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3/23/2014

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Filed under: General — Dana @ 1:06 pm

[guest post by Dana]

As we are all well aware, March is Women’s History month. Here is President Obama’s proclamation.

In part,

As women fight for their seats at the head of the table, my Administration offers our unwavering support. The first bill I signed as President was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which made it easier for women to challenge pay discrimination. Under the Affordable Care Act, we banned insurance companies from charging women more because of their gender, and we continue to defend this law against those who would let women’s bosses influence their health care decisions. Last year, recognizing a storied history of patriotic and courageous service in our Armed Forces, the United States military opened ground combat units to women in uniform. We are also encouraging more girls to explore their passions for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and taking action to create economic opportunities for women across the globe. Last fall, we finalized a rule to extend overtime and minimum wage protections to homecare workers, 90 percent of whom are women. And this January, I launched a White House task force to protect students from sexual assault.

Clearly, there is much to disagree with and debate within the proclamation. Not all of us play gender politics, and not all of us see these changes as a positive for our country. Also, it’s important to note that the progress cited in the proclamation is not necessarily being accurately reflected.

In the interest of brevity and because a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, I will simply say that I choose to be grateful for what others dare not dream about. And I don’t need one month of the year federally designated as a reminder.

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(Photo via American Digest)

–Dana

93 Responses to “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”

  1. I think it’s worth approximately 10,000 words, Dana.

    Colonel Haiku (f4b9a2)

  2. And Preezy Obumbler needs to set a better example and pay Female White House staff members as much as he pays the males. Money where yer mouth is Preezy.

    Colonel Haiku (f4b9a2)

  3. Dana – Where’s my sammich?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  4. “The first bill I signed as President was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which made it easier for women to challenge pay discrimination.”

    Except in the White House.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  5. They would challenge it, if they had given up on ever having a political job in the future.

    askeptic (2bb434)

  6. i like how food stamp made it to where sexual assaults on campus won’t be a problem no mores

    he’s so goddamn awesome

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  7. What do the wimmins expect from a nihilist Crack Whore, empathy?

    gary gulrud (384f70)

  8. My grandma and mom where typical white women.
    Worked hard and played hard.

    mg (31009b)

  9. were

    mg (31009b)

  10. Celebrate Diversity!

    Perfectsense (4d5c72)

  11. We had a Rape Culture until teh One was elected!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  12. Wow! Another Obama speech full of leftist hyperbole, catch phrases, exaggerations, half truths and full blown lies.

    Let’s just consider Dana’s example paragraph.
    “As women fight for their seats at the head of the table” Other than the usual bull shit, meaningless leftist phrase what on earth does “their seats at the head of the table” mean? What table? What doe it even represent?

    “the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which made it easier for women to challenge pay discrimination.”
    I believe that’s code for “enhancing the grievance industry to broaden the lawsuits lawyers can cash in on for my friends at the ACLU”.

    “Under the Affordable Care Act, we banned insurance companies from charging women more because of their gender” Typical lie. Women were never charged more “because of their gender”, they were charged more because the actuary’s note they use more health care services. Women also pay less for car insurance for the same reason. Is the leftist asshole gonna raise their car insurance rates?

    “and we continue to defend this law against those who would let women’s bosses influence their health care decisions”. Really? so now a person is banned from “influencing” another person? I can try and “influence” any damn thing I want as long as I don’t “force” someone to do something against their will. Like Obama’s doing to me with the ACA. That’s not “influence” Obama, that’s force. Lyin’ pig.

    “We are also encouraging more girls to explore their passions for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics” Why? You don’t like the career choices “girls” make Obama? You know better what they should study and which fields they should enter? My God, you are one arrogant idiot!

    “and taking action to create economic opportunities for women across the globe” Across the globe? Now our taxes are supposed to create opportunities for some idiot in Somalia? Or Crimea? Hey asshole, women “across the globe” aren’t your concern. Women here are. And even they aren’t your concern, you daughters are, not mine.

    “Last fall, we finalized a rule to extend overtime and minimum wage protections to homecare workers, 90 percent of whom are women.” If 90% of them are women, don’t you think it’s time for a program to encourage “boys” the “explore their passions” in this industry? I mean since women are the majority and all.

    “And this January, I launched a White House task force to protect students from sexual assault.”
    I am stunned to hear that under your administration of the last five years students had been unprotected from sexual assault. My Gog man, what have you been doing, playing golf? Go forth and protect the students by all means since so far you have apparently failed to do so.

    These leftists are so stupid and just so damn predictable.

    Hoagie (511e55)

  13. You CAN get in shape for giving birth at 14

    Or 9.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  14. I’m not making light of the situation. It sucks.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  15. We are also encouraging more girls to explore their passions for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and taking action to create economic opportunities for women across the globe. Last fall, we finalized a rule to extend overtime and minimum wage protections to homecare workers, 90 percent of whom are women. And this January, I launched a White House task force to protect students from sexual assault.

    Meanwhile, in the real world, women are now more likely than men to earn a college degree at every level from associate to PhD, while college-age men are something like seven or eight times as likely to be in prison as their female counterparts. Also, the unemployment rate for males age 18-25 is consistently 3 to 5 percentage points higher than the unemployment rate for females in that age group.

    But hey, it’s young women who are really in crisis, right Mr. President? Is it because you won two-thirds of the 18-29 women’s vote in 2012 that you are so furiously pandering to them?

    JVW (9946b6)

  16. …the US college degree gap favoring women started back in 1978…

    Maybe it’s because guys in the US are more likely to get kicked out of school got pointint their fingers.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  17. I doubt more women go to college in Pakistan.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  18. pointint

    Pointing. My fault.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  19. Is there an American History Month?

    Kevin M (dbcba4)

  20. I doubt more women go to college in Pakistan.

    If Obama wanted to highlight the difficulties that women face in Muslim-dominated countries, that might be very instructive. But of course the dictates of multiculturalism and the leftist fetish for the Third World don’t allow for anything but the mildest form of criticism of those types of practices. Instead, it’s those meanies who won’t force Catholic colleges to hook up their 30-year-old law students with birth control pills who are the real bad guys.

    JVW (9946b6)

  21. Child brides and honor killings. I like our way better. Unwed fifteen-year old moms on welfare. Way more progressive.

    nk (dbc370)

  22. ==If Obama wanted to highlight the difficulties that women face in Muslim-dominated countries, that might be very instructive.==

    Yeah. And just how in heck would that help Democrats in America get elected?

    elissa (ffcbfb)

  23. women are just so crucial if the breathtakingly successful experiment we call america is to continue to prosper and thrive

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  24. hee i made myself giggle

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  25. Actually, you’re not wrong, pikachu, but not the way they intend, Life of Julia, will never get you where you want to go.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/us/politics/us-intelligence-officials-believe-snowden-is-working-with-russia-lawmaker-says.html?_r=0

    narciso (3fec35)

  26. us intelligence officials have the credibility of smegma

    really really dishonest smegma

    like the kind of smegma that lies ALL the time

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  27. Well as with Edward Lee Howard, Snowden seems to have found a nice fit, under SORM’s watchful eye,
    of course Howard might have been a distraction from Ames or Hanson,

    narciso (3fec35)

  28. @ JVW,

    But of course the dictates of multiculturalism and the leftist fetish for the Third World don’t allow for anything but the mildest form of criticism of those types of practices.

    Dr. Phyllis Chesler, a strident feminist who [o]nce lived in a harem in Afghanistan…but survived, escaped, and learned about gender and religious apartheid long before the Taliban, and has spent her adult life fighting against all manner of gender degradation and apartheid in third worlds, had a similar thought,

    Western feminist academics and activists are reluctant to take a stand against honor killing in the West lest they be accused of racism or “Islamophobia”—even though the victims are women of color.

    Their alleged anti-racism trumps their concerns with women’s rights. They are multi-cultural relativists who have sacrificed universal standards of human rights on the altar of “political correctness.

    I would submit that this is true of our current administration, (predominantly male) as well.

    Dana (9a8f57)

  29. Considering that his other job qualification is towel boy at “Svetlana’s Hostel with affordable quarter-hourly, half-hourly, and hourly rates”, it’s a pretty safe bet that he is giving Russia’s spies his all. McDonald’s won’t hire him because he’ll steal the french fry coating recipe.

    nk (dbc370)

  30. Edward Lee Howard was a fuddy duddy whereas Mr. Snowden looks comfortable in even the more challenging Brooks Brothers ensembles

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  31. they would make very pretty babies i think

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  32. Dana, Dr. Chesler sounds like my kind of strident feminist.

    JVW (9946b6)

  33. Yes, JVW, I think she would be. I tried to link to her website in my previous comment, but for some reason, I can no longer link or hyperlink. So here’s her link: http://www.phyllis-chesler.com/about/biography

    Anyone know why linking function ceases to work?

    Dana (9a8f57)

  34. Let’s see if linking function still works with Internet Explorer. It doesn’t with Firefox that I’ve been using lately.

    Even with IE, the highlighted text gets eaten and I get a URL with verbiage. I have to carefully take out the verbiage while preserving the tags after the quotation marks of the URL and type in the hypertext I want.

    Looks like a link in the preview.

    nk (dbc370)

  35. covers several of these categories:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/pikes_pickets_and_scams.html

    narciso (3fec35)

  36. As nk says, Dana, hyperlinking doesn’t work on Firefox. It works fine on Safari and Chrome if you are a Mac user.

    JVW (9946b6)

  37. From Dr. Chesler’s site:

    Since 9/11, Dr. Chesler has focused on the rights of women, dissidents, and gays in the Islamic world; on anti-Semitism and the demonization of Israel; the psychology of terrorism; the nature of propaganda; and honor-related violence. She has testified for Muslim and ex-Muslim women who are seeking asylum or citizenship based on their credible belief that their families will honor kill them.

    Yep, here is the sort of strident feminist that we can work with (to quote my favorite strident feminist, Margaret Thatcher). I’ll have to Google her name to confirm that TPM, Kos, The Nation, and the rest of them hate her. I’m assuming they do.

    JVW (9946b6)

  38. 22. Child brides and honor killings. I like our way better. Unwed fifteen-year old moms on welfare. Way more progressive.

    Comment by nk (dbc370) — 3/23/2014 @ 5:19 pm

    Me too. Much as I dislike a country that could elect Obama, I don’t think I wasted 20 years defending it.

    I didn’t do this.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/US_Navy_100514-N-4776G-005_A_harbor_patrol_boat_assigned_to_Naval_Security_Force_Bahrain_conducts_a_patrol_mission.jpg/800px-US_Navy_100514-N-4776G-005_A_harbor_patrol_boat_assigned_to_Naval_Security_Force_Bahrain_conducts_a_patrol_mission.jpg

    I supported them once. On the JMAST.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  39. It was just called the MAST back then.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  40. Mobile Ashore Support Terminal.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  41. Harbor defense.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  42. We didn’t do anything. We sat around in meetings saying, “we’re not going to get any work done if we’re just going to have meetings.”

    Government work.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  43. We sat around in meetings saying, “we’re not going to get any work done if we’re just going to have meetings.”

    Sadly that’s a huge problem in the private sector too, at least in my experience.

    JVW (9946b6)

  44. Fortunately nobody knew that.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  45. We did actually do stuff. Occasionally.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  46. Hunt for downed airliners. That sort of thing.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  47. UK has a female genital mutilation hotline.

    Man calls hotline to request procedure for daughters.

    “In another [case], a suspect contacted an FGM helpline to request the procedure for his two daughters after misunderstanding the purpose of the service for victims.”

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26681364

    SPQR (768505)

  48. 53. UK has a female genital mutilation hotline…

    Comment by SPQR (768505) — 3/23/2014 @ 7:44 pm

    Why am I not surprised?

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  49. From the article:

    Dreams are over

    The thought of this thing disgusts me.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  50. If it’s real that’s quite a scary photo narciso. Gov’t enforced news blackouts are always so interesting when they’re “outed” by citizen journalists.

    elissa (3b31fc)

  51. It’s an old pic, I believe it’s from Valencia, which is one of the strongest resistance outposts.

    narciso (3fec35)

  52. 57. It’s an old pic, I believe it’s from Valencia, which is one of the strongest resistance outposts.

    Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 3/23/2014 @ 7:57 pm

    What do you mean? The picture is old?

    http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/355/cache/child-bride-husband-yemen_35581_600x450.jpg

    Here’s a new one.

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  53. Sorry, the one from Venezuela,

    narciso (3fec35)

  54. Thread confusion. narciso and I are talking about a Venezuela pic that narsiso linked above, steve.

    elissa (3b31fc)

  55. Back on the topic of War on Women, Dana Loesch is all over Rep. Jan Schakowsky for her ACA lies related to womens’ health. (That’s daleyrocks’ beloved congresscritter.)

    http://twitchy.com/2014/03/23/please-apologize-dana-loesch-blasts-shameful-lie-by-illinois-rep-over-obamacare-anniversary/

    elissa (3b31fc)

  56. Dana,

    As mentioned above, you can’t use the Patterico.com link code with the Firefox browser. You can use the link code with another browser, or you can use Firefox and manually type in the HTML link code. It’s a pain but I like to use Firefox so that’s how I do it.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  57. Am I good?

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  58. eres muy bueno senor 57

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  59. you’re kinda high maintenance though

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  60. Dana Loesch is all over Rep. Jan Schakowsky for her ACA lies related to womens’ health. (That’s daleyrocks’ beloved congresscritter.)

    We should have a contest for Patterico commenter with the worst congresscritter. daleyrocks has Schakowski, I have Henry Waxman. Anyone have Jerrold Nadler, Nancy Pelosi, Alan Grayson, or Debbie Wasserman-Schultz? Any Barbara Lee constituents out there? Anybody live in Jesse Jackson Jr’s former district?

    JVW (9946b6)

  61. William Delehunt
    Fricken democratic turd.

    mg (31009b)

  62. There is a book– rough title is Too Many Women , so little time — written by a feminist, hard core Bill Clinton worker and supporter. Signed up in one of his programs after he was elected to go to 3rd world country and help women. What she realized is , it was all for show. The US gov. doesn’t understand the problem and cant solve it. Worth reading, sorry I couldn’t find the title.

    SDHarms (f76bf1)

  63. So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places Paperback

    by Elinor Burkett

    SDHarms (f76bf1)

  64. http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-20-13/

    And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works

    65. you’re kinda high maintenance though

    Comment by happyfeet (8ce051) — 3/23/2014 @ 11:03 pm

    I’ll try to work on that,

    Steve57 (4507bb)

  65. But, but, but, multiculturalism!

    It’s completely raaaaacist and Islamophobic of the prettier Dana to have written this, and I thoroughly denounce her!

    The far-left Dana (3e4784)

  66. What’s wrong with having child bride,
    Along with a little on the side?
    You shouldn’t knock,
    The way that we rock,
    ‘Cause we have one heck of a ride!

    The Limerick Avenger (3e4784)

  67. Debbie Dubious, but I’ll be moving,

    narciso (3fec35)

  68. We should have a contest for Patterico commenter with the worst congresscritter

    I win, hands down. In order: Rostenkowski, Blagojevich, Emanuel, Yates, Schakowsky, Lipinski, Quigley.

    nk (dbc370)

  69. Representative Matthew Cartwright (D-PA-17), in the middle of the pack as far as the Democrats go, which puts him to the left of every Republican. He’s as much of a non-entity as someone can be and still be a congressman.

    The Dana misrepresented by a Democrat (3e4784)

  70. nk wins this thing hands down,
    His reps are a series of clowns!
    But he chose to live there
    In an area where
    Repubs get to do nothing but frown!

    The Limerick Avenger (3e4784)

  71. But … f***ing, you see, and the young girls. Judges want to f*** young girls. Juries want to f*** young girls. Everyone wants to f*** young girls!”

    Nobody sexualizes young girls more than the West. Beams and motes. We need to clean up our own house, too.

    Roma*n* Polans*k*i (dbc370)

  72. we’re in the best of hands;

    US intercepted no comms by Russia leaders, military on Crimea plan; concern Moscow knows how to counter to US tactics http://on.wsj.com/1oRIKZj

    narciso (3fec35)

  73. Da. Or should that be “Duh!”

    Felix Dzerzhi *n* s *k* y (dbc370)

  74. It doesn’t have to be high-tech. The late Osama bin Laden had no internet connection, and did all of his communications via courier. With supersonic jets in their service, the Kremlin could get orders to the military near Ukraine quickly enough.

    The historian Dana (3e4784)

  75. Rommel tactics. The commanders on the field have been given their objectives, carrying them out is their responsibility without further guidance from high command necessary. And the situation is not all that fluid in the first place.

    Felix Dzerzhi *n* s *k* y (dbc370)

  76. Not to mention that the media is providing minute by minute updates on the takeover to the whole world.

    nk (dbc370)

  77. Ancient Israel had child grooms. Compare 2 Chron. 36:5 with 2 Chron. 34:1.

    Michael Ejercito (906585)

  78. Comment by DRJ (a83b8b) — 3/23/2014 @ 8:41 pm

    As mentioned above, you can’t use the Patterico.com link code with the Firefox browser.

    I can. If fact, I can only do it with the Firefox browser. It doesn’t work with Internet Explorer. (at certain locations, not this one. Here I think it doesn’t work at all, but I havent tried it enough.)

    Sammy Finkelman (798a49)

  79. Comment by JVW (9946b6) — 3/23/2014 @ 11:32 pm

    Anyone have Jerrold Nadler,

    I do. Since 1992.

    Sammy Finkelman (798a49)

  80. Comment by SDHarms (f76bf1) — 3/24/2014 @ 3:59 am

    What she realized is , it was all for show.

    Well, a lot of what Bill Clinton did – and Jimmy Carter too – was just for show. They were both big liars.

    That doesn’t prove you couldn’t actually do something about whatever you are concerned about.

    Sammy Finkelman (798a49)

  81. DRJ & Sammy,

    I manually typed in the HTML code and it still won’t work. I double checked and JAVA script is enabled. I’m on Firefox, so perhaps I’ll have to switch to IE.

    Dana (9a8f57)

  82. 78/80 They could also have direct landlines, although they probably are using something encrypted broadcast at radio wavelengths that the United States and Ukraine can’t intercept anyway.

    What’s bad here is not taking into account that you can’t eavesdrop.

    Not hearing something should therefore not be used an argument that nothing is being planned.

    Russia could also have used some deception tactics, deliberately allowing certain things to be overheard.

    Sammy Finkelman (798a49)

  83. Comment by Dana (9a8f57) — 3/24/2014 @ 8:37 am

    I manually typed in the HTML code and it still won’t work. I double checked and JAVA script is enabled.

    Not working after this is typed in would seem to indicate a problem at Patterico, because in that case it is obviously been sent. And if you made a mistake, you would see the whole thing probably.

    I noticed a few long URLS (plain, not as part of a hyperlink) sometimes won’t post. Maybe there’s a problem with very long URLs. You can try making them shorter first.

    I’m on Firefox, so perhaps I’ll have to switch to IE.

    You can open up a separate window just for this.

    Sammy Finkelman (798a49)

  84. I’m sorry that didn’t work for you, Dana. This has gone beyond my technical abilities but I wish you luck in figuring it out.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  85. In an area where
    Repubs get to do nothing but frown!

    Comment by The Limerick Avenger (3e4784) — 3/24/2014 @ 5:29 am

    Illinois does not have Republicans. http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/kirk-protect-durbin-relationship-not-stump-oberweis/mon-03242014-533pm

    Meh, I should have voted for the Greek mob loanshark, not the North Shore closeted gay-boy. What was that election in Louisiana with the “Vote for the crook, it’s important” bumper stickers?

    nk (dbc370)

  86. Child marriage, gay marriage, polyamorous marriage, … some people just hate others’ sexuality.

    ErisGuy (76f8a7)


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