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Saturday, April 10th, 2010
12:44 pm - Poland
Oh havens. What do you even begin to say about that?

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Sunday, June 14th, 2009
3:18 pm - Fabian Prewett for Find the Horcruxes


profile very much unfinished )

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Monday, May 4th, 2009
7:39 pm - Chex!
They made Chex gluten free! GF corn chex, rice chex and honey nut chex. Do you know how long it's been since I've had Chex? I must go write General Mills a nice gushing email. Yes, I am pathetic. I'm waiting for the kids to be in bed so I can pour myself a bowl.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
9:19 am - Someone Tell Me No
Because this looks dangerous.

current mood: tempted

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
6:00 am - New Layout
It's nothing fancy. But I got bored, and I like purple.

Now to see if I can sleep this time.

current mood: artistic

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Sunday, September 21st, 2008
1:02 pm - This Has Been Getting to Me
Warning: I rarely make a political post or one related to race. This one is both. It is semi-political, semi-social, and just a bit satirical.


I am writing to fulfill Barack Obama's prediction, made here.

I don't believe Barack Obama is fit to be president. He is inexperienced (which can be related to, but is not always a function of age.). Even with experience, he takes a view of the issues that I believe will lead to worsening our economy, our national security and our social structure. He would harm this country if he were elected president.
And did I mention, I am black.

I am sick and tired of people saying that anyone who criticizes Barack Obama does so because they're racist. (Incidently, that would be bigotry, not racism. The word is chronically misused.)

I don't want Barack Obama as president because he does not respect this country, as evidenced by statements like 'America is not what it once was.' No America is not what it was when we had slavery. Or Jim Crow. Or 'no Irish need apply' signs hung in store windows. Nor is America what it was when the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire occured. Factory owners are no longer allowed to chain up the fire escapes to keep their employees from lingering on their breaks.

The most offensive thing anyone ever said to me on the subject of race was a black woman in a restroom when she saw me nursing Deborah. She said not to worry. It's okay. 'Some of her cousins were white.'

The most offensive thing I ever read on the subject of race was a letter to the editor of the Springfield newspaper stating that 'the many shades of brown skin' all pointed to the time when 'black women were expected to shut up and take it.' I took that as an insult to my father, my mother, my husband and my children. I don't want them to grow up in a world where skin color is the only prism through which they will see or be judged, whether the judges be white or black.

current mood: annoyed

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