oh the simplicity of Thoreau...
"I observe, by the way, that it costs me nothing for curtains, for I have no gazers to shut out but the sun and the moon, and I am willing that they should look in. The moon shall not sour milk nor taint meat of mine, nor will the sun injure my furniture or fade my carpet; and if he is sometimes too warm a friend, I find it still better economy to retreat behind some curtain which nature provided, than to add a single item to the details of housekeeping. A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare within the house, nor time to spare within or without to shake it, I declined it, preferring to wipe my feet on the sod before my door. It is best to avoid all beginnings of evil."
this is just the sort of thing Marie Kondo would go gaga over, right?
oh the upkeep, the energy, the time thoreau-ly wasted being controlled by the myriad of inanimate objects and things in which we surround ourselves, ironically to make our lives easier, breezier, pleasier, as we all get lazier and lazier, superficially fixated more and more upon the exterior -- what the world sees -- and less and less on the interior, the unseen...our relationship to the things of a higher purpose under heaven, if not God, Himself.
once we get something new, a mat, or this, or that -- we must be also responsible in the keeping fit of such a thing.
all of this pretty much leads me right through the front door of the house that America built.
....and what a sight.
what a mess we have made -- whether we are referring to ourselves, as individuals, or the maze of bureaucracies, large and small -- it's time to clean up; the truth is, the obsessive and compulsive optics through the lens of politics is going to suffocate us, rape us of our innocence, and thrust our system of justice and rule of law into chaos if we don't speak up now.
Just who has a hand over the mouth of America now?
It's just a good question.
And I'm sorry, but not sorry -- about this Professor Ford girl....
This is no more than a story about a girl who has had plenty of opportunity, and time, and intelligence, to act upon this so-called horrific experience -- alleging she was assaulted by two, or was it four, boys in high school, as the details are sketchy, at best....blah, blah, blah...
But she isn't going to get that, so now what?
Um maybe -- and just guessing here -- that because the reality of any evidence of committing a federal crime is simply not there, the FBI had to decline. crazy, right.
How about, Professor, you actually file a complaint at your local police station? Um. like over thirty years ago....
But honestly, what gives YOU the right to mislead the public in private now?
It's like, why now?
Even if you were forced to face this nonsense when you and your husband were in the midst of counseling, circa 2012, why would you not have raised your voice then? The case -- if filed then and there -- would have very well been handled through the court system nearly anonymously. None of us would have cared a rat's ass about it. So why continue to keep your mouth shut...until now? If this, in fact, was ruining your life.... this assault...then I, for one, and especially as a fellow girl, don't understand you. I mean, my goodness, you teach graduate students, in clinical psychology, at Stanford, for pete's sake!
Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development...thank you wiki
OMG talk about cob webs...think this prof needs to get up under the rafters...just sayin'. And, yeah, who am I to judge -- just bear in mind, Professor Ford made a conscious choice to jump into this with both of her big girl's feet, so just that fact alone, gives license for all of us to respond....
We are Americans watching, and participating, in a political free for all. And with the internet, the left makes it so easy breezy to take part ;)
But just to be clear -- this supreme charade is simply a ridiculous display of a sideshow.
And now, even Diane Feinstein can't even say she believes her?? Seriously.
So let me get this straight -- you heard from Ford, in July, but waited until the 11th hour to bring it to the light of day, and now, you "can't say if everything is truthful?"
What a piece of work, you are, Diane. What a piece of work. Oh the collection of political antics and doormats and crystal cut bullshit you have acquired in all your years in Washington. #Count me in as amazed,too. This, ma'm, is called misleading the public for political gain.
I feel dirty.
Do you feel dirty?
here's something funny, and it pretty much has nothing to do with anything here, other than keeping things straightforward and above board--- I'm listening to 91x, a local radio station which plays mostly alternative rock and reggae, really good stuff; and it's been around since I was in high school....so...long, long time...teehee
but the funny part is this -- it's based in Mexico...Tijuana to be exact, just south of the San Diego border. Well. lo and behold, the public announcements never cease to amaze me. They run campaigns all the time, reminding the public of their DUTY to do what is right, to speak up, to vote, to take part in changing the politics (the ongoing corruption) in Mexico.
Everything begins with the announcer (usually someone sounding young and hip) hooking people with a question; but it's often setting people straight, like, "have you renewed your voter registration card?" And continuing, immediately addressing the consequences, like, "you can't vote if you can't show a current voter registration card..."
I know right?
It's like, how can the entire country of Mexico be permitted to keep it's polling records clean and tidy, even going so far as demanding people show a voter verification card.....while leftists, from cities and counties far and wide, in America, cry foul when conservatives simply ask our voters to show an I.D.? What's with Mexico's show of nationalism? Or, more to the jugular, is it even racist? How can they get away with it, let alone announce it to the world on the radio? Right?
For the record -- I don't believe ANY woman should raise allegations of a crime long after the crime has been committed; too much gets lost, be it the evidence or the memory. But when talking decades later.....? Um No. In an instant, the memory and the evidence collides straight into the corner of the coffee table while angling to get to the dust bunnies under the couch and along the baseboards. And when you mix that with a hidden agenda....oh my how things can get ugly, messy even... and quite honestly, deceptively, shrewdly Miss Leading.
and this is all I got today.
feeling the need to clean.
Make it a Good Day, G