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13 October 2011 @ 08:26 am
Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.

02 March 2010 @ 09:59 pm
So I haven't posted in this thing in seriously, like 78 years. It's totally twitter's fault. It's just so much easier to read and moves so much faster. But anyway, the real reason I'm posting is to pimp the best non-college basketball bracket out there, Fandom March Madness.

If you watch TV at all, I promise, a show you probably watch is in the hunt. There's drama, comedy, Sci-Fi, and Teen regions. There's trash talking in the comments (more as the field gets narrowed down) and its an all around good time.

And I'd just like to say, things that are currently making me happy in these prelim rounds: JULIET in the lead for Lost (YES! She's my best most favorite), and Olive Snook not too far behind Ned for Pushing Daisies. Oh how I loved Olive (and Ned, but I'd like to see a woman take it this year).
08 October 2009 @ 10:06 pm
Oh The Office, you make my heart happy. I loved the episode tonight. Loved. I laughed, I cried. Just perfectly Jim and Pam.
30 September 2009 @ 11:20 pm
People, I cannot tell you how happy the show Glee makes me. Like I know its not the most well written, best acted show on television. But I adore most of those kids (Kurt is my absolute favorite), and a good number of the adults. And Somebody to Love may or may not have given me chills and made me tear up a little. Just Love.

Also, Modern Family is hi-freaking-larious. I was dying last week during the Lion King and bb gun parts. Too funny.
02 August 2009 @ 05:32 pm
Okay so I'm watching the Travel Channel just to have something on the TV. And they are having a Man vs. Food marathon, and somehow I've never seen this show. But I fear I'm hooked. This dude is completely ridiculous. How is it possible for one person to eat this much food? He had this pastrami sandwich in New York that was one pound of meat. 20 stack of pancakes, a huge (like the size of a small table )pizza in an hour. And the craziest thing? He doesn't weigh 600 pounds. He must excersise every moment he's not eating.

I finally read The Time Traveler's Wife. I've had it for awhile, and it's always been one of those I'll get to it one day kind of things. Well the commercials for the movie were intruiging me, so I started it last week. Wow. Just wow. It was so, so good. Seriously. Excellent. And I'd heard people singing it's praises for years, and I have to say, it lived up to the hype. It was interesting, well written, heart felt, romantic, funny, sad. I went through so many emotions while I read it. It took me about 4 days to finish it and I was sad when it was over (because I wanted more). I am so excited for the movie, if it's even a little bit as good as the book, I'll be happy.

Woo-hoo! Shark Week starts tonight. *singing Jaws theme in my head*
25 June 2009 @ 07:53 pm
I'm still kind of in shock. Just flipping back and forth between MTV (videos!), CNN, and MSNBC. It's so sad, and I do feel like someone I've "known" since I was a child has died. I still remember dancing on the sidewalk when I was little hoping it would light up like in the Billie Jean video. And like I said on twitter, no matter what has gone on with Michael Jackson in the past 10 years, he's still one of the greatest entertainers ever.

Also, can I just say that it's a shame that it takes a musical icon dying to make MTV actually play videos during primetime.
03 June 2009 @ 09:25 pm
So I decided to dust this thing off again and try posting an entry or two. I'm ashamed to say that after scoffing at twitter for many, many months and declaring how much I hated it and how annoying it was, I am now a twitter addict (Trinabeana21 over there if anyone wants to know). I mostly just use it to follow celebs and talk about General Hosptial, but I'm enjoying it so far.

Watched Part 2 of the Obama White House thing on NBC. Can I just say that I adore my President, his wife, their kids, their dog, and the White House Staff. It seems like it would be so fun (and stressful) to work there. Beau (Bo?) is a good puppy, he actually sat and shook hands. Hell, my dog barely sits still for longer than 2 seconds at a time. But I am thinking about taking her to dog training class. One of these days. Maybe. My family only asks me about it 12,000 times a week, so eventually I think they'll wear me down.

You know what commercial I absolutely cannot stand? That phone commercial where the dude pours the sprinkles all over the counter. Ugh, hate. First, it comes on too much. Second, why would he do that? Why? It bothers me. Who's going to clean up all the sprinkles? That poor ice cream shop worker guy? I think they should make the Dad clean them all up and pay for the extra sprinkles too. :-P

Okay, I'm out. Don't forget, if you have a Sonic near you, you can get a free 10 oz. root beer float tonight from 8-midnight. I don't like root beer, so I didn't go, but I figured I'd put it out there.
04 May 2009 @ 10:22 pm
After hearing everyone talk about it for months, and seeing lots and lots of people on my flist getting accounts there, I've finally joined team dreamwidth (thanks to longtimegone for the code):


I'm trinabeana over there. I haven't posted anything yet, and I'm still trying to figure everything out. But I know a few of you have journals over there, so if you see a trinabeana friend you, it's me. I'm not moving over there (to many communities and people here that I know aren't going to move), but I figured I'd at least make a journal there in case some grand migration happens eventually.

In other news, How I Met Your Mother has me very confused tonight.

Spoilers for tonight's HIMYMCollapse )

No news on Chuck yet. Supposedly, sources are saying it's renewed but I will not celebrate until I hear official word (which may not come until the 18th). Honestly, I'm already hoping for the failure of Jay Leno's 5 nights a week gig because with it on the schedule, there's less room for quality shows like Chuck. Oh well, here's hoping we hear something (positive) soon.
Current Mood: confusedconfused
20 April 2009 @ 09:19 pm
Okay, so I know that its been like more than a month since I've posted here. That whole life thing, it is so busy lately. But tonight I had to post. And post about two things that I hardly ever talk about here.

The first is my show Chuck. Why are you people not watching this show. It is so freaking good, and funny, and just gah. Tonight's episode? TV perfection.

More thoughts on the awesomeness of ChuckCollapse )

The second thing is my increasing admiration for one Mr. Zac Efron. I'm going to admit here and now that this kid has totally and completely charmed the pants off of me. I love him, and I love his girlfriend and think they are probably the cutest Hollywood couple I've seen in forever.

But I really want to talk about Zefron's new movie 17 Again. What can I say. Am-a-zing. Honestly, even if I wasn't completely enamored with this dude, I'd have loved this movie. It was so good, so charming, and funny, and surprisingly real at times. I would recommend it for anyone, even if you don't have the same level of Zac appreciation that I do (believe me I have enough for eveyone, lol).

Why 17 Again truly surprised meCollapse )

So yeah, tonight I'm just sitting on the couch, recovering from some PRK eye surgery and waxing poetic about Zac Efron and Chuck. Good times. I think I'm going to go watch that scene from Chuck again a few more times, lol.
Current Mood: okayokay
25 February 2009 @ 12:12 pm
I was reading the headlines on US TODAY this morning and one of them said, "PGA's Bailout Plan". So of course I'm thinking, why does a golf association need a bailout plan? Doesn't make any sense.

Then I read the rest of it and it says, "Golf world breathes a sigh of relief as Tiger Woods returns to the game." LOL. Tiger is the PGA's "bailout plan." For some reason that cracked me up.
Current Mood: amusedamused