Komenizing – long overdue – but why NOW?

The original catalyst for Komenizing™ (Uppity Woman)

The second catalyst for Komenizing:

I’m so glad that women (and men) Komenized first Komen, and now Rush Limbaugh’s sponsors.  It does make me wonder, though – why NOW?

As you recall, this all started when Susan G. Komen for the Cure (for breast cancer), which organizes the yearly Race for the Cure, decided it was going to stop funding Planned Parenthood.  Komen’s donations to Planned Parenthood were for preventive screening and contraceptive services, but some people couldn’t handle that Planned Parenthood also provides abortions in some facilities.  Komen had even knowingly earlier hired a vice president who had a history of vocally calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded.  Women and men all across the country pushed back, and Komen had to “cry uncle”.  (But dont forget, Avon also has a pink race for breast cancer – although it’s a walk – if you still want to participate in a breast cancer cure event.)

Then Rush Limbaugh called a “slut”, a woman (Sandra Fluke) who stood up to advocate for the need for contraception availability and coverage for women, since only MEN were allowed to testify to congress about WOMEN’S birth control needs.  As UW pointed out, Rush apparently knows ZERO about how birth control works for women, since he thinks the more sexually active they are, the more birth control they need.  Therefore, needing birth control = being a slut (but bringing back a big bottle of Viagra from the Dominican Republic doesn’t make one a slut).  Well, women and men again rose up, getting Rush’s sponsors to drop him for being such a misogynist.

And remember this?

Perhaps this event, which chronologically fell between the two previous examples, might even be considered Komenizing.  Remember when the women and men of Virginia marched on the state capitol to protest the legislation to require women to have an invasive vaginal ultrasound (state mandated rape) before they could have an abortion?  Laws prevented their making any sound or holding any signs, so over a thousand women and men joined hands along the path that legislators had to walk to get into the capitol.  Their unity and number prevented that legislation from becoming law – now women seeking an abortion will just need to have the usual abdominal ultrasound to make sure the age of the fetus isn’t over what is allowed.

Komenizing Komen had to do with birth control and abortion, and komenizing Rush Limbaugh’s sponsors had to do with birth control. Komenizing the Virginia legislators had to do with requiring invasive procedures before allowing an abortion. Are women finally rising up because most women use or have used birth control, so it’s very clear how the issue affects them?  That when Fluke is called a slut for using birth control, it became personal to these women, because they also use birth control, and were by extension also being called “sluts”?  That women understand that the ability to control their own body affects their entire lives?  That they understand that the limited steps we have taken towards equality are directly a result of not being tied to the home because of uncontrolled pregnancies?

Have some men become involved because some of them finally actually realize that they have something to do with women becoming pregnant?

As welcome as some changes can be, whenever I observe a change, I always wonder, “why now?”  This recent spate of Komenizing all has to do with women’s ability to control if and when they have babies.  Is that a coincidence?  Or will women and men start to stand up now for other women’s rights, other than the need for parity in medical issues?  (Of course, one of the reasons the media is playing this all up is because it’s election time, and both the parties have to energize their respective base.)

This Komenizing phenomenon seems to have somewhat crossed gender lines, and somewhat crossed partisan lines.  Perhaps it has also somewhat crossed feminist “wave” lines…?  But my gut feeling is that this uprising, while overdue and welcome, will be limited to abortion/woman’s control of her own body.  I’m afraid we’re not going to see huge numbers turn out to demand that the ERA finally be passed, or that the stronger companion bill to Lily Ledbetter be passed so that women are guaranteed equal pay for equal work.  I don’t anticipate that they will be out in force demanding that no one be given free rein to call women “c*unt”, or accuse an accomplished woman as only having a “history of having tea parties with foreign leaders’ wives”, or playing “99 problems but a b*tch ain’t one” at a campaign event – and these are just some things that were done by the LEFT, the “party of women”, in the last presidential election.

(After all, the “party of women” had two years of a democratic president and democratic majorities in both the house and senate, and they did bupkis for us.  So, sadly, I don’t soon envision a change in the unwritten law that you can demean female candidates as long as they’re not the person you want to win.  If the “party of women” has such a long way to go, how can we expect across-party lines support for women?).

So IF these 3 events were Komenized because people understood how women’s freedom to control their own bodies affected them personally, what will it take before they realize that other discrimination against women is ALSO personal?  That women making the same pay as men for the same job raises the income in ALL families?  That standing up against demoralizing verbal slings against women, whether or not you support them politically, increases the humanity in ALL of us, women AND men?

I’m energized by these Komenizing events, very energized- and yet – I fear it’s not a coincidence that they all had to do with contraception and abortion.  I fear this is simply the “wedge issue dance” we see every four years when there is a president to be elected.

And there’s another noteworthy observation – WE HAVE ALREADY WON THESE RIGHTS!!!

Yes, we’re re-fighting previously won battles and treading water, not moving ahead.  What has to happen for us to win NEW battles, not just hold our ground on the rights we already have?  I suspect the answer is for 3rd wave to open their eyes, get off their butts, and start identifying meaningful goals, involving rights we do not yet have, and start working for them.  THAT is where the fights should be!  THEN we will begin moving forward.  This is 2012!  We should not have to be defending what we already have!  The haters took this opportunity to attempt to take away our established rights, because we weren’t keeping them busy with fights for NEW rights!

So, what is it going to take?  Any other ideas?

What is it going to take?

 

EDIT:  some information on Avon Breast cancer walk’s financials – money coming in, money going out

http://www.avonfoundation.org/press-room/avon-foundation-for-women-announces-520-000-commitment-at-clinton-global-initiative-for-breast-cancer-early-detection-in-haiti.html

http://www.avonfoundation.org/assets/2011_avonfoundation_grants.pdf

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131 Responses

  1. Conspicuously missing from all 3 events is the presence of national women’s groups.

    Why aren’t NOW and NARAL out front and vocal right now? All three of these events seem to be grass roots reactions, not coordinated protests.

    That’s my impression anyway.

  2. Very good point, myiq! We could have more faith that more was to come if there were a true women’s organization, an organization more interested in advancing women than with hanging out with the cool president. If real groups were coordinating actions, there would be more uprisings, and more people out to march.

    I think they stopped asking for anything, so TPTB jumped on the opportunity to take more of what we already had, since we weren’t keeping them busy with NEW stuff.

  3. UW, you might consider adding a tag for “Komenizing” for when we write future posts!

  4. I never use tags. By the time I’m done writing, I’m too tired. I keep thinking one day when I have a week to spare I will go back and tag my stuff. But considering there are thousands of posts….sigh.

  5. This is a great post lorac. It’s always been my belief that we didn’t actually win any rights, we were born with them, same as anybody with a penis. We had to go TAKE those rights because they were being withheld from us by a two party patriarchy. Two different approaches with the same intent.

    I’ve been in analysis mode for the past few days and am working on a post to sort out the chalky undertaste and the culprits whose fingerprints are all over the landscape.

  6. You ask, “what’s it going to take?”

    It’s going to take what it always has – committment. A thing that too many women back away from because it means being unpopular, villified and having to realize that they cannot blame other women or organizations for what they haven’t the guts or the will to do for themselves.

    Sadly, most women value their shoes [awa other clothing items] along with male approval higher than they value freedom.

  7. Like I keep saying, all it takes is 50,000 women marching down Pennsylvania Avenue and planking themselves in front of the White House and Capitol Hill. No other causes allowed. No dog an pony showes. No naked PETA people. No enviromental signs. Nobody allowed to appropriate the cause for themselves. Women’s Rights. Period. It’s how we took our rights the first time and if we don’t remember that, we will lose them all.

  8. And one other thing. Every woman should make it known, IF YOU DON”T MARCH FOR ME I WILL NO LONGER MARCH FOR YOU.

  9. Somewhere in the wee hours of today I watched some of a docu on obesity and front and center, they blamed mothers because they aren’t home like they were before when the world was perfect and everybody was thin. This is becoming erosive and women had best figure that out.

  10. It will also take women sticking together. Remember how some “liberal” women named called Hillary? Also, liberal and conservative women must dust off the sexism they allow their men to place on them.

    Uppity, I hope you are feeling much better today,

  11. My hero – Julia Roberts – a short vid of sticking up for yourself and not letting a smily male turn on your smiling and agreeing with him button, learned from babyhood.

    http://tv.yahoo.com/daytime/julia-roberts-don-t-ever-call-me-a-cougar-28528667.html

  12. Note how the women in this vid giggle and come on to take the male’s part. A gutsy woman scares them to death. They will shun any woman going against the established rule of how women should submit.

  13. Excellent post lorac!
    Yes, sad that this appears to be all about getting Mr. What a Feminist Looks Like reSELected. Or if not all about….a side benefit for him. The topper was when he called Sandra Fluke personally. What? No Beer Summit? Hey, maybe Dana what’s-his-name can pick out a perfect beer for Sandra too?

  14. WLM, actually my pain has gone from horrible to just terrible. This is definitely an improvement. Seriously.

  15. Why now? it’s about the election. George Snufflagus asked a contraception question out of the blue at the debate he moderated. Then PP/Komen started.
    Obama can’t win on anything but wedge issues.
    That said, I am glad that some women are aware that Obama is instigating this and are able to stand up for women’s rights and refuse to vet for Obama at the same time.

  16. Dems doubling down on all-your-misogyny-is-belong-to-us:

    HBO’s BM headlining a Dem state fundraiser
    http://www.therightsphere.com/2012/03/misogyny-is-apparently-great-for-fundraising/

  17. yet he has 54 percent approval among women.boggles the mind.
    Excellent post lorac!love your posts. 🙂

  18. glad you are improving Upps takes time to heal. 🙂

  19. foxy his approval ratings with women were dismal before he lobbed the contraception shit bomb.

  20. lorac: Good Post (like usual)—–and some very interesting theories,

    The only thing we can do is what we do, You guys write, we read, and continue the good fight———

    Unfortunately, life can get so damned difficult at times, for many of us that we just don’t have the time to storm the capitol, but I will tell you
    if and when it is NECESSARY——-I will be there

    NES: I’m at work when I’m here, If I was on the blog at home, I would NEVER and I mean NEVER GET OFF——so I discipline myself to check in everyday or nothing would ever get done at home

  21. There is no more degrading pig than Bill Maher. None even touch him. Free pass.

  22. UW: How are you feeling today?

  23. Sorry Guys, I commented before reading them, so I may be a little behind

    UW: I’m glad your just feeling terrible today

  24. UW: I’m glad your just feeling terrible today

    Yes, from horrible to terrible is good. I am hoping to just feel Awful tomorrow.

  25. Some thoughts:
    1- Komen is just one letter off from Women
    2- If self-respecting Americans stood up against TSA practices the same way, at airports, would the more sensible Profiling procedure be instituted?
    3- When I think of the way Hillary Cinton was abused by the media, I flash back to whenever I tuned into Limbaugh’s unrelenting obsession with the Cintons and his expression of unmitigated venom toward her, which he and his ditto-heads developed into an unconscionable flagellation of her without a moment’s concern for decency. His
    “listeners” looked the other way, or joined in the school-yard bullying, unconcerned that what they were doing was a malicious and vicious crime against her, her family and friends, colleagues and supporters. The Hillary-Haters made Rush a millionaire, forgave and supported him through the oxy-contin scandal and extended generosity and grace to HIM yet he never, once, pulled himself up onto his hind legs and acknowledged he owes it all to her.

  26. Just saw the header change. WTG FF.

    It is peeps time again. and lobster claw, and pengy, and kitteh, and…

    where’s mary poppins?

  27. Priceless. They gang rape and bludgeon women in Egypt and one can run for president. In the USA, not a chance.
    http://www.freep.com/article/20120304/FEATURES01/203040337/Bothaina-Kamel-Egypt-s-1st-female-presidential-candidate-brings-message-to-U-M

  28. Excellent post, Lorac. Excellent points, questions and clear assertions of what should be the obvious.

    It’s going to take a whole lot more – to virtually ‘outlaw’ the whole game being played against Women.

    Your summation of “rallying their base” to stuff their coffers is about as accurate as it gets.

    Hockey Puck Season on Women – opens with whatever theme sells tickets for a political, religious or faux-women’s rights group agenda, it seems to me.

  29. Have some men become involved because some of them finally actually realize that they have something to do with women becoming pregnant?

    I don’t believe that for a minute, to be honest. The pile on with Rush has been appropriated for Baby Obama. They want to get rid of all dissention. most of the far left couldn’t care less about women, as we saw in 2008.

  30. What is it going to take? Hell, what haven’t we tried to stop these “witch” hunts since the beginning of time?

    I can’t think of a solution or rallying “slogan” that hasn’t been used.

  31. Things have regressed exponentially in just the last decade or so. The ads we see? The laws these nuts are trying to make? The shit these guys get away with on TV and on blogs? They wouldn’t have tried this then without outrage in their faces.

  32. Great post lorac…..why now? It’s an election year. After November, the same males (and a lot of foolish females), will spout and accept the same damn slurs against women. What do you have to do so most people “get it?” Keep writing like that, for one. Thousands of women banding together, marching in strength and solidarity, is another. Forget support from major women’s groups like NOW and NARAL. As Uppity often says “they’ll just publish a statement.” Beyond that, what do I know? I’m one of those dastardly men.

    Uppity, feel better real soon.

  33. The “Snake in the Garden” has forever been setting women up to violate their own freedoms, Uppity – I think for posterity ‘s sake and nothing more. That’s a formidable foe, absent a major paradigm shift.

    Actually, I’m too tired to think about it all today.

  34. Hal, I used to do disclaimers on behalf of “the real feminist, good guys” until I learned that they find them somewhat insulting.

    But, I will say this about the “Snake in the Garden” – It could easily be interpreted as a metaphor of the sub-conscious teaching a plethora of valuable lessons – a friend in snakes clothing.

    On with the day for me.

    Glad it’s a little better, Uppity.

  35. The real feminist guys know who they are and know we know who they are. It doesn’t take long to sort.

  36. The Hillary-Haters made Rush a millionaire, forgave and supported him through the oxy-contin scandal and extended generosity and grace to HIM yet he never, once, pulled himself up onto his hind legs and acknowledged he owes it all to her.

    Rush stepped over the back of the WOMAN who gave him his break. What makes anyone thing he respects ANYthing without a dick. If it weren’t for a woman, Rush would be selling shoes at Payless, where he belongs.

  37. selling shoes at Payless

    lol…

  38. Rush would be selling shoes at Payless, where he belongs.

    Wouldn’t it be dangerous to have him near a rack of odor eaters?

  39. So, myiq, how’s your penguin doing. WHat’s his name again? Has he been reported in to his parole officer?

  40. Didn’t intend to insult your intelligence, Why Not, but it comes naturally for many/most of us males. We’re so threatened by the fact that women have larger brains.

    “Somewhat insulting” is a nice way of putting it. Heh. Let er rip. You can tell me to eff off. OK?

  41. Yes, from horrible to terrible is good. I am hoping to just feel Awful tomorrow.

    I hope you skip straight to great!

  42. Oswald is doing fine. Turns out he really doesn’t like cold weather. He was born and raised in San Diego.

    His parole maxes out next month.

  43. We need to march on DC. A couple of hundred thousand P.O.’ed women on the mall aught to scare the crap out of them–since they all think we are always pre-menstrual anyway, regardless of our age. Since their knowledge of female anatomy rivals that of Rush Windbag’s.

    One of the commentators on MSNBC (female) remarked that the current debate about women’s rights has to do with the fact that
    in colonial times, women were expected to bear children for the betterment of society since the mortality rate was 900%. So back then, the state felt women’s bodies were state property and some of these morons still harbor that sentiment. Well, this is now, and the only arguments these knuckle draggers have is that women are not people or that women are not citizens. Which is it?

  44. Well that’s good! Now he can have a whole new live robbing you people over there instead of here.

  45. I hope you skip straight to great!

    I’m sure I will have to follow the procedure. So, on to Awful and then So-So.

  46. BJ Kling over at The Majority United posts http://4wea.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/joan-bradley-wages-herstory-5/#comment-403 peice about how Congress slickly subverts the recognition of Suffragetts. Can any woman take a sober look at this and EVER volunteer for another male politician’s campaign? The 51% Solution is rapidly becoming the only self-respecting option.

  47. With six wins (including the squeaker at Ohio), Mitt added 200 electoral votes Tuesday…is it too soon to make Romney slogans for the GE?

    MITT’S A GOOD FIT
    SMITTEN WITH MITTENS
    STORMIN FOR THE MORMOM (ehhh, no no)

  48. On his twitter Bill Maher has defended Rush Lambaugh.

  49. I know. I captured his tweet for a post I’m working on. He sees himself, he’s the same pig and figures Whoa! That could be me! Hope it is one day, you pig.

  50. “It’s always been my belief that we didn’t actually win any rights, we were born with them, same as anybody with a penis. We had to go TAKE those rights because they were being withheld from us by a two party patriarchy. Two different approaches with the same intent.”

    Oh, hell yes.

  51. Nobody here will be sloganizing Mitt Romney. At best he’s the best of the dismal worst. It’s like eating a stale piece of bread because that’s all that’s left in the fridge. I do wish he would take a week or so to have his personality bypass reversed.

  52. Let’s just say I could vote for him if I had to, mainly because I don’t believe he has the slightest interest in warring with women. His history says he’s not so I will overlook his pandering to the right wing gasbags, not that it even works. It’s making him win by less but he’s winning the nomination nonetheless whether all those walking Jesus substitutes like it or not. I am no longer listening to what people say, but what they’ve done. They all lie in primaries.

  53. MITT’S A GOOD FIT
    SMITTEN WITH MITTENS
    STORMIN FOR THE MORMOM (ehhh, no no)

    ROFL, Hal.

  54. lorac, well-done. Barnburner of a post. Burn the Bra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. Hey, I’m glad to see everyone’s sober today.
    I’ll note that the barmaidchen (bartender for you non-Germans!) got meagre tips.

  56. I hear you, Uppity and apologize. “The best of the dismal worst” describes a guy who could put his dog on top of his car. Hard for me, as a dog lover, to get past that one. At least Obama gives HIS dog his own jetliner for vacays. Boy, we’re screwed.

  57. Well NES, you asked to be tipped with gold ingots….don’t have any. Sorry.

  58. NES, Here’s a tip – “Plant your corn early.”

  59. “The label on said pants, right underneath where you usually find mundane laundering instructions like “Dry Clean Only” (which I usually end up discovering only after I’ve destroyed said garment) reads: “OR GIVE IT TO YOUR WOMAN. IT’S HER JOB.” And I thought that Piperlime’s misguided attempt at advertising to single women back in December was retro. Then again, in a society where we still have very set ideas about what constitutes “men’s” and “women’s” work — even when it comes to dividing up the domestic duties — Madhouse’s literally inside joke isn’t so surprising.

    “If the comment had been remotely funny — I would have been the first to laugh and shrug it off — as it really wouldn’t have bothered me enough to photograph it, tweet it and then write about it. But it was the lack of any implied humour and the horrible surprise of such an incongruous message hidden away inside some trousers, that left me just plain stunned.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/emma-gray/madhouse-sexist-pants-label-women-laundry_b_1324182.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

  60. I am getting anxious to get a gardening. 🙂

  61. Happy 4th year Upps late but at least it is noted !
    Now Lorac great post . What is it going to take ? Might I add what I feel and do here ? I do not support any party or person. I o not get into hero worship . When they are wrong they are wrong to me.
    While watching the menz running for office I also look at their womenz and ask myself if they are worthy of being first lady. Can I feel proud of them representing me and that aids in my choice.
    Rick Santorum is way out there and trying to shove his religious beliefs down my throat which will never work with me but the fact that his wife years back worked with an abortion doc performing abortions and now standing against them is more of an issue.
    Laura Bush was pro choice while her hubby was against abortion. Maybe that is why I admired her because she did not stand with him on things all the time but was her own person and had class.
    I would be sickened to see Newts wife as first lady since she was mistress number ? That is not someone I want to see representing me. This is the issue I have with Mooshoe. She is an angry black woman and does not represent me or how I feel. She is a do as I say not as I do woman. Not my cup of tea.
    I will love it when I see the women stand up against all that slur, degrade and try to hold us hostage liberal, moderate or conservative. I was saddened that David Letterman was not brought to his knees for the attack on Sarah’s daughter. I know there was pressure but no near what Rush is getting. Mahar , Letterman , and any other weather right or left or in the middle needs to be held to the same standard when they feel it is fine to ” make a joke” like this that is in fact an attack on women.

  62. Now he can have a whole new live robbing you people over there instead of here.

    I think you misjudged him. He really enjoys finding and returning lost pets. The grateful owners pay him rewards for his hard work.

  63. He’s really good at it. Sometimes he finds them before their owners even realize they’re lost.

  64. To dictate who Charitable organizations should fund or not is fascism.

    Congratulations on vilifying a very good organization that has done incredible good for women around the world, including those everyone else ignores, like women in Saudi Arabia.

    ***Response,
    Yes it most certainly is fascism and that is exactlly what Komen infiltrators did to Planned Parenthood.

    Speaking of “Do Good Not Harm,” Congratulations right back at you for thinking it was okay to “villify a very good organization that has done incredile good for women” in America, also known as Planned Parenthood. Talk about ignoring people in need for personal beliefs that have nothing to do with them. Women who depend on PP could have died because of that decision. So who were the fascists again?

    The number of women depending on PP for their breast exams and follow up is no secret, and Komen chose to cut them off and punish the poor on the whims of religious beliefs that don’t even have anything to do with breast cancer or exams. Those of us, and there are MANY, who refused to accept that chose to give directly to PP that week in a show of solidarity. Komen made this grave error. Dont be blaming others for their selection of leaders who cared more about their personal views than they cared about the women PP helps daily. So don’t be laying the guilt trip on the rest of us. Actions have consequences. If Komen wants millions of disappointed women’s trust again, they will have to earn it. And they can’t earn it by showing up on blogs trying to lay guilt and blame on others for that which they brought on themselves. Here on our little blog, a number of people donated directly to PP. is that okay with you? It’s my guess they will continue to do so for some time to come until that trust is earned again. Seems to me that’s where the focus should be, not on trolling bloggers for places and people to blame for the outrage Komen invited.

    P.S. Women are getting prettydamned sick and tired of people meddling in their bodies and their personal business. Expect backlash everywhere, because enough is enough****

  65. Can somebody do an International Women’s day thread for tomorrow? Maybe post Hilary’s speech as an update. I’m not up to it and it seems a sin not to recognize the one day out of the year when men pretend they give a rat’s ass about women.

  66. lorac could you toss a link to that AVON walk for those who will no longer participate in the Run? I’m sure all our sister and brother websites would appreciate seeing it. Does Avon fund Planned Parenthood? WHich charities does it give to, do you know?

    Ooops, the link is there. Now I know I’m not well. lol.

  67. See Breitbart’s Harvard video of Obama here.

  68. Well Golly, that’s a real game changer isn’t it? Not.

  69. Here it is on youtube in 2008. So how exactly is this some kind of unearthed new information?

  70. NES, Here’s a tip – “Plant your corn early.”

    AHAHAHAHAHA

  71. As I predicted, Breitbart’s vid is a big Y.A.W.N. The Right is nutty if it thinks this shite is going to make any difference. Amd, defending “diversity” in schools is hardly a revolutionary thought even though many may oppose the policies by which it’s effected. Loony tunes.

  72. Hooray, it’s Lorac Wednesday!

    Excellent post, Lorac!

    What a week this has been on Uppity’s blog!

  73. I must, do you want to do a post for International woman’s day?

  74. The “word” about the video is that the unedited version is suppose to be released. Yes, I am taping Hannity tonight since it is suppose to be on his show. At least I can fast forward through the program.

  75. Keep us posted WLM, okay?

  76. We have a WHOLE DAY to honor all the women in the WORLD?!? Sounds like something lorac would nail, but I can do it if she can’t, no problem. I’ll start researching it!🙂

  77. As I predicted, Breitbart’s vid is a big Y.A.W.N. The Right is nutty if it thinks this shite is going to make any difference. Amd, defending “diversity” in schools is hardly a revolutionary thought even though many may oppose the policies by which it’s effected. Loony tunes.

    That about sums it up. Whatever is missing, like how bad can it be? We shall see. Claimed to be an “election changer”.

  78. Ups, I will do my mission as charged!

  79. Sophie, you took the words right out of my fingers!

    Yes, another great lorac Wed! We’ve had an embarrassment of riches here lately.

    SWPAnnA, I like you points upthread. Limbarf had a tv show back in the 90s that came on before another show I watched and I often saw the last couple of minutes of it, which made me furious. I’ve hated him since then, horrible, fake, hypocritical pig. It made me happy to see him finally get some pushback.

    Agree that pig Maher should be next. A classic example of inferiority and short mans complex. He has been a regular for decades now at the completely sexist playboy mansion parties. I have never been & never would, but I have heard about what goes on there. Stupid young women doing whatever the men want them to for an audience of slavering jerks. Ewww.

  80. That’s our WLM!

  81. Anybody seen SHV or SophieCT?

  82. Lorac, et al, did you see the comment upthread from the person trying to guilt us over Komen???? Scroll up.

  83. SophieCT was here half an hour ago.

  84. I saw that comment, loved your response.

  85. Did anybody read that comment I linked besides socal or am I talking to walls?

    He imust, do you want to do a post about International womens day? After all, men let us have this so they can shit on us the other 364. Imagine women in the middle east enjoying this day before they get gang raped and then killed.

  86. “I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought maybe it was OK because I’m not working,” Clayton, 24, told Local 4 news in Detroit

    ROFL what a greedy little bastard. This is the same person who would be screaming SHARE THE WEALTH.

  87. That million will be gone in a year. I saw this happen recently. SOmeone got an insurance payout for a death and pissed it all away in less than a year. Back to being poor.

  88. Question. What do you do when you hit a million dollar jackpot if you’re an idiot destined to be poor all your life?
    Answer: Buy a two million dollar house.

  89. From the Twitter sky:

    When told the reason for daylight saving time the old Indian said…
    ‘Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top
    of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer
    blanket.’

    Frankly, I like us at daylight saving time. I would like it all the time. I think we took the wrong GMT offset.

  90. Ups. I saw the comment about Komen and I didn’t feel guilty at all.

  91. Oh, and the lottery woman also let it slip that she has two houses to take care of.

  92. I saw the comment and didn’t get what the commenter was upset about??

  93. it’s like eating a stale piece of bread because that’s all that’s left in the fridge

    ROFL!!
    Now there’s a slogan! Would it fit on a bumper sticker? Or a bumper? Maybe a Cadillac’s (or 2) bumper!!

  94. Since Marcy Kaptur beat Dennis Kucinich in the Democratic primary, she’ll be running against Republican Samuel Wurzelbacher (otherwise known as “Joe the Plumber” in 2008).

  95. Got Bread? Vote Mitt
    or Mitt’s Got Bread….Vote for him!

    If You’re Hungry Enough….Vote Mitt “Stale Bread” Romney!

  96. NES: Here’s a Mittens dress up game for you.

  97. somehow, I don’t think this will make it as a campaign song.

  98. Feh Kucinich sold us out on health care for a plane ride on AF1.

  99. SophieCT, thank you for your contribution to Bill’s filthy habit!

  100. Ups. I saw the comment about Komen and I didn’t feel guilty at all.

    LOL.
    Plus the person was busy doing comments from her job at Best Buy.

  101. Joe the plumber?!?!? omg!

  102. LOL on the bread.

  103. I tweeted Mittens and told him to liven up. lol

  104. She was having a Komen flashback imust. Imagine mentioning things like ‘Fascism” without seeing the irony. Imagine saying it’s fascism to rebel against their fascism. Imagine saying a wonderful group that villified a wonderful group is being villified. Oh the irony.

  105. Oh, and the lottery woman also let it slip that she has two houses to take care of.

    This means she lied to get food stamps. Good luck with that, girl. You are about to give it up for the reimbursement.

  106. Shall we take bets on that video?

  107. Let’s put it this way. Unless they edited out him pulling down his zipper and flashing his wanger, his video isn’t worth shit.

  108. Hal, you’re anything but dastardly!!!!

  109. The Hillary-Haters made Rush a millionaire, forgave and supported him through the oxy-contin scandal and extended generosity and grace to HIM yet he never, once, pulled himself up onto his hind legs and acknowledged he owes it all to her.

    Well said, SWPAnnP, well said!!!

  110. Sometimes mehinks our SWPAnn knows a lot of stuff I might be interested in. A wealth of stuff.

  111. Hal, dastardly. Trust me, the guy is a total pussy cat. This is why I have been saving his computers for years. Over and over again. lol.

  112. Not to provide TMI, but these antibiotics are destroying my lower intestine.

  113. I would like to go on record, however, and say that I did NOT forgive that POS Rush when he got caught being a drug addict after skewering drug addicts on his show and saying they should all be thrown in jail. Except him of course. He, who also skewered the ACLU daily and then went whining like a little baby to ACLU’s big gun Roy Black to keep his fat ass from being Bubba’s roommate.

  114. AnnE

    We need to march on DC. A couple of hundred thousand P.O.’ed women on the mall aught to scare the crap out of them

    And I bet it would work best if it were very clear that all women were there – different languages, different races, different ages, different political parties. Then they’d be less likely to be able to corral us into one corner or the other with sweet promises – ahem – lies! – and subdue and distract us.

    What do you think?

  115. What do you think?

    …that we have a better chance of seeing God kissing Santorum on the lips.

  116. NES

    lorac, well-done. Barnburner of a post. Burn the Bra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. What is a “bra”????

    2. Burn my bra??? Even that cute litle pink lace one you gave to me on my last birthday?????

  117. myiq

    He’s really good at it. Sometimes he finds them before their owners even realize they’re lost.>

    Uh huh. We have some “house-challenged” individuals downtown who hang out in the parking lots and offer for a fee to “protect” your car while you are in the restaurant eating….

    You pay, and sure enough, they “protect” your car
    You don’t pay .- they damage your car lol (not really funny!)

  118. EDIT: some information on Avon Breast cancer walk’s financials – money coming in, money going out

    http://www.avonfoundation.org/press-room/avon-foundation-for-women-announces-520-000-commitment-at-clinton-global-initiative-for-breast-cancer-early-detection-in-haiti.html

    http://www.avonfoundation.org/assets/2011_avonfoundation_grants.pdf

    5 Facts You Should Know

    Since it was founded in 1955, the Avon Foundation for Women has been committed to the mission to improve the lives of women and their families. Now past the half century milestone, the Avon Foundation for Women brings this mission to life through two key areas of focus: breast cancer and domestic violence
    The Avon Foundation for Women has grown into the largest corporate-affiliated foundation focused on causes that most impact women, and, through 2011, Avon global philanthropy has raised and donated more than $860 million dollars.
    The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade launched in 1992 in the UK and now includes breast cancer programs in more than 50 countries focused on advancing access to care and finding a cure. Through 2011 the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade had raised and awarded more than $740 million worldwide to make a significant and lasting difference.
    The Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program launched in 2004 to help end the cycle of domestic violence, and through 2011, in the US alone,we have provided more than $28 million for the domestic and gender violence cause, including support for awareness, education, direct services and prevention programs.
    Since 2001 The Avon Foundation for Women and Avon Products, Inc. together have responded quickly to national and international emergencies, and nearly $23 million has been awarded for women and their families affected by natural disaster or crises.

    (pie graph up in post itself)

  119. I did notice that Avon funds a number of places that Komen unfunded. Like Johns Hopkins. Komen has really gone off the deep end. I guess they stopped funding research facilities that do stem cell research or some such shit. They blew off some outstanding research hospitals. Pathetic.

  120. UW – just got through this thread. Hope you really can fast track through the “stages of pain”!

    Ok, moving on to next thread to see what a bust the Breitbart stuff is….

  121. Sorry I posted when your thread was hopping lorac. It was timely. And yea,it does look like a major bust.

  122. Thanks for the Mittens Game, SophieCT! Is that magic underwear the doll’s wearing? I’m so disappointed if that’s all there is.

  123. I heard that apology. It was bullshit.

  124. Tell me more about it on the next thread, socal.

  125. Yeah Rush and Newt shared their Mom.

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