Day: November 8, 2007

Teh Cute Face-Off: Birds vs Bears

Jim Fallows at The Atlantic got to play with pandas, and in response Minipundit throws down the bird card — he recognizes the utter cuteness of the bear population, but says birds are also adorable. A similar divide has been…

Fat people are ruining Its A Small World

Seriously. You have to love when reporters just make shit up. Disney is temporarily closing its Its A Small World ride because: The boats get stuck because “layers and layers” of fiberglass have built up where maintenance teams have patched…

The New Litmus Test

Rosa Brooks has a column up about how torture is the new GOP litmus test, replacing the good old abortion stand-by. She writes, tellingly: Remember that golden, innocent time — the 1980s and ’90s — when the phrase “political litmus…

Honesty: A Major Republican Blunder

According to Robert Novak, Republican Presidential candidate Fred Thompson made “a major abortion blunder” when he stated on Meet the Press that: “I do not think it is a wise thing to criminalize young girls and perhaps their parents as…

Feminist Fat-Hate

Jessica at Feministing links to a really disturbing video for “the anti-gym” which involves a Manly Man humiliating and insulting a “chubby.” Because being told that you’re too fat to be seen in public is really going to encourage you…

Women in Pakistan

As Musharraf declares martial law in Pakistan, he’s jailing political dissidents, lawyers, and activists — including women’s rights activist Asma Jahangir. Pakistani-born attorney Shahin M. Cole has more about how the choice in Pakistan is democracy or Talibanization.

Well, as long as you said you’re sorry…

Eight teenagers who raped a girl on camera and distributed the DVD — titled “Cunt the Movie” — throughout their community are serving less than two years.. in therapy. During the assault (trigger warning): The girl was filmed performing oral…

When she’s good, she’s good

MoDo re-writes George W. Bush’s inauguration speech: ON this day, when we celebrate the durable wisdom of our Constitution, we must remember: Constitutions don’t work for everyone. It’s not a one-size-fits-all type deal. … All who live in tyranny and…

ENDA mixed victory

I’m glad to see that the House passed the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (a bill that would extend basic workplace protections to gay, lesbian and bisexual employees). I’m glad that Congress has taken a stand for the rights of some marginalized…

Supporting Our Troops

We know that the Bush administrations rhetoric is usually bogus — see “promoting democracy,” for example. At the height of their hypocrisy, though, is “support the troops.” Not only do they still lack health care, but now there are hundreds…

Irrelevant

There’s a lot to say about the crisis in Pakistan right now (and particularly about U.S. hypocrisy in dealing with it), but I think Ali really hits it on the head here: The only way to explain why the US…