Chat away – Scalia toon time edition

Because that odious pustule can’t be called out often enough.

Chat away!

127 Responses to “Chat away – Scalia toon time edition”

  1. 1 4morefor44
    May 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm


  2. 3 mtmarilyn
    May 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I love this President. He takes time to answer the questions with great thought. He was very forceful about the rape culture in the military.

  3. 4 mtmarilyn
    May 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    WOW, I love those toons, LL. they are so true.

  4. 5 utaustinliberal
    May 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

  5. 6 57andfemale
    May 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Top 5?

  6. 7 utaustinliberal
    May 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    • 8 mtmarilyn
      May 7, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you for those great tweets, UT. I am so glad to hear him be so forceful on this issue. I also believe Sec Hagel will moniter this much more closely than anyone else did. This is all such an outrage.

    • 9 jackiegrumbacher
      May 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Terrific summary, NW. You really really have a gift for summary.

  7. 10 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 2:27 pm


  8. 12 57andfemale
    May 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    well happy effing birthday to me — panic in the office. Payroll checks are bouncing. Something about a lawsuit putting a hold on accts because of suspected asset-hiding.

    Get this: this rich a**hole that I work for broke up his business into a bunch of little companies in order to – wait for it – avoid ACA.

    Imagine how silly I feel doing the consulting I do in order for him to buy more useless antiques for his museum.

    • May 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. It sucks to the nth degree.

    • 14 cookemom
      May 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Hmmmm, museum you say? In Chicago? It wouldn’t happen to be named after his wifey would it?

      What a bummer on your birthday. Happy celebration in spite of the low down, no good, azzhat who could probably easily afford the ACA requirements. Greed should be painful.

      • 15 57andfemale
        May 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

        No. It’s not open yet. It’s been ‘opening by the end of the year’ for the entire 5 years I’ve worked for him. It actually would be a worthwhile contribution to the area. I do love the essence of the work I do.

        He could sell one of his trinkets and make payroll, trust me.

        I always thought I could bargain with him because he doesn’t pay me benefits as a private contractor. Then I find out he doesn’t pay benefits to ANYBODY.

        This is not the America I started working in in the 1970’s. You got a job, you got health insurance, paid vacation and sick days. And it’s not enough for these bastards.

        • 16 yardarm756
          May 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

          Cool down five-seven. Enjoy your special day for that’s a positive endeavor. Ok?

          • 17 57andfemale
            May 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

            I’m actually okay. Hubby brought in some work this month. They’re scrambling to cover everything.

        • 18 cookemom
          May 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm

          Yep and even worse are recent college grads fighting to work for free for internships. They’re not only not getting any benefits, they aren’t even getting paid. It’s highly competitive and they have no choice almost than to accept the slave labor. The folks they work for could easily pay them, but since they don’t have to, they won’t. Most work for at least a year, before they’re even considered to join the company as an employee.

          Then they are the ones who get to work as independent contractors who get the 1099 to declare the pittance as income for tax purposes, but get no other benefits. So the employer gets a major write-off, while the employee gets to fill out a 1040.

          • 19 57andfemale
            May 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

            The daughter of my vet got her master’s – working with autistic children is her lifelong dream. She’s working part time for a little over minimum wage. What is wrong with this picture?

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      May 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      57, I’m so sorry you’re going through this and especially on your birthday. Hope when you get home tonight, you can treat yourself to something double extra special. You deserve it.

    • 21 99ts
      May 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      And the b….ds expect people to work without pay – they really want it all – not just the 99%

  9. May 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    This thread isn’t even about gun violence, but Bob Cesca had a video on his “Daily Banter” page this morning that should silence all “Second Amdendment” without “Well Regulated Militia” arguments.

    A guy stopped at a routine traffic check comes out of his car brandishing an AK-47 (according to the video) shooting at the police cruiser.

    Surprise, the cruiser has bullit proof windows – and the cops are left with little else than returning fire.

    I am not going to provide you with a link to the video – anyone with half a brain should be able to find it from this description.

    That these deranged types do not die from other occupational hazards before being done in by the police is beyond me.

    • 23 57andfemale
      May 7, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      I’ve been mulling for a long time about writing a piece on the nature of what passes for conflict and conflict resolution in these United States in the 21st century. It’s downright insane.

    • 24 cookemom
      May 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      This video was shown also on CNN. Tho on dash camera showed a scary tale indeed.

    • 25 Linda
      May 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      I have seen that video…..it is horrific.

  10. 26 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Conference is being blocked by house GOP!

  11. 27 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Are all these Conservative big business owners going to spite this President and make everybody a part time employee?
    It seems, that’s just what they are doing.
    Meanwhile, these workers would then have to buy exchanges at a sliding scale rate.
    I don’t get it!

    • 28 theo67
      May 7, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      The real question is: why do the 99% of people in this country let the rich get away with it, and even vote for them to have more opportunities to shaft the workers?

  12. 29 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  13. May 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    um yeah, I’m no geek, but this gave me NERD-gasms…lol.

  14. 32 utaustinliberal
    May 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Delightful Kerry Washington appearance on last night’s Late Show with David Letterman. She talked about her role on Pres. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s President’s Council on the Arts and Humanities. Anna Wintour, Edward Norton, Forrest Whittaker, Yo-Yo Ma and others are also on the Council. She talked about the task POTUS and FLOTUS set out for them and the meetings they have to make sure they’re carrying out his agenda. She also talked about her TV show ‘Scandal’ and her new movie ‘Peeples.’ She’s so wonderful and I’m glad awesome things are happening in her life.

    Fast forward to about 28:34 to watch her appearance.


  15. 34 yardarm756
    May 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm

  16. 35 cookemom
    May 7, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Repub governors and the rest of the Tealaban clan will hasten the single payer option faster than any progressive could possibly dream. Gov’s are refusing to expand Medicare and private industry is cutting back workers and hours to avoid their ACA responsibilities. All this does is throw more people onto the ACA exchanges. Sec Sebelius will have to go in and set up something to accommodate these folks who will fall through the cracks between no Medicare and no job insurance. Sounds like a single payer solution to me. Repubs won’t know until too late that they set the stage for its implementation. Idjits.

    • 36 57andfemale
      May 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      My best friend is a Human Resources VP – she’s been in HR for 35 years. She says the best thing that could happen is that employer-provided health insurance disappears. She works for a really enlightened manufacturing company (she moved to PA to work specifically for them because they treat their employees well). And yet, even this company run by really decent people, makes decisions about health insurance that have NOTHING to do with actual health care. It is tied into their business needs first and foremost and the overhead and manpower to administer health insurance is onerous.

      She of course as the good progressive she is, wants single payer. But she honestly thinks that the exchanges can be a good transition – people should be able to tailor their health care needs more individually, as long as it is AFFORDABLE. If an employer is no longer taking any responsibility for providing health care, that savings must be paid in wages to the worker.

      • May 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm

        My employer pays a stipend for health coverage. My insurance is FULLY paid for; however, if I had decided to go on the open market, they’d pay a monthly stipend for that as well. This may be what will happen in the not-to-distant future.

        • 38 57andfemale
          May 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm

          Precisely. take the complicated priorities of an employer out of the equation.

        • 39 57andfemale
          May 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

          Of course, that requires that there is a safety net for health insurance and decent regulation. The basics that are required by ACA, for example. Affordability is the issue; and those were the guarantees that PBO was not able to obtain from the despicable Congress he had to work with.

          And just imagine — it’s tons nuttier now than it was then. God.

      • May 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm

        “She says the best thing that could happen is that employer-provided health insurance disappears”

        Well, you betcha !

        Employer provided health insurance is *the big hindrance* to job mobility in Europe.

        Even if you understand the difficutlties of transfering to an individual insurance system, the benefits to the nations economy in the end are tremendous !

        (of course, only if all individuals team up to get good deals from insurance companies … public option, anyone ?)

      • 42 jackiegrumbacher
        May 7, 2013 at 5:15 pm

        This is good to hear, 57. Thoughtful people who understand what’s going on and can bring an informed, intelligent perspective to the health care discussion is what we desperately need right now.

  17. May 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Afternoon Chips, TOD….Great news! I have strep throat, YAHH. So happy…just in time for finals week! Better news, I have post ready after this one gets busy blog tyrants. Let me know if you had something lined up, and I will put my post back in *draft* prison…..

    • 44 cookemom
      May 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Oh my, take care of yourself. The strep is nothing to play with and is highly contagious. Best of luck on your finals. If your school work is anywhere near the caliber of the kind of work you do here, you’ll be just fine. Proud of an ambitious TODster.

      • May 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm

        So kind of you cookemom! Btw I voted for that video, I believe of your daughter several times, whatever happened w/ that?

        • 46 cookemom
          May 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm

          Thanks for your vote LP. YOu may have missed my announcement. She did not make it to the top 10, but asked me to pass along her thanks and appreciation to all the TODsters here who participated. She re-upped for a 2nd year teaching English term. Next year she’ll be in Madrid. She is still hoping to do travel documentaries as a career. She will be taking the GRE in September to get a Masters in Cultural Anthropology which should help.

          Thanks for asking and do take care of that throat.

    • May 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      I have never had strep, thank goodness. From people I know, it sounds rather nasty. Drink lots of soup.

      I have nothing in the pipe for posting.

      • 49 57andfemale
        May 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm

        Me neither. With all my allergies, asthma and respiratory issues, I’ve never had strep. Go figure.

      • May 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm

        OK,sounds like a plan…..The strep just crept up on me. It’s trying to get nasty, that’s why I went to the doctor today.

        • May 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm

          Ah flip LP, so sorry you’re suffering from this. I suffer from it regularly enough and it’s completely horrible, really painful, so my heart goes out to you. All that really helps me are those lozenge type sweetie things and….. time. You’ve been working so hard lately maybe you’re a little run down? Get some sleep!

          • May 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

            Which kind of lozenge’s do you use? I hate most of them, they end up chapping my lips! The doctor gave me Zithromax, some cough syrup, and steroids. This medicine has me all jacked up. Feel like I took 10 shots of expresso…..I will get some good sleep tonight, when I guzzle that syrup!

            • May 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

              Oh LP, I can’t even remember the name(s) of the lozenges I used, I just asked for anything! They certainly didn’t make the problem go away, just numbed the soreness. Hopefully what the doctor gave you will speed up the process. I used to laugh at my mother when she’d say, “what you need is a good night’s sleep”, but I’m beginning to think she’s been right all along!

    • 56 MightyPamela
      May 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      😦 I am sorry to hear this LP, follow orders, take care. Strep is mean, but it will heal.

    • 57 jackiegrumbacher
      May 7, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      LP, I hope you’re on antibiotics right now and knock it out of your system. It’s always good to identify what’s wrong with you so you have a chance to deal with it. Take care, get some good rest and focus. You’ll get through the exams with flying colors and then you can sleep for days.

      • May 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

        TY Jackie….I started on Zithromax today, I am trying to nip it in the bud before it gets really nasty. Can’t afford to be out of sync this week!

  18. May 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Don’t know what has been posted all day….been at the Doc’s.

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  21. 63 Nena20409
    May 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Good Afternoon TODers.

    LL great post on Justice Scalia.

    Nino should remember his job by washing himself off as this Sea Otter 😉

  22. May 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  23. 65 donna dem 4 obama
    May 7, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    A Facebook friend from SC who volunteered as a Team Leader for OFA during the 2012 campaign just told me that it looks as if the Repubs are holding their noses and voting for Sanford in his district. Yuck! She says if by some chance Colbert-Busch wins it will be very, very close. It is after all a heavily Republican district. How anyone can vote for this scum is beyond me. Oh well It ain’t over til its over but………

    I just made a few calls at the request of the DCCC but I only got answering machines.


    • 66 57andfemale
      May 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      here’s the point that Dem’s refuse to learn: when all is said and done, Republicans always know who their enemy is: it’s us. There is nothing that gets in the way of them doing anything they can to win an election: there are no morals, no values, no rock low enough to crawl under that is more important to them than defeating Democrats.

      Democrats stubbornly refuse to learn that lesson. We have to be ‘in love’, the candidate must be perfect for any and all standards on any remote issue that they choose. They are willing to not vote in order to show the purity of the progressive souls. And hand the reigns of government over to the most terrifying Republican party this country has ever seen.

      Mark Sanford, Ensign, Vitter — they are living proof that Republicans are nothing but hypocrites. Who vote consistently, reliably and in greater numbers than lazy Dem’s.

      • 67 debz
        May 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

        How true, 57and female!! GOP voters don’t pay much attention to what their reps are doing because they don’t care, all they know is that they are Republican, have to vote for Republicans and they always vote. I wish more dems would realize that they should always vote.

      • 68 donna dem 4 obama
        May 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm


        That’s why I’m not all that keen about all the negative talk about Hillary. I am not a fan of hers by any means especially after the 2008 primary but if by chance, luck or whatever she gets the nod you better believe that PBO will be out there full force campaigning for her. As foolish as it is to be talking about 2016 these General Election campaigns are starting to get geared up earlier and earlier. Hell, we started talking about PBO running in 2008 right after Kerry lost in 2004.

        Whoever the Dem nominee is I’ll be there to vote for them because I know the effects of a Repub in the Presidency. If Bush didn’t teach us that lesson nothing will.

        During these off year elections or special elections it seems that we have to be handheld to the polls. We have to be “inspired to vote”. We have to be told over and over and over again to go vote. Meanwhile the Repubs have Fox and Conservative Talk Radio to do their bidding and its quite effective because they just go vote.

        Hopefully she can pull it out but like you said R’s vote no matter what and D’s well…not so much!

        • 69 57andfemale
          May 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm

          I’ll vote for Hillary. Hey, I’ll probably send her a few bucks. I no longer love or trust Hillary Clinton and I have a real problem with virtually nothing but Clintons and Bushes since 1980. I wish she had the grace to recognize that, bask in her accomplishments and find a way to do good, but I don’t expect any of that to trump Hillary Clinton’s ambition. But I will vote for her, willingly. I have friends who love her and I will let them gush and feel the excitement I feel with PBO. Many women see her as a potent symbol for women everywhere, and I will smile when they talk about her.

          I will vote like a Republican, because I want to win . I want to stop Republicans. I want to move the progressive ball down the field, even if I think there are wiser people to do that. But I will vote whomever the Democratic nominee is.

          It is not a candidate’s job to hold our hands to the polls, or sufficiently inspire or entertain us, although inspiration should be a big part of their job. There were about 10 people who were inspired by Romeny and they all were named Romney. The rest of the 60M voted for him because that’s what Republicans do to move their agenda. I have a job, too, and it’s stopping Republicans anywhere and everywhere I can.

    • May 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      I made some calls and didn’t talk with anyone who was excited. In fact, I heard more about arthritis and President Obama than the election, but I’m glad I did it.

      • 71 hopefruit2
        May 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm

        Is there any kind of OFA presence in SC?

        • May 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm

          I don’t know, Hopefruit. I made the calls for the DCCC.

        • 73 donna dem 4 obama
          May 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm

          Yes, but this is a heavily Republican district. I get the impression from talking to her that they were hoping that woman (at the least) would turn on him and vote D or that the R’s would be so disgusted by him that they would stay home but its not looking that way.

          Maybe more D’s will vote after work today…We can only hope!

          • 74 hopefruit2
            May 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

            Unfortunately, married women in the GOP districts vote on their husbands’ choices, not on the candidate’s record on women’s issues. We found that out in the 2012 election.

            • 75 donna dem 4 obama
              May 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

              Yep! There are not enough Dems in that district to beat him if the Repubs turn out. Romney won that district by 18 pts in November.

      • 76 forus50
        May 7, 2013 at 4:52 pm

        I don’t think it matters much because this Colbert lady would probably not vote Dem on anything that really mattered where we needed her vote.

        • 77 donna dem 4 obama
          May 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm

          I’ll take a sometime Democrat to a never Republican any day and just as a note, many Blue Dogs voted for ObamaCare so if needed they can be persuaded.

          • 78 hopefruit2
            May 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm

            I agree. In a heavily red state like SC, we will take a watered-down Blue Dog who votes with Dems 35-50% of the time, than a rethug who won’t ever vote with them.

    • 79 Lb4Obama
      May 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      What irks me to no end about Sanford are 2 fold. It is not that he had a mistress. It is the fact that he left the state of SC as a sitting Governor and told no one and used taxpayer dollars to go visit his “soul mate” in Argentina. But the worst thing to me is the video of the night he won the primary with his Argentinian fiancé behind him and his adorable 14 year old son behind him in the same shot. Apparently the 2 of his boys who attended the election night festivities had never, ever met the young lady (the mistress). They were not even given the courtesy by their own father, to be told she would be present that night. The look on the young son’s face on the video breaks my heart. If I were Jenny Sanford, after that selfish stunt, the ex-Gov wouldn’t need be concerned about winning anything except a special place in hell!

      • 80 99ts
        May 7, 2013 at 6:41 pm

        As I said a few times – if he was in the army he would have been court martialed – but deserting your job as Governor to chase a woman – that’s OK with the GOP – and I also saw the look on his son’s face – truly awful.

  24. 81 yardarm756
    May 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm

  25. 85 desertflower
    May 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm


    Federal authorities announced fraud charges against a debt settlement company on Tuesday, in the first criminal case based on work by the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    A newly unsealed indictment filed in District Court in Manhattan charged Mission Settlement Agency and four individuals with mail and wire fraud over a scheme that prosecutors said victimized more than 1,200 people across the United States.

    Good govt working for the good of the citizens. Imagine that!

  26. 86 MightyPamela
    May 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    LL: O/T here, but my nephew Katisse just let us know he is now playing every Tuesday at 8:00pm, at El Cid in Hollywood, with Ethan Margolis and his Sir Sultry Quintet. So, if you have a chance, and it is handy, you ought to check him out!

  27. May 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm

  28. May 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm



  29. May 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm

  30. 93 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Breaking news: Chris Christie holds a press conference on liposuction.
    Come on!

    • May 7, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Now, of course they’re saying the operation was in anticipation of a Presidential run.

    • 96 hopefruit2
      May 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      You remember he had an hr-long press conference just to say that he was not running for Prez in 2012?

      • May 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm

        Yeah, but when people keep stroking you with the fact that you have the highest approval rating in the country, I imagine it’s easy to change one’s mind. You know, you get full of yourself. I don’t think there’s liposuction for a fathead.

        • 98 hopefruit2
          May 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm

          The interest thing that Mr. Christie knows fully well, but others may not understand, is that a large chunk of that “highest approval” stems from his recent associations, praise for and public appearances with Barack Obama. Once he starts to distance himself from PBO, and appeal to the Teabag base which forms the core of the Republican party, these approvals will plummet – sharply.

          The voters in NJ are as uninformed as the Republican-controlled media wants them to be. Christie is doing a lot of damage to the poor and working class in that state, and no one seems to be aware of that basic fact.

          I guess when he starts looking to consolidate his Teabagger base, which means he has to publicly endorsing

  31. May 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 57. Wishing you great happiness and joy that never ends.

  32. 102 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    2016 election in a nutshell- Benghazi, the economy, Benghazi, jobs, Benghazi, foreign affairs, Benghazi, Immigration reform, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi…


  33. May 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    “Russia, US pledge to push for Syria transition

    Russia and the United States are pledging to push the Assad regime and Syrian rebels into talks on a political transition.

    They say they’ll convene a new international conference later this month to build on a transition plan they set out last year in Geneva. Speaking after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other officials, Secretary of State John Kerry says that plan “should not be a piece of paper.”

    Instead, he says it should be “the roadmap” for peace.

    Speaking from Moscow, Kerry says the goal is still to bring Assad regime and opposition representatives together for talks on an interim government.”



  34. 106 hopefruit2
    May 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Sometimes I have to wonder – this is the same hack that said that not closing GITMO would leave a “stain” on PBO’s legacy. But she’s falling over herself to praise Christie for revealing that would eventually come out ANYWAY.

    • 107 57andfemale
      May 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      She’s gone bonkers the last few months.

      To be honest, I cannot remember the last time I watched msnbc. Oh wait — I decided to give Chris Hayes a chance and he had David Sirota on and I couldn’t change the channel fast enough.

      • 108 hopefruit2
        May 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm

        The gun control debate really revealed her true colors. Like a few certain others on MSNBC, she’s actually a Libertarian, posing as a Liberal.

        • 109 57andfemale
          May 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm

          I love these armchair libertarians, who don’t have to struggle with the realities of life, pontificating to the masses. I find them insufferable.

    • 110 Jovie
      May 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      I told you they have to say this at msnbc, it’s her job.

  35. 111 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    The republicans are filling out false police reports on Benghazi.
    In the real World, this is a Misdemeanor. 🙂

  36. 112 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Huckabee can suck it!

  37. May 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Work on ‘This and That’ has commenced, it’ll be no time-ish at all before it’s posted. 😕

    • May 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      OH Sheesssss……..I have been in edits Chips. Did not see you were working on something. I mention up top to LL I had a post coming after his. You can just make mine private if you like. So sorry, didn’t see your comment.

  38. 120 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    You know they are setting up impeachment hearings?
    The country does not need this, not now.
    The democrats need to be totally defensive of the President. At least, I hope so.

    • 121 theo67
      May 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      The people just voted for their President in November! And the GOP are doing this crap? It’s unbelievable. The GOP are killing democracy.

  39. 122 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm

  40. 123 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

  41. May 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm


    “So, you know, I figured it was a domestic-violence dispute,” Charles Ramsey told a reporter for the ABC affiliate in Cleveland, explaining what happened after, as he put it, he “heard screaming. I’m eating McDonald’s. I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of the house.” Ramsey, and others who gathered, helped her break open the door, kicking it from the bottom…

    But one phrase in particular, from the interview, is worth dwelling on: “I figured it was a domestic-violence dispute.” In many times and places, a line like that has been offered as an excuse for walking away, not for helping a woman break down your neighbor’s door. How many women have died as a result? They didn’t yesterday…

    For Berry and the others to be rescued, in other words, two things had to happen: she had to never forget who she was, and that who she was mattered; and Ramsey needed to not care who she might be at all—to think that all that mattered was that a woman was trapped behind a door that wouldn’t open, and to walk onto the porch…

  42. 125 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Oooo, that’s gotta hurt the republicans?

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