Nov. 6th, 2008 02:29 pm
chibi_trillian: (there's just something about blue)
I felt this was worth sharing for folks not on the Equality CA mailing list.


Activist and writer Anne Lamott writes, “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.”

We stand together, knowing… our dawn will come.


Nov. 5th, 2008 03:59 pm
chibi_trillian: (at the end of my rope)
Proposition 8 passed.

I've donated to Equality CA and HRC, I've been both a buyer and a seller in a fandom charity auction to raise money to fight the measure, and I've been watching the results for it all day between bouts of trying to get my piece-of-shit label printer at work to function.

I started to get angry when I realized that the early exit polls showed the measure failing by about the same percentage as it passed by, meaning that some folks lied to the nice pollsters. You were ashamed enough to lie about how you voted, because you knew it was wrong, but not ashamed enough to vote differently.

But I didn't get choked up until I read the MSNBC article about Prop 8 passing and read what Frank Schubert, the co-head of Yes On 8, said after the declaration. He was so smug, so immensely pleased with himself and his bigotry that I wanted to vomit. This is the same guy that sent out extortion letters to companies that donated to oppose the ban, the same guy who orchestrated horrible lying TV and radio ads that turned a population fairly strongly against Prop 8 to one just barely for it. And he was sitting there talking like he had the moral high ground because he thought that some of his fellow human beings should have less rights than others, babbling vapidly about the sanctity of marriage.

Apparently, gay marriage totally destroys the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour Las Vegas marriage.

And it completely annihilates the sacredness of marriages of convenience or for money.

And let us not forget how those horrible gays are devaluing the natural glory that is the green card marriage.

After all, decades of monogamous committment, which I had mistakenly thought were the basis of a marriage prior to this, don't matter if there are faggots or dykes involved.

I hope the ban's not retroactive. I hope those 18,000 married gay couples in California stay there, still married, creating legal tangles and making the bigots weep. I hope they file lawsuits and haul this shit right up to the Supreme Court and dare the Justices to say that "equal under the law" doesn't apply to them. I hope we get the Roe v. Wade of gay marriage out of this bullshit. And if we do, I propose we all send Frank and all the Yes on 8 managers thank you cards. After all, we couldn't have done it without them.


Nov. 4th, 2008 11:56 pm
chibi_trillian: (VICTOLY!)


That said, I got to see the John McCain I liked in his concession speech tonight. Missed you, John. Glad that you finally got that neocon brain-control chip out of your head.

Also, still nail-biting over Prop 8 in California.

ETA, stolen from several people because it's awesome:

Also Re: Prop 8: Nails gone, moving on to fingers. Apparently all you fuckers who mailed in your votes are getting counted last.


Oct. 24th, 2008 01:37 pm
chibi_trillian: (Zoro loves yaoi)
I've made a couple of donations to Equality CA over the past couple of months, so I'm on their mailing list. I got this email today:

If lies don’t work, then maybe threats and blackmail will.

Yesterday, donors and supporters of Equality California began receiving threatening letters from the “Yes on 8” campaign leadership.

These letters threatened to “expose” the donors listed on our website if they don’t donate to the “Yes on 8” campaign and refrain from supporting Equality California in the future.

That’s how low the other side is willing to go. They are willing to threaten organizations and other donors who support efforts to protect youth and seniors, as a way to raise money in their effort to eliminate our right to marry.


The letter, sent on their campaign letterhead, was signed by four members of the group's executive committee and suggests our donors withdraw their support for their own good. It demands an equivalent donation or else:

“Were you to elect not to donate comparably, it would be a clear indication that you are in opposition to traditional marriage. You would leave us no other reasonable assumption. The names of any companies…that choose not to donate…to ProtectMarriage.com…will be published.

…We will contact you shortly to discuss your contribution.”

I have no words. NONE. Please Californians, for the love of all that is right and just in this world, vote No on 8.

On the upside, I did learn that my internets and phone providers both support No on 8. :D

Life crap.

Oct. 4th, 2008 01:39 pm
chibi_trillian: (chibi!Kaku)
Johari window personality thingee: Sadly, there is not an option to pick insane.

ETA: LAWL, NEVAR MIND. Here's the bitchy version. Too bad there's no "select all" option, eh?

VP Debate: Watched in on CNN.com with Tiff. I kind of wanted Joe Biden to use his Foreign Policy Eye Beams to vaporize Palin after she started talking to him like he was eight years old and had just put a baseball through her window. Other than that, I did most of my yelling and flailing IRL, so I'll save you guys from that.

Music: As people following me on Twitter know, my beloved Zen mp3 player, Mihawk, went missing last week. I've got no idea exactly when, where, or how, but he vanished from my purse sometime between Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon. ;_; I gave up on finding him and bought a new mp3 player Wednesday night. In accordance with my irrational hatred of iPods (or maybe not so irrational, as [livejournal.com profile] jacks_shadow recently became the third person I know who's had their iPod do a catastrophic dump and delete everything for no goddamn reason), I elected to pick up a Zune. I would have liked to stick with Creative, but it's impossible to find accessories or support for Zens nowadays. I am now the proud owner of a blue 8GB Zune named Getter 2.

Fandom: [livejournal.com profile] proletariat_x has been exposing me to an assortment of giant robot shows, as giant robots are relevant to both of our interests. In finally watching something non-pirate-related for the first time in years, I've discovered that One Piece in general and Luffy in particular have conditioned me to prefer shows with violent, intellectually-impaired leads. "So we just have to beat them up, right?" = solution to all life's problems, thank you Luffy.
chibi_trillian: (selling your organs for fun and profit)
Reading commentary on financial articles on MSNBC.com, there's a lot of stupid and selfish floating around regarding this bailout plan. A lot of people think that people who are in foreclosure or going bankrupt obviously did something to deserve it and should get no help. Same for banks. After all, I'M not in foreclosure, so why should I help YOU? People aren't looking at the big picture--that bank collapses hurt the national economy, and that every foreclosed house on your block is a huge bite out of your personal home equity and the local economy.

If we substituted "foreclosure" and "bankrupcy" with "on fire," I think people would understand things a bit better.

Extended metaphor of doom. )
chibi_trillian: (there's just something about blue)
Clinton indicates that she's open to the idea of being Obama's VP.

Drag the primaries out to the end, divide the party, rile up your supporters to the point where they'll vote for McCain if you lose the nomination, and use that bloc of irrational, unthinking voters as a bludgeon to force a man who doesn't like you very much into making you the second-most-powerful politician in the US. Essentially, Clinton may have lost the battle, but she's won the war. I wouldn't surprise me if she's been planning this since Obama first started getting a serious lead on her.

Well-manipulated indeed. Machiavelli would approve.
chibi_trillian: (floating away)
Hey kids. I know you may not give a shit, but LJ is in the middle of the nomination process for their User Advisory Board. The theoretical purpose of said Advisory Board is to keep bullshit like Strikethrough and Boldthrough from happening again. I know Ye Olde Flist is here largely for the lulz and the fiction, but I encourage you to get involved with the nomination process because hey, this is your LJ too.

[livejournal.com profile] ljunited is a possibility (I currently support the two candidates they're supporting, namely [livejournal.com profile] rm and [livejournal.com profile] squeaky19), or you may choose to read the individual candidates' platform posts (or lack thereof--for the love of the deity of your choosing, don't vote to nominate anybody who doesn't have a coherent platform just because they amused you or they seem kind of like a cool person. Your vote's worth more than that) on [livejournal.com profile] lj_election_en and make your own decision as to who to support. Heck, you might even decide to run yourself. ♥

I don't care who you vote for. You might vote for a person proposing free cheese for every paid user because you just love cheese that much. Just vote.


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