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The reality for gay men:

Jesters can tell the truth. And change the world.

A couple of days ago, an Oklahoma lawmaker inserted "every sperm is sacred" language into an anti-choice bill (see http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/09/okla-lawmaker-defends-spilled-semen-amendment/). This was an act of pure genius, almost on a Colbert level. It is also true, if one is going to go by the bible.

So many of the idiots who vote for the destruction of their own country are completely brainwashed by Fox Noise, etc, and, try as they may, they can't produce humor with sticking power, period. Most can't even recognize it!

Liberals, progressives, etc, typically have no trouble with humor unless it degrades another person or group and/or is mean spirited.

Just wondering--is there any way that we could put our heads together and come up with memes to spread via the net or through contacting our lawmakers, etc? Some of us who are graphically inclined could come up with PDFs featuring memes (some of which would necessarily be biblical in nature, others, for more urban areas, a little more open) so that others here and elsewhere could download and print them themselves--in various sizes, for stickers, buttons, signs, etc., to print on sticky-backed paper or to laminate for signage.

(And, of course, keep the ideas no-ownership, free to all, copyright free, strictly non-profit.)

Repigs use hate and fear to spread their message. What better counter than humor to spread the TRUTH?

Genetically Modified Foods Not Served in Monsanto Cafeteria


The fight to ban genetically modified foods has won more converts — some employees of Monsanto the company that is doing the most to promote GM products.

The Independent newspaper reports that there is a notice in the cafeteria of the Monsanto pharmaceutical factory is High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, advising customers “as far as practicable, GM soya and maize (has been removed) from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve.”

The notice was posted by the Sutcliffe Catering Group.

Monsanto confirms the authenticity of the notice, but company spokesman Tony Coombes says the only reason for the GM-free foods is because the company “believes in choice.” Coombes says in other Monsanto locations employees are happy to eat GM foods because they are “sprayed with fewer chemicals.”

More at link.

Lookit me! I've got a heart on!

Thanks to whoever was so thoughtful.

Two reactions on Komen reversal

Two nurses were here yesterday--one comes by twice a week, the other was her supervisor. From hospice, they provide palliative care for my mother, who has Alzheimers and is confined to her bed, unable to speak words anymore.

I'd read of the Komen reversal (thanks, DU!) and when the nurses were readying to leave, I excitedly told them the news.

The regular nurse (Nurse 1) has all kinds of liberal stickers on the bumper of her older Toyota. The other (Nurse 2) drives something newer and costlier and always blocks the driveway and mailbox when she comes. Both are professional and listen to me when I have concerns about my mother's health and comfort.

Nurse 1 smiled at the news and made positive conversation. We agreed that for some women, PP may provide the only doctor they see for some amount of time. "Gotta go where the women are, regardless of politics" I said.

Nurse 2 immediately got a look of anger in her eyes, hurriedly gathered her stuff, and left without another word.

I just can't understand that kind of mindset from someone who ostensibly supports health. I hope the liberal stickers on Nurse 1's car don't get her fired.

Can't get rid of CNET tech tracker


I didn't realize CNET had become evil. I hung out a couple of times with some of the early crew back in the 90s.

At some point, bought by CBS, gone over to the dark side.

Sometime last year, I downloaded their TechTracker, which I thought I'd gotten rid of after deleting everything--or so I thought. I can find no files, but the damn thing still brings its garbage in and it looks like it gave me a VIRUS.

Anybody know how to kill this beast?

Guess who's advertising Komen on their ATM screens?

I probably gave it away, didn't I. Of course it was BofA.

Never saw that ad on there before today; I go once a week to get money for my dad to pay a (cranky assed) caregiver.

Super-PAC Ad kit! Hey, Kids! Make Your Own!

(Not embeddable. Is that a word?)


Happy Groundhog Day!

No, that does not mean we all get to eat unlimited sausage.

Jeez, you still want sausage? We've watched it being made in Iowa, NH, SC and FL. Filthy business.

Every sunrise a painting: Brain-tumor survivor’s daily ritual

(Basically, a lady who was never an artist paints the sunrise every morning, and people contact her asking for a certain day's painting to commemorate a birth, a death, etc.)

Wagner had long been a foodie who loved to prepare complex recipes. She also savored long novels, managed her family’s finances and made it a priority to get at least nine hours of sleep a night.

Post-surgery, all of that changed. Multitasking became nearly impossible, and she found she could no longer follow recipes, balance a checkbook or keep a novel’s plot straight in her mind. She also lost her cherished ability to sleep through the night.

“You go through this mourning-type period of sadness, and then you realize that you’re a different person and you have to redefine,” Wagner said. “My husband jokes, ‘Well, I’ve gotten to be married to two different women without having to get divorced!’ ”

Her brain tumors and surgeries may have robbed Wagner of much, but they also gave in unexpected ways: She said she wound up experiencing a heightened visual perceptiveness and an irresistible pull toward art.


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