You say I'm a bitch as if that were a bad thing...
Image created by bcc and taken from Taylor Marsh.
"The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do."Joseph Stalin
Very impressive, and one might fly it upside down to indicated distress.
What an image, and ain't it the truth.That should be posted everywhere
BEAUTIFUL. Clapitty clap clap! (two-finger whistle)
You're all gonna live this!!------------------------------Sunday, April 06, 2008By: Connie Schultz - Plain Dealer Columnist (Cleveland, OH)Full Article:Someone tell me, please, how grown men in 2008 can believe it’s theirright - their duty, even - to tell a woman when she should rein inher ambition and go home.Male columnists, male politicians, male talking heads,male “surrogates” - all of them harrumphing that it’s time forHillary Clinton to stop it, just stop it, with all this talk of beingpresident.Who cares if the race is close? So what if millions of Americansbelieve their yet-to-be-cast votes matter? Voters, schmoters. Whenwas this ever about them?Hillary Clinton, they insist, must quit.Well, boys, you’d better sit down for this one: This is no longerthe playground of your youth. The girls aren’t sitting in the standskeeping score and cheering whenever you’re at bat. In fact, the girlsaren’t girls at all anymore. We’re all grown up, and we are so donewith this notion that the trajectory of our lives must end at theborder of your comfort zone.Hillary Clinton marched across that border miles ago, and she is notabout to surrender. Not now, anyway, and not ever because you saidso. And if you’ve got anything besides hubris knocking around inthose heads of yours, you will take note of the potential backfire inyour volley.“OK, now I’m mad,” a friend, Karen, told me last week. “Who do theythink they are?”She supports Barack Obama, but the thought of finger-wagging mentelling a woman what to do really set her off. She might change hervote, and anyone reading some of the comments on newspapers’ Websites and blogs knows she’s not alone.I’m thinkin’ that’s not where you fellas were going with this one.But I also think I can help.The problem here is that you don’t understand the tenacity ofAmerican women.It’s not all your fault. Your history books were full of tales ofmanly men beating each other up and then taking the livestock andwomenfolk as prizes. Frankly, you were misled.You didn’t learn about how women risked their lives birthing babiesin open fields and harboring escaped slaves on their flight tofreedom. You probably didn’t spend much time on how Alice Paul andher fellow suffragettes were tortured in prison because they dared topicket for the right to vote. And chances are you’ve never crackedthe spine of the book “Women’s Letters: America From theRevolutionary War to the Present” by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J.Adler. If you had, you would have seen the letter Abigail Grant wroteto her husband, Aszariah, in 1776 after she found out he had beenless than heroic in the battle at Bunker Hill.“Loving Husband,” her note began. “I hear by Capt Wm Riley news thatmakes me very Sorry for he Says you proved a Grand Coward when thefight was at Bunkers hill & in your Surprise he reports that youthrew away your Cartridges So as to escape going into theBattle. . . . [I]f you are afraid pray own the truth & come home &take care of our Children & I will be Glad to Come & take your place,& never will be Called a Coward, neither will I throw away oneCartridge but exert myself bravely in so good a Cause.”See, that’s the thing. You’ve got to remember that there’s a bit ofAbigail Grant in a whole lot of us women. Granted, we hide it well.Most women are all fervor and no fanfare, running everything fromcompanies and campaigns to families and food drives without so muchas a plaque with their names on it at the end of it all.We’re full of fight, too, which is the only way we got the vote, thepill and the right to own property, as opposed to being property. Wedon’t beat our breasts and brag about this, though, which appears tobe part of the problem. Some men apparently still confuse humilitywith acquiescence, and then they think we need their permission tomake a difference.One mile at a time, Hillary Clinton is clearing a new road, takinghits for the rest of us along the way.“It feels so personal,” another friend, Mary, told me. “Whenever Ihear men bash Hillary, it feels like they’re attacking me.”See, guys, that’s not good.Remember: Abigail Grant lives.
Hillary IS Abigail Grant, yes! A piece of our history that I did not know. I will get that book of women's letters. Thank you. But let us not forget; it is not just men who rage against the pink banner. It is also some of our sisters and some of our daughters and nieces. How have we failed to bring them into this women's quest for our small but equal place in the sun? It gives me pause and a real knowing that we will think and talk and write about this time in women't history for many years to come.
jangles...gendergappers had a wonderful line yesterday about today's young women..."They landed on 3rd based and thought they got a triple" - but without understanding, appreciating or - in my opinion, respecting the work we older sisters (and brothers!) did to pave the way.
I wonder about these two states and the mess it is and I wonder if maybe Hillary should call Barack and ask him to meet with her privately, just the two of them, and forge some kind of compromise where they each give a little, get a little but come up with a deal that honors those voters, announce their proposed bargain in a joint statement. I do not think any posturing or press is going to produce any movement.
This off topic a little but very important. Check this out at TalkLeft:The story about the pregnant woman is TRUE that Hillary has been repeating. She was denied treatment at a clinic near her home (not the Hospitol the chose to accuse itself) because she did not have the $100 per visit they wanted, because of the previous bills she had incurred.The media needs to get its act together. Please pass on because the media will never correct itself, and Hillary needs our help.
sas: go over to MyDD...there is a diary that platantly calls Hillary a liar - based largely on this this story.Comment. Post. Help!
OT: How do you pronounce Anglachel?
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