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September 24, 2014

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Extraneus

Feminist logic?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Why I can’t resign now

“If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court,” the oldest member of the high court said. “[A]nybody who thinks that if I step down, Obama could appoint someone like me, they’re misguided,” later adding that she can “do the job full steam.”

Tuesday’s excerpt focused largely on the court’s conservative shift in recent years and Ginsburg’s disappointment with its rulings on women’s issues.

When asked why the court has become “very conservative” on women’s rights, Ginsburg singled out a particular justice.
(Also on POLITICO: D.C. has leaders — but can any really lead?)

“To be frank, it’s one person who made the difference: Justice [Anthony] Kennedy,” she said, the justice often seen as the court’s swing vote given the court’s relatively entrenched liberal and conservative camps of four justices each. Ginsburg said that since upholding Roe v. Wade, Kennedy has been largely responsible for the upholding of several abortion restrictions.

When asked which decisions she thinks will be considered most significant 50 years from now, Ginsburg pointed to June’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, in which the court said corporations could use religious exemptions to avoid paying for contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

“Well, I think 50 years from now, people will not be able to understand Hobby Lobby,” said the justice, who wrote a blistering dissent in the case.

James D.

Just to avoid the expected response of "how can you compare your wallet or a car to a woman's body!" from the left, I'd phrase the counterargument as:

"We should be teaching people not to murder, instead of giving police bulletproof vests."

fdcol63

And what about this one:

We should teach people to resolve crises peacefully and with diplomacy, rather than have militaries.

Captain Hate

Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg is Exhibit A on term limits.

Captain Hate

Bathtub Boy dials it to eleven:

http://www.si.com/mlb/2014/09/23/derek-jeter-keith-olbermann-yankees-rips-overrated

Jane

That one has Obama's name all over it fdcol63.

Extraneus

Speaking of "logic," it's hard to comprehend why Hobby Lobby was so important to them without resorting to thoughts of totalitarianism, gulags, nooses, etc.

Giving the government the power to force a privately owned company to pay for something they (and the Pope!) are morally against, which would only cost employees a few dollars a month, was so monumentally important that she - one of the most powerful people in the world - thinks it will be significant 50 years from now.

It's frightening.

Captain Hate

I'm guessing the free market is less charitable to this novelist than Rush:

http://weaselzippers.us/200606-moonbat-waitress-uses-2000-tip-left-by-rush-limbaugh-to-fund-abortions/

Jeff Dobbs

We should be teaching people not to vote multiple times in elections, not require IDs at the polls.

Jeff Dobbs

We should be teaching people not to fly in private jets and live in huge mansions, not instituting a carbon tax.

Captain Hate

Coupe Deval, man of the people:

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/195467/

Marlene

CH,Howie Carr has thrown in the towel re: Mini-Me. Jane or Dave can confirm,but the announcement was made while Deval was on on his junket to Europe.

Jeff Dobbs

Instapundit:
IMPERIAL GOVERNANCE: A single trip for Obama to play pool, drink beer and raise money cost taxpayers about $700,000.

My weekly pool tournaments cost me $15 entry fee, and I typically spend $15 in beer, tip included. It costs about $6 in gas to get to the bar and back. None of which I bill to the taxpayers.

And so far I've "raised" $260 in tournament winnings.

Miss Marple

Speakin of Imperial, when was the last state dinner and for who?

We seem to have a dearth of visiting foreign leaders.

henry

It's hipocracy day, Geraghty citing Ace on non-coverage of Obama fundraising. (ht someone in IL).

Miss Marple

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/24/one-in-five-u-s-workers-laid-off-in-last-five-years-report-says/

Charts and graphs at link.

Threadkiller

We should teach people how to be fair, rather than have a Constitution.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Henry, your 9:44 link goes to the Wisc. judge story.

Miss Marple

WSJ author posted this bar graph on Twitter, which isn't in the article I linked above:

Dublindave

Only a right-wing site would ridicule the victim for not doing enough to protect herself.


Why are republicans so mad into rape??????I don't get it.

Threadkiller

We should teach knuckleheads to not visit right-wing sites...

Miss Marple

Dublindve,

Rape is always wrong. However, it is also necessary to make women understand that their behavior and dress may be conveying a message that they don't really want to convey.

It is their choice to dress however they wish. It would be remiss of me, as a more experienced woman, to not explain the ramifications of their choices.

Does that make sense?

Dublindave

"Does that make sense?"


Sure,if a woman wears evocative clothing she's asking for it. She may not deserve it but damn,she's asking for it.


And if she's asking for it.....ya know......

NKrebooting

DD you dumb schmuck-- a big time Dem Gov has just shitcanned 2 high ranking state employees (and he tries to keep it quiet) for trying to get his B-I-L named a sex offender for rape. A Dem Gov gives a rapist a pass. WAR ON WOMENZ.

fdcol63

Nothing rational makes sense to those who are senseless.

Miss Marple

So, DD, do you think I should warn granddaughter to not wear a mini-skirt when travelling in Morocco?

maryrose

Young women getting drunk on or off campus puts them at risk. Young ladies should always have a wing-woman who is not drinking. I fulfilled that role many times while in college and was also the designated driver.I dragged many a friend out before the closing time predators stepped in.

NKrebooting

In truth, Dem operatives like DD don't want rational advice given to young ladies. Young ladies getting drunk and acting stupid is the only shot that losers such as DD have. So in attacking good advice to young women, DD is acting in his own self-interest. That is all.

clarice

Speaking of DuDa, this article on trolls shows why it's best to just ignore them:http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/09/psych-study-trolling-correlated-positively-with-sadism-psychopathy-and-machiavellianism/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LegalInsurrection+%28Le·gal+In·sur·rec·tion%29


Re the prior thread, I think there's some wonderful story we'll never learn about the Dems' support of Aristide--I suspect he was paying off some members of the Congressional Black Caucus . Big Time.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

the Geraghty link - http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/388737/not-so-mysterious-silence-about-obamas-fundraising-jim-geraghty

clarice

When I sat on the grand jury here there were two cases of men putting roofies in women's drinks and both men were top professionals. Women must NEVER drink without a buddy and NEVER leave a drink unattended..the problem is substantial. (I believe even Bill Cosby was accused of this by a couple of women.)
Interestingly, when some smart folks invented a nail polish which could detect roofies in alcohol the feminists attacked it as blaming the victims--I suspect these crazies just want to geld all men to make the world safe for papier mache vagina costumed nutters.

Jeff Dobbs

NK:
Young ladies getting drunk and acting stupid is the only shot that losers such as DD have. So in attacking good advice to young women, DD is acting in his own self-interest.

And in the Democratic party's interest.

They need women to get raped to keep it as an issue. The need the poor to be poor, they need minorities to feel oppressed.

Actually progress? Now that's the last thing a progressive would ever want.

Thomas Collins

DublinDave has correctly pointed out the Dem slice and dice strategy here. Of course this prog theme on rape is ridiculous. But it will get some more idiot prog voters out. And if the GOP points out that the meme is nonsense, that will bring out a few more progs.

Lena Dunham and Sandra Fluke brought out more prog voters in 2012 who wouldn't have otherwise voted than they brought out marginal GOP voters who were disgusted by their antics.

The Dems, in large part due to how things are framed by establishment media and cultural magazines and websites, have the advantage on slicing and dicing.

NKrebooting

hit@10:26-- absolutely. just look at the totalitarian structure on college campus (speech codes, no due process for men, no right to expression for conservatives etc), that's the prelude to the society they want.

NKrebooting

TC@10:28-- also absolutely true. Those are their evil tactics.

peter

mm @ 9:44, a really telling interview question for Pres Peace Prize, would be "What world leaders have you become especially close to after six years in office?"

Jeff Dobbs

Clarice:
I suspect these crazies just want to geld all men to make the world safe for papier mache vagina costumed nutters.

Well, and they're to crazy and stupid to realize it but rich old white men* in the Democratic party want them to act this way so they can continue to oppress them - and manipulating them to vote with their lady parts to benefit the rich old white men in terms of money and power.

The Patriarchy wants them upset and crazy - the feminists are doing the Patriarch's bidding by behaving this way.

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*The Democratic party leadership (official and titular) is made up of a number of minorities and women too - but in the left's own narrative, once such a person acts in a way that is oppressive to a victim class, he she or it becomes a rich old white man. Pelosi and Sharpton are thus rich old white men.

Rick B

TC,

North Carolina is the current test bed for the Facist's application of the methods you describe. The money dumped in Hagan's advertising campaign to reach the feelers has resulted in a 20 point advantage for her among those who firmly believe they sit upon their fortune. Red Witch and Red Squaw are both watching North Carolina very closely.

jimmyk

st look at the totalitarian structure on college campus

Iowahawk put it best as usual (paraphrasing):


College campuses: Just like the Islamic State, only more expensive.

Ignatz

--Only a right-wing site would ridicule the victim for not doing enough to protect herself.


Why are republicans so mad into rape??????I don't get it.--

Please cite the ridicule of victims here, WeeDipshit.

Only a leftwing douchebag would ridicule anyone for suggesting ways in which rape victims might avoid becoming rape victims.

Since you slimeballs have acted thusly for decades, causing God knows how many preventable rapes to occur, who is it that's mad into rape? Yep, the creepy little trolls who come here and openly fantasize about it rather than the regulars.
We do get it.

NKrebooting

RickB@10:45-- very true. gerahty's email today puts out some NC numbers about that.

James D.

Ig, it's also instructive to note that whenever someone they don't like runs afoul of the law (or, more often, finds themself the target of a corrupt, politically-motivated prosecution/persecution), the progs are all ready with the prison rape jokes.

Because nothing's funnier than that, right? Didn't Sebelius' son actually produce a game called "Don't Drop the Soap" or something like that?

jimmyk

Actually, to give credit where due, the 10:47 was a retweet of Iowahawk:

Retweeted by David Burge
Jack Jolis @JackJolis · Sep 13

@iowahawkblog US campus 2014: No booze, no sex, no laughing, & totalitarian politics. Just like the Islamic State only a lot more expensive.

I noticed, by the way, that Boehner follows Iowahawk. Somehow it hasn't penetrated his well-tanned exterior, but I give Boehner credit for trying.

matt

One of the great mysteries is why so many liberals are so pro eugenics. Even the Soviets valued the family more.

Dave (in MA)

Marlene, I don't know what you mean by "thrown in the towel". The fat bastard of Wellesley has been all over Mini-Me.

Miss Marple

matt,

I honestly think they have been corrupted by Evil. Look at the glorification of abortion, or the way that they dehumanize anyone who strays from their accepted "wisdom."

Every time I see those giant puppets in their demonstrations, I think of Baal and child sacrifice.

James D.

MM, I agree.

We can debate why and how, but ultimately so much of what the progressives espouse, and attempt to do whenever they have the power, is simply evil.

There really isn't any other way to describe it.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

James D., IMO the correct wording is all of what they espouse and attempt to do is evil.

Miss Marple

By the way, I notice that the salute controversy is being elevated by the lefties. I want to report something I put at the end of the last thread:

I want to point something out. I am certain some of you will think I am nuts.

I firmly believe the Obama administration combs through records and archives of Bush's administration looking for things which they can imitate (with a slight difference). They then post photos of Obama doing something or have him say something which is close but different in tone. They do this to provoke criticism and then post evidence that "Bush did the same thing."

The fact that this went up on their Instagram account proves this, because right after everyone started complaining the Obamabots pulled up the picture of Bush saluting with Barney in his arms. (The difference was that the salute was done with Bush's free right hand while holding Barney in the left, whereas Obama saluted with his right hand holding the cup.) In addition, I would point out that it was purposeful because Obama is LEFT handed and normally would be holding his cup in that hand. This morning Media Matters posted the Bush photo with the accusation of selective outrage.

Another example of this is how Obama bowed to the Saudi king and as soon as the pictures surfaced, miraculously we also got shots of Bush holding the aging Saudi king's hand when negotiating uneven ground.

I think of this as the "pre-emptive comparison strategy." We also see it in "Reagan granted amnesty" or "Bush passed an environmental bill" or any one of a hundred other things.

The purpose is two-fold:

To legitimize Obama's actions AND to cast doubt on prior Republican presidents.

It's very clever in an evil way, but the more I think about it the more I believe we should consider that they do this.


Rick B

Lindzen's essay covered the Progressive Fascist rationale very well. Progs live in a Malthusian/Darwinian dystopia where ingenuity and initiative do not exist - it's all Hobbes and nothing can change, least of all those who lack imagination regarding reality. A prog's imagination always returns to Plato's kinder, gentler Sparta or Pharonic Egypt or the early Chinese dynasties. Stasis is the only true objective.

Porchlight

“Well, I think 50 years from now, people will not be able to understand Hobby Lobby,” said the justice, who wrote a blistering dissent in the case.

Hobby Lobby is one of the most straightforward decisions in recent years. The BC mandate violated Hobby Lobby's rights as protected by the First Amendment and by the RFRA. Period, full stop, end of story.

The only thing Ginsburg got right in her Hobby Lobby dissent was her argument that the exemption of "closely-held" corporations extends by logic to any companies of any size, public or private. I agree (though she sees it as a future threat to Fed power).

narciso

media matters lies for a living, and they have a 501 c 4 designation inspite of that.


http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/09/24/sarah-palin-to-campaign-for-pat-roberts-in-kansas-amid-lingering-grassroots-anger/

Porchlight

MM, they're deliberately trolling us. It's so obvious.

In fairness (don't you love that phrase), there is another photo of Bush saluting with Barney in his right hand. It looks awkward. But it looks the leash was partly wrapped around his right arm and he couldn't easily switch the dog into his left arm, so he saluted as is. A little different from what Obama did with what looks like a mostly empty coffee cup, with nothing in his left hand, on the day he sent American airmen into war.

BeenThereDoneThat

Thank you, to everyone here, for not being afraid to express the word 'evil'. Evil as in the Biblical interpretation is exactly what we're confronting on all fronts these days. I've never seen such a full-frontal assault on America.

I don't recall the Dem party being as corrupt and power-mad thirty or so years ago - I even voted once for Harry Reid (Choke!) when I lived in Nevada, due to union employment issues at that time. He has since turned into a malignant monster, barely recognizable as having any redeemable human qualities whatsoever. All the Congressional Dem's cleave to him in lock-step, which puts them in the same politically corrosive category and deserving of the same level of contempt.

The Dems no longer are playing 'mere politics'. They've joined full-time in the Devil's poker game and are winning far too often.

Old Lurker

"A prog's imagination" fails to appreciate that there is ALWAYS a Julius Caesar or Genghis Khan or Adolph Hitler or Napoleon Bonaparte able to rally huge crowds with arms to furnish the muscle to achieve his dreams. Always have been; always will be.

Porchlight

Here's that photo, tweeted helpfully by Sally Kohn:

Porchlight

And you see Bush's hand is empty, even if his arm isn't.

Yeah, it's exactly the same.

Miss Marple

Notice how they had that salute ready to post after the criticism of Obama started.

And once again, why was he holding the cup in his right hand, since he is left-handed?

The general deal is 1. Provoke 2. Wait for lots of complaints 3.Provide a "Bush did it" response 4. Accuse conservatives of selective outrage because racist.

rse

Rick@11:30-

Absolutely.

OL-I am reading a Princeton U Press book from 2008 this morning and what is supposed to be the democratic global commonwealth. When you cut through all the rhetoric at every level now, it all an attempt to bind the individual without that being readily apparent to anyone.

Plus this is an exceptionally disturbing definition. Democracy is the power of the multitude. Reality is that such power needs administrators.

The Do as I say, not as I do Class like Gore.

Dave (in MA)

Bush looks like he gives a shit. Obama, not so much.

Porchlight

The general deal is 1. Provoke 2. Wait for lots of complaints 3.Provide a "Bush did it" response 4. Accuse conservatives of selective outrage because racist.

Yep. I don't believe for one single second that the people who managed the WH Instagram feed didn't know exactly the reaction that video would cause.

Ignatz

--And once again, why was he holding the cup in his right hand, since he is left-handed?--

Because he is trying to button his coat one handed, which a lefty would only try to do with his left hand.
Leave the cup on the plane or stop and take a second to do it right.

Here's the biggest problem; Barry has never in his life had to initiate a salute to a superior, only return one to subordinates, which just reinforces his disgusting insolence and disrespect toward anyone not Barry.

Porchlight

Rothenberg:

Fight for Senate Control Down to Five States

But not the five states you're probably thinking. Rothenberg says MT, VA and SD are definite GOP, AR and LA are likely GOP, and thus the Senate battleground has shifted to NC, AK, IA, NH and CO.

Dems would have to hold all five or else make up the difference in pickoffs (KS, KY, GA).

Stu doesn't sound too hopeful.

When the battleground shifts into races no one originally thought the majority party was in danger of losing, it really starts looking like 2006.

Rick B

"Stu doesn't sound too hopeful."

Porchlight,

Stu probably has access to modeling showing the actual impact of Obamacare and the economic situation on female turnout. Female turnout is going to be the 'hoocouldanode?' story regarding polling after this election. It's going to be down 2-3% and will push a few final polls outside of the MoE in favor of GOP candidates.

Porchlight

Yes, Rick, and not only female turnout - the generic ballot polling is showing the gender gap narrowing. Security Moms are back, as TM posted a few days ago.

fdcol63

To hell with "Security Moms". They deserted Bush when the going got tough in Iraq, and then helped to elect -- and re-elect -- Obama.

narciso

this is in his wheelhouse:

I realize that America’s critics will be quick to point out that at times we too have failed to live up to our ideals; that America has plenty of problems within our own borders. This is true. In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, I know the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri – where a young man was killed, and a community was divided. So yes, we have our own racial and ethnic tensions. And like every country, we continually wrestle with how to reconcile the vast changes wrought by globalization and greater diversity with the traditions that we hold dear.

boatbuilder

Also W wasn't carrying Barney to a barbeque.

clarice

hehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/218775-obamas-approval-rating-plunges-in-deep-blue-states

clarice

thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/218775-obamas-approval-rating-plunges-in-deep-blue-states

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