About “Save the Pearls”

So… I’ve had some time to ruminate on this ‘book‘… “Save the Pearls”. I put book in air quotes because this doesn’t deserve to be called a book. It’s a self serving, poor me, white people are OMG oppressed in this far flung, post apocalyptic, fictitious world so this is totally ok, AMIRITE?! oppression fantasy … Continue reading About “Save the Pearls”

Dear Dan Savage, just stop talking about Bisexuals, it’s clear you know NOTHING about us.

I already didn't like Dan Savage... but goddamn now I'm just bursting with anger. How the fuck, just how the everliving fuck does he even fix his mouth to spout the shit about bisexuals that he continues to let out into the ether? Via AngryBlackTumblr: Bisexuals You Need to Come Out to Your Friends and … Continue reading Dear Dan Savage, just stop talking about Bisexuals, it’s clear you know NOTHING about us.

Black is… black ain’t…

Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain't "less desirable than other races", "inherently less attractive than other races" So... we are in the throes of yet ANOTHER online storm about black folks. Black women's looks, black women's bodies, black fathers and the old ass trope of omfg black folks are on … Continue reading Black is… black ain’t…

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

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

Repost of: Navigating Through this Post Racial Society; via Neo_Prodigy on LJ

Reposting from Neo_Prodigy on LJ. Navigating Through This Post-Racial Society Neo_Prodigy once again nails something on the head so hard it howled for mercy that has been milling around in my head regarding the reaction to Lebron's leaving Cleveland and how Lebron's non-decision overshadowed the news of the cop that was convicted of the lowest … Continue reading Repost of: Navigating Through this Post Racial Society; via Neo_Prodigy on LJ

repost of Being a Black Woman and Happy with it.

On a happier note, here's a kick ass post from the awesome Karnythia. Linking you to the ABW post. So, there's this thing happening in the black American community (and outside it) where women who look like me are supposed to be grateful for any crumbs that happen to fall into our bleak little lives. … Continue reading repost of Being a Black Woman and Happy with it.

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

Race & Politics herein, read and comment at your own peril

Warning - hateful image at the head of this & linked post, in case it would bother anyone A thoughtful post on a hateful image done by a McCain supporter by karnythia Well written post again by Karnythia. Once again articulating what is bothering me about the rage and undercurrent of kill him and race … Continue reading Race & Politics herein, read and comment at your own peril

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…

Pfleger spoke the truth, and now folks are pissed off

While I don't agree with the method of delivery by Reverend Pfleger, I do agree with the message. Why is no one talking about McCain's hateful minister? Hmmm? Rev. Pfleger: 'They want to kill me...it's been ugly' June 1, 2008 Recommend (37) BY DAVE NEWBART Staff Reporter The Rev. Michael Pfleger, who helped reignite Barack … Continue reading Pfleger spoke the truth, and now folks are pissed off

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

You’ve got to be kidding me, I really hope so

This has got to be the stupidest thing I've seen yet in this election. Its not from an official source but its still unbelievably stupid that anyone could come up with this shit. Really, who sits around thinking black folks are just waiting for the chance to enslave white folks in retribution for slavery?  Not … Continue reading You’ve got to be kidding me, I really hope so

Double Amputee not to be allowed in 08 Games, stupid reason as to why

So... a guy who has no lower legs, who has overcome that fact to become a world class athlete is disqualified from the Beijing Summer games because his prosthetics give him a "mechanical edge"? Someone explain that to me. Seriously, they should be holding this guy up as a role model for what you can … Continue reading Double Amputee not to be allowed in 08 Games, stupid reason as to why

Slave for a day amusement park? WTF’n FUCK!

Stolen from Karnythia What the fuckin fuck? Slave for a Day Amusement park?! For the clickicly challenged Theme park's 'slave for a day' event Thursday, January 3, 2008 A theme park where visitors 'play' the role of a slave could soon be a reality for guilt-ridden Europeans wanting to come to terms with their ancestors' … Continue reading Slave for a day amusement park? WTF’n FUCK!

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?

What the hell is that supposed to mean?

I got my usual EB Games email newsletter today... someone explain to me what the hell the highlighted text is supposed to mean? [All emphasis is mine] Nariko, a fiery redhead with a cursed ancient sword, takes on thousands to save her clan. Although we wonder where she managed to find L'Oréal's Ruby Rush hair … Continue reading What the hell is that supposed to mean?

There must not be anything else going on today…why is news of the death of Oprah’s dog even news?

Granted, I am not a fan of Oprah. I feel bad that her dog died, just a very teensy bit... but why the fuck is this news? Are we so starved for tidbits of information on celebrities that even news of a famous person's dog dying merits copy? Get some goddamned perspective people. Oprah is … Continue reading There must not be anything else going on today…why is news of the death of Oprah’s dog even news?