March, 2008

A must-read

By · Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 · 23 Comments »

Apparently one of the Blogger Boyz has referred to the split between Hillary and Obama supporters as a “lovers’ quarrel.” Anglachel demurs: What gets described in popular culture as lover’s quarrels has a more clinical name – domestic violence. It is the use of physical force and/or psychological manipulation against an intimate partner, most often […]

Just in time for Easter: our new religion is here!

By · Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 · 24 Comments »

It’s time for our new religion! I know, I know. I can hear you out there. “Violet, you lazy freak, it was time for our new religion three months ago.” And you’re right. But things happened, and then more things happened, and then, incredibly, even more things happened! So I’m late. But better late than […]

Resistance is futile

By · Thursday, March 20th, 2008 · 5 Comments »

Meet Big Dog (no, not him), the quadruped robot from Boston Dynamics: You will be assimilated.

Channeling Wright on women

By · Thursday, March 20th, 2008 · 10 Comments »

One of the most noteworthy aspects of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Theory of Everything is that women are not and have never been discriminated against. According to him, Hillary “fits the mold” of U.S. Presidents — news to women everywhere, I’m sure, since an unbroken string of 43 white men sure doesn’t seem like an equal […]

To hell with Northern Ireland — where was she on Blue Dress Day?

By · Thursday, March 20th, 2008 · 12 Comments »

It’s incredible. Hillary’s papers as First Lady have been released, thus giving us an opportunity to note her remarkable involvement in foreign policy: the brilliant “women’s rights are human rights” speech in Beijing, her decisive role in forging the Good Friday peace, her outreach in Kosovo, and her lobbying in Africa to outlaw FGM and […]

The Big Lie

By · Monday, March 17th, 2008 · 16 Comments »

I wish I’d written this post, but that’s okay; the important thing is that it got written. I said in a comment here the other day that I don’t think I’ll ever forgive the leftist blogosphere for what they’ve done to Hillary. Baseless character assassination used to be the purview of wingnuts and the mainstream […]


By · Monday, March 17th, 2008 · 13 Comments »

I wasn’t reading the Blogger Boyz back when the Iraq invasion was a-cooking, so I don’t have muscle memory of their bellicosity. But in Bad Mother, Anglachel makes a persuasive psychological case that war guilt is partly behind the BB’s hatred of Hillary: Josh Marshall, Matt Yglesias, Mark Kleiman, Kevin Drum, and any number of […]

The mood shifts

By · Sunday, March 16th, 2008 · 20 Comments »

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright demonstrates his grasp of history. A few days ago I started to write a post. This was just after the media crucifixion of Geraldine Ferraro and after I’d seen the first video (above) of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s misogynistic and fact-challenged “spiritual advisor.” The post was going to be about […]

Strike me dead: the New York Times runs a decent piece on feminism and the election

By · Saturday, March 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments »

In Postfeminism and Other Fairy Tales, Kate Zernike looks at the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Eliot Spitzer sleazemelt, and asks “where does society stand on gender matters?” PERHAPS it was the “Iron my shirt!” hecklers. Or maybe it was Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, the object of those hecklers, having to defend her likability. Or the […]

Do feminists for Obama understand what the hell this guy is about?

By · Friday, March 14th, 2008 · 16 Comments »

This article was published last fall, and the information in it was probably available before then, but I’ve just now discovered it: Sen. Barack Obama had hired Pete Rouse for just such a moment. It was the fall of 2005, and the celebrated young senator — still new to Capitol Hill but aware of his […]