Friday, December 10, 2010

are you proud to be an American?

so it seems the GOP blocked legislation to give health care to 9/11 first responders because they vowed to not pass ANY legislation until the Bush wealthy tax cuts were extended. this absolutely makes me sick to my stomach... i have one question to those politicians who rather deny benefits to those who risked their own life to save others than pay a little more in taxes, how do you sleep at night?

you all are pompous, arrogant, selfish scum bags... and since you all claim to be Christians, trust me there is going to be a special place in hell just for you. it's going to be right next to the Wall Street douchbags who are getting million dollar bonuses for shitty ass work that caused an almost 2nd Great Depression, while others have lost their job, their house, their life and are starving and cold. Merry fucking Christmas, kids!

also, to those who don't believe that Don't Ask, Don't Tell is an outrageous and outdated form of discrimination, i would like to see your fat, homophobic ass out there in that 120 degree desert war-zone getting shot at everyday. then you look at the man or woman that just saved your narrow minded ass from being blown up and tell me that you care who they love.

i know there are courageous and strong people out there fighting the good fight for these causes and maybe it's some of my own self loathing that makes me so angry at the injustices in this world... because i'm not one of those people fighting and that makes me feel so un-American.

"no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

the color purple

i voted today... and the feeling i got as i walked out of the building where i exercised my american right in the cool breeze of fall, was amazing. i'm so thankful we live in a such a free and beautiful country. yes, we have our problems, but you know what one thing i think might help us? is if every election would be non-partisan, therefore you vote for a person, not a party. i have been registered as 'unaffilated' for most of my voting life. before that, yes... i know it's going to be hard to believe, i was registered as a 'democrat' as was my now republican parents.

and yes, when obama won in 2009 i was a bit overzealous and might have rubbed my blue status in some red faces. but like the very platform i believe in, change is good... and yes, i did.

we should not be blue states. we should not be red states. we should be the united purple states of america. how do we think we can solve the differences in other parts of the world, if we can't even conquer the differences in our own part of the world?

"I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

the dark side.

I was happy with my cassette tapes, until I learned that you didn't have to fast forward/rewind a CD to get to the song that you wanted to listen to. I then purged all my tapes, minus The Bangles: Greatest Hits.

I only bought movies on VHS, until George Lucas decided not to release Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith on VHS, stating it was so out of date, no one would buy it. No one, but me.

I thought the iPod was just another expensive tech-y fad that would never last, like PDA's. Why would I need this 'thing' when I had all these CD's and a CD Walkman? Oh, wait... you can have all your music combined in one small, compact device without it skipping? So with a little help from some afternoon beers, I once again gave in.

So, this brings me to today. All I needed out of a phone was to call and text. It's a phone. You use phones to verbally communicate with the world. Why would I need it to do anything more? I sit in front of a computer all day so I have access to my email and Facebook all day. I use Google maps before I leave on a trip to know where I'm going. I have a Day Planner to remember when to pay bills and to send people a birthday card.

Why? I said to myself. Why? But after witnessing it's convenience and perks on two separate road trips recently, I saw just how accessible the world was from a small, compact smoky violet device and in this day in age, that is more than my stubborn head can fight.

Hello, dark side. It's nice to meet you.

...And for the record, George Lucas, I am still waiting to complete my Star Wars VHS collection... I have GPS on my Blackberry, it will lead me straight to Skywalker Ranch. The force. Strong in me. It is.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

happy birthday 19th amendment

90 years ago today, women got the right to vote... which when you think about it, seems impossible to think about a time when we didn't.

But in 1920, times were a changin'... and the government caught up with the society. So now in 2010, you would think we would have equal rights for all citizens... but we don't. Now, when you think about that, it seems even more impossible. I guess we will always have a lot of catching up to do.

Without the 19th amendment, there would be no Nancy Pelosi's. No Sarah Palin's. No Hillary Clinton's. No Greta Van Susteren's. There are plenty of people that would argue that the world would be a better place without any one or all of these politically charged women, but I for one... am glad they are all here. Just for the fact that they can be.

"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead." ~Louisa May Alcott

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

i can't help it, i'm a dork.

On an entirely different note, Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you.

if you had one prayer, what would it be?

I'm back. I took some much needed time off... I had to remove myself from the political banter warfare before it removed me from reality.

...BUT I've seen something I just can not ignore... a Facebook group entitled 'Dear Lord, this year you took my favorite Actor, Patrick Swayzie. You took my favorite Actress, Farah Fawcett. You took my favorite Singer, Michael Jackson. I just wanted to let you know, my favorite President is Barack Obama. Amen." (The group's title is actually in all caps, yes... it was done on purpose. Why do you use all caps?)

Seriously, there is a group that is praying for someones death? The elected leader of our country, our FREE country? And who are these people who pray for someone to die? They need to take a long hard look in the mirror and figure out what kind of person they are. Does the Lord you believe in, teach you to pray for the death of someone you disagree with?

Yeah, I didn't think so. Instead pray for a cure for cancer or for world peace, not for someones death. Yes, we all have a our differences and there was a lot of negative responses to President Bush, but I have never once said I hated him... dislike some (most) of the things he did and stands for, yes. But hate, never. He was the president of the free country where I had the right to vote against him without the fear of being punished or prosecuted for it.

So according to our Constitution, this hate group as every right to say what they want to say just as much as another group entitled "Petition to remove Facebook group praying for President Obama's death" as the right to say it should be removed. (This group's title is in regular font.)

There is so much negativity in this country! When is enough, enough!?! When is someone going to take the high road and end this bullshit? Show a little respect and patience (I'm pretty sure that is what the Lord teaches) and even though you might not agree with or understand where the other person is coming from; don't just listen, but hear them. You might be surprised what you find.

But if you are going to pray for another human being's death at least choose someone who wishes the same on you... not the leader of the free world.

Oh... and before I go, it's Farrah with two R's and it's Patrick S-W-A-Y-Z-E, so they were your favorites, huh? Really? You wouldn't know Crazy for Swayze if he rose from the dead and did the Pachanga with your uptight, cantankerous ass.