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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Open Thread


So, what's on your mind?  When commenting, please observe the guidelines below:

We welcome civil dialogue at Always on Watch. We will delete comments that include any of the following:
1. Any use of profanity or abusive language
2. Off topic comments and spam
3. Use of personal invective

A link to get this thread started: Kim Kardashian explains why she’s fighting to free a convicted woman.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

What "Comrade In Distress" Looks Like

Because a stroke on September 15, 2009, deprived Mr. AOW of the ability to walk any more than a few steps, we have wheelchair ramps at our house: one from the street to the front door and one from the aforementioned ramp to the Little House (Mr. AOW's man cave since 1982).

Graphic by Stogie

We paid not a single dime for these two ramps because Mr. AOW's fellow veterans from the VFW and the American Legion built those ramps according to the guidelines of Comrade in Distress.

Recently, we needed another kind of ramp built so as to access The Red Shed, our big tool shed, which has always needed a ramp so that tool boxes and lawn equipment could be moved from therein. The original ramp, the one that Mr. AOW himself built in 1978, caved in years ago, so I had it replaced about eight years ago. The quality of wood used in that first replacement ramp was poor; as a result, it rotted out and became not only usable but also hazardous — a matter brought to my attention a few weeks ago when our realtor wanted to enter the Red Shed. His foot went right through that rickety ramp!

So, Mr. AOW called his Comrade in Arms Mike S., who came over as soon as the spring monsoons ended.  Mike is a Vietnam War Era veteran.  In other words, not a young man.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Diaper Idiocy

"Expert" Deanne Carson

The #MeToo "movement" goes completely off the rails and becomes a parody of itself.

From Newsweek, dated May 10, 2018:
Ask Your Baby's Permission Before Changing Diaper, Says Sexual Consent Expert

A sex education expert has sparked a debate on sexual consent, after she argued that parents should ask children for permission before changing their diapers.

Deanne Carson, who works for an organization which teaches children about consent [and who describes herself as a sexuality educator, speaker and author on her Twitter profile; her home page is HERE], appeared on Australia’s ABC news network to comment on Saxon Mullins, whose rape case sparked a national debate on sexual consent laws. Carson argued that parents should teach their children about consent as early as possible.

“We work with parents from birth...Just about how to set up a culture of consent in their homes. ‘I’m going to change your nappy now, is that OK?’ Of course a baby’s not going to respond ‘yes mum, that’s awesome I’d love to have my nappy changed'.

"But if you leave a space and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact then you’re letting that child know that their response matters," she said....
Read the rest HERE.

If you can stand it.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

I Miss You, Mom and Wawa

 For Mother's Day 2018
(For politics, please scroll down)

Mom, soon after she came from East Tennessee to Washington, D.C., in search of employment during the Great Depression:



Mom's mother (Wawa), in her young days:



Mom and Wawa in later years, circa 1976. Mom was in her early 60's and Wawa in her late 70's:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Blog Break


Overwhelmed with all the incoming matters with which to deal: end-of-the-school-term matters, yet another sacroiliac joint injection, various doctors' appointments for both Mr. AOW and myself — and on and on.

I'll return when things calm down here.