Monthly Archives: December 2008

Crooked Drug-War Cops (are there any other kind?)

Kop Busters Raid – Raw Footage KopBusters rented a house in Odessa, Texas and began growing two small Christmas trees under a grow light similar to those used for growing marijuana. When faced with a suspected marijuana grow, the police usually use illegal FLIR cameras and/or lie on the search warrant affidavit claiming they have […]

Devastating Rolling Stone Feature Blames 'No on 8' Campaign For Prop. 8's Success

From QUEERTY: In what amounts to a direct hit to the solar plexus of No on 8 Campaign leaders, the latest issue of Rolling Stone has a story called "Same-Sex Setback: Don't blame Mormons or black voters – the California activists who tried to stop Prop 8 ran a lousy campaign" by Tim Dickinson that […]

Happy Birthday, Amendment 21!

Seventy-five years ago (December 5, 1933, to be exact) the United States of America repealed its ban on alcoholic beverages. But even though you won't find a soul alive who thinks the repeal was a bad idea, we continue to live day after day with the disastrous consequences of a drug policy that is as […]

Two conflicting view points

The_real_s_and_p I find this story about iodine insufficiency causing problems and how adding just a teensy bit to the water supply in poorer countries would raise the IQ up a few points. (also here if you prefer that whole paper-of-record thing) butting heads with this post on my favorite blog after this one: I don’t […]


Robama More Obama action figures here. Read and post comments | Send to a friend

Service outage apology email from the USA

Dear World:  The United States of America, your quality supplier of ideals of liberty and democracy, would like to apologize for its 2001-2008 service outage.  The technical fault that led to this eight-year service interruption has been located, and the parts responsible for it were replaced Tuesday night, November 4. Early tests of the newly-installed equipment indicate that it […]

Pfaltzgraff spice rack

This is my spice rack. Three of them work well for me in that space. I highly recommend this cheap stocking stuffer. Pfaltzgraff spice rack Pfaltzgraff spice rack (closeup) Read and post comments | Send to a friend

Neil Patrick Harris and Jack Black in Prop 8: The Musical

Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman (whose boycott lead to the resignation of Sacramento's California Musical Theatre creative director Scott Eckern following his donation to Prop 8) wrote and conceived this hilarious short piece (presented with a wink and a nod by the 'Sacramento Community College Players'), which was directed and staged by Hairspray director and choreographer […]

Wow! The U.S. is an inspiration again!

Interesting story. The inspirational part comes just past the first minute: "If American can change her system, why can't India?" etc. etc. Very cool! Read and post comments | Send to a friend