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May. 19th, 2010 02:30 am
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Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: This tab's been open for days, no longer remember where I got it. Limbaugh's latest lie: "I don't tell lies on this program"Riiiiiight. (from mediamatters.org)
:: From IAVA, Report: Too many vets wait a year for claim. Can has change nao plz?
:: Also from IAVA, Durbin discusses help for homeless vets. (from chicagotribune.com)
:: Fuck Yeah Tammy Duckworth. From the above link, VA official lost legs, not her drive, in Iraq. (from chicagotribune.com)
:: It's about time! XD Another from IAVA, Let women work on subs, Navy secretary says (from usatoday.com)
:: This is unacceptable. Then again, it's been unacceptable. One more from IAVA, U.S. seeing more female homeless veterans. (from cnn.com)

HuffPo TVTropes'ing me again:
:: Ed's a partisan wanker, but he's on my side. ^_^ Another from HuffPo, Ed Schultz Challenges Eric Cantor To Exciting Debate.
:: Obama Slams Health Care Critics For Spreading "Outlandish Rumors".
:: Jacob M. Appel: "Mercy Killing: When Love & Law Conflict.
:: That guy has a point for the kind of situations he mentions, but I'm throwing my support behind Not Dead Yet.
:: Lionel Beehner: Why Dictators Tend to Babble.
:: Interesting. Henry Jenkins: In a Social Networking World, What's the Future of TV?
:: SING IT. Bill Maher: New Rule: If America Can't Get It Together, We Lose The Bald Eagle.
:: Well done, Mrs. Brown. Sarah Brown: A Changing Tide of Opinion for Girls and Women.
:: And this from British PM Gordon Brown and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: Taking Women's Rights Seriously.

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May. 19th, 2010 02:29 am
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(This is where the new stuff--the stuff that wasn't posted at my personal journal--starts.)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: Neato! From [info]lavenderfrost, When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite (from colfaxrecord.com)
:: I LOOOOVE The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. Thanks as to [info]exceptindreams for posting the poem.
:: Another BAD-ASS FEMALE. From Fizzy via Gtalk, The only woman in the French Foreign Legion. (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: ARGH, people suck. From @haterhater, Census Worker Found Hanged. (from care2.com)
:: From @trexsandwich, another article on the Census worker who was hanged. (From the AP)
:: @haterhater perusal continues (will do this with several tweeps): Police Report Filed by Acorn Exposes False Claims in Gotcha Vids. (from alternet.org)
:: From military.com, Reporter Injured by IED Bounces Back to Help Wounded Warriors. With non-automatic audio. (from podcasts.military.com)
:: From the National Partnership for Women and Families ActionSpeak, Health Insurance Reform as a Women's Issue: The First Lady's Take (from whitehouse.gov)
:: Another from ActionSpeak, With H1N1 Spreading this Labor Day: We Need Paid Sick Days, Not Another iPhone App FOR REALS. (from blog.nationalpartnership.org)
:: From military.com, Canadian Bill Would Aid US War Deserters.
:: From the above link, Swedish Women Troops Want 'Combat' Bra. I'd like one too, just for jogging.
:: Also from military.com, Standoff at VA Hospital Ends Peacefully.
:: Why am I not surprised? From NPfW&F: Teen Birth Rates Highest in States With Greatest Levels of Religious Belief, Study Finds. (from nationalpartnership.org)
:: From HuffPo, Keli Goff: Why I'm Grateful for Joe Wilson and the Fury of Racists. Well done, ms. Goff.
:: From the above link, The Millennial Generation. Been saying this for like two years now--we're gonna pass stuff like marriage equality because more and more progressives keep turning 18 and registering to vote! (from americanprogress.org):
One likely consequence of the Millennial generation’s rise is an end to the so-called culture wars that have marked American politics for the last several decades. Acrimonious disputes about family and religious values, feminism, gay rights, and race have frequently crippled progressives’ ability to make their case to the average American. Millennials support gay marriage, take race and gender equality as givens, are tolerant of religious and family diversity, have an open and positive attitude toward immigration, and generally display little interest in fighting over the divisive social issues of the past. Almost two-thirds agree that religious faith should focus more on promoting tolerance, social justice, and peace in society, and less on opposing abortion or gay rights.

Right. The fuck. ON.

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May. 11th, 2010 02:04 am
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(From September 22, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From @linktv, France pushes ahead with its 'green' agenda (from dw-world.de)
:: Another from @linktv, Indian School: Type Caste Damn, I wish I got LinkTV up here! (from linktv.org)
:: From @USArmy, Remembrance: Chaplain recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon
:: From @jorajo, ZOMFSM AN IRA GLASS FINGER PUPPET :D (from abbeychristine's Etsy shop)
:: Heehee. From @anamariecox, Newspaper ads to follow Vick and the Eagles (from philly.com)
:: Awesomecakes! From @militaryavenue, Organizations Recognized for Contributions to Military (from militaryavenue.com)
:: From @ontd_political, Your Daily Dose of Right-Wing Batshit. *disappointed sigh*
:: From @airamerica, How is ALS Disease Connected To The Gulf War? (from airamerica.com)
:: Also from @ariamerica, It's Not Just Van Jones: Environmentalists Move On and Look Ahead
:: From @JoinTheImpact, Health care reform and LGBT Americans (from jointheimpact.com)
:: This wins like woah. From @DavidShuster, Socialized America (from motherjones.net, automatic audio/video and popup warnings)
:: This is neato. From @ontd_political, Interview with John Marcotte, Author of the 2010 California Protection of Marriage Act(from cockeyed.com)
:: Another from @ontd_political, Steele" "Bad Form" for Obama to Invoke Kennedy At Health Care Speech. Well, if anyone knows bad form... *eyeroll*
:: From @newsminer, Alaska's Murphy the Moose marred by vandal WTF? Serioulsy? *another disappointed sigh* (from newsminer.com)
:: From @HumanityCritic, Rep. John Shimus Walked Out On Obama Speech Out Of "Frustration" :P (from huffingtonpost.com)

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May. 3rd, 2010 02:57 am
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(From September 2, 2009. Oops, out of order!)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From the second YouTube clip here at [info]olberfanns:

Joel McHale: We weren't born with wings.
Craig Ferguson: We weren't born with wheels either; you still drive a car.

:: From [info]landfill_sky, Birmingham Repertory Theatre: His Dark Materials Part 1 I'd so love to see that series on stage! :D
:: From a comment in one of [info]sideofzen's entries, How to Get Melted ChapStick Out of Clothes. Useful! (from ehow.com)
:: From [info]atheist, for the love of all that's cute and fluffy, The United States is NOT a Christian Nation!
:: From a [info]metaquotes comment thread, THE KITTY CAT DANCE. (YouTube, automatic audio, automatic AWESOME)
:: From [info]quirkybird, the poem How to Name Your Familiar by Erica Jong. Is lovely.
:: From @andersoncooper, Dear President Obama #221: Inch by inch ... it's a cinch ... maybe (from cnn.com)
:: This makes me cry. And it makes my blood boil. From [info]mil_wives, Why Are Army Recruiters Killing Themselves? ;_; (from time.com)
:: From @DonLemonFans, Protests to focus on doctor who performed 60,000 abortions *sigh* (from cnn.com)
:: From @DotGay, Linda Ronstadt's Gay Mission (from planetout.com)
:: SWEET. From @gayatheist, Referendum 71 Supporters Names & Addresses Will Be Released. :D
:: From [info]atheist, UMD Senate Votes to Drop Commencement Prayer Right on! :D (from wjla.com)
:: From this entry to [info]atheism, The End of Philosophy. I think [info]chron_job's commentary was better than the article. :P (from nytimes.com)
:: "Hey kids! Have you heard of NOM? And did you know that WaPo has their head up Brian Brown's ass?" From @GayRainArmy, Profile of Brian Brown, Executive Director of the National Organization for Marriage (jerk.) (from washingtonpost.com)
:: From [info]bisexual_world, Vermont lawmakers legalize gay marriage Marriage is a state issue. One at a time is how it should be. (from msnbc.msn.com)
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 1, 2009)

With great thanks to [profile] roboplege for posting these back in April.

Call it a Sidetrackedery special if you want to...

"But still, in terms of raw drama, the 'fair and balanced' newsmen of dystopian future sci-fi satirical shouting sledgehammer channel Fox News win out every time."


"...like a wacky neighbor from a bad sitcom..."


"He's good looking."
"Now, are you finding the world's news too scary and depressing to bear?"
"Yes."
"Do you tune in and simply think, 'oh, dear!'?"
"Yeah."
"Yeah I know you do because I am you, you dickhead."
"All right..."


"Fuck it, we'll do it live!"

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May. 2nd, 2010 04:32 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 29, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From [info]antitheism, The End of Christian America
:: From an [info]ontd_political thread, Barbara Boxer Gives Sen. Inhofe A Lesson Right on! (youtube, automatic audio)
:: From the same ontd_p posts's comments, Beck Rants Against Polar Bears: 'They Eat People! For The Love Of Pete, They're Big, Angry Bears!' *eyeroll*
:: From this post to [info]ontd_political, Breaking the Silence: Pro-Lifers' Choice for Women Well worth reading the whole thing.
:: From the above link, The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fressler. "The stories contained in this book are painful to read. They will make you angry. They will make you cry. But they are necessary."
:: Rock on. Me and My Teaspoon ;_;
:: From the disability comm on DW, Perspectives from a Blind Point of View, and from Googling "Tiger Embosser," I found Braille Printers. I hadn't thought of it until she mentioned it, and then I though, well, duh. :)
:: Also, Access Ability is awesome.
:: Schaweeeet. Accessibility, There's An App For That! :D
:: From @kennedynews, A Lifetime of Service *wibble*
:: From @marlaerwin, 10 Ways to Avoid Hipster Baby Names
:: And from the previous page, Supermodel Baby Names
:: This from [info]afa_mom at [info]ontd_political brought the trolly political lulz. :P
:: From @kennedynews, President Obama's eulogy for Senator Ted Kennedy. *snifflesob*
:: From [info]gmth's profile page via me liking the icon he used at an ontd_p thread, We Want The Public Option! Sign the petition, and pass it on!

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Apr. 6th, 2010 10:08 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(from August 6, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Weekly Bonus Question Some good ones! (from bbc.co.uk)
:: Another from Fizzy, From chip shop owner to doctor In the words of Fizzy, "good on you, Dr Chippie" :D (from bbc.co.uk)
:: And another from Fizzy: Great Parliamentary Brawls From Around the World Niiice. (from asylum.com)
:: Oh look, another from Fizzy! No, she's not spamming me, these are over the space of a few days. Get a grip. Have a nice day. And lighten up, dude. (from theage.com.au)
:: From [info]_53 at [info]atheismWoman Accused of Church Theft Blames Satan (from weirdnewsfiles.com)
:: Also from [info]_53 at [info]atheismMalaysian Woman Jailed For Worshipping Tea Pot Lordy fuck, it's not like they were hurting anyone. (from weirdasianews.com)
:: From random surfing, this and this about the "birthers" from news.bbc.co.uk, which is good at explaining things in Q&A format.
:: This NSFW gem that Chris just sent me. (8/5) (from somethingpositive.net) Have one more, also NSFW.
:: And another. I swear, Chris and I might as well be under those speech bubbles. :P
:: Another from Fizzy. This is awesome. Strong African communities will defeat terror recruiters (from theage.com.au)
:: So there was a mention of Rule 34 in a conversation with Fizzy. She suggested I Google "maths porn." I wound up at the TV Tropes page for Rule 34, so of course I haven't found it yet. But I did google one of the things I did find...WHUT. LHC - The Large Hardon Collider NSFW.
:: Found at the DW comm polybigbang, this excellent primer on polyamory

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Mar. 20th, 2010 07:32 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 3, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: COOOL! From Fizzy via Gtalk, Yarra's unusual visitors cause a stir (from theage.com.au)
:: This would be awesome. The goal: make solar more accessible (from heraldtribune.com)
:: And this is why we need a public option, like, YESTERDAY: 'Pre-existing' hits hard (from heraldtribune.com)
:: A happy story to warm the cold heart: Army veteran and her children ready to start over (from heraldtribune.com)
:: UGH and UGH. That is all.
:: From @zev4 Some veterans of recent wars find homelessness at home (from latimes.com)
:: THIS ONTD_POLITICAL COMMENT THREAD.
:: From @sarking, Chai's Big Bite Cocktail :D
:: From military.com, How to Lay Old Glory to Rest
:: From another link from someone on Twitter, Paleontologists brought to tears, laughter by Creation Museum (Fizzy, we should go there during the Epic Road Trip! It'd be Epic lulz. :D)
:: Well said, Tom! Meanwhile, back at the war... (from ac360.blogs.cnn.com)
:: From @Scoop44, Obama Urges Congress to Repeal DOMA

Obama said he wouldn’t tell gay rights activists to “be patient” for progress, but he did ask them to judge him by the promises that his administration keeps.

In other words, we’ll have to wait and see.

:: From @PaulReikhoff, Marine Finds Unlikely Reinforcements Online: Nerds :)
:: What the fuck? From military.com, INS Plans to Deport Wife of GI in Iraq
:: Neato! From cnn.com, Fourth of July goes global

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Dec. 26th, 2009 04:46 pm
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(From May 14, 2009)

More interesting stuff found from patiently going through my flist, and how often I get sidetracked and how far...

...and also from Twitter and from looking back through friends' LJs. :)

:: Some more from onesentence.org:

some funnies, some triggers )

:: This program for sending stuff to deployed troops, link found at [profile] militarylove.
:: Locked, but awesome. About other regions' opinions of the South.
:: Via RBR, This awesome faux commercial from the CBC show Rick Mercer Report. EPIC WIN.
:: Also via RBR, "CBC News! 24 hour coverage of a six hour event!" --Rick Mercer
:: And another RMR from the CBC via RBR: "He flew Air Force One and still Air Canada managed to lose his luggage."
:: Last one, RMR CBC RBR: I hope so too.

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