Amendments…

November 7, 2008 at 11:07 am (life, Politics)

I’m referring of course to #2 here in Florida and #8 in California. 

I can’t believe all those that voted for it couldn’t see past just the whole “gay marriage” aspect of it.  It’s about so much more than that (at least in Florida, I haven’t read up on the CA #8).

Who cares of two men or two women want to get married or have a domestic partnership?  Is it physically hurting anyone? No.  Is someone going to go blind by looking at  gay or lesbian couple? No.  It has no affect on you, why do you care so adamantly about it?

What saddens me is that “gay marriage” is not the only issue at stake, it also affects the hetero couples who needed this for domestic partnerships are equally hurt in this as well.  So what is a man and woman choose to just live together and never marry?  It’s THEIR decision.  Look at Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, there’s a domestic partnership if I’ve ever seen one.  Same for Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins (who unbelievably was removed from his precinct voter log for no apparent reason and had to fight to cast his vote this week).

People in Florida and California and any other state that his this need to take a step back and really look at everything that these amendments encompass because it’s hurting a lot of people, not just one certain group.

Seriously, it’s 2008.  Will we ever be free of discrimination in every form?  I guess not.  But there is hope, as proven on 11/4/2008 when Barack Obama was voted overwhelmingly to be our next President of the United States.

At least we got one thing right as a nation.  We still have a lot of work to do though. And it starts at home.

~peace

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Not that I’m a Grinch or a Scrooge…..

November 5, 2008 at 1:27 pm (life)

BUT…

When did it become commerically acceptable to have Christmas decorations up in retail stores FIVE days after Halloween? Five days!

I’m cool with having all the consumer products out for us to spend countless hours ooohing and ahhing over, but to be confronted with a huge-ass Christmas tree last night when I ran to WM was slightly overwhelming…probably because I saw at least three kids in their halloween costumes.

Maybe we should just combine Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and call October to December Hallogivingmas?  Just have one big ass three month holiday sprinkled with various events and activities?

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Dear America…

November 5, 2008 at 9:40 am (Uncategorized)

Woohoo!!!

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 Dear Florida,

Seriously, we couldn’t all agree to vote NO on ammendment 2?  It wasn’t just about gay marriage.  It was way more than that, but I truly believe that everyone that voted YES was because of the gay marriage portion.  Freaking GROW UP already.

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Timing is everything!

October 30, 2008 at 7:59 am (life, Politics)

Edited to add his speech from today in my hometown.  It would have been so awesome to be there, because really, either way it would have been a once a life time opportunity to see him speak; just to be there to hear him.

http://www.barackobama.com/2008/10/30/remarks_of_senator_barack_obam_151.php

Man, right now…RIGHT NOW….I could be at a rally for Barack Obama that’s happening within five miles of my office.  And OBAMA is going to be there!!  Didn’t find out until last night on the news and I’m so bummed!  I would love to hear him speak!  I’d love to just be in the crowd and feel the overwhelming support and positive change vibes going around.

Wah.  Pity me! ;-D

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OhEmGee!

October 23, 2008 at 2:33 pm (Politics)

Don’t you wish you were me???

There’s a McCain rally in my town, tonight at 6pm…..and good ‘ole McCain (I’m trying so so hard to be nice) will be here.  Doors opened at 3 and it’s literally 3/4 of a mile from my office.

Too bad though I’ll be at home by then….laughing hysterically at my skills on Guitar Hero!

Peace.

ps. OBAMA BIDEN 08!!

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Another reason to not believe everything you read or hear from the GOP…

October 22, 2008 at 5:31 pm (Politics)

Seriously,  with under two weeks to go, more and more stories are coming out about vote caging by the GOP…and sadly these stories are not showing up in mainstream media.

I just read this one, and as a Florida resident Iam ashamed on behalf of the people this article is referring to, it sickens and saddens me deeply.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/23638322/block_the_vote

 

Please, vote for what’s right….vote for what you believe, but please don’t vote because you were told something was right…when you know it’s not….

Peace.

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Dear Cindy McCain…

October 10, 2008 at 7:12 am (Politics)

Are you kidding me?  Seriously?  You think Obama’s campaign is the dirtest in american history?

People in glass houses should not throw stones.

25 days and counting….never has an election meant so much.

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Random thoughts and a serious WTF question…

October 9, 2008 at 8:04 am (life, Politics)

First…look at me! Two posts in two days!  I might be on a trend here! ;-D

Ok, the serious WTF question: AIG (big massive insurance company) goes begging and pleading to the government and get 85 billion, Billion with a B folks dollars to help them in the huge, ginormous economic perfect storm.  Then as has been reported, the same company went and spent almost 1/2 a million at a freaking retreat for AIG agents/sales force people.  That’s the first WTF?

Then, this morning it’s announced that AIG has asked for MORE money from the government.  MORE billions.

The second WTF…if all the committees are pissed off that they got the first bailout check and then blew 1/2 a mill at a freaking SPA resort and are planning ANOTHER retreat at another SPA resort, why do they deserve the second bailout amount?

In my humble opinion, they need to give back the first bailout amount and fire everyone that went on that first 1/2 a million dollar retreat and put the fear of God into the second group that’s scheduled for the second one.

Random thought time….or maybe better an open letter to a certain radio host:

If you host a radio show (not naming names, but I live in the Tampa market and used to listen to a rather prominent station here) and you’re all about ratings and entertaining people why do you alienate yourself and drive listeners away with your political spiel that’s better left for your afternoon talk show?

You’re no longer number 1 in the area for the adult demographic because you’ve continually driving republican rhetoric down your listeners throats.  Your show is not fun to listen to anymore.  You fired someone for taking a day off to go to the other candidate’s rally (the one you don’t support and have all those nauseating parody songs about).

I hope this teaches you a lesson.  The people that listen to you don’t want to hear about your shuttered view of the political world.  They want to be entertained.  Trust me on this.

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As Election day draws ever closer….

October 8, 2008 at 2:34 pm (life, Politics, Uncategorized)

A really good article about the two candidates….and again…please vote on Election day, because if you don’t (and even if you vote for the other candidate) you have no right to complain about what’s going on if you decide to not participate.

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2008/10/13/081013taco_talk_editors

This article really brings it home as to why I support Barack Obama…not just because I’m a registered Democrat.  I freely admit I voted for Bush in 2000 and probably 2004 (although I think I voted for Kerry but I can’t remember).

We can NOT let life continue as it has for the last eight years.  What happened to the America we used to be?  I truly believe that the only way to get back to what we once were is to elect Barack Obama and let him truly lead us as a united nation once more.

So again please go and vote on Election day.  Please.  Don’t make me beg to the internet…but I will if I have to!

And again, if you don’t vote, then you can seriously STFU because you had the chance to express your opinion and desire and instead you did nothing.

Peace.

Obama-Biden on Election Day!

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Dear Stupid Jerk….

October 2, 2008 at 10:53 am (life)

The stupid jerk who managed to purchase a web hosting site and a few other items of an adult nature when you lifed my credit card number….

May I say that I have the last laugh?  Because I was able to get your email (yet to be determined if it’s real) and I’m working with the web hosting site to get your real information, I will be contacting the appropriate authoraties and you will be dealt with accordingly.

I’ve managed to get back just about all of the money you spent…but I’m so not done yet…..

Signed,

Not your average “Joe”…..

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