Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumn Equinox

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time


It's the first day of Autumn, although it's starting to feel like heavenly Indian summer (Visit: Indian Summer: What, Why, and When - What Is an Indian Summer? from The Old Farmer's Almanac). Today, I'm going to attempt making mock salmon rillettes and crème fraîche. All I need is crostini bread to go with that. Enjoy the harvest!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress by Scott Shane and Mike Issac, September 21, 2017 the New York Times

Image via Facebook built an AI system that learned to lie to get what it wants by Dave Gershgorn June 14, 2017 QZ

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) Official Trailer



RIP Bernie Casey. Every good hero should have a theme song!

WATCH: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) Official Trailer posted on YouTube by 101films
Image via cineplex.com L to R: Bernie Casey, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Brown, Isaac Hayes


Related link: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans) - Wikipedia

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lawmakers Want to Stop Russian Interference and Sex Traffickers on the Web

Congress Versus Internet: Lawmakers Want to Stop Russian Interference and Sex Traffickers on the Web by Tom Porter, 9/20/17 Newsweek

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Related article: From San Francisco Chronicle -- "WASHINGTON — Bipartisan legislation to crack down on online child sex trafficking is putting Silicon Valley tech companies and California’s two Democratic senators on the spot, as proponents of the legislation try to rewrite a section of a 21-year-old law that the companies argue has been the foundation of the Internet’s growth." Continue reading: Bill that targets child sex trafficking puts California senators in tricky spot by Carolyn Lochhead | September 20, 2017 sfchronicle.com

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Meet the 'vegan mafia,' a secret group of investors betting on the future of food

SWERF (a slur meaning "sex worker exclusionary radical feminism") is a Silicon Valley word, which I found out while researching how anti SWERF 'n' TERF (transgender exclusionary radfem) gender equality activism and veganism intersect among intersectional feminists. I guess intersectionality is an important aspect of the Silicon Valley lifestyle.

Many vegans in Silicon are more likely vegan for religious reasons, but will environmentalism, anti-humanism and animal rights drive more Americans toward veganism as Silicon Valley tries to "disrupt" the meat and dairy industry? They say new vegan biotech foods are cheaper, and likewise I think Silicon Valley must be saving a lotta money hiring Hindu and Asian immigrant talent. Meet the 'vegan mafia,' a secret group of investors betting on the future of food by Christina Farr | 12 Aug 2017 CNBC

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Indian god-man's conviction in rape case triggers riots

"Tensions escalated in northern India after a court on Aug. 28 sentenced cult leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years in prison for rape.

"At least 38 people have died amid rioting by his followers since he was convicted on Aug. 25." Read the article: Indian god-man's conviction in rape case triggers riots by Ritu Sharma, ucanews

Free Tampons and Pads Are Making Their Way to U.S. Colleges, High Schools and Middle Schools

As far as gender equality goes, this is a much nicer move than encouraging violence against women or telling us we're lucky to have opportunities to sign up for selective service. But many women don't like to announce their periods to everyone; maybe the guys won't care, but women will feel as we do, and so it would be nice to have privacy, and modesty, too... Free Tampons and Pads Are Making Their Way to U.S. Colleges, High Schools and Middle Schools by Abigail Jones, 9/6/16 Newsweek

Related article: "By putting menstrual products in women’s, men’s and gender-inclusive bathrooms, Nguyen’s campaign highlights an often ignored fact: Not all people who menstruate are women. “We wanted to set a tone of trans-inclusivity and not forget that they’re an important part of the population,” he says." Tampons coming to men's rooms at Brown University by Sydney Hutchison, Sep 07, 2016 campusreform.org

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Bath & Body Works Sparkling Limoncello




This scent which comes in many forms from body mist to soap, wasn't my first choice in lemon-scented hand sanitizers, but I couldn't find any of the drugstore brands in lemon, so I got this. Lemon is a scent that helps me with motion sickness if I'm on an extended trip; I hope the fragrance stays popular. Anyway, the Sparkling Limoncello PocketBac starts off like a really medicinal-smelling cleanser, but then it settles into a somewhat lemon drop-like candied sweetness. It's still more refreshing than sweet, closer to plain lemon, which is what I wanted. The body mist is less sweet, but still lemony with a soft undercurrent of sugared grapefruit, neroli and a clean, non-musky woodsy base. It reminds me of lemonade or iced tea, the kind you can get from a convenience store or bodega with names like 'Snapple' or 'Arizona Green Tea.' It's not as floral to me as White Citrus, which I hope to review soon.



The notes on Bath & Body Works' web site are: Sparkling Lemon, Sugared Mint, Fresh Verbena, Orange Blossom, Italian Cedarwood

Saturday, September 09, 2017

RuPaul's Dragcon NYC Next Door to LGBT Expo



Have an awesome weekend, ladies! "We’re extremely excited to announce this year’s Original LGBT Expo will be sharing the Jacob Javits Center with the NYC debut of RuPaul’s DragCon!" RuPaul's Dragcon NYC Next Door to LGBT Expo - THE ORIGINAL LGBT EXPO 2017 | July 6, 2017 thelgbtexpo.com

Lesbianism is under attack, though not by the usual suspects

In social media where feminism itself is often under attack by equality activists pushing men's rights, women are getting harassed, especially lesbians who receive the most ire from outspoken Catholics like Milo Yiannopoulos. It doesn't help that our current president seems to encourage normalizing sexual harassment perhaps to keep his pageantry business alive. Lesbianism is under attack, though not by the usual suspects - Pressuring lesbians into dating people with penises is all too similar to the practice of corrective rape, wherein it is believed lesbian sexuality can be “cured.” By J.J. Barnes, July 8,2017 feministcurrent.com

ACLU Sues DC Metro for Rejecting Milo Yiannopoulos, First Amendment Ads

These rights are for everyone, even self-proclaimed Catholics like Milo and his SWERF & TERF-hating minions who harass women, particularly lesbian women, relentlessly online. Via iheart.com: "The ACLU is suing on behalf of themselves, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Milo Yiannopoulos's publisher, Milo Worldwide LLC, and Carafem, an abortion and birth control provider, arguing that the government agencies' advertising policies violate the First Amendment rights of advertisers." ACLU Sues DC Metro for Rejecting Milo Yiannopoulos, First Amendment Ads by Rebecca Rainey August 10, 2017 iHeart Radio


Image via TIME - Got Credibility? Then You're Not PETA by Jeffrey Kluger, May 30, 2014


Putin welcomes ‘new dynamic’ in relationship between Catholic, Orthodox churches

Putin welcomes ‘new dynamic’ in relationship between Catholic, Orthodox churches - August 24, 2017 catholicculture.org

Sunday, September 03, 2017

This Video Breaks Down the ABCs of Intersectionality


Image via feminisminindia.com


As I post this, I'm dumbfounded to find out Germany legalized prostitution, and still rendered more speechless by liberal men praising Germany's free society. I can't get behind this postmodern feminism because at the logical end point awaits legalizing prostitution ("or women will keep getting hurt" is circular). Intersectionality as its own discipline opens a door to the inner world of a generation that is painfully self-aware from every angle imaginable. This Video Breaks Down the ABCs of Intersectionality - The National Museum of African American History and Culture explores the long legacy of women who shaped the feminist sociological theory. By Brigit Katz smithsonian.com  August 29, 2017

Friday, September 01, 2017

The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism

"The intellectual battlefields today are on college campuses, where students' deep convictions about race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation and their social justice antipathy toward capitalism, imperialism, racism, white privilege, misogyny and “cissexist heteropatriarchy” have bumped up against the reality of contradictory facts and opposing views, leading to campus chaos and even violence." Read the article: The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism - The roots of the current campus madness. By Michael Shermer | Scientific American September 2017 Issue

Related link: Alan Dershowitz: 'Intersectionality' is a code word for anti-Semitism - 9/1/2017 PINK MANHATTAN

Alan Dershowitz: 'Intersectionality' is a code word for anti-Semitism

Read the article: Alan Dershowitz: 'Intersectionality' is a code word for anti-Semitism by Alan Dershowitz and contributor | Mar 30, 2017 Washington Examiner

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Related articles:

Are Jews White? It's a Mistake Even to Ask - Trump has revived American anti-Semitism. It's not about color or race. By Gershom Gorenberg, August 29, 2017 prospect.org

Anti-Semitism Is Creeping Into Progressivism Despite historical support from Jewish organizations. Jonathan A. Greenblatt Jul 10, 2017 TIME

Added at 2:12 PM: The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism - PINK MANHATTAN

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Mystery Ball Where the Illuminati Have Cloven Hooves

Everyone was still hungry. 'Baroness’s'... Read: A Mystery Ball Where the Illuminati Have Cloven Hooves - By Andy Newman August 30, 2017 NYT

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fire Island - SNL



If you like Fire Island, you'll love Cherry Grove, Logo's new show about a group of affluent lesbians (Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata). Published on Mar 12, 2017 by Saturday Night Live on YouTube

Pride 2017: On Fire Island, a “Lesbian Minority” No More



Read the article: Beach Babes

June 25, 2017 by Alex Hawgood
Photo by Petra Collins VOGUE