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A Monthly Column.

Kelley Heckart is normally a quiet, shy writer, but thinks that sometimes a person just needs to vent about the crazy stuff going on in the world. ‘Who Peed in Your Pepsi’ is a monthly column about the latest controversial topics.

Comments are always welcome. Venting is encouraged.

When not looking for the next controversy, Kelley works at her craft, writing Celtic historical romance/fantasy for Awe-Struck, Freya’s Bower and Noble Romance. Her tales are filled with fierce warriors, bold women and otherworldly creatures.

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Anna Rexia—Sexy Halloween Costume or Bad Taste?

Halloween is that one night of the year when you can be anything you want to be, either a sexy pirate, scary zombie or a whoopie cushion. As Buffy said, “It’s come as you aren’t night.” And now you can be Anna Rexia.

The Anna Rexia costume is a tight, short, black bodysuit style dress with a glittery, silk-screened skeleton print, bone headband, heart name tag, measuring tape ribbon belt and a matching measuring tape choker.

My first thought was why would anyone want to wear an anorexia costume that really isn’t that attractive? I guess this costume is for people with dark humor and judging by its popularity, there seems to be a lot of people with dark humor. Okay, I get that. I’m all for expressing yourself, but is making fun of a serious eating disorder that is a mental illness in good taste? Is it sexy?

There have been other controversial costumes in the past. I know that a lot of Wiccans are bothered by the ugly witch costumes that are popular each year. I’m not too pleased with costumes that allude that all witches are ugly, but I just brush it off as silly misconceptions by people that have no clue.

It seems no matter what you do, someone will get offended. I’m sure there’s another costume being designed that will upset a group of people this Halloween.

Happy Halloween/Samhain!

 

 

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More gun-related drama in AZ

Republicans and guns seem to go together like Chihuahuas and tacos, especially in Arizona. As a gimmick to try and raise money for get-out-the-vote efforts in Pima County, the same county as the deadly shooting that seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six people, the Republican Party is raffling off a gun. And not just any gun—a Glock—the same weapon used in that shooting.

It’s hard to tell if this is poor judgment or an intentional affront to the tragedy. Either way, the people in charge of this fund raising event could have picked a different prize to raise money for the Republican Party.

The Pima County Republican Party had held gun raffles in the past, but it seems that in light of the shooting that happened on January 8, less than a year ago, maybe some sensitivity should be in order. It’s not just Democrats or anti-gun advocates that think the gun raffle is a bad idea. There is at least one Republican that advised against holding a gun raffle. James Kelley, chairman of the GOP legislative district that includes southern Tucson, decided not to stand with his fellow Republicans on this issue, stating that “post Jan 8, it’s bad messaging, and its insensitive.”

Is holding a gun raffle in an area still healing after a deadly shooting rampage a good idea?

Kelley Heckart

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Wedding bells for Bert and Ernie?

Nothing should surprise me anymore, but when I saw a petition calling for Bert and Ernie to get married on Sesame Street, I took note. First of all, I had no idea that Bert and Ernie were a gay couple. Maybe I missed something. I grew up watching them on Sesame Street and don’t recall anything that could hint that they were a couple. I think they sleep in separate beds, too. Plus, they are puppets. Do puppets even have a sexual orientation?

I thought that maybe gay rights activists were acting out because of all the recent anti-gay news like Michele Bachman’s ‘pray away the gay’ class. Snicker. I find this even more ridiculous than a gay wedding on Sesame Street, but that’s another blog post.

Personally, I have no problem with gay people and it wouldn’t bother me if Bert and Ernie were gay or if they decided to get married. However, is this the proper venue to host a gay wedding? I’m not even sure the kids watching Sesame Street would understand the issue of gays and same-sex marriage.

What I do know is that there are certain people that would freak out if Sesame Street decided to air a same-sex wedding on a kid’s program. Do we really need to add more fuel to the anti-gay fire? Perhaps it’s best to just leave this issue alone, and those who want to believe that Bert and Ernie are gay can do so without enraging the anti-gay faction. And really, aren’t there more important issues to worry about than two puppets getting married?

Kelley Heckart

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Gun rights and idiots don’t mix

This article in my local paper caught my attention: Ariz. lawmaker says pointing gun at reporter was inadvertent. This is the reason that some people are opposed to concealed weapons permits given to ordinary citizens.

According to the article, Republican Senator Lori Klein of Anthem (Phoenix) is taking heat for pointing her raspberry-pink semi-automatic pistol (when did a lethal weapon become a fashion accessory?) at a reporter while demonstrating its laser sight during a recent interview. And this is not the first time that Klein has make headlines in connection with her personal weapon. How many times does this woman have to act irresponsible with her weapon before her license is revoked? Will it be the time she ‘inadvertently’ injures or kills someone? What is really bothersome is that this woman is a lawmaker and should know better.

Subsequent online commentary generally said Klein ignored a basic tenet of gun safety: Don’t point a weapon at somebody unless you’re willing or intending to shoot.

Ms. Klein should not be allowed to carry a concealed weapon and there needs to be a better way to weed out the idiots that try to buy guns. A basic background check won’t reveal if the person is a moron. Maybe a multiple choice question like this would help: If someone asks you to take out your gun, what do you do? a. Take out the gun and point it at them, b. Tell them to F off, or c. Kindly tell them no.

This is another example of why everything we buy has to have a warning label telling people to either not put the object in their mouth or in their butt—because some idiot actually put that item in their mouth or butt. The problem with a gun is that, not only is the idiot in danger of harming him/herself, but the rest of the population is in danger too.

Natural selection hasn’t done a great job of thinning the herd of morons so we have to learn to live with them, but it makes me uneasy knowing that an idiot could be carrying a concealed weapon.

 

Kelley Heckart

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