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“The Believers” Draft Unjust Laws Against Women!

Imagine that you have one group of tolerant, “live and let live” people and you have one group of intolerant, self-righteous people.  Imagine an issue (any issue) comes up which must be defined and legislation drafted. Which group will say that there is only one right answer and they know what that answer is?  Which group will move rapidly to define the issue based on a very rigid set of rules for fear that the masses will destroy the country. Which group does not need to research the issue or consult with anyone since, according to them, God has already ruled on all issues and it is their mission to spread the word and enforce his will.   It’s the intolerant group, of course.  I refer to this intolerant group as “the believers” because they honestly believe that they are always right because God is their leader and there is no room for doubt.  It is the mission of “the believers” to make sure that everyone becomes a believer; they must convert everyone to their beliefs and if they can’t convert them, they must make sure that they are never allowed to make any of the rules! They devote their lives to making sure everyone lives by their rules, which they will always claim to be God’s rules! Recently, “the believers” have mostly been Republicans!

Unless the tolerant, “live and let live” group is awakened to the fact that there is a group who will stop at nothing to make sure that they make the rules, tolerance and justice for all will not survive.  The tolerant group must at all times protect the rights of all groups to participate in the making of the laws which govern everyone.  The tolerant group does not take to this chore easily since their very makeup goes against making rules for everyone.  Those who make up the tolerant group desire to “live and let live” and making one rule for everyone goes against the independence they cherish!

But, history has shown over and over again that the tolerant group absolutely must at all times be on guard and protect the rights of all groups; whenever they have failed to do so in the past, the intolerant, self-righteous people among them have assumed control and eventually brought about untold suffering and destroyed the freedom and independence that they cherish so much!  Beware, the intolerant group of “believers” is on the march again and the rights of women are at stake.  So, as much as we who worship tolerance deplore telling others how to live their lives, we must stand up and make our voices heard and stop the laws that are being drafted against women in Washington and all across this country before we find ourselves chattel AGAIN!

HILARIOUS! :-) “Ode to the Old Lady in the Mirror” Author Unknown

The “Ode to the Old Lady in the Mirror” hit my email one day a few years ago when I really needed a laugh and make me laugh it did until I had tears in my eyes!  If you enjoy it half as much as I did, you’ll feel so much better after you’ve read it! 🙂

*Ode to the Old Lady in the Mirror*

A very weird thing has happened. A strange old lady
has moved into my house.

I have no idea where she came from, or how she got in.
I certainly did not invite her. All I know is that one
day she wasn’t there, and the next day, she was.

She is a clever old lady, and manages to keep out of
sight for the most part, but whenever I pass a mirror,
I catch a glimpse of her. And whenever I look in the
mirror to check my appearance, there she is
hogging the whole thing, completely obliterating my
gorgeous face and body. This is very rude. I have
tried screaming at her, but she just screams back.

If she insists on hanging around, the least she could
do is offer to pay part of the rent, but no. Every
once in a while, I find a dollar bill stuck in a coat
pocket, or some loose change under a sofa cushion, but
it is not nearly enough.

I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but I think she
is stealing money from me. I go to the ATM and
withdraw $100, and a few days later it’s all gone. I
certainly don’t spend money THAT fast, so I can only
conclude the old lady is pilfering from me. You’d
think she would spend some of that money to buy
wrinkle cream. She needs it. And money isn’t
the only thing I think she is stealing. Food seems to
disappear at an alarming rate – especially the good
stuff like ice cream, cookies, and candy. I can’t seem
to keep that stuff in the house anymore. She must
have a real sweet tooth, but she’d better watch it,
because she is really packing on the pounds. I suspect
she realizes this, and to make herself feel better,
she is tampering with my scale to make me think I
am putting on weight, too.

For an old lady, she is quite childish. She likes to
play nasty games, like going into my closets when I’m
not home and altering my clothes so they don’t fit.
And she messes with my files and papers so I can’t find
anything. This is particularly annoying since I am
extremely neat and organized. She also fiddles with my
VCR so it does not record what I have carefully and
correctly programmed.

She has found other imaginative ways to annoy me. She
gets into my mail, newspapers, and magazines before I
do, and blurs the print so I can’t read it. And she
has done something really sinister to the volume
controls on my TV, radio and telephone. Now, all I
hear are mumbles and whispers.

She has done other things – like make my stairs
steeper, my vacuum cleaner heavier and all my knobs
and faucets harder to turn. She even made my bed
higher so that getting into and out of it is a real
challenge. Lately, she has been fooling with my
groceries before I put them away, applying glue to the
lids, making it almost impossible for me to open the
jars. Is this any way to repay my hospitality?

She has taken the fun out of shopping for clothes.
When I try something on, she stands in front of the
mirror and monopolizes it. She looks totally
ridiculous in some of those outfits, plus, she keeps
me from seeing how great they look on me.

Just when I thought she couldn’t get any meaner, she
proved me wrong.

She came along when I went to get my picture taken for
my driver’s license, and just as the camera shutter
clicked, she jumped in front of me! No one is going to
believe that the picture of that old lady is me.

– Author unknown

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From the Sisterhood of Bitchdom :-)

Years ago I copied the following from a random email I received.  It was being passed around and there was no author attached to it; so, if you know the author, please let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope you do too! 🙂

When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch. When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch. When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a bitch. Being a bitch means I won’t compromise what’s in my heart. When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak up against it, I am defined as a bitch.

The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone’s maid, or when I act a little selfish. It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won’t become anyone else’s idea of what they think I “should” be. I am outspoken, opinionated and determined. Dammit, I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that! So try to stomp on me, try to douse my inner flame, try to squash  every ounce of beauty I hold within me. You won’t succeed. And if that makes me a bitch, so be it. I embrace the title and am proud to bear it.

B – Being

I – In

T – Total

C – Control of

H – Herself

 

B = Beautiful

I = Intelligent

T = Talented

C = Charming

H = Hell of a Woman

Send this to all the bitches you know, or anyone you feel should become a bitch!  From the Sisterhood of Bitchdom!!!   May we all get what we want, when we want it and how we want it, because we sure as hell deserve it!!

Have a great Day!!

Do You Feel Safe When You See Police? No? Thank the War on Drugs!

We need to take a serious look at the dismal failure of the “War on Drugs” policy which is having devastating effects on our economy, our democracy, our crime rates, our prison population, our view of the law and those who enforce it; the list could go on forever!

The War on Drugs is one of the worst nightmares to have ever been visited upon the citizens of this country in the name of a government policy.  In addition to failing miserably, the policy has managed to physically or psychologically wound all who have come into contact with the programs that have been created to enforce the policy.

Police and federal agents, scarred by the policy, now spend a majority of their time enforcing the ever-expanding “thou shalt nots” of the War on Drugs.  Many who serve the law in this country no longer view themselves as “protectors” of citizens but as “hunters” preying upon citizens in an attempt to catch “policy breakers” in action.

We no longer trust the police in this country.  We’re told not to talk to them and NEVER open the door to the police because they can’t be trusted.  They’ll say anything to get inside your home and then proceed to do an illegal search; and, if they find anything (or plant anything)  they will lie if they have to in order to make the search legal!

People who once felt safe when they saw a policeman now shiver in fear of what he may do to them or their neighbors or friends like illegal searches, illegal stops and detainment, plant drugs in their cars or homes, anything that will help them meet their quotas for the week for drug busts!  Young men aged 16 to 30 driving along the road are regularly stopped for no legal reason only to have their person and vehicle searched illegally.

Due to some court cases, police are now allowed to lie to people in order to get the result they want.  They tell the young men that they stop illegally that  if they search the vehicle and find pot they will be arrested; but, IF they just show them what they have, it’s no big deal and they’ll let them go.  Yeah, right!  They end up being one more bust for the cop who stopped them illegally in the first place and then they have a criminal record that will present all kinds of problems for them in the future.  And, IF they don’t do as the cop says, the cop gets angry and plants the pot in the vehicle and the poor guy won’t stand a chance in court.  Cops regularly lie on the stand and the judges know it but do nothing to stop it.  All of these behaviors result in a total collapse of our legal system and all of it can be laid at the feet of the failed War on Drugs policy!

The “thou shalt nots” of the policy are the product of a segment of our society who consider themselves to be the keepers and enforcers of “values” for ALL!  According to them, they are the only ones who know the true “values” to which we all should aspire.  Anyone who dares to object to the “values to be held by all” as defined by the keepers and enforcers must be prepared to withstand the “hunt” which will ensue and possibly destroy their lives.

Unfortunately, not enough people have taken the time or have had the money to take on the “values keepers and enforcers.”  It is past the time for those of us who disagree with them to exercise our freedom of speech.  We need to point out that the “War on Drugs” is nothing but prohibition revisited so we can begin to repair the extensive damage this failed policy has had on our country.

We cannot continue to look the other way as the keepers and enforcers of the “values for ALL” run rampant with their Scarlett Letter “A” stamping anyone who disagrees with them as drug Abusers, Addicts and/or supporters of use of dangerous drugs by children.

The law needs to concentrate its efforts on murderers, rapists, thieves, Wall Street scams, etc., not on enforcing the beliefs of some who think that certain drugs should not be legal!  By having to enforce prohibition, the law is actually helping to create murderers and thieves!  Increases in crime rates are not due to drug pushers; they are due to the policy which creates drug pushers!

AND, by the way, the policy created a black market for drugs, the black market created drug money, drug money supports terrorism. . . not such a big leap after all!  🙂

WELCOME to One Woman’s View without Rose-Colored Glasses!

Hello! So glad you dropped by my website.  I haven’t been actively posting for a long time but recently became active on Twitter and have found I need more than 140 characters to express my reactions to things I read, hear, and see. 🙂

For more years than I care to state, I was a loyal, very biased and somewhat extremist member of the Democratic Party.  My rose-colored glasses were ripped off in 2008 when the Democratic Party, that I thought supported women’s rights, outright betrayed the first highly qualified and experienced woman for President, Hillary Clinton.

And, please, don’t jump to a conclusion that I’m a racist just because I didn’t think that Obama was ready for the job.  I was just as enamoured with him when he gave his speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention as anyone who heard it.  I just felt like and still feel that the Democratic Party chose an inexperienced MAN over an experienced WOMAN; and it was like a slap in the face to many of us who had fought for years for women’s rights and thought we were in a political party that supported us!

Now that I have left the Democratic Party, I can see clearly how both parties and the media manipulate the news and lie to the public in an effort to get or to maintain political power and it sickens me!  So, I will frequently be critical of representatives of any political party or members of the media that I consider to be using their positions to lie to the public or are misrepresenting something their opponents have said or done.

Of course, I haven’t changed so much as to ever support a conservative member of the Republican Party; after all, I’m still a strong supporter of civil rights, women’s rights, and the 99%! 🙂  But, I will from time to time appear to support a Republican IF what they have said or done is being misrepresented by the same media types who convinced the public to vote for an inexperienced man over an experienced woman and who also helped to elect George W. Bush (highly unqualified) over Al Gore (highly qualified)!

So, many of my posts will involve politics in some way but topics may jump from politics to science/technology news to new inventions/innovations to just outright hilarious things I’ve seen or read.  Of course, there’s a strong possibility that you will have a reaction to my reaction so please feel free to comment and drop by often. 🙂

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