My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-11-23) →
Simone Dinnerstein William Fitzsimmons Mates of State Mindy Smith American Public Media Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
On the trail of the blue butterfly | csmonitor.com →
I live a day at a time. Each day I look for a kernel of excitement. In the...– Barbara Jordan (from my QotD calendar)
Sources: Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy... →
As Global Recession Threatens, China Pulls Back on... →
Home to some of the planet’s most polluted cities, China last year hit a dubious milestone: It surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Its factories release so much toxic waste that they have created black clouds thousands of miles away. Its waterways are no better off — poisoned with industrial runoff ranging from arsenic to acid.
The Smart Set: A Giant Problem →
We have a tendency to seek an understanding of large mammals that’s couched in what we consider to be human values.
Let’s Talk Said one young man to his young bride, “I’m so sad my dad just died.”...– Sean Fleming, Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk
Mormons Tipped Scale in Ban on Gay Marriage -... →
The canvass work could be exacting and highly detailed. Many Mormon wards in California, not unlike Roman Catholic parishes, were assigned two ZIP codes to cover. Volunteers in one ward, according to training documents written by a Protect Marriage volunteer, obtained by people opposed to Proposition 8 and shown to The New York Times, had tasks ranging from “walkers,” assigned to knock on doors;...
The wind crescendoed and decrescendoed, sounding like the braided voices of...– p. 44, Telex from Cuba, Rachel Kushner.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-11-16) →
Andrew Manze The Corrs Patty Griffin Radiohead Mae Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Last night’s 30 Rock continues the awesomeness trend for this season. So many great lines … I’ve already attempted to use one of them for both my Twitter and Facebook statuses. [Hulu]
Mother Baffled in Arizona Murders - NYTimes.com →
“I blew some kisses at him and told him to put some in his pocket for later,” the mother said. “Later he told me he needed more kisses to put in his pocket.”
Proposition 8 Contributions: Cinemark CEO donated... →
Movie theaters to now avoid in Austin: Tinseltown 17 and Southpark Meadows. (Barton Creek is no longer Cinemark)
Concha Buika's African-Inspired Flamenco : NPR... →
Her Mi Nina Lola has been on my wishlist for months and now I find out she has a newer album?
You can’t wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time.– Pat Schroeder (from my QotD calendar)
The Smart Set: A Temporary Uplift →
Perhaps women would be less bothered by patriarchal oppression if their bras fit them right.
Olbermann’s special comment from last night’s Countdown.
(T)he Southernization of American politics — which reached its apogee in the...– For South, a Waning Hold on National Politics - NYTimes.com
Adventures in Feministory! →
So during this holiday season, as you encounter the inevitable pop culture references to the pilgrims and puritans who founded the original colonies (muskets and buckled hats, anyone?), keep Anne Hutchinson in mind. She was a feminist before women were allowed to have their own opinions, and before anyone, man or woman, was encouraged to expand the definition of religious freedom. Oh and there is...
Don Tapscott says those weaned on the Internet - people born roughly between...– The Canadian Press: Internet generation smarter, quicker, more tolerant, author says Hmm, I’m included in this “generation”, even though I don’t count myself as “weaned” on the internet. I mean, we had Prodigy when I was in fifth grade - does that count?
Youth in the passenger seat yesterday after our trip to the Blanton: Who is this?
Me: ELO. Electric Light Orchestra.
Youth: Oh. Can I turn on the radio?
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-11-9) →
Avishai Cohen Jem Chris Brown/Jordin Sparks The Rescues Neko Case Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The lemming, like every other animal, tends to prefer being alive.– Climate change threatening lemmings | csmonitor.com
elmartinez: My good friend Ian and his team at Good Magazine made this. Lovely.
ABC News: Science in a Post-Bush World →
After eight years of brawls with the Bush administration on issues including climate change, stem cell research and health care, scientists across the country aren’t just hungry for change they can believe in, but science they can trust. While many a scientist has picked apart a science-based policy of President Bush, the underlying issue that has sparked outrage from across the scientific...
Barack Obama: How He Did It | Newsweek Politics:... →
A fascinating portion:On a cold midmorning in January 2007, Hillary sat in the sunny living room of her house on Whitehaven Street in Washington, a well-to-do enclave off Embassy Row where she lived with her mother and, on occasion, her husband. She was finishing a last round of policy prep with her aides before getting on a plane to Iowa for her first big campaign swing. In a moment of quiet, she...
[inspired by Natalie]
His victory is not redemption for all of this suffering; rather, it is the...– In Our Lifetime by Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Election | TheRoot.com
While our ultimate hope is our faith in God, we also have high hopes for your...– Sojourners: A Prayer & Pledge for New Change
Americans, others celebrate Obama victory |... →
Awesome photoset of Austinites celebrating last night.
Fired up! Ready to go!
Obama-Inspired Black Voters Warm to Politics -... →
“I’d feel bad forever if I didn’t get out this time,” said Ms. Wilcox of Jacksonville, a cafeteria worker. “I’d feel like I didn’t do my part to put him in the office. How would I explain that to my little girl? ‘Oh, I had something better to do?’ And sure, it’s partially because he’s African-American. But he also says there will be change, and I believe him.”
“I only meant one of those votes for McCain!” I totally forgot to DVR this last night, so thank goodness for Hulu. [Hulu - The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror #19]