White Trash Sunday

SO i picked up a bottle of vino tonight to enjoy with the latest edition of Cosmo and Time magazine. I arrive home only to discover we don't have wine-opener in the house. I went outside and a few neighbors walked by and looked at me like I was crazy when I asked if they had one. Apparently no one in this building drinks. I couldn't be bothered to go buy one, so I decided a screwdriver would do the trick. It took me back to living in Reno, when deperate times call for desperate measures. A struggle ensued but I finally got that bitch open-only to have it spray all over me. So I stripped down to my bra and boy short panties. It was fairly hot anyway. I then had to pore the booze(with a mixing stick pushed in it-the cork was pushed into the bottle) through a coffee filter to prevent the broken cork pieces from getting in my mug. That's right a mug.

Well time elapsed and I was feeling pretty nice, when I discovered mass amounts of bruises on my leg. Being as tipsy as I am, it took a mo to realize that they were not in fact bruises, but rather the spillage from earlier. So that made me feel better.

So needless to say, I am well on my way to drunkenness, and about to read Time magazine. The one with 'Intelligent Design' on the cover. So i am apologizing in advance for any ramblings that could pursue as the night goes on.

Thank you.

Bad week for pets...

So at work today I get a phone call from my best friend Jaimi. It goes something like this...'Tessa, are you at work?' Yes I say. 'Mathar has been in an accident' For those of you that don't know Mathar is my horse, Raqus al-Mathar SS, as he is known on his papers, who lives in NV. So naturally I begin freaking out, yelling 'OMG! Is he dead?' 'Talk to Jacko' Jaimi says. Jacko is his other mommy. So nobody really knows what happened except he was found in his field with his leg ripped open from his shoulder to his hoof. Like you could see his bone in some places. So the vet is called, Jaimi is called, Jacko drives down from Reno. The good news was that the vet was new-to me, (i can't stand the other 3 horse vets) and didn't ask them if we wanted him put down. I guess that's a good sign. So his leg is all wrapped up, and we'll have to see if it gets infected or develops 'proud flesh'. On the shitty part, other then he is probably in pain, is that the vet doubts if he can be ridden in the deep sand or hills anymore. Which is pretty much the terrain of Nevada. However I don't care if he can't be ridden anymore, I just want him pain-free and happy. He has been a good horse and I love him.
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In reponse...

HISTORY TEST (longer version)
Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice
test. The events are actual cuts from past history. They actually happened!!!

Do you remember?

1. On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was shot and killed by:
a. Superman
b. Oliver Stone
c. Lee Harvey Oswald
d. a Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

2. On August 9-10, 1969, terrorists murdered Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring,
Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Parent, Leno LaBianca, and
Rosemary LaBianca. These killers were:
a. Olga Corbett and her Flying Corbetts
b. Shriners
c. The Manson Family
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

3. On April 20, 1999, a suicide attack at Columbine High School in Colorado
killed 12 students and one teacher, and wounded 23 other students and
teachers. These killers were:
a. Lost Norwegians
b. A tour bus full of 83-year-old womenEric
c. Harris and Dylan Klebold
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4. Two separate 1972 airline hijackings forced a significant increase in
airport security in the US. These hijackers were:
a. The Boy Scouts
b. The King and Queen of Sweden
c. D.B. Cooper and Richard McCoy, Jr.
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In and around Seattle and Tacoma, Washington during the 1980s, at least
48 female prostitutes and/or female drug users were strangled by:
a. A pizza delivery boy
b. The Green River Killer
c. Gary Leon Ridgway
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6. Randy Weaver was awarded $3.1 million in civil damages after he was
wounded, one of his sons was wounded, one of his sons was killed, and his
wife was killed by:
a. The Smurfs
b. Davy Jones
c. Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7. One United Nations program estimates that, in 2003, 370,000 adults and
children were killed in South Africa. Their killer was:
a. Tonto, Sitting Bull, and Chief Sealth
b. The CIA
c. AIDS
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

8. In 2002 an estimated one million people, worldwide, were killed by:
a. The Tooth Fairy
b. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
c. Motor vehicle crashes
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9. On October 16, 1991, 22 people were shot to death in a suicide attack at a
fast-food restaurant in Killeen, Texas, US of A. The killer was:
a. Out of ketchup
b. George Peppard
c. George Hennard
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10. On November 21 , 1974, a terrorist bomb killed 21 and injured 182 in
Birmingham (UK). Responsibility for this attack lies with:
a. Mr. Rogers
b. Diebold
c. The IRA
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11. In December, 1980, 800 civilians were killed at the in the village of El
Mozote. The killers were:
a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
b. Mr. Bean and Mr. Hanky
c. U.S.-trained Salvadoran Army units
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12. At 8 pm on April 14, 1988, a car bomb exploded in front of the USO Club
in Naples, Italy. This bomb killed 5 and injured 15, including 4 U.S.
servicemen. This bombing is believed to have been carried out by:
a. Enron
b. The Lutheran Church
c. Junzo Okudaira of the Japanese Red Army.
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

13. The 1986 New Year's Eve fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan,
Puerto Rico, claimed 97 lives, mainly in the casino area. The arsonists
were:
a. Bonnie and Clyde
b. Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Magoo
c. Three disgruntled workers
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

14. On July 3, 1988 commercial flight IR655, an Airbus A300-B2, was shot
down, resulting in 290 civilian deaths, including 66 children. This
dastardly act was perpetrated by:
a. Clyde and Bonnie
b. Mr. Magoo and Captain Kangaroo
c. The USS Vincennes
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

15. On December 3, 1984, poison gas killed more than 2,000 people in Bhopal,
India, and injured perhaps half a million people. At least 12,000
eventually died of these injuries. Generally held responsible is:
a. Refried Beans
b. Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll
c. Union Carbide
d. Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

16. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed by coordinated
terrorist attacks using hijacked airliners. These planes were flown by:
a. The Red Baron and Snoopy
b. The Philadelphia Eagles
c. Velociraptors
d. Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

17. In Rwanda in 1994, at least 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu moderates were killed
by:
a. Smoking cigarettes
b. Paris Hilton
c. Hutu militias and the Hutu-dominated government
d. Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

18. On May 9, 1999, explosions rocked the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade,
killing 4 and injuring more than 20. These bombs were from:
a. Ronald McDonald
b. Pope Pius XII
c. NATO
d. Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

19. On March 30, 1981, an assassin fired a revolver six times at President
Ronald Reagan. The shots hit the president in the chest, and wounded Press
Secretary James Brady, police officer Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service
agent Timothy McCarthy. These shots were fired by:
a. Captain Kidd
b. Charles Lindberg
c. John Hinkley
d. Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40

20. At 9:02 am on April 19, 1995, a truck bomb containing 5,000 lb (2,300 kg)
of explosives killed 168 people in Oklahoma City, and injured more than 800.
This terrorist attack was carried out by:
a. Jenna Jameson
b. Winslow Homer
c. Timothy McVeigh
d. a Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

Do you see a pattern here to justify racial profiling?



The inspiration for this quiz was a version that offered a dozen-odd
questions, each designed to justify discrimination against Muslim men. The
correct answer to every answer was d, and every other possible answer was
ridiculous.

By doing so, this previous quiz was arguing that racial profiling was a
reasonable response to the contemporary world. However, in making this
point, this other quiz erased and trivialized all other forms of violence
state sponsored or individual, deliberate or accidental, of intent and of
indifference, whatever in all other venues.

I am not going to list any more of these, for man's inhumanity to man has no
apparent beginning, nor any apparent end, and I don't have all night. But
the authors of the earlier quiz simply picked their questions and answers to
argue their point and ignored everything else. This is both racist and
intellectually dishonest. The above is my response.

You are completely and explictly free to distribute this work in any form,
with or without attribution, or to alter it and distribute the altered form.
Note that many of the above dates, and some names and events, were researched
via Wikipedia.

It's been awhile...

Since I have posted. Having just remembered my password, I shall proceed.

Things I have done this week: bought book- Fateful Triangle...Chomsky, Noam
replaced stolen cd- Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star...Youth, Sonic
bought new cd- Prisoners of Love...Tengo, Yo La...IMO not as good as Then Nothing Turns Itself Inside Out
then made the decision that I need to learn to dance like in the Schism video by Tool, so I started yoga again.

That's about as exciting as I get. :)
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