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Red state feminism

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On September 9, 2008
There’s a lot of this kind of thing going around right now (shorter version: she can bring home the salmon and fry it up in a pan). Indeed it’s being claimed that “Palin’s supermom abilities provoke envy and anxiety in other women, especially other working mothers.” Given that the GOP is currently marketing Palin as […]

Paranoia runs deep

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On September 7, 2008

Mjd makes an excellent point in the thread below that what the hard right really loves about Palin is that she drives “the Left” (this means people who believe in things like a mildly prog

I defer to H. L Mencken

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On September 7, 2008

And P.T Barnum. For several weeks the McCain campaign has been running this ad pretty much non-stop in Colorado. Today we got this: COLORADO SPRINGS — The banners, buttons and signs say McCain-Palin

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Alien

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On September 4, 2008
Ash: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? A perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Lambert: You admire it. Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality. Parker: Look, I am – I’ve heard enough of this, and I’m asking […]

Double standards

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On September 3, 2008

My Sarah Palin theory is here. I don’t like to harp on the “imagine if Obama or Hillary” meme, but this situation really cries out for comparisons. Imagine if Hillary had done what P

The Vegan Threat

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On September 1, 2008

Glenn Greenwald is doing yeoman’s work regarding the use of state terror to quash the possibility of dissent at the RNC. Now admittedly to this point it’s what might be called “soft

Palinland

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On August 31, 2008

I’m currently reading Nixonland, Rick Perlstein’s brilliant cultural history of the United States through the lens of the rise and fall and rise again of Richard Nixon (I don’t know

We Had a Dream

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On August 28, 2008
It’s s a beautiful morning in Boulder, and later today I’m going to take a bus the 25 miles down the turnpike to Denver and Invesco Field, to hear Barack Obama accept his party’s nomination for president, on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. First I’m going to teach […]
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