Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Is Not a Religious Holiday

Contrary to popular myth, Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday, but a political holiday.

And that just might be one of the reasons it's my favorite.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pain That Leads to Pleasure

We humans act as though crying, sadness and unhappiness is an unnatural part of life. Certainly it is something to be avoided, possibly at all costs. No one really enjoys it. It doesn't seem to have any immediately obvious advantages and perhaps most importantly it doesn't make us or those who care about us feel good. And a life worth living, is marked by enjoyable experiences, love, laughter and heart swelling, mind blowing happiness. Right?

The fact is though suffering, challenges and even misery are not only a completely normal part of life, they're absolutely necessary.

Discomfort can be a beautiful thing. Discomfort forces people to re-evaluate their choices and actions. It forces them to move outside their comfort zone.

The drop in the pit if your stomach precedes the rush of thrill on a roller coaster ride and most extreme sports.

The ache of muscles being pushed beyond their comfort level is followed by increased strength and power.

The pain of life experience is what allows for competence, wisdom and the pleasure of good decision making. 

It's impossible to have an extraordinary life doing dull nothingness. You cannot achieve anything great without first being strained and stretched beyond what you were before.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The New Face of Terrorism

Because the REAL threat of National security is our children and elderly. Those who are utterly dependent on us to provide them with their basic needs and safety.

Certainly THOSE are the people the TSA should be targeting to grope and confuse. Because our babies and grandparents are prime suspects for wanting to carry weapons and explosives on a plane!

Does anyone else think this is UTTERLY ridiculous???!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Who Is Shawty?

A better question might actually be…WHAT is a shawty?

The online Urban dictionary lists 8 pages with 52 user suggested entries of what a Shawty is.

The list of options vary from anyone who is short in height, younger or a close friend/ family member, to describing a small pit-bull type dog, to the length of a guy’s small penis.

The most commonly agreed upon description is a what a guy calls his girlfriend, hang out chick or friend-with-benefits who is usually an attractive young woman who comes from a ghetto/ gangster background and is probably of African American ancestry.

Going by the gangster rap songs which are increasingly referring to girls who the rappers want to sleep with or are currently sleeping with, I have a theory on what shawty means.

The trend for the last 10 year or so has been for places or people with long names to get abbreviations.

Kentucky Fried Chicken went to KFC

Jennifer Lopez became J-Lo

You use a GPS…not a Global Positioning System

You say TGIF instead of Thank God It’s Friday

And the ATM was once an Automated Teller Machine

Blame it on convenience, laziness or perhaps in some cases, a desire to conceal the true meaning of something. KFC for instance, may not want to constantly remind an increasingly health conscious nation with the longer version of their name that they’re known mostly for their unhealthy Southern Deep Fried Food.

In a country where everything and everyone is getting an abbreviation, maybe it’s not such a stretch that the gangster community came up with a new title for their FWB (friends with benefits.)

Where ever the term originated, I believe based upon who’s using the word and who is NOT using the word is very telling. I could only find two songs where a female singer referred to herself as “Shawty” One was Lil Mama Feat. Christ Brown. “Shawty Get Loose”

So here’s what rap songs tell us about “Shawty” girls:

• They’re good looking girls with bangin' bodies

• They’re sexually open-minded, freaky, on the slutty side

• They don’t expect a real relationship

• She might be a girlfriend, but she’s definitely NOT a wife

• A guy can have a girlfriend but also a Shawty on the side

• Buying alcohol and spending money on them gets them to do sexual favors or get laid

• Their name, interests and personal information aren’t important

• She might be someone to regularly have sex with, or could be a one night stand

So. Going by the heavily sexual songs that use the word and the “open relationship” with hot and sexy women they’re talking about, I’m gonna say the term Shawty came from the expression that the girl is a “Sure thing.” That is… if you show her attention and catch her eye, there is a pretty sure chance she’ll have wild un-inhibited sex with you whenever and where ever you want.

So a “Sure thing” pronounced “Shore Thang”, shortened to “Shore T” just needs to be spelled and pronounced with gangster slang. And there you get "Shawty.”

I have to admit that the term sounds better than other words that describe this kind of female. And the girls seem to find the title less offensive too.

So in conclusion: a Shawty is a girl for the moment. Someone you bang but don’t marry and have kids with. An attractive, slutty girl who doesn’t get heart-felt love and doesn’t get a relationship but will still: “put out”.

And according to Terius "The-Dream" you should tip her.

The other female artist who referred to herself as a Shawty was Trina in "Shawty Say". She had a somewhat different idea of what kind of "reltionship" they were supposed to have, but HIS behavior was very consistent with the way for a man treats a Shawty.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Death Penalty Justification

This is Steven Hayes. This is the face of a monster.

It is because of people like this, and heinous crimes like the one this and another man committed...that re-affirm WHY WE MUST KEEP THE DEATH PENALTY and ENFORCE IT!

This is a picture of Dr. William Petit Jr, his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit and their daughters Hayley, 17 and Michaela, 11 who lived in Cheshire Connecticut.

Two men (one a newly released convicted felon already) and Steven Hayes broke into the home of this family. They severely beat the father, forced the mother to withdraw money from the bank then sexually assaulted her and strangled her to death. They then sexually assaulted the 17 and 11 year old daughters, tied the girls to their beds, doused them AND the house with gasoline and set the house on fire, leaving the entire family to die.

There is NO way that ANY sane person can hear this horrifying story and NOT realize these two men have proven they are only a danger to society and have forsaken their humanity.

They no longer deserve to share this planet.