Nov 30, 2011

Alasandra's Reading List ~November

  1. The Footprints of God by Greg Iles - Computer Genius Peter Godin is rich and powerful. When he finds out he is dying from a brain tumor he is willing to do anything to ensure the Trinity Project succeeds and his brain is the one stored in the super computer.When Fielding has serious ethical concerns about the project Godin orders him killed and moves the Trinity Project to a secret location. David Tennant shared Fielding's ethical concerns and realizing his friend was murdered is determined to learn the truth and reveal it to the President of the United States. But once the Trinity Project comes online Tennant must use everything he has learned to talk Trinity into not destroying the world as we know it.
  2. Bonnie by Iris Johansen - Eve finds Bonnie's grave and discovers her death was a terrible accident. Gallo and Catherine are drawn closer together and Joe takes Ben under his wing. 
  3. The Sleeper Awakes by H. G. Wells - I had trouble getting into this book. Graham falls asleep in Victorian England (1890s) after dealing with a bout of insomnia that nearly drove him to suicide. Two hundred years later he awakens to discover that due to two bequest he was left while asleep he is now the richest man in the world and considered it's Master. But those who have been ruling in his name do not wish to give up their power.Ostrog leads a revolt to free the Sleeper, but he too seeks to use the Sleepers "power" to enslave the masses. Graham chooses to fight for the common people and holds true to his democratic ideals.
  4. Trixie & Jinx by Dean Koontz - A delightful children's book. I highly recommend it and love it's message "a friend is more precious than pirate gold". 
  5. The Dark at the End by F. Paul Wilson ~ The ONE manipulates Jack, Weezy, Eddie and Glaeken into aiding in The Lady's demise. Jack doesn't realize how much he loved Weezy until she dies in his arms. The ONE was damaged by Jack, but survived due to a good Samaritan.   
  6. Jack: Secret Vengeance by F. Paul Wilson - (Teen) When Carson Toliver (captain and quarterback of the football team) attacks Weezy then spreads the rumor she is easy Jack determines to get even. Jack breaks into Toliver's locker and leaves gifts behind a plastic spider, rubber snake marbles a dead possum for the grand finale, but someone else is leaving gifts a pink sock, a girls ring, a pink headband in Toliver's locker and Toliver becomes unhinged. When he commits suicide the body of a girl everyone believed was a runaway is discovered and Toliver's role in her death comes to light. Jack also meets Mr. Foster (Glaeken), Drexler test Jack and Eddie for the taint, surprisingly Eddie has a little taint in him. And Mrs Clevenger (The Lady) reveals that Jack's miracle conception wasn't an accident.
  7. Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Abigail believes that Jess killed her parents and allows the Apollites to inject her with gallu demon blood and starts to hunt down Dark-Hunters in her quest for vengeance against Jess (William Jessup "Sundown" Brady). In the process she kills Old Bear (one of the 4 guardians) and releases the plagues he was responsible for guarding. Coyote and Snake (the 2 dark guardians) are determined to release all the plagues and destroy the world but first Coyote is determined to kill Jess (Buffalo) and Abigail (Butterfly) before they can unite and gain control. Bonus: Soteria gives birth to Ash's son with Artemis' help.
  8. Immortalis by R. A. Salvatore - Elbryan keeps Pony alive so she can save their son from the Demon Dactyl. Pony joins Prince Midalis to defeat Aydrian but demands that her son be pardoned and allowed to return to Dundalis with her.  Freed of the Demon Dactyl  Aydrian attempts to repair the damage he has caused and finds support from all the rangers who have passed on, allowing him to survive the restoration of Andur'Blough Inninness.

Nov 29, 2011

Gina Miller is an Idiot

First there is this drivel Mississippi Personhood Vote was Sign of Our Dark Times.  Personally I think that the vote was a sign that Mississippians are better educated and smarter then the rest of the nation gives us credit for. Apparently the idiots like Miller are thankfully in the minority, they just make so much noise everyone assumes that the idiots like Miller are the norm.

She starts the post off singing Herman Cain's praises. Honestly what the Right Wing Wingnuts see in the guy is beyond me. They tout his 9-9-9 plan like it's THE BIBLE, the inherent word of god. I wonder if they ever stopped to think that if you flip it over it's the 6-6-6 plan. Ah the conspiracy Herman Cain is really the Anti-Christ who is pulling the wool over these good sheeples Christians' eyes. Plenty of warning signs too the sexual harassment charges and the allegations of an affair. According to Cain supporters the women were either A.) lying or B.) It was their fault cause you know when you are a woman and you work outside the home and your job puts you in a position where you are alone with a man well the poor guy just can't help acting on his urges.

Then she gets around to the ballot initiatives. Applauds that the eminent domain and immigration initiatives passed but laments the failure of the personhood amendment. She maintains that human life begins at conception ( no scientific proof but who needs science when you have The Bible to quote from). According to Miller, this is a person

She goes on to state that the initiative would cost no money to implement, which is a bit misleading as the repercussions if the initiative had passed could have proven extremely costly to the taxpayers of Mississippi.

She then starts ranting about pro-choice people raising their legitimate concerns about the initiative, including their concerns about contraceptives being outlawed. First she claims the pro-choice people are lying and then in a rambling manner goes on to say that well yes some contraceptives would be outlawed, but hey why would anyone have a problem with that.

And then Miller starts ranting about SIN and quoting Bible Scriptures. Ironic how these people claim they aren't trying to force their religious beliefs on anyone but use those beliefs to justify this outrageous personhood initiative. I would like to believe that we have seen the end of it but considering Phil Bryant (co-chair of the Personhood Amendment) was elected Governor I am afraid that while we won the battle the War on Women is still raging in Mississippi.

If these so called Christians were serious about ending abortion they would
  1. Teach Comprehensive Sex Education in our public schools so young men and women will know how to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STDs.
  2. Require insurance companies to cover contraceptives the same way they cover other prescription medications.
  3. Require pharmacies to fill prescriptions for contraceptives including the morning after pill in a timely manner.
  4. Provide the morning after pill to any woman who is a victim of rape or incest free of charge.
  5. Have social programs in place to help single Mothers with housing, food and daycare.

Nov 28, 2011

Thin Skinned Conservatives

Apparently the thin skinned conservatives on Talk Radio 104. 9 didn't like my pointing out that it isn't very Christian to make fun of people as I have again been banned from their site.

Sylvester Is Stepping Down....if he hadn't caused so much damage to the country I'd kind of like to see him stay....he's so much fun to make fun of.
Longtime Democratic Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts will announce on Monday that he will not seek a 17th term in Congress next year, according to a statement from his office.        
Those business who choose to advertise on this radio station will not be getting my business this holiday season.

Nov 25, 2011

Thanksgiving @ Home

Zucchini Cheese Bread

Too much food.
Thanksgiving Menu
Turkey & Dressing
Apple Crunch Salad
Snap Beans
Yam Bake
Zucchini Bread
Dinner Rolls
Holiday Pie
Pumpkin Cake
Pumpkin Cookies
Macadamia Nut Cookies

Ham, Yam Bake and Cookies provided by my parents. Thanks for bringing them Mom & Dad.

Nov 13, 2011

Why the Wingnuts are so Nutty

Did you realize Christianity is under attack? Nope, neither did I but apparently the wingnuts view everything as a potential persecution/attack on Christianity and Christians.

Writing Xmas instead of Christmas uneducated Christians insist is an attack on Christianity never mind that the X stands for Christ (Greek Χριστιανός).

Not being allowed to attack homosexuals and being forced to refrain from hate speech is of course an attack on their freedom of speech by those awful politically correct liberals. Of course if you say anything that doesn't jive with their world view they attack you. Facts in the mind of the true believers are irrelevant.  

But I finally figured out why one of the largest and most powerful groups in the country consistently insist that they are under attack. It has to do with that pesky Bible verse "Luke 6:31 New International Version (NIV) 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you." Since they are constantly harassing, judging and persecuting others, they can't believe that others are not doing that to them. Sorry wingnuts  the rest of us have better things to do with our time.

Nov 10, 2011

Kip Gregory is a Jerk

Never mind that Kip Gregory was espousing the Drudge Report about Obama taxing Xmas Trees (FALSE by the way), now he is on a crusade to prevent people from using Xmas instead of Christmas.

NewsRadio 104.9 FYI: If you can't properly spell Christmas and must use an X....your post will be deleted. Period. Learn it and live by it please.about an hour ago ·

When I attempted to explain the abbreviation to him he banned me from the site.

Xmas" is a common abbreviation of the word "Christmas". It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but it, and variants such as "Xtemass", originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for "Mass",[1] while the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as "Christ".[2]
There is a common misconception AMONG THE UNEDUCATED that the word Xmas is a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas[3] by taking the "Christ" out of "Christmas".

Early use of "Xmas" includes Bernard Ward's History of St. Edmund's college, Old Hall (originally published circa 1755).[9] An earlier version, "X'temmas", dates to 1551.[9] Around 1100 the term was written as "Xp̄es mæsse" in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.[2] "Xmas" is found in a letter from George Woodward in 1753.[10] Lord Byron used the term in 1811,[11] as did Samuel Coleridge (1801)[5] and Lewis Carroll (1864).[11] In the United States, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. used the term in a letter dated 1923.[11] Since at least the late 19th century, "Xmas" has been in use in various other English-language nations. Quotations with the word can be found in texts written in Canada,[12] and the word has been used in Australia,[7] and in the Caribbean.[13]

The word "Christ" and its compounds, including "Christmas", have been abbreviated in English for at least the past 1,000 years, long before the modern "Xmas" was commonly used. "Christ" was often written as "XP" or "Xt"; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as AD 1021. This X and P arose as the uppercase forms of the Greek letters χ and ρ used in ancient abbreviations for Χριστος (Greek for "Christ"),[2] and are still widely seen in many Eastern Orthodox icons depicting Jesus Christ. The labarum, an amalgamation of the two Greek letters rendered as , is a symbol often used to represent Christ in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian Churches.[18]

Gotta keep those Clear Channel listeners ignorant if they realized the X=Christ and wasn't some conspiracy to remove Christ from Christmas they might wonder what other lies Gregory is telling them. 

UPDATE: I have been unbanned from the site and can again like post and even post to the site.

Nov 5, 2011

Vote NO on 26

Those annoying and misinformed Yes on 26 people have been texting my unlisted phone # their contact info is below, for anyone who might want to call and explain that a fertilized egg is NOT a baby and certainly isn't a person.

Phone # 601-376-9428