In case you haven’t heard, Jenelle Evans of Teen Mom 2 is back in jail. She was charged with, among other things, possession of heroin with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute. Possession with intent is a felony in North Carolina and will get you serious time. Most of the time this charge is reduced to a misdemeanor or it’s dismissed altogether, but this isn’t her first drug charge or her first trip to jail. Possession does not have to mean it is on your person. In Jenelle’s case, possession means it was in her home and she knew about it. It doesn’t have to be hers. Possession is about access, not ownership. So for those of you who have roommates or a child who does drugs in your home, if the police show up at your house you will be arrested. Her life is her own, and I don’t care, but I’m in an educational mood.
What is a felony? A felony is an ugly birthmark that never fades and never goes away. Felon will your be your new name, your new personality, your new resume. That college degree doesn’t matter if you have a felony on your record. Your amazing work ethic? No employer will care. It doesn’t matter what you did or if your felony was a small non-violent thing or a guilty-by-association kind of situation. You are a felon.
You have enough money for a new apartment and that apartment is yours…as long as the landlord doesn’t run a background check. That means you’re stuck living in a low income, high crime neighborhood. Get a dog or a nice security system because you can’t own a gun. Hopefully you have a support system because you may not be eligible for any kind of government assistance.
You’re tired of living paycheck to paycheck working a crap job and you want to go to school. If the college gives you the benefit of a doubt and accepts you, make sure you save up because you probably won’t get financial aid.
At one point, Jenelle was studying to be a medical assistant. She can throw that out of the window. Most community colleges run a background check before you can study to be a NURSE’S AIDE. Any vocation that requires a license might be out of your reach. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a job at McDonald’s.
Jenelle has a 3-year-old son who lives with his grandmother, and she will have a hard time getting him back. A felony drug charge and an addiction problem will make any family court judge think twice, but you will never be able to adopt or have foster children.
Those little things we take for granted? Fishing. Privacy. Voting. Gone.
As a felon, you are not a protected class. It is not illegal to discriminate against you, deny you employment, housing, an education, or a loan. You’re a leper. A felony isn’t just prison time. A felony is the quickest way to turn your life upside down without any way to make it right. It is the quickest way to ruin your life and, if you have children, your children’s lives. For those of you who participate in “harmless” activities, know this: The law is the law, and you need to realize what you have before you throw it all away.
This Country is Bad Ass! It happens tonight!
I have been waiting for Sasha’s music for years, and she’s finally releasing her first single in 8 days. For those who don’t know, Sasha Pieterse is a South African-born actress who is best known for her role as “Ali” on Pretty Little Liars, and, believe it or not, she can actually sing. When she released the title, “This Country is Bad Ass,” I wasn’t sure what to make of it but I wasn’t expecting this. She’s not shy about her faith, and I guess she’s ready to express her patriotism.
Who expects someone from Young Hollywood to be patriotic? No one. Most of them are whiners who latch on to campaigns and causes to boost their box office sales, but this is different. Something about Sasha is different. She talks about hard work and The American Dream like it’s natural, but that’s not her generation. Howfully she can give her generation a wake-up call and remind them why they are fortunate and why they should be grateful to be American. Maybe she can inspire patriotism in young people.
Can she sing? Check out her singing a clip from her original song “I Can’t Fix You” on YouTube. “This Country is Bad Ass” releases worldwide on April 12th.
I don’t watch The X Factor and I probably never will, but people in my twitter timeline wouldn’t shut up about someone named Carly Rose and voting for her. Curious, I checked her out on YouTube and oh my God. Bluesy. Soulful. My kind of music. She’s only 13. I remember hearing JoJo’s “Leave (Get Out)” the first time and within the first few notes you just knew. If she doesn’t win, though I don’t see her losing, someone will pick her up. She’s a once in a generation kind of vocal and you don’t waste that. She doesn’t need a big band behind her or dancers or fancy production or a stupid alter ego. All she needs is a microphone, just stand there and sing. I’m with Demi on this one. I’m obsessed and I want her music now! In an age where artists have to look like cartoon characters to sell music, she’s such a breath of fresh air and a throwback to real soul and real music. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for her.
This made my night. #votecarlyrose
Finally! This is the movie I have been waiting to see all year, and I finally went down to Red Box to get it. A film by Derick Martini, Hick, is a coming of age story about thirteen-year-old girl Luli (Chloe Grace Moretz) who sets off on a cross country adventure to Las Vegas after her mom goes on a trip with a boyfriend and her dad decides to walkout. Along the way, she runs into Eddie (Eddie Redmayne). a former cowboy with a limp, and Glenda (Blake Lively), a coke-snorting drifter with a nasty past. Unfortunaltly for Luli, she learns the hard way she’s looking for love and purpose in all the wrong places.
Leave it to @moveon to be stupid. Apparently this was flying over the rally in Ohio today. Grammar is not their friend. #RomneyRyan2012 (Taken with Instagram)
Not gonna lie, I’m kinda happy I finally have @darealkylejames on my iPod. #KyleJames (Taken with Instagram)
I’ve been a fan of Taylor’s for awhile. I’ve bought her last three albums, the last two I woke up super early to get them at Target. I’ve been waiting for new Taylor music and I was super excited when I heard she released her single yesterday…until I heard it. Taylor is 22-years-old. Young, bright, talented and teens love her. As she’s grown so has her music and her writing style, but this song is teenybopper hot mess personified. It’s…immature. This is crap compared to “Mine” or “Love Story”. I understand relating to your base, but if this is her sharing her life story with her fans, then it’s no wonder she can’t form lasting relationships with real men.