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October 21, 2010 by  

Girl Talk

Pity poor Maureen Dowd. How awful her life must be, carrying the psychic scars of indignities suffered during adolescence so far into her twilight years. Try to forgive her embittered rant against the girls who gave her a hard time in high school.

Appearing in Sunday’s issue of The New York Times, Ms. Dowd offered us heathens “Playing All the Angles;” a housecat-swipe of her claws at her teenage tormentors. Well, their proxies, at least — Mo never knew girls like Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle or Christine O’Donnell in high school. They didn’t live in the urbane confines of Washington D.C.’s well-heeled neighborhoods, and they surely didn’t score silver-platter jobs in the journalism field straight out of Rich Girl University. 

Dowd actually has talent as a writer, albeit drastically misdirected. Her tendency toward extreme bombast is far less noticeable than it might be were it not for the colossal talent-shadows cast by vastly more appealing thinkers like Charles Krauthammer (smarter), P.J. O’Rourke (funnier — on purpose), and Christopher Hitchens (more interesting — with better hair).

Her plagiarism and deliberate mischaracterizations are oft-noticed, but Dowd is a woman, so she demands — and gets a free pass. Let me amend that. Dowd is a liberal woman, so she gets a free pass.

She certainly doesn’t offer them. 

Just days after the California chapter of NOW stood up to be counted with Jerry Brown in calling Meg Whitman “a whore,” Dowd reserved her bile for Whitman, not Brown — nor NOW. 

Her screed focused primarily on Sharron Angle, the fund-raising machine who has hapless milquetoast Harry Reid cowering in the corner like a flyweight who’s just been told he’s sparring with one of the heavyweight boxing champion Klitschko brothers. But despite the fact that Dowd was evidently inspired by an Angle event, she made room for catty claws at other conservative women who are laying the proverbial smackdown on her liberal allies. Of course, she called Angle a racist, which was ludicrous, especially considering that Dowd is whiter than the putty-faced Park Avenue trust fund dowagers who still take her seriously.

As an earnest wingnut, Dowd takes the obligatory potshots at other nationally-reviled Women of the Right. To be fair, in the age of MSNBC‘s all-hate-all-the-time programming, old war horses like Dowd have to use as wide a choke as possible in their satirical shotgun. 

Welcome to America’s post-post-feminist era. Sorry, “strong women,” the girls of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy were locked out in 1999. 

Whatever happened to celebrating girl power, anyway? When then-First Lady Hillary Clinton decided to use her husband’s capital to put her trial lawyer pals in charge of the nation’s doctors, liberals like Dowd accused her critics of everything short of ersatz Salem Witch Trials. Now, strong women scare Dowd the same way a week at a nudist colony with Nancy Pelosi would scare…everyone. (I would need to iron everything I own the moment I got home.) 

Reading Mo’s Sunday simper was a glimpse inside the tortured psyche of American journalism’s most famous cocktail party conversationalist. She identifies eight Republican women by name, and then tears into them like she was the president of the science club and they were the cheerleading squad. 

“We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.”

But Dowd is an analytical commentator, not a jealous harpy, right? The only thing that was missing from her literary shriek was a pair of boxes at the bottom of the text marked:

“Check Y or N?  Do u h8 mean gurlz az much az me?”

Dowd compares her subjects to the “mean girls” who tortured her in high school; and then verbally shreds Angle’s hair, wardrobe, respect for the 2nd Amendment and even her… vehicle?:

“With casino red suit and lipstick… Angle… campaigns at times with a .44 Magnum revolver in her 1989 GMC pickup.” 

An ’89?  Horrors.  At least Dowd isn’t a “mean girl.”

The strong women on “The View” were so upset when Bill O’Reilly pointed out the religious identity of the 9/11 hijackers that they stormed off in stereotypically estrogen-soaked outrage. California’s NOW babes called Meg Whitman a “whore.” Rachel Maddow falsely implicated Steve Stockman in the Oklahoma City bombing. Nancy Pelosi wanted Federal investigations into opponents of the Ground Zero Mosque. And now we have Ms. Mo, howling like the runner-up to the homecoming queen about the high school-ish tendencies of conservative women.

Girls, girls, girls — save it 4 Facebook.

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • s c

    Maureen Dowd sounds like she’s a testosterone queen (not unlike Hillary). I find it hard to care what she thinks. However, when she opens her mouth, that’s another matter.
    She must be treated like everyone else. The word that fits – FAIR – doesn’t get used much, especially when a progressive schmuckette is in the public spotlight. No matter how she tries to package herself, she still has all of the appeal of a sack of fresh pasture muffins.

    • alpha-lemming

      Testosterone??? I guess someone in the party’s got to have some but you’d think it’d be the guys (which it ain’t).

      • Dogma-Free

        hahaha…well, granted, no one has anywhere near as much testosterone as Anne Coulter…on either side.

        Ben, you catty b*tch! What a fabulous piece you have penned here – way to show your true colours by attacking a lady! You go, sailor!

        Well, anyways…I’m actually thankful for your articles, because if it wasn’t for you, I’d have to lower myself to actually watch FAUX “news”, to get my daily far-right propaganda. And as the gods only know, I certainly wouldn’t want to do that. Jesus H. Christ, no.

        • denniso

          Such fine prose from Ben Crystal…all w/o saying much of anything,other than to personally attack liberal women. By the way,w/o those liberal women who fought to open politics and journalism as careers for all women, the Palins,O’Donnells,Coulters and Angles would still be confined to the kitchen and bedroom.

          • libertytrain

            seems to me I remember quite a few attacks at the conservative women by posters such as yourself. In this country, women of all types were part of it’s historic journey.

          • denniso

            ‘Conservative’ women fought and still fight feminism,while they use the gains made by it for their own purposes and gain.

          • libertytrain

            You are, of course, entitled to your opinion – you just now sounded especially like the liberal writings of Ben’s conservative writings on this article.

          • http://naver sook young

            How about women of this modern day like Condi Rice, Palin, Angle, Liz Dole, and others who aren’t liberal? Don’t you think that they have made great contributions to this country, Denniso? How about Susan B. Anthony? I don’t think that she would be a full supporter of the women’s movement now. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Sook Young,
            Very good demonstration of using fact to make a progressive dummy run scared!!!

          • Denniso

            All the women who fought for women’s rights and the vote were progressives, by definition. The ‘conservatives’ wanted to leave things as they were w/ men in charge. I’m saying, that w/o the progressive women opening the door w/ blood,sweat and tears, and jail time,the modern Repub women would not even exist in politics or business. They are the descendants of the very women who fought progress for women,and if they had won, our women would have about the same opportunities as women in Iran or Saudi Arabia.

          • http://naver sook young

            I’ll agree with you Denniso that if we didn’t have the right to vote things would be different, but I don’t think that it would be as bad as Iran or Saudi Arabia. Before the 19th Amendment, women couldn’t be left property in their husbands will. They would leave it to their children, but the children wouldn’t kick their mother out and she could continue to live there. Some of them even signed it over to their mother to get around the normal way of doing things. I also forgot to mention some women they thought were crazy in those days. How about Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth? They thought Lucretia was insane and was arrested multiple times for a woman’s right to vote. How about Ms. Truth? She not only wanted women’s rights, but also fought for the freedom of the slaves. How about Hellen Keller and Clara Barton? Hellen Keller instigated having people that were disabled to speak in a different way. Clara Barton started the Red Cross and the U.S. Army Nursing Corps. To this day, many people think of nursing as a woman’s profession. There are many more I’m sure we could think of, but you have to admit, they would still stand up for our rights today. They just wouldn’t do some of the things that many of these women do today. I couldn’t think of one that would allow herself to be embarrassed on TV like Hillary, from the affair and her husband lying about it. How about how some of the liberals act today with Pelosi, Boxer, and others? They may have gotten where they are today because of these past women, but I think (my opinion only) they have lost their way and we should get back to being good patriotic women. Not the ones that would sacrifice their babies, do drugs, want to keep people lazy and ignorant, etc. What do you think Denniso? Is it possible that we can be what they wanted for American women to be without living by these ungodly means they do today? I’m also a modern day woman and would like to ask you to answer my questions, is this OK? I just really want to know what you think. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai

        • denniso

          No, we probably wouldn’t be as bad as Iran or Saudi because we don’t share their religion in the majority. But, there are many fundamentalist religions here that come pretty close to treating women the way they are treated by fundamentalist Muslims.

          And I realize that the rightwing has demonized Pelosi and Boxer,but why don’t you tell me what’s so wrong w/ them,other than their politics being different than yours. They are modern career women who have dedicated their working lives to politics and serving their country…Bad???

          • http://naver sook young

            I agree with you that Pelosi and Boxer may have worked very hard to get where they are at now. I also agree that if it weren’t for the 19th Amendment we may not have women in Congress, Senate, or be able to run for office like Palin and Hillary did. I don’t have anything against them running for office or serving the country, it is just the ways they do it. I don’t believe some of them really represent what we American women want. I didn’t believe it was necessary to force healthcare on a people that didn’t want it. I think some of them are what my husband calls “traitors and cowards”, not just to the nation, but to women’s causes also. They only seem to seek only to appease advocacy groups and ethnic interests who promise to deliver the most vote at the next election. I don’t doubt that this happens with any candidate representing any party, but can this nation that no longer teaches the principles of our founding fathers, lest the offend some special interest, ever regain it’s soul? The women’s movement under groups like the NOW, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, etc, don’t really hold the ideals and desires that we women want for this country. I am part of a woman’s group called the Susan B. Anthony List. They support many of our causes and are pro-life. Together with them, we are starting to bring down candidates that are pro-abortion(death) and most of them are liberals, some are what you call RINOs. Denniso, it’s always good to talk to someone about our issues, even if they believe differently than I do. I do believe in all the rights and liberties we have as women, but let’s not allow what we have earned to go astray and look like a bunch of fools. If you have any ideas on how we can do this together, without politics comming between us, I’ll be willing to listen to your ideas and think about them, honestly. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai

          • http://?? Joe H.

            sook young,
            As dumnisso’s heroine eyes used to say ” Hands clapping” Only I am doing it for a real lady of freedom that learned it the hard way. God bless you, lady!!!!

          • Denniso

            For women to be united,they must not dictate to one another how to live. That includes work or staying home and issues connected to choice. No person has the right to force a woman to carry a pregnancy to term if the woman doesn’t wish to. Incest,rape,health of mother or fetus…all require that the only one who can make the decision to give birth is the mother.

          • http://naver sook young

            Denniso, I whole heartedly agree with you about why some women want to have an abortion. Rape and other things are terrible events in a woman’s life, but even if she doesn’t get pregnant she still will have those memories for the rest of her life. I believe (my opinion only) that the child is an innocent life and in no way to be blamed for anything. If a woman has sex with someone and gets pregnant because of her actions, I say (my opinion only) that she has no right to terminate the fetus inside of her. She made her bed and now she must lie in it. I’ve never been forced to do anything demeaning or against my will bt my husband or other people. If someone tried to do something bad to me, like the ones you mentioned, my husband would go what he calls “battle mode” and hopefully the police would get the criminal first. I respect my husband and know my roles as a wife and mother. I’m a hard working nurse, mother of 4 children, and a dedicated wife. I’m also submissive to my husband. This doesn’t mean he gives orders and I obey. It means that if my husband asks me something (he always asks nicely), then I should respect his wishes and listen to him. I listen to my husband before I listen to my friends. Why? In my 2 younger sister’s marriages, they tend to have lots of conflicts because they listen to their friends opinions and not their husbands. Friends always think differently than our husbands think. If you think I’m crazy, that’s OK. I think a good role model for all women would be Mother Theresa. She was smart, tough, a hard worker, helped people no matter their differences, and always said what she meant. I remember her telling Bill Clinton, Hillary, Al Gore, and Tipper a few things on national TV when she came to Washington. I hope that she would qualify as a liberated woman to you, because that is how I also do things. Yes, this means no one pushes me around or forces me to do something. My husband also sees to me being protected. I hope this answers your questions. Can we as women stand together to improve this country without political ideals stand in our way? If we could do that Denniso, would you want to stand together to do this? Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai

          • Denniso

            I agree that politics shouldn’t divide women,or men for that matter.We should be Americans first and keep our political battles in perspective.

          • http://naver samurai

            I really agree with you on that point, Denniso. See, sometimes we can agree on things. I know my wife Sook Young likes it that you know alot about women’s history and wishes to discuss more with you, if possible. See, this last post of yours and this one of mine are politics free and see how we can be towards each other. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Claire

    Everyone on this site should know by now that I do not favor a lot of the candidates from either party. That said, I wish to point out that if a female runs against a male candidate, then that female must be prepared to take whatever “heat” her opponent dishes out and vice versa. If women want to enter the political arena, then they should have the guts to deal with whatever is said. Politics can be and is a nasty business. A woman has to “roll” with the punches and come back fighting. Personally, if I were in the political scene and running for an office, they would probably call me all kinds of names because I would be fighting like a tomcat. If someone called me a whore, you can dang well bet I would come back with something worse than that. But, remember, speak softly and carry a big stick. That is the key. To heck with gender, I am weary of women screaming “sexism.” Women wanted womens lib and they got it so pony up. The old words “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen” is appropriate.

    • American Citizen

      The point is that it’s women for the most part demonizing other women who have the mojos to run for political office. Those running have more qualifications than most men sitting up there in Congress right now.

    • DaveH

      It’s interesting to me that the Women’s Liberation movement started in earnest after Jimmy Carter and the Congressional Democrats trashed our economy. They made it an issue of Women’s Lib to have a two-worker family. Before the Carter days, one worker could supply the family with a decent living. My theory? I think they were convincing the women that they were “denied” the opportunities to make a living, to divert their attention from the fact that they had to work if they wanted to have a decent family wage after the Big Government trashing of our economy.
      More evidence for that? Consider the fact that very few women’s groups said anything at all about the Chief Sexual Harasser’s antics in the 1900s. I mean, if any Chief executive has the power to coerce women to sleep with him, it is the President of the United States. Yet, they were mostly silent. Why was that?
      And now, as more and more women are standing up and winning political power as Conservatives, why aren’t these Women’s Groups hailing their new-found stature?

  • Claire

    Another thing I forgot to mention, when I was in school, I was “picked on” but I can tell you one thing–I fought back. I was little but loud and I was a “scrapper.” After awhile the kids left me alone because they finally realized I wasn’t going to tolerate their crap and they couldn’t push me around. By the time I entered the seventh and eighth grades, things were good. My high school years were wonderful. Ahhh, memories.

  • Susan Daniels

    NOW is a meaningless collection of shrill harpies. Why were they so silent when Clinton was getting Lewinskied and his wife was being humiliated? Why didn’t they attack him? Didn’t want to miss out on a future invite to the WH, no doubt !

    • Vigilant

      Susan:

      NOW has demonstrated, over and over again, that their proper name should be “National Organization of Liberal Women.” To them, if a woman is pro-life, she deserves nothing but scorn. Women who are Conservative politicians are in the same boat.

    • Mike In MI

      Ssusan D. – LUV IT! LUV IT! “Why were they so quiet when Clinton was getting Lewinskied…?” yukkity

      Keeping Quiet??? Probably because they were afraid it might hurt their chances of getting a taste of hypospadias.

      • Mike In MI

        Or, maybe, like Ben Crystal, they are afraid they might end up in a nudist colony for a week with….Hilarity and Nasty P.
        Then finding out they need to iron their nudist colony formals, having contracted a contagious case of Nasty’s pleated prune-suit. Look how close association with her made a saggy-baggy of Hoary Reid.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Mike In Mi,
          I was born and raised in Michigan so what have you got against a fellow michigander??? I’m gonna have nightmares from that picture in my mind!!!

  • Donald R. Megerle

    Dowd…or maybe it’s the misspelling of ‘Dud’…? I never liked her when Imus invited her on his radio talk show….just because the Good Lord endowed her with a few phrases…What makes her the ‘know it all about it all?…like Obama…she is a phony! Ben can sure put words together! Keep up the great work…we need you now more than ever!

  • Vigilant

    Conservative female politicians are self-made women who don’t buy into the victim mentality of the leftist “journalists” like Dowd.

    • Donald R. Megerle

      Vigilant! Excellent!

    • American Citizen

      Great post and so right on.

  • Rebecca

    Note to Maureen: Adolescence is difficult for every girl out there. But when it is over, let it be over. Grow up, go on and if you can’t then GET SOME HELP. Stop taking it out on people you don’t even know and blaming others for your mental and emotional issues.

    • Conservatives United

      The real problem is that most liberal have never grown out of adolescents, so how can we expect grown up behavior. All their rants are just like a spoiled child, who never is disciplined.

  • http://none DWB

    Good for Susan; telling it like it is about NOW! What a bunch of phonies and hypocrites! To NOW, what’s good for the goose is only good for the gander if it fits what NOW wants it to fit. The Clinton/Lewinsky affair should’ve had them climbing the walls at NOW instead of looking the other way. Imagine if a CEO of any company did what Clinton did (and he WAS CEO of the United States at the time); NOW and that phony liberal wacko Nancy Ireland would’ve been all over that CEO like a cheap suit. To HELL with such hypocritical, politically correct organizations! And to hell with PC-ness period!

  • Carlucci

    Hilary is a lesbian. She could have cared less about Bill and Monica. She just acted like she cared because it was all over the lamestream news.

    • DaveH

      LOL. I don’t know about the Lesbian part, Carlucci, but it was obvious to me that her quest for power superceded anything else.

  • Wes Evans

    You imply people take M Dowd seriously. I always thought her column was satire for the NY Libs. Give her a break poor woman needs the job.

    • Mike In MI

      Wes E -
      She doesn’t need a break. She is broken. AND, as far as my concern, she’s in no need of a job. She’s one of the few people we should pay to stay at home and collect a check to play with razors.

  • FlaJim

    Dowd is and always has been a whining hypocrite.

    Several years ago, she wrote that she hated Thanksgiving because her entire family consists of Bible believing Republicans who (horrors!) made her sit while they prayed over their meal.

    Years earlier, she was relentless in her criticism of the boy president but when he was impeached, she was suddenly his biggest defender.

    So much time wasted reading her trash in years gone by. I’ve got no time for her these days. typical simpering liberal with nothing to say.

    • KimM

      I happen to love Plato’s work as well as many other intelligent indiviuals throughout our worlds long history. so I will say but this,

      “Wise men(women)speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

      As for Mo D. I don’t find anything worthy of reading really. If anyone is a hoe-er (garden tool) then she is on the top of the dung heap.
      As most (if not all) Dems will sell there soul (possibly more) for a vote, she sadly, has obviously sold herself to them.

  • Donald R. Megerle

    Comments are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Angel Wannabe

    This round of elections, Just keeps getting’ nastier and nastier. On TV, on Radio. Even Bill O’reilly got in the mix!__ Conservative women are dragged through the mud more because, they’re independent and don’t play the victim, they do what they gotta do alone, if need be!__People with a victim mentality, envy this trait, rather than try to put it to practice!__I’m always amazed how acceptable it is for a male in our society to be aggressive, but if a Woman’s aggressive, she’s referred to as a B*tch!__Guess I’m a Conservative B*tch!!! :)

    • DaveH

      Angel, I think you’re being a little hard on yourself. I would consider a female to be a beeatch only if she aggressively tried to take advantage of others. I think that is a trait mostly (if not exclusively) exhibited by female Liberals.

      • s c

        DaveH, you got it! And, you were polite. Under other circumstances, I’d try to tell Dowd to get her hormones checked, but that would keep America from knowing just what kind of kookoid, space cadet wacko she really is.

  • American Citizen

    I read her column once and never read her again. I sometimes read Kathleen Parker just to keep up with Liberal thinking. I think of what I read the other day, and this really applies to Liberals and Progressives, “Don’t try to outsmart your common sense.”

  • john

    NOW is the female version of the He-man woman haters club run so inefficiently by President Spanky and Alfalfa.It’s a collection of ugly manly woman who hate themselves and suffer from penis envy.These feminists hijacked a movement that once was for the benefit and care of woman started by Susan B Anthony.Now it has become a hateful sexists anti-feminine group that despises motherhood,children and family.As for Dowd she is just another self loathing miserable liberal who hates the things that remind her of what she should be herself.Todays feminists have no interest in womans health or they would not advocate abortion,and enslavement to pills and various other contracetives that harm women both physically and pscychologically.They are just another branch of the liberal elitist left who prey upon the youth on campuses and schools across the country along with Planned Parenthood to sway their minds into accepting the immorality and promiscuous lifestyles that will spread disease and abortions and keep their well oiled blood money machine rolling along which in turn continues to by corrupt Godless politicians with no conscience.They are afraid because they have stirred the beehive a little too much this time and now they will feel the sting come November…it’s time to restore this nation and it’s very soul and take it back from the atheists,gays,commies,and corrupt politicians..it’s time that we become One Nation Under God.People like Maureen Dowd and the various other miserable liberal media can crawl back under the rock from which they came.

    • Angel Wannabe

      John damn well said!!!

    • KimM

      I agree John!!! Thanks.

  • Howard R Gray

    There was a time demonizing might work when the press was owned by the left. The blogs and the internet, coupled with FOX News, amounts to a dealbreaker for Dowd’s nonsense.

    Dowd’s hegemony is over, it takes a while for her to understand that pettey infantile rants don’t cut it as journalism.

    Ersatz high school hurts aren’t real to the readers, nor do they matter. This dowager needs her pension asap.

    Ho Hum, nuff said!

  • FreedomFighter

    Rachel Madcow is a real piece of work, some Psych major should study her to earn the PHD.

    Its not about men and women, boys or girls, or something inbetween, its about control, power and ideology. The Progressive liberal socialit commies want to take over America and run your life then enslave you extreme taxation to big goverment.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Les Moore

    I rarely find anything in these newsletters to disagree with, but I must disagreement with the kindness toward Dowdy. I would have booted her from my High School Creative writing class along with her valley girl friends. Her style is mechanical, without any journalistic merit, completely uncreative and droll at best. She epitomizes everything stupid about the lapdog media – and I am trying to be kind about it.

    • s c

      Les, Moore, you rate a GOLD star today. RIGHT ON! So how do you think H L Mencken would react to someone like Maureen Dowd? I think he’d find many ways to ‘rip her a new one,’ and he would do it in ways that she’d have to hunt for translators to get an idea as to what he said and meant.
      A good nickname for her might be Jockstrappa R Outrageous.

  • http://personalliberty.com Jessica

    Maureen Dowd is just bitter because she’s a spinster who never found a decent man and has no kids (but plenty of abortions, possibly!). We’ve all met women like that. Cold, hostile man-haters who resent the popular girls in college. You don’t have to pick on people like that, they pick on themselves. Why do you think she cuts down Sarah Palin so much? Because Palin married the hunky alpha male who knocked her up, then went on to create a successful career and a flock of exceptional
    rug rats. Liberal feminists hate that. That’s why they push the “pro choice” agenda so hard.

    • s c

      Jessica, as conservatives we are obligated to put progressives and all other pc Nazis in their place. Instead of saying ‘pro choice,’ please say PRO DEATH.
      ‘Pro choice’ gives progressives and their chums the benefit of the doubt. PRO DEATH nails their sorry asses to the wall. We can NEVER give a progressive, socialist, communist or a fascist the benefit of any doubt.

      • Vicki

        Pro Choice ignores the fact that there are TWO people involved in that choice. One of those people is never asked what their will is.

        Yes it is my body. But what about the child and his/her body. Where is his/her choice?

        As such Pro Choice ~= Pro Death as you have said.

        • john

          Like the saying goes..pro-choice..finish the sentence..whats the choice?Life or death..obviously planned parenthood would rather leave what those choices are out.If NASA found a frozen ameba on MArs I bet the headlines would read Life found on moon..yet they can’t seem to recognize life in the womb.Meanwhile the Muslims love the fact that abortion is so rampant in the Western world…as Mohmar Khadafy said..we do not need to invade the West militarily..as you keep aborting your children,we have 10-15 children per family..we will invade you through the womb.Think abortion is not a sin?God is handing us slowly over to our enemies as he did with the Isrealites when they turned their back on God..for most of Europe it’s too late..but we still have time…thats why these elections are so important..we need to weed out the enemies of America..they are our very own..the leftists,gay extremists,liberals,and atheists…it needs to start with those in office and our education system needs to be cleaned out to..thats where they grab and shape the minds of our children..people need to stand up against whats wrong..we need to not be afraid to be labled bigots and hatemongers..we need to educate our children against what they’re indoctrinated with in schools.The liberals like to have their cool slogan “ROCK THE VOTE” to get the youth out their..well Lets not just rock the vote ..let’s sink their ship!

      • Mike In MI

        Good on ya’ s c -
        I concur wholeheartedly, because with them there’s always the doubt of ANY benefit.

  • barbmiller

    the women’s lib i fought for back in the 60s and 70s isn’t what’s happening today. my nephew worked at lowe’s where he was a cashier. at night, when they had to bring all the baskets and mowers in, he had to go help the men do the work while the women counted money. when he worked at a theater, he had to take the trash out at night because women were afraid to go out in the dark to do it. equal pay for equal work means equal. if you can’t do ALL the work men have to do, go get a job somewhere else. same thing with politics. if you can’t handle the slander and back-stabbing that’s always been part of running for office, you’re applying for the wrong job.

  • TIME

    Just a few thoughts, one of our good friends used to do Ebay all the time, well that was up until around 2005 ish as I recall, or while Ebay was still under Meg Wittman’s control.

    He and his wife were knocking down well into the 6 figures per year selling on Ebay.
    But; Meg Wittman’s ever incresing cray rules where one could not Offend anyone with items from history, let alone the crazy rules of taking money from the sellers and then tossing their auction items off, or just outright stealing from their client base.

    Then came along Pay Pay, of what as buyer our friend was taken for many thousands of dollars. Who was Ebay’s leader; Meg Wittman who is a 100% total scum bag
    I understand she no longer runs ebay, but she did what she did and she is a scum bag, and the lawyer they used was even more of a scum bag.

    So saddly the folks out in Calie have ZERO choice in this race, Brown the bone head, or Wittman the scum bag, WOW who do you pick.

    • libertytrain

      Funny, 2005 was about the time eBay became more difficult to sell on and for myself, prior to that time according to my tax records, I was doing quite well on eBay. And while I don’t know much about Meg Whitman – I was able to measure my eBay success, what appears to be, prior to her departure. And a rule, I agree with most of you usually post.

    • chuck b

      time

      we had eight years of brown back in the seventies. i guess people have short memories, this guy is a whacko, of course he fits in well with the environmental crowd in calif. when he left the governors office last time the state was upside down and in debt, it’s going to be interesting to see what happens when he walks into this mess. the odds are we will stop operating like a state and become a satellite of cuba.
      jane fonda will probably get another appointment to a state position and tom hayden her ex communist husband will probably be appointed to the state welcoming committee for illegal aliens. someone could write a book about this looney tune and to top it off we have a a state legislature that is solid liberal democrats and have been for years, thats why we are in the mess we are. i don’t know much about whitman, shwe may be a crook, but i’ll bet she has more smarts than brown. i do know the dog catcher would be better than brown.
      the reason we are in trouble is because of the liberals in the legislature and a republican governor can’t do much except try to control what little they can. when you have a combinationm of a kook liberal like brown and this legislature, that is a recipe for disaster. swartzenager tried in the first year or two and the idiot voters wouldn’t help him (too much fed & state employment, illegals voting and minority voters))

      • Claire

        chuck b—Brown must have been real impressive. The only thing I remember about him was that he dated the singer Linda Ronstadt back then. I do not remember hearing anything good concerning him while he was governor.

        • chuck b

          claire

          moonbeam and linda put on a show for the media, brown doesn’t go for girls and i think linda does. the trip they took to africa was nothing but a front to cover for the rumors of him being gay and he was running for president. when they got to africa she went her way and he the other. he also got married in 2006 that is to stop the rumors of his other likes while he runs for governor. the guy is”moonbeam”, he’s a whacko liberal to the nth degree, he is a big buddy of jane fonda and all the anti-war crowd.
          while governor he lived with his guru and reportedly became a buddhist. of course the liberal press covered for him, but, i know people that know him. god help california, that’s all i can say.

          • Claire

            chuck b—Good grief. He sounds like a real piece of work. And politicians like this expect Americans to vote for them. The sad thing is that there will be some people that will vote for him.

  • Angel Wannabe

    Speaking of speaking out, this fits here____-Juan Williams, a Liberal Contributer on Fox News, was fired from the NPR, because of a comment he made about being nervous, while being on an Airplane with Muslim’s dressed in they’re traditional garb!!__I’d tell the NPR to pound sand and ask “since do you get fired for an OPINION!!!”__I don’t always agree with Juan, but what’s Right, is Right. His FREE SPEECH RIGHT IS BEING ATTACKED, AND IT’S TIME TO STAND UP!!

    • libertytrain

      This is a great case in point that being politically “correct” has reached the deep end. Shame on NPR for it’s inability to actually think – May their public funding end as soon as possible. And you are right, I don’t always agree with Juan but he just said what most people feel in the same circumstances on an airplane. I know I have felt that way, and I’m not ashamed to say it. Nor was he.

      • Claire

        I would certainly be apprehensive if any muslim was on the same plane as I was. I would be very uncomfortable. I don’t know that I’d even get on the same plane if I saw one on it. No doubt, I’d get off that plane in a hurry.

        • libertytrain

          I’ve known quite a few extreme leftist that will never fly a plane again because of 9-11 – go figure?

          • Claire

            libertytrain–Maybe they know something we don’t?

          • libertytrain

            Nah, they just are kind of whimpy.

          • Denniso

            Did the 9/11 terrorists wear ‘Muslim’ clothing? No, they looked just like everyone else on the plain,except for their dark hair and darker skin. So, do you think that an Arab terrorist is going to dress up like an Arab to draw attention to himself? Do we then keep all dark skinned people off of planes?

          • http://naver samurai

            I agree with you Denniso. They didn’t wear arabic clothing onto the planes. They “blended in” with everyone else. It is called assimilation. You know you dress, live, speak the same. Learn the culture, money, etc. Though they do this, if you really watched them with a good eye for details, you can tell that they are acting differently then you can get them. Worked all the time in Afghanistan and Iraq. By the way, did you answer my wife’s questions earlier in the post? She’s fair and just wants to know the answers from a fellow modern day woman, just the other side of the fence. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • denniso

            I believe I did answer your wife’s questions. And the fact that terrorists can blend in means that it does no good to profile groups of people and fear the wrong ones. Juan Williams could have more accurately expressed fear about boarding a train or bus or walking down the street and encountering gang looking kids,who look like they’d just as soon slit his throat as look at him. We have beatings,killings,serial murders,home invasions,kidnappings,rapes and killing of little girls every day in this country…isn’t that enough to worry about w/o being overly paranoid about someone in Arab atire?

          • http://naver samurai

            Thanks for answering my wife, I’m sure she’ll answer you again. Yes, being nervous because someone dresses differently does seem ignorant, but sometimes it isn’t. Why Juan Williams said these things I don’t know, but you must admit that many Americns do feel the same way. The crimes that you describe be performed against girls and women are evil in nature, I’ll agree with you on that. If I knew a soldier who did something like this, I’d always break the “code of silence” and turn them in for it. Had a couple of broken noses for doing it too. Though I have nothing against women themselves, some of these groups have become too political and left wing to accomplish anything. Let’s see if the liberated women of this country really care about where our country is headed by voting next month. I know my wife and my family members are voting, but how about you and yours? An American who votes shows they care about this country and who leads it. Will you vote? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • libertytrain

            oh, please denniso, did you listen to the entire conversation – the moment after he relates his moment of apprehension when he sees these folks on his airplane what does he say —–

          • Denniso

            Voting is the only real power we have,and it’s not much,but why would anyone not use it anyway. It’s not like a huge chore.

          • http://naver samurai

            Denniso, you are right about having a weapon called a vote. You just don’t know how powerful that weapon is. Next month, many people predict that there will be a change in power in Washington, D.C. from the extreme left to the right. I remember a quote from the movie Mulan: “A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man (vote in this case) may be the difference between victory and defeat.” If many Americans just sit on their arses and not vote, nothing will change and nothing will get done. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Warrior

      Or maybe Soros is so mad at Juan being on Fox that he ordered the axing for his continued support.

      • Angel Wannabe

        The guy from the Muslim organization, cut his own throat by saying, that Juan was too far right leaning on some issues for the NPR, so in essence, they’ were looking for areason to fire him , and apparently this was a great oppertunity. Like I said before, forcing people to be politically correct, is mind control, to get people to say what you want them to say and you want them to say it___and I refuse to cooperate!

        • Paul Comi Sr.

          Angel,
          You are very much “on the mark.” People in this country must wake up to what are the ulterior motives of this administration and that is the administering of “mind control” in this alleged land of the free.
          We, ourselves,have played a conspiratorial part in this, to the degree that we have allowed our schools to fail to provide the truths of our history with objectivity. The government’s part has been to see that the grammar and high school education of today’s children reveal by the consistent characterization of our nation’s history as one controlled by evil, greedy captialists and our history of one of colonialism. Left out are the efforts of the USA at Potsdam to get the allies to agree to free their colonies and turn them over to local rule. Who has given more, sacrificed more and had more of their young killed in wars to aid the less fortunate nations than the USA.
          Certainly, we made similar mistakes as those of virtually every major nation in history, but each has to be judged in the context of the times of their misteps. Do we ever hear the accusation against the African nations of their creating the slave trade? Do we ever hear of the fact that the history of the Arab countries is replete with historical evidence of slave trading that continues to this very day?
          We have a system that was predicated on “no class divisions” and today, the forces of the left-leaning Democratic party constantly pound out the drum message of “the greedy rich” which allows them to fool the working people into passing laws that primarily lay a heavier burden on the working middle class.
          When are these poor mislead people ever going to learn that they are the ones who always end up being betrayed by the politicians of the left that make promises to them similar to the 71 virgins that are promised to Muslim terrorists as the reward for sacrificing their lives.

          • Mike In MI

            Hey, Paul -Did you ever ask an imam or a soldier for Mad Mo’ what do thos guys

          • Mike In MI

            (derned lazy finger)-
            did you ever find out what one of those dingbats is supposed to do on the 73rd night? Do they get sent back to chasing goats for the rest of eternity or are they given a bevy of boys? What a damned stupid premise…no, promise. You have got to be so deluded to fall for such a stupd idea I can’t even begin to fathom it.
            If that’s the best Mad Mo’ has to offer I’d have to say, “bend over and blow, Mo’. That’s not a go, Mo’. Win, place and show,Mo’ you’re just a bon mot.”
            Also, what about the women? do they get anything in Paradise for their trouble – besides the beatings they deserve from their wonderful husbands?

    • Robert S

      Juan Williams speaks as a conservative on Fox and a liberal on NPR. He just forgot which show he was on. I think he is Bi-Commentary. Is that a disease?

      • libertytrain

        Funny, I never heard him speak as a Conservative on Fox – I always appreciated that they (Fox) allowed opposing commentary to be heard. He got fired for saying what his own feelings were, not because of Conservative comments made by him. Goodness, even Whoopi – the reason he got into this mess in the first place, was against his firing.

        • Robert S

          On Fox he is the paid shill, the controlled opposition. Just tells enough to keep the viewers interested but not enough to refute Fox’s views.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            RS, BS!!!

          • http://naver samurai

            Did you have your coffee after waking up this morning? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • Denniso

            Fox uses a handful of liberals on their shows to create the fascade of credibility and balance,of which they really have none.

          • http://naver sook young

            I thought it was so they can debate the issues. Though FOX News isn’t liberal in nature, they could have invited him for a debate or segment about a certain topic. Could this be worse than NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN inviting the president to talk on their network about certain hot issues? Though they are left leaning in their beliefs, wouldn’t it be the same? So if they invited Bush, Cheney, Gingrich, etc, onto their news shows, would it be as bad as FOX News or is it because FOX News is more conservative in nature? Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Paul W. Brock

    NOW is not a women’s right organization. They are an arm of the Democrat party. Just as the NAACP is not about Black Civil Rights it also is an arm of the Democrat. They protect the politically correct women and blacks. Just think how the NAACP treated Clarence Thomas, Condelezza Rice, and for a time Colin Powell, until he came back to the plantation by supporting Obama. Maureen Dowd is a typical angry white women who as so little self esteem that they “lash” out in an effort to feel empowered. She is not a journalist. She is like the “cliques” in High School, who write notes to other girls to “get back” at girls who are prettier, more intelligent, and have it together. It is an attempt to degrade them and bring back to her miserable feelings that she is less a women then those who have a lot going for them.

  • Warrior

    Ben, you had to have the most difficult time composing yourself as you wrote this…..funny stuff!

    • http://www.personalliberty.com Ben (Shouting above the din from Outside the Asylum)

      Warrior: You’re far too kind. I may have smirked, but the image of Nancy Pelosi is no laughing, smiling or even grinning matter.

      • Warrior

        Unless you’re the “Joker”.

      • Mike In MI

        Ben (Makin’ it) Crystal (Clear) – Laugh, Laugh, I thought I’d cry. Thanks, what a screech!

        I had a vision, a spectre, an (Arlen) spectre moment if you will -speaking of greasy creases. Call it a progressive vision of Nasty P. and Hilarity C. tangling in a poor, unsuspecting nudist colony. What might such an exorcise be like?

        Imagine a herd of prunes descending on the colony and congealing in one lurid corner where a progressive, Dr. Seusse depiction of events unfolds. Nasty and Hilarity entangle in a sea of wrinkles as the sounds of hippopotamus, howler monkey and guinea fowl crescendo in conjugal bliss in the jungle night to Shel Silverstein’s tune “as they revel in the throes of fornication”.

        • Mike In MI

          Yah, I know. I’ve already made an appointment to see somebody about this problem. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Mike in MI, LMAO!!!__What and Imagination!!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Mike In MI,
            Dam! now I’ll have more and worse nightmares!!!! Ugh!!! Those visions in my head, THEY HURT!!!!

          • http://naver samurai

            Mike, have you been watching horror movies? This one sound like it could be a blockbuster for the most hideous monsters on screen. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • denniso

          Mike sounds like a misogynist. Not pretty…

  • dahni uru

    I asked my wife about Dowd and giggled and almost spit her tea out trying not to laugh more. We didn’t discuss Dowd further.

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    Dowd, Pelosie, Hillary, and gals of their ilk are a bunch of power hungry old hags who can’t get and keep a real man so they become man-hating ballbusters.

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