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A Lutheran seminarian eagerly awaiting the return of Our Lord. Soli Deo Gloria!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

One of the Few Political Blogs......EVER

This post is dedicated to Brian Bish. Hello everyone. Let's get a few things straight here.....this blog will offend. PERIOD! I don't care how much you agree with me there is probably an area or two that will offend you. My only response to this is that when you read my blog, you are looking into my mind. I'm not forcing you to read this, you are reading this because you think I have things worth saying.....that surprises me since I don't even think most of what I think should be said. Maybe I'm too humble but I usually don't think anyone cares what I think. However, in light of a few recent events both globally and personally, I need to speak out. Personal is last due to the fact that people who this affects might be put off by the length and not read it. I'm running a gamble and I'll try not to mention names. However, just lettin you know that if you read this, don't be angry with me, it isn't completely my fault. So, there's the public service announcement for the day.

You know how much I hate it yet at the same time it's so important there are times I don't think about anything but politics. For those who know me, I bet you wonder when I'm going to retreat to the mountains with Ragnar Benson and write the next book on illegal weapons smuggling or mantrapping. However, I'm not a psycho who just agrees with people. I like to think I can think for myself. I don't defend the Republican party or Bush 100%. But some of you might be saying, "but you belong to the College Republicans," and your right. I do belong to them because I pay the dollar a year dues to a group that I support more than the College Democrats and is more effective in the politics than say, the Libertarian Party (comeon Dems, you should know how much you might agree with the impotent Pot Smokers Party [Greens] but deffinately acknowledge that they lost the 2000 election for Gore). I am truly a conservative independent in mindset.

Now, Professor Valerie Hoffman of the Religious Studies Department did an egregious error when she said that she didn't understand why liberal has taken such a negative connotation and then she said, "liberal means your open minded, conservative means you are narrow minded." Well apparently the open mind of Professor Hoffman hasn't ventured into the big scary real world to realize that while those terms MEAN that, they haven't been applied in that way. Conservative is applied to mean traditional while liberal is applied to mean changing to the new(some would argue that this makes it progressive but that is without a doubt open for debate). So while making a broad generalization she completely missed the point...and it's any wonder why many down to earth people usually despise the liberal "intellectuals?"

Also, Hurricane Katrina....HOW IN GOD'S NAME IS IT BUSH'S FAULT??????!!!!!!!! Did he suddenly accrue mystical abilities that set him apart from mortal men? Did he make a deal with the devil for the abilities of Storm? Is he a mutant? Why was it his fault that Louisiana's evacuation procedures were not followed? Why was it his fault that ~ 20% of the citizens didn't leave? Why was it his fault that environmental scientists big fad now is that global warming caused the hurricane to be worse? Could John Kerry have stopped Hurricane Katrina? Of course not! People placing sole blame on Bush is F*CKING STUPID! Bush took the blame for what was his fault (appointing someone to FEMA who had no experience) but the aid being slow was slow because of lawlessness in the streets! There were rioters and gangsters shooting at our evacuation helicopters! Some Democrats plain piss me off! "The season has come for Americans to look homeward...instead of continuing to spend billions of dollars in Iraq." Apparently Senator Robert KKK Byrd has the moral authority to say anything, especially since getting us out of Iraq would stop us from helping people who aren't white with our money (oh my God did I just say that??? You bet your ass I did. I don't know if his sudden change of heart is real or not, but I honestly think it's just because that is the way his party went). Oh, and one bitch who really has no fucking authority to say anything is the Democratic governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco who said the dead, "deserve more respect than they have received." Lady, you should be bitchslapped! Your state got massively OWNED because you failed to do what you were suppossed to do in time! Bush is trying his BEST.....get over the fact that you fucking lost the last two elections after having the glorious Clinton era. People don't like you :-D. Maybe Gary Trudeau should think before he writes a comic that has negative connotations about the president. The latest one was, "him working on his abs is helping the country," with the obvious connotation that it isn't. Trudeau, your a dipshit, and I'm surprised considering you were supposed to get As at the same institution where Mr. Bush earned Cs....but then I've never been a big believer that grades necessarily proves intellect. By the way, I've been getting my quotes from the Daily Illini.

Sorry, stupid shit has a habbit of pissing me off. The other thing is with both gay marriage and abortion. The left has no clue about what is moral. The right says traditional values and the preservation of innocent life is important and they are called immoral by the left who feel that everyone needs health care and that a woman has a right to choose, and that two people who love each other but who happen to be of the same gender should be able to get married so they can get those little monetary benefits....cause that and fucking are all love and marriage are about, right? Look, if gay marriage is such a problem, get rid of it as a governmental institution. Simply have civil unions for the government and have marriages for churches/religious institutions. Of course there are problems with that...."I'm Catholic and I wanna marry a dude." If you want to marry a dude and you think your Catholic.....chances are you need to read the Catechism ALL the way through cause there are many other parts your bound to disagree on. Hey, it may have FUBARd theology, but the Episcopal church has been making really poor cultural decisions since it's inception, I'm sure they'd marry you....what else from a church founded by a King who wanted a divorce for like, no real reason....awww, true love.

Abortion: John Roberts is personally against abortion. There, I said it. I'm against abortion. You know that. Hiding behind the right to privacy is a sick reason in my mind to justify (in many instances) the wanton murder of the unborn. But hey, the U.S.'s holocaust won't have a museum like that of WWII, but maybe someday people will realize that if it feels wrong to make omlettes out of Bald Eagle eggs, killing your own fertilized ones is probably just as bad or worse. Yeah, I used logic again God damn me.

As from the previous post, the college of LAS for Lazy Asshole Slackers is still not permitting me to graduate. Of course I heard from a former coworker that his favorite experience was when he went in to talk to an advisor and the advisor was talking on AIM while he was trying to talk to her......our tax dollars at work.

I FINALLY registered for the GRE after going to both LAS and the Office of Admissions and Records. The only way I even did it was because someone at OAR had taken it last week....other than that I would have been fucked because NO ONE in this university has a fucking clue about what is going on....why do the undergrad colleges not know this?????? What the hell are there advisors for?

My cell phone has been stopped because I finally got a new one..............which hasn't come in yet. So effectively they shut down my service too early and I'm without a cell phone for a while. Whoopty-shit.

One final thing......girls, if your my friend, I care for you and I'll probably bother you with, "are you okay," etc, when you are having a bad day or whatever. If this bothers you I'm sorry, but it's my nature to be concerned because I'm not a damn douchebag. If you have a problem with this please let me know and I'll treat you like crap as does said boyfriend/friends/coworkers/parents, I'm not like that at all and you know it. Perhaps it would be good to talk to me so I don't think your mad/have some mental disorder.....that makes me worry more.

Sorry to rant about girls, I didn't do it for relationships issues, just overall, "let's get some shit straight here."

With that this has taken ~ 2hours to write so I'm off to do homework. Read wisely.

Monday, September 12, 2005

LAS Can Kiss My Pasty White German Ass!

Soooooo, what do I have to talk about today? Nothing except the rapage I received from the college of LAS here at U of I. I went in on Friday to make sure all my chickens were lined up for graduation at the end of the Fall semester this year. I was king of the world because I knew straight up what I needed. You see, I've been paying close attention to what I needed in order to graduate since Junior year and I have been looking at grad schools since Sophomore year (I requested graduate information from University of Michigan the first semester of my Sophomore year). I knew I needed to transfer my Calc. III class from I.C.C. and finish my online polysci course in addition to my regular coursework. Welllllllllll, LAS decided to drop me a bomb that was bigger than the biggest H-bomb ever.

Last semester I had asked an advisor in the LAS office that if I re-took a class in calc over the summer and transfered it here if my residency would be hurt. We looked over the residency requirement of no more than 15 of my last 60 hours could be from a 2 year college. This would put me at exactly 15 so I said, good. I was told this would not interfere with my residency by someone who had my information pulled up on screen. They knew I was a double degree, that I intended to graduate in Fall, and this was not the first time I had talked to this advisor. So I saunter in on Friday and an advisor I had not seen before said I couldn't graduate at the end of Fall because my residency wasn't compete if I transfered the class AND I needed yet another social science class or language and arts class.......excuse me?! She then pulls out the contract I had signed THREE YEARS AGO that had the stipulations of the double degree on it and I then remember back to when I was young and naive and asked for a copy of the contract. The dean said no in such a flat manner that I got the impression she was mad at me for asking such a thing. Now I know why I should have gone to student legal services THEN when they refused to give me a copy of a signed legal document.....silly me. Now they decide to point this out which effectivley makes the advisor I talked to last year a F*CKING LIAR at worst and incompetant at least. As for the extra class for my gen. eds, I have always been a step ahead of that game. The requirements were changed my sophomore year, so I am held to the rules of incoming students to the college my freshman year, which was that rather than hours for the different collumns (one more artsy the other more sciencey) we had to take 1 or 2 classes. The only exception to this was social science. When I was a freshman we needed 6 hours of social or behavioral science. My sophomore year this was changed to two courses in social science and one in behavioral science. This new requirement was on the DARS audit for my integrative biolgoy major meaning the computer and the dumb female dog I talked to couldn't put two and two together for an obvious thing.....but yet another issue was that on my permanent folder in pencil was the NEW REQUIREMENTS WHICH WERE UNFULFILLED! If the dean doesn't respond to my email or if she completely treats me like garbage, I'm half tempted to go up to her face and say "hey, how are you....why don't you go f*ck yourself you stupid greedy whore." I know, that isn't a Christian thing to do.....but this is friggin highway robbery. Every time I asked for something in writing I was told that the advisors don't do that.....well now I understand why. Now it's my word against theirs and I'm a stupid kid. So here's to probably taking twelve hours of nothing class-wise next semester and not getting funds for grad school. Here's to yet another let down by U of I and the bureacracy squad.

So, just to get it off my chest now and limit my anger.........................................................................................................................................wait for it........................................................................................"EAT ME LAS! >:-0"

Monday, September 05, 2005

Title of the Post

Heh, a little tribute to one of Bish's favorite bands (DaVincci's Notebook). How are things? Well, not bad. I'm deffinately cheerful and full of splendrous wonder. Alright, I'm not that way but really I'm not bad. School work is somewhat heavy, but this last semester should prove to be interesting (in more ways than one ;-).

Recent issues: -The flirtmastah is back! I'm flirting with several women and may even net one this time......alright, I won't get my hopes THAT high.
-Desk Clerk work is boring and I get a lot of reading done while I'm on duty.
-Jason Sweat is helping me butcher Spanish for the some hilarious ends if the responses are accurate.
-My Death Star is nearing completion and soon I'll be able to take out the Rebel All..........................sorry, nerd moment.
-Picked up a copy of Tolstoy's "A Confession" where he gets his faith back by visiting Russian peasants.
-I had a minor tantrum due to relationships with Tagge (or actually the lack thereof). I guess I'm kinda a whiner, but then again, I shouldn't worry too much.
-Cam is going to teach me how to play bagpipes (KICKASS!).
-Colin's parties are cool.
-Julia's funny when she's drunk.....for shame :-D.
-Mike actually went out for once and had a good time.
-Flirting with Nicole's floor (and herself) are fun to do, especially since most of them are freshmen and as such, MOSTLY innocent.
-Krystal has nicknamed me her "cuddle bitch" and that has led to some funny times.
-I'm going to meet Krystal and Julia's friend sometime this week and I think they both think I'm really nervous about it but they've just blown that out of proportion. I'm not too worried about it and if nothing happens between us but friendship so be it. Besides Krystal, it isn't that your pushing too hard, it's that you aren't pushing hard enough baby ;-).
-I got to see some cousins from California I haven't seen in almost a decade and I forgot how much I'm going to miss Dick even though he died about a year ago.
-I need to sign up for the GRE and the subject test in biology REALLY soon. And then I can start to apply to grad schools.

And with that you've got my post for today....enjoy! Dag YO!

OH, I did put my picture up on for me :-D.