Things That Leave Me Scratchin’ My Head {Coffee Talk}

Coffee Talk 1. This week the Supreme Court struck down legislation that makes it a crime to lie about winning military honors {also known as the Stolen Valor Act} on the grounds that it violates the First Amendment {free speech}. Ummm, there is so much wrong with that decision… First of all, how about the fact that it disrespects those who died, were injured or maimed for really winning military honors? Second of all, shouldn’t there be some things that are so sacred that they should be protected? And, yes, I realize that this is a slippery slope but I think our soldiers and vets deserve the utmost respect and honor. Boo and hiss to the Supremes.

2. Ann Curry. shaking my head NBC execs, y’all know y’all some shady characters. How in the world are y’all gonna treat such a classy lady in such a classless way? For 15 years, she supported you all through your good times and your bad times and you give her a 15 minute exit? Seriously? Ann, honey, on to bigger and better, right? Sending you lots of love and prayers.

3. Are you on Pinterest? I am, you can follow me here. Anyway, tell me this is not the most pinworthy thing you’ve seen in a long time! All of these dresses are made out of paper. Paper!!!! Designer Isabelle de Borchgrave came up with the idea after recognizing the versatility of paper and how the crinkles and wrinkles resembled the finest silks and satins. Gorgeous, no?

4. Remember last week when I talked about bus monitor, Karen Klein? Well, she’s supposedly received a ton o’ money from the interwebs to assuage her hurt feelings. Ya know, I think what those kids did was absolutely awful but to get paid for it? I think the kids who did the teasing should have been made to spend their summer cutting her grass, washing windows, painting fences, etc. But getting a little over $64,000? Ridunkulous.

What had you scratching your head this week?

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  • MissRockwell

    How disrespectful is it to lie about winning military honors. I mean really people!! We HAVE to do better!!

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    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com DaenelT

      Yeah, like I said, I understand why the Supreme Court ruled the way they did but I’ll be danged if I agree with it.

  • http://yummommy.blogspot.com/ YUMMommy

    Yea, that Freedom of Speech is going to get a lot of ppl off the hook for stupid stuff. As for Karen Klein, I do feel for her. She didn’t start the campaign herself.  A blogger started it just to raise money for her to take a vacation and then once the video went viral the money really started coming in and ppl said they donated mainly so she could retire. 

    I think it’s kind of sweet the response her situation has gotten. In our society we tend to forget about our elderly.  However, I’m still waiting to hear what punishments have been shelled out to her bullies. They don’t need to get off the hook at all. Kids need to learn to respect not only elders but people in general.

    Heading to follow you on Pinterest!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com DaenelT

      Right? I know I should support freedom of speech, but I’d really be OK if the Courts told some people to shut up. People who lie about winning awards that they didn’t receive.

      I totally agree with kids learning respect. I just think the monetary outpouring was excessive. I would rather the boys have been made to do some sort of community service. Offering Ms. Klein compensation was a wonderful thing but what lessons have those kids learned?

  • Chichomeschoolmama

    Oh #1- I completely agree. It disgusts me that people even think to do this.

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com DaenelT

      Right? Why would anyone think this is acceptable? I just don’t get it and I feel bad for those who truly earn those awards.

  • Esther Thole

    thanks for sharing your thoughts on the supreme court and all the topics you find . . . . I am still just surprised . . . . 

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com DaenelT

      Some of these stories truly leave me scratchin’ my head, others are like, wow, that’s kinda cool. I love being able to share both and see how others feel.

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