Silliness Makes The Soul Sound

Giggling is one of the things I love about children and I don’t think we as adults do it enough but when I watched The Ridiculist on AC360 on Friday night and heard Anderson Cooper actually giggle, I had to post this.  I couldn’t stop laughing through this whole thing, so without further ado I present to you Ander-Cat on The Ridiculist.

It’s Friday & America Mourns

The link I am providing to CNN is from yesterday.  Unfortunately as we mourn, we also celebrate a beautiful wedding of epic proportions.  Strange how we mourn in epic proportions as over seas we see smiles, hats, dresses, kisses, and hear words that we have waited for patiently.  We celebrate in epic style here in the US for countries and people who aren’t ours but we also cry heart-broken for our own. 

Alabama was hit in what I believe could only be described as excruciatingly painful, almost as if their legs were cut off without morphine.  It’s a disaster area that reminds me of New Orleans, only we learned from New Orleans so help has come quicker, physically at least.  The emotional pain will be there forever for the people whom live in Alabama.  I watched all night long of coverage of the aftermath, “the valley of destruction”, hell; thinking about the panic and tears of the people, children especially.  It’s destroyed; lives, hopes, dreams, houses, stores, water, lighting, personal things, toys, cars.  Everything is gone, destroyed. 

Is there hope at this point in Alabama?  I imagine they need to get over the shock and awe of what has happened first then try to piece their lives, hearts, souls, and hopes back together.

Dearest Alabama,

I love you. I hope for you until you can again. I cry for you. This is a hurdle I can not imagine but you will come back stronger, your hopes and dreams will be bigger because you will know you can do anything because you can do this.

Love,
Bats

As I know so many of you are going to want to help, the best place I have found for information is at CNN Impact Your World. It’s honest help, they don’t give out links to places that use your money for unknown reasons.

From CNN:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama (CNN) — Storms of near-epic proportions cut wide swaths of destruction across the South, killing at least 272 people in six states, ravaging whole neighborhoods and crippling towns. The vast majority of fatalities occurred in Alabama, where 184 people perished, said Yasamie August, Alabama Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman. A breakdown provided by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s office showed that violent weather claimed … Read More

via Anderson Cooper 360

Video: Gupta breaks down bipolar II disorder (via Anderson Cooper 360)

I just want to pass this link to a video of Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discussing what Bipolar Disorder 2 really means. I’m happy to say Dr. Gupta is able to touch upon the thought of how this mental disorder has so much stigma around it and that sadly a lot of people don’t seek out help because of that stigma. I can promise you that I and the rest of the population in this world that have to experience this disorder first hand are not insane. We are regular people, who live a regular life and deal with that regular life as we can. Sometimes it’s a bit more intense but I can assure you insanity is the lesser of an evil when it comes to this. Also just a side note; Charlie Sheen isn’t insane either, he’s just trying to deal with life that’s throwing him some major curve balls right now and unfortunately isn’t dealing with it in as a graceful way as Catherine Zeta Jones. I wish all people with this disorder peace for just one day atleast.
Now then, Dr. Gupta mentioned something about a documentary on Bipolar Disorder, what’s up with that? Anyone have any ideas or know about this?

Editors note: Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Anderson Cooper discuss Catherine Zeta-Jones mental illness. … Read More

via Anderson Cooper 360

Dozens of Syrians reported killed in Daraa (via Anderson Cooper 360)

Why? Why does this have to keep happening? I beg of these people to please stop it, children are being killed, slain and left for rot. I cry for all of the children in The Middle East. They don’t deserve this, please stop killing them.

CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — Violent protests erupted Friday in Syria, with dozens of people people killed in and around the restive city of Daraa and a boy slain in the coastal town of Latakia, reports said. “The situation in Syria has worsened considerably over the past week, with the use of live ammunition and tear gas by the authorities having resulted in a total of at least 37 people being killed in Daraa, including two children,” said Rupert Col … Read More

via Anderson Cooper 360

Video: Suits, masks, monitors against nuke risk (via Anderson Cooper 360)

That’s some scary shit! I know the amount the monitors they are wearing isn’t reading a lot of radiation, I believe Dr. Gupta said 20x normal but to think they are exposed to any at all is scary. I wonder how much I get on a normal day here in the US? I can’t believe they are over there, that’s some gutsy reporting.

via Anderson Cooper 360