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Everyone okay? How much furniture repair will you need? Bandages for bleeding fingers from exasperated tweets? Hugs?

(I didn't watch, but I watched Twitter watch, which is like watching, but not nearly as frustrating)

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I made art

May. 28th, 2009 05:09 pm
jetpack_monkey_ljarchive: (MST3K - Made of Fail)
So I'm trying to suss out how anybody could call gay marriage "discrimination." As sort of a guide I made, in GIMP, a very rough outline of what I think the individual viewpoints on the debate are, using stick figures that make xkcd look like Van Gogh. Let me know if I'm missing something or if I've inadvertently become really really offensive.

Large image is large )

Yes, those are jetpacks in the third image.
jetpack_monkey_ljarchive: (Dr. Horrible - Boot to the Head)
The picture after the cut is hilarious given the amazing events of Election Night.

Terribly ironic, really )
jetpack_monkey_ljarchive: (The Doctor (10) - ZOMG)
President-elect Obama.

To borrow a phrase from Jess, "Hells yeah."

Er Whoops

Nov. 4th, 2008 10:51 am
jetpack_monkey_ljarchive: (Repo Man - Living a Lie)
I really really really hope that we don't get into some Swing Vote situation where Arizona is determined by one voter (it could happen). Because, uh, I had to use a provisional ballot, because I'm an idiot and didn't update my voter's registration (I'm still listed under the first place I lived in Phoenix) or my driver's license (with the address of the second place).

I'll be making my way to the appropriate authorities tomorrow or Thursday (I have five days) to prove my current residence and see if I can still get my votes on the Presidential and statewide initiatives approved.

But I did vote!
jetpack_monkey_ljarchive: (Gunn - Peeved)
I just got a call from a real live person asking me if they could count on my support for Arizona Proposition 102, the "faith-based initiative" to "define marriage as being between one man and one woman."

My response: "You people are insane. Don't call here again." *click*

Fucking assholes.

If you're in Arizona, for the love of everything awesome, get to the polls on Tuesday, vote No on Proposition 102. Love should not be legislated.
jetpack_monkey_ljarchive: (Obama/Angry Duck - I'd Vote for It)
Because so long as Obama's the man in front, I'm on the train. I'm not that concerned about the vice presidential candiate (although I do like Biden).

Based on something [ profile] midnightfae said.
jetpack_monkey_ljarchive: (Weiss - Party Animal)
- Finally was able to actually attend a THEM reconvene. We played Smash Bros. Brawl on Hammer's Wii, bothered some of the fine folks at the local Sonic, and watched the first two episodes of "Coupling." Lots of people there, lots of geeking out. Still can't get used to that damned Wii-mote, though.

- Great moments in awkward dialogue:
At the reconvene, I'm talking about why I didn't buy a Wii when I had the opportunity last month with this other girl who I just met and whose name eludes me.

Me: [[ profile] midnightfae] talked me out of it.

Girl: What? It's the Wii. You have to ignore your girlfriend... (off my "uh, no" look) or wife...

[ profile] midnightfae: (frosty) Roommate.

- My great-uncle Phil became an actor after his retirement, working mostly in very-low-budget dramas and a few horror films. He just got in touch with me asking what the policy about sending screeners to Classic-Horror is. I'm still trying to figure out how to tell him we don't really review movies that come from direct-to-video-only distributors or that don't have a distributor yet at all. The quality is almost always poor and the reviews stagnate on the site unread. I'm talking with Mom about how best to approach this.

- McCain says that terrorist might try to tip the election. "Vote for me or you vote with the terrorists!" What. Ever.

Have to finish up my Shivers review tonight. Appropriately for a David Cronenberg film, it's kind of mutated into a hybrid of literary critique and straight movie review.
jetpack_monkey_ljarchive: (Jack Skellington - What Does It Mean?)
I am a registered Democrat, although I tend to think of myself as an Independent, mostly because I think the Dems spent the first six years of new century shooting themselves in the foot, and I did not want to be part of the great swiss cheese foot movement.

That said, congrats to our boys and girls in blue states.

So why am I lacking excitement? It has nothing to do with the political process. It has to do with politics and people. Once upon a time I had a tendency to run my mouth on all fronts political, social, and religious and it bit me in the ass pretty hard. I speak with more passion than thought when I get really riled up.

It's lost me friends. Admittedly, it's lost me friends that I eventually discovered were better off lost, but it lost me them in a way that made me feel like an ass. Which, you know, went with the being an ass territory.

I care deeply about politics and what's going on in the world and who's running things over in DC. I care about gay rights, women's right, children's right, human rights, marriage rights, personal rights, voter's rights, and the right to party. But when a political season comes around, I just don't have the beautiful argument construction and fervor I see at [ profile] liz_marcs's journal or at Making Light. I envy them and I thank them for their part in pointing out the faults in the system that aren't always apparent.

It's been a hell of a ride these past few months. This is probably the last I'll say on it, but I'm looking forward to our brave new world that has such people in it.


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