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I hate it when I’m not judged by the content of my character.  I also hate it when I’m judge by the color of my skin: being white, people assume I’m successful when I’m really quite a loser. Actually I hate being judged period.  The only metric I rank high on is sarcasm/humor quotient, and the UN Int’l Scale of Procrastination.  And dog ownership, I’m a kick-ass dog owner. #beatmyselfup

I prefer smokers

As a non-smoker I’ve come to prefer the sight of someone smoking over the sight of someone vaping.

The smaller units with the clear reservoir where you can see the nicotine fluid are especially disgusting to watch someone suck on. When someone smokes a cigarette at least you might be reminded of some of the great, classy smokers like Bacall, Bogart, Dean, Lake, etc. Not so with vaping, no one has made that look sexy yet. Also, most smokers these days have the tact to smoke inconspicuously but vapers have no issue vaping right in your face.

Prejudice toward women …

Colonial Williamsburg: stop the practice of reenacting witch-hunts and pull the TV commercials advertising them as part of a “romantic vacation”, as both are disrespectful and prejudice toward women.

Watch the TV commercial here.

Sign the petition here!

The practice of reenacting a witch-hunt and depicting it as part of a romantic vacation is horrifically disrespectful of women and to the right to due process in the United States.  The witch-hunts in the US were one of the lowest, darkest, most evil points in US history and they should not be treated in such a glib, humorous manner in reenactments and in TV commercials of such reenactments.  US witch-hunts were often used to torture and kill innocent “hysterical” women who suffered from mental health problems.  They were also undertaken by certain people or groups to perform sanctioned murder against women those people and groups did not like.  There is no positive, silver-lining to witch-hunts in US history and Colonial Williamsburg should stop presenting reenactments of them out of context as a form of entertainment.

If Mississippi offered vacation packages offering the reenacting of lynchings and of shootings of civil rights workers, no one would stand for it.  Similarly, no one should stand for such reenactments of witch-hunts and for advertisements of them.

Women’s rights are hard-fought around the world and in the US.  History shows that they can wither away rather easily.  Women’s rights should be celebrated and secured; attempts to trivialize them should be regarded with disdain and should not be the endeavor of a tourist destination.  Witch-hunts are not things of the past.  Since 2009 there have been witch-hunts in Sub-Saharan Africa, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, and India.

PREDICTION

Soon goths will embrace the burka.

Yoga?

I once considered doing yoga to achieve balance in my life and get in touch with my spiritual side, but then I remembered I have a motorcycle for that.

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West Broadway SOHO NYC: two black Escalades for a party of three young women. One Escalade is for the women the other Escalade is for their purchases. The Escalades creep down the street, double-park, and the women egress their Escalade and enter a store. After a time, a chauffeur enters the store as the women leave it. The second chauffeur gets them into their Escalade, offering an arm for balancing in stilettos. The first chauffeur then exits the store with bags and boxes and puts them into the cargo Escalade. Both Escalades creep down the street a few more doors and the process repeats.

Life is like …

Life is like a box of chocolates. You’ll nom nom nom and burp.

Life is like a box of chocolates. You’d prefer a dozen roses.

Life is like a box of chocolates. The inside of the lid tells you exactly what you’ll get.

Life is like a box of chocolates. The ingredients are listed on the bottom.

Life is like a box of chocolates. Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Life is like a box of chocolates. The horror … the horror.

Life is like a box of chocolates. Oh the humanity!

Life is like a box of chocolates.  We’re gonna need a bigger box.

Life is like a box of chocolates. You’re diabetic and have nut allergies.

Life is like a box of chocolates. You get drafted and fight in the Vietnam War.

Life is like a box of chocolates. It’s half price after Valentine’s Day.

Life is like a box of chocolates. If you’re a dentist.

Life is like a box of chocolates. You’re trying to lose weight.

Life is like a box of chocolates. Indigenous peoples were exploited in its production.

 

 

Poll …

Anyone ever select “lowest” for an email’s priority setting?

No Rebels, But There is Cause

Today’s youth, the 20-somethings, have more to rebel against than any other generation post-WWII, yet they keep their heads down and their mouths shut. ???

Boston Bombings, the Manhunt …

The made-for-television movie will absolutely be called “An Abundance of Caution”.

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