Note to self
Gotta' stop using this screen resolution 1024 * 768
Note to self
... and they offer an intermediate set of glasses... not reading glasses nor regular long/short distance prescriptions... that are designed for computer users who sit further away from a computer screen than the normal distance one uses to read a book. Since I got prespeopia a couple years ago (for my Birth Day... yay!) this sounds like something I might want.
Progressive lenses, but I only use them when reading.
Which defeats the purpose of progressive.
I changed the screen resolution to "try" and get accustomed but I failed to change the text size.
IF I did that that would help.
Too busy doing nothing to go to see the "eye" man for new glasses
About 50 miles S of here is the town of San Antonio, NM. Has one traffic light: Blinks yellow E-W and red for N-S. The Hwy heads E to Billy the Kid country.
A century or so ago a man owned a stage stop there to feed and house travelers in the usual way. What we now call the hospitality business. His kid, Conrad Hilton, learned the art of pleasing customers well enough to make a success of it on his own. (I still remember the big news in Detroit when the Hiltons bought out the Statlers.) Good work ethic and business practices.
Later Conrad went as Hollywood as one could in those days. Married trophy wives, gave his son Nicky a zillion-dollar wedding to Elizabeth Taylor on the roof of the Hilton in Long Beach, CA. Nicky, I'm told, never folded down a sheet in his life; don't know that his kids (by other women) did either.
As the twig is bent ...
... indeed, her psychiatrist, was the physician that was consulted when medical advice was sought.
A later report I saw said that she was released to home confinement because the medical concern was she is refusing to eat most of the prison food given to her.
Last time I heard, prisoners and some models were known to go on fasts occasionally. If going on a fast gets you out of jail and electronic ankle bracelet I see a lot more prisoners going on diets real soon.
Martha knows how to make a shiv from a decorative table center piece, create a piquant toilet wine with scraps from the mess hall, and conduct an entertaining evening of dice games with dice hand made from molded bread and marked with home made ink.
Paris? Not so much.
Martha would definitely take Paris in a prison yard fight.
for the crime of driving on a suspended license and thereby violating her parole on what I believe was her first DUI. No one died or was injured, after all (but only by the grace of God), so it really was a victimless crime. It could just as easily be argued that she did indeed get "special treatment" -- that the Judge's specific prohibitions were in fact prejudicial treatment trying to "make an example" of her because of her celebrity. Furthermore, why should the taxpayer's have to pay for forty days' and forty nights' room and board (though apparently she doesn't find the food much more appealing than locusts and honey...)
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I agree Dave, she shouldn't be treated any differently than someone else in similar circumstances. Celebrity status shouldn't let you get by with more, nor place one in danger of being some over zealous judge's chance to "make an example" of them. She's not an example in her life, she shouldn't be one in the justice system either. The bigger story here is the lack of coordination between the judiciary and the penal system. It's also the exposure of how various government agencies can often be in conflict on the same matters, even at local city level, not just state or federal government agencies. From everything I'm hearing, and a lot from conservative FOX news, it seems Paris served the standard amount of time anyone else would for same charges. Remember, the Sheriff has a duty if he's in charge of local penal system too, to insure the worst offenders serve out as much time as the prison can afford to keep them, and to release those for lesser offenses ahead of the worst offenders. Unfortunately it makes the system dependent less on sentencing and more on prison space, but maybe it's time they wised up and quit sending so many to jail for more than a few days on minor infractions, if at all. The Sheriff can only incarcerate to the extent he has space and after that he's no choice but to clear out some to make way for others coming into the system. Whether one is obstinate, snobby, precocious or instead a sniveling butt kissing whiner, it shouldn't make a bit of difference in the sentencing. They shouldn't be sentenced on attitude, but on what they did and that should be comparative to other sentencing for the same offense. I can't stand the impudent little ****, but the system there has screwed up on this one and shouldn't have hauled her back to prison once they'd placed her under house arrest for the remainder. If there was a mistake, it wasn't hers, but unless there's a clear need to protect the public from such individual then the state should accept the responsibility and work to correct THEIR deficiency. Too bad we can't give a Sheriff a ticket for failure to perform his duty and the judge a ticket for failure to follow sentencing guidelines in a fair and non discriminatory manner.
I'll be so glad when she's out of the headlines again. It seems to take up so much press time lately for something that is so mundane otherwise. Maybe we all enjoy the distractions from the more important matters in life too much?
... but, I believe it was, three times. Now if this was just misplaced paper work that wasn't properly filed I might agree that the issue was overblown but she was pulled over by the police repeatedly. Now if I was stopped by police several times for the same reason (driving on a suspended license), it would eventually get through my mind that maybe I needed to hire a driver. She apparently made no effort at all to determine what she needed to do to quit getting in trouble with the law. I do believe she deserved jail time for that kind of behavior.
What I have to disagree with here is how the judge effectively doubled her sentence from the agreed upon 23 days. She has no control (ultimately) of how the LA sheriff decides to run his jail (despite the fact the judge said repeatedly... "NO HOUSE ARREST"). However, if it does come out that some undue manipulation of the system occurred by county officials in cahoots with Hilton's lawyers then I think further investigation should take place.
One aside. If her release was due to "mental stress" and an inability to eat jail food I would expect the "Paris defense" or maneuver or what ever one might call it might become a common ploy by future inmates. After all, if it worked for her...
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