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:: Thursday, October 31, 2002 ::
Speaking of Halloween Costumes Bitter... what's your costume???? I've finally decided what I will be for Halloween, well actually I'm not going to be it tonight, but tomorrow night at the biggest invite only Halloween party in the area. I was at the mall tonight with First and Classy when I thought of it... I'm going to be a cowgirl. It'll be a little bit of a mix since First is going as a lady pirate, and Classy is going to be a nun. Too bad I can't be a gun-slingging cowgirl.... now that would be sweet.
Halloween costumes: What is a girl to wear? Well Juan Gato brought it up first. Only he didn't talk about girls. I have my costume, but it has to remain a secret until tonight. One friend is going as a dominatrix, another as either a little girl or an army chick. We're all going down to the go shoot this afternoon in costume, so it should be fun. Chicks with Guns. Doesn't get any better than that. (Well maybe it does, I don't know. I just thought it would sound cool.)
Better than Sex?!? Well The Spoons Experience sends us to a link of why trick or treating is better than sex. I would like to share with you a list of reasons I found handguns to be better than men. Warning: I was bitter when I wrote this.
Government Going Too Far? Clearly. And here's more.
Wow, there are no words. Thanks to InstaPundit, I think I have a little too much information. Wow. I'm shocked that this is coming (pardon the pun) out of a coed school first. Perhaps Cornell can call my college, which explores a smaller scale version of this every year.
More College Coed Fun! Well maybe that title is a little misleading. But nonetheless, I have a *SHOCKING* update for all of you that understand the narrow minds in charge of educating our youth in the nation's colleges. This morning Spooky and I actually made it to class. At one point I think I was even awake. If in fact I wasn't dreaming, then the professor said, "American foriegn policy is very weird. Sometimes it even does something right." Now that I certainly don't agree with every decision the government has made, nor do I know as much as I probably should about foriegn policy. However, my one understanding of it based on the teachings of my professors is that it is ALWAYS wrong. Saving people? Imperialism. A more isolationist approach? We're bastards trying to see that all the "little people" are killed.
He makes it worthwhile to wake up on Wednesdays! Jeff over at Alphecca.com is starting a weekly feature examining Yahoo's gun control debate links. You can find his results after the first week here. I only check out Yahoo news once in a while, so I'll be looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Somehow I don't think it will be hard to guess what the results will be every week.
This morning I'm pretty sure that I'm coming to realize why alcohol and computers shouldn't be mixed.
It won't get him anywhere. So the only challenger to Sen. Kerry is running a hunger strike now. I heard about this yesterday, but I'm shocked it's getting attention. Granted, it's Fox. I'm glad he's running, but on the other hand, why do this? Why not come up with something creative that no on has done in recent memory at least?? Is it too much to ask that government be a little creative? I mean as much as I didn't like Clinton, he did change the way we look at cigars.
Gun Related! Well I don't know if I support using it while drunk, but I certainly support the idea behind it!
Spooky Survived She actually survived her 21st. She had a great time, and I just put her in the shower to help sober her up a little. I, on the other hand didn't have as much of a good time as one would hope. The ex was there. Of course the one bar we would pick would be his regular hangout. Granted, I did NOT know this going in there. Because after 2 years, he still refused to tell me what bars he frequented, for fear that I would go see him. However, tonight I said hello and was polite. Then I started drinking hard with Spooky. Of course we had another reason to as well. Two people who were supposed to help her celebrate backed out without really informing her. It was sad, but she's drunk enough that she probably won't remember. I'm not very drunk at all. Unfortunately. Oh yeah, and WeatherSlut is going back to normal.:: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 ::
Makin' Some Changes Wow, tonight in class I got up to check email and realized that our page looked like crap on a Mac. I think I fixed it.
Randomness So my one page response to Backlash ended up sounding like a blog post. Probably not good, but seeing as I skimmed the assigned 223 pages of the book and wrote the response in 50 minutes, I'd say not bad. Oh yeah, and I'm out of black ink so my paper is colorful! Maybe I'll post some of my complaints sometime later this week. Here's what my calendar is looking like: class, study for exam tonight, class, skip out early to take Spooky drinking, drag our asses in at 2 AM, go to class hung over tomorrow, work, interview, class, work, shoot guns, party, drink, get up for an appointment Friday, drink a little more, meet boys, class, drink, get up on Saturday, maybe have time for some blogging!, drink, then party even more. I wish my social calendar were always like this. Too bad it's only because of Spooky's 21st. Love you Spooky!!
Chris Cox, Google, Candy Corn, and Absentee Ballots So apparently this Chris Cox guy is a total hottie, but I have yet to see him, so I went to google and put in "nra-ila chris cox picture" and of course did not find a picture of said hottie. But our blog was the third link to come up! Bitter, you are totally right on the NOW complaints. My term paper on feminism touched on that very problem with the organization. I will say however, that I am not so sure that getting my Halloween candy on November 20th is all that much of an improvement as my favorite candy is CandyCorn and since it is significantly more seasonal than say BlowPops, by the time Nov. 20th rolls around it will probably be hard and stale and I won't even want it anymore.
Score! In reading this Time article, I noticed a sentence that really stood out to me. Something that has hardly been covered at all. It was beautiful to finally see it.The idea of gun control is so out of favor that Handgun Control Inc., a leading lobby organization, changed its name last year to the Brady Campaign and Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence.YAY! Oh yeah, and the picture of Heston...Chris Cox is behind him on the right. I TOLD you he was beautiful. Add to that the Southern accent and I am hooked.
Yeah, what he said... VodkaPundit puts it much better than I did. Only I went to NYLC and tried to get with the guy from Texas.
Beautiful Women and BlowPops So cruising the NOW website yesterday for this post and this one, I did notice their headline story was something about sexism and television. I didn't read it. But CNN just put a summary up on their site. Wow, I'm so shocked, NOW is complaining. They don't like sexism. They don't like that beautiful women are on television. They don't like that straight women are on television. The problem with NOW is that they complain so much that valid concerns won't be heard.
Faith No More Well almost faith no more. When I checked Drudge this morning, it disgusted me to see the headline about Wellstone's funeral. The link was even worse. After reading a story like this I honestly have to wonder if politicians really don't understand why they aren't trusted. Is it not painfully obvious why this was wrong?
Happy Birthday!!! Happy 21st Birthday Spooky! We love you!:: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 ::
AHHHH!!!! What is happening!?!?!?! Weatherslut has on clothes!!! Like, a CAPE!!!! OHMIGOD!!! It must be the end of the world or something!!! The appocalypse is upon us all!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!
Happy Almost Birthday! It's about an hour and a half shy of Spooky's 21st! Yay for 21! :) Anyway, WeatherSlut and her boyfriend are going goth for the day in honor of being Spooky.
Keep Me Warm I just want to bitch about how I still have no heat in my room. It's cold, and my hair is wet. I have senior pictures in the morning, so I need to look presentable, but tonight I might be up shivering all night instead of getting sleep! I also wanted to color my hair again tonight, but I didn't for some reason. Don't know why. But now I will be immortalized in my college yearbook as being a blondish-red instead of a more bold red. Oh well. I'll still have fun taking the pictures with Spooky anyway!
My Thoughts Exactly This post by Armed Liberal is great. I always end an argument when someone says that passing another law will just make people feel better. I know they are lost when they truly believe that. Unfortunately, my former roommate was one of those people. I loved her dearly, but in her world making people feel better was enough to solve a problem. Or course then I dared to ask what about me, I didn't feel better. Apparently I was just weird. I love her dearly, but I just stay away from political discussion with her.
Too Much Estrogen Related to the post below, I checked out more of the NOW website, especially under the 'Issues' tab. I knew I had heard that they did not approve of a move to support more single sex education opportunities in public schools, but I hadn't actually read their release until now.
Women. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. I am a woman, and I agree with this statement. (By the way, I apologize for not posting as much as I promised. I was actually given a project to do when I got to work this morning! Damn them for making me earn my money!) :) This story that I found on FoxNews.com is just a preview of the stuff that I have to read tonight. I have to read Backlash for class tomorrow. We also have to do a one page response to the reading, so I think I'm going to have to include stuff like this in my bitching.The revised 65-page report issued on Sept. 26 in time to influence the California election, states in the introduction: "This is action research with a social justice agenda. It does not profess to be unbiased or neutral." Thus, the report eliminates any confusion about its representing an objective evaluation of data.And an even better reason to love NOW is shown here:The report indicates how to deal with criticism of this agenda. "Identify the parties responsible for the perpetuation of problems related to false syndromes, 'fluid' joint custody laws, evaluations and counsel for children. Establish the connection between those parties and fraudulent nonprofit continuing education and support organizations [fathers' rights groups]" and sue under RICO statutes for "conspiracy to violate the rights of women. ... Along with damages suit, sue for declaratory relief, making ... mandatory joint custody, mandatory psychological evaluations and mandatory mediation unconstitutional."And they wonder why many women won't use, or at least question using the F word.
Tragedy at the University of Arizona I know that many of you have heard of the incident yesterday. And I also know that many of you have seen links to the signs that say there are no weapons on campus. Haven't we seen before that students with firearms can stop a criminal? Oh wait, the media didn't want to tell people that they stopped the shooter in Virginia. That might actually make gun owners look normal. That's like actually acknowledging that groups like Second Amendment Sisters or Pink Pistols are part of the ever feared "gun lobby."
Back from the dead, some personal bitching then on to the good stuff. Well I'm back now. I know that everyone is now jumping up and down with excitement. I had a great weekend, though I won't go into details, and an exam on Monday morning. I had a package of chocolate covered coffee beans my grandmother sent me that I was hoping to save until finals. I had to break them out this weekend. Between the chocolate and the whole coffee bean, I thought a couple of those would keep me up. They didn't. Add a couple of Cokes onto that, nope didn't work. Why does the atmosphere at my school actually make me feel guilty for getting a couple of hours of sleep. I don't think I've slept more than 4 hours on a week night since about two weeks into the school year.:: Monday, October 28, 2002 ::
Another Reason I'm Glad I'm Staying Here Yet another reason to stay in the states, instead of going to Amman for a semester.
Posting to resume! We're back from the weekend, midterms are done (at least for me!), and I'm so ready to blog. So what's stopping me? A meeting in 20 minutes that is a 10 minute walk. And I have to find my keys! Posting will resume after the meeting. And maybe after a nap.
I think WeatherSlut's male companion should represent somewhere warm. Like maybe Univ. of Hawaii? That way when it snows on Sunday, we can all envy the people enjoying 85 degree weather.:: Sunday, October 27, 2002 ::
Emails We promise to reply to emails over the next couple of days. At least a couple of us are just coming out of midterms, so we're just getting by to post! We're not really that bitchy! :)
I was there!! The picture of Heston that goes with this story is from the gun rally Spooky and I went to!
Who the hell does he think he is? So I thought after reading the CNN headline, "Democrat Iowa mayor urges fiscal restraint." Why would I care what the hell one mayor in the middle of podunkville thinks? Only after reading the article do you find out the guy is running for Congress. Note to CNN: And you wonder why people don't watch you anymore?
Election Woes Why am I up at 4 AM? I don't know either. Actually I do, it's because I fell asleep insanely early. Anyway, so I realized that I hadn't visited the cartoon section of Roll Call in quite some time. So while I may be behind the times, I feel like their solution to election problems is a viable one. I have a few more states that I feel should be fixed in the same manner.
Oh, I just read Bitter's thing on storms and how they suck and she hates them and all that jazz. I just wanted to say that while tornados can be incredibly destructive, they can also be (and are, regardless) incredibly amazing. I am not saying I will be the first in line for the Storm Chaser vaca. (although I would definitely consider it if it wasn't so freakin expensive to go) but I enjoy storms. The storm I knew growing up are not the ones that Bitter experienced. I saw a couple of tornados in my day and one even leveled the general store down the street, but none compared to the devestating twisters of Tornado Alley. The first home I remember living in had a crawl space which we only used once as far as I remember. The second home (and the home we lived in up until 2 years ago) had a basement, and while there was that momentary fear when my parents would come to get me to take me downstairs, I never truly feared for my life. I think that while some sickos find tornados (and hurricanes... I have been through several of those... they are something fierce, lemme tell ya) fascinating because of the destruction they leave in their wake, most people, including myself, are fascinated because of the power they possess. I love watching any kind of storm as long as I don't feel there is a severe threat to my safety or that of others. I feel sympathy for people who have been the victims of natural weather disasters, but storms in and of themselves I find incredible. It is a pastime at home to sit on the porch and watch the summertime thunderstorms roll in. When I was very young we lived in a town with a tornado siren just across the street from our house. One day it went off, and rather than seeking shelter, everyone in the neighborhood was outside in the yard looking to the sky to see if they could spot it. Lightning, while very dangerous (I watched lightning hit a tree and split a huge branch off once... it came crashing down and part of it hit one of my fellow camp counselors and cut her up pretty bad), is incredible and beautiful. For me, as well as for most people I think, watching storms or being fascinated by them is a combination between an almost morbid curiosity and a respect for nature's awesome power. Okay, that is all I have to say about that.:: Saturday, October 26, 2002 ::
Masculinity I really find this Republican Boy v. Libertarian Man debate fascinating. It really raises this whole new question for me which is completely non-partisan. So I am writing a paper for one of my classes on masculinity in American culture and how there are varying "types" of masculine and therefore "types" of men. In my essay, I use the examples of the Marlboro man, the Playboy, and the well-to-do (dare we assume uppity Republican schmuck?) stable provider to juxtapose (sorry if I can't spell and I am too lazy to look it up in the dictionary) the different characteristics that go along with each portrayl of masculinity. The conflicting portraits of what a man should be leaves men trying to be everything or wondering which one to pick, and women wanting everything all rolled into one. Similar to what Spooky said about having intellectual standards, I speak of a sort of mental checklist of basic qualities that any potential mate (let's forget about one night stands in which the only requirement is physical attraction and even this is negotiable depending on level of inebriation and span of time since last hook-up) must meet and admit my own pickiness, which I am extrememly confident in saying goes above and beyond any of the other bitches for multiple reasons. Let's face it ladies, while you may want a guy who can communicate well and is comfortable in expressing himself, he can't be stereotypically gay in his sensitivity or overly sappy because then you start thinking "Oh would you just be a man?!" Honestly, I am not only picky, but my checklist is pretty dang long. I want a man who is intellegent and with whom I can carry on an intellegent conversation; who I can talk to about the serious and the completely non-serious; who will be romantic, but not sickeningly so; who will be sensitive but still be a man; who will be a good provider (ie. desk job that pays well) but still be wild at heart and enjoy being a rugged outdoorsy man's man. Really, I, like many other women, want it all: the man's man, the lady's man, the rugged man, the sophisticated man, the gentle man, the strong man, the restless (but not in a fidelity sense) man and the stable man... and let's not forget a man who is physically attractive... I mean honestly, you're never gonna be all like "I noticed your personality all the way across the room" and if there is no element of physical attraction, it won't get past friendship. Hmm, is that it? Did I list all of my basic requirements? Oh, yeah, and not being a schmuck (I don't care what your party affiliation) is a must, too.
Clouds that kill Remember when I said storms suck? This just reminded me why.
Sorry about the rant I just want to say to all my bitches and to all of you that I haven't been in the best of moods when it comes to men to begin with and then being subjected to that arrogant asshole, and then being warpped back to middle school only with a keg didn't do me a bit of good. And then to top it off last night someone spilled beer in my hair and then down my back, it was accidental, but to say the least that didn't help me feel any better about the evening either. So I guess I should go to bed, I have an early morning.
WeatherSlut Needs a Boy too! What happens when I'm "unbitter?" All this talk about boys has made Preppy and First decide that WeatherSlut needs a boyfriend. We were trying to decide what weather he would represent. For now he'll be from New Haven, CT. Yes, Yale. I don't know that many Yalies, and the ones I have known probably aren't the best representatives. (Granted, that may be because we were all somewhat intoxicated, which doesn't always bring out the best in people.) Anyway, so soon WeatherSlut will have a boyfriend.:: Friday, October 25, 2002 ::
Someday I'll find him...
Boys v. Men, Bizarre Links and Machine Guns I love the conversation going on about boys versus men. I was planning on responding to Preppy's comments, but First Bitch did a good job. I like her perspective more anyway. She illustrates that it's not even really about party affiliation as much as it is about knowing what you believe. If you really know what you believe, you can back it up. It's not even that guys have to agree with me, but they need to know why they believe something. Most of my best friends are democrats. I love my Green bitch. The only thing a man must agree with me on is the gun issue, but that shouldn't be a problem since I maintain that self-defense isn't a partisian issue.
Our hearts go out to the people involved.
Republican Boys, Libertarian Men I have to say that I'm quite surprised by Preppy Bitch switching teams, however, I can also see the logic behind her decision. Yes, last night was quite an adventure (and adventure I would have rather not experienced might I add). Unfortunately, I think I was forced to spend most of the time with the particular "Republican" gentleman (awe, screw it, he was a conservative ass hole) because he was too plastered to drive his car. Fortunately, I have dealt with situations such as these ever since I can remember, being that I'm from a small affluent suburb of Detroit, filled with obnoxious persons. Just because mommy or daddy is the CEO's of Delphi, Ford, GM, doesn't mean you have the right to step on poor people and minorities. Do you think its "cool" to brag about how your parents own sweat shops and employ 7 year olds in Ecuador? (This particular person wouldn't shut up about it!). I also might add that my life experiences with such breed of conservatives have led me to my current political affiliation with the Green Party. If all your life you have experienced only obnoxious, belligerent, incompetent, dumb witted, racist, elitist, ass holes, who continually assert themselves as conservatives then you might understand the logical progression of my political identity. Lucky for me I have made friends with such amazing women who defy the heuristic of the conservative that has been reasserted in my mind since god only knows when. I'm now beginning to realize that the breed of conservatives that I am accustomed to, are not true conservatives at all but bigots rather. Thanks to all my bitches for opening my mind :).....but I digress...
Switching teams So just let me tell you how disgusted I am with the opposite sex. First Bitch and I went to a neighboring college tonight with a friend of ours and some of her friends. Well, let me tell you, if I have ever seen an embodiment of the stereotypical republican I saw it tonight. This boy was arrogant, sexist, and obnoxious. And my friend is dating this asshole!!!!! Then First Bitch and I go over to another party on campus. The boys here... not quite so bad as the afore mentioned asshole, but damn near close. I hung out with boys like this in high school!!! They act like it's beneath them to even speak to any of the girls and expect the girls (and that's what they are not women) to fawn over them, which they do!!! I thought I'd left that behind three years ago, apparently not. Actually I have to say some of the guys I knew back in high school weren't that bad. When do they ever grow up????? Well since I don't know the answer to that question and the only hope I had for anything man-woman isn't panning out.... so I've decided I either have to become celibate or switch teams. Any of you who know me know I can't go too long without, so it looks like I may be switching teams. Wish me luck ( I know I'll give this up in a few days but what the hell, I'm pissed off at men in general).
I just want to do a follow up on my previous post about that guy. I will try to keep everyone up to speed on things as they develop (or not, as the case will undoubtedly be). So Bitter and Spooky are gonna help me out and we are currently scheming up a way to get him down here (without his knowledge that I have anything to do with it of course and therefore I cannot dispell details of said scheme). JelloBoi and I had a nice long talk about my various issues with my guy. You know, my guy needs a name that can in no way be traced to him or me as we are in "real life." From hence forth he shall be known as Fred. I had a tree at camp once named Fred. Bob was always too generic, you know... So anyway, JelloBoi and I were talking about my issues with Fred and how I over analyze everything (one of my bad habits.. see the All About pages) and how I decide the out come to things before they even happen.... and I am usually right. It is like Murphy's Law Part Deux: Murphy's Law of You Aint Gettin No Love. I don't know. Whatever.:: Thursday, October 24, 2002 ::
Headings are probably a good idea. More importantly, football makes me really happy right now. The Sooners rock my world! Now we just have to get through the season and survive the Big 12 Championship. I bet we play Texas again, and I just don't know if we can pull that off again. I really thought we would get beat the first time we played them. I'm going to take a nap and then reply to emails. Yay for naps!
So I'm here eating my sushi (mmm...my favorite-I only wish I could afford to buy sushi in mass quanitity-any donations to my sushi and pearl fund would be greatly appreciated) when I heard all the news on NPR about them maybe catching the sniper. (So much for the French Army deserter rumours-my french teacher will be happy) I listened for awhile and then did what any knowledgeable college student would do, check CNN.com. And yes they think they have the right people. (A 41 y.o. army Veteran and a 17 y.o. Jamaican! What an absurd combination) I called my friend who lives in Maryland and she was really happy to hear that but I have to agree with my other Bitches-who could justify killing innocent people, innocuously going on with their everyday business? How? Perhaps there WAS more to those chemicals they dumped on our American soldiers during the Gulf War...
Boys, Toys and Stupid Policies Today I got through my big project at one of my jobs. I'm so happy! One reporter that showed up for the event was really good looking. Of course he's not my type at all, but maybe I'll have to find out if he's taken on behalf of Spooky. He's totally her type.
So lets talk about loving our bodies for a sec. No, not like that Bitter.
So just when you thought I have an ounce of intellect, I go and do something dumb. Actually, I think it is kinda funny, otherwise I wouldn't share it with the world. So over the weekend I met this guy. Well, since I am not very intouch with the co-ed world, I now have the tendancy to get a little over zealous about the prospect of having a boy toy. Now, I never got a picture of him with my camera, but a friend took a picture of us with her camera, but the thing is, she has yet to have her film developed, so I figured well, if he is all involved then maybe there's an online picture from his college... plus I wanted to give my friends a face with a name when I told them about him... so I looked at his school's webpage and sure enough, there he was. *blushing* He is really really really smart and talented. He is soooo UBER smart, does music and sports and drama and sings and did I mention that he is really really really smart? So you see, this is good because I know I found a keeper. But this is also bad because it will now be more difficult to get over it because odds are I won't get him. I will see him twice more and have maybe four more conversations, none of which will be meaningful, at best. Ugh! I have the best and the worst luck with guys EVER!!!!:: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 ::
Stupid quotes and the Princess I spent some time going through my notebook during my First Responder class tonight, and I stumbled upon two quotes by my geography professor that were notable in some way."Many people have less than two acres of land. Two acres isn't very much."Now while I don't consider two acres to be much land, it certainly isn't a miniscule amount either. I think there was some kind of context to it that made it even more confusing as to why he was bitching about people having only two acres. Based on the rest of the notes on the page, I think we were discussing areas of India or some other country over near there. He put up a map of the area, but I never can understand what he is saying because of his accent. However, this exchange from the class is a classic example of trying to make people feel good even when they give STUPID answers:Professor: What was the longest war during the 20th century? It took place in the Middle East.UPDATE: I have an idea. You suggest your best responses to this exchange, and I'll post the best ones. Keep in mind, we're talking to a college girl who most likely grew up thinking she really was a princess. biitchgirls at hotmail.com
Simpsons v. Kids, Celebrity Crushes and Perfect Men Well, actually it wasn't Baby Bitch's comment, it was mine. But that's okay because it looks like I have been challenged. Most of my affection for The Simpsons over Kids in the Hall is probably due to youth and my rural upbringing. Our cable system didn't even carry MTV because some in my area thought it to be too sinful. (Not that I'm a fan of MTV now, it's just a common channel in basic cable.) Though I have seen a few episodes of KITH, when I think of Dave Foley my first thought is NewsRadio. I had such a crush on him during the years that show was on. My celebrity crushes are always strange. Another one that I still have is Jeff Goldblum.
So speaking of elections, I have to say I'm a bit amused by my choices for governor in my home state. First off we have the incumbent, Republican from a long line of politicians, in fact his great grand-daddy was the 27th President. His running mate is a minority woman. His Democrat opponet, also an old white guy, is, surprise, surprise, running with a minority woman. Now then we have an independent candidate (another old white guy), who is really a member of the Natural Law Party as is his runnning mate (another minority woman by the way). And I really have no idea what that party is all about. Then we have a woman hailing from Cleveland and the Socialist party. Always fun, right? Last, but not least, is a teacher from the middle of Ohio running with a fellow educator, trying to teach their students that normal people can make a difference. Now the biggest issue for me in the whole thing is gun rights, and only one of the five candidates has any info about the concealed carry issue... and that's the teacher!!!!! So I may be voting for the write in, or I may be voting for Taft, because then Calley's daddy still has a job. I don't know. Decisions decisions. Well I better go study for a mid-term I have tomorrow morning that I just realized I had tomorrow this evening.
According the newly discovered gun nut from Vermont, the governor's race there is boring as hell right now. Of course he explains why it might not be after November 5. What really caught my eye about this piece was at the bottom:Notice though that she garnered more votes last time around then the Libertairian candidate did. And didn't I mention in the "about me" link on the sidebar something about the crappy candidates the Libertarian Party always fields?Until I came to New England, I never really saw a third party as an option in elections. Maybe it's obligatory in my college years that I now vote third party in most elections, but I still have to realize what this really means in different states. I'm originally from Oklahoma, not a state where a third party would stand a chance. (I checked the Libertarian and Green sites, there's one elected Libertarian in the entire state.) Anyway, after several years I moved to Virginia (Libertarians - 4, Greens - 2) where suddenly it might mean something a little more. Besides, even a vote for one of the two big ones will make little difference in Oklahoma. They think alike anyway. (And just as a note: when I do vote for a "big one," for an office this year, unless my mind is already made up for that office, my vote is going to Republicans. The Dems have 2 popup ads on their site, they just lost me with that. Besides, if they support the poor who are likely surfing via a modem connection, popups aren't very nice.)
What? Class? Oh yeah, that thing I should go to more than once a week. Yesterday Spooky went drunk, maybe I'll try that for my seminar this afternoon. I'd love to, but I think I'll be a good girl instead. However, this item caught my attention after being directed there by Juan Non-Volokh.
Movies coming to a college campus near you.
WeatherSlut is covered! And anyone who might be on the page *exactly* when I post this should know that it's not raining, it's SNOWING! Thanks to Preppy for telling me. With no heat in my room, I don't risk opening my blinds on cold days. I want to preserve as much heat as possible. Anyway...yeah...it's snowing. I don't like snow either.
I've been up for 30 minutes already. Why am I up? You can see in the previous post that this means I've had less than 5 hours of sleep. But I have to think of an essay question for my 8:30 class. It is the price of admission to the review session for the exam that's on Monday morning. Maybe a good question is "What grade do I deserve and why?" Actually, that is a mean thing to do. I once had to do that at the end of the semester for a class. Granted, it was because the professor had only met with us twice and didn't assign any actual work. I couldn't give myself an A. I just didn't have the nerve to do it.
Damnit, I need to be in bed. A warm bed. I still don't have heat in my room. Bastards at the college. And WeatherSlut taunts me. Anyway, Vodka has a great post on security and short skirts. This girl has always been told to carry her keys in her hands. Now she's armed with a defensive keychain that she can kick some ass with, and as soon as she can afford it, a cute little handgun that will look great hidden under the skirt.
Wait, something I couldn't possibly wait to blog about! This picture on BitchPundit is so me! Yay for redheads! Yay for armed chicks!
I LOVE my Baby Bitch. I'm sorry, as much as the Bible Belt may try to save my soul sweetie, I'm loving this "sexually unrestrained institution!" It's been a learning experience for a small town girl. Where else but college in New England do you learn about dental dams on the first night you move in? Or where else but at this fine college can you see posters telling you that sex toys promote safe sex because you may avoid having sex with men if you buy one? For those of you on the slow side this evening, the safe part of sex with a sex toy (which at no time did they ever mention that toys can spread disease if not cleaned properly) means that you won't have sex with men because somehow men are the dangerous part of the equation.
I feel like Bitter now the way I keep posting, but I was just catching up on the blogs. You most certainly WILL leave out the porn, Bitter! I cannot believe that you would link such a distasteful website on our blog! Shame! You have sunk to their level. Rise, Bitter! Rise back to the pretentious world of the supposedly educated (though this is debateable) upperclass socialites who run, attend, and fund this school! Rise! Rise! Rid your mind of such filth! (or at least pretend to)... Go back to your roots Bitter! Would such action be acceptable in the Bible Belt?! No! What would Jerry, Billy, or Tammy Fae say to such as sinful link?! Rise! You must undo your corruption that is undoubtedly the product of four years at this sexually unrestrained institution! Rise, Bitter! Fight the urge! Go towards the light! Bitter! Come back! .... Bitter! ........ Bitter!........ bitter! .................................... bitter! .......................................... bitt........................................................................................
Also, Bitter, Preppy and I were discussing the French military academy and the Canadian warship thing and the more we thought about it, the more I wondered, do the Canadians even have a military?
Wow! Less than 24 hours and I feel like I have missed a lot on the bolg. At least Bitter isn't blogging or I would have to read gun articles for half an hour to catch up on what is going on. But you know, it is kinda good in a way because I have to say that I am more aware about various and sundry issues because of the blog and all the oustide reading I have to do to keep up with it.:: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 ::
This sounds just a little familiar. I guess I'm of the opinion that if anyone is posing a threat to my life or person, I'm going to do whatever it takes to stop that threat. And I suppose a woman who is being beat by her husband shouldn't be worried about him killing her, after all he is an aquiantance, and therefore she should use non-lethal force to stop him, even if it is futile. This is somewhat of a touchy personal subject given that I now know there was some physical abuse within my parents' marriage.
I would like to take a moment to share my frustrations regarding this sniper who insists on killing people almost as often as I skip classes. I also believe this to be very relevant to our war on Terror. Honestly, I am a bit skeptical of the government’s ability to weed out terror internally and abroad when this same system is unable to hunt down one man who has now shot 11 people (all within a 50mile radius let me add) for the past several weeks. Come on! People are dieing here in the United States while pumping their gas, going to freaking* craft stores, or riding the bus to work, and we’re lead to believe that our military actions on Iraq, Afghanistan, or wherever are supposed to have any impact on the terrorism? Let’s take a minute to think about this for a second. Who are these terrorists? They’re not stupid! I’m assuming it takes some type of intelligence to fool organizations such as the FBI and CIA, organize an international network of terrorists, etc. Then again, maybe I’m giving the FBI/CIA more credit than they deserve…Don’t you think that perhaps if the U.S. is planning on striking Iraq that they just might pack up their shit and head out? I’m sure if they were even taking refuge there at one point they probably would have packed relocated to some inconspicuous place by now. If I was in their situation I can’t say I’d be running into caves to hide or even remaining within the boarders of such a country. Hell, at this point I wouldn’t be surprised if the sniper was fraking* Osama himself! Billions of hard earned taxpaying dollars are being blown on this type of extravagant and inefficient military campaign. A little results please? I don’t enjoy all the smoke they’ve been blowing up my ass lately! I mean, maybe you like it, maybe it gets you off, but I sure as hell find it rather noxious! People are dieing of starvation, cancer, gunshot wounds, and what have you within the confines of our own country. And let me tell you…I bet Saddam and the rest of the Middle East is really shaking in their knickers watching this from their extravagant palaces. He’s probably thinking “Oh yea, I’m scared. These dip shit Americans can’t even hunt down one sniper. Perhaps we should send in a few. Jeeves, fetch me my rifle!”
Yes Bitter and I went to the Rally last night and to hell with OUR 8:30am class, I drank after we got back anyway! Oh we had so much fun. Yes, Chris is hot, southern, and even intelligent, which is great for my little bitter friend. Unfortunately, at 5'9" I feel a little tall for him. You were still shorter than me in your three inch heels sweety! So yeah, you can have him hun. I'm sure I'll find my tall, beautiful, gun toting, right thinking, boy at the next rally. Oh! Or maybe at a gun show! No, I usually only attract cat calls from old dirty men at gun shows. The next rally then! He better be there! Anyway, so off the personal...
Hehe. The French with an elite military school and the Canadians with a warship! Satirewire rocks!
Um, First Bitch, my posts are typically incoherent, uninsightful, and rarely scandalous. It's okay... but then again no one really expects all that of me...
Ahhhh....just another day in the life of a bitch. Today was pretty unproductive as far as school work goes. Somewhere between all the meetings and my everlasting Policy Debate class with "Enrique" I managed to suck up every last bit of energy. Too bad...I guess I'll have to go to bed early...
Hey Classy Bitch, tonight I'm wearing the pearls! Literally! Spooky and I went to the gun rally, and I wore pearls with my jeans and boots.:: Monday, October 21, 2002 ::
It seems like everyone has posted something on this already.
Found this interesting tid bit on VodkaPundit.
Well, here I am, the newest member of the Bitch Girls, but of course only to the forum and not to my friendship group. Thanks for inviting me to join, gals! I feel a bit apprehensive about using the whole Bitch thing because anyone who knows me knows I'm not, but hey a Classy Bitch has to made concessions for her not so enlightened friends, right? (just kidding because then I'd REALLY deserve to be a bitch!)
Well Spooky and I are off to a political rally for guns. Yay for guns! I'm gonna try to look cute from my "woke up too late for class and ran out the door" look right now. My getting ready music? "Sin Wagon" by Dixie Chicks. Hell yeah.
Is this a shock to anybody at all? Most of the times that I would like to have a public debate on my pet issue, no one will step forward to do it. We have people who will bitch behind my back, talk crap about me behind my back (personal attacks just because they don't agree), and raise hell on anonymous forums (yeah, I know, ironic). But when it comes down to the important, let's argue this in front of our peers and the world, suddenly they all disappear. The only people that might still be willing to step up are those that yell, scream and maybe cry for pity. No offense, but I do NOT want those kinds of people to represent my college. I'd like to pretend we have some sense maturity. However, even professors stoop to this level. The one that opposes me the most lies about me to other people (he doesn't know who is my friend and will tell me) and writes really nasty insulting articles for the campus newspaper calling me delusional and paranoid. Oh yeah, and he's in my department, so let me tell you how comfortable I now feel going to department events. I won't even take a class with him anymore because I don't want to be picked on any more than any other student. I don't feel like that's too much to ask, but I think he would be a more than a little harsh with his comments to me based on what he says to other students.
So right now I'm at work waiting on my supervisor to return from lunch so she can approve the press releases that need to go out today. This is the first press release I've written completely on my own, and it's boring. I'm better at writing about topics that could be a little more heated. I suppose it comes from my experiences with being a pro-gun woman in college, but I think I'm pretty good at handling 'touchy' subjects, and with providing answers that aren't completely answers but seem to be. Yeah.
Seeing as I haven't posted since my first one, and I have plenty to bitch about, I figure I might as well use this time. I have to agree with Preppy on her statment that she hates school. The senioritis has kicked into full gear, and now I am starting to get overwelmed by the backlog of work. I don't like going to classes anymore, and I'd rather not be at school at all. Between gun stuff, my acapella group, my fiance, and having a life in general, school just seems to take up too much time...hehe. Anyway, I did get off easy this morning thank goodness. My morning class was cancelled which means that I will have time to go pay the women at my new barn before I have to go to my afternoon class. I suppose I should go get dressed and eat something now, but don't worry, there is still plenty to bitch about later....hehee.
WeatherSlut is wearing a two piece cardigan set at 28 degrees now Preppy! I'm FREEZING in my room. I'm starting to believe conspiracy theories about the college against me. I am the only person in the entire dorm without the heat turned on. I hate cold weather.
I really shouldn't be doing anything but my paper tonight, but I just have to say what is up with our weather slut??? It's 43 outside and she's wearing a tank top!!!! Dude, I wish!!!
So I started a file called "stuff to blog about" when I see something that I'd like to talk about, but don't have the time or the ability to post here. One of the items is this post by VodkaPundit from a couple of days ago. The statement, "Hanging is too good for him" represents exactly how I feel about this crap. There is NO excuse for anyone, much less grown men and women, to act like this guy did. It reminds me of a case elsewhere in New England from about three years ago with accusations of rape. Suddenly there were several reports of men in ski masks jumping out of bushes and raping women in even the most public of places. There was even one DURING a rally against the rapes. However, in the end questions in the reports showed that in fact most of the reports were false. The woman raped during the rally? She actually cut and hit herself before running into the rally crowd crying rape. I'll find links for some of this stuff Monday at work. Were any charges filed? Of course not. How dare we hurt women's rights or something like that. At least they didn't claim it was "for the children."
I know this is somewhat inconsequential, however I feel the need to publicly announce that I will no longer be dating undergraduate men (or should I say boys). I must say that I can sympathize with the opinions bisexual and lesbian population on campus...:: Sunday, October 20, 2002 ::
Wow, what a weekend. Football and guns. If I hadn't fallen asleep at some ungodly hour on Saturday then I would have enjoyed the other favorite college pastime, drinking. The football game that 3 of us bitches went to watch was terrible. The team we were supporting lost, and they deserved it. My team won 49-3 against one of the last teams on their schedule that could have beaten them.:: Saturday, October 19, 2002 ::
One more before bed. (Yeah, I know I didn't update as much as I wanted to, but some of it was behind the scenes work.) VodkaPundit posted a Friday recipe that makes my mouth water. Especially if his promises associated with it are true. Instead Preppy and I drove to the store tonight to buy ice cream. When no boys are around, ice cream and friends can make a reasonable substitute. :) I tried out the Godiva pints that are a fairly recent addition to the shelves. All I can say is God bless Godiva. It's cheaper than Ben & Jerry's and just as divine.
I was going through headlines at FOXNews and I saw one of the top stories was the possibility of Al-Qaeda teaming up with the Iraqis against the US. George J. Tenet, the Director of Central Intelligence, has suspicions that a common hatred of the United States might bring these two entities together. Now with the two groups being from different schools of Islam (Iraq's population is 60% Shia' and Al-Qaeda is Sunni) one would think that there would be some problems here as the two groups just don't get along all that well. But apparently there is enough evidence of "low-level contacts" between Hezbollah (another Shia' group) and Al-Qaeda to possibly make a Sunni-Shia' partnership feasible.