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You know, it bothers me a lot less when a conservative tells me s/he thinks I'm wrong than when s/he says I'm unAmerican. Every time I even glance at the backlash against Obama's win, I come away with a sick horror. For all that I find a lot of the visible, frothing GOP to be OMG, WTF batshit, with a side order zealot-frosted krazykakes, I don't doubt that they're American. I totally understand disappointment, even fear (because I honestly do fear the GOP, not just on the front of human rights, but in how the GOP views America vs. the rest of the world, deities above, below, and in the deep blue sea...), but I cannot understand, or condone the "America died" and "We should secede" rhetoric, much less the claims of we weren't divisive enough, WTF?. Aside from the obvious issues (sovereign nations provide their own currency, security, and such, that I doubt right wing separationists have thought of), it boggles me that that is somehow a rational response.

In a GOP win, I would have tried to fight within the system, supporting issues at a state level, even if they couldn't be managed at the federal level. I would campaign, and call, and argue one person at a time if necessary.

But I would never have called GOP supporters unAmerican. I would never have said Washinton, California, and Oregon should secede from the Union (despite the fact I'm fairly certain they could be self supporting as a group). Because, yeah, I think they're wrong in ways that matter deeply to me, but I don't think they're magically not American.

So... Dear GOP: Get Over Yourselves, because We're Americans Too.
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This is an amazing clusterbl**p.

Synopsis: A woman is pressured by her husband and in-laws to be a surrogate for her sister-in-law and her sister-in-law's husband. Now six months pregnant, she's highly distressed by the fact that her sister-in-law is now living outside the country with a lover, her sister-in-law's husband has filed for divorce and wants 'nothing to do with the family' (including the child-to-be), and the sister-in-law is refusing to discuss the situation.

There are so many things wrong with this, it's... necessary to share because brain explosions are gentler when multiple people are providing shrapnel and gray matter. Or something.

Remember, ladies, if you agree to be a surrogate, talk to a damn lawyer before you begin gestating lest the sky fall and you be caught in a WTF-trainwreck of doom.
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Dear Rail Carrier:

Mr. Einstein's definition of insanity was repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

I guess that means you're crazy because you're continually amazed by the idea that your entries aren't done even though you don't send them to us.

Try the not-crazy way, and alert us to your entries in a timely manner. You might be surprised by the fact that we do them when we know about them.

-- Vasaris, the baffled Panda-Dragon

What is with the krazykakes tonight?

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