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 22, 2006

Internet Collision

And the countdown begins.

In somewhat around an hour or so, I'll be meeting "in real" someone I've only spoken to on the telephone previously - and mostly met online in several "hack and slay" MMORPG games.

Geraldo is from Brazil - he works for THE ENEMY (Halliburton!!!!??!!!) and is far, far too nice of a person to be working for the EVIL EMPIRE!

Anyhow, The EVIL EMPIRE sent him up here for a few days to meet with other agents of the EVIL EMPIRE, and he's got a free pass for this afternoon, evening and tomorrow A.M. - so we're gonna have a lot of fun and eat too much and play video games and laugh our asses off.

Don't you wish that was really possible? The laughing one's ass off part? Like - the more you laugh, the smaller your ass gets? How cool would that be?

But I digress.

This isn't the first time I've met an online friend - I've met dozens, and up until now the furthest away was a guy from the Netherlands. A very TALL guy named Ron. VERY tall. But I've got friends in the UK, friends in most of the corners of the US (nobody really from Granolaworld - You know, California? What isn't fruits and nuts is flakes?) and even a couple in OZ and NZ.

And I'm not afraid of any of them. Which weirds out some of my not-so-Net friends.

I just figure there's as much chance of one of my net friends being a schitzoprhenic, mass-murdering psychopath as there is of me meeting the same type in a bar or the grocery market. They say John Wayne Gacy was a birthday clown...

So like... if I'm dead tomorrow, I may have to wait a while to post.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Quote of the day:

"He is one of a number of individuals who worked to advance fiscal responsibility, which is one of the key aspects of the president's agenda," Dana Perino - White House Spokeswoman.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY IS ONE OF BUSH'S KEY AGENDA ASPECTS??????????

ROFLMFWAOPMPTPSOMN!!!!!

(Rolling on floor, laughing my fat white ass off, peeing my panties until pepsi squirts out my nose!!!!)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Funny no???????????????????????




No.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Anonymous Virus

For those of you who don't follow the "Comments" - I've been infiltrated by an "anonymous" virus. Seems someone without the chutzpah to use their own name - or an identifiable pseudonym – has chosen to take issue with what I have to say on MY blog.

Now, in general I don’t really mind “anonymous” comments. I can usually winkle out who they really are (gradeschool bud, Melissa, Mike the drunk, etc). What annoys me is that someone will hide behind their anonymity and make accusations or snotty-snide comments about me or my postings, without giving a clue as to their own “identity”. Witness to this the ‘Anonymous Virus” that attacked my blog a few days ago.

Now, this “Anonymous” chooses to attack my suggestion that George Walker Bush is not a particularly moral, upright, or honest individual by indicating that he/she/it is more of an authority on morality than myself. Anonymous doesn’t tell us what his/her/its qualifications for Morality Policeindividual are, but I’ll tell you mine.

I spent the first 16 years of my life in a highly sheltered, exceptionally religious and suffocatingly Missouri Synod Lutheran existence. Church every Sunday. Sunday School every Sunday. Vacation Bible School in the summer – Parochial School. Don’t tell me to read my bible – I’ve read it cover-to-cover numerous times in several translations.

Anonymous said:
“Let me see...in other words, you are the ultimate authority on what is moral and what is not. Christians, by your definition, are supposed to be moral. Therefore, any Christian who takes a stand that is not in agreement with yours is hypocritical and decidedly immoral. Ok, I get it now!”

But see – Anonymous really does NOT get it. I know what Christians are SUPPOSED to be like. Love one another. Turn the other cheek. Forgive not 7 times, but 70 times 7. Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. Judge not, lest ye be judged, condemn not, lest ye be condemned. Take the log out of your own eye before you try to take the speck out of your brother’s. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not covet. Do not lie. Do not do the horizontal bop with your neighbor lady. Let the one among you who has never sinned cast the first stone.

Stuff like that.

So when someone who CLAIMS to be a Christian starts to tell lies about others (Swiftboat Vets, anyone?) or starts a war to obtain revenge for a personal issue, I’m gonna call a digging implement a digging implement and call him/her/it a hypocrite.

Now, Anonymous also seems to have a problem with the way I’ve responded to someone named “Gayle” in my blog. Gayle is a relative. She’s the daughter of one of my Mom’s cousins – a woman somewhat older than myself. Not entirely sure how that works out in terms of relationships because I really don’t give a rats ass about that kind of stuff.

She’s not my daughter, Anonymous. If you want to see how I deal with my daughter, you might could want to go back to the blog entries from March and April of this year – when my Mom was dying. My daughter is Amanda.

Obviously, I don’t know for certain who you are – perhaps you are just another random lurking body in the vast world of blogdom. I’ve had visitors from there before, and welcome their visitations. I don’t mind someone disagreeing with me. I won’t just let a “challenge” to my position sit there unanswered, however.

I also give a lot more credibility and respect to someone with the cahones to post their name or nick, or their link to their own blog – than someone who hides their identity for fear of being seen for who/what they really are. I post comments on other people’s blogs. People from all over the world. However, I always use my nick (Sewmouse) and for anyone on Blogger, that means that they also automatically get a way to link back to MY blog here. That’s how BBC and Jules and Croila found me – to name a very few.

Please understand, “Anonymous” – this is MY home. You’re more than welcome to visit. You’re more than welcome to leave a comment, but it’s really much more polite to leave one with your “signature” rather than a generic white calling card. I never delete comments with which I do not agree. I only delete advertisements, or strings of useless obscenities from unidentified individuals.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Why I'm lucky to have a Republican for a Congressional Representative

Blue State/Red State.

I live in a predominantly "Blue" state. Blue - the color of peace, of tranquil oceans and storm-free skies. Blue, a color that evokes calm, coolness, quiet sensibility to me.

As opposed to a "red" state - Blood, War, Mars, Hate, Embarassment, Heat, Hell, Conflict.


But back to the topic...

I live in a predominantly blue state. Vote early, vote often! However, I live in the most "red" county of the entire state - DuPage. "Where the elite meet to meet and greet in lovely downtown Naperville and Hinsdale - far from those horrible... negroes and homosexual deviants!!" It's also home to thousands like myself who think that DuPage is the most hypocrite-ridden Christian hellhole imagineable. But wtf - it's home.

It's also got a Republican for our representative - Henry Hyde. Been in office since the beginning of time, I believe. And I've always cringed at the thought of more Republican BS coming from someone supposed to represent ME... but then, I wrote him a letter regarding the Dubai Ports debacle - and he actually had an intern answer me.

And that got me to thinking this weekend. I'm actually blessed in a way with this, because having one of the "enemy" at my beck and call (since he needs to get re-elected, dontcha know?) - gives me an advantage. It gives me the opportunity to address the things that are of major concern to me right now, and to do so directly to the Enemy. Imagine if every right-thinking person in our district wrote to Rep. Hyde and told him what we thought about ... things.

So I did. I herein offer my humble offering to you - and strongly urge that if you feel the same, that you write your own "I love America, please save it from the Terrorist Bush" letter and send it to YOUR Republican representative.

Dear Representative Hyde:

It has come to my attention that the House of Representatives is
considering legislation related to the so-called "War on Terror". There
are several points that concern me.

I believe that it is an exceptionally bad move to tinker with the Geneva
Convention agreements. During times of war, it is the only thing that
stands between our soldiers and improper treatment by the enemy. I have a
very dear friend who spent quite a bit of time at the "Hanoi Hilton"
during the conflict in Viet Nam. To this day he cannot speak of the
atrocities that occurred there without becoming emotionally distraught and
unable to continue. Certainly the president cannot be so blind as to
assume that if we, the country that has always prided itself on taking the
moral high ground, begin the long slide into uncivilized behavior with
"Unconventional forms of interrogation", our enemies will not follow suit.
Their lack of any moral grounding would likely lead them to perform worse
and more uncivilized atrocities, perhaps even beginning a snowball effect.

I am also very concerned that the civil rights that were granted to the
people of the United States by the Founding Fathers - the first 10
amendments to the Constitution of the United States - are being thrust
aside. The right of the people to be secure ... from unreasonable search
and seizure, has always meant a right to privacy, a right to hold what is
one's own and not have the government involved in our day-to-day minutia
of living. Wiretapping without a warrant is illegal, and should remain
so. Richard Nixon showed that it is not possible for we the people of the
United States to trust the occupant of the office of the President to
behave honorably. I fear this is the case at this time as well. Mr. Bush
does not appear to have any respect for, nor any understanding of the
Constitution of the United States - a document he twice swore with his
hand on a Bible to "Uphold and Defend, against all enemies, foreign and
domestic."

The so-called "Patriot Act" should never have been approved. It should be
repealed. The fact that Mr. Bush feels it is justifiable to hold
prisoners indefinately without benefit of due process is against the very
foundations on which our country was built - the Bill of Rights of the
Constitution of the United States. The fact that Mr. Bush would have
these prisoners tried and convicted without the opportunity to confront
their accusers, nor the ability to examine the evidence against them is
also a crime against the Constitution. That Mr. Bush wishes to spy upon
Americans with wiretaps without gaining the warrants that would make them
legal (is it THAT hard to walk across a couple of streets to get to the
court building 72 hours AFTER you start tapping?) is of paramount concern
to me as a citizen. If Mr. Bush has no problem with denying rights to
others, how can I trust him to have the honor and morals not to deny those
same rights to American citizens?

When I was growing up in the 1960's and 1970's, I was taught that the
horrors of the USSR were myriad, but foremost among them was that ordinary
citizens were being spied upon by their government - that there was fear
of the government - that their government imprisoned people without
charges and held them incommmunicado - that their government silenced
dissenters (in much the same way as the "Swiftboating" of our brave
Veterans is being accomplished, or Mr. Bush's favorite "If you aren't with
us, you are against us" quote) - that the Soviets had secret prisons where
they tortured people. Representative Hyde - these same things are coming
out of Washington D.C. now - not Moscow.

The United States of America should never, ever, resort to torture. It is
well documented that torture never produces accurate results, that at some
point even the strongest individual will begin to say anything at all that
they believe will please the torturer - just to make the torture stop.

Mr. Hyde, I beg you - please be a voice of reason in Washington. Please
support Mr. Powell, Senator McCain and others who are working to return
America to it's pre-November 2000 beauty and honor.

Sincerely,

[my real name]
[my real address]