Oh California…

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2009 by scribedexi

http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/#1yl54J/news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8275794.stm/

I just don’t get California. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they are going to break off and become an island. They are trying to fully legalize marijuana. Now that is all well and good. I mean there is no logical reason why marijuana shouldn’t be legal. I mean its MUCH less harmful than alcohol or cigarettes and it will make you happy and chill. How terrible! But come on, California, you can’t seem to get this gay marriage thing. You want us to toke while walking down the street, but two dudes can’t get married and have a family of their own. Yes, how sensical. Most states seem to only get this half right, but at least other states get the more important half right (marriage, family, etc). Maybe the people who want to get gay married in California will get depression that can be treated by the medical marijuana. Yeah!

Tiny Poem

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2009 by scribedexi

Just a wee something I wrote.. probably no good, but it’s there!

I watch you laying upon my chest
My breath moving your wisps of hair
I feel the warmth of yours against my skin
Your tiny heart races, but you are fast asleep
I caress your back and you snuggle into me
I never want to let you go

Sign!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 17, 2009 by scribedexi

Please sign this petition to stop the CDC from cutting our baby boys for no reason.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/760537185

Here is what I wrote:

6:14 am PDT, Sep 17, Heather XXXXXXX, Connecticut
Male circumcision is an appalling practice that should not be mandatory at all! This is something that should be decided by the male, not his parents or the government, and only after he knows all of the facts. I cannot think of any other reason we remove perfectly healthy (and useful) tissue from children. I don’t see you recommending removal of cervices to prevent cervical cancer in babies- we’ve created an HPV vaccine. We should be working on teaching these boys to be responsible in their sexual interactions instead of just lobbing off pieces of their bodies. Did you know that we have a higher rate of AIDS AND AIDS related death than almost all European countries, and they do not routinely cut their males. Also, the survey you’re using from Africa to support this is only in heterosexual males, not males who participate in male on male sexual activities (which, unfortunately is one of the populations most affected by HIV/AIDS in the US). I outright refuse to have any of my male children circumcised unless they have a current condition that can ONLY be solved by circumcision (and I will actively find ALL alternatives), as any logical parent should do. We help protect the world’s daughters from FGM (in all degrees), but cannot manage to protect our own sons.

The Genius of Youth

Posted in Uncategorized on September 7, 2009 by scribedexi

I like the common sense here:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/07/2678945.htm?section=justin/

Apparently stalker facebook is a much better means of emergency services than the national emergency number. Kids these days don’t seem to notice, the plus of a mobile PHONE is that it can make PHONE CALLS. I bet if they only had a laptop, they would have found some way to call someone because that makes just as much sense. I wonder what the facebook message was anyways… “So like me and Sandy are like stuck in this storm drain. Can like someone help or something? We don’t know what to do! PLZZZ!”

What is an American? Apparently an Australian Dentist!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 3, 2009 by scribedexi

So, as I was stumbling the internet, I came upon this pro-America article. Now I enjoy my civil liberties as much as the next person, but this is plain hilarious. When I was telling my friend, Brendan, about it, I said it was like this guy was speaking with an American flag waving in the background, bald eagles and fighter jets with red, white and blue smoke coming out of them flying over head, orphan children humming the national anthem while holding cute puppies and right after they are done, they will all be adopted and have full scholarships to ivy league schools. Take a look for yourself and we can react together!

http://www.opey.com/american.html/topic:USA

So, Americans can be any ethnicity. Yep, go figure. I think this also applies to the rest of the world. Yes we are known as “The Melting Pot”. I think this is probably because we just killed off most of the natives, interbred with the rest and lo and behold, a country empty of natives- ready to be filled with everyone else.

There are 2,350,000 Muslims in the US (.8% of the pop). 99% of Afghans are Muslim- 31,571,023. Now, I know these stats are according to to wikipedia, but come on, they DEF have more Muslims than we do. Way to go, doc.

“An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God” Do I have to answer to god too? Cuz I don’t have a whole lot to say to him, I don’t think.

We have money? Many a year ago when I was in high school, we have 14 trillion dollars in debt. Now I know I’m old and that was nearing five yrs ago, but I don’t think we’re rich yet. (I’m assuming this article was also written not too long after I graduated high school so it makes even more sense)

We’re generous too? I think we just have agendas.. if not then we, private citizens, could have ended world hunger and since our government can borrow without paying back, the government could at least end the people in our own country dying of hunger. Instead we are wasting funding on turning the world into a “democracy”, warring on drugs (pot will kill you, you know) and letting all the illegals in.

We’re the best? Flattering, but once again I’ll have to disagree. Best products? We get everything from China, so China, you’re the best! Best books? http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/bestseller/ Tell me how many of them are American. I know for a fact they all aren’t. Best music? How many British Invasions have we had? Best food? When was the last time you had NATIVE American food? (no the tortilla on your burrito from Taco Bell doesn’t count) Best athletes? Like everything else, we seem to steal from other countries.

The national symbol is from France. This is the same country we hated after 9/11 so much we ended up with freedom fries and toast (even though both are from Belgium and it is a cooking method. Yes America, you’re a genius).

September 11th was in 2002 now? Because I remember sitting in my Latin class freshmen yr in 2001 watching the second plane hit the Tower and figuring I was going to die being between a sub base (one of the absolute top sub schools in the country), Millstone Nuclear Power Plant, General Dynamics/Electric Boat (huge government contracts, top on the east coast), Pfizers and various other smaller bits that might be important to people blowing up the country.

The WORLD Trade Center had people from various countries. Go figure. And I’m from a country with terrorist (don’t try to deny it, our country fucks people up daily- be it military, religious, anything), no one is holding it against me!

Hitler didn’t attack us, we joined WWII much after the start of it. MacArthur gave the orders to arrest General Tōjō, who was killed for war crimes. I might be missing some of my history, but what is now Russia was part of the Allied force in WWII and as far as I can recall, Russia never killed Americans. Stalin was pretty much about killing his own people. Laboring to death is fun for the whole family! Mao Tse-Tung was also all about killing his own people by the millions. China doesn’t equal America, right? Or does it now… And what is with this “every bloodthirsty tyrant in the history of the world”? America has only been around since 1776, so that’s 233 years. The world has lasted much longer than 233 years and believe me, there are been many more tyrants before 1776 than there has been since.

Call me a strictist here, but I think we have this criteria for becoming an citizen (unless you’re an illegal Mexican). Everyone is a world citizen, not an American. We’re fucked up, don’t be like us. Realize the human spirit is something that exists in us, not in some BS country! We’re a country built on ideals, yet we started from a bunch of religiously oppressed Christians who were too radical for England, we had slavery longer than any other Western country, Black soldiers in WWII stayed in France because they were less racist, we still can’t seem to respect Vietnam Vets or Vets in general half the time, we invade countries to spread our crazy concepts, we claim religious freedom but can’t respect any religious except Christianity and sometimes Judaism, we think all brown people bombed the Twin Towers and most of the country doesn’t allow gay marriage (more even more extreme). Oh, don’t forget, we wanted the world to stop when the towers were hit, yet some countries have that daily and we don’t care.

Please, take your human spirit, be a world citizen and make some change.

The CDC is touching America’s baby penis again!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2009 by scribedexi

Gods help us!

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161868.php

WTF CDC (and AAP to a mildly lesser degree). Why are you trying to chop off foreskin because in ONE study in AFRICA, getting snipped has been shown to reduce AIDS in HETERO sex of AFRICANS? Like really! I bet I could go to campus and survey during the day and come up with data where I can claim that being raped causes women to be more successful. How you might ask- I’d spend all day asking, wait until I have a random spike of women who were raped and then say that since they are on college, as dictated by the fact that they are on a college campus, they are successful! Pretty easy! (If you know anything about stats, marketing etc, you can make statistics support anything) So, CDC, want me to do it, get the results then email them to you so you can start having medically prescribed rape for baby girls so they will do better in life? I’ll take your appalled silence as a yes. Okay! But seriously, wtf is wrong with these people? European countries do not cut their boys routinely and we do, yet we have higher rates of AIDS than all of Europe (save the Ukraine, Russia and Spain) AND more people die of AIDS in the US than all of Europe in 2007 (except Russia). And guess what, even with this “reduction” in AIDS in Africa, they still have the highest rates of HIV, AIDS and death from AIDS.

So, why are we recommending circing our boys? I don’t know, but if you’ve been raped and went to college, leave me a comment so I can send the data to the CDC.

First Church of Wicca- Befuddling people since 2005!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2009 by scribedexi

Oh First Church of Wicca.. how much I rejoice at your loss, nah, the loss of the Pagan community. Alas Reverend “Doctor” *bullshit* Kendra Vaughan Hovey has gone back to where she belongs, crazy monotheism (not all monotheism is nearly as crazy as she is, but I’m sure her brand is excitingly nutso!). Well, before I sound too much like I am talking out of my ass, let me give you the background here.

So, back when I was a young person in Sept of 07, I first encountered the First Church of Wicca. I was at my very first Pagan Pride Day in SWCT. It was a nice day and we have a decent number of PODS people. How wonderful! So, there were many workshops, vendors and guest speakers. Well being like most Pagan events, it is most full of shiny things and mystic readers… so quickly we got bored. Welp, at one point we wandered into a lecture. Something about even the area around the tent felt off. I didn’t want to go in, but the people I was with did. We sat down in front of some strange woman in a robe with one of those preacher collars and small children with matching outfits in toe. It looked like a cross between Hogwarts and church… pretty freakish. So like part of what this wackjob woman said made sense- mainly a Pagan indoor worshiping house with regular services.. maybe even the doing services on Saturday so people can go to Sunday church with their families (no one seems to realize that Pagans are normally more about family than anything else, so this is why many of us still celebrate Christmas and Easter with our families or say grace with dinner at family events). Beyond that it was creepy and unnerving. I definitely wanted to escape before I got kidnapped by some cult (I’m sure if Bethany was there she would have been looking out for some poison laydened Kool-Aid).

So, fastward to Aug 09. I was working on the Pagan Primer (to get a copy, let me know) and as part of it, I wanted to include Pagan houses of worship. Well I remember seeing these cult like wack jobs, but none the less I figured it was a good example of a local Pagan house of worship. So as I tooled the internet and *gasp* The First Church of Wicca is gone! The hypocrisy, the insanity.. all gone! So of course I had to read the email she sent the members (you can find it pretty much anywhere online). Figures, she went from a Wiccan wack job to a Christian wack job. Now anyone who knows me knows I rank Wicca below Christianity in legit religions and pretty much despise it, but there was one part in the letter that really bothered me. The “oh so learned” Rev. Dr. Bullshit claimed that she found many pitfalls in Wicca, including that there is no set moral code or unification. Now I’ll be the first to say Wicca has many pitfalls, but not having some pretty standard set codes isn’t one of them. Now, I know not ALL Wiccan groups follow them, but The Law of Three, the Rede, Charges of the God and Goddess, etc are followed quite to the T in almost all traditions. Like really… if you follow one Wiccan path, you have a pretty well outlined guide. Even if you don’t, it is the purposes of your High Priest(ess)/(e)s, Reverend or other Wiccan leader to give you a guide line of what to do and help you make decisions. That just sounds like inept leading on her part. (This is not a good sign because some how I, a recently 22 yr old, can magically lead a Pagan group for going on three yrs without such terrible issues caused by sheer moronitude) I mean can you imagine being led by a so-called expert who can’t seem to manage the most common aspects of your religion? And not only that, but when was the last time Christianity was some sort of damn unified front- Is Jesus part of god, god’s son, some human or something else? Is homosexuality bad or whatever? Should Christians keep with Jewish laws like keeping kosher? What day is actually the sabbath? Are there saints? Is everyone else but your brand of Christianity going to hell or is just being a good person enough? I could go on and on, but you all get the point. I mean I bet Christians are more indecisive than Wiccans… Hel, I bet you can pick a group of Christianity (like Protestant) and even they would be less decisive than Wicca.

You know what, I’m glad those poor people are no longer being led by this quack. I mean she can’t figure out simple shit and clearly her whole family is some group of religiously unstable people (her husband and children are all Christians and participate in her wack job church and she went from Jewish to some weird New Age to Wiccan to random brand of Christian). It is because of people like her that other people do not take Pagan religions seriously. Is it so hard to find someone serious about being Pagan? I’d even take more of the multitude of people from my student group who went from super Pagans to SUPER Buddhist, but still at least see Paganism as serious. Though this Reverend Doctor claims to be trying to bridge some sort of misunderstanding between Wiccans and Christians, it just sounds like she wants to convert people.

Well, we bid you adieu, First Church of Wicca. Thank the gods you are no longer confusing folk. We bid you well, Reverend Doctor, on your mission to the one true god and his son? Jesus. And please, direct people looking for information about Wicca to people who actually know because clearly you are quite confused.