Religion Overload, Whose Country Is It, Anyway?

By |March 30th, 2015|

Religion overload, from Indiana's discriminatory legislation to HBO's "Going Clear," something's very wrong in our land. These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear. They go against the very principles our nation was founded on, and they have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater [...]

No Offense to Trevor Noah, but Meh

By |March 30th, 2015|

Trevor Noah is the new host of "The Daily Show."Photo via Comedy Central Comedy writers, and comedy clichés, don’t always go quietly. [Tina] Fey says that there are people who continue to insist that women are not funny. “You still hear it,” she says. “It’s just a lot easier to ignore.” [Vanity Fair] [...]

The GOP Budget: Selling Wildlife Refuges, Parks & Wilderness, Drowning Federal Workers in the Bathtub

By |March 30th, 2015|

The GOP budget continues to represent the ignorance of Republicans who disrespect the importance of wildlife refuges and wilderness, and don't understand how to run government or the importance of federal workers to American life. THE REPUBLICAN BUDGET is, thankfully, a non-binding blueprint. What's important to note is that it represents the philosophy [...]

Ellen Pao’s Silicon Valley Revolution and the Gender Culture of Perfection *Updated*

By |March 27th, 2015|

Ellen Pao, the revolution, and the women reporters that rose up to cover the trial that changed Silicon Valley.Graphic via Re/code Looking at 248 performance reviews, almost all of them positive, Snyder found that men tend to be criticized because they fail to develop or exhibit certain skills. Women get dinged for perceived [...]

Harry Reid has Faced His Last Bout *Updated*

By |March 27th, 2015|

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid won't run for reelection. Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance. [New York Times] [...]

‘Downton Abbey,’ the Last Season Cometh

By |March 27th, 2015|

The great, splashy British soap opera Downton Abbey will have only one more season. "I'm a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose." - Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess (portrayed by the incomparable Maggie Smith) THERE WAS something about this past season that hinted of closure to come and it's [...]

French Alps Lufthansa Crash: Prosecutor Alleges it was Deliberate *UPDATED*

By |March 26th, 2015|

The French Alps Lufthansa Crash that killed 150 people just took a wicked turn.Graphic via the Washington Post UPDATE: "Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors," said the prosecutors' office in Duesseldorf, where the co-pilot lived and where the doomed flight from Barcelona [...]

Democratic Woman Senator Trolls Tom Cotton, Neuters Him Instead

By |March 26th, 2015|

Senator Debbie Stabenow trolls Tom Cotton. IT IS A beautiful thing seldom witnessed. Senator Debbie Stabenow decided to teach fellow Senate colleague Tom Cotton a little lesson in hubris. Trolling him in a way that makes all of his Republican colleagues who joined him through the Iran letter wish once again that they [...]

Monica Lewinsky, the “Culture of Humiliation” and Omission

By |March 25th, 2015|

Monica Lewinsky warns on cyberbullying. There's just one problem and it's quintessentially American. Photo from video of TED Talk. "Overnight, I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one worldwide. I was Patient Zero for losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously." - Monica Lewinsky MONICA [...]

Deadline TV Editor Makes Outrageous Claim about Diversity Casting

By |March 25th, 2015|

Deadline TV editor dismisses a breakout year in television, citing white angst about "quotas" and diversity overreach, when "Empire" set a new standard for great viewing that any person loving television hopes will continue. DEADLINE TV editor Nellie Andreeva has written the most insulting article about the 2015 season and the wondrous diversity [...]

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