Monthly Archives: October 2008

No on Prop 8 ad

If the Yahoo execs really wanted to be on the right side of history, they could have bought lots of time on Yahoo for No on 8 ads like this one.

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Yahoo is evil

And they’re jerks. I’m not going near a Yahoo site until after the election because Yahoo is running Yes on 8 ads. I’ve seen some creepy ads on Yahoo, but this is the creepiest. I think it might finally be … Continue reading

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Reuters Round up

Corporate finance chiefs prefer McCain: survey. As if anyone needed more proof corporate finance chiefs are blithering idiots, well, there’s a survey now. Neil Young cancels picketed L.A. concert because he won’t cross the picket line. Good on Neil.

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Mormons Exposed!

“Estimates of donations by Mormons to Prop 8 are now up to $10 million, funding all of those lies and distortions on our airwaves. They have been fueling their volunteer base from here in California and across the country, using … Continue reading

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Middle aged white women are killing themselves

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. suicide rates appear to be on the rise, driven mostly by middle-aged white women, researchers reported on Tuesday. “They found a disturbing increase in suicides between 1999 and 2005 and said the pattern had changed in … Continue reading

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Why zebras don’t get ulcers

“I was listening to an interview with Stanford neurologist Robert Sapolsky on NPR a few weeks back and it really struck me. Sapolsky who studies the relation between the neurological and the social in primates told a fascinating story in … Continue reading

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Colin Powell endorses Obama

“FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (AFP) — Democrat Barack Obama won the coveted endorsement of former secretary of state Colin Powell Sunday as he entered the final fortnight before election day flush with cash to unleash against Republican John McCain. “The Illinois … Continue reading

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Mr. Dan Kelly 24 Hour Horror Movie Obama Fundraiser

Wheeeee, lookit him go! What the hell? you ask. And you can still contribute, too!

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And the AIG horror continues

“The next potential victims of the nation’s credit crunch: nearly 1.5 million people who ride buses and trains each weekday in Los Angeles County. Transit officials say riders could soon be facing serious service cuts. “That’s because the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Moleskine alternatives

Yes! End the tyranny of Moleskine notebooks. Reviews of Moleskine Alternatives and the search for the perfect little black notebook. (Okay, it’s a contest to win Piccadilly notebooks, just please click on the link and help a girl out. Thanks, … Continue reading

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Just say No to Prop 8

And make a lot of someones happy. Disclaimer: The pictures of Ann-Margaret came with the song, but they seemed appropriate…somehow. But while I’m sort of on the subject… Mmmmm, here she is with Fred and Barney. And some guy from … Continue reading

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Steve Bing does the right thing on No on Prop 8

“Philanthropist Steve Bing and Equality California are offering a ONE MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE GRANT so our new ad can reach California’s undecided voters. “The ad gives voice to the broad coalition of organizations and newspapers that oppose Prop. 8—from the … Continue reading

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Thanks for the reminder, David

If Barack Obama is Assassinated The Blood is on John McCain’s and Sarah Palin’s Hands, Fablog, October 10, 2008

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Shame on you, Knobbe Martens Olsen and Bear, LLC

“While other major companies, like Google, Levi Strauss and PG&E are taking stands for equality, Knobbe Martens is taking a stand for writing discrimination into our state constitution, and for affirmatively limiting the rights of a minority. “I should point … Continue reading

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Hooray for Dr. Krugman!

“STOCKHOLM (AFP) — US economist Paul Krugman, a prolific New York Times columnist and fierce critic of Washington’s economic policies, won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday, the Nobel jury said. “Krugman, 55, a Princeton University professor, has formulated a … Continue reading

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Crisis? What crisis?

“He said bank CEOs would not want to ‘gravitate toward fast recognition of losses’ by prematurely going to the government without trying to solve problems on their own. Getting capital from the government might undermine the financial company’s management and … Continue reading

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Oh, Christ, Cursor just packed it up

“Eighteen months into our own financial crisis, Cursor is suspending publication.” Cursor, October 10, 2008 Damn, the best link blogger ever has gone away. I signed up for a email if they ever get funded again. Hope springs eternal, eh?

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Documents say detainee pushed near insanity

“WASHINGTON – A U.S. military officer warned Pentagon officials that an American detainee was being driven nearly insane by months of punishing isolation and sensory deprivation in a U.S. military brig, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. “While … Continue reading

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Anti-gay marriage Prop 8 in danger of passing

Get your attention? “None of that is to say that we shouldn’t be worried. The article quotes the campaign as blaming two reasons here. First is the massive spending of the Yes campaign, with most of that being from the … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin and Intermittent Gunderson Syndrome

In case anyone was wondering if S Palin always talks/talked like that: (via)

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The RIAA sues blogger for blogging

Man, the RIAA have really lost their tiny minds now: “The Recording Industry Association of America is declaring attorney-blogger Ray Beckerman a “vexatious” litigator. The association is seeking unspecified monetary sanctions to punish him in his defense of a New … Continue reading

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Kaptur of my Heart

When this woman runs for re-election or President or anything, I’m sending her money. Rep. Kaptur is magnificent! Is she always like this? Or is she rising to the occasion?

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It’s a strange day when only Jon Swift can explain the bailout

“1. The worst provision of the bailout bill was the cap on executive compensation. Many of these executives are already underpaid and they are suffering terribly as their stock options become worthless. One reason why some companies have not performed … Continue reading

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What? You mean they’re not all obese fanboys in their mom’s basements?

“Americans, both young and old, play video games at an ever-growing rate. Today’s adults, unlike those who dropped game play in the 1980s due to public shame (Williams, 2006a), play more than previous generations. 40% of adults are now regular … Continue reading

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Cargo bikes of Denmark

“The transportation of goods and children through an urban landscape is a universal need. In Copenhagen many our of citizens choose the self-propelled transport option and cycle to work, school and on errands. “On any given day you’ll see people … Continue reading

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