Brain Barf

May contain traces of nuts.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

:o)



I realized, that I've only blogged wah wah, poor me CRAP recently.
I think I only vent my frustrations here, because I don't feel safe venting them anywhere else....and here, I'm only pissing off two readers. :o)
It made me wish that blogger still had the option to do an audio/voice post thing.
Because even when I'm bitching, I'm a happy bitch!
My "mother" calls my sense of humor, "caustic".
I call it, "sarcaustic"!
But not easily translated into print.
Example A: Print versus audio when detecting snarkiness:
  • Print: We had a norovirus outbreak at work. I cleaned up a lot of fecal matter.
  • Audio: Yay for fresh turds, they are much easier to clean up than the dried on dingle-berry/pubey plucking kind and hey, he's not constipated anymore! And! I got new hip-waders! Front to back mother fuckers!

Peeps, I apologize. On so many levels. :o)

I'm going to make a concerted effort to barf more of the good chunks. Of course there will still be some steamy chunks. With corn.

Loaf,

Keri

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Final Straw Form Letter +/- Version 1

Keri xxxxxxxx: D.O.B. 07/12/1974
Minor Daughter: Mikalea xxxxxxxx D.O.B 01/03/1992
xx X x XX xxxxxx, Washington 98xxx


11/28/2008

Member Records Division,
LDS Church
50 E North Temple Rm 1372
SLC UT
84150-5310

This letter is my, and my daughters, formal resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it is effective immediately.
I hereby withdraw our consent to being treated as members.

I withdraw consent to being subject to church rules, policies, beliefs and “discipline”.
As we are no longer members, I want our names permanently and completely removed from the membership rolls of the church. This includes being listed as ex-members, non-members or candidates for “baptism for the dead.”

I have given this matter considerable thought. I understand what you consider the “seriousness” and the “consequences” of my actions. I am aware that the church handbook says that my resignation "cancels the effects of baptism and confirmation, withdraws the priesthood held by a male member and revokes temple blessings" I also understand that I will be "readmitted to the church by baptism only after a thorough interview".

This will never be an issue.

The final straw was the "church's" financial and very vocal support against proposition 8.

I can no longer be associated with a group that revels in unequal rights. I am saddened that my ancestors surname, and mine, has once again been soiled, in the name of self righteous, ignorance induced discrimination.

I refuse to be a member of any group or church that tries to hide their bigotry behind their warped version of morality.

I will not allow my children to be influenced by ANY group that so blatantly and shamefully, promotes discrimination.

Enough is enough. Wrong is wrong.

My resignation should be processed immediately, without any "waiting periods".
I am not going to be dissuaded and I am not going to change my mind.
I expect this matter to be handled promptly, with respect and with full confidentiality.
After today, the only contact I want from the church is a single letter of confirmation to let me know that we are no longer listed as members of your “church".
Sincerely,___________________
Keri Leigh Xxxxxxxx


I'd never cared enough to resign. I feel/felt like it was just another submissive act...one more bow to their made up rules. I'm still struggling with it, and the postage stamp hasn't been licked yet.
But sweet teenage Jeebus, Prop 8 is just seems like the final fuck up for me, in the long string of, "seriously?"
But:
"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people". Author: Martin Luther King Jr.

Yo, blogger buddies, editors needed. Even though I'm quite sure no actually reads these form letters, I'd still like some input. If I'm going to actually send it, I'd like to be at least poignant in my own mind.
For example, I repeatedly added and deleted my fifth generation, Mormon surname ethos paragraph. Necessary?
Bueller?
Halp?!

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Dear Mr. Obama,

My first involvement in politics was when I hung a blue Dukakis sign on my bedroom wall as a teen. I did it to piss my ultra Conservative Mormon parents off. I didn't know why it pissed them off, but pissing them off was a valid enough reason for me.
The first time I voted was in 1992. I had been eighteen for four months and I voted for Ross Perot.
This became the standard of my presidential choice not winning, until last Tuesday.

An election has never affected me personally as much as this one.

I don't believe that the most significant part of you winning is how much pigment you have in you epidermis, or that you will be the first president in forty years to take over in a time of war or that you are a Democrat etc. etc.

I think that the most important part of you winning is the record turn out of voters...that we as a people, finally chose not to be stagnant. Agree or disagree McCain or Obama, at least we were woken from our stupor.

I know your campaign slogan was, "yes we can." But my personal reason, was "HOPE." I chose to vote for you when a support group I belong to sent me a link comparing the candidates health care plans side by side. I have a niece with a severe congenital condition (the support group I belong to
http://www.caresfoundation.org/productcart/pc/index.html ). I also work in a long term care facility and voted for Washington State Initiative I 1000/ Death with dignity. But, there are insurance companies who will pay for someone to kill them self, but not for treatments to keep them alive.

In the next few years I fear for your shoulders. Has there ever been another president who will inherit such a sad state of affairs?

Has there ever been another president where so many expectations need to be so desperately fulfilled?

Can we talk about Proposition H8te for a moment? You as a person who belongs to a group who has been deeply discriminated against, how can you not fix this one? It's just so wrong on so many levels.
The shock and disgust I experienced when I saw people celebrating prop H8te passing is beyond words. What sort of ignorant person delights in other people having their rights taken away?

My personal belief is that if you accept one prejudice, you allow them all.

You don't have to agree with gay marriage, but you must recognize the blatant discrimination and denial of basic rights. My lesbian sister has been with her partner for sixteen years. I've been married for eleven. We love and argue with our spouses the same as any other committed couple. Will you look her in the eye and tell her that their love isn't valid and not enough?

AND! Churches that meddle in politics should lose their tax-exempt status!!

I hope in four years your campaign slogan is "yes we did."
Although, I realize that four years is a very small amount of time to fix decades of errs.
Maybe, "yes we are"?

And I hope.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/popclockus.html

And while I'm at it, no one can say it better than this friend of mine:

http://beaniecapguy.typepad.com/beanie_cap_guy/2008/11/fuck-the-mormons.html



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