Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Final Conflict

Cross posted at Lutin Muse Literary Magazine, October 2011

Written by Ye Olde Scribe

Zombie picture courtesy

Apologies to Gene Roddenberry for stealing his title-YOS

2020 the zombies dug their way out of their graves and everyone ran for cover. They bolted their doors. They trained their dogs to eat dead flesh, not all that hard to imagine if you have noticed that when it comes to dead, edible, things, dogs are vacuum cleaners.

People were so scared septic tank suckers made a fortune.
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More Signs That The Recovery Act is a “Failure”

Oh wait, that isn’t what the evidence shows:

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I keep hearing from Conservatives that the Obama Recovery Act hasn’t created one job.  We hear The Boner ask, “where’s the jobs”, and yet not one piece of job-creating legislation or proposal has come out of the Republican-held House since they took power in January.

When Bush left office, we were hemorrhaging 800 thousand jobs a month.  That continued for the first three months of the Obama term before the Recovery Act started taking hold. Since that time, jobs have been added and the loss of jobs have been lowered.

It isn’t a great picture yet, many of the people who lost their job still haven’t gotten a new one.  The recovery has worked, but if it hadn’t been for the obstruction of the Republicans since 2009, we could have been a LOT farther along in our progress.

Mirror Image

I came upon this review for a new book, “The Woman in the Mirror” by Cynthia Bulik PhD.

Many women-regardless of income, size, shape, ethnicity, and age-are uncomfortable in their own skin. We fixate on our body image and try endless diets, implants, hair extensions, and new shoes, but it’s never enough. The problem is that girls and women have been socialized to mistakenly conflate body esteem and self-esteem. Body esteem refers to how you think and feel about your physical appearance: your size, shape, hair, and features. Self-esteem refers to how you think and feel about your personality, your role in relationships, your accomplishments, and your values-everything that contributes to who you are as a person.

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