Thursday, March 09, 2006

A Day Late And 49% Short

Yesterday was a day to recover from the primary election Tuesday (and the late returns that night -- especially the suspiciously late ones from Laredo, but that's another story), and to celebrate victory: This blog went three for three in local races.

Following our excellent advice, the Democrats nominated Jack Borden for State Representative (see A Whitened Résumé In A Pink Car Nation), Mike Dupree for Constable (see Gay -- It's The New Black!), and Sally Montgomery for Judge (see The Last Grasp Of Good Old Boys). Of course the statewide voters foolishly put Gene Kelly in a runoff for U.S. Senator again, just like they did in 2000 when he lost dismally and helped drag down other Democrats in close races. Let us hope this time they wise up and reject him on Tuesday, April 11 in favor of Barbara Radnofsky.

Drafting (and sending out) my anti-Kelly poem took up most of the evening after recovering from all the celebrating. Thus I missed completely another important date: Yesterday was also Blog Against Sexism Day (which I spotted at wonderland or not). To that end, you should read an article at The Independent: This is your life (if you are a woman). This includes incredible figures like "1% of the titled land in the world is owned by women". (Hence the title of this post; and if you adjust for the female majority of the world population, it is even more than just 49% short of equal.)

It is easy to become depressed or angry over such stats. Let me instead encourage everyone with a website to make one small gesture of retaliation against the overly-testosteroned theocrats of the state I now suggest we call Sub Dakota. A site named Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels is proposing a little "google-bombing" with the name of the Republican state senator there who said he thought an acceptable exception to his abortion ban would be
"a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life."
Henceforth his name should be linked to a site defining it as "To brutalize and rape, sodomize as bad as you can possibly make it, a young, religious virgin woman who was saving herself for marriage." So whenever possible, be sure to mention (with the following handy link) Senator Bill Napoli.


Anonymous Rev. Verle Smegma said...

A devilish idea!

4:48 PM  

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