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Top comments: Placeholder edition
Um, so apparently no one was scheduled for tonight. Consider this an open thread while your TC team throws the rest together.
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/22/2015 101 44 - -
Top Comments: Aunties' Day
The weeks-long barrage of Mother's Day commercials was getting pretty depressing at our house. My wife Packrat lost her mother two years ago, and her absence looms large this time of year. Our ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/13/2015 68 47 - -
Top Comments: The Underground Girls of Kabul
When I saw [http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/ovr4iu/jenny-nordberg Jenny Nordberg on the Daily Show] talking about this phenomenon, I knew I had to check out her book, [http://www.amazon.com/...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/06/2015 51 48 - -
This Week in the War on Women
The big news: Nigerian army [http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/us-nigeria-violence-rescue-idUSKBN0NJ2FK20150428?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter rescued 293 women and girls] ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/02/2015 22 32 - -
Top Comments: Pickup Poetry
I'm a fan of David Futrelle's blog [http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/ We Hunted the Mammoth,] which cheerfully mocks misogynists in their assorted forms: "men's rights activists" who are convinced ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 04/22/2015 41 47 - -
Top Comments: Trek Thoughts 2: The Next Generation
I posted a ramble recently about [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/04/1367659/-Top-Comments-Trek-Thoughts my childhood memories of Star Trek and Spock.] The Star Trek universe got a reboot in ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 04/15/2015 102 47 - -
This Week in the War on Women
Hi folks. Christine is taking a sick day this week - get well soon! So, this week is a group effort. Many thanks to ramara and elenacarlena for collecting links. We can really use some ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 04/11/2015 100 39 - -
This Week in the War on Women
This week there are two cases in particular that involve using the criminal justice system as a bludgeon against reproductive rights. The first is the case of Purvi Patel, who has been discussed ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 04/04/2015 31 34 1 -
Top Comments: Ohio Unseals Adoption Records
Starting March 20, anyone adopted in Ohio between 1964 and 1996 can [http://wkbn.com/2015/03/19/certain-adoption-records-now-will-be-open-in-ohio/ request their adoption file and original birth ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 03/25/2015 43 45 - -
This Week in the War on Women
Once in a while you run across a story that sums up exactly what's meant by the term "War on Women." The [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/13/1370683/-Bipartisan-human-trafficking-bill-...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 03/14/2015 30 28 1 -
Top Comments: Forced Internet Vacation Edition
Last Friday our modem had a total nervous breakdown and went to the Great Scrap Heap in the Sky. Today was the soonest they could get a repair person out. Five days of no news on the latest ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 03/11/2015 25 42 - -
Top Comments: Trek Thoughts
The recent loss of Leonard Nimoy got me thinking about the Star Trek phenomenon, and why it meant so much to me and a whole lot of other people. Gene Roddenberry's creation offered an optimistic ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 03/04/2015 87 53 - -
Top Comments: Antisocial Social Security, Part 2
Last April, I [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/23/1292550/-Top-Comments-Antisocial-Social-Security posted about] a pernicious rule change that allowed the Social Security Administration to ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 02/25/2015 41 60 - -
Write On! Playing in the Minors
Greetings, fellow scribblers. Sensible Shoes was last seen cutting words out of a dictionary with a chainsaw, complaining that it was too wordy. So, I'm here for the duration. I've mentioned ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 02/12/2015 69 20 1 -
Top Comments: 19 years ago
It was 1996. The Daily Show was brand new, the Spice Girls topped the charts, Whitewater was a thing, and people were doing the Macarena. And 19 years ago yesterday, I had my first date with the ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 02/11/2015 82 45 - -
This Week in the War on Women
Welcome to This Week in the War on Women, a news roundup which posts every Saturday at 5 pm pacific / 8 pm Eastern. We could use some volunteers for the upcoming weeks, so feel free to sign up in ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 02/07/2015 84 33 - -
Top Comments: Grading System for Conspiracy Theories
The prospect of Hillary R. Clinton running for President has caused the wingnuts to start dusting off their old conspiracy theories. So I'm updating my conspiracy grading system, measured in "...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 01/28/2015 50 45 - -
Write On! A Scribble of Writers
Hello writers! SensibleShoes was last spotted over at the Startled Duck, downing chocolate grog while trying to keep all the guns on the wall from going off. So, I'm guest hosting for the online ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 01/22/2015 63 18 - -
Top Comments: Write Your Own Punchline Edition
I'm probably ruining my rep here, as I usually have the cleanest mouth (keyboard, whatever) hereabouts. I even asterisk out the naughty words. But once in a while you run across a headline that ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 01/14/2015 130 39 - -
Top Comments: My 2014 in books
I read for pleasure. I read to learn about the world. I read to become a better writer. But mostly, I read because if I didn't, the books on my "to be read" pile would fall and crush Packrat ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 12/30/2014 98 61 1 -
This Week in the War on Women
2014 is on its way out, and what a strange year it was. The low points aren't hard to find: the killing spree by misogynist Elliot Rodger, the celebrity nude photo hacking (and the endless victim-...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 12/27/2014 22 29 - -
Top Comments: A 3-Star Jail
Occasionally my job requires me to meet with clients who are incarcerated. I was looking for the address for a Bay Area jail, so I did a quick Google search. I found the information I needed, ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 12/17/2014 66 44 - -
Write On! Unreliable Narrators
Greetings writers! SensibleShoes is chasing grebes across the snowy Northwest while being pursued by transom alligators, and/or practicing her Nobel speech for the new Jinx book, so I'm guest ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 12/11/2014 49 27 2 -
Top Comments: Kids For Cash
In 2008, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, was rocked by a scandal: two Juvenile Court judges were taking payoffs in exchange for sending teens to a for-profit correctional facility, sometimes for ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 11/30/2014 57 45 1 -
This Week in the War on Women
Still recovering from the election. We lost out on being represented by powerhouses like Wendy Davis and [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/05/1342368/-Thank-you Mary Burke]. While minimum ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 11/08/2014 32 52 1 -
Top Comments: Election Hangover Edition
I woke up this morning to find Darrell Issa knocking on my door with a gun in his hand. "Here's your mandatory gun," he said. "We just need to do a house check first, because BENGHAZI!" "What's ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 11/05/2014 90 44 - -
Top Comments: 1-800-4-CREEPS
The infamous [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/28/1339874/-Ten-hours-of-catcalls Ten Hours of Catcalls] video brought back a lot of unpleasant memories for me, starting around age thirteen ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 11/01/2014 30 53 - -
Top Comments: Killer Clowns from the Inland Empire
Actual headline: [http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/After-dark-clown-sightings-trouble-California-city-5818031.php After-dark Clown Sightings Trouble California City.] But first, a word from ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/22/2014 59 49 - -
This Week in the War on Women: Lean Where?
Sorry this is late: I'm doing another fill-in this week, and really need people to sign up to cover future editions. Microsoft CEO [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/10/1335684/-Microsoft-CEO-...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/11/2014 17 39 2 -
Top comments: Plug for Organ Donation
Last year we lost my beloved mother-in-law. It was hard on Packrat and the rest of the family. But that hard day would have come sixteen years earlier, if not for the compassionate act of ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/08/2014 42 42 - -
Top Comments: No Longer Weird
I enjoy checking out [http://www.newsoftheweird.com/index.html News of the Weird] stories. It's somehow reassuring to know that fiction will never catch up with human folly. I remember laughing ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/01/2014 47 47 - -
This Week in the War on Women
The latest in [http://www.shakesville.com/2014/09/it-continues-to-be-real-mystery-why.html Republican outreach to women:] a video comparing how women vote with how they choose a boyfriend. Just ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 09/27/2014 13 25 - -
Top Comments: A story of everyday racism
I've posted about this before, but I think it deserves its own diary. For me, it was one of those Aha moments when I was briefly forced to take a hard look at the everyday experience of people of ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 09/17/2014 39 51 - -
Top Comments: The Art of the Amazon Review
Customer reviews at Amazon.com are often useful in deciding whether to purchase a product. But sometimes they're even more useful in providing entertainment, whether because of an exceptionally ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 09/10/2014 109 58 - -
This Week in the War on Women
The [http://www.thefword.org.uk/blog/2014/08/addressing_the_root Rotherham case] sent shock waves throughout England when it revealed the systematic abuse and exploitation of around 1500 teenage ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 09/06/2014 13 38 - -
This Week in the War on Women: Fill-in Edition
Sorry, this week's a last-minute fill-in - and there's still too much material. The good, the bad & the ugly below the orange whatchamacallit.
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 08/23/2014 11 22 - -
Top Comments: World's Worst Children's Books
There is a teacher in South Carolina teaching history from [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/06/1319643/-South-Carolina-teacher-teaching-history-from-Rush-Limbaugh-s-children-s-books Rush ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 08/20/2014 60 41 1 -
This Week in the War on Women
There's been a lot about harassment in the news this week. A Connecticut lawyer was [http://jezebel.com/lawyer-banned-from-representing-female-clients-ever-aga-1618396107 banned from representing ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 08/16/2014 11 24 - -
Top Comments: Dark & Stormy Edition
It was a dark and stormy night at Top Comments; the mojo fell like pies on a rock crusher, and Tara's bosoms heaved like bosoms as her lips parted in an ecstatic cry: "The 2014 [http://www.bulwer-...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 08/09/2014 85 48 - -
This Week in the War on Women
This week, Republicans continued their [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/16/1314336/-Ellmers-tries-to-add-context-to-advice-that-GOP-bring-it-down-to-a-woman-s-level outreach to women] by ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 07/19/2014 42 40 - -
Top Comments: Recycled Edition
I had no good ideas for tonight's Top Comments diary. Fortunately, being a Californian, I'm a big believer in recycling. Heck, we even recycle used Governors around here! So here's my very ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 07/16/2014 56 36 - -
Top Comments: #Lookadouche Update
Back in November, we got 15 minutes of fame for [http://www.salon.com/2013/11/14/high_school_brings_in_christian_misogynist_to_lecture_students_about_dating_students_shut_him_down/ Justin Lookadoo,
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 07/05/2014 58 43 - -
This Week in the War on Women
By now you've probably heard about [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/08/1305429/-This-column-makes-me-sick?showAll=yes George Will's appalling column] attacking campus anti-rape activism, where ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 06/21/2014 51 50 - -
Top Comments: On repentance and accountability
Warning: tonight's diary deals with some pretty grim stuff, including the sexual abuse of a child, and the after-the-fact enabling that was done by a religious organization. I wanted to discuss ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 06/18/2014 68 46 - -
Top Comments: Scientology in Public Schools
They're ba-a-ack! [http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/Narconon-Misleading-antidrug-program-back-in-5504351.php#page-1 Narconon,] a creation of the Church of Scientology, is back in some of ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 06/07/2014 55 50 - -
Top Comments: The Sisterhood of African-American Poets
There must be quite the literary salon going on in the Great Beyond right now, as Maya Angelou joins heavenly voices like June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Pat Parker. The caged bird sings with a ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/28/2014 71 59 3 -
Top Comments: Interviews for Dummies
Last week I interviewed to get on the supervisor list at my agency. To say that the interview went badly would be a slight understatement, like saying that root canals are no fun, or that Newt ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/10/2014 57 47 - -
This Week in the War on Women
Two weeks ago, 234 Nigerian schoolgirls, ages 12 to 17, were [http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/04/nigerias-stolen-girls.html kidnapped by an extremist group] called Boko Haram (...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/03/2014 19 29 - -
Top Comments: Antisocial Social Security
Recently the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/social-security-treasury-target-hundreds-of-thousands-of-taxpayers-for-parents-old-debts/2014/04/10/74ac8eae-bf4d-11e3-bcec-b71ee10e9bc3_story....
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 04/23/2014 56 40 - -
Top Comments: Happy Birthday Gloria
Gloria Steinem turned 80 last week. I can remember my mom getting that very first issue of Ms. Magazine, with Wonder Woman on the cover. Seems like equality should have won by now, but I expect ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 04/02/2014 48 44 - -
This Week in the War on Women: 3-29-14
Of course, the big news this week is the Supreme Court trying to decide if a for-profit corporation can demand a "religious exemption" to the ACA mandate to cover birth control. [http://www....
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 03/29/2014 23 28 - -
Top comments: New Smacks News
A week or two ago, we learned that the conspiracy site Newsmax was [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/06/1282685/-Conspiracy-site-Newsmax-to-launch-news-channel-to-compete-with-Fox-News ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 03/19/2014 88 39 - -
This Week in the War on Women
There's s surprising amount of good news this week, especially out of the Middle East - though sometimes "good news" just means undoing a previous step backward. The good, the bad and the ugly ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 02/22/2014 22 25 - -
Top Comments: I Am Malala
On October 9, 2012, a Taliban radical forced his way onto a school bus in Pakistan and fired the shots that injured three teenage girls. The target was 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 02/19/2014 59 54 - -
This Week in the War on Women
Republicans continue to "rebrand" by [http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/01/gops-tired-solution-to-its-woman-problem.html putting a woman's face] on the same old anti-woman, anti-family policies. Their ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 02/08/2014 15 48 - -
Write On! Sub Edition: All's Well That Earns Its Ending
SensibleShoes has the night off, and she foolishly left me the keys to the place, so I'm rearranging her index cards and changing her color-coding system. No, wait, I'd better not - I just finished [
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 01/30/2014 55 19 - -
Top comments: San Pablo edition
It doesn't sound like much of a milestone. It probably sounds like damning with faint praise. But San Pablo, California, had no murders in 2013, and that's a big deal. But first, a word from ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 01/22/2014 80 46 - -
This Week in the War on Women
Since it's time for year-end lists, Media Matters did a compilation of [http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/12/26/know-your-role-and-shut-your-mouth-how-conserva/197372 sexism's greatest hits from ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 01/04/2014 6 29 - -
Top Comments: Rules, and Tara's Rule
Here at Top Comments we strive to nourish community by rounding up some of the site's best, funniest, most mojo'd & most informative commentary, and we depend on your help!! If you see a comment ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 12/30/2013 159 60 1 -
This Week in the War on Women
This week I was reading a paper by friend and fellow kossack Dirkster42, which included Dale Spender's observation that patriarchy strives to make women's resistance invisible, so that feminist ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 12/21/2013 17 24 - -
This Week in the War on Women: Fill-in Edition
Don't know what happened to our scheduled diary, but some of the highlights of this week's War on Women are below the orange cloud-map.
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 12/07/2013 21 16 - -
This Week in the War on Women: 11-16-13
Republicans have made an amazing discovery: women, especially single women, don't vote for them. Their solution, of course, is more marketing: a new firm called "Burning Glass" that's supposed to ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 11/16/2013 20 59 - -
This Week in the War on Women: 10/19/2013
This week brought us a textbook example of intersectionality: in this case, a toxic combination of racism and sexism (or as Trudy calls it, [http://www.gradientlair.com/post/60973580823/general-...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/19/2013 7 24 - -
This Week in the War on Women: 10/12/2013
This week had an amazing teachable moment - amazing because it led to some actual teaching. At Georgia Tech, a frat brother's email on [http://gawker.com/frat-house-panics-after-bro-sends-out-...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/12/2013 32 24 - -
Backstage at the Republicans' Strategery Session, with mean poll
The room is decorated with giant teacups and a leftover MISSION ACCOMPLISHED banner. John Boehner gathers his troops around as media stenographers take notes. Marlin Stutzman: We're not going to ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/09/2013 10 17 - -
This week in the War on Women: 9-21-13
The good, the bad and the ugly below the orange Rorsach test.
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 09/21/2013 26 32 - -
This week in the War on Women: 8-31-2013
The good, the bad and the ugly below the orange pretzel.
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 08/31/2013 12 27 - -
This Week in the War on Women: Fill-in Edition
We once again have a late fill-in edition of "This Week in the War on Women." Sorry, we're on feminist standard time around here! Alas, sexism never seems to be running late (though it's often ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 08/10/2013 18 24 - -
This Week in the War on Women: Fill-in Edition
Don't know what happened to this week's "War on Women" diary. Here's a quick dose of links; feel free to add more in the comments.
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 08/03/2013 23 18 - -
This Week in the War on Women
Some of us have been missing Kaili Joy Gray's weekly recap of the War on Women. I'd rather be just plain missing the War on Women, but until then, we're trying to bring this weekly feature back as ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 07/20/2013 59 101 2 -
Real Rape Prevention: Don't Be That Guy
At a late-night party last year, a high school football player named Evan Westlake [http://sports.yahoo.com/news/highschool--steubenville-high-school-football-players-found-guilty-of-raping-16-year-...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/26/2013 94 215 5 -
Write On! Sub Edition: What's My Motivation Here?
Kurt Vonnegut famously said that you have to give your character something to want, even if it’s just a glass of water. The people that your character encounters on the journey to Togwogmagog aren�
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 03/21/2013 35 24 - -
CPAC Follies: Con-medy Central
At great risk to my sanity, I infiltrated a top-secret planning meeting for the Conservative Political Action Committee. (Actually, it wasn’t that hard: I wore a Mitt Romney mask and they all ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 02/23/2013 8 18 - -
Write On! Sub edition: The moment of change
Sensible Shoes is taking the night off with family obligations. Hope all of y'all are enjoying the holiday season and making New year's resolutions to do lots of writing in 2013.
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 12/27/2012 68 20 - -
Election Withdrawal? 2016 picks, with silly poll
It’s been a few hours since the 2012 election ended, and we don’t want pundits and pollsters to go into withdrawal, so there’s only one thing to do: start vetting the candidates for the 2016 ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 11/07/2012 29 9 1 -
Plug for organ donation
I've posted about this before, but as I turned the calendar this week and realized the anniversary was here again, I figured it was time for an update.
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/03/2012 8 12 - 28
Write On! Sub Edition: Writer's Block
Sensible Shoes is taking the night off. I don't know the details, but I'm sure it couldn't hurt to send positive thoughts to her and Sensible Sister. (Remember, positive thoughts should contain no ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 08/16/2012 56 28 - 262
Republican Veeptacular, with ludicrous poll
Now that Romney appears to be the nominee for the Greedy Oligarchal Predators party, the only excitement left for Very Serious Pundits is the question of who gets the #2 spot. Of course there might ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/19/2012 31 17 - 147
Totally Not a Parody of Republican Debate Number Eleventy Zillion
Seven candidates meet in a flag-festooned auditorium, with flag pins and teabags pinned to their lapels. Unfortunately, then they opened their mouths.
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 11/27/2011 31 76 2 397
Impoverished meanies oppress the suffering wealthy
The right wing's Up-Is-Down World is a strange place where war is peace and freedom is slavery. Their current favorite theme is even more amazing: the poor are oppressing the rich. Consider how a ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 08/19/2011 330 542 34 1907
UK: "Ex-gay" therapy deemed malpractice
I have a weird fascination with "ex-gay" programs. Not sure why, since I've never been remotely tempted to try one. Despite the decades-old APA conclusion that homosexuality is not a mental illness,
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 06/01/2011 51 85 2 458
Books That Changed My Life: Writing Down the Bones
I was one of those people who was “going to be” a writer, as soon as I got started. As soon as inspiration hit. I wanted to write a book, but of course People Who Write Books were different ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 04/29/2011 102 74 7 417
Working in the Shadows
Following in the footsteps of Barbara Ehrenreich’s [http://www.amazon.com/Nickel-Dimed-Not-Getting-America/dp/0805088385/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301526220&sr=1-1 Nickel and Dimed], author ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 03/30/2011 9 33 2 113
Columbine: Book Review
I grew up in the Denver area, so the 1999 Columbine literally hit close to home for me. Two shooters, thirteen dead, many more wounded, and a community with a whole lot of unanswered questions. ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 03/04/2011 58 58 1 294
Write On!  Evicting Mary Sue
Write On is a weekly diary for writers here at dkos. Our regular host, Sensible Shoes, is off for an indeterminate period, and I believe [http://gussiefn.dailykos.com/ GussieFN] is still taking ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 12/30/2010 150 21 3 87
Republican (Un)reality TV shows:  with poll
Matter met anti-matter when The Learning Channel gave a reality show to the queen of the unreality-based community, Sarah Palin. On the upside, perhaps she'll make enough money annoying bears and ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 11/24/2010 22 26 - 97
The 2012 Presidential race:  with silly poll
I figure the 2012 predictions will start nonstop bombardment the day after the 2010 election, so I'm getting in early. Here's a completely useless rundown of Republican candidates, guaranteed to be ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/24/2010 30 23 1 98
The latest in homophobic junk science
There's a new [http://www.aolnews.com/science/article/study-gay-parents-more-likely-to-have-gay-kids/19668089?icid=main|main|dl1|sec3_lnk2|178255 study] making headlines over at AOL news. Walter ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/18/2010 64 46 - 99
Rutgers paper exploits gay suicide to push do-nothing agenda
After Tyler Clementi took his own life in the aftermath of a extraordinarily cruel act of bullying, you might think the real victim was Tyler. You might also think the young GLBT people still ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/11/2010 161 206 - 107
A little good news for California's foster kids
A few days ago I was privileged to be in court while an 18-year-old young woman was officially emancipated from foster care. She had college plans in place, a stable living situation, and ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 10/02/2010 13 29 2 66
The Gospel According to Glenn. Not.
It was pretty gruesome watching Glenn Beck try to declare himself Martin Luther King Junior-Junior at his self-promotion rally last weekend. As invariably happens with right-wingers, Beck’s ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 09/05/2010 15 31 2 496
Bait and Switch
I’m late to the party on this one, as Barbara Ehrenreich’s [http://www.amazon.com/Bait-Switch-Futile-Pursuit-American/dp/B001GQ3DTW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280669651&sr=1-1 Bait ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 08/01/2010 14 25 - 39
Methland
Nick Reding’s [http://www.amazon.com/Methland-Death-Life-American-Small/dp/1608192075/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279403468&sr=8-1-catcorr Methland: The Death and Life of an American ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 07/17/2010 239 337 5 100
Linda Lingle anguished by danger of equality
When civil unions came along a decade ago, right-wingers expressed outrage that same-sex couples got "marriage by another name." (That's kind of like calling a studio apartment a "house by another ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 07/09/2010 76 96 2 115
I Have a Nightmare:  Beck Tries to Steal MLK Jr's Legacy
We all know the cliché about the stages of social change: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. As it turns out, there’s a next step: they ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 07/05/2010 136 152 2 57
More Bad News for California's Foster Kids
The faces are beautiful. The numbers are ugly. When kids "age out" of foster care at eighteen, [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/25/BA7K14BDKD.DTL&hw=foster+care&sn=002&sc=...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/08/2010 30 43 2 256
Closet case Rekers attacked GLBT and American Indian families
As we've all heard by now, NARTH officer and Focus of the Family co-founder Dr. George Rekers was caught taking a male prostitute with him on a 10-day trip through Europe. The scandal is still in ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/05/2010 54 50 - 49
Huckabee: What will it take to lose his teflon?
Every discussion of Mike Huckabee among media talking heads requires a mention of what a Nice, Likeable Guy he is. Why, he even wrote a book about how you should treat your neighbor the way you'd ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 04/10/2010 38 32 - 44
Respecting Marriage
I spent a long day last week dealing with my mother-in-law’s shit. No, I mean her actual shit. She’d just gotten out of the hospital, and needed help with – never mind, I’...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 02/27/2010 155 222 1 60
The Meg Whitman solution: Welfare-Bashing
I don't listen to a lot of mainstream radio, so maybe I'm the last one to catch this commercial by California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay. It was surprisingly blunt ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 01/23/2010 33 21 - 123
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