Did Fat Tony just give us all the bird? Well, yes and no. No, he didn’t do this publicly — as far as we know — but, yes, he’s been giving the USA the bird since 1986 when President Reagan appointed him to the Supreme Court.… [Read more]
I started watching Project Runway this year in an attempt to understand what designers are thinking when they fashion clothing. First and most important, the best designers are artists first. I like artists; after all, I am one.… [Read more]
The Academy Awards were just a week ago so, before everyone moves on (well, most of us have already moved on), let’s talk about kissing.… [Read more]
Every day, it seems, there’s a new story or rumor of an imminent scandal involving the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to resign as of this Thursday.… [Read more]
OK, I’m sick of it. It’s always been on the covers of men’s magazines, and on the covers of women’s magazines. On television, movies and videos, every female down to the age of 10 has cleavage showing. But, I’ve gotten pretty used to seeing the edges of implants, clearly visible, ogled on television and in real life.… [Read more]
I keep thinking about stem cells. When are they going to get to the point that they can not only grow new custom noses and ears in molds with them, but inject them in knees and necks and backs to restore what used to be good, or might have been good, or something?
Time takes its toll and we all know it.… [Read more]
When individuals attempt to talk about politically charged topics like Civil Rights with people who do not share their point of view, they may encounter a style of argument that very much resembles the classic Lucy/Harpo mirror routine, but with a generally abysmally small amount of ensuing hilarity. This is true whether one is “watching” the old, original black vs.… [Read more]
Did you think The Ku Klux Klan was gone or, at least, a shriveled remnant of its former self? Well, if you did, you’d be wrong. The Ku Klux Klan still bills itself as “Bringing a Message of Hope and Deliverance to White Christian America” — as though white, Christian Americans needed deliverance from anything or anyone, or as if they needed more hope than the minorities whom The Klan has been criminally persecuting vigorously since 1865.… [Read more]
Until we read Brian Tashman’s recent article at Right Wing Watch about Phyllis Schlafly’s latest outrage — a condemnation of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta over his recent ruling which will permit women in combat — we weren’t even certain that this overblown, walking contradiction is still alive!… [Read more]
When is a Jew not a Jew? Apparently, when she’s a Black, Ethopian Jew, or Falasha. Originally, “Falasha” was a derogatory term — meaning “sojourner” in Amharic, an ancient language related to Hebrew — but adopted by the Jews who settled in what is now Ethiopia in ancient times. These people now generally refer to themselves as Beta Israel, or “Community of Israel.”In 1950, shortly after the foundation of the modern State of Israel in 1948 the Israeli Knesset, or Parliament, passed the so-called “Law of Return” which made it simple for any Jew to emigrate to Israeli and declared that such immigrants would be granted Israeli citizenship.… [Read more]
I love Michelle Obama. She is beautiful, worldly and inspiring. But I don’t love her new bangs.
Before the hate mail starts pouring in, let me say right up front that I have had bangs my entire life. So I started thinking why do her bangs seem so wrong to me?
I have here for your consideration an assortment of hairstyles that I would like to see her consider as alternatives — and we’d like your vote, too. … [Read more]
This past Thursday, January 24, 2013, the United States military has finally lifted the official, 1994 ban on employing women in combat positions — a ban which, in fact, had existed with almost no question nor articulation since the USA became a nation.
This is a victory for Feminism, just as the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was a victory for the LGBT movement.… [Read more]
To threaten the life of The President of the United States is a federal offense. To do so would be considered treasonous only in extreme cases but, at the very least, it’s a Class D Felony. And Michael O’Neal — the current Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives — has threatened President Obama’s life – not in deed but in word.… [Read more]
In ancient Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman. And, like Eve, the first woman in the much more recently written Judeo-Christian mythos, Pandora was responsible for changing the world.
Eve ate her apple, having been prompted by a serpent, and Pandora opened her pithos, a large, ancient Greek earthenware storage vessel, having been prompted by her own curiosity.… [Read more]
Today would have been the eighty-fourth birthday of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., PhD. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of thirty-nine. He was killed by a man with a rifle using ammunition designed to kill big game.
Dr. King was no stranger to guns, having armed himself as many other leaders had at the start of the Civil Rights movement.… [Read more]
The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Republican John Boehner, was chosen by the Republican House caucus to be their leader for another two years, something he fought for tooth and nail — this despite some spirited competition. But Mr. Boehner has been very frustrated, indeed, over his negotiations with President Obama regarding reduction of the national debt via drastic cuts in spending rather than the raising of taxes on the embarrassingly wealthy.… [Read more]
This past Friday, The New York Times reported that anonymous sources close to famed and infamous competitive bicyclist, Lance Armstrong, say that Mr. Armstrong is considering admitting to guilt in the doping scandal which has short-circuited his career.
If this is true, hasn’t Mr. Armstrong already admitted to what his accusers claim: that he used blood transfusions and banned substances to enhance his athletic performance?… [Read more]
New Jersey’s Republican Governor, Chris Christie, is angry. But that’s nothing new. Governor Christie has often expressed his anger at President Obama and Democrats.
But, now, since Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal areas of New Jersey at the end of this past October, Governor Christie has been angry at House Speaker John Boehner and, as he puts it, the majority party in the House of Representatives.… [Read more]
Happy New Year from your local Hippies! If 2012 was good to you, we wish you even better in 2013. If 2012 was a disappointment, with any luck at all, 2013 will be the year you shine!
Barbara and Jeff were born right after the war in the late 1940s and are charter members in good standing of The Baby Boomers. … [Read more]