Category Archives: television

Doing Bullies’ Work For Them

AZ gov vetoes ‘religious freedom’ bill, Ohio lawmakers abandon kindred bill (examiner.com) School will allow boy to bring My Little Pony backpack (USA Today) We liberals, or at least the majority of us, often get unfairly maligned as being some kind of “thought police” trying to tell people what they should or shouldn’t think. I think I can speak for the vast majority of liberals, and hopefully people as a whole, when I say that what goes on in your head is no one’s business…

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Have a Coke and a STFU

Coca Cola’s ‘America the Beautiful’ Super Bowl commercial angers conservative pundits (New York Daily News) MSNBC Goes To Free Speech Jail For Pointing Out Racist People Are Racist (Wonkette) Racism is not an inherent trait of conservative philosophy. If anything, the conservatives I know would argue that any kind of discrimination — no matter what its basis, and whether by law or by deed — goes against the principles of free markets, because it has the tendency to remove both consumers and producers from the…

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Dumbfuck Dynasty

Sarah Palin, Gov. Bobby Jindal defend Phil Robertson after he’s suspended from ‘Duck Dynasty’ (Washington Post) Megyn Kelly: I Was Just Kidding About Santa Being White You Race-Baiter (Gawker) Lost amidst the more high-profile departure of Alec Baldwin from their prime-time lineup, MSNBC recently had a much more difficult personnel struggle that resulted in another of their hosts leaving. Martin Bashir, who once interviewed Michael Jackson on television years ago and then somehow popped up hosting an afternoon show on the network, was highlighting stupid…

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The Health Care Games

(Note: Due to being in the middle of both a huge writing project and a huge editing project right now, I probably won’t be able to blog that much for the remainder of the year. I apologize for that, and encourage you all to follow me on my Twitter and Facebook and Google+, which I’m able to update much more often than the .org.) Over the past few years, Mom has taken to watching game shows a lot. I think it’s kind of her way…

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Blurring the Line

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus: Reports of bondage rituals (digitaljournal.com) Kink.com CEO says fetish porn is not to blame for shocking sex cases (New York Daily News) When I was very young, CBS’s adaptation of The Incredible Hulk, starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, was one of the most popular shows out there. Since my father was a huge fan of M*A*S*H, which also ran on CBS, I’d see lots of promotions for the show, and for a time the sight of Bixby’s Dr. David Banner transforming into…

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