Friday, May 26, 2006

Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act

So here's the short version. Disgusted by the picketing of soldiers funerals by the Westboro Baptist Church, Congress passed the "Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act". Basically you can't hold demonstrations within 300 ft. of the entrances to our national cemetaries 1 hour before of after a fallen soldier's funeral. Penalties include up to 1 year in prison and a $1,000 fine.

I have discussion questions for this for my speech project as I am presenting this for my current events project. I got four of them easily, but had trouble with two of them. Tell me what you think.

Discussion questions:
1. Do you think Congress's decision to prohibit demonstrations at military funerals at national cemeteries is a violation of the First Amendment?
2. If Congress passed an act designed to protect fallen soldier's funerals, do you think all funerals should be protected?
3. Do you think messages such as the Westboro Baptist Church's should be protected under the First Amendment?
4. Do you think the Westboro Baptist Church would have had such an impact with their message if the government had left them alone?
5. The WBC has very focused religious beliefs which include a message which is offensive to the majority of the populace. Do you believe the Act has gray area in protecting some for religion while prohibiting others from practicing theirs?
6. Do you think the penalties for picketing at soldier’s funerals will stop groups who are as radical as this group is?


I noticed this morning my bathroom tiles don't really have a pattern. I mean, they have the little circle thingys, but the the way the circles are arranged are not in a pattern. It bothers me a little.

New Pics up on flickr. Check it out.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


So my boss always asks me to sit on her lap when we are drinking together and tells me how threesomes are fun. Her boyfriend is always asking me about my sexual preferences and if I have any weird sex habits (because I work at two separate jobs with each of them). Should I be concernacous?

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Technological Feat

Kristen and I set up wireless access today. We pasworded it and everything. We are quite pleased with ourselves condidering I know jack and she knows shit about computers.

It was my last final today. I am now officially into my seniorness of college. YAY ME!!!! DRINKY TONIGHT (right now actually)!!!

Friday, May 05, 2006

It's Harder to Get Alcohol Now That I'm 21

Since I've turned the ripe old age of 21, I have found it to be increasingly difficult to go into clubs or buy alcohol. I got used to the people saying "pull your hair back and smile" or some variation of that. I have gotten worse though. I gat twenty questions from one bouncer at a college bar on why I don't have a Hawaii DL. He mad me step to the side and wasn't going to let me in. Today at the grocery store I was buying my tequilla when the lady says to me "It doesn't match the liquor book, but my manager said it was ok." I mean, WTF? Is this normal? Has anyone else experiened being refused service because somebody with a power trip thought your DL was fake? I'm checking mine against our liquor book at work tomorrow to see what is up. It's starting to piss me off.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

There's Only One Georgia

Soooo... The Advertising slogan generator. Fun times. Try it. I've gottn fun things like "Happiness is a Cigar Called Cock" and "Absolut Georgia". Also fun times I've gotten are "The Georgia effect", "Ding-Dong! Georgia Calling!", "Wait Till We Get Our Georgia On You.", and "Feel the Georgia." Try it. Have a good time. Just don't waste TOO much time.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Fun PETA Story

I know some of you are familiar with how much I love (loathe)People Emulating Toad's Arses, I would like to share my recent encounter. The encounter today, with a lone guy on campus with a poster and a megaphone. This crazy fucker was sitting there saying how the labs on campuses do vivisection and how all the animal research on campus is morally and ethically wrong. Just terrible. No anethesia. At all. Live, conscious dissection.
I don't know about his friends, but this guy with the megaphone has NEVER been in either research lab on campus where there are animals (there are two). The people in the animal science department have been in both. Now unless we've suddenly bypassed all the regulations we HAVE to go through to get approval to do research on campus, which includes organizations that monitor the care and treatments of animals, this "research is not happening. Personally I think some of the activists on campus just got bored and decided to protest about something and decided to "stop animal research on this campus". And get rid of the animal science program and lots of money into the university. I mean, where do they think we get veterinarians from?