A little bit of this, a little of that

Posted on March 27, 2011

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Time for a joke, yes?

A Tea Party member and a CEO were sitting across the table from each other with a dozen cookies on a plate in front of them.

The CEO grabs 11 of them and then tells the Tea Party person that he better grab the one that’s left before a teacher or illegal alien gets it.

If only it weren’t applicable to all political affiliations… it’s just easier to throw the Tea Partiers under the bus because they seem crazier idealogically than our own politically affiliations.  What we need is to make some progress and I don’t see very much progressive leadership.

People are afraid of change because they’re afraid of failure…

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

and the path we’re headed down is an ugly one. The hardest part of learning is unlearning.

One thing women need to unlearn (and men need to accept) is saying no and standing firmly without the need to coddle the men we are not pacifying.

“Women are socialized to make men feel good. We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a clear and direct “no.” We’re socialized to speak in hints and boost egos and let people save face.”

truth! I wonder how much more anxiety women go through dealing with having to tell men no vs. what men go through telling women or other men no.

more unrest, in Africa. Funny how wherever there’s political unrest and dictatorship there also is ties to the US. Correlation doesn’t mean causation, but it is interesting:

“The unrest in the Arab world has spread south to the small Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, host to the only official U.S. military base on the African mainland,” wrote Stephen Roblin on ZNet March 10.

Rolling Stone has an article about the Kill Team. It’s so disgusting…they’ll blame these individuals but I wonder if the systemic nature of it all will be brought to light eventually. I recommend reading the comments under the article… Americans have this deluded idea that the world loves us… why would they?

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