Oh, how I’ve dreaded this day, among the most holy on the hipster calendar. It’s Christmas morning for Europhiles, who, as I write this, are summoning every ounce of faux passion within their eager-to-please-the-right-people beings in preparation for Day 1 of the World Cup. They’ll act like they’ve been waiting their whole lives for this […]Read more "It begins"
Congrats to Da Brat on her big primary win over Eric Cantor in Virginia! I didn’t even know she was a Republican! — Black Larry King (@BlackLarryKing) June 11, 2014Read more "Political shocker of the year!"
Which is what I heard a talking head say earlier on CNN, a conclusion I fear will become repeated as fact. Sexism, like racism, is still alive, but waning. But it didn’t keep Hillary from the presidency in 2008. It was her unsubtle sense of entitlement, along with the clumsy attempts by her and her […]Read more "Hillary Clinton didn’t lose in ’08 because she was a woman"
From Grantland’s conversation about “Edge of Tomorrow”: We needed this movie from Tom Cruise. And Tom Cruise desperately needed to give it to us. … Not like it’s a new feeling, but there’s always something a little disorienting about Cruise box-office disappointment. Other actors haveinfluence in American culture. Tom Cruise essentially is his influence in American culture. He’s […]Read more "Starfucking du jour"
Via Politico: Under the new plank, the Texas GOP recognizes “the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle.” The American Psychological Association and other major health organizations have condemned such counseling, which generally try to change a person’s sexual orientation […]Read more "The GOP war on science, Exodus edition"
In case you wondered who the most fragile “T-slur” is, its name is Hex and it lives in Chicago. That sentence may or may not have contained multiple slurs. “That was one of the most hurtful parts,” Hex said, explaining the perceived insult was that Cox used the slur to refer to the group of […]Read more "The Lamest Generation"
Just got my Goop newsletter, featuring more fascinating musings by Gwyneth “War is Hell” Paltrow: I am fascinated by the growing science behind the energy of consciousness and its effects on matter. I have long had Dr. Emoto’s coffee table book on how negativity changes the structure of water, how the molecules behave differently depending […]Read more "H20 has feelings, too"
It should come as no surprise he hails from Mississippi (and was endorsed by Sarah Palin). From The New Republic: Republicans and movement conservatives take great umbrage at any suggestion that the party’s electoral coalition includes a troublingly influential faction of resentful white reactionaries. They may often lie dormant, but McDaniel’s likely victory is their […]Read more "‘Resentful white reactionary’ likely headed to U.S. Senate"
“Evil is the problem, the tool is irrelevant,” says NRA tool.Read more "NRA propaganda video blasts truth as propaganda"
I started following @Suey_Park (the genius behind the #CancelColbert crusade) and she doesn’t disappoint. I get most sad when I replay good memories in my head, so I do this thing where I try to cancel them out by remembering all the bad things, — Suey Park (@suey_park) June 1, 2014Read more "Voice of a generation"
A collection of self-serving platitudes meant to deflect more than inform — just like almost every other memoir by a presidential candidate.Read more "The first review of Hillary’s new book"
So it’s come to this for Nic Cage:Read more "Nic Cage was just eaten by the shark"
The roster of speakers at this weekend’s Republican Leadership Conference makes it clear who’s winning the battle for the heart of the GOP. Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Robertson family and star of the series “Duck Dynasty,” will address the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, Thursday May 29th at 6pm. Also speaking on Thursday evening are […]Read more "The Grand Old Tea Party"
Hashtaggery has become just another outlet for America’s cult of victimhood. #YesAllWomen is just the latest response to the shootings at UCSB, . I say this not as someone who believes racism and sexism have been eradicated, but rather as a non-acronymed individual who tries to maintain some context. I’m gay, and was once assaulted […]Read more "#CultOfVictimhood"
When last we heard from conservative folk hero Joe the Plumber, he was advocating the need for a white Republican president. In his latest bromide, Joe the Amateur Nihilist — mimicking what Gawker correctly identifies as the right’s move toward “antipathy for anything but the self” — sounds off on the sacrosanct Second Amendment in […]Read more "Joe the Asshole"