stack overflow

In America, this posting and this blog are the disjointed screeds of violent right-wing extremists. For contrast, here is an example of a serious and cogent contribution to our political discourse: WALLACE: How hard do you think President Obama would be to defeat in 2012? PALIN: It depends on a few things, say he played […]

go fuck yourself, Google

OK, so it’s bad enough that Google knows all my private conversations and preferences in pornography (have I told you about my Lutheran deaconess fetish?*). And then there’s this creepy NSA collaboration business. Since when is a surveillance agency in the business of cybersecurity anyway? (Although it’s not really a huge surprise.) And how about […]

the year we make contact

So Poetariat has been silent for a while, but I guess Smokehouse is probably working, and I’ve been putting some effort into my own personal projects. When finished, said projects may or may not be the subject of a future post. I also have a variety of subjects I’ve been meaning to write about, but […]

oh boy

Here are some interesting news stories I read this morning: RI Gov. Don Carcieri, already known for his authoritarian bent, legalizes police rape (did you know that in areas where prostitution is illegal, a prostitute is more likely to have sex with a police officer than to get arrested by one?) provisions of leaked ACTA […]

do this

Do you live in Rhode Island? Do you think that the state needs to stop interfering with people’s private lives? Do you think that when a proposed law is advocated by the police, the Attorney General, and the Catholic Church, but opposed by every significant civil liberties and human rights group, that’s usually a sign […]


If this country’s news media were rational and not preoccupied with trifles, the ALL-CAPS front-page headlines every day would be the following: TOP 1% OWN MORE THAN 90% OF WEALTH MOST INCARCERATED SOCIETY IN THE WORLD: PRISON RAPE RAMPANT WAR OF AGGRESSION STILL GOING UNPUNISHED: WAR CRIMES INCLUDE CHILD RAPE, GENITAL TORTURE …and probably also […]

feeding the trolls

Giving Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize is like giving Sarah Palin an award for her compassion toward rape victims.* Seriously, it’s Norway‘s biggest dick move since they forced Iceland to convert to Christianity. I think this would be a good time to recall the immortal words of ODIN: Give praise to the day at […]

suing someone for a blog post is totally not psychotic

So you may have heard about this awful court ruling. Basically an anonymous blogger referred to a model as a “psychotic, lying, whoring, still going to clubs at her age, skank.” Keep in mind that this blog had “only five posts on it, all written on a single day.” So naturally said model, who is […]