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The big 4-5

By pams
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 2:23 EDT
 

  
I turned 45 today. I’m long in the tooth for this blogging stuff, eh? All those young whippersnapper bloggers out there…hey, at least I use a computer and know what “the Google” is, unlike a certain someone running for president.

Anyway — aren’t those pictures embarrassing? What was my mom thinking with those outfits? And the hair, well, I’ve blogged about dealing with kinky hair, politics and all, for ages. As it was the late 60s/early 70s, I had to suffer the hell of unnatural fibers, clothed in the lovely ever-so-durable polyester. I’m sure you all have horror stories of equal proportions when it comes to clothes and school photos.

Fine, I’ll write about the Jezebel video

By Amanda Marcotte

Because I’ve been doing D.C. stuff all day and thus have only had time to follow this blow-up. I’ll admit; when I first read the quotes Lizz put up at HuffPo, I was appalled at Moe and Tracie. But then I actually got some decent wi-fi speed and watched the videos and felt, okay, they were trying to be outrageous and funny. And considering the fact that alcohol was flowing freely, it’s hard for me…

 

Things That Will Win Over Regular White People

By Jesse Taylor
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 21:07 EDT

John McCain has two turtles named Cuff and Link. I take it this means that nobody will mind my two rabbits, Port and Folio. UPDATE: Banking on the continued relevance of hippies is never, ever a mistake.…

 

More Jonah. I’m Sorry

By Jesse Taylor

There’s a reason that people believe the Republican Party explictly embraced a politics of racial resentment designed to engineer a wholesale shift in the white Southern electorate, and it’s not because we hate Southerners. It’s because the GOP did it. And admitted it. And apologized for it. Not that they…

 

My country, right or wrong, but not yours

By auguste

Having exhausted every other form of criticism, conservatives (and “armed liberals”) have decided to resort to an entirely new and unprecedented tactic: that of attacking the patriotism of people who disagree with them. To be fair, Yglesias brought it up first: Specifically, I would say that liberals do a better…

 

Your Day At The Free Republic

By Jesse Taylor

A new study has found that having gays and lesbians in the military doesn’t disrupt unit cohesion. Freeper of the Day mesoman7: “Right, ‘cause it’s impossible there are heterosexual soldiers out there with HIV infection…” Pretty close. All military members are periodically tested for HIV. If they test positive…goodbye. Good…

 

Not To Relive The Primary Again, But…

By Jesse Taylor

Things like this are part of the reason that many of us didn’t vote for Clinton – she assembled a political team with the worst instincts this side of Bob Shrum. Howard Wolfson, who was a top strategist for the presidential campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, is going where…

 

Jonah Goldberg Is A Serial Rapist

By Jesse Taylor

Jonah Goldberg calls Barack Obama a 21st century slavemaster. Actually, to be fair, he uses a clever allegory that requires much hyperventilating on my part to reach my totally unreasonable point: There’s a weird irony at work when Sen. Barack Obama, the black presidential candidate who will allegedly scrub the…

 

Marky Welby, Medical Rocktor

By Jesse Taylor

One of the joys of being an underinsured/sometimes uninsured, but healthy, 25-year-old: every time new insurance asks me for a family doctor or a shot record, I don’t have A and I have no idea how to get B. I’m the asshole who shows up and continually has to ask…

 

Fundies probably don’t do it better

By Amanda Marcotte

One of the most interesting parts of this review by Louis Bayard of Dagmar Herzog’s book Sex in Crisis is an examination of how fundamentalists have resorted to using promises of the best sex you could ever imagine if you just wait until you’re married to do it. Bayard suggests…

 
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