April 20, 2012
I had an urge to upchuck when Ann Romney tried to act the role of the "good mom" raising kids in one of five homes. Just keeping five homes is a tough job! I would bet a lot that she had lots of help while raising the boys.
Not exactly hardship, but it is not easy to live up to her obligations at the country club, church activities and all the rest. Nope! Not easy! (By the way, none of the boys went off to war nor did she leave home to work one or two jobs, requiring lots of public transportation. She has a couple cars.)
Good ol' Ann, I say, but take a look at our probable future should Ann's husband gets into the White house.
Fighting Bob Fest speaker and FightingBob.com contributor Ellen Bravo now heads Family Values at Work, a coalition that promotes paid-leave programs. Catch this from Ellen: "Two-thirds of women with young children now work and half are the primary breadwinner."
Yes, remaining at home while raising kids is tough work, but c'mon! Ann Romney typical mom? Hardly.
My goodness. The right wingers do not like the Ledbetter law that requires equal pay for equal work. Scott Walker killed that step forward as soon as he could. And Glenn Grothman said that women don't care that much about money so no big deal. Whoa Nelly! Women, taking care of young children, seeking employment, getting less than their male counter-parts...Yikes, and they are OK with that?
You can bet that a Romney presidency would end family leave all together. We should have paid leave for birth of a child or an illness, but these goofs disagree. Who will these women vote for? You guessed it!
Fighting Bob Radio program number two went well. Topics included Fighting Bob Fest North (May 19 in Chippewa) and an interview with Tia Nelson on Earth Day. Where do we go from here? It is starting to sound pretty good.
Spoke to a group of Milwaukee lawyers last night. Had a lot of laughs. Interesting lack of enthusiasm about the gubernatorial race. Will voters turn out?
Milwaukee alderperson Donegan issued a challenge to the mayor. He urged that the trolley be delayed until a new mayor is installed should Tom Barrett win the governor's chair. It seems obvious that soon the opposition will be suggesting all sorts of uncomfortable ideas for the mayor/governor.
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It's pretty tough being wealthy, especially when the masses just don't get it. The rest of us are so out of touch with the upper class and the difficulties they must endure in a world where too many have to do without. If the rich think they are blessed by their gods and affluence, what are we?
-Pietr Haikuu | Hurley, Wisc. | April 20, 2012
This needs to be a front page banner to all women! No one wants to be considered second class in terms of the value and worth for work they accomplish. Women need to vote on this issue and let the world see what power women really wield and the Scott Walkers of the world can play nice or go sit in time out! Is Walker in this century or what! Life is hard enough without these put downs that translate into real hardships in achieving the American Dream. Women unite and vote or you may be the next one to explain why you don't own a home, invest in the stock market, can make the groceries stretch another week, pay your medical bills, and have no retirement funds?
What about all the other real men -- do you really believe that the females in your life deserve less pay for the same work? If you do I hope your mother takes you to task over it! Better yet are you prepared to contribute part of YOUR income to a fund so those less than equal females have somewhere to go for assistance because they don't make enough income to enjoy this life like Walker does.
I sincerely hope that women begin to understand that they are powerful in their voting. Most of all we more than likely outnumber the males; so we can make this happen with or without them.
Vote. Vote. Vote. It is personal; it is private; and it is your right.
-J. White | Memphis, TN | April 20, 2012