Thursday, March 10, 2016

A couple of things...

I read this morning, believe it or not, the Republican held Senate passed a bi-partisan bill to fight Opiate Addiction. It passed unanimously. High fives all around and then they voted not to fund it. Only 5 Republicans voted to fund the bill, a bill they authored and passed.

Niggers, wops, spics, kikes, greasers, queers, chili shitters, jungle bunnies, bohunks, micks, round heads and wet backs. I heard all those names and more growing up in the "good old days". I heard those words out of the mouths of professionals and out of the mouths of the unskilled, so yeah I'm on board for PC.

Oh, and I remember when I first started working in the late 60's guys thought nothing about calling women they worked with, sweetie, doll and baby and on occasion gave them a little slap on the ass as they walked by the desk. I have no nostalgia for the "good old days".

I'll leave you with this note from the dearly departed Molly Ivins...

"One function of the income gap is that the people at the top of the heap have a hard time even seeing those at the bottom. They practically need a telescope. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt probably didn't waste a lot of time thinking about the people who built their pyramids, either."


  1. I think about some of the comments made in the "two story brick" radio studio where you and I labored as young lads. Some of the remarks were almost unbelievable. I'm surprised more women didn't voice what must have been their outrage, but those were paternalistic times and work places.

  2. As the fathers of daughters, married to strong women, there is no way a we cannot have a somewhat more feminist outlook on things is there.

    A woman I grew up with, was a flight attendant back in the old "coffee, tea or me" days. She was flying the short hops from Miami to Nassau. A guy reached up her skirt and fondled her, she smashed him across the face with her serving tray. She got fired.