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Google Philistines

Or maybe it’s just a bot thing. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be an appeal. Oh well. Femme Femme Femme is a magnificent art blog that is a joy to read and voyage of discovery. It also gives my crappy … Continue reading

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Greedpublicans and the media

“Watching the national news media struggle to cover the economic crisis lately, one could be forgiven the fear that the United States had grown too ignorant and lazy to govern itself. “Between mis- and disinformation, cheap political posturing and crowd … Continue reading

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Watchmen review

God dayam that was boring. The parts in the jail and the jailbreak were the best parts, but the rest was just boring. This movie had even less dimension than the comic. You could spend about the same amount on … Continue reading

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Don’t put anything you like on LinkedIn

They’ve lost it: “License and warrant your submissions: You do not have to submit anything to us, but if you choose to submit something (including any User generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques and data), you must grant, and you actually … Continue reading

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Yes on Prop 8 donors

Yes, I am still angry. Here’s the sortable, searchable excel file with more information, like, employers, State, zip, etc. Here’s where it came from. (via). Know anybody on this big, long list? JOHN TEMPLETON JR: $450,000.00 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HEADQUARTERS: … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Suckers big and suckers small

Greed and stupidity makes them suckers, one and all: “For reasons that, at this particular moment in economic time, make little sense—and border on the totally embarrassing—I was in Monaco recently at a business conference that attracted many private-equity types … Continue reading

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Banking makes bankers stupid

“The bank (Bank Medici) — founded and largely owned by high-profile banker Sonja Kohn, whom media say has close ties to Madoff — said it would cooperate fully with the FMA. “‘Bank Medici will in every way cooperate with the … Continue reading

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WordPress 2.7 (ew)

Update: I take it back, WP 2.7 is not ew. The post dater is built in now. Yay! Please ignore this: I’m not liking it at all. And this wonderful plugin no longer works: Pre Date Future Post You’ve no … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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