Archive | February 2019

IT SEEMS TO ME….Forbidden words

WRITTEN BY: BILL BOWSER

 

I have always been amused by the many oddities of our society. That there are forbidden words makes no sense to me. Of course I’m referring to common curse words and derogatory terms. (That there are certain body parts which must be hidden from public view is also a concept that is beyond my understanding, but that’s a topic for another discussion.)

Why does society condemn the use of one term, but embrace the use of other terms with the same definition? What is it that makes a word vulgar? Why do we have that concept? How can there be good words and bad words? We don’t have good colors and bad colors. Who decides which words are bad and what criterion is used to differentiate them from good words? Why do we say bad words when something bad happens? This is really quite bizarre.

None of this makes any sense to me, but it seems to be changing. Everyday I find what I consider coarse language on otherwise respectable websites that would have been absolutely unacceptable when I was growing up. In 1964 a stand-up comedian named Lenny Bruce was convicted of obscenity in New York for using vulgarity in his act. The language posted on social media by millennials today is as vulgar as anything he said.

Just last week I was in my favorite family restaurant waiting for my adult daughters and their families. It was Monday, which was the day that young children eat free, so there were many young families with their children there. I happened to look up and see a woman, who I guessed was about 50 years old, who was waiting at the cashier to pay her bill. She was wearing a black coat with large red lettering across the back which said “YOU’RE MINE MOTHERF****R” (It was not censored as I’ve shown it.) I thought it was really inappropriate. It is difficult for me to remain indifferent to such coarseness, but then I’m reminded how silly it is for society to dictate that some words should not be spoken or displayed in public.

Writers today seem incapable of writing a paragraph without including an assortment of so-called four letter words. I’m actually somewhat ambivalent about this. On one hand the use of four letter words by so many people seems really inappropriate, but on the other hand if we abandon the concept of bad words, then the issue goes away. I have long considered the use of swear words a crutch for a lame brain, but who knows. We’ll just have to wait and see how this unfolds.

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THE SPHINX—-SHIPS, SEX, AND STUFF

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https://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-infiltrating-u-s-education-system-in-propaganda-coup/

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The Editor:  Is the sleazy sex ring for billionaires over, LL ?

Yacht Cat:  Not yet.   Arthur Blank,  the Atlanta Falcons owner, spends his money on yachts instead of prostitutes.

https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/24/arthur-blank-yacht-atlanta-falcons-nfl/

Here is a healthy attitude toward sex and politics.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/feb/24/dolly-parton-on-sexual-politics-ive-probably-hit-on-some-people-myself

The FDA, EPA, and Consumer Protection Bureau are all run by business insiders.  They have gotten worse under Trump.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/opioid-epidemic-did-the-fda-ignite-the-crisis-60-minutes/

Trump is a racist for protecting gays.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/02/22/beyond-parody-lgbt-magazine-says-its-racist-for-trump-to-demand-iran-stop-killing-gay-people-n2542076

Social Security is trying to stay solvent.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/22/social-security-expansion-bill-poised-to-gain-traction-in-congress.html

Parents are suing Planned Parenthood for not killing their baby.  Only in America.

https://www.redstate.com/alexparker/2019/02/22/biana-coons-cristobal-ruiz-planned-parenthood-lawsuit-child-support/

KING ARTHUR AND THE OLD UGLY WOMAN

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The young beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared ugly, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half.

Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day….or night?

Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends; but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old ugly woman? Or, would he prefer having a hideous woman during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments?

What would YOU do?

What Lancelot chose is below.

BUT….make YOUR choice before you scroll down.


OKAY?

Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself.

Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

Now….what is the moral to this story?


The moral is…..


If you don’t let a woman have her own way…

Things are going to get ugly..
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THE SPHINX—-ETHICAL REGULATIONS

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/25/apollo-11-review-eye-opening-documentary-is-a-five-star-triumph

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The Editor:  Who needs ethical regulations, LL  ?     Congress.

Fair Cat:  Congress and the ” social media “.  England has the right idea.  Maybe we could make them put a crawl across the screens saying  ” THIS IS AN OPINION ” on every thing.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-privacy-britain/facebook-needs-independent-ethical-oversight-uk-lawmakers-idUSKCN1Q7005

A little won’t hurt you.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/02/18/grand-canyon-tourists-exposed-radiation-safety-manager-says/2876435002/

https://news.gallup.com/poll/246800/record-high-name-government-important-problem.aspx

They are watching.

https://www.twincities.com/2019/02/14/minneapolis-stabbing-1993-dna-cold-case-murder-jerry-westrom/

Maybe they are making M&Ms or Agent Orange upstream.

https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/untamed-lowcountry/article226203480.html

So long George.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/18/sailor-kissing-woman-vj-day-photo-times-square-dies/2904579002/

THE SPHINX—OOPS & OTHER STUFF

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https://hotair.com/archives/2019/02/22/daily-show-jussie-smollett-spoof-funny/

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The  Editor:   Is oops about mistakes, LL ?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/02/25/supreme-court-smacked-down-the-ninth-circuit-and-progressives-all-with-one-deci-n2542191

It’s Not Right Cat:  Mostly.  Our first article is about a man worth seven  ( 7 ) BILLION dollars who visits a cheap sex shop.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/is-robert-kraft-married-and-how-many-children-does-he-have.html/

This type of illegal business is made possible by not enforcing immigration laws and crooked local officials.  Human trafficking is another word for slavery or sex-slavery.

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/crime/martin-county/2019/02/22/human-trafficking-florida-sex-spas-tens-millions-dollars/2952861002/

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/illegal-center-estimates-border/2019/02/21/id/903711/

Don’t let your buddies get this fat.

https://nypost.com/video/fat-cat-gets-stuck-trying-to-wiggle-through-chair/

Obama’s shrine is meeting opposition.  This is not a presidential library.  The library is on-line.   

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/federal-judge-delivers-another-blow-to-obamas-presidential-center

The IRS should investigate this SKANK.

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/emily-ward/pelosis-chief-staff-speaker-will-release-tax-returns-if-and-when-she-runs

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This is the song I would like played for my Grandsons at my memorial service….It is my dream for them and could not be sung more beautifully by anyone else. -Sheila Tolley-

 

 

 

I Hope You Dance
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’
Don’t let some Hellbent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to sellin’ out, reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance (Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance
I hope you dance (Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance (Where those years have gone?)
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance (Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance (Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder?)
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