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I think this qualifies as a QUADRUPLE Standard

We're beyond double standards now.

Two families sue school system after reading book promoting free choice, equality, understanding and acceptance to 7-year olds.

Screw the aspect of prepping them for the world to come.

What pisses me off is that they are citing the rule that parents have to be notified of any sex-ed books read in class... BUT THIS IS NOT A SEX ED BOOK! This is just a book about a king who realizes that he doesn't care for the standard "queens". *(pun in there somewhere)

I am frankly damn sick and tired of people assuming that homosexuality is all about sex - and nothing more. I am personally very proud of the love that I share - a love that would exist even one of us was crippled in an accident and lost the use of anything south of the clavicle. The viewpoint these parents are expressing is the same viewpoint my parents express and I hope are starting to see through.

But while I allow others to have their viewpoints, I have a hard time dealing with stupidity. Double standards are stupid. If homosexuality is all about sex then HETEROsexuality is all about sex. You cannot call black a colour, but not white.

I can see from the parents' viewpoints that they don't want the school negating any of the bigotry they've worked so hard to instill in their children, but why is no one arguing the sheer stupidity of their legal argument? If they cite this book - which contains no reference to any bodily contact at all - and is frankly on par with it's audience's desire to play on the playground in gender-segregated groups, as being SEX EDUCATION, then why do they not have to cite "Snow White" as sex ed? For god's sake- it's a woman living with seven men, she dies, they keep her around until a guy who wants to kiss the dead princess comes along. Or Batman? He wears a cape and keeps a boy in a cave? And does no one point out the fact that both Snow White, Cinderella AND Sleeping Beauty are all married to Prince Charming *(who I assume is a Mormon with some necrophilic tendancies)

Plain and simple: if you want to control your child's mind and make them believe what you believe, then go through the trouble of home-schooling them. It works for the KKK and dammit - it works for Christians too!

Mel, meet Tom. Tom... Mel.

Welcome to CrazyTown! It's scientific: Films make you co crazy.

In case there was any doubt that Mel Gibson went totally insane around about the time he made the highest grossing Snuff Film EVER, I submit exhibit A:

Hidden as a single frame in the trailor for his new snuff film; Apocalypto *(which sound oddly like an X-Men character) is a photo of Mel looking not unlike Sadaam Hussein & the Unibomer's love-child. My question: where's the missing eye-patch, parrot and peg-leg?

* watch the trailer. It's just before the screaming monkey.... which, incidentally is the sound I hear when I see that photo.


Orders of Chivalry

"women are adopting "an à la carte approach to women's rights and civil equality."

While I agree with this, I think this article - interesting though it is - is somewhat off base.  Granted, it's written by a woman.

But honestly;  I DO have a problem with the fact that I have been rebuffed for opening a door for a woman and then rebuffed for NOT opening the door for a woman.  Make up your mind!

No matter what you say, over the last 40 years, women have complained that chivalry is an insult - but then also complained that the lack of it is an affront.  

My resonse to this article and to this issue is as such:  I don't owe the opposing gender anything as I have not taken anything.  If I open the door for you, I damn well expect you to do the same for me - not out of chivalry but out of humanitarian expectation.  We are people.  End of story.  

If you aren't chivalrous to me, I refuse to be expected to be chivalrous to your rude ass.  

I tend to rally against expectation - and this is no exception.  Don't expect anything from me and if you do - you better be prepared to give what you get. 

But beyond that, I think chivalry is an improper concept. It promotes the idea of kindness to one, but not the other. We should be gracious and kind to people because they are people - not just because they are a woman.

... unless it was always a way to try and get some pussy. huh... I never thought about it that way. In that light, "holding the door open" is a potent metaphor.

well, obviously they didn't use a big-enough rock... 

« m » "Happy Easter!   Do you have any plans to celebrate the rebirth of Jesus, our lord and savior?"

« p » "I'm gonna go to bed, get up, go back to bed and then get up.  You?

« m » "I'm gonna watch "dawn of the dead".

« p » "cool"


But I thought the broom was for boys....

Honestly, when will people learn?

Do people think about these toys before making them? Crotch Trigger? Ass Plug? Cape?

And seriously... You know at some point, there had to be a product meeting with all the Hasbro Account Execs sitting around a table talking about the new "Harry Potter Nimbus 2000" toy - and someone suggested making it vibrate... DID NO ONE MAKE THAT CONNECTION? DID NO ONE GET IT??? You know that some exec thought this broom might be a good way to get his son to start playing "Harry Potter" instead of "Glinda".

I'd mention the obvious "backfire" joke, but considering the subject matter I'd rather not.

And seriously... who makes a "Hello Kitty Vibrator"? ... I mean Honestly!!!


I will maintain my baby; we are in the love

I love it when the Japanese try to translate things... All in all - this didn't turn out so bad!
The dad that knows that you will be disturbed 'cause that was always its girl
But you should know since I am not a baby

You always me to taught straight of the injustice
I need his aid, the dad is please strong that I can be youth of spirit
But I know what I say

The one you notified me all about
The one you said that he would be able to dispense with they
Are in an atrocious mess, and in I do not I signify perhaps - please

(the chorus)

The dad does not preach, I am into difficulty deep
Dad does not preach, I have been losing the dream
But I decided, I maintain to my baby, oh I am gonna maintains to my baby, mmm.

The it says that he will marry
we can raise me a small family
Perhaps we will be
It well Is a sacrifice

But my friends maintain to tell leaves it the
Said I am too young, I should entertain me what I need is at this time some good counsel, please

(the chorus)

The dad, the dad if you are able only sees
Barely how good he is been to treat me You would give us its blessing at this time 'cause that be in the love,
we are in the love, so please

(the chorus)

The dad does not preach, I am into difficulty deep
Dad does not preach, I have been losing the dream (repeats)

Oh, I am gonna maintains to my baby, ooh
Do not you to worship me dad I know, I maintain to my baby


Random News #59821

As some of you know, I've been wanting to get a full-time job wherein I do not have to strip on the corporate pole just to get another freelance gig.

Well, today I just signed a contract with the company that I've been working with, here in Phoenix *(actually Scottsdale) to be the Director of New Media for an annual sum that I'm very, VERY happy with.

So, that's a SHITLOAD of stress off. Knowing how much I'll get every month is something that I've been wanting for years, so that I can create an actual budget rather than just guessing. Maybe it's a "30's" thing, but I want to be able to set cash aside for things like:

1) a life

2) luxuries

3) travel

4) food

5) a new car

6) equity *(ie: a condo or house)

7) old age

On another note, I got a call from my father the other day urging me to come visit my grandfather before he totally forgets who I am. Ever since my grandparents checked themselves into an assisted living community, they have lost the will to keep going and are declining rather rapidly.

I don't quite know how I feel about this. I feel like it should make me sadder than it does, but it doesn't come as a shock at all since this has been going on for years. Though I love them, they are not really that close of a part of my life and the majority of my sadness comes from watching my parents having to go through the process of caring for THEIR parents...

I think I kind of saw all this coming when they checked into the home... I hate convelescent homes... I mean, they should call them "Assisted Living Hotels" because everyone knows that is where you go when you want to give up.

I think I prepared myself for this already. But still, I feel like I should hurt more.