Month: 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…

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…

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…

AFK

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

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…

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…

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…

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…