Month: June 2009

Hey Idaho….WTF?

lhsOk so I’m pissed. I’m not upset. I’m not mad. I’m PISSED. Why you ask? Well it seems that Idaho is being a bunch of pricks and denying family admission pricing to a lesbian couple at the local STATE OWNED swimming pool called Lava Hot Springs. The couple and their three foster children recently were denied a reduced admission price to the local swimming pool where they live. Apparently this happened because Idaho does not recognize gay marriage and defines a “family” as one male, one female, and children so therefore the state agency that runs the pool must follow Idaho law. The ACLU, who I usually disagree with, says that while Idaho state law defines marriage as one male and one female it does NOT have an overall definition of a family. And last I checked by having foster children they are a foster family that is licensed by the state of Idaho. Does this not define them as a ‘family” by the state of Idaho? I really think Idaho messed up. Read the following from the Lava Hot Springs website:

FAMILY DISCOUNT PASS POLICY
Intent: The family discount is intended to help families afford the day out at a swimming pool or hot pool facility that they may not otherwise be able to afford. It is also intended to increase attendance at the facilities midweek when business is typically slower. Therefore, the discount is available Monday-Thursday except major holidays – New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

Eligibility: In order to be as consistent as possible, families that are eligible for the discount are considered to be parents and children. The children must be dependant children of the parent, or parents, present at the time of entry, and under the age of 18. For the purpose of this discount, parent is defined as the person who has long-term legal responsibility for the dependant children.

Discussion: The children need not be biological offspring of the legally responsible adult(s). Adopted children and foster children are considered part of the family so long as the stipulations listed above are met. Parents are defined as those adults who are either legally obligated to the care of the dependant children or are married to the adult who is the parent of the dependant children. Single parents and their children are eligible for the discount. Adults who are raising their siblings are eligible for the discount.

Um ok so did they not just completely disregard their own policy? These two women completely meet the requirements.

You know I thought Idaho being a somewhat Midwestern state would be more tolerate of this kind of thing, but I was wrong. If this place is going to pull this kind of crap they better start requiring every “normal” family as they wanna call it show their marriage licenses and birth certificates for each kid that is with them or they don’t get a discount.

I leave you with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of marriage (I removed some definitions as they referred to plants and the Mafia):

Main Entry: 1fam·i·ly
Pronunciation: ?fam-l?, ?fa-m?-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural fam·i·lies
Etymology: Middle English familie, from Latin familia household (including servants as well as kin of the householder), from famulus servant
Date: 15th century
1: a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household
2 a: a group of persons of common ancestry : clan b: a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock : race
3 a: a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : fellowship b: the staff of a high official (as the President)
5 a: the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children ; also : any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family b: spouse and children

The full article is over at http://www.ktvb.com/news/localnews/stories/ktvbn-jun0909-same_sex_pool.63f5cee5.html.

Politically Incorrect

You know I am so sick of this whole politically correct BS we have nowadays. It’s completely ridiculous and moronic.

This society today makes me sick to my stomach and makes me wonder what went wrong. When did it become wrong to call a midget a midget? Sorry they aren’t height challeneged or vertically challenged. They are a freaking midget. A dwarf. I just have a hard time referring to them as “little people” when discussing them. To me it’s almost more derogatory to call them “little people” than midget. To me little people means they are less of a person than me because they are “little” right?

And now some state (can’t remember which one at the moment) is wanting a statewide ban on spanking. Yep. You heard it right. Ban spanking. I’m sorry but I was spanked as a kid and I’m glad I was. I wasn’t beaten. I was spanked. Paddle, wooden spoon, spatula, flip flop, belt. Whatever was used. I was spanked on my butt. There is a big difference between spanking a child and beating a child. A BIG difference. But today’s society doesn’t seem to see the difference. Spank your kid go to jail. Kid mentions his dad spanked him. BAM! You’re getting investigated for child abuse. It’s sad. Really it is.

Another thing that bothers me is calling blacks African Americans. Why? Do people call me an American American? No. Am I called a English American (since I know I’ve got English ancestors)? No. I’m called white. Same thing with other races. They are Chinese, Japanese, etc. Not Chinese Americans or Japanese Americans. And I’m sorry but it’s Mexicans not Mexican American. If they are illegal then they are DEFINITELY not American nor do they deserve that title. I’ve gotten out of calling Asian people Orientals but I never called them Orientals much to begin with.

I know I’m gonna offend some people out there with this post, but so be it. I know that I am not the only person who thinks this way.

Lazerfest 2009 Photos

Posted almost 200 photos I took at Lazerfest 2009 this past Sunday. Click the READ MORE link to view them. Enjoy.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=78668&id=732169524&l=c8acfaac14

Is MTV Promoting Underage Drinking?

So I do watch some reality TV shows. There is one that I’ve been watching called “College Life” where MTV has given a few college freshman cameras to document their first year in college up in Wisconsin. Great idea. If I’d had a camer ato document the stuff that I did in college who knows what kind of trouble I’d be in now! So these kids basically film whenever and wherever they want. They film their dorm parties, their hookups, their breakups, etc. It was quite borng at times, but then at other times it was kidn of interesting. So the most recent episode was about them all going on Spring Break. They all ended up going to Panama Beach City, Florida. Not together though as most didn’t know each other anyways. There is one guy that is flat broke. He has $175 to last him 7 days in Florida. Yeah right I am thinking. They show him buying alcohol like crazy and by the first day he’s spent all of his money. No surprise there. But what I sat there and thought was this. MTV allows this kid to film himself right? They, MTV, ultimately edits the footage to show on TV. They show him buying this alcohol and it hit me. This kid is a freshman. He’s 19 (even talks abotu how he is 19) and yet he’s buying alcohol. How the heck did he pull that off? Fake ID? The clerk not checking. So the almost 30 year old in me kicks in and is like “WHOA wait a minute here.” Why aren’t the clerks selling this kid alcohol getting busted for selling to a minor. And MTV showing this to me is promoting underage drinking. I don’t care how you spin it, that’s what their doing. All I know is this….my kids whenever I have some of my own are NEVER EVER EVER going to Spring Break if I have anything to say about it!