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Thursday, January 19 2006

Meta-Bullshit:  The Trouble with Sarah Silverman and the Fawning Cult of Meta-Bigotry

In the guise of smarts, there's woeful lack of intellect. Silverman tears-up the historical significance of the words she uses only to quilt them back together in meticulously parsed clashes of shock.


Wednesday, January 12 2005

Fighting Chance

After the 2004 US Presidential election, part of me still waited for the Diebold voting scandals to unfold, irrationally hoping that Bush's victory was simply a dirty backroom handshake hammered out during an Illuminati luncheon at Cracker Barrel.


Wednesday, November 10 2004

Smear the Queer

We were too frightened by the possibility of Bush's reelection to recognize that Kerry frets his way around the language of values, handling it in his speeches the way macho men hold their wives' purses for them.


Wednesday, October 6 2004

Derailing the Peace Train

If the former Cat Stevens were barred entry to the US due to his bad music, one might not feel compelled to defend him. As it is, we've got a problem, here.


Wednesday, June 9 2004

The Rape of Logic: Conservatives and Abu Ghraib

Conservatives have tried at every turn to whore out the country's existential fears since 9-11. Abu Ghraib is no exception. Maybe I should be more understanding of the environmental factors that have caused the Right to abandon their rhetoric of individual responsibility.


Wednesday, May 5 2004

Kill Your Television Before It Kills You

Just one of many grotesqueries on reality TV: plastic surgery used to be something dirty and hidden, a product of cancerous vanity akin to pedophilia in its sick unnaturalness... Why hasn't the American Medical Association condemned the dark arts of its most bottom-feeding specialty, plastic surgery?


Wednesday, April 7 2004

We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off

The abstinence education movement, by and large, fails to save young people from the perils of sex, but it may be more successful in 'saving' them in a different way, writes Sawyer, 'A cursory glance at some of the people who receive some of that $270 million that the President has set aside for abstinence education lends further credence to the notion that abstinence education is just one of many methods fundamentalist Christians have for getting God in through the doggie door when straight-up knocking won't work.'


Monday, March 1 2004

Queering the Mic

A hardcore advocate of free speech, Sawyer gives a close listen to hip-hop's homophobic spittin'.


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