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Posted:Oct 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Last Updated:Oct 12, 2018 9:07 am

And.......since we're on the subject.......
Many people are at a loss for a response when someone says, "You don't know Jack Schitt."....Here's the answer.....

Jack is the only son of Awe Schitt and O. Schitt. Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, a partner of Kneedeep &. Schitt Inc. In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt, and the deeply religious couple produced 6 children: Holie Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Giva Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins: Deep Schitt and Dip Schitt.

Against her parents' objections, Deep Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school drop out. After being married 15 , Jack and Noe Schitt divorced.

Noe Schitt later married Mr. Sherlock, and because her kids were living with them she wanted to keep her previous name. She was known as Noe Schitt-Sherlock.

Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt and they produced a nervous son, Chicken Schitt. Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony.

The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens wedding.

The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Hoarse. Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He recently returned from Italy with his new bride, Piza Schitt.

So now if someone says, "You don't know Jack Schitt", you can correct them. Not only do you know Jack, you know his whole family!
Posted:Oct 8, 2018 8:34 pm
Last Updated:Oct 13, 2018 11:18 pm

Posted:Oct 7, 2018 4:33 pm
Last Updated:Oct 9, 2018 9:18 am
I was listening to Maria Callas singing Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro this morning and I thought that might be something beautiful we have in common.........

Posted:Oct 7, 2018 2:06 pm
Last Updated:Oct 9, 2018 9:46 am

I make my heart a wilderness,
that the wildflowers of Thy love may blossom there.

Posted:Oct 6, 2018 5:55 pm
Last Updated:Oct 9, 2018 10:01 am
Posted:Oct 6, 2018 12:22 am
Last Updated:Oct 8, 2018 10:00 am

So I have friends and aquaintances in the field of Sociology in Canada and the US. .......These 2 opinions are casual and posted on social media. They are both family men in their 40s......The first opinion is by a Canadian ...a research chair at Queens and the second one is American and is a professor ......I have never met him in person, but our relationship started about 10 years ago when he interviewed me by phone for many hours and we have kept in touch ever since. I thought it might be interesting for some people here.

1...You know the reason why Republican men are angry about the allegations about Brett Kavanaugh, is not that they think they aren't true, it's that they think what he did (and he definitely did BTW) is completely normal. Because they did it too. And their friends and brothers and fathers and uncles did. This is white, male, upper class fraternity culture. It's sports teams, and private schools and elite university drinking societies. It's their society. I know because it was also mine. I'm not American but the British elite education system is only a more hypocritical and 'restrained' version of exactly the same kind of thing. I was brought up inside a training system for colonial, financial and political rulers. This is a culture that teaches you that humility and caring is weakness, that unfeeling and arrogance are strength. It teaches you not just to feel superior but to be superior. Many react against this, we go the other way, we reject all of this. I always hated this system and I still hate it so much... not least because it's still inside me like a persistent virus. It's easy to underestimate how much psychological and emotional energy I have spent in my life trying to get over the damage that was done to me. But it's still inside all of us who went through this, and even the good ones, the nice ones, the ones who reject everything about this, can still find ourselves slipping back into it at the worst times. This man, and men like him who simply accept that this culture is normal and right, are the worst people to be in power, the worst people to be in government, the worst people to be judges, they are everything this world does not need. Burn it all to the ground.

2...Response........This is the conversation that needs to be had, but it seems most only want to identify and exile the monsters. To me, this is a dangerous avoidance of the extent of the problem, minimizing its ubiquity, while determining a singular category for victimizers, and demanding for them complete stigmatization. It just seems troubling in every level. Among feminists, we know that sexual violence it bad, we know what it looks like, we know it's effects, etc, but very many are unclear about how to deal with its ubiquity without falling back on retributive and carceral responses. People socialized as men need to know we're not saints, that we have this "persistent virus" within us, but also know that there are things we can do beyond pretending we aren't infected or be quarantined among the Kavanaughs of the world, where power is consolidated and misogyny is not only tolerated but celebrated.
Posted:Oct 5, 2018 1:33 pm
Last Updated:Oct 8, 2018 12:07 pm

"Nothing says “goodwill tour” like parading around Africa dressed like you’re the star of some disastrously racist old Hollywood epic, wearing a symbol for empire. Why not stop off in India and talk about how much you love Gunga Din while you’re at it? Really do the grand tour." from the Guardian...
Posted:Sep 30, 2018 1:39 pm
Last Updated:Oct 8, 2018 12:16 pm

Robbin Wood
September 25 at 3:46 PM
David Brock on NBC: “I used to know Brett Kavanaugh pretty well. And, when I think of Brett now, in the midst of his hearings for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, all I can think of is the old "Aesop's Fables" adage: "A man is known by the company he keeps." And that's why I want to tell any senator who cares about our democracy: Vote no. Twenty years ago, when I was a conservative movement stalwart, I got to know Brett Kavanaugh both professionally and personally. Brett actually makes a cameo appearance in my memoir of my time in the GOP, "Blinded By The Right." I describe him at a party full of zealous young conservatives gathered to watch President Bill Clinton's 1998 State of the Union address — just weeks after the story of his affair with a White House intern had broken. When the TV camera panned to Hillary Clinton, I saw Brett — at the time a key lieutenant of Ken Starr, the independent counsel investigating various Clinton scandals — mouth the word "bitch."
But there's a lot more to know about Kavanaugh than just his Pavlovian response to Hillary's image. Brett and I were part of a close circle of cold, cynical and ambitious hard-right operatives being groomed by GOP elders for much bigger roles in politics, government and media. And it’s those controversial associations that should give members of the Senate and the American public serious pause.
Call it Kavanaugh's cabal: There was his colleague on the Starr investigation, Alex Azar, now the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Mark Paoletta is now chief counsel to Vice President Mike Pence; House anti-Clinton gumshoe Barbara Comstock is now a Republican member of Congress. Future Fox News personalities Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson were there with Ann Coulter, now a best-selling author, and internet provocateur Matt Drudge.
At one time or another, each of them partied at my Georgetown townhouse amid much booze and a thick air of cigar smoke. In a rough division of labor, Kavanaugh played the role of lawyer — one of the sharp young minds recruited by the Federalist Society to infiltrate the federal judiciary with true believers. Through that network, Kavanaugh was mentored by D.C. Appeals Court Judge Laurence Silberman, known among his colleagues for planting leaks in the press for partisan advantage.
When, as I came to know, Kavanaugh took on the role of designated leaker to the press of sensitive information from Starr's operation, we all laughed that Larry had taught him well. (Of course, that sort of political opportunism by a prosecutor is at best unethical, if not illegal.)
Another compatriot was George Conway (now Kellyanne's husband), who led a secretive group of right-wing lawyers — we called them "the elves" — who worked behind the scenes directing the litigation team of Paula Jones, who had sued Clinton for sexual harassment. I knew then that information was flowing quietly from the Jones team via Conway to Starr's office — and also that Conway's go-to man was none other than Brett Kavanaugh.
That critical flow of inside information allowed Starr, in effect, to set a perjury trap for Clinton, laying the foundation for a crazed national political crisis and an unjust impeachment over a consensual affair.
But the cabal's godfather was Ted Olson, the then-future solicitor general for George W. Bush and now a sainted figure of the GOP establishment (and of some liberals for his role in legalizing same-sex marriage). Olson had a largely hidden role as a consigliere to the "Arkansas Project" — a multi-million dollar dirt-digging operation on the Clintons, funded by the eccentric right-wing billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife and run through The American Spectator magazine, where I worked at the time.
Both Ted and Brett had what one could only be called an unhealthy obsession with the Clintons — especially Hillary. While Ted was pushing through the Arkansas Project conspiracy theories claiming that Clinton White House lawyer and Hillary friend Vincent Foster was murdered (he committed suicide), Brett was costing taxpayers millions by peddling the same garbage at Starr's office.
A detailed analysis of Kavanaugh's own notes from the Starr Investigation reveals he was cherry-picking random bits of information from the Starr investigation — as well as the multiple previous investigations — attempting vainly to legitimize wild right-wing conspiracies. For years he chased down each one of them without regard to the emotional cost to Foster’s family and friends, or even common decency.
Kavanaugh was not a dispassionate finder of fact but rather an engineer of a political smear campaign. And after decades of that, he expects people to believe he's changed his stripes.
Like millions of Americans this week, I tuned into Kavanaugh's hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee with great interest. In his opening statement and subsequent testimony, Kavanaugh presented himself as a "neutral and impartial arbiter" of the law. Judges, he said, were not players but akin to umpires — objectively calling balls and strikes. Again and again, he stressed his "independence" from partisan political influences.
But I don't need to see any documents to tell you who Kavanaugh is — because I've known him for years. And I'll leave it to all the lawyers to parse Kavanaugh's views on everything from privacy rights to gun rights.
But I can promise you that any pretense of simply being a fair arbiter of the constitutionality of any policy regardless of politics is simply a pretense. He made up his mind nearly a generation ago — and, if he's confirmed, he'll have nearly two generations to impose it upon the rest of us."
Posted:Sep 23, 2018 11:52 pm
Last Updated:Oct 8, 2018 12:24 pm
This was taken from the first ferry this morning.......The cabbage was on it's way to the Fall Fair.....

Posted:Sep 18, 2018 7:20 pm
Last Updated:Sep 19, 2018 7:39 pm

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