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|Friday, October 16th, 2009|
|Friday, May 22nd, 2009|
|Saturday, October 11th, 2008|
|Saturday, September 23rd, 2006|
|Birth Control question
Work in progress
I have to have it done and framed for monday at 6pm. About 60% to 70% done. One of the paintings I'm submitting to Burton Art Show.
|Wednesday, June 21st, 2006|
Something I did for a women's conference art show at my college. The photo isn't that great of it, will take some better ones tomorrow in the light of day and post them. I'm actually intrested in selling this so leave me a message if intrested. Larger pic behind cut( Read more...Collapse )
|Thursday, May 18th, 2006|
"WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate committee approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Thursday, after a shouting match that ended when one Democrat strode out and the Republican chairman bid him "good riddance."
"Amid increasing partisan tension over President Bush's judicial nominees and domestic wiretapping, the panel voted along party lines to send the constitutional amendment -- which would prohibit states from recognizing same-sex marriages -- to the full Senate, where it stands little chance of passing."
What does this mean? I keep hearing about the shouting match, which I don't care about. They say it has little chance if passing, but the simple fact that it is going before the senate is sad. Hopefully tomorrow I can sort through all the spin and find out more about what this means and if it is significant. I really don't think it will ever pass, but still makes me want to cry, the fact that this is a debate at all.
|Thursday, April 27th, 2006|
CAme across this tonight, I really like it and agree with his sentiments
Dear Mr. Leno,
My name is Jeff Whitty. I live in New York City. I'm a playwright and the author of "Avenue Q," which is a musical currently running on Broadway.
I've been watching your show a bit, and I'd like to make an observation:
When you think of gay people, it's funny. They're funny folks. They wear leather. They like Judy Garland. They like disco music. They're sort of like Stepin Fetchit as channeled by Richard Simmons.
Gay people, to you, are great material.
Mr. Leno, let me share with you my view of gay people:
When I think of gay people, I think of the gay news anchor who took a tire iron to the head several times when he was vacationing in St. Maarten's. I think of my friend who was visiting Hamburger Mary's, a gay restaurant in Las Vegas, when a bigot threw a smoke bomb filled with toxic chemicals into the restaurant, leaving the staff and gay clientele coughing, puking, and running in terror. I think of visiting my gay friends at their house in the country, sitting outside for dinner, and hearing, within hundreds of feet of where we sat, taunting voices yelling "Faggots." I think of hugging my boyfriend goodbye for the day on 8th Avenue in Manhattan, and being mocked and taunted by passing high school students.
When I think of gay people, I think of suicide. I think of a countless list of people who took their own lives because the world was so toxically hostile to them. Because of the deathly climate of the closet, we will never be able to count them. You think gay people are great material. I think of a silent holocaust that continues to this day. I think of a silent holocaust that is perpetuated by people like you, who seek to minimize us and make fun of us and who I suspect really, fundamentally wish we would just go away.
When I think of gay people, I think of a brave group that has made tremendous contributions to society, in arts, letters, science, philosophy, and politics. I think of some of the most hilarious people I know. I think of a group that has served as a cultural guardian for an ungrateful and ignorant America.
I think of a group of people who have undergone a brave act of inventing themselves. Every single out-of-the-closet gay person has had to say, "I am not part of mainstream society." Mr. Leno, that takes bigger balls than stepping out in front of TV-watching America every night. I daresay I suspect it takes bigger balls to come out of the closet than anything you have ever done in your life.
I know you know gay people, Mr. Leno. Are they just jokes to you, to be snickered at behind their backs? Despite the angry tenor of my letter, I suspect you're a better man than that. I don't bother writing letters to the "God Hates Fags" people, or Donald Wildmon, or the Pope. But I think you can do better. I know it's "The Tonight Show," not a White House press conference, but you reach a lot of people.
I caught your show when you had a tired mockery of "Brokeback Mountain," involving something about a horse done up in what you consider a "gay" way. Man, that's dated. I turned the television off and felt pretty fucking depressed. And now I understand your gay-baiting jokes have continued.
Mr. Leno, I have a sense of humor. It's my livelihood. And being gay has many hilarious aspects to it -- none of which, I suspect, you understand. I'm tired of people like you. When I think of gay people, I think of centuries of suffering. I think of really, really good people who've been gravely mistreated for a long time now.
You've got to cut it out, Jay.
New York, NY"
|Wednesday, April 26th, 2006|
reading an intresting article on the toxin in some sex toys and the lack of regulations. CAme across this intresting toy:
Let the sun light your fire with the Solar Vibe—a bullet-style vibrator that runs on solar power. Simply slide the back panel of the controls off to reveal the solar panel; leave it in direct sunlight for a few hours to charge it up. The medium-intensity bullet vibe with three speeds is great for clitoral stimulation. Slide the vibrator into a condom first for vaginal use. Not recommended for anal sex. See box for instructions on re-charging. 2 1/2" x 5/8". "http://www.babeland.com/page/TIB/PROD/DS215590
Here is the article on the sex toys and toxins, scary shit http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2005/12/06/gertz/
found it through VP
|Monday, April 24th, 2006|
|Sunday, April 23rd, 2006|
This weekend was pretty kick-ass, went on a feild trip with my wetland ecology class to Old Woman Creek, in Huron, Ohio. Its a fresh water estuary, we went canoeing saturday, saw lots of awesome shit, like bald eagles!
|Thursday, April 20th, 2006|
Wonderful news from the state I'm moving to: http://www.centralohio.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/B8/20060320/NEWS01/603200302/1002&template=B8
"The passage of South Dakota's statewide abortion ban earlier this month has caused a renewed interest in a proposal to make abortions illegal in Ohio.
Ohio house bill 228 introduced by Tim Brinkman, R-Mount Lookout, in April would make it a felony for a woman to seek to terminate her pregnancy and holds the same penalty if she chooses to leave the state for the medical procedure.
Additionally, anyone who helps coordinate an abortion or transportation to leave the state for one could be charged as well.
The controversial nature of the proposed bill has slowed its progress through the legislature.
"House Bill 228, as far as I know, is still in committee. Some bills take more time to come out of committee. You just never know," said Ohio Rep. John Schlichter, R-Greenfield. "I'm a pro-life person. My voting record has been consistent. I was raised in a Christian home."
There are no plans at this time for the bill to be voted into law. However, many groups on both sides of the reproductive rights issues are giving feedback on it.
"House bill 228 was introduced last year and hasn't really been in committee," said Gary Dougherty, executive director of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio. "We're still concerned about it. Just because a bill doesn't get any hearings, doesn't mean the issue has gone away."
Dougherty said he's addressed the issue of abortion accessibility to members of the state legislature. He urged lawmakers to consider how limiting any woman's access to birth control or abortions is detrimental.
"This bill really opens a Pandora's Box of wide and wild interpretations of the need for abortions," he said. "Planned Parenthood is all about preventing unwanted pregnancies. Abortion accounts for just about 5 percent of what we do."
I seriously doubt it will get past, and if it does, then I have a feeling I'll be helping the underground railroad of sorts, helping women to other states to have abortions. That will surely spring up in the wake of such a law.
|Sunday, April 9th, 2006|
| You scored as Serenity (Firefly). You like to live your own way and donâ??t enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.|
Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)
Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)
Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)
Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)
Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)
Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)
Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)
Enterprise D (Star Trek)
FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)
Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
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|Saturday, April 8th, 2006|
sketch on scrap paper, of my marine painting. I'm kind of shy and want to do something else for the marine painting, don't want to answer the questions of what where you thinking? is that a penis?
|Wednesday, April 5th, 2006|
Yay! PA doesn't suck so much
"the House of Representatives voted 106 to 92 to defeat anti-family planning budget amendment A06491.
A6491 would have eliminated all state family planning funding for low-income women in the proposed budget."
Though 106 to 92 isn't that big of a margin, but still a victory for women in PA netherless.
|Monday, April 3rd, 2006|
Why I love Colleen so much, upon seeing my vagina monster she exclaims:
"vagina monster i choose you!"
So I'm odd and decided to make a vagina monster pokemon card. its still a work in progress
Would love any suggestions of powers and special attacks :)
|Wednesday, March 29th, 2006|
|Down With Dildos!
Found these wonderful bit of news through salon http://www.nashvillescene.com/Stories/News/Political_Notes/2006/03/02/Down_With_Dildos_/index.shtml#
Down With Dildos!
Two state legislators say no to sex toys
by John Spragens
Thank God the state legislature is back in session. When they’re gone, political columnists are forced to take up serious topics like the deputy governor lobbying subordinates on local political issues, U.S. national vulnerability to cyber-attack and the police chief threatening to storm out of a neighborhood meeting. But now that America’s dumbest criminals have reconvened their lawmaking body, it’s easy street for journalistic bottom-feeders to meet deadlines.
To wit: Senate Bill 3794 (House Bill 3798), legislation that would make it illegal to sell, advertise, publish or exhibit to another person “any three-dimensional device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs….” For that matter, if you offer to show someone your dildo collection—or possess a vibrator with the intent to show it to someone—you’d be violating this proposed state law. And don’t even think about wholesaling those three-dimensional sex toys.
Of course, as with all good public policy, state Sen. Charlotte Burks and Rep. Eric Swafford have included a few exemptions for responsible dildo-users. College students and faculty are allowed to enter the sex-toy trade—as long as they are “teaching or pursuing a course of study related to such device,” like Auto-Erotic Stimulation 101. Your doctor or psychologist will similarly be authorized to prescribe the regular use of a sex toy “in the course of medical or psychological treatment or care.” And finally, employees of historical societies, museums, public libraries and—wait for it—school libraries are allowed to traffic in devices named Thruster, The Emperor and The Horny Hare, provided they’re doing their official duties. That means the Carnton Plantation would remain free to put up that “Dildos of the Antebellum” exhibit Robert Hicks has been pitching.
What do Burks and Swafford have against genital stimulation? Your guess is as good as ours. At press time, staff members hadn’t returned messages left Tuesday morning, probably because it’s hard to defend such stupid ideas. Attorneys for the state of Georgia couldn’t defend them either: two weeks ago, a federal appeals court overturned portions of a similar Georgia law on the grounds that advertising bans violate free speech rights.
Nonetheless, this Tennessee legislative tag-team went ahead and introduced their bill last Thursday, and on Monday, it passed a perfunctory first reading. In other Monday developments, Tennesseans died from a lack of health care, remained poorly educated and were among the most obese state populations in the nation
and in other news, Tennessee state rep says some gay couples adopt in order to molest!http://pageoneq.com/rssfeedstuff/index.php?id=6657
Wow this is so absurd that its horrifying, Tennessee is a very scary place.
|Monday, March 13th, 2006|
|Thursday, March 9th, 2006|
Fucking awesome video!http://www.atcenternetwork.com/?p=64
Interview with hard core pro-life protestors, asking them what should happen to women who have ilegal abortions? There responds, ummm, I don't know.
seriously can't believe people haven't thought through the consquences of their actions, its a good questions if the get there wise and its ilegal what is the punishment, these people can't answer it, they just spout relgious garbage.
"Today the United States Senate is considering a bill that would have a serious and damaging impact on health coverage for women across the United States. The Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act (HIMMAA), introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), would allow insurance companies to ignore nearly all state laws that require insurance coverage for certain treatments or conditions, such as laws that require them to include contraceptives in their prescription plans. [Emphasis added by irate Broadsheet poster.]
"This federal legislation would raze hundreds of state laws that ensure patients can get the medical care they need and would
"-- not allow women to designate their ob/gyns as primary care providers
"-- not allow women to seek care directly from their ob/gyns, but would force them to be screened by their primary care doctors first
"-- dismantle coverage for contraception
"-- dismantle coverage for annual cervical cancer exams
"-- not allow women to stay with the same doctor throughout a pregnancy, if that doctor was dropped from the insurance provider."
In short: "Under HIMMAA women will lose contraceptive-equity protections currently guaranteed by state law."