Monday, 24 June 2013

All the News for a Laughing Fit


"Snowden, US engaged in intercontinental game of cat-and-mouse" Cat and mouse? Right! As in "Tom and Jerry!" Flat-footed Uncle Sam is no match for the fleet-footed techie, it seems. And all those "friendly" nations laughing up their sleeves as they secretly abet the artful dodger under the solemn pretext of "legal procedures" just adds to the worldwide hilarity.
Grrrls! Are we going to take this sitting down? He's already been ordained a full-fledged "she" by the journos: ". . . to let her use the girl’s bathroom . . ." (my emphasis) they advise. Ah yes, the old question-begging pronoun maneuver, routinely employed by liberal journos in order to co-opt the reader into accepting as a given what in fact is in dispute. Aka brainwashing lite. All part of an updated, Westernized version of the Soviet-era game of Samizdat, where the subversively minded consumer must mentally decode the quasi-official equivocations and then reassemble them with the requisite scare quotes now in place. 

Update: Snowden is still cooling his heels in Moscow. Why? Let's hope he's not going rockstar like that idiot Asange. Move your ass, techie, or it's going to get kicked!

Obama's Climate Plans Face Yearslong Fight  But first, how about a plan for Sunday's tee-off forecast? 


The New F-Word: Father! Wrong! The new F word is none other than feminism itself. Most under-thirty women dread any contact with the movement. They've seen what it can do to a human brain: total dissociation from reality. Witness the toll it's taken on one Kathleen Parker, self-described conservative and author of the absurd title Save the Males. Women are gaining supremacy everywhere, she claims in the link article. Except, as she fails to note, where it really counts: not in the college wymins studies seminar but in the nation's boardrooms. Wasn't it just last month that American women were being exhorted to "lean in" more? (Don't lean in too far, ladies, or the PowerPoint may get lost in the embonpoint.) And just last week Obama was going through the annual hand wringing ritual over those stubborn "gender injustices" that just won't go away. Parker, who works out of a number of mainstream sites and talk shows, evidently believes that men are moping around desperate for a little tea and sympathy from their distaff displacers. No doubt her male colleagues in the mainstream circus, who typically - and scandalously - outnumber, out-rank and out-lean the females, are crying - all the way to the bank!    

Fact is, the only people down on men and fathers are the journos themselves and their Hollywood relatives. It's a closed loop, of course, one side feeding the other's fantasies. And the only reason they're getting away with it is the fact that men are still on top. And so they're expected to suck it up with a smile. And who wouldn't smile at such a silly title as Save the Males? Thar she blows, Kathleen.
In business and hitech, in high pay trades and big industry, it remains what James Brown said it was, a man's world. So, do the numbers, ladies, but be forewarned, because as Barbie (long since censored) once said, "Math is tough!" 

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