- 11:53 pm - Mon, Feb 6, 2012
- 969 notes
The outrage is tiresome and deeply hypocritical, in all the tiresome ways you’ve been tired out by before. M.I.A. was illustrating her line, acting out the attitude of the words: performing. Fine, it may not be legal to flip the bird on television, but that’s simply a remnant of the fifties we haven’t shaken. Unless somebody was handing out Xanax with the foam fingers, Lucas Oil Stadium was ringing with the music of profanities last night. More to the point, television viewers were submitted to ad after ad that likened women—negatively—to sofas, cars, and candy. Mr. Winter didn’t have anything to say about that, so I’d like to raise both of my middle fingers to him and anyone who thinks profanity is somehow more harmful to our children than images of violence and misogyny. (My two sons, fourteen and eleven, thought the Fiat ad was corny, so I guess they will be safe without Mr. Winter’s intervention.) I say we get out of The Pretending To Be Moral game altogether and use the Internet for important things like posting pictures of cats looking at croissants and PDFs of sensitive government documents.
- 8:51 pm - Wed, Jan 4, 2012
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Californicated Husker Feminista: Rick Santorum is a vile hypocrite
Rick Santorum is against abortion for any reason. Unless his wife’s life is in danger. Then he’s for it. But he wants to pass a law that would take that choice away from everyone else. Yes, that’s right. Rick’s wife had a medically-necessary abortion when she was 20 weeks pregnant. That’s horrible, and I’m not claiming otherwise. I’m glad she had the ability to save her own life. But her husband wants to make sure that nobody else can, and that’s what we call vile hypocrisy.
Side note, Karen Santorum, I’m sorry that your personal tragedy has turned into a political pawn, but you have nobody to blame for that but your husband.
Fuck rick santorum.
- 1:16 pm - Sun, Nov 13, 2011
- 78 notes
I’m sure Penn State will donate the proceeds from every ticket sale, concession sale, gift shop sale and advertising revenue generated by its television and radio broadcasts from yesterday’s game vs. Nebraska to charity, right? Because they wouldn’t want to appear to be profiting any further from having covered up child rape. Right?
(Source: inothernews, via livealifethatscompletelyfree)
- 10:27 am - Sun, Oct 23, 2011
- 151 notes
These people down there, they’re not the counter-culture. They’re the culture. They don’t want free love. They want paid employment. They don’t hate capitalism. They hate what’s been done to it.
And they resent the Republican mantra that the market perfectly rewards the hard-working and punishes the lazy, and the poor are just jealous moochers who want a handout. Yeah, because if there’s one group of people who hate handouts, it’s Wall Street.