Friday, January 28, 2011

So men can be men and women can be women, and cows can be food

This is just one man's opinion. Until someone agrees with me anyway.
Anybody here a John Wayne fan? If not, get out NOW. Are they gone? Good.
"Ho Macklin, good party, no whisky, we go home help squaws build Mom Cave!!'
Wait, that's not how I remember it!! Let me say from the outset, I'm not a misogynist. I love women as a limited group. I love my mother, my wife, her sisters, I miss my late sister. I truly miss my late mother-in-law. She was always good and kind to me, often over the years, when I didn't even deserve it. Having said that, I continue. But as a group I despise modern women, and I ain't crazy about most modern men!!
I love my mother dearly, I try to take care of her as best I can, my dad's been dead three years and she, at 82, leans toward FREAKING OUT about something about every 6 weeks on average. My brothers can't handle her, I simply do what Pop did, I TELL her what WILL be. I'm not rude or mean, she just needs to know she'll be taken care of. (yeah, I know I'm pissing off the ladies 'up in here', but stick with me please) I don't ever remember my parents arguing, my dad just had the final say. It was the accepted way when they, and I, grew up. My wife grew up that way too for that matter.

Do any of you remember the John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara movie, "McLintock!"? My wife and I love that flick. Arizona in the 1890's, out west, men were men and women were women, cows were food!! The Duke was older and we all knew he was the Good Guy. Hell, my Mrs would pitch my Dan Posts out NOW if the big man came back and wanted in the house. But I wander from my points. There are two scenes in that movie that drive the NOW crowd insane.

Patrick Wayne spanks Stephanie Powers and John Wayne spanks Maureen O'Hara. I'm not a proponent, but they did it for a reason, to exert their LEAD in the family. Also, my wife knows where all the sharp stuff and guns are!! So I rule as a kindly despot, Pop always called it a 'semi-benevolent dictatorship'.

But I STILL have the last say. But I must be 'saying' something and doing something right, she's stuck by my old, crippled ass for almost 40 years of marriage and we've been a couple for 43 years, since the 9th Grade for Pete Sake! In short she knows I'll protect her and we get along and we decide things in committee, but I get final say. (yeah, I know, your really boiling, but stick with me PLEASE)

In the last week, since Sunday morning to be exact, I've heard the term "MOM CAVE" about 6913 times. And why, because MEN will be watching the Superbowl in their MAN CAVES in another week or so, and MOM needs a place where she can (here's the Talking points phrase) "...relax in a quiet place that's JUST hers, designed for and by her, for her...".
Uh huh, I'm throwing a BIG yellow BULLSHIT penalty FLAG!!!
Actually, it's because American women cannot stand the idea that some MAN might have a GD thing that THEY, the American women, DON'T friggin' control!!! Have you been in the average American home lately, most look like NO man lives there at ALL!!!!!! Hell, it's true in half of them, and the rest are jealous, I guess.
I blame both the men AND women. The women for taking control and the men for giving up their nuts and spines at the altar!! But which came first, the chicken or the egg? If the women knew they'd be taken care of, loved and protected, they might NOT be getting divorced and might NOT be 'needing' a MOM CAVE, even if they are still married. Men might not need a MAN CAVE if they could be MEN somewhere in their own homes or out in public!!
Ultimately I blame the idiot liberals who think, and have taught two generations that, men and women are the same except for plumbing!! Sometimes. I wish for another financial collapse. To reset the familial, and societal clock. So men can be men and women can be women, and cows can be food.


Spider said...

You truly miss your late mother-in-law? You must've had the exception to the rule.

Personally, i live alone, so i'm immune to all the problems you talk about. But having been married, i know they're all very real. For the last 25 years, i've decided what to eat and when, what to wear, and what color the damned walls will be.

As for modern women, some of their biggest faults are, (IMO) a "constant" need for attention even when none is called for. And the young ones seem like they're always trying to prove something. Apparently, they're not smart enough to realize the only people they're in competition with, are each other! Generally speaking, we guys think they're just fine. Oh sure, there are some improvements needed, like learning to actually stop talking at some point in the day. And when they do talk, have something sensible and reational to say for a change. I never realized it was possible for people to talk so much without actually saying anything. But, i love 'em. For a weekend at a time that is.

Q: What are the two greatest inventions ever produced for women?

Clue: They both need to be recharged from time to time.

Schteveo said...

No idea what has to be recharged, but I'm intrigued.

April said...

McClintock is positively my favorite movie of all time. I still remember the first time I saw it at the age of ten when my mother insisted I watch it w/her. My mother was quite a beautiful woman, but I was speechless when I saw the beautiful Ms O'Hara. One line from the movie that has remained w/me thus far (I'm 54) and I've used it quite frequently on family members as well as my spouse..."Don't use that range boss tone of voice with me." I continue to watch the movie quite frequently and enjoy it every time.

Movie Lover said...

I wonder how the young actresses of today have the nerve to call themselves "stars" after watching the old pros who were real stars.

Maureen O'Hara
Bette Davis
Ava Gardner
Lauren Bacall
Rita Hayworth
and on, and on, and on.