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Posted:Nov 30, 2007 10:41 am
Last Updated:Jun 30, 2010 11:58 pm

Yeah, I figure it's a good idea to jump the bandwagon on this one. So copy and paste the text below, fill in your name and leave it as a comment.

I *fill in your handle*, hereby grant permission to MissAnnThrope to link to my blog, groups, comments, profile and whatever the hell else she feels like linking to where I am concerned.

I understand that people will click the links and that while I might not always agree with whatever comments they leave, the first amendment comes into play. I understand that she may also subject me to those fucking games of tag when they come along, unless the rest of you leave her the hell out of it, which we know you won't.

I also understand that she's a sick, sadistic, twisted bitch who just might start one of those games on her own if we all allow her to get really, really bored.

Not to mention, I don't want her to cry and think I hate her. So, as she gets into those moods once a month or so for some ungodly reason, I don't want to piss her off. Which is another reason I'm giving her permission.


*Fill in your handle*
Happy Mabon
Posted:Sep 22, 2009 8:51 am
Last Updated:Mar 4, 2012 1:04 pm
Happy Mabon to all you Pagans out there. From the fluffiest to the darkest, have a great day!

I am making this for Mabon. Apple bread is just so overdone, I don't have the cookie cutters to make crescent cakes, so... Here's a recipe for those of you who are looking for something a bit different. After all, the harvest has started in some areas. So here is the recipe I use for pumpkin bread. Enjoy!

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup apple sauce
2/3 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.

2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, apple sauce, vanilla, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Mix in raisins. Pour into the prepared pans.

3. Bake for about 50 minutes. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

This freezes well too. So if you don't want to share after you've made it, save the spare loaf or loaves.
So Your State Has Threatened To Secede...
Posted:Sep 11, 2009 4:56 am
Last Updated:Dec 4, 2010 2:47 am
We've been hearing since we were , "America. Love it or leave it." In 2004, many took that to heart and petitioned Canada in hopes of immigration. However, this time around, with the fear mongering that has continued thanks to outlets such as Faux News, entire states are threatening to leave.

A few months ago, the Georgia Senate voted 43-1 to threaten to secede, as they feel their rights to free speech are being threatened all of the sudden. I guess they were asleep the previous eight years, as all but the fourth amendment was being eaten away at.

There has been a similar vote here in Oklahoma. But this is where the Wild West meets Ozzie and Harriet, while ignoring the fact Ricky Nelson grew up to be a cocaine snorting wife abuser. But hey, if he beat his wife, the bitch deserved it. That is the typical Okie mindset. Not to mention we have Sally Kern, who makes Katherine Harris and Rick Santorum look like they were sane. Nuff said.

But of all the threats, Texas keeps threatening. Well, Governor Rick Perry, at any rate. One second he's threatening, the next he's saying "lead, not secede," and then there are murmurs that he is threatening yet again.

Now, I've always thought Texas was another country to begin with. No offense to any Texans here, but you've got to admit, Texas is unique.

Now, secession sounds great to the teabaggers. (Did they even think about that term before they came up with it?) No more Obama, no more Liberals, God will be free to roam the land. Guns for everyone, God in schools, a right wing government for all, with a perfect theocracy. So what if your government ends up looking like Iran's when you're done? It's not the same thing! They worship the wrong Abrahamic god!

Well, I've decided to write a little guide for secession. Sure, it might sound good, but there's a lot to it that you probably haven't thought about.

First, you have to have your own currency and the gold to back up the value. So as a resident, get your money out of any state owned banks and into a United States bank. The value of your dollar isn't going to be worth much to start.

United States currency will be valued, if you have any left, just as it gets you further to use US dollars in Mexico. But you will have to set up currency exchanges and have the GNP and gold to back up your currency. And, you're going to have to think up a name for your currency. It is not as easy as just minting your own money. I mean, Confederate dollars might fetch big bucks as collector's items now, but those Southerners who found themselves with nothing but Confederate dollars after the Civil War were kind of out of luck financially. A bar of soap by the end of the Civil War cost $50 in Confederate currency, it was so worthless. So have the gold to back up your currency. So if you're a resident of a state that is serious about secession, hide it somewhere. Governments do have the legal right to seize your gold to back up their currency.

You're also going to need your own postal service. You will no longer be part of the United States, so the USPS is no longer obliged to have offices in every town in your new country. Which means you have to pick up the tab for postal workers who decide to stay, instead of immigrating to the United States to protect their pensions. You will have to come up with rates for stamps, packages, etc. You're going to have to hire people who know what they're doing, so you're going to have to pay them a living wage too. So the price of a stamp will probably go up in your new country. You will also need postal inspectors for all those packages that are arriving from outside of the country, figure out the duties for things ordered from outside the country, such as Amazon. It is no longer domestic shipping on your orders either, you now have to pay extra shipping charges and you are responsible for the duties on anything you order, just the way you are if you order something from Canada now. Even if it's from that popular auction site.

Next, you're going to need a passport to leave your new country. You are no longer a resident of the United States. You might not even be a citizen anymore, considering how hardline the secession is. If you declare yourself a citizen of your new country, you're going to need your new country's passport. Even if you are allowed to travel on your old United States passport, you're going to want to use your new country's passport, as you will want to support your new government and a good way to do that is through the revenue raised through these new passports.

With the passports and now being a new country, you are going to need your own border guards. Using Texas as an example, well, no more United States border guards to patrol the border with Mexico. You will be on your own, as you are no longer part of the United States. So, you will have to patrol not only the Mexican border on your own, but the borders with Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana. All those highways and secondary roads are going to have to be watched. People will have to be stopped at the border, their passports stamped, etc. It's going to be a massive traffic jam.

Now, you're going to need your own military. Army, Navy, Air Force at the very least. Mexico might see your secession as a chance to reclaim the state from the people who stole it. Or do you not remember the Alamo? Santa Anna won, if you forget. It was not a victory for Texas in any way, shape or form. Sam Houston had his troops retreat when word came down.

The so-called war on drugs? You're on your own. Of course, with the new border patrols, far less Oklahoma meth is going to make it into Texas, right? Well, maybe. You're going to be cash strapped with all these new borders to patrol and let's face it, you can't stop Mexicans from swimming the Rio Grande and getting into the state. So forget the DEA helping you out here. You already know you're a shipping route between Mexico and the Midwest for marijuana. You're not doing a great job of keeping it out of the country as it is.

Next, let's discuss imports and exports. Just about everything is going to be an import now and governments all have tariffs and duties on imports. Yours, in it's need to raise revenue will be no different. So that 50c candy bar is going to go up in price, as now it is an imported good. Clothing is going to be more expensive. Your guns and ammo are going to be more expensive too. Except for Derringers, as they are made in Texas. Just about everything is going to be more expensive. Because it will all have those tariffs and duties. Pray the United States is still willing to import your beef, which means you'd best not have even one case of Mad Cow, or they will cut you off as a beef exporter.

You're going to have to give the oil companies a cherry deal for them to stay in Texas. Because they get nice deals from the federal government and have lots of lobbyists in Washington. Think they're going to give up all those years of work in D.C.? They're going to want United States headquarters, so they can still get those sweet, sweet deals, instead of having to deal with imports and exports. All those refineries are now in danger of being moved to the United States.

Next, Social Security. You're going to have to come up with some way to take care of your elderly, because once you live outside the United States for six months, you are no longer eligible to collect. They cannot be started again until you return to the United States and stay for an entire calendar month. I do mean from the instant the clock hits midnight to start the first, until the click ticks off midnight to end the last day of the month. This also applies to who are collecting a dead parent's Social Security. So, if you're a Texas widow or widower with relying on that money for your in any way, you might want to move. To even get your check outside of the United States, the Social Security Administration is going to have to strike a deal with the new country Texas becomes.

You can also say goodbye to Medicare and Medicaid. So if you're elderly or poor, you'd better not get sick. Ever. Medicare and Medicaid do NOT apply outside of the United States. So all your elderly who need oxygen, dialysis, operations... You're going to have to think up something for them, as they will no longer have health insurance.

Speaking of insurance, just as with other corporations, companies are going to have to decide on if they want to do business in your new country. What are the new regulations going to to be? What sort of tax breaks are you going to give them to stay in business in your new country?

Now, in a state the size of Texas, there will be a permanent population, which is a requirement. The state government is already in place. The territory is defined. Which leads to the good neighbor clause. Ever hear of the Montevideo Convention? No? You might want to study up on it. It has those four conditions if you want to form a country that is recognized as legitimate in the international community. The good neighbor clause, as it is called, says you are able to interact with other countries like adults. Instead of continuing to perpetuate the childish nature of the teabag crowd. Unless of course, you join the United Nations. Then you can fight in chambers and be as much of an unruly spoiled brat as you want.

Now, you are no longer getting federal dollars from the United States government. "Cool," you're thinking to yourself, "no more federal income tax!"

Not so fast there, Skippy. No federal dollars means no more federal dollars for police, schools, natural disasters, construction, fire fighters, road construction and repair and a host of other things. Which means, that money has to come from somewhere. Watch your property taxes skyrocket as they are used to find schools, police and libraries. Your state tax is now your country tax. So you're going to see the sales tax go up and... You will now most likely discover they will have to institute a Texas income tax. They are going to have to recoup the lost federal funding somehow. Remember what Katrina did to the oil refineries in Galveston? You are now responsible for rebuilding after your own disasters. And remember, that wasn't nearly as bad as the storm that hit in 1900. So you will have to pray that hurricanes stop hitting your state.

Now, let's turn back to crime. Texas has at least 10 federal prisons. Prisons are big business in Texas. You even have a federal Supermax prison. Well, say goodbye to all the jobs and to the prisons. Those are federal prisoners. So they're going back to the United States, they're not going to be staying in the new country of Texas. Think the Beaumont area is going to be able to stand that blow? The poverty level in Port Arthur is going to rise even higher than 25% when that Supermax is gone.

But that poverty is going to be getting worse, as no while your Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare are going to be gone, so will Welfare, food stamps, home energy assistance... All of these are federal programs and many low income families would starve to death without food stamps. Not to mention die of hypothermia in winter without home energy assistance. So your new country is going to have to figure out how to take care of their elderly and their poor. Hey, remember the 70% tax bracket that we used to have in this country? You just might be bringing it back!

These have just been the major points in forming your own country. There are many other things to consider, such as censorship and various laws. But one thing is certain. Your tax burden is going to go up in a big way, as you will suddenly be responsible for your own people. After a few years of this, you're going to wonder why you bothered. That is, if you haven't moved to protect your federal benefits, that you feel you're entitled to, but other people aren't. That is, if the United States allows you to immigrate. Move to Oklahoma without following proper immigration law and you're suddenly going to find yourself... An illegal immigrant.

Funny how that works, isn't it?
Thank You... Laura Bush?
Posted:Sep 8, 2009 10:04 am
Last Updated:Apr 26, 2010 8:51 pm
I have come to the conclusion that right wingers have gone completely bat shit crazy. I mean, they have lost it. And not one of them will give the real reason why.

I seriously can't believe that these fucking insane white people are so upset that the President of the United States is addressing school , to tell them to be cool, stay in school.

Oh, but they're convinced this is political indoctrination. Obviously, if any of these good, upstanding white Christian right wingnuts have college degrees, they're from places such as Liberty University or Oral Roberts University. Because don't you know, any college or university that isn't religious is a hotbed of left wing communist thought? Honest, most of them believe that.

The people who have been on the news for the most part screaming about this have been showing their ignorance too. Such as last week, a woman from the Independent Women's Forum, a website for women who call themselves Independents, because the Republican Party isn't conservative for them. She was screaming that government has no place in PUBLIC schools and no president has the right to talk to school , as it is indoctrination. To her credit, as she's probably one of those Ron Paul conspiracy theory lunatics, she wasn't thrilled with when former President Bush addressed school and asked them each to give a dollar to Afghani refugees. You know, that's one of the few things Dubya did that I actually agreed with.

But this woman showed where she was really coming from when she started saying evolution shouldn't be taught in school. Because it's a values lesson, not a science lesson.


Evolution is about your personal values. Yep. Another dumb as dirt Christian Fundamentalist who believes the Earth is only 6,000 years old and evolution is a religion for atheists.

The "average" white parents on the street that they've been interviewing aren't any better. Could we please find some who aren't dressed in clothes from Wal*Mart and who look incomplete without beer bottles in their hands? They are screaming that they don't want their even seeing President Obama, let alone have to listen to him in a public school broadcast, because he's going to push socialism and even worse, socialized medicine down their throats.

Look you imbeciles. Public schools are run by the government, like it or not. Your tax dollars, local, state and federal pay for them. So if you don't want your learning evolution or listening to the President of the United States address school , then put them in that local Christian school that will teach them that Adam and Eve rode around on dinosaurs. Let them have that substandard Christian education that teaches pi = 3. Let them end up at Liberty University or Oral Roberts University and let them discover on graduation that their diplomas aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Do your that disservice. Better yet, go watch "Idiocracy" and realize that your stupidity and fear and racism are leading this country in that direction.

Then there was this cuntscab Conservative blogger on Faux News last week who was trying to look cute, but even before she spoke, you could see the venom dripping from her fangs. She actually said that of course the President was addressing school and it was going to be to ram universal health care down their throats, because are the only ones who will buy it, as they actually were born yesterday.


I wasn't aware had the right to vote.

OK, so do these stupid fucking morons (yes, I know that was redundant,) not remember that in 1986 their HERO, their political GOD, the man to whom they all pray daily, Ronald Reagan, gave a heavily politicized speech to school ?

He talked about nuclear disarmament, the red threat, tax reform, etc. Touting how he did away with the 70% tax bracket. (Now people who make a few million a year bitch about paying the same percent of taxes that the rest of us pay.) As a matter of fact, going over Reagan's speeches to school , they were all about how he went to school in a and buggy, don't do drugs, let's get missiles into outer space and very political speeches. But of course, it was the Great God Ronald Reagan and over 20 years ago. So that was ok, I guess.

President Obama is done with his speech now. It was completely, be cool, stay in school. Yet there's some white Texan on MSNBC right now saying the government should be sued for forcing this down the throats of . That it violates the civil rights of school to have a lesson plan to go along with this. He's from Texas. Where school by LAW are now having creationism and religion shoved down their throats in public schools, by state law.

So after watching the President address and even with "God bless" as part of the closing, people are still upset that their had to watch this.

Now there's some imbecile on there saying that now President Obama is going to be too popular with and as a result, when the Defense of Marriage Act is repealed, are going to side with the President, instead of with their parents, as they're too naive to know the difference. They are really reaching now.

You know, from birthers to nirthers to people who are upset about these speech, 99.9% have one thing in common. You are all white. Most of you are from the South, or states with high numbers of hate groups. I have one thing to say to all of you. Just admit you're scared we have a mulatto president. Admit the fact that his father was black and his mother was white threatens you. Admit you're afraid this will give your ideas that she can date or even marry a man who isn't the same race as she. And have babies that aren't white. Admit this is white fright. Except for Michael Steele and a handful of conservative pundits the cable news networks drag out. So it can't be white fright if the head of the Republican Party and a few black men agree with it. Right?

I wish I could remember who it was who was on last week who was on about storm troopers. (I started to write this last week, the power went out, I lost everything. Heh.) When he was confronted with how Conservatives are comparing President Obama to Hitler and using mock ups of him as Hitler at rallies, he said that was perfectly acceptable and the Democrats were calling former President Bush a Nazi when he was in office. Huh? Yep. Because a Democrat on the Senate floor referred to troops in Iraq as storm troopers, he was comparing them to SS Storm Troopers and calling Bush a Nazi. See what I mean about how they're really reaching?

For one thing, back in 2005, when the last Star Wars movie came out, Republicans were comparing themselves to Sith Lords, trying to decide of then President Bush was a true Sith Lord and how Darth Vader was just misunderstood, he wasn't really evil. There were articles on this phenomenon. The Sith became the symbol for the Republican Party, until they got bored. Hell, there are still some right wing Star Wars geeks who believe it, I'm sure. But do a web search on the term "storm troopers." See what comes up. Just watch how many pages you have to go through before you find even one reference to WWII.

So, we come to the words I never thought I'd say. Thank you, Laura Bush, for trying to be the voice of sanity in all of this. For making statements to try to calm down the wing nuts. For reminding your own party of the words they used on Democrats while your husband was president. That people should respect the office of the President of the United States and that the President has the right to address . But they won't listen, as you are yesterday's news. Not to mention, the new wave of far right Conservatives believe what your husband's old advisor, Karl Rove said about education. That too much education turns a person into a Democrat. So, your party now fears education. They fear the President telling their to stay in school and make something of themselves.

Sad, isn't it?
Who Named This Shit?
Posted:Aug 21, 2009 8:31 am
Last Updated:Sep 11, 2009 4:27 pm
Seriously, who thought Tweaker was a good name for an energy drink? This is an actual product. It comes in a four ounce too, called Tweak Extreme.

Now, I probably wouldn't think a thing about it if I wasn't living in the meth capital of the Lower Midwest. However, since moving here, I have learned that the word tweaker is used to describe someone who is high on meth. They make jerky movements while tweaking and have been known to pick at their faces for hours. Most meth heads will have scabs all over them, from picking at their faces and arms.

When someone is tweaking, they tend to have unlimited energy too, which is why it is so popular with unwed mothers. They can get up at the crack of dawn, clean the house, get the up and off to school, go to work, get home and clean the house while cooking dinner for the and get to bed well after midnight and be up bright and early at the crack of dawn. Tweakers tend to be obsessive about one task at a time, it's not uncommon to hear about one vacuuming the same spot of carpet for two hours. They also start to become paranoid the longer they're on meth.

People who do meth long term tend to never stop tweaking. The jerky movements and not being able to sit or stand still stays with them long after the meth is gone.

Which is why I CANNOT understand why they would name energy drinks after a meth habit.

But reading the FAQ on their page, this stuff kind of sounds like meth. Here are some highlights.

1. What should I experience If I drink four ounces of Tweak Extreme or two ounces of Tweaker.

Ever remember sitting at a party and not really wanting to talk with anyone wishing you were ten years younger? All of a sudden you can't sit down, you find yourself walking around talking with everyone having the time of your life- suddenly, you notice it's two in the morning, nearly four hours past your bedtime... that's what if feels like to drink a Tweaker or four ounces of Tweak Extreme.

Don't you love the grammar? The writer sounds as if he or she is on meth. Hmmm...

2. You're in your 18-wheel rig, pick up truck or VW and your driving from Dallas to Las Vegas via New York City and your eyes feel heavy. All you can think about is sleeping.

You’re in your 18-wheel rig, pick up truck or VW and your driving from Dallas to Las Vegas via New York City and your eyes feel heavy. All you can think about is sleeping. You drink Tweak or Tweaker and find your self singing to Meatloaf on the top of your lunges and suddenly realizing you drove across the country and your only five miles from Las Vegas!

Lunges? Isn't Las Vegas about a four day drive from NYC? What is in this shit?

5. I drank half a bottle of Tweak and felt shaky, why?

The shaky feeling usually occurs because your metabolic rate has increased and there is not enough blood sugar to accommodate the increased activity. Eat some carbohydrates, fruit or bread and the shakes should pass quickly. This is another reason we strongly suggest you drink Tweak Extreme and Tweaker with food in your stomach.

The shaky feeling is the start of tweaking. I wonder if there's actual methamphetamine in this shit, I seriously do.

8. My girlfriend switched from another energy drink and is now drinking Tweak. She told me that she lost ten pounds in a month when she switched. Will I lose weight if I drink Tweak?

We do not make the claim that Tweak Extreme will help you lose weight. However, many people report losing weight when switching from an existing energy drink to Tweak. More often than not, this happens because the consumer has eliminated a massive amount of sugar and calories by dropping the old school energy drink and switching to Tweak Extreme or Tweaker. These drinks are zero calories, carbs and sugar. Another possible reason for the loss of weight could be a loss of appetite, which is common with the use of Tweak.

Besides, if we make the claim that our product helps you lose weight, we will have to admit that Tweaker and Tweak Extreme are 10% pure speed...

So it even looks like the marketing is aimed at meth addicts. Trade one speed for another.

This company also has a picture gallery on their site. The pictures should be of the product, right? Show the pretty bottles? Nope! The gallery are all interior shots of someone's mansion!

I really do think they should rename this product. The company is headquartered in Dallas, so they are fully aware of what tweaker means.

So, what do you all think? Would you drink this knowing that you will probably have the meth experience, just without the paranoia for the first few days or weeks?
Hog Heaven... A Taste Of Home
Posted:Jul 20, 2009 4:54 pm
Last Updated:Sep 14, 2009 3:51 pm
Last week the one night, the roomie walked in with a very drunken friend and her equally as drunk friend. They were here to sleep it off, I guess. But the friend of his friend was visiting from Brooklyn. Brooklyn? As in NYC?

Well, needless to say she and I spent the night bonding as we bitched about Oklahoma. As a matter of fact, she stopped talking as she finally fell asleep on the couch... At 9:30 the next morning.

A lot of our conversation had to do with the things you can't get in Oklahoma. She was on about how she finally escaped Oklahoma after being snatched from Brooklyn in her teens, how she was finally living back there and how coming back to Oklahoma after being back in the city made her all the more homesick. But of course, as we went on about the things you can't get here, it turned to food.

She was on about Stella D'Oro cookies and how you can't find them here and she needed her Breakfast Treats. Well, about two months ago after making disastrous Chicken Paprikash with the paprika you can find in the spice aisle of the local excuse of a supermarket, I started calling stores to see if I could find Hungarian sweet paprika. I finally found a store called Petty's Gourmet Market that carried it. I caught the bus the next day and paid the place a visit. One of the first things I saw when I walked in was a meager selection of Stella D'Oro. No anisette toast or sponge, no Lady Stella assortment, but a tiny selection. I did remember the Breakfast Treats among them.

So, the next evening, after they had slept it off properly, we made a trip to Petty's. Of course, she was as disappointed about the selection as I was, (would it kill them to carry the anisette toast?) but they did have her main craving.

As we browsed the store, I realized most of what is considered gourmet around here, or at least in that store, came from the NYC area. Most of which at in inflated price. $11 for a jar of Rao's sauce? I mean, really. Just what kind of taxes do they charge to allow products from other states across the border?

As we were browsing the deli case, I started to say, "Yet I bet I won't find Taylor..." and there it was in front of me. Packages upon packages of Taylor Ham, otherwise known as that New Jersey delicacy pork roll. It's impossible to explain it to people who have never had it. It's sort of like Canadian bacon, but much better. Although this heretic had the nerve to tell me it sounded like "glorified bologna."

I couldn't believe my eyes. First, I balked at the price. $8 for a pound? Then I realized that when I was craving it so badly last year, when I looked around for it online, it would have cost far more by the pound to have it shipped. So of course I grabbed a roll.

Then came the quest for real Kaiser rolls. No such luck. So I went the heathen route and grabbed hamburger buns.

The ladies got me home and then went on their way. Then I called the heretic to tell her to get her ass up here before it's gone to have a sandwich and see if she still calls it, "glorified bologna."

A bit later the roomie walked in and I'm all but dancing around saying, "Look what I found!" Then I proceeded to make Taylor ham and egg sandwiches, (I know, but the "cheese food" they sell here is NOT real American cheese and I wasn't going to sully the sandwich,) and share.

Well, the roomie is cut off. When he was done, he said, "that's one of the best egg and Spam sandwich I've ever had. SPAM?????? What is wrong with the palates of people here? SPAM???? I am STILL offended! He so isn't getting any more egg and Taylor ham sandwiches.

I just can't believe I found it. Especially after a night of bitching and being homesick. Sometimes it is the little things, isn't it?
Cummingtonite? Wait, Really?
Posted:Jul 16, 2009 2:48 am
Last Updated:May 3, 2012 5:45 pm
The rock pictured at the left has the unfortunate name of cummingtonite. It is a compound mineral, comprised of magnesium iron silicate hydroxide. It is also a fairly common rock.

At first, I thought a perv of a geologist had named it that for a laugh. But no. It was first found in 1824 near Cummington, Massachusetts. So the geologist who named it had no idea it's name would be a dirty pun in another 150 years. Which also means, it's not actually pronounced "cumming-tonite", but instead, "cummington-ite".

I actually thought it was a practical joke when I was sent to a site mentioning it. But it would seem it's a well documented mineral. I just felt the need to share.
WTF Is Wrong With This Site Now?
Posted:Jul 11, 2009 10:10 pm
Last Updated:May 3, 2012 5:05 pm

So I wrote a brilliant post about Sally Kern. It should be below this one. However, the picture I used was too big, as they've decided to stop resizing photos next to posts and then squish all the text up into a tiny space. So, I edited.

Then I noticed the blogs reloaded, I was told my post number stayed the same. Was this because of the edit?

So, this post, to see if I can unlock the one below it. If you still can't see that one after this posts, leave a comment here, so I can repost it, above this one. Otherwise, read the post on that cuntscab, as it is brilliant. Long, but brilliant. Unless you're an insane, bigoted fundie, then you will hate it.
Can You Even Define The Stupidity Of Sally Kern?
Posted:Jul 11, 2009 9:28 pm
Last Updated:Apr 26, 2010 8:51 pm
Those of you with long memories and who don't live in Oklahoma may remember me talking about Sally "the cuntscab" Kern in this post, about a year ago. Well, she's at it again.

It would seem that the current recession has nothing to do with the fact that for the last 20 or 25 years this country has focused on the financial sector instead of manufacturing. Nope. Nothing to do with the decline of the gross national product. Nothing to do with hedge funds manipulating prices. Nothing to do with overinflated stock and housing prices. Nothing to do with the Graham-Leach-Bliley Bill either. Nope. In spite of economists warning about this for more years than I care to remember, none of this has anything to do with the current economic crisis. At least, not in the mind of Sally Kern.

Why is this country is such bad shape? Because of our morals. According to Sally Kern, that is.

For those who don't know, Sally Kern is a Representative in the State House, from District 84. That is the Oklahoma City area and well, I'm glad she represents them, because if you ask around, she doesn't represent Tulsans. She's also gotten into trouble a few times for trying to sneak her loaded .380 semiautomatic handgun into the State Capitol.

She is one of those Republicans who believes GOP means "God's Own Party." No one has corrected her. For those who have forgotten, it actually means, "Grand Old Party." It is also a dying elephant, everywhere but Oklahoma.

She is a religious bigot, she is on record as calling any religion other than Baptist as "insignificant." She screams about the homosexual agenda, ignoring the fact her who fled the state is gay himself. Oh, he claims he has gone for the cure, which is why he was a regular in Oklahoma gay bars after taking the cure. Oklahoma is like one small town. People will see you and talk. Which is probably why he fled to Iowa.

Think I'm kidding? She has refused to apologize for this quote and says she stands by every word: "Studies show that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than, you know, a few decades. So it's the death knell of this country. I honestly think it's the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam – which I think is a big threat, okay? Cause what's happening now is they are going after, in schools, two-year olds...And this stuff is deadly, and it's spreading, and it will destroy our young people, it will destroy this nation."

I want to know what societies those were, I can't think of one society that crumbled for embracing homosexuality. And aren't these the arguments that were used in the American South when interracial marriage was illegal, just a few short decades ago?

But you know, as a good Southern Baptist woman, married to the pastor of the Olivet Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, I suppose she feels she has better morals than the rest of us. Of course, the Southern Baptist Convention is becoming more hardcore right by the day and just last month kicked out a church in Texas, for refusing to take a formal congregational action to condemn homosexuality, something that the SBC requires of no other church. Several members of the church are openly gay and the church itself said, the SBC doesn't make sure adulterers are kicked out, so why should homosexuals be different?

So, I guess to cover her ass and that of her husband's church, Kern came up with a publicity stunt that is pissing off a good number of people in Oklahoma.

Last week, just in time for the Fourth of July recess, Mrs. Kern held a ceremony on the State House steps, to try to bring her brand of religious bigotry to Oklahoma. She is trying to get all Oklahomans to sign something called, "Oklahoma Citizen’s Proclamation for Morality". In it, she blames homosexuality, pornography and divorce for the current economic crisis.

No, really, she does. She also blames it on President Obama not upholding the National Day of Prayer and for declaring June GLBT Pride Month. Because like, the nation was NOT in economic crisis before we elected a *gasp* Democrat. A Democrat who hasn't even picked an official church in D.C. yet! OMG, NO!!!!!!!!!!! We might actually have a secular president! Get out the tar and feathers!

This woman is a complete fucking batshit crazy cuntscab imbecile. She is a disgrace to Oklahoma. Those of you who read this here and think she's right are hypocrites. Because if she had her way, this site would be shut down before you could blink.

God is punishing America economically according to this thing I have trouble calling a woman. Of course, she doesn't seem to realize the entire world, except for those heathen Islamic oil producing nations are going through the same thing. Perhaps she should look at the economic status of the world and start considering Allah and the word of his prophet Muhammad, (peace be upon him,) as the followers of Islam seem to have been blessed with riches from the ground. Well, except for Iraq, which had a secular government before we invaded. But see? They didn't have a theocracy and Allah punished them! Just like a loving Jesus is punishing the United States!

I so wish I was making up this woman. But this was signed. It starts with a bunch of quotes from the Founding Fathers, most of whom were Deists and not Christians. It also takes a few out of context and then throws in a few from Noah Webster, who it would seem, Kern doesn't realize wasn't a Founding Father, or even a politician.

But this is the text that follows the quotes...

WHEREAS, the people of Oklahoma have a strong tradition of reliance upon the Creator of the Universe; and

WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis; and

WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, abuse, and many other forms of debauchery; and

WHEREAS, alarmed that the Government of the United States of America is forsaking the rich Christian heritage upon which this nation was built; and

WHEREAS, grieved that the Office of the president of these United States has refused to uphold the long held tradition of past presidents in giving recognition to our National Day of
Prayer; and

WHEREAS, deeply disturbed that the Office of the president of these United States disregards the biblical admonitions to live clean and pure lives by proclaiming an entire month to an immoral behavior;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we the undersigned elected officials of the people of Oklahoma, religious leaders and citizens of the State of Oklahoma, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world, solemnly declare that the HOPE of the great State of Oklahoma and of these United States, rests upon the Principles of Religion and Morality as put forth in the HOLY BIBLE; and

BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, believers in the One True God and His only , call upon all to join with us in recognizing that "Blessed is the Nation whose God is the
Lord," and humbly implore all who love Truth and Virtue to live above reproach in the sight of God and man with a firm reliance on the leadership and protection of Almighty God; and

BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, humbly call upon Holy God, our Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer, to have mercy on this nation, to stay His hand of judgment, and grant a national awakening of righteousness and Christian renewal as we repent of our great sin.

Signed on the second day of July in the year of our Lord Christ Two Thousand and Nine.

I so want to know what politicians signed this. They should NOT be allowed back into office. Perhaps this thing that calls herself a woman should read the Constitution of the United States. Something about Article Six of the Constitution? I seem to remember something in there about religion and elected officials. Oh yeah. It says no religious test can be used to keep people out of office, or used to put them in office. In other words, it says no theocracy. And then the first amendment says, what is it? "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Yeah, that's what it says. And federal law supersedes state law. So suck it, you ugly prune faced hag.

Kern also seems to forget that Oklahoma is number one in this country. Number one for out of wedlock teenage births. Number one for trafficking of kidnapped and coerced minors for truck stop . According to the news, Oklahoma has a major problem with 12 and 13 year old girls being forced into at truck stops. But instead of blaming the traffickers, or even raiding these places, let's just fuck the little girls and blame them for having vaginas.

I don't know why she's so upset about divorce. After all, Oklahoma is only number three as far as divorces per 1000 go. Right behind Nevada and Arkansas. Oklahomans in 2005 (the last year the data is available for,) divorced at the rate of 5.6 couples per 1000. But you know, those liberal states of NY and NJ with their 2.8 and 2.9 per 1000 are so very debauched. And Washington D.C., which God is going to smite, the rate is 2.0 per 1000, the lowest in the nation. The evil and corrupt land of Ted Kennedy, a.k.a. Massachusetts, is number 2 at couples staying together, with only 2.2 divorces per 1000. Ah, you say, but I've mentioned states with high Catholic populations. But according to Baptists, Catholics are all Satanists. So does this mean Satan keeps couples from divorcing and making Jesus weep?

Now, the Bible not only condones abuse, but says disobedient should be stoned to death by their parents. While I can't find state to state data on abuse, I did find that white parents are more likely to kill their before anyone notices anything was wrong.

But Kern is so misguided. She should work on figuring out why these things are so high in her own state and so low in those liberal godless states. She needs to stop using god as a crutch, as an excuse and start to own what is wrong at home. Learn to love her gay/non-gay . Learn a bit of tolerance. Realize that we do NOT live in a theocracy and the authors of the Constitution stuck something in about how we are never to be a theocracy. But then again, when was the last time a Republican had any respect for the Constitution?

Sally Kern, it's too bad you wouldn't be caught dead at this site. But I'm sure your husband is one of those many married, Christian men who don't get it at home and are here. So Rev. Kern, if you're reading, do us all a favor. Tell your fucking stupid as shit wife to stop blaming God for everything. To own the responsibility of what turning a blind eye does in her own state. Worry about the truck stop who are forced into by adults. Worry about racial intolerance in this state, instead of worrying that we have a President who is going to steal her purse because he's the wrong color. Stop worrying about homosexual art and antique dealers who could probably buy and sell her, as homosexual couples tend to have more disposable income than straight couples.

Inform her that pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry and drives the economy. As do weddings. A gay wedding means the baker works, the florist works, the flower growers work, Men's Warehouse gets to sell another pair of tuxedos, waiters and waitresses get to work, caterers get business, the hall that is rented doesn't have to rent itself out to a Klan meeting that night, etc. These things are GOOD for the economy, not bad.

You can't be against abortion and tell girls not to have babies out of wedlock either. It is one or the other. Abortion can actually be good for the girl, as she then gets to finish high school, go to college, get a degree and get a job that isn't saying, "do you want fries with that?" Which is what must unwed teenage mothers are doing in this fine state.

And keep in mind, while all those states that have much lower divorce, much lower teenage birth rates, much lower trafficking etc. aren't doing as well as this state economically. They keep reminding us on the news that housing prices are rising in Tulsa and staying stable in the rest of the state. People are moving here for jobs. We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Yet we have the most behavior that is against god, including Tulsa having one of the highest per capita gay populations. According to some sources, we have the highest per 1000 of population gay populations in the country. So you are truly cutting your own throat.

Please, OKC residents. Get rid of this insane woman. Vote for her opponent in the primaries. Vote Democratic for once. It won't send you to hell and it won't change much of anything in the state.

And for the rest of you, especially if you're in Oklahoma, look up the petition to impeach this woman for trying to turn the state into a theocracy. You can find it with that popular search engine. This woman has to go. Hey, she was born in Arkansas. Can we send her back there?
Just Fucking Make It Stop!
Posted:Jul 7, 2009 11:48 am
Last Updated:Jul 11, 2009 4:51 pm

We have a new treaty with Russia. Which I'm sure is making the people at Faux News absolutely apoplectic, as don't you know, they live in the days of the Cold War and no one told them about Glastnost.

Sarah Palin has stepped down and I'm wondering what they have on her. I'm sort of disappointed that this means she will never get the nomination in 2012, as no one with an IQ over 90 would have voted for her.

Al Franken was FINALLY being sworn in, six months late. The Democrats now have that magic number of 60 and we should be celebrating. Right?

But no!

All of these things are basically asides in the news right now. What is 90% of news coverage? Michael Jackson.

Fucking enough already! I am so sick of hearing about this drug-addled well-known has-been. His career was washed up years ago, only to find new fame by touching little boys. But in death, he is suddenly some sort of God.

This bugs me. When was the last time he even had a hit? It's been years! He hasn't even done a studio album in eight years. As far as any hits off of it, well, it didn't get airplay for long and chances are that it was nostalgia that got any airplay for the album.

But suddenly, he's a star again in death. No other news seems to matter. Touching little boys and then having to buy his way out? Forgiven. that probably aren't even his? Forgiven.

It's been two weeks of non-stop coverage. I couldn't even find Franken being sworn in today. Hell, CNN doesn't even have video on their site, just a one paragraph blog blurb. By the time I finally found it on C-SPAN, it was over. Why? It is all fucking Michael Jackson on every single channel.

OK, sure, it's the memorial. But what about the non-stop news before this? When a former President dies, he doesn't get this kind of coverage. I'm amazed his family didn't have him lay in state for a week.

Then there are the collector's items. The magazines are everywhere, you can't escape them, unless you don't go out. The Franklin Mint already has a Michael Jackson charm bracelet for $90. I'm waiting for the collector plates and also, own a piece of Neverland in a *ahem* tasteful crystal pendant or some such shit. You know, like those fake pieces of the manger crosses that Ricardo Montalban was hawking a few years ago.

This is complete insanity. It needs to stop. But it won't. The fights over the his will are going to continue. His ex-wife is going to insist on genetic testing, to show his two oldest aren't his. The media is going to milk this longer than when Princess Diana died. Which is a very scary thought.

Sure, I can understand gold digging parents being upset. After all, they never got to set up their little boys so they could sue for millions. Pity them, they'll have go hunt down Gary Glitter or something.

Never have I seen so much adulation for someone with questionable sexual practices and who hasn't had a big hit in 20 years. You would think instead, would already be saying his name three times in a mirror at sleep overs, to see if he appears and gives them a "bad touch". That parents would already be using him as the boogyman. "Eat all your vegetables and clean your room, or Michael Jackson will come out of your closet as you sleep and touch you!"

But no. It's the exact opposite. And I so don't get it.
Conversation Stopper
Posted:Jul 1, 2009 1:09 am
Last Updated:Sep 4, 2009 1:02 am

Well, as I mentioned in the last post, I've been hanging out in religious debate rooms. When you cut away the insane fundies posting scripture and screaming everyone is going to Hell and the insane atheists who will probably be fundies sometime in the next five years, you get a good balance on both sides. For the most part.

But even the most tolerable of the Born-Again crowd have some really fucked up ideas. For instance, a fellow Pagan who hangs out in these rooms with me is a bit obsessed with celebrity, as many people are. She made a comment this week about celebrities dropping like flies.

So, one of the Jesus Crispy crowd decided to explain it to her. I am so not making this up.

She explained that first Ed McMahon died. And that as he spent so many years bringing pleasure to people sitting on the couch next to Johnny Carson and then the joy he brought people delivering millions for American Family Publishers, when he got to Heaven, St. Peter met him at the pearly gates and told him he could have anyone he wanted to come join him.

(Right about now, I'm thinking, "oh cool! I haven't heard any Ed McMahon jokes yet!")

So Ed McMahon tells St. Peter that he was always really into the blonde from Charlie's Angels, the perky one, can he have her?

So *poof* Farrah Fawcett dies.

So she gets to Heaven and St. Peter tells her that he was sorry to cut her off before she could get married, but it was a special request. Was there anything she wanted to make up for it?

So she tells St. Peter that her grandchildren are obsessed with famous people and that she wants to keep them safe. Especially from predators. Like that guy who likes little .

So *poof* Michael Jackson dies.

I'm sitting here waiting for the punchline and it's not being delivered. That seems to be the end.

So I pipe up with, "So is the punchline St. Peter tells Michael Jackson he can have anyone and asks for a boy with a big mouth and that's why Billy Mays died?"

Brought the conversation to a dead stop.

I thought it was funny. Go figure.
Remember That Cult I Want To Start?
Posted:Jun 29, 2009 8:03 am
Last Updated:Sep 4, 2009 1:03 am

For the past week or so, they've been dropping like flies. Which of course, lets us all tap into our senses of mortality. The bigger the news, the more people talk, the more they compare their ages to the ages of the deceased. Which leads to more people starting to think along the lines of the religious.

Last week, while listening to people in a debate room go on about the death of a drug addled well-known has-been who was about to attempt a comeback, I realized something. About Jesus. Some of you will consider this mockery, but I want you all to look at the evidence.

Jesus has been back, but no one noticed. All they saw was a rabble-rouser. But it is so obvious. Both Jesus and this man were rabble-rousers. Hippie liberals who were working for social change. Both preached peace. Both were persecuted for their views. Both were brought to trial. Both disappeared for years. Both committed suicide. Granted, Jesus went for suicide by Roman soldiers, but that does count as suicide. Going by the bible description of Jesus, they had the same dark skin, the same hair like wool and the same eyes of fire. Both were mostly rejected in their own time. But the social change both brought about has lasted to this day and age. Even the signs of their times still exist. Both the cross and the peace sign, which still hang around the necks of believers. Both were accused of subversion by the bourgeoisie.

I am talking about... Abbie Hoffman.

I can't believe how obvious the evidence is and how we haven't noticed. We should be ashamed of ourselves.

Sure, Abbie didn't spend his time healing the sick or turning water into wine. Oh no. Modern audiences would have been looking for the mirrors offstage. Abbie knew this, so he turned things theatrical. Because in a society where everyone is glued to the TV screen, theatrics are what people will believe in.

Jesus spent seven weeks in the desert. Abbie Hoffman spent seven years in hiding, which is a desert of sorts. He had to reinvent himself.

Reinvent himself he did. As time and his appearance passed, he under a new name got involved in saving the St. Lawrence River. Environmentalism became his cause and he even wrote for a travel magazine as he roamed the country.

Hoffman ended up being diagnosed as bipolar after all those years in hiding. If you read the various gospels, you will see Jesus definitely had his bipolar moments.

Then there are the ones that surrounded the two of them.

Jerry Rubin was definitely Judas. He sold out the cause in favor of becoming filthy rich, just as Judas sold out for a few pieces of silver. Even his death brings parallels. Did Judas die hanging himself, or was he disemboweled in a field? Did Rubin die as a direct result of being hit by a car, or would have have had that heart attack either way?

Tom Hayden is the reincarnation of Peter. He has never lost the faith. He didn't join the system to sell out as Rubin did, but to continue social change as a fiery liberal. He still fights the good fight and keeps the spirit alive.

David Dellinger wasn't like the rest of them. Much older, from a wealthy family, faded into obscurity after the trial. But he never stopped fighting for social change, even though few listened. Few cared what he had to say and he was martyred again, in memory of the cause in 1996. He is Andrew, whose gospel was cut out of the final cut of the bible as apocryphal.

Then there was MC5. The band that played the Chicago convention, with their rallying cry of "Kick Out The Jams." This song was updated and code to let us all know that Jesus and his disciples were back. It hinted at the money lenders of the temples. Alas, the true meaning of the song was lost.

For anyone who is waiting for the Rapture or the Three Days of Darkness mentioned in the bible, those things are passed. The 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention were those three days of darkness and the demons crawling destroying anyone who ventured out onto the streets were the Chicago PD, under the direction of Satan himself, Mayor Richard J. Daley.

I think it's time to recognize these men and the others for what they were. Prophets. So, how is that for an original idea for the cult? Heretical or so obvious you can't believe you've never noticed?

BTW, since we're supposed to mention this stuff, this is my 500th post. I know, I know, it took me long enough. I think it's rather fitting it comes on the heels of Mariano Rivera's 500th Major League save. Thank you, ESPN, for showing the game!
Fox Sports Are Fucking Bastards
Posted:Apr 25, 2009 1:34 pm
Last Updated:Jun 28, 2009 3:12 pm
And I hope someone who works for them is a member here and sees this.

All week, they've been advertising they will be showing the Yankees vs. the Red Sox. I've been waiting all week, excited as a school girl on prom night. After all, Tulsa is NOT a baseball town. The only Yankee anyone here can name is Derek Jeter. I've been Yankees deprived for two years now. The All Star Game last summer has been the closest to Yankee Baseball I've seen since I've gotten here.

But finally, no more Dish Network with no local stations, in spite of the roomie paying for them. No more trying to hunt down an antenna to try to watch regular TV. Cable is here! So the Saturday game of the week on Fox is mine!

Finally! Saturday is here! The pre-game show is all about the Yankees and their rivalry with Boston. They tell us the game will begin after the commercials.

Then, just before the commercials, they say it. Some areas may be seeing the Cubs and Cardinals.

I kept my fingers crossed during the commercials. Then my heart fell. Do I see the site of Fenway Park? NO! I see Busch Stadium. I wanted to cry.

You know, I have nothing against the Cubs or the Cardinals. But I am not a National League fan. The few baseball fans I've met in this town have been Kansas City Royals fans. I know, no accounting for taste, but the point is, they're not National League fans either.

I'm sitting here, heartbroken. I wanted to see the Yankees and Fox Sports pulled the rug out from under me. It isn't like there are many houses tuning in to the game in this town anyway. So why can't they make me happy and show me the Yankees?

Fox Sports, you're as disappointing and misleading as your news division. I think I'll start calling you Faux Sports, just as I call the news division Faux News.

Go fuck yourselves, Fox. Burn in Hell.

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