Catch a Break

Klara says, “My dollies just can’t catch a break today, mommy. They keep falling down.”

Yeah, I know exactly how the poor bastards feel.

Uncomfortable Wipes

I ordered some stocking stuffers on Amazon, and it’s a good thing I didn’t mail them directly. Because they came with these very intense messages attached to them in the vein of, “Nobody in the whole world means as much to me as you do!” It’s a good thing I didn’t ship them directly to my brother-in-law or a male friend. Imagine getting a pack of Dude Wipes (it’s a gag thing, I’m trying to be funny) from your sister-in-law with such a message and being an extremely polite Peruvian guy. That would have made for an uncomfortable Christmas.

The Dreyfus Test

There is this Russian society-page journalist (a former journalist, actually, because she has been banned from everywhere including FB for being anti-Putin) who said that she can’t feel close to anybody who is indifferent to the Dreyfus Affair. It’s OK not to know about it but once you do and you aren’t overcome with outrage over the injustice done to Dreyfus, then she can’t be around you.

I feel like that, too, but not about Dreyfus (although I do agree that he was mistreated horribly) because it was a long time ago. I wish it were the Dreyfus Affair for me because that’s a conversation that’s easy to avoid.

Doggy Lover

Oh, so it’s the same Mueller who investigated Hatfill? The doggy-lover Mueller?

Took me forever to make the connection because I couldn’t have possibly guessed that anybody in their right mind would want to hire him to investigate anything ever again.

Is this really the same Mueller? There was a great episode on Law & Order: CI based on the Hatfill story. It was probably the show’s best episode of all. And it’s the same Mueller? Unbelievable.

WM Drama

The saddest thing about these “revelations” about the Women’s March is that all this drama, all this talk, all this ranting, all this grandiosity led to absolutely nothing whatsoever but a bunch of women wasting a couple of hours by walking around in weird hats. If instead of all this vapid bickering over nothing they had a bake sale and used the proceeds to buy art and gym supplies for the ten poorest schools in the DC area or knitted hats and scarves for the homeless, that would be something.

I know several women who went to the local march in STL and they kept asking why I wasn’t going. But it seemed so self-indulgent and pompous that I didn’t see the point. I liked the anti-war protests of 2003 but those had a clear goal. We were against war. What was the WM against? Dumb jokes about pussies? An electoral result we didn’t like? Made no sense to me.

But it’s no revelation that there is bigotry amongst all groups, including the super-duper progressives.