Archive for November, 2013

Quch Tlho’taHghach!

Posted in Humor, Society on November 27th, 2013

Klingon Turkeys
Quch Tlho’taHghach!

Quch Tlho’taHghach. Sop QaQ! In other words and in English, Happy Thanksgiving. Eat Well!
 

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She Finally Read It

Posted in Humor, Politics on November 27th, 2013

With the utter and growing disaster that ObamaCare has been proven to be, many Democrats are now scrambling to reposition themselves on the issue, preferable by denying and distancing themselves from their previous positions in favor of the federal government’s quasi-takeover of America’s healthcare industry.

Pelosi Then & NowPelosi Finally Read It

San Francisco’s aging and politically battered fag hag, Nancy Pelosi seems to have finally had someone read her the text of ObamaCare and now knows what’s in it. She doesn’t seem any happier about it and the damage its already causing than Americans are. 😉

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In A Better Age…

Posted in Society on November 25th, 2013

They say that the only constant is change and, in one sad respect, they’re largely right. Unless society remains ever vigilant, basic mores and attitudes will devolve into horrendous caricatures of past glories.

As the venal and ultimately meaningless are some of the best indicators of societal devolution, one need only look to fashion and beauty norms for examples of this.

Men Wouldn't Look At Me When I Was Skinny
In A Better Age These Ads Worked

From the 1930s through as late as the 1960s ads like one above were common and successful. This is because American society still believed that women should look women as opposed to stringy, prepubescent boys with grapefruit stitched to their chests.

Note, however, that I describe that time as a better age, not a perfect one. Society was still placing too much value on female beauty and still demanding that women’s bodies fit into a certain mold to be considered beautiful. It was just a far more realistic and healthy mold.

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