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Girls Just Want to Have Fun
village voice ^ | November 14th, 2005 | Joy Press

Posted on 12/06/2005 11:52:37 PM PST by tbird5

Sex and the Pity: Dowd can't make up her mind, while Levy takes on pornification

MoDo is everywhere: looking sultry on the cover of New York, posing in slinky stockings and red heels inside the Times magazine, and appearing on the cover of Are Men Necessary? as a flame-haired bombshell in a clingy crimson dress and matching pumps, coolly reading a hardcover on the subway as the men around her stare. OK, the last one is a pulp-noir illustration, but it clearly alludes to Maureen Dowd's persona.

I can't imagine Thomas Friedman lending himself to such treatment, but Dowd has conjured a public image that blends Lauren Bacall and Dorothy Parker. Our most influential female newspaper columnist, Dowd comes off like a brainy vamp who cuts power brokers down to size with serrated satire. So many women were disappointed by the Times magazine excerpt from her new book, in which this media provocateur coyly dispensed bedraggled platitudes about the war of the sexes.

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1 posted on 12/06/2005 11:52:37 PM PST by tbird5
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To: tbird5

MoDo desperately needs a Briggs and Stratton-driven, self-operated marital aid.


2 posted on 12/07/2005 12:03:36 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: tbird5

re. American women (in general and liberal women in particular):

There is a reason a lot of American men are receptive to non-American women (Asian women in particular). We seek women with traditional family values that put family & kids above career and that are sweet and kind types that make good wives and moms.

The Hillery wannabees are a turnoff.

I dated American women but wisely married a young Chinese women from a small farming village in China.

Best decision I ever made.


3 posted on 12/07/2005 12:05:36 AM PST by OldArmy52
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To: clee1

I don't read feminist critiques. Not even for know-thy-enemy purposes. If it isn't an insultingly ignorant, sophomoric attempt at arms-length psychoanalysis, it's a strained attempt at wit like this piece.


4 posted on 12/07/2005 12:06:58 AM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: OldArmy52
That, and Asian women are hot.


5 posted on 12/07/2005 12:08:21 AM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: clee1


Poor little rich girl.

Dowd is living proof that a no nothing can be a millionaire in the United States. She's proof that the left loves the most brain dead of idiots. Her career is testimony to the theory that intelligence, creativity and good writing skills are less important than having rich and powerful friends. Her columns lend creedence to the reality that even the biggest left wing hack will still be called "impartial" by the "unbiased" press.


6 posted on 12/07/2005 12:08:52 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: tbird5

"flame-haired bombshell"

Sadly, she IS just a shell of a person that goes off on most everything that is right and decent.

Merry Christmas, Maureen. Jesus loves you, too.


7 posted on 12/07/2005 12:09:13 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: OldArmy52

Amen, FRiend, but I was lucky enough to find an American girl with those same qualities you describe.

I was beginning to think they didn't make them like that anymore.


8 posted on 12/07/2005 12:14:57 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: tbird5

Dowd has conjured a public image that blends Lauren Bacall and Dorothy Parker>>

Wrongo. Dowd has conjured a public image that blends the Wicked Witch of the West with Bozo the Clown.

She's like Polly Toynbee: she doesn't write so much as menstruates through her pen.


9 posted on 12/07/2005 12:40:12 AM PST by Appalled but Not Surprised
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To: Gordongekko909

ANEM !!! wish God will bless me with a wife like her,, beautiful and a fighting conservative.


10 posted on 12/07/2005 1:06:22 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: OldArmy52

Congratulations!
I bet your children will be very beautiful.


11 posted on 12/07/2005 1:09:29 AM PST by ConservativeChinese (I'm a Chinese, no affirmative action needed, thank you.)
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To: tbird5

I was able to spend a few weeks in NYC and never heard anyone with a voice like MoDo. where is she from, what a grating sound.


12 posted on 12/07/2005 1:20:22 AM PST by Lewite (Praise YAHWEH and Proclaim His Wonderful Name, His Son Yahshua Messiah is coming soon!)
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To: OldArmy52
I dated American women but wisely married a young Chinese women from a small farming village in China.

While there are still many traditional conservative women in America who still value God and family, the "fluff" in between finding them can be discouraging. Yet they are out there.

But yeah, I met and married a wonderful woman from Colombia. So many beautiful Latinas down here, and I found one who's hot and conservative. And yes, the children are beautiful, too.

13 posted on 12/07/2005 2:28:25 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Appalled but Not Surprised
menstruates through her pen.

Neither a Dowd fan nor a hater(I have only read snips here and there), but I like that line.

14 posted on 12/07/2005 3:21:00 AM PST by Yeti ("He might be drunk!")
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To: tbird5

Watching Maureen is like watching Pro Wrestling, it's all a show. It's the American way, get a PR firm and sell, sell, sell. When that wears out find a new schtick.


15 posted on 12/07/2005 3:21:29 AM PST by Recon Dad (Force Recon Dad (and proud of it))
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To: tbird5

MoDO has not learned the basic fact of nature: Yin ( feminine force of nature ) and Yang ( masculine force
of nature) are both required to create and maintain a
balanced existence. How can someone so bright be so dumb?

This woman, I feel sorry for her. Truly tainted.


16 posted on 12/07/2005 3:24:07 AM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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To: OldArmy52

Asian women are hot too.


17 posted on 12/07/2005 3:27:47 AM PST by Paul_Denton (The U.S. should adopt the policy of Oom Shmoom: Israeli policy where no one gives a sh*t about U.N.)
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To: tbird5

She is less influential than the Sunday Morning MSM "news analysis" shows. And those only play to a limited audience of dimwits and slave-boys.


18 posted on 12/07/2005 3:35:16 AM PST by bvw
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To: tbird5
Article: In a passage on female employees who called Enron on its ethical lapses, for instance, she offers this zippy but content-free observation: "Once women were pleased when men whistled at them. Now men are displeased when women blow whistles on them." Call it the Dowd flip, a sassy reversal that evaporates on close contemplation.

lol!

19 posted on 12/07/2005 3:44:36 AM PST by Alia
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… as a flame-haired bombshell in a clingy crimson dress…

Having no idea of what Maureen Dowd looks like, I did a web image search. She is supposed to be hot, a “bombshell”?
I guess as a mediocre writer, she needs all the publicity she can get.
20 posted on 12/07/2005 3:46:34 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Caipirabob
While there are still many traditional conservative women in America who still value God and family, the "fluff" in between finding them can be discouraging. Yet they are out there.

I looked 14 years after my divorce – but I found a good one. It just takes some time.
21 posted on 12/07/2005 3:48:15 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Lewite
I believe she is from the DC area. Oddly enough MoDo is the nickname for the local donut shop, Montgomery Donuts.
22 posted on 12/07/2005 3:58:02 AM PST by Boiler Plate
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To: Appalled but Not Surprised
"She's like Polly Toynbee: she doesn't write so much as menstruates through her pen."

OUCH!! That's going to leave a mark!

23 posted on 12/07/2005 4:05:52 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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24 posted on 12/07/2005 4:08:11 AM PST by Leisler (HEY LEFTY! FREED TIBET YET?)
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To: tbird5

If Mz MODO was sexy, she'd be selling someting on MSM. She couldn't sell steak to blind dogs.


25 posted on 12/07/2005 4:09:25 AM PST by Leisler (HEY LEFTY! FREED TIBET YET?)
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To: Appalled but Not Surprised

LOL!!!!!!!


26 posted on 12/07/2005 4:16:07 AM PST by yer gonna put yer eye out (Will quip for food...)
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To: Leisler
"She couldn't sell steak to blind dogs."

Another side-splitter!!!!
27 posted on 12/07/2005 4:19:31 AM PST by yer gonna put yer eye out (Will quip for food...)
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To: Leisler

THANK YOU Leisler. Some of us are only looking for one thing when we click on these MoDo threads ... :O)


28 posted on 12/07/2005 4:22:09 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: tbird5

Poor MoDo...she's painted herself into a corner, and the only option she has left is to whine about the paint color she choose.


29 posted on 12/07/2005 4:30:35 AM PST by Clioman
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To: clee1
MoDo desperately needs a Briggs and Stratton-driven, self-operated marital aid.

Don't be such a sexist pig!

She just needs a new car:


30 posted on 12/07/2005 4:35:19 AM PST by Jim Noble (Non, je ne regrette rien)
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To: OldArmy52

Me too. City girl though


31 posted on 12/07/2005 4:37:00 AM PST by Paisan
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To: tbird5

And I still say:

Only thing ole MoDowdy needs is a good, old fashioned, over the knee spanking. Would set her straight, yessiree.


32 posted on 12/07/2005 5:22:27 AM PST by Al Gator (Remember to pillage BEFORE you burn!)
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To: tbird5

...but Dowd has conjured a public image that blends Lauren Bacall and Dorothy Parker....

More like a mix of the Wicked witches of East and West.

But, I only came by for the Zeta Jones pic.


33 posted on 12/07/2005 7:09:34 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com ( Tranzis.)
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To: ConservativeChinese

got 2 sons. smart, healthy and better looking by far that I ever was.

Been twice only to China, not being a one for travel that can be avoided.

But I will say that by far, the best looking Chinese, men & women, were those in Hong Kong that were a Chinese/European blood mix.

Very healthy, good looking mixture.


34 posted on 12/07/2005 4:16:49 PM PST by OldArmy52
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