The Seattle PD responds to marijuana legalization. pOp you MUST read this, it is the single funniest statement to the public evar by any PD. The tone, the tone. A friend who’s otherwise entirely left wing doesn’t support legal marijuana on facebook. I disagreed with him, but not by taking issue with one substance. My [...]
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Crikey, it’s not like I needed another project. So here is what you might call a ‘substantially complete’ list of gendered slurs. I don’t want these words coming out of my mouth, so I’m trying to find replacements. Ballbreaker – woman Ballbuster – woman Bimbo – starlet Bint – woman Bitch – crank Bitchy – [...]
This is an expression I was exposed to in reading Lucy Maud Montgomery. I only got through the Anne books once, and not attentively; most of my Montgomery reading was the same two books, over and over again, because that’s what I did, when I was a kid, was to read books over and over [...]
I called somebody out on using a gendered slur recently and he paused & adjusted his speech. Sometimes it’s that easy. Now if I could just stop using my own slurs and replace them with something better. I am in search of a few good words, to replace a few slur-ry ones. I’m looking at [...]
Here’s the offending document, from Skepchick. Here’s my response. Dear Robert, I was interested to read your email to skepchick. I have a number of questions. I am sure that your email box is full, so I’ll give you a couple of weeks to shovel your way out from under the uptick in mail [...]
Holy flaming balls of purulence. I inherited John Caspell’s entire library of anarchist works – if I lived in the US I’d be subject to a Grand Jury indictment just because I lived close to some government building that was vandalized. Here’s the link. Or should I not be worried because I am not young?
My mother kept an email correspondence going with her cousin Reck for about ten years, until shortly before he passed this past spring. I have just edited 150 pages of it (it’s 800 pages in total) being the portion just before and just after Obama was elected. IT IS AMAZING. They talk about politics and [...]
1. Excellent and wondahful visit with the parental units. I got a photo scan of the old homestead in SK, had my traditional coffee and cinnamon bun (best commercial cinnamon buns ever) at Dan’s after a lovely ride in the country, communed with some skunk cabbage, watched the hummingbirds, who are quite active these days [...]
I am breakfasting with Paul – oatmeal – and drinking coffee. I know I’m being a slug so I’m encouraging Paul to get me exercising so we went for a constitutional this morning. Margot thought about coming along for the first little bit but she’s even lazier than I am. I have been watching the [...]
I wish there was a tactful way of putting this in front of a couple of men I love dearly. JEFF IS NOT ONE OF THEM, btw. Anyway, have fun, and don’t let your blood pressure go up too much. Have especial fun with the comments.
Talking sense again, as he so frequently does. With bonus crypto feminism.
Or, how to teach privileged people to win arguments against marginalized people.
But if we didn’t have the space program, we wouldn’t have velcro for bondage gear. Or telemetry for hospital monitors. Or an image of the planet taken from the moon. What’s with the and/or? It isn’t science that rapes women or starves children, it’s people. Science is merely a set of concepts in the human [...]
My mOm sent me the link; it’s about libraries, free speech and gay rights. I can understand that the parent is upset, but the response is honest and kind. Kind of …. Unitarian.