DAMN, DAMN, DAMN!

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A glitch in the EBT system created food benefit cards with no limits in 17 states.

http://news.msn.com/us/wal-mart-xerox-blame-each-other-for-food-stamps-spree

Some people took advantage of this and went to Wal-mart and bought a bunch of stuff. Stinkeye dejour to these sorry motherfuckers. It shouldn’t have to be but, sorry racist bastards that want to get rid of assistance programs will use this to further negatively stereotype people getting this much needed help. Stinkeye to them too. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if  those with the bad behavior would not be the example stereotype for minorities. I won’t hold my breath for sanity or logic from racists. I’d die and that would probably make them happy. DAMMIT ALL!

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More on Priviledge

Image     On racism and privilege: We’re all treated based on looks. That is not merely assumption it is a fact of life. Not even just race, fat, skinny, those perceived to fit the standard of beauty and those that don’t. The closer a person fits to the ideal—white, not overweight—The more of certain privileges they get.

We all need to take a look at our privileges no matter how small. That can be difficult for those that have so little they cannot see those things. I’ll use myself as an example:Though I may have a great grandfather that is a native, I have no idea of their struggle and have no rights to co-opt it.

I’m descended from stolen Africans and have no clue of the struggle of those living there now. Do I have my own very real and very American struggles—absolutely and those are not diminished by acknowledging the different difficulties of others in this biased racial and social economic hierarchy.

I even came to see it in former employment. I and 2 other coworkers compared our pay—The white girl with the least experience got paid the most, my pay was second highest over the co-worker that was the darkest skinned black women with similar experience to me.

I got the unearned privilege of higher pay based not on my skills or negotiation—we all took what was offered to us—but based on being lighter skinned and better fitting a social standard. That is wrong and only makes me a bad person if I act as if this doesn’t happen in many ways everywhere.

 

Oh and straight up stinkeye to people who come into a conversation about race with a damn chip on their shoulder because they are a “mixed” person that is light enough to be perceived and receive the privileges of being white. It is not necessary to say you should not be responsible for atrocities your ancestors committed. Just acknowledge you receive benefits of it and denounce it.  Just as people of color receive the negative of their predecessors being on the losing end of that, what’s the damn problem with us saying we shouldn’t have to continue to recoup the negative from our ancestors?  Don’t want the blame for them? Don’t accept the advantages from it like you earned it then.

Libster Award

Lala’s World Blog http://lalasworldblog.wordpress.com/
Nominiated me for the Libster Award. I am honored because I admire Lala’ World blog, it’s awesome.

 

The award is for new bloggers with less than 200 followers. As part of this I list 11 things about myself and answer 11 questions the person that nominated me asked. As well as nominate up to 11 bloggers myself.

 

I’ll just answer the questions lala’s World blog did:
1.What is your favorite book?

 

This is real tough for me I really loved Through the Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King but also have a great love for The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

2.If you could do anything you wanted, without regard to money or time, then what would you do?

 

Since money would be no problem, I could spend the time I would have working helping others.

3.Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry?

 

Strawberry on the bottom, vanilla in the middle, and chocolate on top. Then the whipped cream and the cherry. ;-D

4.Do you have any pets?

 

No, I have a hard enough time affording feeding my kids, not to mention the messes.

5.What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve ever done?

 

Accidentally set a bush on fire while playing with matches as a kid.

6.What is something no one else, or very few people, know about you?

 

I have the song, You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift on my mp3 player.

7.What is the name of your best friend and how long have you been friends?

 

I won’t mention her name but we have been friends since 1990.

9.What was your least favorite subject in school?

 

P.E.

10.Who is your celebrity crush?

 

Usher

11.What is your favorite food?

 

Orange Chicken

 

Some things about me:

1.If I’m watching TV or movies, I prefer comedies. Drama and action are ok but life is serious enough as it is. I like to laugh.

2.I don’t have time to read as much as I’d like to. My list of to read books has been neglected lately. I do add to it occasionally.

3. I can have a great day in my house alone the whole day. As I have a husband and 6 kids, quiet is a rare treat for me.

4. My favorite shows I will make sure to watch, even if online are: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

5.My favorite fast food is Pizza Fries from a place called Egee’s in Arizona where I grew up.

6. Three things I have wanted to learn and have not yet are: Playing piano, Playing guitar and sewing.

7.I was born in the summertime and really do not like being cold. Summer is my favorite time of year.

8. I did not learn how to swim until I was 13 years old. I was afraid of drowning from age 5 when I almost drowned in a swimming pool.

9.I wish I had better fashion sense. All my friends and family tell me I dress quite plainly. I’m getting better.

10. I have been with my husband for 19 years. It still a pleasant suprise that we have been able to work through so many trials and stay together so long. I hope we can do this for life. I love him so much.

11.Chocolate is my kryptonite.

 

I nominate:

Christ! Xmas
http://christxmas.wordpress.com/

loudblkgirl
http://loudblkgirl.wordpress.com/2012/02/

The Female Voter

http://thefemalevoter.org/2012/07/

Questions for Women
http://questionsforwomen.org/

Framestoframe
http://framestoframe.wordpress.com/

Nat's_Life_Daily

Shut the front door! I am so utterly stunned right now. I was nominated for the Liebster Award. Apparently this award is for new bloggers with less than 200 followers. Yeah, that about sums me up. First of all I’d like to thank Debb at http://sunshinefactor.wordpress.com for this extremely unexpected honor. I hope I get this right because I’m still unsure of what I’m doing, but here goes nothing. For this award I must list 11 things about myself. Then I must answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated me has asked. I must nominate up to 11 of my favorite new bloggers with less than 200 followers and give them 11 questions of my choosing to answer. Lastly, I must notify my nominees of their nomination. Whew, I think I got it all.

Here are 11 things to know about me:

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The Key to a Great Society, Limiting the Freedom of Women

It seriously depresses me as a woman when I hear conservative talking points. The number 1 point on the agenda is “The Family”. I have no problem with encouraging happy families. The problem comes in with what they would like to do about it and limiting the options of people that do not want what fits into their traditional family mold. That and it seems to always have to do with punishing women that don’t do what they want. Their solution to the number of out of wedlock births is to make it harder for women who already have children. Otherwise they would be for making contraception affordable. They would rather have women and children suffering in poverty to scare other women into towing the line. They never want to scare men though. An equally horrible position would be to force men to live in poverty or marry the mother of their children. No support for that. Even though child support enforcement lowers out of wedlock birth rates. Nope, have to punish those evil sluts or risk civilization. 

 

STINKEYE!