Thursday, February 03, 2011

Thursday Post

Transport Canada has re-allowed nail scissors and glasses repair kits:

Small scissors and tools, such as eyeglasses screwdrivers, are now OK aboard planes.

There's a six-centimetre limit for these items and knives of any length are still banned.

It's part of an effort to reduce hassles at airports, Transport Minister Chuck Strahl said Thursday.

I'm concerned. Isn't it a bad idea to arm wheelchair-confined ninety-year old women with small, pointy objects? Aren't those women a true threat to airplane security as opposed to- say- a Muslim male between the ages of twenty and fifty years old?

Yes, this will only get worse:

President Hosni Mubarak said on Thursday he wanted to quit but that he feared his resignation would bring chaos to Egypt, as protesters demanding an end to his 30-year rule confronted his supporters on Cairo streets.

Mubarak's government has struggled to regain control of an angry nation, inviting Islamist opponents to talks and apologising for bloodshed in Cairo that left 10 people dead.

A bitter and bloody confrontation gripped central Cairo where armed government loyalists fought pro-democracy demonstrators intent on the Mubarak, 82, stepping down.

"I am fed up. After 62 years in public service, I have had enough. I want to go," Mubarak said in an interview with ABC.

"If I resign today, there will be chaos," he added.

In a move to try to calm the disorder, Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Thursday the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most organised opposition movement, had been invited to meet with the new government as part of a national dialogue with all parties.

An offer to talk to the banned group would have been unthinkable before protests erupted on Jan. 25, indicating the giant strides made by the reformist movement. But scenting victory, they have refused negotiations until Mubarak goes.

Related: for some reason, the Liberals think the world hangs on their every word.

You have selected regicide. If you know the name of the king or queen being murdered, press one.

And now, the obligatory Sarah Palin post.

Wrap your head around this:

The women of NOW share a palpable disdain for certain women, but particularly those who refuse to accept the narrative of their inequity -- and most notably Sarah Palin.  In an August 2008 press release, PAC Chair Kim Gandy stated, "'[W]e recognize the importance of having women's rights supporters at every level but, like Sarah Palin, not every woman supports women's rights."  Or, in the words of University of Chicago professor Wendy Doniger, Palin's "greatest hypocrisy is in the pretense that she is a woman."

Touché.  Meet the feminists of today, or, Women In Name Only. 

Meghan McCain, who holds the dubious honor of being both a RINO and a WINO, recently declared Michele Bachmann the "poor man's Sarah Palin."  WINOs disparaging the women they claim to champion is nothing new.  But McCain managing to spit on the poor, Bachmann, and Palin all in one fell swoop is a new low for a WINO -- even a young elitist who makes a living feeding the progressive fires of the left.

Palin is used to vitriol in the extreme.  She makes the Dan Quayle media attacks of old look like a toddler's sandbox scuffle.  She's been called a "turncoat b****, Uncle Women, a whore in f****** cheap glasses with her hair up, a f******* hyper conservative," a "Christian Stepford wife," an "Alaskan hillbilly," "Caribou Barbie," a "pig with lipstick," "yammering," an "idiotic c***," a "whore," and a "f******monster."  She has endured "jokes" about the rape of her teenage "whore" daughter.

And those are only the accusations from other women.

If one were to strip away the political veneer of those whose "dislike" of Mrs. Palin runs into the noxious, it would boil down to simple high-school cattiness. An attractive overachiever with a humble background cannot possibly represent the supposed causes of a largely white upper-middle-class echelon. Sarah Palin's conservative leanings are actually incidental to the liberal/leftist female set. She is objectified physically and professionally by the people who could never aspire to her stature.  Self-made, happily married, confident, can rock a pair of knee-high boots after having had five children. For these things to be the focus of a political game-changer isn't a reflection on Mrs. Palin but her detractors. What about her policies are particularly grating? Does there exist an answer or does one need to be fed a response? Why even go there? If she isn't a part of the Ivy League set, who cares if she has an iron-clad answer for a problem?

It's an easy explanation, really, but I think that is a part of it.

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