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Funny Facebook Post of the Week:
I passed all of my college night school midterm exams with good grades. Now if I could only get a tiny bit of social life when at it! School is filled with people, and yet it keeps you so busy you don’t always have time to really talk to them.
Watching on Netflix the Frida Kahlo movie with Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas this week. The cover talks about her controversial political and sexual reputation in that she was a communist and openly bisexual. Yet museums don’t avoid her artwork at all, and Netflix has about 12 full PBS specials on her. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich once said the popular phrase “Well behaved women seldom make history.” Kahlo was high on the list of examples to that rule.
It is pretty hard not to notice that massive expense in healthcare and education in America is crippling normal people’s lives. If the United States had even a tiny amount more sympathy for a socialized view of politics quality of life could improve . I myself in the last ten years of my life have been tortured due to lack of healthcare and education funding, and I don’t come from one of the least educated families in the nation. In the United States the words “Communism” “Socialism” have gained dirty word status. Saying them sometimes holds a feel in it’s social norm like shouting the “F” word in a library. However, this has been a recent invention of very wealthy corporate advertising agencies. As college students are feeling the burn of very expensive college classes this week the fight has become more real to my life. The shadow of the Lavender Scare and the legacy of McCarthy Era trials has caused the United States to allow itself to become brain washed against understanding even modest communist or socialist views.
Once Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment benefits, female voting, 40 hour weeks, union employment, and Social Security were all considered forms of “radical communism” by the government. Now they are part of politics as usual. The benefits are under attack by right wing advocates more than ever before this year. What is at risk now? This is from Webster dictionary online definition of Socialism: extensive state regulation, with limited state ownership, has been employed by democratically elected governments (as in Sweden and Denmark) in the belief that it produces a fair distribution of income without impairing “economic growth.”– https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/socialism
The United States would have free healthcare and higher education if it allowed for limited state ownership seen in elected governments like Sweden and Denmark. A percent of people with top income in the United States would have a few less dollars if taxed, people without healthcare suffer death. Arguments that long waits accompany healthcare under socialism do not stand, but are shot down with the reality that without a list to be on death is the only other alternative. Many other countries with a far lower income in comparison to the United States already have socialized medicine and education. “The fact that the US isn’t among the countries with universal healthcare and free college has been a topic of many heated political debates and complaints, especially among the Millennials faced with the prospect of repaying their student loans well into their adulthood. If they have a misfortune of getting hit with a major hospital bill as well, declaring a bankruptcy is often the only solution.” Insidermonkey.com states in it’s blog entry “11 countries with universal healthcare and free college” listing the countries as Sri Lanka, Brazil, Argentina, Luxembourg, Spain, Germany, Greece, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway declaring much of Europe a bastion of Universal Healthcare. I have visited France, Spain, and Germany in my youth. I have noticed people are not starving to death and miserable in the regions. Yet the United States has the widespread public opinion that communist or socialist thought regarding healthcare or education must cause pain and sorrow. When did this start?
On February 9, 1950 the US Senator Joseph McCarthy asserted that he had a list of over 50 communist party spy ring members who had infiltrated the State Department. Wealthy elite corporations gave massive advertising funding to foster mass media obsession with communist witch hunts. Heavy coverage in Television and the newspapers followed this act. The phrase “fag” “fairy” and many other homosexual derogatory terms were heavily recorded in audio of his cross examination of suspected communists. In the groundbreaking novel The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. By David K. Johnson the depth of the anti-heterosexual oppression clearly represented in the McCarthy hearings is fully explored. McCarthy asserts that gays and bisexuals, fearing exposure for their personal preferences could be blackmailed into revealing national secrets. Therefore everyone even suspected of communism or homosexuality should be purged from all government jobs and blacklisted from most normal work. All people not living a heterosexual love life exclusively for breeding purposes were considered criminal. The corporate funded mass media supported him and this theory. After this point the suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester C. Hunt made the McCarthy’s support and popularity fade. On December 2, 1954, the Senate voted to censure Senator McCarthy by a vote of 67–22, making him one of the few senators ever to be disciplined by censure. Unfortunately the damage was done, and his media frenzied with countless corporate sponsored movies demonizing cartoonish communist supervillians, ironed a negative view of communist and socialist thought into public opinion.
We have The Lavender Scare and McCarthy era to thank for social injustice. Blind prejudice has convinced people to leave their views analyzed. Much like 80 hour work weeks, and lack of Social Security, unfunded healthcare and education allows wealthy corporations to profit. The victimization should not continue.
My makeup sales are going far better this month than last month! The holidays have brought a good luck turn. If you want in on this month’s discounts let me know. The holidays are a great time for personal hygiene vendors, and the bargains are great. The gift baskets of lotions that normally cost 50 dollars are on sale for $9 per pack! Check out the Skin so Soft Wintersoft Collection and the Foot Works Toasted Macadamia Nut Collection exfoliating cream of 4 items for 9 dollars. Black Friday deals of 20% off AND free shipping for orders of over $45. You should order from my vendor website so that I can get sale credit! The products will go right from the company to your door in time for family holiday gift giving. https://aemenzies.avonrepresentative.com/
Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.
Andrea E. Menzies with E Anne Brockett.
October 5 at 4:58am ·
Photos of me in my cap and gown at my University grad day at Loyola University New Orleans. Wayback Wednesday photos for my birthday.
Sam Nelson, Stephanie King and 8 others
Andrea E. Menzies Thank you for taking the photos, after the fact I was GLAD to have them. 😀
Like · Reply · October 5 at 10:23pm
Carolyn Menzies such an awesome picture! Wish I had been there but so glad to see the picture all this time later! So glad you shared it!
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I love this picture!
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E Anne Brockett Such a happy day…so wonderful. Good memory.
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Here I am in cap and gown for my High School grad day at Leander High TX for Wayback Wednesday for my birthday.
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Andrea E. Menzies Grad day with my family in Leander TX.
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Andrea E. Menzies
Andrea E. Menzies Thanks to my Aunt Jeany for the photos of the cap and gown.
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October 5 at 4:51am Here is a photo of one of my brothers and me at Disneyland back when I was a toothpick. Some Wayback Wednesday photos for my birthday!
Stephanie King, Alice Pfonner and Kyle Wagner
Andrea E. Menzies Me as a wee toothpick sized child.
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Jean Brehm-stern I took it picture too! I love you a lot and I’m glad that I have been involved with your life!
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Andrea E. Menzies I am glad to have family that took photos of me. At the time it seems like time is not passing, but in a while you see time go by.
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No Order Payments
I was trying to sell make-up and no one payed me the money! Many people pay lip service to trying to help you get a weekend home based business off the ground selling crafts, freelance work, or make-up. They say they will order half of your full catalog, and hand you a page covered in orders. Then after you order it all with out of pocket cash very few or none will pay! I am having one of THOSE months at this point. It can be a money pit some days to try and make MORE money. Next time I will get the cash up front.
I donated blood all this month, negative blood types are getting 50 bucks a pop due to a blood shortage in Richmond. There is a dangerous lack of negative blood in Richmond. If you have a negative blood type, donate! After my latest yearly trip to Planned Parenthood showed my blood as clean in testing, I decided to be a donor again a little while ago. The lab workers may poke you, prod you, drug test you, and ask you a million weird questions. However donating blood and plasma does save the lives of people who need it badly.
People who order Avon from me, order #6 will be a few days late. Some of my credit cards got deactivated, so the order is a bit late. Also, please update your addresses so that I can mail you a brochure faster. Thanks!
Looking up info for Virginia voting this week. I REALLY plan to vote this year.
Andrea E. Menzies In the 80s my brother only had to pay 400 dollars for a full year of full time community college classes. Now it is 600 dollars per ONE CLASS to go to night school at community college. Not ALL types of people can get student loans, and student loans can default.
― George Orwell, 1984