1. If you’re going to go watch hot half-naked men beat the shit out of each other, bring me!
2. This week, I’m going to try to be nicer to Kleinheider. So far, it’s going medium well.
3. Veronica, your post is so good I want to say something intelligent and insightful about it, but I keep getting sidetracked by my perverse desire to write a feel-good musical in which everything on that list happens to the protagonist. I’m sorry. I know the things on that list are all very terrible, but to see them listed that way like some twisted definition of what it means to be a woman? It makes me want to burst out inappropriately into song.
Maybe some kind of square dance?
Take your partner, grab her cunt.
She’s just a woman so do what you want.
I don’t know I’d have to work on it some, but damn, if that’s all there is to being a woman, pass me a penis; I quit (which, bless her heart, I think Heart really doesn’t get. She makes it seem like being a woman is the most horrid, vile thing that could ever happen to a person. Who wants to join that revolution? Oh, maybe there’s a song there, a waltz: One-two-three, one-two-three/ You’re horrid and evil, but we’re so gross./ It’s hard to imagine which one is worse./ To be so evil and have no soul/ or to be forced to conform by carrying a purse. Ha, okay, it’s not that great. Maybe we’re seeing why there aren’t a whole lot of fundamentalist feminist musicals!).
4. Continuing my random crushes on conservative loons, how can you not love this quote from Clark Stooksbury?
The global warming debate is odd in that it appears to be between climate scientists and rightwing pundits.
Tee hee! (via Brittney)
5. Bob Krumm, don’t make me write you an open letter. I voted for you because I believe that you are a thoughtful person with a conservative bent. But this post makes me gravely worried that this is not actually the case. Let us set aside political posturing for a second.
a.) You really can’t imagine how seeing someone you identify with do something extraordinary (for whatever reasons you identify with that person–race, gender, sharing of a common name, etc.) opens up possibilities in your mind for what you might do with your life? I don’t believe it.
b.) Even if having two black head coaches wasn’t meaningful to you, surely you must see how it is meaningful, how it indicates that jobs that have been historically hard for black men to get are now not so and that how, when black men are given a chance, they can rise to the pinnacle of their careers. Then, can’t you see that, when you say stuff like, “I guess I never stopped to consider race as an important factor in football. I still don’t think it is.” it’s dismissive of people whose experiences tell them otherwise?
I’m just saying, that whole rhetoric of “Oh, look at the silly liberals and their hand-wringing nonsense” seems more like Frank than you and I’m a little shocked to see it.