The white man is being oppressed!?!?!?!

Rush, Newt and other right-wingers decide that Sonia Sotomayor is a racist. Project much?

You might not think, in that world, that early opposition to the court nominee would involve accusing her of being racist and sexist, and steadily questioning her intelligence in a way that implies she’s an affirmative action pick. That might seem, in fact, like a fairly self-destructive strategy, one that even the opposition party’s most hardcore base would want to avoid. But welcome to 2009.


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+Note: Erick Erickson, felt compelled to stand up for white men on Wednesday. “I dunno, Sotomayor,” he wrote on Twitter. “Considering white males engineered Western Civ, you’d think they’d have a handle on things to be able to make decisions.”


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My Balcony Garden

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These are really crappy photos from my BlackBerry phone, sorry, but my camera was broken and I’m used to taking macro photos… LOL 🙂

‘Reverse Racism’

All this talk about the mythical “Reverse Racism” and all I could find was this dated essay. Privileged white men complaining about Sotomayor’s and lobbing a made up word that means absolutely nothing really makes me sick. I guess I have to turn the news off.

Prop 8 Decision Tomorrow Would Fall on 30th Anniversary of SF White Night Riots 

White Night Riots
A California Supreme Court Proposition 8 decision tomorrow would fall on the 30th anniversary of the White Night riots, which were set off when the court handed down the most lenient decision possible (voluntary manslaughter) against Dan White for the…

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via Prop 8 Decision Tomorrow Would Fall on 30th Anniversary of SF White Night RiotsTowleroad


Wrong Number

Today, my cellphone rang while still asleep. Picked it up, half asleep, only to find it was a wrong number from some guy. Three minutes later I receive a text message saying “Hey, you sound cute…” from the same number. Looked to see if he was.


Today, I woke up happier than I’ve ever been because last night I hooked up with the girl I have loved for almost a year and I thought I would never get with her. This morning I saw that her status on Facebook was FML.

Teenage Killer Tries to Portray Himself as Victim

Sixteen-year-old accused murderer John Katehis was simply a “goofy, impressionable teenager trying to be macho” says his lawyer. More information about the WABC radio newsman George Weber’s murder case was made public at yesterday’s arraignment, where Katehis pleaded not guilty. The teenager is claiming self-defense against Weber, whom he met off of Craigslist, trying to make an easy $60 off the man who billed himself as “smotherboy.”


Katehis says that he only remembers stabbing Weber once; cops say he stabbed him over fifty times. The Daily News reports that after stabbing Weber, “Katehis grabbed the $60 out of his pocket and pulled Weber’s pants down. Then he rifled through drawers and ‘lunchboxes’ looking for more cash.” Gay City News reports that because of the defendant’s age, his lawyer plans to present the incident as sexual assault by Weber and their defense will be “related to homosexual panic defenses that attorneys have used for decades to win acquittals for their clients in attacks on gay men.”

via Teenage Killer Will Try to Portray Himself as Weber’s Victim |Gothamist

+Note: Yeah, so let me see—you stabbed him 50 times, after drinking his booze and snorting his coke—but had to pull his pants down AFTER you killed him. Then rifled through his things to find MORE money. Hmmmm, let me know how that impressionable, goofy, teenager act works — Smotherboy!

Anita Hill to fill vacant Supreme Court Seat?

I’d like to see President Obama appoint Brandeis University law professor Anita Hill. She’s reasonably young, smart, and—after her ordeal testifying at Clarence Thomas’s 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing—she certainly understands politics as well as law.

I’ll never forget Hill’s thoughtful answers as Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) tried to pick apart her testimony, failing to grasp the most rudimentary aspects of sexual harassment in the workplace. He challenged Hill’s every statement, every motive. Why didn’t she quit her job? Why didn’t she tell someone? Calmly, Hill tried to explain something Specter has never endured—power politics from the unempowered side. I was screaming at my television set, but she never raised her voice and never showed her anger.In contrast, Thomas spewed ad hominem attacks when he took the mic. “This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace,” he barked at the Judiciary Committee.

via Let’s Make Clarence Thomas’s Worst Nightmare Come True | Vanity Fair