Saturday, April 14, 2012


AT Matthew 5:22, Jesus said,"anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell"

AT Matthew 5:17, Jesus said, "You blind fools!"

AT Luke 11:40, Jesus said, "You foolish people!"

To those who believe in the alleged Mayan end-of-the-world prediction

If you aren't following the rest of their alleged beliefs, why is that?

Are you sacrificing hundreds of virgins by drowning them in wells?

Are you sacrificing people by holding their limbs and tearing out their hearts as offerings to the Gods?

Do you believe there is an underworld with Mayan Gods of death?

Do you believe the night sky is a window to see what the Gods are up to?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #20

Article 1.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

--Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations

Monday, March 19, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #19

Remember this song from Mary Poppins?

"Sister Suffragette" Lyrics
Music: Richard M. + Robert B. Sherman
Lyrics: Richard M. + Robert B. Sherman
Premiere: 1964

Mrs. Banks:
We're clearly soldiers in petticoats
And dauntless crusaders for woman's votes
Though we adore men individually
We agree that as a group they're rather stupid!

Cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sign in grateful chorus
"Well done, Sister Suffragette!"

From Kensington to Billingsgate
One hears the restless cries!
From ev'ry corner of the land:
"Womankind, arise!"
Political equality and equal rights with men!
Take heart! For Missus Pankhurst has been clapped in irons again!

No more the meek and mild subservients we!
We're fighting for our rights, militantly!
Never you fear!

So, cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sign in grateful chorus
"Well done! Well done!
Well done Sister Suffragette!"

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #18

The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.--Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #17

Today...something from the Irish suffrage honor of St. Patrick's Day:

You know how deep is the conviction of the best women in Ulster ... this claim has reached all parts of the Province, all grades of society, all creeds and classes, that the possession of the franchise ... is an absolute
necessity ... it is impossible for women to do their duty, and to protect their interests and dignity, without the same weapon men find essential for the same purposes. -- Tod, ‘Women and the New Franchise Bill’, pp. 396-403., as quoted by Urquhart, Diane(2002) ''An articulate and definite cry for political freedom': the ulster suffrage movement', Women's History Review, 11: 2, 273 — 292

Friday, March 16, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #16

"As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat around in groups, gossiping and laughing.

"What has happened?' the Scarecrow asked a sad-looking man with a bushy beard, who wore an apron and was wheeling a baby carriage along the sidewalk.

"Why, we've had a revolution, your Majesty -- as you ought to know very well,' replied the man; 'and since you went away the women have been running things to suit themselves. I'm glad you have decided to come back and restore order, for doing housework and minding the children is wearing out the strength of every man in the Emerald City.'

"Hm!' said the Scarecrow, thoughtfully. 'If it is such hard work as you say, how did the women manage it so easily?'

"I really do not know,' replied the man, with a deep sigh. 'Perhaps the women are made of cast-iron."
L. Frank Baum (The Marvelous Land of Oz)

Read more about the connection between Baum and the women's rights movement here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #15


Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Section 2.
The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3.
This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification." 

The Equal Rights Amendment, first proposed in 1923 to affirm that women and men have equal rights under the law, is still not part of the U.S. Constitution. 
The ERA was passed out of Congress in 1972 and has been ratified by 35 of the necessary 38 states.  When three more states vote yes, it is possible that the ERA could become the 28th Amendment. The ERA could also be ratified by restarting the traditional process of passage by a two-thirds majority in the Senate and the House of Representatives, followed by ratification by legislatures in three-quarters (38) of the 50 states.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #14

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is:  I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute.  ~Rebecca West, "Mr Chesterton in Hysterics: A Study in Prejudice," The Clarion, 14 Nov 1913, reprinted in The Young Rebecca, 1982

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #13

How can you not be all on fire? ... I really believe I shall explode if some of you young women don't wake up --and raise your voice in protest against the impending crime of this nation upon the new islands it has clutched from other folks. Do come into the living present and work to save us from any more barbaric male governments.-- Susan B. Anthony

Monday, March 12, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #12

I can't say that the college-bred woman is the most contented woman. The broader her mind the more she understands the unequal conditions between men and women, the more she shafes under a government that tolerates it.-- Susan B. Anthony

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #11

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.-- Susan B. Anthony

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #10

The rank and file are not philosophers, they are not educated to think for themselves, but simply to accept, unquestioned, whatever comes.-- Susan B. Anthony

Friday, March 9, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #9

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.--Susan B. Anthony

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #8

Men - their rights and nothing more; Women - their rights and nothing less.--Susan B. Anthony

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #7

She had lived and breathed and thought and acted as directed by father and mother all these years, and now her father was dead and she was left under sole charge and direction of her mother. Her mother, did I say? A selfish tyrant, rather, to whom she was bound by those ties most binding to people trained as this girl had been. Affection, obedience, control of her will, all in the name of duty and religion.--Matilda Joslyn Gage

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #6

Once possessor of a name but now by virtue of a few words, merely an auxiliary to her reverend husband.--Matilda Joslyn Gage

Monday, March 5, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #5

To those who fancy we are near the end of the battle or that the reformer's path is strewn with roses, we may say them nay. The thick of the fight has just begun; the hottest part of the warfare is yet to come, and those who enter it must be willing to give up father, mother and comforts for its sake. Neither shall we who carry on the fight, reap the great reward. We are battling for the good of those who shall come after us; they, not ourselves, shall enter into the harvest.--Matilda Joslyn Gage

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #4

We belong to a period of the world's struggle; our opportunities and our duties lie with the world as we find it, and women as human beings have inherent rights to share in all the duties of the world, in all methods of the world's progress, because in these duties, in these methods, lie developing powers.--Matilda Joslyn Gage

Friday, March 2, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #2

The injustice of man towards woman under the laws of both Church and State engrafted upon society, have resulted in many evils unsuspected by the world, which if known would strike it with amazement and terror.--Matilda Joslyn Gage

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #1

“Do not allow the Church or State to govern your thought or dictate your judgment.”--Matilda Joslyn Gage

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Knitted egg warmers with yellow pom Set of 2 by imali on Etsy

Are your eggs tired of being chilly? Do you have to contend with biting into a soft boiled egg with goose bumps?  Do your eggs nag you about getting them a stylish hat?

Now, finally, there is a solution! For only $9.9999 plus shipping, your eggs will soon be snuggled in the warmth of knitted caps.  They'll be the envy of the dairy in these chic pom pom hats, with yarns that match both their eggs and their yolks!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy ^&##$%)_(_) Valentine's Day

Yeah, that's right. I am in pain and I don't care who knows it.  My heart?  Oh no, not that.  It's my backstomachkneewristhead.

*takes a breath to gain composure*

Now then.  I am trying to research chronic pain and I'm not getting anywhere.  I found some stuff on Chronic Pain Syndrome but that isn't it.  I see that entails lack of known physiological etiology.  My physiological etiologies are well known. 

I don't care about the cause anyway.  I have done all I can do to address that.  What I care about at this moment is the solution.  I can deal with aches and pains but jeez, when I am vomiting and unable to stand up because of pain, it's too much. 

Back to Google.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Unusual animals I've seen in Upstate NY

I've spent a lot of times in remote areas and am also a ridiculously early riser, so I see a lot of things others don't.  I've decided to keep a list.   So far:
  • eagle
  • coyote
  • weasel
  • opossum
  • bear
  • grey and red foxes
  • mink
  • loon
  • beaver
  • various woodpeckers
  • blue herons
  • ...and a small furry animal (maybe cat-ish size) that looked exactly like an anteater that was walking with its head down to the lawn, eating bugs with a very long, almost trunk-like snout.  Haven't figured out the name yet.
  • Bigfoot (just kidding!)
I see turkeys and deer almost daily so I didn't bother including those on the list.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Call to action! Shame on

As you may know, there's a fundie hate group calling itself Honest Girl Scouts manipulating kids to spew an anti-gay, anti-abortion message full of misconstrued quarter-truths. I would call them half-truths but that would be too generous. ;)

mmkay. I want to screw with them, and Girl Scouts is a good cause. Here is Girl Scouts' secure donation page. (If you don't trust the link, that's ok; you can find it by going to Girl Scouts' main page yourself and clicking on the "donation" link at the top right hand corner.)

Fill out the info and donate $1 or whatever floats your boat. At the bottom of the page, it asks if your donation is, "In honor of someone? If so, add honorees name and address, we will send them a tribute notification."

Fo' sho' our donations are in honor of someone! Enter the following: "My donation is in honor of Taylor at"*

Let's see if we can get $100 in donations to Girl Scouts for every day the website remains up!

*That's all the contact info I could verify. Their domain name is registered privately. I guess Jesus wants his followers to keep their identities secret!

Check out the Jan. 18 post (the one that starts with, "Well said, Tammie, hear hear. ") on another blog for further info about who is behind this "movement".

Saturday, January 14, 2012

What to do when you get texts from strangers

Periodically I get texts from strangers who obviously dialed the wrong #.  Usually I reply to let them know it was a wrong # and/or block their # from texting me in the future.  It's a bit annoying at times b/c they are busy racking up my bill if I can't get to a computer to block them, which must be done directly on my cell provider's website.

Once I got repeated vulgar texts after the stranger insisted I was lying about it being a wrong #.

Today I decided to take a different approach.  It went something like this:

Stranger: "Hey do you mind if I stop by?"

Me: "Sure.  I'll leave the door unlocked for you in case I'm in the bathroom when you get here.  Don't mind the smell.  I've got the scoots lol"

-no reply-

Me:  "Also would you mind stopping by the store to get me some toilet paper?  k thx"

Stranger:  "Joe??!!!!!!!"

A resounding success if I do say so myself.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Teen Girl Scout calls for cookie boycott

Teen Girl Scout calls for cookie boycott

I'm just going to go out on a limb and say this might be overreacting. WHO CARES if there's a boy in Girl Scouts? I'll bet you the girls actually wouldn't have cared if adults didn't tell them to care.

"claiming the organization is using cookie proceeds to push a radical homosexual agenda at the expense of the Scouts’ safety."

Buahahahaha! Srsly? Grow up. What does this have to do with homosexuality?

“The real question is, why is GSUSA willing to break their own safety rules and go against its own research institute findings to accommodate transgender boys?”

Ummm....I have no words. A 7-year-old boy who feels he is a girl is a ... safety issue for overnight events? Come on.

The article goes downhill from there.

P.S.--Is it just me or is calling it "serving in" the Girl Scouts taking oneself a little too seriously?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Devil wears polka-dot underwear and doesn't clip his toenails

Just thought you should know.

Codex Gigas: Devil's Bible or Just an Old Book?

Things we need to abolish in 2012!

1.  "I feel like..." when expressing an opinion:  "I feel like that skirt does not do you justice."  Just say, "I don't like it," or, "That skirt doesn't do you justice," dammit.

2.  "Counter-intuitive."  This word is gaining popularity again and we need to quash it.  NOW.  Before it gets out of hand.

3.  "Amazing."  If you don't already know why this is on the list, I can't help ya.

4.  Rape terms to discuss things that are not rape:  "He screwed me over," "F--- you," "Take it up the ---" and so on.  ENOUGH.  Surely we can express ourselves creatively in other ways.

5.  Columns on Internet documents.  I mean, come on.  If your document is primarily published on the Internet, separating the whole thing into 2 columns is stupid and outright hostile to your readers.  Case in point: The Federal Register.  So annoying.