Sunday, November 27, 2005

Atwater Village

While doing something so vain as looking up "atwater village" on google to see if and when this wee blog would show, I stumbled across this helpful guide to the origins of southern california city and area names. For instance, Atwater Village was for early resident Harriet Atwater Paramore.

Who knew?

Saturday, November 26, 2005


The White House has added coding to the white house site which prevents search engines, archiving and cacheing sites from keeping old versions of the site available.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Disgusted and Angry

Is now the time when most americans will rise up and say "enough"? The angry, partisan debate in the House last night and the response from pundits that called it out for what it was -- a cheap political opera intended to smear the opposition -- seems to indicate a monumental shift in the political winds. Is an era of accountability nearly upon us? Frankly, it couldn't happen soon enough.


Hey, maybe Darwin was on to something. The NYTimes thinks so.

Monday, November 14, 2005


In Brown v. Vasquez, 952 F.2d 1164, 1166 (9th Cir. 1991), cert. denied, 112 S.Ct. 1778 (1992), the court observed that the Supreme Court has "recognized the fact that`[t]he writ of habeas corpus is the fundamental instrument for safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary and lawless state action.'

Republicans in the senate are trying to deny this most important right to the prisoners being unlawfully held at Gitmo.

Kevin Drum reveals one of the many reasons this is bringing ever more shame to this country.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Fallen Fruit

LA is rich with vegetation and a lot of it is fruit-bearing trees in public spaces. These trees can be picked and has the community and maps that will guide you to that ripe Avocado tree (ripe now!).

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Pig Fuckers

Maybe that doesn't even best describe them. The Republican lead House voted to approve $35billion in cuts to mostly poor people to offset (by only half) the $70billion tax cut directed at mostly rich people.

Two democats -- Landieu of LA and Nelson -- voted with the Republicans.

Have our leaders no shame?