Subsidized Self Esteem

For those devoting even a cursory amount of time keeping up with all the crises of late, we got much on our plates. Continuous debt ceiling talks (who walked out in a huff today?), a review of our credit rating by Moody’s , a collective scramble to cut spending with no concrete solutions, a runaway ponzi scheme SS and Medicare system that nobody can tame or control, and a nationwide chorus of “throw them all out” directed at all the incompetents who dare to come to us with their hand out, asking for more money because they were unable to do with the job with what they had. Yep, some major fish to fry. And given the calamitous position we find ourselves, what legislation is congress working on? How about making girls feel better about themselves?

Despite the obesity epidemic, North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin, and Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis are pushing legislation to encourage the media to produce healthier images of women.

They say women and girls feel overly pressured to be thin.

The trio convened with teenage Girl Scouts Wednesday to promote their bill, the Healthy Media for Youth Act, which would facilitate research on how the media affects women, create a grant program for youth empowerment groups, and establish a National Taskforce on Women and Girls in the Media to set standards ”that promote healthy, balanced, and positive images of girls and women.”

That’s what we need, to spend more money on another dopey grant. 2 Dems. and a Hollywood airhead, figures. With all the pressing issues, this is what they focus on, nice work ladies.

Let’s take a look at the actual wording of the bill.

To authorize grants to promote media literacy and youth empowerment programs, to authorize research on the role and impact of depictions of girls and women in the media, to provide for the establishment of a National Task Force on Girls and Women in the Media, and for other purposes.

This, in a nutshell, is why liberalism is such a vile insipid debilitating disease. First of all, they have no sense of priorities, sure, as the Titanic is sinking, let’s make sure we don’t burn the souffle. They make everyone victims, “It’s not your fault that you are fat and lazy, blame those Victoria Secret models, shrews”. They kill all initiative or individuality ,”Don’t bother trying to change your condition yourself, it’s OK to frumpy and depressed”. They penalize empowerment ,”Sure, you could eat better, hit the gym, and take care of yourself but that would mean that you would be responsible for yourself, let’s not go crazy, we-the government-will provide for both your well being and your self esteem”. They think you are weak and stupid, unable to fend for yourself or take care of yourself, if there is a problem, establish a task force to study the problem and fund it to the hilt with federal dollars.

Does anybody find this whole thing a bit hypocritical that some skinny Hollywood celebrity is telling women that they need to embrace their curves? Hey Geena, gain 40lbs then you can open your trap.

More liberal superfluous flummery to deal with, spending money they don’t have on issues they have no business sticking their noses in, and telling folks it’s OK to be indolent, to be a loser. Oh, and that self esteem mime they peddle. You know how to feel better about yourself? do something worthy, accomplish something, try, make an effort, put yourself out there and do, don’t whine.

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  1. mikedomi39

    This, in a nutshell, is why liberalism is such a vile insipid debilitating disease. First of all, they have no sense of priorities, sure, as the Titanic is sinking, let’s make sure we don’t burn the souffle.

    This, in a nutshell is why noting is getting done in congress. Liberalism, in spite of it’s flaws, is not a “disease”. It is only an ideology. The fact that people need to paint the other side like this is why we cant get D’s and R’s to agree on something that was done 10 times during the Bush administration.

    Congress also spent a day this week arguing back and forth aboout incandessant light bulb legislation. You could make an arguement that is a waste of time in light of the other more prssing matters on out plates as well. Granted, not as much as the HMY act, but still.

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  2. AlexInCT

    This, in a nutshell is why noting is getting done in congress. Liberalism, in spite of it’s flaws, is not a “disease”. It is only an ideology.

    An insane ideology for sure. Hence the reference to it being a disease.

    The fact that people need to paint the other side like this is why we cant get D’s and R’s to agree on something that was done 10 times during the Bush administration.

    The “Bush did it” defense? I see a South Park episode about this in the future. Besides, why would you defend the anti-Bush by saying Bush did it too? Is this some kind of psychological game?

    Let’s get some perspective. So, point out to me how much they raised it those ten times, then break it down and show whom did how much of the jacking up. Also, show how much the last two times the government jacked up the debt ceiling cost us, and then factor in how much this third one will do it by, to give us some clue of why this is a dangerous path we are on. Then point out that the congressional organ that does this ceiling/spending authorization is the house, where spending originates, then look at how often Pelosi was in charge when these raises were done, and for how much, both when Bush was prez and then when Obama was prez. Also, point out that the US economy was humming along real well during most of the raises republicans allowed, and that’s not been the case – despite trillions of dollars in government largesse to cronies friendly to the left – but has been stagnated, and has likely double dipped, while these democrats have done everything they could to wreck our economy. Finally, point out the fact that the issue right now is that our spending has gone out of control and needs to be reigned back. Then it’s obvious that this whole “Bush did it” bullshit is just that. Lame.

    Note that I am not excusing republicans or Bush for allowing this to happen under their watch, but pointing out that there is a difference, and that the game now is for keeps. Let’s not pretend just jacking up the debt ceiling has no consequences and that there is really no problem that heeds to be addressed. Spending HAS to be rolled back, and the only way to do that with Obama in charge and Reid playing blocker for him, is to force them to accept the facts, and eat their peas.

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  3. mikedomi39

    An insane ideology for sure. Hence the reference to it being a disease.

    Only insane to idealouges who have no interest in actually fixing things.

    The “Bush did it” defense? I see a South Park episode about this in the future.

    Bush did it? What are you talking about? He didnt do it. Congress did. Cantor, for example…the one who whines about such an “ideological quandry” he is in about raising it now that a D is asking him to.

    So, point out to me how much they raised it those ten times, then break it down and show whom did how much of the jacking up. Also, show how much the last two times the government jacked up the debt ceiling cost us, and then factor in how much this third one will do it by, to give us some clue of why this is a dangerous path we are on.

    I’m not sure what your point is. America has had debt and deficit issues for years now. No one has dealt with the issue becuase it wasnt politcally convienent, and now that it is “for keeps” as you say (as if it wasn’t back then), suddenly these is no way to compromise. Which is a load.

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