Monday, February 26, 2007

Taking the Jesus Fish Too Far...

Here we have it folks -- the religious right really has taken over.
God bless our jesus fish loving troops. And fuck the rest of ya, I suppose.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Are you fucking kidding me?

From Courthouse News on Feb. 22, 2007...

A student in Northwest Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing program has sued the college in Delta, Miss., Federal Court, claiming it discriminated against her by kicking her out because she has dyslexia and dysphasia: impaired speech and verbal comprehension.

Now I don't know all the details, or how the girl got into the school in the first place, but it seems to me that someone who has impaired speech and verbal comprehension issues probably should not be a LPN or any kind of nurse for that matter. Call me crazy, but I prefer my nurses be able to communicate and properly read what it is they are supposed to be doing and/or giving to me. And shouldn't my right to safe and proper health treatment trump this girl's supposed right to attend school to become a LPN? Where the fuck is the line if not at the "you gotta be able to read and write and speak properly to provide medical services" line? What's next -- people who use walkers suing because they can't be firemen?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Fucking Alabama

If there weren't enough reasons not to move to Alabama, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has just upheld another one. Did you know that it is illegal in Alabama to sell or distribute anything involving "the pursuit of orgasms by artificial means." In other words, people, Alabama has banned the sale of ALL SEX TOYS! And a fucking federal appeals court let them get away with it. Alabama claims the purpose of the ban is to promote public morality, cause goddess knows only people with loose morals would ever want to give themselves a fucking orgasm. Oh wait - I mean only loose women 'cause boys don't need toys like the ladies do (at least not straight boys anyway). Fucking sexist homophobic puritan Alabama bastards. As far as I'm concerned, they can take their public morality and stick it...or would that break the rules? Does public morality shoved up the ass of a state legislator equal a sex toy? Hmmmmm...

Anyway -- so unless the US Supreme Court hears an appeal (and you can bet the ACLU, who handled the main case, will file one) and overturns the decision of the lower court, the poor folks in Alabama will have to do without the Rabbit, and everything else that might make living there more tolerable. OK - technically they can order the toys online (supposedly) and it isn't illegal to own the items, just to sell them, but isn't this a thin line they're walking on? Besides, why shouldn't the women of Alabama be allowed to have "
sexerware parties" like the rest of us?

Wanna see what the Appeals Court had to say about it?
Click here.

Fucking Taxes

Look at your phone bill. How may different taxes do you see? Do you even know what the hell they're all for? I bet you don't.

For example, did you know that the “federal excise tax” helps to pay down the massive debt incurred by the Spanish-American War -- yes, the one fought in 1898. This tax was repealed by Congress last summer as it applies to interstate calls, but you are stil screwed when it comes to local calls. Of course the tax is less than $1 (on my last bill anyway) but still, that's my freaking dollar. Dammit. And I want it back.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I bought extra booze...

And all I got was a lousy three inches. Nor'easter my ass. The only things worthwhile at three inches are stilettos. And I fucking called it. OK - so maybe I got the day off, but since the office was still technically open (it takes more than three inches to keep blood thirsty lawyers from selling their snake oil), I had to take a vacation day anyway. Bastards.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Weather, weather & more weather

It seems everywhere I look people are talking about the coming snow. Its on blogs and TV and the radio...people are scrambling to the store, leaving work early and expecting a snow day tomorrow. With all the excitement, you'd think it was the second coming of christ, instead of the threat of some crystalized water. Won't it be funny if we end up with only a couple of inches instead of a couple of feet, like the last "big storm"? What then would everyone do with all their BMTP?