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06 July 2010 @ 04:17 pm

mostly because I don't like wearing corsets that much, and because now all the ones I've made myself don't fit since I've lost weight, which is a *good* thing even if it does cause more work, I've stuck my nose into "dieselpunk" or as I prefer it "dieselpulp", that "would have been could have been" version of the era roughly between 1920 and 1950 or so.  I've also found a great old style two-fisted hero in Captain Spectre:http://www.captainspectre.com/  So read it, and support it by joing the Lightning Legion!   I also found this forum too:  http://www.dieselpunks.org/ 

For someone who is a fan of the pulp fiction of the time, Indiana Jones, WWII movies, gangsters, etc, I think this may be slightly better fit than steampunk, though that is always great fun too!  And I get cool hair, red lipstick and punching Nazis!
Yes, when you thought people couldn't be any stupider:

"An anti-gay religious group is calling for a killer whale which drowned its trainer to be stoned to death.

According to the American Family Association, the Bible says that captive killer whale Tillikum should have been put to death in 1991 after the first time he killed a trainer.
He wrote: “The Scripture soberly warns, if one of your animals kills a second time because you didn’t kill it after it claimed its first human victim, this time you die right along with your animal.”



The verse in question is Exodus 21: 28-32, incidentally. Now, I think everyone should go to the AFA website and enter a prayer request to have them pray to God to absolve Mr. Fischer from all of the sins he has committed like wearing polyester/cotton (clothing of mixed fibers), eating shrimp, doing anything but praying on a "sabbath", etc.  And where is the AFA when peole are ignoring this law left and right "17 "Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death."  And why are they so against slavery since why, God made it law that a master can keep the wife and children and let the husband go free; but if the husband chooses to say, he stays a slave.  What FAMILY VALUES! 

It's so cute when some Christians are so ignorant about what they prate. 

So, everyone, make sure you send a prayer request to the AFA and make sure they pray for their employee who is such a sinner: http://www.afa.net/PrayerRequest.aspx 


31 December 2009 @ 11:25 am
in that I have found it ridiculously hard to meet people (doesn't help that I'm an introvert and most people who seem to share my interests are also), i've been looking around for ways to solve this problem.  I have found a website that seems like a good idea: http://www.not4dating.com/   Just ways to meet people not for dates but for finding friends. It's new but hopefully more and more people will join it and we can all find each other.

not affiliated, just pleased that someone took the step to start something like this. 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
11 August 2009 @ 07:28 pm
Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia in particular, have become a hotbed of micro"stilled" spirits. I have just tried Art in the Age's Root, a very elixer-like liqueur that is somewhat like root beer but is so much more.  http://www.artintheage.com/  It is a very "steampunk" concoction.  Philadelphia is also home to Philadelphia Distilling, which makes the excellent Vieux Carre absinthe http://www.vieuxcarreabsinthe.com/  and the also excellent Bluecoat Gin http://www.bluecoatgin.com/ and the main website: http://www.philadelphiadistilling.com/  They even make a rye vodka. 

All of these bespeak what these liqueurs used to be.  Drink up!
29 March 2009 @ 07:33 pm
Today, in the loverly Harrisburg Patriot News, I got to read an article about folks going over to Sudan to help the people there with medical care.  Oh, and to know Bible God.  Can't have just good acts, no, we have to scare people about going to hell.  The author of the article met a poor little kid who had a cancerous tumor on his kidney.  Now, this kid needs chemo drugs badly and they are *trying* to get the drugs for him though a couple of foreign countries since they are expensive to get here.  No guarantee of this at all. And he has at best a 70-80% chance to live *if* he gets the drugs. This woman had the amazing balls to say "God is good" after relating all of this.  Well, excuse me, Ms. Klaus but wouldn't your bible God have been better if he had prevented this kid from getting cancer at all? Does it have to create horrible thing to "fix" so he can get praise?  Your God sounds like a arsonist who happens to be a firefighter and sets fires so he can be the "hero".  

What if this kid can't get the meds and dies?  Was that "good" of God too?  

I hate the ignorance that so many theists evince.  No, it wasn't God that was good, it was you.  You went to Sudan.  You did the work.  God did nothing.  Nothing at all.   If your God was so "good" why do so many children die?  Why does God need humans to supposedly do anything that he "wills"?  That didn't used to be a problem according to the Bible.  Why, God was right there, showing his buttocks to Moses and causing all sorts of miracles. But now, well, any parlor trick and coincidence is now a "miracle" for theists to claim.  So much for omnipotent, omniscience God.  always a bitch when reality shows a myth to be exactly that. 
02 March 2009 @ 03:49 pm
Watchmen, the greatest comicbook ever?  Really?  Why?   Watchmen is a melodrama, like one would see on the afternoon soaps. This attempt at creating supposedly "real" superheroes is simply Mr. Moore dragging everyone down to his venal and puerile level. All people are not psychotic perverts and I rather doubt that all superheroes would be either. Mr. Moore seems to be exorcising personal demons in his books, including League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta. If he can't be a hero, and a good decent person, then I suppose no one can in his mind.

And "unfilmable"?  Why again?  Becaue the special effects weren't up to what everyone thought they should be?  It surely can't be because of the story. 

If one wants "real" people as capes then Marvel did it before Frank Miller and Alan Moore.  And these were "real" and not just villians called heroes for the jollies of writers. 

just another random post.  I am finding it amusing that the Republicans are whining that they didn't get their way in the stimulus package.  Guess what, ladies and gentlemen, you lost.  You failed.  Your policies FAILED.  It's time for trying something new and that does not require your approval or your opinions.  Bipartisan doesn't mean you *must* be included and that your ideas *must* be acted on.  You get to be heard.  That's it and if your ideas weren't the same FAILED policies as have already been tried, then you might have had some input.  But no, you have the same fantasy that tax cuts for the rich and the bread and circuses of checks sent out to everyone (at ridiculous cost) will work when they didn't the first time. 

The current package may not work.  It may need to be altered.  But it isn't your right to try to stop something that might work, as your flunkies Limbaugh et al might wish would happen. 

Let me repeat.  YOU FAILED.  You got us into this mess, eight years of you rubber-stamping the wishes of a corrupt adminstration.  Enjoy the next 4 years, being the hypocrites that you are.

29 November 2008 @ 01:43 pm
thanks to the greediness of Americans, a man lost his life today to a stampede of Wal-Mart shoppers, a  herd of idiots who found it more worthwhile to kill someone to get a piece of cheap trash than to act like intelligent humans. 

So much for a holiday that supposedly celebrates a man who advocated that his followers give up all worldly belongings and follow his example. Let the Christians commence with the excuses, 'tis the season you know!  Jesus was really only talking to that rich young man, he wasn't talking to "me" at all.  But that bit about hating homosexuals, well, that obviously means that all Christians are to follow that one!

Hypocrites to the bone.
05 November 2008 @ 09:19 am
Sen. Obama is now President-elect Obama.  And I am a happy girl. 

It seems to me that the neo-cons (I won't say Republicans or conservatives, since I'm a fiscal conservative and I know perfectly clued-in Republicans) made their major fail in trying to equate concern for others, and thereby the community, with "socialism".  Those "community organizers" aren't so "funny" now, are they, Gov. Palin?

I find it even funnier that they did this when so many of them claim to be "good Christians", and Jesus was no slouch in wanting his followers to take care of the less fortunate and to work together.  But the "good Christian" that many neo-cons claim to be are those that have decided that they like the OT and Revelation better for its revenge and violence fantasies.  They want "Caesar" to be in everyone's business but theirs.  They will do their best to argue that Jesus wasn't really talking to them when telling the rich young man that he needed to relinquish his wealth or when Jesus said turn the other cheek.  As a former Presbyterian, I just have to laugh. 

The election is over and we get to go on, as we would have no matter who won.  But I just have to amuse myself with one lovely personal attack.  Do you think that the reason that Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin cancelled their rally that was going to be rained on here in PA was because she would have melted?

What a world.  What a world......