April, 2010

The United States is not a nation of laws, but an empire of invasion and conquest

By · Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 · 57 Comments »

If I hear one more pro-Arizona-police-state freakazoid twit announce that this is “a nation of laws,” like the racist creep who just posted on my Facebook page that she has no sympathy for those awful brown people “who are here illegally,” my head is going to explode. So, let’s compare: the brown people are the […]

Oklahoma passes state-mandated object-rape law

By · Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 · 35 Comments »

It’s official: the State of Oklahoma now requires a woman to be raped with a vaginal probe if she wants an abortion. The doctors committing the rape also have the right to withhold information from the pregnant woman about the fetus, such as the presence of defects. The governor of Oklahoma vetoed these bills last […]

Go take this poll

By · Monday, April 26th, 2010 · 8 Comments »

They’re running a poll over at the EVE blog: Which woman would YOU put on the currency? Since the EVE blog is run by the Secret Feminist Cabal that rules the world, your vote may actually have some effect.

Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In Counter-Conference

By · Monday, April 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments »

The folks at fiscalsustainability.org are holding a “teach-in counter-conference” this Wednesday, April 28, in Washington D.C. They’re billing it as a counter-conference because that’s the same day as the so-called “Fiscal Summit” in D.C. Here’s the press release about the event: Professor James K. Galbraith Announces Support for Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In Counter-Conference To be Held […]

Republican Governors foment armed insurrection

By · Saturday, April 24th, 2010 · 8 Comments »

I’m thinking this was the deeper meaning behind that mind-boggling Confederate History Month thing: the Republican Governors Association is actually trying to get people to stage an armed rebellion. Like, with gunpowder and assassinations and stuff. Yeah. Watch the video for yourself: Okay, all joking aside: people who’ve been reading me for a long time […]

Two posts on the new $100 bill

By · Saturday, April 24th, 2010 · 10 Comments »

Both from the EVE Blog: 1. My letter in the Washington Post about the new $100 bill: On Wednesday, the Treasury Department unveiled the new $100 bill slated to go into circulation next year [“Redesigned, high-tech Benjamin aims to keep counterfeiters at bay,” news story, April 22]. But it still sports a picture of Benjamin […]

Oklahoma women required to endure object rape if they want an abortion

By · Friday, April 23rd, 2010 · 13 Comments »

I completely agree with Liss’s take on the new bill: I’m not even going to mince words on this one: Compelling a woman to undergo an unnecessary vaginal probe to acquire a legal medical procedure is fucking rape. There isn’t anyone on the planet who can convince me that any woman should have to exchange […]

Speaking to you from deep within the bowels of Confederate History Month

By · Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments »

I can’t believe I’m only just now hearing about this. I have been so busy with my job as part of the Secret Feminist Cabal that I completely missed the news that my state, Virginia, has gone totally insane. The news was brought to me yesterday by my mother. This is a verbatim transcript: Mom: […]

What the hell has gotten into Obama?

By · Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 · 26 Comments »

Obama has been such a mealy-mouthed unfeminist schmuck for so long that this morning’s news item simply astonished me: Asked if he would consider nominating a judge to the Supreme Court who does not support abortion rights, President Obama said today that, like presidents before him, he is not applying a “litmus test” on that […]

Tea Party logic

By · Friday, April 16th, 2010 · 95 Comments »

Fascinating: Early yesterday morning, Valerie and Rob Shirk corralled their 10 home-schooled children into their van for the 2 1/2-hour drive from their home in Connecticut to Boston, arriving just in time to hear Sarah Palin denounce government-run health care at the tea party movement rally on Boston Common. They thought it would be a […]