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Pay Attention to the Economy and not Lipstick on Pigs, people.

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Read my lipsticked lips you silly misogynistic men, you.

I see the big messed up world that we are living in today. Just yesterday or the day before, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were put into financial conservatorship because of their, can I say this, male CEO's un-lipsticked shenanigans.

While the men who rule this little orb (with a few women doing their best to bring sanity into the mix here and there) play the old men’s game of “dazzle them with BS and in the meantime, do all that you can for yourselves and your friends,” the rest of us listen to BS on the news, lipstick BS.

So, the world is a huge mess and the men, who mostly own and direct the air waves, play and replay the little ‘Lipstick on a Pig” reference over and over to entertain the Men, to irritate the women, and to dazzle us all with BS.

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Here is what happened. Senator McCain said this (CLICK HERE). He’s my state Senator and I know what I’m talking about, he likes his macho statements and uses them. The reporters love it, love it. They giggle.

McCain used a phrase that started back in 1926, maybe, with an editor of the LA TIMES paper saying that “most of us know as much of history as a pig does of lipsticks.”  And what he said is true. Or it could have been the radio host who said of the idea of renovating Candlestick Park, “that would be like putting lipstick on a pig.”

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McCain referred to the Clinton’s newer health plan in Hillary’s campaign as being essentially the same health plan from back in 1993. He said that he couldn’t put a price tag on Hillary’s new plan, but that, referring to the old plan and Not Necessarily to Hillary, “I think that they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” We are talking about the health plan here, being the same old and bad one of before.

So, Obama, a few days later says (referring to McCain’s Old Remark about lipstick and to McCain’s new Plans for the economy, for health issues, for the war in Iraq, etc. of today) said, essentially ( click here) the same thing, that McCain was using Bush’s old plans and that McCain was  “putting lipstick on a pig, but it was still a pig.” Meaning his new economic plan is the same old and bad one of before.

Now, these two fellows and the lovely males who pass this little “Lipsticked sound byte” around with such amusement are really making me angry. What began as a remark centuries ago about hogs and pigs, about sow's ears and hogs in waistcoats (look it up, one example, a book, The Movers, pg. 513, by Nancy Niblack Baxter) has now become an accepted put down of women when referring to anything but women.

When a woman such as Gov. Richard’s of Texas mentions lipsticks on hogs and calling them Princess when discussing budgeting, or calling them Monique, but it’s still a pig, when speaking about hidden oil subsidies, it is funny. She is a woman and I allow her to speak that way. But, men, no. I have a double standard in this area.

Hillary Clinton, when running for office never mentioned her opponent’s tiny little limp sex organs, which is what we women do to put men down. She never did, in public. Women candidates don’t do that. But men feel free to have at women anytime and in any way in their speeches and wonder what we are getting so upset about. Even when referring to health plans and economic plans, they are putting women down.

I can hear Hillary now, “They can put on Frank Sinatra, pop the bubbly, turn the lights down low and scarf Viagra by the kilo, but they will never get that Economic Plan into bed nor lay it!” Can you imagine what would have happened to her if she had said something like that…like they speak??

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Now, excuse me, I have to go put some lipstick on my dogs.

But first, I am going to go read and research McCain’s real record and Obama’s real record and then make a decision about who to vote for, tho’ I am already prejudiced in favor of, as far as I can tell so far with all my reading, the most honest and least scary man on the ticket, Barack Obama. AND, I'm hoping that the candidates' wives are hitting them upside their heads for using that phrase so casually. Cindy, Michelle??!?!?


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