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Healthy Wednesday

8 Jul

As this is Wednesday — the day before my infamous Thursday weigh-ins — I thought I’d share an article I came across 0n MSN which details the 20 unhealthiest beverages in America.

Thankfully I’ve never consumed anything on the list. One: I don’t like coffee, so Diet Coke is my caffeinated drink of choice. Two: I don’t see the point/allure of energy drinks. Three: While I like ice cream, I prefer custard, so if I have a malt, it will be from Kopps.

If you drink any of the items on this list, maybe the article will help you rethink whether you really want that Starbucks Venti 2% Salted Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate.

Salt, caramel and hot chocolate?! Yuck!

Anyway, here’s the article. Enjoy!

Thoughts on Michael Jackson

1 Jul

I’ve not really jumped on the bandwagon and posted anything about Michael Jackson because I’m conflicted about it.

Thriller was one of the first albums (yes, vinyl, not a CD), and as one who is going to be 36 years old in a few months, I’m old enough to remember him as he was then. It’s difficult to reconcile those memories of him with more recent ones, like dangling “Blanket” off the hotel balcony, going to court in his pajamas, and all of those horrible plastic surgeries.

So, I direct you to this post, which pretty much sums up how I feel about the death of Micheal Jackson.

Pre-confidence numbers?

9 Jan

Apparently CNN would like us to believe that Americans are losing confidence in Barack Obama…before he takes office.

It’s a little silly to judge a president before he’s even taken office. Yes, his transition — which started out strong — has had a few hiccups, but he got going a helluva lot faster than presidents in recent memory. And it’s unfair to judge what kind of a job he will do until he does it.

Liberal elite media my a**.  If the media was so liberal, there would have been more widespread reporting about Bush admitting that Al Qaeda wasn’t in Iraq before the U.S. invasion, instead of the ridiculous shoe-throwing incident.

Closure

19 Dec

DNA Tests Confirm Remains Are Caylee Anthony

That poor little girl. Baby killers don’t last long in the prison system, so I’d almost rather see them give her mother life in prison than the death penalty. Because the electric chair or a lethal injection would be nothing compared to what those inmates could potentially do to that bitch once she’s behind bars.

Though I have to admit, a little part of my liberal heart still screams, “Fry the bitch!” Because even if she didn’t kill the little girl, she knows who did. And I think the grandparents know more than they’re telling as well.

Hell, put them all in a cell together.

I’m only glad they found her so that she can finally rest. Karma’s a bitch, and it’s coming for whomever killed that little girl.

Hey son, let’s go for a little ride….

13 Nov

This is crazy!

Nebraska parents rush to abandon children before lawmakers rewrite ill-fated ‘safe-haven’ law

In many cases, these aren’t newborns, they are teenagers or adolescents! The caption of the woman and the cat really gets me: ‘After a recent spat of her daughter’s bad behavior…’ What, did she stay out all night a couple times? Plaster too many ‘Hello Kitty’ pictures on the wall of her bedroom? The way the woman is looking at the cat almost says to me, ‘There there, Patches, that little bitch won’t come between you and I ever again! Now who wants to see my Franklin Mint doll collection?’

It makes me wonder if these people really are having issues with these kids, or if they just don’t feel like parenting them properly (or if they had parented them properly, maybe they wouldn’t have caused their parents to want to abandon them).

Apologize Schmologize

12 Nov

Here’s how to apologize for an invective remark without actually saying you’re sorry.

I know that the days of the right wing hypocrites scaring impressionable and naive Americans with talk of ‘isms’ and Barack Obama’s middle name are far from over. I just hope that he proves them all wrong, and quickly.

The Face of Hate

5 Nov
Bob Knoke, of Mission Viejo,  Amanda Standard, of Monrovia, Jim Domen, of Yorba Linda, and J.D. Gaddis, of Yorba Linda, celebrate returns for Proposition 8 at an Irvine Hotel

Bob Knoke, of Mission Viejo, Amanda Standard, of Monrovia, Jim Domen, of Yorba Linda, and J.D. Gaddis, of Yorba Linda, celebrate returns for Proposition 8 at an Irvine Hotel

Photo courtesy of http://www.latimes.com

What you see above you are the faces of hate. These people are celebrating the fact that certain citizens of the state of California will either not be able to marry, or will have their marriages deemed illegal, simply because they are the same gender.

It makes me sick.

El Dia de los Muertos

2 Nov

For many of Mexican descent, the day after Halloween is a time to remember those that have died. So today, on El Dia de los Muertos, take some time to remember anyone you might have lost.

Ludicrous Censorship

31 Oct

The principal of a Catholic high school in Milwaukee was forced to take down a Barack Obama sign that he has displayed in the front yard of his home because parents complained.

And don’t get me started on how this yet again proves why one-issue voters piss me off.

Absolutely ludicrous! I understand the need to be nonpartisan on school grounds, but whomever this man chooses to support for president in his heart, mind and in his own home is none of the school’s business!

I can’t wait for this election to be over.

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Catholic Memorial principal removes Obama sign

Waukesha – The heated reaction to a Barack Obama sign appearing in the Catholic Memorial High School principal’s yard “reflects a complex intersection of personal politics, free speech and the need for clarity about the Catholic identity,” the school’s president says.

The perceived endorsement by Principal Mark Schmitt of an abortion-rights candidate – a key issue for abortion-opposing Catholics – led to complaints by some parents, and Schmitt removed the sign Wednesday evening.

But school leaders are still wrestling with the ethical fallout, said Father Paul Hartmann, the school’s president.

“(Catholic Memorial) is absolutely pro-life – in its curriculum, its classroom teaching, and its Catholic spiritual life,” Hartmann assured the school community in a late-night Wednesday e-mail.

In an interview Thursday, Hartmann said that he was still gauging the impact of the controversy and conferring with the school’s board of directors.

“I think we’re still trying to assimilate a response,” Hartmann said.

Religion and politics clashed largely because of the well-known location of Schmitt’s home; he lives across the street from the school at 601 E. College Ave.

A fair number of parents this week have voiced their support for Schmitt’s actions, though others are perturbed.

Parent Pat Walters saw the sign in Schmitt’s yard almost two weeks ago and complained in person. According to Walters, Schmitt said that he was an abortion opponent, but that he supported Obama because of the Democratic candidate’s stance on more important global issues.

“I have no problem with who he votes for,” Walters said Thursday, adding that he thought highly of the school and expected to send his five younger children there. “But for the leader of the school to be advertising values opposite of what we’re teaching our children, that’s wrong.”

Schmitt did not return a call for comment.

Catholic Memorial’s employee handbook is vague when it comes to behavior regarding political issues, but within school and church, people are expected to be nonpartisan.

Virtual Murder

23 Oct

It appears that some people are starting to take their virtual ‘lives’ a bit too seriously.

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Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby
By MARI YAMAGUCHI (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press

October 23, 2008 9:35 AM EDT

TOKYO – A 43-year-old Japanese piano teacher’s sudden divorce from her online husband in a virtual game world made her so angry that she logged on and killed his digital persona, police said Thursday.

The woman, who has been jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, used his identification and password to log onto popular interactive game “Maple Story” to carry out the virtual murder in mid-May, a police official in northern Sapporo City said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.

“I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry,” the official quoted her as telling investigators and admitting the allegations.

The woman had not plotted any revenge in the real world, the official said.

She has not yet been formally charged, but if convicted could face a prison term of up to five years or a fine up to $5,000.

As in “Second Life” in the U.S., players in “Maple Story” raise and manipulate digital images called “avatars” that represent themselves, while engaging in relationships, social activities and fighting against monsters and other obstacles.

The woman used login information she got from the 33-year-old office worker when their characters were happily married, and killed the character. The man complained to police when he discovered that his beloved online avatar was dead.

The woman was arrested Wednesday and was taken across the country, traveling 620 miles from her home in southern Miyazaki to be detained in Sappporo, where the man lives, the official said.

The police official said he did not know if she was married in the real world.

In recent years, virtual lives have had consequences in the real world. In August, a woman was charged in Delaware with plotting the real-life abduction of a boyfriend she met through “Second Life.”

In Tokyo, police arrested a 16-year-old boy on charges of swindling virtual currency worth $360,000 in an interactive role playing game by manipulating another player’s portfolio using a stolen ID and password.

Virtual games are popular in Japan, and “Second Life” has drawn a fair number of Japanese participants. They rank third by nationality among users, after Americans and Brazilians.