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What part of rape isn’t rape?

By Amanda Marcotte
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 19:48 EDT

From a Press Association headline:

Yeah. Raped-not-raped-11-year-old victim. What the fuck?

Is it me, or are these sort of misogynist outrages becoming more routine?

(Hat tip.)

We tied the knot four years ago today

By pams

July 1, 2004 Eleven o’clock in the morning at the Apricot Cat and Black Dog Bed & Breakfast in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Who knew that we would see the day when our marriage would be recognized in the United States? Our marriage is recognized in a few states (and as a civil union or domestic partnership in others), but we’re second class citizens here in NC. Here at home we still have no hate…


Congratulations Are In Order

By Jesse Taylor

Quick mid-day note: the PandaMom is now PandaMom, M.B.A. Congratulations, Mom!…


NC Congressman: military vets ‘religiously disenfranchised’ in chapel

By pams

Here we go with the “Christian nation” and religious persecution complex again. (OneNewsNow): North Carolina Congressman Robin Hayes says some officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs are engaging in anti-Christian discrimination. Last year officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs ordered the VA Hospital in Fayetteville to remove all…


Teenage succubi taking birth control because they want to get pregnant

By Amanda Marcotte

One of the worst problems in American politics is that once a wingnut myth takes off, it never dies, no matter how much evidence you can marshal against it. There are people who will go to their graves believing that there was a good reason to think that Saddam Hussein…


Kristol needs to lay off the crack pipe; more Jindal hilarity

By pams

Via Think Progress, this is the kind of bullsh*t being fed to the sheeple watching Fox News. Neo-con Bill Kristol shares a peek inside his crystal ball to clue viewers in on not only who McSame is going to pick for VP, but that this person’s selection will somehow miraculously…


Findlay Fights Back

By Jesse Taylor

The Findlay Courier interviews the subjects of yesterday’s Washington Post article, and finds a lot of shock and surprise, and a lack of memory of what was in the story. It almost makes you feel sorry for the folks, until you read the paper’s editorial, which may as well be…


You Take The Good, You Take The Bad

By Jesse Taylor

David Brooks is full of revelation today: As in other recent campaigns, lawyers account for the biggest chunk of Democratic donations. They have donated about $18 million to Obama, compared with about $5 million to John McCain, according to data released on June 2 and available at OpenSecrets.org. People who…


Doomed To Make The Same Not Mistake

By Jesse Taylor

Wesley Clark keeps not insulting John McCain’s military service. With this lack of assault on McCain’s service to our country, one wonders what Clark won’t do next. What’s not going through that mind of his? What could he be not plotting, not scheming? I dread what isn’t coming next, my…


Like A Thief In The Night

By Jesse Taylor

Did you know that Barack Obama is leading a crypto-messianic, quasi-fascist movement? Moreover, this kind of reaction — an emotion-driven response utterly devoid of coherent ideational content, a response that leads far too many people to be enthusiastically willing to believe virtually anything that Obama might proclaim and to follow…