Monday, August 18, 2008


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Yellow Sticky Notes


meditating bunny studio

True story

The helmet isn't mine, but I once had that bumper sticker. I came back to the office, after spending the day out in the field collecting samples of some critter or other, to find it glued to the wall of my cubicle. With alterations. My aren't-we-clever friends had taken a sharpie to it, changing the 4 to a 9 and scratching out the 5 altogether.

More accurate that way, they said.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

September 10:

from the inbox ---

Dear Friends,

On August 1st, I delivered to Speaker Nancy Pelosi; a petition bearing the names of over 100,000 Americans that, like us, feel that the President must be held accountable for abusing executive power and disregarding his Constitutional obligations.

Your voices have been heard and your support continues to send a powerful message to lawmakers. That is why I call on you again to help us in a new effort to deliver 1 Million signatures to Speaker Pelosi on September 10, 2008.

Together we can:

  • Urge real Congressional action to hold President Bush accountable now

  • Reinstate the authority of our Constitution

  • Document crimes committed by President Bush for historical account

  • Facilitate post-Administration law enforcement and prosecution

  • Reset the standard for the incoming and future administrations

  • Demand justice for the over 3,000 who died on 9/11and whose deaths were tragically exploited to take us into an illegal war in Iraq

  • Demand justice for the estimated 30,324 U.S. military personnel who have been injured/wounded

  • Demand justice for the estimated 4,138 U.S. military personnel who have been killed or died

  • Demand justice for the 1 Million innocent Iraqis who have died*

  • Avert another illegitimate looming war – this time against Iran

We need your active participation to deliver 1 Million signatures to Congress by September 10, 2008.

Please give at least ten of your friends the opportunity to stand up for our country – the way you and I have, by inviting them to sign the impeachment petition online at Send your friends an email invitation to sign the petition by clicking here.

Together we can make September 10, the day before the world changed, a day we change the world!

Thank you for your active and ongoing citizenship.

Dennis Kucinich

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tour de Turtles

If you've ever wondered where sea turtles go, now you can see. Jamur is quite the world traveller. Ginger, otoh, appears to have found her idea of paradise.

New favorite blog

The Traveling Turtle Girl

Ha! Fear me!

Actually, this one's pretty far off, but I do like thunderstorms, in spite of the trouble they sometimes cause.

You Are Lightning

Beautiful yet dangerous

People will stop and watch you when you appear

Even though you're capable of random violence

You are best known for: your power

Your dominant state: performing

Sunday, August 10, 2008

YouTube rocks!

Even the professorial types are figuring this out.

song chart memes
song chart memes
song chart memes

Some solar energy PSAs

more videos by gmoke

Puppycide, again

Puppycide: the rules
Just so we’re all clear, here…
  • The police can kill the family pet with near impunity. But threaten a police dog that startles you, and you’ll find yourself in jail with a $100,000 bond.

  • If the police invade your home, even on a mistake, they can kill your dog with impunity. But if an escaped police dog wanders on to your property and threatens your family, you have to just let it continue to threaten them. Shoot it, and you’re looking at a third-degree felony.

It's scary enough that in the oh-so-successful War On Drugs we have to worry about no-knock police raids at the wrong addresses, generally with SWAT teams or their ilk, but apparently it's common practice to shoot any dogs in the house. As the human companion of a largish fluffy black dog that looks very much like one of the breeds that everyone is afraid of, I don't expect my best friend to survive if my home is ever mistakenly raided. I've even considered posting a sign on the front door: Please don't shoot the dog.

Ack! -- vote NO now!

The latest outrage on my "representative's" website

Update, about 5 hours later: 720 votes, 'yes' and 'undecided' are at their same percentages, NO has gained 1%. Cool. Thanks, y'all, and keep up the good work!

Also, need help making up your mind? Bryan has done my homework for me and listed some of the reasons why we don't want, or need, offshore drilling here.