Battleaxes for peace

Severian has noticed what he calls “a curious fact”:

The “Sarah Palin must go away / Hillary Clinton is so wonderful” crowd are, themselves, almost invariably married.

These are women who, sometime in their early twenties, embraced politics as a religion. Then they hit their late twenties and, as women do, they wanted to get married and start families. But they had to obey the tenets of their faith, and so they went out and found the kind of skinny-yet-pudgy androgynous betaboy chump who does his shopping at Whole Foods and embraces, in all apparent sincerity, a nontraditional gender-neutral civil commitment ceremony with a Wiccan shaman as officiant and donations to “marriage equality” organizations in lieu of gifts.

Now they’re in their thirties, and stuck with these wusses forever.

I quoted this mostly because “skinny-yet-pudgy” sounds like random empty abuse until you actually see someone meeting that description. In this neck of the woods on any given Saturday it takes about forty-five seconds, except in Edmond, not because it has fewer such, but because you’re stuck in traffic.

Disclosures: I have donated to a “marriage equality” organization. I am not, however, skinny, and while I’m perfectly willing to shop at Sprouts, I draw the line at Whole Foods, mostly as an act of budget preservation, and besides, John Mackey has dropped out of sight.


  1. Charles Pergiel »

    5 April 2013 · 5:16 pm

    John Mackey has dropped out of sight?

  2. Charles Pergiel »

    5 April 2013 · 5:23 pm

    I was in Austin when Whole Foods started up. I even stopped by there once. I wasn’t impressed. It was like shopping at a third world bazaar. Some people seem to enjoy that kind of thing. Good for them. Me, I like cheeseburgers.

  3. CGHill »

    5 April 2013 · 5:57 pm

    Mackey was chairman until the end of 2009; he’s currently “sharing” the position of CEO, but I figured this was a move to get him out of the headlines.

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