Monday, April 30
Saturday, April 28
Just a quick note about a really great blogswarm going on today. Check out the posts for Take Back the Blog!
The Take Back the Blog! Blogswarm supports the rights of women to participate fully in all aspects of our society, including specifically online in the world of blogging but indeed everywhere and at all times, day and night, without fear of harassment, intimidation, sexual harassment, online stalking and slander, predation or violence of any sort.
Thursday, April 26
Wednesday, April 25
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Monday, April 23
An Arkansas man is suing following his sons (ages 14 and 16) discovery of a book on lesbian sex at a public library.
Earl Adams is seeking both $20,000 and the immediate removal of the library director. The library has since removed the book from circulation. In an e-mail, the father said that God was speaking to his heart and helped him find the words that removed it. He said the teenagers found it while looking for material on military academies.
Holy Bad Shelving, Batman! Is there anyone who believes these two young men accidentally found this book while searching for information on military academies?
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Thursday, April 19
The ladies over at EE have a couple of posts on yesterday's visit with Jimmy Carter. Here are the links:
Not to long ago I was a rabid pro-lifer. And, yup, rabid is the only word which describes it. Then I met some people on pure chance who challenged my thoughts on abortion when they told me their own stories of pregnancy, pregnancy loss and termination.
It is their belief and now mine as well that there are times when a family should be able to decide to end a pregnancy. In particular, if there are severe problems which will end in the death of the child and/or if there are complications which will risk the reproductive health, overall health or life of the mother.
This is why yesterday's decision by the SCOTUS is so wrong... it treats women as commodities, no better than livestock which can be easily replaced. SCOTUS played God yesterday by mandating that women -- regardless of risk to their own health -- should carry terminally ill children to term. They are wrong.
Tuesday, April 10
Somehow, however, when his happy ass decides to roll out of bed, he's pissed off. Why? What exactly could the household royalty have to be angry about? (No, it isn't sex... I stayed up late so we could have that last night.)
I'm the one who races out the door with the kids. I'm the one who drops everyone off at their respective places before heading off to my own job to deal with people all day. I'm the one the school calls when something goes wrong for/with on the kids. I'm the one who spends lunch running family errands instead of eating. I'm the one the teachers email about student progress.
I get home before he does and I pick up all the children on my way. I'm the one who makes the bed (the one he was the last to vacate). I'm the one who prepares the evening meal and does the morning dishes. I'm the one who takes out the garbage and I'm the one who sweeps the floors. I'm the one who checks the homework and I'm the one who punishes children who need it. I'm also the one who holds the dinner while we all wait on him to get home from work.
He gets home and we sit down to eat. No one wants to talk at our table because we cannot tell yet what type of mood he is in. We wait. Finally, he talks about something that happened at work. He's in a fairly good mood so the children begin fill in conversation voids. It all seems to be going so well. Then he learns that one of he children has a low grade in one course. Some homework hasn't been getting done as it should and the teacher has sent a note for both parents to sign.
Let me be straight here: never once has he touched anyone. He doesn't have to. His voice carries his anger just as well as any fist. Once he has yelled and slammed a hand into the table, he gets up and stomps from the room. No one speaks yet. We wait to see if there is something else ... we no longer even attempt to guess what it might be.
"I'm going to the store," he says while grabbing his keys from the hanger and pulling on a hat.
"Could you pick up..." I begin.
"I just need time," he interrupts. "I need to get out of here."
And, so, he goes.
I return to the table and gather the dishes. I carry them into the kitchen and create spaces at the table for the child who has been avoiding homework. I clean some more and walk the dog again.
I get the children into bed and wonder how a man who hates to shop can spend nearly two hours at the store. I hop into the bath, grab a drink and light some candles in our bedroom. Now I lie here with the laptop and wonder if I wouldn't be better off if I were a single mother. Outside of the paycheck and semi-regular orgasms, what would I be missing?
Sunday, April 8
I know know about you, but I've never been asked to be against anything in my entire life. I mean we are either pro-life or pro-choice... nobody really wants to be perceived as being "anti" anything. Truth is. I'm against a hell of a lot of things. Since theocracy is one of them, this blogswarm (Lord the words I'm learning because of this computer with a phone line up its butt...) is right up my alley.
I was raised in religion so strict that I continue to this day to rebel against it. This is why some people who are calling this blogswarm anti-Christian have their collective heads up their asses. The surest way to get people to run as fast as they can from any given religion is to force it down their throats. For that reason alone, anyone who wishes to do away with Christianity in the United States is sitting back on his/her laurels and whistling a non-commital tune. Those of us who have concerns? We aren't your enemies. We aren't even the ones you should be keeping an eye on. Seriously! Take it from a mom: It's always the quiet ones who cause the most trouble.
Theocracy is when a government does everything (or the vast majority of things) based on the teachings of a particular religion. Those who live in the country are forced to follow the beliefs of that particular religion regardless of their personal beliefs. When you live in a Hindu state, you practice Hinduism. When you live in a Christian state, you practice Christianity. Your personal feelings no longer matter and, often, the state is known to take ... ahem... physical action against those who disagree with the state/religion.
The basic premise of today then is to recognize how fortunate those of us in America are to live in a nation where we not only have the freedom to choose our own religious path but the freedom to plop down on our happy asses and refuse to walk any path at all. We can believe... we can refuse to believe... we can not believe today and believe tomorrow and then believe something else next week.
Many of us heading to the big clearing (where all the different religious paths come together down by the River of Understanding) and copping a squat for a few minutes. There's lots of refreshing beverages and free wifi for those of you haven't blogged yet today. Come on down and sit a spell.
Those who need more information on First Amendment which guarantees from of (and from) religion, should visit First Freedom First.
Monday, April 2
Holy Hell!! Could you have sent me to any longer of a silly survey?
|The COMPLETE About me survey!|
|Age:||Old... damn old!|
|Race:||Nope, I'm too slow to win.|
|School/Grade:||Yeah, about a million years ago|
|Current Town:||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|Parents Still Together?:||Yep, buried side by side|
|Siblings:||Yep, but let's not go there|
|Pets:||Very spoiled cat|
|Is It Dyed?:||Yes|
|Body Type:||Not sure|
|Overall Best Feature::||My ass|
|Overall Worst Feature::||My ass|
|Do you get most of your traits from mom or dad?:||Dad|
|Least Favorite Animal:||Pig|
|Favorite Flower:||Gerbera Daisy|
|Worst Food:||Cooked Spinach|
|Favorite Junk Food:||BBQ Chips|
|Worst Junk Food:||Cheezits|
|Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:||Chocolate Chip|
|Favorite Alcoholic Drink:||Bloody Mary|
|Favorite NON Alcoholic Drink:||Diet Soda|
|Worst Alcoholic Drink:||Tequila|
|Worst NON Alcoholic Drink:||Coke|
|Favorite Genre of Music:||Classic Rock|
|Favorite Song:||Stairway to Heaven|
|Worst Song:||Slim Shady|
|Favorite Radio Station:||??|
|Favorite Type of Movie:||Romantic Comedy|
|Worst Type of Movie:||Action|
|Favorite Movie:||Something About Mary|
|Worst Movie Ever:||Jaws|
|Favorite TV Show:||Friends|
|Wost TV Show:||Everybody Loves Raymond|
|Favorite Season of the Year:||Fall|
|Best Friend:||Prissy the Cat|
|Worst Enemy:||The Neighbor Dog|
|Favorite Day of the Week:||Sunday|
|Least Favorite Day of the Week:||Wednesday|
|Sport You Hate:||Soccer|
|One thing you cant get enough of:||Laughing|
|One thing you hate more than anything:||Laundry|
|Are You Single?:||No|
|If not, who is your bf/gf?:||My Guy|
|How Long Have You Been Together?:||12 years|
|If You're Single, Do you Like It?:|
|Do You Have a Crush On Anyone Right Now?:||No|
|Ever Kiss in the Rain?:||Yes|
|In a Movie Theater?:||Yes|
|Have you ever Cheated on Anyone?:||Yes|
|Been Cheated on?:||Yes|
|Lied to your bf/gf?:||Yes|
|Ever Made out With Just a Friend?:||No|
|Ever Had Sex With Just a Friend?:||No|
|Are You a Tease?:||Maybe|
|Do you Flirt a Lot?:||Maybe|
|Longest Relationship:||Still Going|
|Have you Ever Gotten a Poem?:||Yes|
|Ever Get Flowers?:||Yes|
|Sweetest Thing You've Ever Gotten:||A Drawing|
|Do you Like Valentine's Day or Sweetest Day?:||NO|
|Do you Believe in Love at First Sight?:||No|
|Do you Believe in "The One"?:||No|
|Do you Fall in Love Fast?:||No|
|Are you a Player?:||No|
|Would you ever Hook Up With Someone of the Same sex?:||Maybe|
|Have You ever Kissed 2 People in One Day?:||Yes|
|Kissed 2 People At One Time?:||No|
|Had Sex with 2 People in One day?:||Yes|
|Had sex with 2+ People at One Time?:||Yes|
|Ever cried over someone of the opposite sex?:||Yes|
|Ever Been Dumped?:||Yes|
|Ever dumped someone?:||Yes|
|Ever been rejected?:||Yes|
|Do you have a lot of ex's?:||Yes|
|Are you a slut?:||No|
|Ever been called one?:||Yes|
|Ever dated someone more than once?:||Yes|
|Do you ever make the first move?:||Yes|
|Double dates or single?:||Single|
|Do you want to get married?:||Already Am|
|OPPOSITE SEX (what you're attracted to)|
|Short or long?:||Medium|
|Style:||Wavy - Natural|
|Muscular or skinny?:||Neither|
|Boxers or Breifs?:||Briefs|
|Do you care about looks?:||Not really|
|Can you drive?:||Yes|
|Do you have a car?:||Yes|
|Do you have a cell phone?:||Yes|
|Are you online a lot?:||Yes|
|Do you like gay/bi people?:||Yes|
|Can you speak another language?:||Some|
|Do you do well in school?:||Yes|
|Do you collect anything?:||Yes|
|Have an obsession?:||Yes|
|Do you hate yourself?:||Sometimes|
|Ever smile for no reason?:||Yes|
|Talk to yourself?:||Yes|
|Do you have any regrets?:||Yes|
|Believe in magick?:||Yes|
|Do you support gay marriage?:||Yes|
|Sex before marriage?:||Yes|
|Do you trust people easily?:||No|
|Do you have a secret no one knows?:||Yes|
|Do you get along with your parents?:||Not since they died|
|What about other people?:||I think everyone else is stil alive|
|How do you vent your anger?:||I'm going to blog it out|
|Do you like George Bush?:||HELL NO!|
|Goal Before you die?:||Not to die?|
|Beggest Weakness:||Can't say no|
|Do you play an instrument?:||No|
|What do you want to be when you grow up?:||Ha!|
|Fun to be around?:||Yes|
|A good listener?:||Yes|
|Determined?:||Not as much as I should be|
|Did you enjoy this survey?:||Sure|
|Was it too long?:||Yes|
|Do you think it contained just about everything?:||Mostly|
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I mostly want to use this blog to bitch. I need an outlet. God, do I ever need an outlet!
Still it never fails that the young sacker believes 14 cans of soup will fit in one sack and somehow not cut your fingers off when you try to carry it.