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More Hillary Clinton Love

My handful of readers are probably already soaking up the Clinton praise at Shakesville.  Here’s a round-up of pro-Clinton posts at my new joint,

From the End Human Trafficking blog:

Hillary Clinton Gets Trafficking!

From the Stop Genocide blog:

Hillary’s Hearings: Who Knew Power Could be so Smart?

Team Hillary: Darfur and the Clinton Confirmation Hearings

From the Peace in the Middle East blog:

Clinton Addresses Palestinian Suffering


Netroots Nation Yes We Can! Inaugural Party

I just decided to go with a friend.  Wow.  I feel like I’m going inside!!

Hilarious.  🙂


More Shameless Self-Promotion

I’m blogging at!  Please join the discussion on poverty in the U.S.!


Happy New Year!!!

Hope you feel divine in 2009!!

I wish I had deeper words of wisdom than that, but I’ve been busting my butt populating my new blog on U.S. poverty over at  Check it out, bookmark it, and let me know what you think!

And now, if you can believe it, I’m in Vegas for New Year’s for my mom’s 60th.  Hi.Lar.I.Ous.  (It’s unlikely the man and I will be hitting the Little White Wedding Chapel while we’re here!)

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!!

Be safe.


Friday afternoon news dump

Say hello to’s newest blogger!!  (No, over here!!!)

Yes, me!

I will be blogging about poverty in the U.S.

It’s expected to curb my personal blogging here, but stay tuned for details.

Many thanks I think to Feministe who originally linked to their job postings.  Many thanks to friends and fellow bloggers for thinking through issues of poverty with me here.



warning: long post

Count me as one of the “humorless feminists” who can’t “get over” grope-gate.  This is mainly because I’m increasingly infuriated at the defensiveness I’m reading from (mostly) men over Favreau’s “private” behavior and our societal imperative to leave him alone to act out occasionally.  If you haven’t been following NYC Weboy’s “debate” with Adam Serwer at TAPPED (one, two, three, four, and five), do it now.

Lest you think we’re making any progress in opening people’s eyes to this case of sexual harrassment and the creation of a hostile work environment (not to mention how Favreau’s terrible judgment defies the stated essence of Obama’s candidacy and governance), before I continue with my rant check out this smattering of comments from the peanut gallery of liberal dudez who just wish we’d leave them the f— alone and spare them our puritanical judgy-ness – and didn’t you know, Clinton’s a racist anyway, and don’t we have more important things to gripe about,  like world peace and hunger, or something???

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Award-winning gender bender

UPDATE [11/24; 10:50 pm]: desmoinesdem also notices something suspect about the gender analyzer, and collects all the women political bloggers incorrectly assumed to be men, as well as uncovers the assumptions behind the logic usedCute.  I’d be more aghast if I weren’t so freaked by the sheer bias involved.  It’s times like this that I wish stores were open late so I could go shopping; nothing like a little retail therapy to cheer me up!  SIGH.


That’s me!!

Gender Analyzer is 93% sure that The RP is written by a man. I think it thinks women bloggers = mommy bloggers who only talk about kids, relationships, parenting and shoes. That’s my hunch, anyway.

I am also a Thinker (INTP). Well, at least we got that right.

Red Queen‘s so proud of me for my gender-bending brainy goodness that she’s given me an award!

Sniffle!  I’m honored!!  I’d like to thank the Academy, and my man, and my parents, and my fellow bloggers, and my junior high principal for announcing my name over the loudspeaker the day I won the choice of a stereo vs. a remote-control car in some reading contest or something in the 8th grade.  I’ll never forget how good it felt to be the center of attention and to win stuff, and I vowed from that moment forward to keep attention-seeking and have been waiting my whole life for a moment as special as this.  G*d bless the U.S.A.!

No doubt, others must have the chance to bask in such glory.  So I pledge to pass on the award. And of course, as with every Bloggy Award, there are A Few Rules. They are, forthwith:

* Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
* Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
* Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
* Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
* Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

Yes, yes.  So I nominate NYC Weboy – he is certainly gayer, and who can compete with that?

And I nominate Liss, for Shakesville now and evermore.

I nominate pocochina – nobody RANTS better than her.

I nominate Pizza Diavola – if anyone could single-handedly overturn Prop 8, it’d be her.

And I nominate G.D. at PostBougie, for blogrolling me and for sporting such a stellar blog design.  What discriminating taste!

My competitive heart typically scorns the “we’re all winners!” attitude, but tonight, the seven of us are.  Especially me.