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Sat Feb 18, 2012, 08:49 PM

"I Am A Woman"


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babylonsister Feb 2012 OP
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2012 #1
madamesilverspurs Feb 2012 #2
DURHAM D Feb 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2012 #4
RazBerryBeret Feb 2012 #5
Louisiana1976 Feb 2012 #6
wellstone dem Feb 2012 #7
Irishonly Feb 2012 #8
rhett o rick Feb 2012 #9
niyad Feb 2012 #25
rhett o rick Feb 2012 #36
niyad Feb 2012 #42
rhett o rick Feb 2012 #46
sjr2012 Feb 2012 #10
niyad Feb 2012 #11
Major Nikon Feb 2012 #17
niyad Feb 2012 #23
rhett o rick Feb 2012 #35
SunsetDreams Feb 2012 #12
niyad Feb 2012 #14
demmiblue Feb 2012 #15
niyad Feb 2012 #20
niyad Feb 2012 #13
babylonsister Feb 2012 #60
unkachuck Feb 2012 #16
MarianJack Feb 2012 #18
niyad Feb 2012 #27
MarianJack Feb 2012 #29
niyad Feb 2012 #32
MarianJack Feb 2012 #34
lumberjack_jeff Feb 2012 #19
antigone382 Feb 2012 #44
Justice wanted Feb 2012 #21
salin Feb 2012 #22
niyad Feb 2012 #24
salin Feb 2012 #26
niyad Feb 2012 #28
salin Feb 2012 #30
niyad Feb 2012 #33
usregimechange Feb 2012 #31
Chorophyll Feb 2012 #37
Lifelong Protester Feb 2012 #38
niyad Feb 2012 #48
Lifelong Protester Feb 2012 #54
niyad Feb 2012 #57
Lifelong Protester Feb 2012 #62
Bluenorthwest Feb 2012 #39
La Lioness Priyanka Feb 2012 #59
Tumbulu Feb 2012 #61
StopTheNeoCons Feb 2012 #40
CrispyQ Feb 2012 #41
WillyT Feb 2012 #43
hfojvt Feb 2012 #45
jamesatemple Feb 2012 #47
hfojvt Feb 2012 #49
jamesatemple Feb 2012 #53
La Lioness Priyanka Feb 2012 #58
The Doctor. Feb 2012 #50
MineralMan Feb 2012 #51
SomethingFishy Feb 2012 #52
HarveyDarkey Feb 2012 #55
jwirr Feb 2012 #56
Relentless Bitch Feb 2012 #63
niyad Feb 2012 #64

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 08:53 PM

1. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 08:58 PM

2. And THIS majority

will NOT be filibustered!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 09:00 PM

3. Amen.

Not only are we 52% we are more likely to vote than males.

We could run the table if we would just get organized. Fortuntely, the Mean Men are giving us a great opportunity.

The public stoning of Anita Hill in 1991 caused 1992 to be the Year of the Woman.

Maybe 2012 or 2014 will be even better. Keep it up Republicans.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 09:02 PM

4. This speaks for ME.

Thank you, my dear babylonsister!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 09:04 PM

5. Powerful...

I love it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 09:15 PM

6. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 09:23 PM

7. My access, my sisters's access, and most importantly

if you ever restrict my DAUGHTER's access to health care or contraception, I will never ever stop fighting you.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 09:25 PM

8. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 09:27 PM

9. You go girls, and I mean it. However, your 52% includes the likes of Palin,

Bachmann and Laura Bush. That's going to hurt your percentage.

After the crap that men have given us, it's past time for women to take charge.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:58 PM

25. one of the reasons the woman-haters of the reichwing fight so hard is because they are afraid

that, once women gain power, the men will be on the receiving end of the same kind of treatment they have been dishing out for millenia. one would think that, if that is their worry, that their behaviour would improve.

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Response to niyad (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:11 AM

36. If I understand you, you are giving them way tooo much credit. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #36)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:41 AM

42. to whom am I giving way too much credit? those cretins on the reich who are afraid their world

is crumbling around them? I have been around these people for a very long time, and some of the things they have said make one's blood run cold.

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Response to niyad (Reply #42)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:02 PM

46. I understand but dont believe they can figure it, or anything else, out by themselves.

They are follower authoritarians and would only fear women if Hannity told them to.

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Response to sjr2012 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:13 PM

11. oh, goodness, how EVER will we bear up under the weight of your disapproval??? crushed, I tell

you, just CRUSHED by your brilliance and incitefulness.

oh, by the way, enjoy your, in all likelihood, brief stay.

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Response to niyad (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:27 PM

17. His stay has apparently ended

My jury service was a no-brainer. Surprisingly two people voted not to hide the post even though they stated in their comments they were reasonably sure he was a troll.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:53 PM

23. if one is going to be a troll, one's first post should probably NOT be so obvious.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:10 AM

35. He really didnt make much of an effort. nm

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Response to sjr2012 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:15 PM

12. Can I push the button please????

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:18 PM

14. go right ahead

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:22 PM

15. :Poof:

Damn, the MIRT are fast!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:51 PM

20. true, most of the little darlings don't last long.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:16 PM

13. k and r, and thank you, dear babylon sister. is that yours? or where can we find it?

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Response to niyad (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 05:05 PM

60. No, niyad, not mine.

Found on FB.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:25 PM

16. "I Am Not A Woman", but I agree....how can anyone not agree?....n/t

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:44 PM

18. I'm a 56 year old white guy, but...

...I agree entirely!

I do have one small point, though. Perhaps what you're smelling isn't fear. Maybe it's the incontinence of those 5 old fart bastards who testified at grand theft auto izza's "hearing" last week.

REAL men DO eat qiuche and ARE NOT afraid of women as our complete equals.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:59 PM

27. don't know if you are quite old enough to remember this old bumper sticker:

"a man of quality is not threatened by a woman's equality"

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Response to niyad (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:16 PM

29. I don't remember it,...

...but it is very good.

BTW, Thank you for getting rid of a troll earlier in this thread!

My step mother had a poster in the early 70s. It was somewhat religious but the sentiment was good. I went something like this:

"Woman was not created from man's head to be above him, nor from his foo to be below him, but from his side to be beside him, by his arm to be held by him and by his heart to be forever loved".

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #29)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:33 AM

32. that poster of your step-mother's is one I know well, and a pity that the fundies don't get

the thanks are undeserved. the troll was gone by jury decision. I just sharpened my claws a bit.

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Response to niyad (Reply #32)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:09 AM

34. Yes, the Jury did it,...

...but the sharp claws had to come out. Kep them well sharpened!

I've found that the fundies' heads are too soft to get much.

PEACE!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:48 PM

19. She didn't get the memo that she's a minority. n/t

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:01 PM

44. Except at congressional hearings on issues directly impacting her physical health...

Or numerous media outlets discussing such issues...

That 2% numerical advantage, mostly among the very elderly, sure does a lot of good in such cases...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:52 PM

21. HERE! HERE!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:52 PM

22. Earlier today, I heard Helen Reddy in my head

spelled her name wrong in the post (apolgies Helen) - but the video captured the spirit of strength I remember from my girl-hood.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002325407

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Response to salin (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:55 PM

24. I post the lyrics occasionally, but it is always good to hear her. that song goes through my head

often, an excellent reminder of just how strong and amazing we truly are.

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Response to niyad (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:58 PM

26. While *I* am not invincible... tweak that to *we*

and it works. Agree - we are strong and amazing. Also think that we get and give strength to our brothers who stand with (and fight with/for) us.

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Response to salin (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:01 PM

28. so very true.

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Response to niyad (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:21 PM

30. Wish I had the lungs and pipes to do it justice... I Am Woman!

:hugs:

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Response to salin (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:35 AM

33. I only sing it at home--my cats have not objected too much.,

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:32 AM

31. Make sure our sister is registered.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:21 AM

37. K&R! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:07 AM

38. I am so with you

I thought we had this sh** sorted when I was in college, marching for Women's Rights in the 70s. Ok, dammit, I'll march again, but I will warn folks: I AM TWICE AS CRANKY NOW!

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #38)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:44 PM

48. geez, only twice as cranky? ten times, in my case. oh, and some of us who marched then,

will be marching now with our canes, our walking sticks, our little four-wheelers, or our zimmer frames. all of which can inflict a LOT of damage.

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Response to niyad (Reply #48)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:53 PM

54. You do not know the level of cranky I started at!


TWICE my cranky is = A WHOLE LOT OF CRANKY!!

And I am thinking of affecting a limp to use a cane...might come in handy!!

I'm with ya!! Loud and CLEAR!

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #54)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 04:21 PM

57. I am guessing your level of cranky was somewhere near mine--my former used to ask me why I

was always so angry. "if you are not angry, you are not paying attention" I was, and am, paying attention.

will have to break down and get a staff from one of the rennies--something tall, and hard, with a nice, heavy stone on top.,.

on the other hand, the purse I carry is nice and heavy.

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Response to niyad (Reply #57)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 08:31 PM

62. I am going to start to troll antique shops...

for a nice, silver (or some metal) headed walking stick....

And I agree, if one is not angry, they must be comatose these days!

Just cannot believe in 2012 we are going to revisit my college years (the 70s)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 10:40 AM

39. When McClurkin and Warren came slandering gay people, did you really think they'd not

come after your rights as well? Apparently.
When the first round was fired from the religious right, most here said 'chill, pony, poutrage, it's just one song, it's just one prayer'.
It was always more than one song, it was always an issue of equality and of human rights.
We tried to warn you. For that, we were mocked and chided. Poutrage. Pony. Chill. Just one little prayer. Yep.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #39)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 04:37 PM

59. well said. nt

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #39)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 07:00 PM

61. These creeps have been targeting African Americans, any foreigner, gay people AND women

they have been all over all of us.

I never mocked you.

It is pathetic and I am outraged that the media even publishes or broadcasts any of their hate- let alone celebrate it.

My goodness, I am tired of the hate..........so may millennia of it....

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 10:44 AM

40. K&R...I support my wife, my daughter and my granddaughter 1000%...nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:35 AM

41. "If you deprive us of access we will deprive you of access."

Love it.

I hope this goes viral & we see more & more of them.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:45 AM

43. HUGE K & R !!!






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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:16 PM

45. well that smells like a victory for the 1%

The 99% has been divided, apparently, into the 52% and the 47%.

The 1% does not fear this fight at all. It is no threat to their power.


eyes ------------------------------------- prize

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #45)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:04 PM

47. I'm tryin' to remember my third grade math.

Let's see, I'll get me a paper towel, a dull lead pencil, and do me some cypherin'. Okay, we've got the 99% broken up into 52% women and 47% men. Sounds about right so far. Now the, let's add the entire 1% of the rich folks to the 47% men, without regard to the fact that some of the 1% are women. Okay, 47 plus 1 equals...48. Well, it looks like to me that 48% is still smaller than 52%.

hfojvt, you'd better go brush up on your math. The 1% and the 48% better damn well fear this fight because if most of the 52% are like my Texas wife and my momma, hell or high water won't deter them. I'm on their side and I'm a bit nervous about gettin' caught in the crossfire myself.

K & R!

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Response to jamesatemple (Reply #47)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:57 PM

49. the 1% does not fear it, because they have no rooster in the fight

they are not fighting on the side of the 47%. No, no, no, a thousand times no. They are sitting back and sipping a mint julep or some such fancy drink while they enjoy the battle. The robber baron Jay Gould once bragged that he could hire half of the working class to kill the other half.

You see, a 99% vs. 1% is a battle that they fear. A 52% vs. 47% is a distraction that they relish, because, now instead of being united, the 99% is busy trying to kill another part of the 99%.

Now, the battle may result in some victories for Democrats, but they will be Democrats who care more about birth control than they care about economic justice. They will be "democrats" who vote for "free" birth control AND the continuation of the Bush tax cuts.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #49)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:50 PM

53. The 1% may not fear the fight

but you can bet your sweet bippy that they have concerns about the result.

Don't you remember the first "fight" you won as a kid? I try not to remember the ten or twenty that I lost before I came involuntarily into the first one I won. It didn't amount to a popcorn fart but it gave me an increased confidence in myself and a willingness to speak up...which led me into another round of losses.

When women, the 52%, win this fight over contraception, I feel that that victory, added to the few others that they've labored for, fought for, struggled for, will compel them to take on other issues...ones that the 1% will fear to lose. At the moment, women are uniting, hopefully, against the assault on their freedom of making choices for themselves. A victory in that fight might mean that representatives opposed to women's rights won't remain in office much longer. That desired result might be the very thing that brings more progressive men and women into Congress. I feel certain that a majority of progressive representatives won't be single issue oriented but will take up issues that affect us all. And I have no doubt that Demopublicans will suffer the same fate as women-repressing Republicans.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #45)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 04:32 PM

58. does the prize not include access to healthcare for women?

if so, i dont want the prize.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:30 PM

50. A- Men!

 

Errrr... I mean, "A - Women!"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:36 PM

51. K&R

Very nicely put, indeed.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:42 PM

52. K&R... Republicans push and push

looking for "the line". Well, the dumb fuckers found the line after they had already crossed it. Now they are doubling down on their stupidity.

You have to wonder what the wives of these morons actually think.

I wouldn't worry too much about the election anymore. When your opponent is going to be either Beavis or Butthead you have a pretty good chance of winning.


Huh huh huh he said contraception.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 03:01 PM

55. Solid K&R

 

Or is that "serious" K&R?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 04:00 PM

56. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 08:37 PM

63. So am I!

 

A young one, yes, but I will not be silenced!

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Response to Relentless Bitch (Reply #63)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 10:09 PM

64. and here is hoping that you won't be having to fight the same battles when you reach the age

of the old cranks on this board. enough is enough

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