Or rather, the opposite.
Tried wringing something out of Michele Catalano and Glenn Reynolds bum-rushing Micah Wright, but couldn't even get past the premise of war supporters and Bush defenders screaming "Liar!" I'm starting to think the right wing is no longer capable of even rising to the level of decent self-parody.
Or maybe I was once more easily amused.
acknowledging the creativity of and possibilities for women artists, of all ages and sorts
The only name I was familiar with was Lynda Barry, because I'm uncultured like that.
As the entry gently drifts from politics to art, because I just can't work up any enthusiasm whatsoever for the former. I mean, take GOP making history with record number of contenders, linked over at Black Electorate:
''As the Democratic Party has grown over the years, it has grown more out of touch with the African-American community,'' said [Cobb County House candidate Nick Chester, a] 30-year-old insurance adjuster from Mableton.
Chester said the time is right for conservative black voters to consider the Republican Party, especially after this year's session in which many Democrats worked to fight against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, as well as another proposal to let faith-based groups use taxpayer money for charity work. ''When the Democratic Party started moving away from there, the values that created America, that created a void that the Republican Party is filling,'' Chester said.
[. . .] ''There is not a single African-American Republican in America who's holding public office that has been elected from a majority-black district,'' said [Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta and president of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials]. ''They can only win in a majority-white district.''
Brooks says this year's surge in black GOP candidates doesn't mean the Democratic Party has lost its most faithful voting bloc.
''The Republican Party is trying to change the face of their party by having token African Americans serve in various roles,'' he said. ''That's showcasing. That's tokenism. At the end of the day, the African-American community will not be fooled by this strategy.''
Don't suppose any black supporters of that amendment banning gay marriage are wandering around here, and are actually willing to speak up? I'd actually like to hear the reasoning behind this, unless you're just going to start quoting scripture instead of presenting evidence that you're capable of using your fucking brain. Ever read any scripture-based arguments in defense of slavery? Because that's pretty much what you sound like.
As for the Democratic Party guy, he lost me at the mention of "the African-American community." Perhaps he didn't mean we're part of some monolithic group. I expect I could ask, but again, there's that whole not particularly caring thing.
If these are my choices. . . yep, art. Photography, music, comics, erotica, something, anything but reading a bunch of zealots frothing at the mouth.
So yes, you're looking at even fewer explicitly political entries hereabouts. Sorry if that's a deal-breaker.
Update: Ah me.
- Lying on your résumé is Wrong.
- Lying, generally, is Wrong.
- I'm not particularly interested in paying for the privilege of being attacked by people willing to attach their names to the insults. Someone using a pseudonym to do so? Not going to happen.
Any questions? Comments?