Holidays

03 Dec 2019

It’s Giving Tuesday. Tell Capitalism to Fuck Off.

we are told that it was the best Cyber Monday ever, a $9.4 billion juggernaut that was up 19 percent over last year’s figure, with Americans spending $11 million every minute at its peak. Indulge me as I parrot the most obnoxious phrase in online contrarianism, then italicize it: Am I the only one who thinks that this is really, really weird?

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27 Nov 2019

How to Survive an Impeachment Thanksgiving

If the recent CNN poll holds any weight, about half the U.S. adult population wants Donald Trump impeached and removed from office, and the other half think he’s doing a super fantastic job as president. It’s pretty much split down the middle, which could present the opportunity for awkward family

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26 Nov 2019

Shameless SF Promoter uses Cultural Appropriation for ‘Thanksgiving Party’

A club in North Beach called ‘Carbon‘, is using a bikini-clad blonde lady in a native headdress to promote their pre-thanksgiving party.  Their Eventbrite and facebook event pages say things like: “This time around the theme is Thanksgiving Pre Party!!!   Free tequila Patron and Aguardiente shots before 11:00pm!” Obviously, there

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21 Nov 2019

Several Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving Season

By Kate Harveston For many of us, the biggest physical challenge during the holiday season is shambling off to the couch to rest our too-full stomachs and fork hands. Sleeping off the turkey and preparing for the dessert course is hard work! However, many people must live with much more

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03 Jul 2019

Reclaiming Patriotism in Today’s America

As a teenager, I had an American flag bandanna I’d wear on my head – not for any particular ideological reason, I just liked it. My grandmother, on the other hand, was not a fan. “If your grandfather could see you now, he’d roll over in his grave.” My grandfather,

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29 May 2019

The East Bay Shows Some Early Pride

Sure, the San Francisco Pride festivities scheduled for the end of June are in a league of their own, drawing crowds of LGBTQ and allies from around the globe and that alone is an amazing thing to be part of. Oakland’s formal Pride weekend in September will give us all

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20 Mar 2019

Party Like a Pagan for Spring!

Happy Ostara, folks! Today is the vernal equinox, one of only two times in the long year where night and day are perfectly in balance – 12 hours of sunshine followed by 12 hours of darkness. This year is a little extra special with a full moon on the rise

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13 Feb 2019

Diabolical Valentine’s Day: Break Up Unhappy Couples

Valentine’s Day is just a day away…oh, joy! Nobody really knows why we claim Feb. 14 as the one special day of the year to express the love. If you look at different origin stories the holiday may be based on, it makes no sense at all that we choose

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