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by megapulse
Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: heroin
Replies: 17
Views: 6360

i had a friend once, probably the best friend i've ever had -- in high school and my first few years of college. i've written a lot of stories about him, but we were as close as two people could be, but for a while killing himself any way that he could was more important than life. he tried just abo...
by megapulse
Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: The mighty Nelson
Replies: 10
Views: 4963

i'm sorry about that, tommy. i'll never forget coming home one year and my parents' dog --this sweetheart of a yellow lab -- god she looked horrible. she was eaten up and she stunk. she had sores all over her. my parents loved her so much they couldn't tell she hadn't gotten that bad off. it was lik...
by megapulse
Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: weed
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

oops, all of the major issues were supposed to be in bold. i'm not typing well at all this morning -- oh,well.
by megapulse
Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: weed
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

weed

Al Weed

this guy is running against virgil goode here in va. goode, ironically, is very very bad!

please virginia demmies, please, go vote in mass:
issue one: gay marriage, check
b]Weed, who has a gay daughter, supports civil unions for gay couples. He said prior to Wednesday's forum that he wants his daughter to have the same rights as his married son.

At the forum, Weed called Goode's words on the subject an “opportunistic appeal to the innate bigotry that tempts all of us.â€￾ He said the congressman makes a big point of opposing gay marriage and says the unions would “destroy Social Security. … This is alarmist claptrap for which there are no supporting data.â€￾[/b]

issue two, the war in iraq: check
Goode, a graduate of the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia law school, disagreed with Weed on the war in Iraq, which the Democrat referred to as “the failed war,â€￾ on foreign aid, which Goode said he would slash, and on abortion, which the Republican opposes while Weed supports a woman's right to choose.

healthcare: check plus
Weed pledged to work to expand Medicaid to cover all Americans for health care and prescription drugs in a single-payer system.

“Every other industrialized country in the world has this, but Virgil and his pals in the drug and health insurance industry will try to persuade you that health care justice and efficiency is a socialized plot,â€￾ Weed said. “I believe you can think for yourselves.â€￾
by megapulse
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Pub Talk
Topic: breastmilk
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

right, nonononono!!! to drinking while pregnant. he was asking about drinking while breastfeeding after the jack in the box has popped out, not before. (i just spelled breast"fred" that's got to be some kind of weird freudian slip) i could not drink while preggers. that is so bad for the baby -- and...
by megapulse
Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Pub Talk
Topic: breastmilk
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

breastmilk

the hubby and i had our breast feeding class last night, and this is why if you're lucky, really lucky, you do call your spouse your mate. the instructor asks us, so, are there anymore questions? the hubby's like yep, can she have a beer? the instructor was like sure she could have a glass of wine ....
by megapulse
Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Sex, Drugs, & Rock n' Roll
Topic: bad education
Replies: 0
Views: 1358

bad education

i can't imagine that anyone that posts here or reads here doesn't know who tilly and the wall is. they are the middle american white bread band -- cut the crust off my bread -- i'm all white -- kids just in case you don't know, here's the wikipedia text on them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilly_an...
by megapulse
Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: the day the music died, again
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

i'd never really cared one way or the other. i always liked blood on the scarecrow, blood on the plow or whatever that song is. "this is the guy who thinks fucking Pink Houses are supposed to symbolize the U.S." ha! :) but i didn't want to vomit when i heard pink houses, i was like cool, communists ...
by megapulse
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: the aclu, the religious right, and the democrats
Replies: 0
Views: 1529

the aclu, the religious right, and the democrats

so, the hubby and i seem to be getting mail from everyone. i mean everyone. i can't believe it but we've been getting newsletters from these idiots at liberty university, for anyone who does not know liberty is Jerry Falwell's university in Virginia. For anyone who does not know, George Bush is an evangelical christian. For anyone who does not know, Jerry Falwell has a big hand in our government's policy because he is part of the religious right.

so we've accumulated these things, and what i can figure is that the religious right is really pissed off at the aclu, and the religious right is not very smart. . . . which means all the people they've mobilized are even worse off.

here's the reason that stupidity, not reason is ruling here:

the aclu has, i repeat, HAS defended christians who wanted to express their religious beliefs as individuals.

the aclu believes that individuals in this country have the right to believe what they want. that it is the individual's choice, not the state's, and no state entity should interfere with your rights to believe or not believe in anything or nothing

that's the position of the aclu. and it seems like the position of the first amendment as well: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"

i'll tell you what. i think i should write to the aclu because this year i was forced to put "in god we trust" -- which came from the christian coalition ("Since September 11, interest in posting the national motto “In God We Trustâ€￾ in public schools has grown. In fact, groups like the Christian Coalition and the American Family Association have begun campaigns to place posters displaying the “In God We Trustâ€￾ motto in public schools" http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=10081) up in my classroom.

i had been given the poster three years ago; i just didn't post it before, just like i don't turn on channel one, when it was mandated by the state, but now i really want it down. it really was mounted to the wall in my room without my permission. "Starting Monday, every Virginia school will be required to hang a poster with the words "In God We Trust, the National Motto, enacted by Congress in 1956," in accordance with a law signed by Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) in May."

mark warner is a democrat. so the religious right is not reserved for the republicans as some might like to believe. the religious right definitely does has its finger in what some might not like to believe.
by megapulse
Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: the day the music died, again
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

the day the music died, again

So last night I was at home with the hubby. It'd been a great day. I was invited to one of my student's soccer matches so I went and sat with his parents. The sun was warm; the air was cool. The leaves were in their full fall color. It was actually the peak day. I'd completed my recycling bought several books at goodwill for my students and even splurged for the book which is soon to be next huge kids movie Eragon. It will be huge -- I can tell by the number of kids reading and wanting this huge (AS IN i think it's LONGER THAN HARRY POTTER) book. So I was feeling very satisfied, very this was a really nice day in america.

Then I went home and watched a documentary on George McGovern. (One bright shining moment: the forgotten summer of 72 -- anybody's who's hot for Gloria Steinem or Howard Zinn can check it out; they're both in it: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl? ... 19/1346210) It was about his grass roots rise to the democrat's nomination. It was about the summer of '72. It was not just about a man who really deserved to be our president, but also about a bunch of Americans who really believed enough in our system to make it work. And then, and then, it was about how the republicans and Nixon squashed him with propaganda that began with a democrat himself, Hubert Humphrey, and with the word ACID.

So I was really unhappy about propaganda, about how the media and the political mechine have really destroyed our chances of having real democracy. My Proud to Be an American moment was over. Then the hubby came home. He switched the channel to something else, something mindless, something like a baseball game . . . And that is when I saw it, the commercial that is going with me to school soon; it is the perfect illustration of something called a glittering generality, which is a very old technique. I can't wait to dissect it and show how empty the real Chevrolet is of concern for "our country", a la Roger and Me (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098213/) thank you thank you very much Michael Moore, and FUCK YOU JC Melonhead when I do -- i was furious, he was like that was great advertising. i was like that was a great way to put a shiny bow on a peice of shit and sell it to someone stupid . . . is that what you mean by great advertising?

And then today I got on the website of our favorite band and smiled.

Here's the thread for pearl jam's nation:
“anyone see this Chevy truck commercial? Its got John Mellencamp singing "This is our Country"...and in the commercial there are images ranging from 9/11, Martin Luther King, Jr., Vietnam, President Nixon...and all kinds of stuff.

I thought of a pj show i saw in LA and Ed was talking about how he wanted them to take all the Truck and Vehicle ads down from the stadium before they played....â€￾
by megapulse
Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Film
Topic: Come on you guys let's get some film thread going
Replies: 4
Views: 2792

fast food nation is a film and a book

okay, film story from me, this is a long story for mark on a day when is off the pumpkin juice i like documentaries my students are now in the folklore unit in school. this unit is perhaps my favorite. if not it's second only to the mass media unit. actually, the mass media is my favorite, i get to ...
by megapulse
Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: good place/bad people
Replies: 7
Views: 3714

"Unfortunately, when I'm in a new place I go for starfuckers - just because it's easy and theoretically I know what I'm getting. My coffee in the morning (or whenever I happen to be starting my day) is NOT something I can mess with, otherwise I will be super-bitchy and mostly not awake." starfuckers...
by megapulse
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: Ramadan
Replies: 18
Views: 7340

sloth. that's fine really -- i mean some things i vehemently disagree with because they've historically caused major problems for world. like greed. it's what i believe, like you believe that religion has caused problems, is the root of major problems - - greed to me, the love of money, the craving ...
by megapulse
Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: Pax Space
Replies: 63
Views: 20897

i have some really good friends who basically only do covers. they are very talented, yet love doing covers. i don't know why that is. i think it's because they love music. like it's just for fun they enjoy it so much they want to play it. the hubby bought a guitar just because of pearl jam. i sort ...
by megapulse
Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Pax Acidus World News
Topic: Ramadan
Replies: 18
Views: 7340

yeah, ramadan is cool, so are muslims. it's against the muslim religion to take your own life . . . i don't know where the folks who do take their own lives get that idea. it's not a muslim thing. :0 we celebrated ramadan with my brother in law one day recently though. he actually fixed us dinner; h...