23 May 2007

Politics On Tap -- with a White Trash Chaser

Who is Mae Brussell? Steven LaRose explains by posting Paul Krassner's "Lee Harvey Oswald Meets Suzanne Somers" (from Spin magazine, February 1989):
So maybe some day, perhaps in Bull Durham II, Kevin Costner will say to Susan Sarandon, "I believe in carrying condoms with me at all times and I believe that the military-industrial complex took over the country on November 22, 1963."
Then: follow Steven's link to shit your pants reading Naomi Wolf's "Fascist America, in 10 easy steps" (from The Guardian, 24 April 2007).

Al Gore's new book, The Assault on Reason, was released yesterday. Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr. writes:
Gore, to his credit, won't talk about Florida, but I will. Whatever flaws he has, Gore suffered through an extreme injustice with great dignity. His revenge is to have been right about a lot of things: right about the power of the Internet, right about global warming and right about Iraq.
Ah, what might have been... If there's any silver lining to be found at all behind the grim cloud of the November 2000 election, it's that Silly McSmileyface hasn't been our nation's vice president.

I remain happily TV-free (for almost a year now!), but I've found a fun way to keep up with the Sunday afternoon political shows: The Bobblespeak Translations, "What They're Really Saying When They're Saying What They're Saying." It's a hoot.

And now for something completely different: Matt Wray examines the history of "White Trash" in American Sexuality Magazine (via 3 Quarks Daily).

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