Small-Town Elitist

September 11, 2008

Linkage extravaganza; I’m playing catch up!

Hey everybody, I am backed up on my linkage post, so I will try to get through everything quickly. And after that I probably ought to upgrade my browser because frequently when I try to drop in on Crooks and Liars, it crashes! 😦

Ok, here goes:

Yesterday’s intended post

A Christian Liberal Perspective has a post on Bob Woodward’s new book which has some shocking comments from Dubya.

Feministe has an important post everyone should see. Get a load of this, when Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, rape victims were required to pay for their own rape kits (collection of forensic evidence). This happens in other places, but we are focusing on Palin’s record here. She probably could have done something about this, but didn’t. Why does Palin hate women?

MOMocrats has an awesome guest posting from a 96 year old grandma who talks about what it was like to vote for the first time 75 years ago, and reminds all of us that we need to get our butts to the polls!

Racialicious linked to an interesting article which compares Palin’s positions on key issues to Islamic fundementalism…

Reappropriate has a thoughtful post about embryonic stem cell research.

The blogger at Season of the Bitch adds her thoughts to Little Light’s post about the police state.

Today’s linkage

Marcella at abyss2hope expounds on where the anti-choice arguement that great people in our society are sometimes born as the result of rape winds up.

Crooks and Liars has a post on this yucky Faux News “analyst’s” homophobic remarks against the awesome Rachel Maddow.

There’s a thoughtful post at Feministe urging lipstick feminists to be conscious of where we get our clothing, accessories, and beauty products from. We might be adding to the suffering of other women, or to animals.

This one’s for the barf bag: MOMocrats has a video clip of Meghan McCain callously insisting that no one knows the impact of the war like her family does. How ’bout we start with the families of the 4000+ people of our military who’ve been killed in Iraq, shall we Meghan? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! I should note that the MOMocrats have added their personal and powerful responses to Meghan’s boneheaded comment.

Natalia Antonova has a great and snark-filled response to the idiot who tried to derail her powerful post on the trafficking of Russian women with a whine about Russian “mail-order brides” who leave the Americans they marry…

Racialicious has a guest post from Angry Asian Man about racial stereotypes in the new TV show “Samurai Girl.”

And finally, A Christian Liberal Perspective has an excellent post on Christian fundamentalists trying to spread “democracy.”



  1. You have a very thorough and thoughtful blog. It is a service to all your readers. Thanks.

    Comment by christianliberal — September 11, 2008 @ 3:46 am |Reply

  2. Thank you! 🙂

    Comment by smalltownelitist — September 11, 2008 @ 3:48 am |Reply

  3. I recently learned that there is a connection between Russia and Santa Claus…regarding Sarah Palin’s foreign policy experience. I learned this though Jon Stewart from “Comedy Central”.

    Jon Stewart was talking to Newt Gingrich. It was said that since she lives near Russia, this would give her foreign policy experience…this logic would indicate that since she lives close to the “North Pole”… she would also be an expert on Santa Claus.

    To hear women say they will vote for Gov Palin based on her gender is embarrassing. After listening to her “interview” it was obvious she had nothing of substance to say…and continually tried to twist questions around to suit her own agenda (or that of her handlers).

    I’ve did a post a while back you may find interesting, it’s titled…An Interesting “Vetting” Comparision”…and one called…”Country First or Ideology Before Country.

    You have a great site and I plan on visiting often. Your insights are, indeed, thought provoking.


    Comment by michelle2005 — September 12, 2008 @ 4:40 am |Reply

  4. Hi Michelle, yeah, I caught the Daily Show that day, and really enjoyed seeing Stewart calling Gingrich on that one. It’s been pitiful hearing people like Steve Ducy try so hard to pad Palin’s resume by saying she has experience with Russia simply because she’s an Alaskan politician.

    Thanks, and I will check those posts out! 🙂


    Comment by smalltownelitist — September 12, 2008 @ 4:58 am |Reply

  5. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

    Comment by sandrar — September 10, 2009 @ 9:47 pm |Reply

    • Thank you, I’m glad you like it! 🙂

      Comment by smalltownelitist — October 8, 2009 @ 11:57 pm |Reply

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