Month: May 2006

Question

So, it occurs to me that I’ve been writing things like, “We’re on the road to Gilead” an awful lot lately, and…well…I’m not exactly sure how to pronounce it. I’ve been pronouncing it “Juh-LED” in my head, but mostly because…

Carrying the Organic Thing a Little Far

How nicely the feeling of personal virtue and moral superiority some people get from doing the organic thing dovetails with the feeling of personal virtue and moral superiority some people get from being pious. The latest, from Broadsheet and Jessica…

Real Simple

Sheelzebub on Voluntary Simplicity: Disconnected individuals making haphazard consumer choices will change nothing. It has changed nothing. If we relied on that during the second wave of feminism, we’d still be seeing Help Wanted: Female in the classifieds. (Since this…

Ralph Reed Steps In It. Again.

Pity poor Ralph Reed. It’s soooo hard to be both a corporate bootlicker and a good antichoicer. The corporate bootlicking’s coming back to haunt him: In August 1999, political organizer Ralph Reed’s firm sent out a mailer to Alabama conservative…

I am a bad, bad linker.

Am I the only blogger who has difficulty remembering this whole link thing, or keeping a reliable system of linking and communication in mind? Maybe the problem is that I’m a big technophobe. Two years ago, and well into my…

Thanks, Same-Sex Marriage Ban!

For not only persecuting gays and lesbians, but unmarried people as well. DAYTON, Ohio – A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage bars prosecutors from charging some unmarried people under the state’s domestic violence law, a state appeals court ruled. Friday’s…

The Holocaust Was Not Christian

Thank you. When I read Pope Benedict XVI’s words about the Holocaust, I was stunned at his attempt to turn the Holocaust into a Christian tragedy. Not that it wasn’t anything I hadn’t heard before from a handful of deeply…

Arrived!

I got into Athens safe and sound yesterday afternoon. Today has mostly been getting all my stuff together — unpacking, going grocery shopping, setting up my computer at work, etc. The place I’m staying is beautiful, about an hour outside…

Massacre? What Massacre?

From the SF Chronicle, a letter to the editor about Haditha: The alleged killing of civilians in Haditha by our Marines becomes a front-page item in The Chronicle (“Chilling claims of Iraq massacre,” May 27). Many of us wonder which…

Rolling Back Protections on Whistleblowers

Go read Scott’s post on the 5-4 Supreme Court decision today making it much harder for government employees to file lawsuits challenging retaliation against them for exposing illegal government activity. You know, like secret CIA prisons and vast NSA spying…