Wednesday, June 30, 2010

quote of the day

“Like many Wisconsinites, I am disappointed in the substantive effect of today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in the case of McConkey v. J.B. Van Hollen, et al. The ballot initiative that spurred this case was more a matter of politics than principle. Regrettably, Wisconsinites, including many LGBT families, must live with a state constitution that enshrines discrimination.

While the effect of this ruling is a setback in our effort to repeal the discriminatory constitutional amendment banning marriage equality and civil unions, we will continue our quest for equality.”

– rep. tammy baldwin (D-WI)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

quote of the day

"The president just called for creating a fund that would be administered by outsiders, which would be more of a redistribution-of-wealth fund...

But if I was the head of BP, I would let the signal get out there -- 'We're not going to be chumps, and we're not going to be fleeced.' And they shouldn't be. They shouldn't have to be fleeced and make chumps to have to pay for perpetual unemployment and all the rest -- they've got to be legitimate claims."
– mn gop rep. michelle bachman

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

it's that percussive piano

not so sure about the video, but sarah mclachlan's new song is stuck in my head like a hair in a biscuit.

in case you missed it

quote(s) of the day

"You know, our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. And in fact Thomas Jefferson said it's good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years.

I hope that's not where we're going, but, you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying my goodness what can we do to turn this country around?

I'll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out.
sharron angle
nv gop senate candidate, january 2010

"The nation is arming. What are they arming for, if it isn't that they are so distrustful of their government? They're afraid they'll have to fight for their liberty in more Second Amendment kinds of ways. That's why I look at this as almost an imperative. If we don't win at the ballot box, what will be the next step?"
sharron angle
nv gop senate candidate, may 2010.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

i've just seen a face

kevin cameron and tomoe kawafuchi's daughter mona (two syllables, easy to say, and pronounced the same in japanese and english.) growing up in rural japan.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

james brown teaches you how to dance.

put your damn shoes on and pay attention.

(hat tip cathye hancock)

the sky is not less blue

time's mark halperin suggests that all the hating on obama done by the right and the tea partiers is actually good for the president:
While the conservatives' ultimate condemnation [of President Obama] rallies their core base supporters and has resonated with some centrist voters, over time it is unlikely to produce a majority against the administration.

As long as those trying to beat him are blind to the fact that tens of millions of voting Americans actually think Obama is doing a fine job, this President has a great ally in his enemies.

skip the movie, read the review

please. save yourself 146 minutes, read lindy west's review of "sex and the city 2," and be done with it.