31 Dec 2007

Late Late Nite: New Years Eve

Grab your party hats, noisemakers, and join our party in the comments. We are sooooo not gonna start off our New Years like this guy.

31 Dec 2007

Satchmo & Beckham’s Rockin’ New Years Eve

The boys wish you a Happy New year and…oh, who am I kidding. Satchmo wishes you the best. Beckham could care less, and I’m pretty ambivalent about the whole damn thing.

31 Dec 2007

Monday Late Nite – Preznitial Candidate Resolutions

It’s that time of the year – time to make lists of resolutions that you SWEAR you’ll complete in the new year. Riiiiiiight.

1. No more negative attack ads! Only positive attack ads!
2. Dye sideburns gray.
3. Find undisputable proof that Jesus rode a dinosaur.

Fred Thompson:

1. Remember my own name without prompting.


31 Dec 2007

The Advocates’ Top 5 Trans YA Fiction

A few days ago, The Advocate put up an article titled Our Picks for Trans Young Adult Fiction on their website claiming “we pulled together some literary inspiration worth passing on to the inquisitive teenager in your life”.  I thought their list deserved some wider circulation, as well as some

31 Dec 2007

The lily white rep of the Bush admin….LOL

TPM Muckraker has a wonderful laundry list of the members of the Bush misadministration: http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/004951.php  Of course we have to wait a year to see how many of these crooks Dubya will pardon on his way out of office.  Will he finally grant a pardon to “Scooter”?  If he lets

31 Dec 2007

Maine's unhinged Christian Civic League on NH's civil unions

I’m sorry — I know I’m supposed to be resting but look at this ridiculous e-blast from Mike Hein, administrator of the Christian Civic League of Maine, who is up in arms over the enactment of civil unions in New Hampshire, going into effect with the new year. Public Comment

31 Dec 2007

The Law of Unintended Consequences

Okay, this is so stupid it’s just mind-boggling:

Despite more than 20,000 lawsuits filed against music fans in the years since they started finding free tunes online rather than buying CDs from record companies, the recording industry has utterly failed to halt the decline of the record album or the rise of digital music sharing.

31 Dec 2007

Per Huckabee, Gay People Are Choosing Aberrant Sin (And That Means…?)

Gov. Mike Huckabee was on Meet The Press this past Sunday.  He appears to be using some obfuscating language to explain his beliefs about LGB people, and not explain how his beliefs would translated into policy within a Huckabee administration. Tim Russert asked Huckabee about a statement in Huckabee’s 1998

31 Dec 2007

You Say You Want A Resolution…

A little Beatles to ring in the New Year. Good way to start things out. Make any resolutions this year? I’m going to get healthier — better food choices, more regular exercise, some semblance of stress management, etc. Which means I’ll be looking for some great up-beat music to walk to, and some acoustic goodies for my mellow days.

What’s up with you for the new year?

31 Dec 2007

Economic Kinks

It’s been a rough year for a lot of folks — between rising costs of energy and groceries, mortgage woes, and more cost-cutting downsized working cuts…a whole lot of folks are feeling even more squeezed by the end of the year than they were at the start. Here’s a round-up of the latest…