Monthly Archives: December 2007

He was anything but “invisible.”

The New York Times Magazine pays tribute to one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Steve Gilliard. When I was a little baby blogger at a little baby blog, Steve was one of the first big bloggers who ever linked to … Continue reading

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A Katy Jones link round-up

Let’s start off with Kay at The Gimp Parade: Katie Jones is a second-grader in Lake County, Illinois, who has severe cerebral palsy and whose parents have sent her to school with a DNR order (Do Not Resuscitate) prominently attached … Continue reading

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Feministe Portland Meet-Up – Dec. 30th

Apparently this week is the Feministe West Coast Tour, because we’re planning a Portland meet-up on Dec. 30th, to follow the Seattle meet-up on Dec. 29th. The details: What: Feministe Portland Meet-Up Who: Jill, Little Light, Jill’s family, and whoever … Continue reading

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Feministe Seattle Get-Together: Dec. 29th

-Moving this up- I don’t know about you, but I could use a good party right about now — so Holly and I are throwing one! We’re both in Seattle for the next few days, and will be hosting a … Continue reading

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Friday Random Ten – the Dial-Up edition

1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Tupelo 2. Erykah Badu ft. Common – Love of My Life 3. Rufus Wainwright – Tower of Learning 4. Tom Waits – Russian Dance 5. The Notwist – Formiga 6. Kaki King … Continue reading

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I got World of Warcraft for Christmas. If you don’t see much of me for a while, that’s why.

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Opportunism, thy name is Huckabee

Or, “There’s nothing that can’t be blamed on Mexicans.” DES MOINES — Mike Huckabee used the volatile situation in Pakistan Friday to make an argument for building a fence on the American border with Mexico and found himself trying to … Continue reading

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Another safe assumption: Ron Paul knows how to rally the base

Verbatim Ron Paul: Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the “criminal justice system,” I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal. If similar in-depth studies were … Continue reading

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Jon Swift’s Best of the Year

The best of Mr. Swift’s blogroll is up at his place. Check it out — there are enough awesome posts to keep you busy all day.

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Benazir Bhutto assassinated

The first female leader of Pakistan was killed on Thursday. She was 54. More than a dozen bystanders were killed with her. Bhutto was certainly a polarizing figure, but however justified criticisms of corruption, hypocrisy and politicking may be, the … Continue reading

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Can I have Frank’s job?

I harbor a not-so-secret love for Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni. I was thrilled when he reviewed Max Brenner’s, a ridiculous chain hell-hole that moved onto my street last year. But I think Bruni may have topped himself when he … Continue reading

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The Longest Weekend of the Year

Brownfemipower has posted about her own personal relationship with Santa: I just want the permission to sit and swear and throw chewed gum at all the happy people wearing bells and green and red sweaters. I want to laugh when … Continue reading

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