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Who Needs To Be a Supermodel? I Wanna Be Sect’y of State

August 20, 2012

 

JANE R. writes:

Speaking of Condoleeza Rice have you seen the new NFL clothing line advertisement? Yes, Condi is modeling for the new line of NFL sports apparel. Hard to believe that a past U.S. Secretary of State could reemerge as a model, but it’s true.

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Augusta National Accepts Women’s Dues

August 20, 2012

 

THOUGH WOMEN have been playing golf at Augusta National Golf Club for years as guests, the club refused to admit women as paying members — until now. The chains have been loosened, and two women — Condoleeza Rice and banker Darla Moore — have been admitted as members. Read More »

 

Barbie the Drag Queen

August 20, 2012

CATHIE CLINE, a vice president of marketing for Mattel, Inc. recently told The New York Times: “One of the great things about Barbie is that she continues to push the envelope. Barbie doesn’t worry about what other people think.”

Maybe Barbie doesn’t care what other people think but Mattel might worry after it begins selling its transvestite Barbie in December. Here again a major American corporation defies its own best interests. Drag queens don’t have children. People who dislike drag queens produce lots of little girls who play with dolls.

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British Sociologist Says Betrayal Creates Happiness

August 20, 2012

 

BRAD C. writes:

You might have already come across this column in The Telegraph, but I thought I would pass it along.

The author, Catherine Hakim, is a prominent British sociologist, and she argues that allowing open extramarital affairs is the way to happiness. That an academic sociologist would argue for this conclusion is not surprising. What I found surprising about this column was the way it was written: the author’s flippant tone, the seeming obviousness of her conclusions, the moral equivalency between eating meals in the home as opposed to at a restaurant and having sex in the home as opposed to with an extramarital partner, the reliance on economists’ quantification of frequency of sex into units of economic utility . . .  Read More »