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Friday, November 5, 2010

Just Wondering

1. Why do some people whisper certain words in conversation as if saying them fully aloud would be too awful? Example: There are so many (sotto voce) Mexicans in that store. Or I didn't know he was (here comes the sotto voce) gay.  These types of statements are usually accompanied by appropriate body language:  a hand cupped around the mouth and head turned abruptly to the side to engulf the listener as the apparently distasteful word is uttered.

2. Why, when someone makes one of those whisper comments in my presence, do I just let it go? OK. I know the answer to this one: Hating confrontation, I have to be really pissed off before I launch into an attack mode.

3. Why do so many politicians love to say "with all due respect" before delivering a scathing zinger?

4. Why are people paying big bucks for jeans with faded spots, wrinkles, and rips?

5. Following the example of draft card burners of the 60s, why don't Tea Party seniors "put their money where their mouths are" and burn their Medicare cards? It's not quite the same, I know, because $$$ is involved in the latter situation; but why not be consistent in word and practice? Hello, hypocrisy?

Maybe it's just me.
I'm done.
For now.


  1. Some people have more money than sense, it appears. Lovely blog and thanks for visiting mine.

  2. I could have written this. I would add a postscript to #5 and ask why all the politicians railing against a national health care insurance program don't cancel their government-provided health insurance and go buy their own.


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