Remember all those times I bitched about what an idiot and awful President George W. Bush was? Well, I take it all back. I really didn’t think there would be someone worse than him … and there is. We are currently FUCKED.
I had not realized how much George W. Bush bashing I did until looking back over the archives.
Will there be Trump bashing? Maybe … and maybe not. He’s such an easy target because of the sheer amount of stupid things he says and does. Now he’s off on his first foreign trip and is set to give a speech about Islam in Saudi Arabia. Based on just about every speech he has ever given, you have to wonder … what could possibly go wrong? And then there is the “witch hunt.” He’s says, “No politician in history … has been treated worse or more unfairly.” Honestly, if Trump has done nothing wrong, he should just let them investigate and quit whining about it. He certainly “doth protest too much.” It would look a lot better if he didn’t always take the bait and act like a spoiled child.
Okay. Enough political ranting.
So, apparently, some “Christians” are upset that the County Commissioners aren’t specifically mentioning Jesus when they have their pre-meeting prayer. Forget that whole separation of Church and State thing.
Then I saw this nice little “Letter to the Editor” with it’s veiled (or not so veiled in this case) threats and it kinda pissed me off.
So, I wrote a wee letter of my own. It will be interesting to see if they publish it.
To the Editor:
I was disturbed by Tuesday’s article about “generic” prayer at the opening of Haywood County Board of Commissioners meetings.
Kenneth Henson’s statement that if “commissioners would back off on issues such as erosion control and a nuisance ordinance and take up issues such as defending Christian prayer, they would become worthy of the peoples’ esteem” is ridiculous. County Commissioners are elected to help govern and make things better for ALL the citizens of Haywood County. They are not elected to promote one groups’s religious beliefs.
As a resident, I find it upsetting that these people want to force their religious views onto the Commissioners and in turn on Haywood County as a whole.
I also find some of the statements that Kelly Rogers made in his “Letter the Editor” disturbing as well. To say that the commissioners should “Take a stand for us Christians. If not, I guarantee you, we will stand up next election and you just might not have that Commissioner title” is nothing but outright threats and bullying.
The United States was founded on the concept of FREEDOM of religion, which to my mind means that our County Commissioners should be respectful of all the county’s citizens. “Christians” need to realize that in this county (and in this country), everyone does not have the same belief system.
Dear News Media,
We all know that Toyota has some fucked up vehicles out there. But, do we really need hourly new reports and updates?
Please move on.
I have been stewing a wee bit today about the outcome of the Maine vote.
From the ABC News Story:
Mary Lou Narbus, a 51-year-old mother of three from Rockwood, Maine, told ABC News she’s pleased Question 1 prevailed in rejecting same-sex marriage. “I believe that marriage is for a man and a woman… and I don’t believe that [gay marriage] should be taught in school, period,” she said.
Seriously? Legalizing gay marriage will lead it to be taught in school? It’s all just more lies about how equality for gays is going to lead to homosexuals indoctrinating children into the “evil lifestyle.”
The best thing that I can think of to saw about the whole thing right now is “Fuck you, Religious Fundies and your churches.”
So, it’s downtime for me here at the theater. Yup … backstage blogging.
OMG! Could the costume for Drake be any hotter? They finally kicked on the air conditioning after I sweated through my shirt and sweater. Hooray for air conditioning!
I have had a headache all damn day. It just doesn’t seem to want to go away. Oh well. At least it’s not The Swine.
Time to go waddle through Act II … and then home for some tasty Sugar Buzz !! Carrot Cake.
North Carolina went to Obama! I am sooooooo living in a Blue State!!!
And things are feeling great … even though they STILL haven’t officially announced who won North Carolina. Blue State? I hope so!!!
You know the Fat Lady has sung when Fox News calls the race in favor of Obama! At this moment North Carolina is still a toss up. C’mon Blue!!!
Well, I am back home in the chilly mountains of North Carolina. Thanks to Dr. Phibes and Co. for another great visit down to the wilds of North Florida. We ate too much food, drank too much beer and watched too many horror films!
“The Skeleton Key”
“Grindhouse” (Theatrical Cut)
“John Carpenter’s The Thing”
“Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie”
Ummmmm … I think that’s all of them.
I do have some photos from the trip that I will post soon. It’s just that I am too busy right now watching North Carolina go totally Democratic! Go Obama!!!
Here we are a few days later and the gas situation here in WNC doesn’t seem to be any better. Most stations you drive past have been out for days. You can certainly tell which station has gotten a shipment. They get so swamped that the employees of said gas station have to get out in the road and direct traffic. It’s crazy! They keep saying that Hurricanes Ike and Gustav are to blame because the “such and such” pipeline is “running at reduced capacity.” I mean … c’mon! How man hurricanes have there been over how many years and it’s never, ever been this bad.
Personally, I think we are trapped in some secret government run experiment to see what happens when the gas suddenly goes. Seriously.
So … yeah. It appears that the greater WNC area is out of gas. I had folks miss rehearsal tonight because they are concerned about having enough gas to get to the rest of this week’s rehearsals. Yeesh. On the drive home tonight, all five gas stations that I pass along the way had their pumps covered. Not one single one had any gas. Fun times!