I loved John McCain—not the John McCain that ran for president—but the real one. When McCain rain for president he compromised himself and went ultra conservative to get the conservative vote. He also let Palin be the nominee for VP. But, before all of that he was my dude. He was the most liberal republican I had ever heard of. He cared about the issue not what side it came from. He was my modern day Lincoln and I’ve always had a thing for Lincoln. Seriously, when I was little I would only accept $5.00 bills—ones held no interest for me. The tooth fairy better not leave me a Washington she knows my heart belongs to Lincoln.
After the election debacle I backed off of Johnny. He just wasn’t the guy I thought he was anymore. My guy never would’ve compromised like that and he wouldn’t have stood for Palin. Then there was the issue of Meghan McCain. I don’t enjoy her. I don’t enjoy her fakeness. Tweeting a picture that looks like you were just screwed six ways from Sunday and all I can see is your cleavage and then getting mad at people when they point that out is dumb. I didn’t even know there was a book in that photo until you told me “I was tweeting about a book”. No, you were tweeting your tits, dear.
But to her credit she pulls no punches. She tells it like it is and I’m slowly starting to respect her for that. She’s a pretty liberal republican too. I’m slowly warming up to them—and t hen I find out she’s getting a talk show. F-that. I’m back to not enjoying the McCain’s.
Now…now…this has happened:
John McCain snuck into Syria to talk to the rebels and stop this madness. HOW FREAKING RAMBO CAN THIS MAN BE?! He is, his is Rambo. He is such a badass MF. Seriously, he basically said, “look if this government can’t get it together and do something than I will. He told no one, not even family. This wasn’t a PR move, this wasn’t a calculated career move, this was a 76 year-old-man getting fed up with the bullshit and taking control. Just when I think I’m out—THEY PULL ME BACK IN!
It’s good to know there is at least one class act on the Republican side…because there are a ton of douchebags, exhibit A:
It’s election time around the world and in France a record 155 female MPs were voted into the national assembly. How about it? Thalia Breton of Osez le Féminisme (Dare Feminism) said, “We can hardly rejoice when we’re such a long way from the 50% that is the legal requirement.”
It’s a legal requirement that 50% of the national assembly be women. That is amazing and awesome and I’m jealous that America doesn’t have that law. I wanted to look up where America ranked as far as women in government, but I had just read Elizabeth Wurtzel’s article on The Atlantic and I knew I couldn’t take another blow – I have a heart condition, people.
Then I got to thinking about our women in government and I started thinking about Hilary Clinton and how much I adore her. She’s just amazing – really and truly amazing … then I thought about Michelle Bachman …then Sarah Palin … then I went to Kayak.com and looked up tickets to France. I named three women in government and two of them are crazy. France has 155 qualified women in government and we have Christine O’Donnell. headdesk
And did you know? We can’t even say “vagina” on the house floor. Nope. Lisa Brown said, “Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re …
After an outcry from scores of angry women (my technology-challenged mother being one of them … she actually made me walk her through the steps of how to sign an online petition because she felt so strongly about it), the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation has done a 180 on its plan to sever ties with Planned Parenthood, and all is right with the world, right?
Not so fast …
Approximately $600,000 of the foundation’s money has been used each year to pray for breast cancer screening. You don’t need me to tell you that screening leads to early detection, which leads to early treatment, which leads to a ridiculously high percentage of successful cures (if breast cancer is caught early enough, we are in fact talking cure, not remission).
What kind of highly public foundation makes a big thing about being “for the cure” (puts it into its very name, in fact) and then intentionally pulls money from the very demographic of women that need it most considering that they’re the least likely to get regular medical attention?
That’s got to be among the most asinine things I’ve ever heard.
They say the English language is one of the hardest to learn simply because we have so many words for one thing. Miss, Ms., Mrs. – all of these are prefixes for women, each meaning something different. Miss, unmarried; Ms.- could be unmarried, could be married; Mrs.- definitely married. Bottom line, Americans cover our asses when it comes to language. The French, on the other hand, do not, and this has been bothering some feminists of Cesson-Sevigne. Special corespondent for the LA Times, Kim Willsher, brought this issue to the attention of Americans with her wonderful, through article on Sunday.
“Mademoiselle,” which is the Gallic form of “miss,” and is normally used for young, unmarried women, and so, feminists say, openly declaring them either available or unwanted. But that’s not the only issue with the title, before the French Revolution, the use of “mademoiselle” had little to do with whether a woman was married; a laywoman or commoner was always called “mademoiselle” to indicate she was of lowly status. Only women of high birth were addressed as “madame.”
Feminists were fed up with marking “mademoiselle” on forms and so they they started making noise about it, and finally they were heard. “It’s about eliminating all terms that could be discriminatory or indiscreet,” the town hall at Cesson-Sevigne, a suburb of the western town of Rennes, in Brittany, said in a statement explaining that the title “mademoiselle” had been banished from all official forms since the beginning of …