allisnow: (etc // stupid should hurt)
People who name their child 'Nevaeh'.

Because it's 'Heaven' spelled backwards, doncha know.

*gags loudly*

(Still not as bad as this, though. I see quite a future for child psychologists.)
allisnow: (etc // mob yay!)
A dumbass from a political comm I'm on posted this recently, and I thought the Christians on my f-list would get a laugh out of it.
On Facebook, ElJay, on billboards, welcome signs and city walls (not to mention bumperstickers... no wait, I just did mention bumperstickers), I am constantly having Christian pride thrown in my face. For instance, I wake up at 6 am to make some coffee and check the Facey-book only to get a wall full of family and friends all proudly declaring their Christianity,and boy are they are ever proud, it is almost like they are angry about it.

Well, screw you too, I guess...

Why do Christians have to be so in our face? My own fundamentalist background has me confused on this issue... as any good quasi-Calvinsist knows, being a Christian amounts to being picked and imposed upon. Yet for all the fundie quasi-Calvinist congregations out there, they speak as if their pride is a measure of their choice or ability in "making a stand for Jesus" or some such nonsense. What a bunch of political theater.

Christians, why are you so proud? What are you proud of, anyway? Was it a lot of work getting the Christian badge? Is it like an achievement or something? Are there trials? A gauntlet maybe?

Keep it in your houses and in your own private buildings.


I'm tempted to rewrite his/her/its whole hissy fit but replace 'Christian' with 'Muslim' or, even better 'gay' pride.

I'll say it again: dumbass.
allisnow: (etc // light bulbs killed polar bears)
1. I was in line at Raley's, behind a woman my age with a 5-6 year old kid. With food stamps she got 2 deli sandwiches and 3 candy bars. Then with cash she got two bottles of vodka and a pack of cigarettes. I'm sure glad that we the taxpayers are able to help out such underprivileged individuals.

2. Was able to get another $25 Amazon gift certificate through my rewards card. I told myself I would be responsible and get a new flash drive, but I couldn't help myself. I ordered..."Pandora's Star" by Peter F. Hamilton, "Wildwood Dancing" by Juliet Marillier, "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" by Carrie Ryan and "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore.

3. Dinner tonight was freshly-grilled herb-and-garlic chicken breast on a sweet French roll with mayo, mustard, BBQ sauce, lettuce and tomato. Mmmm...


5. From NRO, via Michelle Malkin:
I haven't gotten my letter from the Census Bureau yet asking me to make sure I fill out the questionnaire. But when I do fill it out, I'll use it to send a message.

Fully one-quarter of the space on this year's form is taken up with questions of race and ethnicity, which are clearly illegitimate and none of the government's business (despite the New York Times' assurances to the contrary on today's editorial page). So until we succeed in building the needed wall of separation between race and state, I have a proposal. Question 9 on the census form asks "What is Person 1's race?" (and so on, for other members of the household). My initial impulse was simply to misidentify my race so as to throw a monkey wrench into the statistics; I had fun doing this on the personal-information form my college required every semester, where I was a Puerto Rican Muslim one semester, and a Samoan Buddhist the next. But lying in this constitutionally mandated process is wrong. Really — don't do it.

Instead, we should answer Question 9 by checking the last option — "Some other race" — and writing in "American." It's a truthful answer but at the same time is a way for ordinary citizens to express their rejection of unconstitutional racial classification schemes. In fact, "American" was the plurality ancestry selection for respondents to the 2000 census in four states and several hundred counties.

So remember: Question 9 — "Some other race" — "American". Pass it on.

6. Neat link about plate tectonics in the past and future.
allisnow: (movie // jp // shut uuuup!!)
So today was my second day of work. Tomorrow I actually get interviewed for the job that I'm currently doing. Pretty much I just have to make sure I don't embarass myself. Not worried.

Now, the reason for this post. I just had to share what a fun commute home I had. I was still in the city, which - just for some context - is completely ghetto-tastic... the neighborhood where my school is located is one of the older areas that hasn't completely gone to crap, and there was still a shooting across the street last year (after school got out, thank God). Crime rate's about twice the nat'l average. But, aside from the whole 'day after' shooting thing, I haven't had many issues.

Well today I'm in the city, on the eastbound freeway, and people are driving more stupidly than usual. I passed a couple of trucks going about 50mph and then needed to merge back to the right to make my offramp to get on the southbound freeway. I get in behind this black car which suddenly breaks because... I'm not sure why. People cant drive, I've learned to deal with it. Anyway, she breaks. So I have to break, and I'm still partway in the second lane, partway in the first. The black car gets its act together and accelerates, and I finish my lane change. There's still half a mile before my exit.

Suddenly, this crappy white sedan from behind me has pulled up alongside me, in the lane I just left. I wouldn't have noticed except it was staying right alongside, almost in my blind spot. I glance over and the passenger is flailing and shouting at me. I had no idea what her problem was. I don't even have my NOBAMA bumper sticker on my car anymore. I thought, "well maybe that car was behind me when I changed lanes and were mad they had to slow down". Whatever. I shook my head and went back to driving. I was coming up on my exit.

The white sedan suddenly accelerates, swerves in front of me and stops on the on-ramp. Suddenly I'm wondering if I hit them when I changed lanes, even though I didn't feel anything... but wait, they were behind me, so it's not my fault if they didn't keep the minimum safe distance (if anyone even knows what that is anymore).

To my shock, the driver and passenger - a black couple, just for context - BOTH GET OUT OF THE CAR. I didn't have room on the right to go around them and to the left would have taken me up on the median. The driver starts walking up towards my car, and I put the window up - it was open a smidge for the air - and grabbed the pepper spray on my keychain. My cell phone was at the bottom of my purse so with my other hand I start rummaging around for it.

The guy's yelling - I can't even understand him through his gold teef, so I still have no idea what pissed him off so bad. I bet he wouldn't have had his temper tantrum if I wasn't a skinny white girl, though. I mean, if I'd been a brotha, I might have been packing heat! (I don't know what I was planning on doing with my pepper spray with the window rolled up. I have power windows, so I supposed if I tried I could have rolled it down a crack, sprayed him, and rolled it back up.)

But keep in mind this is all happening on the FREEWAY, right where the ramp branches off. If I had sprayed the moron, he might have stumbled back into traffic and wound up squashed on someone's windsheild. I doubt I'm that lucky, though. I wasn't even lucky enough to have a cop around when this happened.

So I finally grab my phone and when the moron sees me starting to dial, he jumps back in his car really fast - so does his babymama - and takes off, using the lane that puts him back on the eastbound freeway. I wish I had a good enough memory to recall his license plate, but I'm kinda dyslexic when it comes to numbers and having letters thrown in there doesn't help. So I comforted myself with flipping his rearview mirror a one-fingered salute as I finally took my offramp.

WEIRD $#it.

Maybe they didn't like my PRO-LIFE bumper sticker.
allisnow: (movie // jp // one big pile of shit)
And people wonder why there aren't more liberals on talk radio? Maybe it's because when they get alone with a microphone, they just can't control themselves.
I have a good news to report; Glen Beck appears closer to suicide - I'm hoping that he does it on camera; suicide is rampant in his family, and given his alcoholism and his tendencies towards self-destruction, I am only hoping that when Glen Beck does put a gun to his head and pulls the trigger, that it will be on television, because somebody will capture it on YouTube and it will be the most popular video for months.

I don't even know what to say about this. This piece of crap has also publicly hoped for Rush Limbaugh's death. You know, I'm sure glad that guys like Don Imus get raked across the coals for stupid racial comments, but this kind of thing goes virtually unnoticed.
allisnow: (usa // hippies smell)
As a follow-up to this post: Greg Gutfield, everyone.

Call me a dog who likes to return to sniff his own vomit, but whenever someone on the right dies, I instinctively check out blogs like Daily Kos and Gawker. I already know what to expect, but I do it anyway. There, I find the typical ghouls, triumphing the death of Jesse Helms, or to a lesser extent – Tony Snow – as if their own personal politics have been validated by, uh, cancer. I could quote all the vile stuff I found on these sites, but it would take too long and it might make you violent.

Instead, I`d like to discuss why the left – the champions of tolerance – takes so much glee in watching their ideological adversaries croak. I came up with three theories.

1. They`re stupid. And being stupid means they cannot grasp the notion that different opinions don`t necessarily mean the person you disagree with is evil. I must confess that I see this thinking both on the left and the right. But for some reason it`s more intense on the left – possibly because a liberal always believes his stance is uniquely and romantically heroic – even though everyone else he knows agrees with him! When they run into someone - be it a friend or stranger -who disagrees – well, they must be evil.

2. Because conservatives reject moral relativism – it`s easier for them to see the world as a range of "bad things" to "good things." So while they might hate Ted Kennedy for everything he stands for, he`s no Hitler. He`s not even a Michael Moore. For a hardcore leftist though, judgments like that are impossible in a relativistic world, so Tony Snow can be just as evil as Saddam Hussein. Or Hitler, maybe. Hence, all ghoulish applause found this weekend at the Daily Kos.

3. Finally, on the web, cowards become cowboys – anonymity makes easier to threaten adversaries, as well as dance on their graves. Granted, I once posed the question of whether the View`s studio audience should die, but I did that partly in jest. It was after they spent the morning applauding 9/11 conspiracy theories, so you can imagine why it was only "partly."

And if you disagree with me, then you sir are worse than Hitler.

Personally, I think it's a combination of 1 and 2, with a little 3 thrown in for good measure.
allisnow: (etc // fail)
Liberals are such warm and loving people.

I can't even think of a person I hate enough that, if they died, I would go out on the Internet and revel in their pain and suffering and that of their families.

Then again, I'm not one of those tolerant liberal types.
allisnow: (usa // don'to crosso bordero)
Obama says, "Don't worry about immigrants learning English; your child should be learning Spanish! Cause it's embarrassing that all our kids aren't bilingual! I know, because I'm not bilingual either!"

Okay, I paraphrased.

What a creep. Is my Nobama bumper sticker here yet?

Let me "clarify": this is not about whether kids should learn foreign languages. Most colleges these days say you have to take two years of a foreign language as a pre-req (at least in California). Even if you never leave the English-speaking world, it can be an enjoyable experience. I took 2 years of high school Spanish and two semesters in college and I still don't have the skills to use it in conversation, which is frustrating. Not because I really want to talk to people in Spanish but because I want to know what people are saying when they think the little white girl can't understand ;) I can probably catch one word in eight.

The problem here is that Obama somehow doesn't understand that the influx of non-English speakers, the majority of them currently coming from Mexico, is a real source of irritation for people in this country. We don't like it that the DMV has to translate it's paperwork into fifteen different languages, and that people come into our places of work and automatically expect that we will provide a translator, and that they assume that we will teach their children in their native language when they may or may not even be legal citizens of this country...

Don't put this back on us, Barry. I'm sorry if you're embarrassed that the plebes you want voting for you are monolingual, but you know what? That's our choice, not yours.
allisnow: (usa // obama 57+)

This takes on a little extra significance when you consider that Obama has cast a vote for legislation dealing specifically with Hanford.

I wonder if he often votes for things without learning about them.
allisnow: (etc // i heart my carbon footprint)
Obama: Don't drive SUVs, eat, use air conditioning

Now, he wants us to do all these things so... the rest of the world will follow our lead on climate change?


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