February, 2006

When Godbags Do Science…

By · Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 · 8 Comments »

…you get books like this: Noah’s Ark: A Feasibility Study. John Woodmorappe has turned his energetic intellect to the problem of Noah’s Ark, and the results are formidable. This ground-breaking feasibility study — complete with schematics and detailed tables and charts — covers every single aspect of Ark construction and operation: spatial requirements, biomass calculations, […]

Emergency Contraception on the table in Colorado

By · Monday, February 27th, 2006 · 20 Comments »

Teenage girls pray for the patriarchy Colorado is a state full of majestic mountains, glorious vistas, and raving lunatics. Godbag lunatics, to be specific. Rep. Betty Boyd, Democrat, is on her fourth try to get emergency contraception readily available to the women of her state. Unlike certain female Democrats who have recently been excoriated on […]

South Dakota Bill Outlaws Treatment of Yeast Infections

By · Sunday, February 26th, 2006 · 39 Comments »

“Culture of life” extended to protect yeast fungi PIERRE, S.D. (BP) – In a stunning victory for pro-life activists, the South Dakota legislature has passed a bill to protect the lives of Candida fungi by banning the treatment of yeast infections. The bill makes it a felony for anyone to treat yeast infections, with doctors […]

I don’t usually use this kind of language for other women, but: Fuck you, bitch

By · Friday, February 24th, 2006 · 44 Comments »

In the coverage of South Dakota’s bold new law to reduce women to the legal standing of cuttlefish, not much attention is being paid to the fact that the main sponsor of this legislation is a female Democrat. Senator Julie Bartling is her name, and that’s her mug shot. I’ve included it so you can […]

Een vleugelnoot!

By · Friday, February 24th, 2006 · 13 Comments »

Did you know that Europe has wingnuts too? They do! In Dutch a wingnut is “een vleugelnoot” (actually I think that means something completely different, but stay with me, people). And the exciting thing is that their heads are just as far up their asses as those of American wingnuts! This comforts me in a […]

Say hi!

By · Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 · 17 Comments »

Visitors to this blog over the past 24 hours: I’ve been getting visitors from New Zealand lately, so I thought I’d take this picture for Cicely. I just love this thing.

Just in case you still had questions about where women’s figure skating fits in the grand scheme of things

By · Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 · 16 Comments »

From an actual article today by an actual newspaper reporter: “The Olympic women’s figure skating competition, which concludes Thursday night with the long program and the adornment of a new gold medalist, has the required elements of beauty, style, seductiveness, skill and tension.” Seductiveness? Seductiveness is a requirement now? And Slate’s article today on women’s […]

Defending the Free Speech of Right-Wing Anti-Semitic Asswipes

By · Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 · 5 Comments »

Or as Noam Chomsky said more gracefully: “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” Holocaust-denier David Irving is a bad historian and a bad man. He writes dreadful books and gives hateful speeches. His opinions are inane, his research is tendentious, his claims […]

Abortion providers are becoming few and far between

By · Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 · 17 Comments »

Reader Will sent me the following about the dwindling numbers of abortion providers. Look over these statistics: 87% of U.S. counties have no abortion provider, the number of abortion providers has dropped by more than a third in the past 20 years, the number of hospitals performing abortions has dropped by more than half… ***** […]

The Beauty of Ice Dancing

By · Monday, February 20th, 2006 · 13 Comments »