Thursday, February 18, 2010

answering a rant

ok,there i was minding my own business on twitter,when i came across a friend's posting their latest blog entry.i probbably wouldn't have paid it any mind,but it appeared to have been a rant about men.being male,this of course got my attention,so i decided to take a look.
big mistake.and while i can understand where she was coming from,i was a little bothered that she decided to catagorize all men under one general heading : that we apparently think with our *****(yeah,trying to keep it clean).
i don't deny that if i pass an attractive women on the street,i'll turn around and look.we all do,male AND female.but to say that we're all so shallow as to put appearance over everything else was, to put it mildly,a little i flirt? damn right!!but i'm single,too.i have the right.
but when it comes to relationships,i don't put looks over everything's not fair to the other person,and it's not fair to me.i would honestly rather be with someone who's at least got some common interests with me,and who i can TALK to as an adult,and have adult conversations with,than someone who's attrective on the outside,but who's just a shell with nothing on the inside.
and yeah,i've dated the latter.gets dull after awhile.i'd rather be with a whole woman,than a barbie doll.

answering a rant


Friday, January 29, 2010

anne frank and censorship-pt2

i still have my copy of the book. it sits beside the rise and fall of the third reich. my ex asked me one time why they were postioned that way.i said that one was a lessom about when a country takes a turn down a dark path,the other showed the consequences of that decision.
if you've never read the book,do so.if you have children,have them read it,don't censor it.or any book.the story in the diary of anne frank should serve as a reminder to all of us-never again.

anne frank and censorship

when i was growing up,i fell in love with reading.still mom used to tell me that i started by reading the back of cereal boxes when we went grocery shopping.and from there the love affair with books i have so many they have their own room in my house and  have spilled over to a second one.
 at some pont in school,i think junior high,i got a copy of the diary of anne frank. i was already interested in history,and reading the description of it caught my attention. what i read was the moving,haunting tale of a teenage girl and her family trying to not only hide out from the nazis with the help of friends,but to live out their lives as normally as possible in tjhose circumstances.we all know the story.ultimately they wre caught,and sent to concentration camps. if i remember,anne died just before the camp she was at was liberated by the allies.
which brings me to censorship. i follow alternet on is a greatsource for news you don't always see in the mainstream media.last night,they posted a story about a county in my home state pulling the book frpom the shelves because some parents were offended by some of the content. if you want to read more about it, go to @alternet. on twitter.i think the link's still good.
to pull this book because a young girl is coming into her womanhood under the most harrowingof circumstances is bullshit.this is one of the most important books of the 20th describes a time in someone's life that none of us today,hop[efully will ever hope to go through,or deny students to get a better understand of that period of history is should be required reading in junior and senior high schools across the country.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tragedy and stupidity

Normally,i don't bother to blog.But awhile back,a friend whose opinion i cherish and respect more than anything in the world suggested that i start one.So i did,and after a couple of minor posts ,i hadn't touched it lately.But recent events,and the comments that came out afterwards,got my attention.So here we are.
  The devastating earthquake in Haiti,and the horrendous aftermath,shook not only the US,but the entire world to its core.Once realization set in,relief efforts began to first organize,then began to arrive,and still are as i type this.Odds are,it's going to take a monumental commitment on the part of the developed world to restore Haiti to any sense of normalcy.the good news is,everyday people are also chipping in what they can.Through social networks such as facebook and twitter,and by simple text messages,donations pored in;this goes to prove that we can all come together in times of unspeakable tragedy.
 But there are those who took exception to these efforts;they only served to prove through their remarks how truly uncaring angd selfessly callous they truly are.
 First off,Pat robertson tried to make this out as though it was God's will against the Haitian people.Now, there is no denying that through his ministry and charitable organizations ,he has done good works around the world.but to use his television program,seen by millions not only here,but around the world,only went to show how out of touch he has become.Not only that,but to disguise such a base form of bigotry in the guise of being a devout christian man,is truly be a  bigot is bad enough in this day and wrap it in the name of religion is to forget why some of the greatest atrocities were committed.
 Then there's Rush Limbaugh.what to say that hasn't already been said,by people better than me. to first demean the US military's efforts to deliver vital relief supplies,and then to urge his listeners not to contribute to any charity collecting money for donations,only goes to prove that he speaks not tothe average citizen,but to those who agree with his twisted racist worldview. it's because of people such as limbaugh,and others like him,that we're as a divided a country,not only politically,but along other lines as well.
And that's my rant on the subject. if you;re reading this. give what you can to the relief efforts.every little bit helps. please. and thank you.

Monday, December 7, 2009

a new beginning

i tried this before,and didn't have a lot of luck with it.
then i went to twitter,and started posting on there.what i soon found,was that 140 characters just weren't enough.i found myself discussindg afghanistan with someone one night,and lamented the fact on the public timeline that the 140 was a problem.a friend who follows me,and i absolutely adore,suggested this;she said she'd read it.
so here we are.this is a test run.and maybe when i decide hoe i want to do this,i'll be back one me,there's a lot to say.and maybe i'll convince my friend to pick up her blog again too.