Some of these links are ancient history in blogworld as I collected many of them before the Katrina disaster that still occupies our minds. Nonetheless, food for thought.
Feministing has an update on the crazy, spiky anti-rape device in South Africa.
Binky at Bloodless Coup talks about her overwhelmingly positive experiences with Planned Parenthood during her years before private insurance.
Chris is writin’ love songs to Teh Feminists.
Or Are You Happy to See Me? An essay on strip clubs by a young man that probably deserves greater commentary.
Amanda writes on gender-separated classrooms and pedagogy. The comments quickly turn into commentary about gender, and various studies on ADD/ADHD, gender, discipline and medication.
At Raising WEG, Jody writes a wonderfully thoughtful post on having divorced parents and how it has affected her adult life and her parenting.
Happiness and Parenting at Half-Changed World. The author has also started volunteering as a CASA! Which reminds me I need to get in a class to renew my certification.
Pepper writes on the lack of women’s Constitutional rights in Iraq. James Wolcott comments as well.
Ilyka is angry and rightfully so. But should she quit that blog, she will start getting emails from me, goddammit.
At This Is Not Over (fabulous web design by the way), Miss Alli takes a look at the Congressional Research Service’s findings about the response to Katrina and finds them quite telling.
Liza writes on her own hurricane experiences.
Gas prices. Plus cats. See also: Oil Shockwaves.
I finally know why conservatives hates me so much: Katrina was caused by single mothers.
Existence of poor people a surprise, sez Bush. Also: the 3rd World in America.
I am terribly pleased we now have an idea of what Trent Lott’s new front porch will look like.
Why did we donate? Welcome to the new DIY government.
Politics: John Roberts
The Heretik has a round-up on Roberts of his own. Unrelatedly, The Heretik also thinks DSL and the Broad Band would make a great band name. I agree.
Roberts Ain’t So Bad? I had an inclination to think the same, but then I remembered the life appointment, his past briefs, Feminists For Life, and those beady, beady eyes. That’s what I get for napping through the hearings.
Le Mew (with apologies to Shakespeare’s Sister) has several illuminating posts on reproductive rights laws. See Abortion and Federalism, Precedents and Rehnquist’s Webster Gambit, for example, and the less-related but informative The Rehnquist Legacy IIB: How the Memo Matters.
What would a radical Roberts court look like?
Pissed Off Patricia has a few questions for Roberts. So does John Tierney:
If Roe v. Wade were a tree, what kind of tree would it be?
When you were a clerk at the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Warren Burger was disliked for his pretentiousness. What nickname did the clerks have for him? Burger King?
Does President Bush have a nickname for you yet?
Media Girl looks at the litmus test for so-called liberals. Read, Kos, read.
At ZMag, the author asks, Are we slipping backwards?
Violence, intolerance, aversion and suspicion toward new ideas, an incapacity for analysis, an inclination to act from feeling rather than from thought, an exaggerated individualism and a too narrow concept of social responsibiity, attachment to fictions and false values…, too great an attachment to racial values and a tendency to justify cruelty and injustice in the name of those values, sentimentality and a lack of realism…
From The Mind of the South (1940); its author was the Carolinian journalist W.J. Cash.
Shakespeare’s Sister writes on her hopes and concerns for rebuilding Gary, Indiana.
Jesse has an apt idea for a memorial that might appeal to Michelle Malkin. See other appropriate suggestions in the comments.
Twisty Faster has an idea for handling those in the White House. I can relate.
Dorcasina writes on various experiences regarding race and class in relation to a highly recommended book.
Contemporary comparisons to the Jimmy Carter presidency.
Terrence dissects notions of race, superiority and inferiority. In an old post, Sydney is very tired of white people.
Because Ethan and I have set up bird feeders all around the house to better watch the brown and yellow finches, I felt the disappointment when Shelley’s finches got displaced.
The Drunken Lagomorph sez, “It’s the Arkansas way!” This one had me chortling for hours.
The 1950s pinup lives again at the Toronto Film Festival. “Notorious Bettie Page” is a movie I have to see.
And if you have a low-grade sense of humor like me, you might really like the Ultimate Fart Soundboard.