Monthly Archives: May 2009

Does Frank Gehry care about this?

I wonder: “Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel are among architects singled out by US-based organisation Human Rights Watch for the ‘abuse and severe exploitation’ of construction labourers occurring on their projects at Abu Dhabi’s luxury Saadiyat Island development. … Continue reading

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In addition to being a heartless bastard

Arnold can’t do math: “In the short-term, expenditure reductions in any of these programs (CalWORKS, etc.) have significant implications for the state economy. The multiplier effects for these programs are found to range between 1.05 and 1.44, meaning that output … Continue reading

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Welcome back, Domestic Terrorism

And at a church, no less. “KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A Kansas doctor who was a controversial provider of so-called ‘late-term’ abortions was shot and killed at his church on Sunday, local media reported. “The Wichita Eagle newspaper reported … Continue reading

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Our Arnold helps the poor get poorer

Fuck California: “Consider this partial list of the governor’s proposed cuts to health and humans services: · Elimination of the CalWORKs program; · Elimination of the Healthy Families Program; · Eliminating certain Medi-Cal state-only programs; · Elimination of community based … Continue reading

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Michelle Howard: American Hero

“While the facts surrounding the kidnapping and rescue of the Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips have been widely reported, less well-known is that ship which saved him was commanded by a black woman, Rear Admiral Michelle Howard. “Howard received the … Continue reading

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J LHLS Twittering BEA (not as lewd as it reads)

Check the sidebar or the J LHLS Twitter page for updates from Linda Yau, Jilly Gee, and Rachel Livingston at Book Expo in New York. We’re Twitterfied, all right. Please pass this along to any Book Expo watchers. There will … Continue reading

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Prop 8 thoughts

“It’s just wrong to claim that civil marriage equality would force changes on religious institutions. No rabbi has ever been forced by civil law to conduct a marriage between a divorcée and a Kohen, just as the availability of non-Kosher … Continue reading

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People who should never ever work with children

“A former probation department guard convicted of child abuse for letting five minors beat a boy who she wrongly believed had taken her cellphone at a Los Angeles juvenile hall was sentenced to a year in jail. “Diane Buchanan was … Continue reading

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Don’t bother with Docucopies

They’ll decide your project is obscene, sorry, “disturbing,” after they’ve taken the job. Docucopies fucks over the Yaoi Press (also, via) Here’s the TOS. Not a word about what kind of “disturbing” content they reserve the right not to print. … Continue reading

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Yes, I am VERY angry about Prop 8 being upheld

But, I ask you: why let the end of civilization get in the way of capitalism? (via [and I don’t want to know where she finds them]) Prop 8…fuck.

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Hell bent for a Libertarian Paradise

For those of you wondering what the hell is going on in California: “Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, Chair of the Budget Committee, spells out slowly for everyone the structural problems and false assertions about the California budget process.” (via) “But the … Continue reading

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A True Libertarian Paradise

And they could probably use the tourist dollars. (via)

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That’s Furies, not Furries

Furies Publishing (working title: 3 Girl Group) is just in the begin to beginning stages and trying to raise a little money. Please go over and click on their Google Ads or drop them a donation (the donation button is … Continue reading

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Hitler reacts to ST:TOS 2.0

“Roddenberry help us.” Roddenberry, these are funny. (via)

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More reasons to love that old species imperative

Ten things you didn’t know about orgasm I think it would be highly entertaining to be her library assistant.

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Alice in Hokusai Land

MichelleMauk.com rules so hard!

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Why the fuck is it called Twitter?

Laurel Sutton explains it all to you. Catchword Video Cafe for people like me who are interested in this stuff, but too lazy to actually, y’know, read about it. The only thing that could make these videos better would be … Continue reading

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What kind of a country are we now?

“After Donald Rumsfeld testified on the Hill about Abu Ghraib in May, there was talk of more photos and video in the Pentagon’s custody more horrific than anything made public so far. “If these are released to the public, obviously … Continue reading

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What an interesting week I’ve had

Yes, it’s been a while. I have PTSD. I take medications for anxiety and depression. I refilled my anxiety medication prescription on April 15th. I noticed that the pills were a different color, called the pharmacy, and found out that … Continue reading

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ST:TOS 2.0 explained for you

There were many things I liked about the new ST:TOS movie, mainly the score, but I also like this explanation a lot: “I’ve been hearing for years that Star Trek, unlike a lot of other space epics, used futuristic situations … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism? What multiculturalism?

Celestine Arnold at psfk.com

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Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Not much of a stand-up comic, and thank God for that, but does get a few zingers off. (via)

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What a newspaper can still do well

Shame TPTB into action. At least in Los Angeles: “Villaraigosa signed off on the $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the killing of Agapito Gaspar Nicolas on the same day that an article in The … Continue reading

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Um…Sheep Deco?

A clip of Welsh shepherds who dress their sheep up on LED-studded vests and herd them in elaborate formations that resemble fireworks displays from above.

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