Sew's Spot

"Sit up, join up, stir it up, get online, get in touch, find out who's raising hell and join them." Molly Ivins

Friday, September 15, 2006

Top 10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage is Wrong

(Blatantly stolen from somewhere... but I don't remember where?)

Homosexuality is not natural. Real people always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all;
women are still property, blacks still aren't supposed to marry whites.

Straight marriage will be less meaningful if homosexual marriage were allowed;
the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed, as well as all 87 of Liz Taylor's.

Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Homosexual couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry
because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in North America.

Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home.
That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children, and take children away from widows and widowers.

Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

G'Morning World Rainy Day

I really like rainy days. The lack of bright sunlight makes it easier to drive, and the world smells good. I wish we had mass transit around here so I could take a nap or read on the way to work. The Road Construction Season is still upon us. Illinois only has 2 seasons. Winter and Road Construction.

It occurred to me last night that someone who hasn't listened to me rant about the "Stay at home Mommy" rant before probably might could get the wrong idea from that last post.

I have nothing against the choice to stay home with your kids - but it's not the right choice for me. What I have a problem with is the Unemployed Mommys who treat us Employed Women as if we were some kind of lower species, because we didn't aspire to the "heights" of unemployment when we had our kids.

These would be the Mommies who schedule "Mothers Club" meetings at school at 1:00 in the afternoon. The ones who make arrangements for the children to give plays or have parties with "mommy" during standard business working hours. The ones who try to guilt-trip you for being responsible, independent and employed.

These would be the Mommies who volunteer for farking EVERYTHING, then cast aspersions on those of us who can't do so because we are EMPLOYED. I suppose it is their way of trying to feel as if they are important, when all they really are is a leech on their husband's paycheck.

I hated having to explain to my daughter that "Some mommies go to work, and some mommies don't" when she wanted me to go along on school field-trips. Yes, I damn well felt bad then - and still do now. I hated having to ask my Mom to go to the "Mother's Tea" for me, because I'd used up all my personal time off staying home with the child when she was legitimately sick.

But then - the "Stay At Home Homeschool Mommie Brigade" has to find validation in SOME way, now, don't they?

Perhaps this is a suburban phenomenon. I don't know. I do know that to this day I feel very defensive and get more than a little bit unpleasant when confronted by one of these "holier than thou, I stayed home with MY darling children" Mommies From Hell. Interestingly enough - most of them are Xtians.

There are plenty of reasons to stay home and not work. Just don't come flaunting it at me as if it were some badge of honor. The minute someone does that - they fall into one category with me: UNEMPLOYED.

An admission a week...

Lessee - last week, GWB admitted to having secret CIA prisons offshore - something he's been denying via Tony Snow(job) for months.

This week it appears it is Dead-Eye Dick's chance to admit that the Iraqi insurgency was underestimated and that he was wrong when in May, 2005 he declared the insurgency "in its last throes." He did so on Sunday on "Meet the Press"

"I think there is no question but that we did not anticipate an insurgency that would last this long," the vice president said, adding that "major, major work ... is ahead of us."

Now, this leads me to wonder - if the Shrub's administration is so blinded by their own political rhetoric that they are unable to make intelligent statements to the country without LYING THROUGH THEIR TEETH or exaggerating for political gain, how can we trust them to know the truth when it slaps them in the face like a damp trout?

Cheney is obviously no brain surgeon. This isn't the first time he has opened mouth and inserted foot. Does he really think that admitting that he didn't have a fucking CLUE what was going on down on the ground in Iraq is going to give the American people the confidence in the country's leadership to hand them another 2 years of damn near dictatorial rule?

I think he does.

I hope we don't.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I'm NOT a "Feminist"

Oh, some folks want to call me that. Or a "Femnazi". I know why. I'm NOT particularly "Sweet and submissive and delicate and understanding". I'm not willing to admit on any level that men are superior to women. I don't believe that "Stay at home mommy" is a job description - it's a choice. Just as "working mommy" is a choice.

Whoo boy - I can see it coming now - the "Stay-At-Home-Homeschool-Mommy-Brigade" is going to decend upon me with their feather dusters and TV guides at the ready to do battle... Before you get completely bent (too late?), remember what I just said - it is a CHOICE you made. You COULD have gone back and been employed - instead you chose to stay home and be unemployed. Just as I could have chosen to go on welfare and stay home with my child, but I chose to be independent and self-supporting. Everything is about choices.

But back to "feminism" accusations, my favorite quote is somewhat open to misinterpretation as well:

"Why would any intelligent, independent female choose to subject herself to the whims and tyrannies of a husband? I assure you, I have yet to meet a man as sensible as myself" Amelia Peabody Emerson

First time I read that paragraph, I laughed so hard it brought tears to my eyes. I read it again, promptly memorized it, and it's been my personal slogan ever since. WHY SHOULD someone who can be independent shackle themselves to someone else? There's really only one reason - because you love someone and want to be with them.

And in the end - isn't it better to know that the person you are with is with you because they WANT to be with you, not because they're afraid of what will happen to them if they leave?

I've been reading some "Feminist" blogs - and I can see where some guys are coming from with their accusations of "Femnazi" - some of these wenches want to make decisions for all their "sisters". Rather than husbands, they think the other women should subjugate themselves to THEIR demands. Mustn't dress attractively! Must believe THUS. Must vote THUS. Dasn't agree to THIS. Seems as if they want their "sisters" to shed the slavery of marriage only to don the slavery of Feminism.

Unacceptable.

What I prefer to think is that I am a "humanist" - not in the philosophical religious sense, but in the sense of equality. I am an accountant. I don't believe that a man with the same educational background, doing the same job, to the same level of competency, for the same amount of years of seniority - should get ONE PENNY less than I do.

or more.

Dear Mr. George Walker Bush:

Over the course of the last six years, you have done a number of things that have angered me, that have outraged me, that have disgusted me and that have caused me to seriously question your mental capabilites.

Your father was a poor president, and I have vigorously opposed your election to the office on two occasions - as I feel you and your family are representative of all that is WRONG with America.

Last night, however, you surpassed even my most dire expectations. You have offended me to the core of my being by using... USING... tragedy of 9/11/01 as an ELECTIONEERING device. You have turned the deaths of thousands into nothing more than a manipulative device to further your personal political agenda and that is without question the most heinous, Machiavellian, unethical, immoral and heartless thing you could have done.

You used the greif of thousands of Americans and uncounted others around the world as a POLITICAL stepping-stone. You, Sir, are scum.

SHAME ON YOU.

A Few Blog Things from "Blog Things"

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 30% Conservative, 70% Liberal
Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal


Exotic Dancer Name Is...

Scarlet


What You Really Think Of Your Friends
Lizzie is your soulmate.
You truly love Mike H.
You consider Randy your true friend.
You know that Lori is always thinking of you.
You'll remember Susan for the rest of your life.
You secretly think Steve is creative, charming, and a bit too dramatic at times.
You secretly think that Chris is colorful, impulsive, and a total risk taker.
You secretly think that Tom is loyal and trustworthy to you. And that Tom changes lovers faster than underwear.
You secretly think Carolyn is shy and nonconfrontational. And that Carolyn has a hidden internet romance.


You Are Somewhat Machiavellian

You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead...
But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.
You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!


And just for Geraldo:
Your Sexy Brazilian Name is:

Livia Mendes

SCREW THE NAME - I WANT THE BODY!!!


You are


and last but not least, you'll all be glad to know I'm low risk for being a psychopath... MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
You Are 36% Abnormal

You are at low risk for being a psychopath. It is unlikely that you have no soul.

You are at high risk for having a borderline personality. It is very likely that you are a chaotic mess.

You are at low risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is unlikely that you are in love with your own reflection.

You are at medium risk for having a social phobia. It is somewhat likely that you feel most comfortable in your mom's basement.

You are at low risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is unlikely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.

Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11/01

NEVER FORGET
NEVER FORGIVE










Sunday, September 10, 2006

Twisting in the Winds of Fate

A friend is coming to visit later this month. All the way from Rio de Janiero, Brazil. I'm so excited. Even if it does mean I need to do some serious housecleaning and minor repairs.

But then - maybe if he wasn't, I wouldn't do it - so fate hands me a great excuse!

I'm still having fits with this whole blood-sugar thing. How the bloody fardleschnocker can my farking blood sugar go UP - when I didn't eat any dinner last night because I fell asleep?

Nothing but water. No "new" additions to make blood sugar go up. Farking body.

It's dreary and rainy. And somebody stole my peony bush! I still can't get over that. It never had even flowered yet. It seems that the little thorny thistles are gone too. I wonder if the mexican landscapers stole it? JESUS???? Where is my Peony????

I found out what the little yellow flower thingys are. Coreopsis. "Tick seed". It sounds ghastly, but it's really rather pretty. I talked to the guy at the nursery and he said that they will spread a lot if I squish the seed pods and just drop the seeds on the ground. We'll see.

I think I may put some of them out in the front of the house too. They're just so darn cheerful and YELLOW.