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Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister.
Welcome to Bank of America! How Can We Totally Insult And Discriminate Against You?
Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Apparently the banking behemoth is unaware of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
One Step Closer to Torture Prosecutions?
Posted on: Aug 24, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Attorney General Eric Holder has been teasing us for awhile with tantalizing hints he may actually investigate Bush-era torture cases.
The Exponential Idiocy of 'Moderate' Democrats
Posted on: Aug 21, 2009, Source: Shakesville
The label "Democrat" doesn't make a goddamn bit of difference if the person whose name it follows doesn't vote like one.
Lou Dobbs Thinks He's More Literary Than You
Posted on: Aug 11, 2009, Source: Shakesville
A New Low ... Glenn Beck Fantasizes About Poisoning Pelosi
Posted on: Aug 7, 2009, Source: Shakesville
These guys will continue until they get some real blood.
Stupid Sexist Trend Piece Alert: NY Mag Spills Ink on 'Hot Waitress Economic Index'
Posted on: Aug 3, 2009, Source: Shakesville
In "The Hot Waitress Economic Index," the author purports to explain how to calculate the health of the U.S. economy by how hot your waitress is.
In News That Will Shock No One, Former Supermodel Sees No Use For Feminism
Posted on: Jul 28, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Should anyone care what Elle Macpherson thinks about feminism?
British Army Magazine Features Openly Gay Soldier on Cover Next to Word 'Pride'
Posted on: Jul 27, 2009, Source: Shakesville
British servicemen and women now march at Gay Pride in uniform.
Republicans Try to Reach Young People With Lady Gaga (?!)
Posted on: Jul 23, 2009, Source: Shakesville
The GOP has finally figured out how to attract young people.
WaPo Runs Fluff Piece on Anti-Choice Zealot Randall Terry
Posted on: Jul 15, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Are the Washington Post editors worried there won't be anything left to write about if there isn't an escalating abortion battle in this country?
From the Dept. of Good News For a Change: Obama's Surgeon General Pick Totally Rocks
Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Dr. Regina Benjamin's bio reads like a Bizarro World version of a Bush-era appointee bio, i.e. that of a qualified and profoundly admirable person.
Is Marty Peretz Insane?
Posted on: Jul 11, 2009, Source: Shakesville
The latest missive from Peretz argues "Christian Believers Would Be Excluded From Government If The Left Liberals Had Their Way." Really?
Our Military: "Dont' Ask, Don't Tell" (Unless You're a White Supremacist)
Posted on: Jul 10, 2009, Source: Shakesville
A gay soldier being out risks undermining troop cohesion and morale, but a soldier being a white supremacist, doesn't? Makes sense.
Disgraced Dipshit George "Macaca" Allen Tries to Launch a Comeback
Posted on: Jul 7, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Allen is putting out a book called "The Triumph of Character: What Washington Can Learn from the World of Sports."
Sarah Palin Is Not Crazy, She's Calculating (And Still More Dangerous Than People Think)
Posted on: Jul 7, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free
Palin is cut from the same cloth as our former president, who was similarly ridiculed and rejected by conservative leaders early on.
Cheney Orchestrated Public Response to Plame Leak
Posted on: Jul 3, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Former Bush administration officials say documents detailing Cheney's involvement must remain secret. The Obama administration agrees! Hopey changey!
It's Time to Drop "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- End of Story
Posted on: Jul 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Robert Gates said he wants to make DADT more humane; the only way to do that is 86 the policy altogether.
The Madoff Sentence: Swindle the Rich? Get 150 Years. Swindle the Poor? Who Cares?
Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Surely I'm not the only one who sees this as just the sort of ridiculously excessive sentence that's reserved for scapegoats.
Kentucky Pastor Tells Followers to Bring Guns to Church
Posted on: Jun 26, 2009, Source: Shakesville
"Guns and God were part of the foundation of this country," said Ken Pagano . "I don't see any contradiction in this."
Dear Anti-Choicers: Please Shut Up About the Non-Existent Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer
Posted on: Jun 25, 2009, Source: Shakesville
I guess hard evidence is easy to ignore when you don't really believe in science.
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