Whore is as Whore Does; NOW is over

A week ago, Ed Morrissey looked at NOW's endorsement of California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown--whose campaign assistant had just been caught referring to his (female) rival as "a whore"--and asked "Seriously, what does it take for a Democrat to lose the endorsement of the National Organization from Women?"The answer, of course, is "turn pro-life."Anything short of that, and it really doesn't matter what misogynist, insulting or dehumanizing thing a Democrat does, NOW will … [Read more...]

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Brilliant Artists are Privileged

Now, this is a curious thing. The Rhetoritician makes the valid point that Hollywood wishes to excuse men like Roman Polanski from their wrongdoing, but will work to destroy men like Mark Foley for theirs.Recalling Orwell's Animal Farm The Rhetoritician entitles his piece Some are more Equal than Others.Looking at pictures from U2's big concert in DC last night, I am seeing a pattern emerge.I am a fan -a big fan- of U2's music. I still think Achtung Baby and Zooropa are two of the best … [Read more...]

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Lib Blog: Afghan support was a political tactic

It's refreshing to hear the truth, even if the truth is a shameful one that played with the lives of our service people while politicians and pundits postured.An astonishingly honest assessment — one that I fear is accurate — from the lefty blog Hullabaloo:Escalation is a bad idea. The Democrats backed themselves into defending the idea of Afghanistan being The Good War because they felt they needed to prove their macho bonafides they called for withdrawal from Iraq. Nobody asked too many que … [Read more...]

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9/11, Eight Years On

A longtime friend and blogger related feeling reluctant to write about 9/11 on this anniversary. "Everything just feels so tense and uncertain," this person wrote, "I'm having a hard time focusing on the anniversary, and hasn't everything that could be said about 9/11 been said?"I confessed to a similar feeling. On one hand, one wants to write, "never forget, and never again," on the other hand, one is almost tired of feeling the pain and the anger. It's almost like remembering my … [Read more...]

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Obama, Psychic duality & Race

Where charity and love are, there God is. The love of Christ has gathered us into one flock. Let us exult, and in Him be joyful. Let us fear and let us love the living God. And from a sincere heart let us love each other (and Him).As a young woman working in New York City, I watched a lovely, brilliant middle-aged black woman struggle to maintain her dignity and forbearance when she was told, by a youngish white woman who seemed to love her, that she -- the white woman -- could not … [Read more...]

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Jeremiah Wright, Steinem & Primacy of Victimhood

Okay, got lots of emails from folks decrying the "racism of Barack Obama's pastor," Jeremiah Wright, in this video.I watched the video twice, and I don't know if I'm seeing racism. I think I'm seeing anger, some of it reality-based and quite justified, some of it politically expedient for emotional manipulation, and some of it just strange."Jesus was a poor black man who lived in a country and in a culture that was controlled by rich white people [Romans rich and Italian, therefore … [Read more...]

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Pat Conroy proves my father right

When I was a little girl, the nightly news was full of young men dying in Vietnam and other young men (usually bearded, long haired "counter-culturalists" wearing the latest trendy "counter-cultural" clothes and listening to the permitted "counter-cultural" music) who were burning their draft cards and chanting "hell no, we won't go," into the cameras for the 6 O' Clock News.I asked my birth-father, a WWII draftee who had served in Okinawa, what the long-haired students were all about, and … [Read more...]

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Labias Up! Vagina-gazing season is open!

Or something. (H/T Tongue-tied.) No, REALLY. :-)Calling all women of color.“The Vagina Monologues” wants you.That’s the message students have heard in the past weeks, as the annual show has opted to bring women of color center stage, while planning to leave many white women behind the curtains. ... But many other students who participated in previous shows said women of color have stayed away from the play because they believe the script portrays minorities negatively. ... “We ca … [Read more...]

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DNC uses Bush’s PHYSICAL for fodder?

Really...this is pathetic. When you have to use the report on the president's annual physical to give a shrill yell, throw hate darts and play politics, then you might as well just give it up, get back into the sandbox and stop even pretending that you are grown-ups.ATTENTION DEMOCRATS: If you want to be taken seriously - at all - in the next two elections, then you must learn appropriate responses. In this case, the appropriate response to good news about the president's health is … [Read more...]

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The Meme is Decided: “Fake” news

Several days after the Air America/Boys and Girls Club Monies story broke, the left side of the blogosphere has finally constructed its meme and decided that the best way to combat the blogswarm is repeat the word FAKE. The story is FAKE, the source is FAKE, the right-wingnuts are a bunch of FAKERS, and it's FAKE and everyone is FAKING..Obviously, Al Franken, author of Lying Liars and the Lies Tell had something to do with the creation of this meme...Except, as Brian Maloney points out - … [Read more...]

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