Anywho, the closest thing I see to a Paris Hilton in this campaign is Cindy...– bunnynico: McCain’s “Celebrity.” Bunnynico’s post on McCain and Obama is full of fantastic observations. I found this one. What will you find? (via squashed)
Miss Hilton was neither asked, nor did she give permission, for the use of her...– paris misses a rare chance point out her moral superiority to someone. (NOTE: if you are a presidential candidate and paris hilton can point out her moral superiority to you, you are in trouble.) (via people)
i get quoted on shakesville (cause i rule). :) :) :)
that mccain ad with britney/paris in it
perhaps the real point of the ad is to force obama to talk about the racist components of it so then he can be dismissed as someone who thinks every criticism of him is racist? it’s more of a racist dogwhistle than an overt statement, so i don’t think it would be immediately clear to some that there is racism in the ad. and if you don’t see the racism, then obama’s reaction...
There are no “bad guys.” Life just isn’t fair.– —Rosalie said this on the phone today and I want to remember it. (via kfan) i don’t know why this struck me so strongly, but i just wanted to shout out “That’s WRONG.” certainly a lot of life’s problems aren’t attributable to a bad guy who’s out to get you....
McCain and his campaign repeated at least two lines of attack against Obama,...– nbcnews, pointing out that mr. mccain’s trousers are engulfed in flames. (via yglesias)
what joys come from googling “bloody stumps”! Joel: Hey what are you two high-speed bit-blitters up to, anyway? Servo: Oh… uh… umm… We’re just… uh… umm… finishing our monster drawings… Joel: Monster drawings? Crow: Uh… ah… yeah… uh… yeah… That’s right. The movie inspired us to create our own...
for a memo i’m doing, i need to come up with a threat of violence that is not a credible threat, thus not meeting the CA Penal Code definition of criminal threats. here’s what i came up with: “I will rip my leg off and beat you about the head with the bloody stump.” can i include this in a legal memo or is it too flip?
Introducing Guy-liner and Manscara: new... →
if you are me, this is barely news. if you are k-lo, this tiny erosion of clearly deliniated gender roles is cause for a rallying cry - ‘Save the Males!” from what - pete wentz? smeared raccoon eyes? being as hot as johnny depp in pirates of the caribbean?
man booker longlist
Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Gaynor Arnold Girl in a Blue Dress Sebastian Barry The Secret Scripture John Berger From A to X Michelle de Kretser The Lost Dog Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies Linda Grant The Clothes on Their Backs Mohammed Hanif A...
a moment of levity from the neocons
it’s been a tough day - the earthquake (that barely managed to knock some shampoo bottles off a grocery store shelf as its worst damage) was draining and we’re all trying to recouperate. let’s look in on k-lo over at the corner! she seems to be systemically paging through the final exams obama administered to his con law classes back in the day. because that’s a great way...
note to self: the internet does not have information about an earthquake WHILE it is occurring. get under desk first. google later. it’ll be there about 2 minutes AFTER the quake finishes. note to others: i’m fine everyone’s fine very little if any damage.
words are power
there’s this whole litigation brouhaha going on right now in CA around the wording of the ballot proposition that would - well, the conflict is about how to describe the effect of the proposition. here’s two different ways: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California.” (as worded by Protect Marriage) “Changes California...
Maybe that is because I have only really engaged in bareback sex with the types...– This is the type of thing that really infuriates me about Moe Tkacik and Jezebel. (via toomuchawesome) What an embarrassing day to be a feminist, when one of its “advocates” thinks irresponsibility and disregard for others is the new black (leggings.) (via jgh) ugh. i can’t believe she got...
The penchant for Apatow men letting it all hang out has become a familiar and...– manohla dargis speaks truth about apatow movies. (via shakesville)
might as well get with it →
everything old is new again - it’s time to get with it. led zeppelin - i can’t quit you baby muse - feeling good bobby womack - daylight gabriella cilmi - sweet about me lupe fiasco - gangsta’s groove marlena shaw - california soul (diplo mix) santogold - oh my corazon cut copy - far away prince - sign o the times the dutchess and the duke - reservoir park albert hammond, jr -...
D.A. charges 21 with defrauding in-home care... →
SUCK. the program in question, In-Home Supportive Services, gives a person with a disability money to hire an in-home helper. the goal is to allow the person to stay in their home instead of moving to an institution for care, which medicaid would pay for and would be astronomically more expensive than paying an IHSS provider. so it’s a good program. the most recent stats i could find on...
LQ Traffic Alert!
marklisanti: Judging from the large number of distressed, traffic-related dispatches clogging my Twitter feed, the main freeway arteries to Comic-Con hav effectively become geek-internment camps, where thousands upon thousands of frustrated detainees in Green Lantern t-shirts are trapped in Prius-sized prisons, offering up ineffectual prayers for salvation to maddeningly dispassioniate deity...
Obama’s giving his much-anticipated Berlin speech even as we speak....– ezra’s spot on analysis of the importance of obama’s berlin speech.
Schwarzenegger seeks to slash state workers' pay... →
“About 200,000 would get the federal minimum wage, then receive back pay after a spending plan was enacted. But the state controller vows not to sign the order, and the matter could end up in court. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has prepared an order to cut the pay of about 200,000 state workers to the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour until a budget is signed” here’s an idea -...
i haven’t been sure what kind of plans to make for my upcoming 30th birthday. my bestie has hers about a month before mine and has somewhat stolen my “have everyone go away for a weekend” plan, so i’m casting around for ideas. however, after reading this, i’m pretty sure that even sitting around my apartment alone in the dark would be miles better than this...
hahaha, suckers! “i’m an alternative hipster person with tons of indie cred because i live in brooklyn and it’s so cool.” yeah, mtv real world cool! (they just left LA - someone’s got to take them in.)
Listen, fellows, I am not religious. I never went to church as a girl or...– hahahaha. i want pictures! (via erin)
I guess Phil Graham was right. There are more than a few whiners in this...– haha! mccain could never win best commenter on gawker. (via TMP, who notes that mccain is “framing his whole candidacy around a campaign of strategic whining about the claim that the political press is treating his younger opponent like he’s been treated for over a decade. He’s got...
Apparently desperate to distance himself from any affiliation with law...– he’s the biggest somethin’ that i’ve seen thus far… so much for coming up by moving weight. will this make him finally zip his shirt up? (via bossip)
We should tell Maliki, loudly and in public, that he owes his job to us, and...– john derbyshire at the corner, in a panic to abandon democracy-building rhetoric as quickly as possible.
If I was an Iraqi and I saw my once-hated prime minister finally start to...– spencer on his hypothetical iraqi reaction to mccain’s nonsense.
I have been there too many times. I’ve met too many times with him, and I...– senor mccain and his awesome powers of telepathy determine that Maliki, that Wily Oriental Gentleman, really wants the opposite of what he says he wants. i’ve got a lot more to say about this maliki mess but it’ll have to wait until i’m not at work. (via ezra)
i eat delivery food cause i don’t have kids! (from current tv.)
CAFFERTY: Well, you know, the answer is Viagra is used to treat a medical...– jack cafferty, some cnn guy, running his mouth. a friend told me this quote the other day and i thought it was a joke, a parody of an argument. this shit is harder to decode than new yorker covers.
Slim majority of California voters would uphold... →
The Field Poll of 672 likely voters found that 51% oppose Proposition 8, which would amend the state Constitution to define marriage as only between a man and woman. Forty-two percent of voters support the November ballot measure.
One of the many reasons [why I don’t like women’s lib (sic)] (albeit...– k-lo once again focusing on the really important gender discrimination rules. fuck equal pay and reproductive health rights and suffrage - get me a cab!
seriously, they are going to make sure that i have...
everyone’s been talking about the bush administration’s regulations that would define abortion to include contraception. while it’s funny in a haha our leaders are so wacky with their total disregard for logic and reason way, it’s also scary in that it would directly affect me. (and in all likelihood, you, regardless of your gender.) as an upper middle class white woman who...
1 in 4 California students quit school in the 2006-07 school year, including 1...– job well done, LAUSD. (via latimes)