Note the bumper sticker on a SUV parked in Lubec, ME – just one block from the Canadian border. Meanwhile, I am still wondering why there’s such tightening border controls to cross the bridge to Campobello Island, New Brunswick. Think about it. When was the last time someone from New Brunswick did any real damage to our country, while a certain Texan… The border is in the wrong place.
No, that’s not some sarcastic lead-up to rude images rooted in a flame war…I’ve always dabbled in graphic design, and a recent post over at Ryan’s blog Ryan’s Take led to some talk about the state of his blog. I’m not a fan of the big orange star Blogger provides as the default for the top of the page, so I put together two alternate title banners to take its place. If you’re interested, you can take a gander at them below and vote your favorite — Ryan has agreed to go with the winner.
I enjoy working with static computer graphics and logos, so if anybody else is looking for a title graphic or something similar, I’d be happy to work with them to come up with something. The service to my ideological brethren is, of course, free.
Joe Pantoliano says: “Why is it I’m discriminated against when I take the anti-depressants, but not when I take the Lipitor? The culture is OK with me taking an erectile dysfunction remedy, but not with the (anti-depressants),” said Pantoliano between shooting scenes. The actor said that even he cannot afford the coverage he needs. He was interviewed at McLean Hospital, where he is filming a documentary, with the hope that he can fight the stigma of his illness for himself and others. Way to go Joe! Now THAT is courage. For more information go to www.nokiddingmetoo.org [Joe's foundation] To read the rest of the article, go to: http://www.bostonherald.com/en… My thanks to the Boston Herald for their coverage of Joe’s efforts, and helping to reduce – and hopefully one day -remove the stigma of mental illness. Untreated mental illness kills many Americans each year. All too many never get treated due to fear of stigma.
I was browsing Craigslist and came across this job posting. I do not agree with the premise that legislators should simply be delegates slavishly following the expressed preferences of their constituents. I also think Mr. Capuano is doing a good job. I’m posting this because I found it “interesting” and thought it might generate discussion.
I can’t resist — this is just too hilarious not to post. I don’t believe I have ever seen a politician be quite this uncomfortable for quite this long. Honestly — John McCain says he wants to take on the toughest issues facing the world today, and he gets all squirmy because someone asks him a question that makes him think about penises and vaginas? Not terribly confidence-inspiring.
You really can’t make this stuff up. The Marzilli case gets weirder by the moment. Ever the civil rights crusader according to the Boston Herald, Marzilli’s lawyer says he shouldn’t be tried because no statute covers same sex groping. Here, read for yourself…. The lawyer defending state Sen. Jim Marzilli against charges of a sexual rampage in Lowell intends to argue the case should be thrown out because there’s no corresponding law for same-sex perverts. Attorney Terrence Kennedy of Everett told the Herald his unprecedented legal maneuver could allow Marzilli to walk away from four indictments of annoying and accosting a person of the opposite sex. Kennedy said since Massachusetts has legalized gay marriage, the state should also have same-sex accosting charges. “If the perpetrator was another woman, they couldn’t be prosecuted and the victims would have no redress,” Kennedy said. “The only reason you can prosecute (Marzilli) is because he’s a man. I’ve got a problem with that.” Marzilli, 50, an Arlington Democrat diagnosed as bipolar, was ordered to stay out of Lowell yesterday by Superior Court Judge Paul A. Chernoff after pleading not guilty to multiple charges resulting from alleged assaults on four women – including a disabled [...]