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Not Accidental Racism...Just Plain 'Ol Racism

You have to be kidding me!? Did LL Cool J and Brad Paisley really go there? Did you put your reallywrite and support 'Accidental Racist?'

First, let's start by acknowledging the intention behind the song. You have to give the artists credit for trying to unite people with music. However, this song leaves more questions than it does answers. Below are just a few of the questions.

"To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand When I put on that t-shirt, the only thing I meant to say is I’m a Skynyrd fan"

Will You Have Tattoo Regret?

Human beings have the most complex brains on the face of the earth, so it makes sense that creativity and self expression flow naturally from us. We express ourselves in a myriad of ways like singing, dancing, writing poetry, playing an instrument, cooking/baking, drawing, painting...tattooing?

Nowadays everyone is using tattoos to express themselves. It's a way to show the world who you are without saying a word. If you love ladybugs, then you get ladybugs tattooed crawling down your back. If you love Jesus, then you get a cross plastered on your arm.

New Option For Unwanted Pregnancies

Within several weeks you could go to Walgreens to get some cough medicine, vitamins, bandages...and emergency contraception?! Yup! Late last week a judge ruled in favor of theFood and Drug Administration(FDA)allowing the Plan B pill, also known as the Morning After Pill, to be sold over-the-counter(OTC). As it is now, young women who are under 17 years old need to get a prescription for the drug, while women 17 and older can get the drug simply by requesting it from the pharmacy and showing their ID.

If You Have Mental Illness, You Can't Apply!

Senator Mitch McConnell, a republican from Kentucky, is in the news this morning for being a "victim" of an unauthorized recording in his private strategy room. Mother Jones, a news outlet that features “investigative, political, and social justice reporting,” released audio tapes of Senator McConnell’s attack againstAshley Judd, a prospective challenger for his senate seat in the next Kentucky State election.
 
The senator’s plan was simple—expose Ashley Judd, a Hollywood actress, feminist and humanitarian, for being emotionally unbalanced and erratic.

You Could Get Fired For This

This may come as a surprise, so hold onto your seats. Hooters, the restaurant, may be slightly superficial in their hiring practices. It’s quite possible that you are blown away by that news so, if you are, don’t read the rest of this story.   

Sandra Lupo, who worked atHootersas a Hooters girl, was putting herself through nursing school when she was pushed out of a job. The 27 year-old is suing her former employer, Hooters, which boasts over 430 restaurants in 28 different countries,

When Will This Be Over? Understanding Suicide

This weekend we learned of sad news forRick Warren, pastor ofSaddleback Churchin southern California and author ofThe Purpose Driven Life. His son, Matthew Warren, committed suicide on Friday, April 5, 2013. Pastor Warren, who provided the opening prayer at President Barak Obama's first inaugration, sent a message to his congregation and staff asking for prayers.
 
The Saddleback Church, which has several church locations in southern California including the main location in Lake Forest, will deal with this tragedy "as a church family," according to Tom Holladay, teaching pastor at the church.

Are You Burnt Out at Work?


You might think that you are depressed or just a pessimistic person, but you may actually be burnt out. Every year millions of people are burnt out at work and don't know it. Most people think burn out is only related to your occupation; however, you can be burnt out at school or even in a relationship.   Check out information on article on burn out and measure yourself up.

Also, consider the other parts of your life where you may be burnt out. Taking care of yourself is the best gif that you can give the ones who love you.

Is Amanda Bynes Going Crazy?

Geez, you have to feel sorry for Amanda Bynes these days. If you tune into her musings on Twitter, she seems to be in a lot of emotional turmoil lately.

The 26 year-old actress, who has been "working" in television since she was 7 and starred in her own Nickelodeon show for three years, has been pretty outspoken about her disdain for bloggers and tabloids. Aside from her request that "@drake...murder my vagina,” she has been talking abouther struggles with healthy eating.

She indicated that she is pursuing legal action against ".

First Lady Michelle Obama...A Single Mom?

It's official. If you didn't know thatFirst Lady Michelle Obama was just like you and me, her interview with CBS Newsconfirmed it. The First Lady "accidentally" called herself a single mom while she was talking about the daily struggles of balancing family and work responsibilities.

This "accidental" phrase, by the way, is called a Freudian slip in the psychology world. A Freudian slip is when a word or phrase slips out of your mouth that you didn't mean...consciously.

Look! This Man Just Won Two Women!

A cyclist from Belgium got some heat for his tasteless and crude gesture over the weekend at the Tour of Flanders in Belgium. By the look of things, Peter Sagan is a loser in more ways than one. 

As Fabian Cancellara stands on the winners podium in first placewith women on each side of him, Sagan is caught squeezing the derrière of the woman to his left. Evidently, he isn't the best cyclist or the best at understanding that you can't touch other people's bodies without permission.