Sorry, ladies, but the Paycheck Fairness Act is no more. Senate Republicans filibustered the bill and Senate Democrats fell two votes short of the 60 needed to put it to an up-or-down vote.
Generally speaking, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed in the House of Representatives in 2009, would have made it easier to seek damages over pay discrimination based on gender. The Paycheck Fairness Act also would have ensured employees aren’t retaliated against for seeking out info about what their colleagues get in their paychecks and would have created a new grant program to strengthen negotiation skills in girls and women.
Alas, it was not meant to be. Keep reading »
I think it’s safe to say I don’t have a future in politics, and if the climate stays the same — where anything and everything from your past can and will be used against you or the person you love — then any future spouse of mine doesn’t either. For the last three years, I’ve shared a lot on the internet as the editor of The Frisky, as well as on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Given what’s happened to political candidates like Krystal Ball (whose funny but racy Facebook pics were unearthed by her rival in a Virginia congressional campaign) and Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell (whose fairly chaste sleepover with a guy three years ago was described in an anonymously penned expose on Gawker.com), people who would be out to smear me wouldn’t know where to begin with what I’ve willingly put on the web. Keep reading »
When I was at the Rally to Restore Sanity, I saw a sign that read “Palin and Snooki 2012″ and thought it was really funny. Until a survey landed in my inbox over the weekend that revealed that young Americans would actually like to see Snooki in the Oval Office. MocoSpace.com asked 3,000 of its users who they thought would do a better job as president of the United States: Snooki or Mama Palin. Fifty-one percent of them said Snooki. Now, while I find Sarah Palin entertaining, I don’t think much of her as a politician. Still, I do think she’s a smidge more qualified than Snooks. The only sense of this I can make is that the voters on this site are young. Maybe they’re hoping Snooki’s first move in office would be to lower the legal drinking age? And pickles for everyone! [WebWire] Keep reading »
Meghan McCain came out swinging at Barack Obama on a recent visit to “The Tonight Show.” The daughter of re-elected Arizona Senator John McCain stopped by Jay Leno’s couch to promote her new book, Dirty Sexy Politics. A mere 45 seconds in, she criticized Obama for doing an interview on “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” which aired on Election Day, to urge young people to vote. “If I were President Obama I would be very nervous and not necessarily doing serious interviews with Ryan Seacrest,” Meghan sniped. “I would be a lot more concerned with what the American public was thinking.” Keep reading »
“I did not send in my absentee ballots to Alaska. I’m going to be in trouble. Sorry, mom!”
– Bristol Palin on neglecting her civic duty. “Dancing With the Stars” is waaay more important to the future of our country. I never cease to be amazed at the values that Mama Grizz imbued her with. Sarah Palin must be kvelling. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »