Wednesday, January 16, 2019

#Gillette ad about #toxicmasculinity and #metoo is spot on

If you are offended by the new Gillette ad about toxic masculinity, then you prove the point of the ad. You are what needs to change. The ad works because it speaks out against 1) bullying, 2) sexual harassment, 3) sexual assault, 4) sexism, and 5) excessive masculinity all of which are forms of "toxic masculinity." In the past, all of this was somehow excused because of this 'boys will be boys' mentality. Not now. Those days are over. #Metoo  (and Donald Trump) ignited the resistance to this problem, which has been festering since the beginning of humanity. And in the United States the Brett Kavanaugh  sexual harassment allegations poured gasoline on it.

It isn't surprising that men are threatened by the ad. Bullying, raping, sexual harassment, and excessive masculinity aren't acceptable. You don't get to be an asshole and abuse people anymore. That's not right. If you think it is, then you need to go back to your cave and eat some rocks (hopefully you will choke).

So I'm happy the ad was made. It is a superb ad. Gillette was right to make it, and I guarantee you it will win them more customers. I want to switch to their blades because of it.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Tear down the Winston-Salem Confederate memorial

The Confederate dead don’t deserve to be honored. Winston-Salem should tear down that monument to bigotry and slavery and sledgehammer the pieces in front of the descendants of those honored to show them what happens to traitors.

Let monsters from the past stay dead. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Dumb things done with trucks part 1

I saw this on the road today. Boards flying out at high speeds. Real safe. Such a reasoned approaching to hauling blocks of wood in your rusted trailer.

If you ever wondered how we got Trump, look at this trailer.

This Merica.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Will the rule of law prevail? #MatthewWhitaker #DonaldTrump #RobertMueller

Naively I never thought I'd have to ask this question. Of course, the rule of law often isn't just in the United States. Tons of illegal things go on from the way Wall Street bankers rob us blind to the infringement of our civil liberties. But never has the rule of law been challenged in such a brazen manner by a man, who knows nothing about legal boundaries or ethical boundaries.

Corruption is so rife that is normalized. We are immune to it because of this unprecedented maelstrom of scandal. Everyday lately more and more things. Lawyers pleading. Campaign finance people convicted. A spy in bed with the GOP plead out. 

Erosion is supposed to be gradual. So erosion isn't a good description of what's happening. It is more like a sledgehammer to a balsa wood table.

We all know Matthew Whitaker will leak everything he can to Donald Trump. So Trump knows what's coming from Mueller. At least it appears that way. I do wonder if Mueller's people are feeding Whitaker misinformation and insulating Whitaker from the real details. It would be great if they did.

Anyway, if Whitaker thwarts Mueller or if this thing is shut down, then the law loses (maybe not permanently), but it has lost.

I hope this country, which has lasted for going on 250 years will not fall because of this corrupt and evil man we have as president wins.

It's up to us.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Redacted #resistance

I like this. Nothing like a good redaction to make people worry. Ticktock.

Friday, November 30, 2018

What if inside the abyss #Megatron is there snapping a picture of you? #Transformers #pencildrawing

It's not that far-fetched. Is it?

Many things are possible. The Decepticons are already in control anyway.

Enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Medical records often vilify people who've used marijunia to self-medicate #opioidcrisis #drugcompanies #bigpharma

Over the past few days I've read thousands of pages of medical records for some upcoming Social Security disability hearings. Many of the records spell out problems with back pain, mental health issues, and other chronic pain. Suicidal ideations abound. Sexual abuse is rampant. All of it is very unpleasant and sad. It makes you doubt whether people are good.

There is one glaring problem with many of these records. Judgement lingers in the records, the judgment of doctors, physicians assistants, and nurses.  One word almost always follows the parade of horribles: BUT.

And what is after the BUT?

And what are they judgmental about?

The patients smoked marijunia, and, therefore, they are bad people. They do not deserve benefits, etc. Or this is the way the flawed thinking goes. And why is it flawed? Because doctors shove prescription drugs down patients' throats that are far more powerful and addictive than marijunia, which isn't actually addictive. Just look at Oxycontin and the grown opioid crisis. Then they judge people, who haven't had the same advantages as the medical professionals and who aren't offered tons of money to be a high dollar drug pusher.

So much judgment especially when it is directed at minorities or at least that's what I've read.

Oh they hypocrisy.