Saturday, March 05, 2011

If you think I'm going to hell....

 Yeah, so for reasons which do not concern you (but have a lot to do with a line in a Roy Zimmerman song, in which he says "And Cain and Abel begat the rest of us...which means they must have been incestuous. I'm gonna have to pray about that.")

So my brother and I were joking about that and for some reason the little creepy part of my brain said "Hey, how did they beget the rest of us? Oooh, first mpreg slash fiction ever." Dylan laughs and says "If you write that story I will pay you $10."

$10 is not enough for that mentally disturbing idea to be written by me, but being the nerd I am I know that fanfiction.net has a section for Biblical fanfiction. Don't ask me why, but not only does it have the section for that...the section has 3,030 stories in it. So being that I knew it was there, it was an easy thing to go in and search for Cain/Abel slash. I really hoped it wouldn't show up, but...it did.

I couldn't help it, I read it...that is what I do because I'm far to easily swayed into doing things that are potentially mentally scarring.  Anyway, it involves Cain, Abel and God telling them to sleep together...yeah...

I'm linking to it as proof that it exists, but if you read it and you feel the need to sue me for damages to your psyche...don't bother. I didn't force you to click the link....
Genesis 4:6 by S. BeeCityz

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

On a personal note

I wanted to let people know now that there is a possibility that blog posts may become fewer and with larger breaks between them. I don't want to quit writing this blog at all and I'll continue as much as possible, however...I've been experiencing chronic migraines. Some of these are so severe that I've had to leave work early or take sick leave for a whole day and I've been violently ill because of them on some occasions. I'm going to the doctor soon to get checked out, maybe even have an MRI done depending on what the doctor thinks...there are only a few explanations for migraines of this frequency and strength. Some of those explanations are easily fixed and some are much worse. Being the pessimist that I am, I have automatically begun assuming that I have a brain tumor or some sort of swelling in my brain...we can all only hope that is not the case.

 

I'll write when I can, but the glare from my computer screen usually only adds to the pain from the migraines. I'm frustrated, not only because I can't write here as often, but it's also made writing of any other kind a real pain...literally.

Monday is my doctor's appointment, I've got my fingers crossed...

Supreme court defends freedom of speech

I like my headline a lot more than CNN's headline on the subject. There's stated "Supreme Court rules for anti-gay church over military funeral protests" You know why I don't like that title? Because it is turning the subject around to a.) make the courts look homophobic and intolerant b.) make freedom of speech something dirty and wrong.

Keep this in mind

I like to talk a lot about how the Religious Right is happy with freedom of speech and religion...as long as it's only free for those who think and act the same way they do. The truth is though, that the Liberal Left has the same issue. Freedom of speech is fine and dandy, until someone's freedom of speech starts stepping on liberal toes.

Do I like WBC? No...hell no, in fact. Do I support their right to free speech? Yes, grudgingly. Why? Because when you start curtailing one person's freedom of speech, where does it end? I very much believe that, if there is a hell, the members of Westboro Baptist will burn in it. But, sadly they do have the right to speak their mind.

As Cheir Justice John Roberts wrote, about the decision.

"Westboro believes that America is morally flawed; many Americans might feel the same about Westboro. Westboro's funeral picketing is certainly hurtful and its contribution to public discourse may be negligible," he said. However, "As a nation we have chosen a different course -- to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate."

On the other side of that, we who disagree with them have the right to organize counter protests and tell them that they are wrong. We can stand up for the people they try to put down and support them through their hard times, whether that is the passage of laws to allow gay marriage or protecting the families of dead soldiers from having to actually deal with these morons.

The court did suggest that states implement laws preventing ANY protestors to come closer than 1,000 feet of funerals, which is something I consider reasonable. In my town, that's about 2 city blocks. And, let's face it, WBC isn't exactly the biggest organization. I've never heard of a single protest they had that wasn't faced with a counter protest at least twice as large in numbers than theirs. They aren't going to win and, in the end, their despicable words and actions may be what pushes folks over the line to support gay rights...simply because they can't stand to have the same mind set as the people of Phelps' church.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Baja Arizona

Yeah, you read that right. Southern Arizonans, who are disgusted with the "racism" of the rest of their state (Phoenix in particular), are pushing to secede Pinal county from the rest of the state of Arizona and create "Baja Arizona". A 51st state that would look something like this

Baja Arizona - ironic that they are showing it as a red state...

 

Personally, I'm all for it. Give them their own state where they can blatantly ignore federal law and allow illegal immigrants to work, use their medical facilities, send their children to school on taxpayer dollars and live in peice. Hell, this would mean that a huge section of the Mexico/Arizona border would no longer be Arizona's problem. Another plus would be that illegal immigrants fearing "racism and persecution" here in Arizona would move to their new state. I call this a win/win situation.

 

The people on the Facebook page Start Our State probably see it as a win/win as well...or they will until they realize that it's against FEDERAL law to allow illegal immigrants into the country. The entirety of US Code 1324 is about that very subject.

I'm not really sure what they think they are trying to accomplish, but I don't think they are going to get what they want. States cannot bypass federal law as they please, just as my post on Georgia hoping to bypass Roe Vs. Wade a few days ago pointed out. Just because they feel that illegal immigrants should be able to pass back and forth, with nary a piece of documentation to be had, does not mean that the federal government is going to feel so happy about that.

There are rational reasons for why we don't allow illegal immigrants free reign to pass through our border and live in the United States undocumented and, unfortunately for those that want to paint everyone who supported 1070 as racists, it has nothing to do with the color of their skin. I don't want Canadians hopping our border and using taxpayer dollars to school their children, recieve medical care or work without paying taxes anymore than I want Mexicans or Latinos to do it!

Sorry if I sound greedy, but I pay my taxes and I am insulted that people believe those taxes should go to help people who are not citizens. When I want to help people in another country, I donate to a charity. That's different, hell that could possible reduce my taxes. So why should I pay just as many taxes to let the government act as a charity for illegal immigrants? *shrug* It doesn't make sense does it.

To the folks in this county, and those in a couple of others who want to get in on this Statehood thing, I say, good riddance. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out and I'll be waiting to see what the government does to your state for harboring illegal immigrants.

Why don't you just secede from the USA altogether and become part of Mexico, I think that might make you happy actually. No border for immigrants to cross, but wait, then the illegal immigrants would cross your border into Arizona as well. It isn't the conversation they are coming over for, it's for the services they can get for free.