Sunday, January 30, 2011

Still Laughing

first, read this about how choosing not to have Bristol Palin speak about teenage abstinence is equivalent to racial discrimination, or as much as you can manage between the guffawing.
Then scroll down to the comments, because there you will find the following;
DouglasBender - January 29th, 2011 at 5:27 am

Mr. Burns,

An excellent description of the hypocrisy and bigotry exhibited by another elitist university, Washington (St. Louis). I would have liked to link to your article on Facebook, but I'm afraid I cannot due to your unnecessary choice to use light profanity in two cases ("damn" and "hell"). While I'm sure it's nice to "vent" a bit (and I absolutely agree the treatment of Bristol by Washington University at St. Louis deserves some "venting"), you should consider that doing so by using profanity or foul language might limit your audience.

Other than that, kudos on looking like a Russian James Dean.
Mr. Bender,

Bite my shiny metal ass.

Other than that, kudos for brightening my evening.

Friday, January 28, 2011


I really am going to do something here, but life at the moment is not giving me the chance to sit down and really dig into my thoughts, at least not on topics that would be relevant to others. Maybe, hopefully, fingers crossed, next week some bullshit will end/be dealt with and I'll have the peace of mind to write. But right now I'm just too pissed off and scattered to manage.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Read This

if you haven't already.
I'm a lefty. I wish I could pretend that I have the intelligence and the perspective necessary to divide my beliefs from my appraisal of the situation, but I have neither. All I know is that I look out onto an America that seems to me to desperately require a left-wing. American workers have taken it on the chin for thirty years. They have been faced for years with stagnant wages, rising costs, and the hollowing out of the middle class. They are now confronted with that and a cratered job market, where desperate people compete to show how hard they will work in bad conditions for less compensation. Meanwhile, the neoliberal policy apparatus that brought us here refuses even to consider the possibility that it is culpable, so certain of its inherent righteousness and its place in the inevitable march of progress. And the blogosphere protects and parrots that certainty, weeding out left-wing detractors with ruthless efficiency, while around it orbits the gradual extinction of the American dream.


More Brilliance

(via Pharyngula)

Actual words from me still to come.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


(via Roy's tumblr)

Still Not Dead

Thanks for the words of encouragement, Andrew. (I hope you're not my Dad, though I doubt he'd have found my online presence without mentioning it.)
Between the holidays and travel hell and general very mild depression from cushioned unemployment and legal woes (I might talk about them in a few weeks, or I might not, sorry to be cryptic) I haven't had the time or energy to get into much of anything here yet. I just don't feel... coherent at the moment, so I'm not going to try to vent my longwindedness into the ether. Don't get me wrong, I'm not too down, there are some potential good things in the mix too, and I'm probably about to follow this with a long winded rant on Loughner and Palin and my own response to all that, but in general I don't think I'll be very productive in the here and now.
That said, I'm not the type to keep my mouth shut, so expect me to find things to say eventually. Also, since I'm retiring from FMM I'll bring my random thoughts that don't fit into twitter over here. If anything I'll probably feel a little freer to wander, since there isn't Megan's name hovering at the top of the page.
Anyway, this is still a going concern, is my point.