If you wanted a recap or some commentary about Bethenny Ever After, I apologize, but I just couldn’t imagine how I would be able to write anything truly interesting. I’m fairly certain that some of you are probably applauding this decision, or at least breathing a sigh of relief. I do wish her and her family continued success, but there seems to be less and less substance with each episode. I will say this, though – Bethenny was shopping for furniture and fell in love with a mirror that cost more than our first house – and no, she didn’t buy it.
Now, I know I said that I wasn’t going to mention the Doomsday Preppers after my post about them but I couldn’t help myself when I read an article about this topic. It seems that there is a developer in Kansas who is building, and selling, luxury doomsday bunkers. The builder already has four buyers who have plunked down about $7 million for these state of the art, end of days homes. The plans include space for an indoor farm, a pool, a movie theater and a library. In case of the “big one”, and an extended underground stay, the facility is ready with a medical center and a school. I guess that gated golf communities are not for everybody.
I wanted to say a little something about the ongoing reporting and investigation about the shooting in Sanford, Florida. The rhetoric by protestors and the media has cooled somewhat. In what could be called a minor victory, NBC news fired a producer for editing Zimmerman’s 911 call to make it sound much more sinister than it actually was. The network, however, is not ready to claim full responsibility for its role in fueling the negative side of reports on the story, claiming, instead, that it was done in consideration of on-air time, and wasn’t meant to paint anyone in an unflattering way.
Zimmerman has placed his own website on the internet, soliciting money for his legal defense and living expenses. It’s an odd looking site, with a backdrop of the American flag and a smattering of inspirational quotes about justice and fairness. I’m sure that he is having a bad time of it right now, and that his resources are limited by circumstances. I do question the wisdom of this site, though, and, in particular, the page that allows for comments. I hope that whoever is administering the site and reading those comments has a very thick skin.
I have added a new page, “Free Rein”, for those of you who would like to discuss other topics that I haven’t covered, and are of interest to you and others who visit the Farm.