But, I just can’t anymore. I’m getting pretty tired of all this Whitney Houston crap I keep seeing on tv. And if I have to hear I Will Always Love You one more time, I’m going to walk out my door, down the steps, out into the street and yell my head off!
Our society is entirely too saturated with media. And, yes, I realize the irony of writing that sentence on my blog. I don’t really want to go on a huge rant, but I’m starting to find our obsession with entertainers, particularly the dysfunctional ones, disgusting.
I’m also a little sick of the opposite side. If you facebook, then I’m sure you’ve seen a friend or two post a status update or picture comparing the death of Whitney Houston to that of a fallen soldier, the message being that the attention that celebrities get compared to military personnel is absurd. Although I don’t necessarily disagree with the message, I feel like we’re comparing apples and oranges in this case.
But a particular individual did cross the line. Again, I was trying to keep my opinions to myself, but it was upsetting to me when I heard about this. New Jersey governor Chris Christie has ordered the American flag to be lowered to half staff in honor of Whitney Houston’s death.
Legally, there is nothing wrong with this. A governor can order the flag to be half staff for any civilian, as there are no real rules against it. Usually, however, this is reserved for presidents, members of congress, government officials, soldiers, or those who have served the community in some way.
In my humble opinion, I feel that flying the American flag at half staff should be reserved for honorable people, not drug addict celebrities. If ind it disrespectful to those that we have lost that made a contribution to our country, government, or communities.
I even wrote Governor Christie a message to let him know. You can too, if you like. Or you can let him know that you agree with his decision. That’s the great thing about our country. We can have our opinions and express them in a respectful way without fear of reprisal, and I encourage everybody to do so.
So, that’s my little rant. I’ve been cookin away and I have some good stuff coming up for the weekend. Hope my little spiel didn’t alienate any of you 😉