Month: May 2009

Matthew Yglesias says the Republicans are the ones who can get Hispanics to go further into the blue for Democrats as some of the more, err, colorful voices in the party bang the “She’s a racist Latina” drum.

Judge Sonia SotomayorWhile many Republicans, especially those with large voting blocs of Latinos in their districts and states have been diplomatic about President Obama’s appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court (see McCain, John), some are braying as loud as possible that she should already remove her name from the running. You know? Because she’s mean, bad with money, dumb, an Affirmative Action hire, unqualified and a racist. (Or a “reverse racist,” whatever that means.) These seem to be the talking points that have been so loud and omnipresent on TV and radio that I’ve been trying to avoid them at all costs.

I’ve avoided them largely because it’s annoying and makes it seem like no one is capable of having a mature, rational debate about this appointment, but for some this circus is just more proof that the Republican Party is tone deaf when it comes to minorities and minority issues.

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The First Lady of the city of Washington, D.C., Michelle Fenty.If you haven’t heard already the folks at cable network Bravo have set their eyes on the seat of our government as the place for the next installment of their “Real Housewives” series. I’ve never watched the durn show, but just as the Atlanta iteration allowed for some diversity to be thrown in the mix, I’m pretty sure there’s room for a good mix of womenfolk in the D.C.-area.

While no one should hold their breath and expect to see Michelle O. on the show (I’m sure they’ll be episodes devoted to people trying to get a meeting with the woman), I am wondering how “real” is Bravo going to get with this?

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Example: This dress cocktail dress. Made from trash.

Nancy Judd, a 1990 graduate of Pitzer College who heads a company called Recycle Runway, will return to her Claremont alma mater Saturday with a one-day exhibition of fancy garments made from trash and ingenuity.

Judd makes outlandish clothing from castoffs such as phone book pages, junk mail, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and cassettes. But the star of the show at Pitzer’s Nichols Gallery is likely to be the “Obama Cocktail Dress.” It’s a slinky, body-hugging number crafted from the president’s campaign posters. As the “fabric” winds around the body, from above the knee to below the armpits, white letters form a crisp graphic pattern on a black background and the name “Obama” pops up over and over.

The close up makes it seem like maybe it’s not too bad, but then you get the full effect and it’s all … oh, très tackee!

But hey! It works with Obama’s “Green Initiatives!”

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Terrence Howard and actress Zulay Henao at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007.My fair, soul-humping, effeminate, murse-carrying, bag-o-pretty-pretty-princess-nuts, Señor Baby Wipes, aka actor Terrence Howard, is engaged! (I know! Aren’t you HORRIFIED!) He’s found LOVE, or something like it, again, so sez WENN.com. I don’t completely trust WENN.com (as they’ve burned me before), but hey, it’s Señor Baby Wipes. I’m sure he could find some woman-based life-form willing to put up with him despite the fact that he sounds like he completely hates women. 

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