Tuesday, July 31, 2007


It's not new that Fox News offers everything *but* news. They skew information, create a climate of fear, misrepresent facts to support their own conservative agenda, and worst of all, debase journalistic integrity beyond recognition.

Maybe you've heard about the war between the loud and ignorant Bill O'Reilly and the wonderful Daily Kos blog. If not, read about it here to fully acquaint yourself with the horrifying humanoid who knows absolutely no boundaries when it comes to truth or fairness.

And if you want to see what a fine, upstanding gem Mr. O'Reilly is in his personal life (so that you know his television persona is not just a little something he dons for the cameras), check out this post: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/7/30/161937/795

If you don't think this idiot is not only reaching people but also affecting their judgment, let me tell you about an experience I had with my own parents recently. They watch Fox News -- almost exclusively. Because of Fox's relentless attacks on "bloggers," my mother asked me, with visible fear in her voice, how to find blogs on the Internet. She wanted to know how pervasive they were and whether, if she visited one, something would be "recorded" on her computer and somehow put her under suspicion. I explained that a blog was a form of expression, and that it was the content of the blog rather than the format that determined its "flavor." I asked her whether she wanted to find some blogs of her favorite celebrities or even political figures. "Oh no!" she instantly said. "I don't need to see that stuff."

Thanks, Bill O'Reilly, for spreading hate and fear so effectively.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Hillary Clinton's breasts

I am not a Hillary Clinton fan, but this episode riled me up anyway.

I just took action with Ms. magazine protesting the Washington Post's recent article analyzing Senator Hillary Clinton's cleavage. Like her or not, Senator Clinton is a member of the Senate and quite possibly the next president of the United States. Instead of writing about her strategy to end the war in Iraq or her plans to reform the health care system in this country, the Post devoted a feature story to analyzing her breasts.

Join me in expressing your outrage to the Washington Post!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Accurate sex information for parents

Check out 4Parents.gov -- you will find completely biased and inaccurate information on abortion (not to mention a healthy dose of abstinence as the best form of birth control, rather than teaching kids how to have responsible sex -- because let's face it, they are *going* to have sex so shouldn't they be given information rather than fear?)

4Parents.gov is part of the United States' mission to keep both parents and children in the dark ages sexually. Here is what the site claims its mission to be: "4Parents.gov is part of a national public education campaign to provide parents with the information, tools and skills they need to help their teens make healthy choices, including waiting until marriage to have sex."

NARAL Pro-Choice America has a letter you can send to demand factual and objective information.

I urge you to sign the letter. Tell the government you want American children educated not misled about sex and abortion.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

My "Office" personality

Slightly behind yet another trend, I recently have become totally smitten with the TV show, "The Office." So, when I saw this quiz that would tell me what character I was most like, I just had to take it! (Despite my book, which is based on a quiz, I really don't spend all my time taking or thinking about quizzes -- honest!) Turns out I'm Pam, which isn't surprising, considering the huge crush I have on Jim!

I'd post the results, but they don't fit correctly on this page, so here are the highlights:

Pam Beesly 60%

Jim Halpert 58%

Toby Flenderson 53%

Saturday, July 14, 2007

A bad week for Republican sex

I'd like to take a non-partisan view toward sex but wow -- these guys really don't make it easy. What a week it was for unbridled hypocrisy!

1. On July 9, the "D.C. Madam" released her little black book of clients, and in a preemptive move designed to ward off the wave of public derision and marital strife, Senator David Vitter (R-La.) confessed to having availed himself of the madam's services. He's since disappeared, probably because his wife was once quoted as "being more like Lorena Bobbitt than Hilary Clinton" on such matters. I can only wonder whether Vitter escaped before she reached for her knife.

Vitter was a typical Southern Republican, espousing the sanctity of marriage while getting his kicks from the professionals. In 2005, Vitter attacked "the Hollywood left" for "redefining the most basic institution in human history." Uh huh.

2. Republican Strategist John ("Jack") M. Burkman's name was also in the revealing black book. (You may recall that Burkman picked up some teenage girls last year -- and was dumb enough to give them his business card -- and offered to pay them for sex. He likes really big tits, by the way.) Burkman is a real doll: following on the comments of Ann Coulter's vile hate rants on the widows of 9/11, he declared that “within hours of those [World Trade Center] towers going down,” the wives of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks “were ready to make money and exploit this tragedy!” Once a sleazeball asshole, always a sleazeball asshole, I guess.

3. Florida State Representative (and Co-chair of Senator John McCain's Florida campaign) Bob Allen got into a sticky little mess this week, too, but at least his name wasn't in the D.C. Madam's book. Instead, he was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a local park after offering to perform a sex act on an undercover officer in exchange for $20. The Orlando Sentinel story says Allen was arrested for "offering to perform a sex act," but TV reports out of Florida say Allen was to have the sex act performed on him. Either way, I think we all agree that Florida is clearly the place to get a blowjob, as they can be had for the bargain price of $20!

Thanks, you horny Republicans, for making such asses of yourselves. But fear not, your supporters will not be thwarted. They're all praying for you and saying crap like, "If God has found it in His heart to forgive you, so can I."

Saturday, July 07, 2007


The most compelling case for eyeglasses ever made...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

King Bush

The eloquence of Keith Olbermann does the heinous crimes of both Scooter Libby and George W. Bush justice. Crooks and Liars offers a video that will re-inspire the righteous indignation we all should feel over what our president did this week.