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This is how I feel about that thing…

September 29, 2010

I know the format is screwed up.  A few months ago I was feeling ambitious and wanted to post more.  I wanted to revamp this blog and didn’t finish tweaking.  I hope the text isn’t too hard to read.  I will fix it eventually.

I just got done writing this comment about the woman that wanted to wear a hijib to work at Disney.   After reading all of the right wing Christian angry comments I got inspired to write this.  The article is here.  I have this argument with my girlfriend Jennifer all the time.  I would write more but I think I summed it up well in my comment.  If you post an ignorant, argumentative comment on this blog I will remove it.  If you feel really strongly about this issue you can write about it on your own blog, or do a video on youtube or something like that.  The kind of attitude that was expressed in the comments of the mentioned article will not be tolerated on MY blog.  I feel as a lesbian it’s hypocritical of me to judge other minorities based on stereotypes and conclusions.  Muslims are a minority in this country.  So I feel strongly about this.  Anyway this is what I wrote.

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I just want to say that I am an Atheist. I think religion complicates things and gives people false hope about the afterlife. I think we should all do what is right in our heart and not what someone tells us to do.

About 6 years ago I worked at a call center and about 5 women wore burkas there. I overheard one of them say to the other nobody talks to us anymore, after 9/11 they think we are all terrorists. They just stare and whisper about us behind our backs. I feel bad about what happened, but I don’t think it’s right how we are treated. I am paraphrasing but that is what I overheard. And I felt that sinking feeling, in the pit of my stomach. You know like when you were a kid and you are getting yelled at for doing something careless and thoughtless.

In the break room I walked up to one of them while I was getting something out of the vending machine. I said so how has your day been so far? She went on about her day, and I hope that meant something to her, because that meant something to me. I think she said thank you for asking. I meant to apologize for the ignorance she was faced, but I didn’t want to get into a heavy conversation. I just wanted to prove to her a white 20 something girl like me can look her in the eyes and give her respect. I think that strength is something that everybody should have. We are all adults here, we should act like adults.

America is built on a melting pot of people. Not just the top 10 most popular. We should never ever point fingers and say it wasn’t my fault it was THEIR fault. That is not how things get done. I think that is childish and irresponsible. People are people, and you don’t know anything about this woman, just the slanted truth out of this article.

You don’t know her favorite tv show, her favorite book, her favorite flavor of ice cream. Does she have children, does she want children, what is the sexiest celebrity in her opinion. Her hopes her dreams, nothing. But you spout your mouth off like you know everything. For shame. Generalizing and judging just pushes you into a corner. I read every comment.

I admire people like the women that I met and saw at the call center that I worked at because they were a minority. They were only about 5 of them but they wore Burkas to work and they took the cold stares and judging. All of the people that are in America love it, this country they love just as much as any God fearing, red blooded, American redneck. And trust me I live in a small town I have seen my share. They tough it out because it’s worth it to them. And I respect that. We should respect one another because spewing hate and lies gets you nowhere. We should love everybody as brothers and sisters. Not just the white Christians, but all. Because that puts the best foot forward.

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My 5 pet peeves for the moment

December 5, 2008

I posted this comment on a friend’s blog and I thought you people would find it amusing.  One of their pet peeves was people that interrupted while talking to them.

This is that person’s Myspace where their blog is I know not everybody is Myspace friendly.

Like you, I could go on about what I hate about people in general.  I loathe it when people interrupt too!! Especially when you start talking and a thought pops in their head while you are just starting your story and they are so not listening to the rest they are just waiting until you are done talking.  I am 26 but unfortunately I think sometimes I sound like a bitter old woman.  One thing on my list is bitter old women LOL but yeah.  I feel I am a smart person so every time someone does something stupid around me it makes me really upset and I want to punish them for their stupidity.  I try not to let it get to me because I don’t want to shave years off my life because of it but it’s so hard sometimes to tolerate.

My number one is just because it’s fresh on my mind.  I just unsubscribed someone last night on youtube after about a year of watching their videos for one reason.  They kept on doing video responses to a lot of people.  They are unemployed so apparently they have so much time on their hands they can go and make 5 min or even 10 min video responses to people they don’t even know just to get a personal comment on their video from them.  I feel that is so annoying of a thought because I feel that makes them look like such an attention whore.  Also that makes them force someone they don’t know to have to kill 10 minutes of their time verse less then a minute to read a text comment.  Augh! lol!

The second one I could probably over generalize but I hate it when people don’t wait until you are on the sidewalk while crossing the street to start driving again.  That just shows how selfish they are.  I don’t think I need to explain that in more detail I think you know exactly what I am talking about.  All those types of things people do show how selfish that they are is what makes people so bitter towards everybody else.

My third kind of goes with the first one.  I hate I mean I REALLY hate it when people ask stupid questions.  You know the saying you can never ask a stupid question?  I don’t believe it.  I have heard so many stupid questions.  Especially when someone can spend a minute or two googling the information which I do all the time to avoid wasting people’s time.  Some questions if you think about your question with a little common sense you can find an answer without any outside information.  It seems like some people just don’t think before they speak.  It just comes out.  And it makes them look so stupid and worthless.  Told you I sound like a bitter old lady lol!!

Fourth is when old people give out medical information that is either an old wives tale or out of date and they insist it’s true and if you don’t believe them and don’t do what they say they get offended.  Like wtf?  If any old person gives me medical information anymore I take it with a grain of salt.  They just don’t update their information and refuse to listen to anyone correcting them.  I look up any information that anyone tells me to confirm it anyway.  You could say I am a severe skeptic.  I just have been conned a lot is all.

Here is another internet one.  People that write comments that the spelling is terrible.  I mean why waste your time if the comment is going to make you sound like a complete moron?  It doesn’t matter the point you are trying to make if every single word is misspelled and the only words that are spelled correctly are the net speak words.  They should download firefox and use the spell check that comes with it.  Even though from my experience (I am on it right now I use it for my primary browser) it isn’t the best and I actually type in words to google sometimes just so it will do it’s “do you really mean” thing to my misspelled word.

To the people reading this blog post.  What is 5 of your top pet peeves of the moment?