May, 2010

Memorial Day weekend YouTube-enhanced open thread

By · Friday, May 28th, 2010 · 36 Comments »

Just for the hell of it, here’s Stephen Stills doing “Black Queen” in 1969: I grew up listening to CSN and CSNY — in fact, I remember being taught how to tell time by a friend of my Dad’s while “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” was playing in the background. As a kid I never knew […]

If only those black people had understood the power of the free market

By · Thursday, May 20th, 2010 · 38 Comments »

Rand Paul, beamed to you directly from Libertarian Fantasyland: David Wiegel in the Washington Post explains further how racism (and sexism, and anti-Semitism, etc.) is dealt with in Libertarian Fantasyland: Paul believes, as many conservatives believe, that the government should ban bias in all of its institutions but cannot intervene in the policies of private […]

Oh this is way cool: a real war between the states!

By · Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 · 5 Comments »

Arizona Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott. I know, Fox — but here’s the same thing from a real news source: Arizona Says It Will Pull Plug on LA’s Electricity. Awesome! Sorry; it’s my inner novelist coming out. I’m gonna work this into my post-apocalyptic scenario. Say, I wonder who […]

My God! They’re gonna take over the world!

By · Sunday, May 16th, 2010 · 14 Comments »

Plans for world domination appear to be proceeding apace over at the Secret Feminist Cabal. Now they’re talking about re-naming the streets in Washington D.C. Actually, I think it’s a pretty cool idea: Can you think of any streets that are named after women? I can’t. You might think street names and street signs are […]

The “meth lab of democracy” is about right

By · Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments »

Arizona now attempting to outlaw ethnic studies programs. Damn.

Elena Kagan, and the lighter side of Arizona’s descent into fascism

By · Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 · 47 Comments »

Two separate topics, you unnerstan. 1. Kagan. I’m really, really glad Obama chose a woman. I really, really wish she were more liberal. I suspect she’ll be okay on Roe and other “social issues,” but her attitude to executive power is alarming. Discuss. 2. Arizona. The one good thing to come out of Arizona’s supernova […]

How not to be a feminist

By · Monday, May 10th, 2010 · 48 Comments »

Example A: endorsing female genital cutting. Let me clarify that what I really mean is “how not to be a public feminist.” It sounds funny as a post title, though.

Happy Mother’s Day!

By · Sunday, May 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments »

That’s the title of every other blog post over there in my live blogroll feed, and I am nothing if not a conformist. So: Happy Mother’s Day! Alas, I’ve been too busy celebrating Mother’s Day to actually write a post. In fact, right now I have to go bake my mother a peach cobbler (her […]

What is racism?

By · Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 · 30 Comments »

First off, a level check on Violet’s status: crappy. Migraine, incredibly horrifying oil spill with suffering animals, evil racist trolls annoying me, and so on. Not liking the world right now. Nevertheless, it is my duty as a blogger to, you know, blog. Since my migraine (now receding, thank god) is of no interest to […]