Archives: November 2004

Thanksgiving Update

I went home to Brighton, Iowa for my family Thanksgiving/Christmas celebration, and Stephanie went with me. We were able to spend a lot of time with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and my brothers; it was very nice. There were 37 people there. One of the presents my grandmother gave me were CDs filled with

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Sigh.

Last night when Stephanie came over to help me set up my Christmas tree, her car was broken into in my backyard. They stole her CD player, a bunch of CDs, a fan and other assorted stuff. It’s very frustrating; I love where I live, and hate it that I have to call the police

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Indiana Congressman needs remedial education in civics

Reportedly, such leaders as the Rev. Jerry Falwell and Republican Rep. John Hostettler of Indiana, flush with what they see as a successful right-wing revolution, believe they can make the federal courts virtually powerless. Rep. Hostettler, addressing a special legislative briefing of the Christian Coalition last month in Washington, reportedly talked at length about a

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Washington Post publishes anti-gay junk science

The Washington Post last week published with its newspaper a magazine ad supplement, bought by religious right groups, that is full of blatant anti-gay junk science, most of it put together by discredited quack “scientist” Paul Cameron, a man who has been thrown out of the American Psychological Association, the Nebraska Psychological Association, and the

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I’m George W. Bush, Millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.

Yep, check it out… while military families are selling yellow ribbon magnets to get money to buy their soldiers body armor, Bush just set aside some of your tax money to buy himself a presidential yacht. The Senate voted 65-30 for the legislation late on Saturday that sets aside funds for a range of priorities

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Religious Right Psycho Nutjobs think “Shark Tale” is a Gay Movie

Just when you thought the religious right had truly gone off the deep end, they pull out another one. This time, the American “Family” Association is reading homosexuality into the Shark Tale movie. See, the movie is about this shark kid who’s a vegetarian, and his shark father is embarrassed about it, and wonders why

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This is what people are freaking out about?

Here’s the online clip (courtesy of ifilm) of the Desperate Housewives promo of Monday Night Football. it’s silly at worst and just plain tame at best. What the hell is up with people that this is what they’re protesting? What are people smoking these days, anyway? I’m sorry, but it’s a handful of religious nutjobs

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My response to Kip Tew’s e-mail

My response to Kip Tew’s polite e-mail to me. Although he was nice in not chastizing me about the harshness of my remarks, I do still disagree with his position on this issue.

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An e-mail from the Former Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party

Last week I commented here on an IndyStar article about the Indiana Democratic Party, and how some Democratic candidates took money from the gay rights organization the Indiana Stonewall Democrats, and then sent out mailings that were anti-gay in nature. I included a quote from the article by Kipper V. Tew, the chairman of the

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Which Country of the World are You?

Switzerland – A neutral power for as long as most can remember, it has avoided war for several centuries. However, it is still considered highly advanced and a global power. Positives: Judicial. Neutrality. World-Renouned. Powerful without Force. Makes Excellent Watches, Etc. Negatives: Target of Ridicule. Constant Struggle to Avoid Conflict. Target of Criminal Bank Accounts.

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Hogwarts Sorting Hat Quiz

I’m from Gryffindor! You’re known for being brave, loyal and trustworthy, sometimes to a fault. But if the chips were down, wed count on someone like you to help out or save our lives. We just hope you don’t get yourself killed before we can cash in on that. Hogwart’s Sorting Hat Quiz made by

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What’s your Inner Insult?

Hoooold on, pal, you’re getting ahead of yourself! you’re intense and about as mean as it gets! and you’re so vulgar, you can only use one word in your sentence. rock! Take the test, by Emily.

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Which Historical Lunatic Are You?

Before getting into the topic you must be aware of intellectual property violations. Austin trademark lawyers can help you to sort out trademark related issues. You are Joshua Abraham Norton, first and only Emperor of the United States of America! Born in England sometime in the second decade of the nineteenth century, you carved a

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Which Presidential Candidate Are You?

You’re John Kerry! (Yeah, no shit.) The son of a community activist and a World War Two Air Corps pilot, you voluntarily joined the army to serve in Vietnam as you neared the end of your college years at Yale. There you earned a Silver Star, a Bronze Star with Combat V, and three Purple

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Which Survivor of the Impending Nuclear Apocalypse Are You?

Dust off your flugelhorn and heat up the sausages, ’cause you’re The Swiss! Decked in neutrality for almost a billion years now, the Swiss are always the favourites to survive any nuclear conflict. Not only do they have the most amazing dress sense, but they’ve also got keen technical knowhow, a very logical cultural heritage

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What Kind of Hipster Are You?

You are the Consummate Hipster. Newbies bow to you, everyone else just stares, as you swagger down the street with “Little Green Bag” stuck in your head. What Kind of Hipster Are You?

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Which political sterotype are you?

Democrat – You believe that there should be a free market which is reigned in by a modest state beaurocracy. You think that capitalism has some good things, but that those it helps should be obliged to help out their fellow man a little. Your historical role model is Franklin Roosevelt.

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What Kind of Drunk Are You?

“No, I wasn’t drunk last night. You’ve never seen me drunk.” What Kind of Drunk Are You? Brought to you by Rum and Monkey “You stared at the coving for half an hour.” “So? It takes more than that to get me drunk.” “You knocked over a bowl of nachos, trampled them into the carpet,

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Hey Hey, Which Monkee Are You? Quiz

Congratulations, You’re Davy Jones! You’re famous for being the cute little Brit with a ‘tude. You’ve gotten into your fair share of spats with your bandmates but you always seems to make up. You were going to be a jockey if this whole music thing didn’t work out and still like to ride as a

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Which Greek Goddess Are You?

She was the Goddess of Wisdom, Goddess of Military Victory (war with good tactics and winning strategies, not just fighting, like Ares), and Goddess of Crafts. Athena invented the flute, the trumpet, the earthenware pot, the plough, the rake, the ox-yoke, the horse-bridle, the chariot, and the ship. She was also the first teacher of

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What Pre-1985 Video Game Character Am I?

I am Kong. Strong and passionate, I tend to be misunderstood, sometimes even feared. I don’t want to fight, I don’t want to cause trouble, all I ask is a little love, and a little peace. If I don’t get what I want, I get angry, and throw barrels and flaming oil at whatever’s stopping

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Are You An Internet Addict?

I AM 73% INTERNET ADDICT! I am pretty addicted, but there is hope. I think I’m just well connected to the internet and technology, but it’s really a start of a drug-like addiction. I must act now! Unplug this computer! Take the INTERNET ADDICT test at Fuali.com

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Which Horrible Affliction are you?

Congratulations, you’re rabies! Transmitted by rabid animals, you’re most commonly found infecting creatures such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. But don’t worry, you affect humans too, causing either paralysis or hyperactivity in your advanced stages, and ultimately death. Your most famous symptom is hypersalviation – that delightful foaming at the mouth that we have

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The Geek Test

I AM 65% GEEK! Nerd, Freak, Geek, Dweeb. Sound familiar? That’s okay, cause I will be the richest person at my 15th year high school reunion. If a “con” isn’t happening that weekend. Take the GEEK test at Fuali.com

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The Goth Test

I AM 59% GOTH! Oh My Goth! You Goth, Girl. There is a good chance I am bi. Freakiness pumps through my viens, but I can still laugh at myself. Take the GOTH test at Fuali.com

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The Punk Rock Test

I AM 56% PUNK ROCK! The intelligent punk. Tuff and Smart. I may be able to maintain a train of thought long enough… What the fuck was I talking about? Take the PUNK ROCK test at Fuali.com

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The Which Led Zeppelin Song Are You? Quiz

You Are: Fool In The Rain You are a very bizarre person, to say the least. You don’t think the way most other people do.  And you probably don’t really care. You defy convention, and probably really like burritos.  And you’re very content with your life.  You’re a ray of sunshine.  Piercing, bizarre end-of-the-world sunshine, but

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Are You Damned?

Whether as a punishment or as a reward, the fates have decreed that you will spend eternity having sex with nuns. Better be careful though, they are ‘Brides of Christ’, and if he catches you at it he’ll pull out your pubic hair. Are You Damned? Brought to you by Rum and Monkey

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You Are a Life Blogger!

Your blog is the story of your life – a living diary. If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible. What kind of blogger are you?

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Which Type of Academic Are You?

You are Professor Bunny No one’s really sure how a small lagomorph managed to get accepted into a graduate program, defend a dissertation, and rise to the rank of tenured professor– all within the 5-7 year lifetime of a rabbit. One thing’s for sure though-you are both the department cut-up and heartthrob. Enjoy it while

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More about Fallujah and Pictures of War

From a heartrending article on Salon Magazine: The photograph, appearing on the BBC’s Web site, was from some street or another in Fallujah, Iraq. The caption, although gruesome enough, was a comparatively bland statement that “Bodies have been left uncollected for days.” Yet what the picture depicted was testimony to the unmitigated and unavoidable tragedy

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Dante’s Inferno

DISCLAIMER: The only reason I’m in the seventh level is because that is where Dante stuck all the gay people, and I answered all the gay questions correctly. I have no idea why he considered gay people “violent”. The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!Here is how you matched

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Schwinn Stingray

Schwinn is once again producing, after 25 years, the Sting-Ray bicycle, with a version for kids, and also one for adults. My first bike when I was a kid was a red Stingray, very similar to this one, and my older brother’s was blue. I had the V-back handle bars and banana seat. We thought

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Study says gays and lesbians have as well adjusted kids as straight couples

According to a study by Charlotte J. Patterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville: Adolescents who have two moms as parents are no different from teens growing up with a mother and a father, a new study finds. On measures of psychosocial well-being, school functioning, and romantic relationships and behaviors,

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Fallujah in Pictures

Fallujah in Pictures is a website that prints the photos that our American media will never show you — of the casualties of war in the current attacks on Fallujah. The November 14 picture of the 2 year old child who lost a leg in the current battle says pretty much all that needs to

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Violent Rhetoric from Republican Adam Yoshida after Election 2004

From blogger Adam Yoshida, [deprecated link – http://www.adamyoshida.com/2004/11/four-more-years-revisited.html] who quickly revised his post after he was linked to by some 50,000 sites because of his hate rhetoric: “”If anyone needs to work to ‘bring the country together’ it’s those on the left who have divided it so badly. Those who sought to destroy this great

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Winchester Mystery House: Where I want to live when I grow up

“In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a construction project of such magnitude that it was to occupy the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until her death thirty-eight years later. The Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress, is filled with so many unexplained oddities, that it has come

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Indiana Democrats Admit They Have No Principles

In response to criticism that several local Democratic candidates took money from gay rights organizations in Indiana, and then came out with policy stances against gay rights during the election, Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Kip Tew had this to say: “The race was about winning. I will not allow us to go down without a

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Republicans want to take away your birth control pills

According to USA Today: Generally,it is always best to prevent pregnant women from any kind of hazards especially when it comes to fire. Hence, pregnant women can also avail fire door services here as it not against the moral values.In addition to preventing you from having an abortion, Christians/Republicans are also interested in preventing you

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We Are Fucked.

Alberto Gonzales is the new Attorney General? Oh, god. We are fucked now. This is the guy who used to write up the cases notes for death penalty cases for Texas Governor Bush to read before he decided whether to pardon them or not. And in all of the case notes, he would never put

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Sorry Everybody

Sorry Everybody is a hilarous site that posts pictures of the sane 49% of America that voted for John Kerry, with notes of apology to the rest of the planet for the load of totally crap that’s about to hit them because Moron Bush was re-elected. I haven’t had a chance to submit a photo

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Big Things Updated

I’m being interviewed by a reporter from Nuvo tonight about my “Big Things” Photo Galleries, so in honor of the occasion, I’ve added tons of photos to the galleries. I’d been behind in adding things for awhile, even though I’ve been taking photos constantly over the last year. Now all my new pics are added,

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Daily Mirror: God Help America

The cover of the U.K.’s Daily Mirror. And the article that accompanies it is even more hilarious. “Were I a Kerry voter, though, I’d feel deep anger, not only at them returning Bush to power, but for allowing the outside world to lump us all into the same category of moronic muppets. The self-righteous, gun-totin’,

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Democracy by Langston Hughes

Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear. I have as much right As the other fellow has To stand On my two feet And own the land. I tire so of hearing people say, Let things take their course. Tomorrow is another day. I do not need my freedom

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Weekend Update 2004-11-08

On Saturday, Stephanie and I drove to Cincinnati early in the morning for a figure skating competition that Stephanie was competing in. She won a fourth, third and first place medal in her three competitions. I got to meet several members of her former synchro skating team and other friends of hers, which was really

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First stages of the Draft are now in motion

If you think it’s not coming, you’re crazy. This guy has been out of the army 13 years… and he’s being called back. David M. Miyasato enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1987, served three years of active duty during the first Gulf War and received an honorable discharge in 1991. He remained on

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Finally! I was able to fix my blogger templates

Sometime back in May, blogger stopped supporting my archive index page, and they failed to tell me about it. So since then, my archive pages haven’t been updating. I noticed the problem two weeks ago, and since then have been struggling with blogger help to figure out how to solve the problem. I finally got

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Ohio paper notes voting machine mistake

According to the Beacon Journal: A computer error with a voting machine cartridge gave President Bush 3,893 extra votes in a Gahanna precinct. Franklin County’s unofficial results gave Bush 4,258 votes to Democratic challenger John Kerry’s 260 votes in Precinct 1B. Records show only 638 voters cast ballots in that precinct. Matthew Damschroder, director of

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Words of Comfort in our time of mourning.

Some words of wisdom from the geniuses at the excellent cartoon site “Get your war on.” Of course, this is only the case if you consider the word “motherfucker” a word of wisdom. Heh.

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New Map of North America

2022-03-15 Update: This was a reaction Bush’s Defense of Marriage proposed amendment, but I had to reconstruct the context 18 years later. Still, fuck George W. Bush. Warmongering dumbass.

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The World Hates Us.

From Yahoo News: In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wagner Markues, 54, also preferred Kerry and wondered why the race was so close. “We don’t understand America now,” he said. “Are they getting different news than us about the scandals in the Iraqi prisons, and the children and civilians who are getting killed?”

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Gay Toronto Tourism

Just linking to this for future reference. Toronto, of course, is in Ontario, where same-sex couples have marriage equality. Also, Information about winter in Toronto. Lots of ice skating. 2014 Update: we got married in Toronto on June 4, 2008.

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Apocalypse

There are at least 3 supreme court justices retiring, and depending on Chief Justice Rehnquist’s health, it could be 4. The justices that have spoken of retirement are Stevens, O’Connor, and Ginsburg. Bush will appoint all four and the chief justice. And this will lead to a majority of conservatives in the bench, 7/2. Chief

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Voting

I went to vote before work today. I wore my black hoodie, but I doubt that meant anything to anyone there. I was voter #94 in my district. Usually I’m #13 or so. So good turn out. We had both Democrat and Republican observers in our district — we’ve never had a Republican before. And

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Crap.

I just mailed out my CDs for my CD club (wherein we burn and share a theme CD of cool songs) and then I found this most excellent mp3 that would have fit perfectly on my “I’m sorry my President is an Idiot; I didn’t vote for him” CD. Damn it.

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Republicans Dress Up as Gay Outside Florida Polls

In an attempt to discourage black voters from voting Democrat on Sunday, Republicans dressed up as “gay” and “abortion rights” advocates and held provocative signs outside polling places as black voters went to the polls after Church this Sunday. Read more about other Republican voter suppression tactics here: REPUBLICAN PARTY DECEIVING VOTERS IN WEST VIRGINIA

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