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Boobs on a Plane

Published on February 27, 2014 By bmagnus

So apparently Delta Airlines told a breastfeeding mother that she would need to cover up or pump ahead of time. This started a flamestorm on the Twitterverse. Delta quickly backtracked, apparently remembering  that “Breastfeeding without a cover is legal in all 50 states” and that would include over those states. Oh yeah, and remembering that lawsuit […]

Misinterpreted

Published on September 20, 2013 By bmagnus

  Slimming Meatloaf? I figured this fellow went on a diet. Let me save you $1.79, the secret miracle fat loss ingredient that will only help your meatloaf lose fat is mushrooms. Specifically Shiitake mushrooms.

Conflicted Feminist

Published on September 11, 2013 By bmagnus

  I’m a feminist. By that I mean that I believe in equal –not better — rights, opportunities, and safety for men and women within biological limits. I am not a man hater or a bra-burner. I realize that this might well put me out of step with parts of the modern feminism movement and I […]

A choice selection of NSA and spying on citizens links

Published on August 6, 2013 By bmagnus

So much for “We’re only using it to track bad guys overseas. Ok, well maybe Americans but only if they’re terrorists.” Turns out the DEA, CIA, FBI, and IRS got a piece of that action too. And then they tried to cover it up. Here’s a hint folks, government officials don’t try to cover up […]

The economy sucks so bad they have to add Seinfeld to the calculations.

Published on August 1, 2013 By bmagnus

No joke! For the first time in four years, the Commerce Department will revise its estimates of U.S. gross domestic product — the value of U.S.-made goods and services — back to 1929. The biggest of the changes affect money spent on research and development and on artistic endeavors such as writing books or filming […]

No Shortie Lives

Published on July 10, 2013 By bmagnus

Ok, just so you know, air quality in Vegas is absolutely awful today because of the massive fire on Mount Charleston. This also means that Vegas’s favorite get-out-of-the-heat spot is closed. So on with the Shorties. A Few Words on Abortion: Don’t want one? Don’t have one. Don’t think others should have them? Support birth […]

Hot Hot Hot

Published on June 28, 2013 By bmagnus

Not a long post today. The projected high around here is 115, and we are on track to set a new all-time record high of 118 on Sunday. And guess what? July is our hot month! Helicopters are grounded (just as well, I hate helicopters). Planes are taking the unusual pattern of landing from the West, […]

Same Love, or SCOTUS revisited

Published on June 26, 2013 By bmagnus

Exactly 10 years ago today, the second post ever on ShortWoman.com was about the Supreme Court. On that auspicious occasion, they struck down a Texas law on “deviant” (read, GAY) sex. Now here we are a decade later, and the Supremes have struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Now the Federal government is allowed […]

Creative Accounting, or GO REBELS!

Published on June 21, 2013 By bmagnus

So Jeff Skilling got a new sentence handed down for his role in the financial shenanigans at Enron. Actually, it’s a reduction of the sentence he was given back in 2006 for stuff that happened throughout the 90s and caused the company’s collapse in 2004. In case you’ve forgotten: Enron’s collapse put more than 5,000 […]

Just How Much do We Value Privacy?

Published on June 18, 2013 By bmagnus

It has become clear that the United States government is spying on it’s citizens in the name of preventing “terrorism.” Just exactly what they are doing is under debate. Most experts outside the government itself seem to believe it is mathematically impossible for such surveillance to be effective. Many private citizens are asking what they can […]