066.

May. 19th, 2010 02:29 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(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.

---

:: 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.

062.

May. 14th, 2010 03:28 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 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.

---

:: This is useful: Uses for coffee filters, from [info]poor_skills.
:: This recipe for Chocolate Brownie Cobbler from [info]mhael.
:: From @MilitaryAvenue, Remains of Civil War Soldier Return Home on Anniversary Rest in peace, soldier. (from militaryavenue.com)
:: From IAVA, Lawmakers agree on use of advance VA funds (from navytimes.com)
:: Also from IAVA, Biden Pushes Iraqi Leaders On Vote Law, Oil-Bid Perks (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Another from IAVA, Soldier to receive Medal of Honor posthumously today (from Sept. 17, from military.com)
:: One more from IAVA: Afghanistan's Other Front (from nytimes.com)
:: From HuffPo, The Sad, Shocking Truth About How Women Are Feeling.
:: And from the above link, What's Happening To Women's Happiness? *sigh*
:: Via HuffPo, Anxious Kids at Risk for Obesity in Adulthood. Well, fuck. (from forbes.com)
:: From time.com, the much-talked about Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America? Yep, but if his media pimps are gonna keep him on the air/in print/online, he's got a right to be there. And not from any phony-baloney "god," from the Constitution. He's sure abusing the privilege of the TV show, the radio show, and the books, though.
:: From HuffPo, New TIME Cover on Glenn Beck Ignores Facts, and Worse.
:: Also from HuffPo, Bob Cesca: With a Health Care Plan This Insane, Who Needs Wingnuts? Right on, Mr. Cesca.
:: From the above link, The Baucus Bill: The Worst Policy in the Bill, and Possibly in the World Wait, a housewife looking for asecond job? What'd the first one be, then? (from voices.washingtonpost.com)
:: Another from HuffPo: Mitchell Bard: Baucus Debacle Shows Why Democrats Have to Stop Trying to Woo Republican Lawmakers.

058.

May. 13th, 2010 01:47 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 24, 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.

---

:: From @natthedem, President Obama Memorializes Walter Cronkite Is an excellent speech. (youtube)
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Barack Obama with a Cricket Bat. :D 'Cause Fizzy sent me that link when it was new, and I'm sure it'll make her smile again since she knows who the other guy is too. ^_^ Also, is a wholly perfect use of the "liberal riot bat of justice" tag. XD (is locked since it's RBR.)
:: This warms the cockles of my heart. From @books4soldiers, from 1SG Rob :)
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, What Would Jesus NOT Do? Well worth the watch. (youtube)
:: From @rkref, Tim Pawlenty: I Might Invoke the 10th Amendment to Stop Health Care Reform Well, there hasn't been much federalism discussion lately, but it's still bullpucky. (from washingtonindependent.com)
:: From [info]bisexual_world, The Bigots' Last Hurrah I'll say it again: SUCK IT, @NOMTWEETS. (from nytimes.com)
:: This addictive game that Fizzy showed me: Bubble Spinner It's addictive. (from addictinggames.com)
:: From [info]i_iz_norml, Ana Marie Cox -- Why We Should Get Rid of the White House Press Corps (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Also from [info]i_iz_norml, John Green -- Why We Should Get Rid of the Prom (from washingtonpost.com)
:: From [info]atheism, Laughing at Religion, a compilation of the YouTube Religion Wars.
:: From [info]sunoftheskye at [info]antitheism, This week (of Apr. 20th) in Holy Crimes.
:: About time! From change.org, Department of Labor Releases List of Slave-Made Goods.
:: Also from change.org, It's Time to End the Federal Ban on Gay Blood Donations It's past time. That ban is my age!
:: Another from change.org, Don't Let Kellogg's Buy Scientists: Froot Loops Aren't a Healthy Breakfast. Fo'reals.
:: Lubna Hussein rocks my socks. One more from change.org, Lubna & Her Pants *fistbumps from Alaska*

057.

May. 11th, 2010 02:05 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 23, 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.

---

:: From @linktv, POWER: Bishop Robinson on Finding the Strength Within (from fora.tv)
:: From @shannynmoore, The Death of Adam Hermanson (from thenation.com)
:: Another step towards equality. From @DavidShuster, Treatment of Alan Turing was "appalling" - PM (from number10.gov.uk)
:: From @rkref, On Malpractice Reform, Fine Print is Still Hazy (from washingtonpost.com)
:: From @linktv, KENYA: Water shortages lead to cholera outbreaks The oh-dear-ism, it's got me. This is horrible. (from irinnnews.org)
:: From @zestylime, Wilson Censure Now In Works Good. Now can we get back to health care reform? (from thepoliticalcarnival.blogspot.com)
:: From @newsminer, 3 Fort Richardson-based soldiers killed in Iraq ;_; (from newsminer.com)
:: This gem from [info]ghymoreid:

Anybody who in future wants to cast aspersions on somebody I love and happen to think probably saved the both of us from serious injury or discuss my health outside of my presence is henceforth cordially invited to direct all enquiries to Kiss My Curvy White Arse Incorporated.

:: From @militaryavenue, Security Progress Continues in Iraq, Despite Attacks (from militaryavenue.com)
:: This is awesome. Also from @militaryavenue, Naturalization Ceremony Honors New Uniformed Citizens :D (from militaryavenue.com)
:: This gem by [info]geekgirlofdoom, quoted by [info]slartibartfast at [info]metaquotes:

Just rewatched The Matrix for the first time in years and years. Find myself on the side of the machines rather than the resistance. Huh. I don't remember feeling that way the first bazillion times I watched it. Now I'm just like "WHATEVER. I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN A POST-APOCALYPTIC WASTELAND. ELROND CAN FEED OFF MY ELECTRIC PULSES SO LONG AS HE KEEPS PROVIDING ME WITH THE ABSTRACT CONCEPT OF CHOCOLATE AND SOAP AND PORN THANK YOU."

:: From @marlaerwin, The British Counter-Example tl;dr "terminological inexactitude" :D (from andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com)
:: From @McCainBlogette, GOP 'cranks' dominating debate (from politico.com)
:: From TRMS on the 11th, NARLO. Have some wingnuttery.
:: AWESOME. From @lechatsavant, a Dr. Seuss Parody Cover :D

055.

May. 11th, 2010 02:03 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 21, 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.

---

:: This needs to be seen. From an [info]ontd_political comment thread, Michael Moore's SICKO In. Its. Entirety. (from video.google.com)
:: Lordy fuck. From @HumanityCritic, VIDEO: Watch Joe "You Lie" Wilson Yell at Dem, Rant about His Hatred of America"More Judges Are Punishing Wall Street's Bad Behavior While Regulators Do Nothing... (via bloomberg.com)
:: From Huffington Post, New Rule: Conspiracy Weary Well done, Mr. Maher. XD
:: And another from HuffPo: Carolita Johnson: Obama's Zombification Of Our Children WIN.
:: From @linktv, Veiled Voices. This is fantastic.
:: From @verucablue, Obama Accepts Wilson's Apology. Can we get back to the HCR discussion now, please?
:: Oh, lordy. From @shannynmoore, South Carolina Congressman Who Sreamed at President Obama Fought to Keep Confederate Flag (from firedoglake.com)
:: From @USArmy, 1st Armored Division Museum moves to Fort Bliss
:: *sigh* From BreakingNews, President Obama proclaims September 11, 2009 as "Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance". National Day of Service and Remembrance wasn't enough? :P
:: From @AnaMarieCoxShow, Barbara Boxer Tells Rachel Maddow How She Feels Inside and other great video. Now I just wonder how the fuck they get the MSNBC embeds to work. :P (from airamerica.com)
:: *boggles* From @ontd_political, Japan death row 'breeds insanity' (via news.bbc.co.uk)
:: From @newsminer, Effects of Arctic warming seen as widespread. Learn from my mistake and don't read the comments.
:: From @shannynmoore RTing @Franklin808, Sept. 8's This Modern World (from salon.com)
:: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA TOP GOV. From @Scoop44 and CurrentTV.

054.

May. 10th, 2010 12:42 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 18, 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.

---

:: From @natthedem, You Lie (from ta-nehisicoates.theatlantic.com)
:: ARGH. From @USArmy, Free health care available to those willing to sacrifice Why should you have to sacrifice (outside of, yanno, paying taxes) for something that should be a right of citizenship?
:: From @militaryavenue, Soldiers take 'Extreme Makeover' to Afghanistan (from militaryavenue.com)
:: Jerry Nadler, Fuck Yeah. From @ontd_political, Dems To Intorduce DOMA Repeal in House. It's about fucking time!
:: Ugh. Stay classy, Blue Cross. From @ontd_political, Blue Cross Blue Shield Execs Profited From Bogus Bonuses (via HuffPo)
:: From @natthedem, Probable beltway evolution of Wilson's "You Lie" :P (from dailykos.com)
:: *sigh* on so many levels. From @linktv, Frankfurt Book Fair revokes invitations to dissident Chinese writers. (from dw-world.de)
:: From the above link to the main page, Post 9/11, has Europe paid too high a price for security?
:: Another: Brussels to pump billions into helping poorer nations fight global warming.
:: From @newsminer, Alaska board denies appeals of Palin ethics complaints. (from newsminer.com)
:: Freaking cool. From @marlaerwin, The Trash Project: An evening of dance performed by the employees and machinery of Austin's Solid Waste Service Department. (from forkliftdanceworks.com)
:: Neato! From @linktv, Obama reverses the way the world sees America. (from dw-world.de)
:: RIGHT ON. From @ontd_political, Scrubs + Rock the Vote = Rock the Healthcare :D
:: Intawestink. From @ontd_political, It's against House rules to call President a liar. (from bluestateredhead at dailykos)
:: The specificity that it's okay for Members to refer to unnamed officials as "our half-baked nitwits handling foreign affairs" is fucking hilarious, though. XD

053.

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.

---

:: 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)

052.

May. 10th, 2010 12:39 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 16, 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.

---

:: From @rkref, Paul Begala: Why I Loved Obama's Health Care Speech Right the fuck on, dude. (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: HAHAHAHAHA. From the links from the above link, Best News Blooper Ever? BBC Reporter Has Issues :D :D (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From @ontd_political, AP FACT CHECK: Obama uses iffy math on defecit pledge and other checks.
:: From @partlyyellow via @harrislacewell, The look you do NOT want to get! The comments are priceless! (from twitpic.com)
:: Wow, that didn't take long. From @sarking, Joe Wilson Is Your Pre-Existing Condition :D :D (from joewilsonisyourpreexistingcondition.com)
Some examples:
:: Joe Wilson laid off your dad just before his pension kicked in
:: Joe Wilson let his dog poop on your lawn
:: Joe Wilson pilfered your grandparent's pension account
:: Joe Wilson doesn't respect the constitution of your United States
:: Joe Wilson didn't refill your Brita pitcher
:: Joe Wilson sued your gramma for filesharing
:: Joe Wilson is on your death panel
:: Joe Wilson readjusted your car seat and rearview mirrors
:: Joe Wilson farted during your wedding vows
:: Joe Wilson stopped seeding the torrent at 97% complete
:: From @natthedem, Obama's Speech Moves Swing Voters to Support Reform (from democracycorps.com)
:: From @rkref, E.J. Dionne Jr. - At Long Last, Obama Fires Back on Health Reform (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Also from @rkref, Republicans Behaving Badly by Eugene Robinson. (from voices.washingtonpost.com)
:: Another from @rkref, On Brink, Obama Is Resolute and Clear (from nytimes.com)
:: And another from @rkref: More Reactions to Obama's Speech (from politicalwire.com)
:: Excellent! :D From @militaryavenue, Navy helps families with special-needs children (from nayvtimes.com)
:: Also from @militaryavenue, DOD Targets Drug Abuse During Red Ribbon Week (from militaryavenue.com)
:: Another from @militaryavenue, Guide for Helping Children and Youth Cope with Separation (a PDF from the DOD)
:: From @chrislhayes, Does Joe Wilson Believe the President Was Actually Lying? (from thenation.com)
:: From @militaryavenue, Housing market crisis hits home with Soldiers (from militaryavenue.com)

051.

May. 9th, 2010 08:49 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 15, 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.

---

:: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. The "H" stands for "Hussein." (from [info]atheism)
:: From [info]queer_theory, 100 Unintentionally Hilarious Spam Subject Lines LAWL. (from cracked.com)
:: Also from [info]queer_theory, the Mudhouse Cafe in Springfield, MO :)
:: This gem from [info]fancy_galloway:

I liked church. which is odd.

I came to a conclusion: I have not accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior, I have however added him to my buddy list. I friended him on myspace. I commented on his facebook.

So yeah, we are not exactly in the "close intimate relationship" the pastor described, but I dont mind him living next door, he can date my sister, and I'd buy a car from him.

:: And this unfortunate funneh from [info]sarken:
As I do about once every year, I took my contact out, dropped and couldn't find it, and concluded I must have missed and left it in. I tried to take it out again, thereby reminding myself that OW FUCK IT HURTS WHEN YOU GRAB YOUR EYEBALL AND PINCH.
:: This well-considered commentary on Genesis from [info]solid_squid at [info]antitheism.
:: From @msnbc, Tweet by tweet: Breaking Down Obama's speech (from msnbc.msn.com)
:: COOOOOOL. From @aesthetik_dekay, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Touring Exhibit. XD
:: From whitehouse.gov, Remarks by the President to a Joint Session of Congress on Health Care. Full text, yo.
:: From @ontd_political, Text of letter to the President from senator Edward M. Kennedy.
:: From [info]metaquotes, a modern reboot of Passover. :P
:: From @impeachmybush, The Obama-Pelosi-Biden "bitch plz" face at Joe Wilson (FUCK YEAH.)
:: SCHAWEET. From Fizzy via Gtalk, The Passion of the Facebook :D
:: From @rkref, Joe Wilson of South Carolina said Obama lied, but he didn't. (from politifact.com)
:: From @books4soldiers, ACB maintainers keep Apaches in air (from booksforsoldiers.com)

044.

May. 6th, 2010 12:48 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
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.

---

:: Hee. From [info]atheism, US religious Right concedes defeat
:: This is fucking awesome. The Gonzales Cantata A choir work based on transcripts of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Alberto Gonzales, by Australian composer (who's lived in the US for six years) Melissa Dunphy.
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, this adorableness of kids' responses to "What does love mean?" found at [info]sw_fangirl's LJ. :)
:: From [info]mil_wives, Working Around the Military: Challenges of Military Spouse Employment. Very well done, methinks.
:: From [info]words_spoken, her fantastic professional photography website featuring her often-breathtaking images.
:: This are epic smackdown. From [info]atheism, Christopher Hitchens vs. Todd Freil on Wretched Radio. FULL POINTS SIR. Also, Todd Freil is a douchebag. (from atheistmedia.com)
:: From [info]navytron89, these sci-fi-ish pics from the Paris Fashion Show I always wonder when I see stuff like that, who would buy such a thing, and where would he/she wear it? (from [info]wendylady2)
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Stephen Colbert on Whose Line Is It Anyway! (youtube)
:: Awww. :( From Fizzy, Mr. Percival's last flight. (from theage.com.au)
:: Here, have some creationist bullshit: From [info]atheism, How God Helped Noah by Using Earth's Magnetosphere. And I was really impressed with this comment, which is rare because it comes from [info]vox_diabolica, one of the community's trolls:

Wait... Doesn't hydrogen need to combust in order to combine with oxygen to make water? That was strangely missing from the Genesis account. 'And Noah said: "Oh the humanity! The sky is on fire!" And lo, the boat he made out of very flammable wood was fried.'

:: This is fucking awesome. From [info]amuin at [info]metaquotes, [info]elenbarathi on same-sex marriage: (yes, I'm gonna quote the whole thing)

"I'm very much against ALL marriage, except in the religious sense. If people want to get married by the rites of their church, whether it's the Catholic Church or the Church of All Worlds, that's fine with me and I wish them all mazel tov (or the Martian equivalent.) I totally support the church's right to say who may or may not be married within its tradition. HOWEVER, this joyful religious ceremony should have NO standing under U.S. law, any more than baptism has. In this country, Church and State are separate.

Let adults wishing to legally share their resources and responsibilities with their adult cohabitants go down to City Hall and file a contract specifying the details of their arrangement. The number and sex of the signers and which (if any) of them are sharing a bed should be NO business of the State's.

:: ARGH. From [info]ontd_political, Trigger Warning (It's about the public option, it's not actually triggery.)
:: Cuteness picspam here! Is [info]rahmbamarama so it's locked.
:: From [info]i_iz_norml, Michigan part of growing push for autism coverage. 'Bout time.
:: Also from [info]i_iz_norml, Still Overlooking Austistic Adults. Another one to file under #HCRNAO

041.

May. 5th, 2010 02:13 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 5, 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.

---

:: This will make any sane person's blood boil. From [info]rpeate at [info]antitheism, NOM's Marriage Talking Points. Nope, it's still bigotry and discrimination.
:: From @jorajo, this super-cute kitty .gif! :D
:: From a comment thread in [info]atheist, shitty advice is shitty. (from salon.com)
:: And this excellent comment to said shitty advice from [info]chron_job. (Also, a lot of the other letters in response to the article are very good.)
:: An excellent bit on friending and LJ by [info]skreidle, found at [info]fragbert:

It occurs to me that you may just want to lay out some ground rules...about how this LJ is for you first, audience second; that there will be some days you don't post, and that's just life, please don't email/comment/txt about the lack o' dailypost; to keep the drama out; and that when you boil it down, listing someone as a "friend" on LJ only means two things: 1) 'I currently enjoy reading what you write', and 2) 'I'm allowing you to see my Friends-Only posts.' Anything beyond that is icing."

:: From @danielabrams, Voices Revealed: Kidnapper's Blog Flooded With Vengeful Comments. Because that's so constructive, yanno? *eyeroll* (from mediaite.com)
:: More Beckshit. From @danielabrams, Glenn Beck Accuses Obama of Starting Oligarhy (Sic) :P (from mediaite.com)
:: From [info]aesthetik_dekay, the [info]autism community, and from there, Carly's Voice. Is fascinating.
:: Have some Newt Gingrich being an ignorant jerkoff: from [info]repate at [info]antitheism, Obama administration 'anti-religious,' Gingrich says. Dude, liberal non est secular. There is a religious left.
:: From @roomerholmes, H.R. 3200 IN ITS ENTIRETY. And I'm determined to have read it all by the end of the month.
:: Heehee, right on. From [info]ksol1460 at [info]olberfanns, Barnacle Bill the Sailor. Mightily NSFW, this is the bawdy version. :) (from kristinhall.org)
:: And here's the clean version she posted at [info]olberfanns. :P
:: From [info]lady_sci_fi (I still think that's an awesome username) at [info]olberfanns, Aaron Sorkin returning to TV? Possible fictional show based on Countdown with Keith Olbermann? That would be frakkin' AWESOME.
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Biden's Puppy Breeder: "Never, Never, Never Again". Lordy, people were dicks to her.
:: WORDY GOODNESS. A comment thread in [info]mil_wives led me to [info]stupid_free which led me to a post in [info]ohnotheydidnt and in a comment thread therein I found World Wide Words. :D

037.

May. 2nd, 2010 04:32 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[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.

---

:: 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!

034.

Apr. 19th, 2010 09:45 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 25, 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.

---

:: The comments on [info]olberfanns leading up to Keith's anticlimactic "big announcment" are fucking great.
:: Yeah, so I've linked to or copied just about every poem that [info]exceptindreams has posted that I've seen in keeping up with my flist. Well, they deserve to be linked/copied. Here's another, Listen! by Vladimir Mayakovsky.
:: From a comment thread in [info]atheist, 10 myths -- and 10 truths -- about atheism by Sam Harris. A really, really excellent article. Go read it! (from latimes.com)
:: This from [info]metaquotes:

My debit cards are, evidently, made in Outer Mongolia, on a machine that only works on days when it can be powered by the divine light of the full moon. It is then shipped by camel to Uttar Pradesh, where it's lost for six days. When, finally, one of the child workers in that factory amputates a finger on a diamond drill, it turns out, in quest for the first-aid kit (which is actually just a gun to shoot the kid with) that my debit card was being used to hold a door open. Acting promptly, the factory foreman grabs my card, uses it to slit the kid's throat, and then drops the bloodstained card into an envelope, which is probably addressed to Maine. The UPPS drops the envelope into the hold of a tramp steamer going the wrong direction, and eventually the card winds up in Africa, where I see it being used as a ping-pong paddle in the slums of Nairobi on Another Touching Discovery Documentary About Somewhere You Never Want To Live. The producer of the show is only available via carrier pigeon during the day, but can be reached by a pillar of fire at night, so eventually he takes the card from the kids playing ping-pong and sends it off to me, where it will be, for NO EVIDENT REASON, rerouted to Des Moines, IA, because Des Moines, WA is close enough, despite the zip code being wildly different. Eventually, the card will be hand-carried to me by a convicted serial killer named Opus, who is pretty sure I gots a purdy mouf.

On the plus side, I never, ever notice the bloodstains from the kid in Uttar Pradesh, because by the time I have time to examine the card, I've had to use it to kill Opus, so I assume it's his blood.

(And for all of you who laughed, there's plenty of room for the lot of you in Heather's Happy Hellbound Handbasket.)
:: This, this, and this, from [info]a_tergo_lupi. (from photoninthedarkness.com and sciencebasedmedicine.org)
:: From change.org, Students vs. the Defense of Marriage Act I wanted to stay umarried for just this reason, but with Chris going back into the military...I still feel guilty about it, like I'm flashing my heteronormative privilege around, even though I'm not heterosexual.
:: From change.org, A Global Look At Women's Attitudes Toward Domestic Abuse :(
:: From a link from change.org, Why I need a Public Option For Health Care Reform, by Danine Spencer (from danine.net)
:: Most of these are spot-on. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Uncomfortable Plot Summaries
:: From this [info]metaquotes context, How do you explain a missing hand to a child? Excellent article, and excellent comments. (from bbc.co.uk)
:: And then I looked up Kids Like Me So. Freaking. Cute.
:: Also from that context, Aimee Mullins and her 12 pairs of legs And they are neato. :)
:: So a comment in that context mentioned BoingBoing, though I didn't see the nephew's project mentioned there, but I did findthis awesomeness from [info]naominovik: her book His Majesty's Dragon, the full text!, and others. :D
:: And this deserves extra pimpage: The Suvudu Free Book Library! I don't think I'll be in a "book funk" for quite some time. XD Lots of series to get into here!
:: Two more links from that context's comments: Student Activism and A Fabulous Child's Story. Is super-neato. :)

---

029.

Apr. 9th, 2010 03:02 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 19, 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.

---

:: From [info]ontd_politicalObama's Man on the Budget - Just 40 and Going Like 60
:: This fucking awesome music video full of badass women getting what they want from [info]greensilver (via 
:: From [info]metaquote[info]james_nicoll on whether Canada should annex the Turks and Caicos Islands
:: From the above, The Rhinoceros Party of Canada Neeeeeato. (from wikipedia)
:: ARGH. *stomps around, fuming* Anchorage Mayor Vetoes Gay Rights Ordnance. I'd so like to make the drive there just to kick this motherfucker in the shins. (from newsminer.com)
:: From [info]metaquotesan excellent turn of phrase :D
:: I love these kind of lists. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Things that say 'Melbourne' (even more than a big M) :D
:: From @marlaerwin, OMG, how accepting: Australian Ruggers, and from there, This Is Oz - Speak up for an inclusive Australia EPIC WIN, Y'ALL. :D
:: From McClatchy, Who's behind the attacks on a health care overhaul?
:: From [info]ontd_politicalSpeaking Freely, Biden Finds Influential Role (from nytimes.com)
:: From @8C, Language Log >> An Old Person's Guide to "No Homo" I've seen this on an "Army / No Homo" T-shirt, and I even heard it at a barbecue with Reid and some of his Army buddies...but now I know the origins. (from languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu)
:: Also from @8C, Sweet Surrender: A Little Debbie Death Match :D :D:: One more from @8C, A Selection of People You Will Always Find in a Yoga Class ...heehee... 

---

028.

Apr. 9th, 2010 03:01 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 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.

---

:: Awesome. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Browns join Twitter war over NHS (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: From six degrees of , One SyStep Forward, Two SySteps Back. Who'd'a thunk it? A fail bigger than the name "SyFy" itself.
:: This is so cool. From Fizzy, Sit-Skiers relish fruity instruction
:: From @JoinTheImpact, Assembly OKs gay rights ordinance 7-4 :D :D
:: Another from Fizzy: School pupil, 90, dies in Kenya What an awesome guy. :)
:: From [info]ontd_politicalCanada prepared to fight zombie invasion! So. Fucking. Cool. (And the source article, Scholars put braaaaains together to thwart zombies :D)
:: From a comment in the above, the comic President Evil. (from ontd_political, locked)
:: From a link from one of [info]liz_marcs's cut-the-bullshit posts, the one for countries with government health care, Say Hello to Yellow: State-Sponsored Healthcare in Denmark I really like the card idea. (Though you'd think something like a Social Security Number would work here.)
:: From HuffPo, Michael Krantz: Who Would Jesus Insure? Tea Party Dispatch From San Francisco
:: From [info]fizzylandDNA Sculpture is "Vile and Offensive" Whut.
:: From the site of the last link, Being Religious is like Eating Sand
:: Heehee. From [info]atheismJesus of the Week :D
:: From [info]maddow_kicksRachel Maddow on Afghanistan -- ang Groupies and finally buying a TV (PODCAST) (but it's not automatic audio)
:: I call BULLSHIT. But this comment is fucking hilarious:

"Keep your Jesus off my penis, keep your Bible off my balls, keep your prayers outta my ears and your crosses off my walls. You can have the virgin mother and the ressurection[sic] too, but keep your Jesus off my penis and I’ll keep my penis off of you."
:: Another one from Fizzy: 10 Popular Porn Scenarios That Seem Highly Implausible (from cracked.com) 

---

027.

Apr. 6th, 2010 10:12 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 13, 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.

---

:: From friendlyatheist at tumblr, 10 Worst Evolutionary Designs (from wired.com)
:: From Chris via Gtalk, this catgirls-and-ninjas goodness from Yosh! Comics. (from yoshsaga.com)

From HuffPo:
:: James Rucker: GEICO Pulls Its Ads from Glenn Beck Show
:: Bob Cesca: Keep Your Goddamn Government Hands Off My Medicare!
:: Bob Cesca: Republicans Lying to Old People About Euthanasia, Robots
:: After "Death Panel" Claim, Palin Now Calls For Civility
:: Cenk Uygur: The Last Gasp of the Angry White Man
:: Kathleeen Reardon: The "Death Panel" Already Exists! It's called private insurance.
:: Dean Baker: Governor Palin's Crazed Health Care Rant: Blame the Washington Post You mean EX-Governor.

---

:: From a link at HuffPo, Bob Cesca's Awesome Blog! Go! (bobcesca.com)
:: From another link at HuffPo, Anti-Reform Group takes Credit For Helping Gin Up Town Hall Rallies (from theplumline.whorunsgov.com)
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Are US healthcare protests genuine? (And she showed me this before I mentioned my getting TVTropes'ed by HuffPo.) (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: AWWWWW. Chris just sent this to me, with "How i feel about you" (only he doesn't share the pictures I send him). (Also, this.)
:: Another from Chris: Overlord 2: Minions at a Glance Best. FAQ. EVER. (warning: bit of automatic audio when you first get there) (from overlordgame.com)
:: From @USArmy, A class act: Army Prep School graduates 2,000 in first year (from army.mil)
:: From @jorajo, Rachel Maddow is my sweetie Awwwww. (from sfgate.com)
:: Twister Duvet Cover. DO WANT.
:: From military.com, Russia Holds US Humvees as Trophies:: Neato! Also from military.com, GI launches recycling effort in Iraq 

---

020.

Mar. 25th, 2010 11:38 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 13, 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.

---

:: Phelps (WBC) people getting pwned in an epic way, courtesy of [info]lavenderfrost. :D
:: Yeah, what she said! From [info]eh_notsomuch
:: Fizzy sent me this from Cake Wrecks. XDDD
:: Well, this hit a little too close to home. (from PostSecret)
:: From Daily Kos via @Shoq, Former CIGNA executive says Michael Moore was right all along
:: HOLY SHIT FUNNEH. Rule 34: If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions. (from PunditKitchen)
:: The sack lunches, from [info]militarylove. Made me cry.
:: FUCKING COOL. From [info]metaquotes.
:: Yes, another one from [info]metaquotes. I couldn't just let "Righteous American Penis of Justice" go un-re-quoted, now, could I?
:: How to make Rice Cooker Bread. From a post at [info]poor_skills.
:: Linked in an [info]antitheism entry, Don't ask, don't tell documentary explores gays in the military. Especially read the comments.
:: From this post in [info]antitheism, Atheists call for 'debaptism' (from the BBC) Neato. :)
:: Via [info]lavenderfrost, This is your Nation on White Privilege (Updated) (from redroom.com)
:: This gem from [info]metaquotes:

On that topic, it occurs to me that Easter is truly the original holiday of the Living Dead (one of the originals, anyways-- I'm sure there are older mythologies too). And that, therefore, it ought to be taken over by the zombie contingent and adopted as one of their holy days. So remember, kids, leave out a nice basket of brains for Jesus so he won't come after yours!

:: From [info]quirkybird, a lovely poem called "Woe".

Woe!

It is true, our tribe is similar to the bees,
It gathers honey of wisdom, carries it, stores it in honeycombs.
I am able to roam for hours
Through the labyrinth of the main library, floor to floor.
But yesterday, looking for the words of masters and prophets,
I wandered into high regions
That are visited by practically no one.
I would open a book and could decipher nothing.
For letters faded and disappeared from the pages.
Woe! I exclaimed-so it comes to this?
Where are you, venerable ones, with your beards and wigs,
Your nights spent by a candle, griefs of your wives?
So a message saving the world is silenced forever?
At your home it was the day of making preserves.
And your dog, sleeping by the fire, would wake up,
Yawn, and look at you, as if knowing.


Czeslaw Milosz

:: And some RBR fun that I posted to [info]metaquotes. :)

---

018.

Mar. 20th, 2010 07:32 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[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.

---

:: 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

---

017.

Mar. 20th, 2010 07:30 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From June 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.

---

:: This is fucking awesome: She finally has a home: Harvard
:: FUCK YEAH TAMMY BALDWIN. Baldwin Pitches Gay Health Care Bill
:: COOOOOOL. (from [info]a_tergo_lupi who found it at boston.com)
:: A great cause! Who Else Wants to Change a Child's Life? (from darrenrowse.com)
:: This and this are making my blood boil. Not the text of the second post, but the horror stories of the American "health care system" on both that just make my blood boil.
:: DO WANT. From [info]saucydwellings, Giant World Map, Earth-toned
:: Neato. From gayrights.change.org, Of Gay Penguins and Lesbian Fruit Flies
:: Huh. From homelessness.change.org, A Bad Alternative to Panhandling
:: From humantrafficking.change.org, Is Hershey's secret Ingredient Child Slavery? Important to know.
:: From @zev4, Rising toll at US military hospital in Afghanistan
:: From @zev4, Vets Under Siege: How America Deceives and Dishonors Those Who Fight Our Battles Not good for one's blood pressure.
:: From [info]skywaterblue, Pink dolphin appears in US lake
:: Also from [info]skywaterblue, Bush Adm. Weighed Restricting 1st Amendment *fumes*
:: And another from [info]skywaterblue, Kepler Spacecraft Will Search Cosmos for Earth-Like Planets Cooooooool! :D
:: Well done, Barry! From [info]eh_notsomuch, Obama Suspends Bush Rule on Endangered Species :D
:: I have this fear too, every time I hear the doorbell. (A [info]mil_wives post, locked)
:: From [info]eh_notsomuch, Obama Vs. The Washington Estabishment
:: From @sarking, Jackson dies, almost takes Internet with him I didn't even read the article. The title is just pure win.
:: Also from @sarking, CNN bit on media reading of lovey-dovey emails
:: LAWL. Morning Joe crew cracks up over "Pearl Necklace" Okay, that totally rofled my copter. :D

---

Profile

sidetrackedery: the word "sidetrackedery," light blue on dark blue (Default)
Sidetrackedery

June 2010

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789 101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags