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PET PEEVES

Masks.  Not Halloween masks but these stupid schmatas we’ve been forced to wear over the past year and half when anyone with any knowledge of microbiology or virology knows that if the virus has a diameter of 60 nm to 140 nm [nanometers (billionth of a meter)], it can very easily pass through a mask […]

THEN AND NOW 1951-2021 – PART III

Yes, many things have changed since I was born in 1951.  Some changes are good.  Some changes are definitely not so good.  Others, well, are just interesting.  Back in the ‘50s, my husband’s parents couldn’t buy a house in Monterey Park, a neighborhood east of downtown Los Angeles.  His father was Native American and his […]

SEATTLE AND POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

When my husband and I bought, what was to be, our retirement home on Bainbridge Island, Seattle was a pretty nice city.  For many years before we actually made the permanent move from Los Angeles, we’d visit a few times a year and always ferried over to Seattle to spend the day walking around and […]

WHY I HATE/DISTRUST THE PRESS

Way before Donald Trump became President, I had a dislike and mistrust of the press.  A boss of mine, back when I was a legal secretary, who was one of dozens attorneys involved in the Getty estate, told me, “Never talk to the press.  They’ll always get it wrong.”  Solid advice. Years later, when my […]

MY RANT OF THE WEEK: CONGRESS

Sometimes I wish I was clueless.  Indifferent.  Uninformed.  Unfortunately, for me, I am none of these things.  And my poor husband has been subjected to my ranting all week about what’s been happening in Congress.  He is a saint. All week, I’ve watched Senators posturing, sermonizing, feigning concern for the American people and grandstanding. I […]

ELECTION AFTERMATH: SNOWFLAKES MELTDOWN

So, less than twenty-four hours after the election was called in Donald Trump’s favor, and after speeches by President-Elect Trump, Hillary Clinton and President Obama asking the country to unite, college students took to their campuses to whine about the outcome. The Wall Street Journal’s headline reads:  “Colleges Try to Comfort Students Upset by Trump […]

WHAT ARE STUDENTS LEARNING IN SCHOOL 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 […]

Bacon is Now Offensive

This is a perfect example of how political correctness has run amok in this country.  One person is “offended” by something, so the rest of us – who are in the vast majority – have to cowtow to that one person.   We see it everyday in other situations where a small minority of people, such […]

WHERE CHILDREN SHOULD PEE – IS THAT REALLY A GOVERNMENT PRIORITY

America is facing a whole lot of problems and the bozos in government don’t know how to set priorities.  For example, there are certain things that affect all of us as Americans.  Our almost 17,000,000,000,000.00 national debt, unemployment, the ever-rising welfare state, the IRS targeting select groups of citizens, the killing of four of our […]

SANFORD AND WEINER – I KNEW THEY’D BE BACK

When both of these guys left public office a few years back, like cockroaches who’ll survive nuclear war, I knew we hadn’t seen the last of them.  I was right.  Former Republican Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina was just elected by a landslide to his old House of Representatives seat and Democrat Anthony Weiner, […]