America


 

I sincerely wished I had a video of my Thanksgiving this year. I was/am sick with a nasty cold so the camping trip that Charlie and were planning to go on got nixed. Also, now that we are both out for the count, we are unable to go to Orlando to visit Charlie’s family. So, instead of try to cook something, we decided to stop by my grandmother’s Thanksgiving dinner (can you really call it dinner if it is 2pm in the afternoon?) for some turkey and trimmings.

Well, can you believe that at 27 I was regulated to the kiddie table. I had just moved up to the adult table recently but since there was company coming over (my grandmother’s new beau) my sister, Charlie and I had to sit at a makeshift table. It was classic. And only then did I remember how much better the kid table can be compared to the adult table.

While adults discussed long dead actors and the state of the union. We “kids” tried to figure out how best to change the subject. When biological warfare came up – I eagerly changed the subject to the something more bland like the weather. When the “we don’t like the French” topic came up – I called the person simple minded and they quickly back peddled to a chorus of ums and ahs.

In previous years, I would have been shushed quickly and scoffed for being young. But – no, this time my grandmother encouraged me to speak out and give them a piece of my mind. Of course, I was slow to respond. Being hopped up on meds caused me to pause and think for a moment before I opened my big mouth. And I wondered what exactly had been going on in the geriatric and young adult population to turn the tide since last Thanksgiving? I was in no mood to discuss these things at what is supposed to be the “let’s love the family” dinner. We missed saying Grace, and do you know who my grandmother apologized to for this? Me.

So I say, hoorah! for the kiddie table. Although some of you may have found your way to the adult table this year: keep in mind that you can put the kids in another room at another table…but you can’t keep the kids down. It has been and will always be THE table to be at.

Oh and to put an even bigger spin on this whirlwind of a Thanksgiving (remember I was on many meds) on his way out, my grandmother’s beau said, “Happy Thanksgiving to you, your husband and your daughter.” Interesting how things appear to the senile but I salute you as I watch the passing of the torch in 3-D.

For the Nickelodeon Generation.

Meet Chester


Ok, don’t anyone get their panties all up in a wad. Click to view or not, it’s your choice to view and mine to post and I thought it was interesting.
Is the US heading towards fascism?
And to keep it fair and balanced, I tried very hard to find a retort from some pro-War, pro-Bush folks on YouTube and Google video. I typed, Bush is right, War in Iraq necessary, American freedom even I love George Bush (wow, that was hard to write for me…) but honestly all I could find were videos lambasting Bush and the War…looks like the conservatives may have the tv and radio but the liberals are winning the Internet. Just an observation. However, I did find this gem and thought I would share. Again, click if you want but don’t send me any hate mail for showing both sides. I like the “nanny, nanny boo boo” undertone and can we say “We didn’t start the fire”? :o)
Bush was Right!

911 Loose Change 2nd Edition with extra footage
(Google Video, 1h 21min)

A few days after 9/11, I remember sitting in my PR Campaigns class talking with other students about what may have actually happened and what the media was spinning. Two students called me UnAmerican for questioning my government’s sincerity and another friend later called me a conspiracy theorist claiming that no small (or especially large) group of individuals could pull off a well orchestrated conspiracy without getting caught or thwarted. That may be true…but I’m still waiting for a plausible explanation of what really happened.

To those class members and any else out there who may not agree with my views…Call me a conspiracy theorist, call me irreverent, call me what you want but don’t ever f*cking call me unpatriotic or unAmerican for questioning my government and its motives. I work for my government now and there are obviously arrogrant pricks among the crowd eager to make a name and a buck for themselves…I wouldn’t put anything past these jackals just like I wouldn’t put anything past those even higher up.

I question because I am patriotic. I seek answers by piecing together the non-obvious, non-official reports and news items. History has warned me that official body counts and experts will lie if the lie is deemed a “necessary evil” by individuals and groups more powerful than they are. And who has more power right now than our very own G.W. Bush. The man has blatently stated that he is above the law….how did I let this happen?!

It was unAmerican of me not to vote but I couldn’t support a flawed system. I couldn’t come to terms with the fact that I have to take what I get even though it isn’t perfect. I’m still not in harmony with our flawed voting system but I will at least try this time. I know that the next election is still two years away… but I’m just lubing up.

In the meantime, I have a thesis to finish and miles more research to complete.

(4/16/2006)

Which country should you REALLY be living in?

The United Kingdom

You have pride in yourself and pride in your country. You believe that history and culture is an important factor to the future of your country, and that traditions and values should be upheld. You love your scones and tea, and reading soppy romance novels. The UK is where you should be…

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Now this is what Charlie and I get when we change my answers (shown below because they are Waaay ridiculous) and pick some of the strangest ones….

Which country should you REALLY be living in?United States of AmericaYou’re an American through and through. You like the idea of liberty and freedom, and enjoy watching the odd ball game with your trusty weener bun and your bud light. Sweet, dude.Personality Test Results
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Which country should you REALLY be living in?
Quiz created by: surrysounds

Out of the 10 countries I have chosen, which would best be adapted to you?
1. A great past time for you consists of:
Drinking alcholic beverages.
Smoking.
Shooting a gun.
Eating.
Coming up with inventive ways of ridding your enemies.

2. When outdoors, you prefer to:
Ski.
Visit the beach.
Climb a mountain.
Visit a historical site.
March.

3. Given the choices, you`d prefer to eat:
Noodles/Rice.
Taco`s.
Steak.
Hamburger.
Mashed Potato and Sausages.

4. An army is:
Needed for when we take over the world.
Not needed.
Something all kids should spend some time in.
Important for stability.
Should rely on its numbers.

5. A country`s past is:
More important than its future.
Not important.
Is what shapes the modern land.
Is something to be proud of.
Is best not to dwell on.

6. You would prefer to live:
By the beach.
In a forest.
I don`t really care.
In a city.
In the country.

7. The best thing the governement can provide is:
Law and order.
Welfare checks.
A powerful military.
A strong economy.
Tax free havens.

8. Would you prefer to go and watch:
A sports game.
A play/musical.
A parade.
A protest.
A good band.

9. You least prefer the sound of:
A frenchman.
An American.
A German.
Japanese.
Anything that you can`t understand..

10. What matters most to you?
Freedom.
Wealth.
Strength.
Family and friends.

11. Do you often buy bubble/chewing gum?
Yes!
Never.

12. All country`s should have:
A mixed background of people from all cultures.
Their own people. No foreigners.
Nuclear weapons.
A world class beach.
Best ski slopes nature has to offer.

13. If you could learn another language, it would be:
An Asian language.
A European Language.
An African Language.