July, 2009

If everybody in my blogroll is covering it, then by law I must cover it too

By · Friday, July 31st, 2009 · 27 Comments »

Okay, not everybody, but quite a few folks: The Confluence: Dana Milbank says Hillary should drink “Mad Bitch” beer Shakesville: Charming Echidne: “Mad Bitch” Tennessee Guerilla Women: Dana Milbank: Hillary Can Drink “Mad Bitch” Beer Corrente: Fuck The Washington Post, Part II This is what they’re all talking about: Suggesting that Hillary Clinton drink Mad […]

Silencing the left

By · Friday, July 31st, 2009 · 46 Comments »

The Black Agenda Report is one of a handful of left-wing blogs that have consistently criticized Obama’s Republican-lite politics, beginning in the early days of his campaign. In a post on healthcare last week, Bruce Dixon asked, “Why are corporate media pretending that no opinions exist to Obama’s left?” Part of the blame lies with […]

I guess that would be the kind of DNA that has embedded GPS

By · Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 · 84 Comments »

I’m very surprised that the birther business has been addressed by the White House, since it seems like the kind of crackpottery that’s best ignored. But I’m even more surprised by this: “Here’s the deal,” Gibbs said at a White House news briefing on Monday. “If I had some DNA, it wouldn’t assuage those that […]

You HAVE to watch this!

By · Monday, July 27th, 2009 · 18 Comments »

Somebody made a movie about feminism! Over at The Widdershins, Taggles has posted video clips from the documentary, “I Was A Teenage Feminist.” Women on whether they consider themselves feminist: Dudes on what being a feminist means: Taggles also has a clip from an absolutely batshit pro-life feminist who argues that giving birth to your […]

We could have had HER!

By · Sunday, July 26th, 2009 · 84 Comments »

My fantabulous new blogroll-feed plugin is already paying dividends: I saw this post from Egalia almost as soon as she put it up. On Meet The Press this morning, Hillary was asked about the prospects for a woman president: Cliff Notes version of the interview as reported by Reuters, in case you have trouble seeing […]

Party like it’s 1989

By · Saturday, July 25th, 2009 · 54 Comments »

Twenty years ago this summer: I still love this song. I hear you out there: “Violet, why are you posting 20-year-old videos? Why don’t you write about important news?” To which I reply: Why should I write about important news when nobody else is? Okay, not nobody else, but plenty of other elses. You see, […]

I’m going with the dragon demon

By · Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 · 4 Comments »

The eclipse yesterday: I’ll never forget the eclipse of March 7, 1970. We were in Charleston, South Carolina, right in the path of the eclipse. It was so thrilling! Much excited preparation beforehand, with explanations on TV and warnings about how to shield your eyes, etc. We stepped out on the front porch that afternoon, […]

Jimmy Carter should join the Church of Trope

By · Sunday, July 19th, 2009 · 97 Comments »

Jimmy Carter was in the news this past week because of an editorial he wrote for the Observer about how godbaggism is used to oppress women. Carter is a lifelong godbag himself, but he left the Baptist Church some time ago when he realized that the dudes running the Southern Baptist Convention weren’t going to […]

Shave and get drunk, because you’re already brilliant

By · Saturday, July 18th, 2009 · 136 Comments »

Apparently British commercials are just like American commercials: Via Hoyden, who snagged it from Sociological Images. This reminds me of a conversation I was having with a friend about how men seem to lack the crippling self-doubt that is part of the Joy of Womanhood. Getting naked, for example: this is not a problem for […]

Grand re-opening of the Lounge, with a free gift of user testing to the first 1000 visitors

By · Friday, July 17th, 2009 · 125 Comments »

Greetings, people! Thank you all for your patience while the curtains and wallpaper and slipcovers were a-doing. The new theme is…well, you can see what it is. Weird, like me. (If you can’t see the new stuff, clear your cache and try again.) I’m still in the process of installing and updating plugins, etc., since […]