March, 2010

Naked Capitalism book forum on Sunday, March 28

By · Saturday, March 27th, 2010 · 7 Comments »

It’s over at Corrente from 2 to 4pm EST. Yves Smith, the proprietor of Naked Capitalism, will participate in a discussion of her new book ECONned, said discussion hosted by BDBlue. Be there or be, um, a box. A rectangular box. No, wait. That’s not it.

The fake fight over fake reform

By · Thursday, March 25th, 2010 · 27 Comments »

Bruce Dixon over at BAR absolutely nails it. His post analyzes the absurdist theatre we’re now witnessing with Democrats and Republicans, which he compares to “televised professional wrestling.” Please go read the whole thing. What I want to excerpt here, though, is Bruce’s cogent summary of just what the HCR bill does: On the whole, […]

So, I guess this is what a feminist looks like

By · Thursday, March 25th, 2010 · 29 Comments »

Dear God in the Smoking Lounge, I am so fed up with this kabuki theatre bullshit.

What exactly is this “healthcare reform” bill going to do?

By · Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 · 48 Comments »

This handy chart is from the folks at Firedoglake. Note that it doesn’t address any of the woman-related issues we’ve discussed; this is just an analysis of the general provisions of the bill. Myth Truth 1. This is a universal health care bill. The bill is neither universal health care nor universal health insurance. Per […]

Obama supporters are easy to fool

By · Monday, March 22nd, 2010 · 80 Comments »

We knew that already, of course, but I’m struck today by the extent to which it continues to be true. If I were a con artist or running one of those Nigerian letter scams — or, hell, even a tooth-whitening or acai berry racket — I know where I would be targeting my efforts. These […]

Surely the Visigoths will be here soon

By · Saturday, March 20th, 2010 · 11 Comments »

You’ve probably seen this video of Tea Party demonstrators ridiculing a man with Parkinson’s: My late grandfather had Parkinson’s, by the way. Little reclusive fact there for you. The video is shocking, or at least it is until you remember that these people are the folks who listen to Rush Limbaugh. Remember Limbaugh’s impression of […]

Where I’ve been

By · Friday, March 19th, 2010 · 22 Comments »

Hi, everybody. Okay, here’s the deal: I was kidnapped. No, really. This totally happened. I know I’ve mentioned before that I hang with the secret feminist cabal that rules the world, and so I do. And I’ve been working with them on a secret new world-ruling organization that promises to change the face of human […]

Vote for single payer

By · Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 · 16 Comments »

Only two more days left to make Medicare for All one of’s top ten priorities. says: Final round voting begins on March 1 and ends on March 12. The 10 most popular ideas will be presented to relevant members of the Obama Administration, and will subsequently mobilize its full community to support […]

Hiding the Truth in Plain Sight: Exhibition of Prepatriarchal Old European Artifacts

By · Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 · 25 Comments »

In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m pleased to present this guest post by my friend Artemis March. — V.S. When I heard about the extraordinary exhibit of 250 artifacts from prepatriarchal “Old Europe” (c. 6500-3500 BCE) that will be shown at 15 East 84th St, NYC—the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW)—until […]

Christmas and New Year’s and Hanukkah

By · Monday, March 8th, 2010 · 10 Comments »

In honor of International Women’s Day, I thought it would be fun to consider what Obama hath wrought. Seeing as how he’s a Superfeminist and all. (The title of this post, for the non-cognoscenti, is an allusion to a sad and frightening piece of performance art by Naomi Wolf.1) I’ll just quote from the action […]