Julia Sweeney has 'The Talk
I remember when my mom "had the talk." I was 22; I remember it exactly because we were heading down Highway 26 into Portland. She was taking me to the airport as I was moving to Mexico. I would not see her for quite a while, and I knew I would not, so I did not have the heart to tell her, "thanks but you missed by eight years!" Instead, I relaxed and let her mother me for the ride.
It would have been a fine talk at age 12 or 13, but it seems a bit late at age 22. I filed it under strange parenting quirks.
Years ago, I would sit at a local Starbucks have coffee and read for a while each morning. A chatty mixed group of men and women always came in and sat in the comfortable chairs next to where I was sitting. Each morning, my wife would come in in her running wear, or on her way to swimming, buy a coffee and quickly leave. One of the guys in the mixed group would commonly say something like, "I would love to rub my hands all over her legs." He had no idea she and I were married.
Physically the guy was big and rough; emotionally he was built like a 13-year-old girl histrionic and labile. The reality is that he did not have a woman like my wife because no woman like my wife would have wasted a New York Minute on him. Eventually, one of his friends told him she and I were partners, and he became embarrassed and then doubled down. When I spontaneously laughed on his double down, he became angered, he still carries a grudge about my mistreatment of him. He was miffed that I had the temerity to tell him to his face that she would shite-test him to embarrassment within seconds and quickly leave him crying.
I think what tipped him over the edge was when one of the women of the group who knew my wife, agreed. Well, that and the fact that I had on more than one occasion said he had all the intelligence and insight of a petroglyph.
For years I assumed that men were the ones assessing women and determining the coupling potential. While I think that happens, I now believe that women shite-test men to determine the man's ability to withstand the force of the woman's personality. A woman of strong personality cannot be opposed by a man of weak personality. While he might believe he is a mighty Walnut tree, she will quickly prove he is little more than an Aspen.
But our intrepid buffoon was more an Aspen believing himself a Bubinga, only women shite-testing men could resolve this misperception.
92% of finance professionals can’t beat the market!
But you can. Choose an equity index fund like an S&P 500 fund and start dropping money into it.
Assange lawyer says he's declined to cooperate with Nadler's document requests
It is time for bait boy Nadler to fish or cut bait, alone.
Healthcare providers need to engage the public in a conversation about climate change and how it can affect everyone's health
This is a firing offense. If your physician is an expert in climate change, you need a different physician who is an expert in medicine. The exam room conversation needs to be limited to exam room issues, not fantasy climate prophecies — quick name ten climate change predictions which have come true. Right, none have come true and myriad predictions have come false.
Some Failed Climate Predictions
I cannot wait for the automated app physician. It was bad enough when I just had to gird up for a war about the nonsense fantasy beliefs physicians have about medicine. Now I have to fight them on self-defense issues, global warming issues.
Some light reading for the physicians and average Joes out there who are interested in the myriad fantasy medical beliefs:
H. Gilbert Welch MD, MPH
Overdiagnosed is worth its weight in gold.
The video below is an example:
Jim Acosta Whines About Not Getting Question From President Trump, Sarah Sanders Flattens Him
... Acosta saws on his tiny "me-me-me" violin!
Ocasio-Cortez and Her Chief of Staff Were Dropped from Leadership of This Group
Being smart was not part of the interview, much to the chagrin of Far Left Central Casting today!
Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect Free Speech on College Campuses
Professor Mark Perry has been doing yeoman's work on this issue for quite a while!
Mark Perry Title IX
The Debt Crisis Is Coming Soon
We must change the incentives from incentivizing spending to incentivizing not spending and paying down the debt. One way to do this would be to eliminate the Constitutional Amendment which provides for an income tax and replace it with a Constitutional Amendment permitting a national retail sales tax on goods and services with a set tax rate and a Constitutional Amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.
This would create some Congressional incentive to reduce wasteful spending and to grow the economy since the only way Congress could access more money would be to either amend the Constitution or grow the economy. One of these is easier than the other, and the incentives would move Congress to grow the economy and cut spending to some degree, especially wasteful debt spending which does not allow either side of the aisle to spend how they wish.
People constantly tell me that nothing can change in the federal government, but this is silly. We did not have the current system 100 years ago; it is an essentially new system. It is a system which has outlived its utility and so must and will be changed. How it will be changed is the question.
Expect an existential crisis or war to result in the triumph of liberty over tyranny which will trigger a generation-long rebuilding which will include the rebuilding of the entire federal government's structure and operation. Big changes are in store.