when you watch a lot of movies from the '30s and '40s, you do not even see women performng pole dancing. it was erotic enough if they danced, lifting their skirts to just below the pubic area (wearing hosiery, of course), or doing the can can. today nothing shocks or amazes us, not even the habits of serial killers. we have come to expect that they will be with us for all of our lives. more and more of them walk freely on american streets, the vulnerable with no house to call home--prostitutes mainly--being their prized prey. wickedness, not innocence or goodness is the norm of this century.
why do we expect it? maybe it's a result of so many youngsters making babies while they themselves are babies--in which case, the "standard" american family usually cannot be established by so many young women, who are almost always single mothers. they are tired when they arrive at their squalid apartments from their low-paying jobs. they can't make all that much time for quality time with their child(ren). so how can they find time to instill morals into them?
i get irritated when i hear standard english like this: 'get on the ground!' when the word is 'floor', or 'he saw her next at her work,' when the correct word is 'job' (or 'place of her employment). so not even good english is concentrated upon in the schools.
i like movies with teresa wright in them. i like innocent children. i do not have any thoughts in my brain to hurt a child, not ever, not even if chinese torturers were to stick bamboo shoots into my fingertips. children are the best people in the world. now, as opposed to the times of my youth, children run away should you even be seated in a car and compliment one on a costume she is wearing for some recital. a girl like teresa wright never would have feared such a stranger.
yes, americans were pretty boring before the 1960s, but i miss the time when a teresa wright was looked up to, by little girls that wanted to become 'good girls' when they grew up. and i miss the time when WW2 came upon us (no, i do not want another war--especially one as the all-time important one, WWII, but i want a certain attitude) and nobody gave it a second thought that we civilians would need to use ration coupons because our troops even enlisted men who had teens in the house, were overseas conquering fascism.
PS: "the best years of our life", an excellent movie about times in america just after WW2, will be playing on TCM cable channel in April. I'll watch it for probably the 10th time! i can't get enough of what america used to be.
and barry obama, so 'politically correct', lit up the white house in rainbow colors in solidarity with homosexuals, but did not light it up in the colors of the french flag as so many other nations did with their familiar national monuments (like the christ statue that stands above all in rio de janero, brasil ? spelling ?). why didn't obama do that? why didn't he have the us supreme court, or the senate/house buildings(s), or even the washington memorial, lit up to show our solidarity to our ally, france?
now obama is telling us that we are at war with ISIL. really? i did not hear that congress declared any new war on anyone.
anyhoo, IMO, leftie liberals are something like those that started the PETA movement: they did not have enough money to buy fur coats, so they bought what looked like fur. and so the movement begun. which led to the vegan movement. which led to michelle obama telling the dept of education that school lunches should all be vegan food, yet, at the same time, the food that the obamas buy for their cooks to make for them is junk food, and those chefs sure as jack s*it make a lot of southern fried chicken and pizza loaded with meat. and you think that it's really true that obama gave up smoking cigarettes? c'mon! the addiction to tobacco is so hard to kick, for good, because so my pulmanologist told me, it would take him 2.5 hours just to explain in a most fundamental way which neurotransmitters in the brain cause cigarette/tobacco addiction, a lot worse than meth amphetamine. TWO AND A HALF HOURS. everyone that i know that smokes cigarettes and quits, even cold turkey (the best way), goes out to buy them again within 2 weeks. so, since the greedy politicians want The Tax, that's why they are not banned and won't be banned, no matter what the leftie libs want. boo hoo.
you guys been listening to any of the talk shows on WLS talk radio? one of the hosts is an attorney (speaking after michael savage) that is not afraid to say anything at all. you will hear him thoroughly explain why he despises what's now going on in our nation. and i like that, because he is not afraid.
yet, about any of the news, whether it's main stream media or alternative talk, i say that one thing has diverted our attention away from 3 bills that are on the "fast track" for voting in the house of representatives, and one of them, the TPP, was signed into law by obama under the guise of 'national security' reasons. it has nothing to do with national security! all it is is another way to take away another 30% of the jobs that americans do in our own country. and it's dangerous. it will open up the gates to our eating meats imported here (isn't there enough land to herd our own meat animals?), any, which will not have a stamp of approval from the food and drug administration. too, the cosmetic drug companies, those like the companies that manufacture and advertised the highly dangerous "Yaz", showing beauty queens swimming in swim-dance unison in swimming pools, or Restasis (which so far there is no other drug like it for dry eye syndrome), will not be able to be generically made! that means you will have to pay for the brand name, the ones that have all those saleswomen toting bags up to see the doctors to give them samples of these cosmetic drugs, who, of course, must get paid, as well as that the drugs are so expensive because they are advertised on TV. it's like, do you honestly think you will save money by purchasing gecko car insurance? the cost of advertising is built into your premiums. yet so many of you buy it! and why is that?
the reason so many americans buy advertised products, which cost about 1/3 over and above those that are not advertised, particularly on TV and furthermore, most particularly for the Super Bowl, is because teachers have been dumbing down children now for two generations. they dole out awards to EACH child in the class, even if the child does no homework and is going to fail even if he goes to summer school.
two of my brothers graduated from trade schools. they learned how to use a T square and triangle on a drawing board, so that they'd be able to draw anything from a building to a machine part. they learned tool and die making, so that they could apply that skill to industry. but we have hardly any industry here in the states anymore. that's because now, under obama's presidency, the EPA is a law-making body in and of itself, outside of congress. that is true! look it up.
tell me this. is the CO2 and the other pollutants emitted over bejing, china any different than the same ones if the factories happened to be located up in flint, michigan? and do you know this truth, or don't you, since your teachers and mealy-mouthed, snaky politicians who hold juris doctorates (are lawyers = liars) have jammed lies into your heads for all too long... that it is the truth, proven out by core samples taken in antarctica, a continent, not just some icebergs like up in the north pole, core samples of the ice there, that first comes a hot spell, and following it, after it, comes an increase in CO2? look that fact up too.
the reason that al bore made so much money is because he had too many dumbed down pseudo scientists (i call them pseudo only because they make all their money from grants, which you and i pay for) squawking his lies. it is not CO2 (which actually promotes growth of life here on earth) that goes before 'manmade climate change', but it is heat, generated by sun spots, by years of them, really, that cause the earth to get warmer. that usually happens before either a major or mini ice age. i recall reading in NEWSPAPERS how meteoroligists predicted that a mini ice age was heading our way now, back in the 1970s. when everyone bought a newspaper from a kiosk or retailer stand (better yet, since it meant that someone had a job selling them) to read on the train going to work. and so many news photographers were permanently laid off from either the chicago tribune or else the chicago sun times, but i think it was the former, about two years ago. what are they doing to make the mortgage payments today?
i am sick and tired of how american has turned upside down and how so many people listen to those sliced tongue politicians, who now act like they are entitled to sit on a throne encrusted with gems from all over the world, doling out edicts no matter whether they are unconstitutional or not. because, should a lawsuit be brought about those edicts that they make into laws, they are so popular that even the us supreme court, appointed to uphold the us constitution, will vote on the side of the politicians, not on the side of the constitution. so what do we have congressmen for? why do we pay them? why do we elect them?
our country is on the brink of disaster. the actual unemployment rate is NOT only 5%. the true unemployment rate, WITHOUT the TPP trade agreement with asia that obama signed into law--but congress must vote on it, so i think you should read all about it and decide to tell your congressmen to vote against it!--is 29%! if that agreement passes into law, you can watch another 30% of our job force lose jobs. hey, burger king and mcD's have plenty of employees and more in line to make the minimum starvation wage of $7.00 per hour! where will the additional 30% of our work force find replacement jobs? they will primarily be customer service jobs. do you really want to punch in hundreds of numbers into an automatic customer service number rather to simply speak in english to a customer service specialist?
yes, i say read up on that and the other two trade agreements. then i say, think hard about who you are rooting for to win the next election, and think, how will they act when they take the seat of the most powerful person on earth? like kings and queens? so why do i want to make myself an expatriat? i just might, if i get the book published, right now, about a year and a half away. and then, out i will go, out of the united states. because i can't stand watching my country's values and morals getting eroded by politicians!
wish you all well, even if you stand in disagreement with me. i like discourse, and truth be known, my brother told me that i should be in a 'debater's dating' club! yeah, i agree!
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- University of Illinois at ChicagoPre-Med, 1977 - 1979attended college of liberal arts and sciences with a major of pre-medical sciences as well as spanish (for a while), then got married to my 2nd husband, whereupon, my entire life changed. i never did become a physician, but anatomy and medical breakthroughs are of vast interest to me.
- DeVry UniversityComputer Sciences, 1991 - 1994it's strange that having intended to become a dentist, that all due to my staying at home for a year after i married john (Hartig, jr., of austria, who then gained citizenship to the united states) that my BBGF, my cuz, who invests in real estate, sort of dragged me into it. i.e., it felt like i FELL into it. i was licensed in that field for 30 years, actually, eventually becoming the CEO and president of DE Inc and performing some wonderfully complex, high stakes deals. and now, when we used to call $60,000 "six bucks," and upwards into the millions where a house would cost $5.2 million, represented by broker lingo to represent 5 million as "five bucks", to head towards the autumn of my life disabled and still knowing that one dollar is "a buck". what a juxtapositon! but i am doing what i should have done ages ago, which is writing. i haven't yet published a book. i hope to give ya all such a hilarious book that it will be a best seller, so that i can go to live where i have wished for over 40 years--namely, down under, in new zealand or else bora bora of tahiti, to write my next book, which i hope would win me the pulitzer. that's if i live long enough. mainly these days, i hunt down specialists, hoping that i find one that will cut off the one-eighth of my body that got so badly injured that i live with daily severe pain--but you know it won't happen-- figuring out how to squeeze a clear measly $500 a month. ain't that strange? rich girl poor girl story over here! THE ONE THING IN MY LIFE THAT I AM MOST GRATEFUL FOR IS HAVING SUCH LOVING, RESPONSIBLE, ETHICAL PARENTS, who loved us kids ever so much, so much so that i never suffered hunger or abuse, or sick-o chester the molester relatives, since a Dallas simply cannot do it. never. and they did not do drugs or drink, either. i grew up next to the beach across the street from a Chicago park district field house, then we moved to such a pretty area of the city, which was also close to my beloved lake michigan. i got those 3 most important foundation building years of my life, zero to three, at home with my mom, who stayed home for all of us. that was long before women's lib made both women and men into slaves. the world really has changed! and... i got to live THE BEATLES, and the stones, and the yardbirds, and, and, and... it's been such a full bodied life. i really was lucky.
- E Field GS thru 6th Trumbull GS 7 + 8 gr Senn HS fresh soph Central YMCA HS thru grad 6-18-70 UIC mid 70s DeVry U BS, IT, MIS, CIS end 94Fine Arts, 1957 - 1970at age 5, the folks lived in east rogers park, Chicago. i went to eugene field CP grammar school through the 6th year, whereupon, mom and dad bought a gigantic, lovely single family house within the lakewood-balmoral area of andersonville, which is a subcategory of both uptown and edgewater former Chicago townships. there, i finished 7th and 8th grades at lyman trumbull CP grammar school on the NW corner of foster & ashland, Chicago, IL 60640. MY MOM'S HOUSE BURNED, so, please, if anyone knows how i may obtain a copy of our 1966 trumbull graduating photo(s = 2) album, won't you kindly let me pay to get those? she also lose all of my grade school photos from the years 1959 - my eventual BS in CIS/MIS/IT taken at DeVry U in Chicago in 1994. DeVry zips you through a 4 year college degree in 3 years. who has TIME to take a grad picture that way? ELSE, know that pamela pickering and i, who were like two peas in a pod from 5th grade through our Mod years (1967, 1968) at Senn CP HS at about 6100 N Glenwood, Chicago, transferred out of it at the end of our sophomore year as art majors. i went with my BF, donald rhodes, "dusty roads", who was the only fella at senn HS who had a motorcycle, a harley davidson, ooo! we were friends until he tied in tucson somewhere near 2000. so off pam and i went to a fully accredited, alternate Chicago high school in downtown Chicago, on LaSalle street and washington blvd. my dad generously paid for even pam's tuition. then we both got our first jobs while there, at CENTRAL YMCA HS, a subsidiary of central ymca college which was near the Chicago river, also in downtown Chicago. pam married a black man, a professor of the college, while i and steve gnatz MD worked on making our baby, christopher robin (Dallas) gnatz, who is each one of our's only genetic child. steve and i divorced when we lived in the southeast side of Chicago ultra liberal community where the gangstas to the west spray paint "UC run it" under the Illinois central ("IC") tracks. that stands for the university of Chicago, where obama taught constitutional law. steve and i lived quite happily as ultra poor flower power hippies, but we had roommates, so we always figured out a way to live and eat. we moved from place to place, including in 1970 - 1971, the hood that is called south shore, just south, and along the lakefront again, of hyde park-kenwood. (the museum of science and industry, the only building left standing from chicago's 1893 columbian exposition--wow, what a glorious time it had to be living back then, what with tiffany's stained glass and lamps getting lit up by tomas edison, who were situated right next door to one another in the manufacturer's building. and as to the FANTASTIC LIGHTS! this world's fair was lit up by TESLA'S AC! (to get a grip on the richness of invention, cultural changes to the US, and social movements, watch the movie "Ragtime", which has masterpiece music by randy newman. so then, steve, our baby, CR, our roommates and i, lived mostly in hyde park (there are gorgeous buildings owned by UC over there which you should see, beginning at lake shore drive and 49th going south to "the midway", which is around 61st street. IT had been dug out for actual canals to cart the visitors to the fair of 1893 on actual gondolas from italy! soo, steve went into the "free love" movement, and then due to that, we got divorced in 1973, whereupon i still lived with CR until about 1976, moving back up north to the depaul area, which is just west of lincoln park, Chicago, zip code 60614. then when my brother, mark Dallas, died on the same day in august 1977 that elvis died on, i moved back into dad's house in lakewood balmoral and have stayed on the northside ever since then.
- Dallas Enterprises, Inc. Katydid Writer's Guild(RET) CEO/Pres/in process of retiring to concentrate on writing (2014: RETIRED! WRITING!), 1986 - 2014thanks to a vicious computer virus that had me thinking up workarounds every damned day from 2006 - 2012, i did not do any creative writing publicly, at either Catagorian.org (preferred to): stumbleupon.com and/or on yahoo's answers community as Louiegirl_Chicago. now i use a Mac! since my career now is getting my body cured (yes, as of 5-2014, i am finally out of pain, and we will see if the surgery lasts or must be repeated), so, therefore, i can eliminate the accumulated mess of possessions from a single family house and meanwhile, jump over to my beloved Mac and go to write and post pictures about what i write at Categorian.org. i'll figure out how to post my link to both, but i am using and learning more about using, trance-writer on Categorian.com and stumbleupon.com. everything at both is not current. my body was too sick and the box was too sick and the new one ordered from dell, fancy, big, was a lemon too. ugh! being on a Mac is entirely different and i am still (6.1.2014) learning it. but now i am retired and i feel so liberated! more to come.
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