Monday, January 30, 2023

Biden's EO 13990 and EO 14008 on Climate

"On January 20 and January 27, 2021, President Biden signed two executive orders (EOs)—EO 13990 and EO 14008—to deploy an “whole-of-government” regulatory agenda to rapidly phase out the production and consumer use of conventional energy. The goal is to halve U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (relative to 2005 levels) and ultimately reach “net zero” emissions by 2050.

With these two orders in the first week of his term, Biden took his hands off the wheel and let regulatory agencies do the rest of the job via obscure rulemakings, guidance, reports, standards, and bureaucratic forms. For example, the Federal Reserve, Department of Defense, and Bureau of Land Management are all currently seeking comments on new climate regulations.

It should concern every American, whether conservative or liberal, climate catastrophist or realist, that these executive orders have made nearly every agency a climate agency, regardless of its statutory mission established by Congress.
Most Americans haven’t heard of EO 13990 and EO 14008, and for good reason: They are busy living their lives and being productive. These two executive orders put in motion a whole-of-government regulatory agenda that is only just beginning to affect Americans’ everyday lives. (The Charge, Heritage Foundation, January 26, 2023)

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Hamilton 68

"Matt Taibbi released the most recent Twitter Files on Friday. The focus of this batch is the role a dubious source played in helping shape the false narrative of Russian influence on Twitter.

To some Twitter exec’s credit, they were uncomfortable with the dubious claims that pretty much anything a conservative, MAGA supporter, et al. said was considered “Russian misinformation.” Even accounts that had no ties to any known Russian bot or activity were deemed to be spreading Russian propaganda unknowingly and should therefore be silenced.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is. This is the same “logic” used to assert that all white people are racists. Even if they don’t think they are, they are racist. Without knowing it on a conscious level. Or something. It’s an intentionally crafted no-win construct that is now being applied to “misinformation” as well as “white supremacy” and “systemic racism.” #TwitterFiles: Twitter Execs Knew The Russian Misinformation Hysteria Was Based On A Dubious Source (

'Twitter Files' 15: MSM's Partitioning of Political Discourse |

Highly-Cited ‘Hamilton 68’ Russiagate Tracker Is Total Hoax: Taibbi’s Twitter Files #15 – NewsWars

Latest Twitter Files show media, Dems relied on single source alleging 'Russian bot' activity: 'It was a scam' (

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Pfizer and its Director of Research and Development Walker

I don't know how many millions have now seen the expose by Project Veritas of the Pfizer executive, Jordon Trishton Walker, Pfizer Director of Research and Development, Strategic Operations and "mRNA Scientific Planner, spilling the beans about the lab experiments and using Covid as a cash cow (his words), but it was horrifying. It's not that we hadn't suspected or whispered about it (some lost careers by even questioning the vaccines), but when you see it, it's gut wrenching. Then there was this wealthy executive who's been helping to fool millions crying out the race card when he finally discovers "smile you're on Candid Camera" moment, also exposes the whole racialist moves of corporate American to use as a stun gun when he tries to call the police while vandalizing the restaurant and their equipment. Later when interviewed, Dr. Malone points out that by even doing the development of new viruses, Pfizer is admitting it can't keep up with the current new variants. The whole mess was chilling. Tucker said no other media source (at that time) had covered this. The collusion of 1) government, 2) media, and 3) Big Pharma/Big Tech is just shocking--a word so over used these days.

After he realized he was being recorded, Walker claimed he'd been lying to impress a date. Well, if it were true, then he should be fired (cancelled) for sullying his company's reputation on a date to make himself look good (?). Unfortunately, it was just too compelling and frightening to be a pick up line. What he described was a bad plot for a TV crime show.

“You have to be very controlled to make sure that this virus [COVID] that you mutate doesn’t create something that just goes everywhere. Which, I suspect, is the way that the virus started in Wuhan, to be honest. It makes no sense that this virus popped out of nowhere. It’s bullsh*t.”
(Walker talking to the Honey Pot date)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Jean and Jeans, pant and pants

 Today I received the February 2023 Talbots catalog.  I shop there at a sale, or when exchanging a gift.  Jeans and pants are a mystery to me, and since I saw only 2 dresses in the catalog, I noted the variety of styles, waists, leg length, hems, and "wash" for the pants.

First I noticed some are called jean and others jeans; some are called pant and others pants.  Not sure of the differences.

Slim ankle jean, with slimming panel

Chic wide leg pant

Wide leg jeans

High waist jeans above waist

High waist relaxed jean in various "wash" colors

Everyday relaxed jeans

Tie waist slim ankle pant

Chino straight leg

Slim ankle jeans with stripe on side

Jegging, button front

Jegging frayed hem

Bristol pant with elastic back waist, pleated front

Chatham ankle pants, side zipper

Soho leggings

Montauk pant flare, pull on elastic waist

Hampshire ankle pant

Everyday stretch straight leg

California's recent killings can't be used by Schiff and Pelosi for politics

In the hours immediately following the Boulder, Colorado, shooting on March 22, 2021, at a supermarket a story had begun to develop that the shooter was a typical gun-loving white supremacist. It’s the narrative that’s all too common, and often perpetrated by Democrats in power. But the shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is a Muslim. The story went quiet very quickly and Facebook took down his account, which revealed a violent past, even back to high school. I just looked at the court record and as of January 23, he hasn't had a trial or sentence. He has an additional 43 felonies. Just a few days before that incident, Biden and other Democrats were suggesting that a hate crime against Asians in Atlanta could be blamed on President Trump’s “words.” It wasn’t a hate crime against Asians, it was a very young man Robert Aaron Long with a sex addiction and 3 of his victims were white. The truth never stops a Democrats’ urge to lie and there was no apology for the "misinformation." When the Colorado Club Q (LGBTQ club) shooter/killer, Anderson Lee Aldrich, claimed to be non-binary, the reporters just had to fumble, but he/she/they was still charged with a hate crime.

This past Sunday, January 22, there was a shooting at a nightclub killing 11 Asians.  Both Senator Chuck Schumer and Rep. Adam Schiff began denouncing Asian hate crimes and bigotry, and the Twitter trolls took up the call. This before there was any arrest or investigation. Wisconsin state Rep. Francesca Hong, sharing her condolences for the victims, tweeted: "We are broken as a nation to have mass shootings and white supremacy reign terror." It's possible it was a personal grudge and the shooter, an elderly Asian man, Huu Can Tran, later committed suicide. That was followed within days by another Asian shooter, Chunli Zhao, in a workplace killing in Half Moon Bay, an agricultural community in California.

But also in California on January 16, 2023, six people including a ten-month-old baby were killed in a house in Goshen, California, by alleged cartel gang members. Now that one is hard to track down and got little attention by Reps. Schiff or Pelosi—wrong shooter and wrong victims> It seems they can't make political charges with it. I hope you watch this video--I didn't see that the Democrats jumped on this, perhaps because the Sheriff condemned the soft on crime California governor (a Democrat) and Biden's open border policy. Brutal killing of California family a 'clear message' from the cartel, sheriff warns: 'They were targeted' | Fox News "When you slaughter, when you shoot a 16-year-old mother in the head and a 10-month-old child in the head, that is a very clear message to everyone that this was a cartel-style shooting, execution, and these types of things with our unsecure open border, with our soft on crime approach here in California, this is the result of some of that failed policy," (Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux). CNN account of the massacre didn't include the sheriff's remarks.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Charles McGonigal, Another FBI scandal?

Charles McGonigal, a 22-year veteran of the FBI who retired in 2018 as the special agent in charge of the FBI's counterintelligence division in New York, was charged by the Justice Department with conspiring to violate and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and with conspiring to commit and committing money laundering as well." (

"While not connected to the investigation, McGonigal was one of the leading figures behind the investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election. McGonigal was one of the first FBI figures to be made aware of allegations that George Papadopoulos, a campaign adviser for Trump, boasted that he knew Russians had dirt on Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. . . . Trump said: "The FBI guy after me for the Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX, long before my Election as President, was just arrested for taking money from Russia, Russia, Russia. May he Rot In Hell!"" (

Expect this to be ignored by the lapdog press, or reworded so carefully that you would never know how the Democrat party conspired with the deep state to sink Trump's campaign and presidency. Trump had no idea how deep the swamp actually is, and they are terrified of everything that is being vomited up now that the 2016,  2020 and 2022 elections are history. Combined with 1) the FBI and NARA raid on Mar a Lago and 2) the oozing documents scandal from the Biden houses/Penn office and 3) the evidence of a counter-counter intelligence mole in the party and bureaucracy, and 4) the clever use of the pandemic lockdown to promote mail in voting, 5) the January 6 committee looks like it has egg on its face(s), especially the turn coat Republicans.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Move over Detroit

"No major American city has failed at the same level as Detroit, whose population dropped from 1.85 million people in 1950 to about 630,000 today. Move over Detroit, here comes San Francisco, which lost 6.3 percent of its population between 2019 and 2021, a rate of decline larger than any two year-period in Detroit’s history and unprecedented among any major US city."

. . . drug and crime issues, its poorly performing public schools, its homelessness, its extremely high cost of doing business, and other issues that people have tolerated for so long, . . .

While Pelosi has been ruining the lives of the rest us, she hasn't done much for her district.

A heart of gratitude  Family Research Council on a grateful heart with Tony Perkins

This morning I found a copy of an article "Thank you, no, thank you" published in The Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2010 by Melinda Beck. She quoted research on gratitude by Jeffrey Froh of Hofstra University. There was a photo of him reading to his 4 year old son a book about gratitude.  So thinking that 13 years plus 4, that little boy would now be 17, and wondered if a grateful dad made a difference.  I looked through the internet and found out he's still at Hofstra, and writing about all the ways gratitude helps us develop as mentally healthy, kind people, and he recently published a book especially for teens using the 10 commandments as his model. 

Friday, January 20, 2023

Unity in the church

Is there a solution for the conflict in the unity appeals in Paul's letters, like 1 Corinthians 1:10 and the divisions in the church--not only THE church, but our local church congregation? It's not much comfort to see the local churches of the first century were very divided on many issues. Even if read in context about who baptized whom, Paul confirms the message in other letters. But in the 21st century, it is no better and Christians have had 2000 years to get it right.

The abortion conflict really does not allow for "unity." And we are at least a decade or two behind grappling with the genetic manipulation problem that technology has wrought. But the abortion/race/climate/border/gender factions are keeping us putting out fires so we don't have the energy or time to work together on other issues. If we can't agree that a 9 month old baby in the womb is a "life" worthy of protection, we're certainly not prepared to deal with designer babies, or using body parts of aborted babies to correct defects.

I can not pray for unity with people who say conservatives are perverse and obsessed with sex when they destroy life and believe the sexual abuse of trans surgery is OK.

When the U.S. has enough fuel to keep others from starving and we're asked to have unity on Biden's death policies, I just see no good in that.

Running drugs and sex trafficking when it could be stopped but Christians fight each other on what to do and take government grants to assist, is serving God how?

That's defiling the whole concept of unity in Christ. Maybe mercy. Yes, I can ask for God's mercy and grace for all of us. When I read of David's battles, I don't see him asking for unity with those who defy God's will.

Letter to God by a mother for her gay son

I've enjoyed listening to Becket Cook's podcasts. He's a celibate man who gave up the gay lifestyle 12 or 13 years ago after becoming a Christian (and that story alone is amazing). He has since attended seminary and has a popular podcast where he interviews many of the people from his former Hollywood life. But yesterday he told about a letter his mother wrote to God before his conversion, that he never knew about. His mother knew about his homosexuality, but she never condemned or nagged him and they remained very close speaking on the phone every night. His sister-in-law found the letter recently (mother died in 2016) and he reads it on his program. In the letter she claims many Bible verses for him and her, and lists about 12 specific requests including protection from HIV. If you have a child you're praying for who has left or never found the Christian life, perhaps you can be Becket's mom or St. Augustine's mother Monica. It's a beautiful prayer.

From the web page: The Becket Cook Show

"The Becket Cook Show was created by Becket Cook to discuss relevant topics and to crush the lies of culture with truth. Becket Cook was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from college, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of writing and acting, finding success in both. He eventually became a production designer working on fashion shoots for brands such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Gap, L'Oréal Paris, and Nike. Becket lived as a gay man until 2009, when he reluctantly agreed to attend a church service at which he was transformed by the gospel and gave his life to Christ. He also knew that homosexuality was a sin and that he could no longer live that life. Becket spends much of his time in ministry speaking at churches, universities, and conferences helping people understand this issue biblically, theologically, culturally, and personally. Becket graduated from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in 2017 with a Master of Arts in Theology."

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Vivek Ramaswamy on excellence

Take a look at the advice and wisdom of Vivek Ramaswamy, an American entrepreneur in the healthcare and technology sectors, . He was born in Cincinnati, and his wife is an Asst. Prof. at OSU. He says (paraphrase) "Excellence, not victimhood, should be our agenda." His 2021 book: Woke, Inc.: Inside corporate America's Social Justice Scam. His 2022 book: Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence. Although I think he is a Hindu, his publisher, Center Street, is a publisher of Christian books. I've seen him on various Fox programs, also podcast at PBD Podcast, (Patrick Bet-David). Sounds to me like he might be running for office--or maybe president.

More racist schools in Fairfax Co. or more sites of hidden documents?

Today on Bruce Hooley's show (98.5 FM Columbus) he was taking bets (not for real) on which numbers will increase faster--the number of schools in Fairfax Co. (DC) involved in the racist equity scandal (now up to 17), or the number of documents (now over 20?) and sites (is it 4 or 5) involved in Joe Biden's scandal. Either way, you know Democrats are involved at every step of the way. They are brushing off all their Jim Crow methods of the past.

The worst scandal, of course, is how the FBI and the media are treating two document situations, one far more serious than the other. Trump had a right to the documents and Biden didn't. Biden had his for 6 years in a variety of places not secured with one place paid for by the Chinese, the other in a house with his druggie son. What could possibly go wrong. The FBI raided Mar a Lago, but they are allowing Biden's lawyers to use kid gloves and blind folds to find and report is.

75% of the students cheated out of their merit scholarship reporting on college applications were Asian American. I'm betting not a one was Hispanic or Black.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Jimmy Carter doesn't get respect

 Well, I liked/like Jimmy Carter. To compare Biden with him as examples of poor presidents is ridiculous. Biden has been a crook and a liar since he found his home in the Democrat party. He has no match among our presidents in deviousness and dementia. I always thought Trump got more accomplished than any presidents in my voting life (1960- ), but now Biden has also made him look virtuous, honorable and brilliant, words I wouldn't have used before 2021.

Old letter--May 25, 2000--cleaning out the files

 What would I do without old letters cluttering up my computer files?  I'm trying to delete the dead wood, and found this from 2000. It must have been a slow day.  It was about 4 months before I retired.  My dad was still alive.  9/11 hadn't changed out lives. Obama hadn't poisoned the well. Bob was helping Dad with remodeling the Lustron and we would be there in the fall to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. I had fallen at work on a wet floor, and was still looking for help for the pain.

"My Dad called today to tell me Wanda Wiggins had mentioned me in her Pine Creek column in the Mt. Morris paper. I had written her a "fan" letter because even though I don't know anyone she talks about, her column has the folksy touch I like in a small town paper--like when you and your Mom wrote for the paper. I sent her my Tales from Pine Creek that I wrote for the family reunion in 1993. Because she grew up there and was the same age as my Aunt Lois, she really enjoyed it. Her children all went to Mt. Morris H.S., but were much younger than us.

I got a full two page e-mail/letter today from a guy in Indiana who has remodeled a Lustron. I asked him about replacing a bathtub, and I got a blow by blow description of everything he did--insulation, wiring--all the outlets he put in the kitchen. The guy was really into Lustrons!

I finally saw a doctor about my foot/leg problem from my fall on May 9. It just wasn't getting any better and my right leg and back were hurting from limping. He had it x-rayed and said there are no broken bones. There is a fluid build up from the bad bruising, and the fluid moves around, which is why some days it hurts and other days seem OK. So I'm to keep it elevated, use ice, and take an anti-inflammatory, which I still have from my rotator cuff problem. He also said I have all but 5% motion in my shoulder, and I could probably not worry about that--I think it is reverse psychology because I told him I hadn't been doing my exercises as I should.

We're going to the Lake house for Memorial Day week-end. I'm taking a vacation day so I'll have a 4 day week-end."

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Drag Queens and powerful Democrat Women

Drag is insulting to real women, so why would these prominent and powerful Democrat women be so eager to demean other women? It's complicated. Since the performers are gay men, women don't have to be threatened by their masculinity and instead cavort with fake women dressed in clown outfits. It's also a virtue signaling act for liberal women. And the American Library Association, which is primarily female in sensible shoes and little make-up, joins in on the game promoting drag queen story hours in tax supported libraries. Is it any wonder that Brown-Jackson can't tell us what a woman is?

"Representative Alexandria ­Ocasio-Cortez appears to be the biggest drag fan in the United States Congress. She posts opinions and predictions about RuPaul’s Drag Race to social media (which has brought his net worth to $65 million). She attends drag events privately and, according to Out magazine, is “a massive Valentina stan.” No surprise, then, that Ocasio-Cortez leveraged her 2018 electoral victory into an open request to serve as a Drag Race celebrity judge, a dream she fulfilled in 2020.

Ocasio-Cortez was not the first Congressional drag fan to appear in the Drag Race franchise. Representative Nancy Pelosi has made two appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, the first in 2018 and the second in 2022. Senator Elizabeth Warren made a video appearance at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC in 2019, the only 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to do so. In 2022, Vice President Kamala Harris appeared onstage with Drag Race winner ­Symone during a Capital Pride event. Later she hosted a Pride Month gathering at Number One Observatory Circle with Drag Race contestant Shangela, who was the first person ever to attend an event at the vice president’s official residence in drag. But Senator Kirsten Gillibrand outdid them all. In 2019, at New York City’s Elmo Lounge—“the über gay Chelsea restaurant,” in the words of the New York Daily News—she became the first U.S. presidential candidate to be interviewed by a drag queen."

Monday, January 16, 2023

Fairfax County up to Seven Schools hurting Asian American students

Now it's 7 schools in Fairfax County promoting "equity" by hurting other students. "These high schools include Annandale High School, West Potomac High School, John R Lewis High School, Edison High School, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Westfield High School, and Langley High School. The Virgina Governor told ABC 7, "They have a maniacal focus on equal outcomes for all students at all costs. And at the heart of the American dream, is excelling, is advancing, is stretching and recognizing that we have students that have different capabilities." He continued, "Some students have the ability to perform at one level, others need more help, and we have to allow students to run as fast as they can to dream the biggest dreams they can possibly dream and then go get them." Youngkin also said, "The reality is that we have a superintendent in Fairfax schools who has explicitly stated that her top objective is equal outcomes for all students, regardless of the price."

Virginia Gov Glenn Youngkin slams 7 Fairfax schools for hoodwinking merit students to boost 'equity' | MEAWW

George Santos lied, but it doesn't matter

George Santos is an embarrassment to our system for electing our representatives--his state (New York) should be ashamed for not checking on his background. And where was the New York Times? We (and maybe he) probably have no idea who he really is. But he can't match Joe Biden, who again told the same lies he's told before at the MLK event. His party just smiles and says, Well that's just good old Joe. A new twist was mispronouncing Ketanji Brown Jackson's name and saying she was one generation from Civil Rights movement to Supreme Court, as he skipped right over Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas.
I was thinking, that if a man can become a woman and we have to believe it because feelings matter more than truth, why can't he become an honest, upright, moral U.S. Representative just by speaking it and you all have to believe him?

Biden claimed in 1987 he graduated in the top half of his class at Syracuse College of Law. He was 76th in a class of 85.

Biden falsely claimed in 2022 he was arrested for trying to see Nelson Mandela in South Africa,
In 2021, Biden claimed in Idaho his “first job offer” was from a local lumber and wood products business, Boise Cascade. The company said there is “no record” of Biden’s claim.

Biden claimed in 2021 he visited Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, where 11 people were murdered in 2018. Biden did speak to the Tree of Life rabbi. He never visited the synagogue, as he claimed.

Biden claimed in 2022 he had visited Afghanistan and Iraq twice as president. The New York Post marked Biden’s claim as false.

Biden claimed in 2022 claimed he was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1965 by the late Sen. J. Caleb Boggs (R-DE). A search of Boggs’ records fails to produce evidence to support Biden’s claim.

Biden has falsely claimed twice in 2022 that his late son Beau died in Iraq. Beau died at a Maryland hospital.

Biden falsely claimed in 2019 that he never discussed business deals with Hunter. But Joe Biden left Hunter a voicemail in 2018 about a business deal with Chinese energy giant CEFC, directly contradicting Joe Biden’s statement in 2019.

Biden falsely claimed in 2022 he passed “student loan forgiveness.” But no student loan legislation has been passed through Congress.

Biden claimed in 2022 he was “sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community at home, politically.” But Biden told the BBC he is Irish. Media reports suggest Biden is five-eighths Irish, stemming from two Irish families.

Biden falsely claimed the price of gas is “down from over $5 when I took office.” The day before former President Donald Trump left office, the national average price of gas was $2.38. 
"Biden told congregants at Georgia’s Ebenezer Baptist Church on the Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day that he began his career as a mid-20th-century civil rights activist. Biden said he “started off as a 22-year-old kid on the east side in the civil rights movement.” (He had denied this in 1978).

"Biden also told congregants at the Ebernezer Baptist Church that he went to a predominantly black church as a teenager." He didn't.

"During an overtly political speech marking the two-year anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, Biden falsely claimed that Officer William “Billy” Evans died as a result of “threats by these sick [Jan. 6] insurrectionists.

Contrary to the president’s assertion, Evans was killed three months after the Jan. 6 riot in April 2021 by a Nation of Islam supporter who killed the officer by running him down with a car. The instance marks the second occasion in which Biden has conflated Evans’s death with the events of Jan. 6."

"During a speech on Nov. 1, Biden incorrectly claimed the United States has “the lowest inflation rate of almost any country in the world.”

As of September, the rate of inflation in the U.S. is 8.2 percent. Even though countries use different measures to calculate their inflation rates, the U.S. still had a larger increase in the cost of goods and services than many developed countries including Canada (6.9 percent), Japan (3 percent), Australia (7.3 percent), and Italy (5.79). 
While many countries around the globe are suffering from price hikes, the U.S. inflation rate quadrupled, rising faster than Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Brazil, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, Japan, India, China, and others"

"Biden similarly told voters in New Hampshire in November of 2021 that his house burned down with First Lady Jill Biden inside of it." But it was a kitchen fire and fire dept. put it out within 20 min.

"During remarks at the Democratic National Committee Reception on Sept. 22, Biden falsely claimed the Roman Catholic Church caved on allowing exceptions for abortions in the case of rape and incest."

"In a “climate crisis” speech about fossil fuels in Massachusetts on July 20, 2022, Biden incorrectly claimed that he has cancer caused by oil pollution in his home state. Biden said that growing up, pollution in Delaware was so bad that his mother had to use windshield wipers to “get literally the oil slick off the window.”

"During a speech about the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision, Biden claimed he had written “a number of law review articles” about the right to privacy referenced in the now-overturned Roe v. Wade decision." It didn't happen.

"Biden blames Trump for what he says is an excessive amount of executive orders, the facts show Biden is on track to outpace the former president’s executive authority tally. During his first few months in office, Biden clocked more than 42 orders. Trump, on the other hand, issued 33."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today the nation pauses to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Always up for a photo-op, Democrats gather to hear Biden beat the dead horse of voting rights* and ignore that MLK was a Christian, a Republican and didn't lead riots in the street. King didn't march for equity, but equality. He had his battles with police, but I doubt he would support defunding them and hurting minority communities. He had his battles with the FBI and struggled with a bureaucratic, intrusive federal government, just as we do today. He would be thrilled with the huge advances Blacks made during the Trump administration. In fact, the MLK of the 1960s would probably not support the goals and mission of the Democrat party of 2023.

* Voter turn out for blacks was higher than whites in 2008 and 2012--there is no voting rights problem when there is someone they want to vote for. Biden doesn't attract them.

Speaking of photos, I tend to agree with those who are objecting to the new statue unveiled in Boston. Some say it's pornographic, including children and his relatives. "This is awful,” the British rapper and podcaster Zuby added in a tweet."

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Paul Johnson has died at 94

"Paul Johnson, prolific journalist and best-selling popular historian, has died at 94. The range of his writing’s subject matter was astonishing: from Egyptology and the history of the Jews and Christianity to that of the United States; from studies of Mozart, Napoleon, and Darwin to art history and the history of modern times. He was, as this range might suggest, vastly knowledgeable and possessed of an elephantine memory. He was also a formidable polemicist: indeed, it was as if he were born with polemic in his blood."

I have his A History of the American People, c1997. Amazing writer. Originally a Leftist and Socialist, he moved to the Right when he realized what it actually was. Unfortunately, Johnson wrote very loooong books--about 1,000 pages with 2,000 notes. So I haven't finished the book.

Knowledge and Verve: Remembering Paul Johnson (

"There’s an old joke that academics bitterly complain about popular historians for the high sin of publishing books people enjoy reading. Few working journalists have written history with as much elan and narrative force as the British author Paul Johnson, who died this week at age 94." Wall St. Journal

The time line of the Classified Documents taken by Vice President Biden

"The Presidential Records Act requires all presidential and vice-presidential documents to be transferred to the National Archives once the official leaves office. Classified information is not permitted to be in private possession outside of strict rules and controls.

Unlike the case of former President Trump's documents, which is also under investigation, President Biden is not claiming to have had a right to possess the classified documents. In fact, he says he does not know their contents. Trump, on the other hand, had been actively negotiating with authorities, arguing he had a right to the documents, when the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago home on August 8, confiscated and photographed the documents, then leaked information and photos to the press."

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Alert on the latest racist trigger word--field

Part of Wokeism is to gain power (it's a type of colonialism and the invading country is called Woke) and control over the language. Now they've come for the word "field" because . . .are you ready for this?--slaves used to go in the field to harvest? That's why there are so many people in the D.I.E. departments at universities soaking up the tuition money--someone is hired to sift through the dictionary, idioms, music, slang and comedy routines and find racist language.

USC will no longer use the word 'field' over racist 'connotations' (

Obesity in children--drugs and surgery?

Since drugs and surgery are working so well for the wallets of medical centers and Big Pharma for "treating" gender confusion in children, now "they" (probably 2 people with a government grant) want the same treatment for children who are overweight or obese. "They" want to skip right over stop eating garbage and get off your butt, and go right to surgery. Children don't buy the family's groceries, adults do that. And really, how many people who've had that drastic surgery as adults have slipped back after 5 or 10 years? It's a very hard and difficult decision, but now they want to get their hands and knives on children who can't fight back.

I sure hope there are doctors with common sense who push back. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" needs to be brought back and brushed off.

Friday, January 13, 2023

A good Climate year

"2022 has been a good year in terms of climate, and it also reaffirms the positive trends toward a reduction in the intensity of climate change in many of the main indicators: temperature, Arctic sea-ice extent, sea level, and extreme phenomena. Let us not be fooled by those supported by our taxes. We have nothing to fear from climate change now or in the foreseeable future. Richard Feynman, one of the best physicists of the 20th century, said in 1966 that “science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts”, and Stuart Firestein teaches us that ignorance is the fuel that makes science advance. Those who believe they know what is wrong with the climate, who refuse to accept their ignorance, are not advancing science, but hindering its progress by slowing it down. They do not deserve to be called scientists because they do not serve the cause of science, which is to increase knowledge. They are only trying to line their pockets by defending an orthodoxy of clear political interest. It is clear why the climate panel is called “intergovernmental.”

I'm no scientist, but then neither are a lot of those who claim the title. Here's my take as a retired librarian; when there's drought in California, they whine climate change, and when it rains too much, they cry climate change, and when they have no plan to keep the reservoirs full, they blame climate change. It keeps the bureaucrats fat and the professors published.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

How is the University of Pennsylvania involved in the latest Biden document scandal?

University that housed Biden center pressed to end FBI China spy probe after big Beijing donations | Just The News

Big China connection during the years UPenn was paying Biden almost a million to be "faculty."

"The University of Pennsylvania, the Ivy League institution which collected tens of millions of dollars from China while paying Joe Biden and hosting his foreign policy think tank, successfully pressured the Biden Justice Department to end an FBI counterespionage program targeting Beijing's increasing influence within U.S. academia.

Attorney General Merrick Garland shut down the FBI's so-called China initiative in February 2022 shortly after more than 160 members of the University of Pennsylvania faculty signed and made public an open letter demanding the program be shuttered, on the grounds that it amounted to racial profiling. The faculty letter was part of a larger university battle against the program. " Tucker Carlson on the Penn Biden Center.

ALA again touts banned books

 The ALA is The American Library Association. LJ (Library Journal) is its publication. It's one of the many professional and non-profit organizations on the left that drum up support by claiming the USA is racist and corrupt and only their members can save it. ALA is right up there with ACLU and George Soros' Open Society. Once a year ALA does a Banned Books week/month (I've forgotten) in the fall, but now with all the trans and LGBT hoopla, it's expanded to Winter. No books are ever banned by a public library except by their own staff in the back room, even if parents parade and riot, they wouldn't do it. Plus there are many ways to get books in this country--just ask a drag queen, for instance, or even local churches sponsor pride events. I picked up a card game at Marc's this morning and put it back when I saw it was promoting rainbow LGBT values on the box cover. It's not like it's a hidden topic. It's 2% of the population getting 30% of the news, art, school curriculum, movies, fashion and advertising/graphics for packaging and selling everything from tooth paste to dog food.

What does happen at the library is something like this: a tax paying parent or other adult may ask why such a book or subscription has been purchased when Christian books are excluded. Or why when a pornographic title is taking up shelf space is patron's favorite hobby considered too esoteric or little used for purchase. The one title most consistently "banned" is the Bible.

Complaining is not banning. Asking for proportion or fairness is not banning. Advocating for children not to be abused with surgery or hormones is not banning information. Requesting that U.S. history not be defamed and ridiculed is not racial discrimination. And right-wing activists have the same rights as the Green-go climate activists, the BLM supporters, and the remove the borders advocates. They pay taxes too.

"Brooklyn Public Library’s Nick Higgins, Amy Mikel, Karen Keys, Jackson Gomes, and Leigh Hurwitz have been named LJ’s 2023 Librarians of the Year for their work on Books Unbanned, providing free ebook access to teens and young adults nationwide to help defy rising book challenges across the country. In 2022 Brooklyn Public Library’s Books Unbanned Team began providing free ebook access to teens and young adults nationwide, defying rising book challenges across the count. In the past year, book challenges became part of the national discourse. Efforts to censor what materials U.S. kids, teens, and young adults can access—primarily content about race and LGBTQIA+ issues—are increasing, often in the places those resources are needed most. From January to August 2022, the American Library Association (ALA) logged 681 attempts to ban or restrict access to 1,651 unique titles—the highest number of challenges since ALA began tracking them. From July 2021 to June 2022, the freedom of expression nonprofit PEN America’s Index of School Book Bans listed 2,532 instances of individual books being banned, affecting 1,648 titles. It has become increasingly clear to many that these censorship efforts go beyond complaints from individual concerned parents. Libraries and classrooms have become the targets of coordinated political campaigns frequently led and/or funded by right-wing activists. As a large and well-resourced institution in the relatively liberal jurisdiction of New York City, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is well positioned to ensure access to the full range of books it deems valuable for its community of readers. The library also provides free digital cards to New York State residents, and previously offered out-of-state cards for a fee. But several staff members, as well as President and CEO Linda E. Johnson, felt that BPL could—and should—do more for those beyond the borough’s borders.” (Library Journal, Jan. 3, 2023)

How to lie with statistics. 2022 showed a 23% decease in Black characters in children's "best sellers." Duh. Look what happened in 2020. All the publishers (that's the key--it's money) and all the librarians (they can make or break a publisher's decision) rushed to stock up on titles with black face/black characters, no matter the quality of illustration or writing style. After the media began running other stories (like hate Trump, or Covid), the choices dropped as did demand. So by 2022, the unusually high number had dropped.

Here's another one: Only 12.12% of children’s books are about black or African characters. Hmm. 18.7% of the population are Hispanic/Latino. Black is between 12% and 14% depending on how mixed race is counted. White is between 60-70%, depending on how mixed race is counted. Also only about 7.64% of children's books have black authors; so that means white authors are incorporating more black characters. White authors of children's books write about all topics, but black authors write over 91% about back characters, Is that good or racist? (Wordsrated. com Mar. 22, 2022).

Fairfax County schools aren't Fair, they are woke

Thomas Jefferson High School in Fairfax, VA is an outstanding school with competition to enroll. Now its reputation is besmirched by some equity administrators who decided they could help black students by hurting Asian students. Why are there no calls for equity in sports? What if only 13% of all football scholarships could go to blacks and 7% had to be Asians? Now they are finding out it might be "systemic," with more than TJ administrators in on the game.

Racism is ugly. It's ugly when it's used against blacks and Mexicans and it's ugly when it's used against Whites and Asians. When we allow these D.I.E. mission and goals to infect our schools, businesses, military, award shows, investments, and churches it's just Jim Crow 2.0 in black face. And Jim Crow laws from the 1880s to the 1960s were a Democrat party method to choose winners and losers on the basis of race. Now the anti-white, anti-Asian push is being used to divide our nation and to make others sit in the back of the bus.

So long, Joe

It looks like Democrats (whoever is in charge) will use the hidden documents in the closets to bring down Biden. They didn't want him running in 2024. Too much a liability. When CBS breaks with a story that makes Trump look good and Biden bad, and the night time vigilante comedians turn on him, it's just starting to look painful. The way these guys do business, those documents that vice presidents can't even have, could have been planted. After all, it's been going on over 6 years, and no one wondered where they were? NARA, DoJ, CIA, and his handlers?

He'll retire to spend more time with his family--many of whom should be in prison.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Twitter, Big Government, Big Pharma and J-6

With all we've learned from the recent Twitter dumps about the 2016 and 2020 elections and Covid vaccine and the role of Big Pharma and the government have had in stomping on the First Amendment and the enormity and seriousness of how that destroys our nation, it's time for all the J-6 people to be freed, exonerated and paid reparations. A group of angry citizens infiltrated by the corrupt FBI, CIA, DoJ, and the role of Nancy Pelosi, the DC police and mayor puts the U.S. beyond the 3rd world or Soviet justice system.
And the citizens and the media already knew about the laptop and how the gov't spread the rumors with media's cooperation that it was Russian "disinformation." So now we find out Joe Biden's personal guards and lackeys found top secret documents in his clocked closet before the mid-terms and kept it quiet. To add the the alphabet soup departments, that escape involves yet another swamp creature, the NARA (national archives), which apparently in 6 years had never noticed they were missing, yet jumped all over the Mar-a-lago documents in a closet. I've often told you how left leaning librarians are, but they are nothing compared to archivists.
This smells worse than a street in Pelosi's district in San Francisco. And no matter how they try to flush it into the ocean, I think some of this is going to stick.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Summer School of Faith 2022, Vatican II

This would have been the 10th year of this series, however it didn't meet in 2020 because of Covid.  It is excellent, and Charles Craigmile is always interesting and entertaining. Vatican II, 60 years With Charles Craigmile

"Explore the documents of Vatican II, the institution of reforms, the ideal and the real regarding Vatican II. You've heard a lot about it--now dive into what the council was all about!
Class 1: Dei Verbum – Dogmatic Constitution On Revelation (Persons and Propositions)
Class 2: Lumen Gentium – Dogmatic Constitution On the Church (True and False Reform)
Class 3: Sacrosanctum Concilium – Constitution On the Liturgy (Active Participation)
Class 4: Gaudium et Spes – Pastoral Constitution on The Church in the Modern World (Nature and Grace)
Class 5: Other Topics from the Council Theological themes – interpretation and development of doctrine Ecumenism Religious Liberty 

Recommended Bibliography:
The Documents of Vatican II, Walter Abbott, SJ, 1966
An Introduction to Vatican II, Matthew Levering, 2017 (Excellent!)
Vatican II Collection, Word on Fire, Bishop Barron, 2021
Reclaiming Vatican II, Father Blake Britton, 2021
The Disputed Teachings of Vatican II, Thomas G. Guarino, 2018
The Rhine Flows into the Tiber, Father Ralph Wiltgen, SVD, 1966
Introduction to Christianity, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 1968

I'll add the other links as I find them.

Norma’s ABC’s of Democrat corruption

CIA censorship and collusion
Diversity Inclusion and Equity
Education, Department of
Green New Deal
Homeland Security, Department of
Interference, Election
Justice, Department of
Kerry, John
Laptop, Hunter Biden’s
Mail in Ballots
National Security Council, Biden’s
Open Society Foundation—George Soros’ grants 
Perkins Coie
Questions, Biden answering
Russia, Russia, Russia
Ukraine—VP leveraged $1 billion in aid and Hunter gets $83,000/month from Burisma
Vaccine mandates
Xi Jingping
You Tube, Google, Facebook, Twitter social media collusion with government

Monday, January 09, 2023

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty , former hero of the pandemic,

Jeffrey Tucker comments on our intellectual class: "It’s a terrible reality now that you are far more likely to get clear thought from anyone who is not dependent on the system they are denouncing. A chef at a restaurant, a specialist in dry-wall installation, a barber, or a bartender is freer to tell the truth than the faculty of Harvard, Yale, and Oxford. I have no fix for this problem. I’m merely observing it."

Sunday, January 08, 2023

Epiphany of the Lord

Happy Epiphany of the Lord. Epiphany is one of the big three in Christian celebrations, but not all Christians have the same day and some fundamentalists think it's not in the Bible (it is), and don't have a special day. We also sing about it in the familiar song, "The 12 days of Christmas." Technically, the 12th day was January 5, and the actual celebration is January 6. But some feast days are "moveable" and you'll need to check your calendar all year for Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and Advent. This holy day celebrates the appearance of the Wise Men from the East described in Matt. 2 bearing gifts (also a prophecy in Isaiah 60). Some Eastern traditions also commemorate Jesus' Baptism and his first miracle at Cana on this day. No one really knows how many kings there were, the three Magi comes from the 3 gifts. There could have been 25 or 50 or 100. That's not the point--they came to worship a king. Here's what I found at Christian Post, Jan. 6, 2023.
"Epiphany, otherwise known as Feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day, is, along with Christmas and Easter, one of the three principal and oldest festival days in the Church. Traditionally marked on Jan. 6, Epiphany — which comes from epiphaneia, Greek for “manifestation" — is typically celebrated by Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Anglicans and some Eastern Orthodox churches.

While some traditions link Epiphany with the “wise men” from the East who sojourned to Bethlehem for Jesus’ birth, some Orthodox traditions say it’s more aligned with the baptism of Christ,"

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Is this a thrill killing asks Judge Jeanine of Fox

 I heard Judge Jeanine Pirro of The Five on Fox mention suspected killer of 4 students, Bryan Kohberger, in a comment about the thrill killing of Bobby Frank by Leopold and Loeb in 1924. Loeb was killed in prison, but Leopold was paroled in 1958 to the Church of the Brethren Service commission and served in Puerto Rico. My memory is a little fuzzy after 65 years, but a young man I was dating in college served with him the summer of 1958.  I remember when he returned and came to see me in Mt. Morris he brought me a long play record of Puerto Rican music.

A Second Chance at Life: From Convicted Murderer to Brethren Service Volunteer – Brethren Historical Library and Archives

Identity politics and the Left

I subscribe to "New Criterion," and it must have had a great ad, because I doubt I've read more than 2-3 articles in my first 6 issues. But Roger Kimball has a good editorial in January 2023 issue, that I'll just give a tease:

"If chattel slavery hadn’t existed in the United States, the Left would have had to invent it. What we mean is that the idea of slavery has become so dear to the disciples of identity politics that without its moral sanction they would be lost. Absent the original sin of slavery, the entire racialist racket that holds our society hostage would sputter to an inglorious halt. The race hustlers promoting 'affirmative action' (i.e., race- or sex-based discrimination) would be out of business, as would the real-estate magnates and firebugs of Black Lives Matter. Ditto the angry historical fantasists behind The 1619 Project.. . .

Anti-racism, microaggression, knocking down statues of saints, white supremacy--you know the deal. Yet slavery has existed since the beginning of history, and particularly flourished in Africa, and still does. Even Biden's administration looks away while women and children enter servitude to pay their passage across the border in sex slavery. People anxious to make a new life come from all over the world to flood our borders.

And I've said something similar about poverty. We have so many programs to fight poverty from the government and non-profits (including churches) that if poverty disappeared tomorrow, we'd have to reinvent it or have millions of unemployed staffers and CEOs who would be out of work. Race hustlers and poverty pimps. It's far more than a cottage industry--it's big business.

Happy 180th Anniversary

When John William Corbett was born in 1816, in Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Corbett, was 32 and his mother, Mary Polly GRISHAM, was 24. He married Elizabeth Eudaley on 5 January 1843, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 9 April 1907, at the age of 91, and was buried in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States. John Patton Corbett was the 11th of his 12 children.

History of this name: This is the name of a family descended from Hugh Corbet, a Norman baron who settled in Shropshire following the Norman Conquest. One of his descendants, Sir Richard Corbet, was granted land near Shrewsbury in 1223; since the 13th century, this place has been known as Moreton Corbet. The name was taken from Shropshire to Scotland in the 12th century and to northern Ireland in the 17th century, and thence to North America by at least one group of bearers of the name.

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

The radicalization of race

Many of the practices and principles of DEI violate the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act. DEI suppresses rights of some while elevating the rights of others. Numerical quotas, government race-conscious policies, and speech codes do nothing to close the real disparities of achievement, because they do not address the root causes. Simon Fraser University professor Karen Ferguson had it right when she wrote that Bundy and his men dealt with the “psycho-cultural and therapeutic issue of black identity without having to deal with the structural and material issues that initially fostered the call for black self-determination.”

That is still the lethal charge against DEI. It works to eradicate all the best aspects of the American experiment that have brought prosperity and possibility to so many: the rule of law, respect for individual rights, and equal treatment under the law. DEI is leading the country to the tyranny of collective rights, where people’s fates are in the hands of elites.

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Glossary and Definitions for Military Transgenderism

Note the definition for RLE. That means the male or female in their original sex as born, as created by God, may be sleeping, bathing, toileting with members of the other sex before taking hormones or surgery. The example I was reading was what the commanding officer does when HE becomes pregnant if he hasn't completed, or begun, the transition. This apparently is why we have birthing persons.

DoDI 1300.28, April 30, 2021 Change 1, December 20, 2022



AC Active Component

BCA body composition assessment

DEERS Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System

DHA Defense Health Agency

DoDI DoD instruction

DSM-5 American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fifth Edition

DTP Delayed Training Program

ETP exception to policy

HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

MPDATP Military Personnel Drug Abuse Testing Program

MTF military medical treatment facility

PHI protected health information PII personally identifiable information

PRT physical readiness testing

RC Reserve Component

RLE real life experience

ROTC Reserve Officer Training Corps

SCCC Service Central Coordination Cell

TRICARE Military Health Care

USCG United States Coast Guard

USD(P&R) Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness


These terms and their definitions are for the purpose of this issuance.

TERM                                              DEFINITION
cross-sex hormone therapy The use of feminizing hormones in an individual assigned male at birth based on traditional biological indicators or the use of masculinizing hormones in an individual assigned female at birth. A common medical treatment associated with gender transition.
DTP A program established by the Secretary of the Army to provide a personnel accounting category for members of the Army Selected Reserve to be used for categorizing members of the Selected Reserve who have not completed the minimum training required for deployment or who are otherwise not available for deployment.
gender dysphoria A marked incongruence between one’s experienced or expressed gender and assigned gender of at least 6 months’ duration, as manifested by conditions specified in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fifth Edition (DSM-5), page 452, which is associated with clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
gender identity An individual’s internal or personal sense of gender, which may or may not match the individual’s biological sex.
gender marker Data element in DEERS that identifies a Service member’s gender. Service members are expected to adhere to all military standards associated with their gender marker in DEERS and use military berthing, bathroom, and shower facilities in accordance with the DEERS gender marker.
gender transition is complete A Service member has completed the medical care identified or approved by a military medical provider in a documented medical treatment plan as necessary to achieve stability in the self-identified gender.
gender transition process Gender transition in the military begins when a Service member receives a diagnosis from a military medical provider indicating the Service member’s gender transition is medically necessary, and concludes when the Service member’s gender marker in DEERS is changed and the Service member is recognized in the self-identified gender.
human and functional support network Support network for a Service member that may be informal (e.g., friends, family, co-workers, social media.) or formal (e.g., medical professionals, counselors, clergy).
medically necessary Health-care services or supplies necessary to prevent, diagnose, or treat an illness, injury, condition, disease, or its symptoms, and that meet accepted standards of medicine.
mental health provider A medical provider who is licensed, credentialed, and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions and is privileged at a Military MTF (in the direct care system). Private care sector civilian TRICARE authorized mental health providers may be involved in a specific Active Duty Service member’s care. These providers are credentialed through the managed care support contractors.
military medical provider Any military, government service, or contract civilian health care professional who, in accordance with regulations of a Military Department or DHA, is credentialed and granted clinical practice privileges to provide health care services within the provider’s scope of practice in a Military MTF.
non-urgent medical treatment The care required to diagnose and treat problems that are not life or limb threatening or that do not require immediate attention.
PHI Individually identifiable health information (as defined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule) that, except as provided in this issuance, is transmitted or maintained by electronic or any other form or medium. PHI excludes individually identifiable health information in employment records held by a DoD covered entity in its role as employer. Information that has been de-identified in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule is not PHI.
PII Information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual. Defined in OMB Circular No. A-130.
RLE The phase in the gender transition process during which the individual begins living socially in the gender role consistent with their self-identified gender. RLE may or may not be preceded by the commencement of cross-sex hormone therapy, depending on the medical treatment associated with the individual Service member, cadet, or midshipman’s gender transition. The RLE phase is also a necessary precursor to certain medical procedures, including gender transition surgery. RLE generally encompasses dressing in the new gender, as well as using self-identified gender berthing, bathroom, and shower facilities.
SCCC Service-level cell of experts created to provide multi-disciplinary (e.g., medical, legal) advice and assistance to commanders regarding service by transgender Service members, cadets, or midshipmen and gender transition in the military.
self-identified gender The gender with which an individual identifies.
stable in the self-identified gender The absence of clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning associated with a marked incongruence between an individual’s experienced or expressed gender and the individual’s biological sex. Continuing medical care including, but not limited to, cross-sex hormone therapy may be required to maintain a state of stability.
transgender Service member Service member who has received a medical diagnosis indicating that gender transition is medically necessary, including any Service member who intends to begin transition, is undergoing transition, or has completed transition and is stable in the self-identified gender.
transition Period of time when individuals change from the gender role associated with their sex assigned at birth to a different gender role. For many people, this involves learning how to live socially in another gender role. For others, this means finding a gender role and expression that are most comfortable for them. Transition may or may not include feminization or masculinization of the body through cross-sex hormone therapy or other medical procedures. The nature and duration of transition are variable and individualized.

A mother's love

I try to use Brave for my search engine, but occasionally I get thrown into an MSN site which feeds me all the latest dirt on celebrities. They seem to die awfully young--as was this announcement about a gay porn star who worked for oddly named studios--names I couldn't repeat here. In any case "a woman [who] identified herself as his mother . . . wrote, “Thank you for all of your kind words. [He] was a light in this world and he is now a light in Heaven…. He is also with all of his friends and family who went before him…. [When he died,] He was at someone’s home whom we don’t know where that was or who he was with. This is not a message of blame.” The announcement went on to say he'd been living in a medical care facility being treated for something not explained.

Really, life is hard on the wild side.

Monday, January 02, 2023

Sunday, January 01, 2023

What is the Average American?

We hear a lot about "the average American" but what exactly is that?

According to the Washington Post, the average American is a woman. 

50.8% of Americans are women.

is white and not Hispanic. 60.7%

is 52 years old.

has a bachelor’s degree.

works in health or education.

earns $889.62 per week (figures are from 2018).

lives in a city.

is politically independent but tends to vote Democrat.

has a 26.1 minute commute.

is married and living with spouse.

is an evangelical Baptist.

disapproves of Trump’s performance….(in 2018) but believes that he has strengthened the economy.

There are a few other points listed, but read the linked article and make up your own mind.