April 2009

Time to Put the Fire Out

30 April, 2009 // 1 Comment

When your house is on fire, what do you do? If you’re like most people, you call the fire department and ask for assistance. And they come and put the fire out, and possibly investigate the cause, and at the end, do you get a bill? No. Because ...

Green Canoes

30 April, 2009 // 0 Comments

Woah to the nelly: pandemic alert level raised to five. Over at Shakesville, Melissa tears into Obama’s totally lackluster and crappy response on abortion from last night’s press conference. Have I linked to the Official White House ...

Tell It Like It Is

29 April, 2009 // 0 Comments

As promised, after much mulling and editing, my thoughts on rape in Dollhouse, the framing of the show, and Whedon’s presentation of it. I should note that this post may be triggering for some readers, and they may opt to skip over it. A lot ...

Shorn Bowties

29 April, 2009 // 0 Comments

Apparently it’s News of Interest: Swine Flu Edition today. Not quite sure how that happened. Sorry about that! No fear mongering about swine flu going on in the British media, that’s for sure! Nope, just balanced reporting which provides ...

Weedy Matters

28 April, 2009 // 1 Comment

Kids, it’s time to talk about an important issue: marijuana legalization. Rumor has it that legalization discussions are in the wind in numerous regions of the United States, and although the President denied any plans to consider ...

Punchy Croutons

28 April, 2009 // 0 Comments

I feel the need to respond to this video which has been making the rounds, but I’m trying to come up with a response which isn’t patronizing and silencing. The thing is that what is happening on Dollhouse is, in fact, rape. I’m not ...

Mistaken Identity

27 April, 2009 // 0 Comments

The calls started at around one in the morning. It’s possible that they occurred earlier in the day, but my father and I were both out of the house, so neither of us was aware. Since I slept downstairs, mere feet from the phone, it fell by ...

Misty Sands

27 April, 2009 // 0 Comments

Swine flu! When the news on this started breaking, I had to go re-read the swine flu section in The Coming Plague, in which the fiasco of the last major swine flu scare is discussed in detail. (Short version: the government panicked and took a bunch ...

The Week in Television

26 April, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kings I’ve decided that I am going to view this show as a miniseries. It actually makes total sense as a miniseries, and that way I won’t feel so terrible when NBC announces that they are not picking it up for another season. Allegedly, ...

Sharing the Sandbox

25 April, 2009 // 1 Comment

One of the things which activists, especially white activists, seem to have a great deal of difficulty doing is accepting criticism and respecting the safe spaces of other people. I notice this issue coming up again and again in the endless wars in ...
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