Tag: right wingers

Who are the extremists?

Amanda is a bigot and an extremist because she uses coarse language to criticize the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion, birth control and condom use — a stance which kills and injures hundreds of thousands of women every year. Glenn…

Reading Comprehension 101

Or, Ms. Jill takes on the issue of anti-choice terrorism and the right-wingers who laugh it off. SAT Question 1: If 1, 2, y, and z are listed under the heading “Letters and Numbers,” it should be properly concluded that:…

Defending Traditional Marriage

For all the traditional marriage defenders, consider this: Traditionally, marriage was an economic transaction. In many places in the world, it still is. And the most valuable female partners are often going to be extremely young, so that they have…

This Explains So Much

Like Amanda, I’ve noticed a certain uptick in commenters who spew talking points straight out of Wingnut Central. Some are regulars, some are one-offs, but the dynamic is the same: I’ll see an argument made here in the comments repeated…

“Tolerance” As Social Control

Jane Smiley has an interesting piece in the Huffington Post in response to a post by Mark Joseph calling Anne Lamott’s passionate defense of her pro-choice beliefs “intolerant.” Leftist Christians, like Lamott, are supposed to be “tolerant”, which means, I…

Things to Read

A nice homage to one of my favorite writers, Italo Calvino. While you’re at it, get off the computer and read a real book — I’d recommend “If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler.” But, as the author of this…

Left, Right, Whatever

Still no computer monitor. Typing on this laptop is hurting my wrists. Nonetheless, I was startled to read this article on a study that shows many Americans don’t know their left from their right: The Harris polling agency last week…