Quick Hits from Slate

The link’s mysteriously disappeared, but there was a headline on Slate this afternoon that said something like “Bye Bye Bipartisanship” and I almost cheered in the middle of class. Yes, bipartisanship wins elections, and it’s good in some areas. Really, I think the whole two-party system itself is the problem. But like Rachel Maddow, I’m pissed off when the Democrats finally get the presidency and a *strong* majority in Congress, and we’re hesitant to, you know, pass liberal legislation. Social programs, anyone? Healthcare? Education? Obama ran on those things, and I understand that they take a backseat to the economy, and I understand that some of them are worked into the budget and the stimulus package, but really. What’s with this new coalition of moderate Dems? What’s with all this spirit of cooperation? You can cooperate if you want to get on *our* horse.

Also, I enjoyed this explanation on WiFi versus cell phones in airplanes and the navigation issues involved. It makes me think of one of my favourite early West Wing quotes, a Toby classic: “We’re flying in a Lockheed Eagle Series L-1011. Came off the line twenty months ago. Carries a Sim-5 transponder tracking system. And you’re telling me I can still flummox this thing with something I bought at Radio Shack?”

About Avory

Avory Faucette is a queer feminist activist, writer, and public speaker. Zie graduated from the University of Iowa with a JD in 2009, focusing on international human rights and gender/sexuality issues in the law. Hir current work focuses on queer identity, policy, and marginalized identities under the queer umbrella. As a genderqueer person, zie comments frequently on non-binary identity, transgender and genderqueer issues, and media coverage of these populations. Zie also speaks at colleges, universities, and events on transgender and queer issues and conducts trainings on related topics.

Posted on April 1, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. as far as the liberal agenda goes, i have to say amen sista friend!

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