Off I go to @TwitchCon!

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 pm Pacific US timezone in the GivePlz Theatre. Joining me are Adam Koebel (adamkoebel on Twitch/Skinnyghost on twitter), Jennasaisquoi (same on Twitch and Twitter), and … Continue reading Off I go to @TwitchCon!

Off to Big Bad Con, then TwitchCon next week!

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 dice, meeting cool folks (hopefully) and seeing old friends. If you're around the con, I'm on "You Don't Look Like a Geek" Friday at 8pm … Continue reading Off to Big Bad Con, then TwitchCon next week!

On the value of black women’s work

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 (Leslie Mac and Marissa Johnson) I collated those over on Medium for anyone who wants to peep  that first. On paying black women for the work … Continue reading On the value of black women’s work

WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories

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 JF tonight. Hopefully this will generate some interest and new submissions. Can I ask a favor? Can anyone who comes across this post please signal … Continue reading WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories

A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt

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 back yards. They raise the points below after reading the stupid shit posted on the internet by people who think they KNOW THINGS. If you … Continue reading A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt

Violence…and loathing

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 United States, and culminating in the shooting deaths of six people, and critical injury to Congresswoman Giffords the fear I have about President Obama living … Continue reading Violence…and loathing

Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right

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 Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right (Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t) To: Palin-lovers, Fox … Continue reading Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right

Second Skin – review of a gaming documentary

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 with a couple of friends who are gamers, and we came to the conclusion that this film only advanced negative stereotypes about gamers. There was … Continue reading Second Skin – review of a gaming documentary

A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH

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 words for the world to see is NOT BULLYING HER! All these people whinging about how evil the mean brown people are, how they wheedled … Continue reading A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH

More on Moonfail… and how Wiscon has disappointed me

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 the post that kicked this off) GOH invitation be rescinded. There are others who have spoken far more eloquently than I ever could, those that … Continue reading More on Moonfail… and how Wiscon has disappointed me

Wiscon 2011 and how the emoon situation is making me rethink attending

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 her idiocy Link Roundup @ karnythia's LJ and some great posts on this by Asim are here, here, here and response to the Wiscon concom … Continue reading Wiscon 2011 and how the emoon situation is making me rethink attending

My two cents on the utter idiocy being displayed around health care reform

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 a man with Parkinson's disease, conservative nutjobs say that Obama is using an 11 year old boys tragedy for sympathy and as a ploy? We've … Continue reading My two cents on the utter idiocy being displayed around health care reform

Which of these two things are alike?

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 done in by Hubris went up. The author is not a woman of color, nor does she seem to understand that her article is patently … Continue reading Which of these two things are alike?

We did it, we did, we did. Thoughts on watching history unfold…

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 ..." and not have them skirt the issue of his middle name. It was good to hear him swear his oath to this country and … Continue reading We did it, we did, we did. Thoughts on watching history unfold…

MLK on the possibility of a black president

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 States would have a black president, but his timing was a bit off. He saw the milestone coming a lot sooner. You can see a … Continue reading MLK on the possibility of a black president

I have a dream… and this year it’s coming true

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 instead of another Dream Deferred, we get to see a Dream Realized by so many people. I wrote before on waking up after election day … Continue reading I have a dream… and this year it’s coming true

An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8

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 are standing in the way of gay rights, at which point they become socially conservative homophobes who can't see past their religious family values. If … Continue reading An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8

Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote

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 You If You Don’t Vote 1. Your penis will fall off. If you are a woman, you will grow a penis, which will then fall … Continue reading Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote

On why I’ve never been able to support McCain/Palin & chose Obama/Biden

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 he's a Republican so I can't support him reaction. It's a reaction to his platform, or rather a lack thereof. I'm a reasonable, intelligent person(and … Continue reading On why I’ve never been able to support McCain/Palin & chose Obama/Biden

A day in the life of Joe Six-Pack

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 some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take … Continue reading A day in the life of Joe Six-Pack

Palin going rogue? That’s rich… the Maverick picked her, let him suffer his foolishness

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 2008 election, stirrings of a Palin insurgency are complicating the campaign's already-tense internal dynamics. Four Republicans close to Palin said she has decided increasingly to … Continue reading Palin going rogue? That’s rich… the Maverick picked her, let him suffer his foolishness

Anyone who thinks racism is dead needs to wake up.

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 group depicts Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surrounded by a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of fried chicken, prompting outrage in political circles. The October … Continue reading Anyone who thinks racism is dead needs to wake up.

Is she just that clueless? Wait, I just answered my own question

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 stop in Ohio. Problem with this assertion is that: a.) Everyone knows that this man did the majority of his "radical terrorist" work when Obama … Continue reading Is she just that clueless? Wait, I just answered my own question

Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio

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 of copies of Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West -- the fear-mongering, anti-Muslim documentary being distributed by the millions in swing states via DVDs … Continue reading Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio

My thougts on the election… Senator Obama, history

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 can be that agent of change we need to move past the past eight years of war, recession, theocracy and tailspin we have endured as … Continue reading My thougts on the election… Senator Obama, history

Your Whiteness is Showing

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 those white women who, despite their proclamations of progressivism, and supposedly because of their commitment to feminism, are threatening to withhold support from Barack Obama … Continue reading Your Whiteness is Showing

Sly Fox by Nas… best commentary on Faux news I’ve seen in a while

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 600,000 signatures and they refused to see him Text after the jump for the link phobic Rapper Nas Delivers Fox News Petition, Says Network Is … Continue reading Sly Fox by Nas… best commentary on Faux news I’ve seen in a while

Hey New Yorker, it’s called Doing it WRONG

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, go to this article in the Tribune. Obama campaign slams New Yorker cover The art satirizes right-wing portrayals of the candidate, magazine says. Posted July … Continue reading Hey New Yorker, it’s called Doing it WRONG

Faux news has sunk to a new low…

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 think I love John Scalzi even more for his post on the "baby mamma" idiocy at Faux news The text of his post is after … Continue reading Faux news has sunk to a new low…

For the last time, Barack Hussein Obama is not a Muslim Terrorist!

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 Issues in Higher Education take on racism being an issue for the good Senator, I'm seething. I'm not seething because they are stating the obvious, … Continue reading For the last time, Barack Hussein Obama is not a Muslim Terrorist!

My issue with the anti-feminist rhetoric of Schlafly

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 don't see how anyone can see past the fact that: The way the economy is, families could not sustain their quality of life or in … Continue reading My issue with the anti-feminist rhetoric of Schlafly

Westboro nutters have gone beyond the pale

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 funeral. These bastards are so fucking sick... I wish they'd all just fucking die already.

Ha! Take that you bigots…

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 gather 27,000 more petition signatures by February 1 to submit to the state's election supervisors. The measure also seeks to ban polygamy and group marriage … Continue reading Ha! Take that you bigots…

WhiteHouse has no email back up? Seriously what else are they doing wrong?

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, the Bush administration has relied on an inadequate archiving system for storing the millions of e-mails sent through White House servers, despite court orders and … Continue reading WhiteHouse has no email back up? Seriously what else are they doing wrong?

Asatru mistreated in Jail… or is he being unreasonable?

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 well. What are your thoughts? Fri Dec 21, 10:10 PM ET An inmate is suing the Utah Department of Corrections for denying him his right … Continue reading Asatru mistreated in Jail… or is he being unreasonable?

*sigh* Obama is trying to kill his chances isn’t he?

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 post here: CommentmyCount('8176134378288689317');s (275) · digg it · reddit · FARK ·  · Link Obama's campaign now says that McClurkin only wants to cure the unhappy gays. (The rest of … Continue reading *sigh* Obama is trying to kill his chances isn’t he?

Jena 6 case isn’t perfect but it’s clear…or why Jesse Jackson said Obama was “acting white”

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 the cause. Before Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat in the back of that Montgomery, Ala., bus, for example, others had … Continue reading Jena 6 case isn’t perfect but it’s clear…or why Jesse Jackson said Obama was “acting white”

G*D in the University classroom… 2 adjuncts are out of work… what do you think about this?

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 hard to avoid if you teach Western civilization. And the topics may be especially dangerous for adjuncts. An instructor at Southwestern Community College is charging … Continue reading G*D in the University classroom… 2 adjuncts are out of work… what do you think about this?

Bill O’Reilly discovers Black folks are humans too! Holy shit, call the media

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 hollering Motherfucker, I want more Iced Tea? To paraphrase Chris Rock... in his Colin Powell skit... "what the fuck kind of people were you expecting … Continue reading Bill O’Reilly discovers Black folks are humans too! Holy shit, call the media

Collecting of Details on Travelers Documented

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 electronic records on the travel habits of millions of Americans who fly, drive or take cruises abroad, retaining data on the persons with whom they … Continue reading Collecting of Details on Travelers Documented

From today’s Diverse Issues in Higher Education – Jena6 Protests & more…

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 tortured, with one of her White abductors telling her, “That’s what we do to niggers around here.” Hate crime charges are yet to be filed … Continue reading From today’s Diverse Issues in Higher Education – Jena6 Protests & more…

Finklestein battle finally done… thank the Gods for small favors

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 to announce his resignation. (Tribune photo by Chuck Berman / September 5, 2007) By Ron Grossman | Tribune staff reporter12:40 PM CDT, September 5, 2007 … Continue reading Finklestein battle finally done… thank the Gods for small favors

Recommended reading – Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

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 recieved this book. Makes a great gift too. Below is a review from Amazon that sums up what I'd like to say, but its much … Continue reading Recommended reading – Unbowed by Wangari Maathai