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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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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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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Best Kept Secret in Hollywood…

September 27, 2008 at 3:12 pm (life)

Wow, Paul Newman died last night of cancer, he was 83.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26913988/

I didn’t even know he was sick.  He was an awesome actor and humanitarian.  He will definitely be missed.

Sad.

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A day like any other day….

June 24, 2008 at 7:55 am (family, life)

June 24, 1996: frist day that changed my life forever.  This was the day I received that first message from the man that would become the man I would marry.

June 24, 1998: second day that changed my life forever.  This was the day I received the marriage proposal that to this day still makes me giddy.

June 24, 1999: the day I married my soulmate and absolute best friend in any life time.

June 24, 2008: The twelve/nine anniversary.  Today is the best day of the year. 

 

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Dear God of medical stuff…

June 17, 2008 at 11:11 am (family, life)

..or whomever you are. 

Will you please just stop?  I think two open heart surgeries, an aortic aneurysm surgery and now cancerous lung tumor surgery in the last 10 years that my father has had enough don’t you? 

Please give him a clean bill of health so he can be discharged and on his way to New Hampshire for a few months.

Please let the path results (which after almost a week have still not come back yet) be negative and let the last tube stop draining so he can go home.  That’s all he wants, not too much to ask for, right?

signed,

mentally and physically exhausted daughter

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A few open letters…

June 10, 2008 at 12:34 pm (life)

Dear big box store chains:

Please, for the love of all that is sacred, stop putting your plus/women’s sized clothing together with your maternity wear.

Every time I see a really cute article of clothing and get all excited, I realize it’s maternity and have to put it back.

Stop that insanity; stop it right now. 

Dear Burger King,

First, your iced mocha Joe coffee rocks.  Second, letting locations choose to sell one, two or three sizes is awesome.

To the BK by my house please note that if a customer comes in and is willing to spend money for a mocha joe in a different size (even when it’s not on the menu) this should be considered a good thing.  Why?  Well a customer will to spend money and you’re making money, duh.

To the last two alarm company CSR’s I’ve had to engage with about my alarm system.  When a customer tells you that the battery has been replaced in the sensor and it’s still giving a trouble signal, please don’t put “need to show customer how to change the battery in sensor” on the work ticket.  All that does is piss off the tech and the customer who has to hear the tech say those words.  Also might be a good idea if you called the contact numbers in the correct order when you get a trouble signal.  Calling our places of employment on Saturday night?  Definitely not going to get the issue resolved.  Duh.

That is all!

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