That Was Then. This is Now

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A friend sent me the retro images you see here. While I was cringe/laughing, I was struck by the deja vu politics of the current crop of repugnicans--and other 12th Century thinkers.

The Role of Women


“The Lord says: 'Be submissive, wives. You are to be submissive to your husbands.'" Michelle Backwardwoman (via HuffPo)

Under the taliban:
Complete ban on women's activity outside the home unless accompanied by a mahram (close male relative such as a father, brother or husband);  whipping of women in public for having non-covered ankles;  ban on women laughing loudly (no stranger should hear a woman's voice);  modification of all place names including the word "women, " for example, "women's garden" has been renamed "spring garden"; public stoning of women accused of having sex outside marriage (and anyone can accuse a woman). More here

Bearing Arms

(P)rick Perry shooting blanks (again)

Sarah Palin-By-Comparison
Note to Palin: Even if you had a penis, which is clearly what that thing is supposed to symbolize, you would not get elected

Jared Lee Loughner, shooter of Rep. Gabriele Giffords and killer of a 9-year-old girl


Yes, language (and mores) are changing. But some folks have never learned to spell, see below,  and others have never learned to think, click here

Health Care

 "We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada. And I think now, isn't that ironic?"
--Sarah Palin, admitting that her family used to get treatment in Canada's single-payer health care system, despite having demonized such government-run programs as socialized medicine that will lead to death-panel-like rationing, March 6, 2010


Nancy Natale said...

Sickening! I heard the granddaughter of Herbert Hoover on the radio the other day promoting her new book about how the Repugs can win in 2012 by appealing to the millennium cohort. One of her chapters is about "Republican Feminism." I was driving when I heard that and nearly drove off the road I was so astounded. Talk about your basic oxymoron for morons!

Joanne Mattera said...

"Republican Feminism." Hmm. That's right up there with being against abortion but withholding any funds that would help mothers and children, along with "Killing in the name of god."

Morons. Or as the sign in this post has it, "Morans."

Susan Buret said...

Frightening stuff. I live in Australia where leaders of both sides of politics still believe marriage has to be a union between a man and a woman. Maybe thats so there can be an easily defined underdog!