The Tragic, Craven Undoing of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Noble Mission →

At the center of this debacle are, of course, the poor, often rural women who rely on the free or low-cost clinical breast exams, referrals and followup provided by Planned Parenthood.


…[it is supremely disappointing] that Komen would risk even the appearance of pandering to Republicans who refuse to meaningfully fund healthcare and therefore make Planned Parenthood so necessary. 

More terrible science news →

Currently, NIH-funded research must become available to the public after no more than 12 months following acceptance for publication. The Research Works Act would change that by essentially broadening the definition of “private-sector” research work to include work that is now considered open-access and placing such it behind publisher fee barriers. 

Absolute bullshit.

(Admittedly, I haven’t read the article yet, but) my answer is neither.

(Admittedly, I haven’t read the article yet, but) my answer is neither.

Conservatives aren’t just defending Herman Cain. They’re denying the very existence of sexual harassment. →

Sexual harassment is now nothing. Welcome to the era of gender harassment denialism. The harassment skeptics claim that harassment, like racism, used to exist but is now over. Twenty years ago, when charges were leveled at Clarence Thomas, supporters of the accused refused to take the accuser seriously. Now supporters of the accused refuse to take the accusation itself seriously. We have gone from not knowing what sexual harassment is to not believing it still happens. All in less than 20 years.

Republican State Senator Roy McDonald on Gay Marriage Bill: Fuck it, I'm in! →

“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing.”

“You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, f—k it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing.”

“I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can all take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background.”

“I’m trying to do the right thing. That’s where I’m going with this.”

Makes me feel better about moving to this state.

Ummmm…did anybody else see this incredibly racist, anti-Chinese political ad?

What the actual fuck?

It’s terrifying, but for none of the reasons that the people who made it meant it to be terrifying.

Mayor Daley Not Running For Re-election  →

Say what?!

Obama to send more National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border →

Yet another story in the Myth of the Left

The idea of sending troops to the border is not without recent precedent. In May 2006, in an address televised live from the Oval Office, Bush called for the short-term deployment of up to 6,000 National Guard troops, though he said they would not be involved in direct law enforcement activities.


So I just took part in a 28-comment facebook thread about I don’t know what. But it all boiled down to white-male privilege blinding an old high school friend to the ignorance of some of his own beliefs about America, its role in the world, women (particularly Muslim women), and absolute cultural assimilation and its place in our country (it has none). 

Anyway, I was overly nice because you can’t (always) fight ignorance with outrage, no matter how much you’d like to.