November 10th, 2006

I Love This Man!

Remember the email I got before the election from my neo-conservative father that was copied to half the free world? My reply to it has caused much in the way of debate and even name calling within the people on his email list. I'll post the response that matters the most, the one from my father - copied to everyone:
To those who don't know Jude Bennett, he is my youngest son. In his nearly 36 years we have found few things we agree on, and none where politics are concerned. I normally do not copy him on things I forward that have any political nature, but he is just as entitled to his opinions as I am mine. I respect his right to disagree with me since about the only thing we've ever agreed on is that we have the right to disagree!
See, folks? THIS is why I'm as politically astute and involved as I am, because I was raised by parents who told me from as early on as I remember NOT to take shit from anyone, NOT to back down when I know I'm not in the wrong, ad to take an active stand for what I believe is right and just. I've said before that I was raised by a conservative Republican and a bleeding heart Liberal, and neither one of them forced their ideals on me or told me I should subscribe to their points of view. Instead I was encouraged to read vigorously on any subject that interested me and decide my OWN opinions, but not after they were first held to scrutiny. My father would grill me on different subjects and force me to defend my opinions and beliefs so that I could cultivate a stronger one or accept that they were flawed and required more structure.

He comes from the school of thought that says "Sooner or later, someone is going to kick your ass in one respect or another. When that happens, you won't have time to consider how badly the first punch hurts - you have to get prepared for the second one, because it's coming. If you're not ready for it, it will be twice as bad. That's just how it is. Don't let yourself take unnecessary punches and kicks, always stand your ground. Not because you'll make ME proud, but because FUCK them."

Is it any wonder I turned out like I did?

Friends List/Adding/Deleting

I have a drama-free add/remove policy. If you don't want me on your friends list, take me off - really, it's fine. Do what you have to do, because I damned sure am going to do what I have to do. If that includes saying things you may not agree with, then that's cool too. Everyone has a choice and different/varying levels of what they find acceptable. Bottom line - MY blog, MY content, MY rules. I'll post whatever I feel like posting and I give -0- thought to who might take issue with it or who might jump on my bandwagon. That is what I encourage in everyone. If something resonates with you, great - if it pisses you off, that's great too as far as I'm concerned. I do not and will not make apologies to anyone for who I am. It took a long time for me to be able to say that, and I'll be goddamned if I'm turning my back on that.

I've recently had a big flood of folks add me to their friends lists (288 I've not added back), but I'm not at all opposed to adding you back as long as you'll do me the courtesy of commenting to this post and making it easier on me. It would also be nice if you'd let me know exactly why you read this blog as I'm curious. If you're on my friends list, you'll have access to all of my music posts and such, which are locked down.

Here's the thing, though. If I read everything on my friends list, I'd never have time for anything else. I never ever read my normal friends list, I have it divided up into filters of close personal friends, politics, RSS feeds, news, smut, art, & music. It varies which filter I read at any given time depending on my mood. If ever there's something you'd like to direct my attention to, reply to any of my posts with a link and a subject line that reads "Check this out" or "Thought you might be interested in ____" or something like that. If you don't then chances are I won't see some things you may like me to read.


You know that someone somewhere has pissed you off and earned your wrath. IP logging is turned off, anonymous commenting is welcome. Put them bitches on blast and get it out/off your chest. Pave the way for a good weekend by venting your spleen now on someone who has wronged you, irritated you, or otherwise made you angry. It's cathartic and healthy. While you're at it, the subject of this week's Friday Confessional is "Confess your pet peeves and/or confess what you think of furries."


"You know you're in trouble when you've ceded the moral high ground to a drug dealing prostitute."
- Jon Stewart on Ted Haggard's fucknuttery
"So what you do is, you take that big male hooker's luscious nipple and you squeeze it between your fingers like this, like it was the Lord's own divine lemondrop, and then..."


From Jesus General:
It's not over for Katherine Harris

Katherine Harris tell's Air America's Sam Seder she's confident she'll come out on top after a recount.

Here's the interview. I added pictures (Yes, that's Jean Schmidt. Rep. Harris has a lot to say about her.).

I'm fucking DYING over here, you have GOT to hear this!