Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on April 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

“When it comes to the Mommy Wars, the only thing that’s more predictable than overwrought emotion and disingenuous indignation is the fact that everyone always misses the point: it’s all about the money, honey…

“Whether you’re a father with a stay-at-home wife, a working mother with a partner, or a single mother on her own, the buck stops with you if you’re providing the primary financial support for your family—and that responsibility is often terrifying. We all have our wide-awake-at-3-in-the-morning nights, and no doubt Mrs. Romney has endured her share. But her worries, however grave, have never included the ability to feed her kids or keep a roof over their heads — and those are problems that regularly torture countless American women.”

***

“You’d have to be a monster to deny that Ann Romney has had a rough time of it these last few years. Breast cancer and multiple sclerosis? We should obviously sympathize and send her well wishes. But nothing about that should prevent us from also looking honestly at her background and asking how representative a symbol of twenty-first century American womanhood she is. Liberals shouldn’t sneer at the fact that she never held a job outside the home (if only Hilary Rosen had phrased it in the clinical, social science-y way I just did, this ‘controversy’ probably never would have erupted!). But conservatives have no business pretending that she represents anything beyond what she in fact is, which is a woman who was born to fantastic privilege and who married into even more fantastic privilege, and who simply hasn’t had to make the hard choices that many women have to make. She turns out not even to represent stay-at-home moms very well at all, and if Republicans think this little fracas is rallying stay-at-home moms to their reactionary cause, they’re deluding themselves…

“The Census Bureau studied this question for the first time (?!) in 2007, and the results were, to me, totally surprising and fascinating. Stay-at-home mothers, you probably think, are more likely to be white, well-off, proper, all-around June Cleaver-ish. Uh, June Cleaver was around 50 years ago and lived on TV. In today’s actual America, stay-at-home moms are more likely to be: younger; Hispanic (Latina, if you prefer); foreign-born; less well educated. About one-quarter of married mothers of children under 15 didn’t work outside the home, the bureau found; and fully 19 percent of that one-quarter had less than a high-school degree, while that was true of just 8 percent of working mothers. This suggests pretty clearly that a significant number of women who stay at home don’t do so by choice, but because they don’t have marketable skills—or because they can’t get jobs that pay enough to cover the cost of childcare.”

***

“Why did Democrats feel such an urgent need to distance themselves from a comment that was 1) accurate — Romney doesn’t exactly have much in common with the 75% of women who now work for a living — and 2) frankly inoffensive? (I happen to agree with the Washington Post‘s Ruth Marcus that Rosen’s only real fault, in the Anderson Cooper exchange, lay in forgetting to use the politically correct phrase ‘work outside the home’ instead of the politically toxic word work to describe the remunerative activity Romney didn’t have to engage in.)

“That the Democrats felt such a need to throw Rosen under a bus suggests to me that they, like the Romney campaign itself, are guilty both of knee-jerk cynicism in regards to female voters and of being out of touch. We all know, on the one hand, that there’s a certain portion of the population that feels not just left behind but generally dissed by what they identify as the evolution of attitudes and mores in our era: they’re the Sarah Palin constituency. But these conservative women were never going to vote for Obama anyway. If you widen your sights beyond them, the larger truth about American women (and men) reveals that the deep-seated attitudinal divisions that once underlay our great national drama over women’s roles, and over working motherhood in particular, are now largely a thing of the past.”

***

“When Ann Romney’s husband, who faces a gender gap in some polls, uses her experience and insight as a megaphone for women’s concern over fewer paid jobs, he mistakenly assumes that all women are fungible. Which was, I take it, Rosen’s original point.

“Although Ann Romney may be a fine spokesperson on some issues, the dirty little secret of angling for female votes is that while all women’s work, inside or outside the home, has the same worth, as Michelle Obama and Barbara Bush sweetly expressed, all women do not have the same interests. Women who work in the home do not have the same interest in the recovery of the formal job market as women who have to work for pay. Indeed, wage-earning women probably have more in common with their paycheck-dependent male co-workers on the subject of economic recovery than with household laborers such as Ann Romney…

“Women whose work consists of caring for their households and children don’t need to worry about being paid less than their male counterparts. First, they aren’t paid at all, in any formal sense, and second, unless their husbands take a male spouse alongside them — an unlikely social development — they won’t confront sex discrimination at their workplace. Actually, Romney himself, a proud member of the capitalist economy and of a religious minority with a history of discrimination, has more in common with female workers than his wife does in discouraging arbitrary workplace discrimination. Ann Romney huffily reminded her husband’s detractors that some of his best employees have been women. But they were his employees; why is he using his wife to get that message out?”

***

“Roughly 73 percent of American moms are now working. It’s not only how our families work, it is how our economy works. Two-thirds of American families rely on women as breadwinners or co-breadwinners. In fact, most American kids’ economic survival depends on a woman in the work force…

“Lost in this retro war of words is the fact that most mothers today work hard to take care of their children and at the same time, they have to work hard to earn a living elsewhere. Conservatives and progressives can debate the merits of whether that is a good idea — but it’s the reality in which most American families live…

“I agree with Ann Romney that ‘we need to respect choices that women make.’ But for many moms, the economic reality of their lives doesn’t leave a lot of ‘choices.’ It leaves a lot of hard decisions about how many hours a day they can spend with their children and how many hours of sleep they can miss to provide for them.”

***

“Rosen was forced to apologize, but she really shouldn’t have. Being a mom (stay-at-home or not) is hard work for most people, but the parts of it that are hard work, figuring out how to feed, clothe, and shelter your kids, how to educate them, how to keep them safe in a dangerous world, are things that don’t exist when you’ve got $250 million in the bank. When you’ve got that kind of cheddar, even the chores associated with parenting (stay-at-home or not) cease to count as work. If you’ve got a quarter-billion in the bank and you’re still doing your own laundry, that’s a hobby.

“But absent the pressures of everyday life for the average American parent, the actual raising of children, being there for them, loving them, whether it’s full-time stay-at-home style or struggling to fit it in with a job, isn’t work. It’s a privilege, and I think most Americans (excepting the entrenched culture warriors who would vote for any Republican with a pulse), when faced with the offensive notion that Ann Romney’s struggles as a multi-hundred-millionaire mom somehow mirrors their own, will be more put-off than sympathetic.

“That’s why the President and his team’s handling of this has been so wrong-headed. President Obama cast Rosen’s remarks as an attack on Ann Romney, but it wasn’t. It was an attack on Mitt Romney for fixing his entire policy focus on women around whatever he and his ultra-privileged wife banter about while they’re trotting around on dressage horses. If he told a crowd that he was taking her policy advice on something else that she knows nothing about, say, foreign policy, no one would have any problem with this sort of critique.”

***

“For the last many years, I have been the single most important influence on my children. Yes, they go to school (public school, yet); and yes, they both have thriving social lives; and yes, I’ve been unable to insulate them from a Leftist pop culture that is hostile to traditional norms and to conservatives generally, but I’m still the most important person. Of all the influences in their lives, I am the one who is most present, most consistent, and most trusted. I’m sure they’ll pull away as they get older, and they may even rebel, but I’ll still be that little voice in their brain, imparting facts, values, and analyses.

I am the counterweight to the state. Therefore, I am dangerous. I am subversive simply by existing. My love for my children is a dominant force that works its way into their psyches and that trumps the state-run schools and the state complicit media world. Some mothers, of course, are entirely in sync with schools and media. They happily reinforce the statist message. But those of us who don’t are a powerful anti-statist force and we must be challenged.

“The Left’s problem with Ann Romney transcends her husband’s wealth, her (and his) Republican identification, and her decision to work for her children, rather than for a paying employer. The Left’s problem with Ann Romney is that she represents the triumph of the individual.”

***

Via BuzzFeed.

***

“But what she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work. No one’s denying that being a mother is a tough job. I remember I was a handful. But, you know, there is a big difference between being a mother, and that tough job, and getting your ass out of the door at 7 a.m. when it’s cold, having to deal with the boss, being in a workplace, where even if you’re unhappy you can’t show it for eight hours. That is kind of a different kind of tough thing.”

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Just got in, perfect. Ick.

Bmore on April 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Doofus much BM?
Great!
Oughta be fun.

OkieDoc on April 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Saved the best for last, eh, Allah? I see what you did there.

Rational Thought on April 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I don’t like him.

Bmore on April 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Hmmm, Liberals…. Brain dead, evil, and they just plain suck…

SWalker on April 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Keep digging.

El_Terrible on April 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

This kerfuffle be the Donks is FackBiring. But they persist nonetheless.

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

How do dems explain that their attitude toward Palin was the exact opposite of what they claim today. They did not respect her for working while she had 5 kids including a special needs child, and they made fun of the fact that the campaign had to buy clothes for her since she didn’t have a higher end wardrobe.

Trash Palin for being a working mom without enough $$, and trash Romney for being too rich and staying home with her husband.

4 years is longer than I thought!

earlgrey133 on April 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I see Bill is still being a DBear.

RickB on April 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

staying home with her husband

I meant kids not husband.

earlgrey133 on April 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Even I am getting tired of this.

Quick, what was happening one hundred years ago, right now?

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

I don’t like him.

Bmore on April 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Lets say that you had Bill Maher all tied up in a chair and just happened to have a Ball Peen Hammer in your dominate hand. What would, you do, reach for a flame thrower or smack him silly with that blunt instrument?

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

“When you can’t run on the President’s record…

… best to double down on a manufactured meme, even if it was a disaster the first time.”

– Page #2 of the Democrat two page playbook

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Stay at home moms often pay the bills as well so they know what is going on.

tomas on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

I ain’t clicking. I already know too much about Bill “No Conscience” Maher’s evil foolishness:
.

–”I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt where you can see the gun in his pants. That’s — (in black man voice) we’ve got a ‘m_____f______’ problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.”

–Right after 9/11, Maher said, “We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly.”

–To celebrate the Halloween that came right after the beloved Steve Irwin was killed by a sting ray, Maher donned a khaki shirt and shorts, and he had a fake sting ray tail attached to his chest.

–Maher was slapped with a $9 million palimony suit by an ex-girlfriend who alleges that he subjected her to physical and verbal abuse, including “degrading racial comments”. The plaintiff was Nancy Johnson, a Black model and former flight attendant.

–”I have two dogs — if I had two retarded children, I’d be a hero. And yet the dogs, which are pretty much the same thing. What? They’re sweet. They’re loving. They’re kind, but they don’t mentally advance at all. Dogs are like retarded children.”

itsnotaboutme on April 14, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Man, they reeeeeally must need this “War on Women” narrative to continue in order to have a prayer in November. That’s the only logical explanation I can think of as to why they’re quadrupling down on this. I honestly don’t know what the hell makes them think the 4th time will be the charm in going after Ann Romney.

I get the whole class warfare angle of it which really is what the main point was from the beginning. But Rosen f’ed it up so bad with her choice of words, that this can never be a winning issue for them. They’ll need to go back to the drawing boards and come up with some other way of making a majority of the electorate hate the Romneys for their wealth, cuz this one’s already been crapped all over.

Doughboy on April 14, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Keep digging.

El_Terrible on April 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Amen, you dumb liberal clucks. Just keeping throwing dirt out of that stupid hole you’re making for your graves come November.

itsspideyman on April 14, 2012 at 10:11 PM

“When you can’t run on the President’s record…
… best to double down on a manufactured meme, even if it was a disaster the first time.”

– Page #2 of the Democrat two page playbook

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Seven Percent Solution on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Memes manufactured by Union Laborers are always defective.

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Ann Romney isn’t giving Mitt economic advise, she is telling him what she says women on the campaign are telling her…that they are concerned about economic conditions.

ladyingray on April 14, 2012 at 10:12 PM

–”I have two dogs — if I had two retarded children, I’d be a hero. And yet the dogs, which are pretty much the same thing. What? They’re sweet. They’re loving. They’re kind, but they don’t mentally advance at all. Dogs are like retarded children.”

itsnotaboutme on April 14, 2012 at 10:10 PM

The dogs didn’t advanced because their owner is a moron.

RickB on April 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Ann Romney stay strong. The Lefties will try to scratch your eyes out.
Just kick em to the curb and walk on. You have nothing to apologize for.

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Frack the Titanic.
I had family come to the US on the Lusitania.
Now THAt was a cool ship.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Dear Anne,

Please go and get a job so that lefty loons can scream that you are taking away a job from someone more deserving.

Let’s give them something else to b!tch about!

JPeterman on April 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Ann Romney did important work all the time. Hilary Rosen only did important work some of the time. That’s the difference.

RBMN on April 14, 2012 at 10:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Hi ALTy.

Cozmo told me about your new business venture. Very enterprising of you. And you don’t even need to buy a maids outfit either. Keep those expense under control. (:

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Quick, what was happening one hundred years ago, right now?

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Titanic?

Fallon on April 14, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Dear Anne,

Please go and get a job so that lefty loons can scream that you are taking away a job from someone more deserving.

Let’s give them something else to b!tch about!

JPeterman on April 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM

That’s exactly what they would say. Stealing a job from someone else.

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Now THAt was a cool ship.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

At least they made it over. One of mine was lost when the Elbe went down.

The Titanic was a much more elegant ship. For one, it didn’t have that second deck house like the Lusitania.

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:18 PM

OT-of course: Got my year review today. MY AM the SCOAMF gave me a decent(for Wally World)raise because he didn’t want my dept manager to be all pissed @ him.
Life is good.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

The liberals are too stupid to shut up about this. They are digging a bigger hole everyday.

I love it.

gophergirl on April 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM

More whining by lefty journalists who want to stop the meme they’ve been promoting for months. I’d say it’s pathetic, but that would imply some modicum of sympathy for them.

So I’ll just say it’s amusing.

I know, let’s talk about immigration reform.

Curtiss on April 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

OT-of course: Got my year review today. MY AM the SCOAMF gave me a decent(for Wally World)raise because he didn’t want my dept manager to be all pissed @ him.
Life is good.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Excellent. Now your bonus should be – his transfer

gophergirl on April 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

This is just stupidity on parade. Begin the “war on women” meme, make the inane charge against Ann, double down, triple down, quadruple down with a cherry on top.

Are these the same folks that would ask the blackjack dealer to “hit” when they had a 20? Seriously, they had the meme going, but they just had to keep “hitting.” BUST!

4Grace on April 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

But her worries, however grave, have never included the ability to feed her kids or keep a roof over their heads — and those are problems that regularly torture countless American women.

He starts out talking about “overwrought” and ends the thought with the above quote.

So what is the “therefore”? Women need to vote for the government to be their surrogate husband?

Buddahpundit on April 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Lustitiana was a gunner-runner. That’s why it sunk so quickly. That’s cooler than hitting an iceberg

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

AllahP, why you want to terrorize us? I read the last paragraph/quote before the posts started and thought “what A-hole would say this?” Clicked on the youtube link and got my answer.

arnold ziffel on April 14, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Man, they reeeeeally must need this “War on Women” narrative to continue in order to have a prayer in November. That’s the only logical explanation I can think of as to why they’re quadrupling down on this. I honestly don’t know what the hell makes them think the 4th time will be the charm in going after Ann Romney.

I get the whole class warfare angle of it which really is what the main point was from the beginning. But Rosen f’ed it up so bad with her choice of words, that this can never be a winning issue for them. They’ll need to go back to the drawing boards and come up with some other way of making a majority of the electorate hate the Romneys for their wealth, cuz this one’s already been crapped all over.

Doughboy on April 14, 2012 at 10:11 PM

That’s what’s going on here. This War on Women™ was going to be the centerpiece of Barack’s campaign. The White House had Stephanopoulos roll it out at the Republican debate with what seemed like the out-of-left-field contraception questions, then they thought they had hit gold with the Rush/Fluke thing. They were going to frame the entire campaign as Obama being a champion for women, and Romney being against them. And now, poof, it’s all gone. All of it. And the left is just in total grief over the loss. They have no idea what to pivot to so they’re trying to turn this around, but it is such a dead issue for them now. It’s actually kind of spectacular to watch, the death of an incumbent president’s campaign theme in one fell swoop. It is especially wonderful because while they’re testing out trying to turn it into an “economic” message, THAT reminds people that under Obama there are NO JOBS — for women or anyone else! How hilarious is this? It is great to watch. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer group of lying demagogues.

Rational Thought on April 14, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Lets say that you had Bill Maher all tied up in a chair and just happened to have a Ball Peen Hammer in your dominate hand. What would, you do, reach for a flame thrower or smack him silly with that blunt instrument?

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Well, you see, I am a compassionate conservative. That’s why I would probably let him off easily. With this. Believe me, after 3 or 4 hours at the mercy of my four children, he’d be begging for mercy. Those things sting from close range.

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

gophergirl on April 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

AM’s get rotated to different sections of the store every 6 months. He’ll be gone in about a month.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Lets say that you had Bill Maher all tied up in a chair and just happened to have a Ball Peen Hammer in your dominate hand. What would, you do, reach for a flame thrower or smack him silly with that blunt instrument?

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Soap in a sock, or a good garden hose. Leaves less visible damage :-)

uncommon sense on April 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Why do they keep “explaining” what Ms. Rosen meant? It’s not working for them.

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

27 second video: Ann Romney vs Michelle Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3NT95f6uMw

I watched the video of Ann Romney at the NRA @ Hot Air last night
and thought I would do a compare and contrast.

No Niks on April 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

When I saw Maher’s mug heading the thread, I don’t know if this is included

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/04/14/bill_maher_ann_romney_has_never_gotten_her_a_out_of_the_house_to_work

Is Maher saying that so Barry has to return his $1 million dollars donation ?

galtani on April 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Lustitiana was a gunner-runner. That’s why it sunk so quickly. That’s cooler than hitting an iceberg

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

ALT, where you been the last few days? Had a little blurb about Lubbock and cleaning services. I guess that makes up for no great pizza places. :)

arnold ziffel on April 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

At least they made it over. One of mine was lost when the Elbe went down.

The Titanic was a much more elegant ship. For one, it didn’t have that second deck house like the Lusitania.

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Wow. You know a lot about large passenger ships from the turn of the century…. :-)

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Now, let’s call that settled and even. Let’s move on to talking about Dear Leader’s record as POTUS…?

d1carter on April 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I had family come to the US on the Lusitania.
Now THAt was a cool ship.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I finished reading Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy a few months back.

It’s outstanding.

JPeterman on April 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Lustitiana was a gunner-runner. That’s why it sunk so quickly. That’s cooler than hitting an iceberg

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Myth

Titanic was a “one of a kind disaster”. Lusitania, not so much.

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

To:
Mr. and Mrs. Okie Sixpack TwelvePack,

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 was passed when the Republicans were in control of both chambers, House and Senate.

One of the things that passing that law did for you Mr. and Mrs.

Sixpack TwelvePack was when you sell your primary residence, you can make up to $500,000 in profit and not owe any capital gains taxes. The housing market went into a 10 year boom cycle from 1997-2006.

The other thing that happened was that the top capital gains rate fell from 28% to 20%. The 15% bracket was lowered to 10%.
There were also child tax credits initiated and some estate tax exemptions changed.

Some results of what this did for the economy were that in the year ending 1998, personal income increased; tax revenues began a 4 year surge to a surplus until the after effects of 9/11 were beginning to be felt; Unemployment was down; Gross Domestic Product was up.

We had more money that we don’t have now. Who is responsible for this last 3 year slide into the sewer? Which party wants to tax, tax,
tax and spend, spend, spend? I’ll give you a clue- it starts with a “D”, which, coincidentally is the best overall grade they could hope to achieve.

The Republicans can share a portion of the blame for their panty-waistedness in letting the spending proceed and contrary to the
smears, they aren’t the “evil rich” (most of them are liberals). We just need more true patriots in the party.

The biggest culprit is Obama and his crony Democratc party hacks with their leftist friends. You know this bunch couldn’t find each
others asses with four hands.
Let’s get rid of them for good and turn this ship around before it goes aground, flips over and sinks. Your children’s and their children’s future is at stake.
We know the Captain is NUI (navigating under the influence).
Throw him overboard before we all drown.
Vote straight Republican ticket this election.
Sending out an S.O.S.

haha -Fooled you there didn’t I?

OkieDoc on April 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Directing the maintenance staff and paying the bills for three homes in three different states…is that like a job maybe?

RBMN on April 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Quick, what was happening one hundred years ago, right now?

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

They were passing out .45 autoloaders to the troops?

Lanceman on April 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Bill Maher is one of the reasons why ass whippings were invented.

arnold ziffel on April 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

galtani on April 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

It was.

galtani on April 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Kewl. (:

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Lets say that you had Bill Maher all tied up in a chair and just happened to have a Ball Peen Hammer in your dominate hand. What would, you do, reach for a flame thrower or smack him silly with that blunt instrument?

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

That’s easy. I would untie him. Verbally abuse him. If he snarked back. I would pound him. If he fought back. I would beat him into the ground the old fashion way. If he proved to be a good fighter. I would get him on the ground and armbar him quickly. If he would not tap out. I would snap him like a twig. If he still resisted. Rinse and repeat and then move to the legbars. So on and so forth. As I finished him I would do what the Marines where charged with. Then I would leave him in the fetal position wet and crying like the little girl he is. Of course this is all fantasy based on your posed scenario. I would never do anything like that, right?

Bmore on April 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM

And what happened to our trolls? I need a nothingburger w/cheese.

Lanceman on April 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Wow. You know a lot about large passenger ships from the turn of the century…. :-)

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I like ships and I happen to be able to look at the Lusitania and the titanic whenever I want. In 1/350 scale.

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Happy Saturday all
Maher is a D!%k, everyone’s a idiot but him and his followers. I would love to run into to him somewhere and let him see what a good old fashioned country butt woopin felt like.

angrymike on April 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Now, now, you got a good review and raise because you are a valuable worker. That bunny suit was the clincher!

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Why do they keep “explaining” what Ms. Rosen meant? It’s not working for them.

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Because they have to divide and conquer. They have to have a social issue, as the one can’t run on his record. That and the D’s seem to be great at doubling down on stupid.

uncommon sense on April 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Trash Palin for being a working mom without enough $$, and trash Romney for being too rich and staying home with her husband.

4 years is longer than I thought!

earlgrey133 on April 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Suffice to say, it all oils down to this: Whatever the reasonable, honest, forthright position is, the liberal will ALWAYS be on the opposite side.

Tim Zank on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Dear Anne,

Please go and get a job so that lefty loons can scream that you are taking away a job from someone more deserving.

Let’s give them something else to b!tch about!

JPeterman on April 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM

I guess all those Democrat constituent mothers who are unemployed and receiving welfare and other benefits should just sit down and shut up, too. Many of them have never had a job in their whole lives either.

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Now that is truly funny. Worse than water boarding I suppose. Good one.

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Quick, what was happening one hundred years ago, right now?

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM

No sir, the big event was not until 11:40PM April 15—-I think.

arnold ziffel on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Worthless waste of matter.

Philly on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Why do they keep “explaining” what Ms. Rosen meant? It’s not working for them.

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Because when Democrats speak, you can’t attach the commonly understood meaning to the words they use. An interpreter is required to explain to the uneducated masses what they really mean.

Curtiss on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

JPeterman on April 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Did you see the puppy video on Thursday night?

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

I like ships and I happen to be able to look at the Lusitania and the titanic whenever I want. In 1/350 scale.

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Are you a model builder?

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

angrymike on April 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

U angry bro?

Lanceman on April 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I guess all those Democrat constituent mothers who are unemployed and receiving welfare and other benefits should just sit down and shut up, too. Many of them have never had a job in their whole lives either.

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

My hat is off to you. I got mad, you were smart.

arnold ziffel on April 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Bill Douchbag, reallly? Crap waeasels are shamed.

Thomas More on April 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM

No sir, the big event was not until 11:40PM April 15—-I think.

arnold ziffel on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

You are correct.

JPeterman on April 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Bill just blew a cool million on Obama….
What a dork..

Electrongod on April 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Now that is truly funny. Worse than water boarding I suppose. Good one.

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

You have no idea. Plus the smallest one bites. :-0

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Husband said the same thing .LoL
More importantly though-my good review will make it easier for Spawn to jump to the head of the hiring line when he applies next month.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Now, now, you got a good review and raise because you are a valuable worker. That bunny suit was the clincher!

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

OMG. The bunny suit. You are cracking me up.

SparkPlug on April 14, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Directing the maintenance staff and paying the bills for three homes in three different states…is that like a job maybe?

RBMN on April 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Sounds like a job creator.

Rational Thought on April 14, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I see Bill is still being a DBear.

RickB on April 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

He actually toned this one down. Maybe Bill Maher thinks to himself, oh sh1t I just know Allahpundit’s going to post this later LOL!

If Bill Maher doesn’t know the routine by now he certainly should.

The arguement they are making is that Ann Romney can’t know something if she doesn’t live the same exact life style as another woman. I guess Ann Romney has been hermetically sealed her entire life, doesn’t watch tv or read newspapers use the internet, when she was First Lady of Massachusetts she shunned the public LOL!

This is all they have and it’s easy to punch holes in. Ann Romney’s led a shelter life apparently so cocooned she can’t know what’s going on with anyone in her community. Doesn’t appear to be likely.

It reminds of an old joke. There is a politician and a solider in a barber shop, they both get a shave, and the barber ask the politician if he wants to try some cologne. So the politician smells the cologne, and says no my wife will think I was visiting a french whore house…the barber ask the solider if he wants some of the same cologne. The solider says sure, my wife doesn’t know what a french whore house smells like GRIN.

Dr Evil on April 14, 2012 at 10:34 PM

The dogs didn’t advanced because their owner is a moron.

RickB on April 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM

RickB, look at you all out the gate quick. ; )

Bmore on April 14, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Curtiss on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

If I was their “audience” I’d be insulted that they are still explaining what they mean.

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:35 PM

No sir, the big event was not until 11:40PM April 15—-I think.

arnold ziffel on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Struck the iceberg 11:40 “ships time” – local, April 14th 1912.

Sank on the 15th.

We are now in the period, 100 years ago, between the collision and the sinking.

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:35 PM

My hat is off to you. I got mad, you were smart.

arnold ziffel on April 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I’m not actually mad about all this. I like it when people accidentally let the mask slip and we can see their true attitudes the truth is that most liberals despise the traditional family and mothers. I hope this doesn’t go away any time soon. At the very least, I hope the GOP will use it to their advantage during the election.

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:35 PM

What is missing in this discussion: the lowest-paid spouse is working to pay the increased tax burden of the last 4 decades.

The social rot of no at-home parent raising the children has increased the “need” for increased government social programs, which increases the “need” for tax revenue, which increases…

You get the idea.

Boys need a Dad to civilize them. Girls need a Mom to socialize them. Somebody has to be home to run the ship.

Repeat: The lowest-paid spouse is working to pay taxes. Check your paystubs.

Who is John Galt on April 14, 2012 at 10:36 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

That’s an interesting perk. Is he going to apply at your store or a location where he lives now?

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Lanceman
Nope, angrymike isn’t angry he just despises Bill, I can say what I want but you can’t, Maher..,

angrymike on April 14, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Did you see the puppy video on Thursday night?

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Nope, I’ve been busy and have a deadline looming.

JPeterman on April 14, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Why did Democrats feel such an urgent need to distance themselves from a comment that was 1) accurate — Romney doesn’t exactly have much in common with the 75% of women who now work for a living — and 2) frankly inoffensive? (I happen to agree with the Washington Post‘s Ruth Marcus that Rosen’s only real fault, in the Anderson Cooper exchange, lay in forgetting to use the politically correct phrase ‘work outside the home’ instead of the politically toxic word work to describe the remunerative activity Romney didn’t have to engage in.)

This paragraph in itself shows how out of touch BOTH parties are with regular Americans.

Everyone with a brain knows what Ms Rosen meant when she said Mrs Sketch had never worked a day in her life. I understand the pubbies jumping on her “misstatement” for political gain. What really bothered me was how quickly the inside beltway dems threw Ms Rosen under the bus. What she said was nothing close to what that shameful West idiot says on a daily basis.

Shame on you Axelrod. Shame on you Carney. And Michelle, you should have kept your tweet to yourself. You didn’t do anyone any favors with that cowardly tweet.

Uppereastside on April 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

The liberals are too stupid to shut up about this. They are digging a bigger hole everyday.

I love it.

gophergirl on April 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM

It really is a professional quality dig isn’t it? Great Fun! Especially for us amateur archaeologists.

Bmore on April 14, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Are you a model builder?

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Used to be pro. prototypes for sales, protoypes for the overseas toy manufactures, custom for conventions. There would have been movie work but i turned it down because it meant a winter in Boston and I had just met my wife-to-be.

There a still a few of the kits I mastered on the market.

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:39 PM

27 second video: Ann Romney vs Michelle Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3NT95f6uMw

I watched the video of Ann Romney at the NRA @ Hot Air last night
and thought I would do a compare and contrast.

No Niks on April 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Pretty much no contest, I’m afraid. The radical divide in this country is more visible than ever.

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Uppereastside

Ah there we go.

Lanceman on April 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Any male Hot Airians responsible for this?

a capella on April 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Man, they reeeeeally must need this “War on Women” narrative to continue in order to have a prayer in November. That’s the only logical explanation I can think of as to why they’re quadrupling down on this. I honestly don’t know what the hell makes them think the 4th time will be the charm in going after Ann Romney.

I get the whole class warfare angle of it which really is what the main point was from the beginning. But Rosen f’ed it up so bad with her choice of words, that this can never be a winning issue for them. They’ll need to go back to the drawing boards and come up with some other way of making a majority of the electorate hate the Romneys for their wealth, cuz this one’s already been crapped all over.

Doughboy on April 14, 2012 at 10:11 PM

This isn’t part of a grand strategy. This is from the gut. They hate women who stay at home and look after their children and husbands. They especially hate women whose husbands make a lot of women. This is about hate and jealousy.

Basilsbest on April 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Shame on you Axelrod. Shame on you Carney. And Michelle, you should have kept your tweet to yourself. You didn’t do anyone any favors with that cowardly tweet.

Uppereastside on April 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

u mad bro?
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To freaking bad, get over it!

JPeterman on April 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM

It really is a professional quality dig isn’t it? Great Fun! Especially for us amateur archaeologists.

Bmore on April 14, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Maybe if they keep digging, they’ll find a better trade route to China :)

uncommon sense on April 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Used to be pro. prototypes for sales, protoypes for the overseas toy manufactures, custom for conventions. There would have been movie work but i turned it down because it meant a winter in Boston and I had just met my wife-to-be.

There a still a few of the kits I mastered on the market.

cozmo on April 14, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Does that mean that you designed the prototypes that were then sold on the market?

cynccook on April 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM

What she said was nothing close to what that shameful West idiot says on a daily basis.

Uppereastside on April 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

And I see you’re a closet racist.
Typical.

Lanceman on April 14, 2012 at 10:42 PM

JPeterman on April 14, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Are you sticking around? I can link it again.

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2012 at 10:42 PM

JPeterman on April 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

About 4 years ago I was searching the Ellis Island site and was thrilled to learned that my mother’s paternal grandmother and uncle came over to the US aboard the Lusitania in 1908 from England(Pop’s dad came to the US first and then sent for them).
I’m a Naval disaster buff-so it’s right up my alley.
I will check out that book.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 14, 2012 at 10:42 PM

The really funny thing about the whole Rosen gaffe is that apart from the day it happened, and maybe the day after, no one’s really talking about this except the left. If they would have just left good enough alone, let Hilary get a little egg on her face and moved on, it would have been a minor ding, but something quickly forgotten.

But the narcissists in the left-wing opinion world can’t stand to have any facet of their ideology criticized. They keep churning out opinion pieces, bringing it back up… they can’t let the dead horse lie.

They fail to recognize that one multimillionaire criticizing another multimillionaire over who has the harder life is ridiculous.

More importantly, this is Hilary Rosen. She is literally every single thing that is wrong with Washington. Let’s go over the list:

-Democrat pundit
-Copyright lawyer
-Former CEO of the RIAA
-Lobbyist
-Former head of a major lobbying firm

This is the woman who was in charge of the RIAA when the RIAA was suing 12-year-olds for hundreds of thousands of dollars for using Napster.

And to cap it all off, she criticizes Mrs. Romney for raising her children in wealth, when she herself didn’t adopt her children until AFTER she was wealthy.

But yeah, just keep defending her remarks, libs. The squirming indignancy you’re showing just proves you recognize her critics have a point and you feel you have to do damage control.

Quantus on April 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM

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