Excerpts from my feeds
A quick re-announcement: I get asked a lot what I’m reading, listening to and what I’m doing with social media. And so, every Thursday — barring some other writing necessity — I’ll be putting out a round-up of what caught my eye so far for the week. It is by no means comprehensive or intended to replace your regular feeds. This is my version of jotting down what I’m up to. Send me feedback so I can add, lose, modify or otherwise improve this project.
Alan Colmes caught my contribution to Robin Marty’s Rolling Stone piece on ACA successes and had his producer invite me on. I really enjoyed being on the show; it’s easy to hear why in the segment:
Pushing Back on Right-Wing ACA Hysteria. I’ve been invited back on air and asked to write for the website, Liberland, so look out for me under the “New Voices” tab.
My favorite three things:
No. 1: That Lou Reed passed away this week is not my favorite thing. What’s been awesome is the stories, mythology, love, hate and remembrance flying around the internet. I highly recommend Marc Maron’s interview with John Cale on WTF from this summer and, of course, Rolling Stone’s eulogy of a man who’s musical influence you’ve heard and felt whether you realized it or not.
No. 2: Simply pun-tastic.
I love you Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/zfLLexcT0N
— Robin Marty (@robinmarty) October 26, 2013
Thanks to MHP producer Jamil Smith for being awesome and seeing my frustrated tweet about the new MSNBC website. He got me the clip I wanted to share last week of the Melissa Harris-Perry Show round table on rape culture. Byron Hurt is my new favorite person. Watch and re-watch; absorb what he’s saying; and feel the hope of the next generation of boys and men being educated on consent.
Even if the intent of the “personhood” and “fetal rights” laws were well intentioned, they have real affects in the real world — and denying access to birth control is just the beginning:
Pregnant Woman Fights Wisconsin Fetal Rights Laws
Yep. This is real. And it happens every day. So the next time someone tells you we’re post-racial and without a need for feminism (especially intersectional, inclusive feminism), whip this out:
When a Black Female Scientist Gets Called an ‘Urban Whore’
A new tactic to opposing Roe:
How Many Abortions Does it Take to Become an Abortion Provider? by Robin Marty
I’m giving the intro to this story to my favorite word creator. If you’ve heard me use the word “hilarifying,” Josh Holland is who coined it.
Henceforth, I shall refer to libertarians as "Bropublicans."
— Joshua Holland (@JoshuaHol) October 30, 2013
Podcasts & clips:
RIP, Lou Reed
Most people who spend time with me know that music is one of those things that I love, but don’t spend enough time with. So, the songs, albums, and people that have imprinted on my soul have a profound and lasting affect. The friend who taught me to love Abbey Road, Hendrix and Houses of the Holy, handed me “Loaded” in a local record shop on the north side. Likely, he doesn’t even remember doing it. Mike, you gave me a gift that day. And many other days. Thanks for grounding me.
I happened to be on a WTF with Marc Maron kick this weekend. The last episode I made it through was Marc’s interview with John Cale. Just hours later, Lou Reed passed away. I recommend WFT a lot and can’t think of a better way than to commemorate Reed how he fits into music history with a heavy dose of gratitude that pioneers of his generation are still with us, creating.
WFT Episode 410: John Cale
The title says it all: “Tea Party Unity founder Rick Scarborough suggests a class action lawsuit against homosexuality.” Only David Pakman could pull off the proper amount of sarcasm balanced with the understanding that this mindset has an affect on our body politic and culture. People like Scarborough are fringe, but they have a platform and still need to be called out while we wait for them to go extinct.
The David Pakman Show, Oct 22:
Because I often focus on one issue and then have to go back and binge on things my favorite social justice, activist/artist friends were doing, here’s a double dose of Lee Camp who was killin’ it this week with the “Get up off the couch!” motivation:
@tomtomorrow I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of the elven nobility serenading me as I ride my unicorn.
— Jason Crane (@JasonDCrane) October 30, 2013
Look at all these assholes: Republicans Defend Glitches In Medicare Website in 2006 http://t.co/EBTZyJwLj4
— Some Asshole (@assholeofday) October 25, 2013
— M.C. Escher Sketch (@sylphanne) October 27, 2013
Reagan's policies inspired this crop of nut bars to behave this way. It's just more one thing we should add to his hideous legacy. #Nerdland
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) October 27, 2013
Reagan=HORRIBLE. Cruz=MORE HORRIBLE cause he's also psycho. Playing up Reagan gives GOP what they want- us to settle for horrible #nerdland
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) October 27, 2013
In the last several years of superhero movies, are Tony Stark & Bruce Wayne the only ones getting some on a regular basis? #SuperheroSex
— Nichole (@tnwhiskeywoman) October 28, 2013
Every time I hear a man talk about how child rearing is the "most important job" in the world, I ask why HE isn't doing it #prochoice
— Auragasmic (@Auragasmic) October 30, 2013
Hellllloooo White friends…Don't be Julianne Hough DON'T Wear Blackface! Its NOT a Halloween Costume it is racist. Don't fight me on this.
— Maysoon Zayid (@maysoonzayid) October 27, 2013
If white people reacted the same way to racism as they do to people saying "white people" we'd make some real fuckin progress.
— Angry Black Fangirl (@TheAngryFangirl) October 27, 2013
Wake the fuck up. Get me breakfast before I wreck your shit. And put that motherfucker Caillou on. -What parents feel like our kids say
— Clove (@CuntryClover) October 27, 2013
— Grace (@graceishuman) October 28, 2013
Found him! pic.twitter.com/PAB3YpP6Ny
— Brad Frightman (@TheBradBlog) October 28, 2013
Ken Cuccinelli should be "moderate" like Chris Christie, who personally defunded Planned Parenthood & blocked same-sex marriage for years.
— HELL-OL GOP (@LOLGOP) October 27, 2013
— sfpelosi (@sfpelosi) October 29, 2013
— Amy Phillips Bursch (@APBBlue) October 29, 2013
— Katie Klabusich (@Katie_Speak) October 31, 2013
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