Happy Birthday, Avedon.
NOTE Naturally, I flipped the image to put the roses on the left as worn. Read more about They say it's your birthday
Look, it's really simple. We won, and I'm not sitting at the back of the fucking bus anymore. I'm sick of waiting, I'm sick of being thrown to the wolves every time some bigot pipes up (like they'd ever vote Democratic anyway), and I absolutely will not tolerate the very people who are supposed to be representing my interests refusing to do something as simple as this
Read more about Time for Activism: Email the DNC
Let's just make it simple. John, here's what you say: I support full and equal rights for all Americans, period. That includes the right to marry, regardless of orientation. That's not hard. As Pam notes, "moral values" handwringing and wishywashy "my daughter is for it before I was against it" really won't help you. Fact: gay-haters will never vote for you anyway. Fact: you can ride a huge wave of mobilized, loyal to the death gays and progressives (see: Dean) if you come out on the right side of this issue. Read more about Edwards Drops the Gay Ball
Saddam was a bad, bad man. Like any nigger, he was bad because he beat down on other niggers without permission, and gassed them and raped them, all by his lonesome. Such is the power of his nigger muslim penis. That's why it had to Be Destroyed. Did you have a good time, churchmouse, watching the slobber come out of his mouth, the blood run from his ass, did you listen to Toby Keith while his neck stretched? I hope you did. Read more about Good Times Are For Hanging the Nigger
I'm not even going to recount mine. I'm ready to kill or break something. deep breath But I'm pretty sure we've all had them. Is it just me, or are cell phones getting crappier with every new "upgrade?" Sure, it's great to play some music and take a photo with your phone, but it'd also be nice if they weren't as sensitive as an albino nun at an all-gender orgy in the Mojave desert. Four 1-800 calls, six crashed web pages, three stores and several "customer service" representatives later, I may be able to talk on the phone again...as soon as next Wednesday. Read more about Cell Phone Horror Stories
Buzzflash is all breathless today about a two plus year old report that the D.o'D., and specifically, the TheoCon-controlled Air Force is actively seeking antimatter weapons. Read more about Storm Trooper Boog-a-loo Coming to a War Near You
Invective, but analytical! Always analytical!
This post from Atrios--who, pleasingly, doesn't seem to have changed one iota since the Dems won Congress--shows the difficulty:
As we know, you can be wrong about absolutely everything and still be a Very Serious Person Who Is Not Silly At All.
One of the guilty pleasures of WaPo's new column on religious beliefs is watching Christianist shills get chewed on by the reality-based community. Read the comments section; it's delicious. Take Cal Thomas--please:
[I]f God is not the Author of life, then we are evolutionary accidents who may treat each other as we please.
Nonsense. Human capacities for good and evil both evolved in nature because they both had survival value. Read more about Evolution and theodicy