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Originally posted by [ profile] twbasketcase at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Originally posted by [ profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.

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Oh my darlings, the most horrible things have happened since I last posted here:

1. I actually had to work at work! Placing aside my outrage, I discovered that my coworkers believe I have special mindreading abilities that can detect all the things that they should tell me but don't. This is why they are frequently puzzled when I send them emails requesting pertinent information crucial in the performance of my job and thereby reminding them to do their jobs! Quelle fromage, frottage, fuckage!

2. George W. Bush wrote a coloring book and I had a most unfortunate flashback to the early part of this century. I would turn on the TV and he would be there. And he would be talking how about how a black man wronged him (not Obama, but Kanye) by accusing Barbara Bush's little boy of being a RACIST! The nerve! Why this was worse than those crazy planes crashing into the World Trade Center and that little old war we fought in Iraq! Everyone, the only good thing about the earlier part of the oughts was when LN James and I were backup dancers for Goldfrapp:

We were quite miffed about the costumes. LN has always said I have the profile of a youngish middle-aged Shelley Winters circa Lolita and it is a damn shame to deny that to the public.

3. And the Palin shitstorm of stupidity continues: The TV show, the new book, the upcoming New York Times profile, the Facebook homophobia, the daughter who dances like a clubfooted cokehead, the CNN reporting every borderline illiterate mumbling from her comely mouth. If I may quote myself, it really is like having monkeys in trees throwing poop at you 24/7. Does Barney Stinson have a Hot/Stupid scale? Because the stupid is really off the charts these days.

So here at THI industries...we're powering down next week. I have the week off. I will not watch any news programs. On Thanksgiving Day I am going to eat a lot and watch the National Dog Show, because dogs are to me what babies are to so many straight women. And I will even write. (And yes, [ profile] fewthistle, I may even write...Harper Lee.)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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Reposted from [ profile] angharad_gov:

There's a code you can insert to get rid of the fb/twit add-on which hides the option for everyone viewing your journal or community:

and for those who don't want to bother with the link:

1. Go to Journal > Journal Style

2. Go to Customize your theme

3. Go to Custom CSS

4a. Copy and paste .b-repost-item {display:none} (make sure you're just getting the bolded text) into the Custom stylesheet section
b. You might have to change one or more of the Yes/No boxes above the stylesheet in order to get it to work

5. Save changes

***Important to note: This will only work if people are viewing your journal or comm in your style. If they're viewing it in their style or light mode, it'll still show up. This just hides the feature, so if their default setting is to NOT automatically post, they won't be able to post. It also runs the risk where if someone has their default setting to automatically post, they won't be able to choose NOT to post.
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"HAR! If they only knew I WAS HAVING THE AFFAIR WITH YOU, NIKKI! Stupid liberal media!"
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Today as I was ordering a salad for lunch, I forgot the word crouton. I kept thinking, cube, croissant! as I floundered verbally, and finally had to point at the crouton box at the salad bar for the benefit of the guy who was making my salad. Of course, now I am convinced I have early stage Alzheimer's and if I am eating jello in an institution in 6 months you'll say you knew me when. Or you'll say, "what's the diff, THI?"


A faithful reader sent me a link to this:

So 300 + Gladiator x slow-mo blood + scene-chewing actors + gratuitous nudity + implied lesbianism = New Sam Raimi/Rob Tapert project. Of course, Lucy Lawless is in it and she's supposed to get naked (with or without...a pube wig...I'm thinking, what the hell kind of crazy landing strip does she have down there?) so of course I'm screwed and I have to watch the stupid thing.
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Amazon Ranksure is queer, doo dah, doo dah. (Newsflash: Got through the weekend without a drop of Stumptown. Whoa!)

Also, in other news, my friend Marcel Proust is Twittering.Follow him, please, because he's also being followed by odd Christian organizations and he's a little scared by it.
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New One:

Denzel, I love ya,

Old One

"What the hell do they expect for their lousy 35 cents, to live forever?"

Which one would you rather see?


Feb. 16th, 2009 02:52 pm
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Via the Swivet (aka [ profile] lagringa): Facebook's new terms of service, and how it affects you. In other words, you don't own your content. At all.
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And I, dear readers, I, your soft-voiced correspondent from the ether, your confidant, your secret shame, your blathering, teasing Proust wannabe, your reluctant refugee from the cork-lined room, your coffee-loving, brunette-lusting, nearsighted and afraid of ceiling fans stalwart of the underpaid, found myself trapped in a bathroom stall this afternoon listening to my OCD (obsessive, compulsive, drunk) coworker brush her teeth--brush and rinse loudly, water hitting the sink like a whale throwing up against a rock--five times.

Five times.
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As we in the United States face Stupid Tuesday, a day when a nice, independent-minded gal like myself is not allowed to vote because she is not registered as a member of any political party, I realize that my fellow Americans face many tough choices in the primary races, all this while additionally being quite cognizant of the fact I have veered wildly from royal we (me) to imaginary third person (sorry, still me) to first person (uh-huh, guess who) in this very lumpen-ish sentence.

Readers, I fear I must put another question to you. "Why today, holy?" you cry as you sift wildly through campaign flyers--making note of the fact that a vote for Obama is also a vote for his hot wife, but oh my, what hijinks would Bubba get up to if he became First Husband!--well, dears, holy is bored at work, and requires your input on this: cheeseburger in a can.

So to the poll, dear readers, a poll! Perhaps the first one since the infamous corduroy poll of '06!

[Poll #1133553]
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I ask you again, fickle hand of fate, where the FUCK are my YouTube clips? Why aren't they showing up anymore? Is anyone else having this problem?

ETA: I mean, how can I show you Charo singing "Love Will Keep Us Together" if THIS keeps up?
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There's a good article in the recent New York Review of Books on Bush's blatant abuse of the legislative and constitutional powers that, normally, provide essential checks & balances to keep the presidency from turning into a monarchy. It involves Dumbass's use of a wonderdrous thing called a signing statement:

The press took little notice until Bush, on January 5 of this year, after signing a bill containing the McCain amendment, which placed prohibitions on torture, quietly filed a separate pronouncement, a "signing statement," that he would interpret the bill as he wished. In fact Bush had been issuing such signing statements since the outset of his administration. The Constitution distinguishes between the power of the Congress and that of the president by stating that Congress shall "make all laws" and the president shall "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." Bush claims the power to execute the laws as he interprets them, ignoring congressional intent....For five years, Bush has been issuing a series of signing statements which amount to a systematic attempt to take power from the legislative branch. Though Ronald Reagan started issuing signing statements to set forth his own position on a piece of legislation, he did it essentially to guide possible court rulings, and he only occasionally objected to a particular provision of a bill. Though subsequent presidents also issued such statements, they came nowhere near to making the extraordinary claims that Bush has; nor did they make such statements nearly so often.

And how many laws has Bush ignored in all these years? 750, the article says.

The most frightening bit is near the end; it suggests that this presidency has set a dangerous precedent for future leaders to continue in the same vein. And I know many of us think that after Bush it can't possibly get any worse, but y'know, after Reagan I thought it couldn't get any worse, and look where we are now.
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Or maybe I'm just overreacting. But sweet Sal Mineo, was this necessary?
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And why does Stove Top Stuffing taste so damn good?
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The friend who sent me this joke prefaced it with, "You gotta laugh or you gotta cry." Exactly.

Q: What is President Bush's position on Roe vs. Wade?

A: He really doesn't care how people get out of New Orleans.
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"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

~ H.L. Mencken
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Currently on Katrina overload, like everyone else.

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The evil, lying, walking turd known as the President will be inciting nationwide Vomit in the Mouth Syndome (VIMS) with an appearance on the t00b tonight to justify the blood on his hands. Again. Break a leg, asshole.

But let's look some politicians with some common sense.


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