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2014-04-01 09:09:42 AM  
"We're gathered to celebrate Women's History Month, but I don't celebrate Women's History Month," announced writer Mona Charen, one of the panelists. "It doesn't interest me whether a person who happens to share my chromosomes sits in the Oval Office. It doesn't interest me how many women members of the Senate there are."

What interests Charen and the other women on the stage is their belief, as Charen put it, that "feminism has done so much damage to happiness." And the solution to this damage, it turns out, is matrimony - the same thing that will solve problems such as income inequality and the Republican Party's standing among women.


So women should just sponge off the labors and wealth of men?  Exist solely on handouts?  Brilliant, guys.  Truly brilliant.  Maybe some women don't want to be treated like chattel, breeding stock and/or indentured servants.

Please run with this.  All the success you deserve will be yours.  I guarantee it.
 
2014-04-01 09:11:42 AM  
Somebody should do a series of interviews with their handmaids. Oh, the tales they could tell.
 
2014-04-01 09:12:27 AM  
I am all in favor of Mona Charen shutting the hell up and subjugating herself to an abusive husband.
 
2014-04-01 09:16:41 AM  

Diogenes: So women should just sponge off the labors and wealth of men? Exist solely on handouts? Brilliant, guys. Truly brilliant. Maybe some women don't want to be treated like chattel, breeding stock and/or indentured servants.

Please run with this. All the success you deserve will be yours. I guarantee it.


you know, she didn't say anything about it being strictly heterosexual marriage (I know, I know. It's the GOfarkingP) so she could just be suggesting that women mooch off other women too. You know, those butch, manly ones :P
 
2014-04-01 09:19:58 AM  
Ill summarize TFA for you:

Mona Charen on a panel discussion where the audience was small and mostly male, apparently all Heritage interns.
 
2014-04-01 09:24:07 AM  

somedude210: Diogenes: So women should just sponge off the labors and wealth of men? Exist solely on handouts? Brilliant, guys. Truly brilliant. Maybe some women don't want to be treated like chattel, breeding stock and/or indentured servants.

Please run with this. All the success you deserve will be yours. I guarantee it.

you know, she didn't say anything about it being strictly heterosexual marriage (I know, I know. It's the GOfarkingP) so she could just be suggesting that women mooch off other women too. You know, those butch, manly ones :P


That might still run into the income inequality issue in the workplace.  Their solution to which appears to be eliminating women from workplace.  *Poof!*  All balanced!
 
2014-04-01 09:35:53 AM  

Diogenes: That might still run into the income inequality issue in the workplace. Their solution to which appears to be eliminating women from workplace. *Poof!* All balanced!


I didn't say it didn't do anything to fix that part, just that you can argue she endorsed same-sex marriage, and therefore we shouldn't listen to here because clearly, she's a liberal plant :P
 
2014-04-01 09:38:13 AM  
FTFA: What interests Charen and the other women on the stage is their belief, as Charen put it, that "feminism has done so much damage to happiness." And the solution to this damage, it turns out, is matrimony

The answer to all of our problems lies within an institution that has about a 50% failure rate!
 
2014-04-01 09:42:26 AM  
The audience for these pronouncements Monday was small and mostly male, many of them apparently Heritage interns.
"Wow," said John Hilboldt, Heritage's lectures director, as he opened the session. "Where are all the ladies?"
It's a question Republicans may be asking for a long time.


Can't imagine why.
 
2014-04-01 09:44:14 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: What interests Charen and the other women on the stage is their belief, as Charen put it, that "feminism has done so much damage to happiness." And the solution to this damage, it turns out, is matrimony

The answer to all of our problems lies within an institution that has about a 50% failure rate!


No, you see, that's the brilliance in the plan.  Divorce rates will drop if women have no money, power, skills, and individual worth.  They'll be stuck.
 
2014-04-01 09:49:21 AM  
Women should stay home and breed and be womanly is always part of any fascist ideology.
 
2014-04-01 10:13:12 AM  
Wow, they really said that.

It's not the product, it's the message.

How's that outreach coming?
 
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2014-04-01 10:13:18 AM  
Lean back and think of England Mareka.
 
2014-04-01 10:14:34 AM  
The only issue with their cunning plan is that they have devalued labor so much now that it is virtually impossible to maintain a middle class lifestyle on one income.
 
2014-04-01 10:27:15 AM  
Oh FFS. Conservatives figuratively want to return to the 1950s.
 
2014-04-01 10:29:44 AM  

Diogenes: So women should just sponge off the labors and wealth of men? Exist solely on handouts? Brilliant, guys. Truly brilliant.



I'd like to see the spin on those bootstraps.
 
2014-04-01 10:30:05 AM  
FTA: "We should show concern for everybody by extending the marriage franchise to everybody," panelist Mollie Hemingway proposed.

Hold on, is she supporting Gay Marriage?
 
2014-04-01 10:30:09 AM  
FTFA:
"We should show concern for everybody by extending the marriage franchise to everybody," panelist Mollie Hemingway proposed. "Everybody go out, right now, go get married if you're not married," she said to laughter, "and we should be able to solve all these problems."

Gay marriage for everyone!
Somehow I doubt that's what they meant, but it comes across that way.
 
2014-04-01 10:30:14 AM  
[redacted by the NSA] is a "lodestar"?
 
2014-04-01 10:30:21 AM  
The audience for these pronouncements Monday was small and mostly male, many of them apparently Heritage interns.

I cannot stop laughing at this.
 
2014-04-01 10:31:12 AM  
"We should show concern for everybody by extending the marriage franchise to everybody,"

Well, unless you're gay/lesbian/transgender, black, poor, brown[many shades], jewish, muslim, or any combination of a nearly unlimited number of factors.

Basically, if you're anything but rich and white.  If you are anything but rich and white, then you can just die, let all the rich white people get married and it will be nirvana!
 
2014-04-01 10:31:21 AM  
Heh.  Doubleyou tee eff got filtered amusingly.
 
2014-04-01 10:33:07 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [redacted by the NSA] is a "lodestar"?


Apparently its a navigation aid and/or star, the "North Star" is a lodestar.
 
2014-04-01 10:33:23 AM  
I like how the party who argues staying home to breed is the nature order of things for women are the ones outraged over breastfeeding.
 
2014-04-01 10:34:54 AM  

Lord_Baull: Oh FFS. Conservatives figuratively want to return to the 1950s.


The top marginal tax rate was 90%, unions were strong, the mininum wage was equal to $10+ and the federal government responded to states rebelling agains SCOTUS rulings by sending in federal troops. Come to think of it, I'd consider going to the fifties too.
 
2014-04-01 10:41:13 AM  
BooWIEs [redacted by the NSA]

/just checking
 
2014-04-01 10:41:45 AM  
Please shout this from the rooftops. Make it the central plank of all your Senate campaigns
 
2014-04-01 10:43:06 AM  

somedude210: GOfarkingP


I read this as "GOatfarkingP". Made perfect sense too.
 
2014-04-01 10:43:33 AM  
FTA:
The audience for these pronouncements Monday was small and mostly male, many of them apparently Heritage interns.
"Wow," said John Hilboldt, Heritage's lectures director, as he opened the session. "Where are all the ladies?"



Hahahahaha
 
2014-04-01 10:43:46 AM  

MindStalker: Pants full of macaroni!!: [redacted by the NSA] is a "lodestar"?

Apparently its a navigation aid and/or star, the "North Star" is a lodestar.


Comes from the old name for magnetite (lodestone) that was used as the needle in compasses.
 
2014-04-01 10:44:47 AM  

Zagloba: somedude210: GOfarkingP

I read this as "GOatfarkingP". Made perfect sense too.


It really does.....
 
2014-04-01 10:45:48 AM  

pueblonative: Lord_Baull: Oh FFS. Conservatives figuratively want to return to the 1950s.

The top marginal tax rate was 90%, unions were strong, the mininum wage was equal to $10+ and the federal government responded to states rebelling agains SCOTUS rulings by sending in federal troops. Come to think of it, I'd consider going to the fifties too.


Nobody really paid that 90% because you could deduct just about every damned thing under the sun as a "business expense" (that's how they cooked up the AMT in the late 1960's and threw thousands of pages of deductions and tax shelters into the shredder when they revamped the Tax Code in the 1980's) and our industrial might was bolstered by the fact that most of the industrialized world was still rebuilding after being bombed back into the Bronze Age for the first half of the 1940's. In short - those days aren't coming back.
 
2014-04-01 10:47:34 AM  

pueblonative: Lord_Baull: Oh FFS. Conservatives figuratively want to return to the 1950s.

The top marginal tax rate was 90%, unions were strong, the mininum wage was equal to $10+ and the federal government responded to states rebelling agains SCOTUS rulings by sending in federal troops. Come to think of it, I'd consider going to the fifties too.



Well, they'd rather just stick to the social norms of the '50s. Negros weren't as uppity about eating in white people restaurants, women didn't compete for men's salaries, gays were killed outright for being born, etc.
 
2014-04-01 10:49:50 AM  
"Wow," said John Hilboldt, Heritage's lectures director, as he opened the session. "Where are all the ladies broads?"
 
2014-04-01 10:52:41 AM  

Lord_Baull: Well, they'd rather just stick to the social norms of the '50s. Negros weren't as uppity about eating in white people restaurants, women didn't compete for men's salaries, gays were killed outright for being born, etc.


I read that as "eating white people in restaurants".  Something is very very wrong with me.
 
2014-04-01 10:53:28 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [redacted by the NSA] is a "lodestar"?


[redacted by the NSA] is this filter.
 
2014-04-01 11:05:00 AM  
Who doesn't want to [redacted by the NSA] Taft 's BooWIEs
 
2014-04-01 11:10:10 AM  
Once I started reading the article I honestly thought it was a April Fool's joke, but I went back up to the top and saw it was dated 3/31.  It's actually real...
 
2014-04-01 11:11:14 AM  

pueblonative: Lord_Baull: Oh FFS. Conservatives figuratively want to return to the 1950s.

The top marginal tax rate was 90%, unions were strong, the mininum wage was equal to $10+ and the federal government responded to states rebelling agains SCOTUS rulings by sending in federal troops. Come to think of it, I'd consider going to the fifties too.


But they weren't satisfied then. My grandfather was a sociology professor, and he had bookcases full of books that examined 'social crises' like juvenile delinquency and alienation and neuroses and mental illness and anxiety on the job. And that was the era when the John Birch Society was terrorizing a lot of people into believing that they were living in the midst of chaos and horrible oppression.
 
2014-04-01 11:11:19 AM  
This, they argued, also would have the felicitous effect of making women more Republican. Charen argued that "it is the decline of marriage that is the lodestar for why people's voting behavior is what it is," and Hemingway asserted that "we do not have a sex gap here in voting. We have a marriage gap."

And your solution to this problem is not to try and reach out to these non-marrying people, to find out what their problems are and see what you might do to help, and hope they will all magically change their chosen lifestyle, if only you can tell them hard enough how terrible and wrong said lifestyle is. Which always, always works.

How could you be any more dense, even by choice?
 
2014-04-01 11:11:35 AM  

maldinero: Who doesn't want to [redacted by the NSA] Taft 's BooWIEs


Filter testing:

[redacted by the NSA]
Taft
suck
dick
cock
balls
 
2014-04-01 11:13:09 AM  
The audience for these pronouncements Monday was small and mostly male, many of them apparently Heritage interns.

*WhereAreTheWhiteWomenAt.jpg*
 
2014-04-01 11:17:22 AM  

Diogenes: "We're gathered to celebrate Women's History Month, but I don't celebrate Women's History Month," announced writer Mona Charen, one of the panelists. "It doesn't interest me whether a person who happens to share my chromosomes sits in the Oval Office. It doesn't interest me how many women members of the Senate there are."

What interests Charen and the other women on the stage is their belief, as Charen put it, that "feminism has done so much damage to happiness." And the solution to this damage, it turns out, is matrimony - the same thing that will solve problems such as income inequality and the Republican Party's standing among women.

So women should just sponge off the labors and wealth of men?  Exist solely on handouts?  Brilliant, guys.  Truly brilliant.  Maybe some women don't want to be treated like chattel, breeding stock and/or indentured servants.

Please run with this.  All the success you deserve will be yours.  I guarantee it.


They honestly believe that marriage rates declined because of the work of feminists.  They cannot imagine that marriage rates declined because the institution wasn't working well for many women which, in turn, led to the rise of feminists.
 
2014-04-01 11:22:44 AM  

Graffito: Diogenes: "We're gathered to celebrate Women's History Month, but I don't celebrate Women's History Month," announced writer Mona Charen, one of the panelists. "It doesn't interest me whether a person who happens to share my chromosomes sits in the Oval Office. It doesn't interest me how many women members of the Senate there are."

What interests Charen and the other women on the stage is their belief, as Charen put it, that "feminism has done so much damage to happiness." And the solution to this damage, it turns out, is matrimony - the same thing that will solve problems such as income inequality and the Republican Party's standing among women.

So women should just sponge off the labors and wealth of men?  Exist solely on handouts?  Brilliant, guys.  Truly brilliant.  Maybe some women don't want to be treated like chattel, breeding stock and/or indentured servants.

Please run with this.  All the success you deserve will be yours.  I guarantee it.

They honestly believe that marriage rates declined because of the work of feminists.  They cannot imagine that marriage rates declined because the institution wasn't working well for many women which, in turn, led to the rise of feminists.


That's preposterous. Social change doesn't happen as a result of changing societal pressures, every now and then libs just cook up some damn fool idea or another and manage to propagate it through the magic of mass hysteria as a result of their weak pudding-filled brains.
 
2014-04-01 11:25:57 AM  
Problem: Republican males say ridiculously offensive things about women.
Solution: Make Republican women say those same ridiculously offensive things about women.

I see absolutely no way this plan could possibly backfire on the GOP.
 
2014-04-01 11:26:10 AM  
That was like a female Uncle Tom.
 
2014-04-01 11:28:55 AM  

Serious Black: Problem: Republican males say ridiculously offensive things about women.
Solution: Make Republican women say those same ridiculously offensive things about women.

I see absolutely no way this plan could possibly backfire on the GOP.


Counterpoint to your sarcasm, Mr Sarcasmpants: Virginia Foxx and Marsha Blackburn.

// also, didn't Todd Akin's wife support him (and/or repeat what he said)?
 
2014-04-01 11:39:59 AM  
So...why were all those women up there on the panel flapping their gums?  Seems like they all have dirty, feminist careers and such--writers and think tankers.  Why aren't they back in the kitchen, cooking up some sammiches, while a man give women the necessary mansplainin'?

Something don't seem quite right here.
 
2014-04-01 11:51:02 AM  

MindStalker: Pants full of macaroni!!: [redacted by the NSA] is a "lodestar"?

[redacted by the NSA] is this filter.


Today's wombats...

w-t-f -> [redacted by the NSA]
l-m-a-o -> lots more angry otters
o-b-a-m-a -> Taft
 
2014-04-01 11:53:28 AM  

kidgenius: MindStalker: Pants full of macaroni!!: [redacted by the NSA] is a "lodestar"?

[redacted by the NSA] is this filter.

Today's wombats...

w-t-f -> [redacted by the NSA]
l-m-a-o -> lots more angry otters
o-b-a-m-a -> Taft


f-i-l-t-e-r-s -> wombats
l-o-l -> Laughter OL

did see an l-m-a-o change to LM buttocksoff earlier...
 
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