Thursday, June 19, 2014

Soccer Moms

Another of my long,  rambling political rants. You have been warned.

Soccer moms, are they beginning to understand they are being taken for a ride?

Title IX has resulted in 25% more women than men graduating from college, in 2009, the last year statistics are available (that I can find).

This years graduating classes, men and women, will have an average debt of $35,200.

Where are the jobs? If they find one, what is the real purchasing power of their incomes?

Well, of course, men are to blame. That is what they learned in Woman Studies.  Except, too many women have broken the “glass ceilings” everywhere, in business, government, and politics to blame it all on men. Too many of those women have performed, in the best case, no better than the men whom they replaced.

Now they want to elect Hillary president. “It is time for a female president is the hue and cry”. That may be true, but what has she accomplished? True, she has made herself wealthy, along with Bill, or he has helped her? Who else have they made wealthy? Who else have they enabled? Our country has a history of people becoming millionaires while working for people who have become billionaires. Anyone affiliated with Hillary and Bill in that category?  Oh, it is politics and you can’t measure their success that way. OK, who have they mentored? Who has learned from Hillary, not Bill, and has gone on to be successful?

I watched my mother, a very capable person, do the hard work while men got the credit. When she got into real estate, she got the credit, because she made the sales. Didn’t stop the men in her office from trying to leech off her work, but she was the one making it rain, and she went solo and was successful. So yes, I get it. Been there, seen it, and understand the unfairness up close.

In Colorado politics, the experts say the key county is Jefferson, just West of Denver. They also say the key demographic is “soccer moms”. Today, those soccer moms are working long hours to pay for all their stuff, their debts, and their underwater mortgages. If they are still married, their husbands, if they can find a job, are doing the same. It is not the “American Dream” they were conditioned to expect. They are starting, I think, to wise up. They are rejecting Common Core education, as an example. Questioning Obamacare, etc.

“I am Woman, Hear Me Roar”. When these smart women finally figure out how they have been taken, how their generosity and kind natures have been abused, and how their children are being harmed, look out!

Unfortunately, I think the  day is a few years in the future.


  1. I think that some will NEVER see it. It's almost impossibly hard to escape the conditioning of a lifetime, and the shrill, "They're shitting on you because you're WOMEN!!" cry isn't seen for the slopping over crock of shit that it really is.

    It's not time for a woman president. It's time for a president that didn't get there by stomping on others and stealing.

    Remember the joke about Hillary and Bill and the gas station attendant?

    Bill and Hillary Clinton are driving in the country near Hillary's hometown. They are low on fuel, so Bill stops at a gas station. The man at the gas station comes out and looks into the window.

    "Hey, Hillary! We used to date in high school, do you remember me?" he asks.

    They talk merrily for a few minutes. Bill pays, and they leave. As they drive, Bill is feeling very proud of himself and looks over at Hillary.

    "You used to date that guy? Just think what life would be if you hadn't married me," he says.
    Hillary looks at Bill and says to him, "Well, I guess you'd be pumping gas and he'd be President"

    1. Wow! Should have you do a quest posting. Laughed at the joke; don't remember hearing it.

  2. It's a shame also that is it seems the ethnic minorities haven't figured out yet they also are being taken for a ride!

    It's a shame to see people once freed of slavery only to accept another form another form of slavery.

    1. Right you are. More of a cultural norm than an ethnic one, perhaps. For too many homes turn on the TV first thing in the morning and last thing at night. That is the only source of information they see all day.