November 1, 2005

a few thoughts on the california special election...

arnold has positioned himself as california's great reformer. he's here to save us from, among other things, our villainous budget deficit. ostensibly, he does all this because he cares about california and its people, above all else.

i'm not so sure that's true. it seems to me that if arnold was really that concerned about the state's budget deficit, he wouldn't have demanded an expensive special election. he could have just waited a year until midterms. instead, i think he's more concerned about his own image than california's budget deficits, which merely provide a context for his action-hero protagonist role.

since his ratings were down in the polls (and he needed a big, muscular reminder to californians that he is a reformer), arnold demanded a special election--the true purpose of which may not be solely california's best interest, but his own, as well.

this would explain why he's poured millions of his own dollars into the initiative campaign. maybe he's trying to save his own butt, not california's.

for example, i understand the need for redistricting in california, but we're going to do it anyway at the end of the decade. is it really worth tens of millions of dollars to redistrict (with dated census numbers, no less) one or two years early?

maybe if your place in the history books depended on it...

prop 73--requiring minors to notify their parents before an abortion--is probably unconstitutional (pp v. casey), but i'm pretty sure it's just on there to motivate the conservative base to come out to the polls. they are, after all, more likely to support the governator's initiatives.

October 26, 2005

attention defenders of "traditional marriage"

you're in good
company

September 28, 2005

"...in making his second nomination, Mr. Bush faces an additional complication: diversity. The president has never made a secret of his desire to put the first Hispanic on the high court, while another male nominee would leave only one woman among the nine justices."
-Washington Post editorial, September 26, 2005

gosh, you know, it's too bad there are no qualified judges in america who are female and latina. that would make it so much easier for poor mr. bush.
diversity is such a complication!

September 7, 2005

california's legislature was the first in the nation to pass a same-sex marriage bill.

facing pressure from both sides, assemblyman umberg (d-anaheim) said he ultimately decided to support the measure because of his children...

"This is one of those times when history looks upon us to be in the lead," Mr. Umberg said. "The constituency I'm concerned about is a very small one, that is the constituency of my three children should they decide to look back on my record."

September 5, 2005

sanctity of life is important in america, but maybe new orleans was just too french for this administration.

good thing we disproportionately recruited all those national guardsmen from poor areas in the south.

oh wait, they're all in iraq.

August 5, 2005

john roberts helped gay people?

wait 'til tony perkins hears about this...

...oh wait, he already did.

July 31, 2005

i have a new life goal:

make it onto The Hill's
50 most beautiful people on capitol hill.

nah, i just want to marry barack obama.

July 29, 2005

what could bush possibly gain from the recess appointment of bolton except that warm fuzzy f-the-world feeling?

July 24, 2005

"i have no memory"

dude, that's so reagan.

July 15, 2005

i spoke too soon, mr. novak.

remember the examples of watergate and monicagate: it's not the crime, it's the cover-up.

July 12, 2005

Q: You continue to talk about the severity of [the CIA agent leak] and if anyone has any information they should go forward to the Justice Department. But can you tell us, since it's so severe, would someone or a group of persons, lose their job in the White House --
MR. McCLELLAN: At a minimum.
Q: At a minimum?
MR. McCLELLAN: At a minimum.

- from a september 29, 2003 press briefing



the liberal crazies who always think karl rove is behind everything got their day in the sun yesterday.

i think it is highly amusing.

poor scott.

my question: how come bob novak never gets in trouble?

June 16, 2005

according to the transsexual crab, our nurseries are properly color-coded.

the crab was introduced to a sexually-susceptible female:

First, the half-and-half crab cradled the female under his legs, as a male crab would do in preparation for mating. Then, the crab seemed to lose interest in the female and let her go, Johnson said.
Then a day later . . .
"He ate half of her," Johnson said.

June 13, 2005

apparently, salt lake city has a high gay population.

"During the Pride Week Festival that runs through Sunday, plenty of people like Johnson are gathering around Salt Lake City..."

...to celebrate acceptance and tolerance, i'm sure.
i bet spongebob drives a ford. what a fruity sponge.


"why don't they get a copy of PRIDE magazine and boycott every single advertiser? then they won't drive cars or eat or have jobs. jerks."
-my mom

June 10, 2005




scooter is #5 for lesbians.
good thing he has that HRC sticker.

June 9, 2005

June 7, 2005

June 2, 2005

month of june: i am canadian.

i'm in the middle of nowhere with 42 cows, 2 bulls, 4 horses, 104 chickens, 2 barn cats, 1 house cat, 1 puppy, 1 peacock, 1 rooster, and 1 narcoleptic baby turkey named timmy.

i am timmy's surrogate mother. he takes naps in my sweatshirt pocket.

May 12, 2005

this kid was such an athlete, he probably looked better than most of the girls.
gay republican at CMC. excellent.

May 6, 2005

if the FDA cares about sexual promiscuity and STDs, they should make a policy about sexual promiscuity and STDs. otherwise, they should just fess up about their real intentions and prejudices.
straight men can be promiscuous, too, dammit.

May 1, 2005

darwe can be twins.
buy one!
or twelve.

April 29, 2005

bush says something wise:

"I think people are opposing my nominees because they don't like the judicial philosophy of the people I've nominated," he said. "I don't ascribe a person's opposing my nominations to an issue of faith."

senate majority leader frist made a bad call speaking for a nationwide church telecast this weekend titled "justice sunday: stopping the filibuster against people of faith." the telecast was sponsored by the family research council.

and of course, when they say "people of faith," they mean christians. and sometimes jews. sometimes.

the FRC needs to stop wasting its time with all this congressional name-calling. they should have used their telecast to talk about a real issue of justice: genocide.

April 17, 2005

it is a national embarrassment that MTV is more outspoken about genocide than our president.

April 11, 2005

q: what do you call someone who doesn't want more soldiers?
a: weak on national security.

March 19, 2005

if republicans are so bent on preserving life [a.k.a. "culture of life" "sanctity of life" "the side of life!"], i certainly hope they drag john bolton through a painful confirmation.
this is a man who condemns american intervention to stop ethinic cleansing and genocide.

but, maybe he'll get us out of having to pay our UN dues...which is clearly more important.

February 25, 2005

a florida principal banned a senior's portrait from appearing in the yearbook because the girl did not wear a black drape and pearls.

oh yeah, and because she's a lesbian.

"florida? but that's america's wang!" ~homer simpson

February 16, 2005

according to The Week, deep throat is sick.
woodward and dean are gearing up to release his obituary.
fred fielding? we'll see.

February 9, 2005

blue judy rocks my balls off.
and they have a new cd. sweet.


blue judy Posted by Hello

February 8, 2005

playing the race card. oh, the hypocrisy.

"Republicans can't have it both ways. They can't blatantly call for the end of affirmative action by characterizing it as a quota system while, at the same time, demanding that we support all Hispanic nominees simply because they are Hispanic."
-House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez.

i could not have said it better myself.

February 4, 2005

today, i donated 10 inches of my hair to locks of love.



February 3, 2005

i think the museum could be right. afterall, my appendix and wisdom teeth are working hard for me.
it's embarrassing that i legitimately get my news from someone named punxsutawney phil.
i didn't realize that he's so fat.

January 31, 2005

according to the united nations, genocide is not occurring in darfur, and sudan's foreign minister agrees.
apparently, they forgot to read
this.

January 30, 2005

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written 28 january 2005