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Monday loldog

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Three day week for me.

Happy Friday!

Sinister Decade - now an e-book!

You can now download Sinister Decade onto your favorite mobile device. Warning: it looks weird (difficult to format poetry so that it looks good on a tiny screen.) I'm going to fiddle with it some more this evening and see if I can get it to look better.

RIP Ted Kennedy

Sad day, especially considering how close we might be to achieving one of Kennedy's lifelong goals - health care for all Americans. I wish he could have lived to see a bill passed.

Ted Kennedy was a Senator that you had to respect, one of the few really good guys in politics, and he will be missed.

Sinister Decade

A "beta" release of a poetry chapbook I'm working on can be found here:

It contains poems I wrote between 1999 and 2009. Feedback is encouraged.

Special offer for Sinister readers:

E-mail me if you'd like a physical copy of Sinister Decade. If I have enough of a response, I'll make copies available and charge only the cost of printing. I'll even sign it, if for some odd reason you want that.

Or, you could just print out the .pdf and staple it together yourself.

Either way, tell me what you think.

Monday loldog


The nurse left work at five o'clock.

Here's my submission to NPR's latest "three minute fiction" contest (click the link in the post title).

The nurse left work at five o'clock. Mike stared at the last sentence, the cursor blinking steadily on his laptop screen. He'd come up with the nurse because none of his other characters seemed to be doing anything. They were all just sitting around drinking at a bar, like an interminable Hemingway novel, but in this case, the sun would never rise on them.
Mike rubbed his face with his hands and stretched, letting out a mighty yawn that would have shaken the windows if such things were possible. He got up, padded over to the kitchen, poured himself a drink, and began, finally, to feel clear-headed.
Who was this nurse? And what did he have to do with the vampires drinking at the bar, or the mysterious shadowy creatures that lurked...he shook his head. The story had gotten way out of hand. He'd been watching far too much HBO, and that had seeped in…

Happy Friday!

I don't understand the Japanese.

Happy Friday

Funny or Die tells us what GI Joe and Cobra do in their downtime:

The Ballad of G.I. Joe from Olivia Wilde

Scenes from the Front Lines

Yesterday I attended Rep. Wu's (OR-1, my U.S. House member) town hall on health care at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. That is, I attended the raucous battle of wills that took place outside (the forum was full long before I got there). I figured there would be some sparks, but I had no idea what I was in for.

Clearly, because this is Portland, the sensible pro-reform crew far outnumbered the teabaggers and their far-right allies. Still, there were plenty of fireworks.

I'll let the pictures and the video speak for themselves, with a bit of commentary.

First, a few pictures:

And now, the video that really captures the spirit of the thing. It's broken down into four segments. The first is a discussion between a free-market "why should I pay for anything that isn't mine" woman and a couple of single-payer advocates. The second segment shows the crowd bursting into spontaneous chants of "Health Care Now!" or on the other side "No Big…

Happy whatever

Here's this:

Happy Friday!

A classic.

Congrats to Justice Sotomayor

First attempt to blog from my Iphone. Congrats to newly minted Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Rachel Maddow calls out the astroturfers on health care

Rachel Maddow exposes the corporate interests behind the fake grassroots campaign to disrupt health care town hall meetings, and explains how Americans are being duped into fighting against their own interests through a professional fear campaign.

Keith Olbermann names names

In a powerful Special Comment, Keith Olbermann calls out Republicans and Democrats obstructing health care reform as the insurance industry whores that they are.

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Monday loldog

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