Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Well, I never!

I am absolutely shocked and appalled by the news that Victoria Gotti lied to the Daily News about having breast cancer (and being a lawyer...giggle). How could Victoria do something like that? Did her parents teach her nothing about morality and values? Oh, wait...
Victoria 'Cancer' Was Tall Tale (Page Six)

4 Comments:

Blogger cutiepiebunny said...

jolie I'm amused by your blog...but was weirded out that you asked for money. I volunteer my resources to people that really help, that are truly less fortunate...you are very capable to earning money and blogging in your spare time. I think you should try and donate less time to blogging and maybe some time to people who have nothing or are ill, you seemed to have lost perspective of the situation.

8/24/2005 6:53 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I have enjoyed your blog as well---very dishy and a fun read. But I do hope you were joking about the donation. I'll have to strongly second cutiepiebunny's comment.

8/24/2005 11:38 PM  
Blogger Zenna Bleaux said...

An unanswered email...

Hi Nadine/Jolie,

I've been following your Jolie in NYC blog for a few weeks after all your media exposure. For the most part I've found it to be humorous, interesting, and informative. However, I've got to say that I was extremely disappointed with your post today asking for donations to continue your blogging hobby. I'm not quite sure why you would need money to do so because as far as I know, your blog site is free.

Nadine, although I don't believe it was malicious, I believe your post today was naive and insulting. You were making a decent living, receiving loads of freebies, etc., and I would hope, had a decent savings account to allow you to survive after being fired and as you search for a new job.

As much as I disagree with the reasons behind it, you lost your job due to your blogging activities. I lost my job because I was too sick to continue working. Partly due to you being "outed" as a blogger, you've had remarkable media exposure that will no doubt eventually turn into money and opportunity for you. I, and many thousands of other disabled people who worked as civil servants to "protect and serve" don't have that option. We are permanently disabled, unable to work, and unable to live on the paltry amount we receive from Social Security Disability Insurance.

I worked for 10 years in law enforcement and human services, then got too sick to work and have been on permanent Social Security Disability Insurance since mid-2001. I'm only 43 years old. All of my diseases, all seven of them, are auto-immune diseases... All I know is that I suffer excruciating pain 24/7 and can never work again. I cannot meet my basic living expenses, even living as a nearly frugal hermit, on the paltry amount I receive from SSDI. I have had to discontinue taking much needed and prescribed medications because I simply cannot afford them. But I don't ask my family and friends, let alone complete strangers from the internet, to "finance" me.

I hope you will reconsider your post and either delete it or modify it. It's just tacky, inconsiderate, and frankly insulting to truly needy people who struggle every day just to eat and pay their medical bills. You may want money to pay for fun and goodies. I NEED money to buy...all the medications I need.

I do wish you the best of luck.

8/25/2005 3:06 PM  
Blogger sweetsoaps said...

Well...
I have to say that pretty much sums it up and puts thing into perspective. While I find some info here informative and slightly amusing this turned my stomach. I am very disgusted.

8/25/2005 4:58 PM  

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