Gorsuch v the type of judge that would wear a pussy hat when presiding over the courtroom …

By Bobbi Bennett

Bobbi Bennett

It seems ridiculous, but if you think about it, this is what we are being asked to choose between. Partisan progressives who refuse to tolerate any ideas outside their own, who can’t even articulate what they believe in any cohesive, consistent manner and riot and commit violent acts at the drop of a … well, hat.

Or, people who have thought deeply and at length about what they believe and advocate, who are aware of not only historical context but also present day reality, who have listened to the opposition and tried to find the wheat among the chaff and address those issues with real solutions rather than mere lip service, who have respect for themselves, the core responsibilities of their office, and are committed to doing what they think is right for all of us in the long term, even if it means the pussy hats will have a temper tantrum and will drag them through the mud, calling them the most offensive of names.

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Posted: February 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Boobie Trap: Will The Go Topless Movement Take Off?

MVC-179XThursday is the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr’s March on Washington and his landmark “I have a dream” speech.  Yesterday, thousands of people descended to Washington to commemorate the historic event and celebrate the progress we have made toward racial equality.

Tomorrow is the 42nd annual Women’s Equality Day, a designation created by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971 at the behest of Congresswoman Bella Abzug of New York to commemorate the ratification of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote.  The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920.

GoTopless.org seeks to make a woman’s right to go topless part of the American Dream.  Since 2007, when their spiritual leader Rael founded the organization, GoTopless has held an International GoTopless Day on the Sunday closest to August 26.  That’s today this year. GoTopless is holding rallies in 51 cities around the world. In many of those cities, and in most states in the United States, going topless is already legal, according to the organization’s own map.

Topfree map
Today in New York City, where the right to go topless was degreed by a Court decision in 1996 and reaffirmed in 2007 when Phoenix Feeley won a $29,000 Judgment against the City for her wrongful 2005 arrest for going topless, Go Topless advocates are marching from Bryant Park to Times Square and back.  Street vendors should stock up on sunscreen and hydrocortisone.

Here in New Jersey, Feeley’s recent efforts fell, umm, flat.  She got herself arrested for going topless, twice in the same day, in Spring Lake in 2008, fought her conviction of violating Spring Lake’s anti-nudity ordinance up to the NJ Supreme Court and lost.  Rather than pay her $816 fine, Feeley went to Monmouth County Jail and staged a hunger strike.  A GoTopless organized protest drew two fully clothed women. Feeley was released early and healthy.

At the March on Washington celebration yesterday, women kept their tops on.

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Posted: August 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Equal Protection Clause, U.S. Constitution | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »