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13 October 2009 @ 10:22 pm
I hate it when some member of the media asks Hillary if she'll ever run (for POTUS) again. She has to say no, even if she doesn't mean it -- and I HATE seeing her say no to it!

God damn you, media. God damn you.
06 September 2009 @ 01:15 am
No shit.


A great post at Algere's Corner discusses a Texas court's possible intervention in the TX Democratic party's "two step" vote allocation system.  You all remember that, right?  The one where you can win the popular vote but get less delegates anyway, because where's the fun in democratic representation?

Unfortunately, the suit does not deal with the widespread problems of questionable caucus outcomes - but, baby steps. 


24 April 2009 @ 04:38 pm
Today I was missing Canadian political satire (one of Canada's major exports if I recall my Social Studies classes). This Hour Has 22 Minutes and the Royal Canadian Air Farce were my favorites growing up. So I'm futzing around on YouTube, and I found this clip from back during the primaries. I about pissed myself laughing, so I thought you guys might like it...


I can't embed it, but you should DEFINITELY go watch it. It's fantastic.



Also funny.
23 April 2009 @ 11:50 am
Hearing Obots praise Hillary. I mean, I should be glad that she accepted this big important post and is rocking it and working for the country intelligently and with incredible integrity. I should be glad that these people are finally recognizing what she's worth.

Except I get the sneaking suspicion that they're only able to lay aside their ideas of her as shrill and abrasive and hawkish when they know she knows her place. Now that's she's been beaten down, now we can respect her fighting spirit, now that its not a threat.

I literally cannot read about her successes as SOS without crying. She could have been so much more. I fucking HATE humans.
15 December 2008 @ 09:41 pm
You guys, I could not make this up if I tried:

Electoral Sexism: With the country close to nominating its first major-party female presidential candidate and electing its first female vice president, sexism has — to paraphrase a certain VP candidate — reared its head. But,
asksWomen’s Rights blogger Jen Nedeau, was it sex that turned people against Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, or politics as usual?

It seems to have escaped the transition team's notice that sexism and victim-blaming are politics as usual.  Smell the change, y'all.  Take a big whiff.

13 December 2008 @ 11:05 pm
Anyone else find it wrong and appalling and weird that Maureen Dowd wrote the Tina Fey feature in Vanity Fair? It made me choke for a good five minutes. I was surprised by how credible the article ended up being.
25 November 2008 @ 11:49 am
"I certainly support the need for a more fair and ethical media, and recognize that stopping media consolidation and net neutrality are major tasks to accomplish. The last year and a half have really made it clear to me how much the media is both biased and totally without a sense of their professional obligations. As such, I'd love to remain a subscriber and supporter. However, considering that the major role of the press in the last year has been as ass-licking toadying Obama supporters to the detriment of the democratic process, and considering that your organization fails to recognize this even though it has been the subject of peer-reviewed communications research, I'll have to take my leave. If you are more concerned about the two or three myths spread by extremely right-wing outlier news sources than about the blatant misogyny and appalling reprehensible falsehoods reported on two major female candidates by every major newspaper and news network, then you are beyond partisan- you are self-absorbed to the point of total blindness and incoherence. Please do let me know if you eventually take your collective heads out of your respective asses though, as I still support your larger goal."

This supposedly non-partisan org did nothing but scream about anti-Obama bias for all of last year. How do you get an org's non-profit status yanked? Because these guys are NOT non-partisan. Hey, maybe that's the next step for us to take. Start fucking over all of the "non-partisan" Obama cheerleader orgs non-profit status!
22 November 2008 @ 06:25 am
P. reports, you decide.

HRC more popular than JESUS in Jacksonville.
  Also beating:  Bill Nye (as in, rhymes with The Science Guy), Chuck Norris, John Edwards, anarchy, Joe the Plumber, and GOD. 

There are all kinds of jokes that would be wrong to make.  Very, very wrong.


Edit:  Via this post.

15 November 2008 @ 03:38 pm
Today, on Lynette Long's blog, she posted a terrible story about violence against women. I am utterly aghast. And I am also totally certain that this is the upshot of allowing the widespread voicing of misogyny, of violent imagery being used against women, and of sexism and bullying being used to bludgeon one's way into the White House. THIS is what Obama has wrought. I hope someone is keeping an eye on the domestic violence, rape, and assaults against women stats. I'd bet anything they're on their way up.


by Lynette Long

Last night I met three friends for dinner at a popular local restaurant. When I arrived my friends were already there. One was sitting at the corner of a packed bar while the other two were standing behind her. Beside them three guys would not release two seats they were saving "for friends" for at lease 30 minutes. When I arrived, one of my friends eager to find me a seat, tried to take one of the seats held by the guys, saying she would be happy to return the seat once his friends arrive. He pulled the seat back and yelled, "You are just a bunch of C****." What??? Haven't we seen that word emerge during the very recent Presidential Campaign? I was flabbergasted. I have never in my life heard a woman called the C word. Ouch.

The women asked the bartender to take charge and ask the guys to give up one of the seats he as saving. The bartender would not intervene. His response was a cold, "His friend is parking the car."

The second of the four of us was infuriated and went and had a long talk with the manager. I could not hear what she said, but the manager sheepishly asked one of the guys for a stool. No, again. Frustrated the women who had spoken to the manager, poured a glass of water on the head of the most aggressive of the guys. He turned around, grabbed her my the hair with his left had, pulled her down, and dragged her across the restaurant floor while punching her in the face with his right hand. Three patrons pulled him off.

As I watched, it all seemed so surreal. I had enough of my wits about me call the police as soon as the fight started. As we waited for the police to arrive, the three guys took off angry and triumphant. I followed them for a couple of blocks hoping they would slip in to one of the many restaurants around the corner, which they did not.

When the police came we stepped outside to explain what happened. When the woman who was assaulted told the police they called us a C****, he said, "That's a part of a horse." When she showed him her broken glasses and bruised face, he said, "You started the fight." Something is not right here, a woman's been pummeled in the face and you tell me it's her fault. Disgusted, we left, found another restaurant and had dinner.

This morning I called a lawyer who is an expert in these matters. After reviewing the facts her response was calling a woman a C**** is not a hate crime, throwing water on someone is considered an assault, and you're lucky the guys left or your friend who was pummeled would have been arrested.

What's my take the morning after? I have never witnessed such hostility from relatively sober men in an upscale restaurant. I understand my friend's frustration at not being able to get the manager, the bartender, or anyone to defend her after we were called C****. We are a group of women, too old to trade on our sexuality, and too young to garner the deference given a senior citizen. We also didn't understand our place. We had the audacity to repeatedly ask for a chair hogged by men. Did my friend cross the line by pouring a drink on someone's head? Of course. Did she deserve to be dragged by the hair and pummeled in the face? Of course not. The intensity of his response was unconscionable.

I think we cannot dismiss the election's place in all this. The world watched as Hillary Clinton and Sara Palin were eviscerated by the main stream media. Calling women C**** was tolerated. Demeaning and disrespecting women was deemed OK. A young potent male was victorious over an older women. It was a symbolic victory on many deep psychological levels. I am afraid last night was just the beginning and that there will be more crimes against women. Times have changed and not for the better. I can smell it in the air."