February 16, 2005

Quizzy Goodness & Ranting About Ignorance

Quiz First
This one is pretty cool - what a person listens to, I believe, says a lot about them.

10 Random songs in my library:
1. Jack Johnson - Bubbletoes
2. Beatles - Getting Better
3. Breeders - I just wanna get along
4. Evanescence - My Immortal
5. Green Day - Basket Case
6. Incubus - Pardon Me
7. Tool - Aenima
8. Robert Johnson - Hot Tamales
9. Offspring - Come out and Play
10. William Shatner - Common People

What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
about 12GB

The last CD you bought is:
Depeche Mode - Violator. Used & long ago lost.

What is the song you last listened to before this message?
System of a Down - Aerials

Five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you
1. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Air of December
2. Dido - White Flag
3. Indigo Girls - Ghost
4 Sarah MacLachlan - Building a Mystery
5. Cowboy Junkies - Misguided Angel

5. Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
Eh, I'm one of the last to do it. hee haw! So, I'll pass on this question. So there!

I'm pissed. I read this morning that PBS chief Pat Mitchell, under fire for spending public money on a cartoon show that featured two lesbian couples from Vermont, will step down when her contract expires in June 2006.

She drew recent criticism from both liberals and conservatives for "Postcards From Buster," in which the title character, an animated bunny named Buster, traveled to Vermont, which recognizes same-sex civil unions. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has contended that the episode did not fulfill the intent Congress had in mind for programming. Spellings has also questioned its suitability for children.

This is just ridiculous! Postcards from Buster is a wonderful show - D and I watch it almost every morning. In the show, Buster travels all over in an effort to learn about all types of people and their cultures. It is a very well produced show and teaches children about diversity - helps them understand the differences in people and to accept those differences. I saw this particular episode, and I found nothing wrong with it. It wasn't like they had lesbians making out with eachother or trying to say that their way is how everyone should be! For Pete's sake, people - gay couples are a part of our society and they aren't going to go away if we ignore them.

This kind of thinking (of those protesting this show) only fosters prejudice, ignorance and hate.

Well, there's my rant for this morning. The mind is like a parachute - it only functions properly when OPEN.


  1. Wasn't there a "Vice Thursday" post here? Or am I on crack?

    *I* know that there are gays in this country, and *you* know it, but a certain group of people *ahem*religious right*ahem* would prefer to pretend they don't exist.

    Actually, I just had the scary thought that the Holocaust might have started out this simply...

  2. I totally agree Julie, once you make it easy to be bigoted and hateful, and even make it popular, you can start controlling people by manipulating their hate. That's why it's so scary to me that being gay is such an "ok" target for 'conservative/religious right' types.

    That is why we have to stand up to anyone who says anything bigoted, without hatred, and without anger or fear. Just with honesty.

    When it's someone I know, I usually ask them why they hate *here I name someone they know who is gay* and why they want to legislate against them. Of course, at this point the argument becomes about religion, which I argue is rightly/and supposed to be separated from state.

    It always amazes me how they disagree, which just makes me ask them why they think our founding fathers were so ignorant when they wrote our constitution, ~~~GET DOWN~~~

    Damn, I have been up on this soapbox so long, I forgot how tall you are Celti! And sooo much taller in person! har har Ok... moving off...

  3. I haven't seen it....but that does sound ...well....nevermind. It's just dumb!

    So check this out, hubby and I took Cierra to see the Hufelump movie last Sunday. Did you know that some crititc actually compaired this cartoon to the attacks that happend on 9/11?!?!? THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO COMPARISON! It again, like your cartoon, deals with diversity, learning about and loving eachother for our differences....NOT 9/11!!

    I swear, I think the Republicans are trying to fill our heads with some serious paranoia propaganda shit! Hahahah!


  4. mmm your music taste is very inspiring.

    i think the last few songs i downloaded were
    2 live crew.. me so horney
    Tupac... dear momma
    Lords of Acid... rough sex

    i want to come visit you so badly.

    i need a break from this hell hole.

    i guess i always say that, no matter where i am. lol

    luv ya sweetie.

    stay strong my goddess