May 12, 2006, - 11:40 am

Pink Bats & Alien Nannies: Mother’s Day Items of the PC Absurd

By Debbie Schlussel
In honor of the impending Mother’s Day and the obligatory gifts, we thought we’d recognize how this holiday has been taken way too far:
* Today’s Wall Street Journal cites LegalMomentum.org, a “pro-women’s” (really far-left, feminist) site, which

frets that immigration legislation may “rain on Mother’s Day” by forcing some immigrant nannies to leave.

Hello? . . . They’re illegal. They should be forced to leave. And maybe the kids should be raised by their own mothers. Are nannies really what Mother’s Day is about? We don’t think so.
* Major League Baseball announced that its players will be swinging pink bats this Mother’s Day weekend to raise awareness of breast cancer. the players will also wear pink wristbands, and pink bases, home plate, and decorations.

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What’s Next–Pink Jockstraps?

C’mon, pink bats? This is absurd. It’s important to fight breast cancer. But all pro baseball players are men, and so is most of their audience. They suffer from prostate cancer, colon cancer, and other cancers that don’t get the attention that breast cancer does.
So what is MLB doing for those cancers. Nada.
* We’re against BS litigation, but we love class-action plaintiff Michael Cohn on behalf of all of its male ticketholders. He sued the Los Angeles Angels because they denied him a red nylon tote bag during a Mother’s Day promotion, last year, for the sole reason that he’s a guy. Because of it, this weekend, the Angels will offer Mother’s Day tote bags to everyone, regardless of gender.
Welcome to equality, Angels. Hmmm . . . Where are the Glorias (Alred and Steinem)?
* Today’s Wall St. Journal also reports that

the National Retail Federation says 31.5% of consumers plan to give clothing or accessories for Mother’s Day,

the majority of which are made in foreign countries. Beware. Don’t buy your mother anything made by slave labor in Palestinian-dominated/Islamist Jordan, or terror-tied Syria and United Arab Emirates. K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Target, and many other big stores have their clothes made in these places.
Slave labor making people that hate us, Infidels, rich. Not the kind of thing to contribute to on Mother’s Day . . . or ever.
* McDonald’s announced it has established a “Global Moms Panel” to provide the fast-food chain with guidance on such topics as balanced and active lifestyle initiatives, restaurant communications, and children’s well-being. That includes advising the restaurant how to trim fat from kids. Why not Dads? Is Mickey D’s sexist? Just asking.

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I’d watch the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on my 60 inches, have an ice chest full of Miller light and Bud, about five cases each and if I feel really good, a bottle of http://www.themacallan.com/index_usa.html, and a two six foot subs on my right, and cigarettes in my pocket. The only time I would get up is to go to the head. Oh and I have a few buddies over. When the game is over, we find other games to watch and eat and drink and smoke. When the night is up and we’re too drunk to drive, I call and pay for a taxi service and send the boys home. That was a good night and I wake up with a wicked hangover. Now that’s Boys Night Out.
But pink baseball bats?
For breast cancer?
Jesus Christ (who I don’t believe in)
Baseball is for men (real men) and broads who love the sport. I know one and she knows her stuff. But pink baseball bats? My God (another overblown character), Why do they have to do that? Why do the organizations have to cater to the loud mouth bitches, throw their politics in the sport and pastime I love and expect me to change?
I’m for equality and would love to have Debbie share this thread to these bitches site:
The following organizations: LPGA, WNBA, WUSA must use the following ball colors to represent men and their plight:
Cancer: Green
Heart disease: Red
Blindness: Black
Arthritis: Yellow
Testicular Cancer: Blue
If these bitches scream for rights, should not we?

KOAJaps on May 12, 2006 at 2:20 pm

I’ll preamble with http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2006/05/israeli_company.html#trackbacks which has the Debster berating me for a NEEDED history lesson and *hairymom* confused about my “Schlussel” worship…and a big LOL to the putz who said it sounds 16ish and girly.
It ESCAPES her that MEN care about thier moms, and nothing would please US more than seeing one of the rampant diseases that affect OUR mothers be eradicated from the face of the planet!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all you *mothers* on here, and let’s get the pseudo-politricks out of the equation…and may GOD bless the New England Patriots again this season……

EminemsRevenge on May 12, 2006 at 2:35 pm

I heard that construction workers in NYC are going to paint their helmets pink in honor of this insanity.
NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has authorized NYC police officers to wear pink ribbons on their uniforms and paint their nightsticks pink.
Just joking.

Thee_Bruno on May 12, 2006 at 5:06 pm

I have to agree with Eminem’s Revenge on this one. These are our mothers (thus the tie-in to Mother’s Day), wives, lovers, etc. and I think doing something on the day to make it more aware to men is a good thing. Perhaps pink bats is a little bit too far, but if it makes a point and is only done once, is it so terrible? I think in this day and age the 50 or so players who agreed to it will be commended and not ostracized. Can you really see Derek Jeter (who is probably the most media-famous of them) not get endorsements anymore or not attract women anymore because of it?
A few years ago, there was a big controversy on both sides of the spectrum with the Komen Foundation doing a similar “awareness to men” by advertising in Playboy. No weird pink promos, just basic ads saying would you feel different about it if it was your wife, mother, lover, etc. Some said it was tantamount to supporting porn. Others said it that it was simply a waste, and the target audience wouldn’t get it. But you have to start somewhere.
But I also agree that baseball should give things like prostate cancer that are a men’s disease equal if not a little more play and similar to this there should be things like prostate cancer awareness ads in “women’s magazines” or promoted by such things like the LPGA.
And before I hear such comments, I am not female nor gay nor have I ever known (nor hope to know, though its sadly common enough that I sure it will happen) any friend or relative with breast or prostate cancer, so this is not the perspective that I say this from.

hairymon on May 13, 2006 at 10:34 am

just because its Easter doesnt mean we have to all wear rabbit-ears…Also when did mothers day directly tie into breast cancer awareness, is it because some moms have breast cancer? sure, but i dont see the testicluar cancer awareness on fathers day…people are taking support too far, i mean if you actually want to make a difference, spare yourself from buying pink paint and use that money to help find a cure..i think the awareness level has already been elevated to code red…Yes, i am aware pink is for breast caner, and im also aware that it exists.. Now stop with the stupid stickers and magnets, and find a cure, you dont need to raise awareness to a bunch of men watching baseball, simply because they dont give a s—, and neither do i

just1n on May 13, 2006 at 2:16 pm

What ever happened to the WNBA ????
According to their website they are still “in training….”
I’ll bet.

glamchild on May 13, 2006 at 2:36 pm

Spaghetti-eating mashup. Lady & The Tramp Style!
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hutchrun on May 14, 2006 at 12:01 am

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