Lately the hot topic in the news is that residents from a good majority of our states have now started on-line petitions requesting secession. Specifically these petitioners are asking to “Peacefully grant the State of [state name] to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.” When I first caught wind of this story, I laughed loud and I laughed long. Naturally my first thought was a bunch of far right tea-bag conservatives – and racists – are throwing some pretty big tantrums and being a bunch of poor losers. And most of the people who are signing these petitions probably fall into that category. However, I just read an article posted on CBS News that explains some petitions have a bit of a different angle to this whole secession deal.
This is my dorky dog that I call “Dork.” Imagine that. He’s a dork. When I go to bed, or am lying down watching TV in my bedroom, Dork likes to sit in front of the mirror and watch me via the reflection. It’s actually rather amazing because he is what’s called a “. Born completely deaf and blind in one eye. His distant vision is not that great. Hmmm… Now that I think about it, I wonder if it is clearer because the image of me is actually only a foot away when looking at my reflection. Whereas if looking directly at me, I’m about 5 or 6 feet away. Thoughts? ” Aussie
This news was almost as good as Obama winning.
Todd Akins is the Missouri Republican congressman who informed a reporter that a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy after a “legitimate” rape. What’s even more sweet is that Akins was ousted by a woman. Senator Claire McCaskill (D) took his seat.
Richard Mourdock, the Indiana GOP U.S. Senate candidate, fell on his face for basically the same reason. Mourdock declared that he opposed aborting pregnancies conceived in rape because “it is something that God intended to happen.” Joe Donnelly (D) took his seat.
As I learned last year, besides honoring those loved ones who have passed, some participants choose to make political statements. Just so they meet the rules of the parade which one is no one may participate in the parade if they are not either wearing make-up or a skull mask.
After a whirlwind of several days watching the chaos ensue on the internet, there is a possibility that Kody Maxson may not the person that blackmailed Amanda Todd. I’m sure very few people would openly admit it, but other items have surfaced. Patrick McGuire, a reporter on another website, Vice, actually took some very detailed steps in digging up who Maxson is after McGuire, like myself, published nearly identical stories.
The best thing to do is to jump over to the Vice website and check out all the details yourself. There are some very interesting items there and a lot of time and effort put into his work. Do I think Maxson extorted Amanda? It will be difficult to determine a true answer, and I have thought that from the beginning since the purported victim is deceased. But common sense dictates that Maxson loves under aged girls. No one is going to be on these types of sites, like Jailbait, and also the user name kody1206 was called “Blackmailer of the Year” by “The Daily Capper,” unless they are participating in the same manner.
His eyes met mine as he walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into our kennels. I felt his need instantly and knew I had to help him. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly so he wouldn’t be afraid.
As he stopped at my kennel, I blocked his view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want him to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want him to think poorly of them.
In his exact words, Paul Ryan who is running as Vice President with Mitt Romney, stated that rape is a “method of conception” in an interview in August. So what happened to the main stream media coverage? They’ve been eating this anti-women stuff up! Huffington Post picked up the story a week after the interview, then dropped it. There are a few other sites which have a posting about it, such as Raw Story, Gawker, Examiner, and a few others. I happened to have found it on Facebook having been posted by a women’s rights page called, “One Million Vaginas.”
I was planning on working on one of my sites today, but never got around to it because I was checking out some awesome programs and apps I found on the internet. It all started out when I was checking the “Clicks” on my stat page. I watch all stats like a hawk and I want, and like, to know what links or images people are clicking on.
You may have already heard and used this online program I found, but it’s new to me and good enough to share. What that gophoto link took me to is an online program that is phenomenal!!! But let me back up just a bit.
This is a list of “life occurrences” people have actually been through which almost always applies only to those who are living in poverty. Where these originally came from, I do not know, but these came from another WordPress site called “Whatever” by John Scalzi. After Whatever‘s list, there are hundreds of comments of people sharing their own experiences, so I have to wonder if this is not unlike a “chain-list.” A list that started with just a few items, then grew and is continually passed on just as I am doing now. Each and every passing alters and changes it somewhat by removing a few and adding in some from the comments. Every voice deserves to be heard. And please, if you have some to share, please do so in the comments.
OMG… this remix is EXCELLENT! I can NOT stop laughing! The original video, Charlie Bit My Finger went viral after it was uploaded five years ago, and it now has over 480 million hits. My opinion, though, I honestly thought it was completely stupid, and rather annoying (the ORIGINAL – not the remix). I almost didn’t check out the horror remix – but being a horror movie fan, I figured what the hell.
And I am so glad I did!
Mitt Romney’s famous last words as a Republican presidential candidate…
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”
… and then he fell on his face.
Yesterday I was in change.org’s site to sign a petition… LOL and I can’t remember for the life of me what it was! Oh, I remember… a petition to ask Betty White to speak at the DNC. Well, anyway…. I saw an option where you can start your own petition and I thought, “Hell, why not?” Romney not disclosing his tax returns has really left a thorn in my side. Actually, more like a machete.
Here we go again. Another far right wing Republican, Tom Smith, who hails from the Tea Party was caught a bit off guard at the Pennsylvania press club luncheon Monday afternoon. The hot topic these days – and rightly so – are whether or not a woman should be allowed to legally abort a pregnancy if it resulted from being raped. Now, following Todd Akins “women stop ovulating when being raped” theory, Tom Smith from Pennsylvania has put his foot in his mouth by stating that a pregnancy from rape is similar to a pregnancy from an unwed mother.
“Legitimate rape.” Every since Senate-hopeful Tod Akin (R-MO) said those infamous words, the media and people all over have blown up. When Akin claimed that women’s body “shut down during rape,” he mentioned that this information was from doctors. That had me wondering from that very moment… either Akin’s was flat out lying, or there is some quack out there. Come to find out that it’s neither.
“From what I understand from doctors, pregnancy [as a result of rape], is really rare. If it’s a “legitimate” rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Below is a video of the interview. Akin is now back-peddling and trying to claim that is not what he meant. Well, it appears to me that is EXACTLY what he meant. It wasn’t a slip of the tongue… he carefully and precisely chose his words.
To Ann Romney:
First off, I would like to air my contempt for two words you chose to use in a statement a few weeks back… you referred to the public as “you people.” Very bad choice of words because this shows who you are from the inside – call it a Freudian slip, or don’t call it anything and shrug it off – which is what I am sure you have done. But I did imagine quite an elaborate visual image when I heard say you that. Allow me to share…
My hair has been driving me nuts lately. Actually, more than lately – for at least a good year or two. In fact, just the other day it occurred to me that I cannot recall any point in time in my past that I actually loved my hair! I realized most of the time I thought my hair was “okay.”
Blonde. I was born blonde and was naturally blonde for many years. Then in my late teens/early 20′s, the blonde started fading to a “dishwater blond.” Ugly, nasty color. Time to turn into a bottle blonde, which I have been for the last half of my life.
Here are a couple videos of stingrays. That’s right… stingrays. The baby stingrays in this first video have translucent skin which allows you to partially see the internal organs and features of this species of stingrays. The first 30 seconds are ho-hum. A couple of stingrays skimming the bottom of the tank. But wait until the 30 second mark – when the first of the two start swimming up and you have a clear view of the underbelly.
Look familiar? Just watch them dance.
Naturally, in being a liberal Democrat, I can think of dozens – if not hundreds – of reasons why Romney should not be president, and I’m sure Republicans feel the same way about Obama. However, there are two items about Romney which are key elements and shows the type of man that Mitt is – which is definitely NOT POTUS-material. There is nothing that Obama has done which can hold a candle to Romney’s deceptive nature. If you have been keeping up with the news on Romney, I’m sure you can guess at least one of the two.
It is time for a reminder on which states and what they’re doing against women and their reproductive rights. The War Against Women erupted practically overnight earlier this year and millions of people, both women and men, stood their ground against the far right wing’s bills and laws which heavily undermine a woman’s right to making her own decisions about her reproduction and abortion. The War has quieted as far as the front-running news, but it most certainly has not been forgotten by women all over the country. So, with this year’s presidential election only three months away, it is time to remind everyone what is going on with the War Against Women and the war’s relationship to Romney.
Talk about a melodramatic boy throwing a tantrum because he did not get what he wanted – which was a repeal of Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act. The Affordable Care Act will not be fully implemented until 2014, but there are a series of breakthrough dates along the way at which new benefits kick in, helping millions – another one just kicked in.
I was shocked! Completely shocked and appalled to read that a black couple – not a bi-racial, not a same-sex couple – a black man and woman were denied by the congregation to be wed in the Baptist Church they attended.
The Wilsons attended a predominantly white First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, MS, but were not actually members of the church. The wedding day was set, invitations sent, but the day before the wedding was to take place, the pastor of the church gave Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson the shocking bad news.
“The church congregation had decided no black could be married at that church, and that if he went on to marry her, then they would vote him [the pastor] out the church,” said Charles Wilson.
Another goodie found on Facebook! I know many of you are anti-Facebook, and I can certainly understand why. I am not on there much for socialization myself, but I do find some GREAT material and info on there – and some very liberal and intelligent pages and links. Here is one I just saw come across my wall from the FB Page, “Whiskey and the morning after blog.” Since I don’t know the name of the owner of the page, I will just call him “Whiskey.” Apparently Whiskey went on a little rant recently and many of his followers loved it so he created this little graphic which includes his rant:
“I propose, in order to ‘protect the sanctity of marriage’ that we institute a 3-year waiting period from the time of your engagement until a marriage license is issued. Once married, you must wait 5-years from the time you separate until you divorce and you are forever barred from getting married again…”
I came across this graphic flow chart showing the irony of “good” Christians hating on Atheists. There are three examples of comments posted on Facebook in this graphic. Now, I cannot verify that these were truly posted, but honestly, that doesn’t matter because I have seen comments that are pretty much exactly like these with the same content and meaning.
On and on people go. Either loving or hating this new act, also known as Obamacare. Yet I seriously doubt anyone has even read even a portion of it. Our system is broke, except for those who make enough money to cover the rising cost of premiums as well as the deductibles and the portions not covered by the insurer. I have heard many people retort, “this is the first time someone is being taxed for NOT buying something,” – and they have a point, but a different perspective puts a completely different look on this whole tax penalty.
Let’s take a look at this “tax penalty” from a different angle….