Citizen Tom has a thoughtful post up on the unpleasant habit many of us fall in to of denigrating our fellow Americans. There’s a lot of good stuff there, but I particularly liked this:
“Why do we want to say such negative things about our own countrymen (Admittedly, I have done it. So I think I know)? When there are all sorts of Americans, who exactly are we talking about? When we denigrate our fellow Americans, what I think we are doing is denigrating a caricature, that thing of legend we call The Ugly American. And I think we do it in pride. We do it to prove our own outstanding tolerance by denigrating the intolerance of the stereotypical Ugly American. Yet is this not in fact a form of bias? Against our fellow Americans?”
It got me thinking about our political world and how saturated in stereotypes it is. The Right is racist and evil, the Left dumb and naïve. Bigot, Commie, Fascist, Democrap, Repugnican, Libtard, Wingnut, the list goes on and on. Continue reading
Just the other day I was thinking I needed a cheap used beach cruiser to ride around town and voila this showed up for free on the curb near my house. Just my size too!
Now I’m thinking I need a million dollars….
Photo Credit: unwatch.org
Women in Saudi Arabia are required by law to have male legal guardians to make decisions for them on issues like healthcare, marriage and travel. Women also aren’t allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, must obtain permission from their husbands to open a bank account and are forced to live under strict dress codes designed to “not show off their beauty.” In other words, Saudia Arabia oppresses their women.
Last week, Saudi Arabia was elected to the United Nations Women’s Commission whose principle mission is to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world.
Can someone remind me again, why the UN holds any sort of credibility?
A quote from Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch sums it up best, “Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist the town fire chief.”
“Blisteringly sexy, she killed Nazis with her bare hands and had a 5 million-franc bounty on her head”
The above quote is from a DailyMail.com article describing Nancy Wake, whose larger than life exploits as a member of the French Resistance during World War II earned her France’s highest order of merit, the Legion d’Honneur and the well deserved designation of heroine to the French people and her allies around the world. Continue reading
It is so easy to get lost in busyness, where constantly playing catch up is the norm and you frequently ask yourself, “what the heck happened today?” while collapsing in to bed. For an organizationally challenged person like myself, it’s almost a lifestyle. Then there’s the nonsense factor that saturates our culture; where up is down and down is up and saying the “wrong” thing can bring instant condemnation or worse. Suddenly, sticking your head in the sand while calling it a day looks awfully appealing. Continue reading
In a world where it’s considered normal for people to push their dogs around in strollers, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by much, but I still find myself still shocked at times at the weirdness that abounds.
Take conspiracy theorists, particularly the folks who are dead set positive that an elite, evil cabal drawn from the highest levels of politics and business is orchestrating events from behind the scenes and are responsible for every heinous act that ever happened; from World Wars to The Depression, to JFK’s murder to 9/11, and race wars and more. We the sheeple are kept compliant through brain washing via vaccines, water fluoridation and pesticides, all brought to you by a puppet mainstream media whose primary purpose is to keep us in the dark. Continue reading
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Because barely a word has been written on it right? Kidding of course.
After seeing the movie The Shack today my first thought was to blog about it. My second thought, was to immediately shut down that first thought. Surely, I am the least likely qualified person out there to write a post dissecting a popular film’s spiritual message and whether or not it stays true to Christian doctrine. A theology expert I am not and I would certainly be made a fool by anyone choosing to debate me on it. Continue reading
Amid all the hoopla of today’s Day Without a Woman, I’d like to focus on an underreported story involving actual injustice and the rebellion of two remarkable women that speak to real empowerment.
The first is Dorsa Derakshani, an Iranian Grandmaster chess player (# 2 in her country), who wore a headband instead of the traditional headscarf (hijab) while competing at a festival in Gibraltar last January. The outraged Iranian Chess Federation booted her off the team along with her 15 year old brother who had the audacity of agreeing to play an Israeli opponent. Continue reading
On March 8th, women from around the world will stand in solidarity for fair and equal treatment by going on strike from work. At least I think that’s the gist, but it’s hard to tell because the goals are so generalized and different depending on who you talk to. Continue reading