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EvenBob
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October 17th, 2012 at 12:56:09 PM permalink
I don't get the binder comment, why is it a big deal? Is binder
a code word for something?
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WongBo
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:02:29 PM permalink
You have to look at the question that was asked.
The comment out of context is sort of meaningless.
As an evasive answer to the question asked it was somewhat offensive.
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EvenBob
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:05:32 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo


As an evasive answer to the question asked it was somewhat offensive.



Talk about grasping at straws. The guy made no
tactical errors so lets make fun of his tie. Get real.
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WongBo
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:16:46 PM permalink
I guess if you made 3/4 of what someone else made for the same job,
And had a vagina that mittens wants to regulate, you would get it.
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EvenBob
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:25:55 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo

I guess if you made 3/4 of what someone else made for the same job,.



More creative use of stats by the WH. Just pick the
worst numbers.

Fact: "the gap narrows to 91 cents for every dollar 'if you control for life choices'..."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/the-white-houses-use-of-data-on-the-gender-wage-gap/2012/06/04/gJQAYH6nEV_blog.html
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WongBo
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:27:02 PM permalink
So let's say it's 91/100.
Is that fair?
Would you accept it and roll over?
Yeah, didn't think so.
Keep trying.
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EvenBob
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:30:18 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo

So let's say it's 91/100.
Is that fair?



Its progress. Women haven't even been able
to vote for a hundred years yet, things take
time. Progress is progress.
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rubixxcube
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:39:26 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I don't get the binder comment, why is it a big deal? Is binder
a code word for something?



Its not the best way to say what he was trying to say. If you were a speech writer/adviser would you recommend him making his point this way? Probably not, whether you think it is or not, there are women who will find this remark offensive. He is trying to say I want to hire women in these high profile roles etc.., but to some it comes off as saying, "We had to go out and look for highly qualified women since none came to us. It is really hard to find qualified women for these jobs, we had to keep a special binder with the ones that are qualified because they are so hard to find"

You are free to agree or disagree with that interpretation, and I'm sure he didn't mean to come off as offensive, but that is how it was interpreted by some, especially women.

Obama's story about his grandmother was terribad as well. Neither of them answered this question well.
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:42:20 PM permalink
I really enjoyed the Big bang Theory reruns. I hadn't seen the pilot in over two years. Funny thing Howard rather than Sheldon saying "coitus." Not to mention Sheldon making this joke:

Leonard (to Howard): Will you stop saying "coitus"?
Sheldon (to Raj): That would be coitus interruptus.
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FarFromVegas
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:44:01 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I really enjoyed the Big bang Theory reruns. I hadn't seen the pilot in over two years. Funny thing Howard rather than Sheldon saying "coitus." Not to mention Sheldon making this joke:

Leonard (to Howard): Will you stop saying "coitus"?
Sheldon (to Raj): That would be coitus interruptus.



You mean you weren't watching baseball?????? I'm shocked--SHOCKED, I say!
Each of us is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. Preparing for a fight about your bad decision is not as smart as making a good decision.

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