October, 2012

I’m alive. Are you alive?

By · Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 · 14 Comments »

So far we haven’t lost power here in Virginia, thank bog. But DC is shut down, New York has been eaten by the ocean, New England is eroding, and there are blizzards to the west. Are you okay?

The death of blogging

By · Friday, October 26th, 2012 · 8 Comments »

A couple of days ago the Daily Beast posted this epitaph: Netroots Bloggers Mark 10th Birthday in Decline and Struggling for Survival. Very interesting article. I hadn’t realized that the Obama team was so…hostile, I guess, to their own supporters in the netroots. Also, is it possible for Markos Moulitsas to open his mouth without […]

Nate Silver baffled by importance women place on their basic human rights

By · Monday, October 22nd, 2012 · 16 Comments »

No wonder they hired him at the Times. Does Nate Silver know any women? Has he ever met a woman? In his article on the gender gap in the polls, he discusses the overwhelming trend of women preferring Democrats—which, flipped around, is really a case of women rejecting Republicans. The trend is entirely understandable, seeing […]

This guy

By · Friday, October 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment »

At Fla. fundraiser, Paul Ryan mocks ‘war on women’: FORT MYERS, Fla. — GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Thursday night poked fun at the Democratic argument that the GOP is waging a “war on women.” “Now it’s a war on women; tomorrow it’s going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like […]

Yet another debate

By · Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 · 5 Comments »

I tuned in for a bit but couldn’t stand listening to Romney. The real Reagan was insufferable enough, but this shitty robot imitation of Reagan is just maddening. UPDATE: Actually, I tuned back in and watched. And followed it on Twitter. And later checked the highlights for what I’d missed (though I still haven’t seen […]

I don’t give a shit how these men feel about abortion

By · Friday, October 12th, 2012 · 9 Comments »

Martha Raddatz to Joe Biden and Paul Ryan: “We have two Catholic candidates, first time, on a stage such as this. And I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion. And, please, this is such an emotional issue for so […]

American Taliban denounces Pakistani Taliban

By · Thursday, October 11th, 2012 · 7 Comments »

This is what we call irony: Gary Bauer Attacks Sandra Fluke over Shooting of Pakistani Education Activist. Bauer is, of course, one of the most notorious misogynists on the Christianist ultra-right. The Heritage Foundation has also joined the fun, using the horrible attack on Malala Yousafzai as an opportunity to argue that America is the […]

Violent hatred of women: the default position of the drunken frat boy lizard brain

By · Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 · 12 Comments »

From the Ms. blog comes this nauseating story of a nauseating T-shirt designed and sold by nauseating frat boys: When College Humor Just Isn’t Funny. The T-shirt features a nearly naked woman being roasted on a spit, accompanied by the cheery slogan, “Roasting Fat Ones Since 1847.” This is the part of the article that […]

Debate

By · Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 · 26 Comments »

Did you watch? I kind of followed it on Twitter. Apparently there are no women in America and the 47% thing never happened.

The guy who picks up Mitt Romney’s trash

By · Monday, October 1st, 2012 · 14 Comments »