Thursday, August 28, 2008

10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably don't):

  1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has "evolved," yet he's continued to oppose key civil rights laws.1
  2. According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain "will make Cheney look like Gandhi."2
  3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.3
  4. McCain opposes a woman's right to choose. He said, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."4
  5. The Children's Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children's health care bill last year, then defended Bush's veto of the bill.5
  6. He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job" and skip their vacations.6
  7. Many of McCain's fellow Republican senators say he's too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He's erratic. He's hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."7
  8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.8
  9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a "false religion." McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church "the Antichrist" and a "false cult."9
  10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.

    1. "The Complicated History of John McCain and MLK Day," ABC News, April 3, 2008

    "McCain Facts,", April 4, 2008

    2. "McCain More Hawkish Than Bush on Russia, China, Iraq," Bloomberg News, March 12, 2008

    "Buchanan: John McCain 'Will Make Cheney Look Like Gandhi,'" ThinkProgress, February 6, 2008

    3. "McCain Sides With Bush On Torture Again, Supports Veto Of Anti-Waterboarding Bill," ThinkProgress, February 20, 2008

    4. "McCain says Roe v. Wade should be overturned," MSNBC, February 18, 2007

    5. "2007 Children's Defense Fund Action Council® Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard," February 2008

    "McCain: Bush right to veto kids health insurance expansion," CNN, October 3, 2007

    6. "Beer Executive Could Be Next First Lady," Associated Press, April 3, 2008

    "McCain Says Bank Bailout Should End `Systemic Risk,'" Bloomberg News, March 25, 2008

    7. "Will McCain's Temper Be a Liability?," Associated Press, February 16, 2008

    "Famed McCain temper is tamed," Boston Globe, January 27, 2008

    8. "Black Claims McCain's Campaign Is Above Lobbyist Influence: 'I Don't Know What The Criticism Is,'" ThinkProgress, April 2, 2008

    "McCain's Lobbyist Friends Rally 'Round Their Man," ABC News, January 29, 2008

    9. "McCain's Spiritual Guide: Destroy Islam," Mother Jones Magazine, March 12, 2008

    "Will McCain Specifically 'Repudiate' Hagee's Anti-Gay Comments?," ThinkProgress, March 12, 2008

    "McCain 'Very Honored' By Support Of Pastor Preaching 'End-Time Confrontation With Iran,'" ThinkProgress, February 28, 2008

    10. "John McCain Gets a Zero Rating for His Environmental Record," Sierra Club, February 28, 2008

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This is my sister

We don't look alike at all and she is way taller than me. But, she is my sister, I swear you just cant make this stuff up, its gold.
She is a Gothic queen,
and she has always been there for me even though we don't hangout or really know each other.
I think we would be closer if we didn't remind each other about all the bad things we couldn't escape from in childhood. Lucky for her she doesn't remember those things as vividly as I do. We do act retarded pretty well though. This was her birthday and my mom was super embarrassed that we were acting like this, my step dad took the pictures, he thinks its great!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Ped Egg...

Have you seen this?? Its completely gross....ughhh! SO gross. One Saturday while watching TV hungover on my couch this commercial comes on the Air with the ped egg. Its a cheese grater for

feet. They actually show the "cup" when I say cup, I mean small bowl full of collasuses that contains all the dead skin that gets collected from the foot and they show it being dumped in the garbage.
The photos of the nasty skin shavings are below. FYI that is for one foot. I think they came out with the this gimmick for the same sad, sad, people wearing crocks. YUCK!!!

It kinda looks like the milky way...this is for ONE FOOT. eeeewww!

Outside lands Music Festival

Click the link above...As usual I took a bunch of pictures of freaks. Check out the two Jersey girls I took a photo of. So funny

Friday, August 15, 2008

Going home for the weekend

Well its off to Tahoe for another weekend of sunshine and friends. I get to see my little girlface and drink wine. Im excited! I love and miss Tahoe so much.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

So then I woke up...

I have been walking around in the shoes of a girl for a long time now....

Today I woke up the with the usual grogginess and my body's fight with my mind to get out of bed, My mind negotiating and renegotiating another five more minutes of sweet blissful shut eye. I pulled my self from the pillows of sleepy wonderment and showered, brushed my teeth, dried my hair, and listened to my Ojos de bruha Cd while deciding the right jeans and appropriate work day attire accompanied by a pair of sensible shoes for the walk and cute, fun heels for the office and set off for the train ride to my job. A typical day. Nothing too amazing or exemplary just a normal Thursday. I even got the same cup of coffee from the cafe two blocks from my apt on Haight street, walked to the N and waited patiently for my silver horse to ride gallantly up to scoop me in for yet another exciting day.

Then as I am staring blankly at the scenery flying by me as I ride to work, it dawned on me; this ray of knowledge that shook me to my very core. I stood there hand gripped to the pole above my head and began an awesome realization, this immense insight and incredible knowledge bestowed upon me about who I was and where I was going. It was more than an was an awakening....there amongst all these people crowded around me on the train. I had awoken. I had finally seen what it was that I had been blind to for so long. A deep and obtrusive darkness that could not and would not allow me to really see what was happening to me and the road I was stumbling on.

A little background...

I have since I can remember been in love with... well, love. A simple idea of how to be just completely sick with it. The ability to lose time, to want only for the thrill of seeing that person again. I love ridiculous romantic movies and stories of Great Love the ones that have been passed down through the ages as examples of the true meaning, the only way to be. The Romeos and the Juliet's. So its is not surprising that as a young girl I would fantasize about this topic and for years through high school and college.

Knowing what I just wrote before and being a solid 29, a woman divorced and not really dating. My partial realization came in three parts to fill my heart with so much joy and shed the heavy cloak of regret around my shoulders. Here is the first part of my realization, I have for years possibly my whole life taken care of things for others: my sister, my mother, my friends, and later my boyfriends, and latest my husband. That being said I sacrificed things for them not that they were aware or would've asked me to do any of it. I sacrificed things like school, friends, work, etc. You get the idea. So that was my first realization. Which is kinda yucky. Mostly because I hadn't realized how much I had given up just to be with someone, who loved me.

The second part of this realization was huge. Here it goes (deep Breath). I really don't want to be in love with someone. I don't want a boyfriend, a husband, or anyone really in that way. Trust me I do want to have sex, to go out, to eat dinner. I just don't want to think about someone else while I do any of those activities. Its not a jaded you just haven't met the right one yet thing either its more of a I don't think I can trust myself to be with someone in that state and still think about me at all. I don't think I know how to keep the right balance.

So this is the best and most crucial part of this whole dissertation on the complexities of my thought process this morning.

What if I invested the same amount of time effort and thoughts on me and not on "them"...

What if I thought about me first and not a guy or finding a guy or what that guy is thinking. What if I thought strictly and completely about me?

How would I feel? What would I do?

I have never felt more excited than now about my plans for the its not a nunnery although I'm pretty sure that the lounge in hell has a martini waiting just for me.

So here is how I feel...

I feel really good. Like really good. I'm fucking excited. Do you have any idea the amount of tears I will save the lines on my face will disappear the light will surround me as I enter this amazon state.

So here is what I'm going to do...

I'm going back to school in the spring I'm finishing my degree in business with an emphasis on foreign affairs as fast as possible. Then I'm getting my MBA in International Business with a focus on Global world markets. Why you ask, because I can. In the interim I am taking my California Broker test, going to go to Paris in October for a week,Mexico for Christmas, and I plan on spending a month in 2009 in either Thailand or Indonesia just chilling out maybe catching some waves and getting tribal tattoos. I would also like to hike Kilimanjaro next fall.

How exciting is that....So much to much time.

Now I am wearing the shoes of a young woman on the brink of an amazing life, a young woman who just decided to invest in herself and to be who she always thought she was, but never let her be.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Paris Hilton for President

I love fall. I love fall almost as much as I love election years. This year with the Democrats leading the nation in both local and national political positions. I revel in this simple fact: that the Republicans and the era of reagonomics may actually come to an end. How great a nation we could be with a group of young open minded political revolutionists at work on new and vital legislation? What kind of Nation we could become if science was introduced back into public education? A country where math and innovative technologies were taught in school instead of prayer, Darwin hating, and baby making.

I am so impressed with "the McCain campaign of failure" that I almost want to be the only person that does vote for him. How sad is the republican party that the only strong candidate they can produce resembles father time, is a complete technotard, and still lives with his mother. I mean really do we need another leader who just got his first passport at age 89? The man cannot email for Christ's sake and he is going to be a potential world leader i. How will he correspond with Putin and the new world order of Russia and the EU? WTF? As you know there are a group of wrinkly old white men sitting around orchestrating this disaster and who decides these issues for the GOP and they honestly couldn't find one honest regular guy to run? Maybe someone who might be intelligent enough to see the big picture have a better understanding on some major domestil issues that require thinking about something other than soup at 10 am. McCain is a joke. For the GOP's credit he truly is the most morally sound guy they can drum up he isn't like the rest of that lot he isn't into young boys, prostitutes, Mormonism, Scientology, interns, cocaine, embezzlement, outing CIA operatives, kiddie porn, or donkey shows. I mean the only interest he shares with Bush is a failing approval rating and an undying admiration for armadillo's. Possibly amazingly awkward hugs and exits.

As I watch the count down to the election in November I bask in the light of change and enjoy watching McCain piss off the Hilton family and it s campaign contributions that will cease to exist after his last attempt at sabotaging Senator Obama. "Grasping at straws" should be his campaign slogan. I am happy to post this wonderful video of Paris Hilton running for president what a dumb move on the part of the McCain campaign. He needs to get that swollen gland taken care of soon because if this is what he wanted to be remembered for we can promptly file him and his sad display of politics in the failed republican career file featuring soem real gems like David Duke, Ross Perot, and lets not forget Bob Dole another treasure nugget in the Pandora's box of the GOP.
Apparantly, the only dirt the Mccain campaign can produce on Obama is that he eats Arugula.

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die