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calimary's Journal
July 20, 2014

By telling women they have to educate men - it's just foisting off more work onto women.

And how long has THAT been going on?

More work for women. Sigh...

After we get finished cleaning, cooking, washing, picking up after the piggy people we live with, herding children, babysitting and diapering, teaching them everything from potty-training to manners and other civilizing habits, driving the carpool, going to the teachers' meetings, going to the principal's office, working in the Mother's Club meetings or PTA or whatever, trying to be active at their school, trying to be active at the church, and that's just in the home. When she's juggling a job, too, there's a whole 'nother level of workload piled onto the shoulders of women. Whether we're secretaries or CEOs, the manager or the cleaning lady.

I would like to know what actually might NOT be our share of the workload for a change. Since the division of labor for women versus men always and forever seems to break down to a ratio of about 90/10. WHEN do the men start stepping up? I keep reminding the young men around me (quite a few of them because of my son's band) - as I consider them boy-by-boy, each of them has grown up with a mom who works. Their own, and now, when they're around our house on band matters - ME. Several of them have female sibs - they're out working and trying to make ends meet, too. I hope they have absorbed some of that. But in this day and age, they actually have pals who were idiots in the bedroom, and now find themselves with a girlfriend who has a bun in the oven. And I don't know HOW OFTEN I personally have preached to them about loving carefully, wearing the "love glove," using condoms, being cautions (NOT ONE OF YOU IS ENTITLED TO MAKE ME A GRANDMOTHER YET, DO YOU HEAR ME????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?) One of 'em actually believed that if he used protection most of the time, it'd be okay. And he could plan ahead and finish school and get a better job in the industry he dreamed about and ... Well, now he's stuck. His whole life - which had been his own - is now redirected and dictated by that ONE fun little unprotected quickie he had, which - um - sprouted. In THIS day and age. With all the preaching we and other mothers have done, and supposedly all the sex education they've all (supposedly) had... That news was VERY sobering to the rest of the boys, believe me. Maybe they're teaching each other (well, MAYBE, although I wouldn't bet my house on it)...


July 20, 2014

"We've got to get over there"?????


July 20, 2014

Sez awww...

I'm a sucker for this stuff.

SCE - look what you started! But soft... (although I DO like that kangaroo one - "don't make me come in there!" ROFL!!!). And the Leonardo quote, AND the little teeny turtle...AND...

July 20, 2014

Mine too! But I hope somebody in the group got up and changed the channel.

Or if it was at some restaurant or tavern, hopefully they asked to have the channel changed. Get. Pox. OUT!!!

July 20, 2014

Love this. Love him, too!

He sure pegged ronnie. Nothing but a cardboard cut-out. Tell him where to stand. Prop him up. Hold up the cue cards. Pull the string, and watch him go! He was one of the original members of the "...but he/she photographs well" club. If "St. ronnie" were still alive, you better believe he'd be on Pox Noise with all the blondes. Hell, he'd have his own show with bill-o as a lead-in. He'd have been perfect for that. Nobody read lines like he did. At that, at snow-jobbing the public, he was a master. Unfortunately. His "legacy" has cursed our land.

Reminds me of my favorite Bette Davis quote: "you should never say bad things about the dead, you should only say good. Joan Crawford is dead. Good." Switch out the words "Joan Crawford" for ronald reagan and you get what I'm feeling about that schmuck.

July 20, 2014

It's AWFUL, isn't it! I keep thinking about that poem on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal.

The one that goes - "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses... your wretched refuse... the homeless, tempest-tost...

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


Fucking damn teabaggers. Intolerant, hateful, mean-spirited, closed-minded, regressive, selfish, willfully-ignorant, utterly ANTI-American they are! If they hate it, and them, so much, and they don't want to play anymore, why don't THEY leave? Heck, I'd help them pack! They've made a complete mockery of this beautiful poem and this even more beautiful sentiment. ASSHOLES!!!!

July 20, 2014

George Takei's Facebook page is a Not-To-Be-Missed page!

If you're ever bummed out or frustrated - just go there and read a little. Revel in his sense of humor. You're gonna find several things you want to share on your own page (if you have one). Terrific and enjoyable reading. He's just a tonic for the soul! And some very noble points made on behalf of the LGBT community and its interests for which he's been an advocate for awhile now. Also - the posts from fans are great, and encouraging. It'll perk you up! At the risk of stealing - I would add - "OH, MYYYYYYY!!!!!" I interviewed him several times when I was still working. What a cool dude! I've always been a "Star Trek" fan, from the earliest days, and a fan of all the actors in the original series and beyond. Always liked Mr. Sulu, and was very pleased to see he eventually made captain. He said that was his own doing. He was ALWAYS really active with the fans, always going to conventions, always very conscious of the fan base and very attentive. He encouraged the fans to write in and ask for more for Mr. Sulu. There was enough of a fan response that the folks at Paramount figured they better heed some of it. So Sulu got promoted, and as you'll notice, he's popped up again and again all over the "Star Trek" landscape (or spacescape, maybe?).

And it just now occurred to me as I was writing that - CONSIDER THAT AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM CAN ACCOMPLISH!!! He motivated the fans and got them activated, and they did the rest.

July 20, 2014

Sir, yes SIR!

From the Highest Authority no less!

July 20, 2014

Shared this to my Facebook page.

Sometimes simplicity speaks the loudest.

July 19, 2014

Welcome to DU, True Blue Door!

Glad you're here! You sure boiled it down! That's it - at its very most basic. This one went directly into my quotes file!

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About calimary

Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.
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