Things That Made Me Mad This Week

Fri, January 7, 2011

Changing the World, Feminism

Not enough women writers to keep the column Broadsheet going at Salon.  Really?  I wish they’d called — I could have given them a really long list of great women writers who think about the broad spectrum of politics from a woman’s point of view.

Governor Chris Christie couldn’t come back to New Jersey to be at the helm during the recent blizzard because he was on vacay with his family and it would have mad his wife angry.  Um, if a woman governor had said that, I dare she’d be on her way to an early political grave right now.

My friend Susan has discovered a new recurrence of her cancer.  Cancer is really pissing me off.

The President chose a new Chief of Staff who opposed his health care plan, as well as the new consumer protection agency, but is a big pal to Wall Street.  I’m still trying to figure out how this makes sense other than to help raise money for his re-election.  I’m not seeing the upside for America.

Oh, and there’s also the story about how Tucker Carlson is trying to smear New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer.  Maybe it’s just because Tucker is jealous of her actual journalism abilities.

And I’m still working on formatting the end-notes for “Mothers of Intention!” But I’ll be happy when they’re done!

What made you angry this week?

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3 Responses to “Things That Made Me Mad This Week”

  1. Corey Feldman Says:

    I actually like the idea of having a Chief of staff, who disagrees with you. Its better than a bunch of yes men, like we had under the dark days of Bush.

  2. deborah l quinn Says:

    Having just finished reading the paper, I now have a long list of what makes me angry. I’ll start with John Boehner and the bone-headed repugs in congress who think that if we just get out of the way of big business, everything will be fine. It’s not just their hypocrisy that pisses me off, it’s their historical blindness: when, ever, has unbridled capitalism helped people other than those reaping profits? I’m pissed off about Cathie Black’s appointment as chancellor to NYC schools – yet another manifestation of the attitude that Big Businesses (and those who run them)know best. And no women writers around to run the “Broadsheet” section? PUH-LEASE! And the “emendation” of the new edition of Huck Finn, to take out the offending N-word…along with the skipping over the awkward bits in the constitution? See above on blindness to history: there are ugly bits in our history, folks, but things don’t get better by ignoring those bits. Instead we see them, discuss them, and move forward towards that whole “more perfect union” thing… GRR. And… um … happy new year?

  3. Ricky McGee Says:

    What are your thoughts regarding sharia law and their treatment of women?


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