what a monster


This slate.msn comment on the Alito nomination was just too priceless to pass up:
And Thrasymachus sheds some light, albeit ironically, on Alito's judicial stance on abortion:

The poor man is being cruelly maligned and slandered by his unscrupulous feminist opponents.

Why, just last week Alito issued a decision in which he denied asylum to a Chinese woman who fled China because she had undergone a forced abortion and been ordered to report to a medical clinic for mandatory sterilization. Chen v. Gonzales, Slip Copy 2005 WL 2652051 (3rd Cir., October 18, 2005).

So take that, liberals! He's not anti-abortion at all! He's just against women having the right to choose abortion for themselves.

What a monster! They should give this guy horns, a goatee, and red face paint to go with his robes. Scales of justice soon to be replaced with fiery trident...

If your values are at all akin to mine, the nomination of *Scalito* as a replacement for Justice O'Conner probably has you feeling more than a little depressed or outraged (depending on the moment and your personality type).

I would invite you all to set these troubling ramifications aside, if only for a moment, and find a little joy in this exquisite gallery of "floral abstracts" by Adam Clutterbuck. I stumbled on it today, and it is simply breathtaking.

Goodness and beauty are not dead afterall. Gallery Link



While attempting to enjoy a rare weekend trip home to Pasadena, I met with some minor misfortune.

I was driving my mom's car down Walnut in the right hand lane, just past Allen, when I was suddenly startled by a loud noise from my immediate right. I looked back over my shoulder to see fragments of my passenger mirror flying through the air, and further back, the door of a parked SUV extended open into my lane.

That's right - some asshat had decided to open his door right into my moving vehicle, on a very busy street, without so much as looking to see if any traffic was coming. Arg....

Even more frustrating, the guy immediately started a confrontation with me, refusing to admit any fault, and instead alleging that I must have been speeding (which I certainly wasn't - given that I had just been at a red light 40ft. back from where his car was parked.)

As the damage clearly shows - starting on my passenger side tire/broken mirror - the front of my car was already past him when he opened the door into me without looking. My sincere thanks to my father and Patrick (my forensic photographer /grin) for rushing down the hill to lend their support and document the scene. I'd probably still be standing there in a shouting match with that bastard if I didn't have you guys to rely on.

Sorry about the car mom =/

Bush's Divine Inspiration...


Today, the BBC reported on Bush's most recent conference with Palestinian ministers - in which our *esteemed president* claimed to have had direct communication with the almighty...

"President Bush said to all of us: 'I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, "George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan." And I did, and then God would tell me, "George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq …" And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, "Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East." And by God I'm gonna do it.'"

Did your god also tell you to desecrate the environment, to hate gays, to lie to the general public, and to provide tax breaks for the richest 1% at the expense of the poor?

How dare you claim any association to my religion, much less divine inspiration, when your actions and beliefs couldn't be further from the concepts of love, kindness, and forgiveness central to Christianity. Your warmongering god bears no relation to my God.

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With 9/11 now years behind us, I've discovered I can finally read the headlines again without being exposed to a fear-generating torrent of "war on terror" horseshit. Terror alert up! Terror alert down! Terror alert up again! ... It's been like a bad game of emotional red light, green light. Thankfully, the game appears to be fizzling...at least until the next *threatening* photography student is arrested and held without access to counsel for taking pictures of a bridge. Talk about terrorism...

But I digress, real news is not dead! Today Huffingtonreport.com has restored my faith in popular media with a story too hot (and hilarious) to ignore: Kate Moss, international super model/stickfigure has become the new slang for cocaine after being caught on camera with a straw up her nose. Now that is some funny shit!

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