I'll be going to TwitchCon for the first time tomorrow and I'm on a panel Sunday. If you're around or can watch, I'll be moderating "Being Political On Twitch" 3:30 … Continue reading Off I go to @TwitchCon!
In a few hours I'll be headed back to Cali, Cali... I'm only on one panel, ONE! for Big Bad Con, the rest of my time will be spent rolling … Continue reading Off to Big Bad Con, then TwitchCon next week!
So yesterday I couldn't sleep and twitterpated all over about the Safetypin box and the reactions to it. Notably that some dude bro who didn't know anything about the creators … Continue reading On the value of black women’s work
We Got Your Back Project is still alive and still seeking submissions! I had a chance to talk the project up at Gay Is the New Black? Event hosted by … Continue reading WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories
Keep in mind this author is not making wide brush strokes over all Americans, nor are they assuming we're all idiots, racists, and never have gone further than our own … Continue reading A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt
After reading some of the articles outlining the actions, words and implied threat in the words bandied about since Barack Hussein Obama was elected as the 44th President of the … Continue reading Violence…and loathing
The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right Monday 10 January 2011 by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed The … Continue reading Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right
I wanted Second Skin* with friends tonight and I wrote up a Netflix review, under the cut. What are your thoughts? My thoughts on Second Skin So I watched this … Continue reading Second Skin – review of a gaming documentary
This will be brief and entirely ineloquent because I am sick and cannot brain well. In short, disinviting E Moon as GOH is NOT FUCKING SILENCING HER! Reposting her own … Continue reading A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH
So there's plenty more going around the web on the lack of response from Wiscon's concom, especially after the governing body SF3 has suggested that E Moon's (link goes to … Continue reading More on Moonfail… and how Wiscon has disappointed me
So, it's not news about the whole emoon Islamaphobia post that is now shut down by the author. It isn't news that many fantastic people have written their piece about … Continue reading Wiscon 2011 and how the emoon situation is making me rethink attending
I've been watching the utter lunacy unfold around the health care reform bill, debates in DC and both those who support and oppose the changes. I've seen the teabaggers accost … Continue reading My two cents on the utter idiocy being displayed around health care reform
I read the Huffington Post. Most of the time its on point, humorous and gives me a chuckle. That was not the case when this article: Two Black Role Models … Continue reading Which of these two things are alike?
I'm so proud right now. So damn proud of our country, it's people and of our new President. Yes, it was so good to hear "Do you, Barack HUSSEIN Obama … Continue reading We did it, we did, we did. Thoughts on watching history unfold…
Thorswitch has an excellent post on Dr. King's vision for a black president that aired on the BBC. From the Orlando Sentinel: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted the United … Continue reading MLK on the possibility of a black president
I usually give a nod to Dr. King for all of his achievements and place in history... but this year is special to me. Special for the fact that tomorrow … Continue reading I have a dream… and this year it’s coming true
Via LJ User slit I find it curious that African-American women are all lazy unwed welfare-cheating baby-making machines and African-American men are all violent drug-abusing absentee fathers RIGHT UNTIL they … Continue reading An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8
From John Scalzi... Horrible things that will happen if you don't vote http://whatever.scalzi.com/2008/10/31/election-list-x-some-of-the-horrible-things-that-will-happen-to-you-if-you-dont-vote/ http://scalzi.wordpress.com/?p=5057 This is all true. Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To … Continue reading Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote
I'm a life long democrat, that shouldn't surprise anyone here. My bit on the lack of support for McCain is so people can understand this isn't a knee jerk, OMG … Continue reading On why I’ve never been able to support McCain/Palin & chose Obama/Biden
Day in the Life of Joe Sixpack Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because … Continue reading A day in the life of Joe Six-Pack
Palin allies report rising campaign tension Ben Smith Ben Smith Sat Oct 25, 8:27 am ET Even as John McCain and Sarah Palin scramble to close the gap in the final days of the … Continue reading Palin going rogue? That’s rich… the Maverick picked her, let him suffer his foolishness
Inland GOP mailing depicts Obama's face on food stamp 08:54 PM PDT on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 By MICHELLE DeARMOND The Press-Enterprise The latest newsletter by an Inland Republican women's … Continue reading Anyone who thinks racism is dead needs to wake up.
Palin attempts to link Senator Obama to homegrown terrorism. Except as usual, she's way off the mark. Palin claims Obama is palling around with a known terrorist during a campaign … Continue reading Is she just that clueless? Wait, I just answered my own question
Has this been on a news blackout? How is it that no-one has heard of this until now?? On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands … Continue reading Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio
I won't mince words here. I do Believe in Change, I do believe in the message that Senator Barack Obama is bringing to the nation. I do believe that he … Continue reading My thougts on the election… Senator Obama, history
An Open Letter to Certain White Women Who Are Threatening to Withhold Support from Obama in November Your Whiteness is Showing By TIM WISE This is an open letter to … Continue reading Your Whiteness is Showing
Excellent commentary on Faux news: Lyrics are not safe for work! For context: The story from the Huffington Post on how he tried to deliver a petition to Fox with … Continue reading Sly Fox by Nas… best commentary on Faux news I’ve seen in a while
I don't even have any words for this... this bullshit. Note to the The New Yorker... You're DOING IT REALLY FUCKING WRONG HERE! To see what I'm so livid about, … Continue reading Hey New Yorker, it’s called Doing it WRONG
They called Mrs. Obama a "Baby mamma" WTF! I say again, WTFF! I want to beat Michelle Malking with a stick to make her see some fucking common sense. I … Continue reading Faux news has sunk to a new low…
If I hear or see one more uneducated, foolish nut job capitalize Barack Obama's middle name and scream terrorist Muslim I may just crack. After reading an article in Diver … Continue reading For the last time, Barack Hussein Obama is not a Muslim Terrorist!
Especially the rhetoric of lunatics like Phyllis Schlafly. She still puts forward the idea that women should stay home and in the kitchen in this day and age. I just … Continue reading My issue with the anti-feminist rhetoric of Schlafly
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Snagged from Brian. In respectful proximity... Westboro nutjobs actually have the bloody gall to ask Heath Ledgers family where they are hiding their sons body so they can protest his … Continue reading Westboro nutters have gone beyond the pale
Anti-Gay marriage petitioners come up short on the signatures they need. Marriage Opponents Scramble for Petition Signatures Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Florida must … Continue reading Ha! Take that you bigots…
White House Has No Comprehensive E-Mail Archive System Used by Clinton Was Scrapped By Elizabeth Williamson and Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, January 22, 2008; A03 For years, … Continue reading WhiteHouse has no email back up? Seriously what else are they doing wrong?
Inmate says he needs Thor's hammer, drum I'm not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand I understand he needs/wants these things but he's in jail as … Continue reading Asatru mistreated in Jail… or is he being unreasonable?
Obama issues 3-page memo defending gay-basher spokesman, explaining that McClurkin has no problem with "happy" gays by makeprofilelink("John Aravosis (DC)"); John Aravosis (DC) · 10/29/2007 02:12:00 PM ET Discuss this … Continue reading *sigh* Obama is trying to kill his chances isn’t he?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-trice_24sep24,0,5167025.column?coll=chi_news_local_util Jena 6 case isn't perfect, but it's clear Dawn Turner Trice September 24, 2007 During the civil rights movement, leaders were extremely picky about the people chosen to represent … Continue reading Jena 6 case isn’t perfect but it’s clear…or why Jesse Jackson said Obama was “acting white”
Adjuncts and God: Why Are 2 Instructors Out of Jobs? The adage says that you’re supposed to avoid talk of religion and politics in polite company, but the topics are … Continue reading G*D in the University classroom… 2 adjuncts are out of work… what do you think about this?
I've always hated Bill O'Reilly but this takes the fucking cake. Thanks to Thorswitch on LJ for her post. Bill O'Reilly is surprised no one one was carrying on or … Continue reading Bill O’Reilly discovers Black folks are humans too! Holy shit, call the media
Collecting of Details on Travelers Documented U.S. Effort More Extensive Than Previously Known By Ellen Nakashima Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 22, 2007; A01 The U.S. government is collecting … Continue reading Collecting of Details on Travelers Documented
From Diverse Online Current News Protesters Stand Up For Jena 6 and More By Tracie Powell Sep 20, 2007, 04:47 A Black West Virginia woman was sexually assaulted, stabbed and … Continue reading From today’s Diverse Issues in Higher Education – Jena6 Protests & more…
DePaul, embattled professor settle dispute As Finkelstein resigns, university calls him 'an outstanding teacher' Embattled professor Norman Finkelstein meets with students and supporters Wednesday on the quad at DePaul University … Continue reading Finklestein battle finally done… thank the Gods for small favors
I'm almost done with this book, I highly recommend it to anyone who thinks that one person can't make a difference. Doctor Maathai is an inspiration, and I'm glad I … Continue reading Recommended reading – Unbowed by Wangari Maathai