Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This Woman's Day--Answered Prayer

Today is International Women's Day aka a Day Without a Woman, where feminists have decided to skip work. I think that it should be called "a Day Without Gratitude to God"--especially by American feminists.

Ring the irony bells...

This coming Monday, I have a job interview. It’s for a real, well-salaried position and, blessedly, it involves writing. However, as is so with most things in life, I’m in a quandary. Should I get the position. I will have to work a lot and I will have almost no time to finish my novel. I’m not that worried about that, but I am worried about this: for a number of years, I’ve taken regular time to work at my church and recently increased it. With this new job, I suspect that I would have to drop that time down to almost nothing. I would feel like I’m letting my pastor down and, also, myself. God’s work is huge part of what has kept me sane during the tribulations of the past few years.

The interesting part about that is, a couple of months ago, I asked God for a large and regular
work income.

I try to be straight with God; the best thing since He knows my thoughts from afar off. I told Him that I was grateful for the friends and readers He has sent to help me survive and for the small amounts of work that He has sent my way. Then, I said that I was tired of scratching and scraping and that I wanted to be able to pay my bills on time and do some of the other things I’d like which require money. (I always try to be real and not self-serving: “O, God, give me more money, so I can give you a bigger offering! Give me money, so that I can help other people in need, just like I have been helped!” Well, I certainly want to do both of those things, but both He and I know that this isn’t the primary reason. I suppose I can pray that He changes my heart to make those the primary reason.)

What to do? I know that the answer will come.

At any rate, I need to prepare my appearance for this interview. Since I lost most of my possessions last year, I have almost no professional clothes; one dress left and no slip. I need to get my afro trimmed a bit and I haven’t had my eyebrows shaped in months, so I’m asking for donations again—perhaps for the last time. I hope and pray that it is.

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My February 2017 Post Digest From Da Tech Guy Blog


Providers of Grandeur
You Will be Made to Love and to Trump Hate
A Different Kind of Ice Cream
No Hitler Yet
Who are Our Real Enemies?
The Social Justice War on Blacks and Browns
Life of a Weirdo
Representing

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dumbasses Still "Correcting" Me About Trump, Hitler, and the Berlin Wall.


So I shared a graphic on Facebook yesterday and people are still losing their minds about it--especially the dimmer ones among them.

Here's the graphic. See if you can guess why I shared it, knowing what you know about me.


FYI:



UPDATE: Coffee emergency averted! Grateful for your donations.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Researching Kenya's War on Terror

Many of you know that I have accelerated the writing of my second novel, Arlen’s Harem. February 1st was the original date target, then March 1st. Well, it looks like the target date will have to be moved again. I hope my supporters are okay with that.

I’m taking a short break from it to do some research on and write about Kenya’s role in the War on Terror, as requested by one of my readers. And this is something which may have a dual purpose, as it could be a part of a longer work about my father’s home country.

Now that Barack Obama has galloped off into the sunset, there might not be that much interest in the country anymore. However, for obvious reasons, I’m still interested and I hope that a few others are as well.

To begin a small primer on the topic, start with Kenya's Dadaab. It's the largest refugee camp in the world and the refugees are, primarily, Somalis--both in the ethnic and citizenship sense.

Dadaab
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Monday, February 20, 2017

First Episode of 'Ask Baldilocks'

This might be a thing for a little while. I'm not happy with the video quality, but we work with what we have.




I'll get a transcript up later and try to enunciate better. While I'm typing, send your friends and hit the tip jar!


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Video


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Short Observations About Offensiveness and Shame

I’m not a shrink but I’ve had 55.5 years of having to ponder and dust off the shame which others try to heap on me, various motives not important. Of note also are those who will take offense for non-obvious reasons.

This is my conclusion: shame-mongers and offense-takers are always projecting.

An online friend gets angry every time anyone says that black Americans should get off the Democrat “plantation” or that the Great Society programs “re-enslaved” black Americans.

This friend says that it’s offensive whenever anyone uses metaphors/similes involving slavery to address problems within the black community, as if being offended is a more relevant problem than the dystopic state of most Democrat-controlled majority-black communities. My friend has been saying this for years, but still left unexplained is this: what, specifically, makes it offensive.

Slavery references are offensive only if one is ashamed of the servitude condition of one’s ancestors. It’s why some black people are still “mad” about the status in which their ancestors came to America.

They’re not angry, per se; they’re ashamed of it. And they want everyone else to feel it, too.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

My January 2017 Post Digest From Da Tech Guy Blog


Longtime Blogger Ignores the News
Musings on Evil, Part One
Musings on Evil, Part Two
A Short Denunciation of the Fatherland
Marc Lamont Hill Shows Us His Wits
Post-Inauguration Short Takes
Lie Architecture
Presidential Persona
Doctor No Borders

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Top Baldilocks Traffic Magnets for 2016

Please contribute to this blog. Eyes Left!

Here are my top traffic attractors from last year. Three Instalanches. I excluded blegging posts and the elegy for Jeniffer Dawa Ochieng--mother of my Kenyan siblings.
As I was composing this post, I decided to look back again to see if I had a favorite post--one that I liked the best but is not on the list above. And it's this one:

Donald Trump and Our Current Level of Deception.

My thinking has only slightly changed since it was first posted; the fundamentals remain. Some of you know that I voted for him and will think "does she still think he's a plant?" Answer: I haven't yet ruled it out. Too soon.

Have I managed to annoy everyone? Well, it won't be the first time.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Steve Harvey, Talladega College, and the Shame Mob

Like NFL great Jim Brown did a few weeks back, Steve Harvey meets with President-elect Trump. And a marching band from Talladega College (AL)--a historically black college--raises well more than enough money for its amenities during a scheduled appearance for the Inauguration next week.

Meanwhile, the racial epithets against Harvey and Talladega’s president, Dr. Billy Hawkins, fly freely, from black people, of course.

Having been the target of such epithets from the same source, I'd like to describe how that kind of verbal attack looks from this target’s point of view.

I’ve talked about shame mongers before and, of course, the Internet is overrun by them. The trick to resisting them is to realize that shame is the only weapon they’re wielding. They have nothing else. And if one is immune to their form of shaming--name-calling--reading it is like watching a toddler throw a fit, only funnier.

So, while Harvey tries to use his celebrity for something selfless and useful and while the Talladega College marching band gets the world stage to show off the results of its hard work and school spirit, think of their detractors as the latter sit behind their cell phones and sling names like “coon” and “Uncle Tom”[i] in between posting their twerking and ghetto fight videos.

Think of their impotence.

Certainly Harvey was openly pro-Clinton and I wouldn't doubt that Dr. Hawkins and the most of band members old enough to vote were as well. But what they have already done and will do in the face of not getting what they wanted shows the type of people they are. They know the source of their power and that power does not come from sitting on the couch and slinging insults at others or even from the president of the United States.

As the woman said, ain't nobody got time for that.

And, as for Trump, a Facebook friend of mine pointed out that if he hadn't met with any Americans who are black, he'd be called a racist.

It never pays to consider the shame mob. They're only good for amusement--as a cat might be amused by a mouse.

Meanwhile, the band marches and plays on.

[i] I love how those who use the term 'Uncle Tom' as an epithet out themselves as illiterate. It’s like a boomerang.

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