Category Archives: Current Events

Reprieve for Iraqi Gays?

Nobody else is talking about this yet, so I might as well since — as I’ve noted before — there hasn’t been much discussion in the blogosphere about the hunting of Iraqi gays by religious death squads. Iraqi gay men … Continue reading

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Gore on SNL: Laugh or Cry?

Perhaps Both. Al Gore gives a speech on last night’s SNL, as though he’d become president in 2000. It would be funnier, if it weren’t also more than a little sad. Video and transcript below the fold.

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Man, you just know someone’s gonna find a way to blame Prius owners for this.

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Is It Fitzmas Yet?

Apparently, this is just breaking. Karl Rove has been indicted on charges of perjury and lying to investigators. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald spent more than half a day Friday at the offices of Patton Boggs, the law firm representing Karl … Continue reading

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GA Tech Sez “To Heck With Bigots”

I posted earlier about some wingnuts suing Georgia Tech, and the meme about the intolerance of intolerance is the “new intolerance” (or is that the tolerance of intolerance in the “new tolerance”?), but it got eaten in the last database … Continue reading

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According to a new Harris poll, Dubya’s approval ratings are now in the 20s. 29%, to be exact. The only thing that could make this better would be a Rove indictment before COB tomorrow. Pardon me while I bask in … Continue reading

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Bigotry & Belief

As long as we’re talking about scientific types (see the previous post about MIT) head over to Dispatches from the Culture Wars, where Ed is holding forth on the latest madness from the Traditional Values Coalition, in the form of … Continue reading

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Dems? Dean? Done.

That’s it. As of today, or at least as soon as my county board of elections gets my updated voter registration, I am no longer a registered Democrat. I am officially unaffiliated. Why, you ask? Well, I guess it was … Continue reading

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Why I’ll Never Go To MIT

It’s not because I can’t do algebra. It’s because I can’t swim. Seven days before the test, Stephanie Yeh stood in her sorority house and cried. An electrical engineering and computer science major, she was set to graduate near the … Continue reading

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Not-So-Proud Mary

OK. I wasn’t going to say anything about Mary Cheney’s recent full-court-press to promote her book in the media, but my bullshit meter just went so far in the red that I can’t stand it any more. I kept my … Continue reading

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Learning Their Colors

Rachel points to an interesting article about a study that claims children learn racism by the time they’re three years old. Jane Lane, a co-author of the article and an early-years equality adviser whose publications are recommended by the Government’s … Continue reading

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Iraqi Gays Still Hunted, But Who Cares?

I was all set to blog about an account of the horrific death of Atwar Bahat, a leading Iraqi television journalist. Fortunately, before I could blog about it I found out via Peter Daou that the video that inspired the … Continue reading

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The Blessed and the Unblessed

Becky, over at Preemptive Karma, makes an interesting observation about Ken Lay’s courthouse steps declaration that "God has blessed me and my family enormously." Funny how many crooks invoke God when their honesty is being questioned. And funny how they … Continue reading

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Gay? It’s All in Your Mind.

Or, according to a new study, it’s all in your brain. Lesbians’ brains react differently to sex hormones than those of heterosexual women. An earlier study of gay men also showed their brain response was different from straight men — … Continue reading

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Bird Flu, Bush Cronies & Appropriate Panic

I’ve been watching with some amusement the commercial previews for the upcoming television movie Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America. Not because it’s a comedy or because I find pandemics amusing, but because it would probably be more terrifying than … Continue reading

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