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Catalina Vel-DuRay
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Chez Vel-DuRay
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Catalina Vel-DuRay is finally back up north.
11:52 AM Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Financially Strapped African Country to Allow Rich People to Shoot Their Wild Animals.
I think it would be much more fun to hunt rich people.
4:12 PM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Kirk Cameron Has Finally Saved Christmas, Once and for All.
I know he's a nutcase, but Cameron is still kinda cute.

As for that movie, it really looks painful. Worse than any of the "Atlas Shrugged" installments.
2:20 PM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Gay Bathhouses Are Going Extinct.
I used to love a good romp at the Bathhouse. La, the memories.....
Aug 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Today's Terrible Place-Shutting-Down News: Catfish Corner.
Seattllelan and Snacktruck, I was more of a F&N Tea Room fan (let's just forget that horrible interlude in the 70's when they renamed it "The Restaurant") but I did also love the Paul Bunyon Room. And the bakery. And the weird little specialty food store they had.
Aug 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on In Culture News: Charles Mudede and Larry Mizell Jr Talk About Ferguson Tonight.
"A bookless facility makes an awful lot of sense for a university library in these days"

I sort of agree, as long as *everything* is digitized. One of my favorite pastimes/inspirations at the U of Iowa was to peruse the huge collection of Master's Thesis which were stored on the upper floors of the massive library.
Aug 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on In Culture News: If You've Been Rained Out of Burning Man, Visit Meat Mountain Instead.
I can't imagine how one would even go about eating MEAT MOUNTAIN. Unless you're a total slob, you'd basically have to spread it out on a plate - which you don't get at Arby's, and eat it with a fork.
Aug 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The Morning News: War In Europe, Awards in Los Angeles, Ebola In America?.
The other morning KING did an absolutely ridiculous story about how someone in Sacramento totally probably might have Ebola, complete with soundbytes from morons that they stopped as they pulled into the moron parking lot at the moron center.

This could be a "teachable moment" about public health, but no one wants to go there, and too many people are too stupid to understand it anyway.

The public makes me grumpy.
Aug 24 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The Sunday Morning News.
I'm old enough to remember when Broadway was restaurants and furniture stores, and decidedly not gay. Almost all the gay stuff was down in Pioneer Square.

Times change, neighborhoods change. I'm sure the "young queers" will manage to brighten the corner wherever they are.
Aug 24 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on What Are White Liberals Going to Do About the Westlake Mall Cop Who Pepper Sprayed an Innocent Black Man?.
Sarah dear, Sawant seems to be something of a one-trick pony. She thinks a $15 minimum raise and rent control will fix all our woes. Plus, she is possibly the most boring person to ever serve on the council - and that's saying something.
Aug 23 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on What Are White Liberals Going to Do About the Westlake Mall Cop Who Pepper Sprayed an Innocent Black Man?.
So I actually left the grounds of Chez Vel-DuRay today, and went downtown (it's much easier these days, what with the light rail, and not having to wear a hat and put on a girdle) and was surprised to see that Westlake Mall still is there (I thought it had been taken over by Nordstrom Rack.)

Here's a thought: If "white liberals" (or black folks, for that matter) ever want to do anything other than wring their hands and/or be angry about institutionalized racism, they have to find better ways to express themselves.

Terms like "Institutionalized Racism" and "White Privilege" (both of which I understand agree with) and "reparations" (which I also accept, at least in the Ta-Nehisi Coates context) are instant barriers to effective communication with lower and middle-class whites (who are mostly on their way to becoming lower-class, thanks to a generation of Reaganomics).

Regardless of their place in history, they don't feel particularly privileged - they're just trying to hang onto what they were promised was the American Dream - and terms like those send them right into the arms of the American right, who couldn't care less for them, but welcome their support to advance their corporate agenda.

If we're serious about racism, it's time to step out of the world of academia (I'm looking at people like you, Sawant) and address issues of economic inequality for all people. When people feel economically secure, they are much more willing to help their fellow humans - regardless of their race.

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