Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Suprising Quotes of Ashley Judd

On her decision not to have kids with her husband: “It’s unconscionable to breed, with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.”

- On the coal industry, which employees thousands of Kentuckians: “The era of coal plant is over, unacceptable,” she tweeted in October.

- On how Christianity “legitimizes” male power over women: “Patriarchal religions, of which Christianity is one, gives us a God that is like a man, a God presented and discussed exclusively in male imagery, which legitimizes and seals male power. It is the intention to dominate, even if the intention to dominate is nowhere visible.”

- On men: “Throughout history, men have tried to control the means of reproduction, which means trying to control woman. This president is a modern day Attila the Hun.”

- On her comparing mountaintop removal to the Rwandan genocide: “President Clinton has repeatedly said doing nothing during the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 is the single greatest regret of the Presidency. Yet here  at home.  there is full blown environmental genocide and collapse happening, and we are doing nothing. Naturally, I accept that I set myself up for ridicule for using such strong terms, or perhaps outrage from human victims of slaughter.”

- On fathers giving daughters away at weddings: “To this day, a common vestige of male dominion over a woman’s reproductive status is her father ‘giving’ away her away to her husband at their wedding, and the ongoing practice of women giving up their last names in order to assume the name of their husband’s families, into which they have effectively been traded.”

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Our State Song Sucks!

Here it is.  You can judge for yourself.  Personally, I find the song to be syrupy, and the "ayes" to be distracting.

Written by Julia S. Tutweiler

Alabama, Alabama, We will aye be true to thee,
From thy Southern shores where groweth,
By the sea thy orange tree.
To thy Northern vale where floweth,
Deep blue the Tennessee,
Alabama, Alabama, we will aye be true to thee!
Broad thy stream whose name thou bearest;
Grand thy Bigbee rolls along;
Fair thy Coosa-Tallapoosa
Bold thy Warrior, dark and strong,
Goodlier than the land that Moses
Climbed lone Nebo's Mount to see,
Alabama, Alabama, we will aye be true to thee!
And so on, this tedious song.  Now I'm not saying that a new state song is a panacea; but we need to have one that is more lively.
I have a modest proposal.  "Alabama Song," by Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill.  This song was one in their opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.)

Here's a 1960's rendition of it:


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

F*** the Dons Does Not Fly in Iowa

A high school wrestling team in Iowa got in trouble because of a photograph that appeared in the social media.  Apparently, the boys at West Marshall got overly enthused about their upcoming match with Don Bosco of Gilbertville.  They appeared, topless in social media, each with a letter on their triceps. In all, the eleven wrestlers' letters read F-U-C-K T-H-E D-O-N-S.

The schools had a hissy fit.

High schools haven't changed much since I was back in it.  The faculty is easily upset by what students do.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Where Are Your Braless Boobs Now?

Kansas University, which had an 18-game winning streak motivated partly by students tweeting shots of their boobs, now has been having a three game losing streak.

Maybe this is due to the Jayhawks having some cold shooting; maybe it's because the opposition is responding with higher caliber ammunition. 

This is the time to call out Big Bertha. with her DDs.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


The ancient Greeks supposedly had a punishment for adultery: if you caught someone in one's one house screwing his wife, he could stick a large radish (actually a horseradish) up his adulterous ass!  It was mentioned in Aristophanes' The Clouds.  There's some doubt whether this punishment was ever actually used outside of fiction. The rules for Rhaphanidosis are that one must catch the adulterer with your wife in your own house. Alternate punishments include simply killing the adulterer, or replacing the radish with a mulletfish.