Sunday, August 14, 2011

entitlement = socialism but only when it is not directly effecting me!

So a couple a days ago gawker posted this article about Fox news anchor Megyn ( wtf kinda spelling is that, anyways) Kelly, defending maternity leave, her maternity leave to be exact. I had mixed emotions with this though because, logically i agree with what she is saying, and the dude was kinda a douche, but what she said just didn't sit right with me. So now that it affected her directly her maternity leave is great and wonderful and so not socialism ideas. Here is some of what she says, including some very socialistic ideas. Oh, and she tears down the douche pretty good.
MK: Just in case you didn't know, Mike, I want you to know that the United States is the only country in the advanced world that doesn't require paid maternity leave. Now I happen to work for a nice employer that gave me paid leave. But the United States is the only advanced country that doesn't require paid leave. If anything, the United States is in the dark ages when it comes to maternity leave. And what is it about carrying a baby for nine months, that you don't think deserves a few months off so bonding and recovery can take place, hmm?

MG: Well, do men get maternity leaves?
MK: Guess what honey? Yes, they do. It's called Family Medical Leave Act. If men would like to take three months off to take care of their newborn baby, they can.

Ok see, what she says is logical and makes sense and i agree with her, which is odd to agree with someone from Fox, lol.. It is true that The United States doesn't require paid leave, unlike other "advanced" countries. The problem i have with her saying this though is she works for fucking Fox News! I had the urge to scream at her that you know what these other "advanced" countries have that we America doesn't have? A Socialist government! And Fox loves to rail against socialist...well anything, as well as accuse Obama of being for such a government. I am sure i could find past videos of megyn herself, complaining about these entitlements, and many others. Though, I figured I would just let Jon Stewart do it for me, and he sums up the whole "entitlement = socialism but only when it is not directly effecting me" bullshit too, quite nicely if i might add with a George Carlin video. Enjoy! The good part starts about 50 seconds in.
PS. He also shows a nice clip of her railing against, the mentioned family medical leave act. Saying the it called "MAternity" leave for a reason, implying it should just be for mothers.


  1. Eh, I Think maternity leave is a good thing but.... I have a seamonkey so I may not be the best judge...

  2. You missed the whole point of the article lol xD
    I agree, i even said so in the article, and think paid maternity leave should be mandatory as well. This was a fox news anchor, with a weird ass spelled name, is a fucking dumb ass hypocrite, who doesn't understand that entitlements, aka maternity leave, are socialistic idea. Idea that she, or her boss at least, very much dislikes. However, because these entitlements, at least this specific one, are directly effecting her, they are no longer socialistic ideas, but the hall mark of a advanced society. This is how the conservative mind works. Things are horrible ideas, only if i don't need them. If i do need them, now they are the hall mark of a good society.... but only for as long as i need such entitlement, then it is a horrible commie idea again. This is what this article was about. Not whether she was correct or not.

  3. Thought about retyping that comment to fix the grammar problems .... then i said fuck it. LOL