Thursday, January 26, 2012

bless this earth

Ralph Nader and the "State of the Union"

A vegan’s descent into hell

Well, not exactly hell, but certainly an unpleasant experience.  It all began a couple of nights ago, when I was preparing dinner in this lovely little country home.  It was dark and rainy, I was listening to music, and hoped that what sounded like a knock on the door was part of the music.  I nearly jumped out of my skin when a face appeared at the window, luckily my brain quickly registered that it’s a female face and hopefully connected to a friendly person and not an axe murderer.  I doubt the little kitties, lovely as they are, would be much help defending me against an intruder.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

black market greyhound

so i'm away from home, right, and i've booked a greyhound ticket for next week so i can get home.  but i wasn't able to print the ticket before i left home, just the email confirming the online order and a reference number.

i took all that to the greyhound depot this morning, so i can get the ticket before the bus leaves next week.  there's nothing more frustrating than trying to get onto a bus and not being able to, at the last minute.  the guy at the counter looks up my reference number on his computer and says he can't print the ticket because the computer says it's already been printed.  but i wasn't able to print it, i tell him.  well too bad, he says (in a friendly way), you'll have to figure out how to print it.

okay, so what's the difference between me printing a ticket more than once, or him?  i mean, i haven't printed the ticket yet but what if i had?  he's telling me i can go print it again?  and again?  but he, the greyhound employee, is not able to print the ticket at all?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

wasting food oughta be illegal

snowboarding bird

o brave new world, that has such [small minded] people in't!

School officials in Tucson, Arizona, have released a list of seven banned books that can no longer be used in classrooms after the suspension of the district’s acclaimed Mexican American Studies program. Officials told teachers to stay away from any books where, quote, "race, ethnicity and oppression are central themes." The banned books includeRethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years, Shakespeare’s play The Tempest,Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, and Chicano!: The History of the Mexican Civil Rights Movement

rick mercer on monied insurgents