Dear Readers: I am sorry the Shrine has been so quiet, but the Queen Mother was in town for a visit. During her stay, we had several discussions about current events. Needless to say, as an ex-hippie-feminist activist, my mom and I didn’t see eye-to-eye on all issues. However, she was entertained by my use of “blogging words”. One of those words, refudiate, has a special place in my vocabulary and heart. It is now an New Oxford American Dictionary Word-of-the-Year.
I love this word: It conjures up the concept of “negating with facts” and “deriding” in one sweet word that upsets the elites. And, while I have been on vacation, the American people have been doing a lot of refudiating.
They refudiate the new TSA screening process. This gem from W.C. Varones today —
Last week I went through one of the new Rapescan full frontal nudity airport scanners in San Diego. I should have refused, but I was kind of caught off-guard. The procedure was far more degrading than I ever could have imagined. You literally have to stand with your legs spread and your hands over your head like a criminal, while the machine takes a fully nude photo which it sends to some TSA guy sitting in the corner.
And it turns out the maker of the Rapescan machines lavished hundreds of thousands of dollars on Congress and both the Bush and Obama Administrations to get their dehumanizing perv machines purchased and installed.
Left Coast Rebel has more details on the Oceanside TSA refudiator. UPDATE: Charles Caesar has a new “DON’T TOUCH MY JUNK” T-SHIRT LINE in response!!!!
Sarah Bond of the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition is one of many organizing the refudiation of another stealth-bill aimed at agricultural entrepreneurs:
SENATE BILL 510: The lame duck Senate is taking dramatic action to put the FDA in charge of all aspects of our food supply…small local farms, 4-H,
even your home gardens. Essential Link: http://www.grist.org/article/food-2010-11-15-food-fight-safety-modernization-act-harm-small-farms
Vote for Cloture is Tuesday with a final vote planned on WEDNESDAY.
IT IS URGENT THAT YOU CONTACT OUR SENATORS…and any others you have time to reach:
BOXER: (202) 224-3553 – (619) 239-3884 – FAX(202) 228-3863
FEINSTEIN: (202) 224-3841 – FAX(202) 228-3954
SENATE SWITCHBOARD: (202) 224-3121
Act now, or we will have to outsource our food supply! We are also keeping an eye on DREAM act chicanery.
And apparently, Americans are refudiating the elite’s derision of Sarah Palin — the originator of this fab new word. Tina Fey’s routine at the Kennedy Center this past week was so bad, getting weak laughter and few applause, that the PBS broadcast air-brushed out the vile vileness. I was watching a program on Wolverines on PBS with the Queen Mother, as she is a zoo docent. It aired just before this inanity, and I turned the station quickly in case the new system I use recorded me as a viewer. My mom and I also disagreed with the relative merits of Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars — and was disconcerted when I pointed out that this was a fan-base driven show, so what exactly was the problem with the Palin fan-base organizing in support of Bristol?
Extra elite-upsetting deluxe bonus: Sarah Palin’s Alaska show had the best debut ratings on TLC!
The world seems to be refudiating Obama, too. A few headlines caught my eye, when I was able to take a few moments to scan the web. From DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL gurus Douglas E. Schoen and Patrick H. Caddell: One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012. Left, Right agree: Obama’s G-20 performance worst ever. HillBuzz notes that Obama is consoling himself with a trip to Europe and special friends.
The elites tend to use the derisive term “polarizing” to belittle those who disagree with them. It seems the experiences of the past 2 years seem to be uniting Americans in ways that were unimaginable before!