Saturday, September 18, 2010

TWitN: 9/11/10-9/17/10

Yes, this is a long one actually. It was going to be a really short one until yesterday when the news decided to go "Have some fun shit!!!"

This week in the news! A tiny cat village has over 660 cats, they’re so cute. Lady Gaga and John McCain have a media fight over Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The Queen of England is having lunch with an insane criminal; I don’t write them I just report them. A teenager in NC (NC again? Why does all the interesting stuff happen there when I’m not there anymore?) is having legal issues with her “religious” nose piercing. And finally a woman sneaks into a MAXIMUM SECURITY JAIL to confront the felon believed to be linked to her missing daughter’s fate. How. The. Fuck.

~Caboodle Ranch in Madison County, Florida is home to over 600 abandoned and stray kitties! They are all kept up to date on their shots, and all are fixed so as to not create any more cats… which would quickly multiply into the thousands with so many cats living there otherwise. The ranch is set up like a cute little village. It has a city hall, Walmart (complete with cat food cans in the carts), streets, houses, etc etc. It was unintentionally founded by Craig Grant and is supported strictly on Craig’s out of pocket expenses and donations. The cats are not up for adoption. They all have a home at the ranch. Mr. Grant recommends going to an animal shelter to get find a pet cat if you want one… where they’re on death row. The ranch IS open to visitors, although you should remember it’s not a tourist attraction, he says he gets about 30 visitors a month or so. So everybody go visit the kitties and give him donations! His website is and there’s a Facebook also you can visit, but I’m not giving you a Facebook link.

~Lady Gaga and John McCain are going back and forth over the upcoming Senate vote to repeal the gloriously stupid Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (henceforth referred to as DADT) policy. McCain is threatening to filibuster at the Senate, for those that are ignorant to politics that’s where he doesn’t shut his trap long enough for them to vote. And Gaga is using Twitter to get her “Lil Monsters”, her pet name for her fans, to call up their Senators and tell them to get their asses to the Senate to vote! Why she wants them all to go vote is a Senate majority (60 out of the 100) can force the idiot trying to filibuster to shut the fuck up!

Now that that’s out of the way, I actually don’t mind DADT. There’s no real reason to be telling your sexual orientation unless you’re supposed to seduce somebody for a mission. When you’re serving in the military you’re working, you don’t tell you’re gay, and nobody can ask if you’re gay. Fine. Your sexual orientation has absolutely no place when you’re off in another country doing Goddess knows what for the military. That being said, I think that if it’s found out you’re gay that you get discharged is complete BULLSHIT! Oh, John there gets a stiffy over guys instead of girls… DEAL WITH IT! If you’re straight then he doesn’t want you, so why does it matter? What are you going to do when you get out of the military and work in civilian society? Gay people work the same places as straight people and they can’t be fired for it unlike in our oh so progressive military. You fire a guy because he’s gay and you’ll be visited by the ACLU stupid fast. This is the military, you’re all adults, grow the fuck up!

~The Queen of England is having lunch with an insane criminal… now… here’s the link.

Yes, that’s the insane criminal in the photo is the Pope. I don’t even have to touch this one really with all the protests happening in England. People are calling for him to be arrested for crimes against humanity, for an old thing he put out telling the church to cover up the priests “interaction with the young”, for his willing activity in the Nazi Youth when he was younger. So I’m not going to really touch this article. I will say this though. Why is it that Jesus supposedly always enters the body of somebody always so damn old? Every Pope I’ve ever seen elected (oh, yea, and who Jesus enters is evidently elected also!) is some old guy that looks like he’s about to fall over. If Jesus can enter the body of people why doesn’t he pick some 23 year old buff guy that’s going to live for more then a decade or 2? Personal theory is that they can’t elect a young Pope because he might have some progressive thoughts!


~ Girl has a nose piercing, it violates the school dress code, blah blah, religion, blah blah, violates First Amendment, blah blah, Church of Body Modification… wha?

The Church of Body Modification? You’re kidding right? I did read over the site. And to me it sounds more like a way to get around business and school dress codes then a religion. It is true that various faiths have ritual body modification; the one that first comes to mind is a couple of ones I don’t know the names of that have ritual tattooing. Look it up yourself.

“The Church of Body Modification represents a collection of members practicing ancient and modern body modification rites. We believe these rites are essential to our spirituality. Practicing body modification and engaging in body manipulation rituals strengthen the bond between mind, body, and soul. By doing so, we ensure that we live as spiritually complete and healthy individuals.”

I call bullshit. The main reason I call bullshit is that other then them practicing ancient and modern body modification rites it doesn’t say a thing about what they believe! You could make anything a religion like that… how about drinking?!

“The Church of Alcoholism represents a collection of members practicing ancient and modern brewing methods and alcohol rites. We believe these rites are essential to our spirituality. Practicing brewing and engaging in alcohol rituals strengthen the bond between mind, body, and soul. By doing so, we ensure that we live as spiritually complete and healthy individuals.”

And yes, I can name a few religions that have alcohol rituals too… like oh, how about various forms of Christianity and Paganism. Christianity has where the wine is turned into Jesus’s blood and drunk from a communal cup. And Pagans have various ones, the most common is taking a sip out of a communal cup before rituals.

~The mother of missing American teen Natalee Holloway sneaked into a maximum security Peruvian jail and had a chat with Joran van der Sloot about her daughter's fate. Joran is in jail for murdering a woman, and is the main suspect in the disappearance of Holloway’s daughter. She snuck in with some documentary filmmaker who isn’t really worth mentioning and made it all the way to the guy’s cell and talked to him for 5 minutes before the staff found and removed her.

HOW THE HELL DO YOU SNEAK INTO A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON?!?!?!?!? You aren’t supposed to be able to sneak in or out of those places without setting off a few hundred alarms. You know if she snuck in that means people can sneak out! And I’ll bet you that the only reason they found and removed her (and probably the guy too) is because they were doing their scheduled rounds, turned the corner and went “OH FUCK ONE OF THE INMATES IS FREE!!!!!!!” The woman is lucky that she and the other dude didn’t just get turned into Swiss cheese! I seriously wonder how many people have escaped and had it covered up if her and some film maker without any special training managed to sneak in that far.

This has been Gwen, your pissed off, ranting redhead. And I’m going to get completely, and utterly ratassed at the Church of Alcoholism.

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