Wednesday, November 30, 2005


I thought I should pass it along.

Check your drivers license. Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet, including your own! I just searched for mine and there it was.. . picture and all!! (Thanks Homeland Security!).

Go to the web site and check it out. Just enter your name, city and state to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove". This will remove it from public viewing.

I definitely removed mine. I suggest you do the same. . .

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Shame on You, Jean Schmidt

The DNC is putting up billboard(s) in Jean's district
to call her on the carpet and hold her accountable for
her little crappy tirade on the floor last week.

I've given lots of money to the DNC, and
individual candidate - but never for something like this.
At least that I can recall. I'm not sure I will give to this.
It is such a GOP thing to do. I'm thrilled and appalled
at the same time. I guess it's kind of like sex.....

Monday, November 28, 2005

Your Kisses Kill Me

No - not just another Mr. Larry drag number (and trust me, it was), but a cautionary tale about teen sex.
Supreme Court Falling Apart

No - where you went in your mind is just wishful thinking. The place is actually falling apart - not unlike OSU Stadium during a Pink Floyd concert (and the scary thing is - I didn't even really have to dig back in my memory for that one). The building actually dropped chunks of stone today. Though the NYT article doesn't state it - the pieces were picked up and carried off by Columbus students visiting DC.

But really - isn't this just symbolic of what is really happening to the court? They've made some questionable decisions throughout it's lifespan - but since the 2000 election, I just have a hard time w/almost any decision they make (eminent domain? c'mon!). I see further decay with Roberts and (most likely) Alito on the bench.

You know - the Columbus kids can have them too.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Vatican: Sexually Active Gays Unwelcome (AP)

However, sexually active "straight" priests come apply! PLEASE!

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Man - this just gets slightly more odd w/each passing day. I can almost understand Bob Woodward holding out his information due to the fact that his source hasn't allowed him to reveal their conversations. Almost. After Judith Miller - I suspect most everyone. Of course, I really suspect the Bush administration of using the press to not only leak information - but to do it in a way where their damage gets done, but enough question remains to let everyone involved off the frickin' hook! Sounds like the mastermind of TurdBlossom himself (que sinister music)!

What I do not get is Scooter's lawyers saying this basically supports his defense. Two, count em, two sources (Matt Cooper and Miller) have sited him as a source. In which he allowed them to release his name. Do we (should we) care that Woodward might have another source? Well, we should - b/c I'm guessing it's not Libby. But that there might be another source doesn't make Scooter any less complicit.

One can only hope that it is Karl or Dick. But I don't discount Colin Powell and that he blabbed on the premise to expose false and unethical information that he knew the things he was forced convey to the UN by his boss.

On one hand though - the longer this drags out, the longer the administration and GOP will be forced to show who and what they are. Right up until the next few election cycles.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Post Secret

Dity turned me onto Post Secret a few month (a year?) back - which I believe she found via an NPR story.

At first I was completely turned-off by it and thought some things were quite creepy. But the more I read it the more I was intriqued by people's behaivour and thoughts. They post new mailings every Sunday. Personally, I think we should all submit one. My issue do I narrow it down?

That being said......and going back to some of them being disturbing....this might be the winner of all time.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Intelligent Design

So, I guess my question is this....if the religious right (or anyone else) actually truly believe in Intelligent Design - or taking it out further to Adam & Eve - they should be ok w/incest too then, right?

I mean if it were only Adam and Eve and we all came from some point, to procreate, Cain fucked whomever his sister was (Abel was dead...right?) and then brothers/fathers kept fucking sisters/daughters until...well, here we are.

Maybe that's why the deep south is so right w/g-d. It's ok to bone your cousin who is also your sister to have your grandbabies.

And if anyone doesn't believe in evolution, take a look @ the attached pic provided to me from Doug G.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Monday, November 07, 2005

Laurie Anderson

We went to go see Laurie Anderson last night - again. I believe this is my 6th time seeing her, which ranks her up there w/artists I've seen most times in my life (oh, Michael Stanley Band - you'll always be #1 !!!).

As always, she was very good. The themes were Beauty and Time mostly. She played some beautiful violin pieces, but started out w/what possibly the most disturbing piece of music I had ever heard (that goes for you Stacey Q!). Great stories that sometimes led nowhere, or sometimes came back around after an hour to tie together what seemed to be streams of conciousness. Some really great experiences as NASA's first and only artist in residence along w/some 9/11 pieces.

What always continues to amaze me is her demographics. When seeing her in Columbus umpteen years back, it was a college crowd. The arty. The hip. The too-cool-for-school crowd. And the gays. 18 yrs later it still is - though many of these crowds have gotten older, as has the artist. Pushing 60 she is. Many in the audience were too. It is always the most quiet I ever hear an audience - as they hang on her every word.

As we stood in the lobby afterwards, her themes of beauty and time kept coming through the doors - one at a time or in small clusters. If you ever have the chance to catch her - see her. Her disks are good, but they don't necessarily do justice to her live pieces.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Site of the Month

I didn't have one in Sept or Oct. Nothing was worthy - at least that I came across. But it's budget and APR season, so surfing was limited.

This one has to do w/T-giving. I think most know my distain for the fud. Possibly the blandest meal this side of bread & water. I'm fine w/broiled and salted turkey skin - but the rest...I can pretty much leave.

And of course, NOTHING says T-giving like Gloria Gaynor. Oh - and you all have York to thank for this one. I take NO credit. None. Zip. Zilch.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Romance of the Jedi

Forget Brokeback Mountain (and it's inevitable gay porn title). In one can hear you kiss!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Bird Flu and Bird Brain

Shrub wants $1.2 BILLION to combat the bird flu for 20 million americans (nevermind that there are 250 million in the U.S.). Mind you the bird flu has not hit the U.S. and has most likely only caused less than 200 deaths world-wide.

According to the CDC, healthcare-associated infections in the U.S. are the cause of 90,000 deaths annually!! That is almost 247 deaths per day!!!!

Perhaps if he put some funding into education on site of service infection rates, we could reduce those numbers instead of pandering to media alarms and his overreaction to his own fuck-up of the flu vaccine of 2004/2005. (Granted, I am the first to admit that healthcare workers *should* know how to prevent most infections - let alone diagnosing them before becoming fatal.)