Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Kicked Out

I am unreservedly glad that this happened.  But agreeing with it is a little more complicated.

86 – restaurant slang for “we’re out of it” or, if referring to a patron, kicking them out.

No doubt you are aware that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, one of the chief liars on behalf of the Liar-in-Chief, was kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA.  The manager said it was on behalf of their gay employees, and specifically cited the Pumpkin’s ban on transgender military members.

Many have pointed out that the restaurant should be considered within its rights because, if the Pumpkin-heads are so gung-ho in their support of bakers and florists refusing to serve gay couples, is this not just the same kind of thing?  Are they not hoist by their own petard?

Well, um, hey guys!  We oppose that discrimination by bakers, etc.  Remember?

But: this distinction is probably worth considering: the bakers and florists cannot name any way at all that two women getting married downtown injures them.  They have a right to be offended, but they do not have a right not to be offended.

On the other hand, LGBTQ and minority people are being injured and killed daily by policies of Ms. Sanders’ boss.  So when the Red Hen manager asked Sanders to leave, it was on behalf of real people being put through real suffering by these fascists.

Well done, Red Hen.

 

We’re Home to Grumpies

We’re home. They are grumpy.

Have you ever gone away for a week, and left your cats to be tended by a pet-sitter?

How dare you be away from me for so long? And… do I smell… another CAT? Hmpf!

Have you noticed that for quite some time after you return, they just kind of… glare at you?

Do U?

CNN and everyone else near her with a camera found this yesterday when Melania made her “surprise visit” to the concentration camps where brown children are being stockpiled.

Left: FLOTUS. Right: Zara catalog shot just so you know what you’re getting

Now, I can think of a few explanations for this woman who typically wears $1,500 – $51,500 garments in all public appearances showing up in that particular $39 Zara jacket to visit Texas in June (where yesterday it was 84F).

But all of them boil down to, “F* all y’all, we’re getting away with this and more.”

John Henry

The legend is quite old, really.  We humans fear our abilities are exceeded by our creations.

Frankenstein, HAL, Big Data, John Henry.

John Henry said to his captain,
“A man is nothing but a man,
But before I let your steam drill beat me down,
I’d die with a hammer in my hand, Lord, Lord,
    I’d die with a hammer in my hand.”

Fly The W!

That is today’s message.

Tomorrow, more work.

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