September 10th, 2008
|11:16 pm - Couldn't say it better if I tried...|
Eve Ensler, the American playwright, performer, feminist and activist best known for "The Vagina Monologues", wrote the following about Sarah Palin.
Drill, Drill, Drill (from Eve Ensler's blog)
I am having Sarah Palin nightmares. I dreamt last night that she was a member of a club where they rode snowmobiles and wore the claws of drowned and starved polar bears around their necks. I have a particular thing for Polar Bears. Maybe it's their snowy whiteness or their bigness or the fact that they live in the arctic or that I have never seen one in person or touched one. Maybe it is the fact that they live so comfortably on ice. Whatever it is, I need the polar bears.
I don't like raging at women. I am a Feminist and have spent my life trying to build community, help empower women and stop violence against them. It is hard to write about Sarah Palin. This is why the Sarah Palin choice was all the more insidious and cynical. The people who made this choice count on the goodness and solidarity of Feminists.
But everything Sarah Palin believes in and practices is antithetical to Feminism which for me is part of one story -- connected to saving the earth, ending racism, empowering women, giving young girls options, opening our minds, deepening tolerance, and ending violence and war.
I believe that the McCain/Palin ticket is one of the most dangerous choices of my lifetime, and should this country chose those candidates the fall-out may be so great, the destruction so vast in so many areas that America may never recover. But what is equally disturbing is the impact that duo would have on the rest of the world. Unfortunately, this is not a joke. In my lifetime I have seen the clownish, the inept, the bizarre be elected to the presidency with regularity.
Sarah Palin does not believe in evolution. I take this as a metaphor. In her world and the world of Fundamentalists nothing changes or gets better or evolves. She does not believe in global warming. The melting of the arctic, the storms that are destroying our cities, the pollution and rise of cancers, are all part of God's plan. She is fighting to take the polar bears off the endangered species list. The earth, in Palin's view, is here to be taken and plundered. The wolves and the bears are here to be shot and plundered. The oil is here to be taken and plundered. Iraq is here to be taken and plundered. As she said herself of the Iraqi war, "It was a task from God."
Sarah Palin does not believe in abortion. She does not believe women who are raped and incested and ripped open against their will should have a right to determine whether they have their rapist's baby or not.
She obviously does not believe in sex education or birth control. I imagine her daughter was practicing abstinence and we know how many babies that makes.
Sarah Palin does not much believe in thinking. From what I gather she has tried to ban books from the library, has a tendency to dispense with people who think independently. She cannot tolerate an environment of ambiguity and difference. This is a woman who could and might very well be the next president of the United States. She would govern one of the most diverse populations on the earth.
Sarah believes in guns. She has her own custom Austrian hunting rifle. She has been known to kill 40 caribou at a clip. She has shot hundreds of wolves from the air.
Sarah believes in God. That is of course her right, her private right. But when God and Guns come together in the public sector, when war is declared in God's name, when the rights of women are denied in his name, that is the end of separation of church and state and the undoing of everything America has ever tried to be.
I write to my sisters. I write because I believe we hold this election in our hands. This vote is a vote that will determine the future not just of the U.S., but of the planet. It will determine whether we create policies to save the earth or make it forever uninhabitable for humans. It will determine whether we move towards dialogue and diplomacy in the world or whether we escalate violence through invasion, undermining and attack. It will determine whether we go for oil, strip mining, coal burning or invest our money in alternatives that will free us from dependency and destruction. It will determine if money gets spent on education and healthcare or whether we build more and more methods of killing. It will determine whether America is a free open tolerant society or a closed place of fear, fundamentalism and aggression.
If the Polar Bears don't move you to go and do everything in your power to get Obama elected then consider the chant that filled the hall after Palin spoke at the RNC, "Drill Drill Drill." I think of teeth when I think of drills. I think of rape. I think of destruction. I think of domination. I think of military exercises that force mindless repetition, emptying the brain of analysis, doubt, ambiguity or dissent. I think of pain.
Do we want a future of drilling? More holes in the ozone, in the floor of the sea, more holes in our thinking, in the trust between nations and peoples, more holes in the fabric of this precious thing we call life?
posted September 8, 2008
June 17th, 2008
i dont get how ppl can not like kitty-cats! whats wrong with these ppl!! i've met two ppl on this shoot who hate cats and think they are "retarded" and "weird" and "evil." if i wasnt getting paid lots of $$ to work with them i'd prob smack them-- or at least tell them off. jeesh. i've decided only true intellects and sophisticates can really appreciate cats and all their magnificence.
June 1st, 2008
|10:59 am - this is my new song...|
...eventhough I haven't actually *kissed a girl*. But the song is so fun and catchy and the video is hot.
also the new MADONNA video for 'Give it 2 Me' is so hottttt. Pharrell is so cool, and Madge is hot. http://perezhilton.com/tv/?videoid=d227451abf439
May 25th, 2008
May 20th, 2008
my kitties are purrrrrrrfection. i love spending all day with them.
May 16th, 2008
gay ppl can now get married in this wonderful state of CA!!!! yay/finally!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 18th, 2008
|02:59 pm - fucking WATCH IT, bitches...and pot heads|
watch me!!! i'm toward the end! and yes my part is small, it got cut down a bit...
then if you are my true friend you will click it, go to superdeluxe.coom, sign in and RATE IT. or you will embed it into your blog. and you will show it to your stoner friends and have them put it in their blogs and so forth.
January 28th, 2008
|12:32 pm - help aj win an iphone pleaseeeeee|
heyyyyy. so AJ entered this livejournal writing contest and became a finalist, which means he has a 1 in 4 chance of winning an iphone!! how cool is that? But...he needs YOUR help!
what to do?
sign into your livejournal account and then go to this link
MAKE SURE TO VOTE FOR MINTXCORE!!!
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signup for one for free at livejournal.com and then vote!!
livejournal never spams and just cause you have an account doesn't mean you have to post, or get addicted, or anything. it only takes a few minutes,
SO...please help your dear friends win an iphone! thank you!!
POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT SO GET YOUR VOTE IN ASAP!!!
January 10th, 2008
|12:42 am - okay i don't know who the first two are...|
94% Dennis Kucinich
93% Mike Gravel
86% Barack Obama
85% John Edwards
83% Chris Dodd
82% Hillary Clinton
82% Joe Biden
77% Bill Richardson
34% Rudy Giuliani
23% Ron Paul
20% John McCain
18% Mitt Romney
17% Tom Tancredo
13% Mike Huckabee
6% Fred Thompson
2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz
June 17th, 2007
i just found a "stray" kitten. i took her in and cared for her for like 15 minutes. but she turned about to be someone else's...i'm kinda sad. i was so excited there for those 15 minutes and now poof. shes gone. she felt like my kitty but she wasn't. i guess i did the right thing by turning her to her rightful owner. but it hurt...
next weekend I WILL go kitten hunting.