COLUMN

Every week Damhnait's column is printed in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador's 'The Telegram'. This page will be updated as often as possible to include those columns. If you have any comments about anything you see here, feel free to drop Damhnait a line on her MySpace.

JANUARY 21, 2008

Cults are a truly fascinating thing, watching intelligent people give their whole lives up to a " higher" power only to have their lives poached and hawked. Watching Tom Cruise this week on a highly unauthorized video spouting and posing about the superiority of Scientologists was one of the most uncomfortable things I've made myself sit through since the Newfoundlander lost all that money on The Price Is Right. Remember when instead of walking away with the pile of cash, he went one more time and grossly overbid and there was nothing we could do but watch the Swiss mountaineer fall silently like a stone over the side of the fake hill? It still gives me the creeps, but not half as much as Cruise. I can only imagine what poor old Kate's (sorry I'd say Katie but Cruise has an

injunction) parents were thinking when they watched their once vibrant and bubbly darling daughter mumble and fumble over sect scripted dialogue, squeezing the words out through the mere half a centimetre she could still open her mouth (another bad side effect of a lobotomy) on Letterman the other night. I wouldn't be surprised if Scientology has a whole control room full of people who are waiting to pounce on innocent column writers like myself who upon flagging key words like crazy and Tom Cruise will mark me as an SP and vow to oppress the suppression right out of me. Actually I am a little freaked out right now, maybe I shouldn't send this and just press delete, delete, delete. Stranger things have happened in this world, if they can find a way to keep a grown woman who also happens to be an Oscar winning actress from seeing her two children after keeping her in flat shoes for ten years , they can find a way to assault me with propaganda. Maybe it's them who's been calling my unlisted number offering me free this, free that? Maybe they've gotten a hold of the little boy who keeps coming to my door to shovel when there is no snow- anything to make me crazy. I bet it's also them that's making the letter M on my keypad stick.

Even more disturbing is that I just went to their website and it froze my computer, the homepage just sat there pulsing and buzzing, asking me if I was having trouble with anxiety, depression , marriage. So I'm jumping out of the plane and pressing send ,then trading in my computer and IP address, ten years is just too long to go without heels.

2008:
+ January 14, 2008
+ January 8, 2008

2007:
+ December 31, 2007
+ December 17, 2007
+ December 10, 2007
+ November 26, 2007
+ November 12, 2007
+ November 5, 2007


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