rubykatewriting: (You Really Don't)
...or How the Republican Party is Seriously Doing Women Wrong

I know people want to just chuck everyone in Congress out on their asses, but Delaware Republicans seriously think Christine O'Donnell is a VIABLE senatorial candidate?

NO, SERIOUSLY?! She's a fucking moron. She doesn't even get that the audience is NOT laughing because she PWN'D Coons, but rather they're laughing at her stunning idiocy.

Also, I find it very telling that an ad was produced, aired, and then quickly yanked from the airwaves in Nevada urging Latino voters to stay home from voting rather than go Democrat after Angle once again stuck her foot so far in her mouth, the search team still hasn't recovered it. On Friday, she actually told a group of Hispanic high school students she thought they "looked more Asian" and that she was the first Asian state legislator in Nevada.

First, she mistakenly says that she has to pay (via her insurance) for other women's maternity leave (uh, no, dumbass) and suggests that since she's done having babies, let's get rid of it, amirite? She then used air quotes to talk autism. In another recent gem, she repeated the long-since debunked urban legend that the 9/11 hijackers entered the US via Canada (NEWSFLASH: THEY DID NOT. Each of them was granted a visa by the US).

I guess it's nice of them to be so fucking into their own ignorance that they do all of this with cameras rolling, but that the race is still so very close in Nevada because as a Nevadan noted on [ profile] ontd_political most folks aren't supporting Angle, but rather voting for anyone that isn't Reid. If she actually makes it to Congress, Nevada, you let me know how that whole cutting off your nose to spite your face worked out for you, 'kay?
rubykatewriting: (The Office: Crotch Shot)
Remember how I said that Texas often makes me SMFH? Yeah, this bullshit is one of the reasons that this state still looks so backfuckingasswards.

...I just have no fucking words for how horrifying this situation is, or is getting by the damn second. Mr. Araguz's family is a fucking shame to humans E V E R Y W H E R E.

*Subject line is a quote from an amazing article someone commented with on my post over at [ profile] ontd_political called Questioning Transphobia: Disclosure, Trans Panic, and Ciscentric Narratives of Honesty. You should definitely check it out.
rubykatewriting: (Kate: Toepick!)
rubykatewriting: (You Really Don't)
I'm just happy someone finally said it.

Hey, [ profile] blahblahologist, what does this bring us to now? Like, five people? A whole handful of folks unafraid to have an actual opinion on the matter?

rubykatewriting: (George: McVomit)
Okay, flist, it has come to my attention (thanks to a poster over at [ profile] ontd_political) that It Happened to Alexa Foundation is hosting a fundraiser, an organization whose sole purpose is to help rape victims. Great, right?

In another one of those laughably horrible "one of these things is not like the other," guess who's coming to speak at this fundraiser? Bill O'Reilly. Yep, THAT Bill O'Reilly. The one who blamed Jennifer Moore for her rape and murder; or, you know, the guy who claimed that Shawn Hornbeck just didn't want to go home to his parents’ rules, hence why he remained with his abductor/abuser for four years.

I just can't even FATHOM who thought this was a good idea – unless the ultimate goal is to utilize this opportunity to tar and feather the motherfucker.

Here's the email: I've already sent them an email of my own, but the more voices raised in protest of this fuckwittery, the better.
rubykatewriting: (Obama 2008)
I cannot stop crying.

It was all downhill from the moment NPR announced, not even five minutes after I got in the car after class, that Obama had taken Ohio.

Today is a beautiful day.

rubykatewriting: (Feminist and Obama Supporter)

Beautiful and terrifying all at once.
rubykatewriting: (Maximilian Floyd: Never-Say-Die Chihuahu)

Maximillian Floyd is giving you the the begging eyes. Won't you do it for the puppy?
rubykatewriting: (Tia Dalma: Bitch PLEASE)

Oh, Jordin Sparks. I couldn't stand you before when you came out in favor of the anti-choice stance and in such an obnoxiously pretentious way, but then you go and do this? WHAT THE FUCKING WHAT? I know you're young. I know it is the right of the young to be pathetically know-it-all when it comes to their beliefs; HOWEVER, when you go throwing the SLUT word around like that? That's when we're going to have a problem. We females have enough of a problem handling that kind of shit from the male sector. We don't need our fellow sister-in-arms helping out the other side's cause.

So, STFD and STFU.

On a side note, thank you, John Legend, for the very pointed way you held up your hands. ILU, BB.
rubykatewriting: (The Only Choice)
Gloria Steinhem explains why Palin is the wrong woman, wrong message. I just want to bump my fist against my chest, fling it in the air, and scream out hallelujah because SOMEBODY is saying it. Fuck this bullshit that at least we have a woman on the ticket no matter the party. This woman isn't MY woman. This is not the woman Clinton would be proud to see as the first female president (which I think is all too possible) after all the shit she went through during the primary.

Hell to the fuck no, Palin. If you're so determined to take us women back to the fucking 1950s, YOU FIRST.
rubykatewriting: (Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word)

rubykatewriting: (Viola: I'm Brilliant! SHHH!)
Someone over at Feministe posted this vid a few (several?) weeks back, but I couldn't watch it at the time. Then the awesome [ profile] likespring posted it over at [ profile] ontd_political and OHMYHELL, was I sorry that I hadn't had a chance to revel in the awesome of it yet.


For those who don't know, there is a story making the rounds in Blog-o-World that Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee to lead our great nation, called his wife a cunt in front of reporters (he was being followed during one of his senatorial campaigns). While I'm no fan of Cindy McCain, NO YOU JUST DID’T, fuckwit. There is just not enough NO in the world for that one.

It's sort of like my stance on abortion and men's role when it comes to abortion. Do you possess a penis? Then you'd best STFD and STFU.
rubykatewriting: (Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word)
[ profile] benita_butrell wrote this comment in response to Kira Cochrane's excellent article Now, The Backlash, which discusses the anti-feminist rhetoric (and blatant misogyny) abounding these days, freely and proudly (in most cases).

"It's coming. You don't feel the earth under your feet? I do, and you couldn't pay me to call myself a feminist.

This election has drawn a pretty deep line in the feminism sand (usually found in numerous vaginas). You have HillBillies, who want success for all women as long as they're named Hillary Clinton and consider her failures to represent the failures of all women, and you have the sane feminists who realize there's no law against Hillary running again in four years, who appreciate Barack's voting record even though they may not like him, and who are just as geeked at the thought of a woman vice-president as they are of a woman president. Those feminists are asking some hard questions: why, if this election was about breaking the glass ceiling, is Obama being warned against bringing Sebelius on the ticket? Why aren't feminists rallying behind Cynthia McKinney? Why haven't they embraced Obama on his pristine record involving women's rights, and what kind of feminists (or Democrats, for that matter) would vote for a man like John McCain? And why aren't you getting any answers to any of these questions?

It's never easy to watch the group you identify with and have worked so hard for become a gigantic, self-destructing ball of fuckery, burning out every ounce of respect and pride your group could once say it had. (I'm ex-Army JAG Corps. The knife in my heart STAYS twisted.) But as much as you love your heroes of feminism past and can barely believe whatthebluefuck is happening or why it's happening, there comes a time when you have to move on or risk inertia. HillBillies are too busy enjoying their newfound victim status. They'll lick their wounds and whine about how we're all second-class citizens because some rich white senator ran a shitty campaign and didn't get what she wanted, ignoring the fact that she didn't deserve it, didn't work hard enough for it and took the entire freaking election for granted. Those "feminists" are too tired or too lazy or too stupid to keep going, preferring to end the race under the tree of BAWWWWWWWWW!!!! But the rest of you will move on, muttering, "FUCK that, we've got work to do," and thanking the Great Goddess of Feminism that they're smart enough to 1) learn from the mistakes of others and 2) cut dead weight while bringing new blood along. Feminism isn't trendy (3rd wave), nor is it a burden (2nd wave). Like water, it's ever shifting, changing and powerful and - as evidenced by the Great Wall of Silence between white women and women of color - destructive. I think we'll be looking at a fourth wave in the next decade or so, and I think it'll be the strongest, move diverse wave this country's ever seen. But until more feminists call out their sisters on their shitty, petulant, childlike behavior, this wave is going to stick around for a long time."

This comes on the heels of yesterday's post concerning Pfc. LaVena Johnson and the atrocious handling of her murder at the hands of - most likely - her fellow soldier(s) while serving over in Iraq. She is, sickeningly, only one of 10 similar cases, wherein female soldiers, all sharing the common thread of rape immediately preceding their demise, are determined by the military to be suicides.

[ profile] art_house_queen and [ profile] ladypolitik are discussing ways to get her story out there on a national scale and force those in charge to give her family the answers they deserve. At the very least visit the blog linked above (via her name) for contact info for all of the senators and representatives on the Senate and House Armed Forces Committees and call and/or write any of those in your state/district.
rubykatewriting: (30 Rock: Thor's Hammer)
Texas man cleared of shooting suspected burglars.

Oh, Pasadena.
rubykatewriting: (Little Stars)
I can't believe George Carlin is gone. He's known for so much, but he will always be Cardinal Glick to me.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now we all know how the majority of the media in this country view the Catholic church. They think of us as a passe, archaic institution. People find the Bible obtuse, even hokey. Now in an effort to disprove all that, the church has appointed this year as a time of renewal, both of faith and of style. For example, the crucifix. While it has been a time honored symbol of our faith, Holy Mother Church has decided to retire this highly recognizable, yet wholly depressing image of our Lord crucified. Christ didn't come to Earth to give us the willies. He came to help us out. He was a booster. And it is with that take on our Lord in mind that we've come up with a new, more inspiring sigil. So it is with great pleasure that I present you with the first of many revamps the 'Catholicism WOW' campaign will unveil over the next year. I give you...The Buddy Christ. Now that's not the sanctioned term we're using for the symbol, just something we've been kicking around the office, but look at it. Doesn't it... pop? Buddy Christ..."

(Side note: I miss you, Kevin Smith; please do not be letting me down with Zach and Miri Make a Porno.)
rubykatewriting: (The Only Choice)
Pro-life pharmacies refuse to sell contraceptives. And I'm talking ALL contraceptives - BC, condoms - because it's "murder."

This is why I can't get behind the anti-choice movement. It is shit like this that makes me want to punch someone in the neck. Why don't these fuckers go out and help the kids already born and suffering? Adopt them and give them good homes and leave me and my uterus the fuck alone? Goddammit, it's not just anti-choice anymore - it's anti-woman.
rubykatewriting: (30 Rock: Behind the Middle School)
Kucinich delivered THIRTY-FIVE articles of impeachment against President Bush yesterday evening. Of course, this will go nowhere, just as his impeachment efforts against Cheney in 2007 went nowhere; however, I'm just glad someone is saying it. It's really no wonder Dennis "BALLS OF SOLID ROCK" Kucinich is the man doing it.

Also, there are some really good tidbits on the post at [ profile] ontd_political, too, specifically some shady shit Bush and his cronies are trying to slide through the House to cover their asses.

It is times like this that I am so fucking proud to be an American.
rubykatewriting: (Feminist and Obama Supporter)
Excellent piece from The Nation (link provided by [ profile] hana_ginakawa) Race to the Bottom, in which Betsy Reed discusses the longer reaching implications of HRC's tactics in this primary race, i.e., playing the race card. Personally, I think she's royally screwed any female from running for the next several years, if not decades, and it really grates my cheese how she's successfully divided the feminist movement. Yes, it IS horrible the misogyny she has faced in this election, but her win-at-all-costs, fuck-the-party ideals are just beyond the pale.

And [ profile] war4l posted Tim Wise's EXCELLENT Of National Lies and Racial Amnesia: Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, and the Audacity of Truth on [ profile] ontd_political. I can't even fully articulate how amazing this is, only tell any and everyone to read it.
rubykatewriting: (Pro-Choice Boys Are the Cutest)

THIS is why he is my motherfucking candidate!
rubykatewriting: (30 Rock: Jack Laugh)
Meet Reverend Michael Louis Pfleger, a longtime priest at a Catholic church on the south side of Chicago. He is also great friends with Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Now meet the Fox News correspondent who tries to school the reverend and gets completely and totally owned instead. Folks, it's fanfuckingtastic.

Awesome, right?

Linkage provided by [ profile] ontd_political.


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