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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:16 PM
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Allen West: Liberal Women ‘Neutering American Men’ - "not going to have our men become subservient"
Allen West: Liberal Women Are ‘Neutering American Men’

Last week, Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) addressed his base at a Women Impacting Nation (WIN) meeting in Boca Raton, FL. WIN’s mission is to “educate and equip women with knowledge of God’s truth” and “to support those who take a stand for those Judeo-Christian values upon which our country is founded.” West used examples of “historical fiction” to instruct attendees on the proper role for American women — namely, to make strong men.

West first weaved the ancient society of Sparta — a culture that practiced eugenics and inspired Adolf Hitler — into an example of the role of women. “What made the Spartan men strong, it was the Spartan women,” he said. “Because the Spartan women at the age of nine gave up their male sons” to train for the army. West then exulted conservative women to come forth and “lock shields” to “strengthen up the men who are going to the fight for you.” Painting women’s rights advocates as “women that have been neutering American men,” West charged attendees to fight these apparent castrators who want to force male subservience:

WEST: We need you to come in and lock shields, and strengthen up the men who are going to the fight for you. To let these other women know on the other side — these planned Parenthood women, the Code Pink women, and all of these women that have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness — to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient. That’s what we need you to do. Because if you don’t, then the debt will continue to grow…deficits will continue to grow.

Watch it:

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/25/allen-west-liberal-...
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:18 PM
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1. I figure that West has been spending a little too much time with his dominatrix lately n/t
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:42 PM
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9. And We Have A Winner, Ladies and Gentlemen....
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:55 PM
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10. No one can convince me that West isn't intimately familiar with the taste of patent leather boots...
Or linoleum floors.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:23 PM
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2. But they're not Spartan women
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 04:25 PM by atreides1
Political, social, and economic equality

Spartan women enjoyed a status, power, and respect that was unknown in the rest of the classical world. They controlled their own properties, as well as the properties of male relatives who were away with the army. It is estimated that women were the sole owners of at least 35% of all land and property in Sparta. The laws regarding a divorce were the same for both men and women. Unlike women in Athens, if a Spartan woman became the heiress of her father because she had no living brothers to inherit (an epikleros), the woman was not required to divorce her current spouse in order to marry her nearest paternal relative. Spartan women rarely married before the age of 20, and unlike Athenian women who wore heavy, concealing clothes and were rarely seen outside the house, Spartan women wore short dresses and went where they pleased. Girls as well as boys exercised nude, and young women as well as young men may have participated in the Gymnopaedia ("Festival of Nude Youths").

And West is a lying sack of shit!!!

West, needs to read the real history of Spartan women...and these women that he's speaking to, are probably closer to being like the women of Athens!
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:24 PM
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3. So...he's saying that men are now so weak that right wing women have to strengthen them?
Before the men can then go fight for them? I think he lost his way in that labyrinthine metaphor he constructed.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:12 PM
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13. Exactly!
One group of women cut off their balls, and they need the other group of women to put them back on! :rofl:
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:26 PM
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4. I'd lovde to neuter him.. Asshat....n/t
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:28 PM
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5. This guy is a real nut job
makes Gingrich (almost) look sane by comparison. :crazy:
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BlueMTexpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:29 PM
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6. Allen West and the TP'ers are living proof that women - "liberal" or not -
have NOT "neutered" American men.

In West's case, if only ... .
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:11 PM
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7. Republican districts elect some wackos!
The latest crop might be the nuttiest yet.
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 06:25 AM
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29. Do you think they really believe this stuff?
Or do they just figure that they have to pretend to be mentally ill in order to be electable?
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Spinny Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:27 PM
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8. Ridiculous
I don't want to be anywhere near their balls to neuter them.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:58 PM
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11. Women scare Allen, that much is clear.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:59 PM
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12. Why are so many conservative men so fucked up about women?!
Jesus Christ, dude - just let women be themselves, you asshole.
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tledford Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:21 PM
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14. Wow -- must be miserable to be mentally ill (paranoid) *AND* stupid. eom
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:48 PM
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15. I don't understand how
men of this mindset manage to get laid and produce progeny.

:crazy:
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enuegii Donating Member (624 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:01 PM
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16. “Because the Spartan women at the age of nine gave up their male sons...”
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 07:10 PM by enuegii
Gee, that was awful courageous of those nine-year-old Spartan women to give up their male sons.

I wonder if they kept the female daughters?

Edit for precision.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:12 PM
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17. What the Hell were 9-year-old Spartan chicks doing with children?
Were they born pregnant, like Tribbles or something? :P
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:34 PM
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18. West is a certifiable loon.
His knowledge of Greek history comes from a crappy movie that had nothing to do with reality.


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8 track mind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:54 PM
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19. I think there's been an error
Spent the weekend with the wife and everything is just fine!
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8 track mind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:54 PM
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20. I think there's been an error
Spent the weekend with the wife and everything is just fine!
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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:37 PM
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21. It is more masculine
to not have to "prove" it. No one, man or woman, can make you weak, you can only do this to yourself.
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StarsInHerHair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:45 PM
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22. Allen West sounds like he's got alot in common with Muslim Fundies
what an ass......
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:11 PM
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23. Sparta? Sparta?! THIS... IS... MADNESS!!!
Sorry, couldn't help it. Good luck with all that, Leonidas... er... Allen, should work out spiffy... :eyes:
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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:12 AM
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24. Oh...so it was Code Pink and Planned Parenthood that caused the deficit.
Phew - glad we figured that out...
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Azathoth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:22 AM
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25. Wasn't this guy a Section 8? n/t
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:45 PM
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26. Oh noes! Mah balls!
:tinfoilhat:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:51 PM
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27. "Feminists: the real cause of the Federal deficit!" What a brilliant analysis!
It really simplifies the issues!

I'd been terrified that I might actually have to look at the stinkin budget to see where the money was going

But now -- what a relief! I don't need to do that after all! I can just blame women!
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 06:12 AM
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28. West is insane...
he was a FA Bn Cdr that barely made the grade at that; was "forced" to retire or face a Court-martial for UCMJ/Geneva Convention violations against a prisoner; his options, retire, or get booted out after an ugly Court-martial...perhaps go to prison. I guess his "principles" were not as important as a monthly check, VA benefits and a host of other privileges afforded retired officers.

If he were of the Spartan tradition, he would have fought to the death to defend his honor...being a man of no honor though, the fight would have been brief indeed.
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