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(The New York Times)   Behold the coveted female swing voter of 2012: "Waitress mom"   (nytimes.com ) divider line 87
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2012-10-25 07:43:21 AM  
"Women worked so hard to get where we are today and to take our rights away from us is - no," she said, shaking her head.

And yet you're undecided? What is it about Mitt's nebulous 'platform' that has you partially willing to sell your dignity?

I've said it before and I'll say it again - the majority of undecided voters (at this stage, at least) are farking retarded.
 
2012-10-25 07:51:31 AM  
Whether or not the term "waitress moms" endures, it defines a distinct demographic: blue-collar white women who did not attend college.

And if the economy continues to slide, next election: Stripper Moms.
 
2012-10-25 09:06:15 AM  

dickfreckle: I've said it before and I'll say it again - the majority of undecided voters (at this stage, at least) are farking retarded.


Hey no! Don't go comparing the mentally handicapped to undecided voters. That's inappropriate and offensive to the mentally handicapped.
 
2012-10-25 11:06:36 AM  
Waitress Mom = too old to strip
 
2012-10-25 11:19:40 AM  
This should be pretty easy then.

1. Go to diner wearing item that easily identifies you as a Democrat or Republican
2. Order food from waitress mom.
3. Leave huge tip.

Do this about 100,000 times in key areas.
 
2012-10-25 11:29:38 AM  
You mean Waiterettes, submitter?
 
2012-10-25 11:49:32 AM  

bdub77: This should be pretty easy then.

1. Go to diner wearing item that easily identifies you as a Democrat or Republican
2. Order food from waitress mom.
3. Leave huge tip.

Do this about 100,000 times in key areas.


Republicans don't leave huge tips, that's redistribution of wealth. Farking socialists.
 
2012-10-25 11:55:38 AM  
dougernst.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-25 11:57:32 AM  

bdub77: This should be pretty easy then.

1. Go to diner wearing item that easily identifies you as a Democrat or Republican
2. Order food from waitress mom.
3. Leave huge tip.

Do this about 100,000 times in key areas.


Every waitress has horror stories of the notorious cheapskates who populate the "After Church Sunday Brunch Crowd." You'd think the Godless liberals would have that demographic sewn up.
 
2012-10-25 11:59:48 AM  
"Groups of women simply don't resemble each other anymore, which is really fascinating," said Kellyanne Fitzpatrick Conway, a Republican pollster

Okay then... ummm.... what?

/single, mid-30s, college educated, live alone in townhouse, never any welfare or food stamps, barely making it by; must go to PP for services that have nothing to do with abortion.
//unaffiliated who is most certainly voting democrat this year.
 
2012-10-25 12:07:28 PM  
yesterday, Limbaugh was saying that women don't matter, it's ok to ignore them. lets see what he says today. show's starting and i'm up on twitter if anyone wants to follow along for an hour.
 
2012-10-25 12:26:55 PM  
well that didn't take long - Limbaugh just said that birth control (FREE birth control) is a librul plot to make women vote Democrat. it's like fluoridation, only with birth control pills instead of spiking the drinking water.
 
2012-10-25 12:43:36 PM  

Sgt Otter: bdub77: This should be pretty easy then.

1. Go to diner wearing item that easily identifies you as a Democrat or Republican
2. Order food from waitress mom.
3. Leave huge tip.

Do this about 100,000 times in key areas.

Every waitress has horror stories of the notorious cheapskates who populate the "After Church Sunday Brunch Crowd." You'd think the Godless liberals would have that demographic sewn up.



Also notorious bad tippers (at least from a lot of my waitress friends' experience down here in NOLA):
 
Church groups
Military
 
2012-10-25 12:45:30 PM  

Weaver95: well that didn't take long - Limbaugh just said that birth control (FREE birth control) is a librul plot to make women vote Democrat. it's like fluoridation, only with birth control pills instead of spiking the drinking water.


The fear of cervical cancer and pregnancy is all that holds women back from being crazed, out-of-control whores, everyone knows that.
 
2012-10-25 12:47:48 PM  

Weaver95: well that didn't take long - Limbaugh just said that birth control (FREE birth control) is a librul plot to make women vote Democrat. it's like fluoridation, only with birth control pills instead of spiking the drinking water.


So, what, BC pills have some sort of libbriprochloromide chemical additive that turns women magically into democrats? Interesting.
 
2012-10-25 12:50:12 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Weaver95: well that didn't take long - Limbaugh just said that birth control (FREE birth control) is a librul plot to make women vote Democrat. it's like fluoridation, only with birth control pills instead of spiking the drinking water.

So, what, BC pills have some sort of libbriprochloromide chemical additive that turns women magically into democrats? Interesting.


apparently, it makes them all horny for black men.
 
2012-10-25 12:54:25 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com 

I am casting my vote/penis for the one on the left
 
2012-10-25 12:57:43 PM  
the dittoheads aren't liking my twitter comments today.
 
2012-10-25 12:58:54 PM  

NuttierThanEver: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x350] 

I am casting my vote/penis for the one on the left


Too bad it's an absentee ballot.
 
2012-10-25 01:03:39 PM  

RedPhoenix122: NuttierThanEver: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x350] 

I am casting my vote/penis for the one on the left

Too bad it's an absentee ballot.


assets.nydailynews.com

HIIIIIIYYYYYOOOOO!
 
2012-10-25 01:42:41 PM  
Because a poorly-educated fortysomething mom working as a waitress in a small diner really, REALLY needs the Walton family to be able to write off their diamond bucket they use to store doubloons as "Farm Equipment" if her life is going to get better. That counts way more than her being able to go to the doctor or knowing her kids and/or grandkids will get a decent education.
 
2012-10-25 02:09:44 PM  

downstairs: Sgt Otter: bdub77: This should be pretty easy then.

1. Go to diner wearing item that easily identifies you as a Democrat or Republican
2. Order food from waitress mom.
3. Leave huge tip.

Do this about 100,000 times in key areas.

Every waitress has horror stories of the notorious cheapskates who populate the "After Church Sunday Brunch Crowd." You'd think the Godless liberals would have that demographic sewn up.


Also notorious bad tippers (at least from a lot of my waitress friends' experience down here in NOLA):
 
Church groups
Military

Worst tippers, most demanding - middle aged church ladies from the South.
 
2012-10-25 02:13:38 PM  

NuttierThanEver: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x350] 

I am casting my vote/penis for the one on the left


You mean you would choose the sarcastic, voluptuous girl with big DSLs over the skinny Paris Hilton looking chick? You should have your head examined!
 
2012-10-25 02:17:05 PM  
"I will suffer most as both working class and a woman under a Mitt Romney/Ann Rand administration, but gosh golly Obama hasn't lowered gas prices even though he has no power to do that, so I'm just not sure"

Your undecided waitress mom voter.
 
2012-10-25 02:17:14 PM  
Rush Limbaugh spent the first hour berating these women, talking about how their hormones make them want to vote for an Obama or Clinton.

Republicans think women cant use their brains, and are emotional and vote Democrat.

So women, Vote Republican.

/had to turn it off, way out there, he is losing it right Weaver
 
2012-10-25 02:17:28 PM  

kid_icarus: Whether or not the term "waitress moms" endures, it defines a distinct demographic: blue-collar white women who did not attend college.

And if the economy continues to slide, next election: Stripper Moms.


This.
 
2012-10-25 02:17:48 PM  
Waitress mom pretty much epitomizes this servant's economy.
 
2012-10-25 02:18:22 PM  

Weaver95: yesterday, Limbaugh was saying that women don't matter, it's ok to ignore them. lets see what he says today. show's starting and i'm up on twitter if anyone wants to follow along for an hour.


While I appreciate you braving the asteroid belt of sh*t that is Rush Limbaugh in order to present it to the rest of us, I do worry about your sanity. Son, you can't stare into the abyss forever. It will eventually swallow you.

The horror. The horror.

www.billdoskoch.ca
 
2012-10-25 02:19:04 PM  

kid_icarus: Whether or not the term "waitress moms" endures, it defines a distinct demographic: blue-collar white women who did not attend college.

And if the economy continues to slide, next election: Stripper Moms.


Followed by "Taking Peter North's Money Shot in the Face" moms.
 
2012-10-25 02:19:43 PM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: "I will suffer most as both working class and a woman under a Mitt Romney/Ann Rand administration, but gosh golly Obama hasn't lowered gas prices even though he has no power to do that, so I'm just not sure"


It's Ayn Rand and it's pronounced "Ein," same as the German word for one.

/The Idiot Rand wrote 1,000 page anti-communist pamphlets.
 
2012-10-25 02:20:57 PM  

Sgt Otter: bdub77: This should be pretty easy then.

1. Go to diner wearing item that easily identifies you as a Democrat or Republican
2. Order food from waitress mom.
3. Leave huge tip.

Do this about 100,000 times in key areas.

Every waitress has horror stories of the notorious cheapskates who populate the "After Church Sunday Brunch Crowd." You'd think the Godless liberals would have that demographic sewn up.



In all fairness, they have as many stories about Canadians, so I can see the conflict

/not really - Romney would be bad for them every day as opposed to just some days.
 
2012-10-25 02:23:59 PM  

Sgt Otter: Every waitress has horror stories of the notorious cheapskates who populate the "After Church Sunday Brunch Crowd." You'd think the Godless liberals would have that demographic sewn up.


Nothing beats a tip consisting of propaganda about salvation. Thanks, now that I've discovered Christ I can turn my internet access back on and keep looking for a job where a bunch of "Christians" don't show up every week, run me ragged, complain, talk down to me, and stiff me.

Spanky_McFarksalot: "I will suffer most as both working class and a woman under a Mitt Romney/Ann Rand administration, but gosh golly Obama hasn't lowered gas prices even though he has no power to do that, so I'm just not sure"

Your undecided waitress mom voter.


Sounds like my cousin, who is a single mother and waitress, except it ended with "... but there's just something about that Obama guy that scares the hell out of me." Gee willickers, what might that be?
 
2012-10-25 02:24:37 PM  
For starters she can look at who is going to provide her with health care, then she can look at who supports minimum/living wage legislation since most food service workers get min or less.
 
2012-10-25 02:25:10 PM  
Well, Molag Bal has promised unending death and destruction on Earth, and sworn to have all of mankind chained to his throne in Oblivion. On the other hand, he's offering tax cuts. I am torn.
 
2012-10-25 02:26:29 PM  

downstairs: Also notorious bad tippers (at least from a lot of my waitress friends' experience down here in NOLA):
 
Church groups
Military


Well, those are respectively:

(1) Disproportionately old people (or old-people-led) groups that remember when a dollar could get you a day of meals, who also already give most of their spare money to another organization, and

(2) Disproportionately people that were the bad kind of poor, who would mostly be petty criminals at this point if the Army or whatever hadn't given them a way out, who are also currently on a restricted income and in front of a set of mates that expects them to show efficiency and discipline.

So... neither of those surprises me. Both the individual soldiers and the individual younger churchmen are likely better tippers when alone or out with their families.

Spanky_McFarksalot: "I will suffer most as both working class and a woman under a Mitt Romney/Ann Rand administration, but gosh golly Obama hasn't lowered gas prices even though he has no power to do that, so I'm just not sure"

Your undecided waitress mom voter.


Technically, there are things he could do, like pressure congress or the states to lower the gas taxes or release some of the strategic reelection oil reserves. However, the first one is a dumb idea and he's already done the latter, but the speculators are pretty wise to the trick and already accounted for it months ago, since every president facing reelection ever since the creation of the reserve has done the same thing down to how the amount released is calculated.
 
2012-10-25 02:26:45 PM  

NateGrey: Rush Limbaugh spent the first hour berating these women, talking about how their hormones make them want to vote for an Obama or Clinton.

Republicans think women cant use their brains, and are emotional and vote Democrat.

So women, Vote Republican.

/had to turn it off, way out there, he is losing it right Weaver


Hmm, that doesn't make logical sense - even if it were true they were voting emotionally and therefore Democrat, that doesn't mean that if they stopped voting emotionally they should vote Republican, they would have to non-emotionally judge which is better for them to vote for - what he would be suggesting is to vote the opposite of what your emotions tell you to, which would effectively still be voting based on your emotions (just inversely).
 
2012-10-25 02:28:14 PM  

xria: NateGrey: Rush Limbaugh spent the first hour berating these women, talking about how their hormones make them want to vote for an Obama or Clinton.

Republicans think women cant use their brains, and are emotional and vote Democrat.

So women, Vote Republican.

/had to turn it off, way out there, he is losing it right Weaver

Hmm, that doesn't make logical sense - even if it were true they were voting emotionally and therefore Democrat, that doesn't mean that if they stopped voting emotionally they should vote Republican, they would have to non-emotionally judge which is better for them to vote for - what he would be suggesting is to vote the opposite of what your emotions tell you to, which would effectively still be voting based on your emotions (just inversely).


Thats a lot of big words. Lets just vote Republican to be safe.
 
2012-10-25 02:28:29 PM  
Possibly the worst use of hero tag ever. Unless you're really hard up for some breakfast I guess.
 
2012-10-25 02:28:51 PM  

NateGrey: Rush Limbaugh spent the first hour berating these women, talking about how their hormones make them want to vote for an Obama or Clinton.

Republicans think women cant use their brains, and are emotional and vote Democrat.

So women, Vote Republican.

/had to turn it off, way out there, he is losing it right Weaver


I honestly expected Limbaugh to start in on chemtrails at any moment. damn shame he didn't...THAT would have been epic!
 
2012-10-25 02:28:57 PM  
Republicans are bad for the economy but believed to be good for the economy.

It's really weird.
 
2012-10-25 02:29:02 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Sgt Otter: Every waitress has horror stories of the notorious cheapskates who populate the "After Church Sunday Brunch Crowd." You'd think the Godless liberals would have that demographic sewn up.

Nothing beats a tip consisting of propaganda about salvation. Thanks, now that I've discovered Christ I can turn my internet access back on and keep looking for a job where a bunch of "Christians" don't show up every week, run me ragged, complain, talk down to me, and stiff me.

Spanky_McFarksalot: "I will suffer most as both working class and a woman under a Mitt Romney/Ann Rand administration, but gosh golly Obama hasn't lowered gas prices even though he has no power to do that, so I'm just not sure"

Your undecided waitress mom voter.

Sounds like my cousin, who is a single mother and waitress, except it ended with "... but there's just something about that Obama guy that scares the hell out of me." Gee willickers, what might that be?


I actually had the girl at the Farmer Boys drive through window tell me that pretty much verbatim on Election Day 2008. I laughed a little at first, until I realized she was serious. I did try to reassure her, afterwards.
 
2012-10-25 02:29:05 PM  

NuttierThanEver: RedPhoenix122: NuttierThanEver: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x350] 

I am casting my vote/penis for the one on the left

Too bad it's an absentee ballot.

[assets.nydailynews.com image 450x292]

HIIIIIIYYYYYOOOOO!



ethicsalarms.files.wordpress.com


"A home run and a triple, a first basemen's glove and a catcher's glove, Dolly Parton"
 
2012-10-25 02:30:00 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: Well, Molag Bal has promised unending death and destruction on Earth, and sworn to have all of mankind chained to his throne in Oblivion. On the other hand, he's offering tax cuts. I am torn.


Molag Bal is actually more honest than Mitt Romney. roll THAT around in your head for a bit.
 
2012-10-25 02:30:08 PM  
If you're blue collar anything, and you vote for R/R, I'd say that's exactly what you're gonna get: railroaded.
 
2012-10-25 02:30:37 PM  
This is Reagan's lie all over again. You do not--not--sacrifice the integrity of the middle class--your class--to the rich for the dubious promise that they will let you be one of them some day.

If anybody ever uses the phrase "haves and soon-to-haves" on you, run. They are lying to you and care not for your interests.

It's not that difficult.

We don't even have to get into women's health. This economic argument alone should be enough to move "waitress moms" off the fence. A good term since, depending on how they vote, their living may be entirely reliant on the generosity of the people they serve and nothing else.
 
2012-10-25 02:30:51 PM  

Weaver95: well that didn't take long - Limbaugh just said that birth control (FREE birth control) is a librul plot to make women vote Democrat. it's like fluoridation, only with birth control pills instead of spiking the drinking water.


As a chemist, I just want to say: thank you for spelling "fluoridation" correctly.
 
2012-10-25 02:32:55 PM  

LazarusLong42: Weaver95: well that didn't take long - Limbaugh just said that birth control (FREE birth control) is a librul plot to make women vote Democrat. it's like fluoridation, only with birth control pills instead of spiking the drinking water.

As a chemist, I just want to say: thank you for spelling "fluoridation" correctly.


I cheated and used spell check.
 
2012-10-25 02:32:57 PM  
FTFA: "Women are the volatile vote at the end, particularly independent, non-college-educated, married women," said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster who has long specialized in women's voting patterns. Important as these women are to both campaigns, they are only one slice of the much sliced and diced female electorate. Pollsters tend to find women more interesting than men because women are more likely to be swing voters, while men usually make up their minds early.

Women tend to have no internally consistent core beliefs, and make decisions based on dubious or nonexistent evidence, frequently changing their minds depending on the last thought that passes through their minds. More breaking news at eleven, Rick.
 
2012-10-25 02:33:51 PM  

ltdanman44: NuttierThanEver: RedPhoenix122: NuttierThanEver: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x350] 

I am casting my vote/penis for the one on the left

Too bad it's an absentee ballot.

[assets.nydailynews.com image 450x292]

HIIIIIIYYYYYOOOOO!


[ethicsalarms.files.wordpress.com image 350x346]


"A home run and a triple, a first basemen's glove and a catcher's glove, Dolly Parton"


I'm afraid to ask....
 
2012-10-25 02:35:19 PM  

urbangirl: "A home run and a triple, a first basemen's glove and a catcher's glove, Dolly Parton"

I'm afraid to ask....


Hits, mitts, and tits?
 
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