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Redneck Vocabulary: Aig - Which came first, the chicken or the aig?
Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. (T.S. Elliot)
Philosophy can not be attained from text on a page... it comes from with the soul.
To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are. (Sholem Asch)
I SAW that -- God
He is always right who suspects that he makes mistakes. - Spanish Proverb
George Santayana~ An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.
If men could get pregnant, nobody would have ever THOUGHT of abortion.
Charles De Gaulle~ Now I shall return to my village and there will remain at the disposition of the nation.
Benjamin Disraeli~ When men are pure laws are useless when men are corrupt laws are broken.
Joseph Addison~ Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do something to love and something to hope for.
Andy Warhol~ In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.
Mary Pettibone Poole~ People who are always making allowances for themselves soon go bankrupt.
The Sphynx cat loves to wear cat clothing as it helps keep them warm and cozy.
I invest, you bet, he gambles.
A flight attendant is to save your ass, not to kiss it!
George Stephanopolous~ The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. -Kahlil Gibran
Edward P. Morgan~ A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.
Never try to make anyone like yourself. You know, and God knows, that one of you is enough. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Muriel Spark~ Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.
You have to see the pattern, understand the order and experience the vision. -Michael E. Gerber
At 5-7 weeks is time to introduce the kittens to the litter box.
Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees. -Williard Marriott
The worst pig gets the best acorn. - Spanish Proverb
Keep your Butt in the your car. The earth is not your ashtray.
I can walk on water... when it freezes
I used to have schizophrenia, but we're better now.
No one is always right. - Portuguese Proverb
Gilbert Keith Chesterton~ We make our friends we make our enemies but God makes our next door neighbour.
Albert Guinon~ When everyone is against you it means that you are absolutely wrong - or absolutely right.
Ralph Waldo Emerson~ The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. - Russian Proverb
Local yokel jokes.
Zen Proverb~ Sit quiety doing nothing spring comes and the grass grows by itself.
A man is often a bad adviser to himself and a good adviser to another. - Irish Proverb
Voltaire~ Indeed history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
Tower: Cannot read you, say again! Pilot: Again!
Knock Knock. Who's there! Bar-B-Q! Bar-B-Q who? Bar-B-Q-t, but I think you're even cuter!
Dag Hammarskjld~ It is easy to be nice even to an enemy - from lack of character.
Unknown~ Eat a live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
Barbie is not a slut: her legs won't open.
An innocent heart suspects no guile. - Portuguese Proverb
Q. Why did the line dancer cross the dance floor? A. To get to the other (Electric) Slide!
Joe E. Lewis~ You only live once - but if you work it right once is enough.
Jefferson Davis~ Never be haughty to the humble never be humble to the haughty.
Atheism is a non-profit organization.
It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. -Anthony Robbins
When God allows a burden to be put upon you, He will put His arms underneath you to help you carry it.
John Stuart Mill~ That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
If the eyes don't see, the heart won't break. - Spanish Proverb
What do you get if you cross some ants with some tics? All sorts of antics!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge~ I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of toleration.
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting. - Sidney J. Harris
Thornton~ My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither but just enjoy your ice cream while its on your plate - thats my philosophy.
Francis Bacon~ Choose the life that is most useful and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Luke Bible~ And Jesus said unto him No man having put his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.
I'm not gonna' ask.
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Secks me up Crayo, secks me up hard.
Game Update 1.4 and face the most fierce and deadly enemy in the Operation: Terror From Beyond
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25 September 2012
“A Child Called IT” Reflection Essay
Dave Pelzer had an unbelievably amazing life as a very young child, filled with great adventures and a loving family. When Dave turned 5, things slowly began to shift from the fun and adventurous life, to a life filled with hell and misery. Dave and his family would often go on vacations when he was a young boy. Dave had a unbelievably caring mother and father. I would of considered him to be one of the luckiest boys alive at that time. When Dave turned 5, his mother started to turn into an abusive alcoholic who would eventually come to control every aspect of life in her household. For some odd reason, the only one that seemed to be targeted out of this mess was young Dave. Dave would soon begin to live a hard life of hell with all sorts of misleading twists and turns sponsored by his drunken mother and dimwitted father.
While reading “A Child Called IT”, you almost immediately start to question what is going through the mind of Catherine, David’s mother. You begin to wonder, “What in the world is going through her mind right now?” “Who could possibly think of doing such things to a young child?” and last but not least, “Well, she was a very loving and tender mother, so what struck her to begin living the life of an abusive parent?” It almost seems like there is something that Dave is not telling us in this story. There had to been a reason for his mother to just jump off the broom handle and become a psycho more a less. I personally don’t think that it had anything to do with her alcohol abuse. The reason I believe this is because no matter how many marks and scars Dave had on him, his mother would always find some sort of way to explain the actions to higher authority, while keeping a straight face in the whole mishap.
Psychology has a never-ending depth perception to it. Events will happen for no apparent reason. These events are truly fascinating, and sometimes, even the most in-genius people will not be able to understand the full mindset of certain individuals. In the case of David’s mother, I can think of so many things that could have caused her to just open up a whole new mindset towards Dave. One thought that came to my mind almost instantly was, “Did Dave’s mom care so much for Dave before her next newborn? Did she feel like she spent all her time with Dave, and not with her other children? Did she feel that terrible inside, that the only way to regain her standards is by nearly killing David every day, and trying to act as if Dave’s didn’t even exist?” I believe that there may be several reasons as to why one might act this way. With the information provided by Dave, one can never truly understand the mindset of Dave’s mother.
When Dave’s mother tries to force Dave to lie on top of the stove, you come to realize that Dave’s mother isn’t just mentally unstable, she’s a psycho. She wants to kill her own son. You begin to wonder why she only felt that way for Dave. Why did she stop trying to kill Dave when there were other people around, well at least till later in the book anyway? She kept Dave’s father split apart from him when he was home. Dave wasn’t even allowed to see his father eventually. It just doesn’t add up at all coming from a psychological standpoint.
Not only does Dave play victim to a countless amount of beatings and torture, but he also gets stabbed and nearly dies. Not to mention all the starvations that his mother makes him endure. During school, Dave said he would go around before class started and rummage through other students lunch pails until he couldn’t do it anymore. No matter how badly his mother punished him for doing it, he had to do it to survive. You can only imagine the state of mind Dave is in at this point. His mother being an abusive alcoholic, you are already starting to figure out her state of mind. Dave also stated that he would run full sprint, to the local store during recess, just to grab some food and eat it. He eventually gets caught at this too.
You can almost assume that Dave has that, “I don’t even care anymore,” thought going through his mind when he does all of these illegal, yet necessary actions. Dave doesn’t feel he is wrong when he does this, he does know it’s wrong though, and he wants to make sure that he doesn’t get caught so he can keep on stealing to eat and survive. When he gets caught, not only does his mother severely punish and torture him, but she makes him put his finger down his throat, and puke out everything he ate. At this moment, you’re thinking to yourself, “Why does Dave steal? If he does, he won’t be able to keep it down anyway.”
The biggest turn in the story for me in which I didn’t understand was when the social service worker came in to Dave’s house, and was ready to take Dave away from his abusive mother. Backing it up a little ways; several days before this, Dave’s mother “changed” her ways and behavior towards Dave. She let him eat with the family. She let him play with the other boys, and she even bought him toys. Her behavior was only like this for two days according to Dave. Fast-forwarding it back up to the social services now; when the social service worker knocked on the door, Dave’s mom managed to pull a wool over Dave’s eyes by the acts of kindness she has given him the last couple days. Dave realizes this as well, but when the social services worker asks Dave if he has ever been abused or beaten, Dave still says no. That was Dave’s chance to get away from his abusive mother, so why didn’t he take it right then and there? Why didn’t he choose the path of freedom that was placed right in front of him? When his mother beat him and tortured him, did he feel like he was still loved in a psychological sort of way?
From trying to drown Dave, to trying to kill him with mixing chemicals, Dave’s mom literally thought of every way possible to make Dave’s life a living hell. The physical core of one’s personality describes their temperament. Meaning, the way you think, is also the way your nature is. In this case, Dave’s mother is an alcoholic. I believe that she can’t control her thoughts fully, but she still realizes what’s going on, but she still don’t care. Her life got miserable, so she wanted to make someone else’s life miserable as well. For some reason, she focused on the youngest of the three at the time. She was more than just an authoritarian; she was a psycho dictator when it came to everyone but her family. She describes Dave as an “IT”, and not a part of her family. I can easily tell that that was her style of parenting in this story.
This may sound strange, but if I were Dave in this situation, I would have run away a long time ago if my mother was that abusive. Even if I had no other place to go, any place would be better than his household. Dave could have informed anyone at any time about how abusive and psychotic his mother was to him, and he would of either got taken away to an orphanage, or his mother would have been arrested and sent to prison most likely. Dave just did not have the courage or heart to do that do his mother, which I guess I don’t understand that either.
Dave’s father really didn’t do anything. While I was reading this story, I could tell that his father really did care, and wanted to help as much as possible to free him from Dave’s mother, but he didn’t dare say anything to Dave’s mother. Dave’s mother always won no matter what the argument or discussion was. Dave’s father did everything he could to help Dave, but once Dave’s father found out there was really nothing else he could do, he just sat by with a deer and headlight look on his face. Dave lost all respect for his father when his father just sat there and acted like he didn’t even care.
It took the school nurse, regularly examining Dave for a year, before she finally more a less got tire of David trying to hide his mother’s abuse, and blame it on something else, but once the nurse saw the wound where Dave’s mother stabbed him, the nurse had enough and informed the principle, who then informed Dave’s teachers, and the police department. Once Dave found out, Dave’s state of mine was horrified because he thought that his mother was going to be called, and he was going to be beaten even more so than he ever has before. He was also enthusiastic when he saw the police because he thought he would be going to a juvenile delinquent center for a while, where he would never be beaten, and he would live a better life than what he would living at his house. Once he found out he was going to an orphanage, he was a little sad, but thrilled that he would never be beaten again, and would be able to eat normally and be happy.
Dave Pelzer had lived an amazing first few years of his life that turned into a living hell by age 5. Dave struggled through life no matter the situation, until he was finally set free by law enforcement and the loving staff at his school. Everything happens for a reason, and Dave Pelzer will be the one to tell you that story. His life was a living hell that eas eventually blessed by a miracle. This story truly sunk into me, and made me realize how lucky I am to be living the life I am as of now. “A Child Called IT” was truly an amazing booked that touched my heart. This book is a perfect example of the psychological mindset of the way people think and act when forced upon by different situations.
Anon just improved your grade there lol.
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J. K. Rowling~ Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
Shut ya bitch ass up b4 i get ur gf pregnant and make you take care of the baby
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