Michelle Obama Delivers at DNC 2012

  Last night everyone’s favorite FLOTUS delivered an incredible speech at the Democratic National Convention. Michelle Obama’s stirring take on the state of the union was filled with lots of touching anecdotes from hers and the president’s past, and never devolved into the kind of pandering which characterized Mrs. or Mr. Romney’s speeches. Admirably, she managed to reflected on her husband’s accomplishments during his tenure to date (and there are many) without bragging (again, although she could). Their vision for the United States is a brave one, befitting its people. We only hope they’ll be around to see it through! … Continue reading Michelle Obama Delivers at DNC 2012

Harry’s Nude-Colored Pants

Britain may have just had its day in the sun with the Olympics and all but the skies for the Royal family are now overcast with little brother Harry having some fun in a hotel room, naked. According to TMZ, which we know is a legitimate news source (ha), Harry was playing strip-pool in a very expensive room at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas with some girls who he hardly knew. Because princes never do that. I wonder if he thought the matter would stay in Vegas? Let’s let the guy who lives in his brother’s shadow for 98% … Continue reading Harry’s Nude-Colored Pants

Akin’s Legitimately Medieval Views of Women

Just when I thought 2012 couldn’t get any worse in the right-wing attacks on women’s bodily autonomy, Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri proves that we haven’t hit rock-bottom of the GOP’s misogyny. How can you top transvaginal ultrasounds and upstage Rush Limbaugh? Easy! Let’s recap what happened on Sunday when Akin “misspoke” and blatantly spread the false, unscientific garbage that: 1. a woman’s uterus has the magical power to shut down a rapist’s sperm so she doesn’t become pregnant; and 2. rape, by Akin’s definition, only exists and is “legitimate” if there’s a penis involved. I laughed and tweeted about … Continue reading Akin’s Legitimately Medieval Views of Women

Nicki Minaj for American Idol Judge? She won’t get my vote.

It has been reported that there is a possibility that Nicki Minaj will join Mariah Carey and possibly Enrique┬áIglesias as an American Idol judge. Let’s play a game. It’s called “Who doesn’t belong?” Correctly select the AI judge that does not fit in the panel. A. Steven Tyler B. Randy Jackson C. NICKI MINAJ (Hint, hint) D. Mariah Carey E. Enrique Iglesias If you selected Nicki Minaj, congrats! No prizes available, but you understand the stupidity behind this possible opportunity. Nick Minaj is not an eligible candidate to be an American Idol Host. The female rapper/pop disaster (look, even I … Continue reading Nicki Minaj for American Idol Judge? She won’t get my vote.

FREE PUSSY RIOT!

(Image via Reuters) Three members of Russian punk rock collective Pussy Riot have been sentenced to two years imprisonment for “hooliganism.” They have been on trial since March when they were arrested for protesting Vladimir Putin’s then all but secured return to the Russian presidency in a minute long prayer/song at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. They implored the Virgin Mary to keep him from coming back. The Orthodox Church claimed their actions were motivated by hatred. The harshness with which Pussy Riot has been treated is particularly concerning given that they chose a religious venue to express their … Continue reading FREE PUSSY RIOT!

Give Me a Break, Jeremy Renner

(Image via imdb.com; care of Mary Cybulski/ 2012 Universal Studios) Yes you, Jeremy Renner! The much lauded thespian, star of modern classics like S.W.A.T., Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and The Hurt Locker, and the Avengers, has gone and criticized the Kardashians. This is no real shock as they are the targets of all sorts of press (good and bad; see Jon Hamm’s comments). Indeed there’s plenty to say about them: they’re exceedingly privileged; self-obsessed; press-hungry; materialistic, etc. Take your pick! But, on closer inspection, these don’t read much differently than anything you might say about a C list celebrity with … Continue reading Give Me a Break, Jeremy Renner