Thursday, April 17

Blue Gal tries car shopping.

 Ed note:  This post is not a spam catcher.  :D


Hello! I'm a fifty year old mother of three and I am interested in that 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta you have listed on Cars.com for $479,995.

My pediatrician recommends my children sit in the back seat until they reach the age of 12.  I notice this car in the picture does not have a back seat.  Is it because the back seat is optional?  You really can't charge extra for a back seat with a price like that. 

Also, if I get an eight year car loan at 2.9% interest that car will cost $5600 a month.  I don't even begin to make that much, and besides, that's a lot of money for 3.6-second 60-mph time, which, you gotta admit, isn't all that great for a 731-hp car with 509 lb-ft of torque.   I know, because I've done my research!  But some information is missing.  Tell me, does the Berlinetta have one of those automatic parallel park it by itself thingies?  Because sometimes I have to parallel park at Junior Dude's orthodontist.

I hope we can work out something about the payments.  How about my husband writes a number on a piece of paper and you check with your manager?  That is, depending on the optional rear seat.  Thanks!




Friday, April 11

Ep 227 The Professional Left Podcast




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Friday, April 4

Do these cookies make my progressivism look big?







I'm going to be one of the curmudgeons who said two weeks ago that Honey Maid's "This is Wholesome" campaign is over the top. The only "alternative" couple missing from the first ad was chandelier bondage aficionados. It felt like an overly eager attempt to catch a ride on the rainbow Oreo / Cheerios mixed couple bandwagon, and the art studio "response" stirs in an episode of Portlandia.

The response on social media at this point`to anything promoting "different family" is completely predictable: Wingnuts shout "not my values!" Everyone else shouts "Yeah Huh Our Values!" And meanwhile the BRAND NAME of the product is mentioned and endorsed a million times in the name of outrage. 

Congratulations to the Madison Avenue geniuses who knew it would work, ("That hipster clicktivist dollar is a good dollar!") but are we really at the point where buying or boycotting a cookie/cereal/cracker is how we prove our politics? Really?

That said, hands off my Girl Scout Cookies, because, Sisterhood.

Ep 226 The Professional Left Podcast



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Wednesday, April 2

Friday, March 28

Ep 225 The Professional Left Podcast





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Friday, March 21

Ep 224 The Professional Left Podcast


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Friday, March 14

Ep 223 The Professional Left Podcast




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Friday, March 7

Ep 222 The Professional Left Podcast




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