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Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister.
A List of McCain's Nastiest Moments
Posted on: Oct 1, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Think there's no way that John's actually that bad? You haven't seen this list.
Tina Fey As Sarah Palin: Katie Couric SNL Skit
Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler spoof the Palin/Couric interview (as if it needed spoofing).
Al Gore Had a Plan to Avoid this Economic Crisis 8 Years Ago
Posted on: Sep 26, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Silly, nerdy, wonky Al Gore with his dorky lockbox ... oh wait ... he was right ... oops.
Bailout Agreement Tentatively Reached
Posted on: Sep 25, 2008, Source: Shakesville
"I'm getting that slightly nauseated feeling I get every time I hear the phrase 'bipartisan consensus.'"
Nothing Else Matters if We Don't Have Fair Elections
Posted on: Sep 24, 2008, Source: Shakesville
I can't believe that the Democrats did not make this issue a centerpiece of their legislation once they secured a Congressional majority.
Still More Troopergate and Palin's Apathy to Sex Crimes
Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Palin's defense has been predicated on the premise that she didn't give a shit about addressing sexual assaults.
Biden on Palin's Tax Retort: 'Give Me a Break'
Posted on: Sep 19, 2008, Source: Shakesville
"I am so sick and tired of this phoniness." -- Joe Biden.
Karl Rove Says McCain Has Gone too Far
Posted on: Sep 15, 2008, Source: Shakesville
When 'Turd Blossom' says you've gone too far, well, then you definitely have.
Under Palin, Wasilla Charged Rape Victims for Sexual Assault Exams
Posted on: Sep 9, 2008, Source: Shakesville
This shows an incredible lack of sympathy for the victims of a terrible crime.
McCain's Speech: Worst Acceptance Speech in Almost 30 Years?
Posted on: Sep 5, 2008, Source: Shakesville
It was the same damn speech I've heard at every GOP convention for my entire life injected with a shot of POW.
Giuliani and Palin Use Racist Dog Whistle in Speeches
Posted on: Sep 4, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Treating 'activist' like a dirty word is bad, using it to invoke racism is much, much worse.
Palin Thinks Hillary is a Whiner
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008, Source: Shakesville
These days Palin is all about praising Hillary's efforts, but she used to sing a different tune.
Woman Kicked Out of Federal Building for Lesbian T-Shirt
Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source: Shakesville
"As an African-American and a lesbian, I haven't been through one day without facing some sort of discrimination ... but this is just shocking."
McCain and Leno Yuk it Up on The Tonight Show
Posted on: Aug 26, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Leno takes it easy on McCain, but still manages to make him pout over the number of houses he has.
Gang Bang Beer Ad Denounced by Guinness
Posted on: Aug 15, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Misogynistic viral video was not created by Guinness; in fact they are making it clear that this is not how they do business.
Bloggers Hand Fox News Its Ass
Posted on: Aug 13, 2008, Source: Shakesville
The independent blogosphere has had a tremendous hand in discrediting the Fox News brand.
Ban on HIV+ Visitors and Immigrants in the U.S. is One Step Closer to Being Repealed
Posted on: Jul 17, 2008, Source: Shakesville
After a decade long fight the Senate takes us one step farther from legalized discrimination.
Judge Bans Use of the Word "Rape" in Rape Trial
Posted on: Jun 9, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Does a defendant's presumption of innocence trump a plaintiff's right to free speech?
Iraqi Mother Killed for Protesting Honor Killings
Posted on: Jun 2, 2008, Source: Shakesville
The mother an honor killing victim is killed herself after leaving her husband.
TV Host Fired for Criticizing O'Reilly
Posted on: May 30, 2008, Source: Shakesville
A Boston news host is fired for reporting facts in a room full of journalists.
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