Forgiveness is the highest and most difficult of all moral lesson.
- Joseph Jacobs
The people who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
- Lloyd James
We can only teach that which we are.
- Jean Jaurès
When a man mints coins - they are all alike, but when God mints people, each of them is uniquely different even though they all come from the same mold.
- Jewish Saying
It's OK to mess up. You should give yourself a break.
- Billy Joel
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry J. Kaiser
Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening... when you'd have preferred to talk.
- D.J. Kaufman
Don't be angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, because you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Posted by Fireman John at 1:46 PM
Friday, August 24, 2012
weekly celeb substance abuse news
Armstrong to Be Stripped of Tour Titles
Cyclist icon Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life after he decided not to fight continued drug allegations by the USADA. Armstrong, who continues to deny any use or trafficking of prohibited drug, said he refused to participate in the "unconstitutional witch hunt" any longer.
Rodney King Death Ruled Accidental
The death of Rodney King by drowning in his own swimming pool has been ruled accidental, but the medical examiner said King had enough drugs and alcohol in his system to produce a "state of delirium." Toxicology reports showed King had PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his blood stream as well as a blood-alcohol level of 0.06.
Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker Arrested in DUI
Former U.S. diplomat Ryan Crocker has been charged with drunk driving and hit-and-run offenses after his 2009 Ford Mustang struck another vehicle. The former ambassador's blood-alcohol level was not recorded on the arresting documents.
'Zanny the Nanny' Busted on Alcohol Charge
The woman suing Casey Anthony because she has the same name as the fictitious nanny Anthony claimed kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter has been arrested on alcohol related charges. Zenaida Gonzalez was arrested and jailed on charges of giving alcohol to a minor.
Joey Kovar's Death Due to Overdose?
"Real World: Hollywood" star Joey Kovar, who was found dead at age 29 in a woman's Illinois apartment, may have died as a result of an accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol. Investigators believe the MTV star died from a combination of Viagra, alcohol and cocaine.
'Honey Badger' Checks Himself Into Rehab
Rather than transfer to a lower division school so that he can play college football this season, Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu is going to remain at LSU and enter a drug treatment program. He was cut from the LSU football team after failing multiple drug tests.
Cat Cora Avoids Jail Time in DUI Case
Food Network star Cat Cora avoided a driving while intoxicated charge and jail time by pleading no contest to driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher. She was sentenced to three years probation and nine months of DUI school, and paid $2,386 in fines.
Posted by Fireman John at 10:09 AM
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
- Lauren Bacall
To the timid soul, nothing is possible.
- John Bach
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
- Richard Bach
One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
- Gaston Bachelard
You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
- Joan Baez
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
- Walter Bagehot
We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us - not our affects on others.
- Pearl Bailey
There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
- James Baldwin
Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm not afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
- Lucille Ball
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
- Honore De Balzac
If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.
- Malcolm Bane
Posted by Fireman John at 9:34 AM
Friday, August 17, 2012
celebrity lowlights in the world of substance
abuse from About.com/Alcoholism;
Bobby Brown in Rehab After DUI Plea Deal
As part of his drunk driving plea agreement, singer Bobby Brown has checked himself into an undisclosed treatment facility. To avoid a DUI conviction from his March arrest, Brown agreed to complete a 90-day alcohol rehab program.
Jenna Jameson Pleads Guilty to DUI
Former porn actress Jenna Jameson has entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence stemming from a May 25 incident in which she crashed her Range Rover into a utility pole. She will serve three years informal probation, pay $340 in fines, enroll in a first-time offender DUI course, and participate in a victim impact panel.
Jury Convicts D.J. Williams in DUI Trial
Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams was able to avoid a driving under the influence conviction by going to trial, but the jury did convict him of driving while ability-impaired. He was also convicted of driving without headlights, which got him pulled over at 3 a.m. in the first place.
Jessica Simpson's Dad Joe Arrested for DUI
Jessica Simpson's father, Joe Simpson, has been officially charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by police in Sherman Oaks, California. Simpson was booked and released without having to post bail.
Crocs Founder Arrested for Drunk Driving
When police found the 51-year-old millionaire founder of Crocs shoes passed out behind the wheel of his Porsche and arrested him for suspicion of driving under the influence, he told the arresting officers that his "girlfriend" was actually driving the car. He also told them that his girlfriend was 22-year-old singer Taylor Swift.
FSU Cuts Greg Reid for Weed Possession
Pre-season All-American pick Greg Reid has been cut from the Florida State University football team after an arrest for possession of marijuana. Reid claimed that the weed the police found in the car he was driving did not belong to him. Problem was he was the only one in the vehicle.
Posted by Fireman John at 5:36 AM
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The only simularities in this world is how everything is different.
- Christopher Acedillo
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right of being able to do what we ought.
- Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg) Acton
We can accomplish almost anything within our ability if we but think that we can!
- George Matthew Adams
A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
- Joey Adams
Thoroughly to teach another is the best way to learn for yourself.
- Tryon Adams
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
- Joseph Addison
We all live under the same sky, but we do not all have the same horizon.
- Konrad Adenauer
Every truth has two sides. It is well to look at both before we commit ourselves to either side.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
- Leo Aikman
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali
Posted by Fireman John at 9:55 AM
Friday, August 10, 2012
substance abuse and celebrity news
Posted by Fireman John at 5:33 AM
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I have always known that at last I would take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today.
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
- Flower A. Newhouse
What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.
- Earl Nightingale
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
- Aristotle Onassis
When we come into this life, we don't really own anything. And we own nothing when we leave. It is only a lease we have during our lifetime - and it is up to us to make the most of it.
- Jerold Panas
The more you do, the more you are.
- Angie Papadakis
The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and the unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.
- Gordon Parks
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- General George Patton
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Posted by Fireman John at 12:04 PM
Friday, August 3, 2012
latest celebrity substance abuse news
Actress Tatum O'Neal Back in Rehab
Media reports claim actress Tatum O'Neal is back in rehab dealing with a cocaine problem. The Academy Award-winning, 48-year-old actress is trying out a different treatment center this time, reports said.
Snoop Dogg Banned From Norway For 2 Years
Rapper Snoop Dogg has been banned from entering the country of Norway for the next two years after he arrest last month for marijuana possession. Snoop's Norwegian attorney told reporters the artist "can live with the decision" and does not plan to appeal.
Macaulay Culkin's Addiction Fictitious Rep Says
A tabloid newspaper's claim at actor Macaulay Culkin is a heroin addict is false, according to his media representative. The "Home Alone" actor's rep told media outlets that the accusation "is not only categorically without merit, but it is also impossibly and ridiculously fictitious."
Jon Jones Sentenced for DWI
UFC champion fighter Jon Jones has been sentenced for a May 19 drunken driving arrest. Jones will lose his license for six months, paid $1,000 fine, install an interlock device on his vehicle, complete a victim impact program, serve one-year on conditional discharge and pay $6,563.62 for the utility pole he wrapped his 2012 Bentley around.
Ohio State RB Dunn Dodges Drug Charges
Ohio State running back Bri'onte Dunn dodged drug possession charges and was instead charged with disorderly conduct and two traffic charges. After Dunn was stopped for running a red light, police found marijuana and a wooden pipe in the vehicle.
Drunk Woman Tries to Break Into Jail
Ah, isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Butler County, Ohio deputies are still trying to figure out why an intoxicate 36-year-old Tiffany R. Hurd tried to break into the county jail by climbing over the back fence. They arrested her after they repeatedly ask her to leave, but she refused and tried to climb the fence again.
Posted by Fireman John at 7:42 AM