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Welcome to the North American Trailer Park, where "with liberty and justice for all" means white pentecostal looneys only. ya know what? first they call the bible the livin' werd o' GAHHHD and then they say its just a tradition with no meaning; if you try to change it youre Having A Political Agenda. No, Mr Ellison is Not having any more of an agenda than putting the REASON one oaths on a bible.. it is a statement that what you are about to promise is not just to the people in attendance but to God Himself, whatever you may construe Him/Her to be.
Mr Ellison, You be what and whoever your inner flame prompts you to be, always keep the best interests of your constituents at heart, and be true to what you believe in with pure intentions and just actions. God, Allah, Iehovah, they are all the same being. If you worship one, you worship them all. Go with your honor.
Mr Goode, you are welcome to your opinion, but if it isnt positive and constructive, Shut the ---- up. Go back to your one room shack with a potbelly stove and your aunt-mom and grandpa-dad! We don't need your ignorant bigoted kind in our government.
If swearing on the bible is "just a tradition", then you have no respect for the act or the bible. If you have no respect for the bible, then you cannot be offended by swearing on the qu'ran. If you are you are a hypocrite. If you have no respect for the bible or for the act, then your word as spoken in the oath of office isn't worth anything and you have no reason to be anything but a deceptive crook. shame on you for defiling your own oath by attacking this man.
Its your kind that have destroyed the progress made since world war one - nay, since the first Americans arrived from Europe to escape the flagrant theocracy of the crown at the time.
Its your kind that makes people despise politicians.
Its your kind that will bear responsibility for future terrorist attacks on our country.
It is your kind that preaches small government and spending reductions, but had a huge hardon to pi** 90 Bi Bbb BILLION dollars down a hole in a country that NEVER ATTACKED US. This, yet your people cant find One Bearded Terrorist with liver issues who managed those who DID attack us.
Go find a run down barn somewhere in West Virginiatucky, Get your whole head in front of both barrels, and save the planet from one more theocrat. Sheesh!
We talk about Iran being crazy and deranged... This is our best effort at being that way. wait til the story about him and the paperboy in the back room with Jesus Juice breaks! or some such.
Sorry about my rant but people like Goode just make me see red!! The difference between Goode and Evil? Not Flippin Much, Ill Tell Ya!
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Char greeted me when I moved into the neighborhood in 1999.Always upbeat,she knew how to get things done around here in her 9 years on the Board.I missed the service and was informed the next week of here passing.I'll miss her now but she was usually off to Florida.
It'll be in the spring for sure....
she was full of life ,full of friends ....and the rest just really doesn't matter.Sorry for your grief...jim
james steves (toledo, OH )
November 20, 2006
Char was a wonderful lady to work with. She was very professional, honest, generous and loving person. I know she will be missed by all that knew her.
Roger Rife (Swanton, OH )
November 20, 2006
Although not related, my brother and I always knew Charlotte as Aunt Char. She worked with my mother, Mary-Ethel Clement, at Gerlinger's when we were quite young. She was always a gracious host and she and my mother have remained friends for many years. I last visited with Aunt Char in 2003 during a visit to Toledo. What a shock to loose such a wonderful lady. She will be missed.
Gerald F Clement Jr (Van Nuys, CA )
November 19, 2006
I had the pleasure of working with Char at Gerlinger's twenty two plus years ago. We have been the best of friends all these years. God is getting a truly great lady. My heart and sympathy goes to all her family.
Judy Kramer (McKinney,, TX )
It was our pleasure to meet Char at Jeff and Regan's wedding. We had hoped to spend much more time with such a lovely lady. Deepest sympathies to friends and family.
Cyndy and Bruce Wulfsberg (Moorestown, NJ )
November 18, 2006
I am so very sorry for you. Char was a very Special Lady and will be missed. I enjoyed working with her in Dendarah Court No. 10, L.O.S.N.A. and Orphan Annies. Of all the memories we gathered, one our favorites was working on the Grand Council Session Committee back in 1991 and 1992. Char and Foster (a wonderful Noble) were just a delight to work with.
May fond memories bring you comfort and peace in this unexpected time of sadness.
In Deepest Sympathy,
Dyane & Ken Mikolas
Dyane Mikolas (Oegon, OH )
BigDamnHeroes and the BigDamnFandom pull off true fan-run Backup Bash from the fresh ashes of Flan II..
You can't take the con from us!
The Firefly fandom is a beautiful thing.
Keep Flyin', people!
BACKUS, Charlotte L.
Charlotte L. Backus, age 79, of Toledo, passed away Friday, November 17, 2006, in St. Anne Mercy Hospital. She was born December 22, 1926, in Toledo to Charles Sr. and Eva Houghtby. Charlotte was assistant secretary and treasurer for the former Gerlinger Equipment Company for 41 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority; Betta Nu Chapter, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Toledo Symphony League, Inverness Club and The Toledo Club. Charlotte was also a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. The widow of Foster E. Backus, she is also preceded in death by her brother, Charles T. Houghtby, Jr. Charlotte is survived by step son, William F. (Kay) Backus; step grandchildren, Jason (Laura) and Jeffrey (Regan) Backus; great-granddaughter, Caroline Elizabeth Backus; cousins, Carole Smith and Janice Marks; nephews, Charles (Cheryl) Houghtby III, and Donald (Lisa) Houghtby; niece, Regena (William) Cunningham; and a host of great and great great nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave., (west of Corey) on Monday after 11 a.m. where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com
My Aunt Char passed peacefully Friday, 11/17/2006, of Hypoxia.
Aunt Char was always a gracious soul who put others above herself, who was always there for anyone at any time, and was just a textbook example of how a human being should be. She was entertaining and a delight to be around. She was always a great advisor and confidant and has helped many people through tough decisions. she was an asset to our family, her friends, and to people who would never know she existed, as was her late husband.
In simply words,
She was loving, caring, joyful, uplifting, royalty, and superwoman.
She passed while doing what she liked, fully aware, and On Top of Her Game.
Thank you for being my Great Aunt,and what a Great Aunt you've been!
She will be dearly missed.
[We are now sure someone was working on her immediately. To the Proprietor of this restaurant - No hard feelings. thanks for making her life and last few minutes better - we all appreciate all you do!]
The gist of this is that EVERYONE. EVERYWHERE. should know how to perform basic first aid. if nothing else, restaurant first aid, such as the Heimlich. NO EXCUSES!
So, Go! Go sign up for classes at your local Red Cross or Community College. Learn the materials like your life depends on it. Practice the movements, and make sure you're familiar with them, because one day it could be your family member/friend that is airway obstructed, and time is CRITICAL! There are even methods to perform it on yourself.
GET training from professionals at
http://www.redcross.org - find a chapter near you.
ask a nurse or physician where classes are held.
Here are some links to information - these are only a refresher; the only way to be truly capable is with training from a certified instructor.
Anyone who knows me knows that religious freaks, especially politically mobilized religiocrites like pat robertson, jerry fartwell, and bob jones university ppl, and most pentecostals/CHARISMAtics really bug the sH*t outta me..
same with taliban class muslims (which are nowhere NEAR as prevalent per capita as christianazis are..)..
and how i always say that the louder a religious zealot yells about how america is goin' t' hell because of decayed morality and women/minority suffrage and homu'sexuals... the likelihood of corruption and hypocrisy goes up at least in kind and then some...
and how what i 've been saying was 6 years ago considered ludicrous ramblings of a prejudiced ideologue... but now i am being vindicated..
well heres a lovely bit of evidence that supports the sanity of my sayings..
Ted Haggard: Another Demon In Deacon's Clothes
accused of gay liaison, haggard slinks off to his boyfriend..
Now. dont think this post is a knock on gay/lesbian ppl.. trust me, i share views with kinky friedman. "They have every right to be just as miserable as the rest of us". I am neither gay nor homophobic, and would not care who someone loves, be they same or opposite sex. Who this is pointed at are the nutjob hypocrites im always skewering. the ones who say that homosexuality is evil and a sin and oh theres a fine piece of ass... excuse me im gonna go git me some man-gina.. (prances off)..
so the next time some holyroller freak tells me im gonna go to hell, im gonna start laughing my ass off, while very obviously covering it with my hands and say sorrry my ass is a one way street buddy.. go find a pentecostal to pay for sex.
Florida ballot terminals favor Republicans
Even when voters don't
By Thomas C Greene in Dublin → More by this author
Published Tuesday 31st October 2006 13:15 GMT
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Florida voters using electronic ballot machines are having persistent problems choosing Democrats in early elections, the Miami Herald reports.
The touch-screen gizmos seem strangely attracted to Republican candidates. One voter needed assistance from an election official, and even then, needed three tries to convince the machine that he wanted to vote for Democrat Jim Davis in the gubernatorial race, not his Republican opponent Charlie Crist.
Another voter who went Democrat across the board kept finding Republicans listed in the summary screen. He made repeated attempts until, finally, the machine registered his votes correctly, and he cast his ballot.
Yet another frustrated voter who complained of difficulties selecting a Democrat was told that the machine she was using had been troublesome. Poll workers fiddled with it for a bit, and then it seemed to work properly.
Apparently, this happens all the time. According to the Herald, "Broward County Supervisor of Elections spokeswoman Mary Cooney said it's not uncommon for screens on heavily used machines to slip out of sync, making votes register incorrectly. Poll workers are trained to recalibrate them on the spot - essentially, to realign the video screen with the electronics inside. The 15-step process is outlined in the poll-worker's manual."
Well that's a relief. Only we have to wonder, if the screens "slip out of sync," might other components do so as well? And why are poll workers permitted to fiddle with the machines?
Unfortunately, the article tells us little. It sounds as if the machines are of poor quality, but the paper neglects to mention the manufacturer(s) responsible for them. The elections supervisor's spokesperson seems altogether too comfortable with the notion that the machines are unreliable. 'They do that all the time?'
With early elections already underway, it looks as if Florida will again be in the headlines for the wrong reasons, as it so often is. ®
Im sorry, NO! Just fucking no!!!!
(CNN) -- As the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attack on the United States approaches, another somber benchmark has just been passed.
The announcement Sunday of four more U.S. military deaths in Iraq raises the death toll to 2,974 for U.S. military service members in Iraq and in what the Bush administration calls the war on terror.
The 9/11 attack killed 2,973 people, including Americans and foreign nationals but excluding the terrorists. The 9/11 death toll was calculated by CNN.
The comparison between fatalities in the war on terror and 9/11 was drawn last month by Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
"It's now almost five years since September 11, 2001," Pace said. "And the number of young men and women in our armed forces who have sacrificed their lives that we might live in freedom is approaching the number of Americans who were murdered on 9/11 in New York, in Washington, D.C., and in Pennsylvania."
Of the 2,974 U.S. military service members killed, 329 died in Operation Enduring Freedom and 2,645 in Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to the Pentagon. The total includes seven American civilian contractors working for the military in Iraq.
Of the 329 U.S. military deaths in the Operation Enduring Freedom campaign, 261 occurred in Afghanistan, including many in recent months amid a resurgent Taliban guerrilla campaign. Many British and Canadian troops have also been killed recently as part of the force that is operating against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan.
The first U.S. service member to die in the Enduring Freedom campaign was Air Force Sgt. Evander Earl Andrew, 36, of Solon, Maine, killed in a heavy equipment accident in the northern Arabian peninsula on October 10, 2001.
Operation Enduring Freedom saw 893 Americans wounded, with 552 not returned to duty.
On March 20, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq to oust the Saddam Hussein regime, which, the Bush administration said, harbored and pursued weapons of mass destruction -- munitions that were never found. While the Hussein regime was swiftly defeated, an insurgency emerged that has proved harder to handle for the U.S.-led coalition.
Of the 2,645 deaths in Iraq, 2,104 have been in combat and 541 were the results of accidents, illnesses, suicides and other factors.
The first deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom were Marines -- four killed in a helicopter crash on March 20, 2003, and two killed in action in southern Iraq the next day.
In Iraq, 19,773 U.S. military personnel were wounded, with 8,991 not returning to duty. Many military and medical observers believe that advanced and prompt medical care saved hundreds, or even thousands, of lives.
Operation Iraqi Freedom casualties include deaths and injuries on or after March 19, 2003, in the Arabian Sea, Bahrain, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Persian Gulf, Qatar, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. Before March 19, 2003, the casualties in these countries were considered part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Bush administration has consistently linked the Afghan and Iraq conflicts as part of an overall war on terror -- a much-debated idea since many critics of the Bush administration say the Hussein regime was never involved in sponsoring the al Qaeda terror network.
In the post-invasion period, though, terror groups -- including al Qaeda in Iraq -- have emerged, regularly conducting ruthless attacks against coalition and Iraqi military personnel and civilians.
Thursday, Bush emphasized that "Iraq is the central front in this war on terror." (Full story)
"If we leave the streets of Baghdad before the job is done, we will have to face the terrorists in our own cities. We will stay the course, we will help this young Iraqi democracy succeed, and victory in Iraq will be a major ideological triumph in the struggle of the 21st century."(From Orange County to al Qaeda)
The death tolls in both conflicts are expected to rise.
"We've come a long way in Afghanistan. We've come a long way in Iraq and elsewhere in the war on terrorism," said Pace. "We have a long way to go. We are a nation at war."
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What a country.................................
5 million of our older Americans have not signed up yet for their Medicare, Part D, drug plan------they are old and confused. We are not going to grant them an extension. However, 12 million illegal aliens are in our country and we are going to allow them to stay, protest, procreate, receive support monies, attend schools, avoid paying income taxes, have our teachers take 300 hours of ESL (English as a Second Language) training at our expense, etc. WE MUST REALLY DISLIKE OUR OLD PEOPLE......OR WE MUST REALLY LOVE TACOS!!! If it upsets you, pass it on!!
Dont forget the support monies recieved by the white trailer trash in hillsdale and the UP during the off season.. and the farmer who cant sell his crops because the telcos wont provide opportunity of internet anywhere but to big cities while they continue to collect 100% tax on phone service called the universal service fee... The south of the border ppl do all those jobs that white people are too superior to do like pick cotton and scrub toilets and buff the floors at wally/meijer and mow yards and build big box stores.. the ppl building cvs where main stop was are almost all mexican.
And so-called drug plans are a joke. They are confusing. you cant use one card while on another plan and you cant get this plan if you have that plan and the other card. and theyre only good for drugs that are commoditized and worthless to the phizers of the world. its a way to keep everything exactly how it is and not actually address the problems the elderly and retirees face. will a drug plan cover glasses or cancer treatment or help with housing for someone who cant do stairs anymore? nah it feeds big pharma the medicare dole, thats all. the people making these despicable decisions are so far removed from the poverty of the american elderly that they have no clue how to make them right. im amazed that anyone over 50 would ever support these morons let alone not want to bludgeon them all to death with their canes and walkers and slice them to ribbons with their drug cards
A few mexicans getting the nutritionally barren iceberg lettuce and air gapped tomatoes out of the fields so that timmy and suzy can have their mcdonalds hamburgers for being good children in walmart is the least of our worries. If we simply had a national health care plan there wouldnt be a problem. Alas, we have leadership that wont even allow people to go fill their 'scrips in canada because of the pharma-co's fist in their you didnt want to know where...
40-50 years ago it was "the negroes" and now its "the mexicans". I dont see any of these neocon hypocrites bitching about china!>? i mean at least they have labor laws in mexico.. china you get thrown in the gulag if you dont meet your quota of IPODs for little Shelly Shakeit to listen to her Usher iTunes on while Joey the captain of the football team feels her up.
Oh and one more thing - the 10th largest contributor to americas failure of a war on terror(im now guffawing uncontrollably)..
Puh Lease :)
Security firm Sophos has issued a call for home computer users to ditch the Windows operating system and switch to Macs for the sake of their safety online.
And this stat from McAfee, 200,000 malwarez in their database, doubled from '04 - and 18yrs for the first 100,000, seems to drive it home.
Face it - Winders is Broke!
Anti-virus firm McAfee released protection for its 200,000th ever malware threat this week.
While bots are still the leading cause of this dramatic growth, exploits and downloaders are a close second (see breakdown here). Email worms saw significantly smaller growth over the last two years compared to types of malware.
from the moron hick prezdint d'partment
NSA wiretaps ruled illegal
Judge orders program halted; U.S. to appeal
By Gail Gibson, Tribune Newspapers. Baltimore Sun; Sun staff writers Julie Davis and Siobhan Gorman and Tribune news services contributed to this report
Published August 18, 2006
A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday struck down the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program, calling it unconstitutional and an illegal abuse of presidential power. The ruling marked the first court rejection of the controversial monitoring program and amounted to a rebuke of the Bush administration's tactics in the war on terrorism.
"In this case, the president has acted, undisputedly, as [federal intelligence law] forbids," U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said in a 43-page decision that sided with the American Civil Liberties Union challenge to the government system of warrantless eavesdropping. "Plaintiffs have prevailed, and the public interest is clear in this matter. It is the upholding of our Constitution."
Taylor ordered an immediate halt to the NSA's surveillance program, but the order was put on hold after Justice Department attorneys swiftly filed a notice of appeal with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
In Washington, the ruling quickly became election-year fodder. Republicans said they hoped an appeals court will overturn the decision--with which "we couldn't disagree more," said White House Press Secretary Tony Snow--while Democrats praised it.
"The administration is wrongly convinced that it can run the country without Congress or oversight," said Sen. John Rockefeller of West Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales defended the surveillance program as "very important for the security of the country," adding: "We have confidence in the lawfulness of this program."
The ruling was a major legal setback for the Bush administration. Some legal scholars and analysts said the decision could be vulnerable on appeals, but it was cheered Thursday by the attorneys, journalists and non-profit organizations that claimed the possibility of government eavesdropping had complicated their efforts to communicate with some sources and clients overseas.
Anthony Romero, the ACLU's executive director, called the ruling "another nail in the coffin of the Bush administration's legal strategy in the war on terror."
"It is a flat rejection of secret government," Romero said. "It is a flat rejection of an all-powerful president running roughshod over the judiciary and over the legislative branches. And it is a reaffirmation of a system of checks and balances."
In her decision, Taylor said the NSA program violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a 1978 law that prohibited intelligence monitoring of people inside the United States without a warrant. The judge, appointed to the federal court in Detroit by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, also said the program violated 1st and 4th Amendment protections of free speech and privacy, and she criticized the program as an overly broad reach of executive power.
"It was never the intent of the Framers to give the president such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights," Taylor wrote in the decision. "The three separate branches of government were developed as a check and balance for one another."
Justice Department attorneys had argued at a hearing in Detroit last month that the lawsuit should be thrown out because the litigation could expose sensitive state secrets if it went forward. In Thursday's ruling, the judge said the state secrets privilege did not apply in this case. She said she could rule on the program's legality based on statements and information released by the White House in recent months as it has defended the once-secret program made public by New York Times reports late last year.
"The Bush administration has repeatedly told the general public that there is a valid basis in law for the [surveillance program]," Taylor wrote. "This court finds defendants' arguments that they cannot defend this case without the use of classified information to be disingenuous and without merit."
Legal analysts said the ruling marked a shift in the willingness of the nation's courts to challenge the president's broad claims of executive power since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
"In the first few years after 9/11, what we saw was extreme deference to the government and an unwillingness in the courts to question the government's claims, and I think this shows the courts are not willing to be closed out," said Meredith Fuchs, general counsel for the National Security Archive at George Washington University. "In that sense, I think it is a turning point."
However, Robert Levy, a legal analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute, said Taylor's findings are at risk of being overturned. He noted that the claims involving 1st and 4th Amendment violations require a court to balance those protections against national security interests, an impossible task without more information about the surveillance program's scope, effectiveness and operational details.
"In order to find out about those facts, you run up against the state secrets prohibition," Levy said.
For the day, though, Taylor's ruling was political grist for Democrats and Republicans.
Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) said the decision "confirms the doubts I have had about the program's constitutionality ever since I first learned about it." He urged the White House to work with Congress to make changes to the program.
"No one is against wiretapping suspected terrorists," Biden said. "The question is how to bring this program within the law." Republican leaders, meanwhile, urged the White House to fight for the program in court.
"Terrorists are the real threat to our constitutional and democratic freedoms, not the law-enforcement and intelligence tools used to keep America safe," Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) said in a statement. "We need to strengthen, not weaken, our ability to foil terrorist plots before they can do us harm."
Copyright © 2006, Chicago Tribune
Thats right, I didnt write this! its not mine. Don't shoot the messenger.
i am so sickened by MTV.
Moreover, the parents who acquiesce to appear on MTV.
1. My Super Sweet 16 - this show documents teenage girls (i do not know that there's ever been a boy's party..) whose parents are ridiculously wealthy and throw these exorbitant parties for their teenage birthdays. Tracks the process, including choosing outfits, choreographing entrances, drama over invitations, etc. These parties run well over $50,000 average. Most of the parents, fathers especially, cannot say no, and when a parent tries, he is pouted at until the rich bitch gets her way.
2. Tiara Girls - Follows pageant hopefuls in their trek from average girl to crown winner. Parents are overbearing, constantly pointing out flaws, calling daughter fat when she is barely a size 2, refusing to allow daughters to live and enjoy life. Also spend outrageous sums to ensure daughter wins, daughter is taught to be cutthroat competitive and that 90% of their self-worth is physical.
3. Date My Mom - eligible bachelors meet three moms and choose to date one of the moms' daughters based on the appearance and personality of the mom. Mothers seem to enjoy telling suitors exactly what daughter least wants them to know, making asses out of themselves and daughters.
4. Parental Control - Parents disenchanted with teenager's current choice of significant other choose two suitors to date their daughter. Parents watch the entire date at home with unfavored S.O. Parents are crude, rude, openly disrespectful to teenage partner, and vice versa.
...WTF. Parents aren't like that. People like that don't exist.. do they?
I will admit, my parents are indulgent. They'd like me to casually date more people. Above all, they're the most lax, chilled people when it comes to letting me make my own decisions. But I would be mortified if they acted in any way like the MTV parents, especially the overindulgent ones.
I really don't want to believe people like this exist.
Also, a note on pageants: if I were an interviewer, I'd ask questions like, "What happened after Moses built the ark?" and "What year did Washington write the declaration of independence?" just to fuck with them. :D go linguistics.
person 1, 19M, Straight, Michigan, United States; 70% match, 69% friend, Today, 2:37am:
your right parents like that arent really around to my knoledge either and the sweet 16 thing sad thing is they had a guy on there i think he was gay im not sure and then date my mom theres never any girls going after a guys mom thats gay why not a date my dad also another show damage control pisses me off if my parents were watching something like that with me theyd be pissed at the studio more so than me so what im trying to say is mtv sucks ass and need to just play good shows
person 2, 22M, Straight, Tennessee, United States; 72% match, 72% friend, Today, 2:41am:
I hear you. Then there was that show "Wanna Come In?" Didn't involve any failures of parents, just two teams of "a loser and a player" competing to see which one could get their loser invited into a particular woman's home first. How many people can we be degrading to at once? I like your pageant idea.
person 3, 21F, Bisexual, Flushing, New York, United States; 69% match, 74% friend, Today, 2:48am:
you're awesome. haha..and MTV really should be changed to STV.....for shitastic TV....or maybey just shit would be more accurate....or maybey they could just broadcast an artistic rendering of a pile o poo 24/7. That would be ten times less mind numbing then the crap they have on their now. *pun not intended at first but then self-approved* :-P.
person 4 , 23M, Straight, Los Angeles, California, United States; 66% match, 70% friend, Today, 2:54am:
...yet you WATCH it? I've never heard of any of these shows; but that they exist don't surprise me at all. MTV should change their name to...well...i guess Fox.
person 5, 24M, Straight, Auckland, New Zealand; 68% match, 75% friend, Today, 3:34am:
Not to utterly concur with your musing on television as an entertainment medium (mostly cos I work in TV) but yeah, Im VERY VERY glad my tiny country does not recieve mtv or those shows you have discribed. It also re-affirms my belief that entertainment as television is... crap...
person 6, 25M, Straight, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States; 78% match, 76% friend, Today, 4:30am:
I haven't been able to stand MTV for years. Abotu the time Undressed and Daria went away, I lost interest. THeir programming seems to be vaguelt related to music at best these days and more about about peopel I just want to slap across the face.
person 7, 26M, Straight, Tampa, Florida, United States; 62% match, 67% friend, Today,12:13pm:
You left out "Made" where teenagers get 6 weeks to abandon their personality in favor of one that's more appropriate. Okay, some of the "Made" episodes are well-done, but most are a sad take on what we as a society approve of. Also, I would say Fox is a bit better, if anything for the excellent Family Guy and House.
Moi, 30M, Straight, Michigan, United States; 0% match, 0% friend, 17 minutes ago:
tv outside of mtv is s**t, mtv is lower-than-S**t. If a big putrid chunk of feces had to relieve itself, i mean it was prairie doggin' it, MTV would be the sticky tear cried from the brown eye of mr hankie. When MTV stopped playing Music, they should have been required to change their name to RTV for Rap. and then when That went to the wayside, it should have been just like FTV or something. Fecal Television. All Shit. All The Time. -----
Kudos to #5, #4(Fox is synonymous with Steamy Dung. Fudger trAiles and Poopert Turdoch are the biggest sallet tossers I have ever seen), #3(but #3 when you post something like this, you should lie about your city.. Flushing is much too painfully on topic [No offense intended, rather, Hugs/Kisses for the bellylaughs from the coincidence]). #6, I beat ya. I quit after beavis and Butthead, the last GOOD show on MTV.
Moi! , 30M, Straight, Michigan, United States; 0% match, 0% friend, 12 minutes ago:
Twas with very strong power of will that the short-lived RTV era was not .. lumped(hehe).. in with the era of ordure.. I think 99 percent of rap is manure, being less than reagent grade purity owing to black eyed peas and beastie boys.
Moi! , 30M, Straight, Michigan, United States; 0% match, 0% friend, just now:
But then again (hehe.. I said BUT.. mhe ehhe).. Reality Teevee in general is a Myspace-Esque evidential exhibit of Complete Un-Creativity on the part of the purveyors, and the Complete Incapability of the Mindless Sheep Masses to find more fruitful uses of their time like volunteering, reading, a life, or (gasp) a JOB. It's Evercrack(Everquest) for the Boob Toob! I find that Ron Popeil is more ingenuitive with Just One of his infomercials at 3am than American Idol is in a Whole Season of Simon's blithering, Paula's Butt, or Ruben's bellerin'. Got one word for that genre - BAAAAAAAaaa! Thats my rant an' I'm stickin to it.
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Hi from the land of idiotic server reloads!
I think I figured out something about myself...
Re: Why I build watches to state the time..
When I was young, like 12 or less (since then they save themselves the headache and give me the whole answer) , I was always given "because I said so" or "just because" or whatever, when told to do something.. I always violently hated that with a passion, like being told "You're too little or not smart enough.. you wouldnt understand", or the like.
I always despised being told I was incurably incapable of doing something or understanding something just because of age or experience, or the dreaded "just because". I hate that to this day.
So as a compensation for that; In defiant rebellion of that; I refuse to do these things to others because I hated being treated that way myself. Doing so would go against the core programming that defines Who Charles Thomas Houghtby IV Is.
This is why I always say things like "I dont care how old/young you are you're still capable of X Y or Z, I mean, c'mon.. My grandpa Creager is eightyX and he can do it, and I was doing these things at four, so anyone is capable of doing it" when someone says "I cant learn this because I am too old/young for that". In fact I get upset For the person when they say it.
This is also why I get irate when people denigrate their own intelligence or position importance at work.
I don't mean to ramble but check my pulse if ever I don't.
tick. tick. tick. tick. tick. tick. tick. ...
There. Wrap THAT watch around your wrist and time an egg with it! :)
If you're wondering what I'm doing here, at a prayer breakfast,
well, so am I. I'm certainly not here as a man of the cloth, unless that
cloth is leather. It's certainly not because I'm a rock star. Which
leaves one possible explanation: I'm here because I've got a messianic
Yes, it's true. And for anyone who knows me, it's hardly a revelation.
Well, I'm the first to admit that there's something
unnatural...something unseemly...about rock stars mounting the pulpit
and preaching at presidents, and then disappearing to their villas in
the south of France. Talk about a fish out of water. It was weird enough
when Jesse Helms showed up at a U2 concert...but this is really weird,
You know, one of the things I love about this country is its
separation of church and state. Although I have to say: in inviting me
here, both church and state have been separated from something else
completely: their mind.
Mr. President, are you sure about this?
It's very humbling and I will try to keep my homily brief. But be
warned - I'm Irish.
I'd like to talk about the laws of man, here in this city where
those laws are written. And I'd like to talk about higher laws. It would
be great to assume that the one serves the other; that the laws of man
serve these higher laws...but of course, they don't always. And I
presume that, in a sense, is why you're here.
I presume the reason for this gathering is that all of us here -
Muslims, Jews, Christians - all are searching our souls for how to
better serve our family, our community, our nation, our God.
I know I am. Searching, I mean. And that, I suppose, is what led
me here, too.
Yes, it's odd, having a rock star here - but maybe it's odder for me
than for you. You see, I avoided religious people most of my life. Maybe
it had something to do with having a father who was Protestant and a
mother who was Catholic in a country where the line between the two was,
quite literally, a battle line. Where the line between church and state
was...well, a little blurry, and hard to see.
I remember how my mother would bring us to chapel on Sundays... and
my father used to wait outside. One of the things that I picked up from
my father and my mother was the sense that religion often gets in the
way of God.
For me, at least, it got in the way. Seeing what religious people,
in the name of God, did to my native land...and in this country, seeing
God's second-hand car salesmen on the cable TV channels, offering
indulgences for cash...in fact, all over the world, seeing the self-
righteousness roll down like a mighty stream from certain corners of the
I must confess, I changed the channel. I wanted my MTV.
Even though I was a believer.
Perhaps because I was a believer.
I was cynical...not about God, but about God's politics. (There
you are, Jim.)
Then, in 1997, a couple of eccentric, septuagenarian British
Christians went and ruined my shtick - my reproachfulness. They did it
by describing the millennium, the year 2000, as a Jubilee year, as an
opportunity to cancel the chronic debts of the world's poorest people.
They had the audacity to renew the Lord's call - and were joined by Pope
John Paul II, who, from an Irish half-Catholic's point of view, may have
had a more direct line to the Almighty.
'Jubilee' - why 'Jubilee'?
What was this year of Jubilee, this year of our Lord's favor?
I'd always read the scriptures, even the obscure stuff. There it
was in Leviticus (25:35)...
'If your brother becomes poor,' the scriptures say, 'and cannot
maintain himself...you shall maintain him.... You shall not lend him
your money at interest, not give him your food for profit.'
It is such an important idea, Jubilee, that Jesus begins his
ministry with this. Jesus is a young man, he's met with the rabbis,
impressed everyone, people are talking. The elders say, he's a clever
guy, this Jesus, but he hasn't done much...yet. He hasn't spoken in
When he does, His first words are from Isaiah: 'The Spirit of the
Lord is upon me,' he says, 'because He has anointed me to preach good
news to the poor.' And Jesus proclaims the year of the Lord's favour,
the year of Jubilee (Luke 4:18).
What he was really talking about was an era of grace - and we're
still in it.
So fast-forward 2,000 years. That same thought, grace, was made
incarnate - in a movement of all kinds of people. It wasn't a bless-me
club... it wasn't a holy huddle. These religious guys were willing to
get out in the streets, get their boots dirty, wave the placards, follow
their convictions with actions...making it really hard for people like
me to keep their distance. It was amazing. I almost started to like
these church people.
But then my cynicism got another helping hand.
It was what Colin Powell, a five-star general, called the greatest
W.M.D. of them all: a tiny little virus called AIDS. And the religious
community, in large part, missed it. The ones that didn't miss it could
only see it as divine retribution for bad behaviour. Even on
children...even [though the] fastest growing group of HIV infections
were married, faithful women.
Aha, there they go again! I thought to myself judgmentalism is back!
But in truth, I was wrong again. The church was slow but the
church got busy on this the leprosy of our age.
Love was on the move. Mercy was on the move.
God was on the move.
Moving people of all kinds to work with others they had never met,
never would have cared to meet...conservative church groups hanging out
with spokesmen for the gay community, all singing off the same hymn
sheet on AIDS...soccer moms and quarterbacks...hip-hop stars and country
stars. This is what happens when God gets on the move: crazy stuff happens!
Popes were seen wearing sunglasses!
Jesse Helms was seen with a ghetto blaster!
Crazy stuff. Evidence of the spirit.
It was breathtaking. Literally. It stopped the world in its tracks.
When churches started demonstrating on debt, governments listened
- and acted. When churches starting organizing, petitioning, and even -
that most unholy of acts today, God forbid, lobbying...on AIDS and
global health, governments listened - and acted.
I'm here today in all humility to say: you changed minds; you
changed policy; you changed the world.
Look, whatever thoughts you have about God, who He is or if He
exists, most will agree that if there is a God, He has a special place
for the poor. In fact, the poor are where God lives.
Check Judaism. Check Islam. Check pretty much anyone.
I mean, God may well be with us in our mansions on the hill. I
hope so. He may well be with us as in all manner of controversial stuff.
Maybe, maybe not. But the one thing we can all agree, all faiths and
ideologies, is that God is with the vulnerable and poor.
God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play
house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with
a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under
the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives,
and God is with us if we are with them. "If you remove the yoke from
your midst, the pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness, and if
you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom with become like
midday and the Lord will continually guide you and satisfy your desire
in scorched places."
It's not a coincidence that in the scriptures, poverty is
mentioned more than 2,100 times. It's not an accident. That's a lot of
air time, 2,100 mentions. (You know, the only time Christ is judgmental
is on the subject of the poor.) 'As you have done it unto the least of
these my brethren, you have done it unto me' (Matthew 25:40). As I say,
good news to the poor.
Here's some good news for the president. After 9/11 we were told
America would have no time for the world's poor. America would be taken
up with its own problems of safety. And it's true these are dangerous
times, but America has not drawn the blinds and double-locked the doors.
In fact, you have doubled aid to Africa. You have tripled funding
for global health. Mr. President, your emergency plan for AIDS relief
and support for the Global Fund - you and Congress - have put 700,000
people onto life-saving anti-retroviral drugs and provided 8 million bed
nets to protect children from malaria.
Outstanding human achievements. Counterintuitive. Historic. Be
very, very proud.
But here's the bad news. From charity to justice, the good news is
yet to come. There is much more to do. There's a gigantic chasm between
the scale of the emergency and the scale of the response.
And finally, it's not about charity after all, is it? It's about
Let me repeat that: It's not about charity, it's about justice.
And that's too bad.
Because you're good at charity. Americans, like the Irish, are
good at it. We like to give, and we give a lot, even those who can't
But justice is a higher standard. Africa makes a fool of our idea
of justice; it makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our
pieties, it doubts our concern, it questions our commitment.
Sixty-five hundred Africans are still dying every day of a
preventable, treatable disease, for lack of drugs we can buy at any drug
store. This is not about charity, this is about justice and equality.
Because there's no way we can look at what's happening in Africa
and, if we're honest, conclude that deep down, we really accept that
Africans are equal to us. Anywhere else in the world, we wouldn't accept
it. Look at what happened in South East Asia with the tsunami. 150,000
lives lost to that misnomer of all misnomers, "mother nature." In
Africa, 150,000 lives are lost every month. A tsunami every month. And
it's a completely avoidable catastrophe.
It's annoying but justice and equality are mates. Aren't they?
Justice always wants to hang out with equality. And equality is a real pain.
You know, think of those Jewish sheep-herders going to meet the
Pharaoh, mud on their shoes, and the Pharaoh says, "Equal?" A
preposterous idea: rich and poor are equal? And they say, "Yeah,
'equal,' that's what it says here in this book. We're all made in the
image of God."
And eventually the Pharaoh says, "OK, I can accept that. I can
accept the Jews - but not the blacks."
"Not the women. Not the gays. Not the Irish. No way, man."
So on we go with our journey of equality.
On we go in the pursuit of justice.
We hear that call in the ONE Campaign, a growing movement of more
than 2 million Americans...Left and Right together... united in the
belief that where you live should no longer determine whether you live.
We hear that call even more powerfully today, as we mourn the loss
of Coretta Scott King - mother of a movement for equality, one that
changed the world but is only just getting started. These issues are as
alive as they ever were; they just change shape and cross the seas.
Preventing the poorest of the poor from selling their products
while we sing the virtues of the free market...that's a justice issue.
Holding children to ransom for the debts of their grandparents...that's
a justice issue. Withholding life-saving medicines out of deference to
the Office of Patents...that's a justice issue.
And while the law is what we say it is, God is not silent on the
That's why I say there's the law of the land¿. And then there is a
higher standard. There's the law of the land, and we can hire experts to
write them so they benefit us, so the laws say it's OK to protect our
agriculture but it's not OK for African farmers to do the same, to earn
As the laws of man are written, that's what they say.
God will not accept that.
Mine won't, at least. Will yours?
I close this morning on...very...thin...ice.
This is a dangerous idea I've put on the table: my God vs. your
God, their God vs. our God...vs. no God. It is very easy, in these
times, to see religion as a force for division rather than unity.
And this is a town - Washington - that knows something of division.
But the reason I am here, and the reason I keep coming back to
Washington, is because this is a town that is proving it can come
together on behalf of what the scriptures call the least of these.
This is not a Republican idea. It is not a Democratic idea. It is
not even, with all due respect, an American idea. Nor it is unique to
any one faith.
'Do to others as you would have them do to you' (Luke 6:30). Jesus
'Righteousness is this: that one should...give away wealth out of
love for him to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the
wayfarer and the beggars and for the emancipation of the captives.' The
Koran says that (2.177).
Thus sayeth the Lord: 'Bring the homeless poor into the house,
when you see the naked, cover him, then your light will break out like
the dawn and your recovery will speedily spring fourth, then your Lord
will be your rear guard.' The Jewish scripture says that. Isaiah 58 again.
That is a powerful incentive: 'The Lord will watch your back.'
Sounds like a good deal to me, right now.
A number of years ago, I met a wise man who changed my life. In
countless ways, large and small, I was always seeking the Lord's
blessing. I was saying, you know, I have a new song, look after it¿. I
have a family, please look after them¿. I have this crazy idea...
And this wise man said: stop.
He said, stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing - because it's already blessed.
Well, God, as I said, is with the poor. That, I believe, is what
God is doing.
And that is what he's calling us to do.
I was amazed when I first got to this country and I learned how
much some churchgoers tithe. Up to 10% of the family budget. Well, how
does that compare with the federal budget, the budget for the entire
American family? How much of that goes to the poorest people in the
world? Less than 1%.
Mr. President, Congress, people of faith, people of America:
I want to suggest to you today that you see the flow of effective
foreign assistance as tithing.... Which, to be truly meaningful, will
mean an additional 1% of the federal budget tithed to the poor.
What is 1%?
1% is not merely a number on a balance sheet.
1% is the girl in Africa who gets to go to school, thanks to you.
1% is the AIDS patient who gets her medicine, thanks to you. 1% is the
African entrepreneur who can start a small family business thanks to
you. 1% is not redecorating presidential palaces or money flowing down a
rat hole. This 1% is digging waterholes to provide clean water.
1% is a new partnership with Africa, not paternalism toward
Africa, where increased assistance flows toward improved governance and
initiatives with proven track records and away from boondoggles and
white elephants of every description.
America gives less than 1% now. We're asking for an extra 1% to
change the world. to transform millions of lives - but not just that and
I say this to the military men now - to transform the way that they see us.
1% is national security, enlightened economic self-interest, and a
better, safer world rolled into one. Sounds to me that in this town of
deals and compromises, 1% is the best bargain around.
These goals - clean water for all; school for every child;
medicine for the afflicted, an end to extreme and senseless poverty -
these are not just any goals; they are the Millennium Development goals,
which this country supports. And they are more than that. They are the
Beatitudes for a globalised world.
Now, I'm very lucky. I don't have to sit on any budget committees.
And I certainly don't have to sit where you do, Mr. President. I don't
have to make the tough choices.
But I can tell you this:
To give 1% more is right. It's smart. And it's blessed.
There is a continent - Africa - being consumed by flames.
I truly believe that when the history books are written, our age
will be remembered for three things: the war on terror, the digital
revolution, and what we did - or did not to - to put the fire out in Africa.
History, like God, is watching what we do.
Thank you. Thank you, America, and God bless you all.
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More Left than Right
Your faggotry levels are at 0%
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11 is your Fuckedness Number! Crazy!
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Dubya has plummeted to 34%
it is now official that Katrina was a world class screwup
and iraq will likely end with our troops being sniped at while on the run to leave :)
and no fault of the troops either.. as i have previously stated, i cite vietnam.
ROFLMAO! and AHHHHHNold is currently at 40%.
Our Presidential Stand-in is currently at a lower rating than the joke of the left coast
/me guffawing like a mad fiend....
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If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.
It can be anything you want -good or bad- BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.
When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.
----from the just cuz its funny dept...---
But only tattooed b*7ches need apply - J/K
(seen on a '79 delta 88 back window with a bungeed trunk and blue smoke chuffing out... ghetto ride)
\\// peace out m0f0
Can someone who liked this show and seriously is a nobody or not married or whatever - please explain to me how this is supposed to be more enjoyable than the breakfast club, macgyver, napoleon dynamite, romy and michelle, or the like?!?
i mean how could any of the cast have the BRASS to whine about "oh the models are sooo pretty and young and can (and do) do anything/anyone they want?" and then the working shlub guys or the loser guys who want to give them their genuine best their soul had to give, get married, be committed, and have a deeper relationship than a water puddle in the mojave.. get shafted like the gimp in a gay bar!?!?
i mean wtf. is it socially illegal that i will still be a successful member of society after these people have moved to paradiso perduto in the glades to whine about their handsome hunk boyfriend stiffing them at the altar(great expectations). that type of shallowness.. do remember that you will have YOUR paradiso awaiting you too, so fear not the schlub, the schlubs are loyal, the jet setters are only happy til their jet jet departs again ;D..
I will be updating this over time.
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