A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 20, 2010
National Association of Gals or NAG (National Organization for Women or NOW nickname)

The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in 1966 to protect and advocate for women’s rights. Some NOW critics have claimed that the organization is anti-men.

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has nicknamed NOW the “National Association of Gals (NAG).” The nickname “NAG” (the word “organization” is still sometimes used with this acronym) is cited in print since at least 1995; Limbaugh’s coinage of the term is uncertain.

NOW has also been nicknamed the National Organization for Liberal Women (NOLW), the National Organization for Ugly Women (NOUW) and the National Organization for Whores (NOW).


Wikipedia: National Organization for Women
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest feminist organization in the United States. It was founded in 1966 and has a membership of 500,000 contributing members and 5,987 chapters in 47 U.S. states (exceptions are Hawaii, North Dakota, and Maine) and the District of Columbia.

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From: (Brian Carling)
Date: 1995/04/15
Subject: WWW: pictures of NOW’s 4/

He he Ed - did you know that they changed the name of the org after this year. It is now N.A.G. - the National Association for Gals!

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From: (Dave Iwansky)
Date: 1996/06/17
Subject: Re: reasons aplenty

Sounds like we got a post from NAG...National Organization of Gals.

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From: “Robert L. Lesnick”
Date: 1997/01/08
Subject: Re: New Web Site

At your request I will formally burn the book, request membership in my local NAG (National Organization of Gals), and update my quote to include some inane blurb from Gloria Steinem (sic), Bella Abzug or, perhaps, Patsy Schroeder.

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From: (Dr. Jai Maharaj)
Date: 1998/12/15
Subject: MAJORITY WANTS CLINTON TO RESIGN - ABC/WASHINGTON POST POLL

“Leaders of several women’s groups, including the National Organization for Women and the Feminist Majority, planned a news conference for Tuesday to explain their position on the pending impeachment vote. “

I am sure we are all on the edge of our seats with suspense trying to figure out where the National Organization of Gals will come down on this issue...not.

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From: JulianD.
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 18:30:07 -0400
Local: Thurs, Jul 19 2001 5:30 pm
Subject: Re: National Organization for Worms

The National Association of Gals sure look like hypocrites.

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From: “Larry Gantz”
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 20:53:34 -0500
Local: Tues, Oct 9 2001 8:53 pm
Subject: Re: LEFT WING HATE MONGERS EXPOSED !

> Also, Mr. Clinton doesn’t refer to the National Association of Women
> as the NAGS.

What the hell is the National Association of Women?

The NAGS are the National Association of Gals.

Media Matters for America
Limbaugh’s “pet name” for NOW: “NAGs”
June 16, 2004 12:16 pm ET
On the June 14 Rush Limbaugh Show, radio host Rush Limbaugh shared with listeners his “pet name” for the National Organization for Women (NOW): “National Association of Gals” (his acronym: “NAG"). Limbaugh claimed that the “militant feminists” who make up the “NAGs” “aren’t determining who wins elections. White men are.”

From the June 14 broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show:

LIMBAUGH: I remember way, way back in the ‘80s, at—at one of the fractious moments when the militant feminists were ruling the roost and defining a lot of the national debate. ... The NAGs would have a press conference. Six NAGs would show up somewhere—National Association of Gals—don’t misunderstand this, my pet name for the NOW gang. ... The NAGs don’t represent the majority of female thought in this country, and they aren’t—they aren’t determining who wins elections. White men are. And this is—I’m not being sexist. This is just pure demographics.

Rush Limbaugh
After 22 Years, El Rushbo Still Lives Rent-Free in Heads of NAGs
August 20, 2010
RUSH: Back on July 2nd in Boston the NAGs had a conference, the NOW Gang.  If you’re new to the program, the National Organization for Women, I call ‘em the NAGs, the National Association of Gals.  Sometimes I call ‘em the NOW Gang.  They had a conference.  They had a NAG conference on the state of feminism.  This is the first we’re hearing about this, by the way.  I think that’s a testament to the state of feminism.

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