October 1, 2008

Land O'Goshen - A Blooper?

Well, I don't know. The answer isn't wrong - and it isn't exactly like you want to open the can of worms with Couric that you disagree with Title IX, right? Best save the specific cases you disagree with for when you're not being grilled, but can explain exactly why. As a general answer, this was fine. There are cases that have extended federal control beyond its legitimate bounds, and it all merits further examination; but as she knows, a VP isn't going to be in the position to do anything about it any more than a governor or mayor is. Biden, on the other hand, decided to use the question to self-aggrandize and lie - surprise! You wrote it, Biden? Is that so? That big huge turd of a discriminatory law to the tune of 5 billion dollars per year? I wouldn't brag about it. But then again, you didn't write it anyway, did you? Biden Babble and The Dancing Fool The ugly history of the VAWA for your pleasure. I know it's long, but it routs out the stunning level of feminist demagoguery and censorship that's gone on for far too long at the legislative level. Biden knew which side his bread was buttered on and chivalrously championed (not wrote) one of the worst pieces of legislation on the books, and now brags about it under the pretext of answering the question of where he disagrees with the SCOTUS. He might not be quite as dumb as I thought. Hat tip to Siobhana, but next time you take it, eh? I'm a bit weary of such ravings.


HumanRights101 said...

Women Want Safety, not Biden's Abuse of Power

Senator Joe Biden proudly proclaims that he was beaten with impunity by his sister as a youth. This is the same sister that raised his two sons after his wife and daughter were killed in an auto accident.

Biden has often claimed that the Violence against Women Act is the greatest achievement of his career. Yet he fails to recognize the role women play as perpetrators of domestic violence. Hundreds of studies show that women commit acts of domestic violence as often as, or more often than men. Many studies also show that lesbian women physically attack their intimate partners at least as often as heterosexual men.

As a result of Biden's Violence against Women Act, the federal government pays states to create laws effectively requiring that men be removed from their homes and families without even an allegation of violence, with no legitimate standards of evidence, when a woman makes a claim that she is afraid.

Elaine Epstein, president of the Massachusetts Bar Association (1999), has said "the facts have become irrelevant... restraining orders are granted to virtually all who apply. Regarding divorce cases, she states "allegations of abuse are now used for tactical advantage". According to Epstein, who is also a former president of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association, restraining orders are doled out "like candy" and "in virtually all cases, no notice, meaningful hearing, or impartial weighing of evidence is to be had."

State restraining order laws are starting to fall because they're unconstitutional. The federal law behind them, written by Joe Biden, is likely to fall as well, not because it isn’t popular, but because it is clearly unconstitutional.

Supporting Documentation

Here are some of the facts regarding Biden's abuse at the hand of his sister. During senate hearings held on December 11, 1990, Biden testified to the abuse.


Senate Hearing Transcript (see p. 171-172)

This recent CDC study indicates that women between the ages of 18 and 28 initiate reciprocal violence against their intimate partners about as often as men. It also indicates that women initiate non-reciprocal violence against their intimate partners more than twice as often as men.


Here is a link to a bibliography of over 200 studies indicating that women are as violent as men in their intimate relationships:


According to the US Department of Justice, women also abuse, neglect and kill their children at significantly higher rates than men. Here’s some of the data on child homicides.


Research clearly indicates that lesbian battery is at least as common as heterosexual battery.



Cathy Young reports on the Elaine Epstein quote and the broader issue at Salon.com here:


and provides in depth analysis here:


AnnieMcPhee said...

Thank you; I hope you'll be able to hang around and post comments. I've already read pretty much everything you've linked to (I think I've read everything there is prior to about 2006 or so on this lol) but I appreciate your putting a background to it. Gives readers more info and saves me some legwork, too :)

Anonymous said...

This blog is so pathetic it could only be written by either a creationist or a person into "fat acceptance"; probably both. Fat and stupid is no way to go through life.

AnnieMcPhee said...

Thanks for sharing. Now hush, the grownups are talking.

That post was sooo stupid (How stupid was it?) that ______blank could use it as a _______blank. Mad libs kittens!

Ripley said...

OOOOOOh, Anonymous....
What a delightfully piquant wit.