Oh, the humanity. Republican idiots & presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum [eeeewww] signed a pledge re: the importance of keeping marriage between a man and woman [because otherwise it's ANARCHY!] which also included the phrase
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President.Which, I don't even know what to say. Except maybe that these two doofuses are comedy gold? What the hell? They both tried to distance themselves from the passage once it was brought to light, and the group removed it from the pledge, but at a guess? I think they all still believe that. Assholes.
Rupert Murdoch [remember him?] is going to go before Parliament to answer questions about his really ridiculous, completely disgusting, horrifically amoral and patently illegal news gathering practices. How I WISH it was George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic asking him questions.
|I would pay cash money to see P-Funk and Rupert Murdoch face off - would they take him on the Mothership? Source.|
There's been a massive drought in the US, one which could rival the Dust Bowl. Every county in Texas has been designated a natural disaster area by the Department of Agriculture [I believe right thinking people have already designated Texas a compassion and liberal disaster area for years. Too bitchy? I'll exempt Austin, then.]. So . . . famine, that's one of the plagues, right? Or a sign of the apocalypse? When did the Mayans say things were going to come to an end? I'm not paying any more credit card or student loan debts. They can chase after me in hell. Where I believe they have express tickets, so they don't have to wait in line.
And finally, some movie opened last night. I haven't seen it yet, but have heard it is the best thus far. I'm going to a matinee on Saturday morning with a friend, because I am old and my eyes won't stay open past midnight. I believe they turn into pumpkins. Anyway, I love the HP books more than the movies, and remember reading them to the girl [skipping over the gory parts] when she was small, and then she grew and learned and began reading for herself. We would got to the midnight sales to get our books, and go to a town nearby that would turn itself into Hogsmead on the night of the book sales. Still, I like the movies, and have seen them all in the theater when they've come out. I'm a bit sad I didn't go last night, especially when I dropped the girl off and saw all the teens dressed up in their Hogwarts finery. I'm glad I was able to be part of this in some small way, and will be even happier with my giant bucket of popcorn at 9:15 on Saturday morning.
What's going on with you? Did you stay up too late last night?