published Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Bennett Archive: Pay Equity

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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diddly-sq going by a letter by letter basis. I could probably get a more accurate figure with a pixel calculation, but that's a bit bothersome.

May 22, 2012 at 12:11 a.m.
joneses said...

Another example of liberal hypocrisy.

War on women: Obama White House paid women less than men in 2011, report says

http://www.examiner.com/article/war-on-women-obama-white-house-paid-women-less-than-men-2011-report-says

May 22, 2012 at 5:46 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

We will hear more and more of the bogus war on women from the dims. They have nothing to run on. Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like Abe Lincoln.

May 22, 2012 at 6:34 a.m.
conservative said...

Another Lieberal lie, ( yes I know that is redundant ).

May 22, 2012 at 7:04 a.m.
cactus said...

When are we going to have a discussion about the really important issues facing our country, like the $16 trillion national debt.

May 22, 2012 at 7:17 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Another liberal lie, that they support the right to privacy and limits on search and seizure. I see Obama wants to expand his ability to monitor communications without a subpoena. The same practice that Obama himself criticized Bush for. Where is the outcry from his constituents now?

We are being divided along partisan lines so that politicians can increase their control over us. We are doomed as a free and prosperous people if we don't start working together to reign in government.

May 22, 2012 at 7:26 a.m.
dude_abides said...

BigRidgePatriot said, "Another liberal lie... We are being divided along partisan lines..."

I agree that we need to stop the partisan, personal attacks on each other, you ugly, stupid, sneaky conservative! lol

May 22, 2012 at 7:39 a.m.
ibshame said...

"cactus said... When are we going to have a discussion about the really important issues facing our country, like the $16 trillion national debt."

The Repubs in the House have already passed the Ryan Budget so as far as they are concerned that discussion is over. They have proposed more tax cuts for the wealthy paid for by the Middle Class. Deep Spending Cuts for Medicare, Social Security and other so-called entitlement programs. Another debt-ceiling debacle is next on their agenda.

May 22, 2012 at 7:57 a.m.
Bumpkin said...

You are all stupid rednecks

May 22, 2012 at 8:52 a.m.
davisss13 said...

When are we going to have a discussion about the really important issues facing our country, like the $16 trillion national debt.

Funny how that has become the overriding, all-encompassing issue of the hour. It was gay marriage, the Manchurian Muslim last time and terrorists the time before. YOU choose the subject you beat to death avoiding all others like the plague.

Where were you GOP 'fiscal conservatives' (cough, cough) when you had a lock on power? You degenerate swine were at the head of the line stuffing your ample snouts full of no-bid Iraq contracts and pork galore. Hell, even the so-called 'Christians' had their share as well.

You Republicans are the biggest hypocrites this country has ever seen, hands down.

May 22, 2012 at 9:59 a.m.
conservative said...

The loontoonist doesn't realize just how badly he undercuts his Socialist lie. The woman is reading a newspaper instead of working!

May 22, 2012 at 10:02 a.m.
chatt_man said...

We're stupid rednecks...and your name's Bumpkin?

Oh, I can't stand it, my side hurts.

May 22, 2012 at 10:20 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Jonses,

You article from the "Spokane Conservative Examiner" seems a little biased. But I'm sure you watch Fox News as well.

May 22, 2012 at 10:34 a.m.
News_Junkie said...

Mitt Romney has an enthusiasm gap:

"A new Washington Post/ABC News poll found 93 percent of Obama supporters are enthusiastic about voting for him, compared to 75 percent of Mitt Romney's supporters who are enthusiastic about casting ballots for him.

Of Obama's supporters, 51 percent are very enthusiastic, while 26 percent of Romney's are very enthusiastic."

Obama is also leading in that poll 49 - 46.

To read the entire article, go to: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/05/obama-has-enthusiasm-edge-in-new-poll-124173.html

May 22, 2012 at 10:37 a.m.
News_Junkie said...

"Registered voters are nearly twice as likely to say Barack Obama, rather than Mitt Romney, is the more likable of the two presidential candidates." Specifically, Obama leads Romney 60 to 31 percent.

To read the entire article, go to: http://www.gallup.com/poll/154547/Obama-Big-Likability-Edge-Romney.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication

May 22, 2012 at 10:41 a.m.
conservative said...

Obamination described himself as an "enthusiastic" drug user, so why wouldn't other "enthusiastic" drug users be "enthusiastic" about Obamination?

May 22, 2012 at 10:46 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Back to the topic at hand,

The Republican War on women is well documented. Republicans attacking abortion rights, Planned Parenthood, equal pay right for women, and contraception are great examples. The Republicans even had a chance to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act but, guess what, they didn't. They sent their own bill through that excluded a lot of civil rights to lesbians, native american and undocumented immigrant women. The awful GOP state of Mississippi made it nearly impossible for women to get abortions in their state by making some very easy legal pathways around Roe v. Wade. If the Republicans don't want to be accused of attacking women then maybe they should STOP ATTACKING WOMEN. Someone please explain to me how this is not a war on women? Maybe it's not a war on all women, just women that want abortions, lesbians, and non-whites. This is a major issue whether you believe it or not. So maybe it's a "conservative lie" but that is basically the world most conservatives live in.

May 22, 2012 at 10:53 a.m.
davisss13 said...

If the Republicans don't want to be accused of attacking women then maybe they should STOP ATTACKING WOMEN.

Good luck with that. It's bizarro-world, where everything is backwards.

May 22, 2012 at 11:06 a.m.
davisss13 said...

conservative said... Obamination described himself as an "enthusiastic" drug user, so why wouldn't other "enthusiastic" drug users be "enthusiastic" about Obamination?

Have you stopped beating your wife?

So conservative, if you really are... how does it feel to be the main, driving force that finally legitimizes the cult of Mormonism and dooms uncounted souls to hell because of the beliefs of high priest, the false prophet Mitt Romney? A former evangelical wants to know.

May 22, 2012 at 11:12 a.m.
conservative said...

daviss13...

Using your logic, YOU "legitimized" the Muslim faith praticed by terrorists when you voted for the "my Muslim faith" Obamination.

May 22, 2012 at 11:28 a.m.
chatt_man said...

conservative...

It humors me that they think most republicans are masochist. They don't realize that we're just here trying to educate their ignorant a$$es.

It's kind of like watching a nascar race for the wrecks.

May 22, 2012 at 11:49 a.m.
davisss13 said...

daviss13... Using your logic, YOU "legitimized" the Muslim faith praticed by terrorists when you voted for the "my Muslim faith" Obamination.

lol. So I guess you'll vote against the Christian and for the Mormon.

That's rich. His election will be the crowning moment of the Mormon cult. If he wins it will be because of Republican Christians.

By the way, if you guys are going to portray Obama as Muslim you really can't claim he's a radical black liberation theology Christian at Rev Wright's church for 20 years. Pick one or the other and stick with it.

May 22, 2012 at 11:53 a.m.
conservative said...

daviss13...

You really need to acquaint yourself with the fact that Obamination on national TV made reference to "my Muslim faith". Those were HIS words. HE made the statement on national TV. HE made the claim. It is not an accusation when HE himself made the claim. Get it?

Obamination can easily claim to be both. He can even claim to be a Christian and you will still vote for him. That is because you know he is lying when he claims to be a Christian.

Now be honest with yourself.

May 22, 2012 at 12:14 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Conservative,

It wasn't a claim. He misspoke. He even corrected himself right after he said it. It scares me that people like you are out in the world. You live in an alternate reality. Be honest with yourself. I think you are lying about being a rational human being.

May 22, 2012 at 12:21 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

How can we expect right wingers to acknowledge the war on women when they can't even acknowledge the war on the middle class? They continually vote against their own best interests because they don't seem to possess the critical thinking skills to know any better. They're like the walking dead whose brains have been sucked out of them by the "government-is-bad, greed-is-good" propaganda that they have fallen victim to. They walk around like zombies, intent on nothing more than feeding on liberal blood.

Funny you should mention Abe Lincoln, J_D (your post of 6:34 am). If he were alive today and calling for an all-out civil war based on some Southern states attempting to secede, I doubt you would be lavishing praise on him. Instead you'd be dissing him for trampling all over the Constitution. Obviously he was not your limited-government kind of guy - he thought that individual states's rights were not nearly as important as a federated union. And as for his Emancipation Proclamation, you'd be thinking it was an extreme measure in rebuttal to some fabricated "war on blacks" conjured up by liberals. There is no way the Republican party today would claim Lincoln as one of their own. And he most assuredly would not want anything to do with a party that has been hi-jacked by extremist goons, teabaggers, and libertarians (all pretty much one and the same).

May 22, 2012 at 12:33 p.m.
conservative said...

He didn't misspeak. No one makes that that kind of mistake.

He was coached by the interviewer to change his statement.

His wife advised him to claim Christianity before he ran for office.

Not so nice try.

May 22, 2012 at 12:36 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Nooga: Not only an elitists, but a bigot too. Who sold you on Romney not being a Christian?

May 22, 2012 at 12:38 p.m.

EASY123, it's actually already been debunked.

I would say you could notice how it's comparing ALL of the staffers to each other, versus people with equivalent jobs.

There's a reason why statistics are easy to lie with. And that's not even mentioning how they assumed the gender of several of the staffers based on name.

May 22, 2012 at 12:51 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Jack_Dennis,

Romney isn't a Christian. He's Mormon. Mormonism isn't a Christian denomination.

Conservative,

Your claims are laughable.

May 22, 2012 at 12:53 p.m.
conservative said...

Easy123...

I laughed at yours, so we at least shared laughs.

May 22, 2012 at 12:58 p.m.
News_Junkie said...

President Obama's polling numbers increased 1.5% since he came out (pun intended) in favor of gay marriage.

To read the article from which this information came, go to: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/wonkbook-obamas-gay-marriage-bump/2012/05/22/gIQAMyZlhU_blog.html

May 22, 2012 at 12:59 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Nooga: Nice name calling, pal. I'll leave it to others to determine ones Christianity.

May 22, 2012 at 1:05 p.m.
dao1980 said...

No! Wait! If errebody gets to go to heaven, then we can't use religion to manipulate the easily led masses!

What will we use now to shape society to selfish and vain purposes?!

May 22, 2012 at 1:28 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

quite what, Noogs? You mean quiet?

May 22, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

enough to handle you, rube

May 22, 2012 at 1:54 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

I'm not anti-abortion by no means, but the argument could be made by some that perhaps 50% of all aborted fetuses are female. Could that be construed as a type of "war on women"? Is there an argument to be made here?

I disagree with the anti-abortion legions out there. I think if abortion is legalized, then the anti-abortion activists should be made to adopt all of the babies they "save".

May 22, 2012 at 2:17 p.m.
NGAdad said...

dao1980 said...

No! Wait! If errebody gets to go to heaven, then we can't use religion to manipulate the easily led masses!

What will we use now to shape society to selfish and vain purposes?!

Hey, Weapons of Mass Destruction worked pretty good to spend a trillion dollars with the MIC, and get thousands of our troops killed in Iraq !! Never underestimate Republican evil!!

May 22, 2012 at 2:28 p.m.
dao1980 said...

You're right. Good call. But hey, it's all good in the neighborhood, I'm sure we prayed about it first.

I try to always pray really hard, and then speak often to whoever will listen about how much I prayed, before I choose to do someone wrong.

May 22, 2012 at 2:50 p.m.
Easy123 said...

tu_quoque,

Nothing you said is factual. The Obama administration is asking for patience with Iran and the most that has been spoken about are sanctions, not war. It's General Mattis that wants more carriers in the Persian Gulf; not the administration. Bush, however, did get thousands of our troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Please explain how this has anything to do with the Obama administration. The war in Afghanistan was justified. Do you remember 9/11? The war in Iraq wasn't justified at all. But you can blame little Bush for that mess. I guess you enjoy rejecting reality and substituting your own.

May 22, 2012 at 3:19 p.m.
chatt_man said...

Easy123...

Is the Obama administration still asking Iran for things like patience after this?

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-committed-full-annihilation-israel-says-top-iranian-033409439.html

Oh come on...tell me like acerigger did, that I need to educate myself, no one from Iran has really ever said that...

He got his education...

May 22, 2012 at 3:44 p.m.
News_Junkie said...

Here are the results of a study conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University showing that watching Fox News makes you stupid. Specifically, people who watched Fox News were less well-informed than people who watched no news at all. Conversely, the best-informed people were ones who listened to NPR.

Here is a quote from the news release that accompanied the release of the findings of that study:

People who didn’t have any reported exposure to news sources were expected to answer 1.28 questions correctly, a figure which rose to 1.97 for people just listening to NPR, to 1.60 for people just watching The Daily Show or listening to talk radio, and 1.52 for people watching Sunday morning shows. By contrast, people who reported watching just Fox News were expected to answer just 1.08 questions correctly.

To read the entire press release, go to: http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2012/confirmed/

May 22, 2012 at 3:58 p.m.
conservative said...

The Socialist lie the loontoonist is trying to pass along is that African-American women are only paid sixty-seven percent of that of men, so why is the woman white? If he is going to carry water for them he should at least get on the same "page".

May 22, 2012 at 4:01 p.m.
dao1980 said...

tu_stupid to get it. Is there a point to your choke and cough?

Please let me know that you do actually understand my sarcasm and are only writhing for position-less confrontation.

If you really wanted to take an opposing stance to my perspective, you would say something like: "dao just don't get what churchin is all about, he's always dissin on folks like us, that mean ole meany", and then (since it's you) you would hiss something unflattering and acidic that makes everyone reading this thread feel sorry for a "significant other" that may or may not be in your life.

Oh, and I'm still waiting for you to let me know who my avatar is. It's not a difficult one, and though I really enjoyed "downtown vanilla", it just sounded like a "looser" cop-out.

May 22, 2012 at 4:09 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Noogs: For God's sake, put down the pipe.

May 22, 2012 at 4:20 p.m.
dao1980 said...

The "peace pipe"? Or the "colonel mustard, in the library, with the lead pipe" type of pipe...

Either way, it's all cracking me up. Thanks guys, for the good afternoon laugh.

May 22, 2012 at 4:28 p.m.
conservative said...

nooga....

Answer to what?

May 22, 2012 at 4:31 p.m.
News_Junkie said...

mymy:

Rasmussen is noted for their blatant bias in their polls; they consistently favor Republicans. In one election, they had the Republican winning by something like ten points, when, in fact, he lost by roughly 15 points. A disparity of that magnitude is clearly attributable to intentional bias in their methodology.

It is easy to get different results simply by implementing different polling techniques. For example, it has been proven that you will get results that are significantly different (in the statistical sense of the term) if you only call people on their landlines, thereby omitting people who only have cell phones.

The bias in the Rasmussen polls was documented by a study analyzing the accuracy of a number of pollsters, performed by the noted political scientist Nate Silver, in his blog entitled Five Thirty Eight.

May 22, 2012 at 4:39 p.m.
mymy said...

New Junkie: re Your Fox Survey. It was in NJ only and NJ is a blue state. What other results would you expect!

According to this FDU press release, their conclusions are based on a telephone survey of 612 New Jersey residents. Accordingly, this thread ought to be moved either to the "Discuss Newark" forum or over to the "Non-Detroit forum".

Note that the press release also concludes that:

New Jerseyans are not necessarily more likely to be knowledgeable about domestic politics than international events. Just 47% are able to identify the Occupy Wall Street protesters as predominantly Democratic: 11 % think they are Republicans. Viewers of cable news on MSNBC are the most likely to think the protestors are Republicans. Watching the left-leaning MSNBC news channel is associated with a 10-point increase in the likelihood of misidentifying the protesters.

May 22, 2012 at 5:01 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Chattman,

I think it is very intelligent of the president to give diplomacy a fair chance instead of jumping into a war. We should give Iran every chance to back down before we start a war. That's what rational people do; they talk first. Obama is doing the right thing by keeping us out of another stupid war.

May 22, 2012 at 5:03 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Nice, though still just a pradictably dry quaver.

Hey, I thought you said only sorts of livestock actually read me...

May 22, 2012 at 5:22 p.m.

Wow. Look at all the tolerant progressives calling a religion named after Christ, non-christian. I guess tolerance is defined by how much you can trash someone else's religion? Sounds like someone hasn't read their bible in a while.

May 22, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

Not to mention all the inaccuracies in nooga's arguments about the religion. I suppose you got all that stuff off an anti-mormon website nooga? That's like going to fox news to find out about Obama.

May 22, 2012 at 5:34 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Tu_quoque,

Never said any of that. I'm all for diplomacy. I said that in my comment. How do you know they won't back down? Do you have some insight into the situation that we don't? Diplomacy is always the best option.

FPSE,

Mormonism is not a sect or denomination of Christianity. You could name it anything you want but it's not Christian. Mormonism is Christian heresy and blasphemy. Research it. Mormons believe even crazier things than Christians! :-D

May 22, 2012 at 5:49 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Ha! I can't believe you re-wrote that part. Want some ice cream and tissues tu_na smell?

May 22, 2012 at 6 p.m.
chatt_man said...

Easy123,

I too agree that it is imperative to try diplomacy first, and anything else, before going to war. It may surprise you that I agree with your entire previous post.

I am concerned, though, that there are people in the current administration, including Obama himself, that may not be getting the message that they mean business with the nuclear arms, and that their statements that it's for peaceful energy purposes only cannot be trusted. I'm glad their military chief of staff made the recent statement that he did, so anyone with doubts could be cleared of them.

May 22, 2012 at 6:23 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Hmmm, so you don't really have anything to argue about... just airing out your burning desire for baseless conflict.. Again, I pitty those in your personal life. (you're pretty useless here in imaginary cyberspace land)

But hey! I'll entertain your "last word" game. At least until I get bored with picking up my phone every few mins to see whatcha got to share.

May 22, 2012 at 6:27 p.m.
hambone said...

Just ignore the TROLL!!

May 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
acerigger said...

chatt_man said...

Easy123...

Is the Obama administration still asking Iran for things like patience after this?

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-committed-full-annihilation-israel-says-top-iranian-033409439.html

Oh come on...tell me like acerigger did, that I need to educate myself, no one from Iran has really ever said that...

He got his education...

I'm still getting an education ,by chasing down this storys' sources.(hint)it's lookin' fishier and fishier!

May 22, 2012 at 11:29 p.m.
davisss13 said...

The rightwingers have lost their GD minds. Morals and values? Don't make me laugh.

May 23, 2012 at 8:40 a.m.
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