So the left is supposedly blaming the right and the right is supposedly blaming terrorists (or Muslims) for the events yesterday. All I have to say is both sides are flippin’ retarded.
First let’s start with the left. If this was done by some right-wing nut job, there was probably some left-wing freak helping plan the whole thing. Because one of the things I’ve learned is my years on this Earth is that both sides fight and place blame on each other, but they want the exact same thing - more power and more control. If the right did it, it was to infringe on civil liberties (oh and don’t try to shake away the blame left side - you’re in this as much as they are). If it was some lone person going rogue and making some anti-establishment statement, there’s a good chance s/he has been brainwashed. And not programmed or anything (although there is probably some conspiracy theory about the culprits being programmed even though, to my knowledge, there are no legit suspects in custody), I mean they’ve been brainwashed by the media or their pastors or their friends to take these crazy drastic measures for some unknown reason. Most people don’t just randomly do things so there has to be a reason.
Now let’s look at the right. The right is so quick to blame and condemn Muslims for everything. Let me give you some schooling. Islam is a ridiculously peaceful religion. Read the Qur’an. Oh wait. Read the Bible instead. Or did you not know? The same basic principles of both religions are the same. They worship the same God. What? You’re now crying blasphemy? You just proved my point. Do some damn research before opening your mouth. And guess what? If you think all Muslims are terrorists, then all Christians are members of Westboro Baptist Church. And now you’ll flame me for saying that you’re part of a terrorist group, right? Well, now you’re a hypocrite - you can’t say all Muslims are terrorists unless you say all Christians are members of Westboro. If you don’t want to be a member of Westboro, then stop blaming Muslims for every bad thing that happens. Blame yourselves. Blame your government. Blame the lack of resources for those in need of mental health services. Blame ANYONE but them and stop assuming things you know nothing about.
If it turns out to be a Muslim, then it is, and that will be that. If it turns out to be a “patriot” (whatever bastardized definition has now been given to that word) then it is, and that will be that. Just do me and everyone else a favor, keep quiet until all the facts are gathered. Read ALL media outlets, not just mainstream and not just the ones that agree with your political viewpoint. Read the opposite, read the same, read the independents, read what the conspiracy theorists are saying - read everything! Ask the questions, find the answers and don’t just smile, nod your head, and agree with what you want to believe. The truth isn’t pretty, but it’s your job to find it.
Peter Anning auctions a bag and bear at the Second Annual Old Bag Luncheon.
I’ve dealt with the ankle injury and the money situation (I’m still poor), but I still have many things I need to get straight. For one, the fact that breaking my ankle led to a decrease in activity and an increase in poor food choices, which only leads to one thing - weight gain. I need to seriously start addressing that issue as my clothes don’t exactly fit anymore. I’m thinking of starting some walking or low impact DVDs, but I’m not sure which ones are good. I had done some of those Leslie Sanstone (spelling?) ones on my DVR’s InDemand (before it went under) and they were alright - she’s a little too…chipper…for my liking, but she’s tolerable. Anyone have any suggestions on good DVDs to help rehab an ankle? Or not even for rehab, but just low impact so I can build strength?
I’m finally going through and updating my portfolio. I hadn’t updated since a week or two before I broke my ankle (late June) so I have almost 5 months of articles to post. I’m now in September and luckily I’m still in the “I can’t walk” phase so I only have 1-2 articles a week. Once I get into October I’m going to have a ton to upload. Oh well….it needs to be done.
My injury is starting to take a toll on me. All I do is sleep, eat, and watch TV. I can’t get around very well and I’m pretty much trapped in my living room. I’m getting more and more depressed each day.
I really need to get better/heal up and I could probably just a life change of some sort…I’m just not sure what change I need/want yet.
I’m currently “managing” three Tumblr blogs (for me). This one seems to get the least attention. I’m also running three Facebook pages (personal, work, retail store) and three Twitter accounts (personal, work, retail store). I do ok updating the retail store Facebook and I’m very good at updating the work Twitter, but everything else gets lost. Oh well. The retail gig ends on Saturday - yay! I can finally get some articles written —- it’s very exciting.