Thanks to MHB boardie Viva Zoya, I’ve found Map the Fallen – an online tool to track where the soldiers who have died were from.
There’s also a cool Twitter campaign in honor of the recently fallen.
Today’s Feministing “Ask Professor Foxy” column is from a trans woman who can’t find good sex resources for her. I’ve made a few suggestions, but maybe you all know other good places to check. So far I’ve recommended:
With your input, I can put a bigger list together.
The Fisher-Price “Little People” turned 50 this year. I didn’t even know they were still around, but I probably didn’t recognize them if and when I did see them in stores.
I loved ’em. The castle was my favorite, with the groovy carriage & the trap doors & the hidden spot behind the staircase, but I loved my Main Street and the garage & the carousel too. I remember many happy, peaceful hours playing with them, telling myself their stories.
So which ones did you have?
Jude suggested an LOL Cat treatment of the photo below? Any takers? You don’t have to do the graphics – just provide the text.
Yes, Aeneas is the one with the heart condition, and he tends to startle easily.
Please sign this petition in favor of domestic partner protections for Wisconsin! It looks like they will be voting on it toward the end of the week.
The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) has been passed by the Assembly and has enough support to be passed by the Senate. Get on the phone and call the lead Senate sponsor Tom Duane and your Senator to tell them that you want them to bring GENDA to the Senate floor and pass it. It is vital that they hear from you.
You can reach Senator Tom Duane at (518) 455-2451 and you can find your State Senatorâ€™s Albany phone number here.
GENDA would amend the state’s human rights law to include anti-discrimination protections based upon gender identity and expression, providing crucial civil rights protections for transgender New Yorkers by banning discrimination in housing, employment, credit, public accommodations, and other areas of everyday life.
With more than half of the Senators indicating their support for GENDA, we know that we have enough votes to get it passed in the Senate if it comes to the floor for a vote. So now is the time to call Senator Duane and your State Senator!
Do it! Don’t just Twitter it!
My dad turns 81 today, & this is some of the stuff that he listened to, & that I loved right from the start (Hampton) or had to learn to love over time (Sinatra). I grew up in a family where the radio was always on, usually on WNEW AM (& because my mom insisted on not only listening to the old stuff, WNEW FM, too, where I grew up as well on Vin Scelsa, of all DJs). My peers’ parents were usually a little younger, the first wave of Boomers (born in the 40s & 50s), & my parents were born in the 20s & 30s, so the music I grew up with was significantly different. Honestly, I’m glad: I missed all that hippy crap.
Do bi do bi do is highly preferable poetry, no?
WaMo has an article about Rumsfield & Katrina that won’t surprise anyone who was paying attention. What it does, however, is point up exactly how much of a f***head he was.
After the president had returned to the White House, he eventually convened a meeting in the Situation Room to discuss the government’s response. Bush barked, “Rumsfeld, what the hell is going on there? Are you watching what’s on television? Is that the United States of America or some Third World nation I’m watching? What the hell are you doing?“
When Dubya is frustrated by your willful inaction, you are a Grade A f***wad.
NY residents: Sign up for the STATEWIDE CALL-IN DAY FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY:
We need your help pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a bill that would make it illegal in New York State to fire someone, evict them, or deny credit or admission to school solely based on their gender expression.
On April 21st, 2009 the NYS Assembly passed the GENDA bill for the second time, 97-38.
Now the NYS Senate needs to hear from voices all across NYS that GENDA matters and needs to come to the floor for a vote before the end of session on June 21st. If you sign up, you will be notified of when you need to call your senators.