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My heart has become as hard as a city street
Bush is going to ask congress to cough up $2.9 trillion. Is he mental? Most of that will go to the Iraq war which everyone knows is going to end badly. Why America felt the need to impeach Clinton for committing adultry and not even bring up impeachment when Bush is conducting a war that his administration doesn't even support is completely beyond me.

I guess it's safe to say that he's a dictator. 

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A gig with BiteTV could be happening. Eat that Miss Deal or No Deal. 

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My younger brother asked me an interesting question today: 

Zachary: How do you know that we see the same things?
Me: What do you mean? 
Zachary: Like what I think is blue could be yellow to you 
Me: Whaaat? 
Zachary: How do you know that everyone's eyes sees everything the same way?

My brother is 9. Why does he think about these things? Anyway, I started to think about that question on a wider scale/deeper level. I started to think about people's perception of me (I'm usually perceived as two things: funny and/or conceited) and how hard it is to alter someone's perception. Nothing annoys me more than being seen as something I'm not but trying to alter anyone's perception of me is pointless. The me that I know is different than the me that my mom knows and that's different than the me my best friend knows or the me that my boyfriend (if I had one) knows. So trying to prove myself to anyone would be absolutely pointless since they'll never see me the way I do. 

Confusing? I know. I thought about that during the Superbowl. That's how bored I was.

However, no two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is - in other words, not a thing, but a think.  – Penelope Fitzgerald 

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I stayed home for the Superbowl today. My dad was shocked and asked me if I was feeling well every commercial break. What a dork. 

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Do you know what really gets me angry? When I'm on the phone and the person in the room feels like they just have to talk to me. My brother is an expert on that. He never talks to me when I'm off the phone. Only when I'm on. 

What drives you crazy? 

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I haven't seen a chick flick in a while but I had the chance to see A Good Woman today. It's with Scarlett Johansson and some really hot guy. It's beautifully written. The dialogue is adorable. If you doubted love, it makes you believe in it all over again. So go rent it. 

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My next goal in life is to get this outfit: 

 

I don't know about the shirt but the shoes and jeans are heaven. And who knew that that was Lindsay Lohan?

Current Location: My room
Current Music: My TV (Deal or No Deal)

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theastronaut_xo From: theastronaut_xo Date: February 5th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey! Listen to "One Trillion Dollars" by Anti-Flag! It's amazing! It makes me refrain from throwing things at people! Instead, I just yell a lot!

I have always thought about that colour thing. Always.

I totally didn't think that that was Lindsay Lohan. But now I see it.
mega_mega From: mega_mega Date: February 6th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the song. I actually really like it.
From: pink_lemons Date: February 5th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
How come the average American has to be responsible with their money (according to Bush's new bankrupcy laws), but the government doesn't?

Do you realize that if China decided to collect RIGHT NOW, they would OWN us? We're in debt to fucking MEXICO! That's why we can't crack down on the government to fix the immigration "problem" - because we fucking owe them. How the HELL does that happen?

I too, don't understand this impeaching business. People are fucktards; that's all it comes down to.

Did you hear about this?:
SEATTLE (Feb. 5) - Anti-war activists consider 1st Lt. Ehren Watada a hero for his refusal to go to Iraq . The Army accuses him of betraying his fellow soldiers.

1st Lt. Ehren Watada and his attorney said his comments are protected speech. Army prosecutors said Watada's behavior was dangerous to the mission and morale of other soldiers.

At a court-martial Monday at Fort Lewis, south of Seattle, the 28-year-old faces four years in prison if convicted on one count of missing movement and two counts of conduct unbecoming an officer for refusing to ship out with his unit, the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

Watada has spoken out against U.S. military involvement in Iraq, calling it morally wrong and a breach of American law.

"As the order to take part in an illegal act is ultimately unlawful as well, I must as an officer of honor and integrity refuse that order," Watada said in a video statement released at a June 7 news conference.

Despite having already been charged, he spoke out again in August, at a Veterans for Peace rally in Seattle.

"Though the American soldier wants to do right, the illegitimacy of the occupation itself, the policies of this administration, and the rules of engagement of desperate field commanders will ultimately force them to be party to war crime," Watada said then.


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"He betrayed his fellow soldiers who are now serving in Iraq," Capt. Dan Kuecker said at one hearing. Kuecker has not commented on the case outside of court.

Seitz unsuccessfully sought an opportunity to argue the legality of the war, saying it violated Army regulations that specify wars are to be waged in accordance with the United Nations charter. His final attempt was quashed last month when the military judge, Lt. Col. John Head, ruled Watada cannot base his defense on the war's legality. Head also rejected claims that Watada's statements were protected by the First Amendment.

The Army had subpoenaed two journalists who interviewed Watada, drawing criticism from free-press advocates, but that fell by the wayside as prosecutors dropped two of the four counts of misconduct in exchange for Watada admitting he made statements to freelance journalist Sarah Olson and Greg Kakesako of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Military law experts said that, by confining themselves to the missing movement charge, prosecutors might have saved themselves from arguing some of the legal issues relating to free speech.

"It's desirable that they're abandoning the path of using reporters as witnesses," said Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice in Washington, D.C. "It's a very toxic strategy."

Fidell wasn't surprised the government rejected a deal offered by Seitz that would have had Watada serve only three months confinement with a dishonorable discharge.

"Why should they? He missed a movement of his unit," he said. "No army can tolerate officers refusing to move with their unit."
From: pink_lemons Date: February 5th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sorry for two comments; LJ wouldn't let me post it all in one

I think he's a fucking hero. Anyone can follow orders that they know are wrong. It takes balls to risk yourself to stand up for what's right. He is refusing to KILL people and risk being killed for a war that is totally bogus and morally unjustifiable (not mention, unwinable) - how could 65% of Americans NOT support that? And they call themselves Christians. Gosh, I'm so moving. People are fucking morons. I can't take it. - THAT'S what drives me crazy.

LoL Actually, this does too: #1) sometimes if I'm really pissy, my mom will start singing or making jokes, #2) when people walk in the bathroom when I'm showering. I just can't stand it; I don't know why. I don't like people watching me brush my teeth, either., #3) Bad table manners...I'm well versed in etiquette; what can I say?, #4) Not having locks on any of the doors in my house/people not knocking. It just annoys me.
mega_mega From: mega_mega Date: February 6th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sorry for two comments; LJ wouldn't let me post it all in one

Yeah I did hear about him. He's the Asian fellow, correct? And he is a hero. I really hope he doesn't serve any time. Did you hear about the four soldiers that ran off to Canada during the last troop surge? I'll try and find articles on it but I love the fact that Watada is standing up and bluntly saying that the war is illegal.

Move to Canada. The men in our government are boring but the women get caught having affairs with married celebs from time to time. It's like Hollywood for ugly people.

LOL @ your mom singing. My mom sings to me when I'm in a bad mood in efforts to make me feel better but it actually drives me nuts.
digitalotaku From: digitalotaku Date: February 6th, 2007 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I love listening to my Mum sing... she's actually really good. It's supposed to have a calming affect on you lol :)
mega_mega From: mega_mega Date: February 6th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Atleast your mom is good. My mom is terrible and she never seems to get the words right. If I'm in a good mood I enjoy it because it's actually funny. I truly believe if my mom was 20 years younger she'd be one of those idiots trying out for Idol.

The other day, I caught her singing "Hot in Herre" by Nelly and it made me laugh pretty good. I didn't even know she knew that song.
From: pink_lemons Date: February 7th, 2007 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sorry for two comments; LJ wouldn't let me post it all in one

I did hear about them; I believe there's more than 4 actually and many Canadian families have taken these "refugees" in, while lawyers are trying to help them get legal status in Canada! Of course, most of them are shunned by their families back home. It's just sad.

HAHA I hate the weather and it never seemed too exciting, but I actually have considered moving to Canada! lol I LOVE Canadian people - the culture is just so different, you know what I mean? I have a thing for Canadian men, as well.

LMAO Can an American run for Prime Minister?

My mom doesn't do it to make me feel better. She knows it pisses me off.
mega_mega From: mega_mega Date: February 7th, 2007 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sorry for two comments; LJ wouldn't let me post it all in one

Their families turn their backs on them? How sad. I would assume they'd be happy that a family member didn't march off to war. If I had a brother that went to a war I fully supported, I'd still be sad since there'd be a great chance of him dying.

Canadian weather IS terrible. It's mega freezing in the winter and uber hot in the summer. There's never a balance. And nothing ever happens here. If I didn't live in Toronto, I think I'd die.

I don't know how to word this exactly, but I find Canadians more open minded than the average American. But I'm only basing that on the family I have in Dallas. Omg, so close-minded. Plus, stereotypes basically don't exist here - in Toronto, atleast. No ones pays attentions to them which is nice.

LOL have you got a thing for married celebs?

LOL I find it funnier that your mom sings to piss you off.
From: pink_lemons Date: February 7th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sorry for two comments; LJ wouldn't let me post it all in one

HAHA Well more unmarried, but yeah, it could happen! HAHA

TO! Nice. Yeah, I like Toronto, Windsor or MAYBE BC. My friend lives in Saskatoon, SK; I feel so bad for her!
mega_mega From: mega_mega Date: February 7th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sorry for two comments; LJ wouldn't let me post it all in one

Windsor! I LOVE that place! I so wish I was studying something else so I could go to the University of Windsor. I went there for Frosh Week (do Americans get that?) and the people there seriously know how to have fun.
From: pink_lemons Date: February 7th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sorry for two comments; LJ wouldn't let me post it all in one

We do. Speaking of: I MIGHT be in Toronto in May. : )
From: psuedonymous_x Date: September 4th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

No way!

That is Lindsay Lohan? I refuse to believe it. Love the shoes though!
What drives me crazy? Same type of thing as you, people talking. My brothers are so uncomfortable with silence, if no one is talking, they have to just so it's not quiet. And they don't talk when the adverts are on the tele, the start as soon as the programme comes back on! Argh!
That thing your brother said is mad, I've never thought about that. The same sort of thing like that that I think about is if light didn't travel in straight lines, we'd be able to see round corners, how would that work?
Just so you know, I'm probably going to be commenting on every entry of yours now.
mega_mega From: mega_mega Date: September 4th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: No way!

Woah. That light theory is mad.
And comment away. I'll probably do the same.
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