SisterFed (ret.) is a quilter of extraordinary talent. For decades now, she has been making quilts for family and friends. What is truly amazing about this is that she takes every single stitch by hand. Every piece of fabric, no matter the size or shape, is pieced by hand, the quilting is done by hand, and the embroidered embellishments are done by hand. Each one takes a few years, and the one she made for me arrived in today's mail. Back when she asked what kind of quilt I wanted, I said not one for the bed! Someone with four legs will shed on it, puke on it, leak unsavory bodily fluids on it, or track mud on it. A bed quilt would live in a box for its own safety, so we decided on a wall-hanging - three panels, of a floral theme. Properly framing it will be a project, because I'm not going to hang this masterpiece in the open air. Here are a few views:
Yep, that's a frog!
(the yellow is a shadow of WolfAlpha's head)
I think it's safe to say I have never owned anything as beautiful as this. That lady rocks!
...When you open your eyes. This isn't even remotely personal, but I was deeply disappointed by what I learned in writing this article for A Voice for Men. I have thoroughly enjoyed NCIS since its first season, and I know very few viewers who don't adore the character Abby - including people who, if they saw her for the first time in real life, would likely cross the street to avoid her. And Pauley Perrette? A spunky charismatic animal lover and philanthropist! What's not to love, right? *sigh* Apparently, quite a bit.
Incidentally, I'd like to publicly thank Paul Elam, "Knuckle-Dragger in Chief," for using his awe inspiring editing skills to make my article look like it was composed by a "real" writer.
In 2012, the number of “hate groups” actually dropped by 1%
Mr. Potok’s “explosive growth” has turned out to be a damp squib…
As for the Georgia Militia, Mr. Potok has revised his figures down to 14 chapters, one of which allegedly resides somewhere in Camden County, one is simply labeled “statewide” and the other 12 are nowhere to be found. Must be all that camouflage gear those good ol’ boys like to wear...
In all, 17 of the 53 “hate groups” Mr. Potok has assigned to Georgia are invisible. That’s one in three. No doubt the rest of Mr. Potok’s “militia” numbers are at least as accurate.
And man oh man! This little gem will set of a warehouse full of Politically Incorrect fireworks, cuz you just can't say that:
Once again, when you strip out all of Mr. Potok’s homeless “hate groups” you arrive at the surprising conclusion that, according to Potok’s carefully researched data, the largest segment of “hate groups” are Black, outnumbering the KKK, Neo-Nazis, Racist Skinhead and White Nationalist groups respectively...
...I hope this tale eventually turns into a book; I would buy it in a heartbeat! Cat Update
"The dog, which has fur like a woolly mammoth and could probably eat a Buick, scarcely noticed. One day the new cat landed a claw through the dog’s twin armor of size and oblivion. The dog instantly and without hesitation let out a single bark that would make a wolf die at a quarter mile. The cat more or less vaporized. It wasn’t seen for days. Apparently it learned it’s lesson because now it co-exists with the dog quite nicely. I like my dog."
I honestly can't be sure. Obviously it's a joke, but it might not have been intended as a joke. Hard to tell. Using words in the wrong order was no doubt intentional, either to be cryptic or to emulate Yoda (badly, I might add.) Using the wrong words altogether was probably not intentional, but an indication of marginal literacy. Here, check it out:
It's already starting ("Where have all the good men gone?") Heads up, Grrrlz. Think very carefully for yourself, about what you really want. Or not. You do have a choice you know, being Independent and Empowered and all...
" What neither the young women nor their parents are taking into consideration is that young women who decided to ride the carousel in their 20s are already starting to have great difficulty finding a husband when the time comes. What young women are doing by voting with their sexual power for hookups and flings over LTRs and marriage is changing the way men are approaching sex and relationships. When they finally are ready for LTRs and marriage they are finding that the prospective husbands they expected to be in a holding pattern for over a decade are hard to come by.
Men in their early 20s are observing that marriage and girlfriends aren’t in the cards, and this reduces their incentive to work hard to demonstrate provider status. Their female peers are too busy hooking up with cads while misguidedly trying to signal their own provider status. In short, the grooming process for grooms is vanishing. "
was talking with a girl at the hospital last night and she knows about the site asked me about the sexual double standard. it was the typical, “why aren’t guys sluts for banging a bunch of girls but if a girl fucks a bunch of guys she’s a total slut.” *sigh*
even with the key/lock analogy, i wasn’t getting through to her. the hamster was strong with this one. so i had too change tactics and go in for a direct assault-
“marrying or committing to a slut is like finding a piece of chewed bubble gum on a park bench and deciding that it’d be a good idea to put it in your mouth.”
this got her. she made the face. you know the face, the face that shows a light bulb went off. she tried to throw it back at me by saying that applies to men as well. and i simply told her that the analogy doesn’t apply to men because in terms of relationships, women don’t care about gum. the more chewed the gum, obviously the better it is since everyone wants a piece.
i FINALLY got through to her, and i asked her how old she was and if she’s had at least 5 sex partners. she admitted she had and she was 19. i asked her if it were safe to say she typically dates 2-3 guys in a year. she again, said that that sounded about right.
“then, by averages, you’ll have slept with 15 men by the time she’s 24 (her prime in the SMP as i explained to her) IF she were to only date 2 guys a year and 20 if it were 3. “you my dear are on the carousel. the cock carousel. now i’m only including BF’s. i’m not counting the miscellaneous hook-up you might have. and see, the guys you’re turning down now. the ones that are probably marriage minded, will probably want NOTHING to do with you when you decide you want to “settle down”. part of my site is to teach guys how to spot the chewed bubble gum from the fresh pieces. and i tell men they need to post-pone marriage until they get in their 30′s, because then, they have more options. and you’re natural hypergamous instincts (had to explain hypergamy to her) means the old you are, the less likely the men you’re attracted to will want you. since, you know, she’s chewed gum on a park bench. and since a 32 year old guy typically has his shit together better than a 26 yo guy, that 32 yo man has MANY more options than a 30 yo woman. hell, i haven’t had more than a FWB deal with women in their 30′s for the last 4-5 years. the women i date now tend to be 19-24. and i’m damn near 40.”
this had her on the ropes. i explained to her that this indeed the time to figure what she needs with a guy, and i know all to well that a former slut can see the err in her ways and make a change and doesn’t mean she’s rooned, but….that her partner number counts to quality men. she of course replied that she’ll be maried by then. i el-oh-el’d and told her i’d bet money she’ll end up pregnant, then get married, then divorce in about 5 years. that i had seen this happen NUMEROUS times in my 19 years in the military. AND after the marriage ends, she probably be close to 30 and her chances to find another long term partner will diminish significantly. then told her the story of my friend back in san deezy. how the SAME.EXACT.THING happened to her. she’s now 29 and she’s finally to a point where she’s sick of men and instead will concentrate on her son. she was basically a pump and dump for every guy she dated after her divorce. her relationships didn’t last more than 6 months (hello, my “rule of 3′s) after her marriage ended. the i NAILED her-
“but of course, this won’t happen to YOU right?” she said nothing. i told her i wasn’t trying to be a dick or to scare her, but just wanted her to be aware of the reality of the modern SMP. from a man who’s knee deep in it and has a LOT of experience with this shit. all the emails i get from women, reading the testimony of women and men who’ve been through divorce. i can only tell her the truth, what she does with it is on her. “just food for thought, you do the dishes girl.”
chewed bubble gum is my new go-to analogy for the SMP in regards to partner count."
Girls want what girls want, and guys want what guys want. If a gal spends her 20's pursuing "freedom and adventure" because that's what she wants, she has no business coming back later and criticizing men because she's no longer what they want.