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In All Fairness: UBOC

Posted in Humor, Society on April 18th, 2015

In an a small effort at “fairness” and “equality,” here’s a gallery featuring UBOC – Underboobs Of Color. As you can plainly see, there’s some good things about “social justice.”

In All Fairness: UBOC

And really! Black, Blatina, and Latina babes have historically gotten the short end of the stick when it came to perceived beauty, which has sorely constrained their options in life. Hence, Reflections From A Murky Pond is providing them with a little special treatment, a hand up if you will.

Now, before anyone comments upon it, there’s no Asian babes’ underboobs in the gallery. This is because Asian aren’t “Of Color” or even “minorities” according to the Blacks, Blatinos, and Latinos – Brown People – and the Liberals and Progressives that equally pander to- and exploit. Therefor, I didn’t include any so as to avoid being Politically Incorrect.

So enjoy these UBOCs! All else being equal, consider choosing them. ;-)

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Misplaced Moxie

Posted in Politics, Society on April 15th, 2015

Recently, astronaut Neil Armstrong’s widow uncovered and notified the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum about an old bag of relics from NASA’s historic Apollo 11 mission that she found tucked away in a closet and forgotten.

As is to be expected in these times of bloated and intrusive government, it didn’t take long for some people to interject politics into this event.

Moon landing relics found in Armstrong's closet
America’s Misplaced Moxie

As I stated, it is to be expected in these times of bloated and intrusive government that politics will get interjected into almost anything. That said, I find this to be a childish, naive, and ignorant interject in specific. America’s moxie, as applied and exemplified by NASA’s space program, was not misplaced, it was discarded as no longer needed or affordable.

As much I love NASA’s space program and miss what it was billed as during my childhood – Yeah, I loved sitting in front of the TV and watching the landings – none of what NASA was doing during that time was for the sake of space exploration or science. The entire program was nothing but the US and USSR sublimating the Cold War into the “Space Race” rather than starting a thermonuclear WW3.

In this, our space program was quite similar to our Interstate Highway System, more properly named the┬áNational System of Interstate and Defense Highways, which President Eisenhower had built for the purpose of improving America’s ability to get our troops to anywhere in the US, especially to embarkation points, quickly.

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.

– T.S. Eliot
Murder in the Cathedral

What was and is also sadly similar is that NASA was allowed to languish just as the Interstate Highways were allowed to more and more fall into disrepair when the fear, pride, and perceived need and value that engendered it lapsed with the passing of time and reduction of the specific societal triggers that provided its impetus.

Yes, it could properly said that we fell to T.S. Eliot’s last and greatest temptation and the treason we caused and suffered from was the misplacing of our nation’s moxie.

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Hidden Treasures

Posted in Society on April 14th, 2015

With the weather finally seeming to be warming up and improving, I do believe that it’s time to consider wandering around the city and seeing what bit of fun, interest, and/or beauty are hidden away.

You never know what beauty is hidden in plain sight
Hidden Treasures

Truly! You never know what hidden treasures you might and enjoy. And, for the more jaded, there’s also the potential for some more extreme urban exploration available.

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