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 Five things for today

One - This semester's CS class is going to be awesome. Not only am I taking it with one of my BFFs, but also our professor is fantastically sarcastic with an engaging teaching style.

Two - I listen to more non-fiction books and I read more fiction. Part of this is because of the Great Courses series on Audible. Part of this is that if I actually have time to sit down and read, I usually want to escape. But right now I'm reading "The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck". It's KonMari for the soul. I need this.

Three - Inauguration Day. Oh gods. I need to call my senators. Again. #RESIST

Four - In an hour, I'll be buying tickets to go see Welcome to Night Vale live. With [personal profile] replyhazy . I AM SO EXCITED I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MYSELF. Also, I get to go see PMJ with my sister in 9 days.

Five - Donating to Planned Parenthood. Partly because it's the right thing to do. Partly because people are awesome and help incentivize it. http://puzzlesforprogress.francisheaney.com/

Bonus - Going to write another Fairy Tale Fragment today. Not sure what about yet, not sure if I can make it upbeat and hopeful. But I'm-a give it a try. 

okay then

Jun. 27th, 2015 09:38 am
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Having become sick of some of my friends and family on Facebook bitching and whining about the SCOTUS decision, I decided to write a short rebuttal to them. I did it WITHOUT swearing. 

I'm extremely proud of myself for that.

What I wanted to say: This decision has fuck-all to do with your faith.
What I said: This decision has nothing to do with ANY church.

What I wanted to say: And if your church is so-called "Christian" but believes that "love one another as I have loved you" is a suggestion that only applies to people whose demographics match yours and woe betide anyone who doesn't measure up to your fucking impossible hypocritical standards...
What I saidYour church doesn't want to bless a marriage between two men or two women? Fine

What I wanted to say:
 You're being a fucking bigot because you think same-sex marriage is "icky", just like the lynchings and mobs considered interracial marriage "against God's law". I ASSUME you won't go stone YOUR KID because she married someone from a different race, but HEY, who am I to judge?
What I said:  We knew then and now that it was wrong to deny the legal freedom to marry to couples whose skin colors don't match.

What I wanted to say: You don't follow Christ. I don't know what god's speaking to you, but it's abso-fucking-lutely not Christ. EVEN CHRIST recognized the separation of church and state with that whole "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's". Or did you forget? Also, if you're going to harp on the "one man, one woman" thing, but YOU GOT A DIVORCE, you're a fucking hypocrite and there's nothing you can say to change my mind on that fact. I'm pretty sure the words go something like "What God has joined, let no man put asunder". 
What I said: Why is it so hard to comprehend that it's wrong to deny this freedom to couples whose legal gender matches?

My statement wasn't long and had no profanity. It doesn't sound NEARLY
 as angry as I am with these fuckwits. Just...no. This doesn't threaten your marriage. This doesn't threaten your church. This doesn't change anything that came before except that now the government can't say that some citizens are more equal than others. 

Get a fucking clue. YOU'RE the VILLAIN in this scenario. I'm glad to see you're acting like it. Now either grow a pair and do some soul-searching, maybe read the words of the Christ you're so fond of claiming to follow, and then join us on our quest to actually take care of the sick, the poor, the outcast, and the abandoned. I'm pretty sure those are some of the groups that Christ wanted us to love and pay attention to (Matthew 25, in case you need the reference)

hm

Jul. 10th, 2013 05:19 pm
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I may have just posted a long overdue rant to FB. It may mean that some of my family members choose to stop talking to me. I'll be sad, but society is completely fucking ridiculous these days and this needs to be said.
  • If you are anti-abortion, don't have one.
  • If you are anti-abortion and you don't want anyone else to have one either, come up with a way to support, feed, clothe, and educate those children that you're insisting be born.
  • If all you care about is the fetus being born and whatever happens to the child after birth is the fault of the parent, please de-friend me.
  • If the fetus is more important than the mother's life, please de-friend me.
  • If shutting down abortion is more important than providing critical, necessary healthcare to women in need, please de-friend me.
  • If you feel that regulating women's healthcare is appropriate, but regulating men's healthcare is unacceptable, please de-friend me.
  • If you're basing your opinions on religious grounds, but feel that cutting programs that serve the poor, sick, elderly, and the least among us is an okay plan, please de-friend me right the fuck now.

This applies to DW/LJ as well as FB. I've gone with a "live and let live" policy for a long time, but that's just ending up with old white men trying to regulate my choices. Not cool.

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