Tag Archives: 9 to 5

Allen West and 9 to 5

20 Jul

Allen West?

At this point it seems obvious what Allen B West (R-FL) and Franklin Hart from 9 to 5 have in common.  They are both sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigots.  During some heated debate on the House floor about the budget, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz addressed the concern of cutting Medicare while retaining tax breaks for the rich:

…yet another thinly veiled attempt by our colleagues across the aisle to end Medicare as we know it” while retaining tax breaks for millionaires…Incredulously, the gentleman from Florida, who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Unbelievable for a member from South Florida.

Some of you may recall that TSM has taken Republicans to task regarding the deficit/debt ceiling issue.  How sad that West not only falls into party lines regarding the deficit, but his email to Wasserman-Shultz is more evidence of the Republican war on women:

Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!

It would seem that West does not like to be called out on his bad behavior and the fact that he is voting against his constituents.  I have a proposed solution.  Click here to see how 9 to 5‘s Violet solves the problem of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: March 4

4 Mar

Honoring Dolly Parton

Today I would like to honor and pay tribute to Dolly Parton. Parton has been a favorite of mine for many many years, dating back to her days with Porter Wagoner. I will confess, back in the mid 1970’s my former stepmother used to force us to listen to country music–I hated it!!! However, there was one song that caught my heart.  We were listening to Just Because I’m a Woman, by Dolly Parton. I loved the song and felt so indignant that there was a double standard for how women and men were treated–I fell in love with our Dolly with this song.  How impressive that a female country music star was addressing the inequities between gender in 1976.  Of course, if there is anyone that listens to Toby Keith, one wonders if he is even aware of the women’s movement, or anyone that is not a white heterosexual man. Just Because I’m a Woman, was one of many clues that I would become a militant feminist. The next song that caught my heart was The Bargain Store. I used to cry listening to this song. How could she not see her value and how lovable she is? The song is very telling of how often women internalize messages of self-doubt, or the misconception that they are lucky if someone choses them, whey in reality they should do the choosing!

Parton has been good friends with two of my other favorite women, Linda Rondstadt and Emmylou Harris. Who could not love their album in 1987 The Trio, specifically My Dear Companion? I also loved Trio II. The song Blue Train, I find haunting and beautiful.

I also loved Dolly Parton in the quintessential women’s movement movie of the 1980’s decade, 9 to 5.  How can you not love Doralee? I would be remiss if I did not include Hard Candy Christmas, from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. I will conclude this article with a song that Ms. Parton was robbed of an academy award for, Travelin’ Thru, from Transamerica.

There are many reasons to love our Dolly Parton, just some of which are: a pioneer for strong women in country music, a powerful and smart business woman with a brilliant voice, and a supporter of the LGBT community.

For you Senator McCain, with love…

18 Dec

Senator McCain (George Wallace) this video clip is a special gift to you: You sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot!

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