Alright, folks, I've been sick as a dog for the past 4 days, so please excuse my complete silence out there in the blogosphere. I'm starting to feel better, but can't bring myself to writing a full post. So, it's time for another great roundup! As you can imagine, my Google Reader is at its highest number of unread items ever, but as I started to go through them, there were several I wanted to make sure you don't miss:

Octogalore is concerned that Palin has now become a joke, quite literally, and I'm starting to agree. As you all know, I've been trying to stay out of the Palin attacks because, while I have several issues with her as a candidate, I think those attacks can very easily go overboard.

Earlgreyrooibos is celebrating banned books week by going through some of the greats. She kicked it off with Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, which I learned about in high school and have enjoyed and appreciated since.

Renee is considering what voting rights should mean to us when considering who actually got to vote after it was made "legal." POC have a long history of being denied access to "rights" that are legally theirs, and the right to vote is no different.

The Angry Black Woman has a thought-provoking post that forces you to question who defines terrorism, what a terrorist is, what an American terrorist looks like, and what happens to them.

Kekla has a piece up about culturally-appropriate behavior and what it means for American women. Going to a foreign country is tricky for everyone, but keeping track of proper gender etiquette is particularly challenging, as she describes firsthand.

4 comments:

At Tue Sep 30, 09:58:00 PM Maxie said...

I'll just say I'm really looking forward to Thursday. Either way I'm excited to see how it goes.

 
At Wed Oct 01, 11:03:00 AM Habladora said...

Glad to see you're feeling better!

I'm worried that Palin is painting a negative picture of women in politics - but then I remind myself that this is run of the mill Bush stuff. Is pointing out how under-qualified she is bad for women? I hope not, because I don't want to give the impression that all female politicians are like her... Perhaps I need to take a break from the 'Oh My Gawd!' posts though...

 
At Wed Oct 01, 11:07:00 AM frau sally benz said...

I, too, can't wait for the debate! I shall be live-twittering my reactions. Join me!

Habladora, I think it's very easy to get caught up in all of it just because there's so much there. (There really is, it's almost incredible how many "Oh My Gawd" moments there are every day!!) But I do think some people in the blogosphere and several in MSM are starting to blur the line between presenting her and the things we know about her as political critique and just making her the butt of every joke.

 
At Wed Oct 01, 11:25:00 PM Danny said...

While Thursday will be interesting I think the real action is going to happen Thursday night after debate through Friday as people have time to mill over what happened slowly pick it apart.

 

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