But before I get to the crazy, I’ve got to address one of the scariest things I’ve heard in, well, a very long time.
Nate Silver, the statistician of the century/millennium/universe, has given the Republicans a “slight” edge in taking the Senate in the midterm elections. Jesus, Mary and Joseph. What a way to greet the day. And the problem here is that Nate Silver knows his numbers. He called the 2012 election, despite the “internal Republican polls” that had it going the other way. His numbers don’t lie. Jiminy Christmas, not only scary, downright depressing. Mitch McConnell as the Senate Majority Leader???? If he survives against the Democrat challenger (Ms. Allison Lundgren Grimes-wouldn’t that be a hoot?). But still. The thought is nauseating. And we’re upset that this Congress gets nothing done now. Good grief.
OK, I suppose I should move on as now I’m thoroughly depressed.
Seems a lovely, moralistic, Christian school in Virginia doesn’t want an 8 year old girl returning to class because…GASP…she has short hair. And the school “people” (meaning, administrators, teachers, what not I’m assuming) can’t figure out if she’s a girl or a boy. Really. I’m not kidding. They sent this long, smarmy, ridiculous, holier-than-thou letter to the grandparents of this young girl (her guardians I guess) stating that the bible (the bible no less) says women should have long hair.
May Allah help us all.
I think the grandparents mentioned something to the effect that the young girl in question will not be returning to that school. Praise the lord!!!!!
(Please make sure your snark-o-meter is turned on. This post is a lot of ‘tongue-in-cheek.’ That was Ms. Fox News’s way of explaining her comment about Jesus and Santa Claus being white. And the asininity of it has not left my mind.)
I’m trying to decide if I should order a shirt from Ukraine that says “Don’t give it to a Russian.” (In Ukrainian no less. With a picture of…oh never mind, you’d have to see it to understand. But basically, it goes along with the theme that withholding sex might be the best way to get through to those seeming to think they’ve latched onto a good idea of joining up with Mother Russia.)
I really have no dog in this fight. I’m not sure who Ukraine should belong to. I think Vladimir Putin has made some legitimate statements (specifically regarding the United States’ hypocritical beliefs about ‘invading’ countries to protect assets). I think the history of Russia/the Soviet Union/the rest of the surrounding countries is so lengthy and involved that it is ridiculous for us to sit over here and assume we know what they should all be doing.
That being said, I’m always all for the women. Always. This house is steeped in Girl Power. (Which, if a girl wants short hair, then I’m sure Allah/God/Yahweh/Buddha/the Great Mystery/etc, etc, etc really doesn’t give a rat’s patootie. You know what I mean?)
Word of the day: PAREIDOLIA
Odd word. I know. “A psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being percevied as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, or hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse.”
I read it in an article referencing the missing airplane. And regarding the sighting of objects in the Indian Ocean. I have no earthly idea if what was seen is actually anything to do with the missing plane, but I just thought the word was pretty cool.
And finally, a very interesting little tidbit. It seems that by the year 2130, if current trends continue, the percentage of Americans who identify themselves as Christian will equal little more than 1 percent. (Today, about 1 percent of the population is Muslim.) Wow. Bet that makes the Religious Right a bit frightened, eh? Hee, hee hee. Hard to be all self-righteous and such when you’re pretty much close to being in the minority. The article at Salon goes on to discuss the beginning of the Religious Right’s movement (with dear old St. Ronnie at the helm) and then the rise of Fundamentalism and how that has driven away hordes and hordes of young voters from the Conservative movement. Great reading. I highly recommend it. http://www.salon.com/2014/03/25/calling_the_christian_right_soon_you_will_be_outnumbered_partner/
And on that note, the delicious triple shot 1/2 caffe dark chocolate mocha with whip is sadly gone, so my brain cells have slowed to a crawl.
Have a lovely day.