June 1st, 2005

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ARGHHHH! Must....contain....RAGE!

Alrighty. It was my fault. I admit that right off the bat. If I hadn't been prancing around on crazy hippie websites, I wouldn't run into crazy hippie insanity, and then I wouldn't become pissed at what I'm reading. In case you're wondering, the hippie website is salon.com, an unabashedly far left wank of a news site. It provides articles on various hippie issues, offering a spin that only the Baghdad information minister could have managed. Anyone actually still remember that guy? Ah, fun memories.

Anyway, I was bored and reading along (I like to think of it as reconnisance. Seeking tactical information about the enemy) and stumbled over an article that absolutely blew me away. I can't even describe how I feel about it other than saying flatly that this sort of attitude paints exactly my view of the whole lunatic liberal fringe. All I know is that the author and his wife should both be sterilized and beaten within an inch of their lives. I don't think I've read anything this unabashedly horrible in the realm of kids and parenting as the attitudes I found in these two nutjobs. I can't even begin to express my rage at the fact that he whines and complains that it's everyone else's fault and that somehow he and his wife are victims.

I'm getting a bit ahead of myself and since I haven't linked or pasted the article, you obviously have no clue what I'm talking about. I'll reproduce the whole thing here since if you went to salon on your own you'd either have to be a member or sit through one of their ads to gain entry. I know most of you won't bother but take the time to read this. It's just unbelievable. This isn't a joke. It's not a parody. It's not some sort of right-wing conspiracy where they somehow snuck an article onto a lefty magazine. This is really what Salon published. The link to the article is here in case you want to verify.

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The next civil rights crusade

Alrighty, I promise, this is the last salon article I'm going to bitch about...at least for a few days anyway. I don't think I can take any more of this ridiculous crap. The following is a blurb from an article here.

Whether they call themselves a-, non- or anti-sexual (or even "amoebas"), a growing number of people, like Julie, consider their indifference toward sex not a problem, not a pathology, but rather, like gay or bi, an "orientation" of its own -- complete with coming-out stories, slogans, online communities, an ad hoc manifesto, merchandise and no small amount of pride. The micro-movement, with an unofficial online headquarters at the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), has gained both visibility and adherents since last fall, when an article published in the Journal of Sex Research reexamined existing British data to find that 1 percent of people report never having felt any sexual attraction.

WTF? Slogans, a manifesto, and merchandise? What the hell is wrong with these people? I don't fucking care if someone is a-, non-, or anti-sexual but I'm sick to fucking death of these damn labels, these damn groups, and I'm ecspecially sick of how some of them want to shove their preferences (or lack thereof in this case) in the faces of others. Christ, how long will it be till we see a non-sexual pride parade marching through the center of town? Just live your own damn life of non-sexual bliss. I don't want to hear about it.
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Streaking and why it's bad

Don't you hate it when there are days or weeks when you have nothing you want to say in your journal. Whether this is due to lack of time or lack of topics or simply because you're sick to death of it and the world in general. Then you hit a point where there is content running out of control. You have interesting links, interesting stories, interesting photos...all piled on top of one another. You try to hold back, try to space it out because you don't want to glut the thing after such a period of dead air. It's too bad that this thing can't set up a system where you could make posts and it will dole them out for you one or two per day depending on how many you currently have in your queue. That would be a damn useful feature IMO. You could always add in daily relevant additions, but I think most of what I end up posting is rather time neutral, at least on a large scale. A day or two either way tends to make no real difference.
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