Friday, September 23, 2005

Crap

So much for the posting lots. A friend of mine committed suicide this week. At first I was really mad at him, you know, he could have asked so many people for help. He was pretty messed up, but he had so much support. Now more details are coming out, and it just gets weird. He did this to avoid being confronted by the police about a murder he witnessed years ago. I don't even know what to say. Hopefully I'll eventually end up with a decent, regularly posted blog.

Friday, September 09, 2005

I'm Rich

Much is being said across the blogosphere about Being Poor and Staying Poor. Well, I've been poor. Homeless on the street in Edmonton poor, living in a shelter. But I overcame it.

And now I'm rich.

Not money rich, but still rich. You know why? I live in the most beautiful place on earth, in the middle of the mountains, with glorious orange and red sunrises and sunsets. My dinners consist of whatever I want to eat: steak (top sirloin of course, like I said I'm not money rich), chicken, fish, pizza, whatever. When I go to work, people are in good moods and happy to see me. When I'm at work, I get to surf around on the internet. When I'm home, I can sit on my little patch of grass, or be inside curled up with a good book. I'm healthy. I have awesome friends, a cute cat, and kittens on the way. Does life get any better?

The Tolerant Left

I was checking out some of the lefty blogs yesterday, to see what they've been chatting about. Is that considered trolling? I'd like to understand why they hate conservatives so much. So I was at one who was absolutely trashing the right's point of view, claiming that we are intolerant. While saying that perhaps there are some of us who may be human. As opposed to what? Ducks? I don't know. Anyway, there are definitely people on the right who take it too far, and maybe this is an example of the extreme left. But still, to claim superiority while making prejudiced statements... Well, I had to comment. And in between typing and clicking, one of the other commentors remarked that they would have a weapon nearby for the next time they were confronted by a righty. How do you respond to that? Is that sane? Do they see the hypocracy?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Weekend is Over

Well, I had intended on posting over the weekend, but I somehow inhereted a tent trailer, and had the chance to take it out. So I did, 15 minutes away from home, completely secluded. Saw some northern lights, and tonnes of stars.

Didn't get a chance to see the news much. Haven't yet decided if that's a good thing, friends tell me I watch and read too much news. Ah, what can I say, I tell them they watch too much crap on tv. Anyhoo, I watched a bit of CNN at the boyfriends house (he doesn't get Fox), and the news anchor was interviewing a black reverand, desparately trying to get him to say that the reason the government didn't get in quick enough was cause they were black. Which he refused to say, but boy was CNN pushing. So I went back to the campsite thinking that there would be a huge race thing going on in the states now, but when I finally got home and watched some other news, it wasn't that way at all. Thank goodness.

So I guess now they'll be trying to figure out what went wrong. I'd like to ask some of the survivors though, how many of them chose not to leave, and how many couldn't. Big diff, in my mind.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Katrina

I was trying to avoid the hurricane topic, especially after thinking it would be no big deal. I've been reading as much as I can though, and there is a lot of politicizing on both sides. Everyone seems to be focussing on the bad, and there sure is a lot of bad. Yeah, the governments weren't quick enough, and they all deserve some responsability for that. But there is good news. Craigblog notes that people are offering up their homes to those who are now homeless, something that I don't think a lot of people have grasped yet. The magnitude of what has happened is almost beyond what I can deal with.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Useless fools

You know what pisses me off? Watching the coverage of the hurricane disaster, and knowing that the media is flying over these stranded people so that they can get higher ratings. Wouldn't it be nice if some of them donated their helicopters and pilots to rescue efforts?? Or even dropped off water and food to some of these people? No, instead they are flying over, capturing the images, and then critisizing all areas of the government for not doing enough. Hypocrites.