It is International day of the Woman. Once again we are told that America sucks for women, but does it really? Compared to places where women are told they cannot drive because they encourage being raped by doing so?
And as women make gains in our society, particularly the military, including being members of the crew on submarines or in combat teams for the Marines, are we learning to be more accepting of the presence of women in traditional male roles or are we balking and saying “nope, nope, nope???”
And what does it say about our beliefs when the Marines are rocked by a scandal in which Marines and Vets shared pictures of females Marines, with outrageous comments being made about the women?
Did we forget how to be men of honor?
I spent about two hours yesterday evening writing a brilliant (IISSM) piece about the so-called “popular vote” and why it doesn’t matter. I had numbers and percentages and spreadsheets and all kinds of vote counts – none of which are the same – and a bunch of logic that showed that claiming that Candidate A won the popular vote can’t actually be proven to matter.
Literally. Two hours I spent writing that blog entry. I still have it, a page away from this one, where it will remain unseen and unpublished. Why? Because of one simple fact that cannot be changed:
The popular vote does not now and has never mattered. Period. Read the rest of this entry