Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Theodore’s Day of Mourning

Today is an important anniversary. It’s the 85th anniversary of the day the 19th amendment was ratified and became part of the Constitution, giving women the right to vote in this country. For sane people, it’s the day that the nation made good on one of its founding ideals and extended the right to participate in the political life of the country to half the population who had been unjustly denied that right for a century and a half. For the Vox Days of the world….well, tough day. I’m sure being the manly man that you are, you’ll survive the disappointment. Maybe to make yourself feel better, you can take a ride in your turbo Porsche and drive really fast as the wind whips through your amusing hair. Better yet, maybe we’ll all pitch in and send you a couple tickets to Lilith Fair. Call it a peace offering.

Comments

  1. #1 raj
    August 26, 2005

    To split a few hairs, the amendment to the federal constitution did not give women the right to vote. Apparently, women had the right to vote, even before the amendment, in more than a few states. Recall that the federal constitution delegates to the states the authority to determine who the voters are, and did not deny states the right to determine who had the right to vote.

    What that amendment, and the later amendment regarding age, did was to deny the states the right to discriminate based on sex and age.

    Do I agree with the amendments? Yes indeed, most assuredly.

  2. #2 Savagemutt
    August 26, 2005

    Oh no…I hope thats not the pitter-patter of approaching Vox fans that I hear…

  3. #3 worm eater
    August 26, 2005

    Geez, you must really love abuse, Ed. It’s like throwing rocks at a bee hive.

  4. #4 Orac
    August 26, 2005

    Notice that Ed didn’t make a direct link to Vox. It’s unlikely that Vox will notice, unless someone points it out.

    Of course, I notice that Vox couldn’t resist taking a swipe at me while I was on vacation. I never even noticed until yesterday…

  5. #5 Leni
    August 27, 2005

    ..you can take a ride in your turbo Porsche and drive really fast as the wind whips through your amusing hair. Better yet, maybe we’ll all pitch in and send you a couple tickets to Lilith Fair. Call it a peace offering.

    LOL I don’t know why that turbo porche thing still makes me laugh. It’s just sooo stupid.

    It’s like something out of a bad 80′s movie.

  6. #6 Ed Brayton
    August 27, 2005

    Leni wrote:

    LOL I don’t know why that turbo porche thing still makes me laugh. It’s just sooo stupid.

    Probably for the same reason it still makes me laugh, because you can almost smell the aqua velva when you read it. That’s what cracked me up about it in the first place, it sounded like a desperate guy trying to impress chicks with his sports car. You just get this immediate image of a guy with his shirt opened a little too far, reeking of bad cologne, saying, “Hey babe, would you like to take a ride in my turbo Porsche?”