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[14 Aug 2010|04:17pm]
Just so you know... This journal is MOSTLY friends-only. But if you want to add me, go ahead, I'll USUALLY add you back. Sound good?

Thought so!

:)
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http://www.nealpollack.com/cgi-bin/blog/do.cgi/200411101441/permalink [15 Nov 2004|11:23pm]
Don't Fuck The South [Nov 10, 2004]


I know I promised I wouldn't post again this week, but I've been receiving emails all day about this site, because people think I'll find it "funny." Well, it's not funny. The writer makes some valid points about how the South seems to get a disproportionate amount of federal pork. That, I'll give him. But as for the rest of his (or her) argument, I can say one word: Nonsense.


The South isn't the only region of the country that is over-pious about its churchgoing and aggressive in trumpeting its "values." You can find equal culprits all over the country. This isn't a regional conflict we're in, it's an intellectual one, and people live on both sides of the debate in every state. Northern stereotypes about the South are snobbish and annoying. Enough already!


I was born in Memphis, grew up in Phoenix, got married in Nashville, went on my honeymoon in North Carolina, and live in Austin. Many dear friends grew up in and still reside below the Mason-Dixon Line. The South is diverse. It's varied. And yes, it's ignorant in many ways. But I've never lived in a more segregated place than Chicago, the epitome of a great Northern city, and have never seen as much concentrated poverty and injustice in this country as when I lived in Philadelphia, the birthplace of our Constitution. So spare me the superiority rap.


The south gave us Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Michael Jordan, Hank Williams, Tennessee Williams, fried chicken, Gone With The Wind, Truman Capote, pecan pie, barbecue, Mark Twain, and manned flight. The list goes on and on. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were both from Virginia, both founding fathers and both gun-toting slave owners. If you say 'fuck the South," you're saying fuck Nashville and Charlotte and Charleston, and Atlanta, and Austin, and New Orleans, and Athens, Georgia, the city that gave us the B52s and R.E.M. and...OK, well, fuck R.E.M. But that has nothing to do with the South.


I assume this person is a Democrat. The last three Democratic Presidents came from Texas, Georgia, and Arkansas, respectively. I say this to all of you who think it's funny and wise to say "fuck the South." If you fuck the South, you're fucking yourselves.
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[15 Nov 2004|06:21pm]
I have a small sliver of hope reappearing, although it will probably soon be crushed again.

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/kerry_won.php
http://www.votecobb.org/
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[13 Nov 2004|03:39pm]
Oh my freaking goodness, I hate uninformed opinions. After three classes, 2 of which at the 400 level, on international relations, I think I have an at least somewhat informed opinion. And it breaks my heart to see the American view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. American papers are so Israel-biased because Israel is our little religious child in the Middle East to whom we give nuclear weapons and lots of favor. They are sweet and undeserving of any angry sentiment. And Arafat is the basically the incarnate of Satan.

Oh wait, that view is completely twisted and biased. I'm not saying one side is more innocent than the other. I can see why the Palestinians originally became angry, for one. I can see that both sides are EQUALLY guilty for the ongoing violence. I know that Palestinian leaders actually worked harder for peace under Clinton than the Israeli leadership. It's all twisted and mixed up and American are presented this distorted mirror of a view and it makes me disgusted with the media. DISGUSTED.
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[12 Nov 2004|01:01pm]
My Friday To Do List:

1. Finish changing Astronomy / Astrology SSO Board
2. Change flyers on Events Board
3. Change flyers on Health Board
4. For the love of pete, CHANGE the Resident of the Week Board!
5. Meet with Shannyn/Ericka about Presentation tomorrow
6. Wash all my freaking dishes/MAD clean the kitchen
7. Email all relatives
8. Go to SHS and get stuff for Jewish Safe Sex program [<--"Huh?" I know, right?] DO the Jewish Safe Sex program.
9. Get permission to add Mondays to my work schedule

MOST IMPORTANTLY:

Clean my room. Clean and organize. People always say that your desk/area clutter is symbolic of your life. And I like my life very neat and organized for the most part [I like a little spontaneity and clutter, but nothing outrageous] just like I like my desk. But right now my room and kitchen are both disasters and I think it's QUITE symbolic of the fact that I feel like my life is like that too. So I'm going to take control by CLEANING UP!
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[11 Nov 2004|01:00pm]

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[05 Nov 2004|12:08am]
To prove my point about it not being just the stupid religious South and the Stupid Midwest... By county, the majority chose:

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[03 Nov 2004|04:56pm]
Link from [info]matchboy... www.anotherfouryears.com

They have an RSS feed too so you can put it on your friends page... www.livejournal.com/users/another4years
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[03 Nov 2004|01:35pm]
Dude.

I should run for president one day.

No, seriously.

I think I'd be a great president. And I'm not just saying that. Hm.
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[03 Nov 2004|11:11am]
Inspired by [info]wendy...

November 2004 To Do List

1. Do not buy things on Ebay.
2. Pray for one person besides myself each day.
3. Read a Chapter of the Bible each day.
4. Change the flyers on my bulletin boards on time.
5. Go to bed before 2AM Sunday through Thursday.
6. Take my vitamin every day.
7. Write my 50,000 words for the month of November.
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[03 Nov 2004|02:24am]
I vote Edwards / Obama 2008! Woot!
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[03 Nov 2004|12:54am]
There's still hope. Ohio has more provisional ballots than the difference between Bush and Kerry. However, they won't count those until 11 days after the election. Damn, I don't want to wait that long.

I feel like dying.

I think we stand on the brink of a presidential term that will destroy our nation.

I wish I could move away and witness it from an outside nation. Because I sure as hell don't want to be here to feel it. Why does our country love fascism? Are they idiots? I almost can't wait till the four years is up and I can laugh and say I TOLD YOU SO. Because he doesn't even have to worry about staying moderate so he can be re-elected. He can act however he wants. Especially since he prob has the majority by even more in the Senate and the House.

I hope Bush rots in hell when he dies. Fuck him!! Fuck him!! Fuck him!!
Seriously.

And I hate that Christain fundamentalists iwll be like YAY THIS SHOWS GOD IS ON OUR SIDE. No, I think God gave up on our elections a long time ago because they are all negative mud slinging and no one worries about the kid that truly is starving in the street. :(

SON OF A FUCKING BITCH! The Republicans DID win the house and Senate and gained seats and they are already talking about being "AGGRESSIVE" and putting conservative judges through, opening up Alaska to drill for oil, cutting taxes [hello um hugest deficit ever how the fuck are we going to pay for it!]

OUR STUPID CONSERVATIVE COUNTRY I HATE IT! I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE! FUCK THE US YO!
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[02 Nov 2004|02:57pm]


I Voted... Did You?
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[01 Nov 2004|09:55pm]

GO VOTE TOMORROW!

 

They don't count us young people as likely voters, because they think we're apathetic! Prove them wrong! Go vote! Make a difference!

 

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

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[01 Nov 2004|09:00am]




My first attempt to carve a pumpkin came out VERY well, if I do say so myself.
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[01 Nov 2004|03:30am]
DAMN, I am *THIS* close to overdrawing on my Bank Account, because I am stupid and forgot that just because I sold the auction doesn't mean I'll get my Money on time. I have four auctions that I have not received mone on... One is a check that won't be cleared until Wednesday, one is a money order that is getting sent to me, one is a person who said their PayPal is messed up and they'll send it to me ASAP, and one is someone who just hasn't paid yet, I dunno why. It totals about $80 that I'm missing. Plus I have another $10 that I had to transfer to my Savings Account, which hopefully will work since I have $0 in mY Savings Account right now and they could close it down any day. So that's like $90 that I was counting on and I'm only potentially overdrawing on my account by about $5. Damn. Damn. Damn.

I really don't want to overdraw on my account, I was doing so well adn then I got ahead of myself like a freaking moron. Stupid ME!

Plus, I'm waiting for a $25 refund from this one place. Damn, I dont want to waste $30 on an overdraw charge. But I can't even get Aaron to loan me the money because it wouldn't go in till after the overdraw at this point.

I just hope that I get some cash in the mail tomorrow and can run over to the Bank and deposit it.
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[31 Oct 2004|10:25am]
Check out my store, you might see something you like!

http://stores.ebay.com/AA-Discount-Domain_W0QQsspagenameZMEQ3aFQ3aSTQQtZkm
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[30 Oct 2004|09:00am]
The best theory on how Samara kills you that I've ever read:

"So we know that she comes out of the TV to kill. I disprove the theory that it is ALL psychosomatic and really Noah is killed in a dream by watching the TV in his chair because of the water and the damage Rachel sees in the house.

The water is a big key to where Samara is. In the first killing we see the water out in the hallway, at first we think it is leaking from the TV. But after the Noah scene and seeing how close the water is to her, I have to believe that Samara went to the door, or near it.

When Samara crawls from the well, the well stays on the TV set. So it's possible that Samara is already out of the well when Katie walks in. Perhaps she went through the door, scaring the hell out of Becca (which is why Becca doesn't reply when Katie calls from the bottom of the stairs, and why Becca knows Rachel has four days left). Samara is in a corner, or somewhere in the room, and as soon as she sees her she jumps towards her or even into her (we know Samara can move fast, she flashes to scare Noah), sending her thoughts, images, and terror into Katie. Remember the first part of the theory is that Samara's power is to send images, and her father says "Oh the things she'd show you," giving more reason that she merely places horrific images in your mind. And judging by the look on Katie's face, it's too much for our human minds to deal with. I have to debunk the idea that it's the seven days in the well she is showing, because Samara was showing her mother awful things before her death.

When Samara starts to project these images into our mind, we run from it (or her) but it's too late. By the time you've found the inside of a closet, or a nice leather chair, a car where you crash into a tree, or jumping off a building, you're already seeing and living the images of horror. Samara wants to hurt people, not just share her last seven days on Earth, so the reason she gives us the seven days to copy and show it to someone else, is so that she has the ability to spread her hurt, by possibly making more tapes. "


Dude. I get mad scared just thinking about it. Seriously.


Also these are the lyrics to the song Samara sings near the well. Freaky dude-- "then we all die." Crazy psycho kid.

Here we go
The world is spinning
When it stops
It's just beginning

Sun comes up
We laugh and we cry
Sun goes down
And then we all die


I have to watch THE RING tonight for the first time in months. I'm scared. I think The Ring is way creepier than Grudge... Grudge is like SHOCKING jump out of your seat moments, but The Ring has much longer lasting effects.

And I saw Ju-On tonight. I have to say that I'm not impressed with either Ju On or Ringu. I don't think the Japanese have the same suspense skill.
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[30 Oct 2004|06:42am]
I've made a decision that from now on when I buy clothes I am going to attempt to buy them as outfits, for one, so that I know I have stuff that matches. I will also only buy pink, white, black, and gray clothes. How weird, right? Oh well, I <3 Pink and only having 4 colors of clothes that all match makes it mad easy to make sure you match in the morning. Plus pink looks really good on me, so it works out!
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[29 Oct 2004|11:08am]
I remember doing this last year...

And man I wish I could put more than 10 friends on here.

And damn my friends are mean.

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
dsillusndbtrfly goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as a she-devil with wings.
clocksareevil tricks you! You get a block of wood.
consumingfire28 gives you 1 teal tropical-flavoured nuggets.
dreamonthemoon tricks you! You lose 1 pieces of candy!
eeriegreen gives you 4 teal chocolate-flavoured hard candies.
extraneousrooot gives you 14 light orange apple-flavoured gummy bats.
jenonthebeach tricks you! You lose 8 pieces of candy!
jessi5000 tricks you! You get a clothespin.
notaprettygirl6 tricks you! You lose 8 pieces of candy!
pharmacogenesis tricks you! You get a block of wood.
yukiyoshi gives you 14 yellow grape-flavoured gummy fruits.
dsillusndbtrfly ends up with 16 pieces of candy, a block of wood, a clothespin, and a block of wood.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.
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