yolen: (Flashing Stars)
I read about the big shootout that occurred here in Jersey City 2 mornings ago. They had little photos and bios on the 5 police officers who were shot. I recognize 4 of them. It's a bizarre feeling. Am fervently hoping for the recoveries of the worst injured. Officer DiNardo, however...with the severe facial injuries suffered his life will never be the same even if he survives in the days and weeks to come. It's just so awful.
yolen: (Flashing Stars)
I read about the big shootout that occurred here in Jersey City 2 mornings ago. They had little photos and bios on the 5 police officers who were shot. I recognize 4 of them. It's a bizarre feeling. Am fervently hoping for the recoveries of the worst injured. Officer DiNardo, however...with the severe facial injuries suffered his life will never be the same even if he survives in the days and weeks to come. It's just so awful.

yikes

Jul. 17th, 2009 04:59 am
yolen: (Bugs Bunny)
It's bizarre having a crime that happened a 15 minute walk from the street where I grew up (and were my parents still live) be national news. My dad heard lots of sirens yesterday morning, and he wondered what was going down where. But yeah, 5 cops shot is considered pretty damned newsworthy. Hope they all recover. The one officer in particular is going to need some serious reconstructive surgeries to fix his face if he survives this in the end. Man.

yikes

Jul. 17th, 2009 04:59 am
yolen: (Bugs Bunny)
It's bizarre having a crime that happened a 15 minute walk from the street where I grew up (and were my parents still live) be national news. My dad heard lots of sirens yesterday morning, and he wondered what was going down where. But yeah, 5 cops shot is considered pretty damned newsworthy. Hope they all recover. The one officer in particular is going to need some serious reconstructive surgeries to fix his face if he survives this in the end. Man.
yolen: (EVIL! EVIL! EVIL!)
Rant ahead, hopefully mostly coherent, I'm running on fumes these days...

This is just plain appalling and wrong. And offensive and infuriating, speaking as a FAT Hispanic who has a 16 day old baby. I was fully aware of the fact that I needed to be careful with my weight gain during the pregnancy. My weight fluctuated towards the end of the pregnancy because of water retention, but I basically gained 15 pounds in real baby and baby related weight. My baby was 7lb 9oz and I was negative 5 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight a week after giving birth. My fat ass carried a baby and he is FINE & HEALTHY, he scored 8 & 9 on the apgar. I made sure to eat when I was hungry (and sometimes that hunger was so fierce, I felt I could cut a bitch if they got in the way of me and food) and not abusive "pregnancy privilege" and go insane "eating for 2"--I cannot for the life of me imagine what I would have been like and gone through if I was trying to shoot for no weight gain, or how that would have negatively impacted my son. My doctor, bless him, never gave me shit about my weight or weight gain and when I needed to be put on hypertensive meds halfway in the pregnancy, he didn't pontificate about how it happened cause of my weight. These assholes are full of shit, and certainly aren't giving a real shit about these mothers and their babies.
yolen: (EVIL! EVIL! EVIL!)
Rant ahead, hopefully mostly coherent, I'm running on fumes these days...

This is just plain appalling and wrong. And offensive and infuriating, speaking as a FAT Hispanic who has a 16 day old baby. I was fully aware of the fact that I needed to be careful with my weight gain during the pregnancy. My weight fluctuated towards the end of the pregnancy because of water retention, but I basically gained 15 pounds in real baby and baby related weight. My baby was 7lb 9oz and I was negative 5 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight a week after giving birth. My fat ass carried a baby and he is FINE & HEALTHY, he scored 8 & 9 on the apgar. I made sure to eat when I was hungry (and sometimes that hunger was so fierce, I felt I could cut a bitch if they got in the way of me and food) and not abusive "pregnancy privilege" and go insane "eating for 2"--I cannot for the life of me imagine what I would have been like and gone through if I was trying to shoot for no weight gain, or how that would have negatively impacted my son. My doctor, bless him, never gave me shit about my weight or weight gain and when I needed to be put on hypertensive meds halfway in the pregnancy, he didn't pontificate about how it happened cause of my weight. These assholes are full of shit, and certainly aren't giving a real shit about these mothers and their babies.
yolen: (Chibi Keith)
An hearty and robust FUCK YOU to all the assholes who voted against the civil rights of same-sex couples in AZ, CA, and FL. Oh, yes, and you assholes down in Arkansas who just voted against homosexuals fostering/adopting? FUCK YOU. Fucking SHAME on each and every one of you. I wish I could be more articulate than that right now, but I am too bitterly disappointed and disgusted by these fellow Americans of mine.
yolen: (Chibi Keith)
An hearty and robust FUCK YOU to all the assholes who voted against the civil rights of same-sex couples in AZ, CA, and FL. Oh, yes, and you assholes down in Arkansas who just voted against homosexuals fostering/adopting? FUCK YOU. Fucking SHAME on each and every one of you. I wish I could be more articulate than that right now, but I am too bitterly disappointed and disgusted by these fellow Americans of mine.
yolen: (Me so dead.)
Security Expert Warns of Rigged Election

Um, uh, yeah. Hoping like hell shenanigans are kept to a minimum this election. There's more I could say, but I think I'm going to hide under a blanket for a while. OK, maybe not, but that's what I feel like doing. I despair, I despair...

Tuesday can't come soon enough. Wednesday, too, for that matter.
yolen: (Me so dead.)
Security Expert Warns of Rigged Election

Um, uh, yeah. Hoping like hell shenanigans are kept to a minimum this election. There's more I could say, but I think I'm going to hide under a blanket for a while. OK, maybe not, but that's what I feel like doing. I despair, I despair...

Tuesday can't come soon enough. Wednesday, too, for that matter.

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