Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
What a beautiful badass woman.
King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.
MORE FEMALE KINGS.
Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.
—Keepin it Cool (demo)
The Mordecai and the Rigbys - Keeping it Cool
Hey everybody! Hope you enjoyed the episode. Here’s the demo of the song I wrote for “The Return of the Mordecai and the Rigbys”, Keeping it Cool. It’s kind of a Nirvana/Thin Lizzy/Journey/Cheap Trick power pop chimera. This is me on vocals, not JG.
Me (guitar), Sean (bass and guitar), Krandal (producing and solo), Marcus (keys) and Clinton (drums) spent a weekend and recorded a hi fidelity version of this. It was a blast playing it live!! It sounds way more professional and you can hear it a little bit in the episode when they’re practicing. There’s no vocals though.
B-B-B-BONUS! Demo of horrible Grunge song I also wrote.
Sometimes I dream about that AC, AC
Cold Waves flowing over, over me
Feelin’ Hot, maybe it’s a state of mind
Think cold to pass the pass the time
Snowmen and Snowstorms
There’s not much to it
Think things like, ice cubes
Igloos and fridges
K-k-k-keeping it cool x 2
Sometimes I dream about Ice Planet X
A distant planet way colder, colder than the rest
That’s where Lord Blizzord resides
Think about his kingdom to pass the pass the time
Ice-liths and Ice-henge
There’s not much to it
Getting blasted by ice rays by
Blizzard wizards ice druids
as if you didn’t see enough posts from me today, but I did some of the style meme and wanted to share! Expect more of these sooooon