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Hell of a pic to wake up to

This is on the front page of our newspaper today. It made me gasp when I saw it, I can only imagine the gut-blow to real survivors and their families. A very dear friend has already written to the editors; that friend and his wife are the remnants of two families lost to the reality that fuels this young man's fantasies. A link to the article is below the pic.


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Oct 23, 2017, 02:30 PM (2 replies)


Iím reading Winter of the World, the second book in Ken Folletís "Century" trilogy. The storyline is set in the 1930s, but could easily have been taken from reports of events taking place in 2017. Itís more than a little chilling in places, especially when some of the ugliest dialogue is echoed by current republican and White House voices.

Small wonder that Santayana's quote keeps running through my mind...

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Oct 22, 2017, 09:12 PM (1 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Oct 21, 2017, 12:54 AM (2 replies)

Was Sarah Huckabee-Sanders in a coma?

At White House presser, she just whined that "this president has faced unprecedented obstruction of his nominees". Was she in a coma during Obama's eight years in office?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 20, 2017, 02:41 PM (10 replies)

It IS Obama's fault.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Oct 19, 2017, 11:39 PM (6 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Oct 19, 2017, 04:24 PM (1 replies)

What do YOU do?

found on Facebook

ďI draw a line down the middle of a chalkboard, sketching a male symbol on one side and a female symbol on the other. Then I ask just the men: What steps do you guys take, on a daily basis, to prevent yourselves from being sexually assaulted? At first there is a kind of awkward silence as the men try to figure out if they've been asked a trick question. The silence gives way to a smattering of nervous laughter. Occasionally, a young a guy will raise his hand and say, 'I stay out of prison.' This is typically followed by another moment of laughter, before someone finally raises his hand and soberly states, 'Nothing. I don't think about it.'

Then I ask women the same question. What steps do you take on a daily basis to prevent yourselves from being sexually assaulted? Women throughout the audience immediately start raising their hands. As the men sit in stunned silence, the women recount safety precautions they take as part of their daily routine.

Here are some of their answers: Hold my keys as a potential weapon. Look in the back seat of the car before getting in. Carry a cell phone. Don't go jogging at night. Lock all the windows when I sleep, even on hot summer nights. Be careful not to drink too much. Don't put my drink down and come back to it; make sure I see it being poured. Own a big dog. Carry Mace or pepper spray. Have an unlisted phone number. Have a man's voice on my answering machine. Park in well-lit areas. Don't use parking garages. Don't get on elevators with only one man, or with a group of men. Vary my route home from work. Watch what I wear. Don't use highway rest areas. Use a home alarm system. Don't wear headphones when jogging. Avoid forests or wooded areas, even in the daytime. Don't take a first-floor apartment. Go out in groups. Own a firearm. Meet men on first dates in public places. Make sure to have a car or cab fare. Don't make eye contact with men on the street. Make assertive eye contact with men on the street.

― Jackson Katz, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can HelpĒ

For the record: Me too.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Oct 18, 2017, 08:33 PM (16 replies)

So this showed up on my facebook news feed . . .

Trumpster, ya think?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Oct 18, 2017, 12:13 AM (1 replies)

Trump: "At some point I fight back."

Responding to remarks made by John McCain, Trump says ďAt some point I fight back.Ē

Uh huh. Trump is like the domestic abuser who tries to get his wife arrested for getting blood on his fist.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Oct 17, 2017, 01:07 PM (15 replies)

Note to Republicans and "Values" Voters --

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 08:34 PM (11 replies)
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