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November 05, 2008


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I wanted to read something online about the election that I can relate to, something doesn't insult my intelligence and common sense. You (Heidi) delivered (yet again). Thank you so much.


This is the day a new feminism raises its beautiful, orange head. May it grow strong, produce many blossoms and may the fruits be, among many other things, a remedy against corruption.

Orange is part of my life from today.


Heidi Li, way out in front as usual! Yes, it's accountability time. Yes, it's move women's status forward for the good of all time. I was counting on you (and others) to frame this as well as lead. I may not need that ibuprofen this a.m.


Heidi Li, I wish that I had the same good feelings. However, my concern is the anti-female hip-hop culture that brought us now Pres-elect Obama. I do not believe that gains are probable for woen in this administration. I hope that I am wrong, but I have a true feeling of forboding. I am only a few weeks away from my 60th birthday, and I am losing sight of the mountaintop.



Events in life seem to continually put us in a position of being winners or losers. But each of us must define for ourselves what is meant by winning and losing and not be led astray by how the media may define it.

We subscribe to the conviction of Grantland Rice: “It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.”

Some may think the winners are the ones who voted for and supported the media’s choice. But those of us who have stood fast against the onslaught of misogyny, hate and derision know that we are the winners.

We won because we believe deeply in gender equality. We won because we censored the Democratic Party for cooking the books in their Primary for the sole purpose of defeating a woman and maintaining the status quo of good ol’ boy politics.

We won because no matter how much it hurt and no matter how cruelly we were taunted and blasphemed by friend and foe alike, we stood firm because all the evidence showed that the best candidate for the job of president was a woman.

We won because we never wavered in our passion despite the piles of crap and garbage thrown at us. We watched former ally after former ally turn away from us as their courage and conviction evaporated in the storm of blog and media hype.


by William Ernest Henley; 1849-1903

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

- also posted at Alegre's Corner


I think you mean Linda Stender. She was the only democrat I voted for this election by the way. The fact that she lost actually doesn't upset me in the least. There isn't a snowball's chance in hell that a woman will ever reach the White House (unless she is married to the POTUS) in my lifetime, I wouldn't bet on my daughters' lifetimes either. We have regressed as a society, and as the previous poster noted, this rise of anti-woman rhetoric and song and dance is not only tolerated, it's accepted and encouraged by the democratic party, the msm and mr. obama. Even if mr. obama is what his supporters believe him to be, he has remained silent on the horrific misogyny we have witnessed and experienced during this election season.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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