Tag Archives: Maddow

Home-grown religiously-inspired terrorists (and their enablers)

Oh how easy it is for those of us in North America to think that terrorism is only bred in countries overseas.  Tonight I watched The Assassination of Dr. Tiller, and I’m just sick about what happened to this heroic and compassionate doctor. No matter which side of the debate you fall under, you should […]

Pro-life

I can’t say I’m looking forward to watching this documentary next week, but I think Dr. Tiller’s story is one that is worth bearing witness. You should watch, too.

What she said:

Melissa Harris-Lacewell on the extremist anti-abortion position of never allowing any abortions, even in the case of rape and incest: Let‘s be completely clear about the facts here.  There is no place in the world and no time in history where restricting women‘s reproductive rights makes a people or a nation more free or more […]

history in the making

Today U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled AGAINST Proposition 8 in California, clearing the way for the case to make its way to the Supreme Court. I’m just DYING to read his entire ruling, but I’m just so swamped right now between teaching/marking/meeting with students, gardening, planning the Freethinker Family Camp next weekend, applying (and […]

What she said:

I’ve been following the whole mess that is the Shirley Sherrod resignation/firing over her NAACP speech, and there’s definitely a post in there about the importance of context and good will.  Needless to say, it’s been entertaining to watch the coverage of the story on various news networks. Last night, apparently Bill O’Reilly took a […]

Why I like to argue

(and it’s not just because I’m disagreeable) I’m very vocal in my affection for Rachel Maddow.  I love how impassioned she’s been in covering the BP oil spill, I love how she’s social-justice minded, and I love how she doesn’t sink down to the lowest-denominator when covering the gong-show antics of Republicans these days (though […]

BP Demotivator Posters

More posters here. via p.s. How about that Presidential address the other night?!  Did anyone else cringe at all the appeals to God at the end?  Here’s what it should have sounded like: