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of the little parody-song I just wrote )

No cursing in this version because little kidlings and my family may both be watching the vid.

Hehehehe

Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:07 am
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I can't [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes this because it didn't originate on LJ. Woe, for I found it most amusing. This is from the comments on the Palin-Couric interview, on CBS' website, and the author identifies themselves as "gnat007":

I recently interviewed Sarah Palin. Here's how it went.

Me: What day is it today?

Sarah Palin: There are 7 days in a week. There are many days. We could choose from many different days.

Me: Yes, but what day is today?

Sarah Palin: Today could be one of 7 days. And I have a great appreciation for how beautifully the week is set up. I mean, our question might even be rephrased to ask if we haven't lost sight of the bigger picture, where the day is just a small part of what constitutes a week, which would be yet another part of what is known as the month.

Me: I just want to know what day it is, specifically.

Sarah Palin: Any and all of them that have come and gone. I have always been comfortable with any and all of them. My point, however, is that it all comes back to the year. I am someone who believes that the voiceless can count on me to represent the calendar in an unbiased way, from within one of the highest offices of government. After all, I have always made myself clear, and I am not apologetic about who I am. There are 30 days in a month and 52 weeks in a year. I was born in the 20th century, and this might already be the 21st , who knows? Here, our sense of the space-time continuum has come to be challenged by those who insist they must know what day of the week we are presently at. And I think it needs to be addressed in concrete terms for the good of the American people. Thank you.
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I'm posting this for those who don't know yet, because I only found out a little while ago.



The above video shows a young woman, a peaceful protester holding a flower, being hit and pepper-sprayed by police in full riot gear.

This is happening in St. Paul. People are being arrested and their homes raided for planning to protest at the RNC.

People are being arrested and their homes raided for planning to protest at the RNC.

New York Times article
Most recent Salon.com update

(And before anyone else brings this up: yes, I know there may have been some similar activity when people demonstrated at the DNC. That does not make this any less despicable.)
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Text quoted from the AFA website:

"Procter & Gamble has resumed using explicit, open-mouth homosexual kissing in their soap opera, "As the World Turns." P&G decided to include this type of content as a commitment to "diversity." P&G stopped showing such scenes some months ago, but has now decided to again help promote the homosexual agenda which includes homosexual marriage.

Gay activists are hopeful that the P&G effort will desensitize viewers to the homosexual lifestyle and help make the unhealthy and immoral lifestyle more acceptable to society, especially to children and youth.

View a scene [link removed] from the April 23, 2008 episode by P&G. WARNING – content is repulsive! (Actually, this is the scene they link to. Such repulsive affection!)

"As the World Turns" is owned and controlled completely by P&G. No network made this decision. P&G alone made the decision to support the homosexual agenda."

P&G is conducting a phone poll to see if people are for or against the Luke/Noah storyline on As The World Turns. Even if you don't watch the show, please a moment to thwart homophobic bigotry. The poll is completely automated. You don't have to talk to anyone. And it takes all of a second to register your opinion.

Call 1-800-331-3774. Follow the automated menu to the poll on the Luke/Noah storyline, and please vote to support it.
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Obama's victory speech in SC )

I have tears in my eyes.
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"Today, students across the country are striking, leaving their classes because they care about Iraq."

Um.
Not that I don't agree with the intention, but how does playing hooky constitute a legitimate protest? Who are we trying to convince, our teachers?

It reminds me of high school when a walk-out was staged to protest the dress code, which was a silly affair all around.
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Oh Sweet Jeebus on a Bicycle.

So Barak Obama went to a Muslim school for a few years, which means he MIGHT BE A TERRORIST ZOMG. This is what Fox News and Insight magazine have reported. The smear isn't what makes me angry, since it's easily dismissed as hooey by anyone with half a brain--nor does the implication that Hillary Clinton's team started the rumor, since in the brutal game of politics no source is certain.

It's the idea that the people who start these rumors, and the people who buy into them, assume in their politicians the most simplistic line of logic and deny them any right to be human. X went to a Muslim school = X is a Muslim = X is a RADICAL Muslim. But how many people went to religion-based schools as children? How many later redacted on the faith that was shoved in their faces every day?

And this is the part that very nearly made me laugh out loud:

Mr. Obama attends services at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago’s South Side. However, he is not known to be a regular parishioner.

Oh Noes!!! You mean he doesn't go to Church every Sunday like a good little Christian boy? That proves it! Your logic is flawless!!

Gahd. Pundits really do think the entirety of American people have an IQ of 2.
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"Little Miss Sunshine" is nominated for Best Picture of the Year!!! This is important not just cause it's a great movie, but cause my uncle produced it. ^__^ Let's go David!

Soooo, obligatory State of the Union commentary. I ended up going with Roomie!Em to watch it with the College Democrats, which turned out to be a good idea. It was like a B-Fest preview. We had bets on which words would be said most and every so often shouted commentary at the screen. "Terror" or "terrorist", by the way, garnered 21 occurrences.

And I counted 21 standing ovations not counting the end, though I may have stopped counting at some point. ^__^;;

I found watching this one a lot less painful than last years have been. There was a lot less stuff said that I vehemently disagreed with, and more "Well, if you actually PLAN to do any of that, Gods bless." Like giving aid to people in Africa. Or forming a realistic plan for handling illegal immigration.

I didn't understand the stuff he said about taxes and health insurance. I dunno whether that means he explained it badly or it won't work. Both?

Neatly steered clear of any mention of abortion or the right to marry.

And now for some frivolity: my favorite quotes of the evening.

"An epic battle." We will witness an epic battle! The Sunnis are gathering their orcs as we speak!

"You did not vote for failure." Headdesk. Just..........headdesk.

"...and began filming children's videos in her basement." OH MY GOD. SOUNDS. SO. WRONG.

Artyay

Jul. 29th, 2004 11:15 pm
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Usually when I'm on a fandom kick (whatever the fandom may be), I write fanfic more often than draw fanart. It's just what I do.

But for some unfathomable reason, being on an HP kick means almost zero fanfic and lots of fanart. It just inspires me to draw...

Da Sketchez )

P.S. John Kerry r0x my s0x.
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"Mom, where's my copy of 'Beyond Civilization'? I could use a little hope for humanity right about now."

Francais

May. 28th, 2004 08:51 pm
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Liberal
Where do you fall on the liberal - conservative political spectrum? (United States)

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Les cloches que je sonne
Sont mes amours, sont mes amants
Je veux qu'elles claironnnent,
Qu'elles tambourinent et qu'elles chantent...
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A conversation that took place between my mother and I in the car, as an Evanescence song I had never heard before came on the radio...

MOM: Did you hear what I said about listening to the State of the Union?
ME: Oh. You mean now?
MOM: Yes.
ME: Do I really have to listen to him?
MOM: Well, he's our President. What would be so bad about that?
ME: I'd have to listen to him.
MOM: But he's our President.
ME: But he's an idiot.
MOM: He says things that affect our lives.
ME: Or..... I could listen to a beautiful song and have it affect my life.

Eventually she convinced me to change the channel since I could always hear the song later. :-p
*sigh* Even now I'm still listening to it, of my own free will, because I figure I might as well... I'll be voting soon after all.
It amazes and disgusts me how Bush acts as if America is the some kind of global savior. What he's doing is not saving (though I will omit the capture of Saddam Hussein from that statement), what he's doing is being the big bully on the playground, making sure nobody else has any toys except him. I can't imagine what it must be like to be a soldier, sitting somewhere in the Middle East and listening to this. I can't imagine that a great many of them want to be there.

Another thing I think Bush is?

George Bush is Ebeneezer Scrooge.

After a bit of his America-praising... about how our job is to "protect the security of the American people"... I immediately thought of Marley's outburst at Scrooge's proclamation that he was "always a good businessman":

"Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business: charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"

Our job is not the protection of AMERICAN people. To say that makes us sound like we're huddling in our own little proverbial hole in the ground, proclaiming that we are the only ones worthy of survival. Bush and his appointees claim that this war is for the world, but in the end, it's only about protecting our own interests.

It comes down to this: I want Bush out; I want a Democrat in. Kerry in the Best Case Scenario. Dean in the Second Best. Either way, I don't want this guy in the White House any more.
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>The American Family Association, a very right-wing organization, is
>doing a
>poll on gay marriage.
>
>They are going to present the results to Congress, hoping to gain
>support
>for the federal constitutional amendment to define "marriage" as
>solely a
>heterosexual union.
>
>I'm guessing they don't expect anyone but their own, anti-gay
>members to
>answer it. However, anyone can take their poll, so please pass this
>on far
>and wide.
>
>I've checked -- you won't get cooties by going on their website. A
>quick
>shower afterwards and you'll feel better!
>
>http://www.afa.net/petitions/marriagepoll.asp
>
>You can only vote once (I tried to do it again!) and it takes no
>time.
>Please vote and tip their results!
>
>Thanks

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