Saturday, June 04, 2011

Quote du jour

Should any political party attempt to abolish Social Security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires.... Their number is negligible and they are stupid.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 8, 1954.

Friday, June 03, 2011

The Bechdel Test for women in movies

This is simple and rather disturbing. Once seen, it cannot be unseen. The Bechdel Test is going to be something I think about whenever I see a film from now on.

The three questions are, in a movie:
1. Are there two or more women and do they have names?
2. Do they talk to each other?
3. Do they talk to each other about something other than a man?

Consciousness raising happens when you least expect it.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Quote du jour

"Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for someone you love." ~ Butch Hancock

Monday, May 30, 2011

Repost: Former Christian Apologizes for Being Such a Shithead for All Those Years

This was written last January, but it's really a powerful statement. It's someone who had bought the whole nine yards of drivel and finally saned up.