Archive - 2010

December 21st

FemiStats: Women continue to stagnate when it comes to power equality at work


- Women's representation has not grown significantly in corporate boardrooms, executive office suites, or the ranks of companies' top earners in the last year. Also: Catalyst's latest global study, Mentoring: Necessary But Insufficient for Advancement, demonstrates that men with mentors are promoted more and compensated at a higher rate, while women with mentors are far less likely to be promoted or paid more as a result of being mentored.

The Great American Decline

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Healt Care and the Deficit: Here is a basic truth about the deficit: In the long run, it cannot be fixed, without reining in spending on Medicare and Medicaid.~ NYTimes. But....uh, oh...when states can't pay their Medicaid tabs and when boomers are set to enter into Medicare in record busting numbers....Obama came along and piped 20 million working-aged adults above the poverty level into a welfare system that is overextended as is. So per the Times, Medicaid is busting the budget and Obama is right to pump 20 million more into a welfare program. Crazy stuff.

December 19th

Will He still have sex with me if I vote for Hillary? Flashback then move forward


August , 2010 A compilation: — Despite an influx of female candidates in this year's elections, the U.S. trails other nations in the proportion of women holding elected positions, the AP/Boston Globe reports. The AP/Globe reports that only 17% of U.S. congressional seats are held by women, compared with 22% in Europe and 42% in Nordic countries. According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, women hold 19% of the seats in national legislatures worldwide. However, the U.S.

December 15th

41 %: Births in the U.S. paid for by taxpayers (Medicaid)


One of the pressing needs we must face as a society is if we'd rather feel just dandy about our kind great noble middle-class selves, or if we have the courage to do and say what is ultimately in the best interest of children in this country. We have harped on the slogan Educate Before You Procreate for some time. This fall we've taken to case studies to have more honest discussions about what message we should be sending to women.

Today let's look at Jessica Torres, featured in Dec. 6th NYTimes Neediest Cases.

December 14th

FemiLab: A Holiday Dip that says I really DO like you


From the American Institute of Cancer Research a great healthy recipe for the holidays: Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Spread
Enjoy this Mediterranean dish at your next cocktail party and treat your guest as though you want them to live forever!

Canola cooking spray
2 lbs. sweet bell peppers, preferably a combination of red and orange
1 small eggplant, about 1 lb.
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

The difference between Would and Could brings down the NYTimes


Republicans also say they will try to deny money to put Mr. Obama’s new health care law into effect, though they have not made clear what they would do to make up the cost savings that would be lost if they succeeded in repealing the law.

Ah , the law of repeating something over and over again in the hopes that if people hear it enough, it will become true in their minds, even if it lacks credibility in fact.

December 11th

Paul Krugman Loves a Good Death Panel

Remember the total disparagement the Left hammered on Sarah Palin when she warned of ObamaCare's Death Panel aspect. Palin didn't mean death panels as in a Star Chamber group of men stamping DIE on patient charts in the dark of night; Palin meant that health care would be denied or doled out as deemed appropriate by government forces--Palin meant care rationing. Now guess who is saying she was 100% correct about ObamaCare's Death Panels? Paul Krugman.

Yes, I baloney you not.

December 8th

Aaron Sorkin is heart-stoppingly craven as he mocks Palin


Maureen Dowd supped on chicken parmesan this evening. Here is something she--if she cared one iota about animal suffering--could have penned an intelligent column about today: "Two premium chicken producers, Bell & Evans in Pennsylvania and Mary’s Chickens in California, are preparing to switch to a system of killing their birds that they consider more humane. The new system uses carbon dioxide gas to gently render the birds unconscious before they are hung by their feet to have their throats slit, sparing them the potential suffering associated with conventional slaughter methods."~NYTimes