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Wanna see my credentials, little man?

My guess is, Hilary Rosen was sent out there to imply with sly subtlety that Mitt Romney’s wife is a snooty rich bitch who never had to trouble herself about the things us ordinary mortals worry about. Instead, she blurted out “Ann Romney has actually never worked a day in her life — in one swell foop, alienating every stay-at-home mom in the country.

Also, stepping slap in the middle of Obama’s pink frosted Republican War on Women meme with shit-covered army boots. Hee hee.

Admittedly, stay-at-home moms are a more right-leaning than left-leaning constituency these days, but they’re by no means monolithically wealthy. And there are bound to be some precious Independents in that demo.

My life choices have hewn closer to Sandra Fluke’s than June Cleaver’s, and it still sets my teeth on edge whenever Democrats presume theirs is the legitimate Voice of Woman. If it makes ME crazy…?

Have a good weekend, folks!


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 13, 2012, 10:55 pm

Well exactly; she was supposed to be slamming “rich elitist woman” but she ended up hitting “women who didn’t burn their bras and enter the work force” which was really, really dumb.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: April 13, 2012, 10:57 pm

Only high-priced consultants to Democrat political organizations really understand the plight of women who– err, what do women who aren’t political consultants do all day anyway? Read Apartment 3-G or something? I have no clue.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 13, 2012, 11:10 pm

Apartment 3-G! Hahaha!

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: April 13, 2012, 11:17 pm

I’m actually enjoying the contortions that people are going through right now to protect Obama. NOW has doubled down screaming that Ann Romney isn’t REALLY a woman or something because she lacks “Life Experience”, The Press Secretary came out saying he didn’t know her, only to turn around and admit he sees her all the time, and David Axelrod came out this morning telling CNN “SHE AIN’T OUR EMPLOYEE, SHE’S YOURS!!! IT’S YOUR FAULT!!!”

Even Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz got an emergency make-over to make her look less like Hilary Rosen…….

Comment from Oldcat
Time: April 14, 2012, 12:01 am

They hate the low and middle income stay at homes more than the rich ones. The rich ones might sponsor art shows or work on causes.

It is the ‘breeders’ that they can’t stand. They have kids, they tend to go to church, all that icky stuff Dems hate.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 14, 2012, 12:06 am

I suspect Hilary Rosen knows more about Beaver than she does about typical American women like Mrs. Cleaver.

As a courtesy to our British friends, and others, who may not be familiar with the reference:


For those who don’t get my snide implication, I ask you to please get someone else to explain it to you.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: April 14, 2012, 12:30 am

Whether FLOTUS is arm candy or the power behind the POTUS, I simply have never cared what their opinion or background was, as long as they weren’t drinking puppies blood and sacrificing babies, or wore white after Labor Day (the horror). I wish they would quit trying to empathize with my plumbing and work harder to appeal to my frontal cortex. No politician is ever going to “feel my pain” because I intrinsically distrust anyone who would run for office or marry someone who aspires to politics. I have to put up with the farce that our elected officials enact, I do not however have to pay any attention to their spouses.

Speaking of which, I do wonder if any one would give two squirts of piss to how a First Husband grew up. Would men be as cruel to a First Husband as women are to a First Wife?
Would it be OK if he were to have raised the First Children?

I’m also confused about something the President said regarding how they didn’t have the luxury for Michele not to work. How is it he had problems making ends meet when he was a lawyer, a professor, and a senator. I know lots of people with a stay at home mom and a working dad, and they all have between 2-10 children. They both went to Ivy League schools, so how does that make them day labor compared to the Romneys?

As Sandman says…move along, nothing to see here.

Comment from Randy Rager
Time: April 14, 2012, 2:56 am

The Left has me feeling a bit like this lately: http://youtu.be/A52p9jc-gOo

Comment from Randy Rager
Time: April 14, 2012, 3:01 am

Or maybe the greatest song that band ever did: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koDQ0JVtkWI

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: April 14, 2012, 3:05 am

They also forgot about the career women who choose to stay home when they have children. Funny how my politics changed when that happened as well, took awhile, but I went from a raving march on Washington lobbying feminist to a card carrying NRA tea bagger.

Comment from Pablo
Time: April 14, 2012, 3:58 am

Also, stepping slap in the middle of Obama’s pink frosted Republican War on Women meme with shit-covered army boots. Hee hee.

Nailed. It. As did my boy bh:

I think I finally figured this out.

They’ve identified the exact group most likely to understand the need to follow a reasonable budget.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 14, 2012, 10:59 am

That’s the hilarious thing, FeynamnG. A Harvard Law grad who can’t raise two kids on his salary alone?

Jesus, no wonder he can’t balance the budget…

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 14, 2012, 1:16 pm

Any Harvard Law grad knows it takes the income of a village to raise a child… and he has two!

Comment from orabidoo
Time: April 14, 2012, 2:26 pm

I wonder if our mustelid host placed her visage on the illo, the way da Vinci superimposed his facial features on La Gioconda.
And there is also a Lady with Ermine.
Does she live in a structure with varmints, wbere a starved ermine comes handy?

The work of stay at home chicken minder is one of the hardest in whole Kentshire. Chicken diapers, chicken recitals, chicken vent inflammation, chicken teething, coop remodeling, egg fussing, co-clucking, dust bathses… there is more love, bonding and suport in this than soebarkah soetoro received in all bath houses of boy-lovin’ world.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: April 14, 2012, 4:03 pm

My ex is a banker in downtown LA near all the heavy hitting law firms. They’re all pulling down in excess of half a million a year. Come tax time each and every one of them would come in asking for a loan to pay their taxes. Imbeciles.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: April 14, 2012, 4:05 pm

Mrs. Compton,

You are the living embodiment of my definition of the f-word.

feminism: That any person can freely move along any number of vectors, from one point on an xyz grid to another point, without recrimination for their life choices…assuming that it doesn’t include a life of crime or appearing on an MTV reality show.
And I can almost forgive the former.

Comment from Nina
Time: April 14, 2012, 5:35 pm

I LOVED staying home and raising my kids. I’d do it again in a minute if I had kids that were kids (not in their 30s like all mine are).

But nooooo, I have to actually go to work every day. Why oh why don’t I just sponge off the gubmint like other people do?

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: April 14, 2012, 8:37 pm

I’m just totally stoked that they decided to pick on a multiple sclerosis victim.

Dear Jeebus they are idiots.

Comment from UrEvilTwin
Time: April 15, 2012, 12:29 am

Ann is to dumb to realize gas costs almost $5/gal in CA. And to dumb to know why it’s Barry’s doin. So that makes her a big dummy advisor to Mitt. And we’re not talking about gas prices anymore. Right? Good. Rosen is right… Big dummy rich lady don’t know nothing about why everything is now more expensive. Ha. Dbl Ha.

Comment from Oceania
Time: April 15, 2012, 4:41 am

Never date a lady without a PhD – never.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: April 15, 2012, 5:12 am

Mrs. Compton,

Looking back on my previous post, I fear it may have sounded snarky. Honestly my intent was to be complimentary.

I am already thinking of ways to pass the time, while I spend eternity in the special hell of good intentions.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: April 15, 2012, 8:41 am

Howdy Miss Weasel!

I’m chilling in the middle Kingdom with the missus. I haven’t seen the US news for two weeks, and I don’t care.

Most of our associates here think Obama’s a joke too.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 15, 2012, 1:27 pm

Afternoon, Bob. I just watched this heartwarming video of a woman who’s spreading banjo in China. Much more interesting than politics.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 15, 2012, 2:11 pm

The problem with people like Obama and Rosen etc. is that they are surrounded by people who make vast amounts of money (hedgies, actors, Fortune 500 CEOs) so their sense of what constitutes merely a lot of money is warped. How can we struggle along on a mere $300,000 a year when X, Y and Z are on $30,000,000? They have no concept of what it means to have a household income of $70,000 a year (or less). They’ve always had domestic help, never been domestic help. We all make the same mistake to some extent (I wail about how much I make, but I’m in Nicaragua on vacation at the moment, where $2,500 a year is far from unusual, and I honestly have no idea how it’s possible to live on that.)

Comment from Deborah
Time: April 15, 2012, 4:43 pm

… or wore white after Labor Day (the horror). LOL Feynmangroupie! So where do you stand regarding the season opener on white? I’m a Texan, so Easter has always been our season opener, but I understand many (like Yankees, for instance) adhere to Memorial Day (which the gov’t screwed up by making it a Monday holiday).

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: April 15, 2012, 5:11 pm

Honestly Deborah, the only time I notice anyone wearing white is when there is food or mud in the vicinity. Then I congratulate myself on not wearing white, because I am a stain magnet. I just remembered that this particular fashion rule seems to be a deal-breaker for lots of women.

I’m oblivious to fashion mandates and most likely am a serial offender when it comes to those types of things.
I don’t know what region I should give my allegiance to since I’ve live in all of them, except New England, and if all goes well, I’ll never have to live there.

Comment from Redd
Time: April 15, 2012, 7:12 pm

For new moms: http://urbangrounds.com/wp-content/uploads/baby_stroller.jpg

Comment from Deborah
Time: April 15, 2012, 9:19 pm

That’s ok, Feynmangroupie—I was teasing a bit. My D-I-L thinks I am mad to observe the Easter/Labor Day rule.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 15, 2012, 11:58 pm

You know the more I watch the Democrats try to find a spin that doesn’t hurt them in this and defend Rosen the more I’m coming to the conclusion that they really did mean “she didn’t work in a job so she’s worthless.” Of all the idiotic approaches to take, this one really takes the cake.

I guess they looked at Michelle Obama and Mrs Romney and didn’t see anything in their favor so they are flailing around trying to find something that helps their cause.

Comment from Oceania
Time: April 16, 2012, 8:29 am

This is what you get when you deviantly deviate away from a Monarchy. Your Leaders should rule by Hereditary.

Comment from Oceania
Time: April 16, 2012, 9:40 am

Anyone had an Ocelot Supercat?

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: April 16, 2012, 1:09 pm

Hey Sweas!

Remember the Smother’s Brothers Yoyo Man sketch?

Banjos and yoyos, -The true path to world peace and justice!

(We’re in Luo Yang tonight, the local beer does not suck.)

Comment from Becca
Time: April 16, 2012, 1:27 pm


I’m in the South as well and observe the Easter/white rule. We’re just a mess of traditions, I think. No matter how the rest of the world has moved on.

Every lady I know also wears a corsage to church on Mother’s Day to honor their mother; white flowers=mother deceased, red flowers=mother still kickin’.

Where does this come from, and why do we do it? *shrugs* But I’d sooner show up naked than without one.


Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: April 16, 2012, 4:00 pm

Feynmangroupie, I totally took it as a complement!! Thank you so much!

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: April 16, 2012, 4:05 pm

Nina, I’m with you on that. I had a nice job, was somewhat successful and to top it off one of the first women to tackle it in my company.

But the job I value the most was staying at home and raising my children. That truly is my claim to fame. It is the best job on earth. They are both out of the house but not out of my heart. I spent two hours last night going through Amazon finding little birthday gifts to send my oldest. Did some adult, some practical and I really think he’s gonna love the water balloons and the jar of fireflies!! Had a hard time deciding if he would like the glow in the dark bubbles tho. Kids are the greatest!

Comment from mojo
Time: April 16, 2012, 8:55 pm

That reminds me: what was the filthiest line ever heard on 1950’s US TV?

“You were awful hard on the Beaver last night, Ward.”

Comment from Nina
Time: April 16, 2012, 11:14 pm

Mrs. Compton, three of my four kids live abroad these days: Norway, England, and Hong Kong (the other one spent time teaching English in China, but is back now). I figure I am either the most awesome mom on the planet for managing to raise up my kids to have adventures and to fly and be free and all that…

…or I sucked so bad none of them even want to be on the same continent with me.

I can’t decide which it is. 🙂

(actually, since my DiL recently approached my son about retiring here and then getting a job near Oslo to be near the grandbabies they promise will be coming soon, I guess I can’t be all THAT bad, eh?)

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