aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Monday, May 26, 2008
Links for 2008-05-26
A family visit to my old Pennsatucky home in which the words “socialist” and “communist” were bandied about with abandon to describe me and the positions I hold and vile racist jokes were casually told in the living room has tested my “tolerance” and made me understand the truth about Josh Marshall’s Upcountry post in ways I never thought I would.
Later a fist fight broke out (I wasn’t involved) and my brother called my gay nephew (his son) who lives with my partner and me the old French derivative word meaning a bundle of sticks or branches, though, of course, he intended no such meaning.
We won’t be visiting home again for a good long time.
And I hope you’ll understand that I’m way behind on both blogging and links…
ON TMV FRI 5/23
TODAY I took a holiday.
- Tomorrow I’m off to FALLING WATER so there may be no blogging again. I am on vacation, after all!
- Actually this link says blogging is both good for you and an addiction, so they’re going to do a study…
- On the IP beat, Adidas claims it owns stripes!
- Old by now but not to be missed, Keith Olbermann’s “Special Comment” about Hillary Clinton invoking Bobby Kennedy’s assassination:
Because a senator—a politician—a **person**—who can let hang in mid-air the prospect that she might just be sticking around in part, just in case the other guy gets shot—has no business being, and no capacity **to** be, the President of the United States.