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Why Matt Lauer gets the moron of the week award

If you are interviewing the Chairwoman of General Motors (Mary Barra) there are a thousand great questions to ask. Matt Lauer had this opportunity earlier this week. He could have asked how does a major auto defect go overlooked for more than 5 years? Why is it that the NTHSA had to point out the problem before you took action? Why is it that GM cars aren’t the best cars in the world? Why isn’t the Cadillac better than the Lexus or the BMW or the Mercedes? When is GM going to invest in the American worker since most of GM’s profits are made here in the US? Unfortunately, Matt Lauer decided to steer away from thoughtful questions and ask some really, really offensive question about how much time she is spending with her kids.

The actual question was

“You’re a mom, I mentioned, two kids, you said in an interview not long ago that your kids said they’re going to hold you accountable for one job, and that is being a mom,” he said. “Given the pressure at General Motors, can you do both well?”

His blantantly offensive statements don’t stop there. There was this jewel also –

“I want to tread lightly here, but you’ve heard it, you’ve heard it in Congress and you’ve heard it in the headlines. … But there are some people who are speculating that you got this job as a woman and as a mom because people within General Motors knew this company was in for a very tough time, and as a woman and a mom you could present a softer face and a softer image for the company as it goes through the episode [faulty parts linked to deaths],”

In the year 2014, these kind of moronic statements should be relegated to the dustbin of history.

By |2014-06-30T20:40:56-04:00June 30th, 2014|Business, Domestic Issues|Comments Off on Why Matt Lauer gets the moron of the week award

Happy 4th of July

Here are 10 things to be very, very happy for this July 4th:

From TP:

1) Americans serving our country at home and abroad. 1,452,939 Armed Service members,80,000 AmeriCorp members, and 9,095 Peace Corp volunteers and trainees are serving our country, at home and abroad. I do love our troops!!

2) Americans speak out against sexism. After two female legislators were banned from the Michigan House floor last week after saying “vagina” during a debate about an anti-abortion measure, an estimated 5,000 people gathered at the state capitol for a reading of “The Vagina Monologues.”


By |2012-07-05T23:56:09-04:00July 5th, 2012|Domestic Issues, Healthcare, Military|1 Comment

Sexism and Schlafly

This is pretty over the top. I wonder if there are any single women who work and pay their bills in the US. I wonder if Phillis Schlafly knows any of them..?

From TP:

One of the things Obama’s been doing is deliberately trying to increase the percentage of our population that is dependent on government for your living. For example, do you know what was the second biggest demographic group that voted for Obama? Obviously the blacks were the biggest demographic, y’all know what was the second biggest? Unmarried women. 70% of unmarried women voted for Obama. And this is because when you kick your husband out, you’ve got to have Big Brother Government to be your provider. And they know that. They’ve admitted it. And they have all kinds of bills to continue to subsidize illegitimacy… The Obama administration wants to continue to subsidize this group because they know they are Democratic votes.

By |2010-08-03T18:00:58-04:00August 3rd, 2010|Domestic Issues, Party Politics|Comments Off on Sexism and Schlafly
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