April, 2006

Captcha feature

By · Sunday, April 30th, 2006 · 9 Comments »

Hey, folks — I’ve set up a Captcha requirement on comments to try to cut down on spam. Please let me know if you have any problems with it.

Sex Party over at the Countess’s

By · Saturday, April 29th, 2006 · 37 Comments »

Several regular readers of this blog are also regular readers of the Countess, who’s been AWOL for a few weeks working on some freelance articles. (No word if she’s also got a futuristic novel in the works and whether it’s better than mine, Paul’s, and Alon’s.) But she’s back on the blog for a few […]

Studly Studies

By · Saturday, April 29th, 2006 · 24 Comments »

There are now 92 headlines in Google News about the new male contraceptive, all of them variations on the following: “Male birth control pill reversible!” “Male contraceptive pill will not damage male fertility!” “Men on birth control pill are still XXX hot studs!” Okay, I made up that last one, but that’s pretty much what […]

You know you’re a soulless hack…

By · Friday, April 28th, 2006 · 60 Comments »

…when you read about global dimming and the impending destruction of life as we know it and all you can think is, “How can I work this into my novel?” ***** via Twisty.

“Why do you hate men?”

By · Friday, April 28th, 2006 · 77 Comments »

A question for other feminist women: do people actually ask you that in real life? I mean real life, not blogland, where knaves run free and idiocy is untrammeled. I realize I’ve led a privileged existence, but I’ve only personally encountered one guy who thought feminism meant hating men. Him: (shocked) You’re a feminist? Me: […]

Right on schedule

By · Thursday, April 27th, 2006 · 25 Comments »

Steps to war: 1. Identify the target nation as “evil”: check! 2. Accuse target nation of harboring terrorists: check! 3. Announce that target nation has capability of creating dreadful weapons: check! 4. Warn that the U.N.’s credibility is at stake unless it acts to restrict target nation: check! Next we’ll have an insistence on time […]

Tony Snow: same job, different office

By · Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 · 18 Comments »

Hiring Fox commentator Tony Snow as the new White House spokesman seems redundant to me. Snow, like everybody else on the payroll at Fox, is already a White House spokesman. Is there really a need to give him an office in the West Wing and pay him a government salary? He’s been doing fine right […]

Feminism in Iran means the only owner you have to report to is your husband

By · Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 · 87 Comments »

Here’s a piece in the Guardian about the new crackdown in Iran on women who depart from the Islamic-sanctioned dress code of giant black Hefty bag and ski mask. Fines, jail time, street arrests, the whole bit. That’s sickening enough, but the real heart-stopper is here: Young women shopping in north Tehran’s fashionable Tajrish neighbourhood […]

HIV gel: But will it work with a potpourri sachet?

By · Monday, April 24th, 2006 · 59 Comments »

It’s Day 2 of Condoms, AIDS, and Sub-Saharan Africa here at the Reclusive Leftist. Researchers are announcing development of a new vaginal gel that will help women protect themselves from HIV transmission. It sounds great, though the question that immediately comes to mind is: aren’t condoms already more effective than any gel? And then one […]

Cardinal says condoms okay for diseased married people!

By · Sunday, April 23rd, 2006 · 72 Comments »

The retired archbishop of Milan, who is obviously some kind of raving moonbat, has said that for married people with AIDS, a condom is a “lesser evil.” Woo hoo! This is a daring position for a cardinal of the Holy Roman Church of Sperm Worship. The Vatican observes a sort of Prime Directive for sperm: […]