God is Not an American ValueLadies and Gentlemen of Congress, thank you for allowing me to speak today.God is Not an American Value3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I do not stand before you with a hate filled heart.
I do not stand before you today wishing to destroy anyone's beliefs or ways of life.
I do not stand before you today hoping to achieve a victory for one group while hurting another.
Instead, I stand before you today in the hope that you listen open-mindedly.
That is all I ask.
In 1956, "In God We Trust" was adopted as the United States official motto. This motto has been on our coins since 1864 and on our paper currency since 1957. In 1954, the words "Under God" where added to the Pledge of Allegiance. The question of whether or not these phrases are constitutional has been argued on all levels, from the dinner tables of average Americans, all the way up to the Supreme Court. I personally believe that these phrases are unconstitutional, but the arguments for it have been so overused that I feel repeating them would be beating a dead horse.
No, instead I will b
Something To Talk AboutTitle: Something To Talk AboutSomething To Talk About4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Warnings: robot slash, robo-smoochies
The blue and white mech walked into the common room like he owned the place. His slender form was all sleek lines and grace, and he carried himself with complete confidence. Every optic in the room followed his path, either enchanted by his beauty or surprised at seeing the modern rarity of a noblemech.
He drew a ration from the public use energon station as if it was the most natural thing in the world. Then he crossed the room again, to take a seat at a small gaming table across from a large black mech. The black mech looked at him in surprise as the noble smiled.
"You must be the new tactician." The blue and white mech took a sip of his energon.
"I um " the large mech looked away from the other, focusing his gaze on the datapads tha
Monty Python and the Twins - 1Ironhide's TaleMonty Python and the Twins - 18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ironhide was in the medbay when it started. A loud metallic clank</b> echoed through the hallway outside Ratchets domain, followed by another then another. The old warrior and medic exchanged a glance that left neither the wiser to the commotion, then they both succumbed to curiosity and went to peer out into the wide hallway. What the oil-drenched drain pan? Ironhide exclaimed.
Sideswipe trudged down the large orange corridor pushing a makeshift wheel-cart in front of him, grinning furiously. The cart was shoddily constructed out of rusted junk, barely able to wheel down the level hallway without an audio-twisting number of clicks, squeaks and jitters. Every few astroseconds he would beat an Autobot-sized cowbell and call out. As the red Lamborghini moved closer, Ironhide was able to make out what Sideswipe was chanting.
>CLANK< Bring out your dead!
Religion and PoliticsReligion and Politics5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Religion & Politics
"If religious groups want to get into politics, they should pay taxes"
I concur!! Why should My tax dollars go to their right to belittle Me...
Politics and Religion The religion within politics.. the politics within religion..
Many religious people claim to be so patriotic and always worrying about what the president is doing with the tax money, well since there are about half a million religious buildings in this country [Churches, Mosque/Temple, Synagogues, etc etc] all of which get tax exemptions why not put your money where your mouth is and stop being a burden on the government.
From what I got from the census website there are more than 300K religious buildings in this country alone, this includes, Churches [Christian and catholic], Mosque/Temples, Synagogues, and many other variations of faiths. So you take the average of these place and you get between 10-20K a year in tax exemptions. So that is let us just say 300K times 10K if we just us
Of Angels, Demons, and LoveI.Of Angels, Demons, and Love2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hush, don't make a sound.
Let the wind play its lullaby,
for the moon to shine so bright,
and light the way for them
towards the safe haven they share.
Can't you hear them?
They're closeby, listen
to the silence that greets
their arrival tonight.
But maybe, and just maybe
if you listen very carefully,
you might hear their story
being whispered among the trees.
Of a love so legendary,
it could set Heaven ablaze,
of battles so fierce, no one
thought they might cease.
But the fates spoke, and
their hearts met in a single beat.
He was the king of Hell,
A creature of darkness and fear,
His life spent in bloodshed and battles,
never caring for a cry or a plea.
Bathing in a sea of blood and tears.
The king had no weakness to be told
She was a blazing angel of light,
So pure and tender, never knew what hate was like.
Fighting so the Lord's word could prevail,
always aiming towards the dying daylight.
Yet the wheel of time spun, and she fell astray
from the m
Call of Megatron The small convoy of vehicles hurtled through the shadowed Arkham streets. Inside the battered truck that took the lead, Randolph Carter hung on for dear life, his ascetic frame battered from side to side every time the truck took a corner.Call of Megatron6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"We have to hurry," he panted, hugging the wheel. "If these Decepticons of yours manage to decipher the mad Arab's book, Earth will know a darkness unlike any since its most primordial past."
"You still haven't told us how this ritual works." The voice, commanding yet warm, filled the cab of the truck, seeming to emanate from nowhere. "Surely releasing these 'Old Ones' of yours isn't as simple as reading a book?"
"The Necronomicon isn't merely a book," Carter replied. "Without a cult of followers, the Decepticons would have to chant the words en masse to bring about the awakening."
In control of your fearIn control of your fear4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Rebirth of Evangelion
In control of your fear
After the terrible battle with Zeruel Evangelion Unit-X had return only to reveal its most demonic form and began the task of destroying us
Unit-X rise up expanding its A.T. field roaring as it prepare to annihilate all of mankind or unite it
"It's all over"-Ritsuko said as she wathched the beast rise in the air
As Unit-X began to acknowledge every one that came in contact with her AT field she began to see with in their memories and feelings
"Thank you, are a love"-said by Maya Ibuki, You are the closet things I have to real father" ,-Said by Shinji"I Love you"-Said by Rei... then she came acknowledge that Miki was still alive- "Thank you"were the words she said when he primised to avengethe death of her parents
Her madden roar stop Unit-X stood sileent and changes her task... Miki woke up as she could feel her wounds being healed as a warm energy surrounded her she knew that everything w
Casual Encounters -CHAP.10-DRRRCasual Encounters -CHAP.10-DRRR3 years ago in Romance More Like This
For the next week Ritchie's mood seemed to be at an all-time high. Sei wasn't mad at her, she now had a coat (albeit on loan) to battle the cold in and, best of all, she felt free for the first time in months. Not having to answer to Izaya was doing wonders for her mood.
Or so she thought.
She kept expecting Izaya to text or call her Or even show up on her doorstep. The freedom had just seemed too good to be true But he hadn't. And after the first week she'd started to realise that she'd been waiting for him to get in touch constantly checking her phone and always making sure to survey the area outside her work.
She'd genuinely believed that some freedom from Izaya was what she'd really wanted. But after a week of not seeing or hearing from him she'd discovered just how much she craved his company. That realisation irritated her beyond belief.
And what was even worse was
ChatterboxShoes chatter,Chatterbox1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
they converse in skateparks
and rub rubbers
behind bike sheds.
clip and staccato
in stilettos in the office
as workers file in
the undeveloped shoe voices
as sole meets corridor
skidding into class.
Another day begins,
with the news of the night before
scuffed into the pavement
as shoes chatter.
as lie the deadautumn was a throaty rattleas lie the dead2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that swung in slowly
on summer’s back.
the drifting days
as they slipped
and every pale sunrise
arrived wreathed in a shiver
we shrugged into
our layers and
crackling leaves the color
of brazen blond
and blood-red billowing
around our feet—
curled against the cool earth
as lie the dead.
on a wolf-howl moon
we wavered like wraiths
into the night,
walking without fear,
corn husks scraping at the sky
as the stars
the wind pressed
a cold kiss
to my neck,
then your lips followed,
and you whispered
you would love me beyond living.
i hung your words
on the hollow hands
but winter crept in
a thief in white silk
and black bone branches,
our fragile dreams.
still, your voice echoed
in the silent void
i found my way back to you.
why then, do you
tremble and turn away,
twisting your prom
SuicideI'm going to tell you a storySuicide2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A story about a girl
A girl who once tried
To leave this world
She was sick of the pain
And sick of the hurt
Her parents made her feel
Like it was nothing she was worth.
Her friends all left
And bullied her daily
This is the story
Of the girl named Hailey
Haley was different
From others at school
The only thing different
Was that she followed the rules
No one respected her
No one cared
No one allowed her
To sit anywhere.
When she arrived home she walked
Into the bathroom that day
She took her razor
And cut her pain away.
When she was done she cried
And stared at her arm
Ashamed of what she did
She covered the scars.
At school the next day
She walked into the room
Knowing if anyone saw her scars
She would be doomed.
She got right to her seat
And ignored all the glares
She kept her sleeve down
To pretend the scars were not there
The temperature outside
Was hotter than normal
Wearing long sleeves at
+All The Right Moves+ ChroKid+All The Right Moves+ ChroKid5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
All the Right Moves
What I couldn't get off of my mind was his hair. One moment, each single hair is in its perfect place, making it unbelievably symmetrical. The next, at least one measly hair is out of place, making everything else disgusting. I happened to find myself distracted by this great catastrophe during class. Sometimes, I even leave class early on my own accord to distract myself with a balanced display. It finally came to a point where I had to settle matters once and for all.
When class was dismissed, I peered down at Chrona. He didn't appear to be leaving his seat. This was my chance.
As I merely straightened my papers into a neat, symmetrical stack for the eighth time, I heard Liz ask me, "Hey, you coming, Kid?"
Placing my mental ruler against my stack of papers, I replied, "Nah, I have more important matters to intend to. You and Patty go attend to your nails or whatever it is you women do."
Patty giggled as an irritated Liz said, "Okay ?" As they left,
DefinitionI'm fineDefinition2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm not fine, please help me
Enough about me
I'm hiding something
I'm just saying that.
I need you
I'm about to attempt suicide
I'm just tired
I can't take this anymore
I already ate
I can't eat. I want to starve
Don't leave. Care enough to stay.
I love you
You're the one person I trust
I don't love you any more
I do, I just don't want to hurt you.
I've cut, I don't want you to see the scars
I'm better, I promise
I'm the worst I've been, I lied
I want to die
Just one more
I'm not going to stop.
What's Religion got to do with it?I DON'T BELIEVE IN JESUS.What's Religion got to do with it?3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
That being said, I have to admit the recent Justin Bieber You-Tube rap I just heard has many positive messages in it especially the one about being a friend before being a lover.
No one bothers with this important fact which is sad. My daughter is messed up because she puts sexual gratification before being friends and gets hurt over and over again. Though my marriage isn't roses and sweetness 24/7, it is sustaining not empty.
Life isn't perfect, there are things outside our home that stresses anyone; like finances, health, and loss. But if your marriage is strong (and religion isn't a guarantee of that, it certainly isn't in mine) then it will last the test of time. There are always highs and low in any marriage and if you accept that then when you're in a low you know it will get better and move on.
My husband and I never go to bed angry at each other. Sometimes we don't like each other but we're different people....who said we had to be madly in
I Know, You Know -CHAP.8--DN-I Know, You Know -CHAP.8--DN-4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sunae Michishio. Eighty three years old. No known family still residing in the Kyoto region. Well liked by both her neighbours and friends. Spent her happy retirement solely on caring for the garden outside her house.
In short, absolutely no motivation for murder.
This Kasagi killer was starting to really piss me off. So far the only pattern between the victims that we could concede was that none of them had deserved to die. That didn't really narrow it down much That statement applied to a lot more people than you'd think.
The missing identification was interesting. Forensics agreed that there was absolutely none to be found and, without the help of Sunae Michishio's neighbours, we wouldn't have been able to identify her in the condition she was found in.
The only confusion we had was why the killer didn't want us to identify her. It didn't make any sense. We'd considered identify th
Just like old timesOkay, first off, this is my first fanfic in about two years so go easy on me here the pairing is SteinxSpirit from Soul Eater. So, if you don't like the pairing(or shonen-ai) then don't read. Obvious ideas. for those of you who do like it, enjoy~!Just like old times7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sempai, Stein began, giving an agitated crank to the oversized screw through his head, would you care to remind me what Im doing here?
Here was, at the moment, in Spirits cluttered muddle of an attic. Mountain ranges of boxes and old keepsake piles rose up in daunting stacks from wall to wall. Dust clung to most of the objects in the room and even seemed to hang onto the air particles. Not to mention that the dissection-happy master was sure her had heard some very large animal (or animals) scurry in the walls naught but a few minutes ago. The place, as a whole, seemed like an area that should be shut away and quarantined as soon as possible.
Shedding SkinSomeday I'll be cured,Shedding Skin2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll shed my skin
Someday I'll be found,
I'll stop being lost
Someday I'll be free,
Show off my arms
Someday I'll be known,
For my troubling fight
Today I'm in pain,
The wish to harm
Someday I'll be cured,
I'll shed my skin
don't understanddon't understand3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Do not understand
Megatron as always returned to his headquarters staff but this time it will feel so watch! of the door closes behind him there was relief! after a long night of charging megatron entered the meeting room, Starscream, Soundwave and Shockwave had already arrived before him which is rare.
Began discussing the shockwave.
"My lord you had a good night? "To see the shockwave was more sexy behind the times!
soundwave is slowly raproche
"I can get coffee my lord? "
megatron he recoiled found them strange, Starscream has nothing but it was no longer in the field of view of megatron.
although he recoiled after hitting back something he believed it was the wall he turns around and see Starscream has a great smile is lip comes, Starscream embraced her in his arms and says it's "my lord I can sleep with you if you want? "
Of that megatron was strongly tighten by 3 people he felt a hand that is run between his legs, helpless and unarmed he groaned
Starscream helmet licke
Adventure Time Fic: A New FaceWho The Fluff Are You?Adventure Time Fic: A New Face4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was barren and silent in the desert at night; she new this better than most would. The occasional sound of scurrying creatures moving over the sand was the only thing that made her sure that she was still alive. She tried to move, but her attempts failed and she flopped back down onto the dusty ground. Maybe they were wrong, she thought hopelessly to herself. Surely I've come far enough. I would have seen someone by now. With a long sigh, she gazed across the horizon; all that she could see was sand, sand everywhere. She was about to abandon all hope when she caught sight of a dim pink-tinted light off in the direction that she had been travelling. With a sudden surge of strength, she jumped to her feet and bolted towards the light.
There it is, she thought, a grin spreading across her face. Here is the place everyone has told me about. Here I'll find people like me, the survivors. Here- her thoughts cut off
Burning DaylightBurning Daylight5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was just an innocent bystander. A friend of the Cullens' but not of Bella. And yet she was the one standing up in front of us all in only her shift, hands tied behind her. She looked stonefaced, trying not to cry. I wished she would show some sort of emotion for just once in her life, but she never did.
The drums beat heavily and my heart would have beaten faster if it had still been able to beat at all. I hid beneath my black hood, letting only my good eye peek out at the goings on. This was my doing. I didn't regret it. Not one bit.
Edward would never find out I had had any part in this. And if he did, what would he do to me? He couldn't kill me. I had already died. He couldn't report me to the Volturi. They were on my side.
I spied the Cullens in my peripheral and pulled my cloak tighter round myself. They couldn't know I was here; they didn't know I was even in Italy. The whole family looked like they might break down; Edward already had.
As the pale Volturi leader stepp
TetheredMy name, from my lover's lips, it does fallTethered6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and there I melt into your whispered call.
Caressing my ears are the words of love.
sending my soul on the wings of a dove;
Im no longer bound to this earthly form,
into ethereal bliss I transform.
All that from the words that roll off your lips,
think of my response to your fingertips
as theyre resting in the curves of my face
then slowly down my jawline do they trace,
around my collarbone, they dance their dance;
gliding around, leaving me in a trance.
Then into my eyes you intently stare,
letting me know we are a perfect pair.
And in your hand, my hand is tightly bound,
gently bringing me back down to the ground.
InsanityWelcome to insanity,Insanity2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Is this your first time coming?
Don't mind the screams of agony.
Hop aboard this dark carriage.
We have the finest headless horses,
Headless beast corpses!
No finer way to travel through insanity.
This is a one way trip for you and for me!
Ahh yes look left,
And left looks back at you too!
Haha go on smile!
You better lighten up you'll be here a while!
Isn't it great?
Isn't it grand?
No one's going to reprimand you here,
Your free as a bird.
Black bird, Blue bird, Red bird two birds