Someone has obviously murdered Renee Zellweger and is now pretending to be her.
Category Archives: Women
If They Gave Oscars to Defendants on the Stand
“His expression was grim, his voice cracked at just the right times, and he appeared in genuine pain — all while describing his wife.
As Bob McDonnell testified in his public corruption trial Thursday, it was easy to see why he was once regarded as one of the most talented Republican politicians in the country. He didn’t simply throw his wife, Maureen, under a bus to keep himself out of prison. He laid her down gently on the road, with a pillow and blanket.”
Quote of the Day
“Mississippi may not shift its obligation to respect the established constitutional rights of its citizens to another state.”
Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in an opinion that will allow Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic to stay open.
A good day for the women of Mississippi and women all over America.
Shut Up about Shutting Down
Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin, who lost his Missouri Senate race to Claire McCaskill, is baaack, and he wants us to know he’s sorry — very, very sorry. In his new book*, Akin regrets that he apologized for claiming women can’t get pregnant if it’s a “legitimate rape.” I think we all knew at the time that his apology was as phony as his biology.
This moron genuinely believes women can magically shut down their bodies. If only we could shut up Akin and his crappy science.
* Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom
Did Cassidy’s Daughter Really Have a Choice?
Bill Cassidy, the staunchly anti-abortion GOP candidate for Senate from Louisiana, has announced that his unmarried 17-year-old daughter will have a baby sometime this summer.
I just hope that this is what she wants, and not what Cassidy and his wife want for her. Their daughter may well want children five or ten years from now, but not as she begins her senior year in high school.
I know that many abortion opponents argue that some women are unduly pressured into having abortions by their parents or spouses or boyfriends, and that’s a terrible thing. But I think it’s equally sad if a girl is pressured into not having an abortion, if that’s what she wants. Meanwhile the boy who shares responsibility seems to be going his merry way.
Not to Worry
There’s an article up at HuffPost entitled, “What If a Muslim Company Used the ‘Hobby Lobby’ Decision to Impose Its Values on White Christians?”
As long as Scalia, Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Kennedy are on the bench, I really don’t think we have to worry about that.
Sulzberger Preferred the Wrath of Women Than African Americans
Dean Baquet, who has replaced Jill Abramson as the executive editor at the NYT, told owner Arthur Sulzberger that Sulzberger had to choose between them. If Sulzberger didn’t fire Abramson, Baquet, the first African American managing editor at the paper, would quit, claiming “humiliation” over the job offer to Janine Gibson, who was going to become co-managing editor for digital.
Sulzberger, knowing he had to face a firestorm over an African American or a woman, decided to fire the woman. He may have rationalized his choice by telling himself that women aren’t really a “minority,” like African Americans. But when it comes to getting jobs like executive editor of the Times, women sure as hell are a minority.
This Makes No Sense
The latest explanation coming from the NYT about Jill Abramson’s firing as executive editor is that she deceived owner Arthur Sulzberger. Specifically, Sulzberger believed that Abramson told managing editor Dean Baquet (now Abramson’s successor) that she had offered a job to Janine Gibson to become co-managing editor for the digital side of the paper. But Abramson had told Baquet only that she was thinking about offering Gibson a job and hadn’t told him the job title, which would make Gibson his equal.
Where this story makes no sense to me is the part where Abramson sent Baquet to have lunch with Gibson on May 5, with Gibson already having been offered a co-managing editor position, and Baquet not knowing. Supposedly he found out what was going on from Gibson, complained to Sulzberger, and Abramson got fired.
If Abramson was trying to keep Baquet in the dark, why on earth would she have arranged for him to meet with Gibson? How could she possibly think this would go well for her?
2014 Is Battle of the Sexes
The battle for the Senate in 2014 is shaping up not so much as Democrats versus Republicans or Tea Partiers versus Establishment as female voters versus male voters. Women want to see the Dems control Congress by a ten-point margin, while men favor the GOP by 13 points. There’s more of us than them, so women just need to show up.
Quote of the Day
“I have a desire to work out. I keep a determination to work out. I created a discipline to work out, and I choose to work out.”
The “mantra” of Teena Henson, who lost 160 pounds in the last three years.