fangirl_says: (SPN My Fandom is Short by Remy)
Wow, everyone on FB seems intent on raising my blood pressure tonight. Someone posted that 2007 photo of President Obama where he doesn't have his hand over his heart during the National Anthem, and a person I have known previously as gentle and kind called him a pig. Someone else called Spike Lee a terrorist for tweeting the (incorrect) George Zimmerman address and insinuated that the President speaking out about Trevon Martin is "supporting terrorism." Someone else posted a picture of President Obama with...I don't even remember except there was a tall stack of Legos involved and he was supposed to be saying that he was going to take half of them and give them to kids who had been napping all afternoon.

I just closed that tab and have intentions of staying away until I can bear it again.
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Veddy interesting.

At first, I thought it was just spam, but there are no links, and it seems to be responding directly to what I said in the post. And who else would give a shit, particularly on a post nearly four years old? And didn't one of Palin's teenage daughters (Bissel or Trap or whatever off-the-wall thing Palin named her) get in trouble not too long ago for her foul-mouthed defense of her mother on facebook?

Come on back and play, little Palin spawnling.

Edit: Comment now unscreened so it can be seen. Whoops! *facepalm*
fangirl_says: (Bitch plz Rameses)
Hat-tip to [ profile] romen_dreamer for pointing this out.

Christian Children's Fund has refused a $17,398 donation from gamers because part of the money came from the sale of Dungeons & Dragons.

GenCon Indianapolis, a large annual gaming con, raises money for charity every year. This year, the con chose Christian Children's Fund, the favorite charity of Gary Gygax -- the "Father of Dungeons & Dragons" and co-founder of GenCon who passed away earlier this year.

Originally the charity chosen for GenCon was Gary's favorite charity, the Christian Children's Fund. Unfortunately, when they found out that the money they would get came partially from sales of Dungeons and Dragons they decided not to be the sponsored charity

GenCon has instead donated the money to The Fisher House, a "home away from home that enables family members [of military personnel] to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time -- during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury."


Sep. 30th, 2008 08:54 am
fangirl_says: (Palin Doesn't Know)

Katie Couric: Why isn't it better, Gov. Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

Gov. Sarah Palin: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the -- it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.

Does anyone on this planet believe this woman knows what she's talking about?


Clearly, she's been given a few catch phrases and has no real understanding of the situation. If anything, she reminds me of that Miss Teen South Carolina candidate video that made the rounds a few months back:

Ms Teen South Carolina With Subtitles - Watch more free videos

It honestly scares me that people would vote for Palin for any national office. To vote for her for the office a step away from the presidency (particularly when your presidential candidate is nearly 74) seems downright irresponsible.
fangirl_says: (SPN omgwtfbbq)
Holy crap. There was an F-2 tornado in NYC today.

But remember, kids, global warming is a liberal myth.
fangirl_says: (Extremely Stubborn and Suspicious by Rah)
Former Surgeon General says top Bush administration officials repeatedly tried to weaken or suppress important public health reports because of political considerations

he administration, Dr. Carmona said, would not allow him to speak or issue reports about stem cells,emergency contraception, sex education, or prison, mental and globalhealth issues. Top officials delayed for years and tried to “waterdown” a landmark report on secondhand smoke, he said. Released lastyear, the report concluded that even brief exposure to cigarette smokecould cause immediate harm.

Dr. Carmona said he was ordered to mention President Bush three times on every page of his speeches. He also said he was asked to makebspeeches to support Republican political candidates and to attendbpolitical briefings.

And administration officials even discouraged him from attending thebSpecial Olympics because, he said, of that charitable organization’sblongtime ties to a “prominent family” that he refused to name.

“I was specifically told by a senior person, ‘Why would you want to help those people?’ ” Dr. Carmona said.

The Special Olympics is one of the nation’s premier charitableborganizations to benefit disabled people, and the Kennedys have longbbeen deeply involved in it.

When asked after the hearing if that “prominent family” was the Kennedys, Dr. Carmona responded, “You said it. I didn’t.”

Apparently, Surgeons General who served under the Bush, Clinton, Bush and Reagan Administrations have said they experienced political interferance during their terms.

And this? Is a prime example of why I doubt the "official" determination that vaccines do not cause autism.


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