I’m sick at the moment, sinus infection, ugh and it’s completely got me tired and drained of energy.
That said, as soon as I’m better I intend to post something relevant, timely and hopefully interesting.
When it comes to politics, my views are usually at odds with most writers and poets, that’s ok with me, I never take it personally when others disagree with me, even if they are wrong. 😉
What I am so tired of is the negativity about our president, it’s beyond ridiculous.
Those who hate him because he isn’t a ‘statesman’, that’s EXACTLY what got him elected. He isn’t all smooth talking snake oil salesman bullshitter professional politician/criminal.
There is a method to his madness. It’s quite unfortunate that many well-intentioned and well-educated people choose to believe the MSM and globalists and lying hype being piled against him instead of looking at what is going on behind the scenes.
I’m also highly offended that 63 million Americans are called racists for voting for the man. That is the ultimate in stupidity and ignorance.
I am certainly not a racist, no one I know who voted for him is a racist. The fact that people cannot understand nor figure out just why he won does not justify calling people racists. The same people calling Trump voters racist are the ones who called those who didn’t vote for Obama racist. Get a clue. Please, get a frickin clue.
There are many well-educated, intelligent people in this country who vote according to common sense and the Constitution. Maybe it’s a bit too simple to understand for those arrogant, pompous asses who love to lump everyone in a category who doesn’t agree with there liberal, progressive, Marxist mentalities.
I digress, I meant to write about how I’m going to write when I’m feeling better.
It is a difficult process to unravel all the truth from the lies being spun non-stop by the MSM and the idiots in politics who only want to pursue their globalist agenda, but I hopefully will be able to do so in the future, if not for anyone else, but my own sanity.
Peace and love,
I have been writing poetry, I have been thinking of Sweet Love and things, but I’ve not finished anything yet. They are the new Drafts in my draft folder. A MESS of words unraveling in a big ball of yarn I try untangling. messy and inelegant
I go off on tangents, I can’t seem to not ramble from A to B to C to X Y Z and back again, etc until I just give up in disgust and go to something else. Wash. Rinse. Repeat
But, I can tell a little bit of the larger picture.
I will, no matter if I wanna scrap this by the time I’m finished, I WILL post.
Not sure if it’s good or bad, but I’m going to anyway.
I wanna leave that comfort zone of trashing mistakes.
Here ya go!
I’ve been on Pinterest, a LOT the last few days, A LOT, OCD A LOT.
I’ve fallen in love with Poetry, every single type of poetry. I’ve been creating boards left and right to narrow down my categories.
I’m focusing right now on
*Enlightenment, Finding True Peace & Happiness
*Poets and Poetry that I love
*Spiritual Hope, Finding strength in difficult times
*Literature and Art and how it affects Culture and History, how it brings beauty and value to Mankind, all living things,
*Childhood and the Importance of Reading. Creativity, Happiness, Critical Thinking, Beauty in nature, living creatures, all people.
UnEducating… It’s not used by all those homeschooling, not at all. It’s a way to Educate as the child’s interest and strengths dictate, not on a timetable and having outdoor time as teaching, etc. It’s very interesting. Learning always is.
I just found this gem of a writer named Jenny Holzer.
She’s truly amazing.
the newest board,
I’ve been reading a lot of others who write these types of things, but not specifically. I love it. I had the book, but I lost it. It’s a brilliant read, but my brain gets tired , like it does from all the other things I read, and my lack of sleep.
So, that’s what I’ve been doing during down time, and my late nights trying to sleep.
Thank you for reading me. I truly appreciate & love when you visit me!
Know that I always love to read and adore you. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
I was born in Egypt under an oppressive socialist regime and grew up in a Muslim culture that was hostile to my Christian faith. As a boy, I read books and pamphlets about America and dreamed of freedom.
When I came to America in 1977, I got in line, took my physical, produced documents and police records, and evidence of all taxes paid. The American government took great care to make certain that I presented no threat to America. In 1984, I fulfilled my boyhood dream and became an American citizen. Though I was not a refugee from war or terrorism, I can identify with Middle Easterners today who yearn for safety and freedom.
America is now divided over a document called “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” — an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on January 27. Some leaders are inflaming emotions and whipping up hysteria with melodramatic imagery of tears in the eyes of the Statue of Liberty. Journalists deliberately mislead the public, calling the executive action a “Muslim ban.”
This presidential order is not a “ban” on a religion. It is simply a temporary pause to allow the new administration time to put its “extreme vetting” process in place. It places a 90-day freeze on admissions from seven countries currently in turmoil or controlled by violent jihadists, allows exceptions on a case-by-case basis, and caps the number of refugees admitted at 50,000 per year.
True, the policy was not rolled out well at first. Some legal U.S. residents (green card holders) were improperly stopped at airports. That never should have happened — but that wasn’t a feature of the executive order. It was an error in implementation.
Leaders of the Religious Left have thundered against this policy, quoting the Bible for support. It’s true that Leviticus tells us, “The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born,” and Isaiah tells us, “Defend the oppressed” — but God was speaking to His own people, not to the government.
God places a different set of demands on government. Romans 13 tells us that God established government to protect innocent citizens from evildoers.
Defending the nation from attack is an essential core duty of government, according to Scripture and the Constitution.
ISIS openly boasts that it smuggles terrorists into Western nations through refugee migration. In November 2015, the House Homeland Security Committee issued a report, Syrian Refugee Flows: Security Risks and Counterterrorism Challenges, documenting cases of ISIS infiltrators launching attacks in Europe by posing as refugees. The new administration seeks to prevent similar horrors in America.
Opponents of the executive order seem willing to accept a “new normal” in America, in which events like the Boston, San Bernardino, and Orlando massacres and the Ohio State rampage become everyday events. As a Christian pastor, I find that abhorrent. It’s cruelty masquerading as compassion.
Have you wondered why so many asylum-seekers in Europe are young Arab men? Why so few women and children? According to Eurostat, the official statistical bureau of the European Union, among refugees aged 14 to 34, about 80 percent were male. European countries have been importing the key demographic group for jihadists — young Muslim men — which explains the rise in terror attacks across Europe.
Also troubling: Christians have been strangely missing from refugee populations. Elliott Abrams, senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, observed in September 2016: “The United States has accepted 10,801 Syrian refugees, of whom 56 are Christian. Not 56 percent; 56 total, out of 10,801. That is to say, one half of one percent. The BBC says that ten percent of all Syrians are Christian, which would mean 2.2 million Christians… Middle Eastern Christians are an especially persecuted group.”
Why so few Christian refugees? Answer: Those who most deserve refugee status are the least likely to get it. In the corrupt UN refugee programs, only those with money and connections get help. Christians are forced to avoid the Muslim-dominated refugee camps where their lives are endangered.
The presidential order, while it does not single out Christians for preferential treatment, does require the government “to prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution.” This provision helps redress de facto discrimination against Christians that prevailed under the Obama administration.
The goal of this executive order is not to “ban Muslims” but to screen out the jihadists that are unquestionably lurking in refugee populations. It is an act of Christian compassion to prevent jihadists from multiplying in America to prey on the refugee population.
Many moderate Muslims (who are frequent targets of Muslim extremists) support the executive order. Asra Nomani, a Georgetown University professor and co-founder of The Muslim Reform Movement, denounces the #MuslimBan propaganda campaign, noting that protests against the executive order appear to be instigated by billionaire George Soros and his far-left National Security and Human Rights Campaign.
It’s extremely important that the new administration be allowed to implement its vetting policy. We cannot afford to take a refugee’s word that he means no harm. The Islamic dispensation of “al-Taqiyya” (lying about one’s beliefs to further the aims of Islam) requires that we know who all the immigrants are and why they are coming to America.
Partisans on the Left try to sway emotions with photos of dead or bleeding children. I’ve seen the photos and they break my heart. But those children died because the previous administration withdrew from the region, drew a false “red line” in the Syrian crisis, and enabled the growth of ISIS by creating a power vacuum in the Middle East. Leftist protesters were silent when these atrocities occurred.
It’s sheer hypocrisy to wave those photos now.
Once the government has finally, fully vetted those refugees — and it will — we American Christians will meet our biblical obligations. We will defend the oppressed. We will welcome strangers. We will love them with the love of Christ.
Dr. Michael Youssef is the founding pastor of the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia and the author of over 30 books, including his most recent, The Barbarians are Here: Preventing the Collapse of Western Civilization in Times of Terror (Mar. 7, 2017, Worthy Publishers). Find him online at www.ltw.org and follow him on Twitter: @MichaelAYoussef.
A PLEA FOR INTOLERANCE
by Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance. It is not. It is suffering from tolerance: tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so much overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded.
The man who can make up his mind in an orderly way, as a man might make up his bed, is called a bigot; but a man who cannot make up his mind, any more than he can make up for lost time, is called tolerant and broadminded.
A bigoted man is one who refuses to accept a reason for anything; a broadminded man is one who will accept anything for a reason—providing it is not a good reason. It is true that there is a demand for precision, exactness, and definiteness, but it is only for precision in scientific measurement, not in logic.
The breakdown that has produced this unnatural broadmindedness is mental, not moral.
The evidence for this statement is threefold:
the tendency to settle issues not by arguments but by words,
the unqualified willingness to accept the authority of anyone on the subject of religion, and,
lastly, the love of novelty.
Voltaire boasted that if he could find but ten wicked words a day he could crush the “infamy” of Christianity. He found the ten words daily, and even a daily dozen, but he never found an argument, and so the words went the way of all words and the thing, Christianity, survived. Today, no one advances even a poor argument to prove that there is no God, but they are legion who think they have sealed up the heavens when they used the word “anthropomorphism.” This word is just a sample of the catalogue of names which serve as the excuse for those who are too lazy to think. One moment’s reflection would tell them that one can no more get rid of God by calling Him “anthropomorphic” than he can get rid of a sore throat by calling it “streptococci.” As regards the use of the term “anthropomorphism,” I cannot see that its use in theology is less justified than the use in physics of the term “organism,” which the new physicists are so fond of employing.
Not only does the substitution of words for argument betray the existence of this false tolerance, but also the readiness of many minds to accept as an authority in any field an individual who becomes a famous authority in one particular field.
Another evidence of the breakdown of reason that has produced this weird fungus of broad‐mindedness is the passion for novelty, as opposed to the love of truth.
Belief in the moral law are considered passing fashions. The latest thing in this new tolerance is considered the true thing, as if truth were a fashion, like the hat, instead of an institution, like a head.
At the present moment, in psychology the fashion runs towards Behaviorism, as in philosophy it runs towards Temporalism. And that it is not objective validity which dictates the success of a modern philosophical theory, is borne out by the statement a celebrated space‐time philosopher of England made to the writer a few years ago, when he was asked where he got his system. ʺFrom my imagination,ʺ he answered. Upon being challenged that the imagination was not the proper faculty for a philosopher to use, he retorted: ʺIt is, if the success of your philosophical system depends not on the truth that is in it, but on its novelty.ʺ
In that statement is the final argument for modern broad‐mindedness: truth is novelty, and hence ʺtruthʺ changes with the passing fancies of the moment.
Truth does grow, but it grows homogeneously, like an acorn into an oak; it does not swing in the breeze, like a weathercock.
The nature of certain things is fixed, and none more so than the nature of truth. Truth maybe contradicted a thousand times, but that only proves that it is strong enough to survive a thousand assaults.
But for any one to say, ʺSome say this, some say that, therefore there is no truth,ʺ is about as logical as it would have been for Columbus, who heard some say, ʺThe earth is round,ʺ and other say, ʺThe earth is flat,ʺ to conclude: ʺTherefore there is no earth at all.ʺ
The giggling giddiness of novelty, the sentimental restlessness of a mind unhinged, and the unnatural fear of a good dose of hard thinking, all conjoin to produce a group of sophomoric latitudinarians who think there is no difference between God as Cause and God as a ʺmental projectionʺ; who equate Christ and Buddha, St. Paul and John Dewey, and then enlarge their broad‐mindedness into a sweeping synthesis that says not only that one Christian sect is just as good as another, but even that one world‐religion is just as good as another.
The great god ʺProgressʺ is then enthroned on the altars of fashion, and as the hectic worshipers are asked, ʺProgress towards what?ʺ The tolerant answer comes back, ʺMore progress.ʺ
All the while sane men are wondering how there can be progress without direction and how there can be direction without a fixed point. And because they speak of a ʺfixed point,ʺ they are said to be behind the times, when really they are beyond the times mentally and spiritually.
In the face of this false broad‐mindedness, what the world needs is intolerance. The mass of people have kept up hard and fast distinctions between dollars and cents, battleships and cruisers, ʺYou owe meʺ and ʺI owe you,ʺ but they seem to have lost entirely the faculty of distinguishing between the good and the bad, the right and the wrong.
The best indication of this is the frequent misuse of the terms ʺtoleranceʺ and ʺintolerance.ʺ
There are some minds that believe that intolerance is always wrong, because they make ʺintoleranceʺ mean hate, narrow‐ mindedness, and bigotry. These same minds believe that tolerance is always right because, for them, it means charity, broad‐mindedness, American good nature. ‐‐‐
What is tolerance?
Tolerance is an attitude of reasoned patience towards evil, and a forbearance that restrains us from showing anger or inflicting punishment. But what is more important than the definition is the field of its application.
The important point here is this: Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to truth. Intolerance applies only to truth, but never to persons. Tolerance applies to the erring; intolerance to the error.
What has just been said here will clarify that which was said at the beginning of this chapter, namely, that America is suffering not so much from intolerance, which is bigotry, as it is from tolerance, which is indifference to truth and error, and a philosophical nonchalance that has been interpreted as broad‐mindedness.
Greater tolerance, of course, is desirable, for there can never be too much charity shown to persons who differ with us.
Charity, then, must be shown to persons, and particularly to those outside the fold who by charity must be led back, that there may be one fold and one Shepherd. Thus far tolerance, but no farther. Tolerance does not apply to truth or principles. About these things we must be intolerant, and for this kind of intolerance, so much needed to rouse us from sentimental gush,
I make a plea.
Intolerance of this kind is the foundation of all stability. The government must be intolerant about malicious propaganda, and during the World War it made an index of forbidden books to defend national stability, as the Church, who is in constant warfare with error, made her index of forbidden books to defend the permanency of Christʹs life in the souls of men.
The government during the war was intolerant about the national heretics who refused to accept her principles concerning the necessity of democratic institutions, and took physical means to enforce such principles.
The soldiers who went to war were intolerant about the principles they were fighting for, in the same way that a gardener must be intolerant about the weeds that grow in his garden.
The Supreme Court of the United States is intolerant about any private interpretation of the first principle of the Constitution that every man is entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and the particular citizen who would interpret ʺlibertyʺ in even such a small way as meaning the privilege to ʺgoʺ on a red traffic‐light, would find himself very soon in a cell where there were no lights, not even the yellow — the color of the timid souls who know not whether to stop or go.
And if we admit intolerance about the foundations of a government that at best looks after manʹs body, why not admit intolerance about the foundations of a government that looks after the eternal destiny of the spirit of man?
On all sides we hear it said today, ʺThe modern world wants a religion without dogmas,ʺ which betrays how little thinking goes with that label, for he who says he wants a religion without dogmas is stating a dogma, and a dogma that is harder to justify than many dogmas of faith.
A dogma is a true thought, and a religion without dogmas is a religion without thought, or a back without a backbone.
All sciences have dogmas. ʺWashington is the capital of the United Statesʺ is a dogma of geography. ʺWater is composed of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygenʺ is a dogma of chemistry. Should we be broad‐minded and say that Washington is a sea in Switzerland? Should we be broad‐minded and say that H2O is a symbol for sulfuric acid?
We cannot verify all the dogmas of science, history, and literature, and therefore we are to take many of them on the testimony of others. I believe Professor Eddington, for example, when he tells me that ʺEinsteinʹs law of gravitation asserts that ten principal coefficients of curvature are zero in empty space,ʺ just as I do not believe Dr. Harry Elmer Barnes when he tells me that ʺthe cockroach has lived substantially unchanged on the earth for fifty million years.ʺ I accept Dr. Eddingtonʹs testimony because, by his learning and his published works, he has proved that he knows something about Einstein. I do not accept Dr. Barnesʹs testimony about cockroaches because he has never qualified in the eyes of the modern world as a cockroach specialist. In other words, I sift testimony and accept it on reason.
I then accept these truths — truths which I cannot prove, as was Professor Eddingtonʹs statement about Einstein — and these truths become dogmas. There can thus be dogmas of religion as well as dogmas of science, and both of them can be revealed, the one by God, the other by man. Not only that — these fundamental dogmas, like the first principles [elements] of Euclid, can be used as raw material for thinking, and just as one scientific fact can be used as the basis of another, so one dogma can be used as the basis for another. But in order to begin thinking on a first dogma, one must be identified with it either in time or in principle.
The truth is divine; the heretic is human.
Right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong.
*All I can say is as a woman and an American, I am disgusted and embarrassed to see and read what these vile women ranted at this ‘March for Women’.
Which women was this march meant to empower and defend?
Certainly NOT THIS woman. IMHO, they were a disgrace to women everywhere.
They claimed to be speaking for ALL women?
In fact, any and ALL Pro-Life women were EXCLUDED from this so-called all-inclusive march for women.
And for what reason exactly were they marching??? the Unfair treatment of women?
Perhaps they would have been better served protesting at the Saudi embassy?
or Bill Clinton’s doorstep?
Also, from what I’ve read, over 50 of the groups associated with this ‘protest’ were affiliated and funded by George Soros.
I consider myself a true feminist and a free-thinker.
I refuse to be brainwashed by the media or follow the PC crowd like some mindless puppet.
I have respect for those who disagree with me. I know I’m not 100% right about everything. I value the opposing opinions of others and am open to learning, always.
I have many close friendships with some amazing women who strongly disagree with me politically. They are as passionate as I in their beliefs and I love that they are. I adore and respect them even more because they choose to see beyond what separates us and instead see what connects us. THAT’S true friendship.
I have ZERO respect for those women, those hypocrites who preach morality and wail and moan like screeching, self-righteous sirens calling Donald Trump a vile human being on Twitter while skulking around committing adultery and writing/posting photos of porn as poetry. Disgusting.
Yes, I’m judging you.
Put your money where your mouth, practice what you preach, or SHUT yer PieHole, Mata Horny.
Yes, I get upset too, just like you.
No, I don’t hate you, I just hate your hypocrisy.
To all women, EDUCATE yourself, as women, as human beings.
EDUCATE yourself and THINK for yourself. My mantra for myself and my daughters and my son.
I want to make certain that my children are able to live in a world where stupidity and fascism are not considered the norm.
I cannot sit idly by and not speak out when I see so much garbage being spewed.
It was all going so well.
Millions of women around the world proudly marching to protest about President Donald Trump.
‘End the hate!’ screamed the signs. ‘Love Trumps hate!’
They wore pink pussy hats, and the mood was one of celebration; a joyous gathering of the female gender to make a stand against a hateful man.
This, the March organizers constantly reminded us, was a PEACEFUL protest to prove that women don’t need VIOLENCE to make their point.
Then came Madonna, in her black pussy hat. And she just kept going lower
Then came Madonna, once the fresh, exciting Material Girl, now the bitter, cynical, ageing Vinegar Girl who can always be relied upon to sour anything she touches.
‘Welcome to the revolution of love!’ she shrieked as she took the stage in Washington.
She wore a black pussy hat and a top saying, ‘Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.’ (A quote first coined 30 years ago by feminist writer Marie Shear.)
‘Good did not win this election, but good will win in the end!’ she bellowed. ‘And to our detractors that insist this March will never add up to anything, F**K YOU.’
The crowd whooped, she smirked delightedly, and then repeated her audience-thrilling line: ‘F**K YOU!’
As they whooped even louder, she went even lower.
‘Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I’m outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot of blowing up the White House.’
Let me get this absolutely straight: Madonna, a multi-millionaire pop star with the means to finance any of her many warped desires, has thought ‘an awful lot’ about bombing the home of the President of the United States?
It’s a very serious criminal offence to make a bomb threat, let alone one to the life of the President.
If you, or I, were to say that in a public forum, then we would be almost certainly be arrested, charged and jailed.
Don’t believe me? Try tweeting a bomb threat or saying it as you board a plane. Even if you’re ‘joking’, you’ll be prosecuted.
The FBI is investigating the incident, but Madonna will get away with it. She always does.
How, though, does this disgusting comment sit with the theme of the Women’s March?
How does threatening to assassinate Donald Trump, and all his White House staff for that matter, play into the narrative of ‘End the hate!’ or ‘Love Trumps hate!’
In fact, it’s the complete opposite message. One that tells the world’s women the only way to stop a man you don’t agree with is by killing them.
In one short, disgraceful sentence, Madonna wrecked the Women’s March because she lifted the lid on the more repellent side of feminism: the vile, crude, man-hating, violent, nasty side.
Before I go further, let me self-identity as a feminist.
I love women and believe passionately in gender equality.
I support all women’s rights and have proven this point many times as an employer and promoter of women in the workplace.
But I can’t abide the feminazis, the radical, extreme feminists like Madonna.
Nor can I abide the likes of Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski when they hijack feminism to justify posting stupid, offensive bird-flipping topless selfies.
It’s about striving to be so good at what you do that your gender is irrelevant, then making sure you are rewarded in the same way as a man. That, surely, is true equality?
As new British Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday when she was asked what anti-sexism message she would have for President Trump when they meet on Friday: ‘When I sit down, I think the biggest statement that will be made about the role of women is that I will be there as a female prime minister, talking directly to him about the interests we share.’
THAT is a strong, empowered woman.
Theresa May didn’t need to march for her rights as a woman; she let her ability do the talking by marching up the ladder of her profession so capably that she’s now the most powerful person in Britain.
As a result, she has put herself in a position to make the very decisions that will protect and further women’s rights.
Compare and contrast with what’s just happened in America.
Hillary Clinton lost the election because she wasn’t a very good candidate. Trump fought a more successful campaign.
There are many reasons why Hillary was so inept but one of them came from the mouth of one of her biggest supporters, Madeleine Albright.
Albright, too, had been Secretary of State.
During a speech to a group of young women in the primary stage of the US election two years ago, she urged them to vote Hillary by saying: ‘Just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.’
All Albright had to say, and should have said, was this: ‘I became secretary of state because I was the best candidate, not because I’m a woman. Hillary Clinton should be president because she’s the best candidate, not because she’s a woman.’
Instead, she confirmed many people’s suspicions that the main reason to vote Hillary was because she was a woman and would therefore be the first female president. A sentiment Hillary enthusiastically played up to by appearing on stage at the Democratic Convention to the backdrop of a glass ceiling breaking.
This didn’t just annoy men, it annoyed women.
Trump got 53% of the white female vote. In other words, significantly more white women in America voted for a man instead of the white woman candidate.
I wonder how many of the women marching in America yesterday actually bothered to even vote for Hillary?
It’s a bit late to stop Trump now he’s won. The time to protest was at the ballot box.
No, this March wasn’t about women’s rights.
At its core, it was about Trump-hating and resentment that he won and Hillary lost.
It’s perfectly democratic to march and protest. But it’s not so perfectly democratic to march and protest against the result of a free, democratic election just because the man won.
There’s also blatant hypocrisy at play too. If the sexual morals of a president are so important, where were the marches over Bill Clinton’s treatment of a young intern Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office?
And when it comes to the high moral bar, why was Madonna allowed to offer ‘free blowjobs to anyone who votes Hillary’ without censure from the sisterhood?
Or, if coarse sexual language is so taboo, to tell President Trump to ‘suck a d**k’ on Saturday?
Madonna wasn’t the only celebrity to embarrass herself –
Actress Ashley Judd read out a young poet’s attack on Trump, branding him the Devil and Hitler, mocking his hair and complexion, and cracking a crude ‘wet dreams infused with your own dreams’ incest joke about him and his daughter Ivanka.
Trump may deserve such ridicule for his inappropriate remarks about women.
But where’s the feminism in mocking a hard-working, talented young mother-of-three in this way, just because her father became President?
‘I’m a nasty woman,’ chanted Judd at the end of her address.
Yep, you can say that again.
Madonna wasn’t the only celebrity to embarrass herself during the March.
This March turned from a defense of Women’s Rights into a celebration of Women’s Wrongs – a procession of high profile female celebrities just spewing bile.
When I tweeted my criticism of it, I myself was promptly bombarded by with the most appalling foul-mouthed abuse and death threats by women from all over the world.
I’m big enough, and as they gleefully pointed out, ugly enough, to handle it.
But this wasn’t feminism.
This was nasty women being nasty, whipped into a man-hating frenzy by some very nasty women on a stage.
Love was Trumped by hate and bomb threats.
Ladies, I love you. But if you let the nasty women win, you lose.
(concerning the ‘pu$$y’ comment and the reason for their Pink Pu$$y Hats and the Pu$$y HYSTERIA… )
…All, of course, as their pink-hatted heads attested, were offended that Trump is an old-fashioned guy who is open (and, indeed, vulgar) about his sexual passion for women. I mean, it’s bad enough that he’s unapologetically cis-gendered. It’s worse that he actually talks about sex in a “guy” way.
I should note here that I am in complete accord with the Canadian vlogger who, having watched the entire Billy Bush videotape, concluded that Trump did not boast about mauling women but, instead, made an admittedly vulgar, but otherwise non-specific, and probably completely accurate, wisecrack about what rich men can theoretically can away with. Aside from getting baited into somewhat vulgar badinage in a guys’ locker room kind of way, his behavior was impeccable.
*Do I find that kind of talk/banter offensive?
Yes! Very much so, it’s appalling and disrespectful,
but do I believe it makes someone
a rapist or a misogynistic monster?
No, that’s ridiculous.
ACTIONS speak LOUDER than WORDS… remember that catchy little phrase?
I would point to someone like Joe Biden. This is a career politician, butter melts in his mouth and, in countless videos he is GROPING CHILDREN and women.
This PERVERT gropes and tries to fondle and kiss ANY female he can get his grubby, sleazy lips and hands on.
I have seen ZERO women’s marches protesting him or protesting Bill Clinton’s deplorable treatment of women.
Because the majority of these women’s marchers are puppets brainwashed by the MSM.
They HATE Donald Trump and Conservatism, bottom line
and their ‘Women’s March’ doesn’t give a DAMN about women mistreated by LIBERAL politicians
THAT is the ULTIMATE in hypocrisy.
End of Story
I grew up loving Wham and then George Michael. So talented and so many memories he left in my life through his music.
I know he had many ups and downs in his lifetime, but he was human, like us all.
He was too young to die at 53.
May he rest in peace.
Singer George Michael has died at the age of 53, his publicist has said.
The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have “passed away peacefully at home” in Goring, Oxfordshire.
Thames Valley Police say they are treating the death as unexplained but there were no suspicious circumstances.
His former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley said he was “heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend”.
Writing on Twitter and referring to Michael as “Yog”, a nickname for “Yours Only George”, he added: “Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music, the world at large. 4ever loved. A xx”
In a statement, Michael’s publicist said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.
“The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”
On Instagram, Sir Elton John posted a photograph of himself with Michael, writing: “I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans.”
Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring at 13:42 GMT on Christmas Day.
The force said: “At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.
“A post-mortem will be undertaken in due course. There will be no further updates from Thames Valley Police until the post-mortem has taken place.”
A small heart wreath and a rose are among the tributes that have begun to be left outside the front door of Michael’s home, a detached property by the River Thames.
Treatment for pneumonia
Michael, who was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in north London, sold more than 100 million albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades.
He first found fame with his schoolfriend Ridgeley in duo Wham! – reaching number one in the singles charts on four occasions – before going on to release solo albums, including the multi-million selling Faith in 1987 and its follow-up Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1.
It outsold Faith in the UK but led to Michael losing a court case with record label Sony over his frustration over how the album has been marketed.
From teen idol to long-term stardom
His talents as a singer, songwriter and music producer made George Michael one of the world’s biggest-selling artists.
Blessed with good looks and a fine singing voice, his stage presence made him a favourite on the live concert circuit as he matured from teen idol to long term stardom.
But there were times when his battle with drugs and encounters with the police made lurid headlines that threatened to eclipse his musical talents.
As a solo artist, Michael scored a further seven number one singles in the UK with songs including Careless Whisper and Faith, and won three Brit Awards and two Grammys.
Grammy organisers said Michael’s “extraordinary talent had a profound impact on countless entertainers worldwide, and his creative contributions will live on forever”.
Michael later began facing headlines for the wrong reasons.
In October 2006 he pleaded guilty to driving while unfit through drugs, and in 2008 was cautioned for possession of class A drugs, including crack cocaine.
In September 2010, Michael received an eight-week prison sentence following an incident the previous July in which he crashed his Range Rover into a shop in north London. He admitted driving under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis.
Pop stars from Michael’s heyday were joined by contemporary names in paying tribute on Twitter.
ABC frontman Martin Fry said: “Absolutely devastated to hear of the loss of @GeorgeMichael Truly brilliant talent #sad #sad #sad.”
Duran Duran referred to the the so-called “curse of 2016” – following the deaths of David Bowie, Prince and Rick Parfitt – posting on their official Twitter account: “2016 – loss of another talented soul. All our love and sympathy to @GeorgeMichael’s family.”
The band included a picture of Michael with singer Simon Le Bon, Sting and Bob Geldof.
Robbie Williams, whose first solo single was a cover of Michael’s song Freedom, wrote: “Oh God no …I love you George …Rest In Peace x”.
Singer Pixie Lott tweeted: “Grew up listening to the beautiful and talented @GeorgeMichael – my mama’s favourite! was a pleasure to meet him so sad to hear the news.”
Fellow pop star La Roux wrote: “Another one gone…. What a voice, what a songwriter.”
DJ Tony Blackburn said: “Unbelievable, George Michael has died at the age of 53. RIP.This dreadful year goes on and on. So sad, a real talent.”
George Michael’s UK number one singles
Earlier this month it was announced that producer and songwriter Naughty Boy was working with Michael on a new album.
A documentary film entitled Freedom was also due for release next March.
In 2011, Michael postponed a series of concerts after being taken to hospital for treatment for pneumonia.
After treatment in a Vienna hospital, he made a tearful appearance outside his London home and said it had been “touch and go” whether he lived.
Doctors were said to have performed a tracheotomy to keep his airways open and he was unconscious for some of his spell in hospital.
After years of refusing to be drawn on speculation about his sexuality, Michael disclosed he was gay in 1998 after being was arrested in a public toilet in Beverly Hills, California, for engaging in a lewd act.
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