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After a brief email exchange with a friend, I decided not to take the easy way out and to post a few things here that some people may not like. As you might have noticed, I don't put anything related to religion or politics here in this journal, because these are the two topics that are easily spun into a emotional tizzy by people, and I am one to typically avoid conflict. I also don't talk about them in real life, for exactly the same reasons. But in this day and age, I am finding it awfully difficult not to mention my own feelings about some political issues. I will respect the right of others to disagree, agree, or ignore. To the later, I will ensure that postings along that route will be marked as such and behind a cut tag. If you feel the need to reply, fine. There is a real good chance that I will only reply to comments that I feel I need to.

"Actions are immoral. Opinions are not, and I won't apologize for mine." -- Dan Rydell

And now... a further disclaimer. I'm surly still, and don't feel like censoring myself. Therefore, blunt opinions and some profanity may will be expressed within the cut tag.

French fries. Yes, french fries. Pomme frites. I don't know what the hell freedom fries are. French fries are wedges of potatoes that are frenched and deep fried. I could go on about the french dip sandwich and french toast, but would rather focus on my energies elsewhere.

Here's a list of things that, given time, people would want to change because they are mindless dolts who are too chicken shit to express their opinon bluntly...

  • Green Bean casserole -- What, does this surprise you? It's made with french cut green and *gasp* French's® French Fried Onions. This is unheard of! Three French references in one recipe! *gasp*

  • French Stewart -- Sorry dude.

  • The French Connection -- Well, I guess we'll now have to take back that Oscar for Best Motion Picture...

  • French Kiss -- The movie and the action

  • French cut pantyhose -- It'll be a shame to see these go...

  • French tickler -- Guess we'll have to settle for Elmo.

  • French maids -- every young blooded heterosexual man's dream will have to be changed to American maids (though I wouldn't mind this version of it, but that's another post altogether...)




I'm surprised that no one has started a petition yet to return the Statue of Liberty. After all, this was a gift from France, who doesn't know how to do anything right. Yes, this is dripping with sarcasm, and I will personally thwap the shit out of the first person to take this as a real suggestion.




In all seriousness, I hate the thought and reality of war. There is more going on then what it appears, and anything I say is based only on the information I have, which is not complete because I didn't get my security briefing this morning. But from what little I know, it seems ridiculous that Iraq is getting the focus when there are plenty of other places that treat their citizens worse. I think people are deluding themselves if they think removing three men from a country will solve the whole problem. I worry about the thousands and thousands of people who will be risking their lives in this conflict. There are other things to say, but I don't have the proper words to express them...

Comments

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gaby723
Mar. 19th, 2003 04:34 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

*hugs*
rialtus
Mar. 19th, 2003 08:32 am (UTC)
And thank you, as well.

*monster bear hugs*
gaby723
Mar. 19th, 2003 08:38 am (UTC)
Re:
can't.breath.too.tight.need.air.

*giggle*

Just teasin' :)
teppanyaki
Mar. 19th, 2003 05:30 am (UTC)
Dubbaya's trying to finish...
what his daddy couldn't end.

mmmm...Captain Liberty...

And you forgot French Toast; now we'll need "Freedom" Toast. You have the right to have cholesterol-laden pieces of bread...
rialtus
Mar. 19th, 2003 08:39 am (UTC)
I got the french toast bit in there, right up with the french dip sandwich! =)

mmmmm....Liz Vassey... Mike and I had a moment before about her...
teppanyaki
Mar. 19th, 2003 06:32 pm (UTC)
<homer> D'oh! </homer>
I'm blind.

Did you mention French Silk Pie?
quiz_master_man
Mar. 19th, 2003 09:40 am (UTC)
rialtus
Mar. 19th, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC)
{Crusty}Aw crap!{/Crusty}

I certainly hope that's a satire page... There's nothing there to say whether it is on not, you know? *looking at dark cloud starting to brew over my head*
teppanyaki
Mar. 19th, 2003 06:29 pm (UTC)
Vocabulary class for Dubbaya
Main Entry: pa·tri·ot·ism
Pronunciation: 'pA-trE-&-"ti-z&m, chiefly British 'pa-
Function: noun
Date: circa 1726
: love for or devotion to one's country

Main Entry: jin·go·ism
Pronunciation: 'ji[ng]-(")gO-"i-z&m
Function: noun
Date: 1878
: extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy

I'm patriotic when I know that I support our troops that protect us when we go to sleep. This freedom fries bullshit smacks of jingoism.

Now where's my gold star?

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