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May. 10th, 2010 12:41 pm
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(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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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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May. 6th, 2010 12:50 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 9, 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 pretty neat. Another from [info]i_iz_norml, Colorful way to better autistic kids' social skills :)
:: While picking [info]europelaughing's icons for the icon meme, I got to [info]bitsy_icons, which took me to spiffy Twilight snark by [info]cleolinda. :D
:: Another bit of awesomeness by [info]cleolinda linked from [info]bitsy_icons: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Fifteen Minutes Awesome.
:: The above post was a [info]m15m, so I went there, and from there found [info]made_of_fail_pc, and from there, Peter David's blog! Peter David is one of my favorite Star Trek writers.
:: From this post in [info]antitheism, this funny comedian by Maria Bamford:

I had a friend invite me to this "class" he had taken. "It's really changed my life. Would you like to come to a newcomers class at 7:30 PM? There's no obligation, and it's free!" And I was like "sure I'll join your cult!"

And I went! I went to the cult because they said they had free food, and that's MY religion. ;)

:: From @gayatheist, Michelangelo Signorile Takes on NOM's Brian Brown.
:: This is the only link I'm going to post regarding SurveyFail. From Hoyden About Town.
:: Neato! From kink_bingo at DW, Slash Books :D :D
:: This awesomeness from [info]thepodsquad, quoted by [info]supersuncspaz7 at [info]metaquotes:

Me: can I just say, really quickly, that whenever I watch shows about Jesus, I'm like, "Damn, Jesus, you were awesome."
Me: and then I get sad for him chillin' up in heaven having to deal with so many assholes invoking his name for stupid shit.
Me: Like...Creed.
Me: I bet Jesus is so not a fan of Creed.
Me: He's like, "Really, Scott Stapp? Really? This is what we're doing now?"
Me: Only in Aramaic or whatever.
MADELINE: i say that all the time
MADELINE: jesus is totally like OH MY GOD I AM GOING TO MY ROOM UNTIL THESE BITCHES CALM DOWN
MADELINE: and God is like, Jesus? Honey? Come out.
Me: And he's like, "DAD. DAD. I cannot deal with these people, okay? I mean, at least you can smite them. I'm just sitting up here chilling and wishing I could have a chocolate Easter egg."
MADELINE: and God's like, honey. come on.
Me: and eventually, God has to go get Mary
Me: and Mary's like, "He's your son."
Me: and God's all, "Mary, please. Not now. Your son needs you."
MADELINE: LOL
MADELINE: And Mary's all, you know, I try and I try, but let me just tell you this: when he lived with me, he was not like this.

:: From [info]thrifthorror, Evil Bunny Megapost D: (from shewalkssoftly.com)
:: After Fizzy saw the bit in an earlier Sidetrackedery about Barnacle Bill, she sent me the link to the lyrics to "Eskimo Nell" and it are NSFW.
:: Also from Fizzy, a bawdier version of Barnacle Bill.
:: A quote from [info]polyanarch posted by [info]torasama in [info]metaquotes:

Christianity: The belief that life and all of the universe is a gift from an imaginary magic spirit who lives in space and is angry at all humans because a woman he made of spare ribs was talked into eating the fruit from a magic tree by a talking snake. This is the same magic spirit who later came down and impregnated a virgin so he could have a son who would be killed and turned into a zombie. This was so that people could eat the meat and drink the blood from his zombie body and be saved from the stigma of what that rib-woman did by eating the magic fruit that made the magic spirit mad in the first place. Only by eating this magic zombie flesh and blood, and telepathically pledging their lives to him, can the descendants of the spare-rib woman be forgiven and follow his son whom he sent to save them from himself.

:: Okay, for the rest of this one I'll just link to the [info]metaquotes post. :P
:: This bit of Richard Dawkins awesome from [info]atheism. :)

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May. 6th, 2010 12:46 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 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 military.com, Guard Opens First Academy for Dropouts. Neato! :)
:: Also from military.com, Working With War Wounds. Best wishes, Sgt. Ranno.
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, TRMS Insani-Tea: Conservatives Rally Around "Teabagging" Oh, here they come. Going through April is gonna be FUN!
:: From @DonLemonFans, Viral Web site mocks Wal-Mart customers. I'm looking through People of Wal-Mart, and as a Southerner, I haven't found anything particularly offensive yet. Most of it's just funny/embarrassing.
:: From @Scoop44, Why Objectivity Just Won't Matter
:: From @gayatheist, Protect Maine Equality Releases First Two TV Ads Well done!
:: From Encyclopedia Dramatica, quoted by [info]zevshir:

how being verbose works to your advantage:

"If your teacher assigns you a paper on some boring-ass topic like the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791, you know that bitch isn't gonna read every single paper in your 500 seat lecture class, so you can just fire up the copypasta machine and make your paper so long and boring that she'll get about 3 pages in before giving up and scribbling a "B" on it before running off to some seedy motel with one of her other students."

:: Neato! From [info]zevshir, North Carolina Town Prints Own Currency to Support Local Business
:: Awwwwwww. From [info]exceptindreams, I know you little, I love you lots.
:: WIN. From @GayRainArmy, Finger Bitten Off in Fight At Health Care Rally. The injured anti-reform man walked to Los Robles hospital to have the finger reattached. He has Medicare.
:: This, this, and this, and this on the conservative freakout over President Obama's speech to schoolkids on Sept. 8th.
:: Awwwwww! From @sarking, Squirrel nuts over builder friend (from news.bbc.co.uk, automatic audio/video)
:: From @USArmy, Pledge of support from first lady begins family conference Nice.
:: YAYS! From @gayatheist, BREAKING: Calif. Assembly Passes Harvey Milk Day Bill :D :D :D
:: From an [info]atheism comment thread, this (an NZ survey) and (a US survey) on religion, non-religion, and demographics. (from openparachute.wordpress.com and doubtreligion.blogspot.com)

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May. 3rd, 2010 02:56 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 3, 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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:: Excellent! From @gayatheist, Uruguay Approves Gay Adoption (from thegayatheist.com from afp)
:: From [info]metaquotes, I know it would convince me... Wordy goodness. :)
:: FULL POINTS, CANADA. From [info]ontd_political, Thanks, Canada: Facebooks's 4 Big Privacy Fixes :D
:: From an [info]ontd_political comment thread, Everysaturdaymorning's Blog, written by one of the Escort Volunteer Coordinators for the only abortion clinic in Louisville, KY.
:: This makes me so sad. From [info]ontd_political, Reading Rainbow ends its 26-year run. I'd say my childhood weeps, but I've watched it as an adult too. I hope it comes out on DVD or something, I'd show the episodes to my kids someday.
:: Right. The fuck. ON. (from an ontd_p comment thread)
:: From [info]shiruartist, Great Geek Debates: Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt *geeks the fuck out* (from wired.com)
:: WOOHOO! From [info]partlyyellow, Vermont Marriage Equality kicks in at Midnight Eastern! :D :D :D (from unitethefight.blogspot.com)
:: From @PaulReikhoff, Student-veterans pinched by aid delay. *facepalm* (from dailyiowan.com)
:: Awwww Joey! From [info]rahmbamarama, Biden Cracks Up Announcers With Jokes About His Baldness, Dan Quayle. With video! :D (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From @roomerholmes, House Leadership Memo Urges Dems: Remember That Public Option Has Tons Of Support. (from theplumline.whorunsgov.com)
:: From this entry in [info]metaquotes, Asian Women Carnival #1, then Deconstruction of the Land, Which I Pledge No Allegiance, then Racism has consequences at UW, and You are guilty, Yellow. Can I go back to kindergarten where people were just people?
:: From this entry in [info]atheism, Medium Large. :)
:: From [info]exceptindreams, this lovely poem called The World Is a Beautiful Place, by Lawrence Ferlenghetti. An excerpt (emphasis mine on my favorite line):

Yes the world is the best place of all
for a lot of such things as
making the fun scene
and making the love scene
and making the sad scene
and singing low songs and having inspirations
and walking around
looking at everything
and smelling flowers
and goosing statues
and even thinking
and kissing people and
making babies and wearing pants
and waving hats and
dancing
and going swimming in rivers
on picnics
in the middle of the summer
and just generally
'living it up'
Yes
but then right in the middle of it
comes the smiling

:: From @DonLemonFans, President Obama's message in a bottle (from ac360.blogs.cnn.com)

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