Sunday, May 13, 2012
Happy Mothers Day
I have fond memories of curling up with my mom and reading books together, including The Bible. She taught me to be charitable to others. I haven't always lived up to her expectations, but I try.
I have a confession to make: I love women
I don't like unwarranted snarky slams on any woman's appearance. I sympathize with women; they have a much higher standard than men. We men have it easy. We can throw on whatever clothes we want and nobody cares. Our wrinkles and grey hair make us look experienced and could easily convey to younger women experience, prosperity and calm self-assuredness. Women don't get off so easily. We're even forgiven a few extra pounds, while a woman's weight is mercilessly commented upon, and not in a good way.
Society demands they always look perfect. I appreciate the beauty of the hand that rocks the cradle, whatever state the woman may be in. Pregnant women are not misshapen in my eyes, they are flowering founts of humanity, blessed by God to share in his creation. Look at an older woman, and you can always see beauty there, if you look with a sense of humanity.
I detest Hillary Clinton's politics, but I have a grudging admiration for her. She is smart and she is a hard worker. I have known a few Colonels over the years, all conservative, who had substantive interactions with Ms. Clinton. Every one said she was personable, warm and in complete command of the facts.
But to get back to the point of this post... I like the Drudge Report, but I didn't like the way they poked fun at Ms. Clinton's appearance. I admire Hillary for stepping out without makeup. I also thought the slams on her for partying in a Colombian nightclub were so much ridiculous sour grapes. I don't get the criticism. By all accounts she and her entourage kept their pants on, which can't be said for the Secret Service. She was mingling and having fun with the locals, which is what our state department personnel should be doing.
So happy Mothers Day, to all mothers out there, including Hillary, and most especially, to my own dear Mom.
Daily Mail - Hillary Clinton
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