save us all, tell me life is beautiful

  • Nov. 5th, 2008 at 10:31 PM
brillando: ([Politics] california for obama)
Okay I have calmed down somewhat regarding Prop 8. I'm still extremely disappointed by it and feel rather betrayed by my state, HOWEVER, this is still my state. This is still my home. And I think I have found a new purpose, a new cause to work towards - repealing Prop 8. I want to stay here and fight for my beautiful home, because dammit us Californians fucking DESERVE equal rights. Running away isn't the answer.

It's a little strange that I feel this way because before I was like I WANT TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AFTER I GRADUATE and I do still want to travel, but... I feel like this could be my calling. In any case, I don't want to just give up my politically active life just because the election is over.

Last night will always be remembered as one of the most wonderful nights of my life, though. ♥

Enough about that, meme time! Ganked from [ profile] xenoamorist
Comment anonymously with:
❶ One thing you really like about me
❷ One thing you don't really like about me

oh FUCK no

  • Aug. 23rd, 2008 at 3:14 AM
brillando: ([Ouran] cold iron stare)
Now, over the years the Bush Administration has done some pretty appalling shit.

But this? This is one of their worst.

They're proposing an official "conscience rule" which would allow doctors to opt out of performing a procedure or service if they have a moral or religious objection to it.

This proposal is a blatant violation of basic human rights - for everyone.

The health of the patient is the most important thing, and only they have to the right to decide what to do to their own bodies - no one else. By allowing doctors to opt out of medical procedures because of so called "attacks of conscience", you are depriving the patient their right to health care. And in many cases, the patient doesn't have the option to simply find another doctor to treat them, therefore the doctor should do their job. If they had a moral objection to performing a procedure, then they either should not have entered that field, or face the rightful consequences for not doing their job - getting fired. If doctors must face the consequences for their mistakes, then surely they must face the consequences of their deliberate actions?

Actions that could lead to deaths, if the doctor decides they will not perform an abortion on a woman who will otherwise die if the pregnancy is carried to term. If a pregnant woman cannot get an abortion, and so resorts to extremely more risky ways to do it herself. If an AIDS patient is denied care because he or she is homosexual. Of course, these are but a few possible but very probable examples of what could happen.

This is not about protecting religious freedom at all. This is about completely taking control away from the people who have the least amount of it - patients. It applies especially to women and minorities but would affect the liberties of everyone.

So please, I beg you, take a moment and stand against it. Make a donation through Planned Parenthood.

Write to your legislator, telling them you oppose the rule, and asking them to fight it.

Let your voice be heard, and send a comment to under the title of “provider conscience regulation".

Spread the word to everyone you know. Because if we're going to fight this, we'll need everyone we can get.

parts of this post swiped from [ profile] naamah_darling's great post about this issue. check that one out too!

a public apology;

  • Feb. 25th, 2008 at 7:27 PM
brillando: ([KH] desolée)
I think I'm rethinking my sexuality.
I've told a whole lot of my friends this, except for you, because you said so yourself to me that you'd be all bitchy and pissed off about it if it ever happened.

By the way, it's called experimenting, or in other terms, a phase. People have them. Your "personal experiences" are no excuse to lash out at them.

Whoever this is (I'm almost positive I know who this is, but I could be wrong), I'll say it point-blank: I'm so sorry. I can't deny it, I know I have said something like that at least once. And you're right, I do use my past experiences to jump to conclusions and as an excuse to lash out, and you do NOT deserve that, at all. I realize now in hindsight how heinous my attitude has been about this subject; I was a fucking bitch, and I'm really sorry for hurting you, and for anyone else that has been hurt by this attitude. There is absolutely nothing wrong with experimenting or phases and I'm appalled that I've been so close-minded about this.

So I'm sorry, and I can keep saying that again and again, but in the end I just want to know what I can do to fix this and make it up to you. Unless... you don't want to be my friend anymore, which while would make me sad, in the end I would respect your wishes.

I moved this here because I would rather not discuss this over at the anon meme, but whatever way we talk - here, there, AIM, MSN, etc. - it's all up to you.

ETA: Things have worked out between the two of us. :)

Sep. 30th, 2007

  • 11:54 PM
brillando: ([Loveless] un sourire vide)
I'm in such a weird mood right now. A whole bunch of emotions have hit me all at once, and they're getting all tangled up in each other. But the pervasive feeling is sadness. Not depression, but sadness. There's a difference somewhere between those words, there is. Because everything comes to an end, even the things that you never want to end. And now it's just figuring out whether it's worth the fight to keep things afloat.

That was kept purposefully vague because I don't even know half of what I'm talking about myself. Like I said, it's a weird mood.

So instead, have a meme:

Leave an anonymous comment with the following:

1. One secret.
2. One compliment.
3. One non-compliment.
4. One love note, but it does not have to be for me.
5. Lyrics to a song.
6. How old you are.
7. How long we've been friends.
8. And a hint to who you are.
9. After you do it for me, put it in your LJ and see who does it for you.

I'd be ever so happy if you would do this for me. :)