Ragged Clown

It's just a shadow you're seeing that he's chasing…

By the contents of their underpants


I’m against the prez on this one.

Obama told her story over and over when he campaigned for president: How Ledbetter, now 70, spent years working as a plant supervisor at a tire factory in Alabama. How, when she neared retirement, someone slipped her a pay schedule that showed her male colleagues were making much more money than she was. A jury found her employer, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, to be really, really guilty of pay discrimination.

But the Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 decision led by the Bush appointees, threw out Ledbetter’s case, ruling that she should have filed her suit within 180 days of the first time Goodyear paid her less than her peers.

I think it’s immoral and, worse, probably to inefficient to pay someone less because of the colour of their skin or the contents of their underpants – but it shouldn’t be illegal.