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Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for June 09, 2012

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  almost 9 years ago

    Like the Pledge of Allegiance ends: “justice for all.”

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    dkendraf  almost 9 years ago

    Holly reminds me of me at that age: if it made sense, I could get with it. Go Holly!

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    artybee  almost 9 years ago

    No pressure.

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    JoanHelen  almost 9 years ago

    And when women are presidents and prime ministers perhaps there will be fewer wars. Well, we can always hope!

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    paulproteus48640  almost 9 years ago

    there was a war under Thatcher and one of the strongest economies around is germany under Merkel, I just hope it is strong enough to bail out the rest Europe which was put in the dumpster by U.S. banks led by men

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    spate4  almost 9 years ago

    but still no equal pay!!!!!!!!!!!

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    psychlady  almost 9 years ago

    You would think equal pay would be next!

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    Spacebunny  almost 9 years ago

    Yes, because before Title IX there were no women doctors, lawyers, athletes, etc. Good grief.

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    drdougsteward  almost 9 years ago

    And signed into law by which Democrat President? Oh, it was Richard Nixon.

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    scottbruce  almost 9 years ago

    Hooray for Republican President Nixon for signing the Title 9 bill!

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Boring, if it doesn’t stop soon I’ll drop the strip.

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    The Life I Draw Upon  almost 9 years ago

    … and then there was Pelosi..(actually Title 9 was a good idea, but I couldn’t resist.)

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    Merrie Soltis Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Obviously a landmark law for women’s rights. Unfortunately like so many other well intended laws, it ended up hurting male athletes in the name of helping women. How many men’s gymnastics and swimming/diving teams were eliminated because of this law? My university resolves this issue by offering gymnastics, soccer and equestrian for women but not men to balance out the football team.

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    HappyDog Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Shouldn’t that be “… on the basis of gender, ..” ?

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    Paytonian  almost 9 years ago

    I’ve been reading Stone Soup for years, but NO MORE! The LAST thing I need in the morning is another lecture from a liberal! NUTS! I refuse even to look at it anymore, and I KNOW others feel the same way. Why doesn’t Jan Eliot just write a liberal book instead? Lecture people who think they NEED her liberal non-wisdom rammed down their throats? She might even sell one or two.

    Meanwhile, that’s NOT what “comics” are supposed to be all about.

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    David Smirh  almost 9 years ago

    Apparently the root of comics is not comedy like we all thought. It must have something to do with pushing ones agenda.

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    pam Miner  almost 9 years ago

    if there was a woman president she would probably be too old for that. He mothering instincts would make her reluctant to do any biig warw.

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    POPPA1956  almost 9 years ago

    AS a conservative, I have to say Title IX makes sense. Like most other Civil Rights Laws that have been passed, the shame is that Americans had to make it law because personal achievement and abilities are often not just discouraged, but punished.@JoanHelen, Please look thoroughly at the records of Maragret Thatcher, Indira Ghandi, Golda Meier before putting too much hope in that.To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, ’War is, at its best, a necessary evil, at its worst, an intolerable one."

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    thedoctoru  almost 9 years ago

    well said

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    Elderflower  almost 9 years ago

    That would depend on whether or not she had idiots to deal with in her administration.

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    del_grande Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Notice Title IX says “no person,” not “no female person.” Title IX applies to men as well. Didn’t somebody use Title IX about 30 years ago as part of a “if boys can’t play girls’ basketball, and the school has a girls’ basketball team, then girls can’t play boys’ basketball, as it denies a boy the opportunity to play” defense?

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    whiteaj  almost 9 years ago

    and “the right of the people to keep and bear arms…”

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    jmo328  almost 9 years ago

    Europe is failing because they all want their governments to do everything for them.

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    joegeethree  almost 9 years ago

    Getting very political at the expense of humor. I think I will remove it from my rota.

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    iced tea  almost 9 years ago

    …all men and women are created equal.

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    bonitabarb43  almost 9 years ago

    This is still work in progress. Women today don’t take their rights serious enough. They don’t know what their grandmothers, mothers and aunts fought for. It was a joke back then and related to “bra burning”. It’s better but not good enough!

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    Nanci Denton   almost 9 years ago

    So many lessons, so little time…

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    Paytonian  almost 9 years ago

    The whole point of this discussion is that a COMIC strip has no business preaching or even supposedly “teaching” us about the law. That’s not its function under any condition whatsoever — we read it for HUMOR, and/or for a STORY, not to hear the author beat her liberal drum. The person who writes the strip is desperately confused about what her job is. And she’s goig to lose a LOT of readers in the process of rediscovering what her strip is supposed to be all about. I for one will NOT be preached to in a comic strip, and I know I’m not alone! Let what’s-her-name (I’ve already forgotten) go on MSNBC and achieve false sainthood as a liberal AUTHOR of a liberal BOOK on how she thinks we’re all too stupid to obey the law without her ragging on us about it, and too dumb to know the difference between comedy and propaganda. Then see how well THAT book sells . . . even to other liberals. They are not ALL stupid!

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    gocomicsmember  almost 9 years ago

    You’re not alone in feeling that way.

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    jsepeta  almost 9 years ago

    In 1993, the University of Notre Dame used Title IX as an excuse to eliminate the wrestling program, using that money to fund Womens’ sports. The ND wrestling program had been funded by donations from a former wrestler’s father, after his wrestler son was gunned down in South Bend. They could have taken the money from the Football program instead, which is very well-endowed.

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    Sky's_the_limit  8 months ago

    Some of these comments make me fear for my future as a female.

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