Monthly Archives: November 2008

LACMA must be really hard up

So, I went to the LA County Museum of Art and I still love the permanent collection, but these curators: Terence Pepper, curator of photographs, National Portrait Gallery, and David Friend, editor of creative development, Vanity Fair. Curator at LACMA: … Continue reading

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Walmart killer crowd victim

I’m late with the temp stock clerk who was murdered at Walmart and other people injured in the stampede story. I read a woman miscarried due to her injuries, which is equally shocking. I doubt Walmart is doing anything to … Continue reading

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The next President should:

“Deal with those who hold power in Iran, namely Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.” Iran: Is Productive Engagement Possible?, Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment, Policy Brief No. 65 October 2008 (via) I wonder how far that would get, but it’s certainly … Continue reading

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President Obama has his work cut out for him

“Pakistani intelligence sources report that Siddiqui was in Pakistani detention until the end of 2003 and that her son Suleman fell ill and died during that time. It is known that terrorism suspects often spend a period of time in … Continue reading

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Jon Swift explains Thanksgiving

“This year as President Bush pardoned two turkeys, who surprisingly had nothing to do with the Savings and Loan scandals of the 1980s, he remarked that it was his ‘last Thanksgiving as President.’ But it might be the last Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Film Drunk agrees with me on Quantum of Solace

“Flame me all you want, but I saw Quantum of Solace over the weekend, and it was exactly what I was afraid of when they hired the stunt coordinator from Bourne: a bunch of blurry, shakey, incomprehensible action sequences. GARBAGE. … Continue reading

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Ginger goes to the NCA Convention

“At 3:30 I attended The Hillary Panel! Actually it was called “Hillary ’08: Feminist Opportunities and Challenges.” The link for this is broken on the NCA website, which is a shame (I like to be thorough). This panel didn’t tell … Continue reading

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Ethel Waters wipes the floor with Lena Horne

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Slimfast Nation

“The fiasco of medical care is certainly a product of connivance between greedy and heartless insurance companies, profit-driven hospitals, and avaricious drug-makers. But the public itself is responsible for its own suicidal diet of double cheez burritos and Dr. Pepper. … Continue reading

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Palin isn’t going to go queitly, alas (thanks, John, thanks a lot)

“Has there been a poll to see if the Sarah-ites are numbered among that baffling 26 percent of our population who, despite everything, still maintain that President George has done a heckuva job? “A woman in one of Palin’s crowds … Continue reading

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Killer Catfish

“A chilling series of fatal attacks on people living alongside the Great Kali River in the border area between India and Nepal have been reported over the past 20 years. In 2007, an 18-year-old boy was dragged down into the … Continue reading

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Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me

Nat K Cole Joe Pass Mmmmmm, I was craving this song tonight. God love YouTube; it’s become my online juke box. RIAA, drop dead.

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“What is this to you?”

I’ve wondered about this, what is gay marriage to these people that brings out all this hate in them? K Oberman says everything that needs to be said about Prop 8’s shameful passage. Thank you, Keith.

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Maps are useful

We don’t even have to argue about it now. (via) Oooh, click on the map, it’s interactive!

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Well, this explains everything

“CHICAGO (Reuters) – Brain scans of teens with a history of aggressive bullying behavior suggest that they may actually get pleasure out of seeing someone else in pain, U.S. researchers said on Friday. “While this may come as little surprise … Continue reading

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Thanks a lot, Ahnold

Schwarzenegger calls for sales tax hike, cuts in services.

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Good news! (well, mostly)

Good news! You’re bound to do me good Come right here to me Good news! Good news! You’re what I’ve waited for I wasn’t slated for blues! Seems we’ve managed to vote the Bush tyrant out. Ah, Democracy, how nice … Continue reading

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We’ll need more than hand holding

“Much of the real work of the next president will be guiding a transition out of obsolete habits, practices, and expectations that we must shed whether we like it or not. The painful downscaling of the financial sector, from a … Continue reading

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No on Prop 8 on Tuesday so we can get on with a better world

“LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Gay couples are not hiding any more and that has made all the difference, said health care administrator Linda Merkens before Tuesday’s vote in California that will decide the legality of same-sex marriage there. “It’s one … Continue reading

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