The Bolthole by Asher
July 2003
1Funk Off!
2So far...
4A Good Holiday...despite a SNAFU
6Day of the Slug
7Losing Hope / Hope Lost / Bloody Pissed Off
9A Little Motion Back in the Right Direction
10Picking Up Speed
14Vacant-eyed Zombie Gaze and other meanderings
15The Periphery
16The Periphery, Part 2
18A Catty, Cynical State of Mind
19Lazin' the Day Away
22One More Step
23A Typical Day?
24The Funk Strikes Back / A Little Pontificating
29Crossing the Rubicon
31A Little More Pontificating / The Status Quo
A Little More Pontificating / The Status Quo
July 31, 2003

Iím pretty much a live and let live sort of fellow - - living under the idea of "An it harm none, do what thou wilt. If someone can find fulfillment be it physically, emotionally, or spiritually under that rede without making someone else suffer in some way, I wish more power to them. Itís hard enough in this world to find satisfaction, who am I say that a particular person or personsí method is wrong?

This thing with President Bush and the Vatican coming out against the legality of homosexual unions has me in a tizzy. I find bigoted bullshit ridiculous in this day and age. If two (or more) people find themselves in a long-term (if not permanent) relationship and wish to legalize their union so the rights of the partners are protected, why shouldnít it be legal? If the participants are consenting adults and in full control of their faculties, I can't see any reason to disallow it. No oneís getting hurt and no one is forced into it - - what is the big fucking deal? It smacks me of prescriptive morality and thatís damned familiar to me after the book Reading Lolita in Tehran. Itís the same kind of shit that was being pulled there. Whatever happened to We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness?

In a lot of ways, I think the government as a whole doesnít give much credit to the intelligence and moral fiber of people. It would explain the ever-increasing need to put out a law to cover every possible subject. I think it could all be bloody well simplified. If you do something that hurts or costs someone else, you suffer a suitably equal punishment. If itís a so-called consensual crime - - where the only person you are hurting is yourself, well thatís your problem. If it doesnít fit those parameters, forget about it - - itís likely not your damned business.

I have to admit I understand why this plethora of laws came about. While there are a lot of good up standing people in the world, there also a good many worthless chunks of flesh walking about it. People who believe that the world owes them something and have no compunction about doing whatever they need to get it. It runs the gamut from junkies killing someone for $20 to get there next fix to business executives bilking their investors to national leaders who lie to get what they want. It's all kinds and at all levels. You can't make any generalizations except that they do not feel responsible for their actions nor consider the affects they have on others so long as they get what they want. It's a combination of greed and callousness that can beget a lot of evils petty and otherwise. So, because of these yahoos, it complicates everything for the rest of us. As if the world wasn't complicated enough already.

I've been having back problems for the last few days. I'm not sure whether I injured myself or if my suspected weight loss is forcing my posture to realign itself. Ah, the joys of being built like a beer keg. Laughing

I do have to say that it likely explains my need to rant...not that I need one. Very Happy I haven't been sleeping well and combined with being sore -- I've been a grumpy old bear. R's been on fairly good behavior and he's damned lucky. While, I'm not physically up to ripping him a new asshole -- I certainly could do it verbally.

Of course, sniping at him is redundant these days. T has been getting really unkind to him with respect to his shortcomings. I asked her about the change the other day and she basically indicated that she had seen the light. I've been bitching about him for years and she's gotten tired of defending him. He hasn't done anything to change and seems thoroughly oblivious to the fact that he needs to. I really wonder what he is thinking some times but I am almost afraid to know.
Join Now!
Sign in

November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
November 2017
July 2017
June 2017
March 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
September 2009
August 2009
February 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003

Login to select
your favorite journals


If you're ready for a zombie apocalypse, then you're ready for any emergency.

adopt your own virtual pet!
adopt your own virtual pet!

adopt your own virtual pet!

Free Counter
Free Counter
Visitors since December 28, 2004


Visit my Forum

© Website Copyright 2003 by
© Journal Content Copyright 2003 by the Author
Terms of Service Agreement
Privacy Policy