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brass-balled rightwing babe badmouths wussy liberal hollywood actresses

THANK WHOLLY GROMMETT in Heaven that we have women like Fox News host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery! This brass-balled babe certainly put those liberal elite pampered opinionated Hollywood actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie in their place for keeping their stories about Harvey Weinstein to themselves all these years! Ms Montgomery—who must be making the ghosts of … Continue reading brass-balled rightwing babe badmouths wussy liberal hollywood actresses

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why do we count people who never vote as ‘voters’? http://www.nealumphred.com/count-people-never-vote-voters/ http://www.nealumphred.com/count-people-never-vote-voters/#comments Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:27:52 +0000 http://www.nealumphred.com/?p=31306 neal umphred dot com
why do we count people who never vote as ‘voters’?

WHAT IF A LOCAL COUNTRY CLUB gave you a free lifetime membership with full access to its gorgeous 18-hole golf course. Nice, right? But what if you have never hit a golf ball outside of a miniature golf course (with windmills and mazes and all those other cute hazards)? In fact, what if you have absolutely … Continue reading why do we count people who never vote as ‘voters’?

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anonymity empowers cowards to become bullies http://www.nealumphred.com/anonymity/ http://www.nealumphred.com/anonymity/#respond Tue, 26 Sep 2017 01:23:16 +0000 http://www.nealumphred.com/?p=43601 neal umphred dot com
anonymity empowers cowards to become bullies

I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT BULLIES several times on this site, both from personal memories and with the still escalating instances of Internet bullying often referred to as “trolling.” We are watching the seventh season of the television series CASTLE, and one of the episodes deals with both the type of bullying that I experienced fifty … Continue reading anonymity empowers cowards to become bullies

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harry dean stanton made clint eastwood seem downright garrulous http://www.nealumphred.com/garrulous/ http://www.nealumphred.com/garrulous/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:13:27 +0000 http://www.nealumphred.com/?p=43202 neal umphred dot com
harry dean stanton made clint eastwood seem downright garrulous

READING ABOUT MOVIES before the Internet, I often came across descriptions of Gary Cooper as being Hollywood’s most laconic actor. That’s not a common word, nor one that was taught in the classrooms of America in the ’60s. According to Merriam-Webster, Cooper was “using or involving the use of a minimum of words,” which does … Continue reading harry dean stanton made clint eastwood seem downright garrulous

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it’s an urban myth that husbands never listen to their wives http://www.nealumphred.com/husbands-never-listen/ http://www.nealumphred.com/husbands-never-listen/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:15:40 +0000 http://www.nealumphred.com/?p=42985 neal umphred dot com
it’s an urban myth that husbands never listen to their wives

I DON’T SPEND MUCH TIME on Facebook or the other social media platforms. I use them to call attention to my three websites (and soon to be four). Since I spend most of my time writing thises and thats for those sites, I rarely visit the Facebook pages of my Facebook friends. Sometimes I feel … Continue reading it’s an urban myth that husbands never listen to their wives

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turning 66 and meeting the trans new me http://www.nealumphred.com/trans/ http://www.nealumphred.com/trans/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:17:19 +0000 http://www.nealumphred.com/?p=42852 neal umphred dot com
turning 66 and meeting the trans new me

DARE I WRITE THIS? I suppose I’d best: yesterday was my 66th birthday—I’ve made it this far! This is no big deal to those who have known the West Coast version of me: staid and rather predictably unadventurous. Boring, in fact. (But considerate, no matter what my ex says!) But to those who know only … Continue reading turning 66 and meeting the trans new me

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