08 May 2013

You're counseling women to submit?

Instapundit links to a report by Wired Magazine which found a brochure from Shaw AFB saying “it may be advisable to submit than to resist.”

Yes, the sentence's really structured that way.

Let me be clear*: a necessary although not, alas, sufficient condtion for any pretense of being a civilized society is the ability of women to say 'no.' 

If she says 'no' and her wishes aren't respected it then becomes the agressor's reponsibility to make sure she knows her life isn't in danger.  Nope, I've no flippin' idea how you'd do that.

Because, if she isn't sure her life is safe, she's surely justified doing anything she needs to do to stay alive.  Yep, that implies dead attackers.


*Look if this phrase's good enough for POTUS...

06 May 2013

Man, it's a good thing the maritime unions spent so much time & money on re-electing the Prez

otherwise the administration might screw 'em over!d
Oh, wait...
Note for the seminar: your texts don't do a very good job of pointing out why national party influence in a local campaign isn't always a good idea.  Chances are virtually 100% that *no one* in the DNC even dreamt that a tie-in to Nancy Pelosi would actually effect the race!

Ann Althouse on the Sanford/Colbert Busch campaign
Money quote: "

"At one recent campaign stop, Sanford debated a cardboard Pelosi cut-out..."

"... calling the California Democrat a stand-in for Colbert Busch. The theatrics drew widespread ridicule, but Sanford’s aides say the publicity it generated helped drive attention to the Republican’s message."
Ridicule is one form of publicity. Sanford's connection of Colbert Busch to Pelosi seems to have worked:
The new poll... found that the percentage of voters who view Colbert Busch unfavorably has grown 13 percent in the past two weeks — from 31 percent to 44 percent. Pelosi’s poll numbers in the district are miserable: Just 24 percent of voters approve of her performance and 61 percent disapprove.
From the comments:
What he (Sanford) did was more like an extended lunch hour for Teddy. Remember the waitress sandwiches with Chris Dodd?