Author Archives: Headmistress

Crossing the Street in the Philippines

I should say, rather, crossing the street in Davao. I don’t know what it’s like elsewhere in the country. I know this. There are, I am told, laws about jay-walking. They are almost never enforced. Periodically there will be a kind of a crackdown and in that case there will be an announcement, word of […]

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Justice Dep’t Admits IRS Improperly Targeted Conservatives

The same people who thought it made perfect sense that Lois Lerner pleaded the fifth for something that Obama claimed was limited to a small office in Ohio have their fingers in their ears over this. The IRS has apologized. Lois Lerner has a pension for life and never had to tell the truth about […]

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Did Obama use Bergdahl as ‘wag the dog’ to distract from appalling failures of Veteran’s hospitals?

Bergdahl deserted his comrades, his unit, his post in 2009. Those he abandoned were not allowed to tell the truth. Years later, Obama claimed he needed to be rescued because of signfiicant health issues, although Bergdahl walked on his own two feet (unlike one of the men who searched for him who is now permanently […]

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Did I say wrecking ball? I did.

So, this is the latest cover of Time: And the really delicious part of this is that they meant it to sting rather than to be red meat for Trump voters, and for people like me, who couldn’t bring ourselves to vote for Trump but who accept that he is the natural, predictable result of, […]

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Privacy

From the book Cultureshock! Philippines: “The most important consideration in managing househelp is the personal relationship involved. It is the Philippine way. The expatriate will very likely feel he or she is never alone, and loss of privacy becomes the price paid for having househelp; the more help, the less privacy. The Filipino help will […]

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