Rush Limbaugh

Sometimes it is best to let others do the talking.  Here is what is being said about Rush Limbaugh today, filtered only by his name:


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Chapter One: Under Where? Underwear!

As promised, here is a short excerpt from my memoir that examines one woman’s journey discovering and understanding her sexuality, her role as a woman, and herself.  In Chapter One, I talk about how we are often introduced to the idea of sexuality with a simple question: Where do Babies Come From? 

Facebook I read a status update that my nephew was told by a friend of his
that babies come from the great baby cloud. Since cloud computing is
getting so very popular, I could not help but imagine Google being
behind this operation, talk about Google+, with Apple on its heels for
iTunes downloads. Picture this, baby souls stored in “the cloud,” being
pumped with information from the Internet – twitter feeding the
virtual soul fetus along with Facebook wall updates, and targeted
advertisements.  Advertisers would be in heaven! Consider the potential
of training a child to be a consumer even before he or she popped out of
the womb!  Capital delight!

I also examine the sad truth that for many women, including many in my family, the first introduction to sex is rape:

this memory down, I sit and wonder what my Mother must have felt or
thought with my imitation of her eye drawings: for I now know this was
her first memory, and the eye was what she focused on as she was being
raped. She was a very young child when it first happened. This sexual
abuse would follow her throughout her childhood, adolescence, and into
the throws of young adulthood. Much of it stopped at thirteen or
fourteen when she pulled a gun on her attacker, her Stepfather, and
hitchhiked out of Fairbanks, Alaska, taking the Alcan highway. Maybe
she viewed the single eye as not only a physical example of her
attacker, but as the all-seeing Ra, a universal god.

Do the myths we tell our children about sex and sexuality eventually lead to larger misconceptions, such as the myth that women deserve to be raped, that it is the only thing that can control her? Or, rather, is this slippery slope argument without steam and substance?

Writing the Diaphragm Blues looks to the comic moments of sexuality, to the more serious consequences of sex and violence – all though the eyes of one woman, her experiences, and her efforts to better understand herself and her place in the world.

New Underwear Followers

Dear Reader,

Well true to form, after mentioning the following words on my post (prostitution, underwear, sex and procreation), I received a few interesting new Twitter followers, including 1 sex worker, a book promoter-promoting a”Where do Babies Come From” book and, this was interesting in the end, a company called PantyO.

Sex Industry Workers

Generally, Twitter sex industry workers are rather easy to detect becuase the avatars of these Tweets are of young, sexy, women who either suck on their fingers, a piece of fruit or are seen sitting with their legs wide apart. I highly doubt that any of this images are of the actual Twitterer, but you have to love their Tweets:

I just met a new girl and we are gonna hang out, wanna cum?

Oh Brother!  Again, each to their own, but these folks are NOT bothering to read my tweets, or my bio. Rather, all they are doing is targeting me with the use of searches.  As Pooh Bear states: oh bother.

But I did get two unexpected new followers that should be mentioned generally: What looks to be an interesting read on where babies come from and a company selling Panties.

Where do Babies Come From?

One new follower was advertising the book Birds, Bees, Babies by J.L. Sweat. Regarding the book, the author writes:

The birds and the bees.  Birds, Bees,
Babies is a book that takes a “Santa Claus” or nonbiological approach to
teaching children about the birds and the bees.  When a child asks the
age old question, where do babies come from, this book can help provide a
healthy and positive solution to having the birds and bees talk.  The
book follows a little girl who has been taunted by a friend because she
does not know where babies come from.  Her father tells her the story of
the birds and the bees and that babies are created because the birds
and the bees make a baby and then it is delivered by the stork.  This
unique and exciting story is intended to present a non-sexual approach
to the explanation of where children come from.

This book takes the opposition direction that my mom finally took when giving me low-down on procreation,  and it leaves me to wonder: what story is the better story to tell on this topic: the mythological non-biological explanation or the biological one?  What do you think (leave comments below!)


The other new follower from my post was a company called PantyO, and they make a Kegel exercise undergarment selling for over $50 dollars (ouch!). If you wish to investigate, here is an article that discusses the Kegel Exercises from the Mayo-Clinic. These female undergarments are designed to help strengthen the pelvic floor mussels, which assist in childbirth, urination (avoiding incontinence) and, of course, sexual enjoyment.   

At first I was a bit wigged out on this follow.  I thought to myself:

Great, vibrating panties are following me! 

But this was not the case; after doing a bit of research, I can see how this product could be helpful not simply for someone hoping to enhance sexual pleasure, but, importantly, for those experiencing incontinence.

I have cared for several older and sick men and women in my life and I can tell you, if they could have avoided the problem of incontinence, they would have. But the panties made by PantyO should really come in more styles, rather than the bikini cut version, including styles preferred by an older crowd.  If you are targeting to fight incontinence, then you need to market to those people as well.

Where do Babies Come From:

I am still interested in hearing the story you were given about where babies come from, why now leave a comment here!


Dramaticly Presented Public Tweets

Here is an idea that will entertain more than just me (I hope). I will be offering a series of dramatic interpretations of tweets on 12Second.TV. Small, public, and random slices of life moments taken from Twitter will be my script. Eventually I will be working with @dustmoo and others to form a kind of improvisational troupe that uses both twitter and 12secondTV as our performance platform. I am, to be honest, very excited about these projects because it believe that these new technological platforms are taking art in a decidedly different direction – how exciting to be on board.

If you participate in twitter and would like to see one of your tweets performed, please tweet me @rebaenrose. Here is the first of what I hope to be many fun tweeting adventures!

Dramatic Interpretation of Tweet, take 1 – thanks to @markwmccann on

Israel’s Tweets – Press Conferences on Twitter!

Twitter / israelconsulate

The Israel Consulate now has a twitter account and has been offering updates to the conflict and holding “tweet” news conferences.  As many of you know, I am a fan of Twitter and of 12second.TV (and of current tv as well), and feel that the next new communication breakout will be via twitter.  This new development, Israel Citizen’s “press Conference,” helps solidify my case.

Reading the New York Times, Noam Cohen wrote a nice piece on the twitter press conference titled “The Toughest Q’s Answered in the  Briefest Tweets.”  Noting the trend of moving from traditional news sources to the new social media/new media sources that presents an interactive element with the audience, Cohen notes the Military Channel on YouTube that offers the illusion of transparency in military action.

There are, I believe, some interesting consequences in this move to social media (A move that the Obama team in making in mass considering the number of “Obama” folks following me on twitter).  First, getting a message in 140 characters or less offers a feeling of intimacy but also limits firm attempts at communication.  You can sell a brand in 140 characters, but can you explain a military action in deeper terms other than “they deserved it” or as soon to be president Bush might have said, “its us against them.”

Judging from the conference tweets, yes and no.  What helps, of course, is the ability to link to other sources including traditional news articles, YouTube videos and central blogs.  What also helps again is the idea that the “Israel Consulate” will DM (Direct Message) you back, again creating the feeling of both transparency and intimacy which is so terribly lacking in traditional news forums. 

Yet as I write this, I do note that Twitter, like other innovative devices before it, is falling to the same “devils” of destruction.  Advertisers are tweeting like crazy and using the search functions to find out who is tweeting their product names and why.  Also, as reported yesterday, there has been a serious effort to hijack people’s twitter accounts and send DMs directing those you follow to a virus loaded site.  . . . is there anything that can be kept pure?  Doubt it.

Tweeting a Holiday Story

I have decided that over the next few days I will tweet a short holiday story. To mix things up, I am asking twitter users to tweet me a few character ideas, plot twists, and odd items to somehow incorporate into the story. I shall then work to capture the story in images on my iphone and Twinkle. If you are interested in playing, tweet me at rebaenrose!


  • Suggestions received:
    • Blackberries, cutting, and an heroic couplet (csdanforth).
    • “include an alcoholic elf who is down on his luck and so he has to work a second job making sex toys.” (earthshod)
  • Here is the story in images from Twinkle:

Send in more suggestions for the next tweet improv!


Tweeting Vegetarians Vex Intelligence–put your hands up and slowly walk away from the string bean

As my two readers (A shout out to Dave and to my pop–you loyal bastards 🙂 might know, I like twitter (Read Twitter Tweaking, or Political Tweets, or Twitter and Current TV). Twitter is a fun and interesting application because it offers a new way for friends and indeed strangers to connect. It is in my opinion, a humble social experiment that can be “public” or “private,” and I am not the only one who is fond of twitter. Indeed, it is a very popular application surmising from the amount of people using it, sending their tweets online, through their phones and other applications. It even saved one poor bastard from a possible horrible stay in an Egyptian Jail.

Besides being able to update my status for my friends, I have talked with some very nice people on twitter, who helps me tweet away the time when nothing else much is going on. I will always go for a chat over reruns of bad TV shows any time. However, I apparently should be worried, very worried because according to an Army Intelligence Report, Twitter is being used by terrorists, and other sorted beings who threaten America and the American way of life (Read Wired’s “Danger Room” blog post). Among those listed are the hated, and truly dangerous VEGETARIANS!

Twitter has also become a social activism tool for socialists, human rights groups, communists, vegetarians, anarchists, religious communities, atheists, political enthusiasts, hackivists and others to communicate with each other and to send messages to broader audiences.” (page 9)

Nestled between the likes of commies and the bringers of ultimate political destruction, I was at first afraid of these organized fruit eaters, but then I remembered that I was a vegetarian, and so I became scared of myself, my intentions, and what evil thing I just might do with the piece of celery in my hand. Eat it? No, never. But use it as a weapon of mass salad destruction–bring on the oil and vintager baby! It’s a party!

But first I would tweet all my friends and strangers alike, indeed my secret network, telling of my intentions-using under 140 characters to do it.

Tweeting Vegetarians Unite and Vex Army Intelligence @

Then, after I have the fellow vegetarians (should we invite the vegans? Ok, Vegans allowed) PUBLICALLY organized–sending droves and droves of organized vegetarians to my blog and thereby increasing the readership from two to four–I would arm them with a variety of vegetables: radishes, carrots, the evil potato, and pees. Worse yet, I would include cauliflower (everyone knows this vegie is the brains of vegetables), with a side of cheese sauce. After everyone was thus armed, I will then shout my subversive command, the command that pisses our intelligence off . . . wait for it . . . ok, scroll down:

Food Fight!

Tweet that!


Twitter, Current TV and Presidential Debates

For those of you that might be interested, Current TV, the innovative network helped launched by Al Gore and friends, plans to “Hack” the debates by broadcasting your tweets over the actual presidential debate. The network known for audience participation and promotion of interactive viewing experiences, hopes that this will engage the audience not only on an entertainment level, but on an intellectual level as well. I know I will be there tweeting away (rebaenrose for those who care). If you also want to participate, Current TV instructs:


  1. 1.Tune in on September 26th at 8:30pm EST/ 5:30pm PST for our special Current Vanguard pre-debate show, followed by the Live Presidential Debate at 9pm EST/ 6pm PST. Find Current TV on your local cable/satellite provider or come here to watch the live stream of our broadcast.
  2. 2.Make sure you’ve registered with Twitter to participate.
  3. 3.During the debates, chime in by including “#current” in your tweet. Example:
    “This discussion about universal healthcare makes me want to pop some pills! #current”
  4. 4.You can follow along with other Current tweeters here by following #current on Twitter search.
  5. 5.If you have any questions about participating, send us a tweet @current.