“Why should women be paid equal to men? Men have been in the working world a lot longer and deserve to be paid at a higher rate. Heck, I’m a working mom and I’m not paid a dime. I depend on my husband to provide for me and my family, as should most women… and if a woman does work, she should be happy just to be out there in the working world and quit complaining that she’s not making as much as her male counterparts. I mean really, all this wanting to be equal nonsense is going to be detrimental to the future of women everywhere. Who’s going to want to hire a woman, or for that matter, even marry a woman who thinks she is the same, if not better than a man at any job. It’s almost laughable. C’mon now ladies, are you with me on this?”—Ann Romney, wife of likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, on equal pay for women. What is this. I can’t even. More. (via gaywrites)
Funny as this is, it’s satire, not a real quote. See the disclaimer from the original source.
Sometime slightly before midnight today, April 18, Paul Revere began his 1775 ride to warn the Americans that the British were coming the next day to try to seize the Americans’ arsenals at Lexington and Concord. The events set in motion the combat phase of the American Revolution.
“So this is not because I’m so sure that we’re going to win. But what I do find is of all the times I’ve run for office, Bob, this is the first time the Republicans aren’t hiding the ball. They’re saying exactly what they think. They’re not talking about compassionate conservatism. They’re not talking about the need for healthcare in America but we have a different way. They’re not talking about public education being the key to economic growth and stability in the country. They’re just saying straight up what they believe. … God love them, they’re not hiding the ball. They’re just saying exactly what they believe.”—VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, to Bob Schieffer, on the first hour-long edition of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” airing at 10:30 a.m. in D.C. and N.Y.C
God bless him, but he’s staying exactly what he believes.
“Over a million Americans have lost their lives to gunfire since that awful spring of 1968 when both Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were killed by assassins’ bullets. Last year alone guns killed or wounded another 100,000 Americans; roughly 30,000 of them died. Had that occurred elsewhere, we would call it genocide.We don’t know exactly how many have been killed in the fighting in Libya, Egypt and Syria, but our elected officials have had far less trouble calling for the ouster of Middle Eastern leaders than the leadership of the N.R.A.”—Drew Westen (via azspot)
“In a possible dig at Marxism on Wednesday, Benedict said in his Mass that some “wrongly interpret this search for the truth, leading them to irrationality and fanaticism; they close themselves in ‘their truth,’ and try to impose it on others.”—Even as a Catholic, I can see this as some pot/kettle shit; as a political moderate: this. (via muppetpants)
The points she makes here are good, and my progressive side cheers for her attack on the right wing of the SCOTUS. However, Sarah Palin has a point (yes, that hurt) and there are “activist judges” on the leftmost edge of the court as well. I wish Maureen Dowd had discussed them, too. It would have made the larger argument more compelling.
[Justice] Kennedy’s second question, the one that so unnerved supports of the law, was whether the government had “a heavy burden of justification to show authorization under the Constitution.” But the heavy burden in this case is on the justices threatening to strike down health care reform. They have not met it.
Rarely in American history has the Court struck down laws in decisions that would have such quick, widespread impact. In the modern era, only two cases come to mind: Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade. Both were acts of ambitious, even audacious judicial activism. But, in two key repsects, they were different from a potential ruling against the Affordable Care Act.