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Mirror Universe

You would think that any headline reading: John McCain ‘endorsed by al-Qaeda supporters’ Would actually be from the Onion.  Or something the McCain campaign would say about Obama.  But no. In a message broadcast on the password-protected al-Hesbah site, the group said they would also

News & Notes Monday

I’m going to be on NPR’s News & Notes again Monday as part of the blogger’s roundtable.  One of the things we’re going to discuss is the incident Nora mentioned in the previous post. I’ll try to keep the disgust from my voice. Also: I’m

The Attempted Lynching of Barack Obama, pt. 1

I started hearing about this a few days ago: a series of incidents in which Obama supporters — usually black — violently attacked McCain supporters — usually white. The most prominent of them was an incident in which a woman claimed that a 6’4″ black

Of Patriotism, Joe Six-Pack, and Real Americans

There’s been a lot of rhetoric lately about this idea that “real” Americans are middle class Christian white people living in small towns. Because somehow the POC in those towns? Not really American. People living in major cities? Not really American. People who are not

Joe Six Pack

Palin goes on and on about Joe Six Pack, McCain is all about Joe the Plumber.  These mythical men are supposed to represent Real Americans and all that.  Yeah. I haven’t bene paying much attention to the coverage, so maybe one of you can tell

Of Politics, History, And The Future

So a blogger (apparently protesting some of the misogynistic macros aimed at Gov. Palin) gets the idea to post: and then decides to “pull it down” but not. Because I’m hotlinking to the picture (which is still hosted on his webspace) right now. And then

Hoist by his own petard

See, this is what happens when you use hate as a strategy. No, not a tactic, a strategy. John McCain on Friday moved to calm rising anger among his supporters at rival Barack Obama, calling him a decent man and at one point taking the

Some Changes Afoot

Some of you may have noticed that a couple of weeks ago the URL in the title bar changed from theangryblackwoman.wordpress.com to theangryblackwoman.com.  This is step one in a series of small changes that will allow me to move this blog from wordpress.com to a