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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
8:24 am
So I listen to C-SPAN every weekday just about all day. Most of the time it just becomes white noise. I love Washington Journal in the mornings, though. I swear every crackpot in America calls in. The election "season" just seems to make people even zanier than usual. I respect that everyone has their opinion but I think there should be an IQ test before they put you on television/radio for the world to hear. And why is it that the craziest people are the ones who give their names?

And, it's a good thing I can hear them but they can't hear me. I say some pretty nasty things at times.

A few things that have pissed me off lately:

News all over Texas about how the state is the only one not signing up for the myspace pervert-protection whatever. I don't agree with the protection-whatever for different reasons than my state's ("it doesn't do enough"). No. It does too much. Why are we paying taxes to raise other people's children? Listen to me, if you cannot control what your child does on the internet, if you cannot explain to your child and make him/her understand that someone who talks about sex is NOT someone they want to talk to, then you don't let your child on the internet. I promise, it's that simple. Explain to your child the dangers of going off with someone they met online. Don't just give them "because I said so" but make them understand. Tell them that if someone starts a conversation they are uncomfortable with or is of a sexual nature that they are to come and drag your lazy ass to the computer so that you can take care of the problem. There are plenty of groups that give advice and offer solutions for these type of things. The burden of protection does not rest with the company or on the government. You are the one who had the kid, it is your job to protect that child. If you can't trust your child enough to be online by themselves, limit their access to a computer and keep them under lock and key.

All the complaints about teaching religion as a history-type class in high school. Parents complain that it will influence their children and blurs the boundaries between church and state. Okay. Look, if by high school (freshmen are what, 14?) you haven't taught your child all about your religion of choice and think they are that easily influenced then don't let your child take the damn elective class. It's an option not required. Personally, I think it's best for everyone to understand the fundamentals of other religions. It might actually make us a less close-minded society.

And I am sick and tired of hearing people tell me that I only have these opinions because I don't have children. The only thing true about that statement is that I do not have children. Having my own little tax-deduction wouldn't change my mind in the least. Hypocrisy is not one of my mottos.

By the way, the baseball hearings are boring!

Everything else is going okay. It's cold which is nice for my electricity bill. I got 2 mice for Christmas and they do nothing but pee and poop on me. The cat wants to play with them. I'm working on a couple of writing projects that may be posted up here one of these days.

Oh, and a very short Spuffy story I wrote was a Judge's Pick at the Spuffy Awards. It's a surprise because the story wasn't very good at all.

Current Mood: bitchy
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
5:54 pm
Druggies, hookers and whores, oh my!
How could I not comment on Grassley's (R-IA) tax-the-pimps-and-prostitutes plan? And the SG's second-hand smoke report.

As most of you may already know, here's my stand:

It's obvious that people are going to do whatever they want to do whether it's legal or not. We're wasting money and tying up the justice system enforcing drug laws, prosecuting dealers/users and incarcerating them. Legalize the drugs and tax the hell out of them. Set an age limit just like you do for cigs and booze. Public areas should be non-smoking, simply because our air is polluted enough as it is. Just lower taxes on tobacco as a way of making up for telling the smokers where/when they can smoke.

Legalize prostitution. Regulate it. Set up "houses of ill repute." Tax prostitutes. Hey -- they'll have to pay income taxes, how novel. Would you charge sales tax? Would it be considered a service? Issue ID cards (100% USDA 'ho), make STD testing mandatory and set the legal age to visit a prostitute 18. As Chris Baker said on the radio today "If you can go to war, you can visit a whore."

Haven't paid much attention to the redistricting, but you can bet I'll comment on it later.

On a personal note -- Andrea Yates should fry!

And that's the plan!

Current Mood: bitchy
Monday, May 15th, 2006
8:22 pm
First Post -- Bush on Immigration
Dear Reader:

What a perfect night for to finally get this up and going. A little less than an hour ago, President Bush finished his speech on immigration.

This author is shocked to admit that she agreed with his plan on dealing with the illegal immigrants already in the country. While she is still undecided on his plan involving the National Guard, she does commend him on finding some middle ground. Mass deportation is not a logical solution and amnesty is a blatant insult to the people who have entered this country legally. This author has no problem with immigrants, it's the illegal ones she opposes.

More details must be made available before any plan can be voted on. There are still too many things that need to be ironed out. And it is about damn time. But... and the author hates saying this... good job, Mr. President.

Until next time gentle reader,

Ms. Silverquill

Current Mood: contemplative
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