Friday Fluff – Controversial, Schmontroversial

What badass mamajama started the Friday Fluff craze that’s sweeping the nation?  Lisa from Seeking Elevation, that’s who.  Read her often hilarious, totally irreverent and always honest replies to surveys posted to Quizopolis.com.  And join in.  I double dog dare ya.

This week’s survey was created by:  eat_zombies

flowers, purple, painting, simple, canvas - Purple Flowers II

Art by elisaann

Do you think that gay marriage should be legal?

This is a non-question.  Of.fucking.course.

Do you think that gays should be allowed to seve in the military?

Seriously?  We are now post don’t ask, don’t tell.  Clearly the answer is yes.

What do you think about people who don’t believe in god?

I think they are a lot like me.  Or they’re not.  Some days, hours, minutes I believe and others I don’t.  I want to.  I desperately envy blind faith.  But envy does not a believer make.

Are you pro life or pro choice?

Yes.  Who exactly is anti-life?  But yes, I absolutely 100% believe in a woman’s right to choose what happens to her body.

Do you think we should test on animals?

I believe that cosmetic or psychological testing on animals is total bullshit.  I can’t actually even think about it too long or I’ll freak the fuck out.  But I do believe that humans should be valued above animals and will take whatever consequence is dealt to me should animals end up of having control of the afterlife.  If it’s necessary to potentially save human lives, then yes.

How do you feel about illegal immigration?

I don’t really have a strong opinion on it.  I am, however, a social worker and a party gal at heart.  I say, the more the merrier.

Do you think it is ethical to do stem cell research?

I not only think it’s ethical to do so, I think it’s ridiculous not to.  See animal testing reasoning above.

Should be get rid of the death penalty?

This is the most complicated issue, in my opinion.  I feel that the death penalty could actually be more humane and more of a crime deterrent, were it not such a long, drawn out procedure and a financial drain on the system.  I can’t even begin to imagine how you survive a lifetime in prison.  There is no hope, no end, no real life at that point.  So I think I’d choose to be zapped or shot up or whatever it is they do these days.

But, what happens if the person turns out to be innocent?  There’s no pardoning in the afterlife.  Or maybe that’s where the only true pardoning occurs.  I just blew your mind there, didn’t I?

How about giving them a choice?  Horrific, miserable life in prison or quick and painless death.  Do they get cake in prison?

Is torture ever acceptable?

Yes.  I think I must have become morally questionable as I grow more and more aged, and I certainly would not be capable of doing it myself, but I think the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one sometimes(thank you, Star Trek).  To save lives sometimes a little blood has to be shed.  Wow, I think I watched a little too much Homeland this year.

Should the government have a say on our diets?

What?  Hell no.  The government needs to back off.  Just because we happened to born in the USA, or have become naturalized citizens here, doesn’t mean that the government is our third parent.  They can set up laws that benefit the nation and the populace at large, but need to back up off of policing the individuals for habits and/or behaviors that aren’t harming anyone but the self.

When we turn 18 or 12 or 30 and leave our parent’s home, we become adults and as such earn the right to make whatever poor decisions we choose.  Smoking, drinking, gambling, department store credit.  WE get those choices, not Sam(dude’s not my uncle).  No matter how stupid or harmful they may be.

Should the alcoholic drinking age be increased or decreased?

I think they should decrease the drinking age and increase the driving age.  Meet in the middle-ish at 18?  Idiots are going to drink, regardless of the law.  Let’s stop worrying so much about minors under the influence and worry instead about any sort of dangerous activities related to substance use.  If the minor is drinking and driving, slap on the cuffs.  If he’s just sharing a brewski with his homies, back the fuck off.  Really, what difference does that three years make?  Kids are still idiots at 21.  Might as well let them legally prove it.

Should cigarette smoking be banned?

As a ex-smoker of 20 years, I say hell yeah.  I am always thrown by smokers these days.  I’m like, really?  People still smoke?  But, as that 20 year smoker, I’d often say you’ll have to pry these cigarettes from my cold, dead, cancer ridden hands.

Obviously no.  I support the right of the individual to do whatever stupid thing they want and that includes death by nicotine.  Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, just keep it away from me please.  And, if I love you, please stop smoking right now.  Please.

31 thoughts on “Friday Fluff – Controversial, Schmontroversial

  1. wow I agree wholeheartedly with every word you have said (soul mates!!!) apart from the torture thing. Mainly because I haven’t given it any thought and I shall now hmm.

    also I was gong to reply to your earlier post but wanted to give it my full attention as I quite literally had a child climbing on my head at that point.

    Argh I hate that you are struggling. Fucking stupid bastard depression. Excuse my language! Although I dont know what I’m talking about having never had depression I have lost someone to it (my best friends brother). I truly believe its a very real and dangerous thing that requires you to dig deep to kick it in the butt everyday, or just get out of bed quite frankly.

    I heart you girl and I’ve never even met you or spoken to you. So all I can do is send my hugs in your general direction and tell you how awesome I think you are. Keep up the fight, you will feel better again.

    That I do know.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. I heart you right back. Thanks for your sweet words and your hugs. I am keeping it up. Four more days until sunshine!

  2. um, sorry. Quitting nicotine is harder than heroin/methadone detox. besides, I’ve got to die of something, right? However, I will refrain from smoking in front of you in Dallas . because I love you!

    1. Dude, it’s the hardest thing I ever quit. Harder than booze or cocaine. It was a beast.
      And I won’t mind if you do smoke in front of me because I love *you*. But quit when you can because you may have to die of something, but I want you in this world as long as you can be.

  3. All fluff aside, you just articulated my position on the god question eloquently, especially when you said:

    “I desperately envy blind faith. But envy does not a believer make”

    1. This would be a completely different world if we could all force ourselves to believe. But probably not a better one. Or that’s what I tell myself anyway.

  4. I wonder if I’ll ever get to that ‘cigarettes are gross’ place. I’m still fighting the urge to lick complete strangers who are smoking in the face in an attempt ingest some stray nicotine.
    I just love them so much.

        1. I just picture you licking them. I might have to take up smoking for a day, and visit your neck of the woods. Just for the experience of being licked at random. Bwa ha ha ha ha!

          (I would get horribly sick from the experience. It would be quite a sacrifice.)

          1. Just realised that I wasn’t really clear. I would get sick from the cigarette, not being licked. You got that right? Because licking? Is just the BEST. OMG I lick my kids all the time. They don’t even have to be covered in chocolate. And my sisters if they get near enough me. And my husband (Oh, how he hates being face licked.) but now we’re starting down a horribly inappropriate path, hence the brackets.

            I love that this is where this friday fluff has taken us. Moment of silence.

    1. If you don’t smoke for long enough you turn into rabid reformed smoker, who can smell cigarette smoke from a mile away and will indignantly tell anyone within hearing distance that it is so. Which is a pretty freaking attractive quality.
      I loved them so much too. I used to ask my friends to exhale in my face after I first quit.

        1. Now I’ve said this before but I’ve always been a non smoker, right? Today when I lit the candles on my kid’s birthday cake I got that first whiff of sulfur. It make me totally want to have a smoker blow cigarette smoke in my face. Just for one little tiny moment. Canyoubelieveit.

        2. I know it was years. Like multiple. But one day I stopped reaching around unconsciously for my lighter, I stopped dreaming I was smoking, I stopped wanting a cigarette even when I was out at a bar. That’s when I knew I was an ex-smoker. I never, ever in a million point three years thought I would be, but I am.

          1. Mine did, I hope your do too. I quit 8 years ago, but I think the dreams stopped maybe 5 years ago.

  5. I cannot believe you did that so well … combined my skeleton vid with my love of The Lego. Cake or Death indeed. Well. I have made cake, so we’re good for this weekend.

    I love the fact that I simply don’t know about god or no goddess and I’m so good with that. Won’t you please join me? It is so much easier here.

    Besides. Didn’t someone in Ancient Greece once say, Oh Joules. Leave the Gods alone! Especially Adonis.

    1. I love that you said god and goddess. When I do the thing that I do that could be most likened to praying, it always starts out god and goddess. Don’t really know why or when I picked that up. And I heard that Adonis dude was problematic. I give him a wide berth.

    1. I’m not totally convinced either. I just know that sometimes shit has to get done and it’s not always pretty how it we get there.

      And you can disagree with me anytime. I still got the love.

      1. This morning this was on the news magazine on CBC. Maher Arar is a Canadian who was traveling on business in the States and was sent to Syria. It is believed it was a case of mistaken identity but … you know … whatever. His wife, home in Canada with two young children, campaigned non-stop until he was returned to Canada, but the damage was done. He had been tortured and could not return to his job as a software engineer, could not return to the life he once had. I believe the family remains intact, and this is the first I’ve heard from him in a long time.

        Anyway, this interview with him somewhere in this story, reflects what I understand to be true of torture. Not an effective form of information gathering.

        http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2012/03/06/csis-guidelines-on-sharing-information-involving-torture/

        1. I hear you. I know it’s pretty horrific and it would be great if there were some sort of check and balance system. But, as someone who experienced 9/11 and as a mother, in the case of terrorism I just know that I hope the people that are supposed to be keeping us safe do what they have to do to do so.

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