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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.

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:: Preppy 6:32 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.)

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:: Bitter 2:07 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

*****Reasons Handguns are Better than Men*****
1. You are guaranteed satisfacation with a handgun.
2. You are likely to be satisfied more than once.
3. It's okay if handguns are small.
4. Average size of a handgun is more than 5 inches.
5. Handguns don't roll over and go to sleep.
6. A handgun still fires after more than one round.
7. A handgun can be hidden away when you are tired of dealing with it.
8. A handgun doesn't needlessly compete with other handguns for matters of the ego.
9. Handguns don't complain when you want to go shopping.
10. Handguns don't complain when you want to watch a chick flick.
11. A handgun won't come home drunk at night.
12. Handguns don't leave the toilet seat up.
13. You can still play with a handgun during your period. In fact, you might even enjoy it more than usual.
14. It's not a problem to share your gun with your girlfriends.
15. Handguns aren't intimidated by assertive, intelligent women.
16. Handguns don't suffer from barrel envy.
17. You don't have to worry about whether your hair and makeup are done for a handgun.
18. Handguns don't mind if you wrap your hands around another one.

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:: Bitter 1:02 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Government Going Too Far? Clearly. And here's more.

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:: Bitter 12:29 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

UPDATE: In reading the article over again, I take back what I said about not having any words. "I think one of the most important things is for women to be able to get themselves off." Sara Jacobs '05 said.

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:: Bitter 11:54 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

In my class I also noticed a girl with a very scary looking mug. It had pictures of women stabbing men all over it. Can I use the same complaints against that girl that the chicks at UNLV used against the guy looking at Maxim?

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:: Bitter 11:41 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 11:23 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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This morning I'm pretty sure that I'm coming to realize why alcohol and computers shouldn't be mixed.

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:: Bitter 7:49 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 2:19 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Gun Related! Well I don't know if I support using it while drunk, but I certainly support the idea behind it!

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:: Bitter 1:53 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 1:44 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: 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.

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:: Bitter 10:16 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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!!

Oh yeah, and Baby Bitch, the picture of Chris is RIGHT HERE. Obvious enough for ya babe? :)

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:: Bitter 12:48 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

On a separate note, my absentee ballot has not come in. I signed up for it through the feminist society on campus and they were supposed to have sent off for it and it is supposed to come in the mail. (Stinkin feminists!) Election day is a week away and I still don't have my ballot. I have an idea who I plan to vote for, but who knows what kinda changes have been made to the ballot since I checked last. My crazy state can't do anything right or on time! (Neither can Massachusetts... how long has the Dig been going on? Like 20 years or something crazy like that...) I sent off for my MVR over a week ago. It is supposed to take three business days. Nope. About 9 days later and still nothing. Stinkin beauracrats! (did I spell that right?....)

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:: Baby 10:51 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 10:27 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 8:21 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

It reminds me of this whole war on terror thing. Women's groups were pissed off that the administration "suddenly" gave a damn about women in Afghanistan. I agree that they didn't act like they ever gave a damn before, but whatever happened to better late than never? We all know that Washington wasn't really as concerned about women there as they pretended to be, it was a media ploy. However, if it did provide at least some improvements, can't we still be appreciative of that? In a bizarre way it's like last night. I got a phone call from the campus newspaper for a poll of favorite Halloween candy. I said my favorites were the little strawberry candies that are hard on the outside, but chewy in the middle. However, if when I went trick or treating I was given a BlowPop, I wouldn't consider it to be a total loss here. At least my situation has improved from no candy to BlowPop. And what if I miss Halloween, and don't get the candy until November 20? My situation is once again improved. It may not be ideal circumstances, but damnit I would have my BlowPops. Wow, I really think this is the most random post ever.

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:: Bitter 7:54 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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?

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:: Bitter 7:35 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Happy Birthday!!! Happy 21st Birthday Spooky! We love you!

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:: Preppy 12:15 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: 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!!!!!

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:: Baby 11:06 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 10:31 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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!

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:: Bitter 9:25 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

Hey First Bitch, read Armed Liberal's post called "Why be an Armed Liberal?"

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:: Bitter 9:08 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

I was working on trying to dig up a page of notable alumnae from women's colleges that I could think of off the top of my head. The problem is that with my work schedule, and in between meetings with administrators today, I gave up on some sites because I wasn't able to find a page of alums quickly. But here are links to schools with notable alumnae pages.
Mills College
Smith College <--Alma Mater of the founder of NOW
Mount Holyoke College
Bryn Mawr College
Hollins University - It's not distinguished alumnae, but a list of reasons to attend a women's college, including success stories.
Hey look, a quick search of "women's college" on the NOW website turns up a link to one of their own who attended Mills.

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:: Bitter 6:28 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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."
RICO, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, was meant to fight against organized crime by allowing those harmed financially by a pattern of crime to bring action in state or federal court for damages amounting to three times their actual harm, plus costs. But CA NOW wants to use the RICO Act to criminalize dissent on custody matters.
And they wonder why many women won't use, or at least question using the F word.

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:: Bitter 11:34 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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."

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:: Bitter 9:27 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

On the same note as school, the school yearbook from last year came out yesterday. The Bitches are very pissed off. I won't go into details because then it would be even more obvious as to who we are, but I'm really pissed off. Even the Bitches not involved directly understand why we are pissed off. (Well Classy might not be because I doubt she knows yet!) So now on to the better stuff...

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:: Bitter 9:11 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: 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.

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:: Preppy 8:42 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 4:41 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Baby 3:21 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: 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! :)

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:: Bitter 4:37 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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I was there!! The picture of Heston that goes with this story is from the gun rally Spooky and I went to!

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:: Bitter 4:35 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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?

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:: Bitter 4:25 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 4:15 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Baby 12:46 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: 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.

I guess where I was going with all of this before I started off on a tangent there at the end is, what is masculinity? What does it mean to be a man? What do men aspire to be? What do women want from their men? (hmm... maybe I could get some good ideas for my paper from posing this question on the blog...)

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:: Baby 4:20 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Clouds that kill Remember when I said storms suck? This just reminded me why.

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:: Bitter 6:37 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Preppy 1:10 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

Now as Preppy and I checked out Linens 'N Things before heading over to Wal-Mart (yay capitalism!), we discussed when I might possibly reach my "when I grow up" goal in the profile to the left. She suggested that when I do become unbitter that we'll have to pick another part of my personality to represent. What did she think of first? Naughty. So someday a very long time from now, I may become the Naughty Bitch. ;)

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:: Bitter 12:09 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Friday, October 25, 2002 ::
Someday I'll find him...
This debate on republican boys libertarian men interests me and I'd like to elaborate on what I think might've been Bitter's point. My input may not be particularly useful, as I have limited experience with libertarian...males, but I can say my experiences with republican...males has been insightful if nothing else. I've met republican boys who are rude, sexist, closedminded pigs. They usually bitch about anything having to do with the left side of the scale and will ALWAYS tell you that whatever the current republican in office says is right. I've also run into republican boys who have knocked me flat on my intellectual ass. They bitch about things that they feel are wrong or need to be changed, they usually agree with the republican in office- but will always be able to tell you why he or she is right, and their ideals are consistent from one issue to the next. I know this dichotomy occurs in other parties as well.

C'mon ladies! Hasn't campus life pounded open mindedness into our pretty little heads yet! I know sometimes we want to pound back, but at least we can remember this- Stupid people can be found in all political parties (and worse, they usually gravitate toward each other so that a group of stupid people belonging to a particular political party can often be found in the same place. I think it makes them feel smart or something). Feel free to hate the dickhead who's bragging about his parents' sweat shop. I hate him too and I never met the asshole. However, that doesn't mean all Republican...males are stupid and mean.

I think our difficulties in finding suitable men (and I speak to many of my bitches here) come from the fact that we hold intellectual standards (before the actual penis even, as Preppy pointed out!) and this unfortunately cuts out a LARGE chunk of the male population. Hey, I'd be lying of I said that I've never considered getting romantically involved with a chick just so I could engage in intelligent debate before sex, or political conversation during those longs walks in the moonlight.

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:: Spooky 10:05 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Preppy!

Switching teams?!! Welcome to MY college. First Bitch may be surprised but as my some of my friends say "Getting some is getting some" (so maybe they used slightly more vulgar terms, but as First Bitch is trying to keep this slightly above board I can edit for parental advisory) I've known all along so if you'd like just stop by my room someday...after midnight...hee hee. So I thought about trying the other team too, but I can't say I'm impressed for the moment...I know exactly what I need and it's a nice, mature, handsome and Classy guy to go galanting around in heels. (Me, not him!) As much as I'd like to bitch about the political now, I've sworn off the NYT's and anything political for the moment...I even changed my regular listening station from NPR/Classical music to listen to Joni Mitchell instead! Ah, c'est la vie!

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:: Amanda 6:22 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

So every once in a while I know that everyone gets bizarre search engine results that link to their blog. Our strangest so far? "barn yard porn freaks first" Apparently we are number five on the AOL search engine for that phrase.

So I was just forwarded this information about a Machine Gun Blast in Western Massachusetts. Any New England readers should go. As much as I would love to, I have prior engagements that keep me away, as well as a midterm on Monday morning. I love Machine Gun Blasts. I've been to one before, so hopefully this one will be a good for those that are able to attend as the one I went to last year was for me.

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:: Bitter 4:54 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Our hearts go out to the people involved.

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:: Bitter 4:45 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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...

So as strange as it sounds, I have actually taken a liking to Libertarians more than Republicans and Democrats. Now some may say, well First Bitch, how can this be? Aren't Libertarians and Greens polar opposites on the political spectrum? Well, to that I say it depends on how you compare them. As Bitter has pointed out to me, we both believe in the power of the people to change the government and not to rely on the government to change itself. In addition though, I find that libertarians can support their political viewpoints, when compared to their Republican counterparts, just as far left liberals can usually explain theirs more effectively than traditional Democrats. So, my point is that it is of greater value to me that one is able to explain and argue effectively their beliefs than the content of the actual beliefs themselves. How can you wage any respect for someone who just follows party lines or can't justify their system of beliefs? I'm not saying that principle is entirely unimportant, but that sometimes perhaps we should consider the overall picture. So in conclusion, I would just like to say that I am very fond of Libertarian Men and I despise Republican Boys for the reasons mentioned above ;) (Sorry, I know you were waiting for something profound and the end there. Maybe next time).

PS. Hey Preppy, how about that WeatherSlut???

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:: First Bitch 3:28 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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).

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:: Preppy 1:54 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

On an unrelated note, I want to say that I too like football and I am excited to report that my team, UGA, will be playing Kentcuky this Saturday and it will be broadcast nationally (even rural new england) on CBS. Everyone should check it out! Go DAWGS!

Hey everyone! Look! Is that a SWEATER that WeatherSlut has on? Wow! That is the most clothes I have ever seen her in... and yet she is still so underdressed!!! Amazing!!!

Lastly, I want to give a hollah to my girl Shannon! I love ya, babe and I will see ya at T-Day!!! :)

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:: Baby 1:53 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: 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!

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:: Bitter 9:01 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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...

On to more Bitching...I'm very frustrated with my college right now...I love it, for sure, and I'm doing what I need to do, but I'm reading a novel about, where else?, New York City and I feel like I'm missing out on something big. And I mean BIG...Where else can you buy falafel for $3 at 4:30 am? Meet creepy guys from Copenhagen wearing fake leopard fur on the Metro? Rub shoulders with good looking (albeit horny...but even now that seems like a good thing!) men while drinking Tanqueray and Tonic? Alas, not here in the Valley! I getting the itch again, and I'm not talking about some disgusting STD. I need to travel and Bali was looking good until Al Quaeda decided to bomb any non-Indonesians to Hades and back...Bali has been peaceful (a literal and figurative island of peace) for years until some very pissed off Islamic extremists decided to go in and destroy this beautiful fragile culture because it was hosting some Australian football players. (Not to mention my Southeast Asian travel plans...now also in the same state of affairs as the previously existing nightclub.) I need to stop reading the New York Times every morning...it's just too depressing.

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:: Amanda 5:19 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

Anyway, while I was busy trying on skirts and sweaters this morning, I noticed this story on Instapundit. What good would banning toy guns be to anyone? The only example they cite is this one.
In August, police fatally shot a man brandishing a toy handgun in Brooklyn.
How was he brandishing it? Was he using it to take hostages? Rape a woman? Mug somebody? In other words, was he committing a crime while threatening the lives of others? Even if that gun was a toy, if he made it out to be real in order to threaten the lives of innocent people, the police action was justified. (Okay, so I don't know details of this case. There might be questions for all I know, but I'm attempting to make a point.) If someone is threatening to kill me with a gun, knife, whatever (whether I know it's a real one or not) then I will do damnedest to get out of that situation with my life, even if it means taking theirs.

Also in the news, college chalking policies. Why bother? For one, I thought college was supposed to be about fun and education, in that order. :) What is the problem with a bit of debate taking place on sidewalks? If something nasty comes up, get some water. Everyone carries water bottles nowadays. At our school the year before I started there was a particularly nasty "Coming Out Week." It featured some reasonable content, but then a few people wanted to be very in your face. They drew pictures of female anatomy, and pictures of women having sex with each other (every graphic detail) all over campus with chalk. The administration asked ONLY that group to tone things down next year. They didn't tell all of us that we lost our rights, they simply asked that the C.O.W. (wow, now I know why they don't abbreviate it) organizers keep the message as more support or political, not so sexual in nature. The admissions student workers were then given buckets with water and a mop to go clean up the offending drawings because it was the day for prospective students to visit. No big deal. The C.O.W. organizers have done a great job in the years that I've been here. A few provacative slogans, but that's fine. We have a sense of humor, and we are all adults here.

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:: Bitter 2:16 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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So lets talk about loving our bodies for a sec. No, not like that Bitter.

We recently had an awareness type day on campus called "Love Your Body Day!" I pretty well ignored it, as I do most awareness days, feeling simply that if I'm aware of my class schedule on any given day, I'm already ahead of the game. I did, however, notice a leftover flyer taped to a bathroom stall today, the general gist of which being that you’re beautiful and wonderful no matter what your body looks like, girls who diet and try to loose weight are wrong, and the media shouldn’t make girls feel like they should be teeny tiny. Let me bitch.

First, should we all really love our bodies the way they are? Many American’s are DANGEROUSLY obese. It’s one thing to say that you don’t need to be thin, it’s another to say that it’s okay to be ANY amount of heavy. The poster listed all the dieting myths, but couldn’t it also have listed things like appropriate, healthy meals and snacks, or appropriate calorie intake for one day? The “love your body day” poster condemned all girls trying to make themselves thinner, but never touched on the dangers of being extremely overweight. On the poster itself there is an animated picture of a woman (with Barbie’s face) who I would consider to be dangerously heavy. You can’t really tell how big she is, because her massive breasts cover the top of her rolls of fat, but she’s pretty big. I strongly feel that this is just as negative as an image of a very thin girl.

Second, I don’t understand why people are assuming that girls are trying to be thin because they don’t love their bodies. When we talk about beauty expectations, the need to be thin usually does not come from ourselves or each other. Personal example, Bitter walks into my room all the time when I’m not wearing any pants, never mind makeup. I walk into her room in the morning and wake her up in her pj’s with the crazy red hair going everywhere. I have never had one conversation with ANY of my bitches actually, about weight or size with the exception of trying to share cloths for the pajama/lingerie party and deciding what would fit whom best. It is not until most of us are faced with a situation where there will be male observers that we start to worry about how we look. Now we, as females, may know all the statistics and all the dieting facts and all the health risks in the world, but we also know what guys like. I don’t want to say that we all kill ourselves trying to impress the boys, but there are girls who do. When guys start buying Playboys with photos of girls size 12-16, or commenting on how hot that “pudgy” chick is, a lot of girls who are now starving themselves and trying to vomit after meals will start being more comfortable with a normal body shape.

If “healthy” is the way your body looks when you live a fairly active lifestyle (and running to class counts!), eat about three meals a day (that consist of a variety of good foods), and sleep on a regular basis, then I firmly agree with the statement that healthy is beautiful. Hmmm, maybe we should hang the “love your body day” posters all over a men’s bathroom...

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:: Spooky 1:19 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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!!!!

On a somewhat separate note, I will be seeing him again in the next month I believe. So, the thing is I really want something from this but he seems pretty shy. I am very outgoing and I don't want to scare him off. How do I be myself, show my interest, and not freak him out? Help from the other Bitches as well as general public would be very much appreciated. You can email us at biitchgirls@hotmail.com (yes, that is two "i"s) and give me some looooove advice!

On a completely unrelated note, I was thinking, what if my semi-politically aware English prof. ever comes across this... after all we did get linked by one of the "big blogs" What do you say to that man after he reads my post from yesterday? Sorry Prof. X... It wasn't me, I swear. And he would totally know it was me, too.

UPDATE (11/10/02): So I had to edit this particular post. If you read my post from (11/09/02) or (11/10/02) you'll understand why. Basically, it came to the point of potential incrimination and the potential discovery by many people not only of who I am, but who the guy is too... and we can't have that... especially now...

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:: Baby 12:05 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: 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.
Student volunteering to make a jackass of herself: The Gulf War
Professor: Well....not quite the answer I'm looking for.
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

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:: Bitter 11:11 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

Anyway, back to comedy. KITH was also just a bit over my head when I did catch it in late night growing up. Now when I watch it, I think it's great. It just doesn't have all of the fond memories that I associate with The Simpsons. For example, JelloBoi is one of my closet friends. He and I both think that being a fan of The Simpsons is an absolute must for Mr. Right. We each need someone who can recognize the phrase "Go Banana!"

PS - If you do recognize that phrase, are single, male, 6'0" or taller (preferably), aged 24-34, and like 5'8" redheads, email biitchgirls at hotmail.com. That's two "i"s because apparently the word bitch isn't allowed on Hotmail.) I think I'm kidding about this...

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:: Bitter 11:00 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Preppy 10:06 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.)

Anyway, so back on track with this. I came to college, my vote doesn't get opened unless there's a close race anyway (absentee ballot) so why not vote third party? I have 4 parties represented in my ballot this year. The Libertarians here in New England were what forced me to take a second look at third parties. Maybe it's because things are so radically left (not liberal in the good way) in some states like Massachusetts that they are a serious and viable option. Vermont is obviously very different than MA, and they probably do only attract the nutcases. I mainly speak about MA because the party there has been so active. So yeah. That wasn't nearly as insightful as I was hoping because I keep going back to the party pages and surfing for the hell of it. Oh yeah, and before I get emails telling me there are more parties than the Greens and Libertarians, I know this. Maybe if the Internet Party ran some candidates, I'd consider voting for them!

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:: Bitter 12:28 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

Ballistic fingerprinting. The arguments have been made by everyone under the sun as to why it shouldn't be done. Want more information? Email us and I'll forward you more. However, I was just thinking about how even a careless woman could change the fingerprint left by the barrel by accident. Aside from the fact that if she was smart she'd be practicing with it enough for the fingerprint to change over time, if she wasn't very nice to her pretty little gun then it could easily get changed. Imagine a woman's purse. For my other bitches who know me, imagine my purse. Let's pretend that this woman actually took care of her nails (and didn't just run to the salon when big events come up like me), and she had a nail file in there. Now let's pretend that said woman wasn't very kind to her gun, and she kept it in there unholstered. How long would it be before that file or some other foreign object made it's way down the barrel, potentially screwing with the fingerprints? Now let's stop imagining this woman because she's really mean to her gun, and I don't like people who mistreat their guns.

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:: Bitter 10:37 AM
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Movies coming to a college campus near you.

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:: Bitter 9:37 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 8:01 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

Anyway, thanks to somebody that obviously wakes up way to damn early, at least in the mind of a student, I found a kick ass pro-gun site out of New England! He's a "gay gun-nut in Vermont." I LOVE Vermont carry. Of course, the radical change from that to another New England state, Massachusetts, makes it so damn confusing for people. I know some people that won't even travel to MA because they can't carry, or even have a firearm in their car. You even have to have a license to purchase or carry pepper spray in MA. Stupid state. Vermont rocks. The only problem I have with VT is the fact that it's cold. I hate the cold.

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:: Bitter 7:34 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 2:25 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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Wait, something I couldn't possibly wait to blog about! This picture on BitchPundit is so me! Yay for redheads! Yay for armed chicks!

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:: Bitter 2:17 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

Speaking of the college girl porn (boy, we aren't begging for links from Google now are we?), Smithie Girls wrote an article with us in it. Interesting orders they have for us...

The F Word question posed by Baby tonight is one I've been struggling with for years. When I left the Bible Belt, I was the radical feminist lefty. When I got to New England, I couldn't stomach the idea of being associated with the crazy Women's Studies departments on college campuses. I know several women's colleges that even have a Women's Center. Isn't the whole f*cking campus a women's center at those schools? I refused to call myself a feminist for a very long time. This year I am making an attempt to reclaim the word. I may be conservative on many things, but that doesn't mean I can't believe in liberty and equality as much as the next woman. I don't want to get jobs because of my gender that I can't change. Wait. I can change that, but I have no desire to do so. I was attempting to make it sound somewhat like an argument against racial preferences too (that one shouldn't be judged by something they cannot help). Anyway, I suppose that I really could change things if I wanted to, but biology has blessed me with some great assets that I want to keep. ;) But point being, after almost four years, I'm even more confused than when I got here. Yeah.

I have more to blog about that I picked up over the last few days. Some of it is even remotely intelligent possibly. However I'm dead tired since I've been working all day, and tomorrow is my longest day with classes lasting until 10PM. I'll try to get it in tomorrow night as I watch my favorite show in the world and eat dinner at the same time. Why shouldn't I be able to get in a good post or two as I do all of that in the 45 free minutes I have?

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:: Bitter 2:11 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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........................................................................................

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:: Baby 12:29 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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?

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:: Baby 12:16 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.


So, let's recap. Spooky, I have to say that Chris definitely gets bonus points in my book for being Southern seeing as how I am partial to my Southern gentlemen and all (of course extra bonus points if he is from the Deep South)!


I kinda have a complaint that is related to what First Bitch said about sitting on her ass and consuming all the stuff (family site, you know...) that is spewing out of the TV. One of my classes discusses social issues of the 1980s and we are given multitudes of analytical essays and whatnot to read on said issues. The only thing is that we are given very one sided essays. I more often than not find my self wondering whether or not I would agree with the author if I read a similar essay taking the opposing side. That is kind of why I like Crossfire on CNN. It gives a little more of both sides of the issue, plus Tucker and Carville freakin crack me up! But at any rate, I always see a little of both sides of the issue and I feel like my prof just wants us to see things either one way or the other. As much as he preaches that we should think for ourselves, we only can do that if what we think is either what he thinks or in basic accordance with what the author of the piece we are reading thinks. For example, we read a piece on AIDS policy and what the Reagan administration did and didn't do about it. He expected that we be enraged, but frankly we are so removed from it that I find it difficult to pull out such emotions. Besides, I am sure that there are essays out there that would argue for the defense of the Reagan administration's handling of the AIDS crisis. So I guess what I am getting at is that if we are supposed to have classroom discussions about these social issues, we should be exposed to both sides of said issues rather than just one. That way it is a true discussion and not just regurgitation of what the author of said essays have already stated.


On a separate note, I came across something in the aforementioned class by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s "TV's Black World Turns but Stays Unreal." In the bit of the article that I read, Gates discusses the portrayl of black Americans on TV in the 1980s. I came across this passage which is kind of humorous in writing style, but thought provoking in substance. It reads:
"[The] process of paternal domestication [of blacks], in effect, made Cliff Huxtable's character a logical next step. In fact, I think of the evolution of the Huxtable character, generationally, in this way: imagine if George Jefferson owned the tenement building in which Florida and her family from 'Good Times' lived. After John Amos dies, Jefferson evicts them for nonpayment of rent. Florida, destitute and distraught, tries to kill George. The state puts her children up for adoption.
They are adopted by Mr. Drummond ('Diff'rent Strokes') and graduate from Dalton, Exeter and Howard. Gary Coleman's grandson becomes an obstetrician, marries a lovely lawyer named Clare, and they move to Brooklyn Heights. And there you have it: the transformation fo the charter type of the black male on television."

So my take on race relations is really misconstrued as a result of growing up in the South in a predominately white town on the outskirts of the suburbs, but going to school in on the south side of the city in an area that is, at my best guess, upwards of 85% black (mostly lower middle class and lower class homes). But I found this take on the evolution of the portrait of black Americans in 1980s television to be pretty interresting, so I thought I would share it. Any comments on this or race relations between blacks and whites would be much appreciated.


Also, we have been discussing feminism. So, I want to throw this question on the table: Do you label yourself a feminist? Why or why not? In what ways? What is your definition of a feminist?


My personal take on this is that I tend to stray away from ists and isms because I typically am not willing to accept all of the baggage and conotations that come along with such labels. There are few things that I am passionate enough about and have strong enough convictions about to warrant bearing the heavy cross that comes with these groupings. I mean, check out this for example. I actually think it is a kinda funny portrait of the feminazis. Then again, this raises the question of is feminism a bad word? If if has so many negative conotations, why don't women reclaim the word and make it their own, after all third wave feminists supposedly aren't as crazy as they are made out to be...

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:: Baby 12:11 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: 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.

On that note, I'm getting ready to go to Self-Defense for Women.

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:: Preppy 3:23 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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!”

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m as Nationalist as the next woman, but I’m not going to sit on my ass and consume all the shit spewing out of my TV set, blindly agreeing with every action my country decides is necessary to “fight terror" (or rather the great "leaders" of our nation). And I’m not anti-war necessarily…I just think if you’re going to be spending my money you better produce some results or at least give me a good reason to keep filling your bank account. I’m a poor college student here. I’m not going to pay for atomic weapons and fighter jets so you can play your little war games for daddy while I sit here and debate over whether I can afford to go home for thanksgiving to visit my family. Go have a freaking* bake sale…more on this issue after my Intro to Islam class (no, i'm not a Terrorist, I'm actually Catholic. Just a student interested in understanding how religion can be used to manipulate others)

*I would have used a more descriptive adjective; however I’d like to keep this a family site

Please excuse my poorly written post, as I sometimes tend to post while in fits of rage.

PS. Bitter, I have a new activity for the gun club...why don't we take a trip to DC this weekend and find this damn sniper ourselves! Talk about press coverage!

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:: First Bitch 12:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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...

...and on to the rally! I got to see Chuck! I'd never seen him before and if you haven't, there's no good way to describe it. I think he stood in front of the crowd for maybe ten minutes, eight of those were filled with cheers and applause, but it didn't matter. He is just such a commanding presence. Standing less than ten feet in front of him you get the feeling that you could talk to him like a member of your immediate family, but at the same time the power and greatness of this man radiates from the podium. He is just amazing. I'm over it. Really.

The other speakers were good as well. Chris Cox had a very funny and intelligent speech about "camouflaged candidates" who try to appeal to gun owners despite their pro-gun control voting records. Hilarious. I'm still not a huge fan of LaPierre (who spoke next). He's just so aggressive and angry. Okay that made me sound way more girly than I actually am. Sorry guys. As Bitter pointed out, though, he's hired to get people worked up, and even I have to admit, he does it well. I did like this speech of his much better than the last one I saw.

After the rally, we were talking to a woman who had an interesting airport security experience. She left an airport in NH, flew to Chicago, and then on to Atlanta (I could be wrong about that, but the cities don't really matter). She then, after three flights reached into her purse to get her keys and pulled out 15 live rounds of ammo. She was freaking out while telling us this story. She was talking about how pilots should definitely carry on planes, and I agree with her whole heartedly. There isn't an armed police force in the air to protect the safety of the passengers. It's the pilots job to protect the safety of the passengers, as well as the safety of himself and the plane. I know I would feel much safer in the air with an armed pilot.

UPDATE: This update brought to you by Bitter. I thought I would let people know that the Chuck she referenced is Charlton Heston.

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:: Spooky 12:13 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Hehe. The French with an elite military school and the Canadians with a warship! Satirewire rocks!

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:: Baby 1:52 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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...

Hey everyone! Look! WeatherSlut has on a cardigan!!! Amazing! 34 degrees and only a cardigan! WeatherSlut laughs in the face of freezing temperatures! HA!

Maybe if all I ever post is the antithesis of all of the aforementioned characteristics typified by First Bitches usual blogs, then when I do post something smart folks will read and be surprised! One day I will surprise you all with a blog that is incredible in its coherence, insightfulness, and scandal!!! HaHa!

If you ladies need a little pick me up, check this out! Oh yeah baby!!!

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:: Baby 1:35 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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...

Although my day was pretty arduous, I WAS able to have a delightful phone conversation this evening…(First Bitch Sighs and gazes off into the distance as a recent memory transforms her frown into a smile)...If only I was able to end every day like that....Well, back to work. This homework isn’t going to do itself now is it? Go to bed early? Haha, who am I fooling?

PS. I think I can see weatherslut's nipples...sure is cold outside...anyone think we can give her a little peacoat or something? Poor girl...

****I’d like to apologize for my fruitless post. Perhaps I will have something insightful or scandalous to share with you tomorrow. I’m honestly too exhausted to produce any coherent statement tonight.*****


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:: First Bitch 1:01 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

So much that I could blog about at the gun rally. Can I just say, Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA-ILA is HOT! He's got the tall going for him, and I'll take blonde hair. I normally like brown with brown eyes, but blondes are good too. (Interesting, I'll never admit that about my own experience as a blonde. I'm a natural blonde that hates it and colors red.) I've been single long enough that I don't really care anymore. Actually, come to think of it, I really haven't been single that long. But who cares because I'm ready to date again! Okay, but enough about guns or boys with guns for tonight. I'm too tired to deal with it. Oh wait, I do have one more thing to say about them. The BBC did their article in the last several days, but I won't link to it because it has my name in it. Anyway, it was POSITIVE for those of us who supported the right to keep and bear arms. Of course there were also quotes by those that disagree, but they weren't as good as they could have been. Even I have better anti-gun arguments up my sleeves. I really feel like I know this issue well enough to debate either side. I just happen to agree with one side, the RIGHT one! :)

I think I was far too amused by that last sentence. Spooky and I had a lot of fun driving home. On the way to the rally we called into a radio show just to chat with the host. It was fun. He actually talked to me on the air, too! Spooky and I may ask him out for drinks sometime. Maybe we'll ask people reading this blog out for drinks too. Anyone up for it? :) I don't know if I'm kidding or not yet. Drinks would be good, but not before my 8:30 class in the morning. Oh yeah, and I meant to send a BIG thank you today as well.

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:: Bitter 12:10 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: Monday, October 21, 2002 ::
It seems like everyone has posted something on this already.

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:: Preppy 10:47 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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Found this interesting tid bit on VodkaPundit.

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:: Preppy 9:34 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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!)
My name was actually going to be Mozart's Bitch seeing as how much time we spend together alone in a practice room (and I can assure you it's with the door closed...) but I suppose I'll settle for wearing the pearls in this bitch community at the moment. One of my favourite places in the whole world is the MET, after all. I don't know what more to say as I'm new to this but I think I'm going to like it...I am a bit of a Diva and I like the thought that everybody can read about my fabulous life. -Mozart's Bitch aka Classy Bitch

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:: Amanda 9:27 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

UPDATE: How appropriate that the song that started just as I finished up putting on the makeup and doing the hair was "Ready to Run" again, by Dixie Chicks.

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:: Bitter 2:48 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 1:12 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

Until I get the approval to send out this dreaded piece of crap, I'll blog about the weather. I was looking at the forcast on the Weather Channel when I happened upon a link titled "Vaction in Tornado Alley." Don't vacation in Tornado Alley, believe me. It's just bad. I grew up there, and I hate storms. I hate them.
On the third day of their trip, the group stopped for what looked like an organizing tornado. The storm didn't deliver the grand prize -- a twister, but it gave a spectacular lightning show.
"At first, I just saw the bolts, that we've all seen, but then when it starting spreading out across the sky, it was a sense of excitement. Some people got a little nervous, but it was just a beautiful sight of nature to see," Neuman said of the experience.
That was your warning. Don't go closer. Don't look for trouble where none need be found. But no, no...jackasses...
The chasers headed as close to the brewing storm as they could. Then, they waited.
Neuman's excitement grew. "Got the lightning coming now, this is what we came for. If it reforms and comes, it's coming straight for us," he predicted.
"We're going to wait for it to come down now, and stay for as long as they'll let us and maybe stay longer," Neuman hoped.
David pointed out the funnel that reached down from the clouds, but got a lackluster reaction from thrill-seeking Neuman.
"That's a pretty stinky tornado," Neuman said. (emphasis mine)
"It's a pretty weak tornado. I'm looking for something that's spinning and tight and coming right at us," Neuman added. "But, it's a tornado and there's debris on the ground, but it's kind of far away. I'll get a little more excited when it gets a little closer and we really feel the wind," he said.
Now some may think that I'm just a wimp for not enjoying a good tornado. But when you grow up as the only kid without a basement or cellar in Tornado Alley, you get scared. I was also raised as an only child, so those hours between when I got home from school and mom got home were sometimes a bit frightening during a storm. The one redeeming quality of New England is the lack of severe storms. Here I can appreciate the rain without having to worry about being chased by a f*cking cloud.

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:: Bitter 12:58 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Moody 11:37 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

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:: Bitter 8:12 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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!!!

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:: Preppy 2:05 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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."

Another thing to bitch about is the NRA sticker case that I'm sure most of you have read about at Glenn's blog or the Volokh Conspiracy. What the hell would they say about my car then? Or Moody's for that matter? Hell, what if our campus security acted like those cops did at the sight of my door decorations (targets, a Bitter Bitch name sign and political yard signs for pro-gun candidates from other regions of the country)? They would probably be raiding my room that I should be cleaning every single week. Would Spooky's professors have to call the police every time she took her notebook with the giant NRA sticker on it to class for notes? Another point that I want to make is that I am an NRA member, and I do NOT own a gun. I'm barely legal to own a handgun. I also don't have enough money after I pay tuition every semester. But point being, you have to wonder about how many other people this cop might have searched illegally based on their choice of speech on a vehicle that did not have the nerve to follow through. If there's one thing I've learned about social activism through the courts, it will likely take YEARS before you actually see any results. Even this case began in 1993, almost 10 years ago! About a year ago I wrote a paper on finding the "perfect" plantiff for social action cases, focusing on the most important quality of the "perfect" plantiff has to be patience.

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:: Bitter 1:22 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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...

This past weekend confirmed my beliefs. Last night about seven gentlemen from a neighboring institution of higher education decided to pay us an unexpected visit. I'm not sure if it was the way they trashed our communal bathroom or how they were stealing bicycles on the way to the ATM that turned me off completely. Needless to say I was not impressed with the remainder of the evening and felt more like a babysitter for the entire night than a college student. So, a word to our fellow male listeners: Please, if you come to our campus, do not a) vandalize our property b) steal our property c) continue to traipse around campus lookin' for love in all the wrong places (after the party is obviously over) d) insist on fighting/drawing arms on other men on our campus. If you prefer to settle your disputes in this fashion, please do it elsewhere. e) As tempting as it may be, please refrain from pulling the fire alarms and/or stealing our fire extinguishers. That being said, I am going to finish "recycling" our additional beverage containers and hopefully get some much needed rest....

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:: First Bitch 12:37 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: 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.

Then, today we took just under a dozen women to do training for range safety officer certification. At the end of the day we all declared that size does matter. Letting loose on paper targets, aluminum cans and the tailgate of a pickup truck with a .44 magnum is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It's so relaxing because with so much action, and the safety precautions that you MUST be aware of, there is no way that you can allow any other thoughts to enter your head.

I have some more to blog about in light of events of the last couple of days that I've been busy. But right now I'm in Preppy's room talking about boys. We like boys.

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:: Bitter 11:45 PM [+] :: (0) comments
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:: 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.

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:: Bitter 1:36 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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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.

And when researching this I ran across a new travel advisory. I am so glad I decided to stay in the States this year instead of going off to Jordan for three months.

Well, I better get to bed. I have a day full of football ahead of me. I just want to give some love to my Buckeyes and a wish of "Good Luck" since we're up against Wisconsin tomorrow. This is one of the make or break for the Big 10 title.

I'll write more on the first part of this post when I'm not dead tired.

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:: Preppy 1:25 AM [+] :: (0) comments
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