Post by islander Post by rumpelstiltskin Post by islander
The last two women to accuse O'Reilly are not asking for compensation.
I tend to agree with them. It is too easy for some rich dude to escape
responsibility for his actions by buying off anyone who complains. It
is time that these old men learned that women deserve respect for what
they do and not because they are a sex object.
Maybe they're rich. A person of ordinary means would have
to think twice before turning down a million-dollar bribe,
non-taxable of course.
In this morning's news there are now two more women who are accusing
O'Reilly with sexual discrimination and abuse. That makes four who have
come forward and who are not asking for compensation. And no, they are
not rich, just women who are standing up for women's rights.
They must be nuns filled with fear of the wrath of Jehovah
if they wouldn't look twice at a million dollars.
I just read that Justin Bieber is "worth" 230 million dollars
now. The article chided his lavish lifestyle, but I don't think
he's even 25 yet, so why not? I listened to a little bit of his
first hit, "boyfriend" once, but didn't finish listening to it,
and haven't heard a note of anything else he's written and
performed. I imagine his appeal is almost exclusively to
girls in the range of age 10 to 15, and his appeal is largely
based on his good looks, which might be fading now that
he's becoming an old man of 25. I don't think his music
would even appeal to boys of that age range, but it's
been a long time since I was that age. I remember that
in high school I used to play Del Shannon's "Runaway" on
piano for the kids in school and was really taken with it
myself. I never bought the music for it: it's
straightforward enough to play by ear even for somebody
who doesn't usually play by ear. Even then though, I
was sold on classical and the pop music was mostly just
for other people. I was sold on classical right from the
very start at age 11 when I started taking piano lessons.
It just always was "my kind of music".
I just listened to the above, and I think my piano
version, which I'm sure I can still remember though
I haven't played it since I was a teenager, was a
lot more exciting. It was definitely a lot faster.
I never made big bucks off it though, which I
suppose Del Shannon did.
I just Wiki'd Del Shannon, and found that he shot
himself in 1990, at age 55, in depression:
I'll be off to the annual 420 celebration, 420 being
slang for "marijuana", in Golden Gate park pretty
soon, today being "4/20"/2017. I almost never buy
marijuana anymore, but I still rarely turn down a
hit, and if you're 72 with white hair walking around
amid a big crowd of stoners who could be your
grandkids, people are always offering you a hit.