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Saturday, October 30, 2004

"Except Reagan prevailed. His policies brought peace, freedom and prosperity to millions at home and abroad. Defying the expectations and predictions of the liberal intelligentsia, this simple-minded superhero changed the world for the better. Perhaps history will judge President Bush the same way."
From Reagan's Raiders to Tex!, Joshua Elder, October 28, 2004

As the original neocon stooge, Reagan left a mess in the U.S. and in Central America when he left office. Anyone who thinks differently is either too young to remember properly or is cherry-picking their reality.

God, I hate dealing with this sort of thing. It makes me feel better to respond, but it doesn't do a damn bit of good otherwise.

Well, here's the big list of debunked Reagan myths, so that saves me a little time.

And I don't have to wait for history to judge gwbush; the present if doing a great job of it. Destabilizing the Middle East for nothing and letting 370 tons of explosives that will be used all over the world be looted are just starters. Like Reagan, bush is leaving office on a deficit, but Reagan's was only a 144 Billion USD deficit, which seemed outrageous at the time, but compared to the possible 413 Billion USD 2004 deficit it still seems outrageous (because it is)

Here's links for you history buffs:

History of the United States (1980-present)

The Real Reagan Legacy

Reagan's Record

Ronald Reagan - The Bonzo Years

Reagan's Legacy in Central America

Oh, and The Bush Junta, from Fantagraphics, gets it as right as TEX! about the bush family etc.

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 12:12 PM PST [Link]

Friday, October 29, 2004


Media Player
Real Player

I'm not at all an Eminem fan, but... bravo.

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 06:19 PM PST [Link]

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

No longer in thrall to the Curse of the Bambino. Eighty-six years is long enough. Congratulations Red Sox fans! Enjoy it; you earned it.
Red Sox Win First World Series Since 1918, AP, two seconds ago

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 09:30 PM PST [Link]

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

"There are, however, some hopeful signs. Election officials are working to avoid debacles like the confusing "butterfly ballot" of 2000. And because of a law passed by Congress in 2002, voters who show up at the polls and are told they are not eligible to vote must now be given a provisional ballot, with officials determining their eligibility afterward. If this law had been in effect in 2000, thousands of eligible voters improperly struck from the rolls would have been able to vote."
Rise of the Machines, by David Boies, NY Times Op/Ed, October 26, 2004

If somebody tells you you can't vote because you're not on their list, raise hell until you get a provisional ballot. It's part of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, Public Law 107-252, see


"(a) Provisional Voting Requirements.-- If an individual declares that such individual is a registered voter in the jurisdiction in which the individual desires to vote and that the individual is eligible to vote in an election for Federal office, but the name of the individual does not appear on the official list of eligible voters for the polling place or an election official asserts that the individual is not eligible to vote, such individual shall be permitted to cast a provisional ballot as follows:

"(1)NOTE: Notification. An election official at the polling place shall notify the individual that the individual may cast a provisional ballot in that election.

"(2) The individual shall be permitted to cast a provisional ballot at that polling place upon the execution of a written affirmation by the individual before an election official at the polling place stating that the individual is--

"(A) a registered voter in the jurisdiction in which the individual desires to vote; and (B) eligible to vote in that election.

"(3) An election official at the polling place shall transmit the ballot cast by the individual or the voter information contained in the written affirmation executed by the individual under paragraph (2) to an appropriate State or local election official for prompt verification under paragraph (4).

"(4) If the appropriate State or local election official to whom the ballot or voter information is transmitted under paragraph (3) determines that the individual is eligible under State law to vote, the individual's provisional ballot shall be counted as a vote in that election in accordance with State law.

"(5)(A) At the time that an individual casts a provisional ballot, the appropriate State or local election official shall give the individual written information that states that any individual who casts a provisional ballot will be able to ascertain under the system established under subparagraph (B) whether the vote was counted, and, if the vote was not counted, the reason that the vote was not counted. (B) The appropriate State or local election official shall establish a free access system (such as a toll-free telephone number or an Internet website) that any individual who casts a provisional ballot may access to discover whether the vote of that individual was counted, and, if the vote was not counted, the reason that the vote was not counted."
Help America Vote Act of 2002

So don't let 'em give you any guff at the polling place. Let nothing stop you from voting (provided you registered [sigh]). Give yourself plenty of time and take something to read; I think they'll be long lines next Tuesday.

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 02:57 PM PST [Link]

Monday, October 25, 2004

The Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society Issue 5 - Fall 2004

Table of Contents

Welcome to Issue 5. In our first issue I mentioned that time flies when you're over forty and it seems like I wrote that editorial only yesterday.

That being said, in these past few weeks of May, it has been impossible to avoid the story of the seventeen-year emergence of the Cicada. It is their year and the media is letting them have it. I understand the attention. It is a fascinating story.
By William Roper

Let us define bickering as being between a man and a woman. Some activists want to expand the definition to include same-sex arguing, but that would only weaken some of society's most sacred values.
Between a Man and a Woman
By Tom Good

I'm not kidding. This thing is the most amazing cleaning product I've ever tried. In case you haven't seen it, it looks like a white sponge, only lighter and squishier.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is the shit
By Laurel Sutton

Oh New York City, New York... where do I even begin? You're like Pennsylvania's older, cooler cousin.
New York City News
By Ertel Gray

Not too long ago, I was a 40-something straight screenwriter. Then I awoke one morning to discover that I'd become a hot young gay novelist.
Coming Out
By Allison Burnett

Sequential art jumped the paper to pixel divide like a gazelle. Then, at Plan 9 Publishing, it sort of jumped back.
Paper Freaks in the Digital Age
By Ginger Mayerson

Because balancing a laptop in the bathroom is tricky. Seriously, people still like the feel and smell of a book. It doesn't need batteries, cables, and you never get spammed. Also, there is a big difference between a comic at 72 dpi and a printed page at 600 dpi.
An Interview with David Allen
By Ellen Bauerle, Ginger Mayerson and Laurel Sutton

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 10:41 PM PST [Link]


"Who here remembers the original 'Twilight Zone'? Remember the creepy episode with Billy Mumy as the little boy who could do whatever he wanted? Mr. Sunbeam and I were watching it on DVD, and he said, "that there episode of 'The Twilight Zone' is the true story of George W."

"And he makes a good point. So I downloaded the original 1953 short story 'It's a Good Life' by Jerome Bixby and fooled with it, and here's my political statement and I'm sticking to it.


Lawdy. I got nothing to add.

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 05:38 PM PST [Link]

"Nixon hated running for president during football season, but he did it anyway. Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for -- but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him."
Dr. Hunter S Thompson in Rolling Stone, today I think (via Wood S Lot and Cursor)

That's one helluva Kerry endorsement.

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 05:34 PM PST [Link]

"Need a girlfriend?
Tired of your friends and family telling you to get a girlfriend?
Want to make that certain someone a little jealous?
Need a confidence boost? Just feeling lonely sometimes?

With an Imaginary Girlfriend, you can carry on a completely fictitious, yet authentic looking relationship with the girl of your choice. Browse through our site and choose your favorite girl to see what she can offer as your Imaginary Girlfriend. Just make up how you met and include any details about yourself that you want your new girlfriend to know. Within days you'll receive personalized love letters by mail, e-mails, photos, special gifts... even phone messages or online chat. Every Imaginary Girlfriend is unique." Imaginary Girlfriends.com

I read about this site in Bitch magazine this morning. Apparently this isn't the only place on the Web where you can hook up with an imaginary gf. How did I miss this trend? It's important to note that this is NOT the same as an Internet Girlfriend/Boyfriend, where you actually do have some kind of (non-paid-for) reciprocal contact with your intended, however fleeting.

And I couldn't find a corresponding Imaginary Boyfriend site. What's up with that? The cynical among us would say that every boyfriend is an imaginary one. Husbands too. Did I say that out loud?

Posted by Laurel Sutton @ 03:18 PM PST [Link]

Sunday, October 24, 2004

"BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 24 - The Iraqi interim government has warned the United States and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives - used to demolish buildings, produce missile warheads and detonate nuclear weapons - are missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations."
Tracking the Weapons, by James Glanz, William J. Broad and David E. Sanger, NYTimes, October 25, 2004 (via Metafilter, Julia, and somewhere else)

Everybody feeling safer? Anybody still think bushco can keep us safe? Think again. Fuck.

Pass this story along, please, it's important it not get buried.

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 08:43 PM PST [Link]

"Black Box Voting" is on sale for $3.95 plus tax and shipping. Get your copy now! Buy two! One for yourself and one for the Republican in your life!

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 08:21 PM PST [Link]

"Despite having been declared nonexistent, asexual activists are coming out of the closet in droves.

"Is Morrissey replicating? Perhaps."
The revolution will not be sexualized, by Neva Chonin, SF Chron, October 24, 2004

There are days when I thank God I was born in 1960. This is one of them.

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 12:47 PM PST [Link]

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