If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. Ether 12:27

Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season therof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion. D&C 59:18-20

Monday, May 11, 2009

Donald Trump crossed the line

I was very disappointed with Donald Trump last night. I thought he allowed Joan Rivers to without cause malign and degrade Annie and her supporters who contributed a whopping $450,000 for charity. That is almost 1/2 million -- raised for charity. He allowed Joan Rivers to call them mafia, and when Annie protested, he said well she didn't really know that they weren't mafia.

If I were a professional poker player, I would be talking to an attorney about a libel suit.

Annie did so much better at raising money and winning the tasks than Joan did. Joan came off to me as even worse than Melissa. Melissa is a crybaby; Joan is a bully.

Annie earned more for charity than anyone ever has on his show -- and the thanks she got is to be maligned. I certainly hope that $450,000 went to HER charity, and not to Joan's.

Annie earned even more than Joan after adding in the $250,000 prize money.

Obviously, professional gamblers are very generous people. At least the ones Annie knows are.

Too bad Annie can't call up Bret Maverick and have him have a talk with the Donald.


The Amazing Race was a little frustrating to watch, but only because Luke and Marge had it in the bag until he got confused over the last two pit stops on the last challenge. I really admire those people being able to do that, and Luke, knowing it was coming, prepared himself. It's just ironic that it was the last 2 that stumped him, as it seems those would have been the easiest to remember. Tammie and Victor certainly deserved the victory, as would any of the couples that were in the final 3. It's been very nice to see Tammy and Victor learn to work together and to see Victor get away from some of that "I'm the big brother, so my way is the right way" attitude. Tammy carried her part in it, so she has a lot to be proud of.

The girls came close, but gosh they were plagued with getting a bad cabbie on almost every leg of this race.


The Biggest Loser coming up Tuesday night. I'd like to see either Tara or Helen win it, but I won't begrudge Mike the victory if he does. I was reading on some boards, and so much criticism of Ron. I only fault Ron for one thing -- when he said he honored his commitment to Kristin's mom when he in fact instructed Mike to vote for Kristin, knowing Kristin would go home. It was the best play for Mike, but I just wish Ron would have admitted it to Kristin's face.

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