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an oldie but still good…

22 Aug

Sufferin’ ’till Suffrage. First aired on Saturday mornings (during cartoon time) in 1976 – to celebrate the bicentennial. Over 35 years old, but still a classic. And a perfect way to launch our profiles in courage, biographical sketches of the suffragettes who paved the path to the 19th Amendment.

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republicans prepare for their party

22 Aug

The Republican National Convention kicks off Monday in Tampa (hurricanes notwithstanding) where Mitt Romney will finally get his long sought-after GOP nomination. And considering the firestorm surrounding Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s buffoonery, the female stars of the party (who have already called, unsuccessfully as have Romney and Ryan, for Akin to remove himself from the ballot) will, undoubtedly, have a pretty hot spotlight placed on them, as the Republicans work to dispel the idea that they have waged a “war on women.”

The female line-up of speakers in Tampa is impressive.  It includes South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, the first Hispanic U.S. governor, and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.  Also scheduled for the podium is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and rising star Kelly Ayotte, the Senator from New Hampshire.  Ann Romney, wife of the presumptive nominee will also speak.

These women have a big job to do.  It will be interesting and enlightening watching them do it.  And it will be even more interesting to see if they’re as effective at swaying those critical undecided voters as the party is certainly counting on and so desperately needs them to be.

The absence of a few names, though, is striking.  No Sarah Palin, the hockey mom from four years ago.   No Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, so visible in 2010.

Who else is missing from the list?

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you knew it would happen eventually…

22 Aug

Anger + Election + Call Me Maybe = This.

Akin is not the only one who needs to be talked to about rape….

22 Aug

Meet British MP George Galloway:

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“Woman A met Julian Assange, invited him back to her flat, gave him dinner, went to bed with him, had consensual sex with him, claims that she woke up to him having sex with her again. This is something which can happen, you know. I mean, not everybody needs to be asked prior to each insertion.”

Under New Policy in Iran….

22 Aug

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“In a move that has prompted a demand for a UN investigation by Iran’s most celebrated human rights campaigner, the Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, 36 universities have announced that 77 BA and BSc courses in the coming academic year will be “single gender” and effectively exclusive to men.”-read more

 

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With Akin Staying in the Race…

22 Aug

How do you think this boxing match will play out, not only with women voters, but the republican party itself? Is Emily’s List Sen. Claire McCaskill a shew in?

“Akin Refuses to Step Down.” NYT 

But he does apologize: Akin apologizes

It seems as if many republican politicians are distancing themselves, but you can always depend on Mike Huckabee  and Steve King to defend Akin…but what if I am judging to quickly, maybe the trio is trying out for the lead roles for the sequel to the “Three Stooges.”