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Shift

Just heard one of Trump’s spokestwits opine that men won’t vote for Hillary because “men don’t like her.” Well, it’s no news flash that there are still some males who hold low opinions of female abilities. My Dad would have been among them. He was, for example, fond of referring to a certain female legislator as “Bella Bugass”. And much as I cringe to admit it, I do know some men who just can’t get past the “but she’s a woman” thing.

Anyway, this last weekend I was speaking with Mom (on her 97th birthday!). She, like Dad, spent many decades in the Republican party; she was saying how frightening Trump is, and went on to say that Dad would not be happy about him, either; she seemed to hint that he would, against all odds, grumpily and grudgingly vote for Hillary. “Well, shift!”, he’d say, thinking he was slipping an almost cussword past Mom. Upon hearing that Trump idjit today, and because I do know so many men who are enthusiastically supporting Hillary Clinton, I’ll say on Dad’s behalf, “shift!”


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 17, 2016, 08:01 PM (1 replies)

At the Games --

Maybe it's just me, but slo-mo replays of badminton somehow seems r e d u n d a n t . . .




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 17, 2016, 04:20 PM (0 replies)

Trump's newest venture is going under.






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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 15, 2016, 05:39 PM (0 replies)

Prescience?

Came across this while looking through pictures of the suffragette movement. Note the sphere atop the signpost at the right.

Sometimes all you can say is, "Wow."







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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 15, 2016, 04:43 PM (7 replies)

Prescience?

Came across this while looking through pictures of the suffragette movement. Note the sphere atop the signpost at the right.

Sometimes all you can say is, "Wow."






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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 15, 2016, 04:28 PM (6 replies)

After Trump's "foreign policy" reading --

Watching the after-speech discussion on CNN, his spokespeeps are adhering to Trump campaign policy. Clearly, the spokesperson position requires petulance as well as ignorance.




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 15, 2016, 03:53 PM (3 replies)

Another medalist






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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 15, 2016, 02:12 AM (0 replies)

Just curious ---

Does anyone know the name of the guy who designed the Olympic Games volleyball uniforms?









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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Aug 14, 2016, 04:03 PM (5 replies)

A note from a loser. Or is it moocher?

Oh goody, it’s “redetermination” time again! Those who rely, for any reason, on government assistance programs know what that portends. Essentially, it means the annual ceding of your dignity and relevance as a human being, necessarily delivering it into the hands of some anonymous entity whose designated purpose is limited to dotting the i and crossing the t. In their pursuit of their laughably misidentified “fiscal” responsibility Republicans have been relentless in their efforts to strip any vestiges of dignity from the disabled and anyone else suffering the kinds of hardship that compel requests for assistance; to that end, Republicans have labeled us “losers and moochers”, in direct opposition to the scriptural references they gleefully misinterpret as justification for their demeaning actions against the unfortunate.

There is no corner of your life to which you can deny their eyes. If they knock, you have to let them in. Accompanying the pages of forms that must be filled out is one entitled “Notice of Privacy Practices”, which is actually a full-page small font listing of all the persons and agencies with whom they are free to share your most personal details; at the bottom of that page is this gem: “We may share your health information to authorized federal officials for activities related to national security and special investigations.” And regardless of the hardship that drives your circumstances, you MUST sign that permission. This is where congressional Republicans’ “compassionate conservatism” has brought us.

Here’s a thought: Instead of the insulting “Make America Great Again”, how about we all work together to “Let America Care Again”. It would be more in keeping with who we say we are.


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 12, 2016, 04:16 PM (1 replies)

A note from a loser. Or is it moocher?

Oh goody, it’s “redetermination” time again! Those who rely, for any reason, on government assistance programs know what that portends. Essentially, it means the annual ceding of your dignity and relevance as a human being, necessarily delivering it into the hands of some anonymous entity whose designated purpose is limited to dotting the i and crossing the t. In their pursuit of their laughably misidentified “fiscal” responsibility Republicans have been relentless in their efforts to strip any vestiges of dignity from the disabled and anyone else suffering the kinds of hardship that compel requests for assistance; to that end, Republicans have labeled us “losers and moochers”, in direct opposition to the scriptural references they gleefully misinterpret as justification for their demeaning actions against the unfortunate.

There is no corner of your life to which you can deny their eyes. If they knock, you have to let them in. Accompanying the pages of forms that must be filled out is one entitled “Notice of Privacy Practices”, which is actually a full-page small font listing of all the persons and agencies with whom they are free to share your most personal details; at the bottom of that page is this gem: “We may share your health information to authorized federal officials for activities related to national security and special investigations.” And regardless of the hardship that drives your circumstances, you MUST sign that permission. This is where congressional Republicans’ “compassionate conservatism” has brought us.

Here’s a thought: Instead of the insulting “Make America Great Again”, how about we all work together to “Let America Care Again”. It would be more in keeping with who we say we are.



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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 12, 2016, 04:14 PM (0 replies)
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