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Sexism of Women Waiting to Use a Public Toilet? You’re Kiddin’, Right?

When I heard about Soraya Chemaly’s article, recently published in Time magazine, entitled “The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines,” I really thought it was a joke. Nope.  She’s absolutely serious.  She believes long lines for women’s restrooms are the result of a history that favors men’s bodies.  This is laughable.  She…

Hackers and Harpies and Maggots, Oh My!

Notice how I put hackers before harpies and maggots.  That’s because I think hackers are the worst and should all be executed or at least have their fingers broken. Ok, ok, I know that sounds a bit extreme but I am royally p.o.’d!  I’m a “mom and pop operation” minus the “pop.”   I’m not a…

What are students learning in schools these days?

Well, in my opinion, at George Washington University, not much.  A few weeks ago, the Young America’s Foundation, interviewed some students there, and the video shows the results.  Only 6 out of 30 students knew that we’d be commemorating 9/11 the following week. How could any 18-22 year old NOT know about 9/11?  My 6-year old grand nephew’s Catholic School class…

Ninth Circuit’s Decision About the Flag – Rule of Law or Mob Rule?

The uber-liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed with a lower district court and three appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The Ninth Circuit denied an en banc hearing on the matter and ordered no further petitions will be permitted.  (Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District.) I will go…

Ray Rice – A Mere Bump in the Road for the NFL

You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to know about 27-year old Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice these days.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ve seen the “second” video obtained and released by TMZ of this testosterone-mutant pummeling his then-fianceé, Janay Palmer, unconscious and then dragging her…

Seattle Homeless Memorial OK – Police Memorial On Hold

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I love living in the Pacific Northwest, but I have to say that nearby Seattle is a really screwy place.  I’m very happy not to live in King County. In 2011, the city approved the “Leaves of Remembrance project” which allowed for bronze leaves to be installed on the sidewalks with the names of homeless people who died on…

Ethan Couch – More Excuses for Really Bad Behavior

There was a time when someone like, Ethan Couch, was called a “spoiled brat.”  But now, in a society where what’s right and wrong is getting more and more blurry every day, you can always find a professional to come up with some excuse for really bad behavior. People who can’t keep it in their…

Give Thanks

My husband and I are heading out to Denver to spend Thanksgiving with my family.  Thinking about the holiday and what I’m really grateful for is the love of my husband, my family, and my friends.  I wrote this article a couple of years ago but, with some changes, it continues to express my feelings perfectly. I…