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Twerpette (named for my dachshund Molley, the original twerpette or "goofy girl") seeks to tweak the long nose of life with humor, affection, and gravitas. Topics include dating and relationships, faith and spirituality, language and writing, journalism, technology, arts, academe, whimsy and humanity. Cheeky and tweaky, Twerpette is rated PG13 for mature language and themes. This weblog began May 10, 2005. Copyright 2005-2016 Steve Deyo.
Obama’s statement [on a teen girl being “punished with a baby”] is mindful of lower-class culture where teen girls often accidentally or even intentionally get pregnant (become someone’s “baby mama”) to have someone to make them feel needed. Rather than make something of their lives or get off welfare, to them it is a “punishment” -- though I thought he meant it more like “consequences” -- a responsibility for the rest of their lives. Remember — because rich married Republicans do not think this way -- these girls are not married and will probably never have a loving husband to support them. Unwed teen pregnancy and the welfare culture are not Republican values and I do not understand why ‘pubbicans would make them sound as if they were (by obverse implication) just to cast imprecations at Obama!
“Did you get that thing I sent ya?” (Peter Potamus on Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law)
Title request: Coyote Funeral (2006)
Pope expected to stress traditional worship - Washington Post- msnbc.com:
Title request: They Wait (2007)
Title request: Finlandia (2005)
Title request: Joshua [the Black Rider] (1976)
Title request: Thunder in the Pines (1948)
Title request: Sweet Nothing In My Ear (2008)
No matter what they say, chocolate is an insufficient consolation for celibacy. (Only an abundance of the spiritual can compensate for a paucity of the natural.) [It makes a good mantra though: Cho-co-late!]
Physicist John A. Wheeler dies at 96 - Houston Chronicle:
([The word bitsy always reminds me of] Gollum in The Hobbit, schizophrenically muttering to himself, "Bless us and splash us, my precious. P'raps we sits and chats with it a bitsy.")
Title request: The Metrosexual (2007)