Rose Colored Cynicism

Sheena Rice is a student/activist living in glamourous Bozeman, MT. This blog is meant to deal with her cynicism and jadeness as well as possible. The views expressed here are hers and do not reflect any group that she belongs to. E-Mail Sheena at

Monday, January 23, 2006

Love Molly--Not a fan of Hillary

Molly Ivins has the story why Hillary Clinton should NOT be the Democratic candidate in 2008. She lists all of the reasons why I'm not supporting her, for instance her failure to take a stance on anyhting and her flag burning episode. While I want a female President, I will not support a female (or male for that matter) candidate who lacks the courage to make a stand about anything. Us chicas have a hard enough time climbing the metaphorical ladder, we don't need a female willing to screw everything up making it harder (hello..Judy Martz).

Way to go Molly!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

In Case You Were Wondering.....

No I have not died, nor have I broken my hands preventing me from writing, I have just been swamped swamped swamped.

I'm starting to think that I may not have the energy for this right now, with school, work, and college dems stuff. I am not giving up on this, I just may not post very frequently anymore, perhaps only on the weekends from here on out.

Take Care.....

Monday, January 09, 2006

Another sad day

Goodbye Bette.

We will miss you very much.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Just got back from SLC Utah where I spent 6 hours (in the cold) waiting to see if I could get tickets to a sold out concert on Saturday. Well it was a success and I was able to see Kanye "Bush doesn't care about black people" West and U2 rock out the Delta Center. If you have not seen U2 live please put in on your list of things to do before you die or something, as it is totally worth it.

The messages that were portrayed throughout the concert were the ones that I try to preach everyday, co-existence, human rights and justice. It was the closest thing I have ever had to a spiritual experience. Mock that if you must, but I have never been convinced by a sermon, nor moved by a religious setting. Moreover, I have never ever cried at a concert before, but that all changed when U2 performed "Miss Sarajevo".

During "Sunday Bloody Sunday" Bono said that as a people "we must not become a monster to destroy a monster". That right there is the perfect statement, and everyone must remember that whether we are talking about spying, the Patriot Act, or the "War on Terror".

Even better, Bono was named one of the persons of the year by Time Magazine, for his work fighting poverty, AIDS, and injustice. Yay!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I'M BACK BABY! (For those that care!)

Whew..Finals are over and somehow I survived. Now I just have to sit back and wait for grades (I have a feeling that I may have pulled off a 4.0).

I'm even in a slightly good mood today, despite the bitter cold. The Washington Post is reporting that Congress is very close to passing the Torture ban and it is also starting to look like the White House may reverse its position. All I have to say is Duh! It actually was making me sick to my stomach earlier when there was so much opposition to a bill that would enforce treating people with dignity (not to mention that torture does not work as a means of extracting information, believe me if I was being electrocuted I would say anything).

That's really all I have to say right now, unless anyone is in the mood to hear me talk about conditional proofs for predicate logic or the ethical issues behind cloning, since my finals are still kinda on my brain.

Take er easy!

Friday, December 02, 2005

Damnit Wulfgar! I'm on Hiatus!

Well it seems as though I've been tagged by my buddy Wulfgar. Fun Fun Fun. Since I'm still officially on hiatus (Two Weeks Left), this will be short and sweet.

I confess...that I love Christmas (and don't mind calling it that, even though I'm some form of an atheist-but there are some things that should not be attached to the name "Christmas") and I realize that it is quite hypocritical of me as I am in all reality to cynical to enjoy this time of the year. But I like decorating, like the food, love shopping, and don't mind getting presents either. THERE I just admitted to liking a very commercial holiday, Ick!

I confess...while I read a lot of history, philosophy and political science books (you know the smarts one) I have a slight obsession with some of the chick lit out there, but in my defense I only read it before I go to bed.

I confess...that I have moments where I consider dropping out of school with less than a year to go and moving to Africa to make myself feel that I am actually doing something important.

I confess...that I want a woman to be President. I cannot wait for a woman to President, but I DO NOT want Hillary Clinton to be President.

I confess...that sometimes I think my life would be much happier if I didn't care about politics.

OK Thats that. Lets see I guess I have to tag someone now...I also must confess that I'm absolutely awful at making decisions. How about Matt?He always has something to say.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Two inches closer to total insanity....

My one or two readers will not be hearing from me for some time (unless something earth shattering happens) as the end of semester is two weeks away and NONE of my shit is taken care of enough to not I have to take a little break from anyhting I don't really need to do such as sleep or write. So for now I will leave you with some of my thoughts.....

The Cats won!!

Old news I know, but its still pretty shcoking..and yes yes I know the Grizzlies made the playoffs and we didn't blah blah blah, yet its nice that my beloved Cats can actually show up against the Griz now (I remember growing up the Cats never ever won). A side note on this topic to anyone I saw at the tailgate: Thanks for coming and partying with us, while I can't quite remember who all I saw I do remember having a lot of fun (I think). I also have vague recollections of talking to Matt and giving Monica Lindeen a hug, but beyond that you got me.

I still don't like Koopman or Mayor Cetraro.

I am loving that Anderson Cooper has a longer show on CNN.

I am so sick of the Intelligent Design debate, and am ready to start pushing for Supernatural Design, and that the only force that could have created this complex world would have to be aliens. Aliens are more complex than God.

Ready for the semester to be over so I can kick back and relax.

Talk to ya soon.. and Happy Thanksgiving