QOTD

thimk!

You know that line about women making 77 cents for every dollar men earn?

If so, why would there be a single male hired? Anywhere?

Also; It’s not true

WTF, Jay ?!

Hey, it could’a been worse*, I suppose.
Look closely.


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By the way, check out the library-pic Pshop.
Think mebbe they were covering up Churchill busts or bongs or sumpthin’?
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* By “worse” I mean in the Progmedia’s eye. Hey, I got nuthin’ against CSA flags as such.
You know dang well what I mean, so don’t be sayin’ I’m sayin’ what I ain’t sayin’.

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ChingChongDingDongs Update

prepare for your humorless scolding

Previously:

Remember the whole “Washington Redskins iz Raaaaacist” kerfluffle? Whereupon the head of said organization decided to keep the name but started some fund for redskins Naaaative Amerikkkanz. Whereupon obscure “comic” Colbert mocked with the ChingChongDingDong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever. Whereupon completely unknown “comic” Suey Park started the #CancelColbert hashtag.

Yesterday CBS replaced old, bitter Letterman with young, bitter Colbert for the LateNite show.

Whereupon Suey Park whipped out her thesaurus app along with a PC-terminology app and a stack of Zinn history books. [ a souciant little history book with overtones of blackberry and bullshiite]

Suey Park
Eunsong Kim
: The marginalization of other voices is now complete.

The cross-promotion of more white male [uhh... raaaacist?] celebrities prove it: The entertainment industry has perfected the development of white, cis [that means you "identify" as what you were born], straight [heterophobe!!!], male [androphobe!!!] characters. The marginalization of “other voices” — except when those “others” are brought in only to aid in the cheap punch line of a joke — is complete. This is aggression that we do not have to accept. We will protest this until it ends.

Aggression. Teh Noo word. You may not be In The Know about this, but micro-aggressions are now the Noo Thang. [*clicky* worth reading] eg

“I don’t date bisexuals. They’re never faithful.”

Said to me by woman who identifies as lesbian.

I call ‘em micro-fractionalizations for the omg I’m so sensitive I ought never leave my room. The concept is designed to destroy even the slightest bit of acceptance and comfort anyone has with another person who is even slightly different from them.

Back to the statement by the “Young Asian American women, with little institutional power,” [who] “are not supposed to be this loud.”

Our age and appearance have led to us being infantilized [[(White, cis-male) Ghod knows it wasn't your juvenile #hashtagattentionseeking campaign...] — and therefore our political ideals have been treated as incoherent and immature [naah -- just your *tweets*]. We are accused of being ungrateful sidekicks of honorary whiteness. It is baffling that we would reject this role to instead critique white supremacy.

I’d like to see one, single accusation of “you ungrateful sidekick!!” Please. I’ll wait…. …. ….. ……

As women of color, we are rarely heard unless we bend to the conduct codes of whiteness — a way of speaking and operating that massages power.

You mean The Oppression” by “the white man’s logic and tyranny of words-with-fixed-meanings*“?

If we reject these politics of respectability, we are easily dismissed and slotted into the crazy/angry Asian archetype.

I denounce myself.

Our role in mainstream media is the perpetual race commentator — unable to exist in a way that isn’t reactionary and defensive to whiteness. We were only heard when we responded to a beloved white man.

Ya mean, like this screed?

People seem to think that what we’re calling for is fake and overly positive representation of our own minority and others — which would amount to a humorless landscape. That is not what we want.

Ya mean wherein a half-clever fake “organization” is used to mock a real one? With humor?

This is a distinction between liberalism and radicalism — between reform and the dismantling of structures.

ah… Dismantling.

We will never apologize. Apologize for settler colonialism. Apologize for anti-blackness. Apologize for orientalism.

Perhaps asking people to apologize for things they never participated in is not the most advantageous way to open a constructive dialogue designed to bring people together? just a suggestion…

so there’s occupyin’ this and that


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Chef Greta’s salty Schwetty balls

*ppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp*

the state of Oregon, Planned Parenthood, and pharmaceutical companies that produce contraceptives walk into an Adolescent Sexuality Conference


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half is almost three-fifths

During a heated debate in the Illinois legislature … Democratic Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, who is Hispanic, tried to appeal to her fellow minorities. In the process, she took a racial shot at her Republican colleagues, claiming that “we’re [minorities] all over on this side [of the aisle], right?”

When a black Republican objected, LaVia referred to the representative as “a half.” [story w/vid]

The Repubs should’a stood in unison and chanted, “Half-Man!

Smoooth one, jackass (BTF): »

*bEEp* *bEEp* Here comes the Sebeliubus!

The Associated Press and Bloomberg are both reporting that Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will resign

*vrooooooooooooom*

…The New York Times reports that President Obama accepted Sebelius’s resignation earlier this week

today’s wedgie by the master


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today’s Hubris-Nemesis…ness

couldn’t happen to a bigger jackass*

This one is worth $100K, in cash, in $20 bills, in a little briefcase, tomorrow.
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* Poetic license. Of course it could.

I’d sign that

Julia’s back

Yeah, that glaring, Biden-quality error is pretty funny,
especially when you consider that it’s a promo for the series, Veep.

(What? Yeahhh, John Hancock’s signature does makes a pretty nice tramp stamp.)
(What? No, I deleted the joke about the First and Second Amendments.)
(What? No, I only watched one episode; and, no, it’s nothing like House of Cards, perhaps a tad funnier.)
(What? No, using “First Lady” with a Vice-President character is just overly cute, not sexist. Okay, mebbe it’s a little sexist, yeah.)

Ching-Chong-Ding-Dong YeeHaw

another reason to hit the hay with the chickens

Stephen Colbert is CBS’ top choice to replace the retiring David Letterman

One bitter Old Man™ leaves — a Snarky-Bitter Young Man© arrives.
wee.

And Bill O’Reilly likes the idea?

hm…

OTOH — this I’m gonna tape!

MIKE ROWE BRINGS ORIGINAL SERIES TO CNN

…Rowe’s new series Somebody’s Gotta Do It, brings viewers face-to-face with men and women who march to the beat of a different drum. In each episode, Rowe visits unique individuals and joins them in their respective undertakings, paying tribute to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors, fanatics–people who simply have to do it. This show is about passion, purpose, and occasionally, hobbies that get a little out of hand.

“Of all the networks I spoke with, no one talked about a commitment to unscripted content and point-of-view programming with more passion than CNN. This is where Somebody’s Gotta Do It belongs,” said Rowe.

So. Is this CNN admitting that wall to wall coverage of a missing plane / blonde / sense is no longer working?

Mike Rowe holding CNN's ratings.

meanwiches and stinkburgers


Thanks, Obama!

culture of corruption

A crabgrass-roots campaign.

Even as the IRS faces growing heat over Lois G. Lerner and the tea party targeting scandal, a government watchdog said Wednesday it’s pursuing cases against three other tax agency employees and offices suspected of illegal political activity in support of President Obama and fellow Democrats.

In one case the Office of Special Counsel, which investigates federal employees who conduct politics on government time, said it was “commonplace” in a Dallas IRS office for employees to have pro-Obama screensavers on their computers, and to have campaign-style buttons and stickers at their office.

In another case, a worker at the tax agency’s customer help line urged taxpayers “to re-elect President Obama in 2012 by repeatedly reciting a chant based on the spelling of his last name,” the Office of Special Counsel said in a statement.

OSC said it is seeking “significant disciplinary action” against that employee.
[more caution: autostart vid]

Sounds like some supervisory positions need purging, too.
Heck, I’d fire every jackass in these offices who even knew about it but didn’t report it.

(What? Nah, not racist … but sometimes I think “extreme prejudice” might be appropriate when it comes to the crime of politicizing gov’t enforcement agencies.)

Okay, on sober reflection, perhaps it would be sufficient just to fire everybody, and let the lawyers figger it out. Then raze the building, and spread salt over the empty lot. You know, as a warning to others. Progs like that tactic, so mebbe it’s about time it worked in our favor.

Note to authorities: hyperbole.
Sometimes I just gotta say what others are prob’ly thinkin’. You know, a kind of pressure-relief valve.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s a nice afternoon; and I need some range time.

the moral cowardice of pseudo-academia

Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty.

“She is a compelling public figure and advocate for women’s rights, and we respect and appreciate her work to protect and defend the rights of women and girls throughout the world,” said the university’s statement. “That said, we cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.” [more]

“That said” => “ignore all preceding.”
Y’know, I’d have some respect for these people, if there were any, any logic, reason, or experience behind this.
Even if there were any actual academic values or thinking behind it.
Even if it were true.
You know … “protests from students and faculty” => fear, bigotry, threats, cowardice …
and a total. freaking. absence. of actual “core values.”

Ms Ali responds

By the way,
I should have added that this is probably a kind of institutional “eat me last” response.
You know, short-sighted, cowardly, treacherous, and ultimately ineffective.

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today’s advice: train your animals

First, there’s congressional staffers.
Then, there’s hounds.

Notice the difference in manners, didja?
Another difference is that hounds only eat until they’re full; and they don’t expect doggie bags.

The Living End

who shall let this stand?

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