Monday, May 30, 2005

Iraq not going so hot

Ah, wtf? Just when you thought our leaders couldn't fuck up more, well, ah, they did.

Product Placement in Political Commercials

Yep, you read right. Via slumdance, in Arnold's commercials, there is obvious product placement going on. (See a screengrab at slumdance)

Both our political financing and commerical marketing worlds have finally lost their reason.

I mean, hats off to the water marketers who went for it, but, really, the governor's people should know better..

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Open Source Commerce

Kos is all for it and so am I. A revolution has begun and like many others, it can be empowering.

I love the idea of a tshirt company using designs submitted by visitors. However, if all profits go to the company, where's the empowerment? Instead, if they set it up like a consignment shop or even with something like an affiliate program, then I think they'd be onto something.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

To Lose Count...

is to lose your humanity.

It's Memorial Day weekend. Remember

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Housekeeping

Yes, I'm trying to get a better handle on adding pics. And yes I'll be adding links, too, shortly. For somebody who supposedly works in the online world, it takes a lot of effort to actually move some simple things forward. Improvements to come though...

Sabrina

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Monday, May 23, 2005

Tactical Victory

By far, the best description and fullest understanding of what happened tonight in the US Senate comes from Steve Soto. In a nutshell, the right wing zealots of the republican party look like the thugs that they are and the democrats look like rational compromising leaders. Oh, and when the zealots try to invoke their self-named nuclear option again -- and it will happen and it will happen with a supreme court nomination -- which side of the aisle do you think the majority of americans will support? The thug side or the rational side?

At last, the democrats are playing chess and they're playing it to win. Short term don't mean shit and Harry Reid, Howard Dean and the rest have finally made the party open its eyes to it.

To borrow a slogan from the Bush campaign (and Herbert Hoover campaign), a corner has been turned. This time, though, it favors the country.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Conscience

A simple act thereof. Would you or I be that brave? One would hope so.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Republican Values

Ah, I guess if you were a leader in the Catholic church or a formerly black king of pop, this would be good.

Media

This week, they have to decide, are they on the right side of history or not.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Mayor Tony

Only because I can't yet spell his name. In time...

Anyhow, consensus is that Tony will be quite the uniter. Throughout the campaign, I felt like he was laying low, hiding out and just letting Hahn kill himself. I voted for him and think he has a lot of potential. Hope he does bring us together.

He can't really touch the schools, so here's my ever so brief list of things I'd like to see happen in his term:

1. More police and more community policing. The more they're out there (and not just at Astro Family Restaurant, which apparently is their commisary -- at least in the Northeast division), the more the neighborhood will know and trust them and less crime there will be. It's simple. (And, of course, Roe v. Wade has something to do with crime prevention, but that's a different story for a different time).

2. Stop the fucking bullshit obstacles to smart transit planning. Nothing (NOTHING) irritates me more and stands as a more powerful symbol than the fact that one of our city's relatively new light rail lines goes near the airport, but not all the way. The local government caved to special interests by not allowing it to go all the way to the airport. Caving to things like this is cowardly and ends up wasting billions of dollars? Don't agree? Have you ever taken that lightrail toward the airport? Ever?! Know anyone who has? Case closed.

Addendum to 2. Extend light rail on exposition, to the east side, continue to incentivize high density mixed use housing in public transit corridors, add bike lanes and let's see Tony taking the Gold line to work. He lives in Mt. Washington. Come on!

3. Speak the truth. It's hard, but I have faith.

Time will tell. Good luck, Mayor Tony.

Democratic Nazis?

When will the so-called leaders who speak for the republican party be held accountable? When will the rest of the country wake up and realize that the country that they have just awoken in is no longer the country the fell asleep in?

Wake the fuck up!

Stop hitting the freakin snooze!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Wrong

I came home from work tonight, pet the dog, took off my shoes, undid my belt, took out a bucket of trader joe's hummus, removed the lid, drowned one of those damned ugly motherfuckin long-legged spiders in the kitchen sink and promptly shovelled not one but four tablespoonfuls of hummus into my hummus hole. Not pretty. And, while doing it, I wondered if I should have been, I don't know, less callous about killing said long-legged spider and eating without skipping a beat. I mean, it was alive and now it's not and all because they freak me out ever more than slightly. Now, I doubt I'll sleep, as I'll lie there in my so-old-it's-hammocklike bed knowing without a shadow of a doublt that said spider's brethren will launch a premeditated retaliatory attack on my and my peeps as soon as slumber sets in. Fuckin spider.

Bush Backgrounder

Watch and ponder.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Global Warming

Though the current US federal government doesn't seem to think it's an issue, a bipartisan coalition of mayors (representing 29 million people in the US) seem to disagree and are acting to honor the Kyoto Agreement in their hometowns.

Who'd a thunk it? Maybe there is hope.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Take Action

The right wing is trying to mount a campaign to get Kraft to stop sponsorship of the gay games. Well, that doesn't sound to neighborly like to mama. So, take action and show your support of Kraft!

Monday, May 09, 2005

John Kerry

In the end, it may be good for the country that Kerry wasn't elected. I guess it the onus on Bush. Hopefully, the severe decline will not result in -- forgive me, Michael Stipe -- the end of th world as we know it. Then, again, I may be too hopeful. Regardless, it seems that Kerry still can't commit to what's right -- rather than what's politically expeditious.

Oh well.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Barbara Bush

I'm not a big fan, but, well, this is damn funny.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Gay Sperm Donors

The FDA says no way.

Oh, and if you're gay, you still can't give blood to the Red Cross, serve the US in the military, get married to your partner (except in Massachussetts), visit your sick partner in the hospital (some states have "visitation rights", most do not) and the list goes on and on.

Apartheid is alive and well, flourishing in the U S A.

GLBT people are asking for special rights; we're asking for the same rights.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Monday, May 02, 2005

Now, Back to our regularly scheduled war

Ah, was the Iraq war waged to establish democracy in the mideast? Ah, not really. Ah, not even close. So, why do they say that was the reason now? Because they are liars.