Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tripping Billies

Starting with this post, I'm going to try to use a relevant song title for each post title.

I hate stereotypes. Stereotypes regarding my taste in music is the absolute worst.

Evidentally I'm gay because I'm a guy who listens to boy bands.
Evidentally I'm on the ganja because I like reggae and jam bands.
Evidentally I'm a redneck because I like country music and am from Kentucky.
Evidentally I'm a neo-Nazi because one of my favorite folk songs was once performed by Skrewdriver.
Evidentally I'm on LSD because I like psychedelic pop music.

Geez, people. Grow the f*** up.

Thanks for the responses

As the post title says.

The responses I got were more or less what I expected. All opinions are valid to me regardless of agreement or disagreement, and I just wanted to conduct a small experiment.

On a side note, I got a comment from Anonymous (that I rejected from the queue) which was an anti-thimerosal rant and nothing more.

Sorry Anonymous, this isn't 4chan. I don't tolerate that stuff on this blog unless you have the decency to reveal yourself. The anonymous comments were only enabled to allow friends who don't have blogger accounts to comment.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

A poll re: the puzzle ribbon logo

Just a quick poll: For or against the puzzle ribbon?

Give reasons why, if possible. My personal stance is that I'm for it. It's the easiest way to spread positive awareness in my opinion and don't see any negatives about it. I've read that it's "only used by those promoting a cure for autism", which is the most incorrect statement I've ever come across regarding it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Asperger's Speaks: It's Time to Rant

The Autism Speaks message board has some unique characters.

Mostly parents, some autistics. A few of the parents there are extremely nice and willing to listen to what I have to say. Combine their comments with the ones I've gotten from this blog and the Neurointegrity board (link on side), I've gotten too many positive comments to count.

So really, I know I've done a good job at the end of each day.

But some don't agree with that. I've annoyed several people and I have no clue why. One person has even gone as far as labeling me a rep for Big Pharma. As if! I am truly one of the most open-minded and nicest people on the entire intarwebz. I don't purposely try to annoy people. That's just not my style.

I'm not perfect. I make mistakes. But I'm not the annoying ass**** some think I am.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dear Jenny Mac:

Do us a favor and hush.

You're a cluless skank and nothing more than that. You are NOT an expert and you definitely do NOT speak for all mothers.

So this is World Autism Day

And so far, so good, though I sadly don't expect it to end this way. Media-wise, anyway.

CNN has aired a one-hour special highlighting stories of various autisic children and young adults. I liked it, except for the very end when CNN just HAD to link people to Autism Speaks AND the NAA. They're probably going to do this all day.

I would have no qualms if they linked people to the ASA, but since their head honcho ain't loaded like the Wrights, well... you get the idea.

Sadly, money talks. Especially when it comes to autism.

As for what I will be doing, more or less the same as every other day. Wear my autism lanyard, and my puzzle ribbon lapel pin. I'm probably the only Hub blogger with one of the latter, but then again, I don't see what's so bad about it. Even as an aspie.

Oh well. You do your thing, and I'll do mine.