Selling Your Soul for a Fantasy

"I'm voting for Trump because he's pro-life."Hang on a moment. Trump has made vowing to build a wall across the U.S./Mexican border the signature mark of his campaign. He has pledged to deport eleven million undocumented immigrants. These are people who came here to build better lives, to give their children a better life than they had. And yet, at Trump rallies you hear thousands of people chanting "BUILD THE WALL! BUILD THE WALL!" How is stirring up anti-immigrant sentiment and promising … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Wedding Tears and Hallmark Cards

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 214-219Today we're back to Donna and her slimebag fiancee, Stephen. Donna Corliss was happy to hear from Stephen on a Friday night at six---Spokane time. It meant she wasn't the only one at home on a weekend party night.After a few minutes of pleasantries, Stockton got to his point."Donna, have you had the wedding invitations printed yet?""No. They've been designed, but the order is being placed next week. Your mom has … [Read more...]


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Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend? Trump Edition

I grew up a homeschooled girl in the evangelical Christian Right. Politically conservative, I attended anti gay marriage rallies as a teen and logged long hours campaigning for pro-life candidates. As an evangelical homeschool girl, I quickly heard rhetoric that positioned me---a homeschooled child---as the key to retaking the country for Christ. Our parents had taken us out of Egypt (the public schools) and were raising us in the wilderness (homeschooling), we were told, so that we could grow … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 92: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Academic Achievement, Purity Culture, and Regret

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier. Why The Academic Achievement Gap Is A Racist Idea, on African American Intellectual History Society---"What if we measured literacy by how knowledgeable individuals are about their ownenvironment: how much individuals knew all those complex equations and verbal and nonverbal voca … [Read more...]


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Mixed-Race, How Does It Work? Mark Kirk Edition

When I saw the headline---Senator Mark Kirk Mocks Disabled Veteran Tammy Duckworth for Mixed-Race Heritage---I was immediately drawn in. What did he do?! What did he say?! Just for reference, you don't mess with Tammy Duckworth. You just don't. She's a double amputee with two decades of military service who defeated an incumbent Republican Congressman in 2012 and currently has her sights set on Mark Kirk's senate seat. She's pretty much as badass as badass gets. She's also mixed-race. Her father … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Worst Lawyer Ever

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 413-416To start out, we have a very short section covering a phone conversation between Peter and David Humphrey of Heart of America. Peter breaks the news that they lost the case in the Ninth Circuit and that they're appealing to the Supreme Court. David is glad Peter lost the case---though he doesn't let him know that---because it means more money for Heart of America. After all, they can send out a new mailing, and what with the … [Read more...]


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