Monthly Archives: June 2008

Damn, I missed Woodstock

In my defense, I was only 9 years old at the time. Even so, I could have seen this in person! I love Joe Cocker! (via)

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Gay Marriage for the OC now! Oh, wait, they have it.

Let’s let them keep it: “Our preference would be for the government not to be involved in marriage, the most fundamental of institutions in a civil society. Why two people who want to be married should be required to get … Continue reading

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Call for Blog Essays for the Journal of Bloglandia, Issue 2

The deadline is August 1, 2008. Please send your blog essay on in on one of these templates: MS Word or Rich Text Format or Plain Text by August 1. Contact me if you have any questions or anything. I’m … Continue reading

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Prop 13 effect

Prop. 13 property taxes in the voters’ hands, John Wildermuth, Chronicle Staff Writer, Friday, June 6, 2008 (via) Bookmark for me. Might be interesting for you. The comments are instructive and depressing.

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Mayerson GOTV: Yeah, irony, just vote for Dems in November, please?

I loathe American irony, but I found this apt: Voter Registration in all 50 States. Ginger doesn’t want to hear you didn’t know how to register to vote. She knows baby is muuuuuch smarter than that.

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Isn’t having to wear a tie bad enough?

Now guys have to worry about their shoulders? In truth, men’s fashion endlessly mystifies me. How do men work out the tie/shirt thing? Or sports jacket/pants thing? Cuff links? Tie bar vs. tie clip vs. tie pin? How do you … Continue reading

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The case against het marriage

This sounds more like Dee Patterson is making a case for divorce. I know For Better or For Worse is supposed to be some kind of paean to marriage and family but I’ve never seen it that way. Reading FBOFW … Continue reading

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New York will honor California same-sex unions

Start spreadin’ the news: “California is the second state to marry same-sex couples after Massachusetts, but it will be the first ready to grant licenses to couples from any state. Gay marriage is rejected by 45 states, but New York … Continue reading

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Yeah, and quit saying the past is in the past, too

“There is a consistent misuse of the colorblind theory of racial reconciliation – and evidence that total colorblindness in society is far more dangerous than multiculturalism to racial reconciliation and harmony. The reasoning behind it is pretty simple: if you … Continue reading

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Mayerson GOTV: Obama says he would cut taxes for middle class

“Democrat Barack Obama told voters Saturday he would push an aggressive economic agenda as president: cutting taxes for the middle class, raising taxes on the wealthy, pouring money into ‘green energy’ and requiring employers to set up retirement saving plans … Continue reading

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Mayerson GOTV: Obama wants payroll tax on incomes above $250,000

“Democrat Barack Obama said Friday he would apply the Social Security payroll tax to all annual incomes above $250,000, which would affect the wealthiest 3 percent of Americans. “The presidential candidate told senior citizens in Ohio that it is unfair … Continue reading

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Yes! Abolish marriage! Muwhahahaha!

Marriage equality = the end of all marriage. Outrageous! (Yessss!) What next? The 32 hour work week? Universal healthcare? Free college educations for everyone? Well, we must start small, and Kern County is just the place for it: “One county … Continue reading

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Zapping HIV With Lasers

“Shaking a virus to death is not a new idea. Arizona State University physicist Kong-Thon Tsen, who pioneered the practice, conducted eight peer-reviewed studies in 2006 and 2007 demonstrating that vibrations can deactivate a number of viruses. But Tsen’s latest … Continue reading

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And we’re off!

Let’s do it! Wheeeee!

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J McCain is a little loopy on Obama’s estate tax plan

This is what he thinks. Thanks for the fact check, Dr. Krugman. This is what the real deal is: Make permanent estate tax with $3.5 million exemption and 45 percent rate. 2008 Presidential Candidates’ Tax Proposals (what a handy chart … Continue reading

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A better BEA report than mine will evah be

“Arrived in L.A. around 5:30. Flying in, I got a view of all these amazing purple trees lining the streets (I forgot to take a picture, but Cynthia informs me they are jacaranda trees). After de-planing, spent the better part … Continue reading

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Obama it is

But Senator Clinton gave a good speech. (via) (ht) “Now, 16 months ago, you and I began a journey to make history and to remake America. And from the hills of New Hampshire to the hollows of West Virginia and … Continue reading

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Mayerson GOTV: Gay Marriage on the line in November 2008

“SAN FRANCISCO – California’s highest court Wednesday refused to stay its decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, clearing the final hurdle for gay couples to start tying the knot this month. “Conservative religious and legal groups had asked the … Continue reading

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America was a great country

If only because the Nicholas Brothers were once in it. “This clip features saxophonist Tex Beneke, singing group The Modernaires and the dancing Nicholas Brothers. The Nicholas Brothers called their athletic dance style “flash dancing.” They are a precursor to … Continue reading

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Mayerson GOTV: Is California really that fucked up?

Gay haters on the march. (ht Logan) Is CA really that much more fucked up than Vermont or Massachusetts? What the hell is wrong with these people? They want gays to be like them, so let gays marry, just like … Continue reading

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