April 5, 2012
Sometimes all you can do is laugh
Why is it that old white guys cause so damned much trouble? Whenever I see pictures or film of the Vatican, there they are--hundreds of old white guys. From what I hear about the Romney victory party at the grain exchange building in Milwaukee, the group could have passed for the College of Cardinals.
Sorry to be so disrespectful, but C'mon! This is 2012. Enough of guys who look like me but with hats that would be worth some note at a party. The hats make these very important men look like they are in search of a party. These same fellows elect a Pope who also looks like the guys who will be condemning Planned Parenthood at the Republican Convention. Women are not welcome in the men's club known as the Vatican or Augusta National, and are not likely to play center stage at the GOP Convention where many old white guys will tell us why sex education is bad and Planned Parenthood is worse. Good lord, we can do better--easily! (I will skip the Philadelphia trial of the priest who...)
Then you read the sports pages of the New York Times and, by golly, the leaders of Augusta National look just like the Cardinals in the Vatican except for the fact they are wearing green jackets and silly caps. Guess what. These men won't let women join their funny hat, green jacket club! I am not kidding.
My favorite apologist is no longer running the show at Augusta. "Hootie Johnson" is gone, and in his place? Whoa Nelly, a guy who sounds like Hootie and looks like a Cardinal.
But the New York Times will close its eyes and cover the Masters despite the fact that none of the mothers, wives, daughters, nieces or sisters of the players in the appropriately nannied tournament--Masters!--can join the men's club. That ain't right. Shame on ya, NYT.
Augusta had to let Tiger Woods play. He was just too darned good to keep him out. Besides, playing is not the same as belonging. But his mother could not join if she wanted to. So, Tiger, speak up!
Ready for a laugh? It appears that poultry inspection will be privatized. The National Chicken Council is delighted that 800 inspectors will be fired and that will save lots of money. Get this. The inspectors monitor 140 birds per minute now and they will go to 200 per minute when privatized. Whoa chickies! Two-hundred per minute! Wow. One sneeze and 400 chickens could go past the vigilant inspector.
The Chicken Council says more than 5,200 poultry-borne illness will be eliminated. They don't say how. The Chicken Council is not affiliated with the Masters Tournament.
If that doesn't get your funny bone, how about this? Yup--Waukesha again. Kathy Nickolaus, like a bad cold won't go away. Results in Waukesha County Tuesday were not reported for hours. She required municipal clerks to drive results to the courthouse. Yikes! Were the bags open?
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Women represent roughly half the population. It surprises me that women have not formed their own political party to run against Dems and others. If they did form that third party, I bet they'd easily win.
-Pietr Haikuu | Hurley, Wisc. | April 5, 2012
Waukesha County needed to hold those votes if needed to make sure Romney won.
-WisconsinLiberal | Fox Valley, WI | April 6, 2012
I thought you guys were concerned about the 99%? Yet you are wasting your time and energy woried about a club for the 1% not letting woman be members. In order for any woman to be a member she would also need to be part of the 1% to aford a membership. I guess when our first white african american president speaks liberal lemmings must follow.
-SW | Waukesha WI | April 6, 2012