Tagged: politics

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Somebody slap me!

I started listening to CSPAN Radio this morning, it’s what my alarm clock is set to wake me up with as it seems much more effective than a shrill blaring chirping repetitive tone than getting me out of bed. I...

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We don’t need a bowling alley, we need a skating rink.

From Kris’ entries on his trip to Austin City Limits: Erykah Badu loves to talk… My favorite part of her ramblings, though, was when she advocated overthrowing the United States government. OK, that’s the kind of gross simplification many public...

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Cute Ballot and Pencil say, “Vote!”

A little retro touch on this year’s November voting guide from the District. I could almost imagine that little ballot and pencil singing a cute little ditty until I read that you complete us crap. And as a few people...

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Back to (Prop) 8 for a minute

I absolutely love this ad produced for No On Prop 8: More videos here. Like many things, this issue should be a no-brainer, but I really like the simple analogy presented above. I also marvel at how the simple staging...

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The View on political muckraking

Please tell me that no one of significance watches this show? I think I can rest easy if I know that the MadTV spoof of the four women as hens clucking and pecking away was more true than not. I...

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I tolerate them with all my heart!

On the drive out yesterday, the topic of the debate came up, of course. One thing mentioned was that some of the larger gay blogs didn’t really take on the topic of each VP candidate’s (and/or their campaign’s) stance on...

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food: The other white candidate…

I’m not sure what it is about 2008, but bacon is really making a name for itself! Just yesterday we were discussing a new treat from the Minnesota State Fair, deep-fried chocolate-covered bacon. That doesn’t make me hungry as much...

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News from the Future!

I know I should have shut up and shut down for the day blog-wise and brain-wise by now, but seeing the same sort of thing twice in a row was too good. Just like that show Early Edition*, news sources...

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politics: speak out and remove all doubt

I’m trying not to be all political, but it is getting harder to filter through the news. Via IM and other sources, I get the notion that McCain was trying to pull out of the debate that was scheduled for...

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race: White Privilege for Dummies

Tim Wise, called one of the most respected antiracist writers and educators in the U.S., wrote an essay for Red Room titled, This is Your Nation on White Privilege*: For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege,...

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7 Years Later…

It feels difficult to even write about today because I don’t think that any words I put down can convey the strong emotion and sentiment tied to it. No one’s forgotten, we all remember and we all have our own...

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satire: Say hi to Arkansas for me…

Moose showed this to me last night and much laughing ensued. I am still only peripherally keeping up with the political news but the latest news of the McCain and other GOP’ers saying “Leave Sarah Alone!!” (seriously, someone make a...

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more things I learned from Express

Much love for the following snippet from Disaffected Scanner Jockey: Gentrification is the magic pixie dust of Washington. A few sprinkles, and a Starbucks springs to life. A good shake or two, and you wind up with a trendy gastropub,...

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headlines: Oh that’s right. They went there.

After walking down the stairs this morning since our elevators are still not working and getting all shvitzy on the way to the metro, seeing this headline gave me a much needed laugh. Considering the recent controversy/conspiracy–what were they thinking?!...