Dear Readers: March 13th is going to be a luck day this month, as we have America’s Conservative Warrior Princess Teri O’Brien as our guest on Canto Talk! (Please click here at 7 pm PST/ 9 pm CT/ 10 pm ET or after for an archived podcast).
Teri is the host of another outstanding BlogTalkRadio.com show, The Teri O’Brien Show.
Because it’s impossible to be free and ignorant LIBERALS LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK! “If you’re going to tell people the truth, you’d better make them laugh. Otherwise, they’ll kill you.” George Bernard Shaw
Our topics will probably include her wonderful book: Teri O’Brien’s The ABC’s of Barack Obama
Not surprisingly, my favorite letters in her tome center on key aspects of “capitalism”. For example, “J is for Jobs” is a walk down memory lane about the Keystone Pipeline being thwarted. The Canadians said over 7,000 jobs would be created if the unit went through as planned. The Obama Administration dismissed it, saying a mere 50 jobs might be generated — and that wouldn’t compare to all the “green jobs” the “Stimulus Plan” would create.
They explained in their applications for federal assistance that they would create 102,883 new jobs! That number was a teensy bit off target. As the Wall Street Journal reported, the actual number was 300 permanent jobs. http://bit.ly/16LW6hp But those were, and are, real jobs. How many real jobs has the proposed phase 4 of the Keystone Pipeline created? That’s right. Zero, unless you count the jobs created by the attorneys and engineers involved in producing the mountains of environmental impact statements and legal briefs required by the battle to try to get it approved.
Another topic will likely include the crushing of Tea Party by….the Republican Establishment.
Leading Republicans Move to Stamp Out Challenges From Right – NYTimes.com (Seriously? These guys still think that their biggest problem is Ted Cruz and the Tea Party, not Barack Obama? If GOP takes the Senate, we’re going to have to keep watching these guys constantly.)
Then, the Goddess and the Princess will dish about the growing schism between white feminists and feminists of color, which just shook out over a post on white belly dancers: A lesson from Tea Party activism…and dancing
For example, many of my friends in the dance community would never, ever call themselves conservative. They are not used to being called “racist” — a term tossed about with abandon when speaking about Tea Party activists.
So, a Salon article by Randa Jarrar that is part of “feminists of color” series came as a slap-in-the-face to many: Why I can’t stand white belly dancers
…But, here’s the thing. Arab women are not vessels for white women to pour themselves and lose themselves in; we are not bangles or eyeliner or tiny bells on hips. We are human beings. This dance form is originally ours, and does not exist so that white women can have a better sense of community; can gain a deeper sense of sisterhood with each other; can reclaim their bodies; can celebrate their sexualities; can perform for the female gaze. Just because a white woman doesn’t profit from her performance doesn’t mean she’s not appropriating a culture. And, ultimately, the question is this: Why does a white woman’s sisterhood, her self-reclamation, her celebration, have to happen on Arab women’s backs?
We have been following the growing tensions between white liberal feminists and non-white liberal feminists. This article is part of that dynamic. However, this represents the first time many of the dancers in my acquaintance were targeted for presumed racism.
So join us Thursday – Teri and I will shake things up!