cancer establishment. As far as jumping up and down on Oprah's couch Hef has set the standard here, sleeping around good, falling in love corny. You see it's all a part of pc. A truly pc person cannot simply disagree with you on any given subject, he resorts to coercion to bring you over to his worldview, to mold you into his version of reality. This is why Tom cannot even question actress Brooke Shields' use of psychiatric drugs to deal with her post-partum depression. You see in the pc universe you do not even have the right to your own opinion anymore and if you do assert this right they will call you kooky before they resort to stronger tactics like affecting your livelihood. Tom, like Mel Gibson, is paid though and can take the rest of his life off. Would that we all had the same option when we say or do the "wrong" thing.On the Right