Kathy Shaidle

Kathy Shaidle

A blogging pioneer since 2000, Kathy Shaidle runs FiveFeetOfFury.com. She has been called “a purveyor of some of the most offensive racial stereotypes I have ever read” by Bernie Farber of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

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“Fighting the Enemy”

Last week's suicide bombing in Manchester was the first Muslim terrorist attack on the West that didn"€™t make me angry or sad. I"€™m still haunted by and livid about Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan, and Nice, to name only three. I still have ...

Susan Sontag

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Cool Detachment

I still haven"€™t memorized my cell phone number, or my husband's. I don"€™t remember the year my mother or father died, let alone the month and day. I can"€™t remember my wedding anniversary, either. However, I"€™ve never forgotten that, ...

Mahatma Gandhi, circa. 1927

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Only the Onlys

I subject every new, hotly touted study to the Grandma Says test. That is, if you stick the phrase "€œGrandma says"€ in front of the study's headline-making finding, and said finding fits, then it's legit. Can you imagine your grandma ...


Get Your Hard Hats On!

"€œStop being juveniles,"€ a Lindsay aide, Donald Evans, admonished a construction worker. "€œWhat do you mean, being a juvenile?"€ he replied, punching Mr. Evans on the chin. Every May 8 for over ten years, I"€™ve marked the ...

Sylvia Plath

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Career Suicide

Decades after dying by her own hand, a renowned female American poet makes the news. Sessions with her psychotherapist become public, revealing accusations of abuse and other sordid details of her already legendary life. Once more, critics and ...

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Affliction Du Jour

There Affectation, with a sickly mien, Shows in her cheek the roses of eighteen, Practis"€™d to lisp, and hang the head aside, Faints into airs, and languishes with pride, On the rich quilt sinks with becoming woe, Wrapp"€™d in a gown, for ...

Ayn Rand

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The Danger of Ayn Rand

"€œWhile Rand's inner circle continued to fray, Objectivism in New York was reaching fever pitch. With much fanfare, in May 1967 NBI signed fifteen-year lease on offices in the Empire State Building, then the world's tallest building. Even though ...

Chuck Berry


Chuck Berry: Duckwalking Towards Bethlehem

I call them the "€œAckchyuallies"€: the concern trolls who reflexively politicize and pollute every occasion of mass recollection, wailing, "€œColumbus was a mass murderer!"€ and "€œThanksgiving is racist!"€ But when rock & roll ...

John Waters

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John Waters, Singular Maniac

Filmmaker John Waters is one of those weather-vane celebs whom conservatives celebrate when they point in roughly the right direction. For instance, and ironically, I"€™m writing this the day the inventor of the rainbow flag died, and the very ...

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“€˜Free”€™ Camille Paglia!

Empire waist floral baby doll dress, worn over black cycling shorts? Check. Doc Martens (or cheap reasonable facsimile)? Check. Pink rape whistle and bowling ball bag purse? Check. What else might you discover among a young downtown gal's ...

Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones

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Oversexed Pistol

"€œNo matter what madness I"€™m hearing from the podium, he's thrilling."€ That observation about Donald Trump's speechifying is so pedestrian it qualifies for its own crosswalk sign. Then again, when one of rock's most electrifying (and ...

Katy Perry

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Twisted Sisters

So TCM ran The Nun's Story again, and I watched it again, and cried again. Which isn"€™t that big a deal because I cry at pretty much every movie, and by "€œpretty much every movie,"€ I mean Galaxy Quest. Since duty and sacrifice are the ...

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