Much Drama About Obama: Far-Right Conservatives React to the Election

[TW for racism and hate speech.] I like to read the comments sections of conservative blogs to find out how people with very different viewpoints from my own are thinking and feeling. And after a day like last November 6, people are doing a lot of thinking and feeling.

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Mid-Week News: Quelle Horreur

Welcome back you lovely peaches, you kindly kids with faces I could kiss and cheeks I could ravish. It’s all about the news, and well, the news can be what the French refer to as quelle horreur. Read More Mid-Week News: Quelle Horreur

Women Finally Get Some Attention in the Presidential Debates (Plus, BINDERS!)

Looks like our complaining a few weeks ago finally got us somewhere! Not only did we get some love from Joe Biden at last week’s vice presidential debate, we got a whole new meme from this week’s standoff between former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. But like any nitpicking, want-it-all feminist, it’s still not enough. Read More Women Finally Get Some Attention in the Presidential Debates (Plus, BINDERS!)

News Appetizers: Mittens Is Shittens

Muffins, kittens, poodles, and mittens, oh, here we are again. Yes, here we are, taking to the brimming hob-gob of news, highlighting the events that are enough to send us screaming for the mountains, the hills, the ditches, and the whatever natural landmark you care for.  Always a trip, always a small mental price to pay. Let’s get this show on the road, like never before. Read More News Appetizers: Mittens Is Shittens

From Madonna to Mitt: The Art of Self-Reinvention

Politicians have always been infamous for tailoring their remarks to specific audiences (okay, call it “pandering.” I’m trying to be nice).  And it is certainly possible for them to claim their views “evolve” when it seems more politically acceptable (look at Bill Clinton on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, or Obama on gay marriage).

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Forgetting the Ladies at the First Presidential Debate of the Season

As usual, ladies and other vagina-owners got the short end of it in popular politics Wednesday night. Not that I was expecting all that much from our dudely candidates and their moderator, but something might have been nice! If anyone was watching with the hopes of seeing the President take Mittens down a notch on reproductive rights or civil rights for women, they were sorely disappointed. And being sorely disappointed, I am doing what others of my kind have done for years – I’m going to the Internet to complain! Read More Forgetting the Ladies at the First Presidential Debate of the Season

Science News: 10/2/12

Science news! It was a bit of a slow week, but Curiosity found evidence of ancient water on Mars, Google introduced new underwater panoramas of coral reefs, and you won’t believe what they’re doing with whisky in Scotland.  Read More Science News: 10/2/12