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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Break the Chain

This meme, which I take as a blog chain letter, came courtesy of the Gun Toting Liberal. He's a blogger I often disagree with but he's honest, forthright, and never nasty. I always feel that the conversation is more interesting when he's in it. I got into a shouting match over at the Stop the ACLU blog, and GTL had my back. That's just the kind of upright guy he is. SO, I am accepting this meme, but PLEASE don't inundate me with additional ones. I prefer topic driven material. That's just the kind of woman I am.

1) Total number of films I own on DVD/video: Perhaps 6 DVD's, but between 3 and 400 videos. We lost a friend a few years ago to a failed bone marrow transplant, and inherited his extensive video collection to keep our own fairly decent-sized one company. I'd trade all of it, plus the T.V., a kidney, my car, and even the cat, to have him back. (Those of you who know how much I love my car, and that mean old cat who loves only me, will appreciate that statement. I suppose I should love my kidney, but I just never really think about it. Oh well.)

2) The last film I bought: A Veggie Tale, I think it was Larry Boy and the Rumor Weed, for my kids. Dy-no-MITE!

3) The last film I watched: "Traffic". Good movie.

4) Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me: "Fargo", "The Matrix", "Moonstruck", "Chocolat", "Tommy" I actually burned Tina Turner's "Acid Queen" last week. Still rocks the house.

5) Tag 5 people and have them put this in their journal/blog... Well, I will send it along, with the caveat that ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OF ANY CONSEQUENCE WHATSOEVER WILL HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU BLOW THIS WRETCHED THIS OFF. Ooops! Was that me shouting? Sorry about that! If you are a lucky recipient, copy this, change it and post it on your blog. I promise, you'll never see another one from this chica.

8 Comments:

At June 05, 2005 5:31 PM, Blogger R said...

I hate you

 
At June 06, 2005 8:43 AM, Blogger frstlymil said...

Hate is such a strong word. Especially when I'm feeling so...ahem, "popular" having been tagged by THREE bloggers. As I said to Whymryhmer...I think we've all been duped by Columbia House and this is just a marketing ruse by The Man to get us to buy books, DVD's and music from their "club". Not gonna bite, nosireeeee. ;)

 
At June 06, 2005 11:56 AM, Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

I'm sorry about the meme, Jet. I *do* appreciate you playing along though. For the record, that was my LAST meme. I didn't want to play in the first place, but did so in order to not hurt any feelings. In the process, it turned out I really pissed a couple of people off by doing so. Lesson learned!

Last but not least; thank you for such kind words. It is for the same reasons you give that I consider you to be one of my favorite bloggers. You are honest, and you don't "play along" with ANYBODY just to win their favor. If you believe a certain way, you draw the line in the sand and state your opinion. I do hope you'll continue to do that.

As for agreements vs. disagreements - I largely agree with just about every post you make here. The main reason is, I *think*, because you mainly voice your ideology, vs. current events on a one-by-one basis, unlike myself.

As for me, I'm much like many other liberal friends (in the flesh-and-blood world) - living in a VERY red state, most of us grew up hunting and fishing; therefore; most of us love our guns and almost blindly support our military (even it's Commander - in - Chief, be it whomever; in times of war). But those few, solid, red roots do not change the fact that I DO see the WICKEDNESS of the fundamentalist Government that the People have allowed to suddenly place a solid stranglehold upon our throats. Our liberty has NEVER been more threatened than it is right now, and I'm scared as hell about it.

Sorry to get so "serious" in this response. But let me just say again - I'm honored that you've played along. I won't purposely place you into that position again :-) Blog ON...

 
At June 07, 2005 4:31 AM, Blogger Jet said...

Well, crap. Now I feel almost guilty for fussin' about it.

Thanks for the kind words, GTL. I actually don't disagree with your second amendment position, I just don't like the idea of AK47's everywhere. There is a purity to the sport of hunting that is lost when weapons are soldier oriented. As for the military, I have tremendous respect for the office of president, but I do differentiate between the office and the person who fills it. One can be corrupt, the other we are duty bound to protect.

As for the fundies, I'm scared too.

Frtslyml, YOU are the only one surprised by your popularity. Have you READ your blog, girlfiend? You rock!

Oh, and Rhonda? Mmmmmwah! ;-D

 
At June 07, 2005 10:04 AM, Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Sorry Jet, I didn't mean to make you feel bad. Again, the fact that you even played along, and for the reasons you gave, was an honor to me, my friend :-)

"... I just don't like the idea of AK47's everywhere."

Hey, this might surprise ya - I agree with you!

 
At June 07, 2005 2:14 PM, Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

I'm sorry about your friend. Death sucks if you ask me, at least for anyone under 80 or more. GTL is a good friend. He's very honest and very outspoken about what he believes but still open minded so that he can condemn ideas, not people. We need more like him in government and in our society in general. I would help out with this chain tag thing but I have always hated chain stuff for some reason. Cheers!

 
At June 07, 2005 6:33 PM, Blogger Jet said...

Thanks, OK. Ed was only 46 when he died, but he crammed an astonishing amount of living into those years. He had some stories...

 
At June 08, 2005 7:00 AM, Blogger Sar said...

This game of "tag" is such a double edged sword. On the one hand you're honored to be recognized and get the traffic, but on the other hand it's a time consuming pain in the ass. Just my opinion.

BTW - Traffic is a fantastic movie. Treat yourself (by whatever means) to the soundtrack too.

 

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