Thursday, November 02, 2006

Note to Self

Do not start a "healthy eating plan" the week you get your period

Monday, September 18, 2006

Interesting Theory

So in my textbook a person named Weinberg theorized that one psychological reason for homophobia might be that since gay people cannot concieve children the thought of persons without children often makes people unconciously face the thought of death and their own mortality since producing children is a way to carry on the individual/family after death. A reminder of one's mortality is threatening to the ego and this fear becomes homophobia.

A brilliant article that makes me even more depressed having to live in this reality.

An Alternative to 9/11 History
By Jonathan Alter
Sept. 18, 2006 issue - Five years after 9/11, the world is surprisingly peaceful. President Bush's pragmatic and bipartisan leadership has kept the United States not just strong but unexpectedly popular across the globe. The president himself is poised to enjoy big GOP wins in the midterm elections, a validation of his subtle understanding of the challenges facing the country. A new survey of historians puts him in the first tier of American presidents.
As Bush warned, catching terrorists wasn't easy, but he kept at it. At the battle of Tora Bora, CIA operatives on the ground cabled Washington that Osama bin Laden was cornered, but they desperately needed troop support. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld immediately dispatched fresh forces, and the evildoer was killed. While bin Laden was seen as a martyr in a few isolated areas, the bulk of the Arab world had been in sympathy with the United States after 9/11 and shed no tears. After their capture, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists were transported to the UniteToday, Al Qaeda remains a threat but its opportunities for recruitment have been scarce, and the involvement of the entire international community has helped dramatically reduce terrorist attacks worldwide. Because Bush believes diplomacy requires talking to adversaries as well as friends, even Syria and Iraq were forced to help. By staying "humble," as he promised in 2000, he preserved much of the post-9/11 good feeling abroad, which paid dividends when it came time to pull together a coalition to handle North Korea and Iran.d States, where they were tried and quickly executed.

At home, some aides suggested that Bush simply tell the nation to "go shopping." But the president knew he had a precious opportunity to ask Americans for real sacrifice. He took John McCain's suggestion and pushed through Congress an ambitious national-service program that bolstered communities and helped train citizens as first responders.

Soon Bush put the country on a Manhattan Project crash course to get off oil. He bluntly told Detroit that it was embarrassing that Chinese automakers had better fuel efficiency, he classified SUVs as cars, and he imposed a stiff gas tax with a rebate for the working poor. To pay for it, he abandoned his tax cuts for the wealthy, reminding the country that no president in history had ever cut taxes in the middle of a war. This president would be damned if he was going to put more oil money into the pockets of Middle Eastern hatemongers who had killed nearly 3,000 of our people. To dramatize the point, he drove to his 2002 State of the Union address in a hybrid car. Sales soared.

When Karl Rove suggested that the war on terror would make a perfect wedge issue against Democrats in the 2002 midterms, Bush brought him up short. Didn't Rove understand that bipartisanship is good politics? Lincoln and FDR had both gone bipartisan during wartime, he reminded his aide. So when evidence of torture at the prison camp in Guantánamo Bay surfaced and Rumsfeld was forced to resign, former Democratic senator Sam Nunn got the job. With post-9/11 unity still at least partially intact in 2004, Bush was re-elected in a landslide.
Taking a cue from Lincoln's impatience with his generals, Bush was merciless about poor performance on homeland security. When the head of the FBI couldn't fix the bureau's computers in a year's time to "connect the dots," he was out. And Bush had no patience for excuse-making about leaky port security, unsecured chemical plants and first responders whose radios didn't communicate. If someone had told him that five years after 9/11 these problems would still be unsolved, Bush would have laughed him out of the office.

In 2003, Vice President Cheney advised the president to take out Iraq's Saddam Hussein militarily. But Bush was beginning to understand that his veep, while sounding full of gravitas, was in fact reckless. When it became clear that Saddam posed no imminent threat, Bush resolved to neuter him, Kaddafi style. When the president found, after a little asking around, that the 10-year cost of invading Iraq would be a crushing $1.2 trillion, he opted out of this war of choice.

Five years after that awful September day, even Bush's fiercest critics have learned an important lesson: leadership counts. Imagine if we'd done the opposite of these things. This country—and the world—would be in a heap of trouble.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

More Speculation

I heard a new twist to an old theory...Katie was pregnant with Chris Klein's baby and Tom happily agreed to claim paternity since he could proof himself not gay and Katie gave birth a few months earlier then stated and was wearing a fake bump which explains why it looked so crazy AND why there's no official birth record. But they must have paid Chris Klein off, considering he's not getting many acting jobs it probably works out.

I can't really tell if the baby resembles Chris or Tom, I kind of see both. All I know is she looks like one of the babies for "baby toupees" on SNL for bald babies on the cover, but the other picture is really cute...

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

My thoughts on Bowling for Colombine

* Conservatives/Repubulicans are always talking about how liberal Michael Moore is etc. However, it was interesting to see that Moore put in a lot of negative thoughts on Clinton

* Hands down the creepiest part of the movie was seeing Terry McNicholos brother and how absolutely crazy he is and how not only he is a free man, but a free man with a lot of weapons.

* How can so many people (i.e. the NRA) be so passionate about owning guns. Open your fucking eyes and look around you at injustices and yet your biggest concern is wether you can own a GUN? As a woman you earn less then a man simply because you have a vagina? But yet you are going to spend your time and energy campaigning about and celebrating gun ownership?

*The best scene of the movie was when they showed clips of all these US invasions while playing "It's a Wonderful World".

Rock on Indigo Girls (and Pink)

I heard this song on "radio with a twist" (the gay sydicated radio show) and I think it's awesome.

Dear Mr. President
Come take a walk with me
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep
What do you feel when you look in the mirror
Are you proud

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why

Dear Mr. President
Were you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
How can you say
No child is left behind
We're not dumb and we're not blind
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pay the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye

Let me tell you bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work

How do you sleep at night
How do you walk with your head held high
Dear Mr. President
You'd never take a walk with me
Would you?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Americans are stupid

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Why America is full of idiots...

The Miami Vice re-make was number one at the box-office this weekend.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

What I watched on tv this week...

On the Colbert Report earlier this week they had the founder of the Catholic League. The interview was okay, but I was more interested in just the fact that he was on the show since it's an interesting PR move for such a conservative guy. He's very intense accusing the liberal left of having an agenda against Catholics. One comment he made was that the only movie Catholics can be proud of that was made in the last 10 years was the Passion. However, I'd like to point out to this guy that he missed an important Catholic film that was on later that night, 40 days and 40 nights. The premise of the movie is about a guy struggling with his Lenten promise, how much more catholic can you get?

And I also watched the show on MTV called "I want to be you" or something. The premise is weird cause some kind admires another so follows he/she around and stays with him/her to learn their ways. So this nerdy guy whose mother is controlling wants to learn independance and rock and roll ways from this guy. It's soooooo awkward it's painful.