Monday, November 10, 2008

Oddities I.

How is something like this possible? I wasn't thinking about such things as an 8 year old. I know I got mad at my parents sometimes when you know, they were being parents. But it never crossed my mind to harm them.

Friday, November 7, 2008

One Giant Leap Forward.. Three Steps Back..

Despite the historic election of President Obama, three states have plunged their homosexual citizens into anger and despair. I am appalled, surprised and utterly disappointed with people in this regard. Apparently there are still too many ignorant folks who hate equality. The attitude is completely anachronistic and very lazy. Let me explain because my awesome husband brought up very good points. This is not going to be a christian bashing post I swear but I am going to point out the more banal aspects that people sugar coat or plain out ignore.

It all boils down to parents who have begun indoctrinating their children in what they want them to believe. And if homosexuality is a sin in their beliefs, they will expect their children to follow in suit. We're talking about families that center their entire lifestyle around their religious text of choice. What blows their minds is when the world around them doesn't align with their belief system. So now they are forced to confront the validity of their beliefs living in a modern world. While a more tolerant and unified existence is better, they'd sacrifice it for their little slice of self righteous opinion and dense pride. They are scared, so damn scared of progression and evolution. A simple history lesson would show you that civilizations are born and then they fall. Societies are born and they adapt to the world in motion as time ticks by. Since when did change become so evil? You'd have to pry the commandents from the cold dead hands of a conservative before they'd accept the world has changed in the last few thousand years. Everything changes in time, period. Even those tried and true tenets heavily religious people stick too. If there weren't a few progressive thinkers out there, we'd still be burning people at the stake and thinking the world was flat.

So I ask in country where there is supposed to be a dividing line between church and state. who has the right to dictate whom you can and cannot marry? Nobody. It is most certainly not in any goverments place to say that you can't marry somebody just because of who you both are! Religious people are entitled to their opinions and I'm not saying they should give a fruit basket to every gay person they meet, but practice a bit more tolerance. You never know, one day you might find yourself fighting for equality and being the wrongfully hated.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Just The Beginning..

Last night, Barack Obama became the first ever african american elected as President of the United States. History has been made and I'm very glad I was apart of that. Even though I began as a Hillary Clinton supporter, I ended up a Barack Obama supporter. And for the first time in these many years, I feel hope. We've got a long road ahead since the last 8 years under Bubba Dubya so I hope the rest of the world rejoices with us and bears with us as we pick up the pieces of our once great nation.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

One More Time..

Today is the day that will either define change for the next 4 years or continue the downward spiral into social and economic collapse. Californians, this is for you.

My last hurrah for endorsement.

Barack Obama in '08

Lastly and most importantly, get out and VOTE. Lines may be long but suck it up! As a young woman, it's important for me to vote because my parent's world will be given to me and I'm ready for change. So take a snack, book, blog, text, etc. I don't care what you do, as long as you vote today.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Too Much..

Today Spike was euthanized after a week of suffering from heart failure. Spike was Pap's dog. It was very hard for Mamaw but she couldn't bear to see him suffer anymore. She took him to the Vet to day with the help of a lovely individual who volunteered to come over and lift him into the car for her. In a nutshell, the Vet said sometime last week his heart started to fail. It wasn't disease or anything; his heart simply was worn out and weakening. Poor Spike had trouble moving. Mamaw said he'd collapsed completely on several occasions. He had other symptoms too. The Vet said even if she put him on meds for hsi heart, it wouldn't stop the inevitable. Spike would have just became inert and lost all mobility. He would have had to be hand-fed and placed on disposable pads since he couldn't move to go to the bathroom anymore. I'm glad Mamaw made the decision to prevent him from becoming that much worse. He suffered enough.

Rest in Peace, Spike.
Slime Pap with puppy love.