Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Ugly File: On Any Given Day

The KC Star ran the following story last night:
"A MAN CUT A WINDOW SCREEN, BROKE INTO A 58-YEAR-OLD WOMAN'S house and raped her Wednesday. The victim, who lives near IndependenceAvenue and Benton Blvd. told police she awoke around 3:30 am and found a stranger standing in her bedroom. He held her down... and raped her. He also tried to steal jewelry from her arm and push her into the shower."

This is a very typical story. On any given day, if you read any major newspaper, you will find stories like this one. You will rarely read the follow-up story of aftermath trauma  (LIKE THIS) or the story of catching the guy and his conviction. Many days the Star has three or four rape reports briefly listed.
You will hear people say
that half, or most women are lying, like those who commented on THIS POST or THIS POST- (beware, some of the comments are obscene).
But the data so not support this claim, and the K-State Women's Center is gathering and reviewing, and i will soon post, the FBI, police, psychological, criminological, and other research data showing that while false reports occur--obviously to great harm to the innocent-- the crime of violence against women is an enourmous problem that must be more forcefully dealt with in spite of such horrible lies.

Click here and
you will read one of the first posts i ever wrote, one of the reasons i started writing this blog:
The frustration of women who endure or who have loved ones who endure this shameful crime only to be quieted by the public who do not want to hear about it "again and again."
The loss of freedoms we have come to take for granted--
The sadness underlying our society, in its continuation of the quiet layer of intimidation and violence that results in an unconscious second class status among young women. (in older women it is concious)
Some will and have commented about the "young women" who put themselves in harm's way by going outside at night, by drinking alcohol, by trusting new acquaintences, or by doing all three of these things while wearing skimpy clothing. I will not revisit that issue at the moment (other than to wonder why are we not rather focusing on raising up men of honor, rather than rewarding the smarmy nastiness of successful Charlie Sheen/Kobe/Roethlisberger-- and accepting rather than being alarmed at the way the females of our species are treated, regardless of how they are dressed) ;
For a moment, let's not focus on the extenuating circumstances, the mitigating situations, the excuses--

but instead
I will ask about the others,
FuCryin; Out Loud

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sweetest Fridays: Basketball Heroes Rearranging DeckChairs on the Titanic

LeBron James is now upstaged.
JLo replaces Ellen.
 I  had a giggle when the reporters today were all a GaGa over the WEDDING. Bill Clinton, last year, told the group of bigwhigs in his BigMoney Club that we here in U.S. live lifestyles so rich and opulent it was grotesque.
 I guess it it hard not to spoil yer little girl with a $3 million $ wedding.

The media are a bunch of confused or sold out jellocakes.
One real story a month,
and back to the Sewamp. !!!
From the PUndit:

Bill Clinton and Michael Jackson- Whose baby is it, anyway?
Mickey's eyes are tellin a story- yikes!

Oh, those congo boys.

Sweetest Kitkat

cheer up girlfriend.
 listen to this:

or smaller venue
or way earlier version live:

Hurting Your Own Species: Institutionalized Violence Against Women and Children

We will be adding a new section to our webpage.

on lthe left side, a link says Global violence.
It has come out of a class (EDCEP 311 SECTION D),
 and the research papers turned in by students
regarding the problems faced by women and children, Globally.
I know it is hard for many of you Young Folk to think about the situations that are so far different from yours, here in the states;
it is Very Hard for some in the older generations to think that the World, rather than becoming more and more kind, humane, helpful, just--has become more solidified in its Hardness
and as regards women and children,
Entrenched in Oppression, Slavery, Torture, Inequality, and
Mind-Numbing Meanness against those of Its Own Species!

I was perusing a blog the other day, horrifically disturbing, about the Women in Afghanistan. You can disturb yourself here.
And if you want to take yourself over the cliff, you can simply google the term, stoning women.
No, there are not funny pics of waitresses smoking pot.

It is beyond the pale.
Iran is currently hot on stoning women to death. ( HERE. )

Stoning women to death in Iran is not the worst thing on the planet. Really? What about the sexual assault of Women in Congo so brutal and public that internal organs are destroyed with weapons?
What about the systematic kidnapping, torture, and sexual enslavement of children? What about -- well, you and i know that we need to educate, spread the word, try to force the media to cover these topics instead of MelGibson, Michael Jackson's Doctor, and LadyFreakinGaga!

SO-- we are going to post the data, scientific and objective, and the stories, subjective and unbearable and hopeful, in order to provide links and energy to spread.

Ask your favorite media outlet on network or cable, print and web, to help fight the GoodFight and leave the Insanity around Basketball Heroes Rearranging DeckChairs on the Titanic to supermarket rags.

FuCryin' Out Loud!

When Animals Attack! Manta Rays, Sharks, and Bears, Oh My! And A Bear with No Hair. Ok, Fur.

Bears are so fine. So are Manta Rays- and so are sharks! Lately, stories abound of the unusual attacks from these animals and others on Humans.  MORE (whale, dog, leopard) STORIES HERE
 I wonder
if it is a slapback from some of the crankier animals who are fed up, in response to loss of habitat and such things as the Deepwater Horizen Oil Spill in the Gulf.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. ~George Bernard Shaw

Here is a video of my brother on the Russian river with a Grizzly and cub!
A Bear Without Fur. This is an amazing sight.
here is what she's look like with hair:

the story states: "But not for the unfortunate Dolores who has lost all her body hair and has just been left with a few tufts around her head. Vets have been left baffled by the condition of the bespectacled bear, who lives at a zoo in Leipzig. And Dolores isn't the only one. The sudden hair loss has affected all female bears at the zoo. Some experts believe it could be due to a genetic defect though the animals do not seem to be suffering from any other affliction. The bears, which originate from South America, normally have fluffy dark brown fur and would now be growing a thicker fur coat to keep warm during the winter. "
i dunno why they say "bespectacled bear"

Delores, or, what i feel like after a rough weekend.

when animals attack

when zombies attack

don't tase me bro

Good Dog

We Love You, Bears

we dig you sharks


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dog faces that make you laugh; Puppies bound for trouble.

I have to put up these faces, as running across them on the web just cracked me up.
The first is a blue staffordshire, american bull/pit dog, up for stud, with a face wide enough to drive a bus through.
Holy Moley! staffordshire

Be careful- when you click to enlarge this blue staffordshire, you might have a heart attack.

The second is a brown lab pup i want to kiss and have and run and roll around in a hay-filled barn with.
Following are a few other faves, not my photos but leapt from the web onto my space.

click to enlarge pics.

Chocolate labs are Fine. More Here.

Border Collie Pup. pure crazy good love.

Chessie (chesapeake bay retreiver) bound for trouble
mmmm- one tasty treat

Vizsla bound for trouble.

Pugs are sincerely GOOFY.

this boxer is chloe from "the daily puppy" site.

This labrodoodle is beyond precious.
It is like a magical present one would give a princess,
a sweet creature of pure playfulness, curiosity, and adventure.
if it could never get big.

This Boston Terrier cracks me up every time i look at it. Good Boy!

Now, don't you feel better?
I have a lot of unpleasant posts for the next few days, so lap it up !

it's ok, it's all choreographed...

SRSLY, if none of these made you giggle a bit, you need to talk to someone.

Wildcats Against Rape: President Michelle Returns

Michelle Painter,
 former president
of Wildcats Against Rape and
key organizer of the Run Against Rape (which earned a
huge donation to the congo and good stuff for our own SANE SART program)

came up from Texas, back for a pose:

W.A.R. Prez Michelle Painter

michelle painter, k-state grad now teaching our youts.

Music is Your Friend: Make a friend this weekend.

the low end

The Low End.
Oh Yeah.
 If you are in Aggieville this weekend, 

The Dusty Bookshelf on Friday, 8 pm;
Radinas, Saturday 8 pm.

"Folk Rock" is as good a term as any......
But it's MUSIC, Man!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Things Aren't Always As They Seem!

Don't Fret,
Who you think you are, Be Really...

was not your Mother the most beautiful woman you ever saw??

What meets the eye in the modern world is illusion: 
 11 million views of this youtube:
take one minute and watch!! 
This shows you how you are tricked:

Goldie Hawn
Cameron Diaz

Whitney Houston
Yiokes! m. Manson

Diana Ross
Don't Fret
Just live your good life have a Beautiful inside,
and don't pay the slightest attention to all the media pressure and consumer culture!
The television is a device to gather on audience for commercials.
Run away!

lisa kudrow
Pam Anderson, Mike Jackson, got nuthin on You!

That's all i'm sayin

Srsly, If you watched the video at the top of this post, you saw the tiniest bit, the tip of the iceberg.
You are being fooled by a lot more than
 vanity-buy product-inducing-media illusion.
Get your interior right!
Find good honorable ways to spend your time,
your Talent!
your treasure.
If you die later today, are you the person you want to be?
What do they say about you at your funeral?

Love and Kisses

anna kournikova
rene zellweger

Bless His Heart
God Rest His Soul

gwen stephani

Yeah, that's much much better.

(Where do you volunteer? Who hurts less in the hard places of life because of you?)
Now is the time. Don't wait--who you think you are, who you want to be, Be really.
Don't fall off the path of normal common sense, intelligence, kindness, compassion, honor, Love.
There are a lot of hooks pulling you off the Road!

Get Smart, Fu'Cryin' Out loud!

rock stars then and now click HERE

things aren't always as they seem!