Late-night flotsam and jetsam:
Late-night flotsam and jetsam:
Hump Day Tuesday (oops) mega-link blowout:
The cream in your Sunday coffee, back where it belongs:(h/t)
What you should be reading this holiday weekend, in lieu of spending quality time with your family/loved ones (like yrs truly will be a little later):
- Open ass, insert head: Dave, Cathie, Dawg, pale_, jj, Peggy, and Orwell’s Bastard, on the latest iteration of ‘Progressive Bloggers [sic] journey to the centre of their colons’ (solidarity w/ DAMMIT JANET!)
- Re: John Derbyshire’s modest proposal that –wait for it–Libruls R teh Real Rayyyycists (let me show you how by being extremely racist – just like teh libruls!), what TNC said:
I’m sure Derb will say his piece was “satire” soon enough. But you don’t get to do satire when you actually believe black people are dumber.
— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisi) April 7, 2012
Also see Dawg, Elspeth Reeve, Josh Barro, John Holbo, Maureen O’Connor, Rob Farley, Scott Lemieux, Charles Johnson, and the readers of National Review who, contra Starburst Lowry, boldly declared en masse: ‘We are all Derbyshire‘ (doh!) Despite the strong show of solidarity from NRO’s lumpen commetariat, alas, Derb was a bit too airhorn to remain employed by an outlet where dogwhistles are industry standard. So long, and thanks for all the proud racism, rank misogyny, and generally icky douchetasticness, Derb.
- Speaking of apologists for racism (ok, so Derb is more of a cheerleader sans panties — yeesh, talk about naked enthusiasm), law prof Darren Hutchinson takes on Shelby Steele and other black conservative intellectuals who, over the years, have firmly established a cottage industry on the right flogging long-dead hobbyhorses re: civil rights and the not-so-subtle affirmation of white supremacy. No surprise said usual suspects are now concern-trolling Trayvon supporters. Also, this:
— Matthew Elliot (@matttbastard) April 6, 2012
- And finally, the less said about this, the better:
Happy holidays from bastard.logic.
Today looks to be a busy one in the meatworld, so here’s are some recommended reads to keep you distracted until I can find some time to throw up something substantial:
James Carroll, What the pirates say, Boston Globe
Javier Marias, Déjà Vu All Over Again, The New Republic
Robert Weissman, The 10 Worst Corporations of 2008, Multinational Monitor
Charles P. Pierce, Torn Up, Boston Globe Magazine
James Surowiecki, The Perils of Efficiency, The New Yorker
Tamura Lomax, William R. Jones Revisited: Is God a Racist Misogynist?, Religion Dispatches
Michelle Goldberg, Proposition 8, The Mormon Coming Out Party, Religion Dispatches
John Harwood, Change Is Landing in Old Hands, New York Times
Gary Younge, Americans have never felt so excited, and yet so depressed, The Guardian
Enjoy the following celebration of tasty links from a variety of textural chefs:
Daisy’s Dead Air: Dead Air Church: May 4, 1970
cripchick: the terp from helllll
Hoyden About Town: Blogging Against Disablism: Mental Illness, Stigmatisation, Coming Out
Wheelchair Dancer: BADD: Disabled People Aren’t Human, Are They?
Feline Formal Shorts: “Special Needs”
Dawg’s Blog: West Bank apartheid: 2008
A Creative Revolution: Fable of the Evangelicals
Birth Pangs: Anti-VAW Expert: ‘Pregnant women don’t need C-484′
unrepentant old hippie: Another non-answer to the question
Renegade Evolution: !@#!?!
Muslimah Media Watch: ‘Chay’ is for What?
Jack @ Feministe: Feminism without fragmentation
the regina mom: MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Bills 5 & 6 are anti-woman!
Scriptoids: Working hard for the money
Saying Nothing Charmingly: Now Taking Donations
Ok, so I missed the midweek linkfarm–my apologies once again. Feel free to sock it to me one time in comments. Oh, and go show the one Melissa M. some love–that teaspoon don’t shine itself, dig?
Saying Nothing Charmingly: Chelsea Clinton at UTA
A Creative Revolution: A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves
A Secret Chord: Headscarf Trees in the Misogyny Forest
Alaya Dawn Johnson @ The Angry Black Woman: “The personal history of the author is tangential at best” (must read)
Racialicious: Not Woman Enough
All About Race: We is us.
Creekside: So stick another ribbon on your H-o-C…
Official Shrub.com Blog: The double standard: “Doesn’t that perpetuate sexism?”
brown rab fish girl: Words, Lentils, Dates, Pork
Unrepentant Old Hippie: Kosovo pisses off lifesite
47 Days into 2008 and I’ve yet to spread the <3. Mea culpa–shall post a more extensive link farm later this week.
(Shakesville = WINville).
A Secret Chord: Brazen Sex-Positivity (aka “Not Being an Asshole”)
Jon Swift: RAMs and SHEEP
A Creative Revolution: Honour.
Too Sense: McCain’s “Jew Counter”
A Woman’s Ecdysis: The State of Brownhood
Black Looks: Closing the gates on Black women in Britain
Automatic Preference: I Am Rude
AngryBlackBitch: Supercalafragilistic Fubardemocractus
ThePoliticalCat: Berkeley Protests at Marine Recruiting Center: REFOCUS
La Chola: Links and more
The Gimp Parade: Cop dumps quadriplegic man out of his wheechair
Muslimah Media Watch: Adventures in Muslim Dating
skdadl @ pogge: How to think and talk clearly about the Taliban
While I agree that most race and gender based personal attacks do not address real political issues, we should not forget that racial and gender issues are real issues. We should not forget that racism and sexism are still fundamental problems in the US.
I know many Americans are uncomfortable openly discussing how race and gender influence our political system, but this doesn’t mean that these issues are not “real.” Denial won’t erase social inequality. It’s a shame that many people would rather purge discussion of racism and sexism from the public discourse than actually work to give people an equal shot.
- Rachel @ Rachel’s Tavern, “Let’s Get Back to the Real Issues”
(more real issues after the fold)