The Religious Right Does Not Own a Patent on Values and Morals. When it comes to rape and abortion, I am not even sure they have morals.

I am so completely over the attitude that only the religious right has any values or morals. Only Republican Christians and Catholics know right from wrong. It’s completely untrue and insulting to a large portion of the world including religious Democrats. The arrogance needs to end. It’s not a pretty or accurate look. There’s nothingContinue reading “The Religious Right Does Not Own a Patent on Values and Morals. When it comes to rape and abortion, I am not even sure they have morals.”

How Giving Everyone a Participation Trophy Destroyed a Generation

The feminist movement was originally focused on equal pay for a woman doing the exact same job as a man and for equal employment opportunities based on abilities. Over the years it has mutated into everyone is the same and we all deserve the same. No we aren’t and no we don’t. That’s ridiculous. TheContinue reading “How Giving Everyone a Participation Trophy Destroyed a Generation”

Yes, it is your problem! CDC estimates that $16 billion are spent on STDs in the US. Half of the estimated 20 million new infections were in our 15-24 year olds.

https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/default.htm https://www.innerbody.com/std-testing/std-statistics Click to access STD-Trends-508.pdf Click to access sti-incidence-prevalence-cost-fact-sheet-508.pdf The CDC came out with it’s report for 2018 on reported STD cases in the US. I’ve included the links to the CDC website and to Innerbody.com who wrote a very useful article on the CDC report including an interactive map showing rates across theContinue reading “Yes, it is your problem! CDC estimates that $16 billion are spent on STDs in the US. Half of the estimated 20 million new infections were in our 15-24 year olds.”

Christmas, Secret Santa, and Millennials

In Great Britain, the website Jobsite, came out with a study saying that Millennials find Secret Santa in the workplace anxiety inducing and stressful. My first knee jerk reaction was, oh lord, more whining. Stop ruining things others enjoy. Well, I too, hate most work practices when it comes to Christmas and I am notContinue reading “Christmas, Secret Santa, and Millennials”

Shades of Gray in a Black and White World

People are either black and white or they see shades of gray in the world. I live in rural America which tends to be black and white, yes or no, right or wrong. No exceptions. I am usually some shade of gray. Rarely is anything black and white with me. Most people will say thatContinue reading “Shades of Gray in a Black and White World”

Facebook Madness: The Lake of Insanity

Facebook Madness should be the next mental illness added to the DSMV-5. What happens to normally rational people when they get onto Facebook? “Hey look! There’s a big Lake of Insanity. Hold my beer while I jump in head first naked.” The above picture is one my son took of me last summer at LakeContinue reading “Facebook Madness: The Lake of Insanity”

My Years of Being a Manager of a National Retail Bookstore Changed How I View People.

I was a store manager for a number of years for a national bookstore chain. I worked in two different stores and opened a third. I always made my sales numbers. My staff followed me from one store to the next. As a manager, publishers send you advance reading editions of new books coming out.Continue reading “My Years of Being a Manager of a National Retail Bookstore Changed How I View People.”

My Dysphoria Regarding Gender Dysphoria

Merriam-Webster defines dysphoria as a state of feeling very unhappy, uneasy, or dissatisfied. The DSM-5 updated it’s classification of Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Dysphoria to eliminate stigma for people who believe they are a different sex than their designated gender. This causes me dysphoria. I’m feeling very unhappy, uneasy and dissatisfied with the PC,Continue reading “My Dysphoria Regarding Gender Dysphoria”

Meeting the Burden of Proof. How Combatting Rape in the US Lies in Education and Cultural Change Instead of in our Court System.

I spend a lot of time online reading news stories, articles, blogs, and people’s social media comments. Yes, I am a comment reader because I find it fascinating how people respond and view current events. Today I was talking to someone on Facebook about the burden of proof as it relates to a law incriminatingContinue reading “Meeting the Burden of Proof. How Combatting Rape in the US Lies in Education and Cultural Change Instead of in our Court System.”

Compassion and Empathy Are Why We Should Close the US Mexican Border

According to the US Customs Border Protection website, 977,509 people have been apprehended in the past calendar year illegally crossing the southwest border. https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration Those are just the ones we apprehended. This also does not include people who cross legally, overstay their visas, and disappear. To say that we don’t have a crises is sheerContinue reading “Compassion and Empathy Are Why We Should Close the US Mexican Border”