Monday, May 11, 2009

Melinda the mommy having a hard time

From the Huffington Post:

One thing you learn as a candidate or sitting official is that everything becomes a political issue. If I have to bring Carter with me -- to an event, to City Hall for an emergency session -- do I have to think twice about being accused of using him as a political prop, or do I decide to take whatever comes because I need to do what's best for my kid? Do I heed the advice of political consultants who tell me I should mention being a mother as much as possible? Having conceived through in vitro fertilization, do I answer personal questions from reporters who ask about Carter's parentage? Regardless of whether I answer or choose not to, I run the risk of having my answer become politicized.

I have no illusions about the double-standard women face when they run for elected office, and I chose my career -- and, more recently, to run for the position of NYC Comptroller -- in spite of that. Male politicians, after all, never get asked if their familial commitments take away from their ability to do their job. And they rarely get scrutinized for using photos of their family on their website. I, however, face this all the time. And as much as I harbor hope that my son grows up in a world where that bias melts away, I'm a pragmatist and I'm well aware of the advantages that being a woman can bring.

61 comments:

Wade Nichols said...

What a load of whiney, white liberal crap! But of course, what would you expect from the "Puffington Post"?

Whatever happened to strong women politicians like Margaret "The Iron Lady" Thatcher?

The Iron Lady is 83 years old, and I'm willing to bet that she would kick the ass of whiney Melinda in a fight.

The best comment on Puff Post is the first one, from cqyates:

"Everytime Ms. Katz pulls her wallet out of her pocket to solve a parenting "crises". I would hope she would stop to think of the millions of single moms across this country that don't have that luxury."Stop whining Melinda! You made a choice to get yourself artificially inseminated, now live with your decision!

ew-3 said...

wonder if she had the urge to have a smoke after "Having conceived through in vitro fertilization"

The Shadow knows said...

Katz should have married Anthony Weiner, this way she could have been a Whiner Weiner. She chose to be a single Mom. Men go to work and leave their family business at home so they could focus on their job. Not Melinda. She didn't have an accidental pregnancy and did the right choice by keeping the baby and moving forward, not Her. SHe created the situation and then whines that she is not treated equally. She really is sad. Melinda, in the real world you would never make it. Thank the Hevesis' for bringing you into the politiacl arena where the absurd is accepted.

italian girl said...

What does she expect? She had a child through in vitro and carts him around everywhere and she expects NO questions? People will always be very curious and will want to know other people's dirt. That's just the way it is. You don't want questions about your kid, leave him at home.
Bad idea to have a kid all by yourself anyway. Kids need a dad.

Anonymous said...

You're all a bunch of whiners

Anonymous said...

OMG wait a minute she wanted a child and be council women, now she wants to run as a controller. what the hell is wrong with this women? we don't need her carting her child into the city as controller for NYC. maybe she should find a daddy for the child and be a stay home mom for a change. I get that women want to have a career, but it's important to be active in your childs life not pushing him/she off to sitters. Melinda stay home the city doesn't need you.

Melinda Katz said...

You're all a bunch of whinersPaid for by "Trolls For Katz"

"I'm Melinda Katz, and I endorse this message."

Anonymous said...

"Male politicians, after all, never get asked if their familial commitments take away from their ability to do their job."

Bullshirt! they sure do, just in different ways. and if a man running for office doesn't have a wife and kids - he must be gay!

Anonymous said...

She's losing this race and she's desperately trying to score points!

LINDA said...

LMAO, WOW CRAPPER THE MORONS DO READ THIS WEB SITE....

Anonymous said...

who's ya daddy????

melinda you should just stay home and let the big boys take care of things. hopefully bloomberg gone will get back to work and fixing the corrupt city and council people.

Taxpayer said...

(1) Katz is not a "Single Mom". She's an unwed mother. Her child is a bastard. Illegitimate. She chose this status. No man got her pregnant and ran (though many probably ran at the though of what it would take to make her pregnant).

(2) Katz says: "I have no illusions about the double-standard women face when they run for elected office". Well, well, well. I suppose it would be the use of that double standard to ask Katz where she was when Sarah Palin was being stripped naked in public for being a MARRIED mom, with one daughter pregnant. Decent leftists were all profoundly aghast that any woman in the public eye should ever be MARRIED, to a MAN, and then have the audacity to STAY with that MAN and have a FAMILY of CHILDREN with him. Or, perhaps, some will remember how Katz spoke up on behalf of Palin - Just one political mom standing up for another? Hmmm?

And Katz says here that: "And right now I think there aren't enough public officials who understand and champion the perspective of working mothers." She knows. She's one of those who fail.

Miles Mullin said...

Whose your daddy?

Not sure, but I think "Butch" was a lot of "Bull."

italian girl said...

wade said...
"You made a choice to get yourself artificially inseminated, now live with your decision!"

I don't get it. Why does any woman need to use a sperm bank? Whatever happened to good old-fashioned "tricking" the guy?

linda said...

lmao, italian girl

i think maybe she's gay and doesn't want it to come out, but still had the urge for the child, who knows, really don't care. but! do i want her carting a child to work as a controller, don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Taxpayer thats messed up, why attack a child.

Still Melinda is better than everyone else running.

Wade Nichols said...

i think maybe she's gay and doesn't want it to come out, but still had the urge for the child, who knows, really don't care.I agree with the above.

Something about Katz just screams: "Jody Foster!"

Allegedly, Jody Foster screened various men before selecting a "tall, handsome scientist with an IQ of 160" as a sperm donor. I suspect Katz probably did the same.

italian girl said...

Why would you want to have a kid with a man you've never met? And how weird for the kid is that....

georgetheatheist said...

Twenty years ago, I had a relationship with a 39-year old woman who desperately wanted a child. I broke up with her because I wasn't over a previous relationship (It's a looong story.) After six months separation, I got back to the now 40-year old and discovered in the interim she went ahead and got herself artificially inseminated. Sitting in her living room she spills the beans and sez, "George, I'm pregnant." Sez me, "Oh, that's nice". (What would you have said?) Anyway I wound up dating her again and even knowing (in the biblical sense) her again. She eventually had a little girl via a Caesarian. We continued seeing each other (and baby makes 3) until see moved up to Boston to be near her mother.

All during her pregnancy I felt like St. Joseph.

Queens Crapper said...

No wonder you became an atheist.

georgetheatheist said...

That and a host of other things.

linda said...

george george george, you never loved her at all or did it bothered you that she went and had a child not knowing the father? well saint joe if you cared you wouldn't of let her leave. sad alone and don't believe in god, ah what ever what does this have to do with melinda, lmao.......

italian girl said...

"and even knowing (in the biblical sense) her again. She eventually had a little girl via a Caesarian..."

You were sleeping with a pregnant lady carrying a baby that wasn't your own???
Is that twisted or is it just me?

georgetheatheist said...

Italian girl (I'll be kind and leave the quotation marks off), it's you. What's twisted about it? (Sex with a pregnant woman is great, right guys? The swollen abdomen is like a third breast.)

As I mentioned I was still pining for a previous love. My head was all mixed up. She didn't leave me; I left her. Then she got "turkey-basted". BTW I think it cost her $300. See, before I met her, she had a group of friends who all were artifically inseminated. Her clock was ticking and she joined this group of single moms. She read a personal ad that I had placed in the NY Review of Books and figured she'd give it one more try doing it the natural way. When it didn't work out, she "went along with the girls" who were already mothers.

BTW, 5 years before that I looked into becoming a sperm donor. It was at a fertility clinic at a leading university-affiliated hospital in Long Island. They paid $40 a pop, an ejack, a spritz. Before they accepted anyone into their donor program, they were subjected to rigorous medical screening. The health of one's sperm was meticulously evaluated with strict scientific procedures. So I had to go into a room and spank the monkey and fill up a little urine cup with gonad goo. My boys were found to be perfectly healthy. But you know what? When it was time to sign the legal papers, I decided against it. I didn't want "strangers" to come knocking on my door 20,30,40 years hence crying out "Hello Dad!" Not to mention any legalities that would have affected these cases.

And believe me Melinda's kid is going to want to know "the rest of the story" eventually.

-Joe said...

She wants to do what best for the kid?
LOL like her decisions that have turned Forest Hills into a lawless den Buk-Rah brick shitters.

First off why a test tube baby and no father?

Why have the kid grow up in this milieu of cameras and WORSE F_ing criminals with law degrees?

How about Queens give her the Dina Lohan mother of the year award.

Everwhere you go F_ing fags, socialists and PC-ness.
1/2 the population is a bunch of sheeple afraid to talk !!

Its getting to be trying to stomach London, Canada or San Fransisco.
It really may be better living in China then NYC in 5 years.

-Joe

linda said...

lmao, george your fxxking nuts. i don't know what the first one did to you before meeting the second wacko one, but boy did they do a number on you. I really hope that one day or maybe you did already find someone that could appreicate your sense of being.

georgetheatheist said...

Linda, why do you refer to the lady as "the second wacko one"? Is it wacko to want to be a mother?
Is Melinda Katz "wacko" for that reason? You had a posting of few days ago by Susannah B. Troy who was depressed because at the age of 46 she wasn't a mother.

linda said...

first george, "troy" have no idea what your talking about and i'm sure your talking about linda the teacher, few times people thought i was her. just sensing you have gone through bad relationships. well maybe the second wasn't bad but apparently you couldn't handle. my remark about katz is that i wouldn't want her carting her child everywhere and maybe it's time for her to stay home with him. again that's only my opinion!!!

linda said...

georgetheatheist said...
Suzannah, I read in the National Enquirer* of women in their 60's giving birth! Using new-fangled medical techniques! Just think while the Blessed Event is occurring you can get a hip replacement at the same time.

* "Enquiring minds [like mine] want to know."

Monday, May 11, 2009

hmm didn't see any remarks from linda (me) or linda the (teacher) but did catch yours (gorge)

Taxpayer said...

Anonymous said:
"Taxpayer thats messed up, why attack a child.

Still Melinda is better than everyone else running."

- - -

Not messed up. Katz is a lawyer. A basic lesson all lawyers learn is how to read the family tree. Wills, inheritance, probate court, all bread and butter to all lawyers. Katz was TRAINED to understand that she was raising a bastard. An illegitimate child.

She can't handle harsh facts? She can go shit in her hat!

As for Katz being "better than everyone else running.", if she would do this for an innocent, helpless child, just to advance her career, what will she do for the taxpayers if elected?

Since "past is prologue", look to her career so far for the answer.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. Why does any woman need to use a sperm bank? Whatever happened to good old-fashioned "tricking" the guy?

Assuming there is a guy in the first place. With Katz, it's more like a gal, unless it's a Hevesi!

Anonymous said...

Ray Harding did a deal to have Michael Cohen impregnate her.

georgetheatheist said...

Ladies, to clarify: see El Crappo's Mothers Day posting: "Happy Mothers Day from Queens Crap"

A respondent, Suzannah B. Troy stated: "Now back to my unhappiness, it is mother's day and I am not a mother..."

Women have a psycho/biological need to have children. No?

linda said...

yes women do and men also have it. there are men and women who rather not have children,they like having fancy expensive toys and children can be such an expense and take away from that. so what's the point to all of this? melinda has a kid, we don't know the father,she really should stay home with the poor kid and not worry about running for controller.

Anonymous said...

it makes me sick to read these blogs. this was once a an informative blog where you were able to get local news and read some intelligent postings. you people are all trash!!!

Anonymous said...

wow i think melinda is getting upset. most council people do when reading into this. hey no one said we were nice, if you don't like what your reading then move on to next topic. crapper your doing a great job keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Still a bunch of whiners

Me-Linda said...

"it makes me sick to read these blogs. this was once a an informative blog where you were able to get local news and read some intelligent postings. you people are all trash!!!'

If you stayed the hell off this blog the postings would certainly be elevated. In the future please log onto to: PolAssKisser.blogspot.com

italian girl said...

"What's twisted about it? "

There's nothing wrong with sex with a pregnant woman. Pregnant women are beautiful! Sex with a woman that's carrying another guy's baby is twisted. That's all I'm sayin'.

Anonymous said...

you go girl!!

poor george being attacked today and i agree with italian girl it's twisted that you would want to have sex with her when she wasn't carring your child. oh was it a turn on for you?

Anonymous said...

Melinda, we all thought you were strange from the get-go. Now you are a first class nut job! Poor baby, the victim in all of this. Please stay home to take care of him. Politics is a full time job, you know. And please, come out of the closet already.

Anonymous said...

A jew with a wasp name????

Taxpayer said...

Someday, such as during the preparing of Thanksgiving dinner, little Carter (Jimmy?) will ask Katz (as Nanny uses the baster on the burning turkey), Mommy (or, perhaps she'll require him to address her as Mam) where did I come from?

Will Katz have the courage to tell him that he's a baster bastard?

Anonymous said...

Following in the footsteps of John Liu who drags his son little Joey (named after his criminal father...convicted for his part in the Great Eastern Bank job) all around the circuit.

At least you can kiss your own baby instead of some strange unwashed toddler's cheek.

But you still get stuck "glad-handing" all the voters!

Tough life...isn't it?

Melinda gets well paid for it though...mostly by her developer/real estate friends.

Her city council salary is just a token allowance for her!

Anonymous said...

That's really Hevesi's "love child"!

All that "canoodling" has its drawbacks!

Anonymous said...

Carter Katz?

How precious! How pretentious!(gag)

hehehehehehehehehohohohohohhoho
hehehehehehehe

Queens Crapper said...

It is now almost petitioning time and no one was asking, raising a more important concern. Would she rather be asking questions about Carter’s literal father or her own figurative one? Here is a women who political career was conceived in a back room occupied by Alan Hevesi, Hank Morris, Ray Harding and Jack Chartier. With David Weprin almost the political step-son of former Governor Mario, who made him Deputy Banking Commissioner when he was a 20 something child of virtually the only outer-borough Jewish state legislator to support him in the 1982 Governor’s primary against Ed Koch (and who later made Weprin’s father the Assembly Speaker), could it be that Katz would like to change the subject before Mario‘s son Andrew drops another bomb on her political family?

I suppose one could come up with a scenario theoretically worse for a Comptroller candidate than having one’s political parents accused of turning the state pension fund into a candy store. How bout an actual parent convicted of banking fraud? [That would be Mr. Liu]. But surely, it is enough excuse for one to start raising the strawlady of double standards one’s opponents know from their polling would only redound to their personal disadvantage.

Katz in the Cradle

Anonymous said...

Didn't Katz have another woman's egg inserted in her, so that even though she carried the baby, he is not her biological child? If so, I just find that to be reprehensible. Of all the children available for adoption, why do what she did?

italian girl said...

It probably is her biological child. Women only do that when they are surrogates for other couples (Sarah Jessica Parker for instance). Otherwise you'd adopt, no?
Why put your body through the hassle of pregnancy if it's not your kid?

georgetheatheist said...

Anonymous said: "..and please [Melinda], come out of the closet already."

Who is Nancy Baxter? She held the bible as Congressman Weiner swore Katz into the Council at the Forest Hills Jewish Center. Described in the press as "Katz' lifelong best friend."

Anonymous said...

Nancy Baxter is Melindas lesbian lover. Just ask anyone in her office about this!

italian girl said...

One of my students a few years ago had "two mommies"!
Never did hear about any daddy.....

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with being gay and raising a kid?

Anonymous said...

raising a kid by yourself is just stupid, gay or not

Anonymous said...

raising a kid by yourself is just stupid, gay or not

Some people (certain women) can handle it; some cannot. Melinda, apparently, can't.

Linda said...

didn't quinn come from queens? and now i'm reading melinda is gay, what the hell is in the drinking water? I'M NOT GAY and I endorse this comment, hee hee hee...

Anonymous said...

This is why things are so fucked up in Queens. An article appears on yet another ploy launched by one of the slimiest, most incompetent politicians in our midst--someone who has not a scintilla of interest in any of us and eyes only for developers. Katz comes from independent wealth and, frankly, it's no one's business whether or not she chose to receive IVF. However, missing the point entirely, the vast majority of responses here relate to laughably bombastic pronouncements on one's perceived manhood (Atheist: that's you!) to sexist slurs on Katz, Quinn and other female politicians. In the meantime, this sorry excuse for a representative will probably gain elected office once again because none of you hold her accountable for her record. Instead, you fall for her "woe is me being a single mother" BS and work yourselves into a frenzy on totally unrelated topics. Go turn on your FOX News report folks.

Queens Crapper said...

Who said we don't hold her accountable for her record? Do you not see the quote from her in the sidebar? Her record is not what this post happens to be about.

Anonymous said...

oh well now we have possibly quinn with us? you won't be in office much longer, once bloomturd is kicked out. somewhat tiring looking at your lesbian face on tv with your nose up his ass. and the rush top legalize gay marriage because you know your fat ass is out :)

Anonymous said...

Anything for a sound bite especially leveraging womens issues.

What the people want to know - who's the baby's Daddy or Melinda; are you a closeted gay? You are butchie looking!

Are you distracting the gay issue with the baby's and single woman's parenting issues?

Anonymous said...

Ihave nothing against gays.They (the majority) work,pay taxes an commit very few crimes.BUT,a kid need a mother AND a father.