Monthly Archives: July 2007

Cage and frame

“ABORTION is a front, a shill issue, for those who are pushing a radical Evangelical Christian theocratic agenda. Those leading the charge against ABORTION are not interested in pragmatic policy options to that would bring about fewer abortions, they are … Continue reading

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Race, gender, and comic books at the Hackenblog

I was recently accused of racism when I thought I was recognizing the continuing struggle of African-Americans to be seen as human beings. Of course this bothered me. I don’t mind being misunderstood, but the level of hatred surprised me. … Continue reading

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Wait… wasn’t I supposed to worry about killer bees?

“It sounds like something out of a monster movie. “A mysterious sea creature, up to 7 feet long, weighing up to 100 pounds. It hunts in packs of hundreds, flying through the water at 25 mph, changing color. “With a … Continue reading

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I dunno, I just like it

(via Drawn.ca, as usual)

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Sortable 500 Top foreclosure zip codes

Where the most foreclosures have been filed, CNN, July 19, 2007 (via Cookie @ Skippy) So, how’s your state doing?

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Buying books and making the world a slightly better place

“Can you fund literacy, care for the environment, and get a fair price on the books you want?” Check out BetterWorld.com. The name says it all. (And it’s the only reason my mother got a copy of the new Harry … Continue reading

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Pedro X. Molina and his art

Mmmmmm, very cool stuff there. (via Drawn.ca)

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A Subway Map of Web Trends 2.0

click for larger “Intangible and invisible, but omnipresent: that combination of qualities used to describe only God (or the sense of dread left by His absence). Now it also applies to cyberspace. Any attempt to map the internet is bound … Continue reading

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Teabag sketches

“Join the group in four easy steps: “1. Drop a bag of tea on an index card “2. Allow to dry “3. Finish drawing “4. Scan and share on Flickr “5. Drink tea” Tea Sketches Group, via Drawn.ca, July 22, … Continue reading

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LiveJournal has been dead since 1:55 PDT

This either proves or disproves the existence of God. Fangirls, take a deeep breath, think positive, happy thoughts, and do a little reading here. A little time off LJ is a blessing.

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What draftspersonship!

What a subject! Fei Lu (via Start Drawing!)

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Offroading with DARPA

“‘It was an important step to have autonomous ground vehicles that can navigate and drive across open and difficult terrain from city to city. But the next big leap will be an autonomous vehicle that can navigate and operate in … Continue reading

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Costco of the Life Divine

“Mr. Sinegal begs to differ. He rejects Wall Street’s assumption that to succeed in discount retailing, companies must pay poorly and skimp on benefits, or must ratchet up prices to meet Wall Street’s profit demands. “Good wages and benefits are … Continue reading

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When to buy buy buy!

“Airplane Tickets “When to buy: On a Wednesday, 21 days (or a couple of days earlier) before your flight. Why: Airlines make major pricing changes (and run fare sales) every week, typically on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings. About 21 … Continue reading

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Walkability in LA

How Walkable is Your Neighborhood?, laist.com, July 15, 2007 Here’s the wakability gizmo to find out. Hm, not telling you where I live, other than Lincoln Heights, but my walkability score was 85/100. Not bad, not bad at all. Actually, … Continue reading

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Ethel Waters is a goddess

Why hasn’t someone like John Singleton remade Cabin in the Sky? I mean, Hell could be the music industry. It pretty much is anyway, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch, really. Ah well… Maybe it doesn’t need to … Continue reading

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One of the best come-backs ever

“We were in the ladies changing room, and I could see him eyeballing a somewhat Rubenesque lady who had just come out of the shower. Naked. He marches right up to her, and says in his loudest voice, “‘Why are … Continue reading

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Smoke smoke smoke that cigarette

“Q: What do the cigarette companies think of this? “A: This bill was crafted with the full cooperation and support of Philip Morris (maker of Marlboro). Nonetheless, this has not prevented the supporters of this bill in the health community … Continue reading

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The old man and the seals

Ragni I hope this doesn’t give anyone (else) nightmares.

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Finally, a small step closer to safe beef

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2007 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a permanent prohibition on the slaughter of cattle that are unable to stand or walk (“downer” cattle) when presented for pre-slaughter inspection. … Continue reading

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Yup, Universal Healthcare before we all become short people

“A recurrent story in recent years concerns the declining heights of Americans. US citizens are not only getting, on average, shorter than a generation ago, but many other nations have gone by. Japan has nearly closed the gap. Immigration and … Continue reading

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C’mon, Ahnold, do the right thing

“State Rep. Mark Leno’s bill, AB 43, that would effectively permit marriages between two consenting adults, has passed the state Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature. “The LA Times had a terrific front page story in Monday’s edition that … Continue reading

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OC – weirder than even I knew

The 28th year of the traditional mooning Amtrak Trains on July 11. The organization even has a website. Man, I got out of OC not a moment too soon. I can see doing this once for a free drink, but … Continue reading

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Am I wrong to laugh at this?

“Of course, if Al-Quaeda were really on the ball, they would bring the English-speaking world to a halt by bombing the Bloomsbury warehouse with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows still inside it….” Untitled post, Roz Kaveney LJ, July 17, … Continue reading

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Just offer Medicare to everyone who wants it and the rest will sort itself out

“That would be why so many employees are saying the plans that they are offered are unaffordable. With insurance continuing to rise in cost, we should expect the trend found in the UCLA study to continue, unless we pass legislation … Continue reading

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Kitties! Savage, ravaging packs of kitties…

The Port I’m really hooked on this webcomic. I’ve no idea what’s going on, but it looks pretty good to me. I like this one, too, but not as much.

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“Dudes won’t support feminism unless there’s something in it for them.”

“My advocacy for women’s entitlement to domination-free lives may sometimes look good on paper to liberal ‘feminist’ dudes, but they loudly demur when it comes time for them to acknowledge that they oppress women whether they like it or not, … Continue reading

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Other people… people that are others… are the luckiest people otherwise

“This is my problem with libertarianism in particular, and with much of what passes for conservatism. The idea that ‘I got mine, so fuck you’ is so prevalent in those circles that I can’t fathom how anyone takes it seriously … Continue reading

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July 14!

La Marsi-! Yeah, yeah, that, too. No! It’s BlogSwarm for Impeachment! Have you accepted GW Bush as your personal saviour? Have you sworn an oath to the president that you take very personally? No? Good! BlogSwarm for Impeachment! Be there … Continue reading

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Oh, Jesus… What. A. Country!

“You ought to be beating your chest every morning. Ought to look in the mirror, suck in our bellies and say ‘Damn, we’re Americans,’ and smile.” (via Liberal OC, who is so cool, I get frostbite just reading his site) … Continue reading

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