January, 2011

I’d rather have a Dianic Sisterhood

By · Monday, January 31st, 2011 · 18 Comments »

I haven’t commented on the Egyptian situation, since I don’t really have any special insight to offer. But I was over at another blog and was struck by how different my viewpoint on the uprising is from American men’s. Men think the issue is all about Egyptian “self-determination” and America’s interests and terrorism. For me, […]

Yuya and Thuyu decapitated?

By · Sunday, January 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments »

There’s been an element of “News for Parrots” in the coverage of the Egyptian museum looting; the only thing reporters seem interested in is the treasures of King Tut. Two mummies were vandalized, yadeyadeyade, but as long as Tut’s stuff is okay… Meanwhile, I’ve been waiting to find out which two mummies were damaged. And […]

Ms. Magazine refers to Palin as “Caribou Barbie”

By · Friday, January 28th, 2011 · 31 Comments »

Here: Since the attempt on Congresswoman Giffords’ life called to mind the ghastly and vicious intolerance that has come to describe American political discourse (no, I’m not blaming Caribou Barbie’s insane target map, though there’s a reason why she popped into everyone’s head when the catastrophe happened), I thought I might use the public’s positive […]

Obama has come unstuck in time

By · Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 · 32 Comments »

Okay, I watched the stupid speech. And goddamn if it wasn’t one of the weirdest SOTU addresses I’ve ever seen. What on earth was Obama talking about? Was there any point of contact between the speech and what’s actually going on right now in this country? The whole first part about how we need to […]

Do I have to watch the stupid speech?

By · Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments »

I’m sick of these speeches. I lived through eight years of Reagan. Four years of Bush I. Eight years of Bush II. I’m just so tired of Republican SOTU speeches.

Now this is an example of inciting right-wing hatred

By · Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 · 14 Comments »

Read the New York Times on Glenn Beck’s bizarre obsession with Frances Piven: On his daily radio and television shows, Glenn Beck has elevated once-obscure conservative thinkers onto best-seller lists. Recently, he has elevated a 78-year-old liberal academic to celebrity of a different sort, in a way that some say is endangering her life. Frances […]

I want to go where the grownups are

By · Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 · 8 Comments »

Where the hell are they, anyway? Here’s one place.

Lee Harvey Oswald has left the building

By · Sunday, January 16th, 2011 · 79 Comments »

The past week has been full of bizarre responses to the Arizona shooting, and if I weren’t so tired and depressed I’d grace you all with a 10,000 word essay on the subject. But I am tired and depressed, so I’ll just pick the one moment that continues to intrigue me. It was this: Robert […]

Jon Stewart for President

By · Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 · 25 Comments »

Sometimes I just love this man. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The Daily Show on Facebook

Palin (and Clinton) obsessives suddenly discover that violent discourse is a bad thing

By · Sunday, January 9th, 2011 · 165 Comments »

That Keith Olberman is a piece of work, isn’t he? This is the guy who suggested in 2008 that Hillary Clinton be discreetly murdered in order to get her out of the way. Now he has a Special Comment® devoted to the message that “violence, or the threat of violence, has no place in our […]