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Maru Kitteh

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Today in History: Feminists Disrupt Miss America Pageant in 1968

On September 7, 1968, 50 women—one representing each state of the United States—prepared to be judged on their beauty by millions of eyes across the country, in the 41st annual Miss America pageant. But this year would be different. As the contestants walked across the stage, protesters unfurled a bed sheet turned political statement from the rafters that read “Women’s Liberation” in large letters. The women shouted “No More Miss America!” over the crowd in the first ever protest against Miss America. While they didn’t get caught on camera, their words hit print in the next day’s newspapers, dragging the second wave of feminism into the mainstream.

As the protesters shouted from the rafters inside the show, outside hundreds of women took over the Atlantic City Boardwalk, carrying signs that said “Can make-up hide the wounds of our oppression?” and “All Women Are Beautiful.” One woman holding pots and pans and a baby mopped the boardwalk while another chained herself to a puppet giant puppet of Miss America to symbolize how women are imprisoned by beauty standards. The protesters even crowned a sheep to symbolize how the pageant treated women like livestock at a county fair competition to a crowd of laughing and grimacing spectators.

The protesters dumped feminine items they deemed symbols of oppression including “bras, girdles, curlers, false eyelashes, wigs, and representative issues of Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, etc.” into a giant “freedom trash can” that they intended to set on fire.Though they weren’t allowed to light a fire on top of the flammable boardwalk, the bra burners myth was born later, in a New York Post story on the protest.

The protest was inspired at a meeting of the New York Radical Women. The group of activists discussed a film about the role beauty standards play in women’s oppression. The movie used the swimsuit competition as an example. That’s when feminist activist, Carol Hanisch, decided taking on the nearly 50-year-old iconic pageant might be the perfect way force this conversation around beauty into the public eye.

More at the link (History Channel) https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/protests-at-the-1968-miss-america-pageant

Ramaswammy. It finally occurred to me - everything he says sounds like Jim Jones after

he really started doing massive amounts of drugs, and going off the deep end. Remember all those creepy recordings of Jones doing drills, saying it was the end before it really was the end? That's what Vivek sounds like.

His love of slogans. His rambling, his hatred, his inflection. That super-creepy and unbelievably practiced downward pitch at the end of every sentence, designed to be hypnotic. Designed to make you shut down your brain and just accept what he's saying.

No wonder so many of them find him attractive.

It was driving me a bit nuts, trying to figure who he reminded me of. Jim Jones in all his rat-poisoning glory.

Reminder: Mitch McConnell said there was NOTHING wrong with his health when

this photograph was taken, to which this nurse (me) calls bullshit:


POLITICS OCT. 23, 2020
What’s Going On With Mitch McConnell’s Hands?

Earlier this week, an arresting image emerged online: a tightly cropped photograph of discolored, purplish hands bearing a few small bandages, limply hanging from the sleeves of a black suit. They belonged to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Due to its haunting nature, the photo — which was captured on October 20 — quickly took off on social-media platforms.

Speculation about McConnell’s health abounded, and people pointed out that the area around his mouth also appeared bruised. There were several theories as to what could have happened, with some even wondering whether he might have had the coronavirus. A few days later, McConnell seemed to address the online uproar directly, insisting that absolutely nothing is wrong with his health.


More at link. Free article.

That is NOT a healthy dude.

I would be a liar if I said anything nice right now, so I'll just keep some of that crap to myself and call it good.

"I'm sure he had his reasons" - Shooter's mom wants us to "not judge" him

Just saw an interview with the shooter’s mother on CNN. Her comment to the parents of the dead? She hoped the dead kids can forgive her- and “I’m sure he had his reasons, so please don’t judge him.”

There’s no way I just heard that.

I’m out.

Found an article for context:


Heads up family. We are duly screwn. Get your meds filled and stock up.

In the Flathead Valley, almost 80% of the COVID tests I have done on people in the last two days were positive. The youngest was 2 MONTHS OLD.

I just finished a two-day-old burrito and a beer and I’m going to bed.

Love you all.

~ Maru Kitteh

State of Nebraska now recruiting UNVACCINATED NURSES, on purpose.

No COVID shots required: Ricketts behind Nebraska ads for nurses

The governor made the choice to pursue nurses opposed to vaccine mandates after the region’s top hospital systems announced the vaccine requirement, a spokesperson confirmed.

Yahoo news video at the following link explains Nebraska's governor, Pete Ricketts is recruiting unvaccinated nurses to work at Nebraska veterans' homes and hospitals as well as other state nursing jobs such as, presumably home health and public health.

Afghanistan fell because the MEN of Afghanistan prefer the Taliban.

Afghanistan never could have fallen with the speed and efficiency that it did without overwhelmingly strong local support. The men of Afghanistan were "standing back and standing by," ready to join the religio-fascist Taliban at the very first moment of opportunity.

The men of Afghanistan chose to resign their daughters to a life of sexual slavery and abject oppression.



Today George Floyd rises again, from the ashes of oppression, into power.

In the only kind of life after death that I believe in, and the only kind I believe to be meritorious, his life is resurrected. It's too early yet to know exactly how expansive and quickly changes on the horizon may come, but they are coming.

The defense would have had us remember Mr. Floyd as the physical manifestation of dark, seedy alleyway full of drugs and bad intentions. The barren and ugly vision they peddled is thankfully not what history will enter.

Mr. Floyd will be remembered as an ordinary man who, like all of us had good times and bad. He was loved by so many in his ordinary life, and in his extraordinary death he did just as his daughter said when she told our President, "Daddy changed the world."

Rest in power Mr. Floyd, a mournful grateful world pauses in your honor today, as we steady ourselves for the work ahead tomorrow.

We've lost the line . . we've lost the line . . . I'm bawling now.

For those not watching, they just played the audio of an officer calling out a warning to his fellow officers, he's clearly in tears/grief because they couldn't hold the line and telling others to retreat for safety and that finally just did it. I can't stop crying now.

I hurt so much for the brave people who suffered so horribly in defense of our democracy, and I'm afraid of the rage I hold for the fucking Trump bastards I see flying their TRAITORS flags on my way to work every day.

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