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Saturday, April 8th

Sexualization of inert terminology

music: Ravel's Bolero
mood: Miffed

I resent how the word partner is being used to describe couples instead of the more accurate, and relevant, term 'lovers'. To me, and dictionaries for centuries, partner is a business term for a certain kind of business organization, and it sickens me that it has been appropriated for use as a description of sexual coupling. I realize that English shifts, but still I have a right to be sickened when nincompoops and morons of all kinds mess with the language in such a way that it is degraded. The sexualization of the word partner is such a degradation, and I don't care how many newspapers think it's cute, for I consider it to be an abomination. All you people should be ashamed of yourselves for giving a warm word
such as lovers the heave-ho, and replacing it with a cold, impersonal term such as partners.
Maybe there's other ways to desribe couplings, given that partner is so wrong. If I find that some man sweeps me off my feet and makes me all his own, partner is just so weak to describe something that is as strong as love. Maybe lovers is the only way to describe it, but for some reason people were stupid. I wish I could get paid for being so damn dumb, but I lack the connections and I'm not that dumb, even if I just got smacked in the head with a 2-by-4. In fact, my intellect revolts at the very thought of coming up with a weak term to describe the strongest of all human bonds. That's like calling Mom and Dad parental units. It's the kind of slippery slope that I refuse to slide down. I swear that when I turn queer and catch some man, I would rather go into the newsroom at the New York Times and kill every single living soul than allow them to call me and my stud partners.
To me, that would be a fate worse than death.
tommygun on 04.08.06 @ 05:01 PM CST [link] [No Comments]


Tuesday, April 4th

potpourri

music: none
mood: variable

Intellect and emotion always vie for control of each seperate human mind. In many ways, the number of sociopaths in any given society is a reflection of the value placed on warfare, for a sociopath is a perfect warrior: without fear, remorse, or any reflection on what must be done. Naturally, he would be rewarded for his thoughtless courage with status and all that comes with it, and he would begat many little sociopaths. As long as the fighting never ends, he can function in society...I think I need to take a
new chance on my dreams, if only to expand my mind beyond the dreary confines of the work-a-day world. There's still things to say that no one else can, and ways to look at the world that have not been considered...Barry Bonds can have the home run record. No one can prove a thing, and it doesn't matter if they do. The whole dilemna displays an anti-scientific way of thinking. Why shouldn't we adore those athletes willing to risk their health on unknown side effects just to please us for 5 to 20 years? Do you want to live forever?...I'd rather not take any potshots at our beloved President, because
that's like shooting a squirrel with a howitzer, and after you do that a few hundred times, it's just not as much fun. The truth is that it's not Bush that is the problem, but he is a symptom of the disease that
is rotting away the system that has served us so well. Those who think that Hillary Clinton would be a big improvement are simple-minded, especially given her penchant for wrapping herself in the flag and issuing bellicose foreign policy announcements. Somehow, I think if Gore had won, we'd have gone to Iraq anyway...As for John McCain, I read in Paul Krugman's column in the April 3rd New York Times that he's getting real cozy with Jerry Falwell. Anyone who wants to be President that badly loses all respect earned by past good deeds, for his way of bucking the status quo to do good by the people has been replaced by the ethos that the ends justifies the means. Haven't we been subjected to enough of that crap by little George and his Kleptocrats?
tommygun on 04.04.06 @ 07:40 PM CST [link] [No Comments]