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TreasonousBastard

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Anybody noticed Amy Guttman lately? Her father was an orthodox...

Jew who left Germany in 1934 when he realized Hitler was for real, and taught Amy to hate Germany.

Biden just named her as our Ambassador to Germany. Things seem to have changed, as they tend to.

Hopefully, more things will change for the better.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sun Jun 26, 2022, 05:55 PM (5 replies)

It's men, is it?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/the-lay-scientist/2014/apr/30/why-are-women-more-opposed-to-abortion

It's quite reasonable to assume that women, who come equipped as the bearers/creators of life would have their own view of that life. Since the beginning of our species, boys have been raised as cannon fodder and girls as mothers. It kind of worked.

You can easily find exceptions to that premiss, or disregard it completely, but you have to agree that a lifetime of menstruation broken up by months of pregnancy would cause some thought not shared by men here and there.

Look around at your conservative cabals and and see just how many women are calling the shots, including on reproduction. This is not at all unreasable, considering that women are much closer to it all.

I have heard many men offer to provide and pay for an abortion, but remain clueless when the offer is not immediately taken.

So, where we are is not simply calling out men but giving that 60% options that would allow them the freedom to enjoy sex on their terms without guilt or obligation.

Finding an evil entity is easy. Solving a problem is not.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sat Jun 25, 2022, 11:06 PM (3 replies)

So now the Supreme Assholes are attacking Miranda? Vega...

hasn't exactly wiped out Miranda, but it's a pretty big punch.

Miranda has been attacked over the years, but even the attackers understood the Constitional prohibition on self incrimination and that police departments were used to it and didn't really want to mess it up.

Until today.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu Jun 23, 2022, 06:34 PM (4 replies)

Religion in schools-- one Eisenhower way...

I may have mentioned that I went to Martin Luther HS, starting in 1961

Ike was just barely out of office, but we still had the Russians as the badest guys on the planet. Russian satellites and bombs seemed to have the ability to wipe us out, and no expense was spared to get us, and keep us, on top.

What MLHS got out of the deal were federally funded science labs. We got bio, physic, and chem labs with all the fixins and no one brought up our Missouri Synod conservative roots. The Bio lab was told (by the school, not the Feds) not to teach the fist few chapters of the text book, but that's the only thing "religious" we were exposed to. The job was to educate us, and that it did.

This was my first experience with gummint education, aside from city schools, and everyone thought it was just fine. It allowed our little school to stand proudly next to Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, and other local hotshot schools. And the gummint neither endorsed nor criticized our odd little beliefs

In the years since, what the hell happened when every time the gummint opens its yap about education a fight has to start...
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Wed Jun 22, 2022, 03:58 PM (1 replies)

Dolly Parton just gave another million to Vanderbilt. This time...

specificall fpr children's diseases.

Dont talkto me about Tyecchh.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Wed Jun 15, 2022, 09:11 PM (6 replies)

I nevet actually broketed a deal, but was involved with lots...

of them. Even sales of partial tanker loads while enroute and trying to find a refinery to get the salt water out of a tankerload on a leaky tanker on a breakup voyage.

And through all that a barrel stayed around a hundred bucks, and gasoline was under $3.

I don't really understand what just happened
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Tue Jun 14, 2022, 10:30 AM (2 replies)

So, early thus AM I'm llstening to BBC talking about literacy...

in South Africa. Then they start to go around the world and I hear Dollybooks before they go on to another program

Dolly Books?

Is there nothing she doesn't stick those elegant fingertips into? Some of you may know abou this, but it's completely passed me by.

Turns out that she's always wanted to do something about literacy. Her father never learned to read, and he was far from alone in the area. She's given away over 1.5 million books through various literacy programs.

We need a lot more Dolly Partons and a lot fewer politicians
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Tue Jun 14, 2022, 06:14 AM (6 replies)

I've been listening to Katie Tur on Fresh Air. Terri G i on vacation, but

the interview is right on target.

I had no idea Katie had such an interesting life. The helicopter, her father's sex change and abandonment,, early days covering damn near everything in NYC, backstage rumors and gossip, Keith.. . She pretty well covered everything without the rancor you would expect. Explained a lot. Gained new respect for her.

I may check out her new book.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Mon Jun 13, 2022, 10:11 PM (11 replies)

Pray for Twitter.

Without it 3/4 of DU members would have nothing to say.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Mon Jun 13, 2022, 05:24 PM (2 replies)

Have I mentioned lately that I hate android? I have just been

upgraded to 11 and my world is now upside down. New stuff demands my attention or it will destroy whatever exists of structure here. And there wasn't much worthwhile there to begin with.

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sat Jun 11, 2022, 07:41 PM (27 replies)
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