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Black Panther 10 Point Belief = Scary Shit!

This is copied exactly from the Black Panther's website:

"The Ten Point Plan

"WE WANT FREEDOM. WE WANT POWER TO DETERMINE THE DESTINY OF OUR BLACK AND OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES. We believe that Black and oppressed people will not be free until we are able to determine our destinies in our own communities ourselves, by fully controlling all the institutions which exist in our communities.

"WE WANT FULL EMPLOYMENT FOR OUR PEOPLE. We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every person employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if the American businessmen will not give full employment, then the technology and means of production should be taken from the businessmen and placed in the community so that the people of the community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living.

"WE WANT AN END TO THE ROBBERY BY THE CAPITALISTS OF OUR BLACK AND OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES. We believe that this racist government has robbed us and now we are demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules. Forty acres and two mules were promised 100 years ago as restitution for slave labor and mass murder of Black people. We will accept the payment in currency which will be distributed to our many communities. The American racist has taken part in the slaughter of our fifty million Black people. Therefore, we feel this is a modest demand that we make.

"WE WANT DECENT HOUSING, FIT FOR THE SHELTER OF HUMAN BEINGS. We believe that if the landlords will not give decent housing to our Black and oppressed communities, then housing and the land should be made into cooperatives so that the people in our communities, with government aid, can build and make decent housing for the people.

"WE WANT DECENT EDUCATION FOR OUR PEOPLE THAT EXPOSES THE TRUE NATURE OF THIS DECADENT AMERICAN SOCIETY. WE WANT EDUCATION THAT TEACHES US OUR TRUE HISTORY AND OUR ROLE IN THE PRESENT-DAY SOCIETY. We believe in an educational system that will give to our people a knowledge of the self. If you do not have knowledge of yourself and your position in the society and in the world, then you will have little chance to know anything else.

"WE WANT COMPLETELY FREE HEALTH CARE FOR All BLACK AND OPPRESSED PEOPLE. We believe that the government must provide, free of charge, for the people, health facilities which will not only treat our illnesses, most of which have come about as a result of our oppression, but which will also develop preventive medical programs to guarantee our future survival. We believe that mass health education and research programs must be developed to give all Black and oppressed people access to advanced scientific and medical information, so we may provide our selves with proper medical attention and care.

"WE WANT AN IMMEDIATE END TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER OF BLACK PEOPLE, OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR, All OPPRESSED PEOPLE INSIDE THE UNITED STATES. We believe that the racist and fascist government of the United States uses its domestic enforcement agencies to carry out its program of oppression against black people, other people of color and poor people inside the united States. We believe it is our right, therefore, to defend ourselves against such armed forces and that all Black and oppressed people should be armed for self defense of our homes and communities against these fascist police forces.

"WE WANT AN IMMEDIATE END TO ALL WARS OF AGGRESSION. We believe that the various conflicts which exist around the world stem directly from the aggressive desire of the United States ruling circle and government to force its domination upon the oppressed people of the world. We believe that if the United States government or its lackeys do not cease these aggressive wars it is the right of the people to defend themselves by any means necessary against their aggressors.

"WE WANT FREEDOM FOR ALL BLACK AND OPPRESSED PEOPLE NOW HELD IN U. S. FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY, CITY AND MILITARY PRISONS AND JAILS. WE WANT TRIALS BY A JURY OF PEERS FOR All PERSONS CHARGED WITH SO-CALLED CRIMES UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS COUNTRY. We believe that the many Black and poor oppressed people now held in United States prisons and jails have not received fair and impartial trials under a racist and fascist judicial system and should be free from incarceration. We believe in the ultimate elimination of all wretched, inhuman penal institutions, because the masses of men and women imprisoned inside the United States or by the United States military are the victims of oppressive conditions which are the real cause of their imprisonment. We believe that when persons are brought to trial they must be guaranteed, by the United States, juries of their peers, attorneys of their choice and freedom from imprisonment
while awaiting trial.

"WE WANT LAND, BREAD, HOUSING, EDUCATION, CLOTHING, JUSTICE, PEACE AND PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CONTROL OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY. When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown that mankind are most disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpation, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."

While it's all quite concerning, the point that gets me is that their "illnesses...have come about as a result of [their] oppression". Huh. That's sure funny. I didn't know sickle cell was caused by slavery!

Joke: Mexican Word of the Day

This isn't meant to offend anyone, and if it does, I'm sort of sorry but not really. I thought this was funny shit!

Mexican Word of the Day is Wafer
I wanted to go to the movies with my friends, pero los mensos didn't wafer me.

Mexican Word of the Day is July
Ju told me ju were going to tha store and JULY to me! JULYER!

Mexican Word of the Day is Mushroom
Orale vato, when all my family gets in the car there's not mushroom!

Mexican Word of the Day is Chicken
My wife wanted me to go to the store, pero chicken go herself.

Mexican word of the day is Rectum
I got two cars but not anymore because my wife rectum.

Mexican word of the day is Texas
My ruca always Texas me when I'm not home wondering where I'm at.

Mexican word of the day is Defender
Last week my ruca wrecked my car pero gracias a dios nothing happen to tha grill just defender.

Mexican word of the day is Juarez
My vieja slapped me and I said, "Juarez your freaking problem?"

Mexican word of the day is Cheese
My girlfriend wants me to get her pregnant pero cheese crazy!

Mexican word of the day is Brief
My homie farted so bad that I couldn't brief.

Mexican word of the day is Cashew
I tried running after you, but I couldn't cashew!

Mexican word of the day is Bishop
The other day my ruca fell down the stairs, and I had to pick the Bishop.

Mexican word of the day is Wheelchair
My homie was drinkin a bud light when I told him "Hey vato wheres mine?"
He told me "Don't worry. Wheelchair."

Joke: A Blonde With Big Tits

President George W. Bush and Colin Powell are drinking in a pub close to Old Town Square in Prague. A guy walks in and asks the bartender,"Isn't that Bush and Powell sitting over there?"

The barman says, "Yep, that's them."

So the guy walks over and says, "Wow, this is a real honor. What are you guys doing in here?"

Bush says, "We're planning WW III."

The guy says, "Really? What's going to happen?"

Bush says, "Well, we're going to kill 40 million Iraqis this time and one blonde with big tits."

A little perplexed the guy exclaimed, "A blonde with big tits? Why kill a blonde with big tits?"

Bush turns to Powell, punches him on the shoulder and says, "See, smart ass?! I told you no one would worry about the 40 million Iraqis.

Hummingbird Takes Hot Air Balloon Ride

I thought this was a fantastic photo (right click to open in another window for full size). We got this feeder last year, just to see if we could get any hummingbirds, and this little lady has been gracing us with her presence. She's quite beautiful--and extremely fast!

I Was Wondering: Psychological Screening for Guns

I don't want to piss anyone off (that's a first, right?!), so hear me out before you fly off. This is an honest question, and I honestly want to hear your opinion. So, please be civil.

I have a very close family member who works for a sport shooting club. He is around guns all the time, and he was his own guns. He even recently obtained a Georgia conceal carry license. Here's the problem: I know for a fact he shot himself about 10 years ago. I don't think it was honestly a suicide attempt as much as it was a cry for attention because of some shit that was going on (I won't air his dirty laundry). However, he was nearly paralyzed and extremely lucky. I don't necessarily think he'd do it again, but I never thought he'd do it in the first place.

Here's my question: Do you think, in spite of how much we want gun rights, we need more strict psychological screening when it comes to getting your hands on guns or gun permits. I'm torn on the issue, mostly because I know the guy, but if I didn't know him and love him, would I think he should have a gun much less a conceal carry permit?

Please discuss, but remember, comments are moderated!

Samsung Washer WF330ANW

So, my washer, which wasn't really my washer but Travis' parents' old one, decided it wanted to be retired to the old folks home junk yard at the ripe ol' age of 15. The drum in our top loader was at an angle more like that of a front loader, and it was leaking oil. And, even though we're broke as Joe's turkey (why, exactly, Joe's turkey is broke, I don't know), we decided we were tired of that shit and kicked it to the curb for this nice shiny new one.

It's a Samsung WF330ANW, and it is currently $600 from Best Buy. I did a lot of research on washing machines, and we decided a front loader was the best way to go. Consumer Reports rated this machine very highly and gave it their "recommended" stamp. We got a Georgia Energy Star Rebate for $99 (note that online purchases do NOT apply--you must buy in store!), so we ended up getting it for $500, and it was just a way better deal than any top loader. Plus, it has more space and more options, including this fancy smancy "sanitize" cycle. I'm in love with that one since we have a chihuahua who thinks she's a cocker spaniel and pukes every chance she gets. Just to piss me off. Anywho, it's been super quiet, and, despite the concrete floor that was leveled by a drunk with one eye, it hasn't walked off yet. It spins at a remarkable 1150 rpms. I swear it's going to take off, but it sure gets your clothes dry before you put them in the dryer. It's a huge energy saver because of that, and it uses a lot lot lot less water. The direct drive motor has a 10 year warranty, which is comparable to LG, and at regular price it is very comparable to LG's similar model, but on sale, it was no contest.

I haven't had any issues with it yet (I'll update if I do) except I don't have enough stuff to wash. I sat there and watched it for the first hour or so... I want to try out all the cycles, but I don't have any dress clothes for permanent press or wool for the wool cycle, and I don't wear anything that goes on the gentle cycle (if you know what I mean). I'm thinking of trying the chihuahua on the gentle cycle, but I'm afraid she may need to go on the quick wash...

Burger King of Idiots, US41, Acworth, GA

So, here's I is...I been wantin' (pinin' for) a Burger King apple pie for, like, two days. I get myself an appetite worked up swimming (in case you aren't in Georgia, it's only 100 degrees). I get out of the pool, drive all the way to Burger King--they aren't exactly all that common, really--and place my order for a whopper JR (no cheese, no onions), a large frozen coke, and an apple pie (well, duh!). What about this looks anything like an apple fucking pie?.

Go ahead and right click and select "Open Link in New Tab" if you can't tell. Because the answer is NOTHING. And Samedesh, yes literally, can't blame my fucking accent or the speaker because the shit was broken, and I was ordering AT THE WINDOW. Really. You can't make this shit up! And, to add insult to injury they give you this ketchup-sized packet of caramel. What the fuck am I supposed to do with that?! At least give me a little cup of the "low fat" caramel so I can dip my apple sticks in it. I mean, does that crazy bitch really think my fat ass is gonna order a whopper, frozen coke, and apples?! It's like ordering a whopper, large fries, and a diet coke. Damn. Just damn.

Hiatus Much?

I apologize for the mild inconvenience of not getting to read my mindless rantings everyday. It's been a long year and a half since getting laid off, and I just haven't had it in me. Have I changed much? Probably not. I'm still super bitter and angry, but I try to keep it to minimum, which might be new... I really don't know.

If you're wondering, I still don't have a job. Yep. It's been a year and a half. Yep. There must be something wrong with me. Nope. I don't know what it is. I've looked and applied and looked and applied until I've all but given up. I don't really think I'll get a job at this point. It's been too long since I've had one. I think I might be OK with it now, though. My husband (not divorced yet! woohooo!) is set to graduate from school (finally!) in December. Bless his heart, he has worked so hard, and I am so proud of him! So, assuming nothing goes wrong (with me, YEAH RIGHT!), he will be working true full time with a salary to match that degree come the first of the year. We might actually survive!

So, if everything works out, we might start trying to have some rugrats. I know what you're thinking: my mouth and kids--bad combination. LOL I'm not that bad in real life. I think...

Anywho... I've been meaning to write something for a while, so maybe I'll actually be able to commit. I hope you will still read, even if it's been a long time. I believe I can still entertain... We shall see.

We. Shall. See.