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03.29:top.10.reads

Violence is Not Tough, Love is.

Perry’s ‘Texanity’ Explained – OtherWords. “[Perry] is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman’s uterus.”

The End of Empire by David Korten — Agenda for a New Economy.

Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Texas College Converts Football Field Into Organic Farm.

Assault on Public Unions an Affront to Women’s Historic Gains | Common Dreams.

Who’s Bashing Teachers and Public Schools and What Can We Do About It?.

Sarah Palin and the Dozen Dwarfs – OtherWords.

Urban Graffiti Knitters Are the New, Cozier Christo and Jeanne-Claude | Fast Company.

A Texas-Sized Plan for Nuclear Waste | Mother Jones.  We already have a large radioactive dump site, its called Texas Tech University.

Freakonomics » Does “No Child Left Behind” Contribute to Obesity?.

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11.15:top.10.reads

Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up. Naomi Klein

The Fifty-Year WarJonathan Schell: We learned so much, at such cost, in Vietnam. Why must we learn it all again in Afghanistan?

The Perils of Palinism. “With enemies like Sarah Palin, who needs friends?”

Real Recovery Is Easy to Spell: J-O-B-S by Jim Hightower on Creators.com – A Syndicate Of Talent.

School’s Cool — In These Times.

How to Create Good Jobs Now — In These Times.

How to Speak Tea Bag | Mother Jones.

Interview with Arianna Huffington | The Progressive.

Capitalism, Sarah Palin-Style | The Progressive.

Spot The Plus-Size Model In Glamour – Glamour plus size – Jezebel.

Naomi Klein on Climate Debt | CommonDreams.orgV.

06.10:top.10.reads

I just had an idea to make 10.10:top.10.reads a big deal…so stay tuned for the next four months…

Two Men Who Stood Under the Plunderers’ Knives | CommonDreams.org. by Amy Goodman.

Could Cap and Trade Cause Another Market Meltdown? | Mother Jones.

Will Derivatives Ruin Cap-and-Trade? | Mother Jones.

MoJo Video: My Trash’s Afterlife | Mother Jones.

Truthdig – Reports – Being Obama Matters.

Truthdig – A/V Booth – Bustin’ the Mainstream Media’s Balls.

Sara Ziff talks to Louise France about the world of teen modelling | Life and style | The Observer.

Feministe » After reading this article, castration indeed has begun to look appealing..

Jezebel – Do Frats Contribute To A Culture Of Sexual Assault? – Fraternities.

Jezebel – Late Night With Jimmy Fallon…And Zack Morris! – Go bayside.

Quote of the Day

— By Kevin Drum | Tue June 9, 2009 2:18 PM PST

From Sarah Palin, responding to a question from Fox News’ Sean Hannity:

Hannity: Tim Geithner got laughed at in China last week.  Is this even more than you thought was going to be in terms of where the president would take the economy?

Palin: What’s more than I thought would be is, we’re hearing a lot of good rhetoric.  A lot of this is wrapped in good rhetoric, but we’re not seeing those actions, and this many months into the new administration, quite disappointed, quite frustrated with not seeing those actions to rein in spending, slow down the growth of government. Instead, China’s the complete opposite. It’s expanding at such a large degree that if Americans aren’t paying attention, unfortunately, our country could evolve into something that we do not even recognize, certainly that is so far from what the founders of our country had in mind for us.

Damn, I love Sarah Palin.  This doesn’t even begin to make any sense.  I very sincerely hope that she stays on the public stage as a face of the Republican Party for a very, very long time.

And because you want some pretty pictures:

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05.25:top.10.reads

[I know I’m slacking on the posts thus far, but I’ll have a normal schedule come Wednesday.  Tuesday, I’m vandalizing all day.]

Now at Last It’s Time for Shell to Atone for My Father’s Death | CommonDreams.org. By Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr.

Karen Stabiner: Small Good News: Spend Like A Miser, Eat Like A Queen, And Hear Yourself Think, Too. It should be noted that I’ve cooked more this last week [and I mean really made food not just heated it up] than in the past year.

Jayne Lyn Stahl: An Insult to Service.

t r u t h o u t | The Day of the Dead. By Cindy Sheehan.

t r u t h o u t | “Clean” Energy and Poisoned Water.

Corporations in Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and upstate New York have launched a massive program to extract natural gas through a process that could, if it goes wrong, degrade the Delaware River watershed and the fresh water supplies that feed upstate communities, the metropolitan cities of New York, Philadelphia, Camden and Trenton, and many others on its way to the Chesapeake Bay.

“The potential environmental consequences are extreme,” says Fritz Mayer, editor of The River Reporter in Narrowsburg, N.Y. His paper has been following the drilling in the Upper Delaware River Valley and he told me, “It could ruin the drinking supply for 8 million people in New York City.”

Truthdig – Reports – Yoo’s Views Make Philly News. By Amy Goodman

Truthdig – Reports – Baucus’ Raucous Caucus. By Amy Goodman [weekly column that I missed last week]

Jezebel – “What Does ‘Power Bottom’ Mean?” – pot psychology.

Jezebel – JOOP: Your Guide To Summer Fun – GOOP. My summer is feeling pretty goopy thus far…

Jezebel – Surely This Dress Will Help Paris Overcome Those Barbie Comparisons – Paris Hilton. Um…I kind of want this dress.

Jezebel – When “Tradition” Destroys Progress – Segregated prom.

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05.22:top.10.reads

A Life in the Day: Mariam Laskar, sex worker – Times Online. From Sarah via Stumble.

Jezebel – Michelle Obama In Time : “There Are Thousands Of Role Models Like Me” – michelle obama.

And I have probably dedicated more of my life to trying to break down those barriers for people. I think that might be one of the small themes in my professional life, is to try to be the bridge so that more people feel like they have access; that their voice, that their faces, that their worlds count in places like this, and that there is understanding across those divides. And as I grew up and came to work in those places, right, and got to know them, I realized that the misunderstanding or the disconnect goes both ways; that folks outside of these communities have no idea what goes on within these institutions, and sometimes the people in the institutions have no real understanding of the people who live outside. You know, everybody is dealing in these misperceptions about one another because there is no bridge

Jezebel – Summer At J. Crew: Pretty, Pastel, Pricey – j. crew. Ok, so I don’t exactly know why Jezebel posted this spread, but alas, its J.Crew and who can say know.  I dedicate this repost to Lizzle.

Jezebel – Women In Film – Film. so I feel like this is a sign…will explain more in a me.update post.

Friday Feminist Fuck You: Pregnancy Discrimination – Feministing.

Single mom says women need the help that unions offer: Guest columns: Web-extra | adn.com. No shit, unions are a women’s issue! Also an environmentalist’s issue and every other group I won’t even name right now!

Recycling? Fuhgeddaboudit | Mother Jones. NYC!?! You’re going to confuse people, especially those here in Fantasyland [as MotherJones columnists frequently call Texas]. 

Rx and the Single Payer | CommonDreams.org. By Bill Moyers

To Obama and the EPA: The Threat Is Real, It’s Time to Act | CommonDreams.org.  Why are they asking about this, when they won’t ask about sending troops to war, or aiding Israel?! This is something that will define the future of our world! Yet we’re stalling! [listen to DemocracyNow! today please!].

Truthdig – Reports – California: The State of No. Maybe CA is not the way to go this fall?

Truthdig – Arts and Culture – Picking Up the Pieces. Dubya speakes at a high school…better their class than my graduation.  I hope I have not spoken too soon….

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03.26:top.10.reads

Rage to Reform | CommonDreams.org. By vandal contributor: Medea Benjamin

MoJo Interview: Dave Eggers | Mother Jones.

Dave Eggers’ Oral Fixation

The pirate-loving novelist and 826 Valencia founder talks Studs Terkel, Sudanese refugees, and his favorite works of oral history.

[What if Dave Eggers is my “oral fixation”? I really do try and spit his name out as often as possible…usually when handing someone a copy of A.H.B.W.S.G.]

Syracuse New Times – The Central New York Alternative, Local Bands & Events Calendar – Alternative Universe. “Leaders and Champions of Alternative Media” as I sit and take in my daily Amy Goodman.

Toward a New Sustainable Economy | CommonDreams.org.

The fallacy that economic growth can lead to improved human welfare underpins the global financial crisis. Now, we need to move beyond ‘growth at all costs’ and reorganise the economy based on the quality of life rather than quantity of consumption.

Truthdig – Reports – Inside Bush’s War on Birth Control.

Truthdig – Ear to the Ground – This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land, Don’t Blow It. Please?!

Truthdig – A/V Booth – ‘The American Way of War’ in 2009.

Democracy Now! | Headlines for March 26, 2009….particularly the following.  Um, duh.  Sometimes it takes a woman to point out the most obvious, thanks fellow Tracy Flick, Hillary [yet still called, far reaching…].

Clinton Admits U.S. Drug War Failure

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted U.S. drug policy has not only been a failure but has in fact fueled Mexico’s drug war. Speaking to reporters at the outset of her trip to Mexico, Clinton said: “Clearly what we’ve been doing has not worked…
I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility. Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police, of soldiers and civilians.” Clinton’s comments are being called the most far-reaching by a senior U.S. official in accepting responsibility for the rampant drug trade.

Schott’s Vocab – Schott’s Vocab Blog – NYTimes.com. New favorite! I like the “Recession Beard.”

Op-Ed Columnist – The Fierce Urgency of Peace – NYTimes.com. Hooray!

Pressure on President Obama to recast the failed American approach to Israel-Palestine is building from former senior officials whose counsel he respects.

Fire in the Belly II: Alma Avila Pilchman – Feministing., Fire in the Belly III: Lindsey Oliver – Feministing., Fire in the Belly V: Ayesha Chaterjee – Feministing.

Brainstorm: When Is a Joke Not Just a Joke? (Part 1) – Chronicle.com.

For example, after Liz Carpenter worked for the Johnson administration she wrote a book about her experiences working at the White House. The book was out for a while, did pretty well. One evening she met Arthur Schlesinger at a cocktail party. He came over to her and smiled and said “Like your book Liz. Who wrote it for you?”
Now, clearly dear Arthur meant this as his little joke. If she had stammered and blushed, he would win the point. He could then say, “see, you just can’t joke around with these women.” If she’d pounded her fist on the table and threatened to call a lawyer, he could say the same thing.

Instead what Carpenter did was to say in response, “Glad you liked it, Arthur. Who read it to you?”

All she did was take his format and adapt it for her own purposes.

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