Hey guys! I’m baaaaaack! (Sorry Dina, can’t get rid of me that easy).
I hope everyone had a Happy New Year!!!!
I’m sorry that some of you were worried about me! It’s my fault, because I told you guys I was taking a break, but then I came back and wrote another blog and then disappeared. That was my bad. Although I am secretly enjoying the fact that people were so concerned.
Betty Ford the mountains were great, I’m feeling very sober relaxed. I did peak in on twitter a couple times, but I didn’t get to update the blog the way I had planned because the internet connection up there was infuriatingly slow and I think most of you are aware of the disdain I feel for the iPad. Between those two things I was getting so frustrated and figured I better just walk away before I flip a table. Plus I was busy living out all of my Sarah Palin’s Alaska fantasy’s.
I’m sure you all know by now that a judge ordered Juicy to pay back his ex business partner for the money he stole from him when he forged his signature and committed mortgage fraud. Not that he’s actually ever going to pay him, but at least now Teresa can’t keep saying that he never did nuttin wrong. And it means she’s going to have to keep pretending to not spend money and we can keep catching her lies on her website. Btw, remember the dress that was supposedly donated to charity that Teresa was still wearing and posting pictures of on her website? She deleted the pictures after I wrote the blog about it. She said Bravo doesn’t allow her to post pictures of her clothing anymore. Damn Bravo, always telling people what do to, at least they only made her take down pictures and didn’t force her to go to Scary Island.
Dina supporters are back in action on my Dina Manzo Evil Hate Blog. I love it when people suddenly decide to comment on an old blog that everyone already forgot about and tell us to “Stop being mean to Dina!” when we weren’t even talking about her anymore. But now we are! Thanks Sha2000 for reminding me that Dina is fun to laugh at. Sha2000 thinks it was mean of me to say that Dina didn’t brush her hair on the wedding show. But, her hair really was messy… so… I’m sorry for stating the obvious, I guess? Maybe I’m wrong, but I kinda think that if you go on national tv and admit that you forgave your husband for cheating because he bought you stuff, then go on another show an act like an innocent little angel, then go on twitter and act like a nutso paranoid bitch, you kinda open yourself up to criticism. Just my opinion. If you like nice happy blogs dedicated to how wonderful and amazing Dina is, you should probably go check out a blog by a lovely woman name Zen Jenn. She has nothing but nice things to say about Santa Dina, as she calls her. You can read her pleasantries here.
Oops. That wasn’t the link to her blog? My bad. But she’s real nice, ain’t she? Much nicer than me.
Maybe I should move my twitter disclaimer over here. It says something about me not being sorry if I offend you. I appreciate your efforts to save my soul Sha2000, I really do. But unfortunately, I just don’t care. I tried, I swear I tried reeeeeally hard to give a fuck. But I just don’t. Blame my parents. I’m sure they did something to damage me somewhere along the way.
On to more relevant Housewives – on one of the channels we have up here they do these little 10 minute biography’s of celebrities between shows, and guess who came up the other day? Kelsey Grammer. He actually had a really sad life. Most (all?) of his family members are dead. His sister was abducted and murdered and that’s why he became an alcoholic. One night he was driving drunk and high and flipped his car and almost died. That crash inspired him to get sober. No mention of Camille on the road to recovery. Actually, they didn’t mention her at all in the segment.
Hmmm… what else? Oh ok. So ghost update – I told my girlfriend about my ghost and she did a little researching and discovered that apparently the entire street I live on is haunted. It’s a big street, so maybe the ghost is making the rounds, and that’s why I lived here for so long before noticing anything weird. The activity has mostly completely stopped. A few little things are out of place here and there, but nothing really crazy has happened. I’m still kinda scared to be alone when it’s dark though. And I still watch ghost stories. I know so many of you told me to stop but I can’t! I’m obsessed. If any of you are looking for a good ghost show, the one on Animal Planet has -by far- the best ghost stories.
Oh, and we have to talk about Hoarders! I’m so angry over this show. Most of you know how strongly I feel about animals, animal rights, humane treatment yadda yadda. Well this latest episode of Hoarders has me absolutely outraged! OUTRAGED! You can watch here if you want to share in my outrage. This week featured a woman named Hanna. Hanna is a disgusting, vile, semi deformed, clearly inbred, nasty piece of work who makes Teresa Giudice look like a fucking saint. (For those of you who read The Glass Castle – think of the Appalachian Grandmother).
Meet the devil in human form:
This woman chooses to live her life surrounded by garbage and animal feces. And that’s fine by me, if you wanna live in trash – by all means go ahead. But this woman is abusing and torturing the animals in her care. Inside her trash filled trailer are rodent cages and bins filled with chickens, turkeys, and other birds. They are packed in those cages so tight that they can barely move.
This evil woman never cleans their cages so the feces piles higher and higher in the bottom of the cages until the birds head’s are squished against the top of the cages and some of them can’t even stand up.
They even found a dead bird in one of the cages that had been crushed to dead underneath the other birds. It was literally as flat as a piece of paper. Outside she has pens with goats who’s hoves are so over grown that they’re curving and they have trouble walking. At least a couple were limping or walking on 3 legs due to injuries that had never been treated.
There are more cages outside containing more birds and even ducks. (Tuz, you know how I feel about ducks). If you don’t know about ducks, let me tell you – they can’t be kept in cages. Ducks need to be free and they need water to swim in. Their legs are very delicate and they can’t safely stand in wire cages without injuring themselves. The duck in this picture couldn’t even stand up, it just scooched around on it’s belly.
Hanna, the inbred beast from hell had 16 (sixteen!) children. Only 10 are still alive today and I assume that she must have murdered 6 of them. I can totally picture her smothering them in their sleep with a dirty stained pillow. Only a couple of her living children still talk to her. They were all taken away by the state when they were young, and although they are adults now, they are clearly very damaged by the abuse they suffered. There is also a high probability that their mother is also their aunt and their second cousin. This woman couldn’t even treat her own flesh and blood properly, and they left defenseless animals in her care! She shouldn’t even be allowed to care for a bug!
What she is doing to those animals is cruel and evil. She shouldn’t be getting help – she should be in jail!
But what’s even worse is that all the healthy, normal, sane people working on the show stood around talking about how horrible the animals were being treated while doing nothing to help them! Not only did they not take the animals way from her – when animal control showed up unannounced (I assume one of the crew members felt bad and made the call) the dumb psychiatrist bitch Robin Zasio (hate her) actually convinced them to leave because the poor old lady who lives in a trash pile was having anxiety. Anxiety! OMG! What about the animals’ anxiety and suffering?! They ended up taking some of her animals away because she allowed them to, but they left the rest to suffer!! I am OUTRAGED. Did I say that already? OUTRAGED!
In the update at the end of the show they said that the state of Illinois (Hey Lynn!) did end up getting involved and charged Hanna with failing to properly care for her animals, but the birds are still on her property! And who knows how many more animals she got since then? This disgusting woman shouldn’t be allowed within 50 feet of a defenseless creature. I literally can not sleep at night knowing what this woman is doing to her animals. It’s breaking my heart. It’s winter now, and I’m sure she doesn’t have heated shelter for those poor things.
Please guys, send an email and complain about the way these animals are being treated. Even if you don’t care about animals, if you like me and my blog, please do it for me. I am so upset over this. This show brought tears to my eyes, and trust me, that’s not an easy thing to do.
firstname.lastname@example.org – This is the email for the animal control people in her area who did nothing and apparently are still doing nothing to help those animals.
email@example.com – I’m not sure exactly which email this is, but I’m assuming it’s for a government official in her area. (I got it from someone on the Hoarders message board.)
firstname.lastname@example.org – Southern Illinois Humane Society
Please let A&E know how disgusted you are by the fact that they allowed animals to continue to suffer and die (they filmed one chicken take it’s last breath) for the sake of ratings.
Shawn.Walker@aetn.com – A&E
email@example.com – A&E
And FYI – to those of you who watched the show and were as horrified as me, I just want you to know that if you eat fast food, or buy meat at the grocery store, the animals you eat suffered even worse than the ones in this womans home. Help stop animal torture by shopping at the farmers market and not eating fast food.
Ok, deeeeep breath. Count to 10…. ok. Moving on.
Speaking of Hoarders, every time the show is on I go into a manic cleaning frenzy, and while cleaning out my desk drawers I found this paper. I don’t even know where it came from. I guess I probably got it in an email and printed it out, although I don’t remember doing that. Maybe the ghost left it for me? Anyway, I thought I would share it with you all before I throw it in the trash:
“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgement, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life, not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast food and slow digestion, big men and small characters, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window but nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or just hit delete.
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent. Remember to say “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all, mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.”
I’m still thinking about those poor animals. 😦
217 – 782 – 6657 This is the number for the department of agriculture. It is them and not animal control who has jurisdiction over farm animals. I called and spoke to a woman there who said that all she could tell me was that the investigation was still ongoing. I asked her what that meant and she said it means that someone is still going out there and checking on the animals. I asked her why there is even an investigation, what is there to investigate? The conditions are horrific and criminal – period. The animals should be removed immediately. She didn’t have an answer for that and would only repeat “the investigation is still ongoing”. She didn’t sound incredibly concerned. If the only people with authority to remove the animals don’t care, then who is going to help them?! PLEASE call this number and complain. With enough pressure, we can get them to finally do something!
618 – 658 – 9318 This is the phone number for the States Attorneys office who is prosecuting the case. Please call and demand that they don’t let this monster get off easy. I spoke to the secretary and I’m waiting for the DA to call me back. She also didn’t seem too concerned about the situation at Hanna’s home and although she can’t say for sure – wasn’t too convinced that Hanna will actually go to jail for this. After seeing the way people in this state have conducted themselves, I don’t have any reason to believe that they will give her anything harsher than probation – if that.
757 – 622 – 7382 This is the number for PETA. Please call and ask them to get involved. I called and spoke with one woman and left a message as well. The more people that call and the more attention this gets, the more likely it is that something will get done.
It’s cold outside, it breaking my heart thinking of those animals suffering outside right now. How many of them are going to die today? Every day that goes by and nothing is done innocent creatures are living in hell. Please do what you can to make a difference in their lives.
firstname.lastname@example.org This is the email for Dr. Zasio, who casually stood over the piles of cages filled with suffering animals, with her arm leaning over one cage, and having a conversation while doing absolutely nothing for those poor animals. I sent her an email and let her know how appalling her behaviour was.