31 Aug 2011

If I Should Die In A Cubicle Zone…

According to the old clock on the wall I’ve been at my real work desk for ….carry the three….oh, about 14 1/2 hours. My goal is to get out of here in a couple of hours, around 1-ish, because I have to be back here at 6am-ish to deal with

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31 Aug 2011

WikiLeaks’ Cablegate Spawns Passwordgate

Cablegate (photo: Global Astrology Blog) Decryption passwords for an encrypted file containing the entire cache of unredacted unpublished US State Embassy cables have been disclosed. The file has been cracked and supposedly two WikiLeaks mirror sites have published the cache of unredacted unpublished cables. It is only a matter of

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31 Aug 2011

Late Late Night FDL: Born This Way

Lady GagaBorn This Way, from the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

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31 Aug 2011

Can Coffee Prevent Military Suicides?

  It is difficult to watch this video without both crying and being inspired.  Ashley Joppa-Hagemann recounts her husband’s struggles before he killed himself to avoid an eighth or ninth tour in the Iraq-Afghanistan Wars. Ashley confronted Donald Rumsfeld last week over the lies that led her husband to enlist.  This led to

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31 Aug 2011

David and Goliath 2011 AD

Dan Choi will triumph against barbarian overreach.

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31 Aug 2011

Department of “Justice”?

As one of the thirteen people who handcuffed themselves to the White House Fence on 15 November 2010, I have been following the trial of Dan Choi with much interest; he has been in my thoughts and prayers through this whole ordeal. The reason I handcuffed myself to the Fence

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31 Aug 2011

Late Night FDL: Rejoice! Chaz Bono on Dancing with the Stars

Chaz Bono will appear on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, which is super cool. What’s not cool are some of the comments at ABC.com’s page announcing Season 13: Narrow minded folks are all het up over Chaz having undergone gender transition, and they are going on about the “gay agenda.” Oh puhleeeze.

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31 Aug 2011

Timing of Obama’s Speech, Incompetence or Pettiness?

President Obama has requested a joint session of Congress to address them on the issue of jobs creation. The time he chose for this speech is September 7th at 8 pm, which happens to be the exact same time as the next Republican Presidential primary debate.

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31 Aug 2011

Watercooler – Hump Day

RA Dumas was kind enough to leave some suggestions in yesterday’s Watercooler. I really thought the same way; let’s go innerspace after the Cosmic Perspective deal. But you know what? I looked at 20 videos and those innerspace folks just aren’t as good as that Cosmic thing; I mean in terms of

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31 Aug 2011

Obama Announces Regulatory Speed-Up for Infrastructure Projects

There’s at least a plausible case to be made with this announcement that the Administration is focused on jobs, and considering the weak employment figures, it’s high time. But we shouldn’t throw all regulatory reviews out in the exchange.

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