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Once upon a time, I was in a video store with my then boyfriend trying to pick out a movie to watch. I picked up John Carpenter's Vampires, and proceeded to tell the boy about the coolest scene in the movie, where a guy uses his hot-from-being-fired gun to cauterize a wound he received. Said boyfriend looks at me, shakes his head, and says, "You're not like other girls, Betty."

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The Political Persuasion

Friday, October 20, 2006

Normally I avoid discussing politics on my blog. This is not to say that I'm not a political person. Really, I'm a raging liberal. But there are plenty of other people who do the political blogging thing, and enough of them are smarter than me that if I chose to blog about politics it would just be redundant.

Once in a while, though, something comes along that's so ridiculous, or awe-inspiring, or infuriating, that it can't go unremarked upon. Today, that thing is a radio commercial. The ad is being played on urban radio stations across the country, and it's transcript is a little something like this:
MAN #1: "If you make a little mistake with one of your 'hos,' you'll want to dispose of that problem tout suite, no questions asked."

MAN #2: "That's too cold. I don't snuff my own seed."

MAN #1: "Maybe you do have a reason to vote Republican."

OUCH! What a way to represent that black men are misogynistic pigs, and black women are "hos." I know there are always a few people out there who fit a stereotype, but come on. This is blatant racism. There's simply no other name for it.

The Republican Group responsible for this and other anti-abortion ads aimed at the black community, America's PAC, (funded by this scumbag) claims to have been responsible for swaying the 2004 elections with their anti-Kerry ad campaign.

I of course can't find mention of these ads in the big news sites (CNN, MSNBC, etc.) but I did find several sources of verification here, here, and here. I think the funniest verification I found was on a pro life website, who wanted to get the pro-life part of the message out, without propogating the racist part.

Sometimes, I really wish it was feasible to buy an island.


Pregnancy Update

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I take a certain amount of pride in the fact that although I am, in fact, a mommy I can still refrain from being a mommy blogger. I never liked fitting into a pre-conceived idea at all. My long-winded point, however, is that if I get too annoying with this whole pregnancy thing, feel free to beat me about the head and shoulders with bags of frozen vegetables.

We got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time this week. It was a nice, strong, healthy tha-thump. This relieved me to no end, because two weeks ago we weren't able to pick up a heartbeat at all. And, of course, even though the doctor tells you not to worry, that's all you do until you're proven wrong.

2 months until the all-important "Move your legs!" ultrasound. Hopefully, we'll get a little cooperation. Then we'll be able to cut out half the names we're fighting over. (Apparently, Jay's good taste only extends to the woman he chose to marry. Oh, and picking out paint colors.)

So that's the latest news from my uterus. Unfortunately, there's a lot more going on in there rather than outside right now.


Meme Vol. II

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Stolen from Red Stapler. The best type of meme...short and sweet.

1. Name four musical artists or groups that make you want to tear off your ears and stomp on them.
a. Nickelback
b. Creed
c. Celine Dion
d. Hinder (if I hear that "Lips of an Angel" song one more time, I may not be responsible for what happens next.)

2. Name four musical artists or groups that make you happy to be alive every single time you hear them
a. Social Distortion
b. it's cliche, but the Ramones (my husband and I's first dance at our wedding was their "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend")
c. A Perfect Circle (and Tool, for that matter. I heart Maynard.)
d. I'll get a bunch of shit for this, but Fallout Boy. Yes, I like some crap music too.