Sex trafficking is personal.

Sex trafficking is personal.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Robert Kraft is an enemy of democracy.
An enemy of the people.
Besides being one of the dumbest public figures of the decade.

His crime is twofold.
He encouraged the growth of a heinous empire at which root is the destruction of the lives of young women.

Okay.
Mistake.
Sin.
Sorry.
Seek professional treatment.
Perform community service.
Donate to funds for injured women.
Hell, start such a fund yourself.

Accept the punishment.
Support equal justice under the law, for rich or poor.

Hell, we are all sinners.
Why there is a hell.
We can forgive repentance.
We must forgive repentance.
Especially of a misdemeanor.
Not a felony.

Repentance is boring.
Not newsworthy, except in the first reporting of it.
Then it falls to the sports pages only.
Where the conversation will shift to the loss of a draft pick.
A fine.
A game suspension. Or two.
It’s over.

This is one dumb bastard.
One dumb Robert Kraft.

Who doesn’t admit.
Doesn’t feel contrition.
Doesn’t submit to punishment and reform.
Instead, uses his status and money to deny, evade the punishment, chuckle at our impotence.

Dumb.
Denying.
Providing the fodder for reportages to feed their audiences.
And they will; they are.
Day after day newscasts will begin with some form of, “Robert Kraft, facing charges of sex crimes,…”
Imprinting on Kraft’s forehead “I am a sexist pig,” a marking that time will not erase.

Lesson of Watergate.
Denial exacerbating his problems.
Creating new ones.
Perhaps leading to much harsher legal punishments.
Definitely destroying him in the world of public opinion.
Giving him a reputation that will stain him for the rest of his life.

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Tagging Today
Wednesday, February 276, 2019

Serve it Hot! Hot! Hot!

Serve it Hot! Hot! Hot!

My 321st consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.


Time is 12.01am.
On Wednesday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 23* with a feels-like temperature of a mere 14* under a mix of clouds and sun.


Dinner is leftover Roast Chicken Soup.
Not a bad cold weather dish.

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_______________________________________ Tick Tock   321 posts to date. Today we’re at the 6.42% mark of my commitment, the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.  The 5,000-posts commitment will take 13.69 years, taking me to a new phase of my life. We will see thirteen “Winter-Spring Shoulder Season Calendar, Feb 14 to April 7,” before that happens. But it will.   Today our winter-spring shoulder calendar features cold weather. Cold, as in ‘Shoulder season? my elbow.’ As in the dead of winter. As in tomorrow, too. Darn.  Remember that once we accept that that many unpleasant days are lining up to annoy us and that we will still have an occasional need to dress for wintry weather, we can enjoy the march to milder weather. Slow but inexorable. It’s coming.   Tick Tock. In clock language: Enjoy today.

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Tick Tock

321 posts to date.
Today we’re at the 6.42% mark of my commitment,
the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.

The 5,000-posts commitment will take 13.69 years, taking me to a new phase of my life.
We will see thirteen “Winter-Spring Shoulder Season Calendar, Feb 14 to April 7,” before that happens.
But it will.

Today our winter-spring shoulder calendar features cold weather. Cold, as in ‘Shoulder season? my elbow.’
As in the dead of winter.
As in tomorrow, too.
Darn.

Remember that once we accept that that many unpleasant days are lining up to annoy us and that we will still have an occasional need to dress for wintry weather, we can enjoy the march to milder weather.
Slow but inexorable.
It’s coming.

Tick Tock.
In clock language: Enjoy today.


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Question of the Day
What is the Millennium series?



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Contact me at existentialautotrip@hotmail.com

Several positive comments on the “What is family” post.

Web Meister Responds: Thank you, friends.

And Sally Chetwynd, a published author herself, saying this:

“What is a family?” you ask, and you and your boys respond most fully.

You have the makings of another book here, Dom!  When is it coming out?

Web Meister Responds: Thank you, Sally. For the past 320 days the blog has absorbed all of my creative juices. And I like it. Still.

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Elephant jokes to tell at a bar:
What do you call an elephant in a phone booth?
Stuck.






Swedish cover of the first novel in the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Swedish cover of the first novel in the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Answer to the Question of the Day
What is the Millennium series?

Millennium is a series of best-selling and award-winning Swedish crime novels, created by Stieg Larsson.


The two primary characters in the saga are Lisbeth Salander, a woman in her twenties with a photographic memory and poor social skills, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist and publisher of a magazine called Millennium.

Larsson planned the series as having ten installments, but due to his sudden death in 2004, only three were completed and published.
All three were published posthumously: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2005, The Girl Who Played with Fire in 2006, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest in 2007.

Larsson's novels were originally printed in Swedish by Norstedts förlag, with English editions by Quercus in the United Kingdom and Alfred A. Knopf in the United States. The books have since been translated by many publishers in over fifty countries.
By March 2015, 80 million copies of the first three books had been sold worldwide.

In 2013, publisher Norstedts förlag commissioned Swedish author and crime journalist David Lagercrantz to continue the Millennium series featuring Larsson's characters.
Lagercrantz's first novel in the series, The Girl in the Spider's Web, was published in 2015. Another installment, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, followed in 2017.
The Girl Who Lived Twice is due for publication August, 2019

Here’s a Wikipedia summary of the plots of the three novels.

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Lisbeth and Mikael

Lisbeth and Mikael

So, my personal take on the first three books.
I loved Book I, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Meeting Lisbeth and Mikael. Loved the storyline, the pair collaborating on identifying the serial killings, finding the perpetrator, and bankrupting the rich bad guy.












But the series really came to life in the second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire, when the plot of powerful forces to institutionalize Lisbeth unfolded.


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But the series really came to life in the second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire, when the plot of powerful forces to institutionalize Lisbeth unfolded.












And the third book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, watching the coalescing of the friends of Lisbeth into a super force? I found it thrilling.

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And I felt the same way towards each of the films.







I wrote the name of the books that are continuing the Millennium series with authors other than Stieg Larson who passed away after the third book, “The Girl who kicked over the Hornet’s Nest.”

I wrote the name of the books that are continuing the Millennium series with authors other than Stieg Larson who passed away after the third book, “The Girl who kicked over the Hornet’s Nest.”

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Good Morning on this Wednesday, the 27th day of February.
We talked about Robert Kraft and cold weather.
And hot chicken soup.
We receive several posts from bloggers in appreciation of the “What is family” post.
We read a warning to expect more unpleasant weather and got stuck on an elephant joke.
We answered the question re: the Millennium series.

And now? Now gotta go.

Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?

See you soon.

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