Disability, Media, Politics, Sweet Machine

With advocates like this, who needs hate radio?

It will surprise few people who pay attention to American politics that Sarah Palin is a world-class hypocrite. But her recent foray into the politics of language and disability have proved that her hypocrisy is dyed in the wool, an amazing contradiction of terms: openly disingenuous, profoundly committed to shallowness. She's taken one of the… Continue reading With advocates like this, who needs hate radio?

Advertising, Announcements, Dieting/WLS, Disability, Fat, Health at Every Size, Media, Medicine, Self-Image, You've Got to Be Kidding Me

Read ‘Em

There are about a gazillion things we've missed in the last week, so it's round-up time. First, though, I have a favor to ask of anyone who can swing it. Al's friend Peter lost his job last July. He and his partner of 20+ years, Ericka, are now in danger of losing their house --… Continue reading Read ‘Em

Disability, You've Got to Be Kidding Me

What’s up my ass today

Hi! I'm back from a whirlwind couple of weeks, during which I attended a conference┬áhere, then flew across the country to tag along while Al attended a different conference. Which means I've pretty much spent 2 straight weeks negotiating enormous crowds in not entirely familiar places, sitting still more than I like to, and doing… Continue reading What’s up my ass today

Disability, Miscellaneous, You've Got to Be Kidding Me

You Know, You Really Are an Asshole

So, I guess I can add Denis Leary to the ever-growing list of comics I once loved who have gotten both more hateful and less funny over the years, finally reaching a point where I can't fucking stand them. See also: Bill Maher, Dennis Miller. (Young'uns, it's true: Miller was funny and not such a… Continue reading You Know, You Really Are an Asshole