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Monday, April 23, 2007

Shiver me timbers! Th' Cap'n be in Washington!

Cap'n Dyke, Pirate Queen has gone to Washington, and she is supposed to bring me back a color 8x10 autographed picture of Speaker Nancy Pelosi!
Update: The Capn's hearing is being broadcast live on the internet right now! Click here! If you go to the House committee on Education and Labor website, the link for the webcast is in the upper-right hand corner:

"Tuesday, 04/24/2007
Full Committee
Hearing on "Strengthening the Middle Class:
Ensuring Equal Pay for Women," scheduled at 9:30 a.m.
***Live Webcast***

Update: Too late. you missed it... But No - you didn't! You can watch the archived hearing webcast! The link for the archived hearing webcast is also right here!

It would seem that the House committee on Education and Labor wouldn't let the Cap'n in the room with an eyepatch and a cutlass, but one of the other participants in the Wal-Mart class action suit spoke very eloquently on the subject at hand. Send you words of support to the Cap'n!

Among the things to watch for is Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Director Center for Employment Policy of the Hudson Institute, who gets my vote for being cast as the next available role as an evil James Bond villainess. Get that girl a white cat and a monocle! Rowwwr! She has that certain "messy litter box syndrome" sort of look about her, don't you think?

On the other hand, I swoon for Dr. Catherine Hill, Research Director for the American Association of University Women, who is not only really smart, but extra MILF-y! Oh wait, that comment was totally inappropriate in this context, wasn't it? Oops! Oh, well...

Blog your support for the Cap'n! [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]

Cap'n Dyke, Pirate Queen testifying before the House committee on Education and Labor.
Cap'n Dyke, Pirate Queen

Yesterday's News: Cap'n Dyke, Pirate Queen has gone to Washington, and she is supposed to bring me back a color 8x10 autographed picture of Speaker Nancy Pelosi! Oh yeah, she is also supposed to testify before the House committee on Education and Labor on Tuesday. It's all about a gender discrimination class action against Wal-Mart. The hearing is entitled "Strengthening the Middle Class: Ensuring Equal Pay for Women". I'll let Blue Gal tell you about all of that grownup stuff.

I think that the Cap'n will be on C-SPAN Tuesday morning right after the call-in show about Iraq Supplemental Funding Legislation, with guest Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). I think that the portion of the House Proceedings with the Cap'n will be presented by Reresentatives George Miller (D-CA) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).

Cap'n Dyke, Pirate Queen looking for parking in Washington, D.C.
I hear the parking in Washington is murder!

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At Tue Apr 24, 02:05:00 PM, Blogger eventsnoted said...

You do me great honor Dr. Zaius by your comment on my blog and by linking me on your blog. I actually did have becca linked, the link read "a great pop culture blog." But I changed it to the title of her blog so as not to confuse the damn humans. Maybe one day blue gal will link me and then I'll be truly happy.

At Tue Apr 24, 06:17:00 PM, Blogger Evil Spock said...

That's frikkin' awesome! Makes Evil Spock's appearance on the local talk radio small taters!

At Wed Apr 25, 11:36:00 AM, Blogger SamuraiFrog said...

My problem is always wanting to simplify the issue. I mean, there's being fair and doing what's right, and then...what? How can someone argue that women don't need equal pay?

Good for the Cap'n and her crewmate for standing up. Why, after 2 centuries plus, does the government still need to be convinced, tricked, cajoled, and forced into doing what's right?

At Wed Apr 25, 02:01:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

eventsnoted: That would be appropriate, No Smoking in the Skull Cave is indeed "a great pop culture blog."

Evil Spock: I want some taters! What is the link to the story about Evil Spock's appearance on the local talk radio. Does it involve kerosene and matches? Bail money? Blatant disregard for FCC regulations?

SamuraiFrog: The ties to the original "He-Man Woman Haters Club" go way back, it seems. If you watched the video, the questions that the right-wingers were asking were really funny.

Or at least, they would be really funny if they weren't acting as if they should be taken seriously, and getting paid lots of money to make such stupid noises. It's scary that these people are out there, holding government jobs and setting policy.

At Thu Apr 26, 12:25:00 AM, Blogger Evil Spock said...

Nah, just was on an African American radio show talking about family issues. Pinch-hitting for a friend. No news story.

At Sat Apr 28, 04:29:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Evil Spock: I was hoping for a little more evil to go with the story.

At Sat Apr 28, 03:33:00 PM, Blogger Cap'n Dyke said...

Okay, Me Darlin' Sawbones, I've tried twice afore now t'tell ye how much I love an' adore ye. I think yer BlogRobots think I be spam!


Th' Cap'n

At Mon Apr 30, 03:34:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

We all love and adore ye as well, Cap'n. I can't imagine what the problem is with the BlogRobots. Perhaps the trouble is coming from the malinky sea monkeys on the hull of the ship. The keep nibbling at my blogmanitou!


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