I’m sure you’re heard the hubbub and hoopla going around our little town this week. 

If not, here’s a couple hints: He’s a famous, self-absorbed rapper who thinks homeboy Donald Trump is the cat’s meow, and she’s got a keester that knocks cans off grocery store shelves.

It’s true. As reported in Tuesday’s Enterprise, Kanye West and wife Kim, TV star and aspiring lawyer, were in town scouting out some prime real estate right in our backyard. Short of the Baldwin and Manson families, Kardashian might just be the most recognizable last name in the world. 

When this wild rumor first hit, I thought it Alex Jonesish folly, kind of like, “They’re calling for 3 feet of snow tonight.” But then I remembered my surveyor nephew Rusty was that very day meeting some multi-millionaire clients at Monster Lake about property boundaries. When I enquired, Rusty declined to confirm, citing a confidentiality agreement. I says to myself, “Leaping lizards; it IS true.”

Nothing confidential remains. The “it couple” have indeed bought that Monster Lake monstrosity. It’s a choice piece of real estate, but I’m not bitter about my offer being rejected. I can’t compete with the kind of money these show business icons have at their disposal. Heck, that property would probably be too much upkeep for me anyway.

I’m happy for the glamorous duo, but foresee a few problems with having such high-profile, visually stunning celebs making Cody their home. Apparently they’ve already checked out Sunset School for their offspring, the recently-born Psalm, Chicago, Saint and of course, North. Get it? North West? 

Talk about pretentious, huh? It’s like if my parents had named me, “Eye” Blough, or “How Now Brown Cow” Blough.

Living just a few blocks from Sunset, my concern is the constant stream of slowpoke busses holding me up when I’m running late trying to exit my parking lot will suddenly seem minor. Now there will be countless bodyguard and entourage vehicular hindrances, not to mention scores of gawkers whispering, “Do you believe what Kim’s wearing? Hubba hubba.”

Now, I have nothing against show business A-listers. They’re just people, almost like me. But once here, how many of their famous friends might come to ride their ATVs, hunt, fish and ride our horses, most likely whipping them if their gait doesn’t suit their sense of entitlement fancy. Before you know it, we may be crawling with paparazzi, movie stars, directors and Victoria Secret runway models.

I don’t know … maybe it’s not really such a bad thing. I’m sure our local merchants won’t be opposed to making a profit more than four months a year, and contractors might just be building more lavish estates than they ever dreamed possible. Who knows; maybe I’ll even land a roofing job.

If I were to happen upon Kim on the street though, I don’t think I’d turn into some wide-eyed, celebrity worshiper like she must be accustomed to. I think I’d say something like, “So what’s the deal with your step-dad all of a sudden having woman parts?” Believe me: these people find that kind of sincere, down-to-earth dialogue refreshing.

(10) comments

cp123

got censored again, just can not win for losing, those that comment know this website is totally pc only


cp123

Sounds to me like these pc commenters may have there drawers cinched a little too tight, just saying maybe you know, oh how we need the ole days where you could make fun and not be crucified by the pc police.


Jill

What a horrible article. I’m ashamed of Cody Enterprise for publishing this opinion piece. The insults to Mr West and his family are disgusting. There are probably more people living in Cody that originated from somewhere else, than there are natives. I welcome the West family to this area. And so should everyone else. And in case you forgot, dear conservatives, he is a staunch supporter for Trump. #KAG2020


Ruger

Yes, and one of those who originated from somewhere else is ME, as I've pointed out hundreds of times in my columns, including my Pennsylvania roots. I've make fun of myself far more than anyone else, and it appears some readers only noticed the "Anti" jokes and missed the "Pro" ones? I'm now told this week's clarification column I penned with careful introspection won't be printed because of the fallout, so readers won't have the chance to measure my actual intentions. The greatest irony would be the Wests asking, "Do we really want to live in a town with no sense of humor?"


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Dough Blough really missed the mark under the “Be truthfull” and “Be nice” with his comments about the West’s. I wonder how their children woul feel about what he said. Shame on you, Cody Enterprise editor for allowing such tripe to be published under the guise of a legitimate opinion column. Surely you can find better writers and thinkers than this.

JPW222

Doug Blough is neither clever nor funny. Maybe he should read the rules that I’m bound to for posting a comment. Shame on Mr. Blough for writing this shining example of gutter tripe and shame on the Enterprise for allowing it to be printed.







I sincerely hope these folks who will be hopefully investing heavily in our community do not think either Mr. Blough or the Enterprise speak for the rest of us.


GWHS71

[thumbup] Spot on. I cannot fathom why this paper keeps Blough on their payroll.


mcsweet

When I was growing up being bullied seemed like a rite of passage...but luckily we are smarter now days and even in the schools there is a program in place to prevent being bullied...it seems like Mr. Blough hasn't gotten the massage..so sad. But guess what came in the mail today..my newspaper renewal slip...I will have to think this one over...after all I don't support bullying like some people do.


hotmessmama

Maybe instead of publishing satirical digs at Cody's newest property owners we should be kind and welcome them to what we all consider the greatest place on earth. We are BETTER than this column, ACT LIKE IT.


hotmessmama

I honestly can't believe the paper allowed this to be published. Actually, sadly I can. This is distasteful and disrespectful, regardless of whether or not it's your opinion. Some opinions should be kept to themselves and this was one of them. I truly hope that the West's don't pick up this issue of the paper and if they do I hope they realize that not all Cody residents feel this way about their recent property purchase.


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