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|Monday, November 1st, 2004|
Wow, do I have something to show you guys!!
There's this chap here who deems himself high and noble and great...but is obviously not, due to his hypocritical statements of what maturity is.http://www.livejournal.com/users/please_read/
That's the journal. Please go wild! He willingly entangled himself in this, so he can deal with the replies he gets from it.
|Tuesday, September 28th, 2004|
|Wednesday, September 1st, 2004|
Quiet no more, searching for facts.
I've been pretty quiet on politics lately, but as the November election nears, I feel compelled to express my views and hopefully open an exchange of information that will help others make their decision when the time comes to cast our votes.
I will be voting for John Kerry. Those of you who are already Kerry supporters know why. But those of you who are Bush supporters also need to understand why so many Americans are choosing to support John Kerry. Perhaps you’ll join us. I hope you will.
I’m only interested in the facts and that is what I hope to share with you all. As an assistant reference librarian, my job is to help people get to the facts. What you choose to do with them is up to you. If you’re already a Kerry supporter, let these facts become talking points as you continue trying to gain more support. If you’re a Bush supporter, look over these facts honestly and with an open mind and an open heart. Leave behind the attack ads, the convention speeches, and the talk radio heads, and just see clearly what has actually happened.
Following is the first of a series of emails I’m putting together full of facts about both candidates. I’ll come out with another one every week or so, each on a different subject. I encourage everyone to read them, and feel free to respond with questions, comments, counter-arguments, or whatever. Please understand that while I feel very strongly about all of my views, I wish to hold an open and respectful discussion with room for passion and firm debate, but without personal attacks.
If you choose to reply to my emails and voice your opinion in this debate, I ask that you please 1.) reply to everyone in the list unless someone requests to be excluded, 2.) back up your points with reputable sources and provide internet links where available, and 3.) please stay on topic.
-Kelli Griffis( Read more...Collapse ) Current Mood: optimistic
|Saturday, August 21st, 2004|
Gay marriages - why the ban
Here is a copy of a letter that I sent to my city newspaper. I had to cut the word count right down but they still didn't publish it. As you may know John Howard is the prime minister of Australia and Mark Latham is the leader of the opposition. They recently passed a bill that outlays gay marriages, even though it wasn't legal to begin with. ( Read more...Collapse )
The only reason for a same-sex marriage ban is prejudice. It is bad enough that the marriage act has not been updated. However, to deliberately pass legalisation that bars just one section of the community from the joys of marriage is very wrong. It can make people feel like they are not valued or that their contributions to the community do not count. This is not way to treat our neighbours, workmates, relations and friends.
|Tuesday, August 10th, 2004|
I am a republican. Thats right. I'm 18 years old and i'm a republican! Will someone explain to me why Kerry is such a great candidate? All the info i have (which is little) makes me want to do anything BUT vote for him. Honestly. So, with facts and figures, what makes him the better candidate? I'd like to know something about him b4 i cast my ballot.
|Sunday, July 25th, 2004|
|Wednesday, June 30th, 2004|
ok, here's something i never understood. We have a base in Guantanamo (sp?) bay and well, in case u don't know, THAT'S IN FUCKEN CUBA!! HOW THE FUCK DID THAT HAPPEN?! aren't we like enemies with them. How do u have a base on enemy soil if that country has nukes pointed at u? This leads me to conclude that something shadey is going on.
|Sunday, June 27th, 2004|
stupid cotton commericals
the premise is a cute brunette goes through various "bad day" scenarios and after each she goes shopping for some new clothing. most the senarios were like break-up and being fired. okay. i must admit that shopping does make me feel better (but that's just me being all consumeristic and materialistic.)
but two of the scenarios were a stretch. she breaks her nail. SHOPPING. getting steak instead of salmon...SHOPPING. (personally i think its just a matter of telling the waiter.)
really cotton advertising execs? breaking a nail constitutes a crisis that can only be solved by buying some shiny new cotton clothing? um, really i know sometimes breaking a fingernail can be bad in a slight "well darn" kinda way. but i don't know anyone who's entire day has gone to hell over one nail breaking.
why are women always either cleaning/cooking/shopping/gossiping in commericals? Current Mood: annoyed
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Head meet desk.
|Saturday, June 26th, 2004|
one of my friends is very devout Christian. She believes in the Bible whole-heartedly. The believes in every word. She believes the LITERAL translation. She thinks Evolution is crap. Her argument: "What is the possibility that two people, on opposite sides of the planet, just HAPPEN to "evolve" from 100s of monkies, survive, and then meet up?"
first- who ever said there were only 2 people on the planet? who said they were on opposite sides of the planet? Who said they jsut happened to meet up? Its ridiculous! And she totally believes that a supreme diety molded a dude out of mud, then pulled out a rib and made him a wife. I think that both those theories seem jsut as unlikely.
What really pisses my off tho is that she doesn't understand evolution. Needless to say, i only had this conversation with her twice. In 4 years of friendship, religion/biology has come up two times. She still doesn't understand the concept of evolution. PS- i believe in evolution, if you didn't gather. Current Mood: aggravated
|Sunday, June 20th, 2004|
You don't EAT pancakes!
Well, I'm glad Charles showed me this community! You folks have certainly had some...interesting...conversations! I guess I'm the only resident Christian, so it looks like I've got my work cut out for me. :)
I welcome the challenge however.
Please be gentle :)
|Friday, June 18th, 2004|
Even though God is generally considered male, think if God was female. Then, in order to get Mary pregnant, there would have to be some sort of lesbian activity...exactly what Christians abhor. I anticipate that any pro-Christian person would just say that God 'implanted' Jesus into Mary...artificial insemination? If God can be male and female, does that make god a transexual?
In other words-
Can't God be Gay?!
|Tuesday, June 15th, 2004|
FOX NEWS SUCKS
while i was working out today on the elliptical machine at the Y, one of the TVs was on the Fox News channel (pure crap). so they were talking about how some people in Canada are trying to legalize marijuana. before a commerical break this question was asked "should americans have any say in the drug laws in canada?" Current Mood: angry
um NO .
its that whole sovereign country deal.
yeah have you ever heard about it. we have absolutely no authority to interfere w/ their laws.
ugh. i hate fox news. its the worst shit ever.
|Wednesday, June 9th, 2004|
Sometimes I get the sudden urge to yell at women in the public library that type one keystroke per minute, "Get off the computer and back in the kitchen, bitch."
Maybe that's because I was in a hurry.
|Tuesday, June 8th, 2004|
I hate those companies voiding the spam guards/protection by getting low life no hopers to sit at home all day long and send people junk email. They pay them pittance and expect that I'm going to be thrilled getting all this shit every night I check my mail.
If I wanted the dick that I don't have to be longer or the balls that I don't have to be bigger I would have slammed them in a door, or bashed them with a mallet. If I wanted the lowest possible interest rate available to man I would have robbed a Bank. If I want Viagra I'll go and buy some at the local store ... you stupid jerks ... not send away for it to fucking Singapore or Hong Kong. If I want to make my breasts bigger, I'll buy a push up bra.
|Monday, June 7th, 2004|
radical christian right-wingers
yep. they piss me off.
i don't have a problem with people of a different religion (christians) or if they have a different political stance than i (right wingers). i only have a problem when the word "radical" is thrown in there, and all of a sudden, everything i choose to believe is wrong.
just because i am pro-choice, i automatically get labeled "baby-killer." what the fuck? i don't kill babies. i don't endorse abortion with a big thumbs up. i simply think that it's a woman's body and a woman's choice. abortion gets riskier as the pregnancy matures, and if the girl really wants to take that risk of bodily harm or possibly death, then why should the government be able to stop her? good quote to describe this would be "keep your laws off my body"
their anti-gay agenda also seems to irk me. some of my best friends happen to be homosexuals. they are still people. GOOD people. who the fuck cares that they are of a different sexual orientation?
disliking feminists and saying that their only goal in life is to leave their husbands, kill their children and run off to become lesbians is also something that gets on my nerves about these people. i know feminists. that's not their goal in life. some of the feminists i know are joined in a civil union to men, and there really is no gender specific "head of the household" like in many cases, but they are not lesbians. a few have children who they love and would not hurt if their lives depended on it.
i have many other issues with radical christian right wingers, but i'm tired, and i would like to stop typing now. any comments on anything are welcomed. Current Mood: bored
|Sunday, June 6th, 2004|
i hate when livejournal just makes all your typing disappear cause you accidently press the back button on your browser then you reach to move the flashlight on your bed and you move the mouse.
also- i hate people who don't like country or showtunes or opera or blues or jazz or choral or classica because its "not real music" and yet they listen to the synthesized pop and monotony of bad hip-hop or rap. listen to whats good, what moves you, not just whats there. Yodelling can sound really fucking cool when done right. It can also sound like shit. But hey- Justin TImberlake can sound like shit too- why isn't yodelling as popular as he is? cause you are all fucking pansies! woo hoo. I listen to pop too- even spice girls, but i don't refuse to even listen to a bluegrass band that kicks ass. spread your musical horizons people- there's more out there than whats on the radio! Current Mood: annoyed
You know what ...
makes me mad ...? When you're hungry like a motherfucker, craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich ... and you have the peanut butter and the bread ... but no fucking jelly! *Hmph*
And anyone who says this has never happened to them is a fucking liar ... [unless you don't like jelly .... and break out the fluff]
Pointless? Maybe ... but you know similar things have happened to you too ... so put that in your pipe and fucking smoke it.
|Saturday, June 5th, 2004|
|Friday, June 4th, 2004|
As someone that has fought for equality for years this
makes me feel like all the work I've done has been useless.
Apparently because I'm white I'm inherantly racist and therefore I could never be against racism.
Does anyone else see a flaming contradiction and double standard in this post?
I hate HATE the persecution complex.
/fin Current Mood: aggravated