September 30, 2009

LIKE, OMG LMAO ROFL, BTW

Posted in Comic Editorial, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 6:25 pm by justinadayswork

OMG
WTF
LMAO
ROFL
BTW
FWIW
IMHO
BRB
UFR
TMI

Oh the list goes on. fabulous abbreviations to make our lives quicker than they already are. but something is missing. I think the following abbreviations need to be added to our vernacular

JTCW
Exclimation: Jesus Tapdancing Christ Woman
Usage: When sensical words just won’t say it
Example: — So I bought a 50 lb bag of cheetos yesterday
— JTCW!!!!

TOWLBB/G
Exclimation: Type Out Words Like a Big Boy/ Girl
Usage: When someone is annoying you with text speak
Example: — u ppl r so like, hot
—  Come on, TWLBB

ANLYF
Declaration to a Drunky: Alcohol is no Longer your Friend
Usage: When someone is cut off
Example: — Look at that cute girl over there….(mumble mumble)
–Honey, that’s a boy. Come on now, ANLYF

SYCNLBMF
Reaction: Sorry, You can no longer be my friend
Usage: When someone reveals themselves to not be cool enough to grace your presence
Example: — Bob Dylan’s voice is just like, so icky
— Um, SYCNLBMF

YGTT
Advice: You gotta tap that
Usage: When tapping is required or otherwise recommended
Example: — God she’s so hot!
— Girl, YGTT!

NSA
Report of Accomplishment: New state accquired
Usage: When a new state has been added to a certain map
Example: — How’d last night go?
— Boy, NSA

HFS
Assessment of Level of Hobaggery: Ho Fo Sho
Usage: When it can be safely determined that someone is a ho fo sho
Example: — What’d you think of Chris?
— Girl, he’s a HFS

GGPMSH
Cuttng Advice: Get a Grip and Put on Matching Socks, Hipster
Usage: Fighting the Emo
Example: — I can’t find my rhinestone glasses and my pants are tighter than my girlfriends! My life sucks!
— GGPMSH

BRBWSBA
Device to Avoid: Be Right Back When you Stop Being Annoying
Usage: To escape those weirdos who IM you who you don’t want to talk to
Example: — So I had this revelation about life the other day, it was awesome
— Sorry, BRBWSBA

More suggestions welcome

seriously

Yeah, like, seriously

September 28, 2009

Judicial Activism and Santa Claus

Posted in Comic Editorial tagged , , , , , , , , at 1:54 pm by justinadayswork

Judicial Activism doesn’t exist. It’s like Santa Claus, or women who aren’t crazy.

Judicial Activism is simply a term thrown around by the right when a court does something it doesn’t like. The premise is this: Judges are deciding what can and can’t be done, thereby “creating law” and being activists. First, activists don’t create law. They wear maroon on the Main Green for Burma. Second, these judges are not creating laws, they are interpreting existing laws based on the constitution, and that will in fact result in mandates about what people can and can’t do. It’s pretty simple.

Here is how our court system works. A plaintiff has a complaint with a law or practice based on some constitutional principle. The Judges hear the complaint, and decide whether it is valid, or whether another constitutional principle applies. THAT’S IT. That, kids, is how you be a Judge.

But somewhere along the line, people, regardless of political persuasion, got the idea that Judges shouldn’t be Judges. As mentioned, the job of a Judge is to determine the constitutionality of law. So when the effect of a law is altered because that law is unconstitutional, a Judge has just done his or her job — even if it overturns the will of the people (see, you don’t matter).

judge

You go girl

September 27, 2009

Neighbor needs boundaries

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:41 pm by justinadayswork

My upstairs neighbor has purchased one of the following

1. A cellphone on vibrate that constantly rings

2. A giant massage chair

3. The world’s biggest vibrator

Because all I have been hearing from yonder apartment for the last 2 days is warbley ahhhhhhhhh sounds. Now he’s even doing scales. Brah, you’re a cool dude, but it’s called boundaries.

cell phone

Unlikely

massage chair

Probably, and I want in. Hospitality, brah

vibrator

Now wouldn’t that be hilarious. Coming from me, this would actually earn him cool points.

The Path to Hipsterdom

Posted in Comic Editorial, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 2:54 am by justinadayswork

After just finishing 3 studio classes last fall, I’ve realized why so many art students are hipsters

We don’t have time to shower

And it’s all down hill from there

All of a sudden the guys’ pants are tighter than their girlfriends’
And the girls go into seizure if they put on socks that match
And all glasses shall not have lenses

hipster

Where are my cigarettes?

Don’t ask Don’t Die

Posted in Comic Editorial, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , at 2:11 am by justinadayswork

Personally, I don’t understand why anyone would want to be in the army. Yes! I get to increase my chance of death! No…not really working for me. But for those who want to fight for their country, lose their big toe for their country, and get shiny stars for their country, I must say I respect your conviction and present the following “Oh God it’s what Rachel Thinks.”

The following article was posted on the Concerned Women for America’s Website, one of the largest and most prominent “pro family pro Christian” groups frolicking with Christ and his rainbows and ponies today. I would of course prefer to call them Christian Workers Forcing Acculturation, but it just doesn’t make for a very strong argument. Oh, what the hey.

http://www.cwfa.org/articles/17288/CFI/nation/index.htm

This article is interesting. It is interesting because I actually agree with the main point on which it is predicated. I of course vehemently disagree with the extrapolations and conclusions that are made in response to this predicate. But it’s interesting to note that, well, they have a point.

And their point is this: military service is not a right. And, in my mind, they are correct. Military service is a privilege, because it requires a certain set of physical and mental characteristics to be a successful and productive soldier. My narco ass wouldn’t be allowed anywhere near an armored tank mission, because my body does not possess the characteristics to keep my fellow soldiers and myself safe.

But here’s the rub. I have a disability — there’s something wrong. There’s something that concretely and undeniably would jeopardize my performance under fire. This article treats homosexuality in the same way — as a disability. To put it plainly, it is just not.

Homosexuals, bisexuals, and other Queer Identifying persons can possess the same physical and mental capabilities as heterosexuals. How straight do you need to be to pull a trigger? So any argument that they intrinsically cannot do the job is an ignorant misconception.

But more important is the analysis of the impact of homosexuals on the military as a whole; on morale, cohesion, and discipline. Few proponents of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell are on the streets saying gay people aren’t physically up for the job. Their concern lies with the presence of homosexual people disrupting the unit of the military itself.

This article uses four arguments to dispel any opposition towards DADT.

First, it assumes that fewer people would enlist, with no evidence to that matter. It does not mention the skilled homosexual soldiers that would be able to enlist. It also cites a study from 1993 saying that a large percentage of enlisted men and women would not re-enlist with the presence of gays. This study is from 16 years ago. People thought New Kids on the Block were cool 16 years ago. Times have changed.

The article asserts that “[T]his would be tantamount to ordering military women to live in close quarters with men.” It would force persons to accept exposure to other persons who were sexually attracted to them.” This is one of the biggest misconceptions concerning gay people. Not all gay men are attracted to all men. Not all gay women are attracted to all women. And furthermore, even if attracted, they would have to actually be some kind of sexual threat to pose any kind of danger or problem for their fellow soldiers. So in other words, the heart of this issue is the fear that a gay service member may be attracted to a fellow soldier. And that, my friends, is called homophobia. And to deny a right, or privilege, to an individual based on homophobia is called discrimination. Discriminationin this sense is unconstitutional. It denies equal protection under the law.

But then the article makes yet another point that I agree with — civilian life and military life are not the same, and perhaps the military should be given some level of autonomy in deciding the way in which it operates. However, ultimately, the sovereignty of government institutions — organizations, states, even the military — stops when conflicts with the Constitution of the United States. When an argument is predicated on discrimination, it denies an individual their rights. Now I’m not talking about a right to be in the military. As I already mentioned, there is no such inalienable right. I’m talking about their right to be treated like everyone else, because Jefferson said it best: “All Men are Created Equal”

soldiers

Look! It’s my homeboys! Oh wait they are obviously not queer. My bad.

In a Nutshell

Posted in Comic Editorial, Uncategorized at 1:57 am by justinadayswork

My name is Rachel. I go to school at a fancy college in New England and therefore have amazing perspective on the world. The following is what I think.

studentsMy compadres caring about important things