Top Of My Head

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Date: May 8, 2006

Lesbians’ Brains…

I’m not sure that I like the news that the Stockholm Brain Institute has discovered that there is indeed a biological difference between Lesbians and Straight women, proving that sexual orientation is more than just a learned behavior.

I have a friend who has a relative who once was gay but now has been found and proclaims that he is no longer gay. Now, I know that there are some men and women who dabbled in homosexuality for whatever reason and then decided it wasn’t for them and now live “straight” lives (whatever that means). But, no, sorry, you didn’t find God and suddenly change your sexual orientation. You merely choose NOT to live a “gay” life (whatever that means).

You can’t change your sexual orientation, you can only change how you accept it. I went through many years trying to change myself and all I was left with was a broken heart, the realization that I’m gay and the knowledge that I wasted a lot of years trying to be someone I’m not.

So, on one hand, I’m thrilled to be able to point to my disbelieving brethen and say, “Hey, my parents didn’t cause this. I didn’t choose this. This is simple biology.”

On the other hand, I’m not to keen on the idea to discover that my brain works in a similar manner to that of a straight man.

I mean, ignoring all the man hating jokes I could put here (afterall, I don’t have to live with them), I have been battling with my parents for over 10 years that they did not raise three boys. They did raise a daughter and two sons. Constantly, I hear otherwise and its annoying! I’m a girl — got it?

So, finding out that my brain reacts like a guy’s brain is really not helping my cause.

But, it might help the further cause that FINALLY gays are treated like human beings and not second class citizens and for that, I’m willing to put up with some teasing.

God Bless

Who is General Michael Hayden?

Let me say right up front that I don’t know much about General Hayden. So, I don’t know if he is the right man for the CIA job or not, but, what’s the deal?

It seems like Congress is all ready waiting to throw darts at this man. Can’t we all just learn something about him before we qualify or denounce Bush’s choice?

And, what’s wrong with the idea that a military man runs the CIA? Since they (and the FBI) managed to screw up the events leading to 9/11, wouldn’t it be a good thing to have someone with military discipline running the show?

So, here’s what I’m saying, let’s try something new in this country and learn something about General Hayden before we judge whether or not he’s worthy to run the CIA.

God Bless

Closed Caption

Have you ever used the closed caption option on your TV? I have on numerous occasions. I’m hard of hearing and some TV shows sound to me like the actors are mumbling, so I’ll turn on the Closed Caption so I don’t miss anything.

Well, I want to know how you get the job to be a Closed Caption typist. Sometimes, I didn’t hear the word and I can’t read it because it is so far misspelled it is unbelievable. Now, maybe, they use voice recognition and it isn’t really up to par. I really have no idea, because I’ve never tried to research it.

I was watching a tape episode of the View and the closed captioning was horrid — which is why I’m blogging about it right now — I know that the gals talk over each other and they are hard to understand, but this was the follow up to the Emmys, where Mario Caltone (I think that’s how you spell it) does his little blurb. He called the ladies Losers (because they lost the Emmy, yet again). The word on the screen was loer. What? That isn’t even close.

Now, that’s just one minor example and I could list others, but I don’t have that much time. I feel sorry for someone who is deaf and can’t rely on their own hearing to know what’s going on.

So, basically, I’m just complaining today.

God Bless

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