January, 2012

Western civilization scheduled to end in November of this year

By · Thursday, January 26th, 2012 · 9 Comments »

There isn’t much that makes me laugh these days, but today I laughed. First I laughed at this: The right drops a bomb on Newt. I’m not crazy about linking to Politico, but their summary of today’s Republican self-destruct sequence is apt: It’s as if the conservative media over the past 24 hours decided Gingrich […]

The ease with which men imagine women as prostitutes

By · Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 · 45 Comments »

Prostitution is serious business. Women tend to understand that. I’ve never known a woman (a real woman, as opposed to some online twit-bot) who didn’t regard prostitution as a very serious and dangerous line of work. Certainly it’s not something you’d do if you had other options. It’s scary as hell, since johns are insane […]

You can’t even read about dogs without the goddamn patriarchy getting all up in your face

By · Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 · 6 Comments »

A 33,000 year old dog skull is discovered in Siberia. Here’s how it’s reported: Man’s best friend for over 33,000 years God how I hate that shit. Shut up. And here’s the first sentence of the article: He’s been man’s best friend for generations. Gah. He, he, he. Man, man, man. Shut up.

Question of the day

By · Friday, January 20th, 2012 · 13 Comments »

Q: Could we possibly be any more disgusted with the Republican candidates for president? A: No. Okay, we’re done.

Newt Gingrich, natural woman?

By · Monday, January 16th, 2012 · 12 Comments »

Does anybody understand this piece? Newt Gingrich, natural woman: I know just what the fading candidate feels like. By S.E. Cupp, whoever the hell she is. Obviously, I get that it’s snark, and that she’s making fun of Gingrich using female stereotypes. Got it. But…why? I’m not asking from a feminist perspective, as it were; […]

A Mormon, a fascist, and another Mormon walk into a bar in New Hampshire…

By · Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 · 28 Comments »

…and the first Mormon wins. Which everybody knew he would. The fascist comes in second and the second Mormon comes in third. There is an Abbot and Costello routine in there somewhere. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Romney will be the nominee and he will lose the general election to Obama […]

Dog/human duet

By · Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 · 21 Comments »

More dog vocalization, this time with human participation: We’re all humans here, so we all know what the baby is doing. But what is the dog doing? I’ve watched this video several times, studying the dog’s body language, and I’m just not sure what she’s thinking. I’ve never lived with a Siberian Husky, so I […]

The wolf within

By · Monday, January 9th, 2012 · 14 Comments »

A Pomeranian puppy listening to wolf howls on the computer: This reminds me of Katie, my first Sheltie. When she was a puppy I would hold her in my lap while I sat at the computer so I could play things for her — YouTube videos, Jacquie Lawson cards from my Mom, etc. I played […]

Thank you, President Obama

By · Saturday, January 7th, 2012 · 28 Comments »

This is what happens when you restrict Plan B: CVS Refuses To Sell Texas Man Emergency Contraception For His Wife. I just want to remind everyone that the FDA was on the brink of ending this crap once and for all, when the Obama Administration unilaterally stepped in to keep the restrictions on Plan B. […]

Anybody wanna explain to me what the hell is going on with online feminism?

By · Thursday, January 5th, 2012 · 28 Comments »

So here’s the deal: I don’t read other feminist blogs unless they’re in my blogroll feed thingy and the article looks interesting. Which means I occasionally read something at Twisty’s or Echidne’s or Egalia’s — you get the drift. But I don’t keep up with the general feminist blogowhateverthefuck because, People’s Front of Judea. Anyway, […]