So what if she got a makeover? ~ BevnTemp

“LONDON — The economy is scary, jobs are disappearing and taxes are going up. But Britain is buzzing over something else _ Susan Boyle’s new hairdo. Some say the overnight singing sensation who rocketed to fame after a phenomenal performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” has every right to upgrade her dowdy appearance. Others fear she may lose her authenticity _ and her amazing connection with the TV audience _ if she goes too far in the image makeover department.

The change is startling. Gone is the fusty woman with graying, frizzy hair and a jowly face who joked on air that she had never been kissed, replaced by a stylish, freshly-coiffed lady in fashionable leather jacket and what looks to be a Burberry scarf. The dark, unkempt eyebrows have been shaped and colored.

Fashion experts say she’s taken years off her looks, but should think twice about making more improvements, particularly if they go beyond styling and involve artificial enhancements.”

So what? Was this woman a winner on “Britain’s Got Talent” because of her looks or her talent? She became an overnight sensation because her amazing talent overshadowed the obvious prejudging of the audience and judges.

However, what person, man or woman, has not looked in the mirror and said to themselves, “if I only . . . . How many would choose to stay “frumpy” if they were given a chance to change or improve their looks. People are inundated with ads for plastic surgery, hair styling, the newest clothing, teeth whitening, loosing weight, and more to become youthful and thin. Very few are satisfied with the way they look and choose to do something about it. How many have gone on a diet, dyed their hair, or worn braces on their teeth to modify their looks?

The criticism of the modest makeover of Susan Boyle is ridiculous and the media is promoting it. What’s wrong with a new hairdo, shaping eyebrows, and some new clothes? Who among us wouldn’t do the same if the opportunity were presented? If Susan feels good about her new looks, more power to her. She is in a talent show not an “ugly dog contest.” Whether or not she wins, Susan will have had her shinning moment by showing that she was prejudged for her looks. And she proved them wrong! So what if she wants to feel better about herself with some changes. I do and most of my friends do the same!



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56 responses to “So what if she got a makeover? ~ BevnTemp

  1. Well I guess we too were bound to have a Susan Boyle thread.

  2. BevnTempe

    So sorry, I read an article about people being upset, and it pissed me off! Just started typing and now you have your SB thread.

  3. LOL, good lord nothing to be sorry about, but you know how we jaded new yawkers are!


  4. Steve

    with my mug I cant comment about her looks. I hope she makes a big pile of money though. I am happy for her.

  5. dog's eye view

    Susan Boyle’s “Cry Me a River”

    Recorded for a 1999 “millennium” charity album years before the TV appearance.

  6. dnd

    Simon Cowell as Henry Higgins?

  7. dnd

    Or to mix musicals:

  8. dnd

    Susan Boyle’s “Cry Me a River” was great, but I think if she tried this arrangement she’d do better on “Britian’s Got Talent”

  9. Morning peeps,
    having fun dnd?


  10. dnd

    Hey Brian,
    Did you see that low flying 747 and F-14’s flying over Manhattan for a photo-op yesterday?

    Not only was this remarkably stupid, in these down economic times, I wonder how much that photo-op cost taxpayers.

  11. Nah didn’t see it, I’m at the very northern end of Manhattan, that was in lower Manhattan.

  12. horsedooty

    my boy starts his new job in about 2 hours. Brian will love this. He is going to work for a local (ok regional) head shop called the Gas Pipe. He is jazzed.

  13. Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 — 11:10 AM ET

    Creditors’ Deal Could Stave Off Bankruptcy at Chrysler

    Chrysler’s unsecured creditors have reached a preliminary deal with the Treasury Department, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

  14. doots does he get an employees discount? Let me know, I’ll email you my shopping list!

  15. dnd

    Arlen Specter switches to a demmycrat!

  16. Holy fuck! Arlen Specter is switching parties!

  17. dnd

    Almost makes it tempting to watch Beck/Bill-O/Hannity tonight 😉

  18. I expect we’ll see a lot of burning in effigy going on!

  19. Greetings from the desert. Susan Boyle is a winner no matter what she looks like. Nice post, Bev.

    Is Spector changing so his chances in 2010 are better or has he had enough of the Repugs? At least now, his vote will be assured for the next two years on major legislation proposed by Dems. Question: Will he get a Committee Chairmanship for this move?

  20. An interesting point was brought up just now on Andrea’s show. Specter wants to be a player in regard to health care and that might have had a lot do with his switch.

  21. dnd

    According to Michael Steele it was for political survival and completely disrespected the party.

    Wrong thing to say. This will probably push Spector further away from the Republicans. A little grace and contrition by Steele would have gone a long way. Not the first time Steele has stepped in it.

    ps. eprof2, Steele is in the camp that doesn’t know that “Democrat” is a noun.

    pps. eprof2, NLW is tightening up.

  22. dnd

    Kennedy-Specter Healthcare bill? Count on it.

    Funny how the Republican “checks and balances” crowd were the “permanent Republican majority” bunch a few years back.

  23. dog's eye view

    Amazing day to walk in and find out about the Specter switch. Not too surprising; he was going to face a tough GOP primary. But what a gift!

    Wonderful news.

  24. dog's eye view

    Who will be the first GOP senator or party leader to rebuke Specter?

    How many are thinking “writing on the wall” or “hmmm?”

  25. The right is on fire, the quantity of spew we will see over the next few days will be amazing, better wear a slicker and boots.

  26. dog's eye view

    from WaPost:

    “Specter will receive his seniority among Democrats as if he had been elected as a Democrat in 1980, when he rode into office on the coattails of Ronald Reagan’s conservative revolution. That effectively means Specter will become chairman of a key subcommittee on the Appropriations Committee, likely the one overseeing the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services. Specter also acknowledged that becoming full appropriations committee chairman — something that could take another 6 to 10 years — “is something I’d like to attain.”


    I like to hear him thinking about that timeframe, particularly as a cancer survivor.

    Al Franken’s inner thoughts: “Kind of stole my thunder, but welcome, Arlen.”

    Specter can make a big case for his party having left him.

  27. dog's eye view

    smarter GOP voices, further downstream in WaPost story:

    [Maine Senator Olympia] Snowe called Specter’s decision “devastating news” for Republicans, particularly Northeastern Republicans who have almost vanished in the Senate during the past decade. “Many Republicans feel alienated and disaffected from the party,” Snowe said. “It just helps nourish a culture of exclusion and alienation.”

    Snowe recalled then-Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont, who switched from being a Republican to an independent caucusing with Democrats in 2001. That was a more dramatic switch that flipped power from Republicans to Democrats in the chamber. “Frankly, the party never woke up from that event,” she said.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a prominent conservative who was John McCain’s staunchest supporter in his 2008 GOP presidential campaign, warned that the party has become regionalized in its mentality. “We have to find places in the party for people who couldn’t win in South Carolina,” he told reporters.

  28. who knew today was going to turn out to be such fun!

  29. It’s on days like today where you can see why Obama picked Biden to be his running mate. Interesting info coming out about Biden’s role in the Arlen switch.

  30. dnd

    If every pick except Biden and Clinton is a dud, I’d give Obama a solid B+. Those two are really good.

  31. dnd

    If Limbaugh is dissin’ Meghan McCain, I stand by my claim that she is the new face of the Republican party.

  32. dnd

    One of Stephanie Miller’s listeners lobbies MSNBC to give her a slot at 10pm ET. Actually, I’d like her to replace Morning Joe. I like to start my day with someone upbeat, rather than a grump.

  33. dnd

    We have GOT to put this in the blog roll. Way funny:

  34. katherine sebelius confirmed.

  35. Steve

    Specter—wow!!! Just wow!

    Did Limbaugh really tell him to get lost? Didn’t realize until I talked to my wife that it will make 60.

  36. Steve

    What about Snowe? Any chance of getting her too in coming months?

  37. Snow said today she has no plans to leave the party, then she slammed the party about getting smaller and smaller.

  38. dnd

    Re: Snowe:

  39. *shakes his head*

    Not every moment is a blues brother moment!

  40. haha, Faux’s top of the hour story isn’t Specter, it’s swine flu.

  41. I’ve been trying to keep up for decades!

  42. Hi gang…

    Good story Bev and you are right. Everyone deserves to a do over at least once in their life time and SB deserves hers.

    As to Specter switching parties that tells us a lot about the GOP and the Republican Party of today.

    Soon the only Republicans in the Party will be the Fascist, rascists, bigots and American Taliban Right Wing Extremist Torture Loving Nazi’s.

    That’s your new Republican Party folks and it looks like they will wander in the desert until all those who sinned in the eyes of the Lord are Dead.

    God Bless.

  43. Sebelius has been sworn in!

  44. dog's eye view

    Why I love Balloon Juice and John Cole, reason 37:

    …. Wingnut logic:

    DeMint continued: “I would rather have 30 Republicans in the Senate who really believe in principles of limited government, free markets, free people, than to have 60 that don’t have a set of beliefs.”

    You know what? Considering you now have only 40 Republicans in the Senate, I, too, would like only 30 Republicans in the Senate, and the way you fools are going, we should get there by 2016 or sooner.

    At some point these clowns are going to reform themselves. They clearly aren’t ready yet.


  45. I just got the following email from Michael Steele and the GOP, too funny.

    Dear Brian,

    I hope Arlen Specter’s party change outrages you. It should for two reasons:

    First–Specter claimed it was philosophical–and pointed his finger of blame at Republicans all over America for his defection to the Democrats. He told us all to go jump in the lake today.

    I’m sorry, but I don’t believe a word he said.

    Arlen Specter committed a purely political and self-serving act today. He simply believes he has a better chance of saving his political hide and his job as a Democrat. He loves the title of Senator more than he loves the party–and the principles–that elected him and nurtured him.

    Second–and more importantly–Arlen Specter handed Barack Obama and his band of radical leftists nearly absolute power in the United States Senate. In leaving the Republican Party–and joining the Democrats–he absolutely undercut Republicans’ efforts to slow down Obama’s radical agenda through the threat of filibuster.

    Facing defeat in Pennsylvania’s 2010 Republican primary due to his left-wing voting record, and an end to his 30 year career in the U.S. Senate, he has peddled his services–and his vote–to the leftist Obama Democrats who aim to remake America with their leftist plan.

    As recently as April 9th, Senator Specter said he would run in the Pennsylvania primary next year as a Republican. Why the sudden change of heart? Clearly, this was an act based on political expediency by a craven politician desperate to keep his Washington power base–not the act of a statesman.

    His defection to the Democrat Party puts the Democrats in an almost unstoppable position to pass Obama’s destructive agenda of income redistribution, health care nationalization, and a massive expansion of entitlements.

    Arlen Specter has put his loyalty to his own political career above his duty to his state and nation.

    You and I have a choice. Some will use Specter’s defection as an excuse to fold the tent and give up. I believe that you are not one of those people. When Benedict Arnold defected to the British, George Washington didn’t fold the tent and give up either.

    He grit his teeth more determined than ever to succeed. That’s what I’m asking you to do today.

    Join me in this fight by making a secure online contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 right now to build our army of supporters and defeat Democrat candidates like Arlen Specter in next year’s elections.

    Stand with me. I need your support today.


  46. Steve

    I saw about the first 15 minutes of Olbermann last night, and will watch the rest at 4 in the re-run. he is really overstating things when he asks Matthews if the GOP is going to go out of business. Both parties have been at much lower tide than this. Talk like that will be pre-mature until the GOP gets to a 25-75 minority.

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