A Letter to Kathy Griffin.

A Letter to Kathy Griffin.

I Literally Have No Words.

Where do I even begin to start. For those who might actually live under a rock and haven't heard what Kathy Griffin has done, let me give you a small briefing.

See, Kathy Griffin claims that she is a comedian. She claims that this GRUESOME act was a "joke" and once again referred to herself as a "comedian" saying that "joking" is what she does.

So what happened was she set up a photoshoot with a man by the name of Tyler Shields who is apparently "known" for edgy and shocking photoshoots. The photoshoot consists of President Trump's head all bloody as Kathy is seen holding it in her hands. She even jokes in the photoshoot that her and the photographer "are going to have to move to Mexico after the pictures are released because they feared they'd be thrown in prison"... WHERE THEY BELONG. She has since apologized with a total half-ass apology that she literally didn't mean. You can just see that in her 30 second video where she claims that she "crossed a line" and "she went way too far". Duh. Claiming she had just seen the backlash from the photos that every news reporter, every politician, and yes, even Chelsea Clinton commented about it (insert serious shock here that a Clinton actually thought of something actually being morally wrong).

The thing is though with you, Kathy, is that you knew it was wrong when you were doing it. I mean.. You're holding a PRESIDENT'S HEAD IN YOUR HAND. What would make you think that is okay on any level? If you have any conscience at all, you would see that the fact that you are holding our Nation's leader at such a low standard as you hold his bloody head in your hands. That just gives America the freedom to think, "Well, Kathy Griffin did it, I can too". How did you think that people would react? Did you think they would clap for you and tell you what a great "joke" you made? No.

Honestly I'm disgusted. I'm disgusted that this is the thing that mainstream Hollywood liberals, or the nicer way to put it AKA "the left" believe is okay. I'm disgusted because no matter what, if a Conservative had done that to Barack Obama's head it would've been two things: racist AND immoral. And yeah, they probably would have been shamed by the media, by the whole world, and had to fall of the face of the Earth. But no, not you Kathy... this will all blow over for you because you are entitiled to your opinion, but conservatives aren't. So don't worry.

I'm disgusted that there are so many people who actually think what you did is funny or the "truth" but they just won't say it now because you've received so much backlash. I'm disgusted because I know that no matter how wrong, immoral, and disgusting this is, you won't get any punishment whatsoever. Just like when Madonna spoke her famous phrase "ya know, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House" while Trump was just starting to move in.

This is a double standard. You should be held accountable for this. You should be banned from your regular appearances on CNN, your upcoming "comedy" shows should be cancelled, and yeah, honestly... I think you should go to prison. Along with Madonna, and anybody else who is willing to say or do something so disgusting. How these actions aren't terroristic threatening I'll never know. I get "freedom of speech" but when does the line actually get crossed for someone to actually get in trouble.

I mean c'mon... Martha Stewart got thrown in prison for lying about a stock sale and we can't throw any of you in prison because they'll say it is your first amendment right that isn't even morally correct and isn't a "peaceful". You people get excuse after excuse made for you and that is one of the problems in America. That and people like you who believe this is okay to do in the first place..... you all are the problem in America. You are what has influenced them.

Kathy Griffin, you're apparently entitled to this "first amendment right" that they will claim it is. So here's mine: you are a disgusting human being.

Give me a break.


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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.

It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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Welcome To Summer Break, Where You Are Back To Being Under Your Parents' Thumb

Welcome home, now tell us everything.


Coming home for the summer is always very exciting for me. The first few weeks it feels like I'm somewhere brand-new instead of the same town I've lived in my entire life.

Although when I do go home my parents tend to want to spend all of their time with me. Which I understand because I've been gone for a while and they missed me. But where do we draw the life of them being happy to see me and them being over the top?

As someone who is 21, I'm a legal adult. When I'm at college my life is very much one of independence. When I'm at school I come and go as I please and tell very few people where I'm going. When I'm at college I don't have anyone I need to "report to".

This all changes when I come home and my parents are constantly asking me "where are you going?" "what are you doing?" "who are you hanging out with?" Simple answer "Elsewhere" "Stuff" "People"

I understand that they may just be concerned about me. But there is no reason to be. I'm not a kid that gets in trouble a lot or a person that goes out of their way to take unnecessary risks.

As parents, I understand that you have taken care of me for the past 21 years. But at some point, you have to allow your kids to make their own choices. Otherwise, your kids will stay dependent on you and will miss out on valuable lessons from their actions.

You should not always bail your kids out of situations they get themselves into. You should be there for guidance and as a listening ear. As your kids get older you have to learn to let them figure things out on their own.

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