Aspie with Attitude

Sure, I'm just another Southern Recovering Alcoholic NPR- and Sweet-Tea Addicted Comic Mom with Asperger's in the SFV, but I can tell you now that I don't necessarily fit the stereotype.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome to Totalitarian 2009!

Going to Palm Springs in the HO for New Year's Eve, the boys and I were treated to all the Amber Alert boards with the message of Texting is Illegal on January 1st, 2009. My freedom-oriented brain has tried hard to erase the exact quote, but that was the gist of it. Make no mistake: As much as those Amber Alerts often try to capture parents who've lost custody of their children or some such, which makes me dislike the whole Amber Alert system very much, when there is no supposed child to save from his or her parents, there is definitely socialism to promote. Funny how we passed an art gallery in Palm Springs that had a huge picture of King Obama, whom Vox Day calls The Magic Negro, with the word "Hope" under it. While people are focusing on how fabulous it is to have the first president who calls himself black (it is possible that some other presidents have had African ancestry), not many people are realizing that King Obama is just as socialist as his European antecedents. Some well-meaning homeschooling mom (most of whom are King Obama worshippers, at least around these parts) passed around some article saying that it seems as though King O. is a really good father, because he listens to his children, you see, instead of telling them what to do. If you're having trouble following that line of thought, by the way, I'll explain by saying that it's rumored that King O. espouses the right childrearing theory, as righteously deemed excellent by La Leche League members and many liberal, secular homeschooling moms. Although I've met some nice women who fit the preceding description, I've also met some real doozies. Although I support what the La Leche League does, I have found, by personal experience, that their organization is as biased and excluding as a private country club. If you doubt what I'm saying, think of how, if any, the La Leche League has courted Sarah Palin, even though she did the supposedly right things of carrying her newborn in a sling and of breastfeeding her youngest (and supposedly the others). You'd think they'd have her on the front cover. And I'm so disconnected from that organization that for all I know, they may have. But I'm not betting on it.

So, so, so, texting and talking on the cell phone while driving are now two ways that the state of California can now stop you. A very informal poll a few weeks ago by my Cardio Barre instructor, Richard, found that only one person out of about 60 mostly-San-Fernando-Valley-ites has been ticketed. I'm betting that these laws won't affect most of the people most of the time. But the horrifying thing is that they can affect all of us sometime. Most Oprah-watchers are so used to giving up freedoms that I don't even think they know that they're responsible for these laws, via their state representatives and senators.

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