Even Slate Doesn’t Believe Obama’s Pay Gap Myth

I call it a myth instead of a lie because President Obama is such a shallow thinker that he probably thinks that women actually are earning 77% on the dollar to men for performing the same work.

Hanna Rosin at Slate (of all places) writes,

How many times have you heard that “women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men”? Barack Obama said it during his last campaign. Women’s groups say it every April 9, which is Equal Pay Day. In preparation for Labor Day, a group protesting outside Macy’s this week repeated it, too, holding up signs and sending out press releases saying “women make $.77 to every dollar men make on the job.” I’ve heard the line enough times that I feel the need to set the record straight: It’s not true.

Read the whole thing for the complete analysis. Obama is the intellectual equivalent of an animated GIF.

Further Reading:

American Spectator: Obama’s “77 Cents on the Dollar” Claim Debunked

American Power: Women Make 77 Cents to Every Man’s Dollar’? Nope, Not True

National Review: More Pinocchios for the President on Equal Pay

The Other McCain: Obama Endorses Feminist Folly

Story via Memeorandum.

From the Comments at Talking Points Memo

Well, at least this liberal admits that abortion is unpleasant.

tpm-abortion

Background:

The Other McCain: Perhaps @TomKludt Could Explain Why Killing Babies Is Such a Good Thing

Erick Erickson: A Very Sincere Thank You to @Gretawire

Talking Points Memo: Erick Erickson Responds To Greta Van Susteren With Graphic Anti-Abortion Screed

See also: Domestic Geek Girl: 15 Nauseating Quotes About Abortion (From the Abortion Providers Themselves)

Update: Thanks to Robert Stacy McCain, Erick Erickson and everyone else who blasted this out on Twitter. Also linked in Wombat-socho’s Live at 5.

Early Afternoon Headlines – 1/28/2013

I’m having a slump. Here are some things you can read today instead of watching the State of the Union.

Politics

Kevin Williamson: Great Caesar’s Ghost – “On the nauseating spectacle that is the State of the Union address.”

Whether it’s Barack Obama or some subsequent pathological megalomaniac, Republican or Democrat, the increasingly ceremonial and quasi-religious aspect of the presidency is unseemly. It is profane. It is unbecoming of us as a people, and it has transformed the presidency into an office that can be truly attractive only to men who are unfit to hold it.

Ricochet: The Unceasing Political Thuggery of Obama’s Gangster Government

Noah Rothman: Andrea Mitchell: ‘Iran Was More or Less an American Ally’ Before Bush’s ‘Axis of Evil’ Remark

The Other McCain: Because @EWErickson Is Right

Related: Erick Erickson: A Very Sincere Thank You to @Gretawire

Culture and Stuff

American Power: Communist Folk Singer Pete Seeger Dies at 94

Regular Right Guy: ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, the Beatles!’

Edge of the Sandbox: A Long Overdue Fashion Post

Aewl’s Abode: Release the Bulls!

Sad Man’s Tongue: Pin Up Polly Smile – Rule 5

 

 

Sunday Linkfest, Going to Disneyland Edition

Kaley CuocoOkay, so the title has very little to do with the content. That’s where I was yesterday, for the first time in eighteen years. In another eighteen years I might go back.

Linkfest!

Political

The Other Mc Cain: Why Wendy Davis’ Dishonest Personal Narrative Matters

Regular Right Guy: Boehner ‘Appealingly Human and Thrillingly Dangerous’ – LOLwut?

Valley of the Shadow: Does RPLAC Stand Together and Fight? Or Shall the Democrats take the Ring?

NRA: California’s Diabolical Plans to Shred the Bill of Rights – via Director Blue.

The Political Hat: Morality and Normative Law

American Power: Now We Have Leftist ‘Wheelchair Truthers’ Questioning Greg Abbott’s Disability  – More at Twitchy.

Manhattan Infidel: Manhattan Infidel Goes Apartment Hunting with Anthony Weiner

Conservative Hideout: The Left’s War on Women

Kaley Cuoco with a DogCulture and Stuff

Lowering the Boom: Things Get Funky at Tonight’s Grammys

Domestic Geek Girl: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Book Review

That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: Perverts In The News…Teacher Exposes Himself In Driveway

Goodstuff’s Cyber World: GOODSTUFF Doing a Safari World Thing

1389: Caturday – You are not above kitten pictures.

The Barbecuers’ Guide to Dieting: Time to Throw Away the Crutch

Ace of Spades HQ: Food Thread: Chicken Wings

Coed: Celebrate Bob Uecker’s Birthday With These Hilarious Clips

Kaley Cuoco Denim SkirtRule 5

American Power: Rule 5 on Grammys Sunday

The Camp of the Saints: Rule 5 Saturday with Charlotte Springer

EBL: The 12th Man won’t be at MetLife Stadium

The Daley Gator: DaleyGator DaleyBabe Annet Mahendru

Sad Man’s Tongue: The Perfect Combination Of Of Photographer and Model – More Simon Bolz photography. NSFW

Proof Positive: Friday Night Babe Nicole Minetti

The Pirate’s Cove: Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Have a great week everyone. Follow me on Twitter.

Or follow Kaley Cuoco on Twitter.

Update: Linked at Regular Right Guy.

Schumer Wants to Cede Congressional Authority to the President

The Banana Republic File just got a little thicker. I can’t figure out why on Earth Democrats in the Senate are willing to just hand their branch’s power to the Executive. Do they honestly think that this kind of thing could never be used against their interests?

Arguing that Tea Party groups have a financial advantage after the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, Schumer said the Obama administration should bypass Congress and institute new campaign finance rules through the IRS.

“It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies—we must redouble those efforts immediately,” Schumer said.

It will be hilarious watching people like Schumer squeal when the next Republican president uses the exact tactics that Schumer is endorsing. Hey buddy, it was your idea to give the Executive Branch this kind of authority. You reap what you sow.

Top Ten Search Engine Terms for Today

I’m moving the blog over to WordPress.org, so if something funny happens in the next week or so I haven’t blown up the blog.

I’m unmotivated today. Here are the top ten searches today that brought people to Blackmailers Don’t Shoot.

10. kaley cuoco tongue porn pics – Is that you Goodstuff?

9. justin bieber 25000 bail

8. sex cosplay

7. ps 106 principal sills

6. lena dunham hot

5. tim donnelly wife

4. big bang theory kaley

3. kaley cuoco 2014 hot

2. kaley cuoco feet – Is that you Donald Douglas?

And the number one search term that brought people to Blackmailers Don’t Shoot, for 10 days straight, is…

1. marcella sills

Which is kind of anticlimactic, so here’s Kaley Cuoco, since people seem to like her.

Kaley Cuoco in a bikiniUpdate: Commencing Wombatalanche.