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Maliki’s Desperate Gambit

Posted in 2014 Olympics, Humor, Politics on June 27th, 2014

If we can link ISIS to the Tea Party
If We Connect ISIS With The Tea Party

The truth be told, given the situation in Iraq, such a desperate gambit by Maliki is Iraq’s last, best hope. The only way that Obama will render them any real assistance before the 2014 midterm elections are over is if the Iraqi government can somehow connect ISIS with the Tea Party.

If they can do that, I’m sure Obama will use any and all force at his disposal to destroy them. 😉

Related Reading:

What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't: A Non-Partisan Guide to the Issues That Matter
OLIVIA Plans a Tea Party: From the Fancy Keepsake Collection (Olivia TV Tie-in)
Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
Iraq: A History (Short Histories)
Iraq after America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance (The Great Unraveling: the Remaking of the Middle East: Hoover Institution Press Publication; No. 643)

Showing My Feminist Side

Posted in 2014 Olympics, Society on March 1st, 2014

Yes, I know that to many I come across as a staunch anti-Feminist. I assume that among the few of the Feminist females that I’ve interacted with I am labeled by them as grossly and horribly atavistic and misogynous. That, however, says far more about the mindsets and worth of my detractors than it does about me. I am, in point of fact, a true feminist with a great and abiding love for women. It can hardly be claimed to be my fault that the Feminist movement, almost always plagued by deranged and bitter radicals, devolved into something toxic after it succeeded in its aims.

For no great reason other than something on internet offended me – what more reason could I need? – and got me thinking actively about something that’s been niggling my brain – is niggling racist? –  for some time I’ve decided that showing my feminist side is appropriate at this time. So…

WHAT THE HOLY FUCKING HELL IS WITH FEMALE ATHLETES HAVING TO DO “GLAMOR” SHOTS?!?!?!
 

Sexploited(?) Olympians

 
Please don’t get me wrong; I think there’s a benefit to guys lusting after women with bodies which are honed by their particular athletic endeavors. It certainly beats the skeletons dipped in wax that fashion and weight-loss industries keep telling us are desirable. My issue, such as it is, is with the fact that female athletes posing for “glamor” shots, i.e., the sexier the better, has become de rigueur across all arenas of female sport.

Face it, when a Google search for “Sexy Olympians” returns approximately 8,460,000 results, society has an issue involving these athletes. Rather than glorifying their abilities, we revel solely or mostly in their figures.

Related Reading:

Strong: Nine Workout Programs for Women to Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, and Build Strength for Life
The Society
Bad Feminist: Essays
Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone (Top Trails: Must-Do Hikes)
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World