Monday, May 23, 2005
And if you don't realize how serious a sci-fi nut I am, go read my writer rant about Orson Scott Card dissing the Force. Regret it, he will. Hmmmm.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Meanwhile, I've gotten quite a collection of wonderful links going on in the Wild-Eyed Coalition of Prog Bloggers so go forth and enjoy some bloggers who are posting.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Jon must experience the power of the Digerati.
I now proclaim that a didgeridoo is an occassion where the Digerati swarm on an issue. Like an online flash mob.
Go forth. Watch the Daily Show blog report on blog reporting.
Jon will learn to respect skippy the bush kangaroo. Oh yes, he will. He should endeavor to be one of us, not scorn us.
(Meanwhile, props to skippy the bush kangaroo for being mentioned on CNN on the Daily Show. W00T!)
The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich - and Cheat Everybody Else
It looks like I'm not the only one obsessed with the aggregate move of wealth upwards. It's scary stuff. Thinking Peace has a nice excerpt, or you can get your own copy by clicking on my link.
"But democracy also requires vigorous debate and give-and-take. When the great majority of people are not pursuing their own interests, the power of the political donor class grows. And while the wealthy have, and always will have, disproportionate influence over politics, their power can only be held in check by the great mass of voters recognizing and pursuing their own self-interest. The spread of corporate policies that prohibit workers from wearing campaign buttons or discussing politics at work is part of the trend that squelches debate that might pose a threat to the political donor class and its power in reshaping our tax system to benefit their interests.How the rich arranged to do so much better than everyone else, and the reasons why they took home huge increases in income while many lost ground, were not state secrets. To the extent that government continues to be conducted in the open, many of the answers can be found in the public record. But if no one looks in obvious places and they do not become part of the news, then, like Edgar Allan Poe’s “Purloined Letter,” those answers can be hidden in plain sight..."
Sounds like three wolves and a lamb just voted on what to have for dinner...
A. Top Five Lyrics that Move Your Heart:
- "I guess it took a little time for me to see
The reason I was born into this world
And what I'd have to go through
For I've finally realize that I could be
Infinitely better than before
I'll face whatever comes my way
Savor each moment of the day
Love as many people as I can along the way
Help someone who's giving up
If it's just to raise my eyes and pray" ~ Always Tomorrow, Gloria Estefan
- "Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted-One moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?" ~ Lose Yourself, Eminem
- "I never spent a single day in retail
telling people what they want to hear
telling people anything to make a sale
Eating in the food court
with the old and the bored" ~ Never Is Enough, Barenaked Ladies
- "Wake up, ninety miles an hour, take the world's fastest shower,
Coffee black, microwave it, I'm at my best caffeinated.
Out the door, pick up the pace, I'm here, I'm there, I'm everyplace.
That's how it goes, a day in my life, I'm on my toes from morning to night
Livin' like this, some might say it's so exhaustin' frenzied, manic
Call me nuts but I like it frantic" ~ Frantic, Jamie O'Neal
- "When you dance the fiddlers stand in line,
That's something you should remember" ~ Reap What You Sow, Obsessive Behavior
B. Top 5 Instrumentals:
- Throne Room - John Williams (Star Wars Soundtrack and the Recessional for our wedding... sans Wookie yowl)
- Ode to a Butterfly - Nickle Creek
- Tempest - Jesse Cook
- Concerning Hobbits - Howard Shore (LOTR Soundtrack)
- Catina Band - John Williams (Star Wars Soundtrack)
- Sting, Brand New Day Tour (my first concert, a present from my husband for my 30th birthday)
- walking down Bourbon Street (best when accompanied by Cafe Du Monde beignets)
D. Top Five Artists You Think More People Should Listen To:
- Rebeka Reed
- Obsessive Behavior
- Squirrel Nut Zippers
- Johnny Deluxe
- The Corrs
E. Top Five Albums You Must Hear From Start to Finish:
- Zenyatta Mendatta - The Police
- Nothing Like The Sun - Sting
- The Woman in Me - Shania Twain
- Stripped - Christina Aguilera
- Forgiven, Not Forgotten - The Corrs
- Jimmy Buffet
- Dolly Parton
- Louis Armstrong
Monday, May 9, 2005
Saturday, May 7, 2005
You should go check the info out because, as they would say, "you paid for it… dammit, you better get some use out of it."
Thursday, May 5, 2005
Talk to the Hand Smurf
I may be a padawan, but they call me LONSU PASAN of the planet Zoloft
On the street my gangsta name is Supa Bitch Ass
My pirate name is Musket Ball Carmen
And Davezilla did me right by telling me that:
My Blues Singer Name is Jolly Clinton
My Punk Rock Band is called the Dramatic Cats
My name as an extra in "Star Wars" is Glonk the Blender Blender
and my Porn Star Name is Precious Victoria
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Liberalism: A political theory founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority. [Also a] 19th-century Protestant movement that favored free intellectual inquiry, stressed the ethical and humanitarian content of Christianity, and de-emphasized dogmatic theology.Let's head on into the religious side of it. So what do we mean by "free intellectual inquiry"? I see this as having an opportunity (freedom, liberty, latitude) to think about religion for yourself. That is actually the way that I was raised and I have to say good things about it. Seeking your own information and making informed choices is, for me, an important part of a free life. When your thoughts and beliefs are controlled (which is a scary thing, but the basis of a lot of religion), then you are never truly free, no matter what political freedoms are guaranteed to you by your country.
Ultimately, intellectual freedom is true freedom. As Viktor Frankl wrote in Man's Search for Meaning, "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." Free your mind and the rest will follow.
"We're going to deal with truth on my program," Mr. Colbert said. "We're going to catch the world in the headlights of my justice." (NY Times)Go Stephen!
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
"You're a complete liberal, utterly without a trace of Republicanism. Your strength is as the strength of ten because your heart is pure. (You hope.)"
"... so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, thoseMy signature quote is from Walt Disney. "My fun is working on a project and solving the problems." Since I'm a Projects Manager and I'm a Disney fanatic I thought it fit pretty well. :) Are the people at your office this cool?
who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent,
and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious
and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men."
-- Voltarine de Cleyre
"Be Yourself. Don't Contribute to Global Norming."
"Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity."
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