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Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Save Tookie, please Mr. Terminator
Thank you for your correspondence regarding Stanley Williams.
There is a court order currently in place that calls for Mr. Williams to be executed by the State of California on December 13, 2005, and Mr. Williams has, through his attorneys, expressed his desire for the Governor to grant him clemency in this matter.
Capital punishment is an issue about which many people hold strong and impassioned views, and Governor Schwarzenegger appreciates you taking the time to express yours with regard to Mr. Williams. Your correspondence will be given due consideration during the clemency process.
Thank you again for writing.
ANDREA LYNN HOCH
Legal Affairs Secretary
Monday, November 28, 2005
1st public school opens in New Orleans today
Greeted by welcome signs hung over the door and in the hallways, students began returning Monday to the first regular public school to reopen since Hurricane Katrina hit three months ago. - MSNBC
Now you know why there's no LOTR like campaign for Narnia!
November 28, 2005 -- DISNEY hired the Christian marketing firm credited with getting churchgoers to see "The Passion of The Christ" to help give its big Christmas movie, "The Chronicles of Narnia," a biblical box-office boost. Motive Entertainment has organized screenings at 150 churches across the country, and this week showed a clip from the film at the Beth Evangelical Free Church on Staten Island. Church groups are also being encouraged to include "Narnia" in their sermons, thanks to guides that can be downloaded from a special Web site called narniaresources.com. Dennis Rice, Disney VP for publicity, told PAGE SIX: "100 million copies of this book have been sold since 1950, and there are lots of different reasons people connect to the movie, and certainly its spiritual message is one of them. We have reached out to those people."
Why not reach out to the Sci-Fi phreaks too!
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Subject: Corrections and Rehabilitation Reform
Please consider very carefully the case of Stanley Williams. Sometimes the needs of the many outweigh those of the few. Examples of redemptive change with such greatness do not always survive, but we need this one to.
I am not against the death penalty as a whole, but in the case of Mr. Williams I think the world would be better off with him alive.
Isn't the point of the death penalty to remove from this live those who offer nothing but sorrow to the human race? Or is it a pure "death for death" ideal?
Thursday, November 24, 2005
news cycle, lowest point = weds...won't help these two though
Supposedly Jessica auditioned to be a Bond girl recently in Casino Royale, should be good comeback situation;
hopefully Angelina's not auditioning for the same Bond role (the great mistress has been talking about wanting a role, who says No to the Jolie?)...
...they usually have two female stars, it'll be great if they make Jessica the evil one; dark Angie = the angel, lol
Sunday, November 20, 2005
More embarrassment for Bush as hero of Watergate enters "row" over outed agent
THE mysterious source who gave America’s foremost journalist, Bob Woodward, a tip-off about the CIA agent at the centre of one of Washington’s biggest political storms was Stephen Hadley, the White House national security adviser, according to lawyers close to the investigation.
[What the hell's going on in the world of sources yo?]
Woodward said the unnamed official told him about Plame in “an offhand, casual manner . . . almost gossip” and “I didn’t attach any importance to it”. He never wrote up the story.
With more journalists in the loop than previously identified, it will be harder for
Fitzgerald to prove Libby was deliberately lying when he said he first learnt of Plame from a journalist rather than the CIA.
Two years ago, when Plame’s identity was first revealed, Hadley was Condoleezza Rice’s deputy at the NSC. He is also thought to have been a key source for two books by Woodward on the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
"Obviously, the White House thought they were through with this investigation," said Steven Reich, who was a senior associate counsel to President Bill Clinton. "It appears now that that information came out earlier than anyone previously thought and it potentially could have come from a source no one previously knew about."
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was not the senior Bush administration official who told Washington Post editor Bob Woodward that White House critic Joseph Wilson's wife worked for the CIA, a Rice aide said Saturday.
"Secretary Rice wasn't Woodward's source," Rice senior adviser Jim Wilkinson said.
Rice was President Bush's White House national security adviser in June 2003, when Woodward says a highly placed official told him of Valerie Plame's CIA connection. Woodward has said the source was someone other than I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff and the only person indicted in a federal probe of the leak case.
Rice took over from Colin Powell as the nation's top diplomat in January. She is traveling with Bush in Asia this week, as is her successor as national security adviser, Stephen Hadley.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
oh, Prisonbreak, how I yearn
Casting Coup of the Year! Devito on FX!
One member of that team, creator-star Rob McElhenney, is pretty much blown away with the casting of DeVito. "When John gave me the news that Danny agreed to join the show, I thought it was a joke," McElhenney says. "Getting the news from FX that our show got a second season pickup was fantastic. Getting the news that Danny has signed on to co-star feels like we just hit the lottery."
Seinfeld for the new millennium
Dave Chappelle channeled by sharp white boys
From the first episode where the kids tackle racism, my hand was permanently over my mouth blocking both the screams of delight and gasps of OMG, I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY JUST DID THAT
Granted I was lucky, I believe both Starved and Always Sunny premiered the same night or week, and many watched Starved but not Always Sunny In Philadelphia...whereas I watched Always Sunny first, lucky me.
Variety agrees, Always Sunny In Philadelphia is the show you should be watching
just because you're paranoid, DOESN'T MEAN THEY'RE NOT AFTER YOU
"Do we see him losing his grip over the country? No," said a State Department official, who asked not to be named because he was discussing intelligence conclusions. "We are not in any way adapting how we plan for the day Castro is gone based on an assessment that he might have Parkinson's."
Pretty sure they should be after you, since you prolly killed Che, or had him killed :(
one thing bush might be right about: north korea
And North Koreans will be interested in Kim Jong Chol's defence and foreign policies - which he proposes should be lead by the 'Muscles From Brussels'.
Inspired by Van Damme's terrorist-busting performance in 1995 film 'Sudden Death', he says: "I'd not allow weapons or atom bombs any more. I'd destroy all terrorists with the Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme."
Not the first or last time Jean-Claude's associated with "bombs". Of course he da bomb, so maybe it's still working for him...
You're Dead Cylons!
The Sci Fi Channel has picked up its acclaimed series "Battlestar Galactica" for a third season, making official what has been suspected for some time.
The cable network has ordered 20 episodes of the show, which will begin production early next year.
"Galactica's" pickup comes a few weeks after the renewal of the channel's two "Stargate" series, ensuring that the network's strong Friday-night lineup will remain intact for at least the next year. All three shows will resume their current seasons in early January.
Losing it over Lost!
Look, focus on less cool ways to distribute and MAKE THE SHOW BETTER, YOU ARE LOSING VIEWERS!
Watch 2 new LOST characters in mobile phone mini episodes
Personally I'm still watching, but it's very strange and a bit confusing...So many folks who used to tune in aren't doing it anymore, seeing the same show from how many different sides now? It's beginning to look like you don't have much story left...but we know that's not true, 'cause that dude was in the Peace Corp and "they only take the good", right?
Lost writers we are paying attention to new info, please don't keep us salivating too long...Take a gander at Prisonbreak, they keep it goin'! LOL, of course if they break out again next season, well...yeah
"I think that that question will never, ever be answered,"
"Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof to TVGuide.com, when
asked about the significance of the strange numbers - 4, 8, 15, 16,
23, 42 - that have become so central to the series.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
conscious chant for peace: kindling
I can lie like the CIA
-pull the covers over your head-
so sweet, so tight
out goes the light
I captured with words
You in now stamped earth
Me bobbing my head
as you suffocate to death,
how did I get myself in
fucked up situation?
Good thing I work for the opposition
Taming tradition: the mission
Ancestral homes denied,
all I've got left
a right brain in the head
million years in coming
dancing a pogo prance of
“This way to good life & heavenly humanity”
“This way to the best without leaving behind the rest!”
(Formative years before freedom
make me still consider “the instead”)
Could I lead into battle wild haired and leveling
Black Pagan Queer, but Republican?
With debt saddle
winking at human nature?
Socialist policies have no place in America!
The market makes true sense, we all put in our dollars and cents
Even me, the black chick with backdue rent
Glad to work for an opposing force, nature pulled
I push forth; The richer the world is, not the better for.
Beyond a pointed finger to starry sky
the NEXT is high!
now further away during our war days
Sly I'd say there's always been killin'
mass murdering of man
united nations lying in state
Suffering under great civilizations' bloody weight
building tall temples of reserved gold
spreading ideals down roads dealt death
But I work for the opposition
Sorry, I'm lying to you. Sometimes I can't stand too.
Lone dark nights spent fearing it true
(Always Deadened We?)
Birds are dying
Down from the sky planes now regularly fly
and the Superman is dead!
The world is ending, hear me, that world must end...
I work for the opposition.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
JOSS ON VERONICA MARS WEDS!
BIG NEWS: JOSS WHEDON GUEST STARS ON VERONICA MARS, WEDS NOV. 9th, 2005 9pm *UPN*
From the beautiful insiders over at tvguide.com: Think of the trend as "once more, with feeling." This TV season Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums are proving there's more to life than slaying vamps. Here, their old boss, creator Joss Whedon, weighs in on his old gang's brand-new gigs.
Joss Whedon Cheers on Buffy Alumni
He's *mostly* right about Bones, it is NOT Angel at the FBI, though it's scary enough to almost be. After being annoyed by the pilot of Bones, I'm now willing to conceed that the show is WELL WORTH watching. I didn't dig the female lead at first, but the chemistry is good it's just really quirky.
Joss called Veronica Mars, "the best show ever". Season 1 of Veronica Mars is excellent, the pilot is one of the best things I've ever seen (cried like a baby)...
Lost: Veronica Mars?
Read More at Zap2it
Genesis formed in 1967, performing for more than 30 years before disbanding in 1998. Collins fronted the band after lead singer Gabriel left in 1975 to pursue a solo career.
Collins went solo in 1996. Read More
Keep on running yo
Hmm, I wonder what HE did...sounds like drugs or summthin
Friday, November 04, 2005
I thought she looked HOT
Superstar MADONNA was shocked at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) last night (03NOV05), when the ceremony's Kazakhstani host BORAT SAGDIYEV labelled her a "transvestite".
The singer opened the Lisbon, Portugal ceremony with a performance of her new single HUNG UP, which samples ABBA's hit GIMME, GIMME, GIMME.
The Abba-inspired track appeared to confuse British ALI G comedian SACHA BARON COHEN's alter-ego Borat, who thought he had stepped back into the Swedish's supergroup's 1970s heyday.
Walking onto the stage at the Pavilhao Atlantico, Borat said, "Welcome to the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.
"The singer before me - who was he? It was very courageous of MTV to start the show with a genuine transvestite."
after seeing gwen at the brit awards, i was thinking the same thing myself...
From Margaret Cho's Blog - Harajuku Girls
Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls have been getting lots of lip service lately, and I have to say I am confused...
Well, she is from Orange County