Monday, September 22, 2008

Links to Love (with a couple Random Thoughts Thrown in)

Dr. Yolanda Pierce wrote a heartfelt piece on the frustrations of being of African descent in the U.S. at the Kitchen Table. As A.D. Nix commented on this post at Racialicious, mainstream white America wants everything but the burden.

Alisa Valdes-Rodrigues has an equally heartfelt piece on the pleasures and burdens of being pro-life and pro-Obama.

Really confused by this blog. You hate misogyny, gay-bashing, and other such violence...and you would vote for Bush Part Two? Hmm. Are you part of that AP/Yahoo poll we keep hearing so much about? Never mind....

First Daddy Yankee, and now this? Come on gente! Come on!!!!

I need skinny jeans. I am not skinny. Where can I find some?

Margaret Cho throws down. Don't question her Christianity. (H/T Bitch, Ph.D.)

A straight-forward and interesting re-view of A Time to Kill @ Religion in American History. Interesting because I love that movie for all of the complicated subjects it tackles and the climax which is as simple and powerful as it gets ("Imagine she is white." Yes. Do that.) Anyone who does African American history, African diaspora history or Southern history is familiar with the violence religious fundamentalism breeds. The Ku Klux Klan just happens to be the U.S.'s version of it.

Books and Politics. Does it get much better?

Single mothers choosing to be single mothers. "Can you relate to their experience?" Can you?

What IS this '60s soul fetish? I dunno. I like it though.

You and your baggy pants are safe. Congratulations.

M.Dot's got a zinger on what is and is not political. Not sure I totally agree, but what say you?

The Villager breaks down the educational background of our November contenders. I say, damn. No contest. Call me uppity if you wanna. I don't give a fuck. I admire excellence.

And that, kiddos, is the purge of my Google Reader for Monday, September 22, 2008.

Last, but not least, happy birthday to my co-blogger, K-Iris!







3 comments:

T said...

So many posts. So little time to BS today. ARGH!!!

T said...

First Daddy Yankee, and now this? Come on gente! Come on!!!!

- I was so pissed about Daddy Yankee. McCain introduced him sayin' you might know his popular song "gasolina." I was thinking you CANNOT be serious.

- Margaret Cho throws down. Don't question her Christianity. (H/T Bitch, Ph.D.)
Yeah, I'm not really feelin' this. I understand, but I fall on the republican side of Christian more times than not. LOL!

"Single mothers choosing to be single mothers. "Can you relate to their experience?" Can you?"
I absolutely cannot relate. I would not make a conscious choice to have a child halfway equipped for the world. That's not a dis to single mothers, that's just saying, statistically (and actually) your child has a better chance at life in America with a male and female parent present, soooo... knowing what I know, I would never "choose" to put give my child half or what he or she needs.

"You and your baggy pants are safe. Congratulations."
THANK GOD (the clip about the stock market is tooo funny)

"M.Dot's got a zinger on what is and is not political. Not sure I totally agree, but what say you?"
I say, she's trippin.

"The Villager breaks down the educational background of our November contenders. I say, damn. No contest."
If you read that AP/Yahoo poll thoroughly you'll notice that stupid people often think that they're smarter than they are and access that same ill thinking to other stupid people, which is why stupid people are going to vote for McCain and Palin, honestly thinking, that both McCain and Palin and smart enough to run this country. And I mean no dis, when I say stupid, but anyone reading wouldn't think I was talking to them anyway, because no one thinks they're stupid.

Damnit Jay, that was 30 minutes of billable time right there!

Kismet said...

"No one thinks they're stupid."

Almost fell off my futon. Laughing.

And then I sighed. Because it is so true.

*sigh