Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Obvious

John Kerry is not up for reelection this year.

(Oh yeah, and he's not president, nor is he in charge of the DNC)

So why should anyone care what he says? Not to malign a veteran, but by the traditional definition of the word, he's a loser. So why does what a loser say matter?

It doesn't matter what he says except insofar as we can be happy we have a "decider" who uses "the google" on "the internets." Instead of an upper class jerk who thinks soldiers are dumb. (y'know....lesser of two evils)

But an aside, John, seriously you sound like a pompus ass, and that's why you lost. No more talky talky.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Be prepared, I'm pissed off.

I read this at feministe:

“But when it comes to this disaster, who started it? In his literature,
writer al-Rafee says, if I came across a rape crime, I would discipline the man
and order that the woman be jailed for life. Why would you do this, Rafee? He
said because if she had not left the meat uncovered, the cat wouldn’t have
snatched it.”

“If you get a kilo of meat, and you don’t put it in the fridge or in
the pot or in the kitchen but you leave it on a plate in the backyard, and then
you have a fight with the neighbour because his cats eat the meat, you’re crazy.
Isn’t this true?”

And I have a simple solution to this problem. It's time to poison the meat, and by that I mean it's time for "uncovered" women to start carrying machine guns.

Maybe when these "cats" go for the "uncovered meat" and get killed, the other "cats" will learn to stay the fuck away.

“Satan sees women as half his soldiers. You’re my messenger in necessity, Satan
tells women you‘re my weapon to bring down any stubborn man. There are men that I fail with. But you’re the best of my weapons.”

Sometimes I fantasize about getting a group of kickass women wearing nothing but machine guns walking through cities full of devout muslim men. And while they gawk and stare at our hotness, we can mow the fuckers down. Since men are apparently totally unable to control themselves around women it will be an easy victory for us.

Then we will truly be "satan's" best weapons. And I guess by "satan" I mean George Bush, not that I think he's "satan" it's just that we'd really be helping him out, and I don't believe in "satan." So there we go....

I'm not a muslim woman, and perhaps that is why I know that if anyone told me, and I mean anyone, parents, friends, government, anyone that I had to walk around with a veil over my head in order to be a decent person I would shoot the fucker.

There have been some posts at various feminist blogs arguing about the hijab and the veil. Saying that women who are forbidden to wear them are limited from the public sphere. And that women who chose to wear them gain greater rights from their families.

But here is what I think, not that it matters.

If your family or your religion is holding you back, then I think it is time to leave them behind. Obviously I don't think women should kill their parents, or anyone but I do think they should leave their homes, find other options, if they are unhappy. It is a scary step to take, and easier said than done. But I do not think that someone should remain in a situation where they are not valued or trusted or treated as someone with rights and free will.

I understand the lure of not having to make difficult choices, of submitting to another's will. It is safe, there is little responsibility, though it is not always easy because you have to make sacrifices and do what you would rather not. Religion and love of family can make submiting to another's will feel like it is the right think to do. But in the end no matter how much you trust someone else to decide what is best for you or to guide your decisions, they are still not you. They have no rights over you. And while they may THINK they are doing what is best for you, they are only human. And personally if I am going to make a mistake, or be unhappy, or even be happy, I want to do it because of a choice I made, not because of one that was made for me.

So I guess I'm saying that women who cannot work without sheilding themselves from the gaze of others, should leave the religion and culture that says they must hide themselves, and the family that limits their choices.

Easier said than done.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Fall of Reese's

Yes, I mean the candy.

It's Halloween, and that means that my office overflows with candy. And some of the people with candy even have "the good stuff" meaning Reese's, Kit Kats, Twix, Snickers, anything with yummy chocolate.

Reese's are my favorite candy, but I can't help noticing that this year the chocolate seems thinner, and every one I've unwrapped has been warped in some way. The chocolate melts so you can barely get the little cup off the bottom. They changed the packaging, and that I'll overlook, even if I miss the little cardboard peice under the wrapper holding everything together.

But it used to be that you could nibble on the chocolate all the way around the edge of a reese's and it would be satisfyingly crunchy, there would be enough chocolate for two passes. And the rest of the candy wouldn't totally fall apart in your hand.

Now I can't even take a bite of it without getting a little chocolate on my hands (a sign that the chocolate was poorly tempered).

What's up Hershey? What have you done to my Reese's?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Beginning of the End

I've been trying to cook up a post about the habeas corpus thing. But what do you know, Keith Olberman did an amazing speech and he did it on video.

To paraphrase a friend... I miss worrying about blowjobs.

Friday, October 13, 2006

1.67 Billion down the Tube

Google's purchase of YouTube was, in my humble opinion, stupid. In that google fails to recognize what YouTube's biggest attraction is. (At least to me)

You Tube frequently hosts entire episodes of television shows and large quantities of copyrighted material.

Google frequently deletes this material from google video.

So when Google owns YouTube the copyrighted material will actually have to be removed. And I think this is going to drive traffic levels down significantly as viewers find other sites that host the last episode of South Park.

Now, obviously I could be overestimating the amount of copyrighted stuff on YouTube. There are certainly a lot of home movies and such. It would be interesting to see how much traffic was generated by copyrighted items vs. non copyrighted items. I hope Google did that analysis before they made their purchase.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


So no one needs the background on this. Foley, e-mails, Naughty, 16 year old boys. We're all on it by now I'm sure.

So, the question of the day is who is more irresponsible, the Republicans or the Democrats.

At first this looked bad for the republicans, apparently there were members of the party who were aware of it. And now the republicans are accusing the Democrats of sitting on the information until it would give them the most bang for their buck.

And this is where I get really contraversial.

Who gives a Shit? We're talking about 16 year olds. And I know, all the parents are simply "Horrified" because they have 16 year olds. But the CHILDREN.

I'm sorry charlie, but 16 year olds are NOT children. They are young adults. They send eachother naughty IMs all the time, how do I know this? Well I was recently 16, and I did it then, and well before I turned 16. None of them are being corrupted.

The worst part of this situation is that they are in a relatively powerless situation and are being sexually harassed by a superior. This isn't about the Children it is about respect in the workplace.

In other news, CONGRESS JUST RESCINDED THE RIGHT OF HABEAS CORPUS! (Okay okay you have to be declared an "enemy combatant" first.... which requires... y'know... no proof at all, and then you can be imprisoned and tortured by your own government. But hey man, you MIGHT be a terrorist. Interesting about how we keep hearing more about this drugs=terrorism situation........ I wonder how long before an ounce of pot gets you declared an Enemy Combatant.)

And we're seriously concerned about some sexual harassment charges. The government has just given itself the ability to imprison anyone in the world without any proof at all, and we're worried because somebody asked some 16 year olds if they were horny. OF COURSE they're horny, they're 16.

Really America? Is this what you care about? Really?

Monday, October 09, 2006

All I ever wanted


Here are some photos. It ended up taking about 15 hours to get down to florida. I didn't time it exactly, but it turns out the MapQuest directions were not the best. This nice southern guy gave me directions on the way back. Yay nice Southern people, Boo not nice people vacationing in the south.

Anyway... Photos, sortof make me think of corona commercials.

Also we went to this most excellent Irish bar and heard a most eccelent Irish Singer, Bill Craig. He was a great guy with a great voice.