whatever is on my mind….

Pretty is

as pretty does.  That was something I heard over and over again from my parents and grand parents as I was growing up.  Character and reputation became important attributes  during my young life.  I remember my sweet Memaw telling me that only I could control how others would see me.

Femininity has been maligned as something degrading to women.  Being a lady and being treated like a lady is something I have always considered to be a privilege and still enjoy.   It never has never interfered in my ability to compete in the workplace.  I admit that I have always preferred working with men more than women.  Women don’t play fair with other women in the workplace.  Men, on the other hand, judge your worth by productivity and performance rather than your willingness to spread gossip about fellow workers.

I think that the Feminist Movement was started by bitter women, mostly Liberals, who for various reasons didn’t enjoy the privileges  or preferential treatment they felt they deserved.   It may have been a precursor of the Gay movement?   It was one of the first Victim movements that became mainstream taking cues from the Civil Rights movement, which I think should be an insult to those who really had suffered victimization because of skin color.  However, Martin Luther King is probably turning over in his grave at the actions and language used by the ACLU, the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus.  I believe that he would have been wise enough not to vote for Obama in 2008 merely on the basis of skin color, since he advocated judging people on the content of their character, not skin color.

In today’s world everyone wants to be a victim of something or other in order to gain preferential treatment.   What were once considered things to be earned like higher education, home ownership, higher wages, driver’s licenses, etc.,  have become rights that are deserved not earned.  The human psyche is perceived as so fragile that mediocrity has become the new excellence.  Have you heard about the latest group demanding victim status?  Yep, ugly people want some special recognition and some tax payer assistance.  I can think of quite a few less than (physically) attractive but very successful people …. disclaimer, the following list is based on my own definition of physical attractiveness. You are welcome to your own definition, after all isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder.   I find beauty in some because of the content of their character in spite of their physical attributes just as I see some as unattractive for the same reason.

Al Gore, Howard Stern, David Letterman, Rosie, Snooky, Madonna, Michelle Obama, Phyllis Diller, Larry King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Pelosi, Barbra Striesand, Roy Orbison, Larry the Cable Guy, Whoopie Goldberg, Richard Nixon, Rush Limbaugh,  ……

The point of my rant?  Act and look as you wish to be seen. 

Now a joke for today that I found on Facebook…..

I recently asked my friend’s little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, “If you were President, what would be the first thing you would do?”

She replied, “I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.” Her parents beamed with pride.

“Wow…what a worthy goal.” I told her. “But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my driveway, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.”

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?”

I said, “Welcome to the Republican Party.”

Her parents still aren’t speaking to me.

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I have to go puke now because I am listening to Obama giving his Labor Day campaign speech….rallying the victims.




  1. My Mom taught me that personality and being a good person meant more than beauty. After all we all age and beauty fades.

    I’ve worked with men most of my life and I performed very well even though they did NOT treat me as an equal. I just ignored it and did the work expected of me and got higher raises than they did. So that was all I cared about. They could say whatever they wanted about me. My boss knew I was doing a good job and a lot of them were not.

    I’ve seen very handsome men who are airheads and so stuck on themselves who would want anything to do with? I look for character in a man. And how he treats women.

    The feminist movement was a fraud. They wanted all women to “have a job”. So if you stayed at home being a Mom you were constantly put down. I got a lot of that from these so called feminists. I did not like that movement one bit.

    • I was always treated better and as equal by male co-workers than females. Ditto on the Feminist movement!

  2. Mrs. AL

    Ok, the 3 of us thus far believe the feminist movement was a crock, correct? How often does that happen? Though I was young when it started, I was always suspicious of its intentions. Guess I was right then and now.

    Gotta’ tell you, foh, your comment about the Resident’s speech was priceless at the end of your post. I get the same sensation whenever he comes on the tube… I mean flat-screen.

    • Yep, it was a crock! I was about 24 when it began to get my attention. I didn’t like it then and I still don’t. My Mom was and still is in the feminist mindset….

      LOL, …tube…flat screen! We just got our first flat screen, so I’m still not used to the term!

  3. thedrpete

    Maybe this sorority party is a place I shouldn’t tread, but, heck, I’ve never been known to have good sense. Like the whole and its parts, flyover.

    Just a thought. The two victim groups to which you allude — feminists and ugly — in the blogpost? Maybe, they’re related. Maybe the feminist movement was a way for ugly women to achieve access to the mainstream. Just sayin’.

    A college prof gave a test to his liberal-leftist-socialist-pinko students. There was a normal distribution of scores — from high to medium to low — and he gave everyone a C. On a second test, those who had worked and studied for the first apparently didn’t this time, so the distribution was from about medium to low. The prof gave everyone a D.

    The A-on-the-first-test folks were now vocal, complaining how hard work and study hadn’t meant anything, and that the lazy and stupid were dragging everyone down. The prof listened and nodded, called on the next raised hand, listened and nodded. As the end of class neared, he asked whether anyone could see any-at-all relationship between the testing experience and their view about how society should function, then walked out.

    • LOL dr pete, I think you wrapped it up nicely…..ugly …feminist….movement. Good call.

      The students you speak of and the little girl in my joke seem to have arrived at the same sort of conclusion. Amazing how attitudes change when their own labor or the fruits thereof are abused…

  4. There is a difference between feminism and femininity. We fall in the latter category.

    Thank goodness 😀

    • Hey Y, I am a dummy I just realized that was YOU the aggiesprite herself!

    • Yes we do! Thanks for dropping in! I see you also flew over here from Sithy Things, great!

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