Open Thread

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 […]


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 »

At the top of President Romney’s to-do list: ticks

By · Saturday, September 29th, 2012 · 4 Comments »

Folks, I may have to vote for Romney after all. It turns out that he is the only presidential candidate taking on the scourge of ticks here in Virginia: As Tim Murphy at Mother Jones observes with admirable restraint: I won’t pretend that I know exactly what the Romney campaign is doing here, except to […]

Romney campaign continues to be toast

By · Monday, September 17th, 2012 · 8 Comments »

SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters! What he really thinks is that they’re all looters and moochers. Unlike Mitt, who earned everything the hard way, with no help from anyone, no privilege, no nothing, I tell you! This from the man whose father was chairman of American Motors […]

Cherry Red Wine

By · Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 · 7 Comments »

In 1995 I saw Luther Allison live in a small club. I’d never heard of him before, and was baffled. How was it that this man was not the biggest star in the goddamn world? He was mind-bogglingly good. I had never in my life heard playing and singing like that. I bought his cassette […]

I Believe

By · Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments »

I know: instead of listening to Ann Romney speechify about Mittens (is she going to mention that she’s counting on him to pull her through the heavenly veil to the afterlife so she can live with him on his planet and make lots of godchildren, since without her husband’s help a woman can’t have an […]

Laughing is better than crying

By · Friday, August 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments »

Via Digby.


By · Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 · 9 Comments »

Is anybody else feeling triggered by all the evil crap this week about rape and abortion? Because I am. Sometimes this stuff just really gets to me. I’m having a hard time settling down and getting my groove back.