November 15th, 2004


Gonna Be A Long Day

Really interesting dreams, constantly broken by waking up in the middle of the night, led to a REALLY early rise, where I discovered my soreness for the day...gonna have to work some of this out.

Being up early did have one advantage, though...Erik starts a week of swimming lessons today, and I guess he was embarrassed about it, and Di couldn't convince him it would be OK, so, since I was up, I got to come be Dad and assuage his fears. I'm good at that. Besides, I'll take any opportunity I have to be Dad.

'Morning, all.
Smackdown (Anger)

Tax Dollars At Work - UPDATED

OK, this is presently running in my head for the dumbest thing I've seen in a long time...which should say something.

Apparently, John Hostettler, the Congressman representing the 8th district of Indiana, has been convinced by local religious groups to introduce legislation in the House that would change the name of an Interstate 69 extension to a more moral sounding number.

Yep, you read that right. Christian uber-moralists don't like the number of a highway. As a 'back-up' plan, they mention that the numbering of the highway is out of line with numbering guidelines, anyway...and that is true. But, somehow, we've all got along just fine with it being the way it is for all this time. That's not the reason.

They don't like the 'sexual undertones' that the number has. You know, the more you try to "fix' things like this, the more you call attention to it. It's like the whole deal with the fact that women cannot walk around topless, but men can. The problem these Puritanical groups has is the 'sexual undertones' of breasts...regardless of the fact that they are thereby PROMOTING that feeling. Like anything taboo, it cannot survive the cold light of day. The one way to kill a taboo urge is to legalize it, make it open and no big deal. Suppression only ensures that it will never die.

Get over it. People will always have sex, and they will enjoy it. If YOU don't, that's your business, and you are welcome to your feeling, but you are not going to stop the rest of us from bumping uglies, nor should you. And, as for this road? Fuck off; find soemthing better to do with your time than to go SEARCHING for things to be 'morally outraged' about. You're probably the kind of people who look for sex references in Disney films and such.

Thanx to savrille for the link.

UPDATE: Thanks for the word from miraclesmom, an Indiana resident, who says that Hostettler's office has been on the news claiming this is a hoax.
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    Kidney Thieves - Pleasant


Is it just me, or does it feel like people are dropping out of Bush's new administration like flies? Ashcroft resigns, Powell resigns...Christ, who's next?
Frank The Bunny (Countdown)

I Rock

Just a note...just heard from Di that Erik went to his swim class, and not only was he not scared or embarrassed, he had a freakin' blast and can't wait to go back tomorrow. All because of my convo this morning that turned him around.

I fucking RULE.
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    Dropkick Murphys - The Gang's All Here
The Mask (Laughing)

Day Full Of Dad

It started entirely too early with the 'swimming' thing. Then it was 'unhappy and not wanting to do homework', and Di feeling rotten and having work to do. Then we got to deal with dishes and how to handle them and clean them etc. And now, right before bed, it was 'scared and worried about death'.

Earned my fuckin' stripes today, baby. Now, I can (almost) finally collapse into the hurtin' mass that I am.


Note: No, I'm not complaining. I like it. Even outside of my own tendencies towards being a Compulsive Schizoid Masochist, I like it.
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    Midnight Oil - Forgotten Years