Peeves #2

Nov. 2nd, 2014 08:16 am
elessa: (wyveri)
* Why do women who find it objectifying and sexist when images of scantily clad or naked women are posted on social media websites have no problem posting images of buff men who are shirtless and/or with pants unzipped. They then post comments like "hubba, hubba" or "Why hello, eye candy". Isn't this a double standard?

For instance,

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Yeah, yeah, by posting this photo I appear to be condoning the practice. No, I want to make my point clear by posting an example of the imagery women would decry if it were of a woman with the same caption.

hypocrites

Feb. 10th, 2010 05:57 pm
elessa: (aargh kitty)
i really despise political hypocrites. i don't give a rat's ass which party they belong to 'cause they all do it. but damn, these guys need a good spanking.

elessa: (labyrinth)
a letter to the editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1/17/10

Dear Pat Robertson,

I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I'm all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I'm no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished. Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth -- glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle.

Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake. Haven't you seen "Crossroads"? Or "Damn Yankees"? If I had a thing going with Haiti, there'd be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox -- that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it -- I'm just saying: Not how I roll. You're doing great work, Pat, and I don't want to clip your wings -- just, come on, you're making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That's working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.

Best, Satan
elessa: (aargh kitty)
i keep seeing this status posted on facebook.

Jane/John Doe asked Jesus how much do you love me? Jesus replied this much and stretched His arms on the cross and died. If you believe in God put this in your status. 97% of you won't put this in your status. While Jesus was on the cross, He was thinking of you! 3% of you will stand up for Him and put this in your status.

who came up with this statement using what analysis? what is the basis for the statistic cited? how was it determined that if the status is posted only 3% of friends will put it in their status?

been a day of being irked about a number of things. this is just one little item that has bugged me.
elessa: (death)
updated 12:15pm: and so it begins. new restrictions - SF Gate and new restrictions - NY Times

Air Canada:
passengers not permitted out of seat an hour before landing.
passengers not permitted to access overhead compartments.
passengers not permitted to have anything in lap such as laptop computer, pillow, etc.
passengers not permitted carryon luggage, or limited to a single item if absolutely necessary

American Airlines:
passengers not permitted out of seat an hour before landing.
passengers not permitted to access overhead compartments.
passengers not permitted to have anything in lap such as laptop computer, pillow, etc.
passengers not permitted carryon luggage, or limited to a single item
passengers and lugggage (if permitted) rescreened at the boarding gate before allowed onto airplanes


original post, 10:28am gee thanks, motherfucker.

In what was described as an act of terrorism, a Nigerian passenger attempted to ignite an incendiary device aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Friday as the plane began its approach for landing, federal officials said. Other passengers overpowered the man and the plane landed safely.

this motherfucker had some powder in a vial strapped to his leg. then then injected some liquid into it with a syringe. it combusted.

remember the shenanigans regarding absolutely, positively no carryon liquids after the incident a few years ago. there were trash bins full of bottles of shampoo, wine, perfume, body lotion, etc. in the news for weeks as people were made to throw items away before going through security. then finally being permitted to carry 3oz containers in quart baggies in carryon luggage. however do not dare bring a bottle of water through ever you terrorist, you. buy some on the other side now that you can. remember when no liquids not even water could be bought in the stores on the secure side of the security screening so you could take a multi-hour flight parched. ah yes. those were the days i look forward to returning to.

so, now i expect we will not be permitted to carry anything in a suitcase on a plane that are toiletries. nothing. nada.

gah!
elessa: (wickedly)
Kimberly Daniels of the Christian Broadcasting Network wrote an internet article warning against the dangers of Halloween candy. The woman is out of touch with reality.

“Most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches,” Daniels wrote. “I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference.”

Another misguided quote is this one:

The word "occult" means "secret." The danger of Halloween is not in the scary things we see but in the secret, wicked, cruel activities that go on behind the scenes. These activities include:

* Sex with demons
* Orgies between animals and humans
* Animal and human sacrifices
* Sacrificing babies to shed innocent blood
* Rape and molestation of adults, children and babies
* Revel nights
* Conjuring of demons and casting of spells
* Release of "time-released" curses against the innocent and the ignorant.


If indeed all these activities take place, why are the murders of innocent babies not reported in the news? The rape and molestation of adults, children and babies?

What is interesting is that the original article has been removed from the CBN website. How quickly people forget that you cannot erase something which has been posted to the internet.

Her little diatribe is posted in full on CharismaMag.com Read it if you think you can handle the level of ignorance which is on display.
elessa: (fluffy bunny)


The village cannot adjust to the village idiot - and the American village idiot is the fundamental religious right
elessa: (aargh kitty)
well isn't this just peachy?

a few months ago i located a deli/grocer which specialises in indian food. i was specifically looking for some spices for cooking that aren't available in a regular grocery. i was happy to have found some of the more esoteric spices called for in indian cooking.

i decide today to make chana masala which calls for a pinch of hing (asafoetida) powder. this is a pretty pungent spice which means a little gets you a lot of flavour.

i get all my ingredients out and begin cooking only to discover the damn bottle of hing i bought has been opened and is half empty.

yeah.

when i opened the flip cap i saw foil. alrighty then. i unscrew the lid to remove the foil. i discover that someone has removed the foil seal and pushed about half the crumpled remainder beneath the shaker holes to make it appear that the bottle was sealed. the bottle is empty down to just above the bottom edge of the label that covers the full way around the bottle. wtf?

into trash the bottle goes, unused by me. and it isn't like it is a small bottle either like those dinky ass bottles of spices from McCormick or Spice Islands from the regular grocery. i bought 3.5 ounces of the damn powder as that was the smallest bottle there was.

peachy. just peachy.
elessa: (fluffy bunny)
in the current debate (if it can truly be called a debate due to the clueless not understanding the meaning of the word) about health care in this country there have been townhall meetings. during these meetings there has been a proliferation of people using the word NAZI to describe the president and his policies.

my question is this to those who are making said comparison:

when did adolph hitler push for health care reform for europe?

elessa: (fluffy bunny)
auto bailout talks collapse

the washington post is reporting that there will not be a bailout for the automakers. seems the UAW wasn't willing to cut pay for its members to parity with the nonunion workers on US soil for toyota and honda.

i wonder just how far stocks are going to fall tomorrow. 500 points? 750? 1000?

~sigh

i was finally getting a little of my previous losses over the last four months back. i suppose i shall wave goodbye to it when the bell rings in the morning.
elessa: (fluffy bunny)
today whilst working as a temp clerk for a retail chain store, i came to the realization that there are a lot of people who have been raised worse than barnyard animals.

that is all.
elessa: (screaming bunny)
i can only shake my head at self-fulfilling prophecy.

Washington Mutual's banking operations have been acquired by JPMorgan after federal regulators seized the bank following 10 days during which nervous depositors withdrew nearly $17 billion.

The Office of Thrift Supervision said in a statement late Thursday that depositors in the nation's sixth-largest bank withdrew more than $16 billion between Sept. 15 and Sept. 24. The deposits JP Morgan is acquiring total $134.7 billion.
seattle times

thank you for contributing to the failure of the bank through withdrawing the money which kept it in a stronger position.

yes, this happens to be the bank which holds the majority of my funds. i currently have $3 in cash in my wallet.

some people are idiots.
elessa: (aargh kitty)
stupidity has resulted in the death of a nineteen year old

19-year-old man was swept out to sea after he and a friend went to the end of a 100-foot jetty to look at the waves generated by the storm

heh. go figure.

and, yeah, people were injured trying to rescue this guy whose body has yet to be recovered.
elessa: (labyrinth)
i have no sympathy for the people of texas who have decided not to evacuate from hurricane ike. Some 37,000 people may need to be rescued after Hurricane Ike strikes, a U.S. military official said Friday.

the storm surge is predicted to be 20' or higher.

the media has given updates as the storm approaches for days. i suspect people are hearing "category 2" and shrugging it off. they aren't listening to the rest of the information regarding the surge and waves which have the potential of going inland twenty miles.

why should anyone in law enforcement, human services, coast guard, etc. risk their lives to rescue the foolish?

people who remain in galveston and houston chose their fate. let them meet it.
elessa: (screaming bunny)
at the moment i am listening to the dulcet sounds of road construction.

why do cities spend the money and the time to inconvenience the citizens with paving the
roads in preparation for the rainy winter months to then turn around less than two months later to cut trenches in them to lay water lines/fiber optic/electric?

why not cut the trench, lay the water lines/fiber optic/electric, then repave? now there will be patches over the trenches which will catch water in the seams to create pot holes. surely in the planning and permit process (which isn't something that takes a couple days, rather it can take months) didn't someone say, "hmmm... why don't we delay the paving of XYZ Street so that the new water lines/fiber optic/electric trenches can be cut and the utilities laid before we repave the entire stretch?"

makes no fucking sense.

*sigh
elessa: (fluffy bunny)
here is another example of more money about to come out of your wallet.

in an article in the new york times, food chain - as the price of corn rises, catfish farms dry up

"i don't eat catfish", you might say. ah, but you do eat beef or chicken in all likelihood. the same impact is going to be felt on that industry.

i found the line "government mandates for corn to produce ethanol..." to be interesting. so, our government is telling farmers not to grow food? i realise this country is starved for fuel for its oversized land yachts aka SUVs and other guzzlers. however, in light of the flooding in the midwest there is going to be a significant shortfall in the amount of corn which can be grown this year. within the next six months expect there the be less meat products available in your grocery store. expect the price of processed food items to also rise due to a lack of corn to be made into high fructose corn syrup. you know, the additive to nearly everything in a box, can or bag on the shelf at the grocers. read the labels on a bag of corn chips, frozen dinner, or can of beans you'll see what i mean.

with the shortage of corn there is going to be further unemployment as is reported in the article affecting the catfish industry. everything is ultimately related.
elessa: (fluffy bunny)
ah... awakened at 1:00 a.m. to the dulcet sounds of metal thieves stealing a very large aluminum sign. the type of sign commercial property real estate companies post across two 4x4s with "FOR LEASE" written upon them.

the reverb from two men kicking said sign off of the 4x4s is exceedingly loud. similar to the sound of gunshots.

they were laughing as they did their deed of stupidity. no, wait, any metal scrap yard that buys the sign is even more stupid. it will be obvious it was stolen. no one with any level of intelligence is going to believe two guys just happened to find an 8x6 aluminum sign just laying alongside the road or by a dumpster.

i noticed two of the people who live in the complex peering over the wall with a cellphone. one was on the phone a good five minutes. i hope she was making a call to the police. i suppose i should make a list of phone numbers so i could make such a call. i was firing up the computer to do a lookup for the police department when i noticed the neighbors in the parking lot stealthily approaching the wall.

adrenalin is going to keep me from sleep for awhile.

*sigh

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