Lilly Ledbetter and the matter of Do As I Say Not As I Do

obamaapplaudeshimselfToday Barack Obama is applauding himself with great vigor. He did a good thing and he knows it. 

He gets one point.

Or I should say, he gets one point and loses one point for not Leading By Example.

Today Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which overturns the Supreme Court decision that rained down upon Lilly Ledbetter.

Lilly found out that her company was paying her less than they paid the boys–for the same work.   For decades. Any of us who has ever worked in Corporate America knows a story like hers, if not plenty of stories like hers.

Lilly got ticked off and she sued the Goodyear Corporation. The courts threw her case out because, even though she had plenty of proof that she had been financially discriminated against for no other reason than she didn’t own a penis, she filed her law suit past the 180 period which started with her last paycheck before retiring and discovering she had been pwned.

She took the case to the Supreme Court, which upheld the appellate court’s view in a 5 to 4 opinion written by its newest member, Justice Samuel A. Alito, a Bush appointee. At the time, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a rare oral dissent, saying she hoped Congress would reverse what the court had done.

And so Lilly got screwed  twice and, I hate to carry tales, gentlemen, but this one thing pissed off plenty of women. They were doubly pissed off when Republicans blew their horns about it, calling it a big  Giveaway for trial lawyers. Well, you know what guys? It SHOULD be a big Giveaway for lawyers AND the women this has been done to since Time began.  This is downright  wrong and,  if most men  in power didn’t pull that shit so often for so long,  trial lawyers wouldn’t be gearing up for that Giveaway. What part of  This Is Wrong do members of the House and Senate not understand? Just wondering.

Republicans, I hope you don’t mind if I am candid today. Your history of  legally holding women down in the workplace is legendary.  I always got the feeling that if you were given the choice, plenty of your plastic representatives on Capitol Hill would reverse women’s right to vote.  Lilly Ledbetter’s law suit was a glaring example of this. Your pants were down that day your congressional members opposed Lilly Ledbetter the first time, and some of your Representatives and Senators are still blowing that opposition horn today. When will they ever learn? And exactly where is their sense of decency?

Congress passed the measure yesterday with a lopsided House vote,

Can any Republican reading this piece really sit there and tell me that it is perfectly fair  for a woman with the same education, experience, performance and position to be paid less than the man sitting next to her? Because that is the message your elected officials who are  still complaining are still sending to us today. I suggest you stuff a rag in your elected officials’ mouths if you ever hope to keep more women in your camp next time around.

obama_brushoff1You see, it was the  cheating, sexism, misogyny and deliberately horrible treatment of Hillary Clinton and  the women who supported her that drove many of us to the Republican camp during the last election. 

We recognized Obama from our Corporate jobs and bailed out.  As a matter of fact, if the Republicans’ own right wing religious social zealots didn’t sell the Centrist down the river out of spite, John McCain may have won.  During that time, Republicans embraced us disenfranchised women and talked at length with us about Fairness and how horrible all of that sexism and misogyny was towards us, Hillary, and then Sarah. But I can tell you that before The Obama Pig Machine sprung into action, the same things KEPT plenty of women from the Republican camp. Just so you know if you ever hope to recover some power.

During yesterday’s House debate, Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (Calif.), the ranking Republican on the Education and Labor Committee, predicted that the change would produce an outpouring of baseless litigation against employers, including complaints “decades after the alleged initial act occurred,” and that “trial lawyers, you can be sure, are salivating at this very prospect.”

Really “Buck”. You ignoramus. STFU you 19th Century throwback.  You are embarrassing yourself. Guys like you are the reason trial lawyers are gearing up.

To complain today about Lilly Ledbetter is to look like a hypocrite after embracing so many women who felt discrimination at its worst during the last Presidential campaign. I suggest that my Republican friends let your representatives know that women do read and have IQs and they do watch, and that they should stop behaving like hypocrites on this Good day for women, mmmmmmmkay? Just food for thought. Nothing more.

So, as you can see, I am jubilant over this Law. Except for one problem.

Barack Obama didn’t practice what he is preaching today with his own campaign employees.  So, really, the women who worked for him should start suing him right now. Let’s take a little trip down recent-memory lane to June, 2008.

Obama’s for Equal Pay,
Yet Pays Female Staffers Less Than Males
data calculated from the Report of the Secretary of the Senate, which covered the six-month period ending Sept. 30, 2007. Of the five people in Obama’s Senate office who were paid $100,000 or more on an annual basis, only one — Obama’s administrative manager — was a woman.

By Fred Lucas

CNSNews.com Staff WriterJune 30, 2008

(CNSNews.com) – While Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has vowed to make pay equity for women a top priority if elected president, an analysis of his Senate staff shows that women are outnumbered and out-paid by men.

That is in contrast to Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s Senate office, where women, for the most part, out-rank and are paid more than men.

Obama spoke in Albuquerque, N.M. last week about his commitment to the issue and his support of a Senate bill to make it easier to sue an employer for pay discrimination.

“Mr. McCain is an honorable man, we respect his service. But when you look at our records and our plans on issues that matter to working women, the choice could not be clearer,” Obama told the audience in New Mexico, a voter-swing state.

“It starts with equal pay. Sixty-two percent of working women in America earn half or more than of their family’s income. But women still earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2008. You’d think that Washington would be united it its determination to fight for equal pay.”

He continued, saying that he is proud to have supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, which would extend the limit on how long an employee can wait before suing an employer for pay discrimination.

The legislation was named after Lilly Ledbetter, who was a supervisor at Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s plant in Gadsden, Ala. She sued for pay discrimination before retiring after 19 years because she had made $6,500 less per year than the lowest paid male supervisor.

However, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out her case, saying she waited too long to file a complaint. The court said that under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, an employee must sue within 180 days of a decision regarding pay if alleged discrimination is involved. The bill sought to change the law, but Democrats could not muster the needed 60 votes to override a Republican filibuster.

Obama voted for the equal pay litigation bill in April. McCain was campaigning that day and did not vote. But he has expressed opposition to the legislation, fearing it would open the door to too much litigation.

On average, women working in Obama’s Senate office were paid at least $6,000 below the average man working for the Illinois senator. That’s according to

The average pay for the 33 men on Obama’s staff (who earned more than $23,000, the lowest annual salary paid for non-intern employees) was $59,207. The average pay for the 31 women on Obama’s staff who earned more than $23,000 per year was $48,729.91. (The average pay for all 36 male employees on Obama’s staff was $55,962; and the average pay for all 31 female employees was $48,729.The report indicated that Obama had only one paid intern during the period, who was a male.)

McCain, an Arizona senator, employed a total of 69 people during the reporting period ending in the fall of 2007, but 23 of them were interns. Of his non-intern employees, 30 were women and 16 were men. After excluding interns, the average pay for the 30 women on McCain’s staff was $59,104.51. The 16 non-intern males in McCain’s office, by comparison, were paid an average of $56,628.83.

The Obama campaign did not respond to written questions submitted on the matter Thursday by Cybercast News Service .

During his Albuquerque speech, Obama criticized McCain for supporting the Supreme Court ruling on the pay-equity issue.

“Sen. McCain thinks the Supreme Court got it right,” Obama said. “He opposed the Fair Pay Restoration Act. He suggested that the reason women don’t have equal pay isn’t discrimination on the job – it’s because they need more education and training. That’s just totally wrong.”

Obama continued, “Lilly Ledbetter’s problem was not that she was somehow unqualified or unprepared for higher-paying positions. She most certainly was and by all reports was an excellent employee. Her problem was that her employer paid her less than men doing the exact same work.”

If this isn’t a clear cut case of Do As I Say Not As I Do,  then I don’t know what is.

And this is just one  of several serious reasons I do not believe in Barack Obama’s sincerity-quotient when it comes to women.

“Fairness for thee, not for me”. 

Raise your hand if you have ever worked for a man who Talked the Talk but was full of shit when it came to Walking the Walk himself. There is a lot more he is going to have to prove to me about his attitude toward women than this. And he can start with the pig who writes his speeches. I’m still waiting for  President Barack Obama to even make a remark about that behavior. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. This equates to either a stamp of approval or a President who doesn’t see this kind of behavior as any bid deal. You pick.

Secondly, Barack Obama’s cabinet is reminiscent of the Good Ole Boys management organizational chart of the 1970s.  And some of those Good Ole boys are exceedingly  offensive to women–as in Larry Summers.

President Obama, you will get your point back from me when you start to practice what you preach–because the attitude of the President of the United States rolls downhill into the workplace,  Sweetie.

I’ll believe you are not full of misogyny crap  and have reformed on the day you start pushing the ERA. Vigorously. And successfully. Then you, your filthy sycophants and the MSM can be  rightfully cited for Hate Speech the next time you enable the crap you pulled during your campaign.

Copyright © 2009 Uppity Woman. All Rights Reserved.

Hillary confirmed as Secretary of State

clintonoathI’m sure that if Hillary had only cheated on her income taxes and was asking to be confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury, things would have moved a lot smoother.

Nonetheless, Hillary Clinton was confirmed and sworn in yesterday as Secretary of State in a Senate vote of 94-2. Msrs. Vitter and DeMint voted no, but I’m sure they think that Geithner is still the best choice to be put in charge of the IRS of all things. Somebody needs to look into how much money all our elected officials have taken from Wall Street lobbyists, including through the back door our President was so fond of using. I have a sneaking suspicion  that some Wall Street Big Boys want this guy to be Secretary of the Treasury and that’s why cheating on his taxes doesn’t seem to bother our Senators much.

I think it should be noted that a certain man stood strong in favor of Hillary and demanded that the nonsense stop. No, it wasn’t Barack Obama.

But McCain, last year’s Republican nominee for president, argued that the Senate should skip the time-consuming roll-call vote and confirm Clinton by unanimous consent. “I think the message that the American people are sending us now is they want us to work together and get to work,” McCain said.

The Senate could unanimously confirm Clinton this afternoon, before the scheduled vote was to take place.

McCain cited Tuesday’s inauguration of President Barack Obama, calling it a “remarkable and historic” event — and a signal that lawmakers should work together. Clinton, he added, is “obviously qualified.”

Thanks John.

Hanging-Palin and McCain-Aflame Halloween effigies for sale on Ebay

Thanks to Raging  for the tip.

Hate crimes that aren’t called hate crimes are a very lucrative endeavor these days, it seems.

Remember the  Halloween effigies of  Sarah  Palin hanging by her neck and  John McCain aflame?

Well you to can bid on these non-hate objects  right here on Ebay. Why, I’ll bet this listing is bringing great playground giggles, “I mean, you know“s  and “Like Helllooooooo“s  from the non women’s movement Lady Clairol  staff  over at Ms. Magazine and NOW.

But hurry. Somebody with a name full of asterisks has already bid a thousand dollars  for this  “political memorabilia” –and  John and Sarah lost the election.  Imagine how much a display of Obama hanging  and Biden with a flaming rag stuffed in his  big mouth would have fetched– right after the perpetrator got out of jail for such a  similar non-hate crime.

The seller, who apparently is punctuation-impaired and didn’t learn about  beginning sentences with capital letters in 1st grade– except as they apply to shouting– has this to say: 

AS SEEN ON THE TODAY SHOW, INSIDE EDITION, THE VIEW, FOX NEWS, KEITH OLBERMAN, EVERY MAJOR NEWS NETWORK, AND READ ABOUT IN EVERY NEWSPAPER WORLDWIDE, the world famous, controversial, sarah palin halloween display is currently on ebay!

the mannequinn is a patina-v mannequin.  outfitted with the original neiman marcus red vintage coat and tortoise-shell framed glasses,this is surely something not to be missed!  along with the sarah palin halloween display, we are also going to include a larger-than-life john mc cain political propaganda head poster.  the head is 4 feet tall and 40″ at its widest.     \

this amazing piece of political memorabilia could now be yours!  

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McCain weighs in on that Bleeping Blago

America On A Witch Hunt Against Woman, Enabled By Barack Obama and His MSM

Copyright © 2008 Uppity Woman. All Rights Reserved.

There is no other explanation for the obsession with Sarah Palin, who has lost an election and returned to Alaska: Someone wants to keep the public busy so they don’t notice what else is going on.

Two things come to mind here.

One: What is it that Obama and the MSM do not want us to notice that keeps them obsessively preoccupied with a woman who isn’t even relevant to the Presidency right now? Is there the old “Look here so you don’t notice what else is going on” trick in play here? After all, Obama learned how to campaign dirty from George The Lesser. So why not mimic the old Switch Attention Away From What’s Going On trick?

Two: John McCain should be ashamed of himself for waiting nearly a week before saying a word about the attacks on Palin. And even then, it wasn’t much. This leads me to believe that he has no more respect for women than Obama does. Except he’s passively vile instead of actively vile. I figuratively spit on you, John McCain. You don’t deserve my respect any longer. You ran a shitty campaign that wouldn’t even work in a local election. And you left the woman you used hanging by her own thumbs, fending for herself with nary a word from you, The Hero. Furthermore, she has bigger balls than you do. That will be your real legacy in the end. Serves you right. Please see Senator McCain have you no decency? to get the flavor of just what we think of you for your cowardly disappearance while Palin was skewered after your own inept campaign. The least you could have done when you DID finally show up is tell everyone that you had no “advisor” named Martin Eisenstadt, which would have exposed the hoax mentioned here sooner. I hear they are now attacking your wife too, coward.

This country is about to embark on a slippery slope with women. Once the younger Obama Girls see the effect of the Presidential disrespect and disdain in the workplace–and the home–the revolt will begin in earnest. It will serve these young fools right. They will have to now fight a battle that was already fought for them, but that they took their rights for granted. Wait till they find out that the attitude of a sexist and misogynist pig President rolls downhill. Those of us who have lived long enough know all about this. They deserve the oncoming stuggle if for no other reason than their own ignorance and willingness for spawn for a phony who used them. The signs were there and they weren’t small signs. They chose to ignore them for a good time at a rally. The piper is coming and these young woman will feel the sting and bear the bruises their mothers already incurred for them.

Another dangerous side effect here comes in the form of the fundamentalist Sharia-Law Muslims who have infiltrated America with the intent of the same savage behavior right here in America. Already we have a beast who walks upright on the run for killing his two daughters in Texas.  The entire horrendous act was taped on 911 as one of his daughters pleaded that he was killing her and she was dying. His family (mother and brothers) is defending him, indicating that the girls “were bad”. This pig is finally on the FBI’s Most Wanted List right now. The problem is, they had to remove “honor killing” from the pig’s wanted poster, because it’s “racist”. I call Bullshit.

In Georgia another demon killed his daughter and sits in jail where he makes demands for special meal preparation.

These two men must be executed for their crimes. If not, we will go the way of the UK, where Sharia law has crept in by degrees. We have yet to hear The One speak out against these atrocities. Therefore, I can only assume that they don’t bother him in the least.

In the meantime, our own men and boys who supported Barack Obama and were enabled to behave like savages toward women  during the campaign will have to be dealt with. Protect yourselves ladies. You do NOT have to take this shit.  It has been reported that gun sales went through the roof toward the end of the Presidential campaign. I would venture to say that women who saw what was really there were a large number of buyers. As for Sarah, I’m sure she could neuter anyone of them with one shot. Fortunately for her, she is married to a man who doesn’t have any hangups about his own masculinity.

And finally, one big question: Where is NOW now?  Where are these fake feminists and women’s advocate organizations who at one time, when they were real, would have never stood for the kind of treatment we are witnessing in America  right now, not to mention the savagery towards women in the Middle East. 

NOW is needling Barack Obama about his lack of staff diversity with respect to women.  What did they expect? They helped to elect a pig and now they are shocked that he snorts like a pig. Larry Summers, the guy who got fired for declaring that black people would rather dance than learn and women can’t do math is now in Obama’s inner circle.

The mau-mauing of Barack Obama Barack Obama officially began less than 24 hours after he won the White House, when National Organization for Women president Kim Gandy piped up about the possibility of Obama picking Larry Summers as his Treasury secretary. Gandy told the Huffington Post she had “mixed feelings” about Summers, saying he “doesn’t seem to get” the economic implications of gender-based wage disparities. She cited Summers’s incendiary comments as president of Harvard about women’s intrinsic inaptitude for math and science—the ones that helped get him booted—as a cause for concern. And she expressed some displeasure that no female economists are being mentioned as contenders for the Treasury job. “We’re gonna be forwarding some names to the Obama transition team,” Gandy said. “It’s important that in this new administration women’s voices are heard and heeded.”

Oh give it Up, Gandy, like Barack Obama gives a rat’s butt what you think now that you helped him grab the Ring. You go right ahead and send him “a list of names” for him to snort at. You were only worried about abortion: an issue that is going nowhere and was used for years by the Democratic Party to sucker punch all of us.

What did the complacent NOW expect?

Start disbanding now, NOW.  You are useless and toothless. You fell for it. You watched Barack Obama eviscerate Hillay Clinton and then you endorsed your own Oppressor In Chief. None of us can depend on you for anything any longer. You are neutered and it’s your own fault. As for the Gloria crowd: the only one left amongst you who has any guts is Phyllis Chesler, and from what I have read, they ostracized her for it.

The revolution will come just as soon as the Clairol Girls Get It. And Get It they will. The hard way. In the meantime, Campbell Brown, I can’t wait to see you get yours. You will never be First and you helped to make sure that happens. I would call that Poetic Justice. I shall enjoy watching it.

Recommended Reading: Chesler’s The Death of Feminism: What’s Next in The Struggle For Women’s Freedom? and  Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman (Highly recommended to Campbell Brown and her other foolish female MSM colleagues who are inadvertently setting themselves and the rest of American women up for the Repeat of History).

Quipster Chuckle: That 3 Am Phone Call…..

Cross-Posted from our friend at Quipster.

 

Who do you want answering the phone at 3 a.m. in the White House?

John McCain or Barack Obama?

They each have their special telephone already.  Ready for action.

John McCain.

Barack Obama.

 

This ad paid for by the towne crier for John McCain 2008 campaign.

Obama and that pesky low-life middle finger

My grandmother always said, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”.

Yup. You’re from Chicago politics all right.

Cross Posted from The Right Reasons.

At a campaign rally in Jacksonville, FL on Monday November 3, 2008, Senator Barack Obama took a moment to congratulate Senator John McCain on a tough fought presidential campaign by saying briefly, “At the end of this race, I want to congratulate him [John McCain] on the tough race that he has fought”, before attacking John McCain for being too much like President George W. Bush.

(Screencap: BigSky via Fox News Channel)

EDIT:

Obama saluting Hillary:

 

From Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals:

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”