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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:49 PM

 

This white man is plenty ready for women to take over

Thanks to unhappycamper, I just watched Rep. Duckworth rip a new portal into one of the folks that make America the flaming suckfest that it's become. Such wonderful, controlled, righteous indignation. Ms. Duckworth wants to do the right thing, and she's calling it like it is.

In Texas, another difficult woman, Democratic Senator Wendy Davis, fought to stop lunatics from... being lunatics.

For several years, I've watched Elizabeth Warren do the same - dismantling Republicans, bankers, Obama's new US Trade Representative, and the other parasites that are sucking the last bits of juice from the 99%.

In my adopted state of Massachusetts, it was yet another difficult woman, Margaret Marshall, who led the court decision 10 years ago that first allowed gay Americans to marry. "That exclusion is incompatible with the constitutional principles of respect for individual autonomy and equality under the law.", she wrote, and that was that.

It seems to me that, by and large, it's women who are wearing the pants in America today. Women who are big hearted enough to care about real people, not just those with power and money. Women who have strong principles and sharp minds. Women who have the will to do what is right, and that's that.

Y chromosomes don't seem to have the oomph that they used to.

Perhaps in some way this observation shows me to be sexist. If so, I apologize.

But the patriarchy just isn't working for most of us. I'm ready for a change.

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Reply This white man is plenty ready for women to take over (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Jun 2013 OP
Vinnie From Indy Jun 2013 #1
Amonester Jun 2013 #17
Kennah Jun 2013 #27
Nye Bevan Jun 2013 #2
MannyGoldstein Jun 2013 #5
Nye Bevan Jun 2013 #6
MannyGoldstein Jun 2013 #8
Scootaloo Jun 2013 #31
idwiyo Jun 2013 #10
MannyGoldstein Jun 2013 #13
Nye Bevan Jun 2013 #20
H2O Man Jun 2013 #18
idwiyo Jun 2013 #3
Marie Marie Jun 2013 #4
calimary Jun 2013 #37
ohheckyeah Jun 2013 #7
BlueJazz Jun 2013 #9
love_katz Jun 2013 #11
Bannakaffalatta Jun 2013 #12
MannyGoldstein Jun 2013 #15
We People Jun 2013 #38
hfojvt Jun 2013 #21
calimary Jun 2013 #39
mindwalker_i Jun 2013 #14
LittleBlue Jun 2013 #16
FrodosPet Jun 2013 #25
hfojvt Jun 2013 #19
Nye Bevan Jun 2013 #22
MannyGoldstein Jun 2013 #23
Aristus Jun 2013 #24
Kennah Jun 2013 #29
Aristus Jun 2013 #30
Kennah Jun 2013 #34
Aristus Jun 2013 #40
Kennah Jun 2013 #45
Aristus Jun 2013 #46
Kennah Jun 2013 #47
nolabear Jun 2013 #26
alittlelark Jun 2013 #28
josejimenez Jun 2013 #32
Deuce Jun 2013 #33
arely staircase Jun 2013 #35
cliffordu Jun 2013 #36
treestar Jun 2013 #41
WillyT Jun 2013 #42
kentauros Jun 2013 #43
bvar22 Jun 2013 #44

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:57 PM

1. I'm cool with that!

As long as it isn't Michelle Bachman, I fully prepared for change!

Cheers!

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:25 PM

17. Me too!

As long as Sarah Palin (and every other ignoramuse like her) gets added on such list of no-noes!

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:55 PM

27. Fembots aren't women

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:58 PM

2. The UK is way ahead of us, having elected Margaret Thatcher in 1979.

But we do have an excellent chance of President Hillary in 2016.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:04 PM

5. I'm limiting my enthusiasm to forces for good. nm

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:08 PM

6. I predict that Hillary will run and Warren will enthusiastically endorse her (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:10 PM

8. Hillary will run like she ran

 

from the sniper's bullets in Bosnia. Thank God she survived that.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:07 AM

31. You owe me a new keyboard

 

I just sprayed mine with pepsi.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:13 PM

10. Why would you praise UK example of electing a batshit crazy Tory Conservative on DU?

If you managed to miss what happened when she died, try to Google it.

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Response to idwiyo (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:15 PM

13. He needed to show Hillary in a good light

 

And, admittedly, Hillary's probably better than Thatcher.

Although as I think about it, I'm not seeing much daylight between their basic principles...

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Response to idwiyo (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:34 PM

20. The point is, perhaps the policies of whoever "takes over" are more important

than whether or not this person happens to have a penis.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:27 PM

18. Yikes!

She was as evil as Reagan.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:59 PM

3. K&R

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:59 PM

4. Well said Manny

Sexist? If so, I'll take this kind of sexism - at least you are not crawling up and trying to legislate my lady parts. And you are right, these women you mentioned have kicked some serious ass and kudos to them. So to them - and to you for what you wrote, I say:

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:46 AM

37. Amen! Or should that be Ah-WOMEN?

These women are all heroes of mine. Wish we had many more like them in positions of power, authority, and influence.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:08 PM

7. OMG - she tore him a new one. n/t

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:12 PM

9. At least they might leave the Women's Rights thing alone and do something constuctive.

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:14 PM

11. Ummm...one small point, here.

The patriarchy really hasn't worked all that well for anybody, ever, except for the uber wealthy power-over elite.

I have no enthusiasm for the women who support the patriarchy.

However, your post (thankfully) is not about them.

Bravo to you, sir.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:15 PM

12. Oh sure,

 

like the man who has been cooking barbeque and spaghetti for his troglodyte friends for two weeks, and never washed a dish, sheet or floor, wielded a vacuum-cleaner or put out the trash, is ready to hand control over to the wife returning from vacation.

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Response to Bannakaffalatta (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:17 PM

15. Are you with the NSA?

 

You seem to know my personal situation a bit too well.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:57 AM

38. LOL to both of you

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Response to Bannakaffalatta (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:35 PM

21. that's ridiculouis

as a man, I vacuum my carpet twice a year, whether it needs it or not.

As single guy, I cannot get my wife, nor my imaginary girlfriend, Kylie Minogue, to do any of those chores. Although she will sometimes sing to me.

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Response to Bannakaffalatta (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 02:40 AM

39. Welcome to DU, Bannakaffalatta!

Glad you're here! Your metaphor applies so well! I think the menfolk have had enough time to prove how much they can screw things up. They should move over and let us women take over for awhile - and fix a few things. And then maybe women should STAY in power for a longer while.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:17 PM

14. "Y" is 3/4ths of "X"

It's crippled - a partial amputee. And I'm a white dude too.

In all seriousness, if any group is given too much power it will become corrupted. But what we have is definitely corrupted and adding women seems like it would help.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:20 PM

16. I'm ready for a woman if she's the right one

 

If it's another corporatist, I don't give a fuck if it's a man, woman, dog or Martian. Every one percenter has the same ambitions and the same paymasters, so it won't matter.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:44 PM

25. Michael Moore =/= Mitt Romney

Both are one percenters.

It's not the net worth. It's the attitude.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:31 PM

19. so you will be voting Palin/Bachman in 2016?

or Brewer/Haley?

or the long shot ticket - Jenkins/Noem?

or maybe Bay will follow her brother's example - Buchanan/Coulter

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:35 PM

22. Well naturally. They are women. What's not to love? (nt)

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:36 PM

23. Or Hillary/Pritzker?

 

No.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:43 PM

24. I can't wait for women to take over.

I'll probably end up as someone's sex-slave...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:57 PM

29. Work, work, work. That's what I'm about.

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Response to Kennah (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:58 PM

30. No.

A woman's sex-slave...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #30)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:05 AM

34. My bad for not being clear. I was signing up for servitude as well. Think we can get a union?

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Response to Kennah (Reply #34)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:14 AM

40. I guess so.

I don't plan on going on strike, though. Even though I expect to be thoroughly overworked...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #40)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:20 PM

45. I ain't settling for anything less than minimum wage

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Response to Kennah (Reply #45)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:11 PM

46. I don't know...

The work would seem to be its own reward, wouldn't you think?...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #46)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 11:49 PM

47. Well, if I were to be a Stay At Home Male Sex Slave, yes I'd be very willing to compromise.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:49 PM

26. Oh no you don't. Y'all gotta get yourselves out of this.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:56 PM

28. Until patriarchal religions invaded the female was the final say in an issue

The gods were feminine. **in most cultures** The female is the one that 'creates life'. The female is the one bearing children (don"t want them to go to war), the females children are HERS (paternity is ????). The female does not have testosterone clouding judgement (look it up). Females look for ways to work TOGETHER.


The last 3500 years have SUCKED for women....stronger bodied men have been able to run roughshod over us with the help of 'religion'
. Their bodies may be stronger, but our minds are at minimum equal, and when it comes to divisive issues - vastly superior. We see mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, society.....As intertwined. We are able to view the world w/o a dominance mentality driven by testosterone.


That said.... not including ALL women or ALL men .... just the way things normally flow.


PS- Just finished finals and am enjoying a Pinot

PPSS - never took a class in Feminist Studies, but have a degree in Anthropology.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:18 AM

32. The pool of candidates needs to be widened then narrowed

Preference should be given to wise latinas.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:46 AM

33. Some.....

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:15 AM

35. Texas women fucking rock!

and MG, as a Texan I can't even fucking come up with the words for how much I love Sen. Davis and what she has done. With gerrymandered districts I don't know how much ground we can make up as far as seats in the leg. go. But I know those dems. in the leg. are willing to fight now because of her. She has breathed life into the Democratic Party in Texas!

Viva La Senadora

Viva Texas!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:24 AM

36. Well, fuck me.

We agree again, Manny. Weird but true.

What you said:

Right on!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:56 AM

41. These women would have access only to the same powers

And the limits thereof.

It is cool to see women in office, on the other hand, there is Virginia Foxx and Michelle Bachmann. This sort of putting women on a pedestal thing veers dangerously close to sexism. That benevolent sexism thing DU got riled up on a while back.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:16 AM

42. Hear, Hear !!! - K & R !!!

 








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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:19 AM

43. Liberal Women, yes.

But not any like this bunch:



Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, center, sponsor of Senate Bill 5, is flanked by fellow Republicans during the second reading of the abortion bill on the House floor of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, June 23, 2013. If passed, the bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, require that they take place in surgical centers, and restrict where and when women can take abortion-inducing pills, would force 37 out of 42 abortion clinics in Texas to close and undergo millions of dollars in upgrades. (AP Photo/Statesman.com, Rodolfo Gonzalez)

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 03:02 PM

44. I Recced your OP, but with THIS Caveat:

Dianne Feinstein
Sarah Palen,
Michele Bachmann,
Kay Bailey Hutchinson,
Margaret Thatcher,
Ann Coulter,
Laura Ingraham,
Kathleen Harris

..... are ALL Women too.

Be careful what you ask for.

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