The Disaffected Lib: Today in Sarah Palin News

By now you probably know that Sarah Palin’s 3-year gig at FOX News is over.   Seems she’s now been consigned to GlennBeckistan. But luminaries like Palin don’t “just fade away” like old generals.  No, their passing is the subject of much observation and reflection. For example, AlterNet did a retrospective on Palin’s FOX gig that ...

Art Threat: Humour: The most vicious way to attack someone – Artwork of illustrator Zina Saunders

When I found Zina Saunders’ [pronounced Zai-nah] animations on Mothers Jones a couple weeks ago I knew I’d have to ask her for a chat. We got on the phone last week and by the time I was off I was texting my friends that she was one of the best interviews I’d had. Firey, ...

Left Over: WTF McCain?

Years ago, I had a certain grudging respect for John McCain…after all, he had fought his way through  debilitating torture as a POW, seemed to be a bit of what, in Canada, we used to call a Red Tory, and until the last several years, was probably the least offensive of Republicans in the news… ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Solidarity with bloggers – Rachel Maddow

Blogging on TV is how Rachel Maddow described herself last night. And she did the show in her pajamas to show solidarity with bloggers!Video

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Solidarity with bloggers – Rachel Maddow

Blogging on TV is how Rachel Maddow described herself last night. And she did the show in her pajamas to show solidarity with bloggers!Video

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Been called worse things…

Sarah Palin, in her softball interview with Fox’s Greta VanSusteren, calls bloggers ‘kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents’ home”. As Pierre Eliot Trudeau once said, “I’ve been called worse things by better people.” I’m sitting comfortably in my own home with my laptop, reading the news online and processing how I ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Been called worse things…

Sarah Palin, in her softball interview with Fox’s Greta VanSusteren, calls bloggers ‘kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents’ home”. As Pierre Eliot Trudeau once said, “I’ve been called worse things by better people.” I’m sitting comfortably in my own home with my laptop, reading the news online and processing how I ...