So I watched the rally Stewart/Colbert rally today. I followed it on Twitter and read the comments from those who attended.
Many were disappointed. I’m on the fence. I enjoyed some of it but wished there were more speeches and spoken word parts- whether comedic or not. A lineup of comedic speeches, with less music, would have been better. Other than that, I think it was all right. What could have possibly happened for there to be more “substance”?
There was a message about civil discourse that I liked. But I’m afraid that those who really need to hear this message will never hear it. Those who see anything not supported by FOX as liberal, when it’s not. And those who see anything moderate as liberal. Many of these people will not hear this message. If they do, they will dismiss it as liberal hogwash. A few personal experiences have shown me that civil discourse isn’t feasible. This isn’t always the case; I’m waiting to be proven wrong. Someone, please prove me wrong. Conservatives, show the country and the world you are willing to compromise and work together. Please.
And not believe in freedom. I guess you can, but it would make you more than a hypocrite.
Whether it’s religious freedom, medical freedom, sexual freedom, marriage freedom…
Religious Freedom: Theocracy does not go well with libertarianism. So for those tea partiers who believe this nation’s laws should be changed to reflect Christianity, you do not believe in true freedom. Whether you are Muslim, Jewish, Deist, Atheist.. What ever your religious beliefs or personal life philosophies are, you should be able to live your life without fear of a theocratic government in the United States. Want a state controlled by religion where guns are easily available to anyone? Maybe try Somalia.
Medical Freedom: Safe, affordable, and attainable health care is key. From abortions to angioplasty to gender reassignment, you should be free to do these procedures without too much hassle. While every procedure may be different, we should all feel free and safe to do what needs to be done. Doctors shouldn’t be harassed and shot for providing safe legal medical procedures. Neither should patients.
Sexual Freedom: Sex should not be shamed. It’s natural. And fun. Especially as a women, you should be able to make the same choices men do. Someone in a homosexual relationship, should feel free to be happy. Those in polyamorous and swinging relationships, shouldn’t be shamed either.
Marriage Freedom: This mostly speaks toward same-sex marriage. Though for married couples in a heterosexual relationship shouldn’t be pressured to get married. Whether they are married or not, they should not be pressured to have children.
I like being free. I feel held back in many ways, as others do. As a bi/omnisexual woman of Jewish heritage who is an Atheist, uses medical cannabis (as well as non-medical), I feel my freedoms are stifled a bit. I couldn’t run for political office, though all that acid I did in high school may hinder that more. :P
I’m not seen as trustworthy by the religious folks. I’m not seen as trustworthy by some gay and straight people. And the stereotypes that go with cannabis, Fuck! I just want to feel “right”.
Freedom is so very important to me. I’m frustrated with those trying to take away freedoms who say they support freedom. I’m vexed by those wanting to keep others down, hold them back- and call that freedom. I am befuddled. As well as distraught. Conservatism and libertarianism are quite different in many ways. Please, tea partiers and conservatives, stop muddling the libertarian name. Not that I consider myself one, but still… Look things up. Use Google. Or a dictionary. Educate yourselves on word meanings.
I must have missed a step. I did try to cut it in half and may have messed something up. The turned to mush in the pan. It was my first attempt at making the fried balls of yum. My hummus was a bit liquidy because I added more lemon juice than I should have. I’ve made it a few times before and it always came out great. I attempted to cut the entire recipe in half and I know that’s what went wrong there. I also added cucumbers to make a bit like tahini.
So, I drained the oil from the falafel mush and added it back to the hummus. And remixed. The hummus came out pretty good but have nothing to go with it. The only bread I have is hot dog buns. Flat bread had mold. But I do have water crackers. It’s not really a lunch but, for the meantime, it’ll do.
The hummus actually came out pretty tasty this way. This just shows - yet again - that frying making it better.
OCTOBER 28—After accusing his girlfriend of cheating on him, a Nebraska man allegedly tied the woman to a couch in their apartment and waterboarded her, according to police.
Trevor Case, 22, has been charged with domestic assault, false imprisonment, and making terroristic threats in connection with the bizarre incident early Saturday morning at the Lincoln home he shared with the 22-year-old victim.
Police allege that Case stuffed “hospital socks” into Danielle Stallworth’s mouth and bound her wrists with belts and hair ties before placing a shirt over her head and dousing it with water, according to a Lincoln Police Department report. “He poured a pitcher of water on her head, and she started freaking out and thought she wasn’t able to breathe,” cops noted.
The waterboarding practice, of course, leaves victims with the sensation that they are drowning.
"As she was trying to get up, she clawed Case on his chest," cops reported. When the couple’s young daughter awoke and came into the living room, "the situation calmed down." When questioned by police, Case admitted arguing with Stallworth, but denied tying her up. He claimed that a scratch on his chest occurred while "wrestling with a friend."
An officer noted observing injuries on Stallworth’s wrist, arm, and thigh, all of which were photographed.
Case, pictured in the above mug shot, is being held on $150,000 bond at the Lancaster County jail. The police report reveals that Case was convicted last November of domestic assault against Stallworth, with whom he has been involved in a relationship for about five years.
Imagine that even one-third of the anger and vitriol currently being hurled at President Obama, by folks who are almost exclusively white, were being aimed, instead, at a white president, by people of color… How many [whites] would be calling for further crackdowns on thuggish behavior, and investigations into the radical agendas of those same people of color?
…Protest is only seen as fundamentally American when those who have long had the luxury of seeing themselves as prototypically American engage in it… Rush Limbaugh [said], this past week, that the Tea Parties are the first time since the Civil War that ordinary, common Americans stood up for their rights: a statement that erases the normalcy and “American-ness” of blacks in the civil rights struggle, not to mention women in the fight for suffrage and equality, working people in the fight for better working conditions, and LGBT folks as they struggle to be treated as full and equal human beings.
And this, my friends, is what white privilege is all about.
I (re)posted a music video regarding this matter. Really makes you think. Rush Limbaugh is a complete and utter piece of shit who only gets heard because radio stations can carry his bullshit for free. If more republicans and conservatives put him in his place, then I wouldn’t care what he says. However, almost all of them (except Meghan McCain and possibly a few other sane ones) repeat his vitriolic trash as if it bears any truth or reasonableness.
"the first time since the Civil War that ordinary, common Americans stood up for their rights" is probably the one of the most offensive disgusting hate-filled phrase I have ever heard. I’m not a gun owner, but this is making me look to purchase one and reconsider second amendment remedies. Ok, not really. But if Sharron Angle gets into office… Ok, not really then either.
Awesome Halloween costumes! If these kids came to my place, they’d get a whole bowl of candy.
We love having Adam and Jamie both as role models for our families, so much so that my grandsons decided they wanted to be Mythbusters for Halloween this year. Here is John & Roarke dressed as their idols Jamie and Adam.
What’s everyone doing for Halloween? I don’t know if I’ll be doing anything. Though I like the idea of Halloween, I rarely actually do something. Occasionally, I dress up half-ass (ie, devil horns or cat ears) if it’s a weekday. I don’t have any plans as of yet. I’ve been working a lot and not spending a lot of excessive money, so I don’t know what will happen. Maybe I’ll make some pumpkin bread or chocolate chip cookies. One. Then the other. ;)
“In fact, “atheism” is a term that should not even exist. No one ever needs to identify himself as a “non-astrologer” or a “non-alchemist.” We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens have traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs.”—Sam Harris
Three years ago this week, an intoxicated Christine O’Donnell showed up at the apartment of a 25-year-old Philadelphian and ended up spending the night in his bed. Here’s his story—and photos—of his escapade with the would-be Delaware senator.
Kinda puts a crimp in Little Ms. Holier-Than-Thou’s no sex before marriage bullshit, doesn’t it? — Ryking
If the author had said they had sex, then yeah it might.
Normally, I don’t like seeing a candidate’s personal life seeping into an election, but O’Donnell has built her campaign and her persona upon her pure and chaste image. Seems fair game to me.
If shaming sexuality was just wrong because it effected the person you were talking about that might be the case, but we’re in an environment where any sexual expression in women is met with derision and judgement. By deriding and judging Ms. O’Donnell’s relationships (even if they are hypocritical) we’re not just pointing out the inconsistencies in Ms. O’Donnell’s positions, we’re encouraging a social norm where women cannot enjoy sex and intimacy without feeling shame.
the dude who wrote this is a complete jerk. it’s not relevant to the campaign, and it’s just another example of people stooping too low this election season.
i will say this, though. christine o’donnell as a shiny ladybug is going to haunt me. forever.