Thursday, January 27, 2005

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Say No to Torture

Encourage your Senators to Vote NO on the Gonzalez nomination. Take a stand.

What would Mary Cheney say

The new education secretary has come out swining against -- here it comes...wait for it -- lesbian cartoon characters!

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Progressive Radio

Air America is finally coming back to L.A. this February!

We get to listen to Al Franken! Rejoice!

Liberal Media

What liberal media? Media Matters studdied the "news" channels on Coronation (sorry, Inauguration) Day and found -- gasp again -- by far, the majority of commentators were conservative republicans. By far.

Click and be appalled.

Contact CNN.


Horny Toad

Dr. Hobson, the man at Family.org who is leading the Crusade (one of many happening all over the world, so beware if you are not christian and straight!), has a children's page on his website which features -- gasp -- a large purple frog with a large purple erection.

What would Jesus think?

Thursday, January 20, 2005

New Target of Right Wing Protest is...

Spongebob. No really.

Bright Idea

via altercation...

Q: How many Bush Administration officials does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light bulb; its conditions are improving every day. Any reports of its lack of incandescence are a delusional spin from the liberal media. That light bulb has served honorably, and anything you say undermines the lighting effect. Why do you hate freedom?

Monday, January 17, 2005

Sound Advice for CBS

This comes from Charles Pierce by way of Altercation. It really is the best advice I've seen. I mean if they're going to complain that you have a vendetta against them no matter what, then you actually only lose if you don't pursue them and their ugly smears. Click and scroll down. I, for one, hope they listen.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

No, really, why Brad and Jen broke up

Oops. I guess i was working too quickly yesterday... Though, the link is funny and no one should miss the premiere of American Idol on Tuesday and Wednesday on Fox, this is the real explanation.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Ok, So I lied

One more Krugman (more undoubtedly to come) article that explains how Bush plans to fuck the country and ruin social security in one fell swoop. We indeed know who our enemy is, he is Bush.

Light Posting

I haven't given up, I'm just completely and utterly swamped at work. Things may or may not get better in the next week or so, but meantime, I barely have time to read the news or stick my finger out to see which way the wind of culture is heading. I've only been home now about 45 minutes -- enough time to scan the LA Times, read the comics, electronically pay a couple bills, heat up some delish Wolfgang Puck Beef Vegetable Soup (truly, the tastiest soup in a can) and pour myself a tall Vodka Martini w/ a twist that my boyfriend had kindly left in the fridge for my return from the work zone. (sip) (ah) So, for the meantime, look for heavier flows -- I mean posts -- on weekends when I have a sec to breath.

Oh, I guess I can say one thing about politics. Schwarzegger's proposed budget is a slap in the face of the majority of the state. I hope that most citizens can see through it and determine that this fraud is leading this state to further ruin.


Sunday, January 09, 2005

Turning the Corner in Iraq

from the poorman (via atrios):

…And, before you ask: no, I have no clue about how we can improve things in Iraq. I don’t have a single idea for how we can un-shit the bed, and I don’t hold out much hope that this whole bed-shitting episode is ever going to be brought to a lemony-fresh conclusion. I do, however, know who shit the bed, and have some sense of how frequently he shits there. Let’s stop shitting for a start.

read more.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Yet More on Social Security

Josh Marshal on the released memos from K arl Rove's deputy is enlightening.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

A Special Gift...

for a special person. Click and absorb.

Social Security A Giant Ponzi Scheme?

Not really. I responded to John's comments in the previous Social Security post, but think it's important enough to move to the top.

John, I don't think it's at all a Ponzi scheme in the traditional definition of that term. I think it was designed to be tinkered with over ongoing generations to keep up with the ebb and flow of american generations.

In the 80s, politicians realized that if left unchanged, it would run out of money. So, they raised the amount of money that people currently put into it. This caused it to have a growing surplus. The surplus will stop growing in approximately ten years or so and then will be tapped to pay the benefits of the so-called "greatest generation. Right now, if the government did nothing, it would still last well into the 2040s. If they tweak it minorly, it will likely go on for decades more. Paul Krugman has more.

And, yes, I might have some of the years slightly off, but this is the consensus of nonpartisan experts. They key, of course, is the nonpartisan part.

Susan Sontag was a Lesbian (RIP)...

but you wouldn't know it from reading the obituaries about her in the major newspapers around the country. Is that important? I think so. You decide.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Social Security

The NY Times steps up to the plate with a long editorial that simply explains what Bush is trying to sell the american public (again) is hogwash. If you care about saving social security from the evildoers, you should read it.

The Year of the Blog

Ok, well, I'm just getting started, but so are 23,000 people a day...Check it out. And, thanks, Jennifer, for the tip.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year!

Let's hope this is a more peaceful one! More after hangover clears -- probably sunday. Cheers.
(and to my precious friends that I spent last night with, thank you! it was a blast.)