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Why I Went to A Tax Day Tea Party

Posted By CocoChic on Apr 15, 2009 at 11:19PM

Since the news is all over the tea parties, good or bad, I thought I'd share why I personally went to my local one tonight.

What I saw tonight made me so proud to be an American. We were of different political parties, different races, all different ages, and people of all kinds. There were men in suits, kids, veterans, homeless, and lots of people that are fed up with the way our Congress and government are out of control. Yes, there was anti-Obama speech. However, it was about the actual legislation that he has done since being in office. Pelosi, Reid, Frank, and Dodd were all in Congress during the Bush administration.

Going to this tea party had nothing to do with me not voting for Obama. When he won, I genuinely wanted him to change this country for the better (in an economical sense). However, he kept going with Bush's stimulus plan and increased it. He has not put things up for the 5 days online that he promised he would for the nation's review. He has not stood up to Congress and told them that they have been in office since 2006 and not brought change.

I live in California and taxes here are the highest in the nation. Our sales tax recently went up to 9.25%. My husband is losing his job and because of the economy and the state's taxes, we don't know if we can stay in California. He works so hard for that money and we give so much in taxes, it's ridiculous. We shouldn't have to give the money that we work for so that other people can live. This country is about the pursuit of happiness, not the guarantee. We have the right to do with our money what we choose. If we want to give to charity, we will, but we won't be forced into it. America was founded on capitalism. If you don't want that, what's keeping you from moving to Europe? The market should dictate the economy, not the government dictate it.

The news is saying that the parties are full of "right-wing extremists". Let me tell you, there were people of all beliefs there. If wanting to keep the money I earn makes me an extremist, then bring it on. I will NOT vote for any candidate, of any party, that wants to raise taxes.

I am a conservative. I am a believer in free-trade and capitalism. I believe that I alone am entitled to what I have earned. But above all of that, I am an AMERICAN. I love my country, want it to succeed, and will not shut up until our freedom and liberty are restored.

If You Like Flight of the Choncords

Posted By CocoChic on Mar 12, 2009 at 1:27PM

you'll get a kick out of this:

Dr. Ronald Chevalier - The Art Of Relaxating

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Well that brought me down fast

Posted By CocoChic on Mar 4, 2009 at 9:46PM

Tonight, I picked up a friend and we headed to Sherman Oaks (we literally passed your street, PK) to go to Buffalo Exchange. I picked out three great looks, jewelry and all. When I go to take pictures with Matt's fancy DSLR camera, it has an error on the screen. So, I call him and he tells me to try everything I've already tried. He comes to the conclusion that it's the card that's effed up. Great. It's 7:30, the store closes at 8 and I have no idea where a Best Buy is. Turns out, there was one right around the corner. Not like I had time anyway. The worst part is, I left my little point and shoot camera at home. :irk: I freaking ALWAYS have that with me. So, the whole trip was practically worthless. I really want to pull my hair out.

It wasn't totally worthless because I found an awesome high-waisted pencil skirt that is white with black animal print. I'm going to wear it to see No Doubt. I actually had my model wear a smaller version for one of the outfits. GAH! :screams:

When I got home, I had a package from a Blythe swap. It had a bunch of cute fabrics in it so that made me a little happier. And.... I'm selling my custom Blythe that looks like me. I just can't seem to get attached to her. So, if you want a Blythe for about $130 that can be slightly customized before you get her, I can do that. ;)

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Best Rick Roll Ever.

Posted By CocoChic on Mar 2, 2009 at 10:48PM

Westboro Baptist Gets Rickrolled

See more like this on kontraband.com

Whoever the Rick Roller is, he's awesome. :medal: I also have to say that it makes me sick and furious that Westboro claims to be baptist. They are a bunch of idiot bigots who have completely misconstrued the Bible.

When Christian Bale Meets David after the Dentist (NSFW)

Posted By CocoChic on Feb 6, 2009 at 9:16PM

:rotfl: Turning two gems of this past week into comic gold.

Michael Phelps, The Early Years

Posted By CocoChic on Feb 4, 2009 at 9:37PM

:rotfl: This poor kid just had some nitrous at the dentist...

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Remember Angie's Boring SAG Dress?

Posted By CocoChic on Jan 30, 2009 at 1:54PM

Turns out she decided to wear it backwards. It actually wasn't so boring before that bad choice (but would have looked fab with a jeweled belt).

Here's the article:
Angelina Jolie's SAG dress by Max Azria didn't look bad, but it did little to enhance her beauty or flatter her figure. Her stylist, Jen Rade, told Us Weekly that Angelina wore it backward, not because it was Opposite Day in the Pitt-Jolie household, but because she wanted to make the dress "more blouson." At the Golden Globes before that, she wore a similarly blouson Versace dress. We didn't even remember what it looked like until we revisited the photo, and we spent at least three hours watching Golden Globes–related programming that Sunday (couldn't make it through the entire ceremony — Ryan Seacrest and Miley Cyrus wore us out). Angie can wear simple dresses and be memorable. She's gorgeous — it's not like she needs eight pounds of eyeliner and a second skin of Swarovskis (no judgment, Beyoncé — you do your thing), but we would like to see something slightly more interesting at the Oscars. She can make it easy on herself and wear that dress front-to-back. Recession chic! Because she purchases these gowns, clearly.

The Cut, NY Mag

Awesome Message

Posted By CocoChic on Jan 29, 2009 at 7:05PM

Even though this is a Catholic video and not exactly my politics, it's a great video. It was supposed to be a superbowl commercial but NBC won't let it air.

I know most of you don't agree, but please show me the respect I showed you on a recent popple's blog that got a little feisty. :)

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What are you going to be for Halloween?

Posted By CocoChic on Oct 2, 2008 at 1:36PM

I'm going as the always doll-faced (har) Blythe for a party and Anna Wintour for Halloween.

What are you going to be?

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Door Stoppers

Posted By CocoChic on Sep 6, 2008 at 12:56PM

I can't decide if I like this.