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By tigtog on July 5, 2012
It would be nice to think that there weren’t still ignorant twerps repeating the idea that the lawsuit was unfounded/frivolous/a grave miscarriage against a poor defenceless megacorporation/harrumph/wharrgarbl, but sadly there still are.
By tigtog on January 2, 2012
In 1968, some activists demonstrated against the Miss America beauty pageant and threw objects of “female oppression” – bras, high-heeled shoes, girdles, curlers – into a trash can. They were arguing about liberation – there was never any bra-burning – but the myth of the feminist as a bra-burner was created by the western media. There was also a crucial word missed in the description of the trashed bras.
By tigtog on December 11, 2011
“Each star marks a US military base, but just so we’re all clear: Iran is threatening us; we’re not threatening them.”
By tigtog on October 24, 2011
Thucydides, describing what happened when the Hellenes’ Great War veterans came home from the battlefields –
Quoted by commentor at Juan Cole’s blog back in January, but I didn’t end up posting it then. Just observing various blogstoushes has prompted me to post it now.
By tigtog on June 4, 2011
Scientists get death threats, that what happens.
By Mindy on March 23, 2011
Because I want a Facebook Like button on this. What would you put a ‘Like’ button on if you could? ETA: And then you find someone who’s done it so much better.
By tigtog on January 28, 2011
Who knew that advocating for single mothers to be NOT shamed and for their children to be adequately supported by society was tantamount to claiming that single motherhood was “the most advanced, liberating experience on the planet akin to putting a man on the moon”?
By tigtog on January 12, 2011
The problem is not martial language. The problem is the discussion of martial solutions, mentioned as actual policy options. That’s what “eliminationist rhetoric” means, you weaseling fucks.
ADDENDUM: Sarah Palin fans the heated rhetoric flames by playing the victim card and describing criticism as a “blood libel”. Seriously.
By tigtog on November 30, 2010
He’s at it again: Faithless are coarse, uncaring and without purpose, says Cardinal Pell. Most of it’s typical tosh. We’re all utterly miserable hedonists, apparently. He even goes Godwin on us:
By tigtog on October 22, 2008
Watch how a real maverick works. The emphasis on experience is in many ways the wrong one (rather as it has been when directed at Sen. Barack Obama). The problem with Gov. Palin is not that she lacks experience. It’s that she quite plainly lacks intellectual curiosity. It is not snobbish to harbor grave doubts [...]