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What that appears to show

Is that they're accepting women who don't meet standards, or the standards are too low.

I certainly don't think every woman is qualified to perform every job, any more than a man is.

But I do want everyone to be eligible to hold jobs for which they qualify, and I'm sure there are at least some women who would qualify for any given job.

I love seeing photos of the young Bernie.

Speak your truth and stick to it. Your time will come.

Why in the hell

Don't people masturbate, instead of involving non-consenting beings in whatever fantasies they have? Jocelyn Elders was right.

Help with t-shirt?

I'm looking for a Bernie shirt that's printed front *and* back, and I'm not having much luck. I'm hoping perhaps someone else has already located some and might give me some links.

I did find one that was OK ("Talk Bernie to Me" on the front, and 11 points on the back), but a) it won't be shipped until their "campaign" gets enough orders and b) I really want glasses or hair under the front slogan. I found another shirt with the slogan and glasses, but it doesn't have anything on the back.

Most shirts don't have anything on the back. That's just wasting real estate!

I also like anything that includes "political revolution," but, again, I really want content on the back as well.

Don't knock yourself out trying to help me (not that I particularly expect anyone would), but if you already know of something, thank you very much!

Edited to fix inevitable stupid typo.

I've seen the all-male culture.

Came upon USN hubby (I was USN also), with his all-male squadron, shooting the bull.

DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM, OR THEM (many of whom I knew).

It was like wild animals caught in the headlights (thank goodness the pack was ashamed to be caught and did not attack me).

I was shocked to my socks. Homogeneous cultures can become toxic, IMHO.

If I may, interesting article about a guy called Mingering Mike.

A Google turns up no references on DU, so I hope I am supplying new information.

I was going to put in Good Reads, but then I realized it wasn't current as I am behind on my reading. The Smithsonian exhibit ended on the 2nd of August.

A Cover Artist, Discovered—40 Years Later

Mingering Mike had all the requisites for a legendary music career, except the music.


In the interlocking ’60s-era revolutions in pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, there was an inchoate sense of communal promise—a belief that a new gathering of voices hymning new variations on age-old themes of generational revolt, social protest and personal longing could break through to a mass audience. That disaffected artists, formerly consigned to the bohemian margins, need no longer feel quite so alone.

In the fulcrum of this shift, the African-American artist known today as Mingering Mike began to register the impact of these upheavals on his own vulnerable young life. Growing up in the grimmest reaches of Washington, D.C., in the ’60s, the boy had lived in 13 different neighborhoods by the time he was 18. His mother died when he was 5, and his troubled father bailed out not long afterward. An older sister raised him, and while she looked after him as best she could, her alcoholic and abusive husband was a constant threat.

In contrast, the soul music of his youth preached love, optimism, independence, self-assurance—and rebellion. So, like millions of other American young people in the 1960s and 1970s, he sought to carve out a life for himself in that other, more accommodating world. He tried to coax new songs out of a “cheap toy guitar,” but, he recalls, his main connection to music was visual: “When I was 15 and drawing a lot, all of a sudden, names of songs that I never heard of would pop in my head, but I didn’t have the knowledge to write.” Mike crafted a persona around the made-up name “mingering”—a hybrid of mingling and merging—and created an amazing body of imaginary soul records, hand constructed from cardboard and lavishly annotated. He invented imaginary record labels—Puppy Dogg, Ming-War, and Fake Records, among others—and outfitted them with titles from a sprawling catalogue of fictitious Mingering Mike songs.




Not at you, at the Austin mystique.

It's not all that, it's really not. And it's not even the best city in Texas (not that that's saying much). Houston is (not that that's saying much).

Yep, the mod model had its issues as well.

At least with some mods and the way their poor choices were handled.


OK, that's the last straw.

Bad enough that thomhartmann notices and weighs in? How much worse can this place look?

This garbage needs to stop.

I can't see the hidden post before the edit, but what went before it was baiting, pure and simple.

Plus this kind of baiting and stalking has been going on for a long time.

The system is broken - having a host's request for a poster to leave hidden was sufficient proof of that all by itself.
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