Friday, September 21, 2018

Here we go again ....


KAVANAUGH AND FORD



 
I remember Anita Hill’s public crucifixion.  How men sat and judged, humiliated, belittled, and eviscerated her as witness after witness (men) dragged her character through the mud.  It was a public shaming equal to a lashing.  It was wrong and unjust what they did to her.  BUT they confirmed Clarence Thomas … the Justice who NEVER speaks.  And Hill’s life was left in shambles. 

A few days ago I read an excerpt of Sally Field’s new memoir.  Sally Field, a brilliant, two-time Oscar winner who describes how Burt Reynolds (RIP), demeaned her, made her feel less than, was jealous of her success to the point that she hid the parts of herself that made her who she was in order to save his ego.  It happens all the time.  Women hiding their light under a bushel so that her man can look good.


I read Jane Fonda’s memoir years ago.  Also a brilliant actress.  Jane’s mother committed suicide when she was a little girl by slitting her own throat.  Think about that.  When you’re a little girl and your mother, despite the fact that she gave you life, takes her own life.  What that says to a little girl who needs her mommie is that not even YOU are ENOUGH to keep me here.  I’d rather die.  That shit goes deep.  Jane Fonda did not get the love she deserved.  When she married Roger Vadim she allowed a woman into their bed …. to keep him.  It was what he wanted.  He never asked her what she wanted.  He never asked her if a threesome would make her feel cheap or unloved, or disrespected.


Women are such amazing creatures.  We can take emotional pain.  We can take physical pain.  We run households and corporations usually at a cost much greater to our emotional health than any man.  We are nurturers.  Lovers.  Teachers.  We carry burdens silently.  We cry when no one is around so that no one will be bothered by our pain.  We have faced indignities, sexual harassment, dismissal.  Next time you’re having a conversation with a group of people, stop and pay attention to how many of the men will actually listen to a woman when she has an opinion about something important like politics. 

I remember as a child watching my mother always eat last.  I always felt sorry for her because of that.  She had to do everything and serve everyone before she could sit down and eat.  At family gatherings the women waited on the men, and then after they were served and the children were served, they ate.  And then they cleaned up.  Washing and drying dishes, putting everything away, cleaning the kitchen, wiping the counters and sweeping the floor while the men and the children were relaxing and watching T.V.  I think it was then that I decided I didn’t want to be a “wife.”  I didn’t want to have to do everything.  And believe me, I paid the price for choosing a different path. 

I am no one famous.  However, I was very independent, especially for being raised in a Catholic, Latin home in the 1970’s.  I moved out of the house when I was 22.  At 30 I bought a condo in the late 1980’s.  I worked in the legal field, made my own money and supported myself.  I traveled and had a great life.  When a man came into my life, he would eventually leave me because in their words they felt “they had nothing to offer me.”  How sad that they never realized that love, friendship, and caring mean more than money. 


If you are talented, or smart, you are punished.  If you are financially independent, you are punished.  If you don’t back down, you are punished.  And if you call out someone who has tried to rape you, you are ruined. 
 
Many years ago, I was dating someone I really liked.  I was still living at home at the time.  He would come by for no reason to bring me flowers.  He took me out on really nice dates.  He bought me gifts.  I was thrilled because as much as I was into him, it seemed that he was really into me too!  Until one night.  He took me to a family party.  He introduced me to his parents and his extended family.  We were having a great time.  Later that night, when he took me home, I remember we went with several of his friends in their car.  I think we were sitting in the back seat.  It was after midnight when we drove to a house that was dark.  No one was home.  He got me out of the car and said he had to show me something.  We left his friends in the car.  I asked him “who lives here?”  He just continued guiding me to the front door.  Because he was always surprising me, I did not think anything bad was going to happen.  He got me into the house, led me to a bedroom and sat me on the bed.  I was confused.  I asked him what are we doing here?  Before you say it, yes.  I know.  I was extremely na├»ve, but I liked him.  I trusted him.  I HAD NO IDEA he was going to rape me.  I told him I didn’t want to.  He didn’t listen.  He kept pulling at my skirt.  He was on top of me.  He was so strong.  I said NO, … and the next thing I knew he was inside me.  HOW could I ever tell anyone that this was non-consensual?  I went with him.  Into an empty, dark house.  Willingly. 


After it happened I remember walking with him back to the car where all his friends were waiting, KNOWING, what had just happened.  I felt deep shame and embarrassment as they snickered to themselves.  The guy, who was constantly showering me with gifts and flowers didn’t contact me for several months.  He just slithered off and disappeared until one day he showed up at my doorstep.  My mother, who ADORED this guy, let him in.  I sat with him in my kitchen and told him exactly what I thought about what he had done to me.  He was shocked and angry that I was calling him out.  I remember his words as he left “well, I guess I’ll take my leave.”  Like he was some sort of English Lord or something.  And that was it.

It happened over 35 years ago.  I remember everything.  What he said, what he did, who was there.  If he were going to be appointed to the Supreme Court, I would do the same thing as Dr. Ford.  And I would want anonymity.  Because I know, that even today in 2018, I would be blamed.  For not coming forward sooner.  For never saying anything.  And I don't think I could bear the questioning or the scrutiny.  What he did to me was unforgiveable.  He took something from me.  No, he didn’t beat me.  No, he didn’t drag me into an alley.  But he took something from me just the same …. and it was a crime. 

 


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Who is America?









I don't know if any of you have watched this program yet.  It's on Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen literally makes complete and total assholes out of very notable GOP politicians and others.  But more than that, without much prompting he is somehow able to get these people to exhibit the most outlandish, disgusting and crazy behavior you've ever seen. 

Cohen basically plays different characters.  One is an Israeli soldier who "teaches" how to combat terrorism.  Another character is a Finnish comedian (see above) who is interviewing Joe Arpaio, who was pardoned by Trump  for criminal contempt of court.  Arpaio had been convicted of racial profiling in detaining individuals suspected of being in the U.S. illegally.  Racist pig.

Arpaio is basically a sadist who houses his inmates in tent city in Phoenix, AZ.  If you have never been to Phoenix in the summer the temperature gets as high as 120 degrees.  It is truly inhumane punishment.  They are housed in facilities infested with cockroaches, fed worm infested food and made to wear pink underwear.  (If you're interested, I read a fascinating book written by Sean Attwood about his stay in Arpaio's jail) it is very well written and an amazing read. 




So last night Joe Arpaio was the guest. 


And I caution you, while watching it I felt very uncomfortable, but when Arpaio actually agreed to give Trump a blow job (yes, you read that correctly) I couldn't help but yell out OHMYGOOOOOD!!!!  I couldn't believe what I'd just heard. 


The following is taken from Vulture ...


Arpaio later reported to Breitbart (who else) that he was contacted sometime last fall by two producers who wanted to feature him in a Showtime show about 20 of the most popular people in America. He agreed to participate, went to Los Angeles in October 2017, and was taken to a “warehouse-like facility” for the interview, which he was told would air live to 2 million people. Unlike Ted Koppel, Arpaio admitted to Breitbart that he “signed some kind of contract before filming, which I have done numerous times, did not read all the info.” Arpaio was particularly uncomfortable with Cohen’s character using words like “blow job” and “golden shower”:
Arpaio recalled Cohen using “highly inappropriate” phraseology that he says made him “very uncomfortable.”


“He came up with certain words which were hard for me to hear,” Arpaio said, including “blowjob” and “talking about people working for” a “hand job.”


So I started getting a little pissed,” he said. Cohen also mentioned “golden shower,” Arpaio stated. Arpaio’s typed notes to document some of those words [sic].


“I felt uncomfortable with some of the words they were using but I had to live through it. I am not the type of guy who gets up and walks out,” he said. “I never walked out in thousands of interviews. I just take it.”


“I was kind of shocked,” Arpaio continued. “But I figured this is Finland and this is a famous comedian.”





Despite his anger in the Vulture piece, none of his supposed outrage was displayed in the "interview."  He was more than willing to go along and never once displayed any hesitation about whether the interview was legitimate or not.  I mean he literally argued with a toy donut about guns.


Do yourself a favor and go to You Tube.  YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE IT.  


 

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES ....





Sarah Palin Slams ‘Evil, Sick’ Sacha Baron Cohen After Being Duped Into Interview


The former Fox News pundit and vice presidential candidate said the “Borat” creator’s team also made her miss her flight home.

Palin wrote, “I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime.  Well Sarah, perhaps if you weren't such a publicity whore you would not be so easily duped. 


I know you really want to remain relevant Sarah, but you haven't been relevant since I don't know when.  Maybe after Bristol Mop had her third child out of wedlock?? 

Yet you blathered on and on in a "pretend interview" about God knows what and now you're mad because someone made a fool of you.  Perhaps you did not do your homework?  Perhaps you are too easily fooled?  After all, if Stuttering John can call the White House and talk directly to el Presidente himself about "policy" .... seems to me a lot of you GOP blow-hards are idiots. 


Sarah went on to say:   

“The disrespect of our U.S. military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse,” she added, before saying she was “purposefully” taken to the wrong airport after the interview and missed her flight home.


UH ... NO Sarah.  Don't even go there.  What pisses you off is that YOU were so easily tricked.  Word to the wise ... go home and make sure all your girls are on birth control.  That would be a good idea because with the possibility of Kavanaugh getting onto the Supreme Court you may be looking at raising even more grandchildren born out of wedlock. 



NEXT ...


Trump to visit the Queen.  GOD WOULD I PAY BIG BUCKS TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL OF THAT MEETING.






HOWEVER, it's not the state visit Trump wanted or that Teresa May promised on her visit to Washington in 2017. There will be no carriage ride with the Queen, an honour bestowed on George W Bush. No visit to Buckingham Palace or even a trip to May’s official 10 Downing Street London residence. And no photo ops in front of the numerous famous landmarks that dominate London.


Trump:  "NO CARRIAGE RIDE?!?!?!"
             "NO VISIT TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE?!?!?"
THEN FORGET IT!





Next, Trump will be meeting with his BFF Vladimir Putin, in PRIVATE, with NO ONE TO TAKE NOTES, ETC.  Is this even kosher? 

Monday, June 25, 2018

THE BORDER AND OTHER THINGS ....



I’ve been mulling over all the insanity at the border. 


Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant because she works for POTUS. 


Melania’s visit to Texas with a nasty message on her jacket (doesn’t she have a publicist?);


And all the other nonsense that is happening in the world we now live in, which literally depresses me no end.


So yeah.  They’re illegal.  I get it.  But they are also seeking ASYLUM.  Traveling through ungodly terrain and risking life and limb and possible death.  WHO would risk that?  Only someone who was desperate.  And only someone who has been desperate can understand these people.  If you’ve never been desperate or afraid, then yes … by all means, hold onto your judgement and recitations about “the law”.  As for myself, I will remain a human being with a caring heart. 


For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ (Matthew 25:25-36).

Please note that the above scripture does not once mention the word "ILLEGAL" (especially important for those of you who take the scriptures literally). 


You can spin the above scripture any way you want.  But if you do, know that you are trifling with the words of Christ himself. 


NEXT .... Sarah Sanders


Now … despite my revulsion for this woman, I have to honestly say that if the restaurant had been mine, I probably would have served the lady.  You know why?  Because I just can’t be that way.  Plain and simple.  However, if Trump entered my restaurant I’d have no problem showing him the door.  In fact, I’d take immense pleasure from doing so. 


There still remains the reality of how one’s actions and words affect one’s treatment.  Karma you know. 


Dear Sarah:


         Come on.  Admit it.  It hurt didn’t it?  You felt humiliated didn’t you?  And maybe you felt your children didn’t deserve to be treated that way because of you?  And maybe once you got home it made you feel pissed off to be judged and treated so ugly for just being who you are and for who you work for. 


         So allow me to give you something to think about.  I know you consider yourself a Christian.  And I was thinking that maybe … just maybe …. God was giving you an opportunity to grow as a spiritual person by allowing you to feel just a little bit of the shame and fear those “illegals” feel.  And this might have been an opportunity that the Lord put before you in order for you to open your heart.  Walk in someone else’s shoes, if you will.  To teach you empathy and compassion in a REAL EXPERIENTIAL way.


Now, take that experience and allow it to open your heart.  Re-examine your conscience in an honest way.  In doing so, you could rise up to another level of spiritual maturity.  But it’s up to you to do so.  Or, you can stay stuck in your dogmatic, dualistic, right/wrong way of thinking and remain the judgmental, heartless, lying bitch you've proven to be to date.  Just a thought.

NEXT .... Melania




So Melania darlink, if you’re going to visit a place of such suffering why in the world would you wear a jacket with that message?  I know you wore it after your visit, but why didn’t you just turn around once you were the plane and flip everyone off?  Because that’s essentially what you did.  Are you too much of lady to extend your middle finger?  You figured the jacket would be subtler?  Did you not think it would not turn into a THING?  Whatever you meant by that jacket, it was wrong to wear it.  And you shouldn’t have gone to the border if your heart wasn’t in it.  We don't need your stinking fake empathy.  


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A WORK RANT ....

I work for a woman (actually she’s a monster, and my supervisor, but not my direct boss THANK GOD), and she ALWAYS HAS TO BE RIGHT.  ALWAYS.

She sent me an email today that was very unclear and confusing.  So, I got onto Jabber (which is her claim to fame and for which she is certain that she is going to receive a big fat promotion for coercing getting all the secretaries to utilize this STUPID FUNCTION when we already have EMAIL to communicate, but I digress.  Anyway … she TOTALLY sent me this email by MISTAKE.  You see, SHE, the one who is always right, made a MISTAKE.  A boo-boo.  A fuck up.

So in my conversation with her on Jabber, I asked her what it is she needs me to do specifically with regard to her email.  Her tone changes.  She said she didn’t send me an email.  I said, well, I got an email from you with regard to calendaring something. 


She:  Well, I didn’t send it to you.  I sent it to Mr. Big.


Me:  Well, I’m looking at it right now.    


She:  But I didn’t send you an email.  Are you on Mr. Big's calendar?
 

Me:  Yes I am.  But whatever.  I just wanted to clarify what, exactly you needed me to do, but if you don’t need me to do anything, then never mind.

She:  Wait a minute. I’m going to come over there right now to see what you're talking about.  (She is coming to my desk because she is certain that it is I, who has done something incorrectly).

She shows up at my desk, where she sees, with her own eyes, that YES, she has in fact, EMAILED ME.  She can’t understand how that happened????  "Well, I don't have time for this right now" she says "I have to go to a meeting."  Then she storms away.  No explanation, no excuse, no "ownership" .... (I DON'T THINK THIS RESPONSE IS IN THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK).

Apparently, she was not paying attention to detail (like she is constantly reminding me of not doing).   




IF I KEPT SCORE LIKE THIS BITCH I’D BE RETIRED ALREADY. 




Wednesday, June 6, 2018

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES ...



An Evangelical University Is Helping Create A Movie About How Trump Was Chosen By God

The theory that Trump was appointed by God is not that uncommon within evangelical circles.






I saw this in Huffington Post.  At first I thought it was a joke.  It isn't. 


The Trump Prophecy tells the story of Mark Taylor, a retired firefighter from Orlando, Florida, who believes God told him in April 2011 that Trump would one day become president of the United States.  In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Taylor claims he was watching television around 2 am when Trump appeared on a news segment.  He said he then heard the voice of God telling him, "You're hearing the voice of a president." (Copied from Huffington Post).


I wonder what it is that makes Christians so certain that God is, in fact, speaking to them?  I've been a believer all my life and God has never spoken to me.  Not as a voice in my head, or a voice outside of my head.  He's answered some prayers and not answered others, but he has never spoken to me like he apparently speaks to all these Christians.  They (the Christians) would probably say that God has not spoken to me because I've never been "born again," or because I'm a Catholic and I worship at the pagan-whore-of-Babylon church.  I'm certain they could cite any number of scriptures as to why God would not speak to me. 


Here's what I think of them ... Y'ALL ARE FUCKING CRAZY. 




Now, here's a scenario I would like to put forth.  God did, in fact, speak to me only yesterday.  And you know what he told me?  He told me that Trump is the Antichrist and the last days are now being ushered in by an evil GOP.  He did.  He said just that.  Yesterday.  To me. 


THIS IS WHY THERE IS VERY SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IN THE CONSTITUTION WITH REGARD TO SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.


YES the pilgrims came her for their religious freedom.  To worship without fear.  But consider this .... just as the Spanish conquered the Aztec empire, burned their writings, destroyed their temples and erased an entire history of a brilliant people who were burned alive for being heathens and not converting to Christianity, so did the early Americans rip and rob and lie to millions of native Americans who were ALREADY here, practicing their religion peacefully on their own continent before the REAL Christians arrived to set everyone straight and convert everyone to their religion:  Christianity.  This is what one might call an oxymoron.


NEXT ....




OK, first of all, look at the grin on his face.  So apparently, porn stars have the power to effect real change.  Due to the good works of Kim Kardashian, Alice Johnson, a woman serving a life sentence for drugs will be leaving prison due to Trump granting her clemency. 


In my previous post I suggested that Mr. Trump provide and pay for DNA tests for all incarcerated men who have been wrongfully convicted of rape or murder.  This would be a yuge act of human kindness (which I realize is something somewhat foreign to the Orange One), but if it would manifest love from the masses .... why not?


See, all it takes is a pair of tits to get something like this accomplished.  Too bad Kim Jung Un is a man.


So my feeling is this.  Good for Alice Johnson that she has received clemency.  However, you all know that this would NEVER have happened had the woman requesting clemency looked like me and had not been married to Yeezy.


Thoughts?






Friday, June 1, 2018

PARDON ME .... (A RANT)







 



 
So Trump has now pardoned this douchebag felon Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud.  SMH.  This is Trump’s fifth pardon.  And get this … HE’S AN IMMIGRANT.  Came here, committed a crime, and now he’s getting a pardon.  So much for all the Mexican rapists and drug dealers.  This is one immigrant I’d love to yell GO BACK TO YOUR OWN FUCKIN’ COUNTRY!


D'Souza admitted to donating tens of thousands of dollars to a U.S. Senate campaign, well above the individual contributions limit of $5,000, by funneling money to other people and donating in their names.  AND … he’s a Christian (but then, aren’t they all?) He also used to be president of a Christian college but resigned because he was engaged to one woman while still married to another.   Can you spell D-I-C-K?  He has made really juvenile and incendiary films about people he hates, like the Clintons.   My husband and I once snuck into “Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” while waiting for the film we wanted to see.  Can I just say that it was SO STUPID we were laughing out loud.  I especially liked the scene of Hillary and Bill walking down a White House hallway giving each other hi-5’s and laughing at how they're screwing over the country.  There were only two other people in the theatre, an older white couple who looked like they’d both been sucking on a lemon.  If you want a good laugh, rent it, but I must warn you, you’ll feel like you need to do some math afterward. 


Trump also wants to pardon Martha Stewart (who he says used to be his biggest fan in the world and is his basis for pardoning people).  And then he wants to pardon Rod Blagojevich.  I wouldn't doubt that if Charles Manson were still alive he'd pardon him as well. 


So who besides me believes that this pardoning business is a message to those who dare speak against the Orange One? 

If you want to be a real hero how about releasing every wrongfully convicted felon who has been serving life.  That's a good idea.  Pay out of your own pocket of course because it wouldn’t mean anything if you didn’t, and have DNA tests performed on every inmate in the penal system.  You’ll be a big ass hero Mr. Trump.  People would REALLY LOVE you.  DO IT!  DO IT!  DO IT!


NEXT ....




The Samantha Bee business.  So here's how I feel about it.  If I were Samantha I wouldn't apologize until Trump apologized for every nasty, dirty, disgusting, racist, woman-hating comments he has made.  AND HE'D HAVE TO GROVEL.  Like on his hands and knees.  And then I'd take a baseball bat and ram it up his anal cavity.  Oh, excuse me .... did I offend you?  TOO BAD!


The one person responsible for all of this is Trump and his supporters and the spineless GOP who are too gutless to call him out. 







There are worse things he's said as you all know, but the energy involved to recall everything makes me homicidal.

There are really decent people in the world who see this man for what he is.  A deplorable loser.

NEXT ....









And Roseanne ... you equated an African American woman to an ape.  AN APE.  What is wrong with you!?  I guess for so long you've been able to say disgusting things under the umbrella of "art" or "comedy" but if that's how you feel, say it amongst other haters like yourself and do not publically tweet it to the entire fucking world!  I'm all for the First Amendment (read my blog and you'll figure that out fast), but to say such a thing is really, REALLY reprehensible.  If you can't figure out what is OK to say and what isn't ... you need some REAL help.  Now go back to your cave and eat a possum or something.  Leave the rest of us alone.



Congressional Candidate In Virginia Admits He’s A Pedophile

Nathan Larson also ran online forums for pedophiles and misogynists.










Like so many today who are tired of political correctness (eyes rolling), Larson proudly states:


“A lot of people are tired of political correctness and being constrained by it,” he said. “People prefer when there’s an outsider who doesn’t have anything to lose and is willing to say what’s on a lot of people’s minds.”



He's running for public office.  An admitted pedophile!  This is what is happening in America! 

Why are these sickos coming out of the woodwork?

You know why ....