Monday, March 05, 2007

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Swing a dead cat in my direction

Kevin Drum on socialists:
But today? Outside of Berkeley, you'd have to swing several hundred dead cats before you'd be likely to come across an actual socialist.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

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2 Things that have been irrating me of late

Just a list:
1. Going into treatment for being an asshole. Ever since the world semi-forgave Mel Gibson for his racist, drunken rage because he went into treatment; it has become all the rage. I think it lessens the importance of treatment for people who really need it, when people go into it as an attempt to improve their public image. The fellow on Grey's Anatomy has gone into treatment for being homophobic; the mayor who cheated with his secretary has gone into treatment as well, saying his life would be better without alcohol in it. No, he didn't say he was an alcoholic, just that this is a means of improving his life. NEWSFLASH people don't get cured of Assholism by running and hiding for thirty days in the Betty Ford Center. Jeez, Bill cheated on Hillary and took the heat for being a jerk, and what heat it was. Grow some balls people.

2. Chris Matthew’s hard on for Rudy. Rudy is a control freak. He is also slightly misogynistic when you look at his track record with women. This is not a Man's Man...this is a jerk. One thing going for Rudy though, he has embraced his inner asshole and doesn't feel the need to go into drug/alcohol treatment for it.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

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Blessed Be Molly

Molly Ivins passed away yesterday; it is a huge loss for her fans and for the state of Texas. I have always said that I wanted to grow up and be just like Molly, but there could ever only be one Molly. She made us laugh through our outrage at Texas politics, and through all of the Bush administrations. She fought cancer bravely, never losing her wit, sarcasim, or bite. I found this quote on the Texas Observer website; it just seems to sum up her take on life, fame and fortune, take nothing too seriously, especially yourself....

Molly, being practical, used many of her most prestigious awards as trivets while serving exquisite French dishes at her dinner parties. Her awards include the William Allen White Award from the University of Kansas, the Eugene V. Debs award in the field of journalism, many awards for advocacy of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the David Nyhan Prize from the Shorenstein Center at the Kennedy School at Harvard.

Godspeed Molly, you will be missed.

Monday, December 04, 2006

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oh yes that is me!

Your 'Do You Want the Terrorists to Win' Score: 100%

You are a terrorist-loving, Bush-bashing, "blame America first"-crowd traitor. You are in league with evil-doers who hate our freedoms. By all counts you are a liberal, and as such cleary desire the terrorists to succeed and impose their harsh theocratic restrictions on us all. You are fit to be hung for treason! Luckily George Bush is tapping your internet connection and is now aware of your thought-crime. Have a nice day.... in Guantanamo!

Do You Want the Terrorists to Win?
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Thursday, November 16, 2006

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Vatican=Secular Progressives

Yep that is right folks in the Catholic Church's zeal for peace and justice, they are now being equated to secular progressive by none other than Bill O'Reilly. Now as I know and am related to people who would be classified in each of these distinct groups, I suspect he insulted them both. So will someone tell my sister, the devout Catholic and ardent Republican, that Bill O said she is a secular progressive? Maybe that will get her to stop watching Faux news.

These groups are so dissimilar, at least viewing secular progressives as Billy Boy does, that it is hard to see how he intended the comparison as anything other than an insult to Catholics. I am sure he didn't see where secular progressives might take offense, but then most of them are not in his loyal following of viewers. Admittedly Peace and Justice Catholics, do share some of the same goals and view points of Secular Progressives, but they have these goals for wildly different reasons and reach their philosophies through highly divergent thought processes.

Paging Orwell

Hunger, it seems the federal government is now referring to the inability to put food on your family and the accompanying stomach pains, growls and weakness as Food Insecurity. Low Food Insecurity is when you manage to find something to eat, and High Food Insecurity is when you don't for unknown periods of time. This is insulting. When one of my clients comes in and says her children are hungry because their dad is in jail, or she is hungry because she is feeding her children and not herself, she isn't thinking about food security, she is thinking about empty stomachs and how to fill them. She is asking for assistance in finding ways to feed the family. I can just see myself sitting here minimizing her pain, emotional and physical by referring to it as Food Insecurity. NOT.

Monday, November 13, 2006

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What a wanker!

Joe Liberman wants to stick it to the Democratic Party. He lost the primary and instead of exiting right stage like one should, he ran as an independent. While he was running he continually stated that if he won he would cacus with the Democrats. Now, that he has won? He starts dropping hints that he could still switch parties. See what happens when a self-absorbed, brown nosing little nimrod is elected? He is mad at the party for saying no more to him, he is most likely angry with those whom he thought were his friends for supporting the Democratic Nominee, Ned Lamont, in the general election; and now he intends to make the party pay. Play my way or I am gonna take my ball and go to the other party. What a shit.

Friday, November 10, 2006

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A non political post

This post is about my cat. First some background, for those of you who were around when we got Lola, she was brutally murdered by two neighborhood dogs in August. It was a traumatic and horrible loss. The two dogs now have insurance and a proper fence since I pressed vicious dog charges on them. (These are the same dogs that bit Em in April). The next week we adopted a shelter cat and got to bring her home. She was around 5 months old, so not a kitten. Her name is Misstache, as she has a lovely little hitler like mustache. She has been a handful from day one. First, she chewed through her spaying stiches require emergency surgery to put her belly back in, my 36 dollar cat from the shelter ended up costing about 10x that. In addition, if she finds her way into a bedroom, then the bed will be pee'd on. It matters not if someone is sleeping in the bed either. *sigh* if all clothing isn't pick up (and remember I have children) it is at her bladder's mercy as well. She will use the cat box if she can't find somewhere else she would rather void her waste. It is a constant battle to keep her only in the living, dining room and kitchen. She is, unlike Lola the psychotic one, the sweetest cat ever. She is a noodle. She loves to be held, petted and she PURRS. But, I need some suggestions on how to stop her bedwetting behavior. I am tired of laundry and lysol.