Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I'm back!


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I'd never forgive myself

Teenager with peanut allergy dies after a kiss

A Quebec teenager with a peanut allergy has died after kissing her boyfriend who had eaten a peanut butter sandwich hours earlier. Fifteen-year-old Christina Desforges died Monday. She went into anaphylactic shock and in spite of being given an adrenalin shot, could not be revived.

(note: that peanut butter sandwich picture was actually used in the article as a visual!!!)

Dear god I'd never forgive myself! I almost killed my last boyfriend a couple times. I used to call him my Bubble Boy b/c after he started dating me he became allergic to everything, especially seafood. One time I kissed him after eating crab legs. I brushed my teeth but did not floss and his lips blew up like Donald Duck. He had to take a bunch of Benadryl and passed out at 10pm on a Friday night so I sat up and watched TV by myself for a few hours.

Another time I had him come with me to my dad's annual office party at Pappadeux Seafood Kitchen. We told the waiter ahead of time about his allergy and they were going to cook his steak and potatoes on another grill. So we were super careful and I had a bowl of crawfish as an appetizer. The key to truly enjoying crawfish is to "pinch the tail and suck the head". Well one FLEW out of my hand and the meat and all its juices landed all over his face! I was mortified and thank god I didn't have to stab him with his Epi Pen! Yeesh.

Monday, November 28, 2005

I can't wait!!!

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I cannot wait for the 5th season of 24 to start! I saw the trailer on FOX and started jumping up and down and cheering. For those of you who have never watched this show, it its the most addictive, fast-paced and heart-racing program I have ever seen. My family and I watched 8 straight hours of it when we got the first season. For you LOST fanatics, this is much more intense and the cliffhangers are just as frustrating. I suggest you all go to your local video store and start renting Seasons 1-4. Yes, you can watch this new season, starting in January, without having seen prior episodes. A word of advice though: never watch 24 right before bed b/c your blood pressure will be through the roof! If I can find the trailer I will post it.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Weird News

Here are some weird news headlines I ran across today.


An 18-year-old self-described Satanist kidnapped two children on the South Side and planned to carve a pentagram into the chest of a 6-year-old girl to win back his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said Saturday.


THORNDALE, Texas -- A pack of six dogs mauled a 76-year-old woman to death as she worked in her yard, authorities said. Lillian Loraine Stiles was riding on a lawn mower in her front yard Saturday when she was confronted by the dogs, described as pit bull-rottweiler mixed breeds, said Milam County Sheriff Charlie West. Investigators think Stiles was attacked when she got off the mower and headed into her house. Stiles had severe bites over her entire body, and a man who tried to help her was bitten on one leg, authorities said.


SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- The man got a ride all right -- just not the one he was expecting.
Police say a 20-year-old man was so disoriented after a night of drinking that he hopped into a police patrol car thinking it was a taxi.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Deputy Esther Beckman was questioning a bicyclist on the street when the suspect, whose name was not released, hopped into her cruiser.
Officers let the bicyclist go. But the man looking to hail a cab was taken to jail on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and cocaine.


It can be dangerous these days to get between a shopper and an Xbox 360.
It took more than 10 police officers to restore order at a Maryland Wal-Mart when a scuffle broke out as the devices went on sale Monday night.

About 300 people had been waiting -- some as long as 12 hours. And they'd devised their own system, using numbers, to determine who'd get first shot at the new video game players.
The trouble began when a store manager announced they'd be sold on a first-come, first-served basis -- instead of using the numbers.

One customer said the scene that developed "was like a mosh pit." Some people were knocked down and trampled, but nobody was seriously hurt and there were no arrests.
Wal-Mart then decided to cancel the sale, and police told everyone to leave. But a store employee told the Cecil Whig newspaper that some Xboxes were sold later that night.


NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority says it will provide a special area for anyone who wants a place to pray while at Giants Stadium or the Continental Airlines Arena -- a reaction to Muslim groups' outcries after several fans who prayed at a New York Giants game were detained and questioned by the FBI in September.

Sohail Mohammed, the lawyer for the Totowa-based American Muslim Union, met Sunday with officials from the sports authority, the FBI and private companies that work at the Meadowlands to educate them about Islam and the cultural and religious practices of Muslims.
Five Muslim men attending the Sept. 19 Giants game against the New Orleans Saints were detained and questioned for about a half hour by the FBI after they were observed praying at the stadium. The men claimed they were singled out because of their faith, but the FBI said the men were flagged by stadium security because they were in a sensitive area near the stadium's main air intake duct.

Former President George H.W. Bush was on hand that night as part of a fundraising campaign he and former President Bill Clinton were leading for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The men were allowed to return to the stadium, but in different seats, and were escorted to their cars when they left.

George Zoffinger, the sports authority president, said space will be set aside at the stadium and the arena for anyone of any faith who wishes to pray. The exact spots have not yet been designated, he said.

"I think we did this thing exactly right," Zoffinger said. "We took it seriously. We did not like the connotation that we were profiling. We weren't.
"With this agreement, we hope we've created an atmosphere where anyone can come to our facilities and feel comfortable," he said.

Mohammed said anyone who wants to use the prayer areas should approach stadium security, who usually wear yellow jackets emblazoned with the words "Event Staff," who will then direct them to the appropriate areas.

Word of the agreement is to be circulated to mosques and Islamic centers throughout the state this week, he said.
Mohammed said sports authority staff said they also may extend prayer areas to the Meadowlands Racetrack.

"I told them you won't get many Muslims using that area because gambling is forbidden in Islam, but I understand there is quite a bit of praying going on among the track patrons while the horses are running," he joked.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

My Saturday Night

These were two of my projects this evening.....the 7 ft. tree is in my master bedroom and I wrapped my poppy prints for the holidays. I have one more tree to do in my guest bedroom but I'm going to bake up some chocolate chip cookies, pour a large class of milk and watch a movie. What a great Saturday night, and I mean that!!

Friday, November 25, 2005

World's Ugliest Dog

Meet Sam, a 14 year-old Chinese Crested that has held the prestigous title of "World's Ugliest Dog" for 3 years in a row. He looks like a Gremlin!

update: I was told that Sam died this week...RIP buddy and may you be better looking in your second life.

Now THIS is romantic.....

The story of Adam and Ashley.

I stumbled upon this story and my sister said the father is a conservative talk show host in Texas....Ankarlo? Well, this is the story of how his son Adam met and fell in love with his wife Ashley. If you've been reading my blog, you will know why I got goosebumps :)

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I especially thankful for:

-my family
-my friends
-my health
-my job
-my new house

....and last but not least, my country, my freedom, our President, our soldiers and that my friend got back from Iraq safely.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

First Snow!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

I'm a BAD American (or not?)

I don't know how George Carlin can be such a flaming liberal and then write something like this! He almost sounds Republican!

YES, I'M A BAD AMERICAN by George Carlin

I Am Your Worst Nightmare. I am a BAD American. I am George Carlin.

I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some midlevel governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!

I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way, damn it!

I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.

I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, try to do it in English.

I think fireworks should be legal on the 4th of July.

I think that being a student doesn't give you any more enlightenment than working at Blockbuster. In fact, if your parents are footing the bill to put your pansy ass through 4 years plus of college, you haven't begun to be enlightened.

I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.

My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.

I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.

I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time arguing about it.

I think global warming is a big lie. Where are all those experts now,when I'm freezing my ass off during these long winters and paying, paying, paying?

I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I didn't wander forty years in the desert after getting chased out of Egypt. I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut-the-Hell-up already.

I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson practices, where he gets his money, and why he is always part ofthe problem and not the solution. Can I get an AMEN on that one?

I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you're running from them. I also think they have the right to pull your ass over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.

And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license. I think it's good.....and I'm proud that "God" is written on my money.

I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.

I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me crap or trying to guilt me into making "donations" to their cause. These people should be targets.

I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.

And what the hell is going on with gas prices... again?

If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.

For once, I actually agree with George Carlin and his rantings!!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Times Person of the Year

Take a look at the winners for the past 4 years:

2000- President George W. Bush
2001- Rudy Guliani
2002- Enron, FBI and Worldcom Employees
2003- The American Soldier
2004- President George W. Bush- For sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a majority of voters that he deserved to be in the White House for another four years, George W. Bush is TIME's 2004 Person of the Year

Here are some of the possible candidates for the 2005 Times Cover:

-Steve Jobs
-Bill and Melinda Gates
-Valerie Plame
-Condoleezza Rice
-President George W. Bush
-Pope Benedict XVI
-The Google Guys
-Rick Warren
-Lance Armstrong
-Mother Nature
-Abu Musab al Zarqawi

Who do you think should be the Times Person of the Year and why?

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Haaa haa

I was just watching Family Guy and Brian the Dog danced to the "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" song! In case you haven't seen this before, click here. If my students are sleepy in class I blast this till they perk up.

I also stumbled upon this:


Chapelle Show: click here.... sooo funny, especially: The Mad Real World, Black Reparations, Gay America, Lil Jon, and of course Rick James.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Freaking idiots

((say the post like Napoleon Dynamite))

So I said I'd help out a friend get signatures on a petition to get a guy on a ballot for a primary. Don't know much about the guy but he's a Republican and I trust my friend's judgement. I went to one of the offices that my friends were in and 2 of them were there. I hesitated b/c we've butted heads before but asked anyways. One guy says "Who is this guy? Is he a nazi?" and I said "No, he's not a nazi, would I support a nazi?" and he says "YOU ARE REPUBLICAN" and refused to sign. He said, "I don't want him on the ballot, thats just makes it easier for him to win." Then I asked my other friend in there and he just said "NO!"

Good Lord these people were mean! I would've signed one for the Dems, ITS A PRIMARY, the more the merrier, let them pick each other off and fight, thats the way I see it. LETS SEE IF I EVER BORROW HIM LUNCH MONEY AGAIN.

How does one do this?

I was looking for Patriotic and Military ornaments for my Christmas Tree and came across this one. Can someone tell me how you support the troops if you don't support what they're doing? How are you supporting them then?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Woooo, hooooo it's snowing right now!! Time to break out my hats, gloves, scarves, hot chocolate, and a big, roaring fire. Oh wait, I don't have a fireplace.....I'll have to go to the parent's house for that.

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......everywhere you go...."

Sing it with me everyone!


10,000 hits

I'd like to make a speech Oscar-style:

"This is so unexpected, I didn't even prepare a speech. First off I'd like to thank my fans...without you I would not be here. I'd like to thank my family, who gave me a strong work ethic and a good, republican upbringing. My sister, Ranting Republican, your passion for politics and arguing was my inspiration to come on here and speak my mind. Last but not least, my last boyfriend. Having views so radically different from you, I needed an outlet so we wouldn't get into a boxing match. You introduced me to the world of blogging, and after making fun of you, I saw the light and thats how Teacher Tori came to be.

I'd like to thank all my crazy, whacky students. You give me an endless supply of things to write about and I love you all. Without you, I would not have a job, and subsequently, would not have the very laptop I use to create this site. Last but not least, I'd like to thank our country's politicians......both Democrat and Republican. You've made me laugh, you've made me cry, you've made me cheer, you've made me want to scoop your eyes out with spoons and give you a Columbian Necktie.

Thanks again everyone ((I'm holding up my laptop)) and God Bless America!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A Soldier's Christmas Poem

I stumbled on this poem in my search to find something for my school to do for our troops. I got all choked up, see for yourself:

A Soldier's Christmas Poem

'Twas the night before Christmas,
He lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house
Made of plaster and stone.

I had come down the chimney
With presents to give,
And to see just who
In this home did live.

I looked all about,
A strange sight I did see,
No tinsel, no presents,
Not even a tree,
No stocking by mantle,
Just boots filled with sand,
On the wall hung pictures,
Of far distant Lands.

With medals & badges,
Awards of all kinds,
A sober thought
Came through my mind.

For this house was different,
It was dark & dreary,
I found the home of a soldier
Once i could see clearly.

The soldier lay sleeping,
Silent, alone,
Curled up on the floor
In this one bedroom home.

The face was so gentle,
The room in such disorder,
Now how I pictured
A United States Soldier.

Was this the heao of whom I'd just read?
Curled up on a pancho,The floor for a bed?
I realized the families

That I saw this night,
Owed their lives to these soldiers
Who were willing to fight.

Soon round the World,
The children would play,
And grownups would celebrate
A bright Christmas Day.

They all enjoyed freedom
Each month of the year,
Because of the soldiers,
Like the one lying here.

I couldn't help wonder
How many lay alone,
On a cold Christmas Eve
In a land far from home.

The very thought

Brought a tear to my eye,
dropped to my knees
And started to cry.

The soldier awakened
And I heard a rough voice,
"Santa, don't cry,
This life is my choice;

I fight for freedom,
I don't ask for more,
My life is my God,
My Country, my Corps."

The soldier rolled over
And drifted to sleep,
I couldn't control it,
I continued to weep.

I kept watch for hours,
So silent and still
And we both shivered
From the cold night's chill.

I didn't want to leave
On that cold, dark, night
The Guardian of Honor
So willing to fight.

Then the soldier rolled over,
With a voice soft and pure,
Whispered, "Carry on Santa,
It's Christmas Day, all is secure."

One look at my watch,
And I knew he was right.
"Merry Christmas my friend,
And to all a good night."


template help

I'm having some trouble with my template and hope someone can help me with the following:

1. look at my links, why are they bunching together? How can I fix that?

2. can I change the look of my blog (i.e color and layout?) If I do, what will I lose? Posts? Pics?

3. how do I add spaces to my side column? If you look at my GOP feed, I moved my sniper and america supports you pics below it and they're all crowded.

Thanks for any help you guys can give!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Its about time President Bush!!

I'd just like to thank President Bush for FINALLY starting to stand up and defend his actions. Here are parts of his speech Friday in Pennyslvania (parts in red are my favorite.) This speech made me want to stand up and cheer. He's got to be SICK of constantly defending himself against not only the terrorists, but our own people. GOOD FOR YOU BUSHIE, YOU HAVE MADE ME PROUD.

" Our debate at home must also be fair-minded. One of the hallmarks of a free society and what makes our country strong is that our political leaders can discuss their differences openly, even in times of war. When I made the decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power, Congress approved it with strong bipartisan support. I also recognize that some of our fellow citizens and elected officials didn't support the liberation of Iraq. And that is their right, and I respect it. As president and commander-in-chief, I accept the responsibilities and the criticisms and the consequences that come with such a solemn decision. While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began. (Applause.) "

"Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war. These critic's are fully aware that a bipartisan Senate investigation found no evidence of political pressure to change the intelligence community's judgments related to Iraq's weapons programs. They also know that intelligence agencies from around the world agreed with our assessment of Saddam Hussein."

"They know the United Nations passed more than a dozen resolutions citing his development and possession of weapons of mass destruction. And many of these critics supported my opponent during the last election, who explained his position to support the resolution in the Congress this way: When I vote to give the president of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat and a grave threat to our security. That's why more than a hundred Democrats in the House and the Senate who had access to the same intelligence voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power. "

"The stakes in the global war on terror are too high and the national interest is too important for politicians to throw out false charges. (Applause.) These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will. As our troops fight a ruthless enemy determined to destroy our way of life, they deserve to know that their elected leaders who voted to send them to war continue to stand behind them. (Applause.) Our troops deserve to know that this support will remain firm when the going gets tough. (Applause.) And our troops deserve to know that, whatever our differences in Washington, our will is strong, our nation is united, and we will settle for nothing less than victory! (Applause.) "

WOW, what a great finish.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

How did you get here?

Here are some interesting ways people stumbled onto my blog this week. Some are resulting from yahoo/google keyword searches, others are links:

-Celeb Soup
-marine prayers
-gallons of chemical weapons
-masturbate teacher
-family guy stationary
-if arrested, can a tenure teacher be fired
-Hammerskins Columbine
-tori porn
-anti republican
-big vagina lips
-Sandra Lee Food Network boobs
-smores poem
-teacher bangers
-was natalee holloway sold as a sex slave

Friday, November 11, 2005

Jarhead thoughts

Well, I decided in honor of the USMC's Birthday and Veteran's Day that it would be a perfect time to treat myself to a movie and Panera after a long, crappy birthday week. And yes, I took my Panera into the movie.

I saw Jarhead and I must admit.....Military movies turn me on! This should come as no surprise to those of you that know me that I'm a sucker for a man in uniform :) The sweaty soldiers, shower scenes, oh, okay, back to my post. I feel I cannot give a honest review because I can stare at any soldier doing anything for hours and enjoy it...but I'll give it a try.

I knew what to expect going into the movie. I wasn't expecting another "Saving Private Ryan" or "Full Metal Jacket" so I appreciated it for what it was....a story of one soldier's experience in the first Iraq War. I thought it would be tough to accept Jake Gyllenhaal as a Marine after seeing him in Bubble Boy, but he bulked up and did an outstanding job. Lucas Black as Kruger and Peter Sarsgaard as Troy were good too....and hot as all hell.

I do like a good battle scene as much as the next, uh, guy, but that's the thing with telling a true story....there is a lot of "Hurry and Wait" in War and not everything is so glamorous.

NOW FOR THE MAIN THING THAT BUGGED ME: All the Marines did the whole time was bitch about how they didn't see any action, never got to fire their weapons, and didn't get to kill anyone. Thinking about my friend who recently returned from Iraq, they don't know how lucky they were. He engaged in several fire fights and saw over a dozen of his friends killed. I bet he'd trade his experiences for those in Jarhead. Sure his battalion did a lot of good and slaughtered lots of awful terrorists but at the cost of his friend's lives and has many years of nightmares to come. I guess I can chalk the whining of the Marines in the movie up to boredom and wanting to help our country instead of sit around and masturbate all day.

All and all, I liked the movie. The cast was fully loaded with gorgeous men, all sweaty and muddy, wearing sexy Marine uniforms and carrying automatic weapons. The shower scene was delightful too. So I do suggest this film to any ladies out there who have a "military fetish" as they refer to in the movie. For those of us who like a good "shoot 'em up, blow 'em up" war epic, this is not for you. It stayed relatively non-political and I can appreciate that.

Thursday, November 10, 2005



Here is a brief history of the Marine Corps:

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution, established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.

I found this poem and thought it was great:

In 1775:
The Marines were given birth,wrought of spirit and steel
A Force that would shakethe earth. 230 yearsof blood, sweatand tears

Hardened this mighty force, that always stays its course. A sacred brotherhood of warriors. Their swords of freedom raised. Unfurl their scarlet colors
Attack withfury, fire and rage.

On land, air and sea lightening is the strike.
Thunder, the awesome roar. Hammering the enemy from desert sand to ocean shore. In the heat of battle Marines refuse to yield. Anchor and globe their shield. “Semper Fi” the call, This brotherhood of Warriors. “All for one and one for All.” So, when the storms of war descend and the call goes out to defend, Marines will fight until the end. For when Marines have landed, all Hell is abandoned.

In the raging battle, in the fiery blast, Marines hold fast. The fight furious, The courage glorious. Til victory is won, for the fallen and the tall “Victory for All.” When“Taps”are played, o’er Fallen warriors’ graves, the tattoo sings ~“All were brave.”

Their “ALL” is what they gave. The Fallen, they are not of earth. Their brave spirits have new birth. They have risen to the sky, now, lightening is Their fiery eyes and thunder. Their mighty cry.

The Tall, With every bugle call Their spirits are given “All.”
“Semper Fi,” the call“Victory for “ALL.” Within every fighting machine, is The SPIRIT OF THE MARINES.

How do we honor them? What do we say? To these valiant warriors On this Their birthday. Only one great tribute for this proud Corps, Standing tall for “ALL,” in uniforms of blues and greens “You are noble Warriors.”


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

When is enough enough?

Warning: Ranting, complaining and a pity party going on here so read on if you're bored. I work too much. 12 hours a day every day is ridiculous. Some days is 13-15 hours. When is enough enough? Isn't there a saying you should "work to live" not "live to work?" I've been so unhappy lately and have been in tears every day this week.

Tomorrow a bunch of the teachers are heading up to Milwaukee for dinner, drinks, and spending the night to celebrate all the November Birthdays. I ask for off...."sorry, not possible, you need to be here until 8pm and be back at 7am on Friday." We are off of school for Veterans Day. So no birthday partying for Teacher Tori. But hey, at least I get to go to the huge annual pub crawl in the wait, you have to work 5 hours Saturday morning and then you come back at 5pm to work an intersquad basketball scrimmage so you can't go downtown to your pub crawl that starts at 3pm. But the other trainers let's screw Teacher Tori.

And then I see my teaching schedule has changed for second semester......all Health and no PE. Teaching the same thing 5 times a day is exhausting, boring and just plain sucks. A lot more grading too.

So my question is, at what point do you have to say, "enough is enough" and stop killing yourself for your career? I am so frustrated, tired and have NO social life anymore. I was asked if I wanted to go to the Bulls game tonight, nope sorry, have to work. Yes I have a morgage and bills to pay so I guess I'll have to live. I didn't realize how stressful it was last year b/c I had a loving boyfriend who was understanding and accomodating. Now that I'm single again and overworked, all I want to do is collapse on my couch.

I try to keep things in perspective. I think a lot about our soldiers over in Iraq, I always have. I think about how small that freaking pub crawl is in the grand scheme of things. That there are guys over there that would give anything just to be back home and I'm complaining how I can't go drink with my friends. So that helps a little. I guess I'm not meant to have a social life at this point in my life and I need to accept that. My 2 friends took me out to dinner last night and by the time I got there, they had already ate.......(relax you guys, its cool). I'm supposed to be at a political dinner as we speak for someone running for the US Congress.....practice ran long so I cannot go.

I'm a happy person and so sick of feeling and looking like someone just shot my dog. So I'm trying to figure out a way to turn all these negative feelings into something positive. I am attempting to organize a holiday care package drive for our entire high school of thousands for our troops in Iraq. I'd like to single out the Marines b/c they are my absolute favorite branch, but any soldier will do :) So maybe what little free time I do have isn't meant to spend drinking with friends, but helping the guys who help keep us safe every day. And that isn't so bad :)


I just had a student walk in cheering....I asked her why she was doing a happy dance and she replied:

"My stepdad is going to jail, woo hoo!"

Crazy kids.

I'll be back to posting about politics soon....I've had a crazy and stressful past week and haven't had time to keep up on what's happening in the world.

If you'd like to read an amazingly informative and funny post, go to Eddie's blog and read his post on France. My sister Ranting Republican and I were on the phone last night during commercials of Boston Legal cracking up over it!!!!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Happy Birthday to me?

Ick, crappy 26th birthday so far. I'm getting screwed at work and I'm frustrated with the long hours that are slowly killing me! At least my students are being nice to me today.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

it was a good season

Well, my high school football team lost yesterday in a tough battle in the second round of the state playoffs. There was a 2 hour thunderstorm/lightning delay and the game ended up taking about 5 hours to finish. We lost by a missed extra point. I felt so bad for my athletes. The seniors were crying and many of them cried in my arms.

As you can tell by my filthy hand, I gave many "good season" and "there, there" hugs to my poor kids. Obviously in an appropriate way for all you perverts who will make comments. Our QB was bawling while giving a post game interview. He threw an interception with 12 seconds left as were driving in our own territory to attempt a FG to win.

Another kid still had his jersey on almost an hour after the game, crying saying "Football is all I've known for 9 years, every fall, football. This is the only sport that you can never play again. I will never put on a football helmet again. What will I do?" After I consoled my athletes and the student trainers who were crying I walked out to my car in the pouring rain and saw our big lineman walking around in the dark alone in just a tshirt and shorts. I went over to him to make sure he was okay and he said he needed a walk....and I watched him just walk to the dark practice field and into the woods. It was pouring so I stayed in my car and waited till I saw him come back before I left. Poor kids, high schoolers are so dramatic....everythings the end of the world.

Well, it was a good season with only a couple losses and I'm proud of them. Now if only my Packers can upset the Steelers today!

Friday, November 04, 2005


I can see how people ended up my blog by site meter. WELL, someone typed in "beautiful vagina lips" in a Yahoo search and my blog came up!!!! In my archives one month I mentioned the words vagina lips and beautiful....(not in the same post) yet it still came up!

If we lied, then you lied too!

Republicans have been catching so much slack for the whole WMD debacle. Ever since the US inspectors pulled out of Iraq in 1998....people on both sides have been expressing their concern. This was even BEFORE the Bush Administration "lied" to read up on what your favorite prominent Democrats had to say:

"We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." -- From a letter signed by Joe Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara A. Milulski, Tom Daschle, & John Kerry among others on October 9, 1998

"This December will mark three years since United Nations inspectors last visited Iraq. There is no doubt that since that time, Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to refine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer- range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." -- From a December 6, 2001 letter signed by Bob Graham, Joe Lieberman, Harold Ford, & Tom Lantos among others

"Whereas Iraq has consistently breached its cease-fire agreement between Iraq and the United States, entered into on March 3, 1991, by failing to dismantle its weapons of mass destruction program, and refusing to permit monitoring and verification by United Nations inspections; Whereas Iraq has developed weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological capabilities, and has made positive progress toward developing nuclear weapons capabilities" -- From a joint resolution submitted by Tom Harkin and Arlen Specter on July 18, 2002

"Saddam's goal ... is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed." -- Madeline Albright, 1998

"(Saddam) will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and some day, some way, I am certain he will use that arsenal again, as he has 10 times since 1983" -- National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Feb 18, 1998

"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement." -- Barbara Boxer, November 8, 2002

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retained some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capability. Intelligence reports also indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons, but has not yet achieved nuclear capability." -- Robert Byrd, October 2002

"There's no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat... Yes, he has chemical and biological weapons. He's had those for a long time. But the United States right now is on a very much different defensive posture than we were before September 11th of 2001... He is, as far as we know, actively pursuing nuclear capabilities, though he doesn't have nuclear warheads yet. If he were to acquire nuclear weapons, I think our friends in the region would face greatly increased risks as would we." -- Wesley Clark on September 26, 2002

"What is at stake is how to answer the potential threat Iraq represents with the risk of proliferation of WMD. Baghdad's regime did use such weapons in the past. Today, a number of evidences may lead to think that, over the past four years, in the absence of international inspectors, this country has continued armament programs." -- Jacques Chirac, October 16, 2002

"The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow." -- Bill Clinton in 1998

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security." -- Hillary Clinton, October 10, 2002

"I am absolutely convinced that there are weapons...I saw evidence back in 1998 when we would see the inspectors being barred from gaining entry into a warehouse for three hours with trucks rolling up and then moving those trucks out." -- Clinton's Secretary of Defense William Cohen in April of 2003

"Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people." -- Tom Daschle in 1998
"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal." -- John Edwards, Oct 10, 2002

"The debate over Iraq is not about politics. It is about national security. It should be clear that our national security requires Congress to send a clear message to Iraq and the world: America is united in its determination to eliminate forever the threat of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction." -- John Edwards, Oct 10, 2002

"I share the administration's goals in dealing with Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction." -- Dick Gephardt in September of 2002

"Iraq does pose a serious threat to the stability of the Persian Gulf and we should organize an international coalition to eliminate his access to weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -- Al Gore, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction." -- Bob Graham, December 2002

"Saddam Hussein is not the only deranged dictator who is willing to deprive his people in order to acquire weapons of mass destruction." -- Jim Jeffords, October 8, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -- Ted Kennedy, September 27, 2002

"There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein's regime is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated. He must be disarmed." -- Ted Kennedy, Sept 27, 2002

"I will be voting to give the president of the United States the authority to use force - if necessary - to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." -- John F. Kerry, Oct 2002

"The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons. He has had a free hand for 4 years to reconstitute these weapons, allowing the world, during the interval, to lose the focus we had on weapons of mass destruction and the issue of proliferation." -- John Kerry, October 9, 2002

"(W)e need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. ...And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War." -- John Kerry, Jan 23, 2003

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandates of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them." -- Carl Levin, Sept 19, 2002

"Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States." -- Joe Lieberman, August, 2002

"Over the years, Iraq has worked to develop nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. During 1991 - 1994, despite Iraq's denials, U.N. inspectors discovered and dismantled a large network of nuclear facilities that Iraq was using to develop nuclear weapons. Various reports indicate that Iraq is still actively pursuing nuclear weapons capability. There is no reason to think otherwise. Beyond nuclear weapons, Iraq has actively pursued biological and chemical weapons.U.N. inspectors have said that Iraq's claims about biological weapons is neither credible nor verifiable. In 1986, Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran, and later, against its own Kurdish population. While weapons inspections have been successful in the past, there have been no inspections since the end of 1998. There can be no doubt that Iraq has continued to pursue its goal of obtaining weapons of mass destruction." -- Patty Murray, October 9, 2002

"As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." -- Nancy Pelosi, December 16, 1998

"Even today, Iraq is not nearly disarmed. Based on highly credible intelligence, UNSCOM [the U.N. weapons inspectors] suspects that Iraq still has biological agents like anthrax, botulinum toxin, and clostridium perfringens in sufficient quantity to fill several dozen bombs and ballistic missile warheads, as well as the means to continue manufacturing these deadly agents. Iraq probably retains several tons of the highly toxic VX substance, as well as sarin nerve gas and mustard gas. This agent is stored in artillery shells, bombs, and ballistic missile warheads. And Iraq retains significant dual-use industrial infrastructure that can be used to rapidly reconstitute large-scale chemical weapons production." -- Ex-Un Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter in 1998

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years. And that may happen sooner if he can obtain access to enriched uranium from foreign sources -- something that is not that difficult in the current world. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." -- John Rockefeller, Oct 10, 2002

"Saddam’s existing biological and chemical weapons capabilities pose a very real threat to America, now. Saddam has used chemical weapons before, both against Iraq’s enemies and against his own people. He is working to develop delivery systems like missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that could bring these deadly weapons against U.S. forces and U.S. facilities in the Middle East." -- John Rockefeller, Oct 10, 2002

"Whether one agrees or disagrees with the Administration’s policy towards Iraq, I don’t think there can be any question about Saddam’s conduct. He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do. He lies and cheats; he snubs the mandate and authority of international weapons inspectors; and he games the system to keep buying time against enforcement of the just and legitimate demands of the United Nations, the Security Council, the United States and our allies. Those are simply the facts." -- Henry Waxman, Oct 10, 2002

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Speak for yourself

So apparently today marks the one year anniversary of President Bush's Re-election and there are Anti-War and Anti-Bush protests all over the place. I know I saw a sign for it when I was visiting my alma mater last week. Look how ridiculous these people look!!!
If you're looking to shed a few unwanted pounds, go to their website World Can't Wait and you'll surely be disgusted and lose your appetite.

What pisses me off is that these morons, who are probably barely educated at all, are encouraging middle school and high school students to ditch class and come to these rallies!! As a teacher, I find this to be absolutely absurd and deplorable. Middle schoolers? COME ON people! I was still playing with Barbies and fascinated with Duck Hunt in middle school. Has the curriculum shifted so much from geography and our founding fathers to foreign policy and Anti-Bush rhetoric? (knowing some of my fellow educators, this wouldn't suprise me). These people are encouraging 5th and 6th graders to leave the relative safety of their school buildings to go out unsupervised in a situation where things could potentially get out of hand? (That's saying they actually have people at these demonstrations). I don't understand how asking kids to ditch class will help boot out the Bush Regime.

This is what they say on the website word for word:

High and Middle School Students: Walk-out, skip school!

Whatever, kids will ditch, not because of their seething anger and outrage over the War in Iraq, but rather to GET OUT OF SCHOOL! I have students faking stomaches all the time. Okay, rant off.

This is the kind of garbage this website is crammed full of balls deep:

Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights.

Your government is openly torturing people, and justifying it.

Your government puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.

Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.

Your government suppresses the science that doesn't fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.

Your government is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.

Your government enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.

People look at all this and think of Hitler — and they are right to do so. (They've been listening to Dick Durbin too God) The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come. We must act now; the future is in the balance. Millions and millions are deeply disturbed and outraged by this (but there are millions and millions who support President Bush). They recognize the need for a vehicle to express this outrage, yet they cannot find it; politics as usual cannot meet the enormity of the challenge, and people sense this. ("people", speak for yourself...replace "people" with moonbats)

There is not going to be some magical "pendulum swing." People who steal elections (here we go again, get some new material, that was almost 6 years ago!) and believe they're on a "mission from God" will not go without a fight. (whats so horrible about that? Better than being on a jihad from Allah) There is not going to be some savior from the Democratic Party. This whole idea of putting our hopes and energies into "leaders" who tell us to seek common ground with fascists and religious fanatics is proving every day to be a disaster, and actually serves to demobilize people. (wow, so these people don't even like democrats? maybe they aren't so who would they have lead this country, Cindy Sheehan? Maybe Saddam?)

But silence and paralysis are NOT acceptable. That which you will not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn — or be forced — to accept. There is no escaping it: the whole disastrous course of this Bush regime must be STOPPED. And we must take the responsibility to do it.

And there is a way. We are talking about something on a scale that can really make a huge change in this country and in the world. We need more than fighting Bush's outrages one at a time, constantly losing ground to the whole onslaught. We must, and can, aim to create a political situation where the Bush regime's program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking society is reversed. We, in our millions, must and can take responsibility to change the course of history. (good luck with that...must be nice to have all this spare time to change the course of history. While you're changing history I'll be working and help pay for your welfare sucking asses.)

To that end, on November 2, the first anniversary of Bush's "re-election", we will take the first major step in this by organizing a truly massive day of resistance all over this country. People everywhere will walk out of school, they will take off work, they will come to the downtowns and town squares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to JOIN US. They will repudiate this criminal regime, making a powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"

November 2 must be a massive and public proclamation that WE REFUSE TO BE RULED IN THIS WAY. November 2 must call out to the tens of millions more who are now agonizing and disgusted. November 2 will be the beginning — a giant first step in forcing Bush to step down (yeah, a few dirty crying hippies will do that), and a powerful announcement that we will not stop until he does so — and it will join with and give support and heart to people all over the globe who so urgently need and want this regime to be stopped.

This will not be easy. If we speak the truth, they will try to silence us. If we act, they will to try to stop us. (yeah, damn that CONSERVATIVE PRO-BUSH MEDIA thats always trying to silence the naysayers). But we speak for the majority, here and around the world, and as we get this going we are going to reach out to the people who have been so badly fooled by Bush and we are NOT going to stop.

The point is this: history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten. WHICH ONE WE GET IS UP TO US.

These next days are crucial. The call you are reading has to get out to millions right away — on the internet, passed out as flyers in communities, published as ads in newspapers. DO NOT WAIT!! GET ORGANIZED!! If you agree with this statement, add your name to it!!! And do more than that: send it to friends, get them to sign it, organize a meeting, take it to your church, your school, your union, your health club, your barber shop, to concerts and libraries and family gatherings, everywhere you go. Raise money, lots of money. Get people together, make plans to be there on November 2, and to build for it.

People like these douchbags are not worth dying for.....I wouldn't even want to breathe the same air or share the same time zone with these people. Its a good thing our beloved (by me anyways) soldiers are fighting and dying over there so the terrorists will not attack us here.....where MOST of us are good, upstanding, logical, loving Americans. I say take this whole group, fly them over to Baghdad, and give them oozies and point them at American Soldiers....b/c thats essentially what they are doing by constantly badmouthing our country and the War on Terrorism. Might as well shoot our boys right in the head and save a step.

rude students!!!

My PE students are driving me crazy right now!!!!! I'm trying to give a power point on strength training and they are talking and making snotty comments. Sooooo, I decided I'm calling home and for the rest of the week they will be running the mile outside on the track. Somewhere over the past couple weeks, something's changed. I'm not sure if they've lost respect for me or are just getting ruder but they have a freaking comment for everything. Okay, done venting as my next PE class is trickling in right now. AFSFDSKLJ;FDASFSDAHGNASVNJSDV;LHFSDAKLJA, that feels better.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Come on Nov 4th, get here.....


You can't have it both ways

Can someone help me with this? Libs often say that the constitution is a "living and breathing document" that is supposed to evolve as our country grows and changes. BUT decisions like Roe v. Wade are dead and settled and cannot be revisited. Now all of you know by now I'm in a Republican in favor of Roe v. Wade so lets not turn this into an abortion discussion.

I just want some clarification, thats all.


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What a great Sunday I had.....watched some football, ran through a corn maze, made smores by a bonfire, and went on a hay ride!

I love fall

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Isn't this tree by my house beautiful? I love autumn :) Although it does resemble the scary tree in "The Ring".