The Revolver Roundtable Ep. 17: Collateral Damage

As I, at times, tend to present these kind of things as a back-flipping chimpanzee would, I thought I should have a focal point for which to kick-off Friday’s rant; pastel from the Obama administration? That’ll do (Farmer Arthur Hoggett, circa 1995). Yes, by the stats, this is the current state of affairs in The States, an issue that has spearheaded the arguments in the presidential race for the last week.

With roughly 766, 000 women becoming unemployed between the January and May 2012, it’s no wonder why both the Romney party and the Obama administration would try to swoon female voters with promises of a brighter tomorrow, or conversely narrowing their political options by condemning one another. A few questions should remain a staple in the minds of all female voters throughout this:

1. Are either or both the arguments presented by these parties gendered?
2. Or are they framed in such a way to grab votes?
3. Does either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney have a genuine personal disdain for women?
4. What’s more important? Women making equal pay or political candidates making office?

It’s not rocket science, it’s just politics. The very same questions could be asked of in our own backyard where there currently are allegations railing opposition leader Tony Abbott for being, among other things, “a bully who hates women.”Susan Mitchell, 2012

Hmm, sometimes I do worry that some publications/people/powers have too much money, for being uneducated, or unpretentiously, non-lateral thinkers. Sometimes it’s just easier to beat them up with the truth. That way they’re kind of beating themselves up, agreed?
 


 
You have to give Anthony credit though, none of this seems to slow him down a step. Even the battering topic on asylum seekers was well rebutted with riveting campaign rhetoric. Ultimately though all we’re really wanting (the Australian population) is to see and hear more informed discussion, by better informed journalism re: the above video (it’s a compliment). More importantly is Leigh Sales hot? The fourth wall is falling doooooown.

On the topic of framing argument and context, I’m coming for you next Alan Jones with a semi-serious-yet-light-hearted discussion on transnational economics.
Note to self: come after Alan Jones next on transnational economics #farmers #agriculture #industry #roundtable #discussion

Speaking of, I’m hoping everyone saw Repbulican Senate candidate Todd Atkins’ comments on legislation based around crimes of rape earlier in the week (I feel like I’m on segue fire today). But to reiterate after the fault:

“It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”

Sourced from Missouri TV station KTVI, 19 Aug 2012.

I’m currently trying to cut memes out of my interweb diet. But sometimes…

As Montgomery Burns Jr. would say, “release the hounds.”

I get it though. Atkins is pro-life. If I analyse his comment it reads more like a back pedalling exercise. And that he doesn’t have a medical doctorate nor has spoken to a legitimate GP on the subject before. Unless it was Dr. Seuss, that guy is hilarious.
The man was already treading in sensitive territory. Gotta give him points for trying. Let’s hope that the reader tries harder than this.

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