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Can We Talk?

Take Off That Damned Headscarf

God, I hate the look of it.  What is it supposed to accomplish?  Let the world know you’re Muslim?  Who gives a crap?  What, you think that makes you special?  Want to draw attention to yourself?

I can’t figure out why a smart, educated, liberated woman would do this to herself.  It’s not attractive.  I have never seen anyone who looked good in it.  You’d think they’d throw the damned thing away as soon as they touched down on these shores, but no, they keep wearing it and wearing at our collective patience.

Well, we all wear headscarves sometimes.  Personally, I wear one when painting a ceiling.  Those paint splatters are a bitch to get out of your hair.  My Mother used to wear one when she had an ear-ache.  Don’t ask.  Back in the days when we teased out hair and emptied a can of hairspray on it to create those beehive hairdos, we’d wear a kerchief when outside to keep the hair from flying all over the place.  So, as with all things, there is a time and place for it.

Hey, wearing a headscarf does not make you a more pious person.  Last time I looked, it came from within.  Wearing a headscarf does not make you more pure of thought and deed.  Not wearing a headscarf does not make you a whore.  Finally, not every man will want to pounce you just because your headscarf is off. 

There’s no shame in looking nice for others.  In fact, it is considered a sign of respect, in the Western world.  My advice, for what it’s worth – when in Rome, do as the Romans do.  You had to fall in line back in your home country.  But you left your home country to come to the new world so why bring your old hang-ups with you?  Drop the shackles that have enslaved you, oh women of Islam and live in freedom.  You’ll see, it feels good.

March 11th, 2007 Posted by | Religion | no comments

Daylight Saving Hogwash

Why do we do this?  It’s stupid and serves no purpose.  The sun comes up when it is time to rise and sets when it is time to set.  What number is on the clock doesn’t matter.  The sun doesn’t look at a clock and decide if it is time to rise or set.

To suggest that it saves energy is moronic.  How does it save energy?  You tell me.  Lay it out for me.  Come on.  Don’t be shy.

Some idiot politician decided to sound important and smart by coming up with this lamebrain law and we, the meek, follow.  The farmers don’t care.  They work when the sun rises, no matter what it says on the clock.  In fact, a lot of the time, they get up way before then. 

Oh well, here’s to stuff that’s made to sound important and has no meaning at all.  I’ll drink to that.

March 11th, 2007 Posted by | Climate Change | no comments