Entries by Anne Laurie

Open Thread: Comment of the Day

From Batocchio: I thought all BJ commenters received a set of pearls to clutch. That’s the only reason I’m here. Hey, free pearls. And swine. What more does a blog need? Also, a commentor whose name I’ve misplaced linked to this, which I found entertaining as an example of how philosophical opposites, taken to a […]

Open Thread: If You Can’t Buy Friendship, How Much Can It Be Worth?

Yeah, a better progressive would just ignore the whole ginned-up nontroversy, but here’s some ammunition to use against MoDo your Drudge-besotted email-forwarding relatives concerning Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain: Mrs. Obama met two friends in Spain, who flew there on their own. The three women were joined by a total of four daughters. (Some news […]

A Disgrace to Her Gender

Shorter Maureen Dowd: My status as a childless, never-married woman in the Ladies Sodality DC Media Village makes me the perfect expert to criticize Michelle Obama’s marital and child-raising talents. But I’m using the classic “feminine” passive-aggressive trick of lovingly retailing every nasty rightwing slur ironically, because I am just that hip, so it proves […]