Ugh

Oct. 10th, 2016 01:04 pm
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This election is just the biggest joke.

Watching Trump "debate" Clinton is just an insult to her intelligence. Part of me wants to compare it to an adult debating a 5th grader. But it's really not like a 5th grader. It's more like, a dumb high-school bully, who never really advanced beyond his 5th grade education. Which is SOMEHOW worse? I don't know why!

Someone wake me when it's election day.
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lk737 at Sex Strike Planned, check it out
From [livejournal.com profile] enigmaticblues, apparently there is a national sex strike planned for April 28 - May 5, 2012. This is in response to the bills or laws that have been proposed limiting women's reproductive rights. I have retweeted, tumblred, facebooked, and here it is for your viewing. Repost if you get inspired. Just thought all the fems on my flist might like to be in the know. I don't know if it would do any good, as most of the men pushing these bills forward have dutiful wives who cater to their husbands, I'm sure, regardless of their choice.

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/858546/%22sex_strike%22_planned,_starting_april_28:_%22if_our_reproductive_choices_are_denied,_so_are_yours%22/

It's time.

Nov. 25th, 2011 08:25 pm
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This is from Australia, and is perfect:

link.
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Ten years too late.

I came into work this morning and a realization hit me: Someone had stolen five out of six newspapers that are delivered to the library.

Who wakes up in the morning thinking: "Hallelujah, Bin Laden is dead! I think I'll celebrate by swiping a bunch of newspapers from the library?" Really? That's just sad. [And they probably would have taken all six if one of our spares wasn't always inexplicably put in the wrong spot.]

But this is not the first revelation I had this morning. Although, it is still pretty early so there could be more to come. The first revelation I had was when I was walking in the grass (which no one ever does save for me; isn't that what grass was made for?) and I thought: I don't feel any better.

never think that war - no matter how necessary - nor how justified - is not a crime. - hemingway )

Just FYI, I have many reservations about posting this, because whenever I talk politics I always look back on it and feel like I could have said whatever I was thinking in about a thousand different (and better) ways and also later feel like I've left tons of stuff out, but whatever, I'm going for it this time.
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Ten years too late.

I came into work this morning and a realization hit me: Someone had stolen five out of six newspapers that are delivered to the library.

Who wakes up in the morning thinking: "Hallelujah, Bin Laden is dead! I think I'll celebrate by swiping a bunch of newspapers from the library?" Really? That's just sad. [And they probably would have taken all six if one of our spares wasn't always inexplicably put in the wrong spot.]

But this is not the first revelation I had this morning. Although, it is still pretty early so there could be more to come. The first revelation I had was when I was walking in the grass (which no one ever does save for me; isn't that what grass was made for?) and I thought: I don't feel any better.

never think that war - no matter how necessary - nor how justified - is not a crime. - hemingway )

Just FYI, I have many reservations about posting this, because whenever I talk politics I always look back on it and feel like I could have said whatever I was thinking in about a thousand different (and better) ways and also later feel like I've left tons of stuff out, but whatever, I'm going for it this time.
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I love this.
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I love this.
krickets: (BSG. fight 'em til we can't chief)
[livejournal.com profile] sol_se linked to this great post by [livejournal.com profile] kuwdora, Iran Basics, History, Video, and linkspam for those of you who are keeping up or who want to know what is going on in Iran right now.

→ I think I'm going to make this pasta carbonara today. [livejournal.com profile] elohvee linked to the recipe a little while ago and I have been wanting to make it ever since. I don't have the right kind of pasta, but I do have those cute bowties (which are not called bowties, actually) and so I think that will make a good substitute.

→ This post is going to be shorter than I intended.
krickets: (BSG. fight 'em til we can't chief)
[livejournal.com profile] sol_se linked to this great post by [livejournal.com profile] kuwdora, Iran Basics, History, Video, and linkspam for those of you who are keeping up or who want to know what is going on in Iran right now.

→ I think I'm going to make this pasta carbonara today. [livejournal.com profile] elohvee linked to the recipe a little while ago and I have been wanting to make it ever since. I don't have the right kind of pasta, but I do have those cute bowties (which are not called bowties, actually) and so I think that will make a good substitute.

→ This post is going to be shorter than I intended.
krickets: (BSG. fight 'em til we can't chief)
Writing. I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] mini_nanowrimo and have only written on 2 of the days so far. I haven't even posted my counts. Fail! And I only committed to 100 words per day. Epic Fail.

Unexpected gifts! Yesterday when I asked to be distracted from my own election-day anxiety, [livejournal.com profile] gemjam wrote me this impromptu, and utterly amazing, Jack/Claire comment fic. *waves pom poms!* She is awesome with a side of super! Superawesome!

Thoughts and What-Ifs. Today has been a day for thinking. And I was thinking that the reason the movie V for Vendetta was always so effective to me was because I could honestly see a society like this one emerging in our country. To me, the threat of what England had become in the future world of this film felt like a very real threat for the United States. Obviously, nothing here is even close to that reality at the current time. And certainly one man isn't going to be able to set everything on a better path. But after last night, I'm a lot less afraid about our country's future.



words will always retain their power. words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. )


Apologies. I do want to apologize for those of you who would prefer this kind of talk to be stuck behind a politics filter. I know a couple of you on my flist have mentioned something to that effect. I simply don't do filters. I don't even have any reading filters let alone any filters set up for posting. I find them too hard to maintain and I'm lazy that way. Not to mention the fact that I keep some of these posts public (like this one) so filters would be of no use anyway. I do feel that this is coming kind of late, since the elections are over with (and you've heard the last out of me about them, I swear!) But I didn't realize it was a problem for people until the past week.
krickets: (BSG. fight 'em til we can't chief)
Writing. I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] mini_nanowrimo and have only written on 2 of the days so far. I haven't even posted my counts. Fail! And I only committed to 100 words per day. Epic Fail.

Unexpected gifts! Yesterday when I asked to be distracted from my own election-day anxiety, [livejournal.com profile] gemjam wrote me this impromptu, and utterly amazing, Jack/Claire comment fic. *waves pom poms!* She is awesome with a side of super! Superawesome!

Thoughts and What-Ifs. Today has been a day for thinking. And I was thinking that the reason the movie V for Vendetta was always so effective to me was because I could honestly see a society like this one emerging in our country. To me, the threat of what England had become in the future world of this film felt like a very real threat for the United States. Obviously, nothing here is even close to that reality at the current time. And certainly one man isn't going to be able to set everything on a better path. But after last night, I'm a lot less afraid about our country's future.



words will always retain their power. words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. )


Apologies. I do want to apologize for those of you who would prefer this kind of talk to be stuck behind a politics filter. I know a couple of you on my flist have mentioned something to that effect. I simply don't do filters. I don't even have any reading filters let alone any filters set up for posting. I find them too hard to maintain and I'm lazy that way. Not to mention the fact that I keep some of these posts public (like this one) so filters would be of no use anyway. I do feel that this is coming kind of late, since the elections are over with (and you've heard the last out of me about them, I swear!) But I didn't realize it was a problem for people until the past week.
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First, I just got back from voting for Obama! The lines were short but the place was happily busy! Very efficient!

Second, Callum Keith Rennie cast as the lead character in a new pilot? Is this news? Or am I slow? Either way, it could be promising!
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First, I just got back from voting for Obama! The lines were short but the place was happily busy! Very efficient!

Second, Callum Keith Rennie cast as the lead character in a new pilot? Is this news? Or am I slow? Either way, it could be promising!
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[livejournal.com profile] bob_radar posted another of her (awesome) vidding discussions. This one is about lyrics and literalism and really made me think. (Also? She is amazing for hosting and writing up these thoughtful discussions. More vidding meta is always good!)

→ In the midst of the two short lj outages this week. I discovered a geektastically useful site: Is it down for everyone, or just me? If I had a penny for every time I'd asked myself that question I'd need a bigger piggy bank!

→ The [livejournal.com profile] bsg_slashathon was a raging success. (Forty-nine fics! My word!) And here's the round up post for those of you not watching the comm. There's a ton of great stuff over there to r&r!

→ The other night while watching True Blood, there was scene where one character eats pancakes. (At least they looked like pancakes to me, they called them something else.) So, in the middle of the night, I went downstairs and made pancakes from scratch. I seriously need to learn to control these kinds of impulses. (It doesn't help that the buffer was stuck on that scene for ages. I couldn't help myself!)

→ I'm addicted to fivethirtyeight.com! There's like a week until the elections and I've got ants in my pants. I want it over already. Not knowing is pure torture.

→ There have been so many great vids posted lately in connection with [livejournal.com profile] vidukon. Everyone should head on over to the comm to check 'em out. Lots of sensational vid shows to plow through as well.

→ I recently watched the best Claire (LOST) character study I've ever seen. It's called My Skin and is by FadingSpark of YT and LVI. So many Claire vids tie her inextricably with Charlie, or are AU relationship centric (Desmond, Sawyer, Locke, Ethan, KATE, you name it.) But this is the first vid that I have seen that's ever done real justice to the character and all that she's been through. I'm trying to get my hands on a downloadable copy, but for now I'll have to settle for watching it on youtube. FadingSpark has done a number of Claire vids, and from viewing My Skin you can tell she really and truly loves the character.

I'll link you to another vid of hers that I especially liked called Evening on the Ground it's Jack/Claire (that way, sort of?) and I love the song. She's done others for them as well.

→ This post is three days in the making. Frakkin' eljay.
krickets: (ACT. Lee Pace is a snappy dresser.)
[livejournal.com profile] bob_radar posted another of her (awesome) vidding discussions. This one is about lyrics and literalism and really made me think. (Also? She is amazing for hosting and writing up these thoughtful discussions. More vidding meta is always good!)

→ In the midst of the two short lj outages this week. I discovered a geektastically useful site: Is it down for everyone, or just me? If I had a penny for every time I'd asked myself that question I'd need a bigger piggy bank!

→ The [livejournal.com profile] bsg_slashathon was a raging success. (Forty-nine fics! My word!) And here's the round up post for those of you not watching the comm. There's a ton of great stuff over there to r&r!

→ The other night while watching True Blood, there was scene where one character eats pancakes. (At least they looked like pancakes to me, they called them something else.) So, in the middle of the night, I went downstairs and made pancakes from scratch. I seriously need to learn to control these kinds of impulses. (It doesn't help that the buffer was stuck on that scene for ages. I couldn't help myself!)

→ I'm addicted to fivethirtyeight.com! There's like a week until the elections and I've got ants in my pants. I want it over already. Not knowing is pure torture.

→ There have been so many great vids posted lately in connection with [livejournal.com profile] vidukon. Everyone should head on over to the comm to check 'em out. Lots of sensational vid shows to plow through as well.

→ I recently watched the best Claire (LOST) character study I've ever seen. It's called My Skin and is by FadingSpark of YT and LVI. So many Claire vids tie her inextricably with Charlie, or are AU relationship centric (Desmond, Sawyer, Locke, Ethan, KATE, you name it.) But this is the first vid that I have seen that's ever done real justice to the character and all that she's been through. I'm trying to get my hands on a downloadable copy, but for now I'll have to settle for watching it on youtube. FadingSpark has done a number of Claire vids, and from viewing My Skin you can tell she really and truly loves the character.

I'll link you to another vid of hers that I especially liked called Evening on the Ground it's Jack/Claire (that way, sort of?) and I love the song. She's done others for them as well.

→ This post is three days in the making. Frakkin' eljay.
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[livejournal.com profile] sol_se recced some great videos over here and I wanted to mention two of them that were just wonderful.

- Descent by [livejournal.com profile] aj2k, The Crow
This video is unbelievable. It combines comic book images with film footage and contrasts Eric and Shelly's beautiful relationship with the violence in the movie so, so well. The editing is out of this world.

- New Soul by [livejournal.com profile] buffyann, Edward Scissorhands
The perfect song for this offbeat fairytale and fantastic editing. (What else should we expect from her?) Just perfect.

→ I will write today. You heard it here first people. *stares at blank notebook* Don't pressure me!

→ I still haven't watched Friday Night Lights yet, but it is downloaded so I think I'll probably do that later. Maybe I should ban myself from watching it until I've written something? Maybe?

The Resident breaks it down. Ten big issues. Obama v. McCain. Plain and simple (and funny). (Also, Stephen Colbert explains the complicated issue of ACORN to us here.
krickets: (ACT. kbell; scarves are cute!)
[livejournal.com profile] sol_se recced some great videos over here and I wanted to mention two of them that were just wonderful.

- Descent by [livejournal.com profile] aj2k, The Crow
This video is unbelievable. It combines comic book images with film footage and contrasts Eric and Shelly's beautiful relationship with the violence in the movie so, so well. The editing is out of this world.

- New Soul by [livejournal.com profile] buffyann, Edward Scissorhands
The perfect song for this offbeat fairytale and fantastic editing. (What else should we expect from her?) Just perfect.

→ I will write today. You heard it here first people. *stares at blank notebook* Don't pressure me!

→ I still haven't watched Friday Night Lights yet, but it is downloaded so I think I'll probably do that later. Maybe I should ban myself from watching it until I've written something? Maybe?

The Resident breaks it down. Ten big issues. Obama v. McCain. Plain and simple (and funny). (Also, Stephen Colbert explains the complicated issue of ACORN to us here.
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No Pushing Daisies yet and I'm about to snap. So watch this instead.

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