Friday Random Ten

The “I can’t wait till Sunday when gli azzurri kick some brie-eating* ass” edition. Also, there are two shirtless Greek men standing outside of my window. Woah. 1. Mogwai – Ratts of the Capital 2. Leonard Cohen – Closing Time…

Crazy Conservative Round-Up

I don’t know why I’m feeling so inclined to spend my entire day on conservative websites (and non-conservative websites discussing conservatives), but I guess I woke up feeling a little masochistic this morning. Here are some highlights:

Coming Soon: New Ani Album

Righteous Babe Ani Difranco speaks to Alternet’s Deanna Zandt (another righteous babe, if I do say so myself). Check it out, it’s a fantastic interview. And I cannot wait to get back to the U.S. so I can pick up…

Remembering 7/7

One year ago today, 52 people were killed by terrorist attacks in London. Timothy Garton Ash has a very good op/ed about the different responses to terrorism between the United States and England: On the first anniversary of the July…

New York Disappoints

And I had such high hopes. Nowhere did gay marriage seem like a natural fit more than New York, where the Stonewall uprising of 1969 provided inspiration for the gay rights movement and where a history of spirited progressivism had…

Plagiarizin’ Annie

They do say that what comes around, goes around. Ann Coulter’s spittle-flecked invective has long been known to be poorly supported by facts as well as, in Tom and Ray Magliozzi’s phrase, “unencumbered by the thought process.” Al Franken had…

Undeserving

From Rivka at Respectful of Otters (who’s blogging again! Hopefully now with more cute baby pictures!), an article at the Washington Post about Medicaid documentation: A Medicaid rule takes effect tomorrow that will require more than 50 million poor Americans…

Meat Culture

Angry Brown Butch linked to this post entitled, “The Internet Ate My Subculture:” One of the characters in a book I’m reading publishes an underground paper. I used to do that- it was pretty okay. We covered a lot of…