The Left is using latest round of climate hysteria to distract from Obama’s ruinous policies

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(BBC/PA – theguardian.com)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Perhaps you’ve noticed that Democrats and their co-workers in the media are acting especially hysterical lately about “man-made climate change.”

In just the past few days, there’ve been news stories warning that climate change could destroy America’s national landmarks, imperil our national security, lead to more wildfires, and even disrupt corn and rice production. (“Cereal lovers of the world may want to start stocking up now,” warns Time.com.)

On Wednesday, a group of leading Democrats gathered outside a Senate office building to highlight the need for immediate legislative action. California Sen. Barbara Boxer even called for an end to climate change “denial,” a deliberate word choice to subtly link climate-change skeptics to Holocaust deniers.

The environmentalists and their media groupies have obviously decided to crank up the volume of their alarmism to “11,” but why now?

That’s easy.

Leftists want to talk about the weather because the rest of their agenda has proven to be a total flop with the American people. Just consider the list of issues Democrats don’t want to talk about with the November elections looming.
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Writer complains that school dress codes unfairly target girls, lead to ‘slut shaming’

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RICHMOND, Va. – School dress codes are emerging as the newest front in the “war on women.”

Earlier this month, a 17-year-old female, Clare, “was kicked out of her prom … because fathers attending the event thought her dress was giving rise to ‘impure thoughts,’” writes TheGuardian.com columnist Jessica Valenti.

The young woman’s dress reportedly passed the “fingertip” test, but was “riding up” while she was on the dance floor. One female chaperone said the dress was “right below” the girl’s “butt cheeks” at one point.

Such facts don’t matter to the left-wingers who are using Clare’s prom misfortunes – which have garnered a surprising amount of media attention – to make the larger point that school dress codes unfairly target girls.

“It’s not just proms that make for problematic interactions for young women,” Valenti warns. “Everyday school dress codes disproportionately target, shame, and punish girls – especially girls who are more developed than their peers.”

The columnist acknowledges that boys are also subjected to school dress codes, but sneers that those rules amount to little more than requiring males to keep their “pants up” and turn their t-shirts with drug references inside-out.

Valenti maintains school dress codes primarily exist to tell young women that their “outfits – their bodies, really – are too distracting for men to be expected to comport themselves with dignity and respect.”
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Illinois Democrat wants to revive Equal Rights Amendment debate just in time for fall elections

War on Women
(politicalloudmouth.com)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Americans of a certain age must think they’re living through the 1970s all over again, with a chronically weak economy, rising energy prices, an impotent foreign policy, and amateurish leadership from the White House.

One individual stuck the in the time warp is Illinois state Sen. Heather Steans, a Chicago Democrat who is attempting to revive the ‘70s-era debate over the Equal Rights Amendment.

The amendment – which states that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex” – passed Congress in 1972 but failed to win approval in the 38 states required for altering the Constitution. (The amendment passed in 35 states.)

But that’s not stopping Steans.

SunTimes.com reports the legislator “has sponsored a resolution that would require approval from both the state Senate and House to make Illinois the 36th state to ratify the amendment.”

Steans’ resolution will receive a hearing by the Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday.

There’s a theory among feminist groups that even though Congress’ ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment has been expired for 32 years, “passage (of the amendment) in Illinois could persuade Congress to remove its ratification deadlines and give the overall movement a shot in the arm,” SunTimes.com reports.
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