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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Friday, July 21, 2006

Mixed Bag

I anticipate a hellacious day at the Funny Farm. So I have spent my early morning blog surfing in hopes of finding the perfect post. Well, at least a giggle or three.

In my email I found this:

Save America's Wolves

Alaska's majestic gray wolves are in grave danger. Marksmen use low-flying planes to chase the wolves, shooting them from the skies or running them to exhaustion and killing them at point-blank range. Like all living creatures, these wolves deserve a fair chance at survival. But instead of fulfilling our moral obligation to protect them as a legacy for future generations, the Bush administration has watched silently as hundreds have been massacred.

Then, I read about Israel's attacks on Lebanon in Soujourners Magazine.

Nothing brought home to me the devastation in Lebanon though, more than listening to a favorite waitress, Silva, talk about her family currently trapped in Beirut. Back in the day, Silva was a Lebanese freedom fighter and barely escaped with her life.

I have always been a champion of Israel. But the attacks on Lebanon are just wrong. They're killing civilians. And it won't stop the terrorists.

Then I read
Jenn over at Reappropriate. One must see the humor in declaring this past week Blog Against Racism Week:

While I applaud having a bunch of bloggers discuss race politics, I'm going to side on the "anti-special-times-to-do-things" side this time around (in blatant disregard of the inherent hypocrisy of saying this and then celebrating Asian American Heritage Month) and ask: why should we make this week (of all weeks) International Blog Against Racism week? Shouldn't every week be committed to talking about race and/or racism? Does participating in this one week excuse all bloggers from talking about race for the rest of the year and still get to keep their "down for the cause" badge?

I blog about race and racism every week. It must be nice to be one of those bloggers who can ignore racism 51 weeks out of the year.

(Also, I just had to say it: I just love how the IBAR icons include two anime icons. Asiaphilia, anyone? God, I just gotta stop drinking the Haterade.)

And while we are on the subject, what's up with all of the hate toward Niobe? Read the article on My Private Casbah by Bint Alshamsa. It will make you weep.

I was happy to see that
Twisty is Back From The Abyss after Boobalectomy 06 and engaged in retail therapy. It's good to have her back and kicking the fat ass of The Patriarchy.

Meanwhile, it turns out that
Mocha Momma has some sort of shoe fetish and has been engaging in some retail therapy herself along with hiding out from other females who are brazen enough to copy her style. NursePam would not mess with NinjaMocha.


Blogger Syd said...

You aren't afraid to jump head first into the HOT button issues, are you?

Sometimes, I don't agree with you, but I do admire your willingness to speak out. Keep up the good work.

9:16 AM PDT  
Anonymous Sherri said...

Off Topic...
have you seen this site?
I don't blog, but maybe you can share it on your blog?

9:32 AM PDT  
Anonymous Sherri said...

Uhhh...here's the site, LOL


9:33 AM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

LOL Syd. No, I am not afraid to step into the hot button issues. I always tell my nurses that there is one thing in medicine that will get you into trouble every single time; and it is the same thing that will guarantee you trouble in Life. That is, a failure to communicate.

I never expect everyone to agree with me. In fact, I like it when people disagree with me, as long as they can elucidate the reasons why they disagree.

In high school, I was pulled into the honors history seminar, not because I was smart but because the teacher needed at least one student who was guaranteed to force the other students to look at more than one side of the issue ;^)

Thanks for the link Sherri. Way cool idea!

9:54 AM PDT  

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