Hatter Appreciation Post.
I don’t think we as a website appreciate this character enough.
Hatter from Sci-Fi Channel’s “Alice” (A.K.A. my favorite character in the history of characters)
Why Wendy Davis’s “Wheelchair” Ad is so Effective:
A lot of times, the mainstream media really puzzles me. Especially when it comes to politics. As I get older, I wonder if it’s truly a case that they just don’t get it or that they want to sell a certain angle. In this case, where Texas has long been in the GOP’s hands, perhaps they’re just hedging their bets that there won’t be an upset on Election Night.
There is no shortage of pundits declaring that the Wendy Davis “Justice” ad, otherwise known as the “Wheelchair” ad is “mean spirited”. Most have either not bothered to spare 33 seconds to watch the spot in its entirety before openly declaring war on a woman who supposedly attacked a poor guy in a wheelchair.
The problem is, that’s not the case with this ad.
On multiple fronts, this ad is effective. Just in the very definition of the fact that major nationwide media outlets are covering it, instead of just the Texas Tribune ( texastribune ). We’re all talking about it and that talking is generating real time actual views. It’s being linked to in every major media story being published.
Here’s the thing though, where the major media folks can’t seem bothered to spend 33 seconds viewing this ad to see that it’s not attacking a guy because he’s in a wheelchair, the voters of Texas are and they are who matter. Most of this state didn’t vote for Perry in 2010 or 2006, for that matter, but most of this state also didn’t actually care that there was an election going on.
Those voters are not dumb, they’re just apathetic. This ad? Is a perfect agitator. It speaks to real people and makes them question whether they want a man who was once a victim and refuses to help other victims as their Governor. It exposes Greg Abbott’s hypocrisy.
When the ad initially appeared, Abbott’s campaign tried to distance him from the charges made in the ad. Their initial comments on this ad were that they were false or misleading. When the reporters and news organizations quoted in the ad discovered that, they quickly set about setting the record straight.
So, now the story is that Wendy Davis is so incredibly tactless and mean to a poor guy in a wheelchair. This is tenuous ground for Abbott’s campaign, because he’s spent a fortune telling the people of Texas that he should be treated like everyone else, that his wheelchair strengthens him, not weakens him. It’s hard to paint an accurate picture of a strong man when he’s whining about being picking on by a girl.
This is politics. Wendy Davis promised that she was not afraid of delivering a punch, much like her predecessors unfortunately refused to do so against Perry.
And though it remains to be seen whether or not this is the knockout punch, I don’t think it can be argued that Greg Abbott and his campaign aren’t up against the ropes.
But, that’s what happens when you underestimate your opponent because she’s a “girl”.
WHEN WE WERE LITTLE SOME TEACHER TOLD US, THE GIRLS, THAT WE WERE LIKE FLOWERS, AND EVERY MAN WE HAD TOOK A PETAL WITH THEM. IF WE HAD TOO MANY WE WOULD END UP LIKE AN UGLY, WITHERED FLOWER AND NO ONE WOULD WANT US
They passed an air horn around our class, and every 10 seconds whoever was holding it had to set it off—each one got a placard hung around their neck with the name of an STD, because that’s how often someone in the US gets an STD.
No discussion of condoms, obviously.
Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.
I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.