A Nation of (beauty ) Shop Keepers

The Sinos Infection has proved to be the occasion of revealing  the true backbone of this country, like an X-ray which pictures the spine through the soft integument.

I’m kinda surprised at the tattoo parlor owners .  If you think tattooing is a non-essential business, you have never been on a  Caribbean cruise.  ( I wrote about this  in March, in a post titled  Ink(an) Nation.)   Believe you me, there is a vast stratum of our countrymen ‘n’ women who have made a vast investment of time and money in indelible body calligraphy to adorn their vast bodies .  My BMD thinks the  designs weren’t originally  so large; they’ve expanded along with the flesh.  But,  if it’s true that people got needled  back when they were young and slender, that only makes it more puzzling that young people of that social class aren’t out there demanding access to body art in defiance of the lockdown. The kids have a lot of catching up to do.

But nah: it’s…. the hairdressers!
Shear audacity!
Ready to dye for our freedom!
The cutting edge of resistance!

I mean this sincerely. These coiffeurs  are very brave, especially in states like Pa which license every possible occupation, including even hair braiding .  Their dearly-bought occupational licenses are, truly, the widow’s mite; they are extremely courageous to hazard  them.  As The Big Bad Wolf recently indicated , he can huff and puff and yank all professional and occupational licenses, if the little piggies won’t, ah, knuckle under…

Move over Antifa: pink is the new black.

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13 thoughts on “A Nation of (beauty ) Shop Keepers”

  1. I surprised to find out that going to a hair dresser here can last about three hours. What is the average time in the States? Average cost?

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  2. Uncle Al:
    Freedom is that exceptional American ability to be particularly bad at taking orders from totalitarian vipers.  If you meet a Democrat upon the road…don’t vote for it.

    https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/05/23/harvard-prof-blames-christianitys-malignant-belief-in-afterlife-for-lockdown-protests/
    … Harvard weighs in on the excrescent putrefaction of Christianity – and not in a good way.

    I read this cuZ I like Steven Pinker, or I did..hmmm,  farther down the article admits that religious people are far more likely to engage in charitable giving.  Another funnyhh by thing is it wasn’t long ago theLeft was  saying We rightly-guided we’re rule-bound, wanted an “authoritarian”’ strong-man.  Now it turns out we’re the fearless Ones?!  Oh this is so entertaining! 

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  3. Roxie:
    BMD?

    I’m pretty sure it isn’t Bangladesh Meteorological Department…..

    I sure she will return soon, but I can offer that Ms. Hypatia has referred to her doctor husband as her “beloved M.D.,” both in open comments and in a private group.

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  4. Hypatia:

    Uncle Al:
    Freedom is that exceptional American ability to be particularly bad at taking orders from totalitarian vipers.  If you meet a Democrat upon the road…don’t vote for it.

    https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/05/23/harvard-prof-blames-christianitys-malignant-belief-in-afterlife-for-lockdown-protests/
    … Harvard weighs in on the excrescent putrefaction of Christianity – and not in a good way.

    I read this cuZ I like Steven Pinker, or I did… hmmm,  farther down the article admits that religious people are far more likely to engage in charitable giving.  Another funnyhh by thing is it wasn’t long ago the Left was  saying We rightly-guided we’re rule-bound, wanted an “authoritarian”’ strong-man.  Now it turns out we’re the fearless Ones?!  Oh this is so entertaining! 

    The article is criticism of Pinker and of the WashPo column that Pinker was tweeting about.  The author of the article, Thomas D. Williams, was writing at Breitbart to concede that Gary Abernathy (the WashPo columnist) has a point, and then to put a completely different spin on the point.  It was Williams who made the favorable comments about the charitable donations of time and money by Christians.

    Abernathy’s column was “What’s Really Behind Republicans Wanting a Swift Reopening?  Evangelicals.”  He explains to the WashPo readership (who are clueless about religion) that ‘a majority of Republicans are Evangelical Christians, and they have this weird confidence in an afterlife with Jesus.  In fact, Evangelicals are so confident in this weird afterlife belief that they don’t have a rational fear of deadly Virus.’   (My paraphrase.)

    Pinker tweeted to applaud Abernathy and double down with “Belief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion….”

    So, the usual religion-‘splainin’ from WashPo, and the usual anti-Christian bilge from a Harvard professor.

    Nothing new here.  I don’t have to read WashPo nor pay any attention to Harvard.  Anti-Christian bilge is readily available right here at Ratburger.org.

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  5. MJBubba:

    Roxie:
    BMD?

    I’m pretty sure it isn’t Bangladesh Meteorological Department…..

    I sure she will return soon, but I can offer that Ms. Hypatia has referred to her doctor husband as her “beloved M.D.,” both in open comments and in a private group.

    Frankie, Bubba!

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  6. MJBubba:

    Roxie:
    BMD?

    I’m pretty sure it isn’t Bangladesh Meteorological Department…..

    I sure she will return soon, but I can offer that Ms. Hypatia has referred to her doctor husband as her “beloved M.D.,” both in open comments and in a private group.

    THANK YOU!

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  7. Hypatia:
    I mean this sincerely. These coiffeurs  are very brave, especially in states like Pa which license every possible occupation, including even hair braiding .

    You know how I feel on this topic. My hairdresser shut down the front of her salon, called all her clientele to tell them she’ll take one customer at a time but they have to park in the back. We text her once we’ve arrived so she can let us in the back door. Cash only- no paper trail. We’re so grateful, she’s doing more business than ever.

    She’s the wife of a local cop with four kids and can’t afford to shut down. Her average check is $350 for color, cut and protein treatment so I wouldn’t necessarily call this a mere small business. The husband also gave her tips on how to camouflage her actions.

    On the other side of the beauty business, my manicurists lobbied the state to open if they provide masks and screens across the table separating them from their customers. They succeeded.

    American ingenuity at its best. Dig it!

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