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Ted Turner: Men Should Be Barred From Political Office For 100 Years
NewsBusters ^ | Sept 23, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 09/23/2013 8:35:35 AM PDT by Kip Russell

Media mogul Ted Turner reiterated an absolutely absurd idea Sunday.

Appearing at the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit in New York City, Turner proposed “men be barred from political office. They could do everything else, be president of universities, business leaders, but they just couldn’t serve in any elected position for 100 years” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

TED TURNER: Well, I came up with the idea at least 20 years ago that we needed more women in politics. It would take a different turn. And I suggested that men be barred from political office. They could do everything else, be president of universities, business leaders, but they just couldn’t serve in any elected position for 100 years.

[Laughter and applause]

I think we’d have a lot more emphasis on education and healthcare and a lot less on Army and the Navy and the Marine Corps.

[Laughter and applause]

It would be a very positive step, but it hasn’t happened yet. But it still might.

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To: heartwood

Yep. So few we can list them off the top of our head. (Valerie Jarrett does not hold a government office.)


51 posted on 09/23/2013 9:30:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: Kip Russell
Fascists always think everybody else is fascist.
52 posted on 09/23/2013 9:31:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: riri

Both granddaddies told me, never get in a p-—ing match with a skunk. Bait declined.


53 posted on 09/23/2013 9:31:50 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Kip Russell

Consider this: Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein are in office. Sarah Palin is not. No sale, Teddy.


54 posted on 09/23/2013 9:34:10 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: corkoman

Teddy should lay off the hemp. This dude looks like he tokes 24 hours a day.


55 posted on 09/23/2013 9:45:11 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Did he recite this latest epiphany from his ‘eye lids’ like he usually does?

Cretin, just so disconnected from reality it’s scarey to witness.


56 posted on 09/23/2013 10:08:47 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Kip Russell
Ted has done only ONE thing right his entire life and that is making the film “Gettysburg”. Other than that, a complete imbecile
57 posted on 09/23/2013 10:16:04 AM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: Kip Russell

58 posted on 09/23/2013 10:17:45 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Kip Russell

Why does anyone care what this buffoon has to say? It’s obvious that a big bank account does not guarantee high intellect!


59 posted on 09/23/2013 10:23:00 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: bray
She obviously couldn’t get into her Barberella outfit and dumped her.

Maybe John F'ing Kerry can fill in for her?

60 posted on 09/23/2013 10:32:57 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Kip Russell

Under Ted’s brilliant plan, in less than twenty years men would be back in charge - and the Sultan of America will give us permission to take as many wives as we can afford.


61 posted on 09/23/2013 10:35:40 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: spawn44
Teddy should lay off the hemp. This dude looks like he tokes 24 hours a day.

I was going to say the opposite. I think Teddy needs to get back on his meds.

With sufficient quantities of marijuana, Ted's comments will be far more intelligent. He may even be capable of making intellectual comments such as "That was my skull! I'm so wasted!"

62 posted on 09/23/2013 10:41:55 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Kip Russell

Gee Ted - didn’t hear you say anything like this concerning Sarah Palin when you had the chance.


63 posted on 09/23/2013 10:57:17 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I think I could go for no LIBERAL men voting for a hundred years.

If ole Ted thinks this is such a good idea, perhaps he could set an example. How about keeping his campaign cash out of the system, too.


64 posted on 09/23/2013 11:06:30 AM PDT by RedElement
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To: Kip Russell
The Female of the Species is more deadly than the male.
65 posted on 09/23/2013 11:06:50 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kip Russell

When did this zombie begin walking the earth again?


66 posted on 09/23/2013 11:16:23 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Kip Russell

Years ago, Turner used to remind me of the early days of Howard Hughes but now I just see him as Kane standing in his mammoth fireplace in a lonely, dismal and empty castle.

Pitiable.


67 posted on 09/23/2013 11:16:23 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: Kip Russell

Is he trolling for young stupid liberal women?


68 posted on 09/23/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Kip Russell

Ted go eat Catherine zeta jones and get throat cancer you commie fool.


69 posted on 09/23/2013 11:35:41 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Kip Russell

I don’t think I understand.

Ted needs to show us how it’s done, first.


70 posted on 09/23/2013 12:24:44 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: dfwgator
I wonder how much Government money was spent sending the women to this conference...probably all of it....what a joke of a conference...women and climate change....nothing to cut here Pelosi
71 posted on 09/23/2013 12:34:17 PM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: Kip Russell

[Laughter and applause]

Yeah he’s a real comedian. Or a drunk.


72 posted on 09/23/2013 12:37:36 PM PDT by McGruff (No wars for Arab pipelines!)
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To: Kip Russell

Quick. Someone call the booby hatch. One of their patients has escaped and is at large and a danger to himself and those around him.


73 posted on 09/23/2013 12:50:50 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Kip Russell

Wow! Jane Fonda is still giving Teddy talking points? Who knew?


74 posted on 09/23/2013 6:37:19 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Kip Russell

With the high caliber **cough, cough** of women like Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Sheila Jackson Lee, Lois Capps, Louise Slaughter, etc., I can hardly see anything good coming from increasing the number of women in politics. It seems that liberals simply refuse to allow intelligent women to participate in politics—instead, they promote the profoundly stupid and likely mentally ill (thinking of Pelosi, here).


75 posted on 09/25/2013 3:39:30 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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