Wednesday, September 9, 2009

today, today

What a day. I am so exhausted and about to go to sleep...at oh, 9:30pm. Very excited about this. I had a really busy schedule today, so I woke up at 4:45am after going to bed at midnight so I could get my workout done. So I did that, went to work oh-so-very tired and had a crazy busy on my feet day, and then had meetings until late afternoon. When I got home Hank and I headed over to Jean's house to watch Obama's speech. Now, I really refrain from getting political here, but I do have to say that it is getting harder and harder for me to be friends with people who are crazy Conservative Republicans, and I have quite a few friends in this category. I love them for who they are, but I DO NOT love the ignorant comments they post all over Facebook. It takes every single ounce of any self control I have to not respond and say, "Oh really, exactly what lies is Obama spreading?" and "Oh, so you really believe he has a death panel and will KILL your grandma?!" It's ridiculous. Maybe I'm ridiculous for getting so insane about this but I don't know if it's possible for me to be friends with people who I now consider part of the birther movement. It makes me sick. These are the same friends who I KNOW know nothing about politics, aside from the 10 minutes they spend giving FOX News a cursory glance. Hank and I are on the same page, thank god, and we both have a shared dislike of this ignorance. Now, if you are on the other side of the fence about politics, you may be thinking that I am the ignorant one, and that's fine...but I really feel in my heart of hearts that the Right Wing Conservative sect of our government is ruining America. And this is not an uneducated statement- I read a lot of history and politically minded current affairs books, and stay up to speed with politics. I have a lot of strong opinions about a lot of things going on, but this blog isn't really an avenue I'd like to express that in. More than anything, I just wanted to share how disgusted I am with the idiotic comments I read all day long on Facebook from people I always had respect for- people I always thought were intelligent! Maybe it's unfair, but once I know someone's stance on certain things, it's hard for me to see them in the same light.

But anyway, that was quite the little rant. You should hear Hank and I go on and on, it's too funny. Other than Obama's speech, which I thought was brilliant- minus the idiot Republican lawmaker heckling him, I've been home relaxing. I am very, very happy because one of my favorite students in the whole world went up to NAU this year as a freshman, rushed Pi Beta Phi, and got her bid last night! It may sound cheesy but it's a very special and emotional thing for me because she is now sharing in something that is one of the most cherished things in my life. She is going to go through so many of the wonderful things I got to experience, and all of the Pi Phis before me got to, since the 1800s. She's been in my class since she was a sophomore, so I've gotten to know her very well, and I've always told her how perfect she would be as a Pi Phi. And now this little circle is being completed- very awesome! I know sororities may seem strange to many of you, but the four years I spent in Pi Phi were some of the most influential, positive years of my life and it's just amazing to see someone else take part in it. I credit Pi Phi for bringing two of my dearest friends into my life- Autumn and Shirley, and many other special people. I will be going up to NAU for Homecoming activities with Shirl, Erin and Alana, and it's going to be so nice to reconnect with so many of our long lost college friends. I'll also be up again to help out with Initiation in November and I'm really looking forward to being there for that.

This week is almost done, which I am very happy about! I'll be in Las Vegas with Lauren this weekend, helping Hank's sister usher in her 21st birthday on Saturday night. It should be a blast. As for now, our bed is calling my name so off I go...Goodnight all!

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE that you and Hank are teaming up on this subject! I totally feel you, my family (not immediate) BLOW up facebook with crazy polls and hateful slurs. It takes everything in me not to reply!

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  2. i'm a conservative republican! lol guess i'm CrAzY. i can list lies Obama has made and point to the spot in the bill that mentions how politicians will be the ones deciding your fate. it may not say "death panel" but the fact is that's essentially what it is. and if we put up with liberals bitching and saying the stupidest shit about Bush, you should be able to do the same for the next four years. just sayin'...

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  3. Hi Emalie,
    Thanks for writing. We will never, ever be able to see eye to eye on this. I would like to say though, that it's astounding to me that you think that people who disliked Bush are in even the same ballpark in terms of the way Obama is being treated. Yes, I am and was against most everything Bush stood for, but I would never, ever go as far as some of the stuff I've read. But again, that's me. But I do feel that the "Obama-haters" have taken this way too far, farther than I have seen anything ever taken about Bush. The representative yelling out while Obama was giving a speech? Our President's speech being banned from schools? It's insanity. Regardless of who it was (yes, even Bush), I would have been upset about school censoring children from watching the President address them. But, like I said, we will never see eye to eye. I do not understand where you are coming from, nor do I want to. Half of my close friends are also Republicans and yes, I think they are crazy too. I probably should have refrained from taking a political tone in this typically light-hearted blog, but I couldn't help myself when I saw about 10-12 horrible videos posted on my Facebook page. Again, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Even though we disagree, I do appreciate the fact that we are able to voice our opinions. Have a good night!

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  5. It's good to see republicans approaching partisan politics as if they're involved in an elementary school yard bicker. I half expected her to end her rant with "nana nana boo boo"...justr sayin'...

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  6. despite the fact that i agree with you when it comes to certain people bashing our president, i'd also like to remind you that this is YOUR blog. you are entitled to post whatever you'd like; don't worry about offending others. i'm sure we'd all agree in knowing that you're not out to hurt anyone, or step on any toes. but this is your little place on the world wide web to release; don't let some overly sensitive person take that away from you. i'm game for sticking up for what you believe in, supported by well-educated, thought out reasoning -- not some dimwitted accusation based off ignorance & biased journalism. & with that said, i'm definitely in favor of being able to voice those educated thoughts, especially on your own blog :)

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  7. (Dee - this is Rochelle but I want to post anonymously because I haven't made my blog private yet and I don't want haters to link to my blog.) So, I agree with Jessica. It's YOUR blog, you say what you want. So along with what you were saying about Facebook -- As I always have been and maybe even more so now, I'm very religious. BUT I think there's a time and place for that to take root. And I find it so frustrating on Facebook when people bring God into their political argument to justify their opinion. You can twist words around for God to be on both sides of most arguments, and it doesn't make it truth. My beliefs help me to govern my own actions and my own decisions, but I don't feel the need to prove that with a political comment on Facebook. Make sense?

    Maybe it was the wrong time to say that, but I'm just saying, I understand your frustration - just on a different vein.

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