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Oct. 1st, 2009

Hahahaha

Address

Please comment below with your address if you would like me to write you or send you things while I'm abroad trying to be noble or some such nonsense. 
All comments are going to be screened so no one will see them but me.  Plus, I'm going to delete this post on Sunday at 2am after I get all the addresses down in my notebook.

Thanks!

NOTE:  My address for the first three months will be:

Jennifer Larr, PCV

U.S. Peace Corps

P.O. Box 5657

Kigali, Rwanda

in case you decide you want to write me.  I'll update with my perma-address around Christmas.

Sep. 7th, 2009

Hahahaha

Peace Corps Blog

Hai Dudz.

I made another blog for all my Peace Corps adventures.  You may read it here : http://redtarainrwanda.blogspot.com/

Aug. 12th, 2009

Pissed

Nice Guys

Nice Guys. 

I have heard of this being a growing epidemic but I never really knew how bad it was getting until recently.  Did you know Nice Guys is actually a registered trademark now?  The term is applied to a variety of men (often times self-identifying as "nerdy" or "geeky") who claim to be very kind individuals, but for some reason, are completely unable to navigate their way into a woman's pants...and then actually ask themselves why being so "nice" isn't working out for them. 

Tycho and Gabe, the creators of Penny Arcade [ penny-arcade.com/2009/8/10/ ] recently had a discussion dealing with both sides of the argument of how the "Nice Guys" have begun fighting back.  Needless to say, it has come to my attention that "Nice Guy" syndrome is no longer limited to that retarded show on MTV featuring that idiot who always wears Dr. Seuss hats. No, no.  This once (supposedly) brief lapse in the rational thinking by certain members of our society has grown into an entire community of misogynists.  Yes, we might as well call them by their name: Misogynists

Now,  I want to note that I'm not just brining this up simply in light of the events that recently occured at that one LA Fitness center.  Not all of these "Nice Guys" are psychopaths with access to firearms, but I will not waiver on the fact that all of these people are human trash who have exchanged the excuse, "I don't understand women" with, "women are not human beings". 

My friendjedifreac  linked me to the blog of a hilarious chick who deconstructed the Gabe v. Tycho debate.  You may read it here : http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/comments/epic_battle_of_nice_guysreg_vs_common_sense_at_penny_arcade/

http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/comments/penny_arcade_update/

So let me make myself abundantly clear (in case I have already failed to do so): seduction cults are for shit heads who objectify women and treat them as if they do not have any thoughts or feelings.  As a women, I deal with enough unwanted advances from people I have no interest in, just to be harassed later on for being a "bitch", or "stuck up", and oddly, sometimes even a "slut".  I don't need entire "communities" of people who are being trained to believe that there is a guarenteed way into my pants and that if I don't comply, there is something wrong with me. 

Perhaps I am irrationally angry at the thought that there are massive amounts of people in the world who buy into this gateway "drug" to rape, but I feel like being purposefully agressive from now on.  I feel like, as a woman, and therefore being so openly threatened by this movement,  I should do everything in my power to shut down, and cockblock as many of these pricks as possible. 

Hell Hath No Fury, they say. 
Well, you have no fucking idea

Jun. 17th, 2009

Ecoute-Moi!

What we are really talking about is Humanism



This is no simple reform. It really is a revolution.

May. 27th, 2009

Ecoute-Moi!

Prop 8 and that bull shit

So, I could write a doctoral thesis on the matter with facts and figures and all of that logical shenanigans, but then I realized that it's not logical people who are enforcing this measure. It's the illogical, uneducated, religious LCD (and for those of you who are, in fact, of that demographic, LCD stands for Lowest Common Demoninator).
So what am I to do?
Why yes!
I'll make this gurl explain-a-little sumfin' to y'all. Yaknowwhat-I'm sayin' foo'?
I believe that should suffice.


May. 20th, 2009

Pissed

Woah Woah Woah Woah!

Now, I know I should be asleep right now but I just couldn't help myself. I was doing my nightly cruise through CNN and saw this as one of the main headlines under the INTERNATIONAL EDITION: (CNN) — Californians overwhelmingly panned a handful of ballot measures Tuesday designed to pull the state from the edge of what lawmakers have called “financial Armageddon.”

Financial Armageddon? Really? Why is that CNN? Please explain!

Well, evidently, because the California voters said, "Fuck you" to the government, and voted down all of the measures in their expensive as hell special election (except for the last one stating that federal elects cannot receive pay raises in years of deficit).

According to CNN, the measures were meant to help balance California's gross debt, and I would be willing to believe that if I had never opened the voting pamphlet. However, some of you may recall that several of the measures were social measures. Meaning, they were intended to spend more money on special issues as opposed to balancing our debt! Now, I'm not an economist, but I think I can put two and two together and say that spending money we don't have on anything is going to increase the amount of money we already don't have.

Now, this brings me to my first real issue with this situation: CNN.

What the fuck CNN? Did you forget how to read? Did you forget how to report on an issue? There is an entire section of your article what exclaims "Oh noes America! Look at what those horrible Californians did! Now the Govenator is going to cut spending to schools! And Health! And let prisoners go!" Okay, so, if the only alternative to these measures is cutting back on things like health care and education, why were there measures to allot more spending on health care and education?! That makes no sense at all! Where were we getting this imaginary budget from a few hours ago, before the results were in?! I want that shit back. And a Lexus. Additionally, you made Californian citizens sound like lazy retards. Why would you even report on the turnout being low because voters were "fatigued" or "turned off by complex issues"? How about we're fucking sick and tired of the state jerking us around and spending all of our money on bullshit we never agreed to? No one wanted a special election when we all knew how it was going to turn out! This is underhanded, yellow journalism at it's best, and I honestly expected better of you, CNN.

Issue 2: What the fuck CNN? Did you really quote Lance Corcoran in your article about California's "Financial Armageddon"?

“The reality is that people don’t get to the California prison system by accident, and most of our offenders have nine felony convictions before they have ever seen the inside of the prison,” Corcoran said. “There is concern that we are just dumping people back into communities and those communities are going to be at risk.”

Oh why, yes. Yes, you did. The same Lance Corcoran who is part of the prison union (biased anyone?). And who is a raging alcoholic. And did I mention crazy?
I also love how they just inserted his fear mongering bile after their statement about how "non-violent", "non-serious", and "non-sex offenders" would be the ones released. This pretty much means minor drug offenders and illegal immigrants. Oh lord help us! I really don't think we'll survive this end of days.
... No pun intended.

Reference here: http://cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/

Nov. 8th, 2008

One Step Too Far

Prop 8

Okay.  I know people are probably getting tired of this subject but can someone explain something to me.

Because I know there really isn't a legal precedent, can someone explain the basis for voting for marriage for one group of people and not all groups of people?  If you're going to let  one type of marriage go to the vote shouldn't you make all marriages for all peoples go to votes?

Oct. 13th, 2008

One Step Too Far

(no subject)

Does anyone know if you're allowed to bring a calculator to the GRE?

I seriously can not find that info anywhere and I'm confused on how the math section varies in difficulty. 
I got sent the little GRE study CD by IES but their problems are significantly easier than the ones in the kaplan book I bought.  
I dunno.

=/

Oct. 7th, 2008

One Step Too Far

What's to be done?

We always hear about liberals shouting for an impeachment of Mr. Bush Jr. but seeing as he is rapidly becoming a small fry in the history of our Government's scams, what do we do about congress?

The Constitution of the United States reads:

The right to impeach public officials is secured by the U.S. Constitution in Article I, Sections 2 and 3, which discuss the procedure, and in Article II, Section 4, which indicates the grounds for impeachment: "the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."

Removing an official from office requires two steps: (1) a formal accusation, or impeachment, by the House of Representatives, and (2) a trial and conviction by the Senate. Impeachment requires a majority vote of the House; conviction is more difficult, requiring a two-thirds vote by the Senate. The vice president presides over the Senate proceedings in the case of all officials except the president, whose trial is presided over by the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
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Oh my god.  Does anyone else see a horrible hole in logic there?  What do we do when our congressmen and women are the ones responsible for obstruction of justice and committing crimes against constituents?  Is there seriously no force in our system that can hold our congress accountable for high crimes against the state?  It is possible to recall senators and representatives before the end of their term but it requires a resolution by two thirds or the respective body of congress.  This means, that in our constitution, the only course for removing a bad congress (considered in our constitution article I section 5 clause 2) is for congress to vote to remove members they feel deserve expulsion.

That is sinister. 

If we "the people" hire them, why can't we "the people" fire them?



Aug. 14th, 2008

It's a shame

I thought Angels never learned to say goodbye

Sleep well, Darrell.

Thank you for showing me how to dance. 

<3

Love Always, Love Forever


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