(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 21, 2014 Mallards as Metaphor -- Or, Life's Paradoxes
Humor with a barb...
At Oakland's 5th Avenue Marina, observant "live-aboards" -- the hearty folks who live on sailboats -- refer to mallard drakes as "rapists". Now, before tut-tutting that a bunch of know-nothing-no-money-no-social-power folks who can't--or won't--pay rent or mortgage for a "real" place are trivializing a serious crime, let me explain. Series: Forays into US Culture (2 Articles, 1278 views)
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, August 18, 2014 Hillary Clinton, "It Takes a Pillage to Raze a Child..."
The Hilary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Madeline Albright ilk of politician as doing enormous psychic damage to reg'lar women....[and] these 'gals' have more in common with White Man Culture than they do with any flavor of woman culture; indeed, if anything, they act as if they must Out-White Guy the White Guys to be anything/anyone." Series: Forays into US Culture (2 Articles, 1278 views)
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 18, 2014 Lest We Forget "Never Again"
April 18, 1996, Israel Defense Force shelled a UN compound in Qana, south Lebanon, killing 106 and injuring 116 of the 800 civilians seeking refuge there. ...the UN expressed outrage and demanded accountability, stating that its officials had repeatedly given details of the UN facility and its refugee population to Israel. ...