Wednesday, July 12, 2006


I can't be the only person who thinks "bad drag queen" when I see recent images of Starr Jones. Girl, get some help with the make up and the eyebrows. Or, gain some weight. Or both. What worked for you (if it ever did) when you were heavier certainly does not work now.

/catty remarks...maybe

In Virginia, a poor and depressed woman who could neither afford an abortion nor find a place to get one, shot herself in the stomach and is now being charged with attempting to "abort" her own child.

If you didn't see John Dean discussing his new book on Keith Olbermann's program the other night, then Raw Story has the video and a rough transcript. It was great and the book should be a good read. Snip:
It's a remarkable analysis of the authoritarian personality. Both those who are inclined to follow leaders and those who jump in front and want to be the leaders. It was not the opinion of social scientists. It was information they drew by questioning large numbers of people -- hundreds of thousands of people -- in anonymous testing where [the subjects] conceded their innermost feelings and reactions to things. And it came out that most of these people were pre-qualified to be conservatives and this, did indeed, fit with the authoritarian personality.
Now, Dean isn't saying that all Conservatives are like this. In fact, later on he explains that the scientists think that about 23% of the population is like this and that includes a small number of leftists authoritarians. The rest of us are a tad more sane.

The RIAA has sued over 20,000 music fans for file sharing, who have on average paid a $3,750 settlement. That's over $75,000,000. Has any money collected from your lawsuits gone to pay actual artists? Where's all that money going?

More awkward questions for the RIAA here.

Heatsink is a browser for adult entertainment seekers. It encrypts images and tries to hide the identity of the user and the content she is surfing. TechCrunch has the lowdown.

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