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Senator Boxer Calls for Hearings on the Use of Torture

“I write today to raise an issue of the utmost significance — the Administration’s use of torture against detainees held in U.S. custody. Despite widespread condemnation from Members of Congress, policy experts, and human rights advocates, Vice President Richard Cheney … Continue reading

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President Hunk

“Barrack Obama has just under a month until he’s sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, and so before that he’s taking a two week vacation in Hawaii, as seen here, in pictures from CelebBuzz. Say what … Continue reading

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My Rep is a mench

“Friends: “As you may have heard, over the past several weeks I was in discussions with President-Elect Barack Obama concerning a possible nomination to serve as the next United States Trade Representative. After some careful consideration I have decided to … Continue reading

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Gift Cards for Guns

“The Compton Sheriff’s Station, with the assistance of the City of Compton, local community organizations, churches and businesses, will host a firearm surrender program for the holidays. “The program will provide a unique opportunity for area residents to safely surrender … Continue reading

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GoodSearch.com

“Give without Giving This Holiday Season “In economic downturn consumers turn to Yahoo-powered search engine and online shopping mall to both save money and generate funds for their favorite nonprofits. “ASPCA has earned more than $22,000! “Los Angeles, CA, December, … Continue reading

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Ethel Waters wipes the floor with Lena Horne

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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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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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Rep. Marcy Kaptur kicks some high finance ass

Rep. Marcy Kaptur is my hero. Thank you, Rep. Kaptur, thank you.

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“Obama’s Challenge” – it’s getting better

“It may be hard, in the eighth year of the reign of George Bush II, for some readers to believe that the presidency has moral authority. But the history of the uses of power by Roosevelt and Lincoln and Johnson, … Continue reading

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I love cats

But I’m not big enough to do this (via Maru!, now there’s someone who could do this) I wish there were more places like this.

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Sa-woonovious: Bill Clinton Speaks!

And here is a very good page of all things DNC in Denver without the stupid commentary. Same old Bill, same old magic. (Geeze, just ignore the stupid commentary after Elvis, I mean, Bill, yeah, Bill leaves the stage.)

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When he was good…

“‘We will be fighting for forty years.’ Reading those words at the end of Norman Mailer’s 1968 Miami and the Siege of Chicago, you can’t help but feel a chill. At that year’s political conventions, the GOP performed its Lazarus … Continue reading

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More horror, more greed in Los Angeles

“‘California’s largest union local and a related charity have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to firms owned by the wife and mother-in-law of the labor organization’s president, documents and interviews show. “‘The Los Angeles-based union, which represents low-wage caregivers, … Continue reading

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Wheeee! Mad Wins!

“LOS ANGELES, CA. — Bob Newhart, winner of three Grammy Awards, a Peabody, an Emmy and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, and author of his new show-business autobiography, I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This, making him perhaps the most … Continue reading

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Why aren’t there more places like this in Los Angeles?

“I joined community members in celebrating the grand opening of the Witmer Heights Apartments, a 49-unit complex for low-income families in the Pico-Union neighborhood. In addition to the one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, the complex also features two community rooms, … Continue reading

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Damn, I missed Woodstock

In my defense, I was only 9 years old at the time. Even so, I could have seen this in person! I love Joe Cocker! (via)

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Gay Marriage for the OC now! Oh, wait, they have it.

Let’s let them keep it: “Our preference would be for the government not to be involved in marriage, the most fundamental of institutions in a civil society. Why two people who want to be married should be required to get … Continue reading

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New York will honor California same-sex unions

Start spreadin’ the news: “California is the second state to marry same-sex couples after Massachusetts, but it will be the first ready to grant licenses to couples from any state. Gay marriage is rejected by 45 states, but New York … Continue reading

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Mayerson GOTV: Obama wants payroll tax on incomes above $250,000

“Democrat Barack Obama said Friday he would apply the Social Security payroll tax to all annual incomes above $250,000, which would affect the wealthiest 3 percent of Americans. “The presidential candidate told senior citizens in Ohio that it is unfair … Continue reading

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And we’re off!

Let’s do it! Wheeeee!

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Obama it is

But Senator Clinton gave a good speech. (via) (ht) “Now, 16 months ago, you and I began a journey to make history and to remake America. And from the hills of New Hampshire to the hollows of West Virginia and … Continue reading

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America was a great country

If only because the Nicholas Brothers were once in it. “This clip features saxophonist Tex Beneke, singing group The Modernaires and the dancing Nicholas Brothers. The Nicholas Brothers called their athletic dance style “flash dancing.” They are a precursor to … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the “F” word

“Mentioned on this web log from time to time, L.A.’s irreplaceable Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) has once again curated an exhibit of great importance to designers, artists, and activists. Reclaiming the “F” Word: Posters on International … Continue reading

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Either gay marriage is legal in California…

Or the ban on gay marriage is illegal in California… “Under the strict scrutiny standard, unlike the rational basis standard, in order to demonstrate the constitutional validity of a challenged statutory classification the state must establish (1) that the state … Continue reading

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Robert Johnson

Eric Clapton on Robert Johnson: via Totally lovin’ Clark’s Picks Related: Couldn’t find Stones in my Passway, but this will do, maybe moreso. You can still hear what Clapton was talking about. You may bury my body down by the … Continue reading

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Tommy Smothers and The Who

(via) Of course I was mere child when this aired but I kind of remember this.

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Hot Rod Lincoln

(via Clark Picks, which is the only way I’d ever see these things)

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Hearing the Obama Speech

“LOS ANGELES — If Barack Obama is elected president, his speech on race in America will be remembered as one of the greatest in the country’s history. If he loses, it will still be remembered as a terrific speech, an … Continue reading

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Mind Over Manga from Japan Pop Tours/Manga publishers

Whoa! PRESS RELEASE February 28, 2008 ——- BECOME A PART OF THE MANGA WORLD WITH POP JAPAN TRAVEL’S MIND OVER MANGA TOUR ——- Japanese dojinshi, comics published by the artist and sold at special events across Japan, have become a … Continue reading

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