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Featured Blog Posts – July 2010 Archive (12)

One Cheer For The Media; Al Gore Cleared Of Sexual Misconduct

This one always had the smell of BS about it, but the reason I'm taking the time to highlight it is that, well, so did the Iraq war, and so many other stories lately. And although I fancy myself as someone who has a pretty good "BS detector," it is precisely the acceptance and allowability of such "gut-thinking" itself which allows for people (myself included) to make "conclusions" without restricting them to only the facts in evidence. The very phrase "trial by media"…


Added by The Diaper Pail on July 31, 2010 at 11:44am — 22 Comments

Support Our Troops

As if the revelation a couple of years ago that the MMS had been caught snorting meth off a toaster oven and screwing (literally) the very energy-industry lobbyists and execs they were supposed to be regulating, now comes this:

Contractor On Trial For Buying Porn, Prostitutes And… Continue

Added by The Diaper Pail on July 29, 2010 at 1:43pm — 6 Comments

New Study Finds -- Shock -- Adopted Kids of Lesbian and Gay Parents Doing Just Fine

From the "not that those of us here needed proof, but it's good to have" files, a new study from the University of Virginia has found that the adoptive children of same-sex parents were on average "developing in typical ways."

"We found that children adopted by lesbian and gay couples are thriving," said U.Va. psychology professor Charlotte J. Patterson, who led the study. Her research used standard… Continue

Added by Mombian on July 28, 2010 at 8:10pm — 5 Comments

Well-Off Wingnut Robs Banks To Donate To Wingnut "Causes"

I honestly, truly, have no idea whatsoever where to even begin on this one.

Added by The Diaper Pail on July 28, 2010 at 9:29am — 5 Comments


The same night we talk about separating, I dream I am dying.

These days I try to fit in billable hours wherever I can because our savings has pretty much dried up and by the time we figure in the costs of babysitting and summer camp, well, I almost might as well not be working at all. So I sit on the bleachers with a clipboard during the Dragon's gymnastics class and… Continue

Added by The Middle Sister on July 22, 2010 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Top Secret America

This is more of a PSA than an actual post, because I'm doing approximately none of the legwork for this, but it's too important to let pass by. I suspect many of you will already have heard of, if not read, this piece. Dana Priest (and others) at the Washington Post have finally gone live with the results of a two-year investigation into the covert, counterterrorism, and national security state of America after 9/11. What they found is now online (the first part of it) at… Continue

Added by The Diaper Pail on July 19, 2010 at 9:09am — 7 Comments

Before, It Was Only A Rumor...

Now it's confirmed. Dick Cheney has no pulse:

Visit for breaking news,…


Added by The Diaper Pail on July 16, 2010 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

Words I Never Thought I'd Write

Guess who our government is now officially (in at least one specific way) less progressive than?

An Iranian military court has convicted and sentenced to death two suspects charged…

Added by The Diaper Pail on July 12, 2010 at 1:53pm — 1 Comment

You Mean Someone Still Uses the Term "Paramour"?

"Paramour" is one of those words--like "gout"--that one doesn't expect to hear outside of historical romance novels. Yet a Tennessee court of appeals last week struck down a ruling that used the state’s so-called “paramour clause” to prohibit Angel Chandler’s same-sex partner of over 10 years from spending the night when Chandler’s two children from a…

Added by Mombian on July 7, 2010 at 7:31pm — 6 Comments

Dear Not That Kind of Pump: The Inaugural Column!

Dear Not That Kind of Pump,

My Medela feels like it’s not sucking as hard as it used to. What do I do?


Stuffed and Leakin’…


Added by Not That Kind of Pump on July 7, 2010 at 6:00pm — 21 Comments

Goldman Wrests the Title Back From BP

The Title of "America's Most-Loathed Corporation," I mean. At least they did in my book, after I read this:…


Added by The Diaper Pail on July 5, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

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