Monthly Archives: September 2008

One of the funniest things I have ever read

I love Heart even more now.

I think that Meatloaf comment may be the best insult I have ever read. If someone said that to me, I would cry.

Seriously, what are they thinking? Did you all know that Jackson Browne is suing the McCain campaign for using one of his songs IN A COMMERCIAL without permission. That is stealing. What a great example of ethics and reform, Republicans! If college students are being hauled out of their dorm rooms for downloading MP3s without permission, what the hell do they think they are doing? Todd Palin, Karl Rove, ignore those sub poenas. McCain’s campaign, ignore those copyright laws. Just don’t try to blow that reform nonsense smoke up our asses anymore.

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And Iraq and the South Africa, so on and such as

Sarah Palin is starting to remind me of Miss South Carolina
Watch this horrible clip

Uh, you have got to be kidding. It’s like someone put the Republican platform in a blender.

“Palin [on tape]: That’s why I say, I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bailout. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are [glances down] concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed [glances down] to help shore up our economy. [glances down] Helping the—oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So healthcare reform [glances down] and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief [glances down] for Americans, and trade we’ve—we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, um, scary thing, but 1 in 5 jobs being created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout [is a part of that].”

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Ack! Methane chimneys

This is an old fashioned tinfoil hat post.

Scientists have discovered methane chimneys in the arctic. Apparently our man made climate change has actually blown the lid off trapped greenhouse gases. That may explain why the climate has been worsening even faster than predicted.

Maybe we should study this more and do nothing. Hmm, Republicans? Still upset about Gore’s Nobel Prize? Just slather on more sunscreen and ignore it some more.

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When you least expect it…

When I got in the car this morning, I was a little exhausted. I had a quiz on Sunday, a written and practical midterm on osteopathic manipulation and principles and practice on Monday, not to mention it was Z’s 4th birthday, which involved cupcakes at school and a special dinner and cake at home. I have a respiratory system final tomorrow that I was up late studying for last night. So, when I got in the car this morning, I actually turned off NPR. I have been such a news junkie lately I have even listened to CNN in the car. But today I wasn’t up for it. So I put on music.

Well, sometimes the universe has other plans. I heard “When the President Talks to God” by Bright Eyes. It didn’t lift me out of my funk about the political situation, but at least I got to hear a witty and brilliant song by a band I already loved.

When the president talks to God
Are the conversations brief or long?
Does he ask to rape our women’s rights
And send poor farm kids off to die?
Does God suggest an oil hike
When the president talks to God?

When the president talks to God
Are the consonants all hard or soft?
Is he resolute all down the line?
Is every issue black or white?
Does what God say ever change his mind
When the president talks to God?

When the president talks to God
Does he fake that drawl or merely nod?
Agree which convicts should be killed?
Where prisons should be built and filled?
Which voter fraud must be concealed
When the president talks to God?

When the president talks to God
I wonder which one plays the better cop
We should find some jobs. the ghetto’s broke
No, they’re lazy, George, I say we don’t
Just give ‘em more liquor stores and dirty coke
That’s what God recommends

When the president talks to God
Do they drink near beer and go play golf
While they pick which countries to invade
Which Muslim souls still can be saved?
I guess god just calls a spade a spade
When the president talks to God

When the president talks to God
Does he ever think that maybe he’s not?
That that voice is just inside his head
When he kneels next to the presidential bed
Does he ever smell his own bullshit
When the president talks to God?

I doubt it

I doubt it

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Mommy wars bingo

Please go to the new, even better Mommy Wars Bingo card.

I was inspired by anti-feminist bingo and white liberal bingo. Play along on your favorite message board or blog comment thread!

Thank you Vee for helping me with the techie stuff. Funny, I had to switch my blog design to fit the gameboard, and before I went to her blog to get the link, I switched to the same design she has! Hey, it’s one of the few templates that would allow the wide gameboard, and I am not tech savvy enough to adjust the widths on the other templates.

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Tugging at the heart strings

I hate it when graphic, difficult medical situations are manipulated by anti-choice wing nuts to tug at the heart strings of people who would otherwise be a good fit for a democratic vote, based on their soft heartedness. Some classmates of mine seem to be concerned that Obama supports “infanticide.”

You can read all about the bill he opposed here at factcheck.org, but in a nutshell, it was one of those anti-choice bills that try to take isolated incidents in medicine and define the entire abortion debate with their gross misrepresentations and disgusting insistence on playing some sort of “what’s grosser than gross?” contest with women’s rights and medical ethics. If first trimester abortion is one of the most common medical procedures in the country, and late term abortions make up a minute fraction, about 4% according to the Guttmacher institute of abortions, why do they get so much attention?

In the link above, anti-choice activist Jill Stanek claims that she was not allowed to “save” a 22 week gestational age Down syndrome fetus from a termination of pregnancy. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics:

“Nevertheless, most neonatologists would agree that survival of infants younger than approximately 22 to 23 weeks’ estimated gestational age is universally dismal and that resuscitative efforts should not be undertaken when a neonate is born at this point in pregnancy.”

Illinois law already protects viable infants. With Stanek’s definition, the American Academy of Pediatrics are baby killers too.

This is the same woman who rails against the birth control pill constantly. She has issues.

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Florida’s gay adoption ban overturned!!

It is about damn time!

It was overturned by a judge in Key West, of course.

Now Rosie can come back.

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