I like to collect good tips, on anything that might come in handy someday. There are how-tos, diys, and homemade instructions all over the internet. That is how I found the instructions on how to build my simple rocket stove, produce aqueous oxygen as a septic-system friendly cleaner, and how to prepare clothing for venturing into mosquito infested woods, among other things.
I recently visited a site that had me shaking my head. The tip was a good one. The person giving the tip caused me pause though. She was youngish, thirties probably. She claimed “godliness”, and selfied herself in heavy makeup, her body language typical for internet presentation, smiling and in the know. That, in and of itself was not offensive, but I found it a little bit sad. What was offensive was her statement about using a product she did not approve of.
She said; “That is so redneck.”
What! Did she just make a politically reactionary statement about people defined as being politically reactionary? To me is sounds like the pot calling the kettle black!
redneck: “a working-class white person, esp. a politically reactionary one from a rural area.
ORIGIN from the back of the neck being sunburned from outdoor work.”
the pot calling the kettle black: something that you say which means someone should not criticize another person for a fault that they have themselves
Today the temperature are predicted to soar to 30C! Because it remains cool at night, I welcome this development. The black fly and mosquito populations suffer significant losses in the heat. And while I prefer the daytime highs to hover around 24C, a hot day to beat the bugs seems wonderful.
Date: 2:00 PM EDT Tuesday 22 July 2014
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 101.6 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Wind: SSW 21 km/h
“He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.”
1952 – 2001