Situational assessment: GROSS.

Twitter is exploding about the situation with Julian Assange. I am averting my eyes and feeling creeped out. There is nothing in this situation that is not gross. Assange is wanted in Sweden over suspicion of sexual assault on two Swedish women. Gross. This is being downplayed by nearly everyone who is a fan of ...

Paul Ryan. Whee.

Whee? Me, this morning on Twitter:¬†Gosh, I am at the edge of my seat over which anti-gay white guy who thinks women aren’t really people Mitt Romney will pick. And thus, Paul Ryan. Whee. He’s got the standard Republican anti-gay stuff going. He thinks women aren’t grownups who should be allowed bodily autonomy. He’s a ...

Is that the sound of the other shoe?

More people are crying today. A madman went into a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killed six people before being killed by police. I’m sure more facts will come out later as once again we struggle to understand how someone could even conceive of doing something like this. The fact that this happened in a ...

Adel Needs Your Help

One of my fellow grad students at CU is named Adel Aboktef. Adel is a generally good human being. He helps out the undergrads in the tutoring room a lot, and he’s always ready to lend a hand to his fellow grad students. I actually got to know Adel when, one evening, a bunch of ...

Happy Voting Day 1

I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that it’s election day. You know why? Because that means this will hopefully be the last day that Robert Ramirez, Grover Norquist, and some lady named Cynthia who claims to be from Arvada robocall me multiple times in the space of 24 hours and urge ...

Well, I took my 24 hour time out, and I STILL want to punch Robert Gibbs in the face. 1

Just in case yesterday was the one day of the summer where you unhooked your internet umbilical cord and were consequently far enough away from the general population that you couldn’t hear either the shrieks of outrage from the liberals or the squeals of schadenfreude-laden glee from the conservatives, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs ...

On being unemployed 8

I’m incredibly lucky, and I know it. I’ve got a job, and a good one. I’m going back to school in August and will receive a more than reasonable stipend. I’m now married, and to someone that has a very stable job with a salary that we could both easily live on as long as ...

Choi and Pietrangelo arrested

Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo (discharged under DADT) handcuffed themselves to the White House fence to protet DADT. They have both now been arrested and removed. The following statement was read by Lt. Choi outside Freedom Plaza before he set off to the White House: “Hello. My name is Lt. Dan Choi. I ...

No Miranda for you

I’m guessing that this bill (S 3081) is the follow up to all of the complaints about the underwear bomber getting read his Miranda rights. Which was something I heard far too much about in the two weeks following the unsuccessful bombing attempt, and involved a lot of back and forth with one side pointing ...

First Corporate "Person" to run for office 2

Murray Hill, Inc. is going to run for Congress. The press release reads like something out of the Onion, which means that these people are A-okay in my book. I’m still pretty steamed about the the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission SCOTUS ruling. Not because I think it’s going to destroy the electoral process ...