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December 14th, 2008


04:27 pm
My new blog:

http://www.oldfeminist.com/

If someone who's on my friends list has a paid account, it would be great if they'd add it as a syndicated feed. The RSS URL is:

http://oldfeminist.com/rss2.aspx

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04:23 pm
I can't be the only one who, upon hearing that the Big Three auto company executives were going to drive to hearings in Washington, imagined them in a cartoon Wacky Race.

Then, successively, The Great Race. And Smokey and the Bandit.

They all claimed to be driving hybrids, but they could be stylin' in Ed "Big Daddy" Roth-style souped-up cars.

Maybe the most appropriate would be a Death Race 2000 style competition.

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October 24th, 2008


07:39 pm - Mugged


Click to see/vote on it on ICHCB.
Current Mood: rejuvenatedperky

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October 21st, 2008


09:00 pm - Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you
I'm not sure what to think, here.

From http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1590/t/2705/blog/comments.jsp?key=346&blog_entry_KEY=21129&t=

The past few weeks have been a little strange at Cindy for Congress and, I guess the things that have been happening could just be coincidences, or a run of bad luck, but the climate for the possibility of campaign hanky-panky certainly exists.

Campaigns have been compromised since the beginning of campaign history, but these days with legal warrantless wiretapping and political party conventions sponsored by AT&T and the constant call of "all hail to my political party" and obeisance to the banksters above what's good for our nation, maybe what's been happening on my campaign isn't coincidental or "Mercury retrograde," or whatever.

Starting with the necessity of "changing a light bulb" (bugging my phone) in my hotel phone at the DNC (brought to you by AT&T) while I was out of the room, Cindy for Congress has had an increasing number of attacks. Two weeks ago, we were begged by organizers of a "radical" music festival called "We the People(Sheeple)" forbade me from speaking after having begged me to be there. An article in LA Beat said that the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigoso was involved in the decision to silence my voice. Not only did we go down to L.A. at our own expense, but also we took an entire day of valuable campaign time to do so.

The past week, though, has been incredibly trying. First of all we had to file a restraining order against a former volunteer whom, with hindsight, we now know was probably spying on us for the Pelosi camp. After we let this person go, his emails to us became increasingly hostile and threatening. After that happened, the tail lights in our campaign-mobile were busted out (the campaign mobile that has Cindy for Congress signs all over it and pictures of it were in an AP story.

Towards the end of the week, four young men walked into our office and they were acting quite suspiciously as they pretended to be registering to vote. One of our interns was helping them when I heard her yell: "No! Stop!" I heard an awful noise and ran out of my office to see the young men run off. They had grabbed one of our computers (leaving a jar of donations on the front desk) and beat our intern over the head when she tried to stop them. Our front windows are almost totally covered with signs and posters and it would be hard to see what we have from the street…we did, thankfully, recover the computer which has sensitive material on it and we are even more thankful that Somer is okay. (She's tough like her boss).

After several days of harassment, I got home late one night to discover a jury summons in my mailbox. I have been summoned to jury duty the week of, you guessed it, the elections!

The final (and in my opinion worse) weird thing happened on Saturday night. We had scheduled a group of "robo" calls to go out today (Monday, Oct 13). At 10:30 Saturday night, we started getting phone calls and emails blasting us for sending out the calls at 10:30 on a Saturday night, which is not only illegal, but extremely annoying. The company had approached us to donate 10,000 calls to us and then was charging us a small fee for the rest of the calls. 38,000 early/absentee voters received this call and my office has been overwhelmed with angry voters who won't be voting for me now and some of the good will that we have been building here in San Francisco for the last year went down the drain in just a few minutes. Was it just a "glitch" in the system, as the owner of the robo-call company claims, or overt sabotage of the campaign? Isn't it sad that we have to be paranoid about all of this? To be sure, our office is in a rough part of town, but the frequency of the harassment is certainly intensifying.

The stakes are high and I have a feeling "they" won't stop at anything to assure that the tyranny of incumbency continues.


Now read what Kos has to say about it:

"Cindy Sheehan is going insane, obviously paranoid and delusional. It's weird and tragic."
Current Mood: pensivepuzzled
Current Music: something Cuban

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October 10th, 2008


09:42 pm - So there you were with the blue banana...and no pumpkin.
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now (even if we don't speak often or ever), please post a comment with a completely made up and fictional memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad - but it has to be fake.

When you're finished, post this in your LJ (if the spirit moves you) and see what your friends come up with.

Hat tip to notgruntled.

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07:08 pm - Answers without questions meme
"Here are the answers, but if you want to know the questions you have to reply and promise you will do the meme too." The answers should all be lj friends of yours.

1. Oddly, I didn't think of anyone here.
2. vees
3. mspurrmeow
4. slave2tehtink
5. elizabethgarner, though it's just a "seems" because, IRL, she isn't.
6. rednekkid
7. blognak (it can be hard to tell, though).
8. eeminy
9. brooklynite
10. blognak, among many.
11. notgruntled
12. x_h00ine
13. tiltmom
14. ptomblin_lj
15. iayork
16. shysterb, and sometimes that seems to weigh on you.
17. mr_booze
18. chi_editrix, but I can't quite put my finger on why. I don't mean it in the negative sense in which it's often used.
19. mamaslyth -- it's funny that we picked the same one for each other. I didn't realize it until I looked back at yours after doing mine.
20. frivolity
21. shysterb, and not for the obvious reason.
22. lauredhel
23. fellspointjazz (sometimes).
24. rednekkid, though if it were really true, I guess it would have already happened by now. Maybe it's good we live in different time zones.
25. oddprofessor, without question.
26. Possibly lignamorren, if I used my cackle.
27. oddprofessor
28. editaur
29. fellspointjazz, of course.
30. Take each day as it comes.
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Audioslave

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October 7th, 2008


06:52 pm - Hallomeme
jupiter9's Halloween party:

alice_q dressed as Pavlova the ballerina -- dancing on point too.
beatonna dressed as Camilla Parker-Bowles when she becomes Queen.
blognak dressed as a pirate.
brooklynite dressed as the Vicomte des Boules-Velues.
chi_editrix dressed as something suspicious, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
d_konstantinov dressed as Adriana Lima riding a elk, and it suited them disturbingly well.
editaur dressed as the Viscount of Pluandrolade.
eeminy dressed as a vampire.
frivolity dressed as the main character of "Garden State".
iayork dressed as the King of Chile.
jupiter9 dressed as a substitute computer programmer.
lauredhel dressed as Trent Reznor - tarred and feathered.
lignamorren dressed as a squirrel.
mamaslyth dressed as Mde. Lachienne Foutue d'Enfer -- you don't wanna know.
mentisfugit dressed as a PLHQ & Co. Ranch, Incorporated employee.
mr_booze dressed as your cousin, though it looked more like Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster from Sleepy Hollow.
mspurrmeow dressed as Ivan the Terrible of Russia.
notgruntled dressed as Dick Cheney.
oddprofessor dressed as a duck.
pasketti dressed as a new superhero: Blonde Blade.
ptomblin_lj dressed as Thomas Jefferson.
rednekkid dressed as Helga the wisewoman, although the live snake was a mistake, though it looked more like Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster from Sleepy Hollow.
shysterb dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
sigma7 dressed as a very fake witch-doctor complete with a collection of shrunken skulls.
slave2tehtink dressed as Sigfried in need of testosterone.
tigtog dressed as a monster from a Super Mario game.
tiltmom dressed as a walking Guillotine.
vees dressed as the Quiet Power Ranger.
warinner dressed as Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster from Sleepy Hollow, though it looked more like Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
x_h00ine dressed as the Lord of Blue Valley.

Throw your own party at the Hallomeme!
Created by sigma7: More info here.
Current Mood: groggydistracted
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September 26th, 2008


12:55 am - Another "Iranian hostages" ploy?
I had an unsettling thought.

Are the House Republicans withholding approval of the bailout, waiting for Obama to leave for the debate and McCain to stay behind, so they can credit McCain with "brokering" the agreement?
Current Mood: uncomfortablesuspicious

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September 25th, 2008


05:09 pm - Food meme
Ganked from eeminy :

Food I've eaten is in bold:

1. Venison (my husband's boss's venison sweet bologna was to die for)
2. Nettle Tea
3. Huevos Rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (I have had alligator)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese Fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht

10. Baba Ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black Truffle
18. Fruit wine made with something other than grapes (mulberry)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio Ice Cream
21. Heirloom Tomatoes
22. Wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and Beans (often)
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de Leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi
32. Clam chowder
33. Salted lassi (I have had sweet rose lassi, not salted)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Cottage Cheese
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (dried, chili flavored)
43. Phaal
44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken Tikki Masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea Urchin
51. Prickly Pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (I have had many dirty vodka ones)
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob Chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweet Breads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs' legs
67. Churro
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe Beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft Shell Crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole Poblano
96. Bagel and Lox
97. Lobster
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

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September 18th, 2008


09:17 pm - Meme
Meme via frivolity

take a picture of yourself right now.
don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
post that picture with NO editing.
post these instructions with your picture


(click on it for full-size, you can read all the book titles though many are of books I haven't really used much)
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