Hypocrisy and the War  

Thursday, January 31, 2008

I have never been an ardent supporter of the war. Granted, when the war was first thrust upon us I was trying to think of logical reasons to why it was a good idea (a year later, I was convinced that there was none).

But I found something fishy about Americans... they want war but they do not want anyone they know to fight in it.

It's almost as if there has not been a war in such a span of time that people forgot what war entailed. War implies loss of life, loss of resources, and sacrifice.

One thing that I have taken a keen notice is that people, especially here in Oklahoma, will be ardent supports of the war: "we're fighting terrorism there so we don't do it here", "we're spreading democracy to the world", and "this is God's will".

All are atrocious reasons. But one thing that I hate is that the most blinding supporters of the war are the most hypocritical.
It seems that lately many people that I know have relatives or friends that are heading off to war. In church especially, people hear that a friend's relative is going to war, and one can hear a collective "Oh, no" and sighs of disbelief and heartbreak. Are you kidding me? Who did you think was going to fight the war? Robots!?!
It takes human bloodshed to fight wars. That is why they are atrocious acts that humanity has ever invented. That's why many were and are still against it. Unlike the stupid that fill our country, a few still know what it takes to wage war, and we want this grotesque actions of this administration needs to come to an end.

Coming from someone who hates war, I hope all come back safe.

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The 35th Anniversary of Roe v Wade  

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Thirty Fiver years ago women were given the option to become more than just the standard baby-birthing, house cleaning, husband submitting wife that was the norm- and no, I don't find that as the ideal. More like sub-standard if you ask me.

Roe v. Wade may have been the landmark decision in America to give women the right to abortions (actually, only first term at the time), but what it has been able to do for women since is something that we have to keep mindful.

NARAL asked those who have blogs to write what Pro-Choice means to them.

Pro-Choice, for me, is about having a better life and opportunity for women, especially disenfranchised women.

Pro-Choice allows women to decide what they want to do with their lives and their bodies. Have you ever asked why are all these men so obsessed with repealing roe v wade? More obsessed than funding education and health care? Because, when one has control of a woman's body, you have control of her life. Without choice, the only thing that women would be able to do is stay at home. She will not be able to reach the highest peak of the corporate world.
Granted the Pill was invented in 1960 over a decade before women were given a choice. But, the Pill fails. Most women are not ready for, do not want, or unsure about children. Children should not be born to a mother that does not want it. Many say just give the baby up for adoption. Of course. Because the foster care center is much to be admired.

I vote Pro Choice because I care about women's health.
No woman in this country should ever at any time be compelled to go to Mexico or use a coat hanger.

I care that although I may never have an abortion that does not give me the right to deny another human being.
What you do with your body is your choice. Why do the actions of others have barring on you? You would never know that a women had an abortion unless she told you.

I'm angry that your religious beliefs must influence the body and life of someone you will never know. If the woman keeps the child, will you help raise it?

I am angry that lawmakers still try to tell women what they should do.
I'm angry that 77% of lawmakers are men and none of them will ever be pregnant.

I'm angry that Women's Rights must still be fought to this day.

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We have a problem....  

Monday, January 14, 2008

And by we, I mean other people.

One thing I do not understand is the fascination with Dr. Phil.

Oprah- Ok, I get it (or as Oprah would say "I geeeet it peeeeeeeoplllllle!!!!! I GET IT!!!!!!!!)
But Dr. Fucking Phil! He is the one I do not understand. His advice sucks! The advice he dishes out is either mundane that even a child would know, irresponsible beyond belief, or peppered with so much dumb ass souther cliches it makes you want to sneeze.

First of all, where does he get off selling "weight lose" products and always calling himself a joke.

I'm sorry - What bald guy, fat ass team are you on? Because I would like to play them so I can finally win at something.

I never watched this episode specifically, because watching him makes me want to poke eyes out, but I have heard alot about it. Apparently this episode (which aired a few months ago) featured a middle aged man with two teenagers from a previous marriage. He has his tubes tide. New relationship doesn't care- they get married. All of a sudden, she is struck with baby rabies and must have one. The man is adamant. NO means NO.

What does Dr. Phil do? He agrees with the woman like the fool he is.
"Don't you want to make her happy? This will make her happy." But it will make him miserable.

One miserable person in a relationship will soon equal no relationship. What about him? Doesn't his happiness mean anything? As far as I can tell, he is the only one who really knows what happens when you have kids, and it obviously leads to self-sterilization.

OK, OK. I know what you are saying: This was a long time ago and things change.

No, actually they get worse.

As much as I hate the Britney Spears coverage, the one thing I am happy about is that it exposed Dr. Phil for who he is: an opportunistic, egotistical self righteous nut job who will not shut up.

The Psychology Board of California is now investigating him. FINALLY!!! WHAT TOOK SO LONG!!!

I did not know this, but he has not had a license to practice in nearly 2 years. AND PEOPLE WILL GO ON HIS SHOW! They are just as nuts as he is

TMZ is reporting that a complaint has been filed against Dr. Phil with the California Board of Psychology.

The complaint reportedly accuses Dr. Phil McGraw of practicing without a license when he visited Britney Spears at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after her meltdown earlier this month.

According to a complaint, Dr. Phil is also accused of violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The complaint alleges Dr. Phil practiced clinical psychology without a license and further violated doctor-patient privilege by discussing the pop star's case with the media.

Dr. Phil has never been licensed to practice in California, and he is no longer licensed in his home state of Texas.

McGraw failed to complete the conditions imposed as disciplinary sanctions by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists in 1989.

A former therapy client had filed a complaint against him, claiming their relationship was inappropriate.

McGraw later admitted giving her a job but denied touching her.

Soon after he was officially reprimanded, McGraw closed his private practice.

And they buy his book why?

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A Criminal Rant  

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Right now, as I type, I’m pretty positive that my mother is trying to suffocate everyone in the house by slightly overcooking half a clove of garlic- and I don’t appreciate it.

Anywho… on to more important things besides the fact that I feel like mustard gas has been released into the air.

One of the things that I have realized from working at the County Courthouse is how much the world sucks. I knew that before, but you see it first hand when you talk to people over the phone and file criminal cases. Case in point: this past Friday, it was toward the end of day and I didn’t have much left to do. So, I decided to look at the new Felony cases that have been filed. Besides noticing that Tulsa has a huge “Possession of Controlled Drug” problem, I noticed a case that had two counts: one is a felony and the other count a misdemeanor. The felony was for “Placing Bodily Fluids on a Federal Employee”. I looked at the information sheet. The man spat on the officer. I kind of understand why that would be a felony. Certain things can be transmitted via “bodily fluid”, and you have no idea what another person has. But the misdemeanor was an “Assault and Battery- Domestic”. The information sheet went into detail about how the defendant “bashed” the girlfriend or wife’s head into a wall or floor- I forgot which one. I was outraged. You’re telling me that someone could go to Lexington for spitting on an officer, but if you bash your girlfriend’s head into a non-porous surface, you will go to County Jail. If that! Many misdemeanors are plead out and the person is put on probation and has to pay fines. I was so upset that I told a girl next to me about the case. A DA assistant was near us and overheard me. He said, “They say there is equal protection under the law, but that’s not always so”. I replied, “No joke”.

What is even more upsetting is that most Assaults are filed as misdemeanors. Many of them are domestic. Even more never go to court because the DA declines to file. But it is not all the DA’s fault. Many of those dumb broads who had a fist to their face think that said abuser will change with counseling. Idiots! He may be able to change, but you do not have to be around to see if he does or doesn’t.

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Close Gitmo!!!!  

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Ahhh... that new blog smell  

Saturday, January 5, 2008

First, I have to say Lay's Potato Chips and French onion dip are the best things ever. But, the classic Lay's, not the ridges. Ridges? What the fuck are those?!

So new year equals new things.
I finally scheduled a hair appointment. Once the lady got to finally styling my hair, she wanted to know what I wanted to do with my layers. My layers were never there on purpose. So, I told her to do whatever it takes to make the layers make sense. She did. It's a little shorter, especially in the back- because that was all fucked up.

I've been making an point to get back into the French speaking groove- which basically means me listening to the 1991 Paris revival of Les Miserables.

Also, I have rekindled my love for Sonic's Cherry Limeade. Now, if only the Sonic in Jenks didn't take five years to bring me one drink, that would be awesome possum.

Hmmm... what else is new? I love my dog. I hate my job, but I like those that I work with- well, most of them. I can't stand Tulsa. I don't know why most of the people in power have a mental disability and will not tell us about it. I miss some of the people at my alma mater, but as of now, I would not donate a dime to that place.

I have declared myself as a childfree person. In fact, when I finally go to law school and graduate, I will go doctor shopping to have the Essure procedure done. I say doctor shopping because it will be insanely difficult to have something like that done at the age I will have it done, especially here in Oklahoma. BUT, that, too, is another blog for another day.

As of now, I have my beliefs and my opinions and I do not like them being called into question because of my age. I realize that either you or your children are or were dumb asses at my age but that does not mean that I have followed the trend. Well, that's my rant for the day.

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