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Ladies, I Don't Think You Know What Work Is
Tribune Media Services, Inc. ^ | 22 May 1990 | Mike Royko

Posted on 04/12/2012 8:43:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman

``STUDENTS, faculty and guests of Wellesley College, welcome. As you know, Barbara Bush was supposed to be our commencement speaker. But at the last minute, she was asked to baby-sit for some of her grandchildren. Because she considers that to be a more fulfilling task, she has asked to be excused.

``In her absence, we have invited Chicago columnist Mike Royko to address you. Unlike Mrs. Bush, Mr. Royko has never been a housewife or mother. And he has a working career. So except for not being a female person, he fulfills the requirements of the 150 student feminists who signed petitions objecting to Mrs. Bush's presence. So I introduce Mr. Royko.''

``Thank you, Chancellor Whatsis, Dean Whoozits, and all the rest of you rich, Eastern elitists who have gathered at this citadel of snobbery.

(Excerpt) Read more at community.seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: bush; feminazis; hilaryrosen; royko; wellesley
Mike Royko, one of the greatest newspaper columnist of my generation, passed away 15 years ago this month.

He wrote many great columns, but I consider this his best and the topic very timely . . . and timeless.

Kudos to all the Moms out there in Freeperland!

1 posted on 04/12/2012 8:43:14 AM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman

Thank you Vigilanteman. I am a Freeperland Mom - my youngest daughter at home is 14 and the older are newly and so far successfully launched 24, 22, and turning 20 on Sunday. It is a timely topic!! and I used to read Mike Royko and always thought he had a very insightful column.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Vigilanteman
Excellent article! Just goes to show the Liberals war on real women goes way, way back.
3 posted on 04/12/2012 8:51:16 AM PDT by BusyBeeLA
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To: Vigilanteman

I remember Mike Royko, and I did enjoy his articles! Thanks for posting it.
I had one child, one dog, one cat and a husband who was starting a business and rarely home. I could not take time off when I had pneumonia! Yet those were the happiest times!
As for Ann Romney staying home to raise FIVE BOYS-she has my highest respect!


4 posted on 04/12/2012 8:52:48 AM PDT by karatemom
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To: Vigilanteman

As the oldest of six children, I remember well my mother - who was up before any of the rest of the family, and was the last to go to bed.

As of that last remark by the latest of democratic bimbos...I loath and detest the current democrappic party.

And I forecast that sooner or later, we’ll to to war with them.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 8:53:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Vigilanteman

Thanks very much. My wife will love this. He also had a great column on The War on Drugs that I still remember that in many ways captures fundamental weaknesses in our society.

I greatly regret that three of the four columnists that I treasured are dead (well, maybe three of five if you count Dave Barry). If they were still around I might not spend so much time reading through threads on Free Republic.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 8:57:12 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Vigilanteman

Thanks for posting!


7 posted on 04/12/2012 9:01:29 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Vigilanteman
"She's never worked a day in her life."

I thought I'd seen the last of those arrogant jerks 30 years ago. The woman raised five boys. FIVE BOYS. Yikes!

8 posted on 04/12/2012 9:07:04 AM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Vigilanteman

Thanks for the article.

There is a lot of magic in my house.
The laundry gets thrown in the hamper and reappears in drawers, clean and folded.
The lawn never grows.
The dishes are laid in the sink and reappear clean in the cabinet the next day.
The toilets never get dirty, the sinks always shine, and even when you come in with mud on your feet, if you take off your shoes and move them to the laundry area, the mud on the floor is gone when you come back.
The cats and dog never poop or puke.
Lunches are made, dinners are made and the pots and pans just disappear.
Doctor and Dentist appointments appear in calendars.
Money transfers from the bank to the utility companies as needed.
There is always a ride, with a full tank of gas and a driver.
And there is someone always praying for your safety and your future.

No one thinks about the magic. They think moms eat bonbons all day.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 9:07:46 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Vigilanteman
"She's never worked a day in her life."

I thought I'd seen the last of those arrogant jerks 30 years ago. The woman raised five boys. FIVE BOYS. Yikes!

10 posted on 04/12/2012 9:11:00 AM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Vigilanteman

Nice article. I’ve always felt that the single most important job in the history of mankind is motherhood, closely followed by fatherhood. It’s how we move forward as a society without foundering the way our society is today.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 9:11:13 AM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Hot Fax this to Rush! It’s the topic of his first hour!


12 posted on 04/12/2012 9:17:38 AM PDT by muleskinner
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13 posted on 04/12/2012 9:22:38 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Vigilanteman
Yes, it is very timely today. The dedication and contribution to society of the homemaker has never been held in deserved esteem. Society is now reaping the consequences of considering her inconsequential. The older I get the more I appreciate and understand the roles the traditional family, and why they were held in such high regard by our ancestors.
14 posted on 04/12/2012 9:51:02 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Thank you, Vigilanteman, for the kudos to the Moms. I wake up each morning thinking about how to be the best Mom possible and go to sleep thinking about how I could be better the next day. Great article!


15 posted on 04/12/2012 10:16:09 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: pepperdog
It's truly amazing the low esteem in which society holds "Raising your replacement".

I suppose we can chalk that one up to the worship of the Gods of the Marketplace.

16 posted on 04/12/2012 10:23:03 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Wow! I never knew Kipling wrote that. Powerful stuff.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 10:37:42 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Forecast the next century, from the vantage point of 1919.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 10:44:05 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Vigilanteman

A great many of the rabble-rousing, man-hating nazi-feminists of the sixties and seventies were products of well-to-do homes where they were given everything by their parents and treated like little queens. They decided to repay the country that allowed them to croak their worthless opinions on society by crapping on it. But curiously, they remained in the U.S. instead of immigrating to Iran or some third-world pesthole where I’m sure they’d have been treated like royalty. (smirk)


19 posted on 04/12/2012 11:57:56 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: GVnana
She raised five boys while enduring cancer and multiple sclerosis. She beat the cancer, but there's no cure for MS. God bless her. Say what you like about her husband, but Ann Romney is beautiful, intelligent, and strong. We'd be lucky.
20 posted on 04/12/2012 1:23:02 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Vigilanteman; All

Yes, Mike finally came over to the light late in life. He was a star of the left most of his career. When he was converted to a more conservative stance by reality, they started dumping on him.


21 posted on 04/12/2012 4:06:07 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Vigilanteman

Yes, it is timely, even though it is 22 yrs. old. Just goes to show, with Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney, that idiocy is forever.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 5:36:04 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Vigilanteman

Thanks - Mike Royko was a national treasure.


23 posted on 04/12/2012 5:58:27 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Hope springs eternal - maybe the Bucs will break .500 this year)
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To: marktwain
Mike Royko was never a far lefty. Early to mid career, he threw some mud at the Birch Society and other conservative groups, but he moved from there to taking on the Daley machine.

By the time McGovern was nominated in 1972, the left loved him and saw him as their champion over the establishment Democrats. Sometime between the time that Nixon resigned and Carter took office, he evolved into one cf the great conservative voices in the editorial departments. By then, of course, he had such a nationally syndicated following that he had outgrown Chicago and it was impossible to fire him.

Still, he never gave up trying to clean up his beloved hometown.

24 posted on 04/12/2012 7:38:37 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: driftless2

Yep, isn’t it something that the feminazis just crap all over the very women who raised them?


25 posted on 04/12/2012 7:48:49 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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