California

  1. I found this little blurb on FB, Pretty much hit's the nail on the head.

    "Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we're Number One. There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth '. The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don't know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words."

    Columnist Burt Prelutsky, Los Angeles Times
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   Markperry
    The bright side to these 4 is time is not on their side, They will either be dead or retired in a few years. But you have to marvel at how they were able to take over not only California but the DNC as well.
  4. by   BCgradnurse
    Sounds to me like this self proclaimed "alpha male" can't handle strong women. Typical-all blather and chest beating, but usually very, very wimpy on the inside. Sort of like the orange toddler in the White House.
  5. by   elkpark
    Yeah, it's always funny how many men feel threatened by strong, successful women. And, somehow, they always think that the way to put the women in their place is to criticize their looks or personality. What sad, scared little boys they must be on the inside!
  6. by   Tweety
    I love each and every one of these women. Not only have they advanced women's issues, they've been a huge supporter of the LBGT community. They were leaders in the forefront of women's political power. While surely they'll be dead or retired (we're all mortal) they've inspired the next generation of millennial women...whom will soon be running and winning offices around the country in numbers never seen before. Women could be the majority in law schools this year. They can thank women like these four for paving the way. It hasn't been easy when they are compared to jackasses with the gift of blab.

    They want equality and fair treatment of all people. Comparing them to the crackpot that Maine has as a governor is laughable. But it's just an opinion piece, and people can express their opinion. With the caveat that it's posted in a discussion board, we get to rip it apart. LOL
  7. by   herring_RN
    I too am proud of what we have accomplished in our state.

    In 1996 I campaigned for Loretta Sanchez against angry Congressman Bob Dornan.
    In 2016 I worked on the campaign of Kamala Harris, who won the seat formerly held by Senator Barbara Boxer. Her opponent was Loretta Sanchez. I had to choose the one I thought would best serve the people of the United States.
    Senator Harris promised to continue working for national safe staffing ratios for the United States. Her predecessor Senator Boxer introduced the Patient Advocacy Act every year:
    Text - S.864 - 114th Congress (215-216): National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

    Last edit by herring_RN on Feb 7
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    I'm a Californian; born and bred.

    Here in rural California where farmers and loggers work hard to make livings despite the massive ridiculous regulations hampering us, we are not fans of liberal strong and successful women. The key word is "liberal".

    Just like strong and successful conservative or libertarian women are not well-liked in liberal circles.

    It isn't "woman" or "sucess" or "strong" that people quibble over. It is policy. Pure and simple.

    I have nothing against strong and successful women. I actually like Barbara Boxer even though I don't agree on much of what she stands for. Barbara seems more reasonable and approachable and has voted in a more favorable manner to conservative and libertarian voters at times.

    Nancy is a . . . well, I'll stop there and just say I do not like nor trust her.

    I'm sure many of you are not happy about another strong and successful woman who was just confirmed as Education Secretary. The key for you is she is not liberal.

    I wish we could stop saying people are against strong and successful women and make that the only point. Because it isn't.
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    I'm a Californian; born and bred.

    Here in rural California where farmers and loggers work hard to make livings despite the massive ridiculous regulations hampering us, we are not fans of liberal strong and successful women. The key word is "liberal".

    Just like strong and successful conservative or libertarian women are not well-liked in liberal circles.

    It isn't "woman" or "sucess" or "strong" that people quibble over. It is policy. Pure and simple.

    I have nothing against strong and successful women. I actually like Barbara Boxer even though I don't agree on much of what she stands for. Barbara seems more reasonable and approachable and has voted in a more favorable manner to conservative and libertarian voters at times.

    Nancy is a . . . well, I'll stop there and just say I do not like nor trust her.

    I'm sure many of you are not happy about another strong and successful woman who was just confirmed as Education Secretary. The key for you is she is not liberal.

    I wish we could stop saying people are against strong and successful women and make that the only point. Because it isn't.
    I almost said this and I agree, it's that necessarily the fact that they are women that people don't like it's their policy.

    However, what's interesting is that this post addresses women only (calling them obnoxious women and jackasses that blab) and makes no mention of policy, and not any number of liberal males in California, so surely you can understand why people might jump to a conclusion about this particular person?
    Last edit by Tweety on Feb 7
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Tweety
    I almost said this and I agree, it's that necessarily the fact that they are women that people don't like it's their policy.

    However, what's interesting is that this post addresses women only and not any number of liberal males in California, so surely you can understand why people might jump to a conclusion?
    Well, since the OP's thread seems to be about women and the posts after that were about women . . . I guess that's why I answered about women.
  11. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Well, since the OP's thread seems to be about women and the posts after that were about women . . . I guess that's why I answered about women.
    In fact, the OP makes little mention of policy. Rather, it is a trollish and partisan excuse to criticize and demean women in positions of power or authority, presumably by an "alpha male".
  12. by   Tweety
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Well, since the OP's thread seems to be about women and the posts after that were about women . . . I guess that's why I answered about women.
    In other words "no".

    You're entitled to feel as you do, but obviously people, myself included, don't think it was about policy "pure and simple". At best it's ugly insults and not worthy of further comment, at worst its a sexist post, but I see nothing about the OP or whom they quoted stating anything about their policy.

    (Oh and if the new education secretary wasn't so unqualified, I'd respect her appointment more. But I do like that he's appointing women as advisors and political appointees. )
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    In fact, the OP makes little mention of policy. Rather, it is a trollish and partisan excuse to criticize and demean women in positions of power or authority, presumably by an "alpha male".
    That's true and I agree which is why I stated what I stated.

    Quote from Tweety
    In other words "no".

    You're entitled to feel as you do, but obviously people, myself included, don't think it was about policy "pure and simple". At best it's ugly insults and not worthy of further comment, at worst its a sexist post, but I see nothing about the OP or whom they quoted stating anything about their policy.
    I thought I was being clear since I didn't quote any particular poster that I don't like it when anyone judges based on anything besides policy. Right, left, center, center-left, center-right, etc.
  14. by   Tweety
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    I thought I was being clear since I didn't quote any particular poster that I don't like it when anyone judges based on anything besides policy. Right, left, center, center-left, center-right, etc.
    I understand that (somewhat off topic point) and I agreed with you but that wasn't the question I asked.

    You must be misunderstanding my question, so never mind. We've never been good at communicating and understanding. LOL

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