Respites

November 2006

The five percent solution

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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“To our transgender brothers and sisters, we will not allow a federal nondiscrimination or hate crimes bill to move forward that does not include you. You are us and we will not walk down the path to equality without you at our side.” [...]

Racism sells

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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THE K-K-Kramer scandal murdered Michael Richards’ career – but it’s doing wonders for sales of the latest “Seinfeld” DVD. Season 7 of the popular sitcom is outselling the Season 6 set (released on the same day last [...]

Meanwhile, pedophiles go free

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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From 1995 to 2003, inmates in federal prison for drug offenses have accounted for 49 percent of total prison population growth. One in every 32 American adults were behind bars, on probation or on parole at the end of 2005, according to the Justice [...]

“I evolved from Jesus”

November 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

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Observing a neighbor’s particularly heinous Christmas display brought to mind Kathie Lee Epstein, which put me in a foul mood. Then I YouTubed and found this clip of the great Jan Hooks (who shares my place of birth) channeling Epstein, er, [...]

On the other hand …

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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A preview of some proposed DVD extras from “Borat”: OPENING “VILLAGE” SECTION: How about a high-speed montage of the actual difficult, brutal lives of the villagers in Romania—the hours of debilitating toil, their [...]

It came from 1984

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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I’ve already referenced Sly Stallone today, but where else are you gonna find mention of his brother, Frank? Not sure why I’m proud of that. (And for those who’ve wondered about John Travolta’s sexuality, Frank’s video [...]

Kansas outlaws evolution

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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From The Onion: In response to a Nov. 7 referendum, Kansas lawmakers passed emergency legislation outlawing evolution, the highly controversial process responsible for the development and diversity of species and the continued survival of all life. [...]
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