Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Why I am not writing so much this week
After a tasty dinner of Eritrean food tonight with the above mentioned trouble causers I will be making the following for your Carb Fest pleasure.
Turkey cooked in an entire bottle of wine
Mashed potatoes with roasted garlic and dill
Smokey green beans
Spinach salad with mandarins, sour cherries and raspberry vinaigrette
Whipped sweet potatoes
Cornbread stuffing with sausage
Baked wild rice pilaf
Blackberry Crumble for dessert
I think that is it. I talked to the vodka fairy and a great big bottle of Kettle One is being delivered to those of us who have been the most naughty and nice this year. So I'll be slurry drunk by dinner.
A Middle East Silver Lining
Face it, our gamble to control the region for cheap oil has failed. At the moment we are begging the other players to front us more chips and they will. They want something more valuable: recognition and power on the world's stage. We need to cut our losses and figure out different strategies because the longer the we stay the more we lose.
Why do you think none of "allies" are jumping to help. Because the more we lose, the more they gain.
The world has changed under our feet. We failedour role as the world's cop (thanks to GW). Now we need to figure our next moves. Russia and China are becoming more powerful and South America is a starting to figure out they don't need us as much anymore.
Just because we are the richest country in the world doesn't mean we are the smartest. It's time to let other nations to take the stage for a while. Let's figure out our own issues like polarization, our gluttonous and poisonous consumption patterns, why our health-care is so bad compared to others, how we are going to move beyond oil, and how we will protect our own resources.
Sometimes you got to know when to fold 'em...
Monday, November 20, 2006
Is This What happens When You Supress Your Sexuality?
"If a guy simply taps me on the shoulder, I just swoon. Even when I go to the toilet, my body reacts. I'm a little bit scared of myself," one woman sufferer tells Shukan Post.
Another adds: "When I got on the train one day, I could feel blood gushing toward a certain part of my body and it felt so good I almost let out a moan. It was sheer murder when everybody got pushed into the carriage."
Yet another woman has her say.
"Even the vibration of my mobile phone is enough to set me off," she says. "My friend said there's something called Iku Iku byo (Cum Cum Disease). I guess I've got that."
What may be afflicting these women, the best-selling weekly says, is an ailment called persistent sexual arousal syndrome (PSAS).
PSAS has been described as an affliction that brings about orgasm through the slightest of jolts regardless of whether they're aroused, or even thinking about sex. What's more, orgasms experienced by PSAS sufferers are not just momentary phenomena, instead affecting women over anywhere from a few days to a week, with one reported case seeing 300 orgasms in a single day.Remember that movie idea I had a few years ago: Women in Heat? Hmmm?
OK, I am trying not to laugh, I swear.
But the Japanese to call it Cum Cum Disease!
When is discrimination not discrimination?
MCCAIN: I just want to point out again, I believe that gaySo what do you call it when one part of the population is not allowed to do something another part of the population can do because to allow that section of the population equal access would break some long standing tradition?
marriage should not be legal, OK, but I don't believe that we should
discriminate against any American, because that's not the nature of
When certain people (blacks, women) weren't allowed to vote while white men were- we called that discrimination
When certain people weren't allowed into colleges (blacks, women) while white men were - we called that discrimination
When certain people (blacks, women) can't get a particular job or home or line of credit that they qualify for because they are not white men- we call that discrimination.
So how is it again that when certain people want to marry but aren't allowed to because they aren't what we normally expect to see in a married couple (i/e a man and a woman) it's not discrimination?
Seriously, anytime someone can show me a logical argument for why 2 people can't pledge to be responsible for each other in life because they are of the same sex- I will gladly stop calling it discrimination. But we all know there is never a logical explanation of discrimination, just selfish justifications for perpetuating it (like "I'm trying to run for preznit and I must appeal to the base by being a giant bigot.")
I know there are quite a few of you middling democrats out there who liked McCain in 2000 and maybe even in 2004- but he has shown his not-so-maverick side since 2000 and it ain't' pretty. Unless, of course, you think watching one more person take it up the ass from Georgie Boy while smiling with a mouth full of shit sandwich is a maverick move. Then there's been a whole lot of maverick made lately (uhm Lieberman I am talking to you too).