Friday, April 3, 2009

But I'm Madonna

Madonna receives no mercy in Malawi, when a magistrate nixes her second adoption. How sad that the little girl cant' be adopted by Madonna. Even her ex--Guy Ritchie says she is a good Mum. Sure Madonna is busy, but she has millions! She also has plenty of hired help, and she has proven to be a good responsible loving parent. And while I'm on my little rant, why are so many news outlets continuing to refer to Madonna as "the Material Girl?" That was like two and half decades ago! So 80's LOL!

I have to admit, when she adopted little David from Malawi, I thought she might be pulling a publicity stunt. But my feelings have changed now and I wish Madonna could adopt as many children as she pleases. What it boils down to is that she does not meet the Malawi law residency requirements. HELLO, Madonna did not live there before adopting little David, so what's the problem now? The government in Malawi should change this law and allow these children to be more easily adopted. IMHO

And now for today's New York Times article by Dave Itzkoff:

A Malawi court ruled on Friday that Madonna cannot adopt a 3-year-old child there, Reuters reported, because she has not been a resident of the country for the last 18 months. As with Madonna’s adoption of her son David Banda, 3, completed in 2008 in Malawi, her petition to adopt a girl named Chifundo James caused critics to complain that the pop star was trying to circumvent laws banning nonresidents from adopting Malawian children.

In her High Court ruling, Judge Esme Chombo warned against celebrity adoptions, saying they could lead to child trafficking. “Anyone could come to Malawi and quickly arrange for an adoption that might have grave consequences on the very children that the law seeks to protect,” she said. In addition to David Banda, Madonna, who reportedly was not in the court to hear the ruling, has a daughter, Lourdes, 12, from a previous relationship, and a son, Rocco, 8, from her marriage to Guy Ritchie. Her divorce from Mr. Ritchie became final in January.

And now my final thoughts on the above mentioned judge "warning against celebrity adoptions, saying they could lead to child trafficking." Yeah, like a celebrity would ruin their career by child trafficking. Ridiculous! This dirt poor country should adopt new laws that are used in other countries, you know like in depth home studies by social workers, background checks, etc. instead of being so paranoid! Again, IMHO.

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6 comments:

HalfCrazy said...

Lucky kids, wanting to be adopted by a Pop Icon!

If Madonna really wants the kid, she should stay in Malawi for 18 months LOL. That's the law, she needs to abide by it.

The Judge was pretty mean but then again, it is in their law.

Even if they say Madonna is a good Mom and a child molestation accusation would ruin her career, if they let her adopt, then they should let following celebrities wanting to adopt without following the 18 month rule too.

John said...

@HalfCrazy, you are always so logical! You're right, the law's the law, she needs to abide by it. But that same law existed when she adopted David!

You're such a loyal commentator...thank you!

HalfCrazy said...

That was one thing that got me confused! Maybe a different Judge approved the adoption of David? Maybe the Judge considered how the kid will grow, under the supervision of a Pop Star, he can have everything he could ever want! Looks like we got a pretty strict Judge for her..

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Actually the judge wasn't pretty mean, she was merely applying the law. She did however say that the law was not intended for people in Madonna's situation, it was intended for people immigrating to Malawi and that the law was up for a review which would reduce the time for some cases.

Off-topic, I actually wanted to post about the next post, but there isn't any comment tag. I do that all the time, link people's posts on my blogs. All are grateful for the extra exposure. I bet this bitch thinks her shit doesn't stink too.

AV

John said...

@Argentum Vulgaris, yeah, the law is the law...nice to know that maybe the law in Malawi will be reviews and perhaps changed.

Yes, I too have left links a few times to other blogs, and each time they actually thanked me. This blogger just didn't want any opposing views about the subject.

I felt like she was stalking me, seing on my Feedjit that she kept coming to my blog dozens of times a day! She left 4 long nutty comments and accused me of being a bully. That's why I disabled comments for the new post. I didn't want to be like her and just not post comments. I have posted all comments I've ever gotten. I just have the comment moderation on for extra protection against haters!

The whole thing made me sick with a migraine. I am going to delete that newest "If you like Michell Obama..." post soon.

I don't know what to think of this lady. I thought she seemed like a nice person, but you never know.

anyway, thanks for the comment! TTYL

John said...

@Argentum Vulgaris, yeah, the law is the law...nice to know that maybe the law in Malawi will be reviews and perhaps changed.

Yes, I too have left links a few times to other blogs, and each time they actually thanked me. This blogger just didn't want any opposing views about the subject.

I felt like she was stalking me, seing on my Feedjit that she kept coming to my blog dozens of times a day! She left 4 long nutty comments and accused me of being a bully. That's why I disabled comments for the new post. I didn't want to be like her and just not post comments. I have posted all comments I've ever gotten. I just have the comment moderation on for extra protection against haters!

The whole thing made me sick with a migraine. I am going to delete that newest "If you like Michell Obama..." post soon.

I don't know what to think of this lady. I thought she seemed like a nice person, but you never know.

anyway, thanks for the comment! TTYL

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