Pecas means freckles. Freckles are good because they provide a natural camouflage. You can easily hide in the polka dot dress section of a department store.


~e-mail Adela bonitisima de las pecas

Blogs I like:
~Frontline blogger Kevin.
~Rachel Lucas. You'll love her.
~IMAO. Frank, the evil genius.
~USS Clueless.
~Transcended. She e-mailed me a compliment and a link to her very real, very good page.

Politics and News:
~WorldNetDaily - A real news source unafraid of calling the French cheese eating surrender monkeys.
~We Love the Iraqi Information Minister, a tribute to Baghdad Bob, that lovable liar.
~PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals.
~Protest Warriors. Good reading and good supplies to emphasize your anti-neohippy stance(i.e. t-shirts, bumper stickers...). Funny and very anti-anti-war.
~Satirical "news". Humorous and enligthening

Cool famous people:
~You should know this band, but you don't.
Live theatre in Memphis:
~Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse. They show pretty quality plays.
~The Wiseguys. A very funny comedy improv group performing for free every first and third Tuesday at Kudzu's downtown.
~Theatreworks. I've never been here.


  posted by Adela @ 9:53 AM

Tuesday, July 29, 2003  

So, so dumb.

NEW YORK — The city is opening a full-fledged high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students -- the first of its kind in the nation, The Post has learned.

This is a public school. The city's using 3.2 million dollars to renovate it.
New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long's comments:
"Is there a different way to teach homosexuals? Is there gay math? This is wrong. This makes absolutely no sense," Long said. "There's no reason these children should be treated separately."
"What next? Maybe we should have schools for chubby kids who get picked on. Maybe all kids who wear glasses should have special schools. It's ridiculous," he said.

Once again, liberals are separating minorities to make things "more fair" or "more pleasant" when actually they're discriminating. Remember integration? Remember separate but equal? Remember we determined that separate is inherently unequal?
Essentially they're saying that gays are different. So different they should not have to attend the same schools as straight kids.
If nothing else this is a waste of money. What bothers me most is that this is going to be a public school.
The only special schools should be for those who are learning disabled or gifted. Really you can often effectively separate those within the same school.

  posted by Adela @ 2:56 PM

Monday, July 28, 2003  

News and links

Bush awards Heston the National Medal of Freedom. It was also awarded to Julia Child, so what exactly is the basis? I need to research.

This guy is offensive and nutty. Holding a very strong anti-porn stance, many might be first inclined to agree with him, but continue reading. If you're not offended or at least in disagreement, we shouldn't be friends.
- I thought at first it was a joke, but I can find no evidence that it is. If you do, please e-mail me. (Click the bottom of this post or see the sidebar).

  posted by Adela @ 6:45 AM

Thursday, July 24, 2003  

News of the day

Rachel has already said everything there is to say about this story. The short of it is this: a man is being punished for shooting a burglar.

The asshats who sue gun manufacturers for gun crime may not have such an easy time doing so in the future.

Since 1998, more than two dozen cities, counties and states have sued gun makers, many claiming the manufacturers allowed weapons to reach criminals because of irresponsible marketing.

Many suits have been dismissed or dropped, but Congress is considering legislation backed by the White House and the NRA to protect gun makers and sellers from lawsuits arising from the criminal or unlawful use of their products.

My thought: Guns don't kill people, I kill people.

Food suits may not work.
"Big Food" is not the culprit. The discrepancy is an issue of causation vs. correlation. Although the prevalence of fast food has increased in tandem with American obesity, this is by no means proof of causation. In fact, as fast food has grown healthier with the addition of salads and other healthier alternatives, Americans have continued to gain weight. That may be because during the same period, Americans have grown drastically more sedentary. Finally, the study suggests that with the loss of structured workdays, the rise of telecommuting, and increasingly hectic evenings, more Americans are forced to snack instead of eating full, healthy meals. Obesity is the result of an overall lifestyle change.


So far, most of the suits have been dismissed, if not laughed out of the court. In one decision U.S. District Court Judge Robert Sweet wrote that: "If a person knows or should know that eating copious orders of supersized McDonalds' products is unhealthy and may result in weight gain (and its concomitant problems) because of the high levels of cholesterol, fat, salt and sugar, it is not the place of the law to protect them from their own excesses. Nobody is forced to eat at McDonalds. (Except, perhaps, parents of small children who desire McDonalds' food, toy promotions or playgrounds and demand their parents' accompaniment.) Even more pertinent, nobody is forced to supersize their meal or choose less healthy options on the menu."

I'm happy to know some bits of humanity still use their brains to make decisions and not the "I want" factor.
I sincerely believe that most of our problems, the reason we're heading towards socialism and the law doesn't force us to take responsibility, is because many parents don't raise their kids anymore. They give them what they want all the time and they never discipline. I think if I had that upbringing I'd weigh 300 pounds and sue McDonald's, too.

  posted by Adela @ 12:57 PM

Monday, July 21, 2003  

Random news bits
A palm pilot in your shades - cool.

Once again, is Bush still a conservative? Rachel pointed this article out. I'm disgusted by it. They're going to pay women on welfare to get married. There are too many problems with this to even start.
Another good article about the Bush administration's "conservatism." Lots of facts and details.

Finally someone is trying to again make us legally responsible for ourselves: It's not McDonald's fault if you're fat!

  posted by Adela @ 11:00 AM

Friday, July 18, 2003  

More illiterate each day.
Cathy Travis of Jonesboro Ark. is "translating" the Constitution for dumb kids. Nevermind teaching them the vocabulary, let's just dumb it down.

Article 1, Section 9: "No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed."
Translation: "Congress cannot pass a law to declare someone guilty of a crime. Criminal laws passec by Congress can be applied only from the time they are passed."

Once upon a time the Catholic clergy had total control of Catholics because there were the only ones who knew latin, the language of the Bible. The clergy told the people the Bible said whatever they wanted it to say. This is the path we're taking. Deifying those in power by dumbing the masses. If no one knows what rights we have, no one will notice when they're impeded upon.

Bottom left corner, today's Commercial Appeal (Memphis paper).

  posted by Adela @ 8:42 AM

Wednesday, July 16, 2003  

Thanks for the heart and the nightmares
From the Discovery Channel: organ donors get more than just the organ, they also get the donor's memories.
Catherine Beckman received a heart from an 11-year-old boy, but ever since the surgery she claims she's been aware of a "dual energy."
Are we seriously giving credit to this? I put this on the level of tea leaves and psychics. Sounds like a dirty hippy wants to be on t.v. to me.

  posted by Adela @ 7:52 AM

Read the whole article
A good rule overall, but sometimes absolutely vital, such as with this article.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is trying to blame higher incidents of violence and discrimination against Muslims and Middle Easterners on the U.S. government's crackdown on terrorism, saying that it has increased since September 11. Of course it's increased since September 11! Muslims and middle easterners were the ones who committed the atrocities that day. They make up a disproportionate number of the terrorists who attack the U.S. and its interests.
I do not agree that anyone should attack random people who look middle eastern for these reasons, but you cannot blame the crackdown on terror for the hate crimes. Ignorant people who lump all middle eastern looking people together are to blame for the increase in crimes.

  posted by Adela @ 7:03 AM

Does Al Sharpton have a chance?
My wonderings after this article tell me I should know more. For example, does the gay vote count for much? I don't know, but I hope not. Many of them will support Al Sharpton.

Seven contenders in the Democratic race for president told the nation's largest gay rights organization yesterday that they strongly embraced the goal of equal rights and equal protection for gays. Three of them said they support same-sex marriage.


Sharpton brought a thunderous round of applause when he said that asking him if he supports gay marriage "is like asking me if I support black marriage or white marriage. The inference of the question is that gays are not human beings and cannot make a decision like other human beings."


Supporting only civil unions, he said, "is like saying you have the right to shack up, but not to marry. I would use the bully pulpit of the White House to set a tone. . . . Congress must vote in a climate that's different."


The candidates all said that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that silences gays who join the military is wrong...

What does the President have to do with gay marriage anyway? It's a state affair.

  posted by Adela @ 6:48 AM

Kiss the Girls
Stories like this make me fearful of going out without a gun or a bodyguard. I'm glad they're trying to charge him so heavily.

  posted by Adela @ 3:41 PM

Tuesday, July 15, 2003  

This story is just unnerving

In case you're not familiar with this story yet, a 12 year old girl met a 31 year old man on the internet and run away with him. The most disturbing part to me is what her parents said:

They said they saw her last at 7:30 a.m. Saturday when she told them she was meeting friends.

"She went to the door, said 'bye,' and that was the last we saw of her," said her father.

The girl's cell phone was switched off and she had taken a school bag with her passport and some clothes.

A 12 year old goes out no questions asked??? My mother would probably have gone with me, or made sure a responsible parent she knew was with us. She definitely would have known who I was going out with, where we were going, and when I would be home.
I do feel sorry for these parents. I know they are in absolute turmoil, but seriously, how irresponsible can you be? I'm shocked.

This reminds me of some words of wisdom from DarthBeckMan, on assuming people have an inherently good nature: if people are naturally good, then they won't feel the need to teach their children how to be good people. Why teach what comes naturally?
The whole speel is excellent. He discusses other consequences of believing the world is an evil place that creates monsters of people who were born so pure-hearted and sweet.

  posted by Adela @ 8:10 AM

Things that suck:
Homeland security (the lack of it) - thanks Rachel
Stupid lawsuits - thanks B

  posted by Adela @ 7:19 AM

From Rachel Lucas, this story, about a man who just jumped right in with reporters and White House staff - unnoticed.
I've always been paranoid anyway. I think I'm going to die from a brutal murder (yes, I'm probably crazy, and yes, I've watched Kiss the Girls by myself, alone, at night). This incident does not ease my mind.
Updated: Now shoe bombers can leave their shoes on! No sense in checking those.

  posted by Adela @ 8:08 PM

Friday, July 11, 2003  

Is it bad that I'm having doubts about the President? He's been supporting a lot of things I would consider liberal lately. He seemed satisfied with the Supreme Court ruling on Affirmative Action, he's going for the medical bill for seniors, we may be going to Liberia on a U.N. peacekeeping mission, recommendation of Kofi Annan, this picture (see top of article) really irritates me. Peace is good and all, but flashing the peace sign is just above wearing patchouli.
I'm sure I'll still vote for him. He'll certainly be more my type of candidate than the democrat, and I wouldn't want to split the vote by voting for the third party. Still, I hate playing "Who's the lesser of two evils?"

  posted by Adela @ 7:57 PM

The Dixie Chicks can eat my Freedom Fries
and so can the Senate Committee on ChangingThingsAsWeSeeFit Senate Commerce Committee.
The whole deal is stupid, stupid, stupid. A radio station responded to the protests of its listeners and turned off the Dixie Chicks. Demand was gone so supply went. Welcome to the wonderful world of capitalism and free market econcomies.

  posted by Adela @ 7:26 PM

Wednesday, July 09, 2003  

Oh how lazy I've been!
My brother just warned me that I might get some readers from the wonderful Frank, told me of Frank's blogiversary and warned that I must link to the almighty Frank!

Unashamed Frank adoration: Frank's personal makes me want to convert to Catholicism and move to Florida.

Do you guys like how I linked to the almighty Frank six times? Happy Blogiversary!

  posted by Adela @ 7:02 PM

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