Monthly Archives: January 2009

I’m not b.a.d…

It’s just the way I blogroll. Actually, I’m going to be very bad and link to blogs that were published in the Journal of Bloglandia. These are very fine, well written small-ish blogs very much deserving a wider audience. Click … Continue reading

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All children belong to the Patriarchy

“Tamera Jo Freeman was on a Frontier Airlines flight to Denver in 2007 when her two children began to quarrel over the window shade and then spilled a Bloody Mary into her lap. “She spanked each of them on the … Continue reading

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Waterboarding. Is. Torture.

Say it with me: Waterboarding is torture. But not for this guy, who’s evidently never been waterboarded. “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s choice for top U.S. spy declined on Thursday to call waterboarding ‘torture,’ only days after his attorney … Continue reading

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On to the Hague!

“In an interview on Tuesday evening with the German television program ‘Frontal 21,’ on channel ZDF Professor Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Rapporteur responsible for torture, stated that with George W. Bush’s head of state immunity now terminated, the new … Continue reading

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Hooray for Captain Spaulding

Is my Aunt Minnie in here?

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Fuck Wall Street

“NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street ushered in the Barack Obama presidency with a record Inauguration Day drop on Tuesday amid fresh signs the global bank crisis was far from over. “High expectations for details on how the new administration … Continue reading

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How one man feels today

(via) Hm.

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Did you know Get Your War On was ending?

I didn’t. Talk about the end of an era. “In 2004, Rees announced that the strip (Get Your War On) would end with the Bush administration, and with Barack Obama assuming the U.S. Presidency on January 20, the cartoonist is … Continue reading

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Is God a Democrat?

“God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far along the way, thou who has by thy might led us into the light, keep us forever in the path, we pray, lest … Continue reading

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GLBT folk, meet the new boss

Here’s Bishop Gene Robinson’s beautiful prayer for our nation (and the guy we just elected to diss GLBT folk in it) because these lovely words certainly didn’t air on HBO. Here’s the text: “Welcome to Washington! The fun is about … Continue reading

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Embarrassed by California (again)

John Chiang has a tough job this year: “The state will suspend tax refunds, welfare checks, student grants and other payments owed to Californians starting Feb. 1, Controller John Chiang announced Friday. “Chiang said he had no choice but to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama

And what a fabulous birthday it must be.

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Madoff the mail clerk

“Bernie Madoff’s investment fund may never have executed a single trade, industry officials say, suggesting detailed statements mailed to investors each month may have been an elaborate mirage in a $50 billion fraud.” Madoff’s fund may not have made a … Continue reading

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Our legal system is (still) unfair

Thanks WalletPop, of all blogs, for pointing it out: “While the Claus Von Bulow and OJ Simpson trials made it seem like American justice was for sale, subsequent events have more or less erased any doubt. For example, in 2007, … Continue reading

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An Alpha-Political Farewell to Bush and Cheney

And not a moment too soon: “A is for Jack Abramoff who’s big in pay-to-play. “B’s for greedy bankers who have fleeced the USA. “C is for Rep. Craig who isn’t gay, except in bed. “D is for democracy which … Continue reading

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10 Things You Should Never Say To A Porn Star

“3. Are those yours? (Well, I paid for them.)” 10 Things You Should Never Say To A Porn Star, ErosBlog, January 15, 2009 Are manners completely dead or just in a coma?

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The stupid ray warms up

“‘Obama Tuesday night trekked to the Chevy Chase, Md., home of conservative columnist George F. Will to talk politics and get to know some of his fiercest intellectual adversaries: Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Larry Kudlow, David Brooks, Rich Lowry, Peggy … Continue reading

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Condom animation

Well, that got your attention, here’s the clip, you pervs. Where does Logan find these things?

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Drumroll, please

I’m really looking forward to the Obama Administration. I’m just a little annoyed that the first order of business – The Stimulus – is the political/economic equivalent of a 50-foot dive into a shot glass. It’s not that I don’t … Continue reading

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I hate electronic billboards

I hate all billboards, really, but I really hate the electronic ones. So I really like this: “Assemblymember Mike Feuer is introducing a statewide moratorium on electronic billboards, and I am fully supporting this effort. “Electronic billboards are cluttering our … Continue reading

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Lipstick Nation

“Khuraira, a make-up artist with 17 years experience, also noticed Mrs. O’s preference for a neutral lipstick palette. ‘Her constant choice of neutral lip colors is the ultimate endorsement of my belief that bold red is not the lipstick shade … Continue reading

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Nixon in Watchmen

And his hair is perfect.

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Flash comics worth watching

e-Spinner Rack Check out Savage, Wilde & Corrigan. The art is by Brad Rader, so it’s great, and the story is humorously noir, if you can imagine such a thing. If not, you’ll just have to click on the link … Continue reading

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Anyone understand this German?

Hmmmm…(via)

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And these people get book deals

A Brief History of Modern Lying Authors. Amazin’

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Socialism! All on one Wall Street

“Mr. Paulson must have had some reason for doing what he did. No doubt he still believes that without all this frantic activity we’d be far worse off than we are now. All we know for sure, however, is that … Continue reading

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Dr. Krugman is looking for a word

to describe the thinking of Alberto Gonzales and also Laura Bush: “Unusually, I’m having a vocabulary problem. There has to be some word for the kind of person who considers his mild discomfort the equivalent of torture, crippling injury, or … Continue reading

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Ann Coulter gets a new job

And she’s already not very good at it: “Looks like the GOP’s head cougar has gone from political attack dog to snotty celeb fashion critic. “In her new book, ‘Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and Their Assault on America’ Ann Coulter slams … Continue reading

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The US Postal Service

Updated Jan 10, 2009: I sent the same package Priority and it was there in two days. Oh well. I usually don’t have problems with the USPS, I certainly like my local branch of it a lot, but this is … Continue reading

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We should dump the Rose Parade

And get Mummers! These pictures are from the Philadelphia parade. Lynn L sent them to me.

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