July 28, 2011

Ron On Palin And Bachmann

I just don't have it this week, so I guess this is Ron Week here at GOC. Ron writes about the treatment of Palin and Bachmann better than I can so here he is.

Guess Iím just a cultural anachronism, a stodgy old brontosaurus stumbling around in the cold city canyons, clutching desperately to my belly those old-fashioned notions of knighthood and chivalry in which ladies were respected and treasured, and any man who besmirches the character or reputation of a member of the fairer gender gets his ass kicked.

Yes, I recognize the parity of mind power and the fact that women can learn, invent, manage, create, construct, repair, direct, instruct, govern, legislate, judge, and even kill just as effectively as men. And, yes . . . when I have a 40-gallon trash can full of broken floor tiles that needs dumping, I donít challenge a 110-lb woman to do it by her self any more than I would a scrawny little guy to do it by himself; Iíd tell either one of Ďem to get some help and dump the damned trashcan.

Rant on.

One of my gripes about lowering standards for women to be firefighters is I'm afraid that they wouldn't be able to haul my crippled ass out of a burning building. If you can't do a fireman's carry of a 200 pound cripple you shouldn't be a fireman. That goes for both men and women.

Another story. Back when I was working for IBM, I relieved a female CE who was replacing a motor in a disk drive. This was when a DASD subsystem looked like a bank of pizza ovens. She was able to get the old motor out, but she wasn't able to get the new motor in because it was "too heavy" for her to lift. Being my chauvinistic self, I said, "Equal pay for equal work."

She replied, almost sobbing, "Well no one told me I had to lift heavy stuff to do this job."

I was simply telling her that if she expected to make the same amount of money as I did, she should be able to do the same stuff that I did. What really pissed me off is that when she removed the old motor, she didn't label the wires and she managed to lose a bushing (I looked everywhere and lifted all of the floor tiles nearby) that I had to order and get shipped out and parts was out of stock, so it took 24 hours to get something fixed that should have only taken 20 minutes. What pissed me off even more was there was a male sitting in the CE room who was too lazy to get off his fat ass and help her. I gave him a ration of shit as well.

Rant off.

And I have no problem criticizing, correcting, or even punishing women who screw things up either stupidly or maliciously -- personal accountability is essential in an orderly society.

But I have a problem with bitter, cruel, misleading media attacks on women simply because they voice opinions which differ from those of the left-wing media. Is that a sexist attitude? Sure it is. So is opening a door for a lady, or giving her my seat on a bus, or helping her load packages into her van at the mall.

Feminism has destroyed chivalry. Some cupid stunts get pissed off if you hold a door for them.

And some women, like men, bring it on themselves by their attitudes, their prejudices, their language. I still feel that Hillary Clinton should be in jail for a whole range of misdemeanors and felonies, and I donít believe Sotomayor belongs on the Supreme court, primarily because sheís a narrow-minded and unabashedly ultra-liberal twit.

But still, I donít particularly like any womanís character or integrity or virtue being exposed, raped, and assassinated on national television by what amounts to yellow journalism, out-of-context snippets, misconstrued word choices, slurs, and smear campaigns.

I didnít like it when it was done to Reagan or Bush, either. Nixon? O.K. He brought it upon himself.

But as Claudia has pointed out, Nixon was protecting his subordinates. He had nothing to do with Watergate itself. He broke the law with the coverup. The press always hated Nixon. Can you imagine how Jug Hussein Ears would react if someone would hector him like Dan Blather hectored Nixon? LBJ was a bigger crook than Nixon, but the press covered for him. During my entire life on this planet, the press has always hated Republicans. They hated Reagan. Now they're comparing Obummer to Reagan, a man that they were always gunning for when he was president. He was dumb. He was mean spirited. Now Obozo is another Reagan. The hypocrisy is stunning.

Clinton? Oh, yeah. Guilty. Weiner? Hah! Hillary? Potty-mouth Shrillary? Sure. But Reagan and Bush didnít bring discredit and shame upon the office or the country. Clinton(s) did. And so did Weiner.

Attacking Palin, tho', or Bachmann, and their families as stupid or ignorant or deluded simply because theyíre bright, attractive, capable, and popular women who donít subscribe to left-wing nannystateism is just so 3rd grade-ish. Seems to me that either Palin or Bachmann would be exactly the image that womenís organizations such as NOW would want to project.

Rant on.

The only thing NOW cares about is abortion. That's it. That's why they went to bat for Clinton. Remember the female "journalist", Nina Burleigh (Google is my friend) who said she would give Clinton a blowjob as long as he kept abortion legal? Now that's an example of real "journalism" from the LSM.

NOW once said that in a he said/she said the female is always right, unless of course, the he said was a Dimocrat who supported abortion. Anita Hill was right because Clarence Thomas was a conservative. Remember Kathleen Willey? Clinton groped her. Gloria Steinem said that it was OK because he stopped when she struggled and said no. That gave rise to the One Free Grope Rule which set sexual harassment back to the 50's.

The feminists also told us that if a man in a position of authority had sexual relations with a subordinate, even if it was consensual that was sexual harassment. Military officers had to resign their commissions for having affairs with junior officers. That got thrown out the window when our commander-in-chief got caught playing games with Monica because he was a Dimocrat and supported abortion. See "Journalist" and "blowjob".

Rant off.

And so far, neither one has broken any laws or used any of the language or behaved in any way similar to Hillary, or Barney, or Slick, or Senor Sexter. Disagree with them? Fine! Put up a compare-contrast of their assertions with your own ďfacts.Ē But donít smear their families. And donít drag them down into the gutter with you. Treat them like ladies, and maybe youíll be treated better yourself.

Do women need guys like me to protect them these days? No, not really. They can take care of themselves. But that doesnít mean I have to like it or join in when somebody drags them through the mud like slatterns just because theyíre smarter, quicker, and prettier than their own candidates.

And, yes, Iíll help a neighbor change a tire on his car, too, even if he doesnít ask.

Wasn't planning on throwing in some rants, but the state of the LSM today really disgusts me. Just recently they covered up for the Silk Pony who was cheating on his dying wife, the wife he used as a prop during his campaign, and the wife he had call Ann Coulter when she was on Hardball and she asked her to quit saying all of those hateful things about her husband. Looks like he deserved it. The irony of a Dimocrat asking a conservative to quit saying hateful things amuses me. If there were any justice in the world the National Enquirer would get a Pulitzer Prize for its story on the Silk Pony.

We found out more about Sarah Palin in a week than we'll ever know about Jug Hussein Ears. Now the LSM is in the process of giving Michele Bachmann a colonoscopy. The LSM has absolutely no shame in being the propaganda arm of the Dimocrat Party. Rush Limbaugh nailed it when he said sumpin' along the lines of if you want to see what the Dimocrats are doing, just look what they are accusing the Republicans of doing.

Projection is alive and well in the rat bastard commie Dimocrat Party and the LSM. Don't even get me started on Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Linked by Daily Pundit. Thanks Bill. Bill linked to me in my second month of blogging way, way, way back. Instapundit linked that post and I got my one and only Instalanche. It was a Molly Ivins fisk. From that I met Kim du Toit. Good times.

Posted by denny at July 28, 2011 04:23 PM  

I read this quote a few months ago and liked it a lot:
"The feminist revolution began as a necessary reform movement, but unfortunately evolved into a Marxism-imbued, revolutionary one. Second-wave feminismís focus soon shifted from womenís equal rights (which are limited to those defined by law) to womenís interests (which are limitless), as perceived through a victimís lens."
--Barbara Kay, National Post

Posted by: Toren on July 28, 2011 08:50 PM

Perry/Bachmann 2012

Posted by: Glenn on July 28, 2011 09:04 PM

Bachmann/Thompson 2012 or I would settle for Bachmann/Cain 2012. Ron Paul for head of the Fed!!!

Posted by: kerrcarto on July 28, 2011 09:27 PM

Ron nailed another one out of the park.Wish I could write half as well as he does.

BTW sounds like you female CE was trying to change a spindle motor on a 3330 type drive? I too lived in the world of DASD that looked like washing machines and one had to actually know how to troubleshoot and fix moving parts.

Posted by: Bill in Austin on July 28, 2011 11:12 PM

WOW! This is powerful stuff. Not only because it's so well written (Ron and Denny combined) but because it's all true. The truth shall make us free. It's such a relief to read it as it is. It's so stressful to hear the lies, exaggerations, accusations served by the media. And it's made worse when the vacuous ZerObama appears on the screen, with his bland face, and fills the space with empty words. It's sickening! Thank God for what I read here. It keeps me sane.

Posted by: Claudia on July 29, 2011 01:08 AM

"Some cupid stunts get....."

Typo or Spoonerism or Freudian slip?

Posted by: clyde on July 29, 2011 07:17 AM

I was taught growing up to be deferential & respectful towards women, & I try hard to do so. Tickled my old cold heart when in 206 I went up to visit my soon-to-be wife's people in Cape Cod...I turned the Southern/Hillbilly accent up to 11, sprinkled a LOT of "Yes, Ma'ams & No, Ma'ams" in my conversation, & had ALL them hi-falutin super liberated liberals eatin' outta my hand....Mbwahahahaha...

Posted by: Sandy G on July 29, 2011 11:17 AM

Sandy G - You haven't changed one bit. You always give me a "Yes, Ma'am & No, Ma'am" and you can get this "hi-falutin super liberated conservative eatin'outta" your hand in no time...even when I don't understand a word you're saying. You've been well brought up. All the best, friend!

Posted by: Claudia on July 29, 2011 12:04 PM

Bill - Yep! 3330. Spindle motor. Easy replacement. The She E left it and the parts on the floor. I think the janitor went by and swept up the bushing, the one that enables the motor to swivel. Plus, I had to look at another unit to figger out how to hook up the wires. She was a cute little blonde, but not much of a technician. I hated it when she was on 2nd shift because she always left messes for me to clean up. I relieved her on a 3420 one night and I asked her if she was in the MAPS. She told me that she was. I asked her what she had done when she came to the part that said check pneumatics, capstan squaring, and EOT/BOT. She told me that she knew it was none of those so she skipped that step. I kindly told her that 85% of the bugs on a 3420 involved pneumatics, capstan squaring, and EOT/BOT. It was a neat bug. It was the three way valve. Took me ten minutes to find it. She eventually went to the Washington DC Ed Center teaching the 3725. I reunited with her when I went to Atlanta and the DC Ed' Center moved to Arlanta as well. She was a much better instructor than a CE.

clyde - Spoonerism. Sounds more acceptable than using the real phrase.

Posted by: denny on July 29, 2011 02:20 PM

Claudia - I'm not from the South, but I do know, that if a person is older than you, you call him/her Mister X/Miss X/Mrs X unless they tell you otherwise. Mizz X works well since it can be used for both Miss and Mrs. My friend Michael called his father-in-law, Mister X until the day he died. I did as well. People are much more polite in the South. The people who aren't polite are the damn Yankees from the North. I'm from Missouri which was a border state so I could be a Southerner or a damn Yankee. I'm leaning Southerner. Most of the South is conservative and votes Republican.

Posted by: denny on July 29, 2011 02:33 PM

Denny- Yep, that was/is pretty much how it worked... And when in doubt, use Mister/Ma'am....

Posted by: Sandy G on July 29, 2011 04:07 PM

I want to see Perry/Bachmann in Overdrive

Posted by: Glenn on July 29, 2011 04:18 PM

Denny - Yes! As a gentleman, when adressing me, you push the boundaries of courteous behaviour. And, on my Birthday and special occasions, you bring the whole GOC group with you to reassure my ageing ego. It makes me blush. But I'm proud to share, with my sons and a few friends, your appreciative comments. Reading them, my family understands why I'm still here though it should be time for me to retire. If what you practice is Southern chivalry, then maybe some Canucks should move where you come from and learn your manners. I've never been so nicely treated in my life than among you and your friends. Merci du fond du coeur.

Posted by: Claudia on July 30, 2011 12:41 AM

I am so God-Damned sorry for putting my Life-on-the-Line for all the crap y'all think is important.

Can you see me rocking w/anxiety as I post?


Please forgive me for fighting for you!

TAKE ME ON!!! If you want to know what I did in your name, TAKE ME ON!

Arm-Chair Generals's!


Face-to-face killing is quite-different than making Tea.

Especially when one does not set out to kill.

Posted by: DanS. on July 30, 2011 03:26 AM

Claudia-Its all in treating someone like you'd want to be treated yourself. Of course, in my case, anyway, a lot of it stems from my being a big, goofy Ham of a guy...There was a Sheila where I worked, & I was forevermore taking her hand, getting on my knees & crooning "Sweet Little Sheila" to her. She'd turn about 15 shades of red, but always had an ear-to-ear grin, & I usually got a big hug outta the deal. The hugs were nice, but being a ham & getting a grin was what really motivated me.

Posted by: Sandy G on July 30, 2011 09:26 AM

Okay, DanS, increase the meds a bit, would you? I hope that if I'm still wrestlin' with ghosts I won't bother Denny's readers with that problem.
Claudia, I think we'd all love to see you with a girlish blush. It's your presence here that keeps me from gettin' cruder than I am in some of my comments. You add the cherry to the top of the sundae that is GOC.
SandyG and the rest of the regulars here, I wanna be like you guys when I grow up. There's a reason that this's the the first blog I hit daily.

Posted by: Inbredredneck on July 30, 2011 09:44 AM

The attacks on Palin and Bachmann, and a lot of R's in general, reminded me of a line from Terry Pratchett:
"No one said: Character assassination. What a wonderful idea. Ordinary assassination only works once, but this one works every day."

Posted by: Firehand on July 30, 2011 10:04 AM

DanS - So now you're throwing your military service at us? At Ron who was career Navy? At me who served four years a good portion of it in Viet Fucking Nam? I didn't eat any dirt but I did get shot at a few times and I'll bet I went further up the rivers than Flipper did since PBR's go up river and swift boats are coastal vessels. And now we find out that the "war hero" defending Flipper just got his silver star revoked. We delivered supplies up the Bassac to the LST's on station. We got rocketed at Cua Viet. So I can say I put my life on the line. I'm not bragging about it and I don't use it for any moral authority. What did you think of Clinton who was a draft dodger? What about Flipper with his three purple hearts, two of them scratches, so he could go home early? Do you think that you have more moral authority than many of the vets who show up at this site? Do you think we fought against communism only to allow our politicians to gradually turn us into a rat bastard commie state? Politicians that you voted for and support? Is that what you think? Just making sure. Take another hit off the fucking bong. I'm in a rotten mood and your last comment made it worse. We are entering Greece territory where our debt to GDP ratio is hitting 100% and the fucking idiots in DC, that you support, can't seem to find anything in our bloated budget to cut. They want to increase our taxes and debt ceiling so they can spend even more. We're in bad shape and you're throwing your fucking military service at us. If you fought for us to turn into rat bastard commies you should have joined Jane Fonda posing on the fucking gun. For the first time since you've been commenting here you finally managed to piss me the fuck off. I always blamed it on the fucking drugs, but now I think that the drugs made you more coherent. Maybe you should go back on them. Like I said, take another hit off the bong.

Posted by: denny on July 30, 2011 04:53 PM


I finally figured out what your major & apparently only talent is.......The only person I know able to pat themselves on the back while at the same time wiping the tears out of their crying eyes from self pity.

Posted by: dudley1 on July 31, 2011 10:52 AM

I work in an academic (library) college, and many of the staff and a good number of the faculty are truly conservative. We are seeing more and more students enter from high school as dyed-in-the-wool liberals, which is very scary. I am in my 50's, and I always refer to everyone - students, staff and faculty - as "ma'am" or "sir," whether they are deseving of those appellations or not. My father is retired Air Force and National Guard, and he instilled in us children an appreciation for the attribute of politeness. It goes much furhter than "yeah" or "gotcha."

Many is the time a student has exited a door just in front of me, and rather than holding the door for me, just lets it swing shut - sometimes I fake an injury: "OUCH" - which gets their attention and they apologize. Sometimes, I just say "Thank You" even if they don't hold the door for me. When they DO hold the door, I always say "Thank you, sir (or miss)." And just so you don't think it's a double standard, I always hold a door for a student, who will usually say "Oh! Thank you!" in a very surprised tone of voice. I'd like to think I'm teaching an example of "treat others as you would like to be treated yourself."

DanS - Assuming you served your country, thank you for that service. Now, be sure you thank others in return.

Denny - Great post; thanks.

Posted by: Jane Austen on July 31, 2011 10:54 AM

Dudley, Jane:

Perhaps you are finally understanding what I'm trying so hard to share with you.

Perhaps, like me, you are falling short of that goal.

Unlike you, I've lived & live with that failing.

It's all that keeps me from being perfect.

Like you.

Which is why you'll not understand what I just shared. Or the value thereof.

Posted by: DanS. on August 3, 2011 02:05 AM
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