Reacting to some of the postings offered in my absence.
1. On the State Department blocking lawyers from representing Benghazi whistle blowers: two possible ways to go on this one. First, the old standard: most transparent administration EVAH! — though that’s getting tired, I think. So second, Darleen had it exactly right: what difference does it make at this point?
Honestly. Is anyone surprised? Do we expect there to be some sort of furious media-led backlash? Do we expect Kerry or Clinton to be compelled to answer questions? Of course not. And that’s because we have a House Speaker who has all the fight of a Quaker’s vagina, and a media that, for all intents and purposes doesn’t even pretend to be anything other than a perfunctory extension of the establishment ruling class, acting both as its mouthpiece and its intellectual bodyguards.
2. On the UConn Husky’s new logo: having never been successfully mounted nor penetrated by a cartoon dog (or any dog for that matter) — either with my consent or because I was wearing too much makeup and my skirt too short — I can’t really pretend to understand how threatening a cartoon dog / sports team logo can be. Perhaps I’m suffering from false consciousness, who knows. Likely so. Meaning I have no desire to diminish the very real fears self-described feminists experience when they are unfairly and frighteningly confronted by cartoon dogs presented in non-cuddly (and dare I say, non-feminized) ways.
Again, I’ve never been fucked by a cartoon dog, so I lack authenticity in this matter. And I can’t begin to pretend that I in any way am capable of speaking for those who possess that authenticity.
The best I can do is point to a dream I once had in which me and this chick Daphne got it on Kama Sutra-style in the back of some van while Scooby and Shaggy, both of them stoned out of their minds, as it happened, watched us pull off a downward dog. And feasted on unnaturally large sandwiches.
3. On the military’s blocking (or not?) of the Southern Baptist website: I can’t help but think I should tie this to the sexualized/violent dog imagery the University of Connecticut has unleashed on a fallen world, raising the specter of roaming packs of predatory, bestial terrors whose cultural divorce from morality leaves them threatening to ravage mostly unattractive 20-year-olds in Lisa Loeb glasses. But as I say, all I see is a cartoon dog. So.
I’m gonna leave that one alone — at least until I re-read some Naomi Wolf.
4. Landing gear from a 911-downed plane lodged between a mosque site and some westernized site, creating a violent, twisted barrier between the two that it’s taken years to recognize and that will have to be removed with force? Well, that one just writes itself, doesn’t it?
5. And this one, which I mentioned on Twitter (h/t geoff b): “Senators quietly seeking new path on gun control.”
They are all in, and what they are doing now is gauging just who they have to sacrifice to institutionalize what they need institutionalized in order to speed along fundamental transformation. You can’t and won’t stop them. We know who and what these people are. The rest is just arguing over price.
6. Finally, for those of you who mistakenly believe I’ve lost my touch, I offer you this: what do you get when you cross a progressive with a Pole?
A person who needs five other people to help change a light bulb. But only after they’ve been unionized. And overpaid for the light bulb with someone else’s money. For which they’ll receive the Hispanic vote. Racists.
Oh. AND KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OUR UTERI!
7. By the way, I got one of those Molon Labe shirts from Those Shirts (advertised on the right side bar) and it’s awesome. I recommend you all pick one up and wear it to pick your kids up from school. Like me!