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Mary-Kate Olsen – “My hair makes me look skinny”

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Apparently Mary-Kate Olsen is blaming her hair on making her look skinny.  Here’s part of the story:

Mary-Kate Olsen is angrily denying reports that she’s battling anorexia anew — and now she’s blaming her scary-skeletal look on … her hair.

MK raised some eyebrows at the Golden Globes with her ultra-thin physique, says Us Weekly, and now there are loud whispers that she’s struggling with the disease again. According to Us, Olsen, who was treated for the disease back in 2004, “still works with her therapist to keep her in line,” and struggles with the problem every day.

Her rep, however, says that the young millionaire isn’t losing weight and insists she’s healthy, and offers a whopper of an explanation for the bony look: “The blonde hair she has now makes her look skinny.”

I have blonde hair, and it’s not working for me. Does that mean if I only change my hair style or maybe go platinum blonde, I’ll look skinny, too?

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I KNOW Liberals Will Explain This Away, But Isn’t It TRULY Religious Discrimination?

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Just read THIS.

Teachers demanded Samantha Devine remove her chain and tiny crucifix despite allowing Muslim and Sikh pupils to wear symbols of their religion.

Her family have vowed to fight the decision “all the way” claiming it discriminates against Christians.

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Mr Devine, who attends St Thomas Of Canterbury Catholic Church in Gillingham every Sunday, insisted: “It’s just political correctness gone absolutely mad.

“It’s a harmless, very small crucifix and she wears it as a symbol of her religion.”

Samantha was asked to remove her necklace in front of sniggering classmates as she left the morning registration session on Wednesday morning.

The necklace was just visible underneath her open-necked blouse, worn with a blazer in accordance with the school’s dress code.

The Devines were told she should remove her chain because it breached health and safety rules.

Go read the whole article.  I know the liberals will say it isn’t discrimination, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ll explain the “danger” of a necklace versus the “safety” of turbans and bangles.

However, I feel quite certain that if it were, let’s say, a Muslim student who insisted on wearing a necklace with some Islamic symbol on it, they (the liberals and their political action robot, the ACLU) would all be up in arms supporting that student’s right to express his/her religion. 

I wear a necklace every day, and I alternate between two pendants – a cross and a “C”.  I think I’ll start wearing the cross exclusively.

Political correctness is all about double standards and appeasement.

Tiara-tip to Janette.

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If you Mistrust Muslims or are “Uncomfortable” with them in any way – then You’re a BIGOT

Friday, January 5th, 2007

I learn new things every day.  Today I’ve learned that apparently in order to be completely progressively PC, I cannot be wary, have reservations or have negative feelings of any kind regarding the motives or possible outcomes of any person who is elected for public office.  At least not based on that person’s religious affiliation.  It doesn’t matter if people are being killed and denied basic human rights in the name of that religion on a daily basis. 

It doesn’t matter that I would never question that person’s right to run for office and be elected and use whatever “Holy Book” he/she wants for the swearing-in ceremony.  If I have ANY negative feelings or concerns about it, then I’m a bigot.

Name-calling is okay, though – as long as the person being called a name is a conservative.   Glad to have that straight now. 

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Nancy Pelosi – It’s All About the Children!

Friday, January 5th, 2007

I love this cartoon  I watched some newsperson interview Pelosi last week, and Pelosi seemed so plastic and smug. Her responses to questions were rote and lackluster.  From my perspective, this cartoon is exactly on the mark.  The idea of being responsible for oneself seems foreign to so many on the left.  They expect the government to do everything for them, and if anything is wrong, they look around to find someone to blame.

More about Pelosi  here and here.

Tiara-Tip to Darleen

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Lamisil – Nectar of the Gods? Buh-bye pedicures

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

I noticed a discolored place on my toenail a few weeks ago.  I figured I must have bruised it somehow.  However, rather than getting better, the discoloration grew.  I kept it covered with nail polish for awhile – out of sight and out of mind. 

This morning I noticed that even nail polish could no longer hide it.  This was no bruise, and I knew of only one alternative.  The idea of fungus growing under my toenail sent shivers of disgust through me.  How gross!

So I called the doctor this afternoon on my way to a meeting.  She could fit me in if I drove there immediately.  I weighed my options:  attend a textbook adoption meeting or take care of my toe before it fell off.  I went to the doctor.  My principal will understand – I hope.

The doctor confirmed my diagnosis.  Yep, it was some kind of fungal infection – likely caused by getting pedicures, she said.   I love getting pedicures and having pretty toes.  So, yes, it figures it would be bad for me.  The place where I get my pedicures seems very careful to me – keeping everything sterilized and clean.  But what do I know?

The doctor prescribed Lamisil which I must take daily for three months.  She warned me that it was expensive, though, and that many insurance companies required that a culture be done to verify the need for it.  Their office couldn’t do the culture – I would have to go to a foot specialist if necessary.

I took the prescription and headed to the pharmacy to see if my insurance covered it.  I truly did not expect it to be covered.  I figured I’d have to make an appointment with a foot specialist, get a culture done (which sounds painful!) and then go through more red tape before finally getting the prescription.  By then my toenail would be much worse – it would probably spread to other toes – my whole foot would fall off. 

Amazingly enough, my insurance covered it – although my part was still over $60.  I asked the pharmacist how much the medicine would be if I didn’t have insurance, and I learned that 30 little Lamisil pills are OVER FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS!  Yes, you read that correctly. 

By the time I finish three months of this, I will have paid over $180, and that’s not counting what the doctor’s visit will cost.  Maybe I’ll do my own pedicures from now on.

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