Monday, July 8, 2013

Overblown


Tragic? Yes. But the story of the Boeing 777 that crash-landed in San Francisco should be put into perspective. Across America, more people died in house fires, car crashes, and from shootings. Those stories will never make the national news because they did not involve grainy footage of a plane coming in too low. This was pilot error, and that should be the end of it. This happened on Saturday, for crying out loud.

More attention should be paid to the fact that people grabbed their belongings and then tried to exit the aircraft. Never, ever do that.

Charles Saatchi Is Not a Gentleman


The end of the marriage between Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson is at hand, and it was his hand that ended it. When he put his hand on the throat of his wife in public, that ended any chance he will have at a normal life. Whoever does business with Saatchi is dealing with a maniac and a man in serious decline.

Lost in all of this is the effect that this will have on Lawson. She is the victim; she was the one assaulted and humiliated in public. No one jumped to her defense. Far too few people condemned Saatchi for his violent, criminal behavior. His wealth must be protecting him from some of the consequences here, but money does not last forever when people stop doing business with you.

Saatchi has placed himself at the center of all of this by saying that she had failed to "defend" him and that is really where his delusions of grandeur take flight. An abused spouse is supposed to protect the abuser from public shame and humiliation? Charles Saatchi is actually divorcing the woman he tried to strangle in public? Screw that, you jackal. You need to have your head examined.