Hey! Have you noticed that it’s pretty cold outside this week? So has pretty much everyone else!
Now, my preferred cold weather activity is cocooning myself in down blankets, watching crap TV and trying to decide if it’s worth it to pay $19 for a bottle of wine on GrubHub rather than braving the cold and walking down the block to the grocery store (spoiler: Yes, it is. It’s fucking cold out). However, some people out there (cough, Donald Trump) like to use this time to alert the world to the fact that it is very cold out … and thus global warming/climate change don’t exist and Al Gore is a lying liar who lies.
Because it’s cold. Keep reading »
Just in case you thought that men should be expected to obtain consent from women before engaging in sexual behavior with them, bigoted blowhard Donald Trump is here to remind you all men are rapists, always. Why else would 26,000 service members have reported experiencing [second item] “unwanted sexual contact” last year? It’s because, Trump tweeted, men and women have never, ever worked alongside each other in coed workplaces without men raping their colleagues. In a followup tweet Trump — who, correct me if I’m wrong, attended a military high school but has never served a day in the actual military, unlike actual women in combat — said “top military brass” didn’t want “a mixer.” But “dumb politicians” just had to endanger these vulnerable women at the hands of all the rapists in uniform. Sorry, ladies. Rape away, dudes — I know you can’t help yourselves. [Examiner]
This weekend was the Conservative Political Action Conference, an uber-conservative political event where all kinds of crazy shit goes down each year. It was sad because some of these people are absolutely batcrackers crazers. Like, my dad is a Fox News-loving, Bush-voting Republican and he is embarrassed by these people. But at the same time it was delightful because all weekend my Twitter was blowing up with “Oh my God, Sarah Palin said what?!” incredulity. And I do love a good Twitter kerfluffle.
So here are some highlights — and feel free to add others in the comments. Keep reading »