Modest As Cake

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanks, Michael Kimball!

GIANT secret santa for independent publications!

Everybody wins!

Thank you, Judge Cindy Lederman, for knowing what's unconstitutional when you see it!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bush Tours America to Survey Damage Caused by his Disastrous Presidency

Bush Tours America To Survey Damage Caused By His Disastrous Presidency


"Upon Hearing a 2-Year-Old's First Attempts at an Elvis Impression, I Recall the Difficulties of Her Birth"

Monday, November 24, 2008

Love is forever; Like blinks on and off as if it were Christmas lights

Friday, November 21, 2008

In the air: Accountability

Accountability is a concept in ethics with several meanings. It is often used synonymously with such concepts as answerability, enforcement, responsibility, blameworthiness, liability and other terms associated with the expectation of account-giving. As an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in both the public and private (corporation) worlds.

Accountability is defined as "A is accountable to B when A is obliged to inform B about A’s (past or future) actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct" [1].

says Wikipedia.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I especially appreciate the Charlie Brown Christmas music

Plus I admit I am experiencing a little:

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Well, not to be greedy, but, OK, one more thing: better than getting a new toaster

From the Advocate, before the Prop 8 vote:

Ellen DeGeneres has a strong stance against California’s Proposition 8, which seeks to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. But it wasn’t until a September 19 blog that she made her “Political Point” clear.

"There's a California Proposition on the ballot that's a little confusing... It's called, 'The California Marriage Protection Act' -- but don't let the name fool you," she wrote. "It's not protecting anyone's marriage. Not yours. Not mine."

DeGeneres likens Prop. 8’s confusing wording to that of deciding on dessert.

“The wording of Prop 8 is tricky. It’s like if someone asked you, “You don’t want dessert, right?” But you do want dessert so you say, “Yes,” which really means you don’t want dessert. And if you say, “No,” which means you do want dessert -- it sounds like you don’t. Either way, you don’t get what you want. See -- confusing. Just like Prop. 8.”

DeGeneres ends with a plea to fans to vote no on the prop so she doesn't have to return the gifts.

“So, in case I haven’t made myself clear, I’m FOR gay marriage. And in order to protect that right -- please VOTE NO on Proposition 8. And now that you’re informed, spread the word. I’m begging you. I can’t return the wedding gifts -- I love my new toaster.”

With all due respect to capitalism, and the consumer economy

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Si, es posible el cambio

The Catechism of Education: Triune Branches

Yay, LHC!

small question, tho: Is Lisa Randall hung over and about to hurl? By the end of the video it looks like she just needs to rest her head on a very very soft, non-owie pillow and sleep off an overexuberant evening.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pennsylvania, Route 80

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans connect

Help them have the support network they deserve.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Thank you, President Obama

"As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality."
By : George Washington

Monday, November 03, 2008

Dare we dream?

Can America again strive to be generous, thoughtful, welcoming of each other?
We dare.

"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words."

Thanks, Goethe