-Closed up the Web Show this week. Can’t say I’m too happy about the reasons but given Fox News’ history with bloggers….
…Well, need I say more?
Again, I hope this is temporary. But unless I can figure out a work around with the clip situation, I’m stuck to keeping my rants confined to print blog form.
-Speaking of which…What the fuck, California!
Today, after many votes and many revisions, New Hampshire will become the sixth state in the Union to offer marriage equality to all couples. After many rounds of votes, including full passage in both Houses of the Legislature May 6, then a vote on Governor Lynch’s required language that passed the Senate but failed to pass the House May 20, the revised bill passed today.
So, California, once the vanguard cutting edge state is being lapped by the Goddamn Granite State! At this rate, Texas is gonna pass same sex marriage before they do.
-This is just all kinds of nasty!
HARRISBURG — An aide to a McCandless state senator known for her tough stance on sex crimes was arrested late Thursday on accusations he propositioned a 15-year-old over the Internet.
In a series of instant messages and online chats, Alan David Berlin, 40, of Carlisle, discussed dressing up in animal costumes and engaging in various sex acts with the boy, the state attorney general’s office said yesterday.
Mr. Berlin used the screen name “alan_panda_bear” in his messages. He also used that name for an online personal ad that depicts cartoonish panda bears, one wearing a diaper.
“I’m a Daddyfur and Caretaker and I am looking for a babyfur to be my mate and my companion in a long-term committed relationship,” the ad says. “I am a hopeless romantic and very affectionate, freely giving hugs, scritches, cuddles and kisses.”
According to the ad, he wanted someone 20 to 25, who has a car and would call him Daddy.
So, not only is he a kiddie banger, he also has the only fetish that can be safely mocked by amine cosplayers and people who write “Saved by the Bell” Slashfiction.
Also, “hugs, scritches, cuddles and kisses”? It sounds like a law firm started by Care Bears.
-Pulled from my personal archives
This was a two part video I did while I was in vacation in Seattle in 2007. I accidentally deleted part one a year ago and I was finally able to repost it after pulling the file off of my MySpace page. In a nutshell, it’s Jake and a bunch of his comic friends getting ready for an open mike night. While I’m proud of the work from an editing standpoint, I have to admit the image quality is piss pour. (It was made with an earlier version of iMovie and I suspect I was using the wrong encoding settings.) But it’s worth the fuzzies just to watch Jake and his friends try to come up with the right combination of words to trigger laughs from a jaded populace. (BTW: If you look to the side at my blogroll and you’ll see his own blog “Comedy is Funny, Tragedy is Funnier”. He hasn’t updated in a year but if we clap real hard and leave nice comments, maybe we can lure him back to the keyboard.)
This is a headline to savor: Iran’s President Bush.
“I’m going to vote for Mousavi on June 12,” says Ali. If he were a student activist or a reformist politician, that wouldn’t be a surprising declaration. But Ali is a 52-year-old member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and has been since the 1980s. In fact, he’s not allowed to talk to the press, which is why he doesn’t want his last name published. But he wants the world to know why he’s voting for Mir Hossein Mousavi, the main opposition candidate, and against incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “This is the worst government Iran has had since the beginning of the revolution,” says Ali. “In the last four years, Ahmadinejad, single-handedly, has destroyed Iran’s image around the world —and the economy, too.
According to confidential government-funded polls, Ali is among millions of Iranians who have decided over the last few weeks to cast their votes for Mousavi when they go to vote on June 12. And the surveys, shown to NEWSWEEK, suggest that among them are a high percentage of Revolutionary Guards and members of the vast intelligence apparatus. The older among them remember Mousavi’s administration as prime minister during the savage war with Iraq from 1980 to 1988. And many of those same people are responsible for defending the country if war should come again.
I’ve said it before. You thought I was freaked about us possibly getting into a shooting war with Iran. Imagine how they felt! Couple that with a stumbling economy and Ahmadinejad’s ability to piss off people and you’ve got a recipe for voter dissatisfaction.
And considering the continuing clusterfucks in Iraq and Afghanistan and North Korea’s recent temper tantrums, it would be nice to see one trouble spot taken over by a moderate leader willing to work with us.