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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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1 posted on 09/23/2013 8:35:35 AM PDT by Kip Russell
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To: Kip Russell

First let’s try “no women voting” for 30 years


2 posted on 09/23/2013 8:36:18 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: Kip Russell

I’d tell Teddy to STFU, but he’s just too darned entertaining.


3 posted on 09/23/2013 8:36:43 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Kip Russell

The idiot speaks?


4 posted on 09/23/2013 8:37:31 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Kip Russell

International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit, well there’s your problem right there.


5 posted on 09/23/2013 8:37:55 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Kip Russell

Ted was obviously looking for some action at the women’s conference.


6 posted on 09/23/2013 8:37:55 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: Kip Russell

Ted Turner, living life whipped, spanked and soprano.


7 posted on 09/23/2013 8:38:14 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I agree!


8 posted on 09/23/2013 8:38:22 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: Kip Russell

Could we call it the “Jane Crow Law”?


9 posted on 09/23/2013 8:38:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Kip Russell

Anyone who consciously chose to marry Jane Fonda is forever disqualified from dictating to other men what they should do.


10 posted on 09/23/2013 8:38:46 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Kip Russell

Time for your medicine TT. This one’s grape flavored! Mmmmm!! Now open the hanger...


11 posted on 09/23/2013 8:38:47 AM PDT by albie
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To: Kip Russell

No men allowed to run. That way, Ted has a chance to win...


12 posted on 09/23/2013 8:38:47 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Kip Russell
Amen, Ted.

We need more Sarah Palins, Nikki Haleys, Marsha Blackburns, Suzanne (sp?) Martinezes.....oh....wait.....you probably mean only Liberal womyn, don't you.

13 posted on 09/23/2013 8:38:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Kip Russell

the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit

well it appers as though teddy Knows His Place.....


14 posted on 09/23/2013 8:39:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Kip Russell

I’m all for it.

With the condition that men be exempt from income taxes for the duration...


15 posted on 09/23/2013 8:39:41 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Kip Russell

Ted’s a sexist pig.


16 posted on 09/23/2013 8:39:49 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: corkoman

Actually would be interesting to try the two together:

the men get to vote and the women get to hold office.


17 posted on 09/23/2013 8:39:50 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: GilesB

It sounds as if Jane Fonda did his thinking for him. Well, someone had to do it.


18 posted on 09/23/2013 8:40:41 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Kip Russell

“Lawyers” Should Be Barred From Political Office For 100 Years


19 posted on 09/23/2013 8:41:16 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Kip Russell

...and his vision founded CNN.

how many other “I got mine” million/billionares are similarly certifiably nuts?


20 posted on 09/23/2013 8:41:56 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kip Russell

Let’s try “no pansy-a$$ liberals voting for 100 years.”


21 posted on 09/23/2013 8:42:09 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Kip Russell

Hanoi Jane learned some brainwashing techniques from her VC friends back in the sixties. It worked real well on Teddy.

Ted begs to be asked the question:

“If you’re so rich, how come you’re not smart?”


22 posted on 09/23/2013 8:42:49 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: corkoman
First let’s try “no women voting” for 30 years

Women voters are not the problem. Most married women vote conservative. Single women who are looking to the government for support are the problem. They nearly all vote Democrat.

23 posted on 09/23/2013 8:43:20 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Kip Russell

I wouldn’t want anyone from the “International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit” to decide what toppings I’m having on my Subway.

They almost surely believe in the AGW scam and therefore are deliberately uninformed dolts that will fall for anything.


24 posted on 09/23/2013 8:45:06 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Kip Russell

Well, Ted should be happy that Baraq can still hold office.


25 posted on 09/23/2013 8:45:23 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: 9YearLurker

It’s like two kids sharing an apple: One cuts the apple in half, the other chooses his half. Fair as fair can be. Anything, really, if we can get womyn away from the voting booth.

(ducking)


26 posted on 09/23/2013 8:45:24 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Kip Russell
Be careful what you ask for, Ted, you just might get it.


27 posted on 09/23/2013 8:47:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Single women who are looking to the government for support are the problem. They nearly all vote Democrat.

That's a bit strong, but not by much; 68% single women voted for Obama vs. 32% for Romeny in 2012, a 36% margin.

28 posted on 09/23/2013 8:47:09 AM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Yes single woman are low info voters and think getting free contraceptives is a huge issue. Never mind the job market...price of gas...They’re Flucked...as in Sandra.


29 posted on 09/23/2013 8:47:25 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Kip Russell

Tune in tomorrow for Ted’s next great idea, using planes with special giant magnets that only attract ammo to fly over America sucking up all the bullets.


30 posted on 09/23/2013 8:47:41 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: maddog55

Agreed, if war is too important to be left in the hands of the generals, then it follows that the law is too important to be left in the hands of lawyers...


31 posted on 09/23/2013 8:47:50 AM PDT by Exeter (A government that doesn't trust its people is a government that shouldn't be trusted.)
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To: corkoman

You know, I’d rather live in a place where women could vote, than where men couldn’t hold office, and I’m a woman.

Why doesn’t Mr. Turner try women only in the upper management positions of his company, and let us know how that works out.


32 posted on 09/23/2013 8:50:12 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: heartwood

“where women COULDN’T vote.”

Knew I shouldn’t have checked the “don’t preview” box.


33 posted on 09/23/2013 8:51:06 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Hoodat

*Anyone who consciously chose to marry Jane Fonda is forever disqualified from dictating to other men what they should do.*

LOL!!!

She hasn’t spoken a word that makes sense since “Barefoot in the Park”


34 posted on 09/23/2013 8:56:29 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Kip Russell

Ted Turner
Larry Ellison
Mark Zuckerberg
Bill Gates
Scott McNealy
Michael Bloomberg

Proof that being rich doesn’t mean you are smart.


35 posted on 09/23/2013 8:58:25 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Kip Russell

Ted Turner should be barred from making any statements, since he is obviously suffering from dementia with a psychotic slant.


36 posted on 09/23/2013 9:00:50 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: heartwood

Men blame women for the laws and rulings of male legislators and judges. If only women were in office doing foolish things, then at least blaming them would be consistent.


37 posted on 09/23/2013 9:01:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: Kip Russell
That's a bit strong, but not by much; 68% single women voted for Obama vs. 32% for Romeny in 2012, a 36% margin.

I limited my comment to single women "who are looking to the government for support." Based on the voting statistic that you cited, I would estimate that at least 32% of single women are not looking for the government for support.

Married women clearly are not the problem. Obama lost married women by 7 percentage points, 46 percent to Romney’s 53 percent.

38 posted on 09/23/2013 9:04:37 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
I limited my comment to single women "who are looking to the government for support."

Fair enough...I'm not sure where one could find a poll of single women on government assistance, but I'm confident that Obama won at least 80% of their vote.

39 posted on 09/23/2013 9:09:33 AM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Kip Russell

Well... they’ve already barred REAL MEN from office, so...


40 posted on 09/23/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

It should read, “girls men should not run for office for 100 years.”

It really is the fault of effete men like Obama who have mommy issues and ingrained narcissism.


41 posted on 09/23/2013 9:10:16 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: billhilly

Anybody who married Jane Fonda cannot tell me anything.

He is a brain dead idiot.


42 posted on 09/23/2013 9:12:11 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Kip Russell

She obviously couldn’t get into her Barberella outfit and dumped her.

Shouldn’t he give all of his money to the needy?

Pray America is Waking Up


43 posted on 09/23/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Kip Russell

See, Ted is disconnected from reality. Since he doesn’t even drive himself around anywhere —he doesn’t even share the road with women. That experience alone would tell you that most (not all, but a solid majority) should never hold office, any position of authority and really should not operate heavy machinery like automobiles.


44 posted on 09/23/2013 9:20:21 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Tax-chick

Pelosi. Boxer. Feinstein. Napolitano. Sibelius. Clinton. Rice. Sotomayor. Kagan. Jarrett.


45 posted on 09/23/2013 9:20:34 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Kip Russell

idiots who say crap like this should study women in power historically

try English and French regents and consorts and dowagers from the 12th thru 17th century

especially the Aquitaine and Anjou and Burgandian women folk married into the English crown

they were incredibly tough and brutal and ambitious at times and had no fear to rule to see their progeny got theirs

the only difference for them was usually when they lost they were not beheaded and piked..they just lived in the Tower...or were later ransomed back to some dauphin in Normandy

the Spanish and Italian noblewomen were no different

I would bet the Hapsburgs too

it’s fantasy to think women rule better and sweeter than men

and anyonw married knows this

women are like chihuahuas...it’s a good thing they are usually less physical than men or otherwise the world would be even less safe


46 posted on 09/23/2013 9:20:46 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: Kip Russell

I cannot imagine an entire lawmaking body, along with a chief executive and court system of ALL women.

It would be the end of the world - literally.


47 posted on 09/23/2013 9:24:06 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ArtDodger
No men allowed to run.

Well, that excludes Hillary.

48 posted on 09/23/2013 9:25:13 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Of course, white women vote significantly more conservatively than black or Asian or Hispanic men.


49 posted on 09/23/2013 9:25:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: wardaddy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_B%C3%A1thory


50 posted on 09/23/2013 9:30:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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