Saturday, August 22, 2009

Crazy! CRAZY!!

I'm still working on getting used to this new format of blogger. Today I updated it so I have the new editor, which I really like. The only thing is I still can't find the spell check button unfortunately. But I'm working on it. lol

I found this story on Fox News

Kasandra Beekman, 24, was charged Friday with felony child neglect, according to police.

Officers say she left her 8-month-old son in her car with the windows rolled up and the engine turned off Thursday while shopping at a Wal-Mart in North Port.
   Witnesses called 911, and a store manager and a customer gave the baby first aid until paramedics arrived.
     The baby was treated at a hospital and released to the Department of Children and Families.
      Beekman was being held on $25,000 bail.

People like her are the ones who make me sick. If you have a child and you love it, the last thing you're going to do is leave it in the car. Geez! I really don't think this mother deserves the right to be blessed with the joy of a child. Obviously, she doesn't care.

Oh, well.

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I've Monetized! Yea!

As you may have noticed, I have monetized my blog. Basically this means I have enabled adds to be shown on the right side.
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Friday, August 21, 2009

His Approval Rating Dropped...Again? Gee, What a Shock.

Here's something that probably won't surprise you, people are losing faith in Obama. Hm, I wonder why? Whatever could he be doing wrong?

A new poll says that Americans, concerned over the future of health care reform and anxious about the growing federal budget deficit, are losing faith in President Obama.
The Washington Post-ABC News survey found that less that half of Americans -- 49 percent -- say they believe the president will make the right decisions for the country. That's down from 60 percent at the 100-day mark of the Obama presidency.
The poll published Friday says Obama's overall approval is 57 percent, 12 points lower than it was at its peak in April. Fifty-three percent disapprove of the way he's handling the budget deficit and his approval on health care continues to deteriorate.
The national survey was conducted Aug. 13-17 and has a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points {source}

Maybe it's the health care reform he's shoving through faster than I can chug a gallon of water.

Or the stimulus money he was giving out as party favors?

Or that he doesn't care what America thinks, he knows everything about everything?

Or maybe everyone's racist? You know us conservatives, we're just a bunch of hypocritical, know-it-all, closet racists. yeah, of course we are... ;-) I'm surprised ABC News hasn't piped up blaming it on race yet. Wait and see...they'll say something on the matter...of course they will.

Oh, well, I'm not gonna say I told you so. Or maybe I am. I predicted this would happen eventually...hehe

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Music, because we all need a change of events every now and then

Have you, like me, realized that news anymore is just well, depressing? yeah, I thought so.
So, this post will simply be me telling YOU about new (usually alternative) artists I like. FYI: all the songs I like/ write about are in the play list which I posted on the right side near the bottom. You're more than welcome to take a listen if ya like.

1) Death Cab for Cutie

Top songs:
Soul Meets Body
Someday You Will Be Loved
Summer Skin
Marching Bands of Manhattan

Why I like them:
Ben Gibbard is like, one of the most different sounding vocalist I've heard that I can actually not gag at. There's a few where it's just like, ew! I was expecting this group to be like, emo-ish/ punk rock creepy type music. Well, it's not, and it's just good fun music. Though, a few of the songs speak of praying to Father Time, which I roll my eyes at. He's as much a God as Santa Clause is.
2) MuteMath

Top Songs:
Architecture (couldn't find it on, so listen to it on itunes, you won't be sorry)

Why I like them:
They are kinda this rock+ pop+ sometimes emo (okay, not really, I just wanted to say emo for the heck of it) band, which turns into the most awesomest thing ever. (Hey, I'm a teen, I exaggerate things like, "There's this guy at school's who's like the hottest thing ever." See?)

3) Owl City

Top Songs:
Saltwater Room

Why I like him:
Adam Young (AKA Owl City) combines electronic with pop resulting in a, as Catherine Hardwicke would say, crazy cool collage of sounds. (See, I can sound just like her, pretty amazing, huh?)

4) Postal Service

Top Songs:
Such Great Heights
We Will Become Silhouettes

Why I like them:
Ben Gibbard (DCFC frontman) and Jimmy Tamborello have created really cool electro sounding songs that are both beautiful and surprising at the same time.

5) The Ruse

Top Song:
Beautiful is Gone

Why I like them:
They are simply an alt./ rock group which seem to grasp how rock music should sound without getting all scream-y.

6) Keane

Top Song:
Somewhere Only We Know

Why I like them:
This UK based group pairs up beautiful piano with hauntingly stunning vocals. This song always gives me butterflies in me stomach. (see, I've gone all Irish on ya)

7) Tyrone Wells

Top Song:

Why I like him:
Uh, I'm not really sure if it's just the fact that he croons this song with such skill, or the fact that the melody will stick with you all day. Whatever it is, it works.

8) We The Kings

Top Song:
Check Yes, Juliet

Why I like them:
These dudes know how to rock! They kind of remind me of a tamed Kings of Leon (don't like them at all.) for some reason. Maybe it's the long hair. Whatever, they do possess great talent, and I'd keep an eye out for them in years to come.

9) Band of Skulls

Top Song:
I Know What I Am

Why I like them:
Another UK group, this song was the free single of the week on itunes back in March. This song is very bouncy, and is best played while cruising down the highway in a convertible, or with the windows rolled down. (Especially if your dog sticks his moose-lips out the window, and they flap like crazy. Rather entertaining) I was expecting, like Death Cab, for this to be some emo-ish punk band, which, it's not. Just a good song overall.

10) Blue October:

Top Songs:
My Never
Into the Ocean

Why I like them:
The lead singer has a very unique voice, that sets him apart from others. The songs are different sounding, and cool. If you're a Stephenie Meyer fan, you'll know she adores this group. So, yeah.
So, take a listen and comment with what you think.

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A Killer is Released...Goody Gumdrops...Hooray...NOT!


Found this story here
The man responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing returned home to Libya on Thursday to cheering crowds, and throngs of people waving posters of the convicted killer, who flew to his native country to die after Scotland released him from prison.
Scotland's decision to free Abdel Baset al-Megrahi outraged some relatives of the 270 people killed when the jetliner blew up over a Scottish town.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, 57, spent roughly 11 days behind bars for each victim in the bombing. President Barack Obama said the decision to free the terminally ill bomber on compassionate grounds was a mistake and warned Libya not to give him a hero's welcome.
But thousands were on hand to greet him warmly when his plane from Scotland touched down at a military airport in Tripoli. There was a festive atmosphere with some wearing t-shirts with al-Megrahi's picture. Others waved Libyan and Scottish flags while Libyan songs blared.
The White House declared it "deeply" regretted the Scottish decision as Abdel Baset al-Megrahi left prison and flew to Libya on an Airbus dispatched to Glasgow Airport.
Scotland's justice secretary said freeing the bomber was an expression of the Scottish people's humanity but U.S. family members of Lockerbie victims expressed outrage.

"I think it's appalling, disgusting and so sickening I can hardly find words to describe it," said Susan Cohen of Cape May Court House, New Jersey, whose 20-year-old daughter, Theodora, died in the attack. "This isn't about compassionate release. This is part of give-al-Qaddafi -what-he-wants-so-we-can-have-the-oil."
Some men outside the prison made obscene gestures as al-Megrahi's prison van drove by toward the airport.
Al-Megrahi, who had served only eight years of his life sentence, was recently given only months to live after being diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.
Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said although al-Megrahi had not shown compassion to his victims — many of whom were American college students flying home to New York for Christmas — MacAskill was motivated by Scottish values to show mercy.
"Some hurts can never heal, some scars can never fade," MacAskill said. "Those who have been bereaved cannot be expected to forget, let alone forgive ... However, Mr. al-Megrahi now faces a sentence imposed by a higher power."
Al-Megrahi was convicted in 2001 of taking part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1988. He was sentenced to life in prison. The airliner exploded over Scotland and all 259 people aboard and 11 on the ground died when it crashed into the town of Lockerbie.
The former Libyan intelligence officer was sentenced to serve a minimum of 27 years in a Scottish prison for Britain's deadliest terrorist attack. But a 2007 review of his case found grounds for an appeal of his conviction, and many in Britain believe he is innocent.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday the United States disagreed with the decision to free al-Megrahi.
"We continue to believe that Megrahi should serve out his sentence in Scotland," Gibbs said. "On this day, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families who live every day with the loss of their loved ones."
"I don't understand how the Scots can show compassion. It's an utter insult and utterly disgusting," said Kara Weipz, of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, whose 20-year-old brother Richard Monetti was on board Pan Am Flight 103. "It's horrible. I don't show compassion for someone who showed no remorse."
MacAskill said he stood by al-Megrahi's conviction and the sentence for "the worst terrorist atrocity ever committed on U.K. soil."
He said he ruled out sending the bomber back to Libya under a prisoner-transfer agreement, saying the U.S. victims had been given assurances that al-Megrahi would serve out his sentence in Scotland. But he said that as a prisoner given less than three months to live by doctors, al-Megrahi was eligible for compassionate release.
Later Thursday, MacAskill released a letter from al-Megrahi, appealing for mercy.
"I am a family man: first and foremost I am a son, husband, father and grandfather," al-Megrahi wrote. "I have been separated from my family as a result of what I consider and unjust conviction. I have tried to bear that with a degree of equanimity and dignity."
Compassionate release is an established feature of the British judicial system when a prisoner is near death. According to officials, there have been 30 requests for release on compassionate grounds in Scotland over the last decade, 23 of which were approved.
Al-Megrahi's return will be a landmark event in Libya and a cause for celebration. His countrymen see him as an innocent victim scapegoated by the West in a campaign to turn their country into an international pariah. Many will also view his release as a moral victory for their country.
Yet it was not immediately clear exactly how al-Megrahi would be received Thursday night. He could be taken to meet Libyan leader Muammar Al-Qaddafi or appear at an annual rally held every year on Aug. 20 for Libyans to hear a progress report from al-Qaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam Qaddafi , on projects he is working on.
However, al-Megrahi may also go directly to a hospital if he needs immediate medical care.
Qaddafi engineered a rapprochement with his former critics following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He renounced terrorism, dismantled Libya's secret nuclear program, accepted his government's responsibility for the
Lockerbie bombing and paid compensation to the victims' families.
Western energy companies — including Britain's BP PLC — have moved into Libya in an effort to tap the country's vast oil and gas wealth.
Qaddafi lobbied hard for the return of al-Megrahi, an issue that took on added urgency when al-Megrahi was diagnosed with cancer last year.
Freeing al-Megrahi divided the Lockerbie victims' families, with many in Britain in favor and many in the U.S. adamantly opposed.
Al-Megrahi had been a known figure in the Scottish community near his prison, receiving regular treatment at the hospital. He was visited often by his wife and children, who lived in Scotland for several years.
Briton Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora died on Flight 103, welcomed the Libyan's release, saying many questions remained about what led to the bomb that exploded in the cargo hold.
"I think he should be able to go straight home to his family and spend his last days there," Swire told the BBC. "I don't believe for a moment this man was involved in the way he was found to be involved."
Among the Lockerbie victims was John Mulroy, the AP's director of international communication, who died along with five members of his family.

Ugh, this is just so maddening!

So, this dude goes around people and we just "show him mercy." The government could get a few tips from Davy Jones (POC) "spare no mercy, arg." (Alright, that's not a real quote, but it could work, right? No, maybe not)

Anyways, back to the topic, this is just so unfair I can't believe it. So, hows about we go out and shoot a bunch of people, do you think we'll recieve mercy? Uh, no! In the end, it probably just boils down to a couple of facts

A) He's not white, (I mean, Heaven forbid we show mercy to someone not brown or black.)

B) We gotta keep relations cool with other countries round ye world. Right...

More than anything, I feel for the families. How would it feel to find out that the person who killed your beloved child or wife or husband was released because people wanted him to die in peace? Not really gonna make you feel fuzzy inside, at least I hope not. The families are suffering more than anyone.

Okay, so the dude has cancer, uh, that's sad, but he's a killer. Deep down, I can't really call him a person truthfully, because like J.K Rowling wrote "killing rips apart the soul." (again, not the exact quote, I couldn't find it. She's talking about Voldemort's horcruxes, fyi) Killing really changes a person, and that's why I don't have a whole lot of sympathy. I mean, I'm sorry him or anyone has cancer, don't get me wrong. I do value human life, believe me, I do. But for someone to take away innocent people's life, well, they do lose a little (okay, more than a little) respect from me. Then again, who am I? Just a teenager...simply that.

Yeah, well, there's some happy stuff for the day...jk

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Sunday, August 16, 2009


If this isn't ridicuclous, I don't know what is.

British swimming pools have begun hosting special Muslim swim sessions during which swimmers — including non-Muslims — are banned from entering the pool if their swimming attire doesn't comply with dress code required by Islamic custom.
Under the rules, men must be covered from the naval to the knees, while women, who swim separately, must be covered from the neck to the ankles, according to the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph newspaper.
The special sessions in Britain have elicited anger from critics who say they are divisive and put a strain on relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, the Telegraph reported.
The trend counters developments in France, where a woman has threatened to sue after being told she could not wear her "burquini" — a headscarf, tunic and trouser swimsuit worn by Muslim women – on hygiene grounds, the paper reported.
One British lawmaker defended the Muslim swim sessions, telling the Telegraph that they show an appreciation for certain religious groups, like Muslims, who have strict rules on segregation for activities including sports. {source}

That is just so crazy! I didn't know that the U.K was so symathetic to religion, oh, wait, just the Muslims... because like that British lawmaker said, they "show appreciation for certain religious groups." And of course, the emphasis is on certain. I mean, we couldn't do Christian swim sessions where no bikinis or revealing swimsuits are allowed. That would be descriminating against other people's rights. Yes, because being totally covered up isn't either... no, of course not.
I'm glad the Telegraph said something about it! If the media is always saying, in my case, the wrong thing, it's nice to see them say the right thing. Wow, that's confusing.
They're trying to make this sound really cool, and ya know, the "big thing" by calling their "swimsuits" (ha) "burquinis." Nice, that's like calling drugs candy. Ya just don't do that.
This story makes me remember why I will never, ever move to England. Plus, their health care system isn't making me scoot over there any faster either. But, that's a whole 'nother bloggy.

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