Category Archives: Women

A kinder, nicer NFL?

A Kinder and Nicer NFL?

Are any of you buying the new crisis management public relations campaign by the NFL, “Together We Make Football”? The NFL has been pushing commercials that make them look like AT&T or Hallmark. Problem is, I don’t think many are falling for the new kinder and gentler NFL. The whole reason they have to clean up their act is that there have been so many bad actors in NFL with behavior stretching from bad to criminal that they had no choice but to look like they cared. And rather than really take a look at the behavior and get rid of bad players, they have them do the classic “mea culpa” like Ray Rice after he beat his fiancée unconscious, they go away for a little while either by  due process or the NFL hides them until they can bring them back. Keep in mind this is only done for the high price tag players. If you are Joey, the water boy your butt burns on its own with no help from the team or NFL.

I believe the crisis management team that was probably hired by the NFL believes all they have to do is air some touchy feely commercials and fans, in particular women, will ignore the horrible record the NFL has when it comes to dealing with real issues such as spousal abuse in the Ray Rice’s case where he beat his wife until she was unconscious in the view of an elevator camera. Or we have the alleged cheating coming out of the New England Patriots with Brady’s Deflategate. The Vikings have had to deal with Adrian Petersons scandal when he was indicted for beating his 4 old son until he was bloody, under the auspicious of corporal punishment. And nobody, no matter how much they try, has forgotten about Michael Vick and his abuse of animals in his dog fighting scandal.

And you know what every one of these men have in common? They are still working in the NFL. They are still getting paid the big bucks and they are still bad role models.  Women make up 45% of the people watching football every week during the season.  Do you think any of us are saying, “Thank God they saved him from a nasty court case, the team would have suffered badly if he was gone”. With all of the huge sums of money in professional sports these days, the owners and coaches and yes the players seem inept at making stronger changes to their behavior clauses in their contracts and really throw the bad out. Have one or two of these guys lose their jobs for good. Fire them! I bet that sends a message! Because now the message out of the NFL is, if you get caught doing an illegal act like shooting your buddy or beating your kid or girlfriend, we will get you out of the mess and write you check for playing.

I can’t think of any other employment circumstance that would keep men like this on their staff. Oh yeah except Hollywood but that’s a whole ‘nother Oprah.morris-datalab-nfl-vaw-12

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The Latest War on Women and Minorities

Every once in a while a piece of legislation is introduced here in California that just completely makes me flip my lid. Now it has happened again. The piece of legislation that is creating more Nanny State and less Manifest Destiny is SB 8 offered by  Bob Hertzberg of CA Senate District 18. This bill would tax services offered by small businesses. So just think, the myriad of Vaping and Hooka stores that have cropped in my neighborhood would now have to tax your experience. The small nail shop owner, the hairdresser you have been going to since you were in college, all of these services could potentially be taxed.

The worst part of the bill  is that Hertzberg actually believes this “would enhance the state’s business climate and, would incentivize entrepreneurship and business creation …” . Small businesses are the meat and potatoes of employment for our state and this would put an undue hardship on them and many would close. I spoke with a woman who has owned a small business for almost 30 years and she told me that she still hasn’t recovered from the recession after losing 1/3 of her business. This, she said, would put her out of business.

The Small Business Administration states that women own 30% of the small businesses in our state. Small business accounts for most of the private jobs in our state and 99.2% of jobs in the state are create by small business owners. And guess what? Those jobs are services such as industries in accommodation & food services; health care & social assistance; and professional, scientific, & technical services. SERVICES!! And minority owned small businesses account for 35.6 % of the businesses in our not so Golden State.

So explain to all of the small business owners, Bob, how this helps them be creative and willing to start new businesses or keep the ones they currently have going? This is another attempt by the greedy despots in Sacramento, who are operating with a surplus of our tax dollars this budget, to fill their coffers with more of our money for their pet projects. If this infuriates you as much as it did me, please call the autocrat Bob’s office in Sacramento and let him know, Phone:  (916) 651-4018.

Look Who Has a War on Women NOW

No Freedom sign

The hypocrisy of the Progressive Left never ceases to amaze me. They say they are all about women’s rights and yet when Jan Brewer, the Governor of Arizona signs a new law to ban abortions after 20 weeks they freak out. Really? Are they not aware that at that stage a baby, possibly even a female child, hmmm, has formed their liver, nerves to the brain, and the mother can feel the movement of the child? With the call against this I would think the Progressives look more like the Chinese than ever before, especially since the Progressives also fought so hard for the ability to have an abortion based on the sex of the child. Meaning if you find out you are having a girl you can abort the child as to favor a pregnancy of a boy.

When the tea party stands up for traditional values they scorn, mock and lie about us. Even when one of their own stands up for traditional values such as Kirsten Dunst they eviscerate her. To be anything but progressive is a no-no especially in California where all logic goes to die. No matter how anyone else feels the Progressives are going to make sure you have no individual thoughts that aren’t the ones they have given you, you are not going to stray from the agenda, you are not going to stand in their way for victory. Of course what they are working towards is a complete change to all we have grown to know here in this country,freedom. They will not be happy until we look like the former USSR.

Personally I am glad there are still a few women out there, such as Jan Brewer and Kirsten Dunst who believe in being their “own woman” and standing up for that. As a woman I salute both of you brave women! You are not alone!