Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Her Majesty the Queen Opens Parliament, While Feminist Attempts To Close Down Free Speech

UPDATE: More good open mic stuff from Governor Ed Rendell. Refreshing to say the least.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II opened Britain’s Parliament Wednesday. She arrived in no less than a horse-drawn carriage and wore a crown bedorned with nearly 3,000 diamonds! I say, she brings elegance and a civilizing, sobering influence to every occasion that requires the Rule of Law and civilized propriety. Thank heavens our world and England still has her to counterbalance our world of increasing poor taste. Long live the Queen!

Source, WSJ photog.

Meanwhile, the ever inelegant politically correct Nazi-like feminist Campbell Brown corrects and scolds Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell for his scandalous political incorrectness in saying what he thinks about Arizona Govenor Janet Napolitano's recent appointment by Mr. Obama as head of Homeland Security. How dare he opine that she has no life outside of her work and therefore would be a good choice? How dare he call it like he sees it?

Brown, as always, wants to insert her myth that women can have it all, all the time and seeks to expunge from all public dialogue any hint of a gendered world. Brown wants so badly for it to be true that there are no differences between roles men and women play in the world at certain times in their lives. No matter how Brown spins and scolds, Rendell has a very good point which is well-taken.

I beg to differ with this CNN drill sargeant and say Right on Ed! Let's call a spade a spade: There's no question that Janet will be more hard working because she doesn't have children and a husband at home making demands on her time. It's also been true of Secretary of State Condolezza Rice. And Hillary Clinton who has raised her daughter and has a husband that will be making demands on others in her many absences. All these women can indeed work 20 hours a day/365 days a year with impunity. There's an old saying that you can have 2 out of 3 of the above---husband, children work, but you can not have all three at once. We have to choose our priorities and can not have it all, all the time, no matter what Brown says and demands that we say.

Napolitano may not have much of a personal life, so she can pour herself into her job at HS and no doubt will do it well. I like it that she's a career woman with lots of time to work. Cause she and we are going to need it. More than we can possibly know.

One more thing. Brown's ideal world of political correctness where all sexism is neutered is a monumental bore. But Brown and post-feminist Nazis desire that people, especially men, not say what they really think. God help us that poor Larry Summers at Harvard said what he really thought, that most women don't have the same aptitudes as men for studying math and science back a few years ago. Remember? He was speaking his opinion and then backed down, got beat up by the likes of Brown and company and had to resign. Ed, don't let Hag Brown intimidate you. And thanks for saying what you think and hopefully really meaning it.

Campbell dear, it's not the danger of an open microphone that worries me. It's the greater danger of your kind of ridiculous attempts to make the world sexless, genderless and opinionless except for what you think is right. It's never going to happen. There are always going to be free thinkers and free speakers to make our lives more interesting and challenging, no matter what you demand from your public spankings. Ed, don't give in to her faux rebukes. Say more on that open mic! Makes life much more fun.


vienna va said...

I'm sure that Campbell Brown, now preganant with her second child, and who converted to Orthodox Judaism when she married her husband, Dan Senor, will very much enjoy your repeated references to her as a Nazi.

If you really want to belive women aren't as smart as men and can't add more than 2+2, or that women with young children can't do thier jobs, feel free. But speak only for yourself, sister, not the whole lot of us.

Webutante said...

What I am saying has nothing to do with smarts, but rather aptitude and I have a degree in math and science and did very well BTW. However, I believe what Larry Summers said was right on and even if it were not, he has a right to his opinion.

What makes Campbell Brown so Nazi-like--no matter what's she converted to--is her insistance that no one is allowed to think thoughts or express opinions that she and her post-feminist ilk thinks is incorrect and offensive.

She needs to go back and review the First Amendment.

vienna va said...

So Larry Summers has a right to his opinion, but Campbell Brown doesn't? She didn't like what Ed Rendell said, and she's entitled to that opinion. She didn't say he was forbidden to have his opnion - she disagreed with him and expressed her opinion. Isn't that what the 1st Ammendment is all about? And give the girl some credit - she didn't even stoop to calling Gov. Rendell (a fellow memeber of the Tribe) a Nazi!

Seriously, though, you never fail to amuse. You've got a degree in math and science - and think a guy who says women don't have the intellectual stamina to study those weighty topics is "right on." Truly amazing...who says the conservative intellectual movement is dead?!

Webutante said...

Brown goes further than differing with Rendell. She and her ilk browbeat these guys into backing down and shamefully putting their tails between their legs. I blame them for giving in to these 'adults' having tantrums.

Now, I don't believe that Summers said women don't have the intellectual stamina to study math and science. I believe he said men by and large have a greater aptitude for them than women. And, from my experience and seeing others, I would have to agree with him. That doesn't mean that women can't and don't excel.

Alfred T. Brimley said...

You go girls! Now that's fun dialogue worth reading.

vienna va said...

So I'm guessing you wouldn't have a problem with a client who said to you they'd prefer to work with a man since obviously they have a greater apptitude in the math and science field than you do? Or with any of the Armed forces limiting women from joining communities that require a math and science background? Or how about Harvard or any other university limiting the number of women who enter their advanced math or science classes, due entirely to the notion that women aren't up to the task?

Just out of curiosity, where else do you think women fall short of intellectual standards when compared to men? History? Politics? English?

Webutante said...

Well than you Mr. Brimley. Stay tuned for more fun to come.

Vienna, your questions are a non-sequitur and silly. Harvard would give tests and everyone who qualified irregardless of gender would participate.

I'm sure Larry Summers based some of his opinion on looking at SAT scores over the years which undoubtedly showed men overall scoring higher than women on the math sections. But even so again it was his opinion. And however he made it, he has a right to it as does Governor Rendell.

vienna va said...

Why are my questions silly? You've said that your experience in the math and sciences field has left you with the impression that men have a greater apptitude for those fields of study. You're certainly welcome to your opinion. I'm just wondering how far you'd take that.

How would you feel if a client dismissed you from something you'd worked on because they felt - as you do - that women do not posses the requiste knowledge or apptitude that men do? Would that bother you - or would you agree with them?

This is not a silly or trivial question. Women have come a long way in this society over the past 30 years - your attitude about the role of women in the math and science fields is suprising to me, especially since you're in that field yourself.

As always, you are entitled to your opinion as I am entitled to mine.

Webutante said...

Well Vienna, I doubt that they'd have hired me in the first place if they'd had that bias. But if they had and decided I was not up to snuff, then of course I'd be disapointed. Then very quickly move on and hopefully learn from it.

Listen my dear, we humans are choice-making machines. And it's our job to discern and discriminate thousands upon thousands of time every day. And we make those choices for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all. It's called life and reality in the real world. The real world can be tough until we learn to roll with the punches, sooner rather than later.

We've ALL been rejected and it's never fun. I'm sure I've been rejected because I'm a woman...but I don't have time to live in despair of that. Because more times than not, I've been accepted for who I am and whatever small thing I may have to offer.

This is all I have to say about this subject today.

vienna va said...

I guess I'd be more bothered by it than you. I'd like to think if I'm ever rejected for a job it will have nothing to do with gender but have to do with qualifications, experience, education, etc.

Maybe I'm just not as accepting of discrimination as you seem to be. Must be a generational thing I'm guessing - I think my mom puts up with more than my sister and I ever would.

I do appreciate the life lesson - though I'd venture to guess I've been living in the reality based world a lot longer than you. [google "reality based community" if you don't catch my drift]

Reagan said...

My consideration of the matter involves several layers:
first, I am tired of news anchors "correcting" people. The other day, I actually saw a woman who was BEING interviewed correct the anchor for making a pointing gesture in reference to scolding a child. Where has basic etiquette gone? One does not correct another person, on a matter of preference, in front of others - much less, television! To me, it's simply a matter of professionalism and manners. I think much more headway could be made if we were all a bit more civil to each other in this world.

Second, I have problems with the assumption that any single person - male or female - shouldn't "have a life" outside of work. That is a quick recipe for burn out, addictions, and submitting to corruption. No one can work 20 hours a day, all week, all year, without something giving in their life. "Even" Condi Rice plays classical piano and watches football. To suggest single people are more utilitarian to society is really demeaning - as if those who have not married have nothing better to do.

Third, I think a woman can be married, with children, and have a career - if, and only if, she has the right kind of husband. The kind of husband who is secure, not easily threatened, and is comfortable helping care for the children. Men like Todd Palin come to mind: he is most certainly secure in his masculinity.

Webutante said...

All your points are well-taken, Reagan. Everyone does have a life, even if it doesn't include living in one's nuclear family.