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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. 14th, 2010 03:26 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 27, 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 IAVA, Vets impatient with GI Bill payment delays (from militarytimes.com)
:: Also from IAVA, Obama to present Medal of Honor to Monti family Thursday (from militarytimes.com)
:: From HuffPo, Lorelei Kelly: Screaming Joe Wilson: Newt Gingrich's Frankenstein *sigh* Nevermind that Frankenstein was the doctor, not the creature.
:: This and this on the arrests made in Iraq after a rocket attack launched on the U.S. Embassy which coincided with Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Baghdad. (from militarytimes.com and nytimes.com)
:: From IAVA, Duckworth tells VA directors in Asheville to expect more women, more funding GOOD. (from citizen-times.com)
:: Heehee. From DailyKosTV, President Obama calling Kanye West a jackass. Off the record means off the record, but damn, that was fun to hear.
:: Right. The fuck. ON. From HuffPo, Trey Ellis: Mr. President, More "Jackass" Outbursts, please! XD
:: Getting TVTropes'd by HuffPo, cont'd: "Tea Party" Leader Melts Down On CNN: Obama Is An "Indonesian Muslim Turned Welfare Thug" Um, whut?
:: From a HuffPo Link, NineTwelvePhotos's photostream on Flickr.
:: From HuffPo, Reese Schonfeld: CNN Has Lost Its Way. He wrote:
When I heard one of the protesters demanding that President Obama and his "kind" were leading us to Communism, I had little doubt what "kind" he was talking about. Giving an audience of millions to enraged extremists is too great a gift to qualify as "freedom of speech."
And I disagree. Part of the beauty of freedom of speech is that everybody gets to be heard. I mean, yeah, CNN gets to decide what's shown on their air, but why not let the nutters hang themselves with their own rope?
:: So sad. Henry Gibson Died: Dead at 73 :( (from HuffPo)
:: SO not the change I voted for. RJ Eskow: Top Five Reasons the Baucus Bill is Really, Really Bad (from HuffPo)
:: Mo' HuffPo: CNBC's Maria Bartiromo Pretends Her Medicare Flub Never Happened I have a hunch that Maria Bartiromo is getting paid under the table by anti-reform corporations. But it's just a hunch. :P
:: This awesomeness about family from [info]metaquotes.
:: OMFFSM Dorkiest advice request ever. Is [info]mil_wives and therefore locked.

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May. 10th, 2010 12:41 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 17, 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 @militaryavenue, Financial Readiness: As Critical as Fully Charged Batteries (from militaryavenue.com)
:: From @USArmy, Combatives team gears up for contest (from army.mil)
:: From @airamericamedia, Post Mortem: Did Obama's Speech Set Stage for Death of Change? Excellent read. (from airamerica.com)
:: From @chrislhayes, The Trouble with Olympia Snowe's "trigger" compromise (from slate.com)
:: From @msnbc, Americans lacking health insurance rose in '08 (from msnbc.msn.com)
:: From @verucablue, The Republican Response, Arriving a Little Early (from washingtonpost.com)
:: From @gayatheist, Audio: Scientology says Homosexuals Are Physically Sick Ugh. (from thegayatheist.com)
:: From @HumanityCritic, Joe Wilson wasn't the only disrespectful Republican (from salon.com)
:: From @andersoncooper, One common goal (from ac360.blogs.cnn.com)
:: From @shannynmoore, "Get your waders..." Palin Respons To Obama's Speech...Where is Rep Wilson? (from shannynmoore.wordpress.com)
:: From @HumanityCritic, Flashback: Rep. Wilson Also Had To Apologize After Attacking Strom Thurmond's Illigitimate Daughter (from tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com)
:: The term I learned in boot camp: BAD ASS FEMALE. From @militaryavenue, Face of Defense: Unlikely Soldier Proves Self in Reserve (from militaryavenue.com)
:: From @natthedem, Wilson Faces the Cameras (from MSNBC and politicalwire.com)
:: From @danielabrams, Why is AP Claiming Obama's "Deep Sixing the Public Option"?

Analysis: Obama willing to deep-six public option

This analysis seems to spring from these two sentences:

For example — for example, some have suggested that the public option go into effect only in those markets where insurance companies are not providing affordable policies. Others have proposed a co-op or another non-profit entity to administer the plan. These are all constructive ideas worth exploring.

So, two sentences placating the GOP’s and Blue Dogs’ macaroni art constitutes a repudiation of the public option?

:: From @latara, Cheney Waits Until Last Minute Again To Buy Sept. 11 Gifts (from theonion.com)

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Mar. 31st, 2010 04:22 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 28, 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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:: This is awesome. From change.org, Youth Taking Action: Serving Iraqi refugees
:: Found at [info]rahmbamarama, Obama's First 100 Days from The Onion.
:: From [info]aesthetik_dekay at my Tim Minchin post, "I have this horrible fear of zombies..." Is good tiems. XD
:: From [info]queer_yay, another WBC smackdown! WIN.
:: Yes, another post of mine to [info]metaquotes. :) (Re: the "Ex-Masturbator" T-shirts, etc.)
:: Lordy. From [info]zevshir, Does Policy Endanger Female Soldiers? (from cbsnews.com)
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, An interview with Jerry Coyne (from americanscientist.org)
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Attitude of Rahm Emanuel (from esquire.com)
:: From [info]olberfanns, this video and this video of Keith Olbermann on CSPAN.
:: Neato! From Fizzy via Gtalk, Top Gear star to build Lego house (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: During a conversation on sexuality, I looked this up on Google: Two Spirited People A fascinating read.
:: An awesome Keith/Anderson AU by [info]peapods42.
:: From [info]driftingfocus, 6 Reasons North Korea is the Funniest Evil Dictatorship Ever (from cracked.com)
:: From the above link, The Insane Histories of the World's 6 Tiniest Nations (from cracked.com)
:: From [info]bisexual_world, Big City - A Teacher's Commitment Ceremony, and the Seventh Grade Is Invited WIN.
:: From [info]colbertobsessed, Snacks and Shit and Porn SFW - Safe For Work Porn Pictures :D
:: From @FreedomToServe, Gay Soldier on British Army Magazine It is so beyond time to repeal DADT.
:: From [info]exceptindreams, this poem that made me wibble:

"The Wounding Moment"
Chris Ransick

Don't try to tell me now
we were otherwise kind to the girl.
Such lies mock both the truth and
what we've become since with our
accumulated years. I know I will walk
backward through nightmares forever,
trying but unable to catch her tears
in my outstretched palm.
When you tormented her that day
at the woods' edge, summer sky
stormed because your words
curdled clouds. Yes, she was fat,
and her skin raw with blemishes.
I flinched when she raised her head,
red-rimmed eyes fierce, and learned
from her how to speak none of it.
I was, as always, captive in my
little-brotherness to you, my captain,
but I disowned you there with the
sunlight glinting off your blond hair,
all your beauty still somehow less
than her anger, sheathed.

:: The comments on this entry of [info]atheism are creative-solution-finding WIN.
:: From Fizzy, State faces 'worst-ever' fire season I'll be over here, worried sick for Fizzy and her family for the next several months.

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