Category Archives: Culture

Sexism of Women Waiting to Use a Public Toilet? You’re Kiddin’, Right?

When I heard about Soraya Chemaly’s article, recently published in Time magazine, entitled “The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines,” I really thought it was a joke. Nope.  She’s absolutely serious.  She believes long lines for women’s restrooms are the result of a history that favors men’s bodies.  This is laughable.  She…

What if Marilyn Monroe And Albert Einstein Made a Baby …

How’s this for a newsflash: “Rapid progress in genetics is making ‘designer babies’ more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.” The subject has long been the stuff of science fiction, and it’s still way off in the future (if it happens at all), but one doctor, a pioneer…

The Vindication of ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’

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Back in 2008, Americans began hearing the phrase “Drill, baby, drill” thrown around in Republican circles. It was a simple message that proposed the simple solution of increased domestic drilling to deal with some of our nation’s energy problems, like high gas prices and our reliance on foreign oil. Michael Steele, who was the RNC…

Reverend Al Goes to Hollywood

I don’t know about you, but I think Al Sharpton gets a bad rap. The guy can’t do anything without conservatives jumping all over him. Even when he does something clearly worthwhile, all he gets is grief from Whitey. Take Sharpton’s latest attempt to make America a better place. He’s called for an “emergency meeting”…

Hackers and Harpies and Maggots, Oh My!

Notice how I put hackers before harpies and maggots.  That’s because I think hackers are the worst and should all be executed or at least have their fingers broken. Ok, ok, I know that sounds a bit extreme but I am royally p.o.’d!  I’m a “mom and pop operation” minus the “pop.”   I’m not a…

What Jon Stewart Didn’t Ask Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter was a guest on the Daily Show recently and when the subject turned to Paris and Islamic violence in general, Mr. Carter said this about root causes: “Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem. And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab…

Weather Suddenly Doesn’t Matter in the Climate Change Debate?

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The other day, one of my liberal friends posted one of those sharable, meme images featuring a quote from comedian Stephen Colbert on her Facebook page. It has become a fairly popular quote – one that I’ve seen posted a number of times over the past couple of months: “Global warming isn’t real because I…

Islamic Terrorism by Any Other Name …

More than a million people turned out. More than 40 presidents and prime ministers were there. It was, as the New York Times reported, “the most striking show of solidarity in the West against the threat of Islamic extremism since the Sept. 11 attacks.” But President Obama did not go to Paris. Neither did Joe…