Category Archives: The Left

Ulta Beauty: Erasing traditional women

Heads up if you shop at Ulta Beauty: They are trying to erase real women under the guise of libspeak, “the intersectionality of gender identity.”

Ulta had a  gender fluid man and a “trans” man in one of their “The Beauty Of…” podcasts to discuss femininity and beauty. The two men, David Lopez and Dylan Mulvaney, live their lives through gender appropriation. Here’s a clip from their podcast:

You can watch the full podcast here, where the cowards turned off comments.

Ulta Beauty has gone full woke in order to showcase “the many definitions of beauty.”

Many commenters decried the fact that Ulta Beauty is going so far as to let two men hijack the conversation of feminity. #boycottulta began trending on Twitter as a result of this podcast (hence Ulta Beauty turning off comments on both YouTube and Instagram).

Ulta Beauty defended their choice saying, “The premise of ‘The Beauty Of…’ is to feature conversations that widen the lens surrounding traditional beauty standards. We believe beauty is for everyone. And while we recognize some conversations we host will challenge perspective and opinions, we believe constructuve dialogue is one important way to move beauty forward.”

This is not about beauty standards. This is about science, biology and the destruction of women in our culture.

Dylan will never be a “mom” because he was born a biological man and it is physically impossible for him to transition to a woman, He can put on a wig and makeup to redefine his own beauty all he wants. Yet I won’t allow him to redefine the definition of woman. I know the lastest Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson may not be able to define a woman, yet it is really quite simple:

Moving forward I will never shop at Ulta Beauty ever again.

DCG

Hardest-working and laziest states

 

WalletHub just issued its report on the hardest-working and laziest states in America, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau , the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other organizations.

The criteria for “hard-working” include average workweek hours, employment rate, idle youth rate, leisure time, and volunteer efforts. The report also weighs in factors such as commute time and amount of people with multiple jobs.

Americans are hard workers, putting in an average of 1,791 hours per year as of 2021, according to the World Economic Forum. That’s 442 hours per year more than Germans work, but 337 fewer than Mexicans do. Even when given the chance to not work as hard, many Americans don’t. Americans forfeited an average of 4.6 paid days off in 2021.

Based on WalletHub’s criteria, here are all 50 U.S. states ranked from hardest working to least. I added the red and blue colors, using the updated 2022 list of red and blue states, referring to states whose voters predominantly choose either the Republican Party (Red) or Democratic Party (Blue) for presidential and senatorial candidates.

  1. North Dakota
  2. Alaska
  3. Nebraska
  4. South Dakota
  5. Texas
  6. Virginia
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Kansas
  9. New Hampshire
  10. Wyoming
  11. Georgia
  12. Colorado
  13. Tennessee
  14. Maryland
  15. Hawaii
  16. Utah
  17. Indiana
  18. Minnesota
  19. Alabama
  20. Arkansas
  21. Louisiana
  22. Iowa
  23. Mississippi
  24. Wisconsin
  25. Idaho
  26. Vermont
  27. North Carolina
  28. South Carolina
  29. Missouri
  30. Maine
  31. Montana
  32. Kentucky
  33. Arizona
  34. Washington
  35. Florida
  36. Delaware
  37. Nevada
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Illinois
  40. California
  41. Oregon
  42. Ohio
  43. New Jersey
  44. Massachusetts
  45. Connecticut
  46. West Virginia
  47. Michigan
  48. New York
  49. Rhode Island
  50. New Mexico

As you can see, 8 of the 10 most hardworking states are red states, whereas 8 of the 10 laziest states are blue states. Why does that not surprise me?

~E

The Petulant Prince Caption Contest

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

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This is our world-famous 262nd Caption Contest!

Here’s the gif:

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed at the end of Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

“Just because I’m second born, why shouldn’t I be king?,” says Harry the Malcontent, a permanent  U.S. resident who calls our First Amendment “bonkers”.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

Seen any great pics or videos that you think would be perfect for our caption contest? Email them to me to:

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Thanks!

~E

Friday Funnies!

The brilliant Katie Hopkins is a conservative English columnist and media personality.

By the way, we now have indisputable evidence that senile Joe Biden ordered the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s home in Florida. daniel_g reports:

Although Biden has repeatedly denied ordering the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, court documents reveal otherwise.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday granted Trump’s request to appoint a Special Master to review the documents seized by the FBI during the August 8th raid.

The ruling “temporarily enjoins” or forbids the Biden Administration from “reviewing and using the seized materials” in the DOJ’s investigation of Trump until the review is completed.

“In pages 2-3 of the ruling, Judge Cannon revealed that the Biden regime actually ORDERED the FBI raid to seize documents in Mar-a-Lago,” Infowars reported.

*Image from Infowars*

This directly contradicts repeated denials by Biden.

When asked last month whether the White House coordinated the FBI’s raid with the DOJ, Biden denied having any involvement.

~E

What is a woman? The Church of England doesn’t know.

Woman def: An adult, female, human being (hotchickabus beatusyensys). Woman has been known to make Man (douffaramakus goofballferensis) do and say stupid things just by walking across the room wearing a tank top and shorts. source: Dictionary of Rational Thought and No Wok BS.

The Church of England has now gone on record saying it has “no official definition” of a woman.

What?

Really?

At first, I was inclined to think this news was a joke, something left over from from a lame April Fools Day prank. But, after a little digging, I found that it was all too true.

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British journalist Gabriella Swerling, writing for The Telegraph reported ” The Archbishops and York and Canterbury attend The Synod Eucharist Commission on a recent Sunday. The Church of England has come in for criticism after Dr Robert Innes, the Bishop in Europe, said ‘there is no official definition’ of a woman. In a written reply to a question submitted to General Synod, a senior Bishop said that although the meaning of the word woman was previously “thought to be self-evident, care” was now needed.

The question was posed as institutions grapple with the ongoing debate surrounding trans rights and what defines “a woman.”

While the new stance has been welcomed by liberal wings of the Church, the comments have also provoked criticism – with gender-critical campaigners saying that “whether your starting point is biology or the Bible”, the answer to the question of what is a woman remains the same.

Rev Angela Berners-Wilson, England’s first woman priest, said that she is “not totally happy” with the answer, but added that the issue is “sensitive”.Church officials are currently engaged in Living in Love and Faith (LLF), the institution’s ongoing and landmark project aiming to tackle how questions about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit with the Church.

The issue of defining what a woman is emerged in written questions to the General Synod, the Church’s legislative body, in which Adam Kendry, a lay member of the Synod and a representative of the Royal Navy, asked: “What is the Church of England’s definition of a woman?”

In response, Dr Robert Innes, the Bishop in Europe, said that “there is no official definition”.

The Bishop in Europe, who was also replying in his role as chairman of the Faith and Order Commission, said in his written response: “There is no official definition, which reflects the fact that until fairly recently definitions of this kind were thought to be self-evident, as reflected in the marriage liturgy.

“The LLF project however has begun to explore the marriage complexities associated with gender identity and points to the need for additional care and thought to be given in understanding our commonalities and differences as people made in the image of God.”

Rev Angela Berners-Wilson, who became the first woman to be ordained as a priest in England in 1994, and who has recently retired, told The Telegraph in response to the Bishop of Europe’s answer: “I’m not totally happy with it. I mean, I do think certain things like men can’t have babies just to say the complete obvious thing.

“But I think we need to be very sensitive and maybe we need to reexamine our boundaries.”

Maya Forstater, executive director of the Sex Matters campaign group, described the Bishop’s answer as “shocking”, saying that “the concepts of male and female did not need to have a formal official definition” because “they are older than human life itself”.

She added: “When the Government redefined women through the Gender Recognition Act, the Church of England could have stuck with its long-established understanding, which makes sense whether your starting point is biology or the Bible.

“It is shocking that they so readily gave up the definition of man or woman for the state to amend, as if this fundamental truth did not matter.”

However Jayne Ozanne, synod member and founder of the Ozanne Foundation in 2017 – which works with religious organisations around the world to tackle prejudice and discrimination of LGBTQI people – described the question as “passive aggressive”.

She said: “Mr Kendy’s question is sadly a prime example of a passive aggressive question that is designed to upset the LGBT+ community and particularly the trans members in our midst.

“It’s time these anti-LGBT attacks stopped and that we learnt to acknowledge that life is not quite as black and white as some appear to think it should be.”

Dr Jane Hamlin, president of Beaumont Society charity, which supports trans people, added: “I am puzzled why some people are so obsessed with defining ‘woman’. Why might this be an issue for the Church of England?

“Is it that women should be treated more favourably or less favourably? Why does it matter to the Church of England whether someone is a woman or not a woman? Surely it only matters to the individual themselves.”

~ Grif

The Heifer-of-the-House Caption Contest

This caption contest is now closed.

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This is our world-famous 261st Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: In early July 2022, 82-year-old Rep. and Speaker-of-the-House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her husband, Paul (who was recently sentenced to 5 days in jail for DUI), were spotted at a ritzy resort on the Italian seaside owned by tenor Andrea Bocelli. (New York Post)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed at the end of Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

A cow’s udder swelling is one of the most common problems faced by farmers. The main cause of such a disease is an improper diet with too many calories. The proper diet should be based on high quality hay.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

Seen any great pics or videos that you think would be perfect for our caption contest? Email them to me to:

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Thanks!

~E

The exodus from blue states to red states

Kevin Stocklin reports for The Epoch Times: that both businesses and residents are fleeing blue states into red states:

As a result of its political divisions, the United States appears to now be dividing itself into prosperous, high-growth states and states that are suffering a chronic decline….

Caterpillar and Citadel, which announced their exit from Illinois in June, are only the latest firms to leave high-tax, high-regulation states. Tesla, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and Remington are also among the hundreds of companies flocking out of California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey to business-friendly places such as Texas, Florida, Arizona, and Tennessee. Relocating companies have spanned industries including tech, finance, media, heavy manufacturing, autos, and firearms.

“There is a great migration going on, and I expect it to accelerate,” Glen Hamer, president of the Texas Association of Business, told The Epoch Times. “When the Caterpillars and the Elon Musks relocate, it’s an advertisement to the entire country and the entire world that something positive is going on in that state. And there is a multiplier effect.”

According to a 2022 survey of 700 CEOs, the top states for business are Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Arizona, and North Carolina. The worst states for business were California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Washington.

Even companies such as Apple, which didn’t move its headquarters to Texas, chose to establish its second-largest campus for employees there. Amazon selected Houston as one of its prime hubs. Ford, Volkswagen, and Nissan chose Tennessee as the location for major new manufacturing facilities. And in some cases, entire industries, such as firearms, which are being targeted by legislation and lawsuits in blue states, are moving south….

When jobs leave, people leave with them. According to the U.S. Census, Democrat-run states California, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Illinois together lost 4 million people between 2010 and 2019, the so-called leftugees. During the same period, the states with the greatest influx of people were Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, and Arizona….

Florida attracted 624,000 new residents in 2020, along with more than $40 billion in income, equating to an estimated $23.7 billion in new tax income. Florida has enjoyed two decades of net in-migration, amounting to a total income gain of $197 billion….

According to a report based on IRS data by Wirepoints, an Illinois-based economic research organization, the cost of losing companies and people is stark for states such as Illinois, which has seen decreases in its population for 21 straight years.

Since 2000, that state has lost a total of $535 billion in income that moved away, which equates to about $25 billion in lost tax revenue during that period, and $4 billion in 2020 alone. Illinois’ problems include a loss of 114,000 residents in 2021, a string of 21 consecutive years of state budget deficits, a $313 billion deficit in public pensions, and the second-highest property tax rates in the country.

“Illinois is stuck in a vicious downward spiral it can’t hope to escape from without fundamentally changing how it governs,” the Wirepoints report reads. “Structural property tax reform, reductions in pension debt, slashing units of local government—the state needs to do all these things if it wants to convince Illinoisans to stay and persuade other Americans to move in.”

Reducing violent crime would also help. Escalating crime was reportedly a factor, one among many, in Citadel’s decision to leave Chicago for Miami.

This exodus has many consequences and implications,  one of which is the hardening of the Left-Right division in America as blue states get even bluer with the loss of conservative voters, while red states get redder with the addition of conservative escapees.

~E

The Zelensky you don’t know

Volodymyr Zelensky, 44, is the President of besieged Ukraine.

Born to a Jewish family, Zelensky was a comedian actor before he became a politician. In 2019, he ran as an anti-establishment, anti-corruption political outsider for the presidency and won the election with 73.23% of the vote. In 2018, his assets were worth about $1.5 million (₴37 million). (Source: Wikipedia)

Zelensky is the darling of American and Western media even before the Russian invasion. The videos (h/t Elizabeth) below of Zelensky when he was a “comedian actor” provides some illumination as to why he is their darling.

This YouTube video is titled “Volodymyr Zelensky playing piano with dick for five minutes”:

This next video of Zelensky “performing” in black bondage leather and high heels is downright demonic:

From Grid, August 11, 2022:

American pledges of aid for Ukraine have come at a dizzying pace and scale. The flood of spending is remarkable for a conflict in which U.S. forces are not directly involved. Fresh U.S. pledges totaling $5.5 billion warrant a look at the overall numbers.

This week the Biden administration announced a pair of new infusions of aid to Ukraine, both in the billions of dollars.

The first is an authorization of $1 billion in additional military aid. The Pentagon called it the largest direct shipment of weaponry to date, which includes ammunition for advanced rocket systems, Javelin anti-tank weapons, explosives, medical supplies and more. Perhaps the most important piece of the package: rockets for the HIMARS launchers that have proved as close to a battlefield game-changer as any weapon the U.S. and NATO have sent to Ukraine.

Separately, the United States said this week that it is providing another $4.5 billion in nonmilitary aid, intended to help Ukraine “maintain essential functions,” according to the United States Agency for International Development. The money will be funneled through the World Bank.

The military package is the 18th disbursement of military assistance since August 2021, Colin Kahl, the under secretary of defense for policy, told reporters. It brings total U.S. military aid to Ukraine to $9.8 billion since Russia’s invasion in February, Kahl said.

Taken together, congressional authorizations of military and nonmilitary aid to Ukraine are now around $50 billion.

For some perspective, consider these figures: Among top recipients of U.S. military assistance in 2020, Israel received $3.3 billion, Afghanistan $2.8 billion and Egypt $1.3 billion. The totality of U.S. military aid — spread across 157 nations — amounted to $11.6 billion. The Ukraine military outlay for 2022 is now more than three-fourths of that figure — and there are still more than four months left in 2022. There are almost certainly more shipments of weapons to come.

But the U.S. has no way of knowing whether and how Zelensky’s government uses our military aid and dollars. CNN admits:

The US has few ways to track the substantial supply of anti-tank, anti-aircraft and other weaponry it has sent across the border into Ukraine, sources tell CNN, a blind spot that’s due in large part to the lack of US boots on the ground in the country — and the easy portability of many of the smaller systems now pouring across the border….

But the risk, both current US officials and defense analysts say, is that in the long term, some of those weapons may wind up in the hands of other militaries and militias that the US did not intend to arm.
“We have fidelity for a short time, but when it enters the fog of war, we have almost zero,” said one source briefed on US intelligence. “It drops into a big black hole, and you have almost no sense of it at all after a short period of time.”

~E

We have a winner!

 

…FOR OUR 259TH CAPTION CONTEST!

This was a very competitive contest, with many really clever captions.

Our writers dutifully voted for their #1 and #2 captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote us worth 2 points.

And the winner, with one #1 vote and two #2 votes, totaling 8 points, is:

Jackie Puppet!

Here is the winning caption:

Dat booty-shakin’ was enough to bring down the Georgia Guidestones!!

Vett is in 2nd place with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points:

Looks like the tectonic plates shifting along the San Andreas Fault.

A. B. Nordlichter, Brian Heinz, and Ssgt David are in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points:

A. B. Nordlichter: “Shake contents thoroughly before using. Refrigerate any leftovers. Do not microwave.”

Brian Heinz: “Vote for me and, baby, this is free! And next week, Mack will crush beer cans with her right breast! Tune in and mack out.”

Ssgt David: “Making an ass of herself…literally!”

Anonymous and Captain America are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points:

Anonymous: “Oww, what has been seen cannot be unseen…”

Captain America: “Let’s join Jim on the beach where we are witness to an East Indian Dugong calving.”

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, Jackie Puppet!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

I am running out of caption pics. You can help by submitting interesting pics that you think would be great for our caption contests, by emailing them to me to:

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Thanks!

Be here later today for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

~E

The Twerking-Senator Caption Contest

This contest is closed.

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This is our world-famous 259th Caption Contest!

Here’s the video;

 

About the video: On 4th of July, Rhode Island state senator Tiara Mack, a first-term Democrat, posted a 8-second video of herself twerking in a bikini. The video went viral. Reportedly, and rightly, she faced a wave of criticism. But Mack said she has no regrets and would do it all over again. (Source: New York Post).

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed at the end of Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

The Rhode Island State Senate must be so proud….

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

I am running out of caption pics. You can help by submitting interesting pics that you think would be great for our caption contests, by emailing them to me to:

FOTM4ever@outlook.com

Thanks!

~E