I have never written a blog, and really haven't written much of anything since high school. I certainly don't have the best grammar or skill to draw attention to what I write, but oh can I rant. Today's rant I suppose, shall be rather short and will most likely jump around a lot, but then again who knows, it may not even resemble a rant. As I was driving back to base, trying to retrieve my jaw from the floor before I put a foot on it, I was also doing a recap of the ridiculous statements I had heard within ten minutes, from a guy I knew; or at least thought I knew. A quick run down for you all: Obama was given a less than desirable title, the gay community was bashed, science is wrong and I would be wrong think you don't know where I'll be headed! It sends me into a spiral when people have such ridiculous claims. Here. Now. With all of the resources we have to be as educated, on ANY subject, as we can be. I just can not understand how anyone can sincerely "thank god" or pray!? The very thought of god or religion, especially as of late, just makes me nauseaous. Now I know this is absolutely nothing new, and I really don't know if anyone will read it or if they do, even read it through. I suppose I just wanted to write something, even if it was very shallow bitching/ranting. Practice makes perfect. =) Good day to you all

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Comment by Monica McGee (Monicks) on March 16, 2011 at 1:32am
It really boils down to the level of tolerance you have at the time you hear ridiculous claims. I usually ignore them, or roll my eyes.
Today, though, I asked a friend how he was, he said "I'm OK, thank God," and since my tolerance these days is ridiculously low, I replied "Oh, I see why Japan got screwed, god was really busy taking care of you!"... but then I realized I shouldn't have.
See? I read it. Have a good day yourself.
Comment by Michael Frazier on March 16, 2011 at 2:15am
Hahah, and I do appreciate you doing so. Yeah, I may consider buying a mouth-piece for my work day, the whole tongue biting and jaw clenching is beginning to wear a bit. There was a clip replaying where water is shown tearing through Japan and swallowing everything, so naturally I say something along the lines of "dammnn", and not to skip a beat they guy I was mentioning above says, " Yeah man, but they deserve what they get"... :|"uhh wtf?" ... " yeah after what happened in pearl harbor, and..". This is coming from a guy who idolizes John Wayne, and is sure 2012 is no doubt the Apocalypse. It's almost pointless to even begin to argue, and I say argue because facts and reason don't exist to the guy.
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 16, 2011 at 2:28pm

The fundy side of my family, my mother's side, is also racist - so I can really understand what you mean about how fast it adds up when these people run their mouths on an empty skull.  Here's the crazy part though:  My maternal family's racism is 90% directed towards Canadian Native Indians.  The punchline - my maternal grandmother is a treaty status Indian!

 

She mostly hid her past until the mid-eighties when Indian women who had married white men were allowed to regain their treaty rights.  When she 'came out', one of my aunts disowned her, but those who still went to Grandma's for Christmas dinner just kept right on with the racist slurs and epithets, and she just kept ladling gravy.  It was surreal.  I just couldn't believe that their racism could continue even in the presence of our irrefutable Indian blood line.

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