Wednesday, January 19, 2011

a little bit of soul...

will wash away the tears....

ya know, soul sister #1 Dr. Laura was strangely silent on the Tucson massacre, perhaps feeling pangs of guilt for her son's crazed gun metaphors in the miltary, or perhaps for supporting Sarah Palin...but she did have a blog entry yesterday...apparently Dr. Laura was unaware Americans have been celebrating the MLK holiday for 25 years! Dr. Laura, did you bathe Deryk?? is that why he put a gun in his mouth and snapped a picture and put it on his blog while in the Army? you must be sooo proud!

Dr. Laura says:

Yesterday was my birthday.

Saturday, January 15 was Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, which we now celebrate today as a federal holiday. I’d like to honor Dr. King and share with you some of his more personal observations and advice on how to have a better life.

From September, 1957 to December, 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King wrote a monthly column for Ebony Magazine entitled "Advice for Living." Readers would ask questions and Dr. King would respond. Today, I’d like to share with you some of his advice.

First, Dr. King on pre-marital sex:
Question: I was raised in a Christian environment. My father placed great stress on premarital virginity. I am 29. Of late, I have begun to doubt the validity of his teaching…Is he right?
I think you should hold firm to the principle of premarital virginity. The problems created by premarital sex relationships are far greater than the problems created by premarital virginity. The suspicion, fears, and guilt feelings generated by premarital sex relations are contributing factors to the present breakdown of the family. Real men still respect purity and virginity with women. If a man breaks a relationship with you because you would not allow him to participate in the sexual act, you can be assured that he did not love you from the beginning.

..but the quote you see above was uttered under duress while Dr. King was incarcerated in Birminham for being an uppity black man..the jailers wanted assurances that black dudes wouldn't have sex with white girls because them darkies is so promiscuous, so they wrote this down and attributed it to Dr. you see Dr. Laura, you been snookered!

well I got a question for Dr. Laura....what do you think of these responses about mothers bathing their sons into teenhood?? I found this thread in the parenting forum and I gots to know!

Is it OK for a mother to continue to bathe her son after he becomes a teenager even though he has no physical or mental challenges but he has always enjoyed the special time he has had with his mother when getting a bath and both feel it will make their relationship closer?

"No trouble at all. My brother was bathed by mother till the end of his teenage years. He suffered of phimosis and she used to take care of his irritated foreskin balanites ),cleaning it in order to avoid complications.It is normal a teen or even an adult to be naked in front of his mother - after all she is his mother - on special situations. Only perverted people - obsessed with sin and modesty - thinks the contrary."

"My mom also bathed me thru my teen years. It wasn't a big deal. It's just the way it was and we really bonded and talked about all kinds of things during these baths. Nothing ever sexual happened. She just washed me all over, then dried me. Once when I was probably about 13, and starting puberty, she told me I should bathe by myself, but I told her I didn't want to and put up a big stink that I wanted her to keep bathing me. She said OK, as long as I didn't mind. I think it was good because she was able to answer any questions I had about my changing body and make sure I was developing properly. I have very fond memories of these baths."

is this why some young adults in their 20s are living at home with their parents when they should be out getting a taste of the world?? sponge baths from mommy??


Anonymous said...

I didn't pay much attention to Dr. Laura before she began writing a column for the News-Press. Then, in 2006, she complained about a fellow columnist's reference to her having "cojones." The N-P ran an apology in which it accused the other columnist -- a licensed psychologist -- of an "inappropriate personal attack." An editor was fired and the accused columnist quit the paper. So now we have Dr. Laura appearing on Sean Hannity, accusing CNN of causing the uproar over her use of the N-word, and boasting that she's tough just like Sarah Palin: "She has balls ... Now, they've got two of us." If nothing else, Dr. Laura certainly is entertaining, particularly regarding her views on the First Amendment. And although she's made a career of dispensing advice, I think her best role is being a professional victim.

Slinging it her way said...

My favorite Dr. Laura spin is when she was on the Larry King show, bashing Britney Spears' parenting skills. When Larry asked her about Deryk's Myspace page, her response was "Oh, gosh, I can’t believe you brought up something that was in the 'National Enquirer' and in one tiny newspaper that had a grudge against me." That "one tiny newspaper" was the Salt Lake Tribune, which had a circulation of about 150,000 at the time.