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  • Assholery

    Alarmists. Hypocrites. Opportunists. Fakes. Phonies. Liars. Self-centered. Misogynistic. Patriarchal. Partisan. Money-hungry. Power-hungry. All of the above when combined result in assholery – and assholery is running roughshod all over absolutely everybody right now. If you took a break while Congress… Read More ›

  • Crest in 3D

    Arrgh. The moment where if you have to explain why something is offensive, it means it can’t be explained. Well, mostly it means the non-offended will likely continue blinking blankly at you post explanation. So, when the new Crest 3D… Read More ›

  • Bread, Goldfish and the Fiscal Cliff

    15 seconds. A very short span of time – unless you’re, say, a goldfish. A very short span of time that happens to be about how long a piece of bread needs in the microwave to extend its edibility beyond… Read More ›

  • One in four women…

    The House Majority Leader was misquoted this morning as saying, “We blocked the Violence Against Women Act because the Senate forced it on us without our consent. I’m sure women understand.” I, along with a number of people I trust,… Read More ›

  • Memo to the Anti-Choice

    Dear Sir or Madam: I am part of the post-Roe generation. I grew up under the protective umbrella the dedicated women who came before me secured through their tireless advocacy. They fought on behalf of the 5,000 women who lost… Read More ›

  • Human

    Only on a day with both massive world events and considerable personal turmoil would it have occurred to me that one is more important than the other. We’re fed the line that what happens to us, what immediately affects our… Read More ›

  • Open Doors

    Come on in… I’m instituting an open door policy. Far too much is need of repair to turn away willing hands. My youthful, ideological mindset – as many predicted – hasn’t been tempered by experience, thus giving way to cynicism… Read More ›