It feels like just yesterday everyone was stressing about the presidential election, or obsessing over the London Olympics, but, believe it or not, it is already January 1, 2013. The new year brings with it an opportunity for fresh starts, and though setting resolutions can be a cliché and contrived act, we think it's necessary for public figures who've gone off the rails to take a good look at themselves and make a change for the better. Hell, they don't even have to figure it out on their own, just take note of these 25 Celebrity Resolutions We'd Like to See in 2013.
Respect your showrunners.
Fire your agent.
Don't be back alley fame whores.
Make a genuinely good movie.
Be a better baby daddy.
Make a good album.
Get it together.
Don't make promises you can't keep.
Use your head during arguments, but not literally.
Marathon 24 and get it out of your system.
Don't be an idiot.
Celebrity: Mike Huckabee
There isn't enough space on the Internet to go into what an idiot Mike Huckabee can be sometimes, so let's just focus on his most recent act of stupidity: After the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school that left children and faculty dead at the hands of a deranged 20-year-old gunman, the former Arkansas governor appeared on Fox News to discuss his thoughts on the shooting. It isn't long before the question is posed to him: "How could God let this happen?" Huckabee, who was a staffer for television evangelist James Robison early in his career, responded:
Well, you know, it's an interesting thing. When we ask why there is violence in our schools, but we've systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools have become a place for carnage because we've made it a place where we don't want to talk about eternity, life, responsibility, accountability? That we're not just going to have to be accountable to the police, if they catch us. But one day, we will stand in judgment before God. If we don't believe that, we don't fear that.
There also isn't enough space on the Internet to discuss how disrespectful this is to the victims and the families of the victims. Mike Huckabee is no voice for politics; he's a guy in a shitty band called Capitol Offense (no, seriously) who realized like so many before him that there's more success and money for him saying shocking things like this on Fox News as opposed to being a real politician.
There's a little thing called Separation of Church and State, and as a public school is funded by the state it applies—to blame such a tragedy on this is despicable, and to do it on a network that airs such segments to gain ratings is shameful. For 2013, Huckabee should heed the following advice: Look at your life, look at your choices, and shut up for a while. Also, change that band name. —Tanya Ghahremani