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January 27, 2006
Washington Passes Gay Civil Rights Bill

A bill outlawing discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity, first introduced in 1977 and defeated every year since then, has just passed the Washington state Senate, 25-23. Yay!

The House will now approve the Senate's minor changes, and then the governor will be signing it into law very shortly.

Thanks to all the Senators who voted for this bill, especially Senator Bill Finkbeiner (R - Redmond), who broke ranks with his party and their policy of continuing discrimination and voted for the bill.

The Stranger's Eli Sanders has been live-slogging all the goings-on.

January 26, 2006
Bloody Weather

bloody weather

And you can be damn sure those little clouds on Tuesday will be rain before we get there.

At least it's consistent.

January 19, 2006
Alive and... Well

Hi..

So, yeah. 12 days. One of my longer breaks in, what, 5 years or something.

My apologies for the quiet around here, and my thanks for the requests to get on the stick. It's nice to know someone cares.

Nothing big or interesting to blame for my absence, just routine being busy as hell.

If you know a crackerjack Macintosh Systems Administrator AND/OR a good Mac help desk person in the Seattle area, won't you please let me know?

Oh, and how about that Bush administration, huh? What a bunch of a-holes.

January 7, 2006
Decency

Ugh. The 24-hour news networks' coverage of the Sago Mine disaster is absolutely sickening. They're just putting the family members of people who have been tragically killed on television and asking them, "How does it feel? How does it feel? How does it feel? How does it feel to know that he knew he was going to die?". "One family's story of tragedy. And next... Some people in China are swimming in a frozen lake. Ha ha ha. Brrrr!"

I shit you not.

For the love of god, leave these people alone. Have you no decency?

January 6, 2006
Homeland Security Reading Your Mail

It just keeps getting better and better.

January 2, 2006
Barbie: Gay?

In case you're not sufficiently convinced of the 100% batshit-crazy-insane nature of the anti-gay movement in this country, allow me to share with you the undeniable truth.

"Concerned Women for America" is attacking Mattel for a poll on the barbie.com website, claiming that the poll promotes bisexuality and gender confusion.

It's all so disturbingly crazy I can't even explain it. You just have to listen to their explanation. It's only a couple minutes long. Listen as Bob Knight -- clearly not a woman and concerned only with being f'ing BATS -- explains how Mattel is secretly planting the seeds of bisexuality in 4-year-olds. It's a masterwork of lunacy.

He closes by explaining that Barbie isn't teaching little girls what good Christian girls are supposed to do: grow up, get married, and have babies.

Again, the audio. Keep in mind that people who think very much like this are currently running our country. It's worse than you think.

Via AMERICAblog by way of The Slog.