Monday, June 18, 2007

More Narcissism

I've seen this one on AD's; LawDog's and Tam's blogs. I didn't get tagged, I just stole it b/c it looked interesting and I'm a wee bit of a narcissist and needed something to fill the space until I can organize my thought for a REAL blog.
So with thanks to all the above bloggers...


WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No, both my 'rents liked to take credit for my name. If y'all knew what my "maiden" name was, you'd know why "Holly" is so clever as a first name.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Friday, while talkin' to my Cousin about my Daddy and my grand'rents.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes, especially my signature.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Smoked Turkey Breast, Bacon

DO YOU HAVE KIDS? One PERFECT specimen of each flavor!

IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Absolutely. I try to be a good and true friend to my friends.

DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Me? Sarcastic? I'm too busy bein' blunt, gauche, and totally tactless to be sarcastic.

DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Nope, don't have my adenoids, or wisdom teeth either. All other original equipment still intact and under warranty.

WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Not until they are able to do complete spinal column transplants, complete with discs.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Don't eat a lot of cereal, but I guess...Raisin Nut Bran for cold cereal and Grits with sharp cheddar for hot cereal.

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes. I have to wear a wide width b/c of a Morton's neuroma on my L. foot, but the rest of my foot is much narrower, so I have to tie them tight. Then I HAVE to untie and loosen the laces to take them off. But I wear Crocs "Athens" style flips about 8 months of the year.

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Emotionally, I am a freakin' ROCK. My experiences have made me strong. When my book is finally finished, you'll understand. Physically, only my legs are strong. I HAVE to start working out again.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Butter Brickle

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Height. I'm tall, so I notice whether I have to look up, down or straight on to look someone in the eye. And how they shake hands. I don't care if they are a man or a woman, do NOT try to crush my hand, or give me a "dead fish" to shake. I shake hands firmly, gently if it's a frail older lady, and I expect the same in return.

RED OR PINK? Purple or sometimes Green.

WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? Moodiness, procrastination, pickiness, judgementalism, sensitivity, bein' a dilettante, havin' a wicked tongue, maybe bein' too self-critical?

WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Nanny and Daddy

WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Blue jean shorts, turquoise and oyster Croc flips.

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Beef Stroganoff

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The hum of the computer, and the drippin' rain outside [again!].

IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Magenta, it always seemed like the most DRAMATIC color in the box to me.

FAVORITE SMELLS? Freshly bathed baby's neck; Summer Rain after a long dry spell; Freshly mown grass; Tyler Candles "Texan" variety; freshly baked yeast rolls; puppy breath; melting tar; the Dearly Beloved.

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? The Dearly Beloved

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Live: Baseball, Football and HOCKEY. Televised: NOTHING.

HAIR COLOR[S]? Silver and White.

EYE COLOR? Green.

DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No.

FAVORITE FOOD? Lobster and Crab with lots of butter. And scallops with remoulade sauce.

SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy Endings, like when Ripley beats the snot out of that Alien bitch and saves the sproglet. Or when the Brothers finally meet their Da' at the end of Boondock Saints.

LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Red October, for the umpteenth time. Gawd, I love Sir Sean and I'm so glad Harrison took over the role of Jack Ryan.

WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Lavender

SUMMER OR WINTER? Spring, the time of rebirth and reinvention.

HUGS OR KISSES? Both, I give great hug, and love to get all kinds of kisses, except the fishy-lip kind, yuck!

FAVORITE DESSERT? This is HARD. I love dessert. Nanny's Fried Pies would have to top the list, but I will have to wait for heaven to have those again. Room temp Cheesecake with NO frou-frou toppings to clutter up the taste; blackberry cobbler with a 3 layer pie dough crust; the Dearly Beloved's Naner Puddin'.

MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Shooter or Speaker Tweaker for bloggers, GBro for commenters.

LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? LaPhlegm, she doesn't like MeMe's all that much, and her plate's really full these days, too. [ h/t to g bro for that title for her, btw]

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? I'm jumping back and forth between Wacky Chicks for light reading; Women and Guns; and re-reading American Jihad by Steven Emerson, Holy War on the Home Front by Harvey Kushner, and The Trouble with Islam Today by an wonderful woman named Irshad Manji. The rereads are for a series of blogs I'll be doing shortly.

WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Since the optical mouse died, we went back to needing a pad...got one with a fish eye view of a lab puppy.

WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? The 4400 season premiere, followed by Army Wives.

FAVORITE SOUND[S]? My children laughin'; Dearly Beloved's contented sighs; my gunfire at the range; oohs & ahhs over my food.

ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Zevon

WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Rome, Italy - not Georgia.

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Yes.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Temple, by Gawd, Texas. Killeen didn't have an OB when Mother was preggers.

WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? Any and everyone's.

2 comments:

Fathairybastard said...

Damn, that thing is goin' around. YOU WERE BORN IN TEMPLE? Hm, a local gal. I loved the one about you being tall and noticing whether or not you have to look up or down when you meet people. If I ever have to look up at anyone it is a freakish experience. And your favorite food; LOVE lobster slathered in garlic butter. Had a 10 oz. tail at Papasito's a few times that was so big, it was like eating a steak. Bliss.

Muslims Against Sharia said...

Emerson, a Jew who gets it
A perspective of a moderate Muslim

At the risk of sounding anti-Semitic, I want to say this: either American Jews are completely clueless about the internal struggle inside Islam or they are so cowardly, that they are even afraid to voice their opinion. Or maybe it's a combination of both.

Every time there is a development that involves radical Islam, be it a Mayor of New York attending an Islamist parade, DOJ's officials attending an Islamist conference, or a protester being sued for having the balls to expose an Islamist-sponsored event at an amusement park, the American Jewish community is as quiet as a church mouse. It's like it is not even there.

The effect of this silence is devastating. Not for the Jewish community, not yet. That time is still to come. The silence affects the American Muslim community. Every time moderate Muslims are ignored and Islamists are legitimized (by either direct support from government representatives or silent support of the ADL), radicals gain ground. In the current PC climate, moderate Muslims have pretty much no choice but to keep their mouths shut.

Luckily for us, not everyone in the Jewish community is like that. There are some Jews that are speaking out. One of them is Steven Emerson, who has been warning the West about the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism since before PanAm 103. Most of his current work is focused on exposing the radicals masquerading as the moderates – those radicals who are embraced by the DOJ and the Pentagon, by the mayor of New York Bloomberg (Rudy would never get into bed with terrorist supporters) and the Treasury Department, by the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security, by the Congress and the White House.

There is a war of ideas within Islam, and moderate Muslims are losing. Most of Muslim clergy and Muslim establishment are paid for by the Wahhabis. Moderate Muslims are being run out of Mosques and community centers, and in many cases are physically threatened. Moderate Muslims have no place in the media or public debate, because the place reserved for Muslims is filled by Islamic radicals, who attempt to make criticizing anything Islamic a taboo. According to the Islamists, a Muslim can do no wrong.
1. When a non-Muslim criticizes Islam or Muslims, he/she is an Islamophobe.
2. When a Muslim criticizes Islam or Muslim, he/she is not a real Muslim, therefore see #1.

This is a tactic used by "moderate" Muslims, the darlings of the government and the media. But how can you call someone who praises bin Laden, or has ties to Hamas, or calls for the elimination of Israel, or wants to replace the Constitution with the Koran a moderate? They are anything but moderates, however nobody except for a few people like Steven Emerson seems to notice that. But even when the Emersons of America appeal to the public, they are often being dismissed as alarmists and racists. Well, they are anything, but. You don't have to be a clairvoyant to predict the future when it comes to expansion of radical Islam and extinction of moderate Muslims. All you need to do is get your heads out of the sand.

Why our government is so forgiving and forgetful when it comes to individuals or organizations with known terrorist ties and anti-American views is beyond me. Why the Jewish leaders are so timid when it comes to the subject of radical Islam is incomprehensible.

I thank God every day for people like Steven Emerson, because they are the last glimmer of hope for moderate Muslims.

K.M.

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