Women Of A Certain Age

Women Of A Certain Age

We are Survivors of a hell of a lot. . . .

Women of a Certain Age, are survivors

Women Of A Certain Age

We are Survivors

By Anna Hessel

We Survived 

4 years of “The Donald”. Shoulder pads. Bouffant hair. Bodysuits that snapped down there. Mullets. We survived 45. Eighties fashions; including spandex and neon. Girdles that were never Spanx. Fighting for the ERA – we continue to survive this one. Thigh cream. Trump “presidency.” Platform shoes. Bell bottom pants that did nothing for our bottoms.

Nair For Short Shorts

Short shorts themselves. We survived 45 (and I’m not talking about the age…). Push up bras – some of us are still surviving this one. Aerobics classes at the ladies gym in brightly colored leg warmers. Jelly sandals. Ironing our hair with clothing irons. “That” administration. Velcro hair rollers (I actually still use mine!). Setting our hair on orange juice cans. Class photos, precursor to drivers license photos. Drinking from the garden hose.

The Trumpster

Suntans courtesy of baby oil and iodine with no SPF in sight. Junior High, High School, and College. Many of us survived childbirth, terrible twos, and raising teenagers. Gym class in uniforms that resembled prison garb. “Agent Orange.”  Powder Puff football games. Cheerleading skirts. Pageants with swimsuit competitions. Bridesmaid dresses. Rotary dial phones. Land lines. Twenty-six foot telephone cords. Beepers, and pay phones. Polyester pantsuits. 4 years of “The Family”. Paisley floral prints. Granny boots with ruffled dresses.

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“Just Dave” 09/19/2021

“Just Dave” 09/19/2021

“Just Dave” 09/19/2021

Today, Dave is talking about the unvaccinated. The current epidemic is one of the unvaccinated. How come suddenly people would rather die on the battleground of stupidity than take an incredibly safe deterrent. Nothing is perfect, and that includes vaccines. Yet when tossing the dice the odds of surviving the vaccine far outweigh surviving COVID. How could anyone in their right mind want to take the chance of being paralyzed with drugs, have a tube shoved down their throat, a catheter shoved into your bladder, turned every hour so you don’t get bed sores? Now this isn’t going to be a two hour or two day affair. This could go on for months, until you die, or improve. If you die, most likely your last moments will be alone.  If you are lucky there may be a nurse there to hold your hand as you pass. So unnecessary.

Please, stop the silly nonsense and get vaccinated. Do it for yourself, your community, and the country.

Voltaire “God Thinks”

Voltaire “God Thinks”

Voltaire “God Thinks”

Since we are talking about abortion this weekend Kaill McNeill suggested we use Voltaire’s “God Thinks” as the Jukebox Choice of the Day.  Voltaire is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter. This song is about how people use religion to justify their actions and how they make it morph to fit whatever they hate and want to regulate. The lyrics are on the screen.

Goodbye Charlie Watts 1941-2021

Goodbye Charlie Watts

Goodbye Charlie Watts 

The world lost Charlie Watts today. Whew. I’ve been listening to the Stones since the First Millenia. Well, Charlie had a great long life full of unbelievable ups and downs. Hopefully, mostly ups. I saw the Rolling Stones in Portland, Oregon in July of 1966. I saw them the second time late in their careers in Seattle, I think August 1999. These guys are pros. Imagine working with the same dudes for 50 + years.  Goodbye Charlie. You will be missed. I’m broken hearted that you are gone but I’m so glad I got to meet you and your rowdy crew. RIP.

Megadeth “Holy Wars”

Megadeth “Holy Wars”

Megadeth “Holy Wars”

Not only has Megadeth won at least 12 Grammys in their incredible career but they also won the 1993 Genesis Award (It was then the Doris Day Music Award. Given to artist(s) that brings animal rights to an underserved audience.)  for their single,  “Countdown to Extinction.” Today I thought we should have a little noise. So here is the Calamity Politics Juke box Choice of the Day. Mostly, in celebration of leaving Afghanistan. Here is Megadeth doing their incredibly long, incredibly loud masterpiece. I need to give credit to Calamity Politics contributor, Dave Shadrick for this one. So if you like his choice let him know. It’s all about politics, and Megadeth has maintained a very political stance. Enough, here it is, Megadeth “Holy Wars.”

 

Disturbed “Down With The Sickness”

DISTURBED “Down With The Sickness”

DISTURBED “Down With the Sickness”

Well its that time again. Time again for Calamity Juke Box Choice of the Day. Today selection comes from the clown herself. She thought it was time to get serious about child abuse. This is one of the bands earliest and best known songs. You can help. Report abuse. Abuse gets worse, not better. Step up. Make the difference in the life of an abused child.

Just Dave “The Once And Future King”

Just Dave “The Once And Future King”

Just Dave  “The Once And Future King”

Just Dave is at it again. This week Dave asks if  Trump should make a run for president  in 2024.  The man who incited a riot to overturn our government is actually out there rallying his MAGA crowd begging for money to support another Trump presidential run. Dave says, ‘hell no’ the orange one will never run again. His goal at this point in his life is to continue milking his supporters for every cent he can squeeze out of them.