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Women have a very good day June 8…….Lincoln, Whitman, Fiorina and Angle win their primaries….

Women win big in Tuesday primaries

[ Clockwise…..From top left.   Lincoln, Whitman, Fiorina and Angle ]

Well, Well, Well……..

Look at this !

When I went to sleep last night it didn’t sink in on me that it was strong female night…..

It has now……

My guys here who don’t like women in politics are going to have to swallow hard……

I already did a Lincoln post, He, he, he……

Again…..Am I ever happy to call a race wrong with voters doing the right thing, YES!

With women in California……

Same thing really….

Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina are both rich women who made their bones thru the business world…

Both where able to spend large amounts of money in their campaigns…..

They will both lose in the end…

But they will both put up good fights…..

Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer are in for good fights…

Angle in Nevada is Reid’s dream candidate…

A Tea Partier…

She is going to get battered …….

We’ll see if her positions ring true with the general voters on that state…..

All in all not a bad day for the Democrats in general….

And a good day for women around the country……

CNN Link……

PoliticsDaily Link….


June 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

On Leadership Series @ The Washington Post……A Maternity Clothing line success story….

It’s always good to see a story on the success of women who dare to get into their  business…..

It even better when they do something that makes things easier for their fellow women when they are  ‘with child’…..

Here’s a little bit about Liz Lange…..and how she developed a multi million dollar company that made maternity clothes…sold that business and they came back and did it again to develop a cheaper…more accssible ‘brand’………

A career in fashion wasn’t something Liz Lange ever envisioned for herself until in 1994, she launched her own maternity clothing line –a business she eventually sold for an estimated $50 to $60 million.

She’d charted a career path in the field of writing and landed a position at Vogue magazine as an editorial assistant. Then Liz met a young, struggling fashion designer, Steven DiGeronimo, visited his small studio, and just felt this connection. “I just had to be a part of this,” Liz explains and plunged headfirst into the fashion industry as an unpaid apprentice. She learned every aspect of it.

Friends visited Liz at work to buy at a wholesale price. “I’d say, ‘What are you doing here? You’re pregnant. They’d always have the same answer: ‘You don’t understand. There’s nothing out there.'” Those friends managed to wiggle their way into the new dresses made with stretch fabrics. “I noticed that they looked so much thinner and cuter and better.” At the time, stretch fabrics were new to the fashion industry. These garments provided a fitted, chic look, and that meant her pregnant friends felt more attractive and self-assured.

That’s when Liz got a big idea: launch a maternity line using stretch fabrics. Fashion-conscious, expectant mothers could trade in the circus-tent look for haute couture. She presented her idea to DiGeronimo–and he promptly nixed it. Merchandise buyers at high-end department stores pooh-poohed the idea saying there was no money in retailing maternity clothes. ‘Women don’t care what they look like when they’re pregnant,'” Liz remembers. “Everyone gave me reasons why it was a bad idea. But I was in love with the idea.”

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April 16, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Family, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , , , | Leave a comment