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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Reactions over Ariz. law ruling range from relief to rage -

Reactions over Ariz. law ruling range from relief to rage -

Newsflash! Arizona is not hostile to Hispanics, but to ILLEGAL Hispanics. There is a huge difference.

If all of the illegals are such great people, then why didn't the follow the rules to come here, like so many of their fellow countrymen and others from countries outside of the North American continent have done?

I like to welcome healthy, law abiding visitors to apply for citizenship, not those who don't have the guts to put it all out on the table in their desire to be an American citizen. Nor do I enjoy those who want our country to become more like the one they ran from, instead of assimilating to the one that beckoned in the first place. If where you were was so fabulous, then you would have stayed. Because it is not, then embrace the American culture while preserving your own, like so many generations before you. I don't think this is too much to ask.

I like amnesty - for everyone who has already started the citizenship process and have waited for approval. If we're going to "fix" the system, then lets start by showing our appreciation to those who have followed our laws.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

APPALLING!!! Court Upholds Expulsion of Counseling Student Who Opposes Homosexuality - Court Upholds Expulsion of Counseling Student Who Opposes Homosexuality

This is completely unacceptable. At this point, there is not even a compelling argument for biological homosexuality. Until there is definitive proof of that biological element, people have a right to believe what they want to believe. They can believe in homosexuality, or they can choose not to believe.

The problem here is, again, someone saying that we HAVE to think like everyone else thinks. No, unkind sirs, we do not. If a student doesn't believe the holocaust was real, are they denied an education because of it? I would certainly hope not. Believing in God is as rational as believing in aliens - should one of those students be denied an education based upon their beliefs? No. Students should be able to logically argue ANY point and remain in school.

To take away supposition and debate is to squash all intellectual and educational expansion. If someone in the future wants to deny said student of a position at their school, that is their right. But the right to an eduction should NEVER be based upon a student's belief system.

Cemetery Agrees to Let Father of Fallen Soldier to Fly Flags - Cemetery Agrees to Let Father of Fallen Soldier to Fly Flags

This is one of those instances where something just pops out at you. I've been slowly rewatching Six Feet Under. I heard a commercial for Dignity Memorial on the radio today, and it reminded me of the big chain of funeral homes that wanted to buy out Fisher & Sons. The crass blond dude who kept bothering them at the most inappropriate times.

I was quite shocked today to hear that most of the formerly family-owned funeral homes in Denver had been taken over by Dignity Memorial. Imagine my surprise when I read this article through, only to find out at the end that it's run by Dignity Memorial. I even hate the name. Go Fisher & Sons! Save the family run funeral home!

Friday, July 23, 2010

This has gone too far; anyone agree? - Legal Challenges to Prayer on the Rise

I don't understand people being upset at prayer. Unless someone is requiring you to pray along side them, how is this anyone's issue but those who pray?

The same people who are dismayed that anyone would question someone's right to wear religious garb in a driver's license photo, for instance, out of the other side of their mouths they are saying that they find two people praying on their own offensive.

Just how is any religious practice offensive unless someone is mandating that you participate or, perhaps, offering up your lame ass as a religious sacrifice? Frankly, I'd like to offer up all of those offended as a peace offering to those of us who are so fucking sick of people thinking they have a right not to be offended.

Saturday, July 17, 2010 - Feds to Monitor Obesity as White House Promotes Obama Cook to Senior Position - Feds to Monitor Obesity as White House Promotes Obama Cook to Senior Position I cannot wait until this intrusive fuck is out of the white house. I will throw a huge party. My vote - no manly muscles on women. Where the initiative for that???

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Largest (fake) Breasts in the World May Be Killer

So it turns out that, after 30 surgeries to augment (and de-augment?) her breasts, Sheyla Hershey would go back in time and undo it all to ensure her life was no longer in danger.

She has contracted a deadly staph infection and they have had to remove her implants, and may have to remove her own breasts, as well. Why can't people just be happy with what they have been given and avoid these needless dangers?

Plus - they look hideous and uncomfortable.

Apparently, Toyota Drivers Are Idiots

How embarrassing - blaming the car manufacturer for your inability to tell the difference between the gas pedal and the brake. I'm sure these are future Prius owners. HA!

And how does the floor mat holding down the gas pedal count as a car defect? Anyone who has driven a car knows to make sure your mats are in the proper position to avoid situations just like those. Toyota can hardly be held responsible because an idiot has his mat up under the dash.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Campaign Heats Up to Move All-Star Game Out of Arizona Over Immigration Concerns - Campaign Heats Up to Move All-Star Game Out of Arizona Over Immigration Concerns

Frankly, I think this has gone too far. Illegal immigration is - hello - illegal. We need to stop handling criminals with kid gloves, whether they are illegal immigrants, domestic abusers or shoplifters. People know right from wrong, and if they choose wrong, they need to deal with the consequences. Its our government's job to ensure that law-abiding citizens are not paying for the crimes of those who are not law-abiding, and certainly those who are not citizens.

NAACP Targets Tea Party As Racist?

Seriously - this is ridiculous. An organization for black people has the nerve to call an organization with no race orientation a racist group? Every group, NAACP included, has racists within their ranks. To try to shut down a new political voice because the president is black and to mark any group against said president as racist is completely out of line. The continued use of the race card is only a way to try to shut down the argument when there is no viable counter. Additionally, continually trying to blame anyone against Obama as a racist actually makes matters worse and not better. Does nobody in this country think for themselves any more? What a huge disappointment.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Excerpt from a nightmare

I always leave crap sitting on my stove top, and in my dream I had done the same, but I didn't realize it was a gas stove. I saw something just start to catch fire, and ran to the stove. In one instant I noticed it was a gas stove, and the fire was under the burner and I could smell the sear of gas. Just as I computed the thought I heard this deep sucking sound and a WHOMP as the stove exploded and as I was soaring through the air, limbs akimbo, realizing this is how I was going to die. What's funny is that even as I was heading toward the wall, just as my body broke through, there was still a part of me that thought maybe, just maybe I would make it out alive. So bizarre to have all of these incredibly rational thoughts in one split second as I hurtled toward death. I know I had all of the same thoughts last year when I had my car accident and again when I was assaulted, but part of me didn't think it was real at the time. I wonder if every time I come close to dying I will think that I will come out okay, because I did it twice in one year. But one time I won't. Freaky.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rioting in Oakland after cops verdict

Here's the story. I get it. I really do. I understand it's frustrating to have someone killed in the line of duty, especially under friendly fire. If he's to be believed, the copy meant to pull his taser and pulled his gun instead. If that's true, can you imagine the guilt he would feel as a result? He may, or may not have meant to pull his taser. We will most likely never know.

What I do know is that if this kid had not been in a fight, and had not been resisting arrest, there wouldn't have even been a reason for the cops to be there, let alone use a taser, and mistakenly (or not) a gun. If the cop had walked into the station and shot a man lying on the platform who had no other reason to be there, this would be a tragedy. As it stands, why was he resisting arrest? When a cop says you are under arrest, you comply. You don't rebel and add another charge to the books. Especially if you have not done anything wrong.

Simply by resisting arrest he put his life in danger. First the fight, then resisting arrest. Everything else that happened snowballed from there.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Secret Life of the American Teenager, I'm still a sucka for ya

I have to admit that I am not enjoying this season as much as I have the past seasons. That is not to say I can drag myself way from the screen when it's airing, but it's darker. The kids have all been through so much and its dragging them down.

They are not down as in depressed, but really losing the sweetness that was underlying in to many of them. In tonights episode, after Amy goes to New York City just before the end of the school year to attend a prestigious musical program, the entire school has determined she is pregnant again. And they are all talking. "All" includes teachers, as well. Its no wonder they all gossip like crazy - even the damned gym coach thinks its his place to discuss the personal lives of students with other students.

The two characters most changed this season are Ben and Ashley. Ben, faced with the pregnancy of Adrian after a one-night stand has become a complete stooge. For a guy who was stupid enough to fall in love with a girl (Amy) just from looking at her, before even knowing she was pregnant with someone else's baby, he is completely unprepared to deal with his own situation. He says inane things like "what am I going to do with a baby?" Mind you, he says this to Ricky, of all people. Ricky who has stepped up to the plate for his own child in a what that would be enviable of any character on television. Watching Ben become such a pathetic wretch is difficult because I never liked him to start. They basically took the one quality he had and squashed it.

Ashley was the spunky girl with undeniable truth on her side. Once she decided she liked the father of her sister's baby (Ricky), she started to lie to the people with whom she had always been very true. Her father for instance. Thankfully, he called her on it and she is doing a little better with him, but still hiding the feelings she has for Ricky, which will only cause everyone pain in the long run.

Now that Adrian is pregnant and wanting to have an abortion (tonights episode ended with she and her mom leaving for the clinic), I am really hoping Brenda Hampton has the balls to let her have the abortion. If not, its not only setting a very bad example for very young girls who find themselves in the position to make a life-changing decision, one that is a valid choice. I really hope religion doesn't come into play to the point that all girls are lead to believe they, too, will have supportive friends and families should they decide to have a baby. I think one family in the hood is a stretch, but neighbors? Talk about setting unrealistic expectations!