Takedown: Thank you, Ann Romney

There has been a lot going around the internet these past few weeks regarding the conventions. I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to most of it, because I think that the conventions are little more than unpaid advertisements for either side and while the speeches can be inspiring, there isn’t much new. This picture, though, came out of the Republican Convention, and I just – I can’t. Read More Takedown: Thank you, Ann Romney

Takedown: Deport Them All!

Full disclosure: I’m married to an immigrant. One who “did it right.” I guess that according to this week’s crapdate, he is marginalized by those who are here without documents, and I should probably be really angry. Why are they ruining it for us?

(But I’m not. Weird, right?) Read More Takedown: Deport Them All!

Takedown: Sue Your Doctor!

I get really upset when people don’t vaccinate their children. I get upset because there are people who can’t get vaccinated, and they are at a higher risk for horrible diseases because people make choices based on rumors and fearmongering. I get upset because my own child is at a higher risk of getting these diseases, even though she is fully vaccinated, because there are more viruses running through society. I get upset because it wasn’t terribly long ago that people were dying of polio and smallpox, and I’m afraid that our control over these things is tenuous. Read More Takedown: Sue Your Doctor!

Takedown: Like this!

Oh, the Nice Guyâ„¢. You know the type. “Why do women always go for the jerks, why don’t they go for Nice Guys like meeeee?” The Nice Guy syndrome is problematic in and of itself (like people should be rewarded for their kindness with sex), but this crapdate takes it to the next level. Read More Takedown: Like this!

Takedown: How to suck at your religion

You know when something bothers you just a little bit, and you ignore it, and then it bothers you just a little bit more, and you ignore it, and then it bothers you just a little bit more, and you ignore it, and then BAM you can’t ignore it anymore? That’s what this week’s Takedown is about. Specifically, smug atheists. Read More Takedown: How to suck at your religion

Takedown: Bingo Was Its Name-O

Everybody loves a good game of bingo, right? Just because somebody is racist and classist (among other things) doesn’t mean they can’t play along. At least, that’s what this crapdate poster wants you to believe. Read More Takedown: Bingo Was Its Name-O

Takedown: It is Called Weather!

I’m not sure how the conservatives got to be the party of “don’t spend your children’s money! No more social programs!” but at the same time “use up your children’s resources! Ignore any consequences of being wasteful!” Except there is a common thread – That Which Is In The Best Interest of Businesses. Right? Read More Takedown: It is Called Weather!