Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries honeymoon: I tried to ignore it as best I could and even refrained from writing about it, but it seems any story with the name Kardashian in it just won't die. Sad really, because there isn't really anything there except a perfect illustration of one of the many things that are wrong in this country. Yes, this blog is generally about helpful honeymoon information and advice, but sometimes it's necessary to go off on a tangent. Ok, maybe not necessary, but it's at least compelling. The royal honeymoon had some elements to it that were similar, but William and Kate weren't prostituting out every last vestige of privacy for a price; if they were I am certain the proceeds would have gone to charity.
It's sad that people don't have enough stuff going on in their own lives that they have to live vicariously through made-for-cable-reality-tv-stars. Is that everyone, no, of course not. But it's far too many and it's teaching our kids the wrong stuff. If you want to know why the divide between the "haves" and the "have nots" is growing, it is NOT tax policy. The bigger reason is that the "haves" aren't watching this crap - they're either working or spending productive time with their families and teaching their kids to create a better life for themselves rather than try to do it vicariously through someone else.