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Cap'n's Cabaret #78: I Say...Give the Ladies a Say!

Raise the banner!  Strike up the band!  Let Democracy blossom here too in this land!     VOTES FOR WOMEN!!

 [image from history.com]

I know, "there goes that frothing radical Cap'n Tony again.  Bad enough he thinks Negroes and Orientals and Jews and all are human beings worthy of rights and dignity...now he want to give the vote to women?"

In a word: "yes".

 Go on, tune your radio elsewhere, smash your record, I hardly care.  Simple fact is it's the 20th Century, women are outspoken and independent, and anyone that thinks like daddy did, that women are weak, shrinking violets that must be coddled, needs to spend 5 minutes with a Brooklyn girl...you'll get quickly cured of that misconception! 

Even that klansman Wilson has come to agree.  Democracy means for all, not just some.  Didn't we just fight a big, ugly war on that very pretense?  And yet the reactionary rats are crawling out of the woodwork to oppose the upcoming would-be 19th Amendment.  Seriously, where were you guys when the 18th was going through?

Frankly, it's inevitable.  Think you can stop a determined freedom-seeker?  They try that in England where the cops bust up any Suffrage rallies.  Or they had been, until the women started learning Japanese Ju-jitsu and fought back!

So the Cap'n says Suffrage for All!

Really, what's the worst that could happen?

 

Okay, Lester, Robert, har-de-har-har.  In all truth, it's not like the women could do much worse that we men have...I mean, we're the ones who elected - and re-elected - Wilson!

Let's try this again:

 

Much better!  VOTES FOR WOMEN!!

 

So let's raise a toast to the Suffragettes with a nice non-alcoholic cup of tea, of course, and give them each a nice Daisy (nudge nudge):

 

 Daisy Cocktail: 

[image from absolutdrinks.com]

  • 2 oz Bootleg Brandy
  • 2 dashes Demon Rum
  • 2-3 dashes Back-Alley Curacao
  • 3-4 dashes Simple Syrup
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon (dig to the bottom of that lemon crate for a nice surprise, pal!)
  • Soda Water

Shake all but the soda water well over ice, strain into a cocktail glass, top with soda water.

 

Here's a flower for that hat, miss!

 

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Comment by pkerot on June 1, 2013 at 7:45pm

we let'em vote and look at the mess we are in!

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