May, 2007

Humor is no longer possible

By · Saturday, May 26th, 2007 · 14 Comments »

On good days, when I’m not feeling too depressed, I dash off the occasional post that attempts to deliver the Fuck-You-Patriarchy message (or Fuck-You-World message) in a quirky, even humorous kind of way. Then I read things like this and the possibility of humor or quirkiness or really anything besides a loaded shotgun seems unthinkable. […]

Change in plans

By · Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 · 6 Comments »

Our new destination. Dear Friends: I know you’ve all been looking forward to joining me on our much-anticipated cryogenic voyage to Gliese 581C, but there’s been a change in plans. I’ve decided to follow Congress’s lead and shift our colonization efforts to a different target: Iraq. Like Gliese 581c, Iraq is also very hot and […]

Radfem Refreshment

By · Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 · 9 Comments »

I am so out of it this spring (for various undisclosed reclusive reasons) that all kinds of stuff happens without my hearing about it. Are we at war with anybody new? Have any more European countries gone fascist? What’s the score on the celebrity death/African adoption/drug rehab front? For all I know a giant asteroid […]

Garrison Keillor, the voice of oblivious White Male Privilege

By · Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 · 13 Comments »

A month after the Forces of Goodness in the world succeeded in getting Don Imus fired for racism and sexism, Garrison Keillor has decided to use his Salon column to defend Imus and the other shock jocks: They’re loud and vulgar, and so what? There’s an audience for that. Plenty of young men feel so […]

Remembering America’s Apostle of Hate

By · Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 · 8 Comments »

In Salon this morning there is a bizarre non-eulogy to Jerry Falwell that is an exercise in pure wishful thinking. “Conservative Christianity has been trying to recover from Falwell for the past two decades,” Alan Wolfe writes, presumably in between bong hits. “With the maturation of American evangelicalism has come an interest in social justice, […]

When does a religious cult go from Heaven’s-Gate-crazy to accepted establishment religion?

By · Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 · 27 Comments »

That’s the question on my mind as I chuckle over the news that Al Sharpton, devotee of the Magic Dead Jew religion, is in trouble for casting aspersions on the beliefs of Mitt Romney, devotee of the Magic Underwear religion. Remember the Heaven’s Gate people, the ones who all committed suicide because they believed that […]

For Richard

By · Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 · 7 Comments »


Yeah, the balance of powers thing doesn’t work so well when the President is a crazed homicidal dictator

By · Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 · 16 Comments »

El Generalissimo Torture Presidente, feelin’ good after wielding his mighty phallic pen to keep the slaughter in Iraq going. So, without the two-thirds majority necessary to overturn a veto, what else have we got? Well, there’s always impeachment; that’s right there in the Constitution as a possible check on abuse of power. But it’s become […]