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Politics

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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News

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.

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Feminism

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, […]

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News

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 […]

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Politics

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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Feminism

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 […]

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Science

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. 

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Politics

I Am the (insert percentage here)!

As I’m sure is the case with many other voters countrywide, within the week or so I have developed another reason to vomit over the idea of a Romney presidency.

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Op Ed

Mittens and the Myth of Madame Deficit

So a few weeks ago, during the Democratic National Convention (which I didn’t watch because I was being a good little author and working on one of my novels –I’m not telling much, only it’s a Victorian historical thriller that takes place in London), I ran across this little gem of a picture.

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Op Ed

Editorial Masterbitch Theater: Tell Us How You Really Feel, Romney

Yesterday, Mother Jones brought attention to several surreptitiously-obtained videos from a Romney fund-raising event. In the videos, Governor Romney reveals that he doesn’t care about the people who will vote for President Obama, because Obama voters are a bunch of layabout whinypants parasites. (Paraphrased.) 

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Science

Science News: 9/11/12

It’s science news time again, y’all! We’ve got a couple of the coolest self-portraits ever, alcoholic tree shrews (see if you can spot my truly terrible Shakespeare joke!), and intelligent sharks. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to PMag!

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News

News Appetizers: The Good, The Bad, And The Fugly

Poodles – greetings and welcome back! We convene again for another roundabout recap of all the news that proves that this dear country is headed to hell in an embroidered handbasket full of violets and posies.

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Feminism

Just How Anti-Choice is Paul Ryan?

Answer: Pretty damn anti-choice! Mitt Romney introduced his fresh-faced young VP hopeful last Saturday morning, while some of us still lay asleep in our beds, thinking the world wasn’t so bad after all.

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Feminism

Where are the Women in This Presidential Election?

Where, oh where, have the womenfolk gone? I may have been spoiled last presidential election, but the 2012 campaign season has been so dudely I can hardly stand it.

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News

News Appetizers: Mittens Makes The World Go Blah

Quelle horreur, you sweet peaches, you have returned. Dirty minds! You come back for torture-like conditions, submitting your mind to one of the deadliest of punishments: reality?