Small-Town Elitist

September 15, 2008

Time for another edition of catch-up linkage.

Yesterday’s intended linkage:

This link is scary, Fundamentalist Christians, I suppose of the reconstructionist or dominionist type, are praying for John McCain to be elected president, then die in office. Scary! h/t to MOMocrats.

Christian Liberal asks a simple question, would you rather have more wars or universal health care?

Season of the Bitch shares some thoughts about love.

Marcella at abyss2hope writes about how a father’s internet monitoring software provided crucial evidence in the case against the man who sexually abused his daughter.

Racialicious links to a Salon.com article about some small-town folks’ racist and bigoted attitudes towards Obama. Come on Middle America, you’re making “small-town folks” synonymous with “small-minded folks!” *facepalm*

Crooks and Liars writes about how GOP concern over Hurricane Gustav was a sham, and the treatment of Hurricane Ike by the Republican Party proves it.

Rachel writes about the lack of diversity amongst television political pundits. She also makes the intriguing observation that when we see African-American or Latino pundits, they tend to be conservative…

Feministe offers up some truthiness to combat the McCain campaign’s lies.

White Trash Academic talks about what it was like to grow up poor, white, and in a trailer park.

Today’s linkage:

Marcella at abyss2hope shares more info about Sarah Palin and Wasila Alaska’s callous policy of charging rape victims for their own rape kits…

White Trash Academic has a weird news post of her own, check it out!

Michelle writes about Dick Armey’s being an apologist for the “Bubba vote,” aka, rural American racists…

Reappropriate writes about the sexism of gamers.

Crooks and Liars reports on do-do bird Jonah Goldberg pulling the POW card to explain McCain’s computer illiteracy and accuses Obama of ableism. Okaaaaay Jonah, that’s the ticket… *raises eyebrow*

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez writes about how some Latinas feel about Sarah Palin and this election.

Feministe analyzes the racism and sexism present in the offerings of Halloween costumes every season.

MOMocrats has an update on Troopergate.

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8 Comments »

  1. Hi. I read a few of your other posts and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links?

    Comment by Jamie Holts — September 15, 2008 @ 4:59 am |Reply

  2. Sure, I will add ya! 🙂

    Comment by smalltownelitist — September 15, 2008 @ 5:12 am |Reply

  3. Just wanted to say HI. I found your blog a few days ago on Technorati and have been reading it over the past few days.

    Comment by Jamie Holts — September 15, 2008 @ 5:58 am |Reply

  4. Thanks for finding and reading my blog. I like the fact that yours has diverse perspectives. 🙂

    Comment by smalltownelitist — September 15, 2008 @ 6:03 am |Reply

  5. I had no idea you were doing these links. You already know how very much I enjoy reading your posts and have refered you site to others. What do you think about adding each other to our blogrolls?

    My hubby and I were watching Meet The Press when Dick Armey’s commentary was brought up by the host. As we heard what he’d said…we were outraged by D. Armey’s attitude. It was straight out of the “Jim Crow” south. Now, I recognize that some may not fully understand it’s implication…but I’m old enough to know…as I was there in Selma in ’65.

    I was a young teen, that had gone down there to visit friends when all hell broke loose. Depends on how you look at it…if it was the wrong time to visit. Yet, it set my feet on the path to my chosen career that would span 30 years and across four continents.

    Right after college, I lived in MS for a few years before leaving the USA. It’s one thing to see the racism on TV…it was quite another to live there, working with those trying to faciliate change.

    Thanks for creating such a great site.

    Michelle

    Comment by michelle2005 — September 15, 2008 @ 7:49 am |Reply

  6. Hiya Michelle, I’ve beat you to it, I’d already added you to my blogroll! 😉

    I imagine for those who are familiar with attitudes like Armey’s, it must be very frustrating to hear him open his mouth like that. Everytime someone decides to be an apologist rather than stand up to racism, it prevents any real progress from being made. I’m tired of certain elements in the Republican party being apologists at best, and perpetrators of it at worst. It’s one reason why as a multiracial person I can’t vote Republican!

    Thanks. 🙂

    Annaleigh

    Comment by smalltownelitist — September 16, 2008 @ 4:45 am |Reply

  7. Annaleigh…

    I’ve got you ‘added’ now. I trust this will help both of us to continue “sounding the alarm” to all the nonsense taking place currently.

    The thing that suprises me are all folks that email me…but do not want their comments posted. This is what causes me to believe there are more “closet” Democrats that one would think.

    Kindest Regards,

    Michelle

    Comment by michelle2005 — September 16, 2008 @ 2:16 pm |Reply

  8. Thanks 🙂

    I imagine there are a lot of conservatives running for the hills and other parties because the GOP is just imploding…hopefully they are able to come out of the closet! 🙂

    Comment by smalltownelitist — September 16, 2008 @ 11:25 pm |Reply


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