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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:34 PM

"Do the women get to talk around here?" Pelosi is such a badass!

Trump and Democrats strike DACA deal. Yes? No? Sort of? Trump’s world can be confusing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-and-democrats-strike-daca-deal-yes-no-sort-of-trumps-world-can-be-confusing/2017/09/14/ab6a40d4-9970-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.64dbf8086ef8


On Wednesday night, in a Blue Room dinner at the White House with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), the president reached a tentative agreement with the Democratic leaders: The young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” would be allowed to stay in the country in exchange for a border security package that does not include funding for Trump’s wall...


At one point, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asked, “What exactly does the president get out of this deal?” As Pelosi, the only woman at the table of 11, tried to make her point — that the president gets the cooperation of the Democrats, which he will likely need on a host of issues — the men in the room began talking over her and one another.

“Do the women get to talk around here?” Pelosi interjected, according to two people familiar with the exchange.

There was, at last, silence, and she was not interrupted again.


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Reply "Do the women get to talk around here?" Pelosi is such a badass! (Original post)
mcar Sep 2017 OP
erinlough Sep 2017 #1
mcar Sep 2017 #2
Me. Sep 2017 #3
BadgerMom Sep 2017 #16
BigmanPigman Sep 2017 #4
Alice11111 Sep 2017 #6
KT2000 Sep 2017 #5
NastyRiffraff Sep 2017 #7
flibbitygiblets Sep 2017 #10
BadgerMom Sep 2017 #17
whathehell Sep 2017 #27
treestar Sep 2017 #33
Hekate Sep 2017 #8
Ninsianna Sep 2017 #26
maddiemom Sep 2017 #31
Leith Sep 2017 #9
Phoenix61 Sep 2017 #14
LuckyLib Sep 2017 #21
mercuryblues Sep 2017 #29
treestar Sep 2017 #34
mercuryblues Sep 2017 #35
AgadorSparticus Sep 2017 #11
Stinky The Clown Sep 2017 #12
question everything Sep 2017 #13
brer cat Sep 2017 #15
JI7 Sep 2017 #18
JI7 Sep 2017 #19
MLAA Sep 2017 #20
calimary Sep 2017 #24
Doreen Sep 2017 #22
Bayard Sep 2017 #23
whathehell Sep 2017 #28
JNelson6563 Sep 2017 #25
Honeycombe8 Sep 2017 #30
mcar Sep 2017 #32

Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:40 PM

1. Good for her and us.

I'm getting so sick of seeing tables full of white men.

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Response to erinlough (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:44 PM

2. She is standing for us all!

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Response to erinlough (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:44 PM

3. Same Here

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Response to erinlough (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:21 AM

16. Amen.

Old, white, wealthy men. Gah.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:54 PM

4. Fucking A (as we used to say in Philly)!

I posted something similar this AM when I read about the ALL BOYS CLUB again. Remember there were 13 white men chosen by McConnell to craft a healthcare bill for the entire country when women make up over 50% of the population. Whoever says that there is equality in this country has their head up their ass. If I ever hear a man anywhere (and yes DU...here too) dismiss or disqualify anyone based on gender, even in the most subtle and naive manner, I will call you out.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:01 PM

6. Yep. Fucking A. Nail um, Pelosi.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:58 PM

5. Yeah!!

How many times has that happened to us women. Too many.
I learned to keep talking - louder.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:04 PM

7. There isn't a woman who has sat in a meeting of any kind

who hasn't had that happen to her. I know I have.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:39 PM

10. Heard that

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:22 AM

17. Or even not a meeting.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:00 PM

27. Yes..and its time it stopped..

Go on with your bad self, Nancy.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 09:56 AM

33. Amen!!!!!

They expect to hold court: we are there to listen.

I remember it specifically in regards to a conversation about sports. I had something to say, but was carefully avoided when I tried. I don't think it was even intentional.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:06 PM

8. She is one tough woman. And to think there's a movement afoot here to get rid of her...

As Michelle Obama says: Don't be fooled.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:40 PM

26. This!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:59 PM

31. Exactly!

Get rid of Nancy and "go away," Hillary. Do I detect a pattern? Both women are sharp, effective, and just too successful, I'm afraid. Republican women in Congress such as Murkowski and Collins have already shown some independence in standing up to misogyny. Keep going,ladies!

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:06 PM

9. I'm Gonna Have to Find Out How She Does It

I get interrupted a lot.

Maybe that's why I like message boards so much. I can get my entire thought out and if someone stops reading in middle of it, I'll never know.

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Response to Leith (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:53 PM

14. A loud "Excuse me" said with just

the right amount of irritation works amazingly well. I've heard it called a "teacher voice."

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Response to Leith (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:35 AM

21. Or, put your index finger in the air while saying

"It's my turn to talk." They act like kindergarteners, they need to be addressed in that teachable moment in a firm, clear voice.

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Response to Leith (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:39 PM

29. Thw exact same way she did.

People know I am serious when I lower my voice an octave and very seriously say something over their prattle. Sometimes standing up as if you are ready to walk out of the room while doing so is also needed. Read the room. This is one way to make sure you get credit for an idea.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #29)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 09:57 AM

34. Lower voice

an octave - now I wonder why that works ?

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Response to treestar (Reply #34)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 07:39 PM

35. IKR

But I use it to my advantage.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:41 PM

11. There is a disconcerted effort to take her down bc she just KICKS ASS.

No wonder they are scared of her.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:45 PM

12. Brava for BADASS Women!

And Leader Pelosi is a badass among badasses.

I love how she does it with that grandmotherly demeanor.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:49 PM

13. I noticed after the previous meeting, when they agreed on the debt ceiling

that she was the only woman there and was thinking that something was very wrong.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:20 AM

15. School them, Pelosi!

Thanks, mcar. K&R

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:25 AM

18. this is one of the few times we are hearing about it. but it's a common thing that happens

all the fucking time.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:27 AM

19. wasn't wilbur ross the one who loved saudi arabia and thought it was just great there were no

protestors there ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:34 AM

20. Yes indeed, and the one who had a leadership role at the Bank of Cyprus.

I am hoping he won't be going back to Saudi Arabia because his traveling days will be over except the daily 45 min excursions around the 'yard' 😉

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Response to JI7 (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:24 AM

24. Yes. He's the dude at the international dry cleaners.

Nicely laundering everybody's nice money.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:42 AM

22. Boys!! it is NOT your turn to talk.

You may speak when the adults are done.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:22 AM

23. She persisted....

Why is it that women who stand their ground are known as bitches, when its just normal for men to be rude? I've had this happen all my life seems like.

So just call me a bitch...

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Response to Bayard (Reply #23)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:07 PM

28. It's called Male Entitlement..

and you're not a 'bitch', you're a normal human expecting respect, but not getting it because you were born female.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:37 PM

25. Nancy is a badass and very, very smart.

And those calling for her to be replaced are so obviously, glaringly clueless it's not funny.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:34 PM

30. I know Pelosi has issues, but I like the way she handles herself. You go, girl! nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #30)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 09:29 AM

32. What issues does she have?

I'm truly curious.

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