December, 2010

Somebody needs to tell Ross Douthat about the winter solstice

By · Monday, December 20th, 2010 · 14 Comments »

An actual sentence by an actual New York Times columnist on how hard Christmas is for Christians: “Their great feast is compromised by Christmukkwanzaa multiculturalism.” I understand the point though about not wanting things to get muddled. December 25 is already the birthday of Mithras and Sol Invictus; why bring Jesus into it? And most […]

‘Tis the Season

By · Sunday, December 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment »

Blogger in need! Not me, thank heavens, and I’m enormously and forever grateful to everyone who helped me last year when I was stiffed by a client and facing a Jimmy-Stewart-in-It’s-A-Wonderful-Life moment. No, it’s DCBlogger who’s in trouble: My new year’s resolution is to live indoors Readers, I need to raise money for rent or […]

Rape culture

By · Saturday, December 18th, 2010 · 165 Comments »

That’s why all the men are backing Assange. It’s why they don’t understand what he did wrong (allegedly), or even care what he did wrong, or even have the faintest clue what it’s like to be a woman living in a rape culture. I read the Guardian piece with the details of the Swedish charges. […]

What she said

By · Thursday, December 16th, 2010 · 28 Comments »

I don’t have time for a real post, but this is good. Read, tweet if you can, etc. When I posted on the Julian Assange Rape Apologia Emporium last week, Anglofille was just about the only feminist blogger pushing back. Glad to see the spirit’s catching. Just waiting though for someone to lecture us that […]

Christmas music continued/open thread

By · Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 · 8 Comments »

Sleigh Ride is one of my favorite pieces of Christmas music. And this is the version I grew up with, which still sounds the best to my ears: As a kid I always wanted to hear this over and over again. Strangely, my mother did not share my enthusiasm. Sleigh Ride should never, ever, ever […]

Evil Christmas music/open thread

By · Saturday, December 11th, 2010 · 22 Comments »

Christ, what a Christmas I’m having. In addition to various reclusive things going on, my fricking computer gave out. Isn’t that an awful feeling? It’s like having your arms cut off. I’m now in the process of cobbling together a replacement situation, which is what brings me to the subject of my post. Yesterday evening […]

Obama has lost the party

By · Thursday, December 9th, 2010 · 24 Comments »

I don’t know if there will be a serious primary challenge to Obama in 2012; even if there is, I doubt it will be successful. But I do think Obama has lost the party. Not just the base, but the party. The other Democratic politicians, the people on the Hill. The people who woke up […]

Naomi Wolf to serve as new spokesmodel for Ladies Against Feminism

By · Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 · 21 Comments »

The latest from Naomi The Idiot: a pro-rape anti-woman post from hell that makes her prior essays in favor of hijab and Jesus look like Valerie Fucking Solanas. Anglofille has an excellent post on the subject which I highly recommend: Wikileaks and Rape. UPDATE: Also read What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape, […]


By · Monday, December 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments »


It’s magic!

By · Saturday, December 4th, 2010 · 22 Comments »

Following up on my Random Note #4, I just stumbled across another example of what a dick can do for your reputation. It’s in this comment at Crooks and Liars: Most likely, it will put someone like Romney or Huckabee or (Jeebus forbid) Palin in the White House. No editorial comment on Romney, no editorial […]