When will men stop beating up on women? Especially older white men.
The world has changed in the last 50 years. Women are men’s equal. Legally and otherwise. They even can vote!
The new Alabama abortion law is a disgrace. The wives, girl friends, or maybe boy friends, of the 12 men who voted in favor of the abortion bill should be cut off from bedroom privileges. For life! The same period of time a woman or doctor who breaks the new law would be required to spend in jail.
Bothering me further is that the Governor of Alabama is a woman. Kay Ivey. She should know better.
Even ultra conservative anti- abortion Pat Roberts said, “I think Alabama has gone too far.”
The Alabama vote, Donald Trump shenanigans…..All make me feel like the U.S. is on a down hill slide. Rapidly and big time!
Yesterday was overall a pleasant day.
Started the morning with a heart test. I have another friday and then a sit down with Dr. McIvor to see if my heart is making me feel as I am. Next week, I meet with my primary care physician Dr. Norris to check out what his test results revealed.
I will probably be told nothing is wrong. Then, why do I feel like shit!
Then to Books & Books. Robert’s birthday. He’s into tennis big time. I decided to get him a book about tennis. Spent almost an hour picking one out. Various stories relating to tennis players, etc.
Hungry. No breakfast. To Harpoon Harry’s. Ate a huge breakfast. I have not been eating. Lost 7 pounds.
Robert’s birthday dinner last night. Ate good again.
Typical family party. Everyone joyful. Corey’s folks, Cameron and his girl friend, there also.
The chocolate cake with white frosting that Lisa baked absolutely delicious.
Robert was pleased with the book. Tennis is his life at the moment.
Discovered Robert has a girl friend. His first. Since December. Normal. Good for him.
The thing that excited Robert the most is that he can now get a learner’s permit as step one to getting a driver’s license.
Home directly from Lisa’s. Too tired to go out.
Tonight, I will be out. The radio show I do with Laurie from 4-5:30. Then to the Chart Room. I have not been drinking. Going to try one tonight.
I had mentioned to Mary the other night that my cleaning lady of 17 years had moved on. She also washed and did whatever ironing was necessary.
Mary showed up. She came to wash and iron.
Good girl! I was not even embarrassed.
She washed and dried 2 loads of clothes and ironed 12 shirts. Fortunate. I was down to my last clean shirt.
I am indebted.
The measles thing is getting out of hand. The numbers increase. Not only in the U.S. World wide. Bringing with the affliction other problems.
Anyone not vaccinated is at fault. Parents who failed to inoculate children at fault.
The orthodox Jewish population taking a hit. They apparently do not believe in vaccinations. Two geographic areas involved. Brooklyn and Rockland County, both in New York. The very orthodox live together in both areas. Measles rampant in both areas.
The group obviously anti-vaccine. Vocal about it.
A meeting was held this past week attended by hundreds. The Jews involved extremely agitated.
They view forcing vaccinations, etc. upon them as anti-Semitic. A 77 year old rabbi who survived the Holocaust was very vocal. Claimed Jews were being persecuted. He heard of a man on the streets of New York who was arrested for sneezing.
He was down on Mayor deBlasio. Referred to him as a “sneaky fellow” and a “closet German.”
I am distressed as a lawyer about a Harvard Law School incident.
Until this week, Ron Sullivan was Dean of the Law School. A respected attorney.
He has been representing Harvey Weinstein.
The students did not approve. Went crazy. “How could you defend such a person?” Several protests. The cry continued…..”How could you represent such a despicable character?”
Dean Sullivan has resigned.
Harvard law students not understanding basic precepts of the law. Like a person is presumed innocent, everyone is entitled to a defense.
I would not want any of these soon to be lawyers representing me in any type litigation. They clearly do not understand the function of an attorney.
Washington attorney Edward Bennett Williams was the country’s foremost lawyer in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. A huge law firm. Represented major corporations and national criminal figures. Like Jimmy Hoffa.
His philosophy as to who to represent was simple: Does a doctor turn someone away because the person is too sick? Does a priest turn a person away because he is too much a sinner? A lawyer should not turn some one away because the person may be too much a criminal.
These Harvard students don’t understand and never will. It is one of those things in your heart that makes you want to become a lawyer.
Enjoy your day!