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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
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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.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Musical Interlude

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Enjoy Edvard Grieg's "Morning" from Peer Gynt Suite:

Peer Gynt Suite in its entirety — and one of my personal favorites, which was introduced to me in Music Appreciation 101 back when I was in college (1968-1972) and the best of any college courses that I took:

From the YouTube blurb, which offers much important information about this Peer Gynt Suite:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Race Card. Again.

Protesters demonstrate outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Sunday, several days after police arrested two black men who were waiting inside the Center City coffee shop.

I hardly ever go to Starbucks — except for rarely-held meetings with clients, that is. So, the closing of Starbucks for one afternoon won't put me in danger of caffeine withdrawal. My special-brew mix for coffee is better than Starbucks brews, anyway! **smile**

Nonetheless, I find this beyond stupid: Starbucks to close all company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education day.

A public relations ploy?

Political correctness on steroids?

White guilt?

Many a time, I've been prevented from using the restroom in a business establishment because I wasn't at the moment a customer of said establishment. Just sayin'.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Recommended Reading

See Comey’s last stand for the deep state by Mark Penn, former Clinton aide and 2008 political strategist for Hillary Rodham Clinton (with thanks to Silverfiddle for this link).

The full essay by Mark Penn is below the fold:

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Essential Character Trait

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The polar opposite of being a fragile little snowflake:

Grit, often combined with faith, is the quality which the pioneers most needed to cross the plains and the deserts.

Moreover, nothing will ever replace grit. Nothing! Sadly, today's society as a whole fails to value and fails to cultivate grit.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Attorney-Client Privilege Violation?

Yesterday, April 9, 2018, the FBI raided Donald Trump's attorney's offices and home, and seized various materials, including but not limited to materials related to Stormy Daniels.

I happened to be at a client's office at the time this news broke. This particular client is far left in her political orientation and was clapping her hands with glee upon hearing the news.  She is, once again, for the umpteenth time, certain that President Trump will now be impeached.

When I asked my client, "But wasn't Mueller supposed to be investigating Russian collusion with regard to the General Election of 2016?" she swept away my statement as irrelevant.  

Please watch the video below to see liberal Alan Dershowitz's take on the above-mentioned FBI raids yesterday (never mind Hannity's often-irksome zeal to support Donald Trump and "get" Hillary):

Is Mueller overstepping the bounds of the investigation for which he was appointed?

Are we seeing the end of attorney-client privilege as a consequence of the Mueller investigation? If so, that is, in my view, a slippery slope?

Related reading: The Summer of Impeachment? by Erick Erickson. Excerpt:
...For a long time there have been rumors that among the payments made by or on behalf of Trump were payments made to women who had had abortions. This is perhaps the one thing that could get evangelicals off the Trump wagon and anything related to that is now in the hands of federal prosecutors....
Read the rest HERE.