Dude! The word is “em-path-ic”

Excuse me my while I exercise my “pronunciation-police inner-child” – but this honorable Jon Kyle from Arizona needs to learn the English language.  There is no such word as “em- pa-thet-ic”, it is pronounced “em-path-ic”.  If you can’t say it correctly, I suspect that’s a sign you don’t have it and maybe can’t relate to it.

Boy, these dudes are just going to look bad in this whole process.  As Lindsey Graham even said, “unless you have a complete melt-down, you  [Sotomayer] are going to be nominated.”

Watch the hearings here.

It is really difficult to read her face.  She is looking very stoic so far.


Filed under Diversity, Obama, Republicans, Woman Power

18 responses to “Dude! The word is “em-path-ic”

  1. Thanks for the new post on the confirmation hearings! I’ll be interested to see how the Republican Senators look both UNracist and yet attempt to toe the party line (which is racist!).

  2. How, um…em, pathetic Jon Kyle is? See? It works.

  3. I think empathetic is a word, probably Jon Kyle was using it incorrectly — he should have used empathic, as you pointed out.

    ‘Cause I have some of that empathy and, just sayin’…

  4. jammer5

    Being empathetic means one is pathetic to the emth degree. In Republican terms, quite normal, in fact.

  5. tosmarttobegop

    LOL they are so reaching, they fail at finding one thing in her record or decisions that can be logically attacked. So they drift off into imagination and indictment by sighting other judges decisions that have nothing to do with Sotomayer.
    They are stick with what she has said and not what she has done. At the end of the day this will all fall to that old saying. “Its not what was said it is what was done”

  6. jammer5

    Actually, both words are okay.
    Main Entry:
    em·pa·thet·ic Listen to the pronunciation of empathetic

    : involving, characterized by, or based on empathy

      /ˌɛmpəˈθɛtɪk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [em-puh-thet-ik] Show IPA
    Use empathic in a Sentence
    of, pertaining to, or characterized by empathy: a sensitive, empathetic school counselor.

    em·path·ic (m-pthk)
    Of, relating to, or characterized by empathy.

  7. The lady, Amy Klobuchar, a former prosecutor, is making me cry while listening to her remarks. I honestly can’t tell you how important it is to have women represented on our country’s highest court.

    • Sorry, guys. It may well be emotions that keeps women from being accepted by all men. I’ll do better, but let me tell you this is important to me.

      Senator Amy Klobuchar, who I mentioned above, said in response to criticism that Sotomayor is too tough on lawyers as an appellate judge, “At least where I come from, asking tough questions and having very little patience is the very definition of a judge,” Klobuchar said. “I was hoping we’d get to a point in this country where we would get appointed rough, to-the-point female justices just as we’ve appointed male judges” with similar characteristics.

  8. One last point — those Republican Senators don’t “get it” about women’s rights. And women know that.

    Now, I want to listen to Senator Al Franken (I also like typing those words!). 🙂

  9. tosmarttobegop

    Its not women fault Fnord sometime men associate all women with their wives.
    There is a difference, most women do not have to deal with the men as their husbands.
    so they do not have the same level of “you are driving me insane!” factor.
    That means that sanity is maintained and order the rule of the day.
    If that makes sense?

    • I got this joke in an email today. Is this what you’re talking about?

      An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution for a client who was due to be hanged for murder at midnight. His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed.

      As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, ‘What time of night to be getting home is this? Where have you been?’ ‘Dinner is cold and I’m not reheating it’. And on and on and on……

      Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he went and poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs.

      While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband’s client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of execution after all. Wright would not be hanged tonight. Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go upstairs and give him the good news.

      As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.
      ‘They’re not hanging Wright tonight,’ she said.
      To which he whirled around and screamed, ‘FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOMAN, DON’T YOU EVER STOP?!’

  10. lilacluvr

    Good one, fnord……I needed a good chuckle today. I just got in from doing errands and was about to wind down on the blog and turn on the television to see what all the fuss is about these Republicans are making about Sotomayor.

    I swear the GOP is getting uglier by the day – aren’t they?

    But never fear, Super Sarah is on her way to the rescue!!! She only needs to shed her daily attire of the parka and snowshoes and put a ‘for sale’ sign on her igloo and down to the lower 48 she comes – whether we want her or not!!!

    Super Sarah – can’t you just picture her in that Wonder Woman costume that Linda Carter (??) wore in the old television series?

    Or am I dating myself by even referencing that show??

  11. jammer5

    Here’s the word:

  12. ninjanurse

    The old white men’s club is so afraid that anyone else who gets some power will abuse it the way they have. They have a guilty conscience and they’re projecting.
    Anyway, Judge Sotomayor has a long record, and anyone who looks at it entirely and in context, instead of trolling for ‘gotcha’ points will see that she is a good, rather conservative, judge.

    • Hi ninjanurse! Didn’t it make you feel better to know we’ll have another female on that high court? Of course, Ginsberg isn’t young and her health is a concern, but for a while… It has taken some doing and we have a ways to go before our half of the population is as easily accepted as that other half. Those old white men will just have to be grumpy until they die, or come along into the 21st century!

  13. okay, all, but I still contend that em-pa-thet-ic is akin to irregardless in terms of sloppy use. I know, I am a boring snob, but somebody has to do the job.

  14. PrairiePond

    “Super Sarah – can’t you just picture her in that Wonder Woman costume that Linda Carter (??) wore in the old television series?”

    Oh geez, lilac, thanks for putting THAT image in my head for the rest of the day…

    hee hee hee!

  15. wicked

    When I hear the word ’empathic’, I think of empaths who feel the feelings of others. They’re also referred to as psychic sensitives.

    Other than that, I have heard the word empathetic used and also looked it up on dictionary.com, as jammer did.

    None of that makes Jon Kyle a better person.