Author: LindaLee

Halloween

I am 70 years old. Halloween has changed a lot since I was a kid. We had one family pumpkin and homemade costumes. We had a great time. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. This year Halloween spending will hit a record $9.1 billion. Wow! Not to be a party pooper, but think of what else we could do with that much money. In the early 1980s I had a large pumpkin on the front steps. I put a small speaker in it and...

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An Idea for Retiring GOP Senators and Reps

Yesterday Jeff Flake anounced his retirement. Bob Corker did the same a while back. If they really want to see Trump lose, I have a few ideas for them and other disaffected Republicans. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Flake gave a nice speech on the Senate floor yesterday. But he has voted with Trump 90% of the time. You can see all of his votes itemized at the link. Apparently 90% is not good enough. Bob Corker, Republican Senator from Tennessee, has also...

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Midday Matinee – Toxic Men

I am proud of every woman who used #MeToo to say she had experienced sexual harassment and/or assault in her life. Speaking out is not easy and often puts the woman’s career in danger.The problem remains, what do we do with the toxic men who perpetrate the abuse. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Most corporations have policies for reporting such men and for conducting a thorough investigation. It is difficult at best when it is “he said, she said.” Often there are no...

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Midday Matinee – Choosing a New Name

It is easier to take down a statue of a Confederate general than to change the name of a lake. Minneapolis is contemplating changing the name of Lake Calhoun. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. John C. Calhoun sent the Army to survey the area that would surround Fort Snelling in 1817. Calhoun had also authorized the construction of Fort Snelling, one of the earliest Euro-American settlements in the state. The surveyors renamed the water body “Lake Calhoun” in his honor. He also served...

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Me Too!

There is a post circulating on Facebook in an effort to show just how widespread sexual harassment is. It asks women to type “me too” in the comment section if they too have been harassed. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. I don’t know of a woman that has not been harassed who worked outside the home for any period of time. I’m sure that after Ailes, Cosby, Trump and Weinstein that many women are having flashbacks. The more powerful the man, the less...

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