I’ve been away from the bizarro PUMA world for over a week now, and I want to thank Bettycracker and JohnD for keeping the lights on with their delightful skewering of the PUMAs. They’ve even enticed a number of PUMAs over into the fray, an amusing feat in itself! I was enjoying the real world, but every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in!
Here are a couple of the things I recently noticed in PUMAdon that I couldn’t resist sharing, in no particular order.
Just this morning at The Confluence, Sm77 (their resident frontpage birther) took the first PUMA stab at attacking the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. It was a valiant if doomed effort, but it was also terribly stupid, about what you would expect from someone who thinks Obama’s not an American and writes for The Confluence.
Observe. After quoting from a piece that roughly explains the background of the Ledbetter act and the never passed Paycheck Fairness act (incidently, the piece she was quoting from was a press release from a law firm that defends corporate clients from such labor lawsuits as the one Ledbetter brought), sm77 says,
Help me understand this if I’m wrong: the Paycheck Fairness Act enforces and strengthens unequal pay claims while the Ledbetter Act just buys the claimant more time. Is that right? If that’s the case, it’s a another bamboozle by the Bamboozler -in-Chief.
Well, not really. You see, sm77, the entire fucking point of the Ledbetter Act was that the Roberts court ruled, astonishingly, that as long as an employer could conceal the discrimination beyond 180 days from the first paycheck, women had no legal right to sue for pay discrimination. It’s not “just buying more time,” it’s negating the travesty of that court opinion so that women are able to sue for pay discrimination at all. Someone who declares this “just buying more time” obviously doesn’t understand the first thing about the subject. But it gets worse!
Sm77, straining under her “car without wheels” analogy, concludes
If Obama co-endorsed the Paycheck Fairness act as a senator, what’s stopping him from signing it into law? Why sell us a car without the wheels? What good is it?
What’s stopping him from signing the Paycheck Fairness Act is that congress never passed the bill. Let me repeat that, with randomly capitalized words so that PUMAs can understand. Congress NEVER passed the FUCKING Paycheck Fairness Act SO OBAMA can’t SIGN it into LAW. Read your CONSTITUTION DUMBASS!
I’ll be posting the other bits of PUMA stupid that brought me back all day.
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