Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Burka USA, Really?

I saw a woman at the doctors office the other day. She had a skirt to the floor, a long sleeved plaid men’s shirt that was 3 times to big, a scarf over her head that completely covered her face, glasses over the scarf and a skull cap. I wanted to talk to her but I couldn't even do that since there was no way to know if I had caught her attention etc… a large part of communication is eye contact and facial expression.

Now that it has been a week since I saw her and her husband who stared at my chest for 10 minutes until I left the room, I just keep thinking “are they kidding?”
Why would any free woman do this to herself?

I demand as nicely as I know how that people be respectful or at least rational about my religion. I am a Christian. I don't think I am "such a good Christian" as someone I love once threw in my face when I criticized John Edward's sleazy behavior. Well, she supported him in the 2008 primaries and believed the kid wasn't his. So she said to me "oh you think you are such a good Christian, look at how judgmental you are." Of course I was telling her that Obama was gonna get his ass kicked. So I knew I was making her mad. But she had said she would rather see Hillary Clinton dead than as President. It was kind of a crazy thing to say.

As it turns out, Obama's bankster buddies crashed the economy and the rest is sickening history. After the crash a ham sandwich would have won had it run as a democrat.

Anywhoo....Whaaa? I think I am such a good Christian? I have never said that or suggested that. In fact I normally do not announce that I am religious so as not to embarrass other Christians. My wonderful lovely Presbyterian brothers and sisters would never choose me as a spokesperson or example to live up to, not in any way shape or form.

I sing and I am grateful for that and I am grateful that there is a God of Love. I do not apologize for that. If you don't like it, bite me. See, that's what a good Christian I am.

Some years ago I was running a county office for a democratic candidate and one of my volunteers was a really wonderful Muslim woman who became a good friend. She and her kids and her sister came and worked all the time and they were so nice to have around. I was crazy about all of them. I would never say that she was the kind of women to tolerate subjugation. To even question her choice to wear the complete body covering and Hijab would have been an insult. She should be teaching a college class in social work or something, that's how dynamic she is. But maybe I should have asked her about her clothing and what it meant to her. I wish I had also asked her why she was so faithfully waiting for a husband who was in Prison. I sincerely hope he is out and they are happy. But I also hope she throws off the robes and frees herself or keeps them on and frees herself. In fact I would love to see her run for congress. I'd support her. But I don't know if her religion allows her to have that sort of independence.

I don't know, I find it hard to understand a religion that says women must be completely covered because men can't be expected to control their penis. That is a religion I think needs to step in to the 16th century. I can't, I just can not continue to be politically correct about this. I am worried about the women in the ME and I have a right to be. I have a right to care about what happens to women all over the world and NO, I don't have to shut up because that is "their culture".

In the meantime I hope someone tells that woman in the doctors office that her husband is a pervert and she looks like Cousin It on Halloween and she should stop doing that to herself.

Oh yeah, I took a course in how to handle a gun in hand to hand combat, you know, in case someone breaks in and tries to kill me. I live on 30 acres of woods and fields ,it's glorious but remote. It turns out that I am a damn fine shot. I have been looking for opportunities to go to Afghanistan to be a sniper and pick off all those brained Taliban sissy's who have to prove what men they are by throwing acid in the faces of little girls going to school. So far there have been no job listings for overweight middle aged white women with bad backs to go shoot terrorists. Too bad, I would totally go and shoot some parasitic Taliban heroes. Really, Bush bombs their rubble in to smaller rubble and the way they think they are going to save their country is by keeping women uneducated and subservient? Juvenile jerky boys, that's all they are.

As for what is happening in Egypt. I know lots of my fellow liberals are all excited about the revolution. I am not so jazzed. If freedom and democracy means only freedom and democracy for men, then there was no revolution and it's all a joke. I mean it. The Muslim brotherhood is busy putting on layer upon layer of sheep's clothing and the left is busy being distracted by the bleating of those fake sheep. Their goal is and always has been world wide Islam, no vote for women and Christians and all other infidels, infidels being any one who is not Muslim. Meantime some toad in the Obama administration said they were a secular political group. Yeah right.

Sometimes I feel like my fellow libs are like Charlie Brown who tries to kick the football time after time after time. Must we be so open minded our brains fall out?

I have an idea. I think if the Muslim Brotherhood get to have a political party then there should be a group called the Egyptian Sisterhood, made up of hard ass Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Christian, Pagan and Atheist feminists and they should be guaranteed by law to have the same number of seats in parliament as the Brotherhood. If I were Queen of the world this is how it would be. This is how it should be. To think of it this is how it should be in the USA,..... fat chance. The DNC would never stand for it.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Woman raped once and then again by Peace Corp

I have just heard about a problem in the Peace Corp that has been reported as early as last summer but is just now getting some attention. There are women in the corp who have been raped then blamed by the corp for the rape. One woman was murdered by another Peace Corp member after she reported him for raping and molesting some of of his students, impregnating several of them. Many of his students stopped going to class because of the abuse. When this dedicated young woman, Kate Puzey, reported him in an email, which she was assured would remain confidential, his brother who worked in the office she reported to, was informed of her email and the man in question whose name I can not find spelling for but which sounds like Constant Beeo (sic), slit her throat in the middle of the night.

We know that in this country, the great USA, we are not safe as women. We know that we can be beaten, raped and murdered just like so many of our sisters. We are on guard all the time and when we are not on guard, often we are smacked in the face with a close call that "wises us up". We are angry and we are sometimes militant in our own anger and defense. But we should also know that women all over the world, in third world countries and in the middle east have it so much worse than we do. I don't have to recite the reasons these women and girls demand our attention. Hillary Clinton famously said that "womens rights are human rights". Still it seems that some people do not understand what that means. They STILL think that women should shut up until more important issues are addressed.

Women in the Peace Corp have been raped and then sent for only three counseling sessions to help them get over it. One women reports that she was forced by the therapist to write out all the ways that she had caused what happened to her and what measures she would take to make sure she did not cause anyone to rape her again.
You can see all of these reports here at ABC's web site.
Then if you have a few more minutes watch this video of Meryl Streep talking about women's human rights after first viewing a video of the lives of Afghan women. She makes a great advocate.

Here are a few more links to stories and videos pertaining to this news story. This has taken way too long to come to light. Please go read and watch and then tell me again how you can only vote for democratic party approved women and because your uterus is your most compelling internal organ, you won't vote for republican women because they might vote against abortion.
Hell, Obama voted against abortion rights every time he voted "present" when the subject came up in the Illinois legislature. He also said "women shouldn't be able to get a late term abortion just because they have the blues". Ummm, Mr President, they don't, they have late term abortions to save their life, or when the baby is dead or has no brain. Learn something before you speak on the topic again.

Links links and more links.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

how I voted and why

I voted for women first and democrats after that. My default for two men running was vote democratic party. My default for women was democratic women first, republican women second, democratic men third.
Why? Because women are the ONLY group in America which is still grossly underrepresented in politics. However we are the majority of people in this country. We have all the political power we need if we would use it. Instead we allow men to divide and conquer.....
"oh no, I can't vote for her, the media tells me she is stupid and they make fun of her". "I don't want to be labled a "vagina voter"". "Oh no, I can't vote for Hillary Clinton, her husband cheated on he and she didn't leave him. She's just a political opportunist. She is not experienced, Joe Six pack will never vote for her".
Well in fact Joe Six pack did vote for her and the majority of other people in the country voted for her..but they were labeled racist so it was okay to discount them and snatch their votes away. I can not tell you how many times I have seen political pundits and other women in the media just sit silently while others questioned if Palin could hold office and raise her children too. Why do we never see the same question asked of men? Why don't the women sitting there say "hold on there bucky...."
You don't even have to like Palin or agree with her to see that the sexism directed at her is sickening. As a feminist woman it makes me want to tear my hair out. Even women, women who said they are feminists, jumped right on board with the men determined to destroy her image just like the tried to destroy the reputation of Hillary Clinton with remarks about looks and the way they dress and the fact that they are only extensions of their husbands...Hillary cried (she did not) to win sympathy. Women were voting with their female parts (yeah, like men have not done that for thousands of years).
On the subject of Obama and why this 2010 election IS about him:
I used to think he was conservative and that all the conservative legislation that passed was his real position on healthcare etc... now I realize that he really has no clue who he is or what he thinks until someone floats a theory or talking point that sounds good..then he gloms on to it and repeats it. That's so sad. That is not leadership, that is not change, it is not good policy and it is certainly NOT what we need in this time. We need a REAL visionary, who has real policy ideas and not just those he read in a thesis from ten years ago, like (SNARK ON) "teachers are the problem with education" brilliant! Yes and if only every minority child had a voucher for private school they would all graduate and go to college and there would be no more poverty and drug wars in the inner city. (SNARK OFF)

This election is about him and it is about the DNC which (through selective rule rigging and ignoring) decided that the choice of the voters, Hillary, should get shoved aside for the cool black guy who could bring kids to the polls and was collecting masses of corporate money BEFORE anyone ever heard about him, and was spreading that money around. Spreading the money around is legal. All politicians do it...but the rule rigging at the DNC by the machinations of Donna Brazile (a supposedly impartial election pundit on CNN, was also a DNC official who rigged the rules). And the ballot box stuffing In TX, IN and God know where else, was highly illegal. Intimidating Clinton supporters by loss of their seats in congress...illegal. Busing kids in to caucus in states they didn't live in, or to stand in voter lines so real voters would give up and go home....illegal.
In the end Hillary was with in 17 delegates of Obama and four of his delegates were Hillary's in MI which were stolen from her. And there was NO floor vote at the convention. Her supporters where threatened and coerced. Shameful, there is ALWAYS a floor vote. Ted Kennedy got a damn floor vote at the convention of 1980, and he had much less support than Clinton in 2008. It was a disgrace. In addition Hillary, according to exit polls would have beat McCain by four more points than Obama did.
So now what? Those kids didn't get their promised hopenchange and they are at home pouting while Obama is running around clueless as to why democrats are so unexcited about voting. No Barack, we are not scared and irrational. We KNOW what we are voting for and against. You passed a lot of enemic republican lite legislation and got called a commie ANYWAY. Had you passed real reform republicans would have still called you a pinko, but democrats might have been more likely to vote. Not all disatisfaction with your job is from the right. Some off us here on the left are pretty disgusted too. And do not tell me you had to compromise, you did not, not with veto-proof majorities in the congress. In addition, 70 percent of Americans thought there should be a public option, yes that means lots of republicans too. But you chose to make back room deals with for profit health organizations to get rid of the public option so they would not oppose your big health care debacle, rather that pass good legislation that would work for the people. Instead you chose to compromise when you did not have to to insure you could claim victory. Victory for bad, too expensive health care that is to the right of what Nixon proposed when he was president.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Giving away billions

Hey rich guys, how about rather than giving to charity, you create some JOBS? That is what people need and what will help the country.
Here is the plan, each of you create a business with a business plan that says the company will make a good product at a good price and to survive it will have Executives who can never make more tham 10 times what the average worker makes. It should be right in the corporate charter. Then you decide to train and promote from with in. It should also never be publically traded so that the workers never again have to feel the squeeze from having to satisfy the stock holders.
In addition, how about you put some of your money in to educating the public on and promoting single payer health care? That is what business in this country really needs. It is the middle class that needs help so that this nation can survive.

I don't get it, I really do not. Why charity rather than jobs? Why charity rather than infrastructure? Why charity rather than real healthcare reform? It is the tax breaks?
With all your billions you could do so much good if you would look at what the country really needs rather than your need to be and look charitable.

Friday, March 20, 2009

TOTUS.....ha ha

TOTUS (otherwise known as Barack Obama'sblog or BOT for short) has his own blog. Click on the title of this post to find it.

I put this in red since it by an obvious republican, but it is very funny never the less........

.......I tried to stay to watch the "Tonight Show" taping, but I was given the bum's rush like everyone else. That said, I did get to watch some rehearsal time, and man, Leno really rehearses. I mean, he doesn't leave anything to chance. He's all about timing. In other words, Jay doesn't leave much to chance. And it isn't just this particular show where Leno is a control freak. I've got a cousin out here in LA; he's an Autoscript GP-15P GoPrompt, with a High-Bright Color LCD screen. He mostly does commercial work, but he does okay. No White House Commission with commisary privileges, but hey, there's always Schwarzenegger if Auto wants to dabble in politics. But I digress. Auto tells me that Leno's prompters tell him that Leno and his team do this kind of rehearsal and briefing for every show. So it wasn't like My Man didn't have a chance to think about a better line ... and PUT IT ON MY SCREEN!!It's days like this that make me miss the days when He and I would walk the streets of Chicago, doing community activism. Sure, it took Him 30 minutes to set me up, and sometimes he couldn't get the extension cord to reach an electrical outlet, or the folks he wanted to talk to would walk off because they had better things to do, or the glare off my screen made his remarks unreadable. But it was a simpler time, when he could stay on script and didn't feel the need to "speak his mind," and we were a team. All I know, is it's going to be a long flight home. .......

buh bye

Thursday, February 12, 2009

the new stimulus package

I can appreciate when republicans and others say the bill was full of pork. I think it was too. I disagree with the tax company in the nation is going to create jobs unless there is demand. I do think giving money to groups like ACORN is a joke, I hope that bit is gone.

But here is the thing about this bill... the money that would have helped female dominated industries like teaching has been cut and this bill provides almost no relief for women who need work. It is too little too late and my heart is in my throat most of the time now. I am under employed working at commission only insurance sales. I like the job but the charge backs are killing me. I need something more stable and I do not have any hope that this new bill will open up my options. Maybe if I could do construction? But I can not.

So what it this bill is going to put women back to work? Doesn't anyone realize that we are the poorest segment of society? We are the ones raising the kids and we are the ones most likely to be underemployed and uninsured.

Is there anyone competent in the Obama administration? Did no one realize they would have to govern after they "won"?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Secretary Clinton

Here is a piece from the State department blog.

Town Hall Meeting
February 04, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy
Dean Acheson Auditorium
Washington, DC
UNDER SECRETARY KENNEDY: Good afternoon and welcome. It’s the responsibility of a management officer to be as efficient and as economical as possible, so just a few brief remarks. When asking a question, please identify yourself and your office for the benefit of others. In light of the limited time available we have today, please make your questions as concise as possible. And because, obviously, of the size limitations of this room and the nationwide and worldwide reach of the State Department, this program is being broadcast throughout this building and is being made available direct and via rebroadcast to our colleagues around the country and around the world. So in this case, please remember that, in effect, this is a public forum. (Laughter.) In order to open to the process as much as possible, we will also be taking questions via the internet from colleagues at State Department offices around the country and around the world.
And with those, it is now my distinct pleasure to present to you the Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Madame Secretary. (Applause.)
Date: 02/04/2009 Description: Secretary Clinton addresses employees during a town hall meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC, Feb. 4, 2009. © AP Photo SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Well, it is a real delight to be here with you for this town hall, and I want to welcome everyone inside this room and throughout the building, our country, and indeed, the world, because, as Pat said, we have a number of people who are joining us from posts overseas via the internet.
This town hall will, I hope, be the beginning of an ongoing conversation and part of an engaged and energetic, collaborative effort to make this the best-run, most effective State Department possible.
Now, some of you may know that I like to conduct listening tours. It’s something I started back in the 1980s when I was First Lady of Arkansas. I continued it in New York and around the country. I found that meeting with people and listening to their concerns in small groups and large was very important to me and gave me a lot of excellent ideas and constructive criticism.
So I like to think that this town hall will launch the latest of my listening tours. I want and need to hear from you, and that is not an idle invitation but an urgent request. We want to continue the dialogue we’re beginning today, and in fact, we’re creating a space on the Intranet website for you to generate your own ideas and engage in conversations with the whole Department.
I take the responsibility of managing our Department and obtaining the resources necessary to fulfill our missions very seriously. It’s why I appointed a new second position of Deputy Secretary to oversee the resources and management, working with many of you. And I’m very encouraged that both of our Deputies, Jim Steinberg and Jack Lew, have actually been confirmed. I can’t say that about anybody else yet.