A mostly left, feminist perspective of current events.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


What the fuck has Obama done so far?
Trust me. It's not what you think.

Record Wins For LGBT Candidates
A historic 106 openly gay candidates have been elected to office this year.

My son is gay
A blogging Mom's decision & consequences of letting her 5 year old cross dress for Halloween.

Portia de Rossi, Ally McBeal, And A Generation Of Eating Disorders
I enjoyed listening to Portia speaking on Ellen. I didn't have any desire to see her on Oprah. I figured when it's your spouse doing the interview, you're likely to be more open. http://ellen.warnerbros.com/2010/11/portia_de_rossi_answers_audience_questions_1104.php

George Takei’s hilarious response to anti-gay Arkansas school board member. http://blog.equalitopia.com/post/1464274380/george-takei-hilarious-response-arkansas-clint-mccance
"George Takei, known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek, has responded to the recent news about Arkansas school board member Clint McCance."
I think it's awesome how active Mr. Takei is on behalf of the LGBT community, however, I also think when a celebrity makes a public statement against a non-famous person, even a bigot, that's a kind of bullying. See Neil Gaiman's blog on a similar issue here: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2010/10/big-blog-on-train.html (scroll down to the bit about Debbie Reese)

A mathematical analysis of what happened the last time the House went Republican
Porter cautions that these models are not predictive. Just because there seems to have been more back-scratching between committees during a previous Republican House doesn't mean that will happen if the House goes Republican on Election Day today. "I try to be cautious about interpreting it," he said. "I prefer when possible to let the output speak for itself."
NY Times 100, 75, 50 Years Ago
1910 Defiance of Foreign Powers
1935 Priest Reports Secret Pact
1960 43rd Revolution Anniversary

Farm Work: Americans Steer Clear Of Apple Harvest

"Bob Brody, who has an apple orchard next door to Gebbers, says he thinks the visa system is too expensive, and the other alternative — hiring Americans — is a fantasy. 'They won't do it,' he says. 'Talk to any grower.'"

I'm thinking of following up that last article with a full post. Immigrant prejudice is something about which I feel very strongly.

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