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They distort

They distort

with such ease and confidence:

Reality:

Notice that support for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first legislation President Obama signed in 2009, is now equated with support for women’s equal pay. Thus do liberals constantly ratchet the country in a leftward direction, declaring every piece of legislation sacrosanct and daring conservatives to contradict them.

Romney should accept the invitation. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is a terrible law that arguably diminishes opportunities for women.

The Times and surrogates for Obama (but I repeat myself) invoke the Ledbetter Act as if it marked some sort of milestone in anti-discrimination law. Hardly. Congress outlawed sex discrimination in wages nearly a half century ago with the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and then expanded those protections with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, and the 1991 amendments to the Civil Rights Act.

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They won’t talk about female genital mutilation. They have to change the subject. Racism is convenient.

And once again I am reminded of how Houston got passed over for one of the Space Shuttles.

What I find I dislike most about the man is not his politics, politics can is always up for debate, but he way he sprinkles everything he does with little personal FU’s to every one of his opponents.

    Riverboater in reply to Voyager. | April 18, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Selection was made with Congressional input that the shuttles be at locations where the most people could see them.

    Houston is certainly not such a place.

    And BTW, if you are going to assert politics, note that Chicago also did not get one.

“Joel Pollak has a bright future in journalism, muckraking, maybe even politics”

The Illinois 9th disagrees…

“They Distort”

Yes, they do. Pretty much every time.

They are doing things they EXPRESSLY promised would not be done in the name of the voting rights legislation passed ONLY with the help of the GOP.

That, of course, is but one of MANY examples. The EPA is another particularly dangerous one just now.

Joan Of Argghh | April 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm

They distort because they are powerless to create.

LukeHandCool | April 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm

“Art needs to be provocative.”

Well, Ms. Minister of Culture … the perpetually aggrieved were provoked by the cake … so you should be happy.

Maybe some provocative cartoons are in order?

I saw Discovery fly into Dulles today. What a sight.

I wish my nation still had a viable space program.

But it is probably best that it gets privatized, if it is truly privatized…

    Riverboater in reply to WarEagle82. | April 18, 2012 at 7:57 am

    The idea is that if resupplying the space station is equivalent to cargo duty, that should be farmed out if possible so NASA can focus on more advanced stuff.

    Also, no need to risk seven astronauts just to bring cargo to the station and take home the garbage.

      Ragspierre in reply to Riverboater. | April 18, 2012 at 9:14 am

      “NASA can focus on more advanced stuff.”

      Like Muslim out-reach…here on the ground.

      Hmmm…?

        WarEagle82 in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        No, silly. The really “advanced work” is getting multiple, $300 million interplanetary probes to auger into the surface of Mars in excess of 2,000 mph due to different stupid reasons.

        It takes real skill to screw up this creatively and consistently…

If you carefully examine the Swedish cake, you’ll see it’s a real person’s head, made up minstrel style being fed the cake’s genitalia–oh, those sophisticated Europeans.

Obama seems determined to solve the problems this nation faced in the 1950s. The last time I checked, it was April, 2012. He missed the turn of the century.

BannedbytheGuardian | April 18, 2012 at 12:13 am

I thought it was going to be The Ballad of Bonny & Clyde. 🙁

About the lying- easy done . You don’t even have to believe it just know the end justifies the means.

As to “distorting ‘ they just say – oh come on….you’re kidding right?

Thoughan atheist I quite like the “In God we trust’ for it is the truth. Nobody should trust humans.

Notice how Obama is almost laughing while making his speech? It is as if he is laughing at the rubes who buy into his crap. He is a disgusting little person.

Joel Pollak…..journalism, muckraking, maybe even politics, playing a guitar and singing too?

Thumbs up! 🙂

BannedbytheGuardian | April 18, 2012 at 2:48 am

Here is a tip for anyone wishing to take this up .

I have been over Twitchy etc having a lot of fun on the Obama eats dog thing.

However – going back to the passage in the book which talks of Indonesia islam incorporating animalism & Ancient Hindu .

Hindus do not eat meat -though Balinese eat turtles for festivals . Jainism is the belief that what you eat gives you the animals qualities. There are Chinese in Indonesia but when Obama was there they were being slaughtered by the tens of thousands. (nobody would be eating chinese ).

Dogs are HARAM in Indonesia & the practice has only been with some tribes.

Then he said he would get tiger meat. Sumatran tigers have been rare for decades .

Obama was either off his head when he wrote this -or he actually did not write it. Seems to me to be the thoughts of someone who never was in Indonesia.

Just a tip .For you Indonesia is a far away place but for us it is next door .

    “Hindus do not eat meat”

    Yeah, they do. Brahmans do not, but other Hindus do consume meat…just not Elsie the cow.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Ragspierre. | April 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Ouch – don’t tell Deepak Chopra’s American hordes.

      Ayurevedic medicine -higher states of attainment – fab vegetarian recipes .

      What will become of Deepak’s Empire?

From the War on Women, slut shamming Governor Scott Walker’s campaign spokeswoman Ciara Matthews link(s):

Ciara Matthews would go on to work for the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion political group that seeks to elect women who are anti-abortion to office.
In a hypocritical turn, Matthews seems totally fine with selling chaste sexiness but not permitting sexuality — she used to be a waitress at Hooters.

-So being pro-life is akin to restricting women’s sexual freedom? .. cuz you know, if you’re going to have sex then you’re going to kill a few babies along the way.
Liberals have twisted minds.

The Ledbetter Act was a quintessential sop to crony big corporatist campaign contributors to the Democrat Party and the ongoing duping of union members. The essence of the Act basically says any employee that perceives they have been paid less than another employee at the same firm can sue their employer regardless of their work performance or prevailing market forces. The net effect of the Ledbetter Act is to put a ceiling on wage increases since employers expose themselves to frivolous lawsuits by slugs who have zero incentive to improve themselves.

It basically means that if an employer hires a new employee for the same position as current employees, the employer must raise the pay of the current employees to that of the new one. That is one huge disincentive for an employer to 1) hire anyone, 2) removes any incentive for new/fresh talent to take the risk of making a lateral job move for monetary reasons and 3) gives the employer the leverage to not raise anyone’s pay since in doing so invites a law suit. (because it can also be argued in court that a tangential job with more or less requirements must also be increased in proportion to anyone receiving a raise.) Hence everyone gets a 1% raise irregardless of the importance of the position to the company bottom line.

The fact is Lilly Ledbetter committed career suicide by staying with the same firm for job security, i.e. seniority instead of upward career advancement and corresponding pay increases and then was angry because the company hired risk takers who switched from other employers for higher pay than hers for working the same job. This is called greed fueled by envy.

How have those wage increases been rolling in for you all? Not so much? Thank Obama and the slugs. The overall economy may have had some to do with it but don’t you think it is odd that the company hasn’t been handing out pay increases as their bottom line improved because of the increased productivity caused by the recession?

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