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What I will not write about today



Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health.

  • Defense Attorney Calls Marine Accused Of Sexual Assault ‘The Victim’-- Clearly, the women were lying. They always do. And they wear provocative clothing, look attractive, and make themselves irresistible, and sometimes even drink (!) so they're obviously asking for it. Men simply can't control themselves when women do slutty stuff like that. It's clearly all the fault of those who are assaulted. All of it. Always.

See what I mean? So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?

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ExxonMobil accused of anti-gay hiring bias #LGBT


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 I snapped this one in a store at Quincy Market

Yesterday in my post PhotOH! On the streets of Boston: An important message for Congress, written in chalk, I shared one of the two most gripping moments I had in the two days I spent in the wonderful, awe-inspiring city of Boston.

Here, as promised, is the second one. We had just stepped outside our hotel when we heard loud shouting by what sounded like a crowd of people. My first instinct was to look around to see if another tragedy was about to occur, but that only lasted a second or two, because the images below are what quickly appeared before my own very eyes.

It was exhilarating. I'd never been this close up and personal to something like this, and I couldn't stop smiling. The smiles I got in return made the experience that much more rewarding:

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Then today, still floaty and optimistic from sweet memories of that event, I woke up to this bubble bursting news in my morning Los Angeles Times:

Consider two fictitious female job candidates with nearly identical resumes, both vying for an administrative assistant position, one with better grades and a history of volunteering for a gay rights group.

At oil and gas giant ExxonMobil, hiring managers allegedly chased after the less qualified prospect while ignoring the applicant linked to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, according to a charge filed against the company Wednesday.

The complaint from nonprofit LGBT worker advocacy group Freedom to Work and law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, filed in the Illinois Department of Human Rights, accuses Exxon of discrimination based on sexual orientation. [...]

The group alleged that the candidate who volunteered for a feminist college group and earned a 3.9 grade-point average in college received more call-backs than the applicant with a 3.98 GPA and served as treasurer of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.

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VIDEO-- Finally, a TV ad that tells it like it is: Exxon hates your children



Gosh! Exxon Mobil loves our children sooo much! Who knew?

If only they'd pay their fair share of taxes, but hey, they're "job creators" so it's all good, "jobs creators" who feel compelled to drill drill drill, baby, because, see, "energy exploration" *Cough! Wheeze! Hack!" is our future and will solve every single one of our nation's problems!

But that's okay, because boy howdy are they endearing with feel-good ads like this, or what?!...


The more we invest in our teachers the better our students will perform. Now is the time to take action. Together we can put American students back on top. Find out more at

Oh my, hahahaaaa! Excuse me, sorry... guffaw! I can't seem to *chuckle* help myself! That was a good one! *Chortle* They want to invest in our teachers! What a knee slapper! Who woulda thunk it?

But wait... wait just a minute. What's this? Exxon is "solving this" alright... by teaching them climate denial.

So, oops, it seems Exxon hates your children after all:


FINALLY: A TV ad that tells it like it is: EXXON HATES YOUR CHILDREN. Go to if you want to see it on national television!


Quickie: Less is not more when it comes to oversight


Today's Quickie, courtesy of the L.A. Times:

An oil spill in Montana's Yellowstone River surged toward North Dakota on Sunday as outraged residents demanded more government oversight of Exxon Mobil's cleanup.

Oversight is dandy the minute you become the victim of its absence.

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?