June 23, 2005

Drawing My Sword

There are a few things politically that have really pissed me off this week. Two of them happened today and threatened to throw me over the edge.

Once again, as always, my opinions are not up for debate. It's my blog. You can feel free to state your own in my comments, but if you are ugly or rude, I will delete or alter them, my choosing and if you're nasty enough, I'll ban your ass. I'm a smart woman who has formed her opinions with great thought and life experience. Don't mess with me.

The State of Texas now ranks below the State of Mississippi for the State I would like to least live in and no, it's not because Mississippi finally convicted that 81 year old bigot who I hope rots in hell. For eternity. But because in Texas with that whole thing with the little girl with Lymphoma and the options her parents were investigating, but then an arrogant doctor who I also hope rots in hell. For eternity., stepped in JUST KNOWING that HE KNEW WHAT WAS RIGHT FOR THEM and got the State involved, who took away the kids. etc. Google it if you don't know what I'm talking about. The State judiciary had the opportunity to correct this error and did not.

As of now, she's no longer in remission, in custody of the state, and is having treatment, whether she and her family would want it or not, at MD Anderson. Being 12, she is fully aware of what the State has done to her and her family. I hope she lives through it all... and should she die... there are many to blame, EXCLUDING THE FAMILY. A pox upon all those to blame should this little girl die and may they rot, all rot. For eternity.

This whole altering the 1st amendment for flag burning, really burns me up. Leave the frickin' 1st amendment alone. Dammit. Oh and I love this one: Countries that already outlaw burning the national flag include China, North Korea, Iraq, Iran and Cuba.

Oh I LOVE being lumped into the same group as those countries. LOOOOOVVVE IT! Holy crap. And I also read that any Senator who votes against this is afraid his/her Patriotism is going to be questioned. What has gotten into this country this prevalent attitude of "If you don't vote MY way or think MY way, you must not be patriotic and not love your country." BULL SHIT. It's called... independent thinking. It is something I foster in my children. I'm so sick of this.

What in the hell has happened to this country. It comes down to free speech, folks. They pass this, they've knocked a big hole in the first amendment... and mark my words... it will just be the beginning. A precedence will be set.

Oh... and what in the HELL has gotten into our Supreme Court? The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people’s homes and businesses — even against their will — for private economic development.

If this doesn't scare the ever living crap out of you, you don't live in S. Florida where the builders OWN the counties. Every day when I drive along the roads of North Palm Beach County, I fight the urge to vomit as I see what the county and municipalities have allowed the builders to do to the north end. We look like Lauderdale. Our traffic is worse than Miami's.

The thought of someone losing their HOME for a frickin' strip mall or Wal-Mart, sickens me. Absolutely.Sickens.Me. It will happen. Oh yes it will. The meek are not going to inherit anything in S. Florida... they will only lose it.

And lastly, thank you to the good citizens of Mississippi for finally convicting that dirtbag. I'll try to overlook the fact that he was able to live a long life free of having to pay for his crime until he was about ready to kick off anyway. But... I can't seem to overlook the frickin' closed minded loser idiot who couldn't bring herself to convict him the first time because... oh I love this... she could never convict a preacher. I wonder if she could convict a priest or preacher convicted of crimes against a child? Oh wait. That would be... NO. Frickin' loser. A pox upon her and her ilk and may she rot in hell with this 81 year old loser when she dies. For eternity.

OH!!! and I forgot about the 81 year old loser's wife who said she thought they needed a retrial since he wasn't tried by a jury of his peers... since they were all dead. Any of his peers that would not have convicted him... I hope they're all rotting in hell too... For eternity.

Not that I have an opinion or anything...

Posted by Boudicca at June 23, 2005 10:30 PM

Great post. It's not just you that's pissed either. I just don't know what the SCOTUS was thinking??? And the rest -- ditto. My husband is so sick of having to listen to me rant (when we have a week like this).... Well, it's reason number 1,478 why I started a blog. **sigh** I am sick to death of the MSM and politicians treating me like "sheeple" -- I can think for myself, thanks! Anyway, your post hit the mark (and for some it *left* one)!

Posted by: Richmond at June 23, 2005 11:01 PM

I very rarely voice my politial opinions. Just this thing with the girl in TX has really been festering and then the Mississippi thing started getting me pissed, the players and not the results, and then today... I thought my damn head would explode.

Posted by: Bou at June 23, 2005 11:05 PM

I was listening to the guy who subbed in for Rush Limbaugh yesterday, and i think this is where I heard it, it was either on that or as I was flipping through the channels of my television, not sure which. Anyway, I heard about the whole flag burning thing, and I can see both sides of this. While I might take a bit of offense when seeing someone burning the flag of the nation I love, the flag is only a symbol of that nation, and not the nation itself. Also, how would the amendment provide for people who burn the flag for this reason?

Posted by: Aris_Ravencroft at June 24, 2005 07:05 AM

You go girl. I'll sharpen that sword for you. You hit every one of the items that I was ready to walk outside and scream about.

Posted by: vw bug at June 24, 2005 07:17 AM

I was a bit confused about all the flag business yesterday, but I can totally see why this is so plain wrong.

I wonder if they'll start building malls over John Kerry's houses?

Posted by: Sally at June 24, 2005 09:31 AM

The flag thing TOTALLY CREEPS ME OUT! What's next... we can't say bad things about the president? no one can voice things that are against the government? I went to Cuba... I know what happens there. Those people are lovely, thoughtful, aritistic, and intelligent... and they glaze right over when you ask them about censorship... in fear of being persecuted. That's it... I'm running for president! Who's with me!

Posted by: suz at June 24, 2005 11:02 AM

*votes for suz*

Posted by: Harvey at June 24, 2005 01:13 PM

Bou, I agree with you completely on every topic. Next time try to put some more emotion behind it though, okay? :)

Posted by: Contagion at June 24, 2005 01:21 PM

Amen, sister! Ditto on all your points. WTF is happening?

Posted by: Julie at June 24, 2005 02:21 PM

This country is headed for a second violent revolution, that's what's happening.

It sounds like crazy right wing nonsense, but people all over the political spectrum are getting fed up with this crap.

Posted by: Graumagus at June 24, 2005 06:44 PM

Boy to I agree with Graumagus!! I've read more than one comment on more than one blog today saying it's about time for someone to DO something. I live in Pembroke Pines, so I know all about what developers and builders do. I have to change the route I take to work because they're going to make a moonscape out of the fields on both sides of the road to put in more houses. Bye bye, Eastern Meadowlarks. We're lucky if we see anything other than pidgeons these days - a city bird if I ever saw one. I hate what they've done to the paradise that used to be South Florida. And continue to do, unabated. This new rule will just make is ever so cozy for those bastards, the developers - and their whores, the city commissioners, from now on.

I wrote emails to my senators asking that they vote against this Supreme Court decision, because I read on another blog that a 2/3 majority can override a Supreme Court decision.

I'm ready for Northern Idaho, myself. My husband and I are looking to move somewhere where nobody wants to live - that way, no developers will be there to gobble up all the land and turn it into Walmarts and strip malls.

Posted by: suzeisnotfooledbyislam at June 24, 2005 07:47 PM

These are crazy times. Who'd a believed the conservatives would want a vote to change the First Amendment? And who'd guessed the liberal supreme court judges would rule that big business can come in and take your property? Go figure.

Posted by: db at June 24, 2005 10:16 PM

Great post Bou. I agree.

You're right that we have the best politicians developers can buy. Between them and idiot court rulings, the people don't stand a chance.

Posted by: george at June 25, 2005 12:42 PM

DB... I know you don't I? I was teasing DK saying, "Oh great. You give him my site after I've not conversed with him in 4 years and I got on a frickin' political rant!" Not exactly putting my best foot forward... Heh. But when did I ever? :)

E-mail me! It's in the top corner of my site.

To everyone else... I seem to be much calmer today... *deep breath*

Posted by: Bou at June 25, 2005 10:16 PM