Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Censorship at it’s Finest

So, I’ve been a reader and commenter at Kittanning Paper for awhile now. The whole Elderton High School reopening issue has been a hot topic for awhile now. We have been asking the KP to put up a poll asking if people supported the decision to reopen a school that will graduate 29 students. There have been polls before, asking what your favorite cinema is and crap like that. When we first requested it, we were told they didn’t want to put up a poll until after the lawsuit. Well the lawsuit came and went and still no poll.

Recently, EHS supporters have again, been beating the dead horse that is:

“69.92% of the Elderton attendance area taxable inhabitants signed the petitions to seceed and equated the notarized and legal signatures to be 2899.”
So, that equates to almost 7% of the approximately 42,000 taxpayers in the Armstrong School District, who want EHS open (and 93% that do not). In fact that 7% is probably significantly lower at this point since Kittanning Township Elementary was sold down the river. Isn’t it funny how “Community” schools are only appropriate in certain “communities”?

So, we took it upon ourselves to create an unbiased poll, where people can only vote once (You may think you are voting more than once, but those extra votes are kicked out and reported to me as a skipped question). We posted the link to the post on the KP and it was removed. I have had a back and forth with the Editor of KP and it is obvious that we disagree about business practices. Seems he wants us to pay for advertising if we want to post links on his blog. Nice.

So, I would like to give my opinion that the KP is biased. Plain and simple. If it is pro-HERO or pro-EHS, it’s all good. If it is the opposite, get out your checkbook.

Seriously, what is so hard about putting up a poll? The only reason anyone would be afraid to is because they fear the result of the poll.

I would like to invite all of my Armstrong County readers to join me in a BOYCOTT of any advertiser in the KP. By advertising in this paper, you are, whether you know it or not, advocating censorship, plain and simple.

Please also, if you are an ASD taxpayer, please take our poll. No matter what side you are on, your opinion matters!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Someone raped the Pimp Van!

So, the plan was for the boys to go to the River's Casino tonight and Tammy and I would ride with them and they would drop us off at the Steeler game and we could then partake in some brewskies at the game.  That called for the Pimp Van!  Mr. Bruises went to the storage facility last night to get the Pimp Van and when he went to start it up he noticed something was wrong.

Some fucking douchebag scaled a 12 foot wall, broke into the unit and then cut of the catalytic converter!  OMG can you belive some people?  My Pimp Van was raped, truly raped, unlike Ben's accusers.

The Pimp Van is much loved by the GNO Girls and the Casino Boys.  We have a lot of history together and I am sure all who love the Pimp Van are just as pissed off as I am now!  The photo is of a recent Christmas shopping trip we took in the Pimp Van.

I hope you enjoyed your heroin that you bought with the money you got from selling the part, you douchbag Pimp Van rapist!

My First Steeler Game

This 43 year old girl is going to her first Steeler game. That's right, I've been a Steeler fan since the 1970's when I rocked my Lynn Swann shirt to Catholic School and knew the Pittsburgh Polka by heart and would sing it on command for anyone. Despite my father having season tickets, I've never gotten to go to a game. We actually had tickets for a playoff game in 1978, but the parential unit partied too much the night before and was still passed out at kickoff.

I am taking Tammy to the game with me, she is pet sitting for us when we go to the beach in a few weeks and I thought it would be a nice reward for her. Personally, I think 7 days with Riley and Travis is worth it's weight in gold, but hey, I like to over compensate. Mr. Bruises seemd a little put out that I didn't ask him, but come on, the dude doesn't even like football and it's the Steelers!!!

Now, we are in the nosebleed section, in peanut heaven and we are in the end zone, but hey, we really don't care, it's all about the experience. AND, we are in row A, so that means we are in the front row!

So, when I first got the tickets (Thanks Becky!) I was so giddy! It was the following day that I realized that I may not see Ben play and that bummed me a little. Now, I am reading that he may play, so I am holding out that he does take some snaps today.

Yes, I am a Ben supporter. I really don't care if you are not. Someone posted on the Steeler Nation FB page today something to the effect that if that was one of his daughters, he would put a foot in Ben's ass. Well I responded that if that was one of his daughters he should have the other foot in HER ass as well because lets face it, she is not innocent either. When you are underage, in a bar with a button on that says "DTF" and will tell anyone that asks what it means (Down to Fuck)then you are not a sweet, little, innocent, college girl who was taken advantage of.

I can tell you, I've been really intoxicated in my life especially in my twenties. Drunk off of my ass. I can tell you though that never, one time, was I not in control. I never put myself into a situation where I had to say no and if I did then that was it.

I am not saying that Ben is a saint. Yes, he can be an asshole. Yes, he is a douchebag. Yes, he is a jerk at times, but is he a rapist? No. If he was a rapist he would be charged with rape. Now don't start the whole, the DA was bought off, that is one hundred percent BULLSHIT. As a DA it is your job to prosecute a crime. There are so many people that could blow the whistle on him. Fact is, the evidence is there, he did not commit a crime. I've read the transcripts.

Personally, I feel that these girls, who claim to be raped, yet there is no evidence to support such crime, are a slap in the face to the women in this world that were truly raped. Some of these women are so afraid to come forward and yet these attention whores make it known to anyone who will listen. We've come so far, yet you now take us so many steps backward.

So today, I will be cheering for number 7 and I hope that other will do the same. I also hope that he knows he has to do things differently from now on. He needs to do what the others do. Hire a hooker. You don't pay a hooker for sex, you pay them to go away. For all that he's paid in legal fees, he could have a high priced hooker at his beck and call 24/7/365.

Here we go Steelers, here we go!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Promises to Myself

  • I promise to continue to try to find the good in people.
  • I promise to realize that some people, just don't have an ounce of good in them and move on.
  • I promise to not allow others to affect my attitude and day.
  • I promise to not let people who tell lies bother me.
  • I promise to not concern myself with people who believe lies.
  • I promise to not allow people to take advantage of me.
  • I promise to continue to help others who really need it and who really appreciate it.
  • I promise to not dwell on the past and to look positively to the present and future.
  • I promise to not allow anyone to become an emotional vampire in my live.
  • I promise to distance myself from emotional vampires.
  • I promise to not let anyone make me feel insignifigant.
  • I promise to try to make everyone around me smile.
  • I promise to make people belly laugh.
  • I promise to help animals in any way, when they need it.
  • I promise to try to not become a hoarder and keep my spare bedroom uncluttered.
  • I promise to try to become healthier.
  • I promise to not allow little things to bother me.
  • I promise to always speak my mind, especially about things that I feel that are wrong.
  • I promise to always provide a solution when I express my opinion about something I feel that is wrong.
  • I promise to protect and defend what is mine and what I've worked hard for.
  • I promise to try to clean up my trucker mouth.
  • I promise to be more patient with others.
  • I promise to have a blast on vacation in 30 days!