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May. 13th, 2010 01:50 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 26, 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, 4 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan ;_; (from cnn.com)
:: Also from IAVA, U.S. gives new rights to Afghan prisoners. (from msnbc.msn.com)
:: From @Scoop44, Making Media Partisanship Work.
:: From Brave New Films, SickForProfit.com. The video will make your blood boil.
:: From @trexsandwich, NatalieDee. Awesome and funny comics. :D
:: From @shannynmoore, Frank Schaeffer: Glenn Beck and the 9/12 Marchers: Subversive From Within Very informative, please read. (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From @newsminer, Yes on sales tax Some of the comments are even smart. (from newsminer.com)
:: HAHAHAHAHA. Wilson Shouts 'You Lie' After Wife Fakes Orgasm (from borowitzreport.com)
:: From a link from HuffPo, The 9/12 Project: What? (from trueslant.com)
:: Beautiful time-suck win. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Orisinal : Morning Sunshine (from ferryhalim.com)
:: Why am I not surprised? From HuffPo, 9/12 March 'Tea Party' Photo: False Image Spread By Anti-Reform Activists and thisfrom PolitiFact that goes into more detail.
:: This will make your head explode with RAAAAGE. From Trialia via Gtalk, Steven L. Anderson: Killing Gays is Not Murder (from signorile.com)
:: From BBC News, Is race a factor in Obama protests Um, do bears shit in the woods?
:: From military.com, Military Spouses Create Group to Help Troops, Vets Find Jobs :D
:: Also from military.com, Military Chief Suggests Need to Enlarge U.S. Afghan Force (from nytimes.com)

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May. 13th, 2010 01:49 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 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.

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:: From change.org, Darfur Activism: Fact & Fiction.
:: Also from change.org, The Presidential Principle of "Make Me Do It".
:: From a [info]poor_skills comment thread, Survival Guide to Homelessness and Leaving Abuse.
:: In fact, the whole post is chock-full of good advice about escaping abuse and being homeless/living on the cheap.
:: Roller Derby FTMFW. From [info]landfill_sky, the Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames :D
:: Fucking AWESOME. From @milblogging, Col. Tim Kopra Tweets from Space, "We're preparing the orbiter for return--setting up seats, pulling out suits.Weather's iffy" :D :D (from milblogging.com)
:: WTFF? From @ontd_political, College president honors "diversity" by naming center after Dick Cheney. Dude, being pro-marriage equality is great, but it doesn't make up for all the other stuff. (via philly.com)
:: Your occasional does of tasteless jokery from an [info]ontd_political comment thread:

Knock knock
Who's there?
9/11
9/11 who?
YOU SAID YOU'D NEVER FORGET

...

When does a pentagon have four sides?
When it intersects a plane
:: (We can all hang out in the special hell later.)
:: From @zev4, US man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house (from gmanews.tv)
:: Hahaha! From @marlaerwin, It's time to play Cheese or Font XD
:: From @msnbc_politics, This 9/11, Obama has bullhorn on terrorism. (from msnbc.msn.com)
:: From [info]eh_notsomuch, Call the waaaaaaaaaah-mbulance. About the top 1% complaining about how "hard" they have it now. (via nymag.com)
:: From @newsminer, 'Make your pie and eat it too' at Ester festival. Books, pies, and a McDermott playing the ukulele. What more could you want? (from newsminer.com)
:: From IAVA, U.S. to send more counter-explosives units to Afghanistan. (from latimes.com)

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May. 11th, 2010 02:05 am
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[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.

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:: 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

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May. 11th, 2010 02:04 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(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. 10th, 2010 12:42 pm
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[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.

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:: 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

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May. 7th, 2010 01:59 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 12, 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]athiesm, Stupid Dinosaur Lies. It is win.
:: Ugh. From an [info]atheism comment thread, Vegan Couple Sentence [sic] to Prison for Baby's Death. What. The. Fuck.
:: Ooh, this is COOL. From [info]antitheism, Amazon tribe converts missionary. :D :D
:: This invective-filled fic awesomeness from [info]shakti at [info]rahmbamarama: Tea Baggin' It. XD
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, FreedomWorks Orchestrates 'Grassroots' Movements To Serve Dick Armey's Corporate Clients. O hai ASTROTURF. (from thinkprogress.org)
:: This awesomeness from [info]lavenderfrost explaining #teabagging.
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, The Rotting Racist Underbelly of the Tea Party Protests.
:: From [info]antitheism, Cenk Uygur: If You're a Christian, Muslim or Jew - You are Wrong. Originally published at Huffington Post.
:: From [info]antitheism, Chick tracts make witnessing easy! Lulziness is lulzy. Poe's Law? Prolly not, alas.
:: From [info]antitheism, This I Believe: There Is No God by Penn Jillette at npr.org
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Yunnan: My New Favorite Tea by Zeke Emanuel at food.theatlantic.com.
:: From [info]curriejean at [info]atheism, from a link at Pharyngula, The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time (Douglas Adams is at 43, and PZ Meyers is at 45.) (from brainz.org)
:: Fuck ye, Sarah: From @newsminer, Sarah Palin blasts health care reform in editorial (from newsminer.com)
:: From the 50 Most Brilliant Atheists page, The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and it's chock full of useful text and video. :D
:: This gem from [info]metaquotes about the sometimes-contradictory nature of Harry Potter fandom.

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May. 7th, 2010 01:57 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 10, 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, Why Do Christians Insit That Hitler Was an Atheist? 'Cause he, yanno, wasn't.
:: From [info]metaquotes, Straight men? in my gossip community? :P
:: From [info]antitheism, something I'd never given any thought to: foreskin restoration. Random sidetrackedery is random, y/n/foreskin?
:: From [info]trexsandwich just now, Pix Pâtisserie *om nom nom*
:: Awesomecakes! From [info]poor_skills, [info]poorskills and from there, TimeBanks.org, which is a freaking awesome idea. :D
:: This is fucking cool. [info]quirkybird linked to her Flickr photostream, and one of the sets is Battlestar Galactisimpsons!
:: From [info]curriejean at [info]antitheism, Articles written by Currie Jean at helium.com :)
:: I love puns. Especially puns from [info]rahmbamarama. :D
:: Well, shit. From @newsminer, State confirms swine flu cause of Fairbanks student's death :(
:: HAHAHAHAHA. From [info]antitheism, The Brick Testament. :D
:: This is so sad. From [info]eh_notsomuch, 10 years later, the real story behind Columbine.
:: Ugh. From @gayatheist, Catholic Church Steps Up Anti-Gay marriage Efforts In Maine. Dammit, what the hell is the problem with allowing consenting adults to marry?!
:: From [info]metaquotes, dome69 believes in the power of vagina. Is a great read that makes several good points.
:: Oh. My. Flying. Spaghetti. Monster. From [info]metaquotes, Aliens Rickroll the World. :D :D :D
:: Yep, more [info]metaquotes! kkatowll is having car troubles.

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Apr. 9th, 2010 03:02 am
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[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.

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:: 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... 

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Mar. 25th, 2010 11:40 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 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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:: HAHAHAHAHAHA. From [info]metaquotes.
:: From military.com, Unknown No More; Fallen Troop Named Neato! :)
:: What would Pat Buchanan have to say to get himself fired from MSNBC? (from mediamatters.org)
:: Death to My Embryos! Long Live Stem Cells! (by Michele Kayal at HuffPo)
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, What's Left For A Soul To Do?
:: From [info]skywaterblue, EXCLUSIVE: Pocket Books Announces 2010 Star Trek Books -- Includes 4 'JJ-verse' Novels Um, in case it wasn't obvious, there are MAJOR SPOILERS therein.
:: Also from [info]skywaterblue, Doctor Who's David Tenant tipped to play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit Interesting!
:: This massive stack of win from [info]metaquotes.
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Holy hoon: flying nun clocked at 180km/h :D
:: From the Fairbanks News-Miner, Alaska firefighters grapple with blazes
:: From military.com, Rules for Rendering Hand Salute of U.S. Flag
:: LAWL. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Stand-up straight and listen when Barack Obama speaks to you (from smh.com.au)
:: This awesome, awesome article, found via a link from [info]rahmbamarama: The Unitarian Jihad For the win:

We are Unitarian Jihad. We are everywhere. We have not been born again, nor have we sworn a blood oath. We do not think that God cares what we read, what we eat or whom we sleep with. Brother Neutron Bomb of Serenity notes for the record that he does not have a moral code but is nevertheless a good person, and Unexalted Leader Garrote of Forgiveness stipulates that Brother Neutron Bomb of Serenity is a good person, and this is to be reflected in the minutes.

And some more win:

Brother Gatling Gun of Patience notes that he's pretty sure the world is out to get him because everyone laughs when he says he is a Unitarian. There were murmurs of assent around the room, and someone suggested that we buy some Congress members and really stick it to the Baptists. But this was deemed against Revolutionary Principles, and Brother Gatling Gun of Patience was remanded to the Sunday Flowers and Banners committee.

People of the United States! We are Unitarian Jihad! We can strike without warning. Pockets of reasonableness and harmony will appear as if from nowhere! Nice people will run the government again! There will be coffee and cookies in the Gandhi Room after the revolution.

:: From this entry in [info]atheism, Quiverfull, the patriarchy movement o.O
:: Also, No Longer Quivering, the blog of the two escapees mentioned in the previous article.
:: This from [info]ontd_political on marriage from a [info]lavenderfrost entry, and also this, this, and this.

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Mar. 25th, 2010 11:37 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 7, 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 the Huffington Post, Palin Facebook Message Slams Media, References "Higher Calling"
:: From the Huffington Post, Murkowski Blasts Palin: You Abandoned Our State
:: From cnn.com, USO: It's not your father's entertainment anymore
:: From feministe.us, Thoughts on disability and respectful language, by way of this entry from .
:: RIGHT ON, QSCRIBE! From Pam's House Blend, Christians and "Civility"
:: From this awesomeness from [info]metaquotes:

I'm also going to take the time to state that if I get an Ipod Touch and they update the shit in September with a camera, sparkles, an easy bake oven, glitter, the power to circumcise, a tattoo gun, sunblock/lube dispenser, UV teeth whitener, taser, waffle iron, froyo dispenser, a tiny little gay man to criticize my outfits, and the ordained powers that be to marry anyone or anything, or any other cool shit, I'm going to be PISSED.

:: From [info]driftingfocus, A purrfect place for fanciers of felines: A kitten cafe! :D
:: From [info]fizzylizard via Gtalk, Comic cultures combine as Islam meets Superman (from theage.com.au)
:: From @msnbc, Tax appeals slam local governments Yikes!
:: From the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Tell Speaker Pelosi: It's Time to Repeal DADT Please sign and pass on!

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Feb. 1st, 2010 03:30 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From June 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 [info]zevshir, Under the Hood: Oleo Strut History

The coffeehouse was given the name "The Oleo Strut." An oleo strut is a shock absorber, and we saw this as a metaphor for what we hoped the place would be for the soldiers we hoped to work with. We had no idea what a shock we were about to absorb.

Within a week of opening, soldiers were coming in at night to tell us of riot control training they were taking part in during the day. They'd been told they were going to Chicago to "fight the hippies and the commies" who were going to show up for the Democratic Convention the next month. They were terribly upset at the thought of having to possibly open fire on Americans who they agreed with about the war and the need for change here in America. Soldiers were talking about deserting, about running away to Mexico, about "doing something."

Our response was a little yellow sticker, two inches by two inches. On it was a white hand flashing the "peace sign," backed by a black fist. We printed up 1,000 of them and passed them out. GIs said they would put these on their helmets if they were called into the streets, to identify themselves to the protestors. At this point, the Army got very upset with us.

The Monday of the convention, 5,000 troops were ordered to board the transports. They were headed for the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago, as backup for the Chicago Police Department. As the soldiers were preparing to board the airplanes, the bravest act of antiwar protest I ever knew of happened.

43 Black soldiers, all combat veterans, refused to board the airplanes. Due to the self-separation of the races on the base, we had no idea this was going to happen. The Black troops had organized themselves. They knew what they were going to get for this. The minimum qualification to be one of those who would refuse was the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, so the Army wouldn't be able to call them cowards.

:: From @ObamaNews, A Town Hall on Fatherhood
:: Cheesy title, good article. From @PaulReikhoff, Hey Lindsay Lohan! Did You Hear About the Major Victory for Thousands of Stop-Lossed Troops?
:: From [info]ontd_political, this made me cry for reals (and not just because I'm a crybaby).
:: Accessibility FAIL. Man, service dog turned away at fairgrounds (from wthr.com)
:: From @USArmy, Alaska supports Army kids, NCOs Right on! :D
:: From @zestylime, Shep Smith Mocks 'Glenn Beck Friday,' 'I Don't Even Know What The Heck the Thing Is' (YouTube) THAT is fucking awesome. And so, clearly, is Shep Smith. His hour is the only hour of FNC I can watch without my blood pressure going through the roof.
:: Also from @zestylime, Smith gives Fox News even-tempered voice
:: WHAT THE PFFUCK? From @Meggion, Senator: 'We're allowing gays to exist' (from thenewcivilrightsmovement.com) **FUMES**
:: From [info]trialia via Facebook, How to Be a Good Friend to Someone With Chronic Pain (from thetramadoldiaries.com) tl;dr: be there, and don't be a jerk.
:: From postsecret.com, Anonymity Project: The PostSecret Effect. (YouTube) Warning: tearjerker.
:: Awesome! From @Scoop44, Texting for Humanity.
:: Well, fuck. From @newsminer, Fewer jobs in Alaska than a year ago
:: From @newsminer, List of ethics complaints filed against Alaska Gov. Palin
:: From (I can't remember) on Twitter, With Plan and a Rope, Captives Fled from Taliban (from nytimes.com)

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Feb. 1st, 2010 03:28 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From June 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.

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:: MOUNTAIN DEW. IN MY NOSE. (from this TPM article)



:: Oh, shit. (from blog.foreignpolicy.com)
:: From @newsminer, Exxon told to pay $500 million interest on Alaska oil spill award
:: From @lid86, Showdown over "Hate Speech" at Garfield High school WBC getting the smackdown again FTMFW!
:: Also from @lid86, More of the Garfield High smackdown, with pictures!
:: COOOOOOOL. From @skywaterblue, Introducing the Warpship (from dsc.discovery.com) This could not have come at a better time, since I'm finally working on my novels! :D
:: From the previous article, How Warp Speed Works (from howstuffworks.com) :D :D :D
:: Further link on warp drive, Warp Drive Engine Could Suck Earth into Black Hole Then maybe they should kick it Trek-style and not go to warp in a star system?
:: The HRC's Corporate Equality Index
:: Not that his EPIC FAIL wasn't already common knowledge: Top 10 Rush Limbaugh Racist Quotes
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Guantanamo and the mosue that roared (from the BBC) O SNAP.

But perhaps the new administration has not yet caught up on the niceties of what powers the mother country retains over these "overseas territories". It is security, defence and foreign policy, if they ever ask.

:: From actually getting back to my flist, this thoughtful discussion from [info]atheism.
:: Via [info]ontd_political, Iran's Day of Anguish
:: From thehill.com, Habits hard to break about the GOP and young voters.
:: From boingboing.net, Cyberwar guide for Iran elections Very useful information!
:: From military.com, High Court Rejects 'Don't Ask' Challenge Most of the comments made me very sad... ;_;
:: FUCK YEAH HILLARY CLINTON. Partnering Against Human Trafficking (h/t @andersoncooper, article at washingtonpost.com)
:: Another from @andersoncooper, "Come on...It's just pot" An excellent article, and also some good conversation in the comments.
:: I'm disgusted, but not surprised. Abercrombie "Banishes" Girl With Prosthetic Arm To storeroom Because She Doesn't Fit The "Look Policy" (from jezebel.com)
:: I LOL'ed. The Big Money: A&F Loses its cool (from msnbc.com)

Teens who haven't abandoned the shopping mall altogether are buying their clothes at stores like American Eagle and Aeropostale, which are increasingly positioning themselves as budget-friendly. Both stores are currently pushing promotions online, like buy-one, get-one free deals. Check out Abercrombie's Web site, though, and while you won't find any such online promotions on the latest season's items, you will find (warning!) a model with his hand down his pants.

:: From guardian.co.uk, A fantastic page for up-to-the-minute #IranElection news.
:: Right on, Senator Gillibrand! From @ltdanchoi, I Stand With Lt. Dan Choi, It's Time To Repeal DADT (from dailykos.com)
:: From @JoinTheImpact, Equality is now. Demand it!
:: From gayrights.change.org, A petition urging Congress to support H.R. 433, the Stonewall Resolution Please sign and promote!

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