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Friday, July 09, 2010

way to go governor quinn!

Illinois Passes Law Requiring That All Rape Kits Be Tested

As reports of untested rape kits across the U.S. just keep on rolling in, Illinois has passed a law mandating that every rape kit be tested.
Facing criticism that physical evidence from sexual assault cases in Illinois often went unanalyzed, Gov. Patrick J. Quinn this week signed a law requiring the police to test all rape kits. State officials and victims’ advocates said it is the first such law in the nation.
Over the past year, critics had exposed a backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Illinois, and officials said the law would send an important message..................

the last time i was dans paris



via bob cesca's awesome blog

Note the blackboard spellings.

we had to give the pup equal time!


i really am sorry, but i HAD to


got this over ta

lemmy's blog alphaville

i don't usually lecture people on food, eating or health

even though i am vegan, my diet is horrible (i eat way too much AND a potato chip never was once self propelled). i smoke too

BUT i've talked about aspartame before and will again. it's POISON (in my personal opinion. of course i'm not a trained scientist but you'll never get me to change my mind). end of story

America's Deadliest Sweetener Betrays Millions, Then Hoodwinks You with Name Change

Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history, and its approval for use in food was the most contested in FDA history. In the end, the artificial sweetener was approved, not on scientific grounds, but rather because of strong political and financial pressure. After all, aspartame was previously listed by the Pentagon as a  biochemical warfare agent!
It's hard to believe such a chemical would be allowed into the food supply, but it was, and it has been wreaking silent havoc with people's health for the past 30 years.
The truth is, it should never have been released onto the market, and allowing it to remain in the food chain is seriously hurting people -- no matter how many times you rebrand it under fancy new names....

thank you for this (at least) iran

Iranian Embassy denies widow to be stoned to death

The Iranian Embassy in London on Thursday denied reports by media and human rights groups that a convicted adulterer would face death by stoning for her crime.
The execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, who has already spent five years in prison and received 99 lashes for alleged adultery, would "disgust and appall the watching world," the British Government declared, according to a report Thursday in U.K. newspaper The Times.
Later Thursday, the Iranian Embassy took issue with those comments, releasing its own  statement that "according to information from the relevant judicial authorities in Iran, she will not be executed by stoning punishment." It was uncertain if Ashtiani would face death by another means........

i told you i'd make it up to you

via (check out the comments on the boing boing posting at the link. it's well worth it)

and yes, women and their wee wees are indeed skanky ho hos (BUT of course, note that DAVE IS IN THE CLOSET. also note, all of this lingo may be code for BIRTH CONTROL as well)

here at the palatial estates of the semi-sane madwoman,

it's been WAY TOO EFFING HOT to blog. not to worry. i'll try to catch up this weekend. anyway, here's something you MUST read if you haven't yet

woot (woot) i love you! first came the email about woot being bought by amazon (and if you haven't read this DO SO IMMEDIATELY. i forwarded it to a communications director at my company)

now this. woot to the ap (the assholes at ap charge even if you print ONE word of their shite. i try never to link to ap articles, but sometimes one has to. i'll link to the headline, but not print anything else. it's not something i enjoy doing). anyway, READ THIS:

What Kind Of Crate Would A Hippo Go In?

Hey, The Associated Press! Great to see you! And thanks so much for noticing our little blog post the other day. But, well… we wanted to talk for a second.
The AP, we can’t thank you enough for looking our way. You see, when we showed off our good news on Wednesday afternoon, we expected we’d get a little bit of attention. But when we found your little newsy thing you do, we couldn’t help but notice something important. And that something is this: you printed our web content in your article! The web content that came from our blog! Why, isn’t that the very thing you’ve previously told nu-media bloggers they’re not supposed to do?
So, The AP, here we are. Just to be fair about this, we’ve used your very own pricing scheme to calculate how much you owe us. By looking through the link above, and comparing your post with our original letter, we’ve figured you owe us roughly $17.50 for the content you borrowed from our blog post, which, by the way, we worked very very hard to create...................

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

there are no scarlet letters in iran

just stones that turn scarlet

Human rights activist tries to stop death by stoning for Iranian woman

By the CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) -- A veteran Iranian human rights activist has warned that Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, could be stoned to death at any moment under the terms of a death sentence handed down by Iranian authorities.
Only an international campaign designed to pressure the regime in Tehran can save her life, according to Mina Ahadi, head of the International Committee Against Stoning and the Death Penalty.
"Legally it's all over," Ahadi said Sunday. "It's a done deal. Sakineh can be stoned at any minute."
"That is why we have decided to start a very broad, international public movement. Only that can help.",,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Monday, July 05, 2010

how did they get a copy of my album?


me in repose


note: wholesome AND untamed (all at once!!!)

via twisted vintage (great great great site. DO stop by there)

quote of the day


that's right! there really CAN BE .....


hmmmmmmmmmm if one didn't know better

one would suspect bp is paying off the coast guard. this is just another nail in the coffin of the bp/coast guard relationship. it just keeps getting worser and worser n'est pas? and oh, bp and coast guard? do you think attempting to block reports and reporters  from the raping of our earth sites will STOP us knowing what's going on? hint: NO IT WON'T

Coast Guard bans reporters from oil cleanup sites

By Daniel Tencer

Anderson Cooper: 'We are not the enemy here'
Journalists who come too close to oil spill clean-up efforts without permission could find themselves facing a $40,000 fine and even one to five years in prison under a new rule instituted by the Coast Guard late last week.
It's a move that outraged observers have decried as an attack on First Amendment rights. And CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the new rules as making it "very easy to hide incompetence or failure."
The Coast Guard order states that "vessels must not come within 20 meters [65 feet] of booming operations, boom, or oil spill response operations under penalty of law."
But since "oil spill response operations" apparently covers much of the clean-up effort on the beaches, CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the rule as banning reporters from "anywhere we need to be."

Sunday, July 04, 2010

from dark roasted blend....

Vintage Construction Toys: Blasts From The Past 


by the way, there was only ONE picture with a grrrl in it. this is it:

language, language, language (nsfw)


it's not necessarily MY point of view

but is IS the point of view of another american. ALL of our voices count


i wanted to post this vid,

but the embedding is disabled. here's the link though:


but you CAN watch this one right here:


(whew, pic is taken now i can take this darn corset off!)


sunday with the black keys

wonder if the new texas textbooks will contribute to even LOWER

and even MORE embarrassing results

happy independence day america!

land of the free, home of the brave stupid

More than one-quarter don’t know who US gained independence from

Every Fourth of July, Americans gather to celebrate the country's declaration of independence from ... um, what country was that again?
If you answered the above question with the word "England" or "Britain," you would be obviously correct. But a new Marist poll finds that more than a quarter -- 26 percent -- of Americans polled couldn't bring to mind the name of the country from whom the original 13 colonies gained independence.
Results were especially poor among the young: Of respondents aged 18 to 29, only 60 percent correctly identified Great Britain. A full one-third were unsure.
Maybe history class was too long ago. Or maybe, as the New York Daily News would have it, Americans are "pretty dumb.".............