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The rise of everyday resistance

February 22, 2017

In the rhetoric and imaginations of the the right, those protesting the new administration are “radicals”. Trash can arsonists. Spray paint thugs. Ugly, mannish women and their criminal counterparts who are all insane with rage. Add the implied “scary brown people and ‘others’” to that list of false critique and the right’s got itself a villain. […]


The questions I’d Like Megyn Kelly to ask the Duggars (& the HONEST answers we’d never get)

June 1, 2015

I know people like me are supposed to be so “gleeful” about taking down the Duggars, but I’m really quite over them. Wait. What’s that? Fox News (who else) is airing an interview between Megyn Kelly and the Duggar parents on Wednesday at 9pm ET? They’re back in our faces? Because they care more about money […]


Every defense of Josh Duggar, debunked

May 25, 2015

The Josh Duggar incest molestation scandal is the height of the American hypocrisy, isn’t it? Rich, white, conservative male shielded from legal consequences of his actions and afforded prime real estate in the social landscape of America while a black kid can’t wear a hoodie in a good neighborhood without asking to die. Let’s examine […]


Sorry, Anne Lamott, you are wrong about Mother’s Day

May 9, 2015

Anne Lamott can stop. She wrote a big old diatribe about Mother’s Day yesterday with two basic points: motherhood isn’t special and we should include all women on this day. Normally the more inclusive route is the high road, but let’s take a closer look. “Mother’s Day celebrates a huge lie about the value of […]


Dolce and Gabbana don’t like your IVF baby

March 16, 2015

Dolce and Gabbana told the world what they think about that baby you conceived using in vitro fertilization. The designers spoke out against IVF babies, for some reason, calling them “chemical offspring” during an interview in which they renounced gay parents for using “rented uteruses”. The gay fashion designers, who presumably speak in unison like the creepy […]


If you drink, you need to factor two expenses: alcohol AND CABS

March 13, 2015

I’m sure you heard about the secret service agents who got drunk and crashed the White House barricades recently. Are there really people out there not getting this: DON’T OPERATE A CAR IF YOU ARE DRUNK. It’s not okay because you won a gold medal. It’s not okay because you’re a senator. It’s not okay just because […]


Facebook moms nab a salon dye-and-dash thief

March 2, 2015

Facebook is not all cat memes and humblebrags. It is also a crack team of mom detectives who tracked down a woman after she ran out of a salon without paying in Burbank, CA. The thief, who told everyone her name was “Ashley Monroe” (spoiler, that was lie, duh) is going to have the best […]


The new playdate question: “Is your child vaxxed?”

February 23, 2015

It appears I unwittingly moved to ground zero for measles. According to the L.A. Times I’m in a pocket where the measles vaccination rate is on par with Sudan. Yay. My kids are lucky enough to be in schools where the vaccination rate achieves herd immunity, but how safe is that herd when two preschools at […]


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February 13, 2015

There’s a Whooping Cough Outbreak So Will You Please Just Vax Your Damn Baby? Children too young to get the vaccine themselves are usually protected because everyone around them, mostly meaning all the older kids they are rubbing snot with, are vaccinated. This herd immunity protects the weakest members from possibly dying. So when you […]