Wednesday, August 29, 2007

More on "Women were meant to carry children, not pianos"

I didn’t think there’d be a “Part II” when I posted the first part yesterday; but here we go.

I mentioned at the end of the item yesterday that there was one letter writer who didn’t think like Mad Makow, but no comments from Makow. This was on the Rense.com website.

But the original article is on Makow’s savethemales.com website, along with comments by readers, some of which are downright scary, like this one from "Mark", a reader and obvious fan. Mark doesn’t think women are worth much of anything, given his comments. For one thing, women are being “enticed by Satan,” and of course, yes, you guessed it, “The New World Order” and “Zionists”
What it comes down to for me..is Satan, and people making "choices". I can no longer accept that millions of young women are this stupid. If they can study books then they can educate themselves on who is pulling the strings,and why.


Women have always sought power thru males, and using their femininity to lure in a mate, but these new breeds of females are psychotic and delusional.

Feminism's destructive nature isn't seen until women get older. What they accept as young girls, they think is healthy and good for them. By the time they wake up, fearful,afraid, alone and disoriented, they are nearing 40...

Mark, dahling, don’t you know 50 is the new 40? Maybe Mark thinks, like Makow, that women’s “elaborate reproductive apparatus” goes kaput at 40 (untrue sweetie pie!) and that being the case, what possible use are women? Once that‘elaborate reproductive apparatus” fails, it's all over.

“Carter” loves Makow too. Poor Carter was “torn asunder” by feminists as a child.
All of my life I have instinctively hated feminism and have been been called every politically correct name in the book. Your
words remind me very much of my father's advice when I was growing up(especially your politically incorrect advice for young men). But your second opinion has given me new strength to keep exposing feminism for the new world order hoax that it is. I greatly look forward to reading your book and learning even more. Thank you again for your inspiring words and warnings about the satanic new world order. Thank God it will
be short-lived!

“Coustana” comments, bravely, with facts and logic, but Makow pooh-poohs her with this dismissive comment:
Thanks for this. I am not blaming women for anything except being brainwashed. Yes some men are little Hitlers but the majority are responsible husbands and fathers. You are never going to heal society while you degrade men. -Henry

Er, Henry. Dahling. Your consistent contention that women are too stupid to realize we’re being brainwashed is degrading, don’t ya think? (Of course, in the big picture, we’re all being “brainwashed” but that’s another story.)

As I said yesterday, it’s scary enough people like Makow are running around writing this stuff; it’s far scarier that he has a following who agree with him.

Source: http://www.savethemales.ca/

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"Women were intended to carry children, not pianos"

Just had to do it, couldn’t help myself. Not to worry, this isn't a rant because it's so incredibly stupid -- though a tad scary nonetheless -- you can't take it seriously. (though the knowledge that Makow takes it seriously is disturbing.) Here’s another classic from Henry Makow titled "Women Forced to Seek Power, Not Love." Who's forcing them, by the way? Dahling, do you have to ask? Pinko Jew Commie Lesbo Bankers of the New World Order, silly!

In this fine piece of writing Makow is disturbed by the fact a young woman was moving furniture around. Not only that, she liked it!
Equality! What a boon for women! In the bad old days, women wouldn't be allowed to do hard physical labor like this.

Except for slaves. And peasants. The poor. Women of the wrong class, race, ethnic or socio-economic group. Etc. Otherwise, yeah.
This is a bright girl in a Pre-Med program. Yet she was so easily duped to deny her femininity. They told her it is "socially constructed" and she must be "independent." So she represses her biological instincts and stunts her natural development.

As usual, Makow makes a sweeping statement as if it’s fact. I guess his source is The Cabal of Femininity Denial. Written by pinko commie Jew lesbos no doubt.
Women were intended to carry children, not pianos.

This was my chuckle for the day. A great line! Must be that “elaborate reproductive apparatus.” Makow refers to here.
Men are fulfilled by supporting and leading a family. Women are fulfilled by devotion to husband and family and by experiencing their love. ( Women can have careers but, for most, marriage and family should be their first priority.)

Not worth commenting, just had to share.

Makow’s concern for this young pre-med student is touching. He worries about her chances for “turning heads” if she continues on such an anti-womanly task as moving furniture:
The East Indian girl's charm and beauty would inspire many a man to nest. But with all the study and heavy lifting, her bloom will fade and she'll gain weight. By the time she graduates, she won't turn heads any longer.

Makow shares some whiny letters from men who can’t find a woman who isn’t afraid to be the woman she’s meant to be. Instead she wants to be educated. She’s out of touch with her “real woman” woman-ness:
"She however inside was a real woman. I treated her like a man should. I was in control. As I must be in any of my relationships. She loved me for it.

One of Makow’s refrains is the “power” exchange between heterosexual men and women. Men have power, women dig it and give their body unto said male; everyone’s happy. Ah, masterful men, riding the moors, whips in hand, their wild dark eyes lusty with . . . oh, sorry. Makow does that to you. Never mind. . .

Of course, it’s all the feminists fault. I wondered how long it’d take him to mention feminists, and he manages to get his usual digs in at the Jew commie pinko New World Order:
The ultimate goal is a banker-run totalitarian "New World Order." What we think of as "money" is really central banker "credit." They want to consolidate their fraudulent monopoly, eventually controlling you with their "credit" card in your body.

Now you need to understand then when Makow and others who share his views (and believe me dahlings, there are others; brought to you courtesy of Rense.com) use phrases like “New World Order,” “banker” etc. they really mean Jews. Trust me on that one.

At least there’s a letter at the end of Makow’s piece from a proud father of daughters who tells Makow:
My daughters do not live their lives to please you or the bone-headed thinking of intimidated males who do not know the first thing about freedom because they are slaves to believing women should serve them.

No response from Makow to that; too bad, it'd be sure to be amusing.

Well, signing off, and I urge you to go back to having fun with the Monty Python clips on the sidebar here.

Source: http://www.rense.com/general78/power.htm

And Now For Something Completely Different

For no reason other than I'm a huge Monty Python/John Cleese fan, I've put a 'YouTube' strip in the sidebar. Scroll down a bit and have fun! (click on a clip, it opens at top of the page)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Barbie

Oh sure, I had Barbie dolls when I was a kid. Among other things, I liked to design dresses for her and get crazy with accessories. This isn't a rant against Barbie and influence on the psyche of American girls.

Seems Mattel is once again suing someone over use of Barbie; in this case a porn site:
Mattel sues porn website over use of Barbie name


There's a theory that Barbie is Jewish. Bill Maher shares his thoughts on this in a piece from 2003; Barbie is a shiksa!

I'm a (Nice Jewish) Barbie Girl

Vick Apologizes, Pleads Guilty

He said that he was "disappointed in myself" and that "dogfighting is a terrible thing and I ... reject it."

At what point did he realize maiming and killing was a "terrible thing?" Oh, and he's "found Jesus."
Read the rest here.

Americana

Some things just make me proud. Like this:
East Dublin, Ga. (in July), and Athens, Texas (in August), sponsored their own versions of Redneck Games, with events such as mud-pit belly-flopping, seed-spitting and making armpit music (Georgia), as well as (in Texas) "red-neck horseshoes" (played with toilet seats), a Spam-and-jalapeno-eating contest, a mattress chuck, men bobbing for raw animal parts in tomato paste, and the ever-popular coed butt crack contest.

Hard to say what sounds like the most fun; the Spam and jalapeno contest, or the bobbing for raw animal parts in tomato paste. Those would be my choices.

Rense Watch: Another Clown Shoe: On Jews and Porn

This time it’s Dick Eastman, of Yakima Washington, who wrote
Weaponized Porn - Our
Judeo-Pornographic Culture”
for Rense.com.

This is actually funny, at least that’s one way to look at it. No facts to support such assertions as “
In the US today the Jews have flooded the nation with pornography ,” . . . “In the US today the Jews have flooded the nation with pornography -” ... “The Jews (who own the pornography industry (including mainstream Hollywood pornography of today) “. . . “The Jews (who own the pornography industry (including mainstream Hollywood pornography of today) “ ...”You will not that when the Jews ruled Germany after WWI there was a flood of sexual deviance (sado-masochistic stuff) with Jewish pornographers deriving glee from corrupting a conservative Lutheran society.”
just more blathering about the evils of pornography and Jews.
Here’s another:
In the middle ages everyone in Europe but the Jews were Catholic and pornography and masturbation were sins -- and they were hardly practiced.

That one's priceless. On one level it is scary that such hatred exists, but this is far scarier:
But society should ban pornography and drugs and alcohol -- as America did in the 1920's - 1933.

Not to mention ironic. Do words like Taliban, theocracy, and fascism ring a bell Mr. Eastman? Why, yes they do, for later he writes:
I would accept an Islamic revolution in this country in a second -- it it would help us get rid of Judeo-pornographic cultural poison.

Now, that’s fucking scary.

His plan for ridding the U.S. of evil:
With pornography I think we can beat it by outlawing it again and ending the seething hell of Hollywood by restoring restrictions on what can be shown -- profanity and nudity and sexual seduction need not exist on television or in movies at all. I am sure there are still some straight gentiles around who could make good movies again. When I was a boy all the pornography was in Sweden -- or if it was around it was very very out of sight.

One might ask, “Gee, Mr. Eastman, what about freedom of speech?” Well, he has that covered:
Freedom of speech has nothing to do with pornography which is all about sexual conditioning and masturbation. Free speech is about political speech. Only a helpless victim of our Judeo-pornographic culture would confound the two.

Rense Watch: Another Misogynist Anti-Semite Clown Shoe

This time it’s a dull headed bozo rant from some clown shoe by name of
Mark Glen, whose piece gleefully gets posted on Rense.com, home of the “I’m not anti-Semitic, who, moi?” Jew hating misogynist creep. I know, I know, other UFO and fringe pundits I respect very much disagree with me, but, that’s okay. On this, we agree to disagree.

I found this link on the wonderful and decidedly unique Colin Bennett site: Combat Diaries. Just thought I’d give him a plug.

Okay, here’s Glen’s boorish tripe. It’s entitled Because It’s Funny When Jews Do It. He doesn’t think comedian Sarah Silverman is funny. That’s okay, I kind of like her, but I don’t think much of her show; all that over the top spoiled self centered schtick isn’t good comedy, in my opinion. But that’s just my inner culture critic talking.

But for Glen, it’s more than just not being funny. It’s an evil cabal of nasty Jews once again thrusting ourselves into polite society.

Glen starts off by referring to Jews as “them” as if he can’t bring himself to type the word Jew:
Just when you think they have had their fill, when they couldn't possibly fit any more into their collective gullet after engorging themselves at the buffet table of vulgar, brutish, boorish behavior, well, surprise, surprise, they come along and one-up themselves, just as they always have, always do, and unfortunately for the rest of us, always will.

Aside from being jew-phobic, he’s misogynistic. Instead of using Ms. he writes “Mz.’ This of course is an attempt to mock and therefore trivialize the use of Ms. feh! What a nebbish.
Well, what ‘s offended Glen so deeply is Silverman’s joke:
I hope the Jews did kill Christ I'd do it again. I'd fucking do it again-in a second."

'Must be a mistake' I thought to myself. 'They're not that bold yet'.
Given the historical fact, still all too actively present today, that many Christians and non-Christians alike harbor some kind of “Jews killed Christ” mentality, the context of Silverman -- or any Jewish comedian -- making a joke like that is understandable. I can see why a Christian might be offended, but the depth and breadth of Glen’s offense seems as over the top as the thing he’s criticizing. I mean, dig his “they're not that bold yet” comment.
Actually, in some ways he has the following right, but for all the wrong reasons, which are rooted in vile bigotry:
The fact is, we do not know what it is like to think with a Jewish mind and to see things through Jewish eyes. . . We were not cut from the same cloth. We are not fruit that has fallen from the same tree. We Gentiles do not think like our Jewish counterparts, the history of the last 2,000 years being proof positive of this. As long as we remain Gentile and they remain Jewish we will never see eye to eye, just as we never have, something that they realize all-too-well despite the fact that we do not.

In other words, beware the Jew. Unless he/she converts, ignoring all the cultural/ethnic issues of said aposataphy, and even then, we remain suspect.
Glen writes that movies such as “Last Temptation of Christ” and ‘The Da Vinci Code” portrayed Christ as a “buffoon.” don’t know if Glen is ignorant of the fact that “Last Temptation” was a brilliant novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis; the book was as controversial in its day as the film was later. While the movie was poor in my opinion (an attempt at artistic experimentation that didn’t work) it was directed by a Catholic, and starred both Gentiles and Jews. Oh, and by the way, Christ was a Jew.
Da Vinci code; entertaining movie but kind of silly, but based on very old beliefs, nothing new there.

Glen says of some atheists that they ‘nurse a predatory mindset when it comes to dealing with their fellow man” and comments on the “sewer of Jewish Talmudic thinking,”

Glen searches the net for some kind of saving grace commentary by Silverman, but alas, all he finds is:
What I found instead was a whole lot of other garbage she had defecated out of that refined, Jewish mouth hooked up to that wonderful Jewish soul that we Gentiles are regularly told by the proper Jewish authorities is superior to the souls of us non-Jews and found as well a whole smorgasbord of other goodies that illustrate why these folks think they are so superior to the rest of us: In-depth, no-holds-barred discussions about anal sex, oral sex, incest, abortion, rape, bestiality, masturbation, jokes about people starving to death or dying of disease, you name it.

Wow.

You know, the whole point of this is the emphasis on the Jew comedian part. Can you imagine how silly a rant like this would be about Christian comedians? Or how offensive and politically incorrect rants like this would be if they were about black humor, or any other group, including Islam?

Glen, not surprisingly, believes the media is owned and controlled by Jews, who are of course up to no good . And in typical surreal justification of the bigot/troll/abuser, turns it around to call the very thing he attacks as responsible for anti-Semitism. Jesus was a Jew, so anything Jews say “against” Jesus is anti-Semitic. Boy, that kind of pretzel like thinking can really injure your back. “It’s your fault you made me hit you,” kind of thing.

Glen quotes an allegedly Jewish friend of his, grilling him the Jewish community’s lack of outrage at “Mz.” Silverman’s comedy. I find it hard to believe Glen would have a sincere friend who’s Jewish, but anyway. The tirade goes on, in typical style.

At one point he calls Silverman a “filthy-mouthed gypsy” and this is interesting. Does he do this because he’s also anti-gypsy, and ignorant of the Jewish-gypsy connection through history? Or he is aware of it, and it matters not, since both are beneath contempt, possibly “gypsy” being worse than even a Jew? Gypsies were also murdered by the Nazis; clearly there is a snide innuendo here. Either way, another ethnic slur.

Glen ends with warnings about Jews in general. Don’t trust them, don’t believe them, don’t be fooled by them. Us. Whatever.

Rense is responsible for what he posts on his website, and he goes to great lengths to post links such as this with gusto. And for that reason I hold Rense as responsible as Glen, Makow and other idiots who have found a place that will link to their ignorant crap.

I’m not angry; I got over that years ago. It was just a given in the world that some kids parents didn't like me because I was Jewish, including half my own family. Just a given that you work with people who are ignorant, and when set straight on misconceptions. continue on with their ignorance. Just a given some people think nothing of using bigoted phrases right in front of you. Just a given some people can’t make the distinction between the horrors of war, and Israel’s right to exist. Just a given that people harbor all kinds of bigotry towards another group of people, be it Jews or whoever.

So no, I’m not “mad” or even offended; I can’t waste my time on hating back, for I don’t. But it is important to me to hold these people accountable, and expose their silly little asses for the bean brained piss ants they are.

It’s more like a “just when you think” kind of thing. Hard to believe there are still people who are so damn anti-Semitic, so damn anti-woman, so damn anti-whatever out there spewing their stuff. And, while I know that a lot of people in this field that I admire strongly disagree with me about Rense, I think it’s important he be held up for what he is.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Wild Vervet Monkeys Wreak Havoc in Kenya

Came by this link by way of the Anomalist. Monkeys are harassing humans in Kenya, particualry the women and children, going so far as to "sexually harrass" the women:
When we come to chase the monkeys away, we are dressed in trousers and hats, so that we look like men," said Nachu resident Lucy Njeri. "But the monkeys can tell the difference and they don't run away from us and point at our breasts. They just ignore us and continue to steal the crops."

Further, the monkeys also make sexually explicit gestures at the women, according to the residents.

"The monkeys grab their breasts, and gesture at us while pointing at their private parts. We are afraid that they will sexually harass us," said Njeri.

The monkeys are not only harassing the women and stealing food, they're killing dogs and livestock. It's illegal to harm the monkeys, so other ways of dealing with this need to be found.

Blog: Politically Correct Apostate

I found this link on Rense.com (oy, spare me) to this blog: Politically Correct Apostate. This entry seems to fit in with the two posts here at Mating Hedgehogs on the choice to be childless: New Book written by a Jewish feminist is causing a storm of controversy by labelling children as annoying and pointless. The blogger “Pcapostate” comments of the author Corinne Maier:
Yep, I thought she might turn out to be Jewish. Oh come on, who else could get such trash published?

Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Choice to not Have Children: Part II

(A couple days late with this, but here it is . . .)

On Choosing to Not Have Children

Lesley (Debris Field, Grey Matters) and I, in paranormal Fortean synchronicity share a lot of similarities. We’ve never met, but sometimes our experiences and thoughts are eerily alike. This is true of our experience with the decision to not have children.

I too have never had children. It’s been a conscious decision. That in itself is almost always very surprising to the majority of people. They’re usually more surprised when they learn that:
  • 1. I’ve been married for thirty years to the same man.

  • 2. There’s no particular reason why I’ve made this decision -- (although no doubt there are all kinds of dark reasons simmering within the subconscious surrounding that. So knows, who cares. AT fifty-three, I’m not going to worry about it.)


  • While I said Lesley and I share so many similar things, one thing I don’t share is her honesty in this context. She’s just come out and told people “nope,.. never wanted kids” whereas I admit a bit sheepishly, I’ve succumbed to societal and work place peer pressure (usually that’s the context) and sort of hemmed and hawed, saying how well, we did plan a baby and lost it and then it was too hard -- in other words, playing up the “poor me, sigh, so hard to be a woman sometimes” angle. Not intentionally, just happened.

    It is true: the part about planning a pregnancy. My husband and I had already been together for many years before deciding to get pregnant; we did lose the baby at four months, and it was emotionally hard for me to get past that. (Not fully realizing at the time that there were a lot of health issues related to the pregnancy that affected that as well.) I didn’t want children before that decision was made, and after I went through the process after losing the baby, I didn’t feel any need to get pregnant again.

    Like Lesley, I have to make it clear that “I like children.” I love kids, and in fact, suspect that, because of a family issue concerning a child and our relationship with him, our discussion to get pregnant had something to do with that. If I didn’t like kids, I wouldn’t have been working in education for the past twenty-two years.

    I’ve had people ask me the rudest and most personal questions, as well as the funniest or oddest, when it comes to my choice to not have kids. I’ve had people asked me, -- people who don’t know me and have no business getting so personal -- knowing that my husband and I have been together for a long time, “Well, what to you do all day?” I’ve had people ask me all kinds of highly personal questions regarding my “elaborate reproductive apparatus" as the Mad Henry Makow refers to female biology. I admit that I don’t get babies: someone who’s had a baby a month ago brings her or him into the office, and we’re all supposed to coo and wave and hold the thing and get all dewy. I’m very happy for the new mother and father, I appreciate the baby and wish her or him well, but I just don’t see the big thing in stopping what you’re doing to go and hold some stranger’s (even if it isn’t a stranger) strange baby. But that’s considered psychotic behavior so i go along with it. Kind of. But that aside, I love kids. And we can all agree we’ve seen too many people with kids who clearly should never have had them in the first place.

    Another thing people have done is make wild assumptions about me. I’ve never used my husband’s last name; I’ve kept my own last name and have always used done so. So if people don’t know that I’m married, but do know my last name is my “real” last name, and that I’ve never had children, they assume I’m gay. (Or if they’re Henry Makow, make that a pinko commie jew lesbo gay.) I had someone years ago, who always treated me a bit offish and I could never figure out why, give a literal sigh of relief and her whole body language changed towards me when she found out I was married and simply used my own name and wasn’t gay after all. (to quote Seinfeld: “not there’s anything wrong with that.”)

    A lot of people say that it’s “selfish’ not to have children. I have never understood that one. Selfish to whom? Selfish to people making that remark? Selfish to society? Selfish to what, to who? Makes no sense. I’d say that in some ways, having children is selfish, particularly if one goes' to great expensive to get pregnant, while there are children already born needing love and a home.

    At fifty -three, I doubt I’ll get pregnant at this date. You never know of course, living in the esoteric world of the strange, I’ve learned that shit certainly happens. If that were to happen -- granted, it’s a huge big ass IF -- I really don’t know what I’d do about it. I think I know, but unless one faces that situation, it’s really impossible to say.

    However, that’s not the point. part of choosing is the right to choose to change your choice. when it comes to the choices we make sometimes we expect there to be vivid lines of decision that are irrevocable: “you made a choice, stick with it.” Changing your choice doesn't mean you “didn’t mean it” in the fist place. It means you’ve changed, grown, experienced process, etc.

    All that’s speculation thought. I did make a choice and am very comfortable with it.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2007

    An Illustration of Why I Hate Oregon; Or, I Love Craig Ferguson

    Okay, I don't hate Oregon. Not at all. That was just to get you to read this. However, I don't like where I'm living and much of the reason is the smugness factor in a lot of Oregon citizens and places. And I don't like Eugene, I do hate that. I live in Eugene, which is fifty miles from the coast. I'm not wired right anyway, so it figures that most people love Eugene. They LOVE it. Love it love it love it. Besides being inside the "Valley of Death" (really, it's called that, due to severe allergies caused by god knows what and field burning; all that muck gets trapped in the valley) I'm too far away from the coast. A quarter mile is too far from the coast, so you see what I mean. Call me a misanthropic kind of dame, but there it is.

    Among the many little annoying things about Oregon's particular zeitgeist is the smug, self-righteous attitude among Oregonians. I don't know what it is, or what makes Oregonians think they're so damn superior, but here's a message from me to a whole of you "natives" (as in, "hell yes I was born in Oregon and you weren't so you better be moving on before we shoot you with our deer hunting rifle") get over yourselves.

    You know, a day or so after 9/11, some little hippie chicklet (I'm an old hippie, though hardly a chicklet, so I can say that) said that it too bad all of NY didn't blow up.

    Anyway. Like that; smugness is in the state constitution.

    So I just sighed and said to myself it figures when I read this on Wikipedia's entry on comedian, actor and writer Craig Ferguson, who has been trying to get various states and cities to make him an honorary citizen:

    * One locality in the US that has refused such an honor to Craig Ferguson is Portland, Oregon. A viewer had sent a request to Portland mayor Tom Potter. She received a response saying:

    "There are no plans to make Craig Ferguson a citizen at this time, Portland does not have an established tradition for offering this honor. If we did, our inclination would be to award the honor based on social and humanitarian accomplishments, rather than the privilege of hosting a television show.

    Craig then used multiple profanities when referring to Mayor Tom Potter which had to be bleeped. Later in the show, when adjusting his map showing where he has been made an honorary citizen, he placed a photo of Michael Moore's head on top of Portland.[16]


    Oh for crying out loud. Some of us take ourselves just a wee bit too seriously, eh?

    It's true the city of Springfield painted their giant concrete horse yellow in an effort to get the Simpson's movie people out here. In a blatant case of voting fraud (I'm sure) Springfield (just a couple of miles that a way from where I sit; Eugene and Springfield have been at war ever since the cities were created. Something to do with railroads and who knows all else. Basically, "smart" cultured people live in Eugene, cowboy ignorant Confederate flag waving hicks live in Springfield. Yeah, right) lost out to some where back East. Since it wasn't us, er, Springfield, I don't care who won. So that shows some Oregonians have a sense of humor.

    But really, Oregon, lighten up for Christ's sake.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2007

    Lesley: The Choice to Not Have Children


    Lesley (Debris Field blog, Grey Matters, and Beyond the Dial in UFO Magazine) wrote a guest entry for Mating Hedgehogs inspired by my post on Henry Makow. It's not so much about Makow exactly as it is as Lesley's response to choosing to be childless.

    Tomorrow I'll post my response to Lesley. Though Lesley and I have not met in person, we share a lot of similarities, including the choice to not have children.

    Here's her response:


    This post is in reference to Regan Lee's post about Henry Makow, but not really about him. More about a notion he has that women have one important purpose in life, to have children. To quote him about women's "elaborate reproductive apparatus" -

    has a profound influence on her psyche. Each month she produces an egg and she is devoted to seeing that egg fertilized, giving birth and raising a child.

    My irritation with this type of thought began when I was about 17 years old, at which time I was already telling people that I did not plan to ever have any children. Most girls my own age didn't give any thought to what I said, but the older women always had the same reply, you are young, when you grow up you will change your mind. I didn't change my mind and time only made me more sure that I didn't want children. Sadly, it is mostly women who seemed to have a great problem with me making that choice. As though since I am a woman there is some unwritten rule that requires that I have children.

    Let me state that this choice never had anything to do with any career I planned to have. I never planned to have any career or any children, as strange as that may sound. I planned to be happy, whatever that took and it did not include a career or children.

    By the time I was in my mid twenties and I would tell women this their first response was pity, thinking that I was physically incapable of having children. Each time I would explain to them that wasn't the case, I just did not want children. Eight times out of ten they looked at me as though I was some aberration of nature and often times would say something like - You can't be serious!

    Then there is that lie about how children cement a relationship. That is total BS! My friends that married and had children ended up divorced a few years later. In fact, I have been with the same guy for longer than any of my friends that are the same age and most of them have children.

    I watched a few years ago as one of my friends went totally insane because she couldn't get pregnant. At first I tried to sympathize with her, thinking this was some biological urge she had, that I did not have. However, as time went on it became clear to me that her urge was not to be a mother, she and her husband were well off and could have adopted, rather it was some egoistical urge to reproduced herself. Her husband couldn't have cared less about having a child, he already had one with his first wife, so there was no pressure on her from him. At one point she looked at me and said that I would eventually know how she felt because I had waited too long and probably couldn't get pregnant either. I explained to her that I had no intention of ever trying to get pregnant. She then proceeded to tell me that if I didn't have a child I would have no purpose in my life.

    Yeah, I suppose Jane Austen who never married or had children also had no purpose in her life? I am not comparing myself to Jane Austen by any stretch, but if you can't find happiness and purpose within yourself I seriously doubt a child will provide you with it.

    Perhaps I am some aberration of nature, but I am happy. I may not change the world, but I don't feel I have any less purpose in my life simply because I chose not to do something that countless women have done since the beginning of time.

    Monday, August 20, 2007

    Nick Redfern: The Night of the Living Jackboots

    Nick Redfern had done it again, this time with another blog he's created:
    The Night of the Living Jackboots: I have seen the future: it is cold, gray and "just following orders." Right on Nick! (Even if he doesn't like jazz, lol.) Check it out, it's a great blog.

    "Just Vote for the Bitch"



    Says the button, which is a come back to the stupid sexist "Hilary's a bitch" crappola from those stuck in simiplistic sound bites. Is she a "bitch" because you don't like her politics? That doesn't make sense. Is she a "bitch" because she's a Democrat, and you're not? Pretty immature, don't ya think? Is she a "bitch" because she's obviously a strong female? Bingo!

    Don't you think all politicians are "bitches" in some way? It takes a ballsy prick of a bastard to be in power. How the hell do you think they got there? If she's a "bitch" that's really beside the point.

    For the record, I'm not voting for Hilary Clinton. I'd love to see a woman as president, I won't vote for a woman just because she's a woman. That's irresponsible. I know a few who say they're voting for her for one reason: she's a woman. Not enough for me.

    So far, I'm liking Dennis Kucinich.

    Dr. Briigitte Boisselier on Cloning

    Dr. Boisselier is a Raelian. One of the not so funny harmless things the Raelians are up to (there’s much about the Raelians that are harmless and amusing; this isn’t one of them) is cloning.

    Boisselier is director of Clonaid (cracks me up, sounds like an SNL skit) which is “the first human cloning company.” Well, that and the black ops Dr. Evil cloning thing going on somewhere, I’m sure.

    Read the interview with Briigitte Boisselier here.

    Sunday, August 19, 2007

    Henry Makow: Lunatic

    Really. My opinion, so sue me. Makow is a man who’s such a jumbled mass of seething misogyny, anti-Semitism, (yes, I know he’s Jewish) (he doesn't though), paranoia and cultural/intellectual ignorance it’s a wonder he can figure out how to use a computer to type his rants.

    And you can find him on the Jeff Rense website, that piece of yellow-nistic violet tinged hyperbolic exploitive nonsense, who shares Makow’s bizarro world view of women and Jews, except Rense comes off as less shrill and there’s a veneer of sophistication, however smarmy it might be.

    I’ve gone off in the past about Makow, as well as Rense. I can’t take much of it though so I try to stop myself from taking it too seriously. Otherwise I’d go mad.

    I like to play a game whenever I see a piece by Makow. It’s called the “How Many Paragraphs Will It Take Henry Makow To Bash Lesbian Satanic Illuminati Feminist Jew Banker Global Elitists?”

    It usually doesn't take long, sometimes he goes for it right away and it’s in the first paragraph. Other times it might take a paragraph or three. No matter, he gets around to it soon enough.

    In the world of Makow, the world would be a better place without homosexuals, jews, or feminists. Wives would be blissfully happy to be at home singing to bluejays as she diapers the baby. This is what she was born to do: allow her man to surge forward with pride in bringing home the bacon. Women who rebel against this natural order of things are twisted, sexually unfulfilled/frigid, and poisoned by the Evil Feminists. Make that Evil Jew Feminists, since Jews are responsible for everything bad in the world of Makow.

    Aside from being pimped on the Rense.com website, Makow has his own website: Save the Males.com. The subtitle is “Exposing feminism and the New World Order.” Remember, Makow believes that feminism is the poison that’s responsible for all that’s wrong with the world. That and Jews. By the way, in his case “new world order” is code for “Jew.” So are words like “banker” and “Satanic Illuminati.”

    Aside from his almost cartoonish bashing of Jews; he is intellectually dishonest regarding feminism. We can’t be too hard on him however; he isn’t capable of being intellectually honest in that regard; after all, he’s clearly challenged, and we shouldn’t mock those with special needs.

    I chose an article at random from his website: The Effect of Sexual Deprivation on Women.” Well, sure, sexual deprivation for anyone can’t be fun. However, it's clear that only good, pure, real sex can happen within a marriage between a man and a woman.

    He makes wild over the top statements like “feminists deny women need men for anything.” Dude, get your ass out of your 1950s asshole and wake the fuck up.(I despise the use of the word “dude” but in this case I’m making an exception.) This is such a stale, luggish comment it really isn’t worth discussing, except to let others know that there are still,in 2007,clown shoes like Makow running around loose.

    In this piece Makow is selective in his arguments in order to show how evil feminism is. He quotes his wife, who says: “"Women are made to feel guilty for needing men," my wife said. "We're told we're weak, co-dependent or lacking in self-esteem." See, his wife, a woman, sees the truth, why can’t the rest of us? He gets his son in the act too, who says, after watching television: "Women don't need sex," he said. "They're just doing men a favor." Speak for yourself, sonny boy.

    Makow goes on to discuss those who have way too much sex as some sort of pastime, kind of like scrap booking. It’s a hobby. A lonely empty existence. No doubt for some, if all one does is a series of one night stands ad infinitum and ends up old and lonely, sure. In Makow’s world however, there are only two choices: the bar hopping sexual antics of lonely individuals, or the happily married monogamous couple.

    Henry uses movies and tv to prove his points about single women and feminism: women have sold out to the corporate structure of America, forsaking men and the natural role of women. (And it’s all the Jews fault. Feminist jews. make that feminist lesbo jews.) Using movies and tv shows that are made for entertainment, and to make money, as some kind of proof that women are . . .well, whatever the hell Makow thinks they are, is taking things way too seriously. But Makow does this because he’s too lazy to think authentically.

    Then he quotes Freud: “What do women want?” Mind you, he wrote this article in 2003! Are we still even in that place? I’m not a Freud basher, but really. Makow’s whole mind set is so mired in bourgasie stilted crap; really, it’s an intriguing thing to watch. In one of those dizzying moments of nonsensical mental machinations, Makow cites Chaucer’s Wife of Bath and then writes: “She'll do anything for love, even if it means becoming a feminist.”

    I've been a feminist since forever. Really, my mindset was such as a little kid. As someone once said, "If you're a woman and you believe you should be able to vote, drive a car, and have your own bank account, you're a feminist."

    Okay, so after I’ve banged my head on the desk a few times, I read:
    "
    Many Western women today are dysfunctional because they are getting contradictory messages. Society tells them to be "strong and independent," i.e. successful in a career.

    But this behavior is masculine and makes men feel redundant. Men don't like these women. Thus women are doing what society tells them to do, yet they are not getting the male love they expect and need.

    Women are loved when they put their husband and children before themselves. It is feminine to self efface. Men love these women because they become part of them.

    I am not against a woman having a career, only putting it before marriage and family."



    As usual when reading Makow, there comes a point where the outrage and frustration leaves and gives way to overwhelming laughter. Thinking like this is what does it:
    Many Western women today are dysfunctional because they are getting contradictory messages. Society tells them to be "strong and independent," i.e. successful in a career.

    But this behavior is masculine and makes men feel redundant. Men don't like these women. Thus women are doing what society tells them to do, yet they are not getting the male love they expect and need.

    Women are loved when they put their husband and children before themselves. It is feminine to self efface. Men love these women because they become part of them.

    I am not against a woman having a career, only putting it before marriage and family.

    (Actually, I agree with the latter for men and women, in this way: no job is worth more than you. Married or not, children or not. Unless you’re blessed with such great fortune and your love is your job. Like making a living from, say, blogging. Otherwise, as they say, don’t let the bastards grind you down. )

    I told you Makow is paranoid, and let me just say, paranoia is a good thing. I’m paranoid. If you’re not paranoid, you’re not paying attention. (I know, it’s “if you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” That too.)

    It’s not just that Makow’s paranoid, it’s that his paranoia is based in fantasy land. Feminism is evil and a “trap,” because it has its roots in Communism (which means Jews) and started by lesbians, who are also evil. This evil plot of commie jew lesbians is maintained by the CIA and the Rockerfeller Foundation. Really, he thinks that. He wrote that, I kid you not.

    Feminism is evil, because (aside from being started by commie jew lesbo) it’s goal is to destroy family:
    Feminism is another manifestation of Communism, which was always sponsored by the international bankers and their corporate allies. Their goal is to transfer all power to a global state, which they control. By harnessing the authoritarian power of the state, Big Brother will serve Big Business.
    The stated goal of the Communist Manifesto is to destroy the nuclear family. People without stable families are easy to distract and control. Sex starved, isolated, and dysfunctional, the few children they have are also messed up.

    (Makow almost has it right in one little itsy bitsy part, where he says “big brother will sever big business” but it’s not will, it’s: they are.)

    The end of this crazy ass rant is truly funny; in the section titled “Woman the Multiplier” (Man X Woman=Children) he talks about women’s “elaborate reproductive apparatus.” Oh, behold the mystery that is my womanly plumbing! This “elaborate reproductive apparatus”
    has a profound influence on her psyche. Each month she produces an egg and she is devoted to seeing that egg fertilized, giving birth and raising a child.

    On the other hand, a woman is the fertile ground for a man's spirit to grow. First she accepts his spirit. Then she accepts his seed, from which a child grows.

    Yeah, fine, except for those who are gay, or women like myself who’ve been happily married for 30 years and have never bred. By choice!

    Ah, but when this natural order of things is “stymied” says Makow, women become “psychotic.” Men become “detached.” All are now in a state of “arrested development.”

    “Heterosexual society has been under sustained psychological attack designed to arrest human development and decrease population. Feminism is the weapon of choice. It encourages women to deny their femininity and act like men.”

    I wrote earlier that Makow is paranoid, but for the wrong reasons. His misplaced paranoia is once again demonstrated above; for it isn’t feminism that’s the “weapon of choice” to injure humanity. Makow’s either too lazy, too fucking stupid, or just plain dishonest, to get it.

    This guy is such a clown shoe wearing Bozo that it seems quite rational to laugh your ass off at such drivel. Except that there are plenty of people out there who take him seriously. His website has way too many comments from people who think like this guy. That’s scary. And we can’t have that.

    Makow Fun Facts!
    Henry Makow is creator of the game “Scruples.”
    I’ve been highlighting Makow on and off for years on-line, he finally e-mailed, very short and snippy. Needless to say, he didn’t think much of me. I’m just pleased my items got his notice.
    You can find more Makow at Save The Males.com.

    Saturday, August 18, 2007

    Kieth Olbermann: If Only Tricky Dicky Had Met Wiki

    Sexy (okay, that's sexist, politically incorrect, and his looks have nothing at all to do with anything.) (that said, I'll continue. . .) Sexy Keith Olbermann has done it again; another great commentary: Olbermann: If Only Tricky Dicky Had Met Wiki, exposing Wikipedia for the "disinfo spreading Neo-con trolls." To be fair, Wired.com's Kevin Poulsen makes it clear it's not Wikipedia so much,as it is some of the people who use Wikipedia.

    I Hear That One Sistah!


    LOL. Jesus, just walked into the kitchen after doing real type things, and almost fainted. What a mess! Christ I hate housework.

    Happy Shiny People



    Ah, wife's happy with her abundance of shiny pots and pans, and hubby is happy with his shiny car happy wife's happy. . . sounds like bliss.

    General Hospital’s Kinky Season




    I admit it, I came out a long time ago with my guilty secret: I watch a soap opera, and it’s General Hospital. I’ve been watching it off and on since I was about ten years old. In the days before TIVO and VCRs, I had to watch General Hospital - which was in black and white -- and give a summary to my mother when she got home from work.

    Steamy sex has been a part of soaps for awhile now, along with “controversial” topics, like homosexuality, teen pregnancies, etc. That’s not what I’m talking about here: just seems like the recent story thread going on right now is intentionally kinky. Not that I mind, it’s just an observation. I don’t know if they have a new writer or two, or what, but there’s a definite undercurrent of kink there.

    There’s the story line of mob boss Sonny Corinthos (actor Maurice Benard,pictured above) and his childhood love who’s come to Port Charles under a new image: hoity toity chic world famous fashion editor diva Kate Howard. In behavior reminiscent of politically incorrect romance novels, the Diva behaves irresponsibly and gets herself jailed, to her surprise. She gets out, long story but ends up having to change at Sonny’s place and there's a scene of her wearing a “school girl” outfit: short plaid skirt, etc. There she stands, while Sonny scolds her for her behavior. All that was needed was a ruler, and we’re off . . .but that doesn’t last long, and the next scene is her in more approbate clothing. However, a couple of days later, Sonny Corinthos tells the snooty Ms. Howard that he’s going to “teach her a good lesson about respect.” Hmmm...

    Then we have poor Jasper Jax, husband of Carly (ex-Mrs. Corinthos, for those that care) held captive by a dominatrix. Of course, that’s not what anyone is calling her, she’s some kind of spy spurned ex-lover, as far as I can tell, but in scene after scene for a couple of weeks now, she’s been beating up Jax, tying him to bed posts, forcing him to have sex with her, taunting him, ordering him around, while he’s tied and or gagged, bloody from beatings. This character goes from wearing tight Emma Peel type clothing (though not anywhere near that level of class) to deceptively frilly peasant girl type outfits.

    It’s not all like that of course. There’s the usual teenage angst, silliness and over the top story lines, (current thread of above mentioned kink innuendoes aside) including the oh no Jason Morgan is up for murder again! plot lines.

    GH has had some of the more bizarre plot lines in soap history; verging on camp. (Of course in some ways, soaps are camp, by definition.)In the seventies and eighties it was hip for screen stars to appear on soaps: Elizabeth Taylor and Sammy Davis Jr. appeared on GH back then, among others. Right there there’s singer (“Jesse’s Girl”) Rick Springsteen playing the character of Dr. Noah Drake And there was a kind of sort of paranormal plot for awhile; more like a super spy comic book thing: the “Ice Princess” (no, not a character, a machine) that was intended to freeze all of Port Charles, home of General Hospital.

    (Speaking of camp; I loved the television comedy show SCTV from many years ago. They had a hilarious bit they did on soap operas; one character, the maid, who wasn’t too bright, would always respond “Am I a cup?” I know, doesn’t make a bit of sense and it’s utterly out of context. My husband and I still say that to each other when we’re stumped, caught, or clueless. Cracks me up every time.)

    What will happen next in Port Charles? Only the sands of time will tell. . . or something like that.

    Sunday, August 12, 2007

    An AP news item:Political uncertainty spurs craze for amulets worn as charms
    Bangkok: They can cost a small fortune, resemble 1980s disco jewellery, and are arguably un-Buddhist, but many Thais seeking psychic insurance in troubled times are snapping up so-called Jatukam Ramathep amulets, coin-shaped talismans with supposed magical powers.


    Hey, it can’t hurt.

    Saturday, August 11, 2007

    Pointless Blog Thing of the Day

    You are Glass Sandals

    Dramatic and unique
    You're sure to be wearing something no one else is
    And you're not telling anyone where you bought it!


    So true dahlings! (cheerfully stolen from Lesley at debris field blog.)

    Illumination: Gogol Bordello

    Don't believe them for a moment
    For a second, do not believe, my friend
    When you are down, them are not coming
    With a helping hand
    Of course this is no us and them
    But them they do not think the same
    It's them who do not think
    They never step on spiritual path
    They paint their faces so differently from ours
    And if you listen closely
    That war it never stops

    Be them new Romans
    Don't envy them my friend
    Be their lives longer
    Their longer lives are spent
    Without a love or faithful friend
    All those things they have to rent
    But we who see our destiny
    In sound of this same old punk song
    Let rest originality for sake of passing it around
    Illuminating realization number one:
    You are the only light there is
    For yourself my friend
    There'll be no saviors any soon coming down
    And anyway illuminations
    Never come from the crowned
    Illuminating realization number one:
    You are the only light there is
    For yourself my friend

    ~ Gogol Bordello

    New Mothman Sightings?

    Cryptomundo blog has an entry about Mothman sightings. There’s a link provided to the C2C site, where some callers discussed cryptids, Mothman and the Silver Bridge disaster in 1967. The interesting thing is some of the discussion had to do with current sightings of Mothman.

    Friday, August 10, 2007

    Gypsy Punk: Gogol Bordello



    Although "gypsy punk" doesn't quite do it either. Anyway, one of my favorite groups! I can't figure out how to post YouTube here; I think it can't be done, since I already have it set up to post over on the OrangeOrb, and YouTube doesn't allow for more than one account. I think.

    Plus, vocalist Eugene Hutz is crazy sexy.

    Anyway, Google Gogol (heh) and click on the link:
    Gogol Bordello.

    Thursday, August 9, 2007

    Your Brain's Pattern

    Your mind is a firestorm - full of intensity and drama.
    Your thoughts may seem scattered to you most of the time...
    But they often seem strong and passionate to those around you.
    You are a natural influencer. The thoughts you share are very powerful and persuading.

    Sunday, August 5, 2007

    A Quote From the X-Files

    For no particular reason, I just like this one!

    I'm the key figure in an ongoing government charade, the plot to conceal the truth about the existence of extraterrestrials. It's a global conspiracy, actually, with key players in the highest levels of power, that reaches down into the lives of every man, woman, and child on this planet, so, of course, no one believes me. I'm an annoyance to my superiors, a joke to my peers. They call me Spooky. Spooky Mulder, whose sister was abducted by aliens when he was just a kid and who now chases after little green men with a badge and a gun, shouting to the heavens or to anyone who will listen that the fix is in, that the sky is falling and when it hits it's gonna be the shit-storm of all time. ~ Agent Mulder, X-Files

    Saturday, August 4, 2007

    Bush Watch: Bush Wants Spy Bill Passed

    Bush Watch

    Bush Urges House to Pass Spy Bill, Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush pushed for approval by Congress on Saturday of the temporary expansion of his power to conduct electronic surveillance without a court order.

    Read the rest.

    Thursday, August 2, 2007

    Lennon, Geller, UFOs: Down the Rabbit Hole!


    Disjointed Tidbits of the Tangled Web of Mind Control, Disinfo, Truth and UFOs. . .
    There's Ufo's over New York and I ain't too surprised.
    Nobody told me there'd be days like these

    ~ John Lennon, Nobody Told Me
    “Well they didn’t want my f---in’ autograph. They were, like, little. Bug-like. Big bug eyes and little bug mouths and they were scuttling at me like roaches.” ~ Geller on John Lennon's UFO/alien experience.


    The night aliens called on Lennon, Uri Geller
    In 1973 world-famous psychic showman Uri Geller had also been receiving messages and regular UFO sightings from something calling itself SPECTRA, which claimed to be a super computer in orbit around the earth. Not normally reticent about his bizarre beliefs, Geller has been suspiciously quiet about his experiences of SPECTRA - which may or may not relate to the publicly recorded interest the CIA paid to this particular aspect of his unusual career. However, the maverick, but world-renowned physicist, Dr. Jack Sarfatti, was prepared to commit almost certain professional suicide by publicly declaring that he too had been contacted by, in his own words, “a VALIS-like being”. Despite knowing he was going to face ridicule and scientific crucifixion, Sarfatti went on record to recount how, in 1952 at the age of 13, he had received a telephone call from an inhuman, metallic voice. The voice declared himself a sentient computer on a spacecraft from the future and instructed him to pursue a career in science.

    ~ Conspiracy Files, by way of Pop Occulture blog.