Day: September 14, 2006

Now I’m Really Confused

The Conservative View: Islam: Bad. Rights for Gays and Lesbians: Bad. Women’s Rights: Bad. Except when we want to use gay rights and women’s rights as evidence that Islam is really bad. Then we’ll trumpet our “liberalism” for all its…

About Damn Time

The family of a KIA soldier is finally allowed to have his religion recognized on the memorial wall at Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery: RENO, Nev. (AP) — The widow of a soldier killed in Afghanistan won state approval Wednesday…

Pity the Poor White Folks

Apparently, there just aren’t enough black and Hispanic people being portrayed as criminals in movies. Of course, in the pre-movie infomercial, all three criminals were white men. Which got me to thinking. In the make believe land of movies, television,…

No, Ask Me Anything

First of all, I’ll take your questions, too. This could actually help me get out of my wee blogging slump. Second, I’m promoting this comment for you people: Jill, what are your favorite books about feminism? What are your favorite…

Ann Richards, RIP

The former Texas governor and character was 73. Ann W. Richards, the silver-haired Texas activist who galvanized the 1988 Democratic National Convention with her tart keynote speech and was the state’s 45th governor until upset in 1994 by an underestimated…