"Kate Plus Eight" - Or, Jon Gosselin Finally Gets It

So Moron of the Year Jon Gosselin finally understands: the brand's the thing. It is not about the money and the babes. The money and the babes are only a result of the brand you have created for yourself. Especially in reality tv. If the babes and the fun get in the way of your brand, they are too expensive and you can't afford them.

Unbeknownst to Jon Gosselin, he and his soon-to-be ex-wife have been engaged in a pitched war of brand identities. His self-indulgence has cost him millions of dollars because, let's face it, who's interested in him now? Childish, whoring, irresponsible fathers are a dime a dozen. You just need to look out your window for that.

Jon Gosselin's new attempt to rehabilitate himself by putting a hold on his divorce proceeding with his wife, Kate, is going to fail. The pictures of him jumping from woman to woman, partying with miscellaneous bikini babes, etc has painted a picture that just is not marketable. And, of course, Kate has plans for another series after this one. In the end, she is the one we all want to watch.


Mackenzie Phillips Putting a Brave Face On It

Congratulations, Mackenzie. You've put your face on father-daughter incest. Now every time we think of you we will want to vomit.

I must admit that it does take some courage to publicly admit that on Oprah. No doubt. You certainly got revenge on your father and his legacy. And dragging in the stepmother for good measure was a nice touch. Now we can expect a raft of angry stepchildren to take up the fight in similar ways. Just wait.

Vampire Warns About Wall Street Predators Who Are Sucking The Money Out Of Our Economy

Really funny.


United Flight Travel Nightmare

When a person buys a flight on Expedia, it is possible to get connecting flights that are literally impossible to make given the security and the size of airports. Another problem is that airlines have cut helpful personnel to the point where no one is available to answer questions or to assist a customer. A friend of mine found out the hard way.

First class check in personnel refused to help her because she wasn't flying first class for United - and yes, she was flying United coach class. That wasn't enough to warrant their concern.

"{They} refused to help me at all because I was not in first class and threatened to call the police if I didn't shut up. I suggested they go ahead because if I got arrested I would sue the airline.

"I went off the 200 yards away to economy check in where I saw a group of employees behind the desk talking to each other and asked for help to be told I have to wait in line. By the time I waited in the check in line there was no was to make the flight. The woman at the check in desk suggested I sit down and for 15 minutes and then come back (while all possible transfer flights were booked up or I had insufficient time to make). Then she said she could get me on a flight to Chicago but I would have to spend the night there."

"This was 2 pm on a bright clear day with no major problems across the country. I knew there were many flights which would get me home.

"Then the police came, then and only then did the check clerk actually try to find a solution to my problem. I thanked to police officer and he reacted like I was being belligerent for my expression of gratitude. The manager threatened to refund my tickets if I said anything more. If I had been alone I would have kept talking.

"Finally I got booked on a flight to WAS. In security they decided to pat me down because I was wearing a skirt except I had to wait about five minutes for someone to show up to pat me down while the line waited. I get to the gate and realize I still don't have boarding passes and have to check in yet again. If the plane had been boarding I would have been in trouble since United only has one employee per gate and they would have been checking in people. I had a nice flight but still haven't gotten my bag. "

Question: Why did United Airlines have 3 employees available to intimidate an upset customer and none available to offer any assistance when it might have been possible to make the original flight?


Philadelphia Sex Slave Ring at Ramada

When hotels stop looking the other way on prostitution we all will be better off.

A Philadelphia Ramada Inn had six to eight of its rooms operating a sex slave and drug ring. The women were tied down, drugged and beaten while being prostituted.

It's one thing to patronize prostitutes. It's quite another to patronize prostitutes that are tied down, beaten up and drugged. Why aren't the clients being charged here?


The Madonna Effect

The Madonna Effect - Everything you touch looks like cheap promotion.

Madonna adopts a Malawi orphan and it's seen as shameless self-promotion instead of an attempt to draw attention to a needy part of the world.

Madonna practices Kabbala (without converting), an old and respected branch of Judaism, and it is dismissed as kooky.

Madonna lights Shabbat candles with Benjamin Netanyahu and he looks like a lightweight star fucker.

I have an idea, Madonna. Shut up. Stop trying to be seen as serious because you never will be. As you get on in age, it must be clearer to you that your "work" will not outlive you. You will outlive your "work." Just smile and spend the money.


Run-of-the-Mill Hooker, or Sex Slave?

Thousands of children are kidnapped each year and beaten and raped into being brainwashed. Human traffickers then force them into prostitution. The following are indicators that the person you are dealing with is a victim of human trafficking:

Lack of Control

Has few or no personal possessions
Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account
Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)
Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)

Claims of “just visiting” and inability to clarify where he/she is staying / address
Lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or do not know what city he/she is in
Loss of sense of time
Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story

Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work
Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes
Is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts
Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager
Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips
Works excessively long and/or unusual hours

If you see any of these red flags, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1-888-373-7888 now to report the situation.