Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I got into a heated discussion with a co-worker about this SNL skit yesterday. I saw the episode in question, and didn't even really remember the "joke" (although it is arguably more directed at the NYT itself), because the sketch was so terrible, which is true of just about everything on SNL these days except the openings.
Anyhow, my co-worker (a 50-something mother with an uber-conservative husband) looked like she was ready to blow when I went into my standard freedom of speech routine. I really couldn't understand the sensitivity, especially since these kinds of perceived attacks have nothing to do with the Obama campaign. Also, if the shoe was on the other foot, and Obama had a pregnant daughter, you can be sure the standards would be different (a co-worker even brought up the oft-cited reaction to Jamie Lynn-Spears' pregnancy as proof of this double standard- more evidence that we have gone way down the rabbit hole this campaign season).
Then I remembered something else this morning, about McCain's joke from 1998 about Chelsea Clinton:
"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno."
I wonder if the level of outrage among conservatives was the same, especially since this joke was made by, oh, THE CURRENT REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT. Somehow I doubt it.
Teh chickens have come home to roost.
Oh, and let's not forget this.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
But more importantly, "bipartisanship" is already rampant in Washington,
not rare. And, in almost every significant case, what "bipartisanship" means in
Washington is that enough Democrats join with all of the Republicans to
endorse and enact into law Republican policies, with which most Democratic
voters disagree. That's how so-called "bipartisanship" manifests in almost
On virtually every major controversial issue --
particularly, though not only, ones involving national security and
terrorism -- the Republicans (including their vaunted mythical moderates and
mavericks) vote in almost complete lockstep in favor of the President, the
Democratic caucus splits, and the Republicans then get their way on every
issue thanks to "bipartisan" support. That's what "bipartisanship" in
And as always, follow the money. Fuckers.
PS: I guess the "block quote" feature doesn't like copying and pasting, but so what? I kind of like how this was turned into some ghastly free verse on the demise of the Constitution.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Oh, and nice job linking straight to McCain's website for the Michael Goldfarb statement. Would you like to know more about Goldfarb? See, I know how to link too.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
"Back in the day – you know, when presidential candidates were respectably white – news organizations called potential First Ladies “wives.” But now that black folks are running, we can get all funky fresh with the lingo, yo. So it’s basically fine for Fox News to use “Baby Mama” for Michelle Obama, slang that implies a married 44-year-old Princeton-educated lawyer is, to use an Urban Dictionary definition of the term, “some chick you knocked up on accident during a fling who you can’t stand but you have to tolerate cuz she got your baby now.” Because the Obamas are black! And the blacks, they’re all relaxed about that shit, yo. Word up. And anyway, as the caption clearly indicates, it’s not Fox News that’s calling Michelle Obama “Baby Mama,” it’s outraged liberals. Fox News is just telling you what those outraged liberals are saying. They didn’t want to use the term “Baby Mama.” But clearly they had no choice."
"Past error is no excuse for its own perpetuation. Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom.....Now, as ever, we do ourselves best justice when we measure ourselves against ancient tests, as in the Antigone of Sophocles: 'All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only sin is pride.'" - Robert F Kennedy.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Also, it's an election year, so if anyone I know reads this and wants links and info on how much Obama is going to kick McCain's ass, here for example.