The bigger the ego the harder they fall and Rush Limbaugh fell all the way today. This was a very bad day for Herman Cain who made a classic mistake. He thought he could best good reporters given money and time, with a fine editor on their side, something that proves how arrogant Mr. Cain [...]
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Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. It’s important to keep perspective: the more widespread use of “police force” is not representative of what’s happening in every Occupied city and town. It’s also not surprising that efforts to disrupt if not shut down Occupy camps increase as the Occupation goes on. And [...]
The political folks like Dave Plouffe need to understand the policy Tim Geithner is pushing is in direct contradiction with their political strategy of taking on Wall Street and will blow up badly in their faces. You can’t give the Wall Street guys the ultimate sweetheart deal, and then try to run against Wall Street, [...]
“Twenty percent flat tax: put it on there, take your deductions off, send it in. Even Tim Geithner can get his taxes in on time with this, I’m telling ya.” – Gov. Rick Perry The snippets of a speech Gov. Rick Perry gave in New Hampshire over the weekend is getting some buzz (h/t Huffington [...]
“Old tired allegations” is how Cain’s vice president of communications described what Politico is reporting tonight. An “exclusive” that includes two sources and details that are quite juicy for the competing frontrunner. But one source closely familiar with Cain’s tenure in Washington confirmed that the claims related to allegations of sexual harassment – behavior that [...]
“We came. We saw. He died.” – Secy. Hillary Clinton, TIME magazine The issue above is slated to hit newsstands on November 7, the day before my book, The Hillary Effect – Politics, Sexism and the Destiny of Loss comes out. I urge you to read this article, which is behind a subscriber wall. It [...]
Progressive Notes: Move to Amend, Feingold & Debt Cmte, Warren’s Historic Volunteer Team, and Other Things
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Hasidic master the Yehudi HaKadosh said: “Good intentions alone not accompanied by action are without value. The main thing is the action, as this is what makes the intention so profound.” With the Obama camp doing a fundraiser at a opponent of public pensions next week [...]
Remember who we are… From a whisper to a rallying cry, V.P. Joe Biden reveals how it’s done. Not because of just the words, but because you believe the man who’s saying it. He’s the exact vice president Barack Obama needs, providing the perfect emotional connection to issues, not just professorial meanderings on a theme. [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. It’s so 2012. The Democratic Party is so predictable. And it’s so unsurprising that like big donors in general, those from Queerdom will almost certainly answer the fundraising call from the White House. You already know about 2012, probably more than you wish you did. [...]
The leaves have finally begun to change color here in the city, and the temperature has gone down! We are even expecting some snow…but also something else is afoot… Halloween! Needless to say I won’t go through every costume I’ve ever worn…there was Big Bird, Fred Flintstone, a wizard, a veterinarian, and a Stepford Wife. [...]
**UPDATED** “A little baseball history for you. The Cards have won seven of ten 7th games. The best record in World Series history. In addition, they are four out of five when down 3-2 and needing two wins to close it out. They have also won more World Series than any National League team.” – [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Another selected Twitter take on Occupy, one of the best ways to take a look at what’s happening: (all emphasis throughout post is mine) About the first two, some context – and also where I snagged the photo – via Maddow Blog: Will Occupy protesters [...]
One reason I now write from the view of a recovering partisan. Obama administration approves California Medi-Cal cuts Gov. Jerry Brown scored a budget win Thursday as the Obama administration approved a major share of Medi-Cal cuts that health care providers and patient advocates said would cut off medical access to the state’s most vulnerable [...]
The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Absolutely. Rick Perry’s got nothing to gain by showing up at yet another debate to prove he’s unimpressive. Perry’s ineptitude at speaking in clear, concise and understandable sentences, while simultaneously trying to make the point he’s [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. We’re very near the November 2012 election day countdown, and a look at the “Too Few Choices” our two parties provide becomes a bit more pressing. If you depend on the MSM, about all you know at this point is that the Republican wannabe’s are [...]
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IN AN amazing interview with the Guardian on Sunday titled, appropriately, “Michael Douglas on Liberace, Cannes, cancer and cunnilingus,” the movie star does the biggest public service message for HPV and sexually transmitted diseases that’s been done in a generation. The Internet exploded with shock at what was taken as a revelation. It’s like thinking giving head to a man infected with HIV won’t leave its mark, too, though that’s more commonly talked about.
But your individual circumstances and mine should not hide the fact that there is an ideal and optimal family arrangement whether we in our own lives can meet it. – Erick Erickson, in “The Truth May Hurt, But Is Not Mean” AFTER BEING blasted for his patriarchal grunt, Erick Erickson now gets very defensive. How can you tell?
Ms Garraway, 46, is fronting a campaign to encourage young women to think about fertility and giving birth much younger than “her generation”. As part of the campaign, Ms Garraway spent a day being transformed into a heavily pregnant 70 year-old by Adrian Rigby, a prosthetic make-up artist, to “shock and provoke debate about how old is too old to have a baby”. [UK Telegraph] LOOKING at relationships, I find it telling that casual writers on the subject give marriage advice that hinges on bringing back the feminine mystique years and suggesting marrying younger would solve the problems that only better and smarter choices can conquer.
“Having mom as primary bread winner is bad for kids and bad for marriage.” – Erick Erickson IT HAS become a conservative chant lately, the latest from Erick Erickson. “War on men” from Suzanne Venker, Megan McArdle saying women should marry younger, they’re all attempting to resurrect Freud’s biology is destiny.
THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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