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A week at the LA Times

By Amanda Marcotte
Monday, June 2, 2008 23:05 EDT
 

In a pure coincidence that is nonetheless pretty damn funny, the same day I put up a satirical bleg asking for the NY Times or some similar magazine to profile me, I got a request from the LA Times to do their week-long Dust Up column. It’s one of those back-and-forth things, and the topic is feminism and politics. I was concerned they’d put me up against someone anti-feminist and I’d be spending all my time knitting my brows in irritation, but luckily, the other writer is Katha Pollitt. You can read the first day here.

Ambiguities in red corvettes

By Amanda Marcotte

Image irrelevant to post, but too cute to ignore. Hat tip. I steamrolled through the latest issue of Bitch. Lots of good stuff in there, and highly recommended. As usual, I’m only driven to blog when I’ve got a complaint, but I want it to be clear that this is, in the grand scheme of things, a minor issue in a sea of Teh Shitness. And I was really eager when I saw an article…

 

Secrets

By Jesse Taylor

CNN says superdelegates are having a secret meeting on Capitol Hill. We can probably guess what’s going on given other news, but the “secret” isn’t being that well kept.…

 

So, is it over?

By pams

Clinton Summons Top Donors, Supporters For Tuesday Speech. Hillary Clinton has summoned top donors and backers to attend her speech tomorrow night in an unusual move that is being widely interpreted to mean she plans to suspend her campaign and endorse Barack Obama. Obama and Clinton spoke Sunday night and…

 

Simple Question

By Jesse Taylor

What the fuck is wrong with Larry Johnson?…

 

2008 Blogging for LGBT Families day

By pams

 

Without additional comment

By auguste

I will vote for McCain if I have to in order to keep a dangerously unqualified man out of the White House. TalkLeft commenter. Update: From comments below: Thanks for pointing out that comment. I deleted it. It was inappropriate. TalkLeft will support the Democratic nominee, whoever it turns out…

 

You Got Served

By Jesse Taylor

Powerline: I think there are two principal reasons for Obama’s omission of military service from the commencement address. First, in the guise of praising public service, Obama sings a song of himself. His work as a “community organizer” in Chicago is more praiseworthy, in Obama’s eyes, than work for profit-making…

 

I Used To Be Able To Buy A Whole Turkey For A Plugged Nickel

By Jesse Taylor

Military service is on Bill Kristol’s mind today. It is, as you’d expect, wonderfully asinine. There’s another part of the op-ed that leapt out at me, though – we already know Barack Obama hates the military, being a terrorist and a Democrat and all. But Bill Kristol engages in my…

 

Ralph Reed: McCain should keep his fundie meetings on the DL

By pams

As I’ve mentioned before, politicians who court endorsements from religious leaders do so at their own peril, because you never know kind of batsh*t politically incorrect statements or sermons will come back to haunt the politician trying to rope in more people of faith at the polls. Look at Obama…

 
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