supermom my ass
Michele and Lileks both have posts up on a Newsweek article about the stress of being a supermom. I confess I didn't read the entire article, but in this case "Supermom" seems to be defined as "Type-A college-educated anal-retentive career-and-child-oriented perfectionist control-freak bitches with not enough to complain about so they just make shit up and then expect 'society' to fix it for them."

Listen, I go to community college. One of the girls in a class with me this past semester is a recovering junkie with two kids, dirt-poor while trying to hold down a full time job, go to school so she can better herself and her future, while still parenting and providing for her kids. The father? Are you kidding me? I think her parents helped her out some, and of course she got (deserved) government assistance, but still, that's a challenge greater than most anyone living in this country today has to face, and it is far from an uncommon situation.

And these stupid bints in this article are bitching about matching FELT TEXTURES?!? About what the other Stepford Wives think about their kids' Arts and Crafts projects? Oh shit, we're late for fucking soccer practice, it's the end of the fucking WORLD!?! Replaying nonsense conversations over and over in your head all night isn't driving you insane, lady: you were fucking crazy a long time ago, talking to yourself is just another symptom. While you're whining to your professional-journalist $100k/yr pillow buddy about how freaking hard you have it, people all over the country are burning the midnight oil trying to fix their lives, pushing themselves to and beyond the limit daily to feed their kids and work their job and maybe make something of their future. Do you think that maybe, just maybe, it's possible that there are worse things in life than getting the wrong shade of fucking TABLET PAPER!?!

And of course, the author wants society to fix it. They don't just want to have their cake and eat it; they want to dance in it, they want to throw it at people, and they sure as hell don't want to have to make it themselves or pay for it, then they'd be being "forced to take it all onto themselves", and God knows that's just cruel. Of course, when they say they want "Society" to fix something, they don't really mean society at all, they mean tax exemptions and changes in corporate policy. They want to live their lives how they want, without the responsibilities that come along with it, and how dare you want to live your life the way that you want. How unfair! How unprogressive!

How about this. A progressive government option: instead of repealing the tax cuts, we can create a new branch of the government called "The Department of Overstressed Career Mommies". The only function of this "arm" of the government is, when some yupster mum bitches about matching fucking paper colors the government will simply send out an agent to promptly slap that woman until she gets back to reality. Repeated offenses will result in an automatic bump into the next-higher tax bracket, so they can see what it's like to have real stresses on your life, like, say feeding your kids and having gas to get to work, and the money earned will go to people who actually do have severe problems in their lives and raising their kids.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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