Monthly Archives: August 2008

I love cats

But I’m not big enough to do this (via Maru!, now there’s someone who could do this) I wish there were more places like this.

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Equality for All (Vote No on Prop 8 – the Gay Marriage ban) needs money

Well, this is bad – the forces of good need some long green. Even if you’re not in California, if you could send some money, that would definitely help. There’s an online form and a mailing address, so it’s easy … Continue reading

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When was this?

…wtf? But funny. (oh! thank you, Mr. Dan Kelly, thank you!) Edit 083108: I don’t have any negative or positive feelings about the Palin pick. All I’m going to say about it is that 24 years after Mondale/Ferraro the GOP … Continue reading

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Now we just have to win

Text of Obama’s acceptance speech. Does someone have a link to a good YouTube version of the speech? I can’t use the DNC page video viewer and the Oberman page I linked to yesterday is a joke. YouTube rules, just … Continue reading

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Sa-woonovious: Bill Clinton Speaks!

And here is a very good page of all things DNC in Denver without the stupid commentary. Same old Bill, same old magic. (Geeze, just ignore the stupid commentary after Elvis, I mean, Bill, yeah, Bill leaves the stage.)

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My girl in Denver

was magnificent. Text of her speech also has a better quality video of it. Hard to know what we’ve lost in a President Hillary, but the loss of a First Gentleman Bill is vast and verges on tragic. Bill must … Continue reading

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Agenda Shemnda

“DENVER — This week’s Democratic convention sought to relaunch Barack Obama’s presidential campaign by doing three things: Healing the party’s internal rift, showing voters who Obama is, and spelling out more clearly what he would do as president, especially on … Continue reading

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When he was good…

“‘We will be fighting for forty years.’ Reading those words at the end of Norman Mailer’s 1968 Miami and the Siege of Chicago, you can’t help but feel a chill. At that year’s political conventions, the GOP performed its Lazarus … Continue reading

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Has Germaine Greer ever been right about anything?

“Condie is the consummate power-dresser. Every pant suit – whether by St John, Armani or Versace, in black, navy or charcoal grey – is immaculate, no matter how long she has been crouched memorising briefs as she is whirled by … Continue reading

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TSA Terrorism

“Citing sources within the aviation industry, ABC News reports an overzealous TSA employee attempted to gain access to the parked aircraft by climbing up the fuselage… reportedly using the Total Air Temperature (TAT) probes mounted to the planes’ noses as … Continue reading

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Portland Zine Symposium

Man, I was anywhere near this Portland Zine Symposium thing, I’d so be there. Oh, well, there’s always next year.

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I guess this is useful if you have, y’know, a lot of t-shirts

I’m going to quit worrying that I don’t get out enough. I’m not making videos like this, so I must be getting out enough. Y’think?

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Southern Californians: Vote NO on the MTA 1/2% increase sales tax

“Popular wisdom may suggest that toll roads are unfair to the poor, but a new study shows these pay-as-you go transportation options may actually be fairer to all income levels than paying for road improvements through sales taxes.” ~snip~ “The … Continue reading

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Jesus God what kind of a country do I live in?

Where has Dr. Aafia Siddiqui been for the past five years? And what’s been happening to her? “On August 5, US newspapers carried the story of the capture of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman who was trained in neuroscience … Continue reading

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Wapshott Update

I’m doing a weekly serialization of my new novel, The Pajama Boy, at the Wapshott Press. I’ve also extended the super secret pre-sale until August 21. Yay!

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Pepe Escobar on Obama the “celebrity”

“NEW YORK – How mud-wallowingly deep may a multi-millionaire US presidential campaign go? Way deep – deeper and deeper. And this is only early August. “Republican Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign’s strategic decision is now all too obvious. Swift-boating Democratic … Continue reading

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More horror, more greed in Los Angeles

“‘California’s largest union local and a related charity have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to firms owned by the wife and mother-in-law of the labor organization’s president, documents and interviews show. “‘The Los Angeles-based union, which represents low-wage caregivers, … Continue reading

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Olympic Bikini Volleyball on Sand (who’s kidding who, here?)

I was getting a pedicure this afternoon and The Olympics happened to be on: Womens’ Beach Volleyball in Beijing. Beach Volleyball in a landlocked city. Now, if they called it Buff Girls in Bikinis Volleyball on Sand, it would make … Continue reading

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Georgia on my mind

Honestly! If you really want to know what’s going on in the world, you have to read the Asia Times. “GORI, Georgia (Reuters) – Georgia called for a ceasefire on Saturday after Russian bombers widened an offensive to force back … Continue reading

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Reuters round up

“BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese man stabbed to death the father-in-law of a U.S. Olympic coach at a Beijing tourist spot on Saturday before taking his own life, casting a pall over the first day of sports action at the … Continue reading

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First Spitzer

Now Edwards: “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has admitted to having had an extramarital affair with a woman he met in a New York City bar in 2006, ABC News reported on Friday. “ABC said … Continue reading

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Why Los Angeles suffers so much

Hey, I want to be Cindy Montanez when I grow up. “It depends on the meaning of ‘recover.’ She (Montanez) still has not been elected to office after leaving the Assembly at the end of 2006. “However, she was quickly … Continue reading

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Hey, everyone! It’s morning in America! Again.

But maybe this time for real and for everyone. Inexperienced celebrity…heh (via)

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This was kind of cool

(via)

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Flash animation for people who read too many comics

(via, which is the only way I see these things)

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Still some room in J Bloglandia Issue 2

Send me your blog essays! And we have such a nice cover already.

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“The Pajama Boy” pre-sale extended to August 12!

“The Pajama Boy ” pre-sale extended to August 12.

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