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Friday, April 23, 2010

Why is Racism still being disguised as Heritage?

How far have we really come as a nation? When alumna of Kappa Alpha identify Robert E. Lee as it’s patron and spiritual motivation while dressing up in confederate army uniforms, waving rebel flags and effectively intimidating more diverse Greek sororities and fraternities by marching and standing outside their campus houses, do we as a nation see this as a festering problem?

I’m all for freedom of speech and expression, but when will the veiled face of racism, bigotry and hate disguised as “southern heritage” finally stop? The civil war wasn't just about freeing the slaves, it was also about the percieved damaging of the southern economy by way of freeing the slaves. This is a distinction not usually discussed because it's easier not to. Either way, it was a problem. The South was up in arms about it because it would lose it's most profitable asset, free labor. We as Americans believe that a person should be paid for their hard work. Celebrating a rebellon that goes against that principle is dangerous and ill defensible. It's even more offensive when it's portrayed as keeping Southern Heritage alive.

Southern heritage as I’ve seen it is hospitality, politeness and the general honoring of moral obligation. Instead what has overshadowed, and almost replaced what is a rich culture to be proud of, is the disgusting scent of hate perpetuated by individuals and mobs of mostly southern white men who are still bitter that minorities have been allowed to live side by side with them and being treated far more equally that they believe is deserved.

I’m happy that msnbc has posted an article about this issue, but sadly it’s not enough to shed light on what the true problem is. It’s ugly yes, but it’s there and should be exposed for what it is…hate.

Take a look at the article and fill in the blanks. There are a lot of them.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36721208/ns/us_news-life/from/ET


msnbc.com: Pentagon: No Graham for Prayer Day

Shirley Dobson:

"We at the National Day of Prayer Task Force ask the American people to defend the right to pray in the Pentagon."

Ummmm, since when has it been a right to hold a prayer service at a government building? Isn’t there a little thing called the separation of church and state in this county?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36722830/ns/us_news-life/from/ET

Friday, April 16, 2010

What Possesses People?

PANTY THIEF Alert!

Beyond ridiculous, but points out again…it takes all kinds.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36596076/ns/us_news/from/ET

msnbc.com: Museum warns: Don't touch the live nudes

Ha! Ok so it’s not funny, but yet it is. Adults are so childish sometimes..and sometimes we deserve to be.

Discuss

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36597021/ns/entertainment-arts_books_more/from/ET

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I had to!

http://www.towleroad.com/2010/04/a-ten-foot-tall-crucifix-is-causing-controversy-at-a-catholic-church-in-oklahoma----the-controversial-crucifix-has-caus.html

Apologies now for my bible thumpers, but this is just too priceless for
words and gives a visual for Kathy Griffins statement "suck it Jesus!

What is Glee really about?

So I was reading my friend's blog and came across another blogger who he subscribes to. The latet entry that this blogger posted really caught my attention and lead me to comment after reading it. I found this one really thought-provoking as it really does discuss our human social conditionng from an early age to our more influential and transformative years in high school.

Take a look. I think you may all may have something to say...

http://theadalah.blogspot.com/2010/04/gender-dynamics-in-glee-by-activist_14.html

Chelsea Handler is...

effin HILARIOUS!

The masses of stick in the muds may think she's vulgar, but who cares...it's COMEDY!

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/11/fashion/11handler.html

From PCWorld.com: Israel Bans iPads from America

What the HELL? Are they kidding me?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,194320/article.html

msnbc.com: Maine man gets 2 years for forcing sons to fight

Tennessee Woman Causes International "Incident"

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/04/15/russia.adoptions/index.html?hpt=T2

And yet still, no one has seen fit to charge this woman with child endangerment!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

More Stupid Obama jokes

Obama dies and finds himself before the Pearly Gates.

He is very excited; all his life he's had a secret wish & longed to meet the Prophet Mohammed.

Having arrived at the Gates of Heaven, Barack meets a man with a beard. 'Are you Mohammed?' he asks....

'No, my son. I am Peter. Mohammed is higher up.' Peter then points to a ladder that rises into the clouds.

Delighted that Mohammed should be higher than Peter, Obama climbs the ladder in great strides, climbs through the clouds coming to a room where he meets another bearded man. He asks again, 'Are you Mohammed?'

'No, I am Moses. Mohammed is higher still.'

Exhausted, but with a heart full of joy he climbs the ladder; yet again, he discovers an even larger room where he meets another man with a beard.

Full of hope, he asks again, 'Are you Mohammed?'

'No, I am Jesus... You will find Mohammed higher up.'

Mohammed higher than Jesus! Man! Obama can hardly contain his delight and climbs and climbs, ever higher.

Once again, he reaches a larger room where he meets a man with a beard and repeats his question: 'Are you Mohammed?' he gasps as he is, by now, otally out of breath from all his climbing.

'No, my son.... I am Almighty God. But you look exhausted. Would you like a cup of coffee..?'

'Yes! Please, my Lord,' Obama exclaims.

God looks behind him, claps his hands and yells out: 'Hey Mohammed-- two coffees!'

Keep your trust in God;

Your government has failed you miserably.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

This right here...




Makes me HAPPY!
Ok, so I know it's just a car...but it's a Subie! If you can't already tell...I'm a HUGE Subaru fan and have an 05' WRX myself. I'm still not sold on the rear end of the newer models most recently offered. it just reminds me too much of a small family sedan; not interesting, creative and plain for the masses. I want a little more attitude when you see me blasting past you on the interstate. But maybe that's just me?

Nah, I know it's not, LOL.

Keep listening to your base Subaru and up the good work and quality!