Hell Yeah.

May. 22nd, 2007 12:32 am
kyra_ojosverdes: (liberty)
Congressional Food Stamp Challenge -- U.S. Members of Congress to Live on a Food Stamp Budget from May 15-21

Let's hear it for the welfare queens on the hill, trying to get PB&J through TSA checkpoints because it's all the food they've got left for the next two days. Sure, a month would be a lot more educational than a week, and a few years would provide participatory learning on the effects of chronic malnutrition, but a week is a damned good start and a whole lot more than most of those who determine social programs would do.
kyra_ojosverdes: (liberty)
No! No! It's a secret! (Has sound, no sexual content or graphic images that aren't already mainstream.)
kyra_ojosverdes: (liberty)
Scene: (Co-worker) J and I are in the work truck. He's parking outside the office building of our next service call. We're both groaning and rolling our eyes at the idiotic Conrad Burns radio ad. Earlier we'd stopped to buy refreshing cold drinks at a gas station.

Radio: "I trust Conrad Burns to do the right thing."

J & Me: *simultaneous spit-take of refreshing beverages*

Me: *hysterical giggling fit*

J: "That's the funniest thing I've heard all week."
Henry Rollins' letter to Ann Coulter (Shockwave Flash movie)


When I grow up, I'm going to marry Henry Rollins. Promise.


Also this, from [livejournal.com profile] juliansinger: Jack the cat proves his mettle by chasing black bear up tree (twice!)

Man...

Jun. 6th, 2006 10:17 pm
kyra_ojosverdes: (liberty)
The polls closed two hours ago. Where are the results?

No, I'm not spoiled by the Internet. Not at all.
kyra_ojosverdes: (liberty)
What. The. Fuck.

The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Convention that bans "humiliating and degrading treatment," according to military officials, a step that would mark a potentially permanent shift away from strict adherence to international human rights standards.
kyra_ojosverdes: (liberty)
"I don't know about you, but when George Bush said he did not believe in nation building, I did not know he was talking about this nation." -- Senator Barack Obama
kyra_ojosverdes: (liberty)
I just received SPAM from Chuck Morse, who is running against Barney Frank.

Bizarre.

I wonder if they've considered that SPAM tends to piss people off... well, people who know what SPAM is anyway and won't be all flattered that Chuck Morse personally sent an e-mail just to them (and then confused about why they can't vote for him given they live in Montana and he's running in Massachusetts).
Mark: [very seriously] *sigh* I'm sorry, Eliza. Your people are dead. They were too close to the nuke. Your people fled to the wrong country. They fled to the country where the nuke exploded. Now all your villagers are dead and you're left only with your warriors, who don't know how to grow food.

Eliza: Oh! Please help me! My country is destroyed and I'm homeless!

Mark: You're not homeless. You have your castle. You just have no people anymore to produce food and goods and support your country's economy. You'll have to grow your own food now and weave your own cloth.

Eliza: But I don't know how to weave!

Mark: I'm sorry. You'll have to learn.


... Mark is ten. TEN. See why I've forbidden TV news in our home?
kyra_ojosverdes: (liberty)
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -7.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10

http://www.politicalcompass.org/
Note to Self #1: when going to reset a tripped breaker, if you find yourself standing in front of a large breaker box which controls the entire third floor and none of the breakers is labeled with anything more specific than "outlet," STOP and warn everyone in the office to save their work and preferably shut down their computers before you embark upon the "flip 'em all" method of finding the right breaker. This will likely increase your life expectancy and significantly lower your risk of mysterious stapler accidents. That, or just call the landlord. Like you'll have to anyway because after flipping them all, the microwave and water heater still don't work.

Note to Self #2: when having a "part work, part bullshit" IM chat with the guy who is paying you rather well to do freelance programming, don't go off on how idiotic and ignorant you think the current administration is until after you know his political bent.

Hey, looka me, still alive and employed and stuff! So far. Heh. Oops.

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