Okay, so I already posted something today, but I have just one small thing that needs to be added.
Health care reform made it through the House. WOOOOOH!!!
Okay, while I'm real, real happy because it means my friends can now go to doctors and not have to worry about three month-long toothaches or possibly having swine flu while not being able to receive medical attention; and also that the United States government is finally making some positive social changes, some people are against it. And while I'm trying to be cordial enough to not start online fights by posting statuses expressing my happiness and pride, I can't help but comment on others' that make my blood boil. I'm pretty sure you all know how riled up I can get, right? Okay, well about 15 minutes ago, a friend of a friend of mine (that I am FACEBOOK friends with) posted a status asking if anyone would like to move to Canada because health care passed here. Now, obviously this kid isn't too well informed seeing as how Canada has had an established health care system for quite some time now. Anyway, I initially decided that he was too ill-informed to start a fight with, so I was going to let it go; however, I started reading the ensuing comments and couldn't help myself from posting something. One of his friends drew comparisons between the United States and "socialist Russia" which my "friend" then responded with something like "yeah, look how many people died under Stalin" (because I'm PRETTY SURE health care equates dictatorship and murder) and then HIS stupid asshole piece of shit friend responded by saying that America is supposed to be FREE, and how we're not supposed to have a "some black guy" making all of our decisions. As if that didn't make me Hulk out in itself, my "friend's" following remark (in which he referred to Nancy Pelosi as a slut) did. So I called them bigots and suggested they move to a country in Africa where they don't have to worry about basically any government intervention in their lives whatsoever. I was totally justified this time though. I'm really proud of myself for the restraint I showed, but at the same time, wish I said more or COULD say more, to their racist, sexist faces. URRRRRGH, I'm so worked up right now because I cannot believe there are such closed-minded people in the world.
Okay. I'm going to take deep breaths and hopefully be able to go to sleep soon as I have to work tomorrow morning. Goodnight.