Birthday weekend is over. It ended up being more chill than I anticipated. Ended up playing DOOM and then watching every Key and Peele sketch I could find on Youtube.
A Harrowing Tale of Addiction via Key and Peele.
Time to go back to the grind of beefing up my writing portfolio before pitching to the big sites.
When going into project, I often don’t really go into them with a specific goal in mind. Following this philosophy, being an idea person more than a “let’s finish this” person has its ups and downs.
I tend to put myself out there and see what kind of opportunities come at me. This inevitably results in needing to scrap some projects or parts of projects, which is difficult, especially for the ideas in which I am emotionally invested.
The great thing about the Internet is you don’t really have to give anything up.
You can just post your reject projects on your own blog!
Someone will read it… eventually.
j/k I actually have pretty good hits for a personal blog. Planning on having a themed blog (moar SEO, moar hits) in the nearish future.
Sarah Kliff: “The majority of the cuts, as you can see in this chart below, come from reductions in how much Medicare reimburses hospitals and private health insurance companies.”
If Deepblue wants to come back and argue about health care policy, I am more than willing to do that. I personally believe that top hospital administrators need to get paid less in order to tackle the budget problems of administrative bloat. Cutting Medicare reimbursements is a necessary step towards balancing the entitlements portion of the national budget.
I am not happy with how the think tanks lately have been discussing cutting Medicare reimbursement by 40% for Medicare-for-All. That is too steep, too fast and could potentially disrupt services.
The ACA cuts that Deepblue refers to, however, were no where near that drastic and the Medicare-For-All bill at this point is more symbolic than a hard proposal.
Bill Clinton’s Speech
I took up his offer and listened to this C-span speech he linked. From 1995. Since apparently these “Liar, thy name is Democrat” people can’t let Bill Clinton go years later.
The thing about budgets, a fact that that Deepblue skirts, is that they are mostly planned FOR THE FUTURE. Federal, state, local budgets. They are all decided on in advance and don’t kick in as soon as they are passed, except for the immediate money needed to keep services running.
All those bullet points are indeed possibilities of Republican proposed tax cuts. Both now and in 1995. Children, students, and the chronically impoverished are extremely different affected populations than those affected by Obama’s Medicare reimbursement cuts, which are mostly eaten by the hospitals and insurance companies.
“you might want to glimpse at Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution”
I have inside info that Flagrantbagel might actually be lawyer. I’m sure he HAS looked at Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution sometime at school.
You do not want to get into an argument about the case law precedent of presidential powers involving taxation with me or Flagrantbagel, Deepblue.
Normally I wouldn’t be highlighting a controversial post at a critical time in my writing career. (If I had no backbone, I would simply delete the original post.) But, in the spirit of evolving conversation, I want to leave no stone unturned in documenting my evolving views in the context of societal change.
One aspect I neglected to emphasize, that I probably could have done a better job at in the original post, was the legal aspect.
Due Process is a very important issue to me. I don’t want to make this a “I was a victim, so I can’t be biased” point, but I have personally had my Due Process violated and was told by a private lawyer that they wouldn’t take my case. This discouraged me from even thinking about taking the case higher up to maybe the ACLU.
But I understand why the lawyer didn’t take the case. It would have been an uphill battle against a system in a case with somewhat unprovable evidence and questionable damages.
I’m not saying the alleged victim in the DSK case was lying. I’m not saying there’s no possibility the prosecutor dropped the case because of political pressure. All I was saying is that frivolous charges and lawsuits exist, and that sometimes (albeit rarely) people in power or not in power are falsely accused; I don’t know the specifics of this case other than what the media reported, and unless Slutwalk NYC had a source on the team with more inside information than NYT, they didn’t know the details of the dismissal either.
DSK sounds like a scumbag. I believe, through study data and personal experience, that when there’s multiple allegations about sexual abuse, there’s usually more fire than conspiratorial smoke.
In this 2018 climate, I am no longer comfortable using the word “egalitarianism” casually. I have seen this word hijacked by too many MRAs who are more concerned with their own oppression than by the oppression of others.
And, of course, the power structures in this country have changed. If you’ve read this far, you know what I’m talking about.
I’m not an argumentative person by nature. If a person (usually a man) asks with a loaded tone if I’m a feminist these days, I just say Yes and leave it to them if they want to argue.
What the FUCK is with this stupid $30 custom css bullshit where they won’t even let me access the original .css file.
If it wasn’t for wordpress.com’s easy follow system and my lack of PHP knowledge I would switch to self-hosting so fast.
On that angry note, if any CSS developers know how to make it so I can have a fucking site title on iNove theme that doesn’t overlap with the menu bar, I could really use some help with troubleshooting and this stupid “overwrite” thing that doesn’t seem to be working. I feel like some <br> tags could fix this easily, but I can’t get it to work properly.
First, she holds up a big panda-eyes T-shirt and announces: “This was our bestseller last spring.” Then she points to the bunnies that swarm all over the brand’s summer miniskirts, another bestseller. Finally, she presents a whole menagerie of cats, swans, lions and mice that proudly parade on a successful series of tops. In the winter, she said, faux-fur hoodies with small ears have been doing well, helping this writer to understand why chilly Chinese girls sometimes look like bear cubs.
Until recently, these kinds of “childish” products have driven strong results…
While the women born in the 1980s lived in an environment of fast economic growth, combined with rigorous education standards, post-90s…
I blogged a lot. I blogged about different things. I looked at my stats. Then I blogged more and wrote for different sites and in different ways.
My boobs are actually much bigger than that in real life. I’m #asian and a 34C.
You should follow my blog. #boobs #boobs #boobs
Hai look, I’m talking about ASIANS and BOOBS on the INTERNET!
Seriously, what’s up with all these “How to Blog” blogs following me. There’s too many. Find a niche, guys. If you are supposedly SEO geniuses, you should know that already.
“How to Write a Porn Blog.” (Be hot.)
“How to Be Funny.” (Rip off funny people.)
“How to Give Up.” (Join the Army.)
“How to Make Money Online.” (Stop learning SEO and learn to code.)
There you go. The secrets to success. Maybe read one or two tutorials. But mostly just try a bunch of shit and then replicate what works.
I tried to start a new media account for viral promotion purposes. On Twitter. Because I thought that’s what the Twitter was for.
I believe, as a semi-professional blogger, that I know how NOT to spam and I also believe that I know how interact with new people online in meaningful and interesting ways. I followed 160 accounts over the course of 2 days. I was suspended almost immediately even though I had 34 posts, most of them being interactions with those people I followed.
To avoid any potential backlash (making me paranoid, Twitter and reddit, with all this banning) I have blurred the username:
Holy shit, does this piss me off.
It was just an annoyance until I tried to go through the whole unsuspension proess and it turns out the Captcha thing isn’t even working properly. [You actually need a space between the two words, a detail they should specify. I actually tried the space the first but I got a straight up Fail Whale technical error the first time.]
I’m glad Automattic and WordPress have never given me any problems. ❤ flexible and reasonable websites.
Share if you feel the same way or have had the same problem with being unfairly suspended from somewhere. Buttons on the bottom. Share my rage; it can be our Twitter rage together.
Network with a talented team. Build your writing portfolio. Write about stuff and things that you like!
(Open to all styles of women and men! Good writing and communication skills a must. Compensation possible in the future.)
I’m also looking for business partners and sponsors. No specific criteria yet, aside from fashion-themed, but let me know if you or anyone you know is interested. Also, graphic designers; F&F can haz logo?
E-mail short cover letter and resume to the address in the About page in the linkety link!
I’ve posted a couple times about fashion and beauty on Clantily Scad and those posts got positive feedback. Since this blog was getting so all-over-the place with the politics and culture commentary, I decided, why not just make my own fashion blog?
I might buy a domain name for it eventually, and I definitely want to make a better layout. My graphic design skills are alright, but if anyone wants to make me a sexy logo for F&F for free, please let me know. 😛
I’m currently looking for contributing writers for Form and Function Fashion for different areas: Hair, make-up, skin care, body-type expert, etc. I already have a “Nail Art Expert” lined up. So if you’re interested in fashion and/or beauty blogging, comment with your contact info. I do have high standards for writing, just so you know, and it will also be unpaid for now unless I decide it’s getting enough traffic to monetize. (And then I’d probably split any profits proportional to writers’ post views. ) If you know anyone who is interested, send them my way to the blog or this post.
Other exciting news in Scandalousmuffin Land:
I’ve signed on as a contributing writer, probably with a health & wellness focus, to a site called The Flairist.
They are up-and-coming online magazine with a focus on career advice for young women. Give them a shout-on on Facebook, if you like them. I will have more details about exactly what I’m writing for them soon.
The Internet is really an amazing place and I feel really lucky to live in a time where I can so easily connect and talk with such interesting, talented people. Never under-appreciate your friends, on the internet and otherwise. Things are really amazing right now.
Vector Marketing caught on and, realizing they could lose a bunch of money on a Google Search, bought a bunch of shitty domain names to bump down all the talk about how everyone hates Vector Marketing.
They even bought vectormarketingscam.com with links to… personal testimonies! *gasp* Read a real story by a real 18-year-old kid!
I understand SEO, Vector Marketing, I see it.
Anyway, if you are a pissed off former Vector employee, go the original Cult of Cutco article and share it. If you want to blog about Vector also and link me, please copy paste the entire post title or use the phrase “Vector Marketing Scam,” because I think those are the two easiest way to help bump my Google rankings back up.
There are easy share buttons at the bottom of the article too. I think the one that gets the most exposure these days is Reddit.
So, thanks, guys. Rock on spreading the information.