So, I happened across a grisly bit of news that has me cringing so badly I pulled a muscle.
Odd, but that’s been happening a lot recently.
And just when I think it’s safe to stop cringing I stumble onto something that gets me cringing all over again.
This time, I blame it on this headline from New York Post:
I don’t know what I was thinking.
Because I clicked the link.
And the cringing began.
If Vogue puts Bradley Manning on the cover, they better change their name to Vague.
The transgender, former military specialist — thrown in jail for leaking a trove of documents about the American military to WikiLeaks — was photographed by famed shutterbug Annie Leibovitz in a red Norma Kamali one piece, a fashionable nod to the traditional swim suits of the 1950s with a thick halter top and ruched front.
“Thrown in jail for leaking a trove of documents?”
Wow. Way to downplay the fact that he disseminated classified information and was found guilty of the Espionage Act.
And what is it with Annie Leibovitz’s fascination with photographing gender confused men in bathing suits?
First Bruce Jenner for Vanity Fair.
And now Bradley Manning for Vogue.
And just when I thought nothing could make me cringe more than the sight of Bradley in a one-piece, I read this:
Manning said she’s in the process of writing a memoir and plans to move to a Maryland suburb over the next six months.
Sweet merciful Zeus.
Can you imagine a memoir by this guy?
Half of it will be emojis.
Okay. I’m done. I have to lie down and rest my muscles in anticipation for the next time cringing makes them seize.
But before I go ….
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