Sunday, September 21, 2008

Vintage Handbags

More scans from my calendar:

Classy Bakelite in Contrasting Colors, 1940's

Cheerful summer tote adorned with sequin flowers, Enid Collins, 1960

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Elite Hillary backer joins the elitist party!
Sorry Baroness Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, but as a "regular person", I really could care less if a "insanely wealthy, titled aristocrat" leaves the Democratic party.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Chief and Morning Glories

Here is a new picture of Chief.
Such a big boy, no longer a little kitty.
He has begun venturing out on the back deck and into the yard.

The deck covered with wisteria and morning glories.

Vintage Suit

Lilli Ann, Vogue 1954

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

No Honor

The Republicans have no problem lying.

That we all know.
This goes beyond the pale.

I am speechless.
At least georgia10 on Daily Kos is not.

Oh, and some asswipe Republican tore the Obama '08 sticker off my car tonight while I was in the fucking WalMart parking lot.
I kid you not.

Monday, September 08, 2008

We Are Not Amused

I promise this will be my final Sarah Palin post.

At least until she talks to real reporters who ask her tough questions.

Rick Davis from the McCain campaign has said:

Rick Davis, campaign manager for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., just told Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace that McCain running mate Gov. Sarah Palin won't subject herself to any tough questions from reporters "until the point in time when she'll be treated with respect and deference." ... "Sarah Palin will have the opportinity to speak to the American people," Davis said. "She will do interviews, but she'll do them on the terms and conditions" the campaign decides.

Sarah, just a little hint, respect needs to be earned and so far honey, you have done nothing to earn mine. Having 5 kids means nothing to me when I know gals who have 7 or more kids and homeschool them all.

And Deference?
Just who the hell does she think she is....the fucking Queen?

Friday, September 05, 2008

Ugly American

This post on Huffington Post pretty much sums up the way I feel about Sarah Palin, without my meanness.

Many pundits in reviewing her polished performance claim to see an unflappable and gung-ho winner on stage. My honest-to-goodness visceral reaction was quite otherwise. What I saw on that stage was the personification of small-minded smugness, an utter lack of humility, a kind of self-righteous entitlement based on little more than puffed-up narrowness. She struck me not as plucky but, rather, as stunningly immodest--to the point of arrogance. Some people are arrogant and maybe deserve to be. They know it, and flaunt it, while everyone else thinks they are jerks. But there's another kind of arrogance, perhaps harder to spot at first, an arrogance that apparently doesn't even recognize itself as such, a sanctified, self-satisfied presumptuousness that flows from sheer naïveté about oneself and the world and manifests itself in giddy ambition.

Sanctified, small-minded smugness.
Yep, I know this person.

Scary Kitties

I know I should not laugh, but there is something about bobcats taking over an abandoned home just hilarious.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

I've Got you Covered

Well, we have just seen the Republicans use 9/11 as a way to get votes with a "9/11 Tribute Video". Why am I not surprised?
Here is your daily dose of reality from Obama to scrub the bullshit of the Republican convention.

Community Organizers

I'm still pissed about the derision that Rudy and Sarah displayed last night.
So in case anyone is wondering what a "community organizer" does here is a Photo History of Community Organizers.

That is a photo of one of my favorite community organizers, Dorothy Day who helped the poor and homeless and promoted social justice. I guess Republicans would call her a communist.


I was pretty appalled by Gov. Palin's speech. She was sarcastic and the speech had a very ugly

I promise you, every women out there heard who she was. She's the leader of the clique who
was cruel to you while she smiled at you, she is the gal who ran the PTA as her own little
fiefdom and treated like shit because your kid was odd or had problems, she is the petty woman who ruins your reputation or runs another family out of your local church with an ugly smear
campaign all the while smiling at them, she is the gal that gets the town to cancel Halloween and inferrs that those who disagree with her worship Satan.

I get who she is and it is not a person I like.
Just ugh and no.


I'm wondering what Republicans have against "community organizers"...besides the fact that they help communities.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I'm Mad As Hell

You know I was willing to be nice about Sarah Palin, but not now.
She represents the party that has trashed this country for the last 8 years and they do not get any more chances to make it right. All she is doing with her speech is piss me off.

So to anyone who says I should be nice to Palin.
I'm not ready to make nice, I'm not ready to back down, I'm still mad as hell....

Oh, and Republican party?
You can kiss my big fat ass.


I think I just thew up in my mouth.
Rudy scares me...

To help you make it though the bullshit spewing out of Republican's pie holes tonight I give you Bill, enjoy.

More Conservative Bullshit

Via Peggy Noonan on the

blahblahblah can't pick on Palin blahblahblah sexism blahblahblah.
And then this gem:

"For one thing, you assume evangelical Christians will be appalled and left agitated by the circumstances of Mrs. Palin's daughter. But modern American evangelicals are among the last people who'd judge her harshly. It is the left that is about to go crazy with Puritan judgments; it is the right that is about to show what mellow looks like. Religious conservatives know something's wrong with us, that man's a mess. They are not left dazed by the latest applications of this fact. "This just in – there's a lot of sinning going on out there" is not a headline they'd understand to be news.

So the media's going to wait for the Christian right to rise up and condemn Mrs. Palin, and they're not going to do it because it's not their way, and in any case her problems are their problems. Christians lived through the second half of the 20th century, and the first years of the 21st. They weren't immune from the culture, they just eventually broke from it, or came to hold themselves in some ways apart from it. I think the media will explain the lack of condemnation as "Republican loyalty" and "talking points." But that's not what it will be."

I do not know WHAT conservative evangelicals Noonan knows, but the ones around here are the biggest bunch of hypocrites on God's green earth.

They would be savaging this family if they were Democrats.

Fucking hypocrites.


Noonan on open mic.

Peggy Noonan, I knew you were too smart to buy the bullshit you Republicans are shoveling...

and just let me say I think the Schadenfreude is so good I just want to roll around in it.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

"Country First" My Ass

Here, this will help you get over the bullshit the Republicans were shoveling tonight.

Morning Thoughts

GOP platform on abstinence and education

"We renew our call for replacing 'family planning' programs for teens with increased funding
for abstinence education, which teaches abstinence until marriage as the responsible and
expected standard of behavior. Abstinence from sexual activity is the only protection that is
100% effective against out-of-wedlock pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, including
HIV/AIDS when transmitted sexually.

I love Republicans.
If it makes the fundis happy they will stick with a view, even when it is a proven failure that
puts the lives of teens in danger.

Some early morning thoughts:
On a political board I post on a few posters have flounced off over the night, always fun to watch the hissy fits with posters proclaiming "Screw you bitches, I'm outa here!".
I'll miss their special form of crazy.

Palin is obviously a commie traitor. What were the Republicans thinking? They must actually
hate America. Was McCain not wearing his "American" hat when he picked her?

OMG! Will someone PLEASE tell Elizabeth Hasselbeck to STFU? Jesus, that woman is an idiot.
Why does Barbara let her open her pie hole? Oh look, New Kids on the Block are back.
(I turned on the TV to see if we had tornado warnings and there was The View, Joy always
reels me in)

There is a Palin Candidacy Death Watch (With Poll) over on DKos, good times.

Palin is the gift that keeps on giving....if seeing Republicans is a form of entertainment
for you.
It is for me.

Last point.
I wish you could reach though the tv so I could smack Mary Matalin.

Thanks I feel better now.