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Overslept today. Roho said I mumbled something right before getting up, but I have no memory of it.. nor of him asking me to repeat myself.

When did I become such a sleepyhead? I used to be able to leap out of bed and be fully awake.

Oh well.

I decided last night to wait on heading to the store... going to stop in tonight to pick up the fixings for stroganoff for a weekend treat. Will probably do potatoes and fajitas, other weekend staples, as well.

The drive home last night was horrible. I had decided that I was going to stop and pick up Taco Bell for dinner, since it was within my calorie limits for the day, but I didn't have cash. Assuming (yes, you may all snigger) that ALL taco bells accept credit cards, I pulled into the one that's on my way home... only to get trapped in their drive through and discover that you must pay in cash. 20 minutes later, I was able to wriggle out and wing on home. I did end up finding an atm and pulling some money and grabbing food from the Bell closer to home, but I was thoroughly irritated by both the delay and the other morons on the road.

Got home and curled up in my chair to eat, stepping on Cailet as I tried to shift in my chair (she was crawling under my feet last night), then listened to her start coughing and making hoarking sounds. Since I was trying to eat at the time, I got up to move her, and she promptly ran under the table where I couldn't get to her, coughing some more. I did manage to coax her into the bathroom through bribery, and locked her in while I finished my dinner.

Spent the evening chatting online instead of working on art as I had originally planned, then zonked out shortly after Roho got home from D&D. I'm definately looking forward to an evening of relaxation with him tonight and over the weekend. Hopefully we can get some more work done on the website, and I can go ahead and get my domain registered. I did decide to go ahead and go with www.cheekitty.com, mostly because it's more..me. My artistic style tends to be somewhat silly and bouncy, and I just like the domain. Of course, this does mean that I'll have to actually do *work* on the website. I should probably do an update on fennec as well.

yawwwwwn. Still not awake, even after a bowl of cereal and taking medication. Ouch. And Roho just replied to a comment I made in rhjunior's journal regarding the Pledge of Allegiance being unconstitutional. I know that he (Ralph) meant the original posting as a sarcastic jab at those that do feel that way, but the three comments before mine really made me angry. Unfortunately, I used a lot of generalizations in my comment, and um.. Roho falls into them.

So I'd like to clarify my position.

I am a typical American woman. I have pride in my country, I wouldn't dream of betraying the oath I swear every time I say the Pledge. I believe that this country is slowly straying from the path that the founders had set it on, and like a lot of people, I don't believe that the path it's on now is necessarily a good one. I believe fully in freedom of religion, but it's getting to a point where all the non christians are infringing on the rights of the Christians. I don't think that taking prayers out of schools was necessary, and it takes away the rights of those that do wish to pray. I don't think anyone should be forced to participate if they don't want to, and if they are offended by the phrase 'under God' in the Pledge, then perhaps they shouldn't say it.

I think the real crux of the problem is that this country is beginning to revolve around the rights of the few rather than the welfare of the many. To further explain, it's gotten to the point where individuals believe that the entire country should honor their opinions. They've decided that they are offended by something, and therefore, because they are a minority group, they are special and they can get whatever they want. And I'm sorry, but things shouldn't work like that. If I decided that I wanted to come to work naked on Wednesdays, and demanded that my employers allow it, they'd fire me. Bleh. I don't know. I don't get involved with politics, but this just... really irked me. I guess I see the Pledge as a historic document that shouldn't be altered to suit people's egos.

As for Roho... I'm very sorry love. I wasn't thinking, and I do hope I didn't offend you with my comments. I think you know that I respect your opinions, and I wouldn't love you as much as I do if I didn't.


Going to go shower now. I feel like a putz.


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Jul. 12th, 2002 09:28 am (UTC)
I understand your point. America is supposed to be all about freedom and tolerance, so we all feel like heels when we say "As an American, you SHOULD do this" or what have you.

I have to admit that I'd feel rather dissapointed in the country if all of the "In God we trust" and "Under God" refrences were removed from everything. I think that you're currect in saying that if kids want to pray in school they should, although shouldn't be forced to, and although I think it's good for kids to say the pledge, they also shouldn't be forced to.

I remember in high school there was a girl who refused to say the pledge. When we asked her why she said it was because someone had promised her family that God would give them a million dollars and they never got it, so now they refuse to say it. And the guy in CA who sued about his daughter being forced to say the pledge? The details came out that he was doing it just to get revenge against his christian ex-wife. Folks with grudges shouldn't be the ones who determine our freedoms. For some reason I don't see them as the types with our best interests in mind.
Jul. 12th, 2002 09:43 am (UTC)
It goes along with feren's post this morning about teachers calling it quits. Too many people are, with lawsuits and in other ways, telling the world that their opinions are more important than anyone else's.

This is what we (supposedly) have government for, I always thought- to prevent this sort of nonsense.

Ahh well. If we do have children, I believe I will give homeschooling serious consideration.
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