Some Links

February 8, 2009 at 6:17 pm (injustice, LGBT, neat things, politics) ()

Sorry for the serious lack of posting lately, folks. I’ve been having bad blogging fatigue (I’ve hardly even been reading blogs), so I’m taking it easy, in an effort to avoid some kind of spectacular flame-out. And, Emily and I both just started a new semester. I have been incredibly busy; I’m sure Emily has, too.

That aside, here are some interesting links.

1. What the collapse of the Soviet Union can teach us about the probable collapse of the US. (Via How To Save The World.)

2. Don’t Divorce Us! — a very sweet video fighting Prop 8.

3. A Gentile Privilege Checklist.

4. And on a completely different note, pygmy seahorses!

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Happy, Not Satisfied

January 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm (movies/video/clips, politics)

Jay Smooth:

Well said, Jay. Well said.

Via Bastard Logic.

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Good Morning, Good Day!

January 20, 2009 at 4:52 pm (amazing things, politics) ()

It was unspeakably grand to wake up this morning to a new president. Smiles, smiles, smiles! Some relief…

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Legoland’s Mini Inauguration Celebration

January 17, 2009 at 6:05 pm (neat things, politics) (, )

For the next few days, California’s Legoland theme park will be celebrating Obama’s inauguration with a very detailed miniature lego model of the event to come, complete with over a thousand tiny attendees and plastic accommodations. Here’s a short video about it which I found at List of Now, via Feministe:

Fun!

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Tell Congress To Pass ENDA

January 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm (LGBT, politics)

Tell your representatives in Congress to support an Employment Nondiscrimination Act protecting sexual orientation and gender identity. In many states it is legal to fire employees for being gay, bisexual, trans, or otherwise queer. This is wrong, and it largely hurts the members of our community who are already the most vulnerable.

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Five Links That Are Actually Important, 12/19/08

December 19, 2008 at 12:35 pm (frightening things, injustice, LGBT, politics, sexism, stupidity) ()

1. Microcredit and “The Political Economy of Shame.”

2. Rick Warren to give inaugural invocation–Bad move!

3. So, what to do about the fact that Warren is doing the invocation. This is the message I sent to Emmett Beliveau, director of the inaugural committee:

Mr. Beliveau,

I am appalled that Rick Warren has been chosen to give the invocation at President-Elect Obama’s inauguration. This is a slap in the face to women and LGBT people. I can’t imagine that any person so callously promoting the hatred and oppression of any other groups would be chosen to have such an important role in this or any ceremony of the Obama Administration.

I thought the Obama Campaign was about change for everybody. Apparently not — bashing LGBT people and denying women control of their own bodies continue to be just fine on Obama’s watch.

Selecting Rick Warren is not an act of inclusivity. It’s a clear message that marginalized people will continue to be excluded, while the farthest fringe of anti-liberty, anti-equality, pro-theocracy fundamentalists will continue to be pandered to.

Signed,
Daisy Bond

Contact Beliveau at emmett@pic2009.org.

4. Bush Administration approves sweeping protections allowing health care workers to refuse care to patients. This is fucked up.

5. See Queen Emily and Jill for more about the horrifying effects of Bush’s new rule.

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Five Links That Are Actually Important, 11/30/08

November 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm (injustice, LGBT, politics) (, , )

1. Judge frees five men from Guantanamo Bay.

2. Serious healthcare reform starting to look plausible.

3. This is very late, for which I apologize: Transgender Day of Remembrance link round-up.

4. In an interview, Stuart Kauffman advocates a “new scientific worldview” that seeks to “reclaim God for nonbelievers.” (Via How to Save the World.)

5. Mumbai attacks link round-up.

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Five Links That Are Actually Important, 11/19/08

November 19, 2008 at 6:40 pm (injustice, LGBT, politics, racism, sex)

1. The wrong reasons for same-sex marriage — on gay conservatism and what Stonewall was really about.

2. 25 important news stories that didn’t make the news at Project Censored, via Crooks and Liars.

3. “Red Sex, Blue Sex”–Which teenagers are having sex, when, how, and why, via Feministe.

4. Iraq War vets “are facing a triple-whammy of injury, unemployment and long waiting times for disability claim processing and appear to be especially vulnerable to home foreclosures.”

5. “The Sleeping Giant is Awake and Bleeding.”

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Wanda Sykes On Prop 8

November 17, 2008 at 4:04 pm (LGBT, movies/video/clips, neat things, politics)

Via Feministe:

Rock on!

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Five Links That Are Actually Important, 11/17/08

November 17, 2008 at 1:34 am (frightening things, injustice, politics, racism, sexism) (, , , , )

1. Great Expectations — Melissa McEwan on the importance of expecting great things of the Obama administration.

2. Taslim Solangi–links at Off Our Pedestals.

3. One person’s experience in a participatory economic work model, via Enough.

4. Serve Your Country Food–a project around mapping, organizing, and encouraging young farmers, via WorldChanging.

5. American Family Association recommends burning cross as yard decoration this Christmas.

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