Harping on stuff…
Teen sues Myspace, alleging sexual assault
I’m sorry, but Myspace is a tool that can be used in a positive or negative way. This girl, obviously didn’t pay enough attention to her safety when meeting this guy. I don’t know how many times I’ve posted bulletins for my younger readers on Myspace, on how to safely meet people they network with there. I’m also going to harp on her parents, for not monitoring her IRL networking. When are we going to get back to personal responsibility, and quit blaming others for our own failures? It sucks that she was assaulted, and I hope she reported it to the police so they could prosecute the guy, as well as to Myspace so they can block his account and his IP, as well as suing him for violation of their TOS agreement.
*beats head against desk*
Scorpio for this week:
The U.S. Congress creates a constant stream of new legislation, but that doesn’t mean President Bush has to enforce it. Since he took office in 2001, in fact, Bush has chosen to disobey more than 750 freshly minted laws. At the risk of getting you in trouble with the powers-that-be, I’m advising you to make Bush your role model in the coming week. Try to get away with ignoring any rules of the game you don’t like or agree with. To maximize your chance of sailing through unscathed, proceed as Bush does–in a stealth mode, not calling attention to the fact that you’re in a rebel outlaw mode.
Can I please enlist Thoreau instead? I much preferred his version of Civil Disobedience, of course, I think Bush proceeds in stealth mode, because he’s too stupid to realize he’s breaking the law. I highly doubt this is a case of “I just didn’t know”. And maybe this has to do with work…..*eg* We all know how I love to make things difficult for my Annoying Boss.
Speaking of which, apparently, he wants me to drop my paperwork off to him at his house, because he’s too lazy to drive into work.
Holy shit, stop the presses!!!!
Gore’s movie got its science right!
Now there’s a first, Gore finally did something right.
Bush pushes for line-item veto
Now this is my fav headline. The Republicans are a bit pissy that the Democrats won’t give the Shrublette line-item veto. Guess they (Republicans) should have thought ahead when they decided to take it away from Clinton during his second term. But I guess elephants don’t have forethought, only a good memory….
Railroad killer finally kicks it…
And he thinks he’s a nephalim. Oh yeah, he was an illegal….I mean undocumented…Mexican (though, I think this gives new meaning to the word Alien).
And those are my fav headlines of the day. Cheers!
As I can’t embed a youtube file….
Watch this…, especially if you wish to ever claim that the US partakes in any level of torture, that is actual torture.
Scorpio for this week:
In the course of my life, I’ve known five people whom I consider feral. They weren’t raised by wolves in the wild, but they have qualities that make it seem as if they could have been. They regularly get wild glints in their eyes, and are given to sudden expulsions of anomalous noises that express manic amusement mixed with inscrutable emotions. They can survive while traveling in foreign lands despite having little money, and even when they’re home they’re prone to taking long rambles in the middle of the night. They couldn’t care less what anyone thinks of them, and rarely do what anyone expects them to do. These feral folks are disruptive but not dangerous, and they confound my beliefs about human nature in the most entertaining ways. Even if you don’t fit this description, Scorpio, you’d be wise to flirt with your own brand of feral behavior in the coming weeks. It’s time to untame yourself.
As I have time this evening, I’ll be adding to this one. Otherwise, may I just say that a feral freak is not a wholly good idea. I guess mildly domesticated would be better, as certain controls must be evident before I can really let go. And it’s seriously dangerous.
Ok, I’m with iriedanym, yeah, I suck ass. Not only can I not keep up with bills lately, but I can’t look at my calendar to see that today is lokasenna‘s b-day. Yep, my Big Cat got another year older, and I suck because I couldn’t remember it. But I’ll let him give the b-day spanking for forgetting.
Anyway, for those of you new folks, he’s the guy that kicked me in the ass to get my head out of the clouds. And I still love him for it, as he rocketh much. \mm/
Scorpio for this week:
Most modern religions propose that we need intermediaries–priests, priestesses, rabbis, imams, monks–to get connected to the divine source. In contrast, many ancient Gnostics believed that every person could be in charge of creating his or her own link to spirit. Indeed, anyone might contribute fresh insights and revelations to the body of ever-evolving spiritual truths. The equivalent today would be if the Bible were regarded as an unfinished text to which every Christian or Jew could add new content. This is a perfect astrological moment for you to try out this perspective, Scorpio: the do-it-yourself approach to creating your own religion. You now have the power to be your own priest, priestess, rabbi, imam, or monk.
No commentary right now. Too tired.