My Progressive Brothers and Sisters Need to Chill!

•April 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Haven’t we been here before?

Yeah, I distinctly remember Liberals and Progressives losing their damned minds when they found out that President Obama was cutting Medicare. Yup, he dared to harm the sacred cow of the Democrats. He committed the ultimate sin of touching an entitlement. Committed the sin of trying to find a way to make the program more efficient so that many more who needed it could get and stay on it. I mean really, how fucking dare he try to make the system work for more people.

And after all of the bitching and moaning past, and the details of the cuts finally were finally revealed…

Didn’t you all feel foolish for doubting him?

The Medicare cuts he proposed, over $760 Million dollars worth, came from the waste the program has been bloated with for ages. What he did added 8 years to the life of Medicare and was so good that that asshole from Wisconsin chose to add the savings into his own bullshit budget.

What I’m saying is that we give the man a chance. He hasn’t disappointed yet when it’s come to entitlements. This is a dance, Kabuki Theater as many news sites like to call it, and until this dance comes to an end and President Obama takes his final bow, I’m going to hold my booing or applause. For this performance, like all the others, shows us that no matter what the President proposes, even if it’s enough to get all of the Democrats panties in a huge bunch, the Republicans will continue to make excuses and go against him.

So tell me why again, my Progressive brothers and sisters, are you running around like your hair’s on fire?

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

•March 17, 2013 • Leave a Comment

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I have a thing for Indian movies and for British movies and this film manages to blend my love of them both perfectly. It’s a simple movie about simple relationships that manages to have an emotional impact that is surprisingly satisfying. The level of talent in this movie is staggering, just try and count the Oscar nods and wins for this group!
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a wonderful little movie, perfect for a quiet Sunday afternoon.

Talking to yourself, not just for weirdos anymore!

•March 9, 2013 • Leave a Comment

6 Conversations I Liked To Have With Myself!

“I talk to myself. Constantly,” Sarah Jessica Parker admitted in a recent interview with People. She claims her audible self-convos are not a sign of insanity, but a coping mechanism for keeping her life together. 

I’m not a fan of Sarah Jessica Parker, at least not since Square Pegs, but her admission that she talks to herself all the time placed us in a communal boat.

I talk to myself all the time as well.

My habit formed early in childhood. Being an only child and left alone far more than is healthy (I see now), I was the only one I had to talk to. Also, I was a very intelligent kid and often talking to kids my age was just plain boring.

So, I only had me to converse with.

I never thought anything of the activity when I was in the throws of a conversation. I was simply enjoying the discussion, mostly trying to figure out something the best way I knew how. Alone is not a good thing for a kid. And alone, surrounded by adults is even worse. A kid in an adult world loses the ability to converse at a child’s level and is further ostracized by those groups for that inability, or in my case, my complete disgust at having to augment my speaking patterns so that my occasional playmates could understand what I was talking about. In the end, I just found smarter friends.

I still talk to myself just as much as I did when I was a child. My roommate and best friend has just learned to listen for her name when she hears me speaking. It’s a very good rule as I have never found that I could stop myself from holding the one-sided conversations even if I tried. And since becoming a full-fledged novelist, my conversations have morphed into dialog for my characters. Often I hold interviews with my characters to figure out more about them and I have discovered some of the most enjoyable surprises in my books because of this habit.

People always say it’s okay to talk to yourself as long as you don’t answer back. But I say that’s bullshit. You have to answer yourself; it is called a conversation for a reason.

Find yourself a safe place (bathrooms are particularly good) and start talking. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll discover and you might even find clarity through a good conversation.

It’s Pro-Birth, NOT Pro-Life! Let’s end this lie now!

•November 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Against Abortion? Then Don’t Have One!

The next time some fool claims they’re pro-life tell them what they really are: pro-birth! Most pro-lifers don’t give a damn about a child once they are born and need help. In my opinion, the pro-life movement in the US has nothing at all to do with the life of a child and everything to do with race and religion. We as a nation are finally becoming a truly diverse “melting pot” country. And as our soon to be majority minority (by 2050) has come to realize this, they’ve become even more extreme in their defense of this platform.

I get it.

2012 was the first year in which there were more minority children born than white. The white voting populous has dropped in number by 11% since 1988 while the minority vote has increase 12 percentage points in that same time. So, there is this great fear that they are being “overrun.” Listening to Bill O’Reilly bitch about “traditional America” and hearing Pat Buchannan cry “Traditional America died last night,” after the 2012 election made me want to vomit.

Who the fuck do these guys think they are?

More important, where do they think they live?

The Pro-Life Movement was first about the subjugation of women and then the keeping of the white majority was added just for shits and giggles. How do you know? Simple, most of these people don’t even believe in birth control! Pump out as many children as you possibly can and we’ll talk about how to feed them later!

This insanity has got to stop! There are bills on the books all over the country trying to give fetuses Fourteenth Amendment rights!  For those who don’t know, here is the text of section one of the amendment:

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The first unbelievable part of this is that these people actively ignore the third word of the above paragraph. The word “Born” is quite prominent and yet meaningless in their efforts to continue to subvert a women’s right to choose. Second, how can a fetus enjoy “life, liberty, or property, when they haven’t been granted LIFE yet? Like I said before, this insanity has got to stop!

The worse part of this for me is that these folks actually assume that their argument for denying me my right to choose is a right given to them by their god. They assume that their god is my god and that’s where they make their most outrageous and insulting mistake! I’ve always wanted a pro-lifer to come up to me with this crap, so I could have the pleasure of telling them the following:

“Your god is not my god. The first amendment gives me the right to not be assaulted by your religion, but more importantly, you won’t care for a child I had, so you do get the choice to tell me whether or not I can have it! Tend to your own house and stay the hell out of mine! You offend me by your assumption that your beliefs are superior to mine. Moreover, you most likely offend your god by your hubris. Now, GO AWAY!”

That would feel amazing to say to a person fool enough to step to me with that garbage, but alas, I telegraph my emotions (face and body language are quite clear when I talk about certain issues) and therefore my opinion and will probably never have that opportunity. Also, I tend to live in bright Blue States where this is not an issue.

Pro-Birthers should be ashamed of themselves. But they won’t be because for them, god is on their side. They ignore the Constitution of the US, they ignore Roe vs. Wade, they ignore the individual’s right to choose, so I say, why the hell should we have to respect them in any way, when they don’t respect us?

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Was Sick of John McCain, So I Sent Him the Following Note…Seriously. I really did!

•November 24, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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November 24, 2012

Mr. McCain:

You and Lindsey Graham have been absolutely shameful in your recent behavior. You say that you are asking these questions about Bengahzi for the American people, but that is an enormous lie. You are doing this, and your disgraceful attempts to smear the UN Ambassador Susan Rice, to try and make President Obama look bad. Well, let me be the first to tell you, you look like a giant, bitter, ass! How dare you call a Rhodes Scholar and extremely well respected female diplomat, “incompetent and not smart!” And for you not to understand that your remarks are racist, sexist, and downright stupid is just unbelievable! The President has been on the receiving end of your disrespect for the past four years. And since you are an incredibly bad loser, it seems at no point in the future will you give my President the respect he rightfully deserves. The one thing that I’ve been happiest about over the past four years was that you lost in 2008. You lost huge! And your behavior during that time has proven that the American people got it more than right. You were never good enough to be my president and every time you open your mouth to smear a great woman like Susan Rice and an equally great man like Barack Obama, you prove you are not and never will be worthy of respect.

SHAME ON YOU!

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Wish this could have been a little more high brow, but I was just pissed the hell off! And how can this man, who unleashed the sheer stupidity of Sarah Palin onto the world ever put his lips together to call Ph.D holder and Rhodes Scholar, Susan Rice, “Not smart!” It makes my blood boil that this pathetic little man has any say in American Politics. 

It’s a 50/50 Nation and the True Old White Man’s Burden

•November 7, 2012 • Leave a Comment

It’s a 50/50 Nation and the True Old White Man’s Burden

FOX NEWS IS MAKING WHITE PEOPLE REALLY DUMB! SHAKE OFF THE STUPID AND JOIN US!

All you have to see is the breakdown of who voted for whom to see why this country is polarized. White folks, you are no longer the majority. You think we elected Obama because we want stuff, wrong, we elected him because he acknowledges our right to exist. He does not impose his religious views upon the rest of us, and he understands basic economics that you need the largest sector of the population (middle class) to do very well in order for us to have the proper amount of revenue in order to run the country. He understands that what he does abroad has a direct effect on our sons and daughters that would have to fight the war he starts. He does not dismiss the differences in our population, he celebrates them. He celebrates us. So, if you are going to continue to insist that you’re the only one paying for us (early voted for Obama like two weeks ago!) I say, whine on! Old white folks are a stagnant voting block, with absolutely no growth potential, so this all becomes a waiting game. OR, you could try and see us. Make intelligent arguments that would get us to join you. OR you could simply CHANGE! OR NOT! Either way, we celebrate your irrelevance.

Against Same-Sex Marriage? First learn what marriage truly was/is.

•November 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

All this talk of marriage having anything to do with love or God is just dumb. Marriage was never a personal matter concerning only husband and wife, but rather the business of their two families which brought them together. Most marriages, therefore, were arranged. The wife usually had few if any rights in the relationship and was expected to be subservient to her husband.

Marriage was an economic arrangement. There was little room for romantic love, and even simple affection was not considered essential. Procreation and cooperation were the main marital duties. Much hasn’t changed in today’s society except the excessive application of the god factor to the union.

Again, which is dumb, because marriage is still a LEGAL, not SPIRITUAL, contract. Because people have added love to the equation, why is it that these fools think they are the only ones who know how to love? Which, in and of itself, is a joke since they can’t find time to love their fellow man or woman. You don’t have to agree with same-sex marriage, but you do have to accept it. Because only your god, by the Book’s word, is allowed to judge.

I really wish these people would read the Book they claim to live by.  

Minnesota Gay Marriage Ban Amendment Supported By College Students (PHOTOS) http://huff.to/YC5Xm3 via @HuffPostGay

 
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