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'Total Reprobate'

Illbay Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 3:26 PM
When my stepdaughter was growing up, going through adolescence, I was amazed at how she and her friends, both male and female, were so blithe about discussing the most intimate details of their lives with each other. It's like there was nothing to be ashamed of. Then I noticed they had a predilection for watching daytime TV fare like the Ricki Lake Show (a biggie at that time), Oprah, etc. They were deluged with the spectacle of people spilling their ugliest guts right out in front of everyone, and picking through them at length. Unfortunately, the propensity to DISCUSS all this stuff didn't necessarily lead to changing their HABITS. They could talk at length about the bad stuff resulting from casual sex or dealing dishonestly, etc.,...
"You can't run from your mistakes. You have to confront them." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Believe it or not, there was a time when people didn't go on TV to confess their sins. That was back when most understood what sin is, before everything became excusable, especially for celebrities and the politically powerful.

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is on a media tour promoting his book, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story." It certainly is.

On "60 Minutes," in USA Today and elsewhere, Schwarzenegger acknowledges affairs with women not his wife and the son he fathered with their housekeeper. He calls...