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Women’s Equality Day

Supposedly, that’s today… Is it really or just a hashtag?

Yesterday, I bumped into an acquaintance that I hadn’t seen in a while; she is blessedly pregnant. She is going on 40 and never thought she would have children because that’s what she’d always been told. 

As I shared a bit about pregnancy and motherhood, I asked her how she was doing.

It’s been interesting.

She said that about three or four times, but with a smile so I wasn’t worried. What she said next changed that… her employer does not have maternity leave. 

[A quick aside: I worked for an employer with no maternity leave, however this was a small non-profit and there was short-term disability after seven days.] But we are talking about a large, stable organization. 

Not only is there no maternity:

  • There is no STD until 90 days;
  • Can’t use the sick leave bank (even as a participant) unless you have a cesarean; and
  • You can’t have leave donated to you.

Her plan: bank as much leave as possible until December, tap her savings and get back to work as soon as she can.

But they have FMLA so at least she’ll have a job to come back to…

It’s 2016 y’all! Happy #WomensEqualityDay!!!!

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Unsportsmanlike Conduct

I am still trying to wrap my mind around the outrageous lie told by U.S. Olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte. He is not a kid, far from it… although his behavior is indicative of one.

His actions are the exact opposite of what the Olympics are about. He should be beyond ashamed. There is no way that he didn’t understand the impact this type of robbery would have on Rio. This city has been uber anxious about crime especially during the games. Not to mention the preceding violence and unrest because of the existing inequities suffered by the people. With that said, who do you think they were going to blame for this “crime”? They were probably rounding up folks…

While everyone was grateful that the athletes were safe, there was footage of their disrespectful shenanigans. Lochte was stateside hiding behind his lawyer. SMDH…

Thank you to the Brazilian authorities for being tenacious with their investigation. I am hopeful that the Brazilian people don’t paint us all with the same brush. 

I’m so disgusted that I have no more words… well maybe a few…

Perhaps people could rethink all of the outrage that they had toward Gabby Douglas for not putting her hand to her heart during the U.S. national anthem. 

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2016 in Rant, Sports

 

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Tenth Circle of Hell

An additional circle has been added to Dante’s Inferno.

This bastard is going to be subjected to some serious jailhouse justice! I’m good with it…

Rest now Angels.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Family, Rant, Single Parenting, violence, women

 

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That Pesky “N-word”

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It’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public.

Damn right he said it! POTUS Maximus has had it. I have had it! A young, white man sat in a church – at Bible Study no less – for an hour, then kills nine of the participants because they are Black. And people want to pretend that this country has no problem with racism.

Now everyone wants to talk about that instead of the issue at hand. Be lucky that’s all he said! He probably still has bite marks on his tongue…

 

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Top 10 for 2014

2014

I haven’t done this in a while, but everyone loves a Top 10, so I thought I’d oblige. Personally, I’m looking forward to 2015 because 2014 has been awesome for me! For anyone who is going through a rough time, be encouraged! Know that it is only a season and it will pass.

These are the top posts, as far as you are concerned!

10. Top 10 Reasons Why 2011 Sucked – Okay…I was in a place when I penned this post…

9. Fruitvale Station – No surprise that this made it with the last five months we’ve had. I’m looking for the corner, so that we can all turn it.

8. 100 Days – Civil disobedience…I love it! Approaching his birthday, guess who else would have loved it…(hint: January 15th)

7. Spare the Rod – WHOA!!!!! I got in trouble for this one. A mother didn’t like my opinion and yelled at me… How dare I share my opinion on my blog…

6. Turkeys Are Done – This is dedicated to all my breast cancer survivors and to those who lost the battle. Together we WILL Save the Tatas!

5. Rant: Bring Back Our Girls – And they are still gone…WTF!!!

4. Family Tattoo – Y’all know how much I love POTUS and the first fam. How much more regular can you be not wanting your daughters to get tatted up!!!!

3. Orange – This one surprised me. There must be some fellow “artistics” in the house!

2. RIP Mike Brown – The jury is NOT still out on this…no indictment. Let’s see if the Feds can do any better. Either way, this makes me sad and bone tired…but, I am inspired that so many, especially the young, are showing their outrage. Let’s keep on it and make some demands.

Drum roll please!!!

And the top post of 2014….

1. New Rules for Women in Combat – I must have some service members and/or families following my blog! I am honored and thank you for your sacrifice. It makes me feel good that an older post still gets so many views. A virtual salute to you.

#BringBackOurGirls #MikeBrown #HandsUpDontShoot #policebrutality #veterans #SaveTheTatas

 

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Trick or Treat!!!

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Too soon? Some retailers don’t think so. A custume-grade hazmat suit is available for purchase. Laughter is the best medicine if you will for serious situations…

Is Ebola funny? Thousands of people and families are suffering and dying from this horrible disease. Thank God there are people who object, who have compassion in an often graceless world.

I wonder if the epidemic were in this country, if laughter would be the best medicine.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Family, Health, Politics, Rant

 

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Chipotle Says No Guns

Correction: http://wp.me/pXGI7-Dg

Chipotle bans guns in its eateries. Dammit! Don’t misunderstand- I’m all for it. But how did I eff that up?! And I thought I was that much safer (or perception of being) in Chick-fil-a.

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Family, Politics, Rant, violence

 

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