October 20th, 2006

'Tis Officially Rat Bastard Friday, It's Open Season - Take NO Prisoners!

Who's the bane of YOUR existence? Who is the person you most want to rip a new asshole for whatever reason? Start commenting, and have fun gettin' your hate on - and out. IP logging is off and anonymous commenters are welcome, so let 'er rip...

And remember, playing nice is not necessary - not even with me. Even the fundie that has been emailing me lately, knock yourself out. I'll bite, though you won't like it very much - I draw blood, so be told and bring it.


There's not a lot I want for myself, there never really has been. I want better things for people than they want for themselves - which is how I define loving someone. I want the people I love to know that I love them because I show it and prove it by examples, even when they're not exactly obvious. I want to leave the world a better place than I found it. I want my life to be such that when people to think of me, the first things they think of are how thoughtful, compassionate, and helpful I am because I try very hard to be all of those things. I try not to complain for myself and accept that the things I don't have aren't as important as the things I do have. I want to be a good man who does not accept mediocrity and tries very hard to be better tomorrow than I was today. I want to help (wherever I can) anyone who truly deserves it, and I want to continue speaking out on issues I feel are important for the future because it's my Band-Aid for the world.

It's been almost two months since Elissa died, and I've gotten a lot of hits to my main post about her. A lot has happened and I've met some truly wonderful and amazing people through association with Elissa, and it has made me feel a lot of ease in accepting her death.

I am thrilled to announce that very soon the Elissa Hadley Foundation will be up and running, and that I will be the designer and maintainer of the website. I am so overwhelmed with joy at what can and will be achieved in Elissa's name with this organization, and cannot remember a time when I felt this accomplished and proud.

It is all but indescribable knowing I'm going to be a part of something so innately good, let alone knowing how thrilled she would be to know what is being done in her name. She totally wouldn't get the impact she's had because that's just not who she was, but I know she would be very pleased. Everytime I think about it, I cannot help but cry. Primarily because I am happy to have another vehicle to generate goodness and positivity in the world, but also because it came at a tremendous price I wish we never had to pay. The motivation for where this is going and what will be done is incredible, but the catalyst for it - very bittersweet.

FINALLY!! Best Drawn Together clips on YouTube!!

I love Comedy Central's Drawn Together. The following is my favorite episode, divided into three parts. They are NOT work safe.

Wooldoor finally reaches puberty and can't stop masturbating once Foxxy teaches him a good technique. This leads to the "birth" of his magical Clum Babies, which have healing powers. Clara views it as an act against G-d and is on a mission to stop him - with help from the Veggie Fables. Meanwhile, Ling Ling meets a new Laytee™ and falls in love. Best oneliner: "You have been brainwashed by some religious vegetables!"

Drawn Together - Episode #204, Part I

Drawn Together - Episode #204, Part II

Drawn Together - Episode #204, Part III

This is my favorite Foxxy Clip!

Surprise? *yawn*

This, while not really surprising, is HUGE. The implications run everywhere.

Officials Probing Possible Theft of Voting Software in Md.
Ex-Delegate Says FBI Contacted Her About Disks She Received

The FBI is investigating the possible theft of software developed by the nation's leading maker of electronic voting equipment, said a former Maryland legislator who this week received three computer disks that apparently contain key portions of programs created by Diebold Election Systems.

Cheryl C. Kagan, a former Democratic delegate who has long questioned the security of electronic voting systems, said the disks were delivered anonymously to her office in Olney on Tuesday and that the FBI contacted her yesterday. The package contained an unsigned letter critical of Maryland State Board of Elections Administrator Linda H. Lamone that said the disks were "right from SBE" and had been "accidentally picked up."

Lamone's deputy, Ross Goldstein, said "they were not our disks," but he acknowledged that the software was used in Maryland in the 2004 elections. Diebold said in a statement last night that it had never created or received the disks.

The disks bear the logos of two testing companies that send such disks to the Maryland board after using the software to conduct tests on Diebold equipment. A Ciber Inc. spokeswoman said the disks had not come from Ciber, and Wyle Laboratories Inc. said it was not missing any disks.

Diebold spokesman Mark Radke and Goldstein said that the labels on the disks referred to versions of the software that are no longer in use in Maryland, although the Diebold statement said the version of one program apparently stored on the disks is still in use in "a limited number of jurisdictions" and is protected by encryption. The statement also said the FBI is investigating the disks' chain of custody.

geoatl reminded me of this, I saw the the trailer this morning

I love and adore the Dixie Chicks, always have. Now of course I love them more than ever.

And now there's a movie coming out about what they've endured in the name of free speech. Check out Shut Up & Sing. The official fan blog is Shut Up & Post. I offered my US $.02 here.

Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing
Movie Trailer

From g_e_o_r_g_e:
*Dixie Chicks will appear on Oprah, Wednesday, October 25, to talk about the documentary film Shut Up & Sing.

*Additional TV appearances will follow later next week including Good Morning America on Thursday, October 26th and the Charlie Rose Show on PBS (airtime and date to be announced), and there will also be various stories showing up on the entertainment news shows after the Oct 24th film premiere in New York.

*Shut Up & Sing will open in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on Friday, October 27. The film will open in additional major North American cities on November 10th with a wider release date to follow.

*VH1 Storytellers: Dixie Chicks will premiere on October 28th....on VH1 of course.

*Dixie Chicks are scheduled to perform on the American Music Awards on November 21.
I cannot wait to see this film.