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My fellow Americans: [Sep. 19th, 2010|11:17 am]
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Make the call, spread the word. Please. (Even if you hate Gaga!)

ETA: I will also link Senate contact info. If you know your senator supports repeal, it's still helpful to call and leave a message of support.

ETA2: Apparently Castro also supported the American gay rights movement, though he didn't know it at the time....
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WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN [Feb. 5th, 2010|11:23 pm]
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This commercial. This. Commercial.

There is a sheep on a pedestal. And the music. And a person crawling around in a sheep costume.

It's AMAZING you have to watch it. Just. AMAZING.
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Linkblogging, stuff, and OMG SAIYUKI [May. 29th, 2009|11:13 pm]
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1. Okay, for those of you not in the know: Gaiden is ending, as planned. It is going to be replaced with the ADVENTURES OF YOUNG KOUMYOU. No, really.

There's not enough squee in the world.

2. More importantly, please spread the word and contact your political representatives about protecting blind people's access to written material. There's a big treaty negotiation going on, and Americans are on the wrong fucking side of it, among others. Please check it out-- this applies to a lot of people, all over the world.

3. It really scares me that sometimes I look at TMNT fandom and think 'needs more het.' I NEVER SAY THIS.

4. I watched Green Hornet earlier tonight, for the same reasons anyone does (Bruce Lee), and every time the Hornet screwed up, I found myself thinking, 'you should've sent Kato in.'

5. On Cartoon Network, Bleach is finally a) out of filler and b) up to Grimmjow! Whee!

6. Regarding latest Saiyuki Reload raws: HOLY SHIT I LOVE MINEKURA. Not that you didn't already know that. I just needed to say it again.
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Your daily dose of feminist OUTRAGE. [Jan. 27th, 2009|09:35 pm]
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What the hell is wrong with Juan Williams? Seriously. Read the comments, it's good stuff.

Adam Serwer was some good stuff too.
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Yes we DID. [Nov. 4th, 2008|11:02 pm]
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Thank you, America. 284 votes and counting.
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VOTE, BITCHES. (Americans only.) [Nov. 4th, 2008|06:31 pm]
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I did! You better have too, or be on your way.

I wore red, white, and blue for the first time probably since I hit puberty today. I FELT LIKE SUPERMAN. (This may have had more to do with my unfortunately colored blue shirt than the actual HEY VOTING thing, though.)
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I'm still boggled anyone can believe otherwise. [Nov. 1st, 2008|10:18 pm]
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Copy this sentence into your LiveJournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.
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Miscellany! [Sep. 5th, 2008|09:48 pm]
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(Half my posts have this subject line, I swear.)

[info]yes_fandom_can hopes to do for Barack Obama what [info]livelongnmarry did for the gay marriage effort.

You too can help vet Sarah Palin! It's educational.

And a meme, from [info]greenwillow27 by way of [info]theemdash:

Post the first lines from your last 20 stories. Do you see any patterns?

Like I can remember what order I post these in. Also, there's a mix of WIPs and finished stuff. )

I write a lot of Saiyuki. And I like to wake up Sanzo.
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Political and RL stuffs. [Jun. 18th, 2008|07:59 pm]
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Awesome reasons to not vote Republican, based on that viral video that's going around.

Via [info]lindentreeisle: The AP decides they don't want to be quoted any more. More here. It's pretty funny.

Who knew Rolling Stone ever had content worth reading? A nasty, but funny, takedown of McCain (also found via [info]lindentreeisle).

And last but not least, to give you a little more faith in humanity, an excerpt from Rapture Ready about a spiritual leader who seems pretty damn cool.

Edit: Watch this Daily Show clip with Lara Logan, a reporter who's been covering Afghanistan for the last five years. She is awesome and pissed.
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It's not just Pakistan. [Nov. 10th, 2007|08:35 am]
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Malaysian police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters.

A second article from Reuters.

Sonia Randhawa's blog, which I have on good authority as one of the few reliable sources of updates, especially in English.

And you know what? Seven years ago, I would have written my congressman and Senator, asking them to denounce this, to throw around their world influence. Now I'm terrified that having the US say anything at all might just make the situation worse, because we're so unliked now, because we've pissed away any moral authority we might have had to make the world "safe" for cheap oil.

Sometimes I hate people.

Edit: This site has addresses you can write or fax.

Edit the second: Suaram is also a good source of information and contacts, with sample letters.
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Links aplenty! [Oct. 1st, 2007|08:39 pm]
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An international, artistic way to support Burmese monks.

The Top Censored Stories in 2008, from Project Censored.

More Brainbreaking 70s fashions and other fun from, of all places, the HOW design forums. Pay close attention, [info]louiselux! And check out the, er, 'water pipes.'</a>

An absolutely great, if also somewhat horrifying, review of two revisionist takes on the Vietnam War.
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