Daily Archives: April 3, 2015


John’s had a bit of a setback and is returning from California today. I’m not feeling particularly witty or bloggy right now,  but Fountains rally – John already has – so check in tomorrow for more of the usual blather.

Until then, here’s a video of what happens when a reporter tries to order a gay wedding cake from Muslim bakeries. Exactly what you’d expect, but amusing nonetheless.



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Life imitates the Onion

Off to the  guillotine!

Off to the guillotine!

APRIL, 2015: Women’s networking groups now seek men to join them.

So, since the fifties, these groups have been for women only. Now, after almost 60 years of reverse sexism, they aren’t getting anywhere with their exclusion of men and now want men to join? Seriously? Why would any men join up?

The Onion December, 2007: Man finally put in charge of struggling feminist movement 

WASHINGTON—After decades spent battling gender discrimination and inequality in the workplace, the feminist movement underwent a high-level shake-up last month, when 53-year-old management consultant Peter “Buck” McGowan took over as new chief of the worldwide initiative for women’s rights.

McGowan, who now oversees the group’s day-to-day operations, said he “couldn’t be happier” to bring his ambition, experience, and no-nonsense attitude to his new role as the nation’s top feminist.

“All the feminist movement needed to do was bring on someone who had the balls to do something about this glass ceiling business,” said McGowan, who quickly closed the 23.5 percent gender wage gap by “making a few calls to the big boys upstairs.” “In the world of gender identity and empowered female sexuality, it’s all about who you know.”


“It’s about time,” McGowan said upon returning from a golf game with several “network honchos” in which he brokered a deal to bring a variety of women’s sports to prime-time television. “These ladies should have brought me on years ago.”

McGowan claimed that one of the main reasons the movement enjoyed so little success in the past was that the previous management was often too timid and passive and should have been much more results-focused.

“You can’t waste time pussyfooting around with protests and getting all emotional about a bunch of irrelevant details,” McGowan said. “If you want to enjoy equal rights, you have to have a real man-to-man chat with the people in charge until you can hammer out some more equitable custody laws.”

“And don’t get me started on how disorganized and scatterbrained their old fundraising methods were,” McGowan added. “Let’s just say the movement never really had a head for numbers.”

After McGowan successfully appointed three of his best men to lead  Smith College’s women’s studies department and called in some favors to a number of powerful board chairmen to triple the number of female CEOs in Fortune 500 companies, analysts predicted that the feminist movement could achieve all of McGowan’s goals by as early as 2009.

“With a charismatic, self-assured guy like Pete pulling the strings, we might even see a female elected president one of these days,” said Nathan Roth, an analyst at the Cato Institute. “Finally, the feminist movement has a face that commands respect.”


RELATED?: Senior citizen speed dating event cancelled due to lack of interest from men. The triumph of experience over hope.


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