Archive for the 'Politics' Category

No Secretary Left Behind

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

I’m sorry, but I got a huge kick out of watching Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings get trounced up, down, backwards and forwards on Celebrity Jeopardy! yesterday by the actor Michael McKean. (I’ll refrain from Hollywood vs. Bush administration jokes.) McKean ended the game with the highest total of any of the celebrity contestants so […]

Rebecca Traister gets it wrong … again

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Salon‘s Rebecca Traister is quickly becoming someone I actively despise. That’s a short list that you really don’t want to be on. I can’t refrain from commenting again on how wrong she is, time after time. Today’s ridiculous Traister tantrum is that telling young professional women, specifically doctors, not to bare their midriffs or wear […]

Ever get that “not so feminist” feeling?

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

I’m getting tired of feeling like I’m not enough of a feminist. I’m sure those who know me think that I’m plenty feminist enough, but my Feminist Theory course last spring, for example, made me realize that I don’t fit current models of feminism. Because I don’t accept the premise that lesbian sex is the […]

Teach your children well

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Since I had Isabel in the new car with me today, I quickly discovered that Sirius has not one, but two kid-friendly radio stations: Radio Disney and “Kid Stuff,” a Sirius-produced format. In listening to Kid Stuff in particular, I was mildly surprised by the almost leftist-sounding songs they were playing. One was a Barney […]

Al Gore is my president

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

If you missed the Saturday Night Live opening from May 13, you can be forgiven. SNL is only so-so these days, although it’s better than it was three or four years ago. We pick it up on TiVo and then only occasionally actually watch it, when we’ve run out of Friends reruns and every Law […]

Favorite new bumper sticker

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

As seen on a pickup truck in the Kroger’s parking lot in Sugar Land, TX: “Bush Made Me a Democrat.” Nice.

Part II

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

So, Kerry conceded at 11:00 EST. First the Patriots’ 21-game winning streak was broken. Then the Rockets lost their season opener. And now this. The Red Sox victory has already lost its shine.

“Defeat may serve as well as victory…”

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Ah, who am I kidding? I never liked John Kerry as much as Al Gore. My first thought upon waking up to the news on the radio this morning was, “Well, thank G-d I didn’t get attached to John Kerry.” I do think it’s sad and wrong that in the United States, we don’t have […]

So pretty, it hurts

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

John Kerry has chosen John Edwards as his running mate, as you probably know by now, and all the media keeps commenting on how “youthful” and “good-looking” he is. First of all, I’d like to point out that these are not the substantive qualities on which, surely, Kerry’s decision was based. Second, I’m annoyed by […]

“In sickness and in health” really scares some people…

Wednesday, February 11th, 2004

As everyone is by now aware, I’m sure, the Massachusetts Supreme Court last week determined that gays in Massachusetts must be allowed to get married, because to deny them this right goes against the current Massachusetts Constitution. Those who know me know that I have very few “hot button” issues, but this is one of […]