Oh my, the tears of hilarity....


Prop 8 - The Musical

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A Virtuous Woman

And here I was, thinking it was pretty ironic that I (admitted heathen) have a tattoo of "virtue". Looks like the definition is getting looser:

The Virtuous Woman: Or Evil Horrid Wretched Sorry Excuse for a Human Being, Much Less a Mother


Bob Jones

Bob Jones University has joined the 21st 20th century!



Count the smirks and head tosses

We could analyze the implications of this video. We could. Instead, let's just make fun of the bigots. Wheeee!



I lack time for original content, since I work so much on Poopsy-woo. Feel free to ignore me, as I'm pretty much posting things that I find interesting.

Fourteen Defining
Characteristics Of Fascism
By Dr. Lawrence Britt
Source Free Inquiry.co

Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread
domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.

9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.


Someone please help me. My dorkdom is reaching epic proportions.

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Highlight of my life

Hello poor sad neglected blog. I figured the non Poopsy-woo readers would also enjoy my interview with Cookie Monster. So here you go:



Oh the plans we made! I was to go to a craft fair. Which means I was going to leave the house and have real live adult conversation. Conor was to be frolicking at the zoo with the kids. We woke to some seriously feverish and snottified children. And a downpour. A record downpour in fact. The most rain in 24 hours ever recorded at O'Hare. Well no zoo, but I was considering continuing with the craft fair nonetheless. Then I sent Violet downstairs to let Shepherd out of his crate. MAMAAAAA! I have to clean it up! It's all wet! Alas, the downstairs was awash in whatever happened to be in the pipes when they regurgitated their rainy sludge. And so our plans vanished. Conor and I spent the day with the shop-vac while Granny and Poppi kindly entertained the sick children. And off they were to pick up lunch at Paradise Pup...(you haven't LIVED until you've had Paradise Pup.) Through the rain we slogged the children, securing them in their carseats and sending them off with the in-laws. And the van was dead. So, as if we weren't wet enough... We spent a little quality time jumping the van. You know, we've REALLY got to start checking the lights after the kids play "Beep beep car". So today I persevere! I'm off to Renegade Chicago rain or shine! Well, pretty much rain.


Trivia buff seeks same for online fun

I like being in first place and all...but it's no fun if you're only beating yourself. "Beating yourself" is going to get me some really twisted google search results in my stats....


more the engrish!

Where's my donation?


Twisted Doodles (sounds like a snack)

...and one month later, we have internet access! I'll spare you the story that lead to my doodling what happens to a stick figure on a guillotine while envisioning impaling an AT&T representative on a telephone pole.


If you asked my sister Wendy if she thought I was weird, she'd say, "Yeah." But thats bullshit 'cause she's weird, cause she like has a family and a family picture on their VCR where they're all looking slightly to the left. Like something over there happened, and made everybody happy. ~ Mitch Hedburg


I am seriously all about your right to free assembly. I am not, however, all about trying to keep my children from looking out the window while driving down a public street for fear of them seeing poster sized photos of severed fetal heads. Wrap it up and go home Right to Life. We all know what a fetus looks like.


Cruel cruel world.

The gods conspired against me to send me the tiniest "new baby" sample diaper in the mail the very day my baby turned 2. Coincidence, pamper people? I think not. Damn you and your direct mail marketing campaign. Sending tiny tushie sized diapers to those of us mourning the growth of our babies. Shame.

And yes, that soft squishy belly is available for raspberries. No appointment neccessary.

*Update at Flower and Finn


Pants, was this on your voicemail?

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I especially like the way he says "ass yume".


John McCain's character.

Being a war hero does nothing for me. Taking care of and loving your invalid wife would be better.


Anyone care to retrieve my sanity from the gutter?


I just got an empty fortune cookie. What does that mean?

photo: jenster181

Panties for Peace (don't blame me for using the p-word..that's what it's called)

Now here's a campaign I can get behind.

heh. behind. heh heh.


my conor left for hawaii today.
somebody come visit me. 2 weeks is too long.



Your Fake Band Meme:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random

-First article = Band name

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3

-Last 4 words of the last quote = your album title

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/

-Third picture = album cover

4. Take picture, add band name and album title, post....voila!

I love mine! And I discovered Arp 299, which would have tragically eluded me my whole life, had it not been for this meme.



You totally get the shaft when your birthday is one day, and Mother's Day is the next. I've had my last birthday. I'm 29. twenty-nine. tweeeeenty-niiiiiiiine. In the thick of my Saturn return.


Brief conversations with Violet

Conor: (standing outside the bathroom out of view) *BURP*

Violet: Where is mama?

Conor: She's downstairs

Violet: I hear her.



Conor got this text message in the middle of the night. We're not sure who it's from. But Conor read it to me, and then said "Fin, sexy? What is fin sexy?" F-ing sexy, Conor. "Oh."

So if you're going to send Conor sexy texts, be sure and spell it all out for him.



I've been recently overcome with the desire to move to a cabin in the woods and raise my barefoot brood.

A few notes about real estate in Utah.

1) 3 bedrooms must not be much in demand, as it seems 4-7 (yes 7) bedrooms are more the norm.

2) Lots of pencils or pastels of Jesus on the walls

3) Next to Jesus, lots of dead animals on the walls as well.

So, what's the appeal to me? Could someone enlighten me, cause I really have no idea.


overheard in the kitchen

Violet: "You drinkin' all the beer, daddy?"

Conor: "Yes."

Violet: "The delicious beeeeeer."


A little guilt goes a long way.

It seems that every blog I read lately is decrying the bondage of "mommy-guilt". Mommies everywhere, championing the cause to rise above the guilt and....do what exactly? I've found guilt to be a powerfully motivating factor. I'm not talking about beating yourself up about things over which you have no control. But geez louise, sometimes a person should feel guilty. Not all choices are equal, damn it. It reminds me of the people who resort to "well, that's just the way I am" as an excuse. The way you are? A stark-raving lunatic bent on alienating everyone around you? Well if that's "the way you are" then that makes it hunky dory. You should feel guilty if you're making poor choices, not putting the needs of your children ahead of your own. Yes, I said it. Ahead. Not the ever so popular advice to take care of yourself first, and the rest will follow. If taking care of yourself is a shower and some breakfast before your kids get their hair brushed, then by all means. If taking care of yourself is watching Maury while the kids eat glue, then no (for the literal among us...that was hyperbole). Like I said, not all choices are equal. I am not recommending that women just completely forget themselves and devote all time and energy to their children. That just annoys the kids. There obviously has to be a balance. But for heaven's sake, when did it become ok for mothers (and fathers..) to put their needs ahead of the kids'?


Can you help me?

I watched 20/20 last night. It was one of those hidden camera "what would you do in this situation" ones. They used an actor to portray a lost child. In 3 different scenarios, he/she stood quietly alone, cried, and asked for help. Out of 1700 people who passed by, only 40-something stopped to help. I said to myself "I'll bet kids noticed". Sure enough, the kids who saw the lost child made their parents stop to help. I, of course, cried. I've always agreed with the advice to tell your kids to ask a woman for help, preferably one with kids, if they're lost. Looking for a policeman could take forever, not to mention depending on age, kids can't tell a policeman from a security guard, from a bus driver. Power to the kids, it's adults who are the scourge of the planet. Although, standing above the rest was this European woman who chased down John Quinones when he tried to walk away with the boy. She was about to tackle him. Restoring a sliver of faith in people.

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