“One of the Republican weaknesses is that we rely too much on consultants and too much on talking points, and we don’t rely enough on actually knowing things.”
— Newt Gingrich • In an interview with David Brody. Not quite sure what the political calculus is here, as admitting publicly that your entire party doesn’t know what it’s talking about is rarely good politics. However, not “actually knowing things” would seem to be a disqualifying factor for someone running for president, so Newt’s obviously exempting himself from this assessment. source (via • follow)
How absurd, to take a statement about the over calculation that plagues modern politics and try and analyze “the political calculus.”
Today’s date: 11/11/2011
Two thousand years ago: 11/11/11
Few people reckoned dates based on the birth of Jesus when he was in his teens…
I wish the knitting community was more sex positive.
I guess you’re not going to like this abstinence sweater…
I absolutely understand how easily people will ignore the sexism in their own cultures while simultaneously preaching at others. What I will not accept is that we should simply allow somebody else to take care of these problems. I live in this society, and sexism directed at any races is a problem for all of us, not least of which because I am a gay male and homophobia comes from people of all colors and is well demonstrated to be tied to the respect (or lack their of) of women. I will also not accept a designation of “white people” without questioning who is lumped in with whiteness and who is not, and without seeing that this is a society and a country which is at its heart deeply racist, and which produces racism in people from every race, ethnicity, creed, sex, sexuality, etc.