Headache Sunday and the Ponytail

Headache

My head is killing me. I woke up with a hell of a headache. I cannot tell if it is the weather, a head cold, or having too much heat on. I cannot be dehydrated, because I drink a lot of tea, maybe I need to drink warm water after every cup of tea. A hot shower with the water beating against my forehead helps for a while. I run hot water and let it hit my forehead throughout the day.

I took two Tylenol. I hate taking pills, but this one is really bad.

Ponytail

I could blame my ponytail, but it’s not tight. I already know tight ponytails cause headaches.

Anyway, here are some shots of the ponytail. That’s all I wear these days. I washed my hair last Sunday, and it’ll be a while before I do it again. I’ve been letting a few weeks pass before I wash again. I don’t wash too often in the winter, because I have a delicate head. I catch colds too easily.

However, I will joining a health club soon – just for weight lifting – and I will be forced to wash it nearly every other day. When I do that, it’ll be conditioner washes.

I’ve been meaning to whip out the flat iron and straighten, but I haven’t had time for that. I meant to measure my hair, but I haven’t had time to take pictures. I don’t think it’s gotten any longer, perhaps thicker at the same length, but not much more. No big deal, I’m satisfied with my length.

I band my hair to keep it from shrinking.

natural hair ponytail: 9-11 inches
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Avatar – Dances With Cat People

I liked the movie, Avatar, by James Cameron. I have not seen Titanic. The thought of watching a three hour movie about a sinking ship doesn’t appeal to me.

This movie is spectacular to look at. The 3D aspect does make you feel immersed in the movie. Very nice to look at.

Plot: The natives, called Na’vi, on Pandora are under siege by military contractors (not the Marines) to mine the planet for unobtanium, which is worth about 16 million a kilo. That would justify the cost of a corporation spending so much in resources to head to another galaxy. This story happens in the future – the year 2150.

The lead male character Jack Sully, aka Sam Worthington, mentally links to a genetically created human-Na’vi hybrid Avatar to get close to the Na’vi. He was recruited to replace his twin brother who died. He was able to use his brother’s Avatar, because they have the same DNA.  

Side note: Imagine being able to walk about in another body? That’s a scary, yet exciting future to imagine. That is a true, fantasy, roll playing, out-of-body experience.

Zoe Saldana voices Neytiri, the princess of the Na’vi people. Sigourney Weaver plays the brilliant Dr. Grace Augustine, who helped create the Avatars. Stephen Lang (old man hotness) plays the delightful and memorable bad guy Colonel Miles Quaritch. I would savor bringing him back for the sequel. He’s very sexy.

Stephen Lang: Sexy mature man

I cannot imagine seeing this at home, because the 3D aspect would be lost. It was an enjoyable film, not a brilliant masterpiece, but fun all the same.

Racism Chasers

I read the complaints about the racism in this film, or the usage of a “white messiah”. I’m not a “racism chaser”, so I thought the main character, Jake Sully, wasn’t a savior, but someone willing to offer a different perspective and think “outside of the box.” Doesn’t it help to have another fresh set of eyes to look at a problem? Anyway, he helps the Na’vi help themselves. He does not singlehandedly do everything. He admits he cannot.

Did these “racism chasers” even see the film? They get so wrapped up in the modern anti-Western Lit Crit (all the white males are racists) point of view, they can’t watch something with an unbiased perspective. If they remember correctly, all stories have a s/hero who saves everyone. Nowadays, it’s not just a white guy, Will Smith and Denzil Washington have made plenty of Magic Negro films.

People like to look for something to be offended by. It’s a hobby for them.

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"Black Leaders" Ask Harry Reid: Is We Sick, Massa?

Why are “black people” defending, or trying to put into context, Harry Reid’s “light skinned” and “Negro dialect” comments?

Why? Why bother? Who is this supposed to matter to?

I do not care if he stays, or goes.

Ask Other Stupid Questions

Harry Reid’s comments, and mental deficiencies, are his problem.

Perhaps instead of offering up excuses for him, he should be asked, and quite rudely:
1. Mr. Reid, when did you stop beating your wife?
2. Mr. Reid, when did you stop molesting children?
3. Mr. Reid, what kind of painkillers are you addicted to?

Why do I suggest this? Because responses from black people trying to quantify Harry Reid’s comments makes about the same amount sense.

Black Leaders

It is up to Mr. Reid to apologize – should he care to – or explicate his comments to the people of his state, Nevada, Mr. Obama, or America, not to a bunch of media appointed “black leaders.”

As for the rest of us normal people, it is not our job, our role, our responsibility to pretend to know what Harry Reid thinks or means. He said what he said. Let him twist in the wind.

I find the defense of Harry Reid from Democrats hilarious. He has a track record. Anyone can Google it. The guy has no respect for black people. Then again, most of the Democrat party has no respect for black people either.

Democrat Plantation: slaves and prostitutes

People jumping to quantify his comments is like black folks running after this old man saying, “Is we sick, massa?”

This is Harry Reid’s problem. I rather enjoy watching him squirm under this harsh unyielding spotlight. Like most of the politicians in Congress right now, he is detestable.

I despise these “black leaders” who are “accepting” of his apology. Guess what? You look really, really, really stupid. Get off the political party planation already.

Unless I vote for the person, none of those media annointed “black leaders” speak for me. They are $3 hoes.

Deploying Political Sophistication

I wish, and I know it wont happen, but I wish, most, if not all black people were registered as independents.

I wish we had political action committees – in plural! – as sophicated as AIPAC.

I wish black folks would stop playing prostitutes, loyal dogs, and good slaves to the Democrat party.

Cut the leash!

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Give U.S. More Stupid – Part 1

Corporatism Runs Amuck

According to some constitutional “scholars”, the US Congress can mandate (force, compel, threaten to jail) Americans to buy stuff, from any corporation, at any price. Why? Thanks to Supreme Court rulings via the commerce clause and their interesting re-interpretation of a plain English document (US Constitution).

I thought slavery was unconstitutional, but according to these “scholars” the US Congress can arbitrarily take our property, which is your cash, your assets, or your vital time be spent jail. They can make us permanently indebted, like indentured servants until death, to private corporations by calling this health insurance mandate a tax. Very creative. Very sinister. Very amoral.

Let’s give a rousing boo! and a middle finger to the mentally deficient corporatists who infect our government.

The Constitution says the only tax the US Congress can take is based on income. But hey, this is the US Congress. I’m sure they’ll find some other Supreme Court rulings, or re-interpret the plain English document (US Constitution) to mean whatever they want.

We’re All Cars Now

I thought a former constitutional law “professor” in the White House would have a problem with a health insurance mandate. Nope. Well, he did campaign against it, but that was then. As far as he is concerned, it is exactly like a mandate to buy car insurance.

Yup, we are all cars now. We are wards, if not property, of the state. Or to be precise, being a US Citizen will soon require us to register with the government and pay a fee on our existence. According to the US Congress, the President, and his supporters, all of whom know better than us plebs, will make us buy health insurance (and they wont stop there), because they know what’s best for us.  

Forget life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We must do, like good sheep, what the wise folks in Washington DC tell us to. The people who are fine with this believe that one more damn law telling us what to do from bed rise to bed rest, what you eat, to what you wear and when you wear it, etc. etc. is fine and dandy.

The law is an ass.

The US Constitution Does Not Exist

Regular, average people talk about it like it exists. Regular, average people may even like to quote it at times. In our modern, dysfunctional democratic republic, the folks we elect and their supporters, find the document to be an inconvenient, archaic, and useless relic. Hence, we get interesting re-interpretations from the Supreme Court and more re-interpretations from people who believe it should be contemporized and modernized.

How about going through the process of adding Constitutional amendments to fix it up, update it, make our freedoms permanent, instead of relying on nine fickle dictators judges? By the way, the Supreme Court is to thank for legitimizing Segregation / Jim Crow in the first place. They also had no problem having people sterilized.

Then I realized why the Constitutional amendment process doesn’t happen. The document is wholly ignored. It doesn’t exist to the three branches of government. It’s rather funny when they pretend they  will abide by it. Since when? They swear each time they are elected to uphold it. Really? Since when?

They Make Stuff Up

The Supreme Court creates new “amendments” from a blank page. This makes them free to change their minds. All I ask is: what stops them from making up new “amendments” changing it again?

I know we have no rights as spelled out in the US Constitution. Thanks to our creative writing class legislators and judges, either the Supreme Court has a ruling voiding every single amendment, or Congress has a law obliterating them. And check out this link, the President ignores the Constitution at will. What a lawless government we have.

My Favs List

I have a dream list of Constitutional amendments or federal laws. It’s a dream, because it will never happen.

– Senators serve 2 terms. Senators can be recalled in elections. If not, go back to having governors appoint them so that, in some measure, they actually represent their states and not themselves.

– Representatives serve 6 terms.

– Federal judges serve 12 years.

– Federal spending must be limited. There must be a balanced budget with no crazy astronomical debt levels, and certainly no tricky accounting to get around it.

– Senators and Representatives cannot pass legislation and make themselves exempt from it.

– Senators and Representatives do not receive benefits that exceed their time in office.

– The Supreme Court cannot make up new amendments. They cannot re-interpret the Constitution and make stuff up. How about saying, “It’s not in the document, pass a law, or add an amendment”? Oh, that’s right. These people love power too much to be modest.

– National referendums to put additional amendments up for consideration for states legislators to vote on. Although I’m starting to think perhaps they need to be bypassed, and let the referendums stand as amendments. I’m not worried about mob rule, it’s a red herring.

– Corporations are not “persons.” They are not entitled to protection from the Constitution.

– Lobbying the government should mean one US Citizen. It should not mean a representative for a corporation, school, non-profits, foreign entities, or what-have-you. It’s bribery. For politicians who collude with lobbyists, both belong in jail.

– Campaigns are publicly funded and limited in spending. No additional funds can be used. No more rich people buying an election.

– These two parties can no longer monopolize the political system. I don’t care how it’s done, there needs to be legal remedy to get other political parties to grow and compete fairly.

– A tax of 10% (poor), 15% (middle class) and maximum of 20% (wealthy) only on income, including corporations. Eliminate deductions. There will be none, not for individuals, charities, non-profits or corporations. All gone. No more subsidies. Sink or swim without aid. Filing taxes becomes a post card size process.

Two Quirky Additions

* Athletic departments of colleges / universities should incorporate as for-profit organizations, and pay the colleges for the naming rights. The athletes will be in the employ of the athletic corporation. They will be “student-athletes” and compensated for their time.

* And to be spiteful: colleges and universities that get federal funding, have to end tenure for their professors.

Why do I add that? I read the viewpoints of some of them. If they had to hustle for a “real” job, like the rest of us, they wouldn’t be writing so many stupid articles and books that have no basis in reality. Also, as cheerleaders of outsourcing, let the rest of the world compete for their jobs. Let them get a taste of true globalism.

Books or articles they write need to be filed under the category of: Give U.S. More Stupid.

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