“Snuff”

Bury all your secrets in my skin
Come away with innocence, and leave me with my sins
The air around me still feels like a cage
And love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again

So if you love me, let me go.
And run away before I know.
My heart is just too dark to care.
I can’t destroy what isn’t there.
Deliver me into my fate, if I’m alone I cannot hate
I don’t deserve to have you
My smile was taken long ago, if I can change I hope I never know

I still press your letters to my lips
And cherish them in parts of me that savor every kiss
I couldn’t face a life without your light
But all of that was ripped apart, when you refused to fight

So save your breath, I will not care.
I think I made it very clear.
You couldn’t hate enough to love.
Is that supposed to be enough?
I only wish you weren’t my friend.
Then I could hurt you in the end.
I never claimed to be a saint
My own was banished long ago, it took the death of hope to let you go

So break yourself against my stones
And spit your pity in my soul
You never needed any help
You sold me out to save yourself
And I won’t listen to your shame
You ran away, you’re all the same

Angels lie to keep control
My love was punished long ago
If you still care, don’t ever let me know
If you still care, don’t ever let me know

Songwriters: CHRISTOPHER FEHN, COREY TAYLOR, CRAIG JONES, JAMES ROOT, MICHAEL CRAHAN, MICKAEL THOMSON, NATHAN JORDISON, PAUL GRAY, SIDNEY WILSON
Snuff lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

At the end of the video she says something I said a few weeks before…
“I want you to promise you will NEVER let go.”

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“Where You Lie”

This song is appropriate today:

Tell me again why I should give a damn
Tell me again why I should even care
I gave you everything I had and I swear
There’s nothing left here to, but

All the anger you left behind
All the hatred I feel inside
For in the aftermath of the love that died (love that died)
Keep digging your grave (grave), keep digging your grave

Take your broken promises, and don’t come back again
It’s time to say goodbye, I’m gonna leave you where you lie
Take your broken promises, every one you ever said
It’s time to say goodbye, I gonna leave you where you lie, lie
I’m gonna leave you where you lie

Dead and gone, just a memory
There’s nothing left here for you to see
The ashes fall, burn it all down
Until there’s nothing left around, but

All the anger you left behind
All the hatred I feel inside
For in the aftermath of the love that died (love that died)
Keep digging your grave (grave), keep digging your grave

Take your broken promises, and don’t come back again
It’s time to say goodbye, I gonna leave you where you lie
Take your broken promises, every one you ever said
It’s time to say goodbye, I gonna leave you where you

Lie through my face, you’re nothing but a lie
Lie through my face, you’re nothing but a lie

Keep digging your grave, keep digging your grave

Take your broken promises, and don’t come back again
It’s time to say goodbye, I gonna leave you where you lie
Take your broken promises, every one you ever said
It’s time to say goodbye, I gonna leave you where you lie, lie
I gonna leave you where you lie, lie
I gonna leave you where you lie, lie
I gonna leave you where you lie, lie
I gonna leave you where you lie

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Cause I’m alive and like dem Trolls

Hey! Guess what? I’m alive! I know, I know, you knew that and you knew I’m a big ol’ slacker who sometimes doesn’t update her blog for months at a time. But who cares what you know? Ha!

So, I’m done with my other, other job. Thank the gods. I was doing answering service crap and it was ok money but it was, indeed, crap. And temporary. So now I’m back and can once again pretend I’m important in my online world. Sadly, I’m not overly angry about anything political because I’ve actually not been keeping up with politics. I’m pretty sure Obama is still a disappointment, we’re still in Iraq and I still don’t have medical insurance. So, nothing new happening. I’m terribly shocked (though I did see that Palin has resigned her governorship and think that’s highly amusing).

I did just read a couple of posts regarding trolls on the BlogHer site1 and thought it was an interesting topic. Of course, my idea of a troll differs greatly from the authors of the posts I read. They seem to follow the Markified definition of troll which is:

Troll: noun; markified
1.) anyone that has the audacity to disagree with me in my own blog comments
2.) anyone that engages in (1) and then returns to keep engaging in said disagreement
3.) anyone that hurts my feelings on the intertoobs in any way, shape or form

My idea of a troll is just someone who jumps in a conversation and screams “U’re a DIK!” or some such nonsense with the sole intent of getting shit stirred up. But I guess I’m very strange that way because I don’t find disagreement all that bad (if I did some of my favorite people would be my very own trolls…bleh) and it’s incredibly hard to hurt my feelings2.

So, anyway… These fine ladies were discussing ways that they deal with their “trolls”. They do the IP banning, closing of the comments, comment registration, and other things of that nature to try to keep the troll out completely. I guess if you really prefer to not see what they have to say, that’s fine. And most people are more sensible and less of a smart ass than I, so these solutions make sense to a certain degree. A good troll, though, will find ways to get under your skin once they know they’re slowing driving you insane. After myself and some of my cohorts were declared Markified trolls, we did childishly3 engage in some of these tactics. Eventually our boredom and immaturity lead someone not-so-near-and-dear to change urls and close us off completely. Mwahaha!!! I am deeply ashamed. ahem

But I digress.

I haven’t had many of my type of trolls here, but I’ve got my own way of dealing with them that reverses their efforts and can drive them insane– instead of them driving me insane. And this is what I mean in my comment policy when I say I will edit your comment if you’re trolling. Let’s say Troll A leaves the following comment:

YOU SUCK AND OBAMA ISN’T A LEGAL CITIZEN AND SARAH PALIN IS QUEEN AND YOU SUCK SOME MORE, OBAMASUCKER!

(I did have a comment similar to that from a PUMA. Oh, good times.)

So, I see this comment and giggle like a raving lunatic because, dur, I have editorial independence here on my own blog. So, the comment becomes:

You are so awesome and I love your blog! I’m going to come back every day to see what new and interesting things you write. I love you!!!!!!!!

Or something equally disgusting. And then the games begin. This is where you put on comment moderation and turn off user comment editing (if you have it). Now Troll A will come back to say that she didn’t leave that damned comment and how dare you edit her free speech that way. But the comment goes to moderation, where you once again allow her to express her undying love and adoration. Which makes her even more mad and causes her to break her exclamation point and her caps lock as she emphasizes how EVIL YOU ARE!!!!!!!! for editing her own words.

And this happens again and again until you get bored and leave her comments in moderation because yawn she’s off the deep end and you’ve lost interest. Or she goes away frustrated and starts a hate blog. Whichever comes first. When one of those two things happen, you’ve won.

No need to respond to the troll, of course, after you’ve changed their hate to love. Unless you want to twist the knife and thank them for all the flowery love and admiration. They will scream at their monitor and pound on their keyboard but your regular readers and commenters don’t have to know that. They will just think you have some weird, overly sweet stalker friend. And who doesn’t love admirers?

Of course, this only works if you’re a smart ass and you don’t mind causing someone you’ve never known some personal angst4. Shoot, if you’re like me you’ll have a great time dealing with that troll for the little they come ’round to your spot. Share the hilarity with your friends. Nothing wrong with some evil laughter directed at psychos, right? Oh, and this never works for someone who is a Markified troll because, um, that person is not a troll. Just sayin’

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Criminals Out of Our Country

Apparently the fear mongers in the GOP are worried that the dangerous Guantanamo Bay prisoners are going to infect the United States and take us over from within. None of us are safe. RUN!!

So, to prove that point the made this video, aptly named “Guantanamo Bay Terrorists: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?”1:

OMG! We are doomed. Just fucking DOOMED if Obama lets those people onto our soil. Everyone, come together and don’t let dangerous criminals live here!

In the spirit of the panic that was induced by the above video (you are scared, aren’t you?), Hilzoy of Obsidian Wings put together this little number, called “Criminals Out Of Our Country”. Behold2:

Paid for by The Committee to Send Dangerous Criminals into Outer Space

That is all.

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It is What It Is

Remember last April when I asked if you’d like to help a sick mother take her children to Disney World? Sadly, that mother, Lisa, passed away last night.

I didn’t know Lisa personally, but had been reading her blog as she struggled with that monster, cancer. She fought valiantly and recently made the decision to stop treatment– it was doing her more harm than good.

She left behind a husband and two young girls, who she called Dude, Teenie and Cam respectively. Please take a minute to send them good thoughts and some extra strength.

Rest in peace, Lisa.

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And then there were… OMG!!!

I was going to do a post regarding Nadya, the litter-producing mom. But that was before I saw Miz UV’s post. Why should I do one that would pretty much say the same thing? Go there and read hers.

One thing I’d like to add about the tax thing, though.

No one is going to have their taxes raised because some woman decided to crank out 8 babies. They’re not going to pass a levy in her town so that she can get that ginormous welfare check. If she does get government assistance the money will come from taxes that are already being paid. And if the state/county has to hire one more social worker to keep an eye on this lady, so what? At least that’s one more person who has a job.

Choice is choice is choice. Also, it takes a village and all that jazz. Additionally, many people have come from HUGE ass families1 and have actually felt they were better from the experience than someone (for instance) who was an only child. That’s not to say their mothers didn’t lose their ever-lovin’ minds (I know I’d go bonkers in a heart beat), but a lot of the kids grew up close to their siblings and formed relationships that were more beneficial than a $300 video game and/or $200 pair of shoes2.

I’m just sayin’. Also.

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P.A.N.T.H.E.R

So, when someone tells you that Palin has an amazing approval rating let them know that less than 200,000 people agree with that assessment. Alaska is the largest state by land mass in the U.S. But when the number of voters is broken down, well, would Palin fare so well in a state with larger numbers of registered voters? If less than 200K people agree with her policies, why should we be happy about her approval rating?

Totally safe for work and kids.

So, children, if you plan to vote for Palin because she has the same chromosomes as you, well, stand proud, P.A.N.T.H.E.R.

via Womanist Musings

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I Heard a Rumor Today

I’m a little over all this bullshit drama. But it seems assholes are still assholes even when they’ve been ripped a new asshole. I was actually debating taking this fucking beef somewhere else, but I’ll wait. I’m all patient like that. Like a cat hunting a loon, I’ll watch, wait and carefully consider my next move. If the loon was smart she’d take flight and stay away from the agitated cat.

I’ve got a little tidbits of advice for any crazy bitches little birdies who might flit around this way.

  1. Make sure you don’t have any existing enemies that might know anything about you.
    None. Nada. Zilch. Keep your personal shit to yourself and when you stab your friends in the back, they won’t have any ammo to use against you. For instance, don’t ever claim to be the child of a state attorney general who has argued cases in front of the United States Supreme Court. Some people have access and know how to use services such as Google, Findlaw and the Big Daddy- Westlaw. Someone who you’ve wronged may be more than willing to provide information against you. Such as when people send strangers emails containing a fuckton of shit that was just Wow! {This part was added for clarification.}

  2. Keep a low profile after you’ve already been outed all over the big ol’ Intertoobs.
    When you allow your base instincts to take over again (mostly because you lack the ability to learn from your mistakes) you’re likely to make more enemies. Who needs more than you’ve already got?

  3. Should you ever decide to poke the cat, make sure that you don’t leave trace evidence of who you are at the site of the poking.

    Never use your name in your emails when you try to leave threatening comments. You might as well have left your name and address. That’s so far beyond stupid that stupid looks down right genius.

  4. Learn the definition and legal history of the word “Libel”.

    This is really important because of a certain birdie’s tendency to do such a thing. How many people did she threaten with copyright infringement before someone who is smarter than she wishes they were blew that lie to the wind? Were any of these people using the disputed in the commission of their business? If so, do any of these people realize that the copyright lie has been exposed? Would they like to know? Do they have legal recourse?

  5. Never imply that a lawsuit is in the works unless there is a lawsuit.

    Also, make sure your bank statement is meaty enough to be able to defend such an allegation. In the United States, the burden of proof in a civil action is on the plaintiff. Bringing a lawsuit against a citizen of another country could be exceedingly expensive, but bringing a lawsuit against someone whom you’ve personally wronged? Tsk, tsk.

  6. The FBI?

    If you were to have a person believe that the FBI is indeed involved in a case of copyright infringement (where there is no copyright as evidenced by this post) well that person would be even more stupid than you.
    Because you used “Anonymous” while posting a harassing (blatantly untrue statement made for the purpose of intimidation in this case) you are, in fact, violating the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3402).

  7. Ignorance of the law is no excuse
  8. Just because someone mailed certain people your true identity (which was never outed on this blog) and those people were able to use Google, does not mean that you are not in violation.
  9. Let sleeping cats lie.

I have a policy on this blog- a policy to which many liberal sites adhere. I don’t ever out people. I might bust your bold-faced lies wide open, but I won’t out you. If you wish to be pseudonymous then that’s fine by me. If someone happens to share your personal information with me I won’t share it publicly. I cannot stop that same person (who contacted me) from contacting other people and giving them that same information.

I strongly disagree with any type of personal outing and will remove myself from that situation- simply because the very act of outing (unless in the commission of a crime) is distasteful for me personally. I just don’t believe in it- unless the person being outed is guilty of a heinous crime (child molestation, for instance) or is, in fact, libeling someone else. I think that someone’s online “personas” are up in the air, especially if those personas have a history of stalking, harassment, and otherwise bullying behavior online. For instance, if “Passion” was doing something and I knew “Passion” to be someone else, I might mention her other name. Maybe.

However, if someone is so crazy to continue along the path she’s going- for instance threatening lawsuits all over the Internet and other unsavory things – then someone might find herself involved in yet another criminal action. I don’t need the attention this could garner me, of course, so it would be all hush-hush (except to the few people with whom I have email and/or telephone contact- I reserve the right to point and laugh at loons). I reiterate that I will not have myself or my blog libeled nor will I be bullied. I have the right to peaceful enjoyment of my domain and to be free of psycho hosebeasts who just don’t know when to quit.

Step down. Take a deep breath. And find some cutie on Craig’s List who might be able to give you the attention you are so craving. It’s not everyone around you that’s out of their minds, you know.

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Tip O’ the Hat

Ok, enough with the crap. Who wants to see that shit anyway? Hmm. What you really want to see is Stephen Colbert1. I know this and, because I’m all about my readers, present “Tip O’ the Hat and Wag O’ the Finger” from July 17.

[Edited to add: Safe for work and kids. Not safe for people who dislike hilarity.]

Seriously, watch to the end. But the bit about the Pope (around 2:00) and the billboard (3:18)are, well, comedy gold.

That is all.

Update

How could I forget this clip? More from Stephen. This will definitely appeal to geeks and haters of O’Reilly.

Pay close attention to 2:46. For real.

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