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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:00:24 GMTSure, there are still battles to be fought, but today was the Allies marching triumphantly into Paris. We still have the German homeland to face, but we know we will win that battle. When you read Kennedy's opinion, it is clear the war is essentially over. This case is the opinion that every future marriage equality case will cite. It may, in fact, be what the Roberts Court will be remembered for in the future. Well, that and the four most conservative justices being a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US Chamber of Commerce.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:13:24 GMTSCOTUS will almost certainly dismiss Hollingsworth v. Perry for lack of standing. Doing anything else does not make sense, as the Pro-Prop 8 groups that filed the appeal do not have standing. In order for the court to rule on the merits of the case, they first have to agree that the appellants have standing, which no one appears to want to do. This is actually good, as the people who would most likely reverse the appeals court, and rule Prop 8 valid, are among the most adamant about rejecting standing. Also, from the oral arguments today on DOMA, it's clear that there is definitely not (yet) a majority for a fundamental right to marry ruling that would bring marriage equality to all 50 states. On the positive side, it looks very strongly that there is a solid majority of the court that will strike down DOMA on either a Federalism, and/or an equal protection argument.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:32:27 GMTA Lovecraft ChristmasJournal Entry: Dec 2I have returned home after a long time away. Time seems not to have touched Arkham very much. Oh you'll see the occasional cell phone on the street but the old-timers who sit around at the hardware store seem to be the same ones that sat there in my youth. I've spent so much time in diverse corners of the world seeking the strange and unusual that even my childhood home seems quaint and curious in the same way that Yoruba tribesmen do. I find myself having to bite my tongue whenever I get the urge to ask the natives to explain their customs. New England reticence is something I'm having to relearn.For example. I'm staying at the old ancestral home and it's quiet enough to enable me to study. It's also remote enough to allow me to cast a spell or two in the back yard without being observed. But every time I venture into town I am struck by small changes there. Townsfolk, whom I suppose are trying to be friendly, keep asking me if I'm "Getting ready for the Holidays." I'm not aware of any particular holidays. Perhaps there's some sort festival in the offing. I shall ask.Journal Entry: Dec 4It would seem that there is some sort of winter festival. When I inquired I was looked at strangely and avoided but finally I did get a straight answer. I've also noted some strange behavior in town. People seem to be smiling...a lot. They seem to be extremely busy and carrying a lot of suspicious parcels.Journal Entry: Dec 13I've observed a strange ritual. Last night, two husky men came onto the back of my property and cut down a pine tree. Taking up my shotgun to deal with the trespassers, I watched as they dragged the tree back to their car. Was that all they had come for? Had they broken the law merely to steal a tree? Fascinated and horrified, I followed them back to their home. They took the tree off their car and took it into their house. Watching from the bushes, I observed the tree thieves as they began to cover their ill-gotten foliage with strange blinking lights and odd icons of some sort. Is this some sort of odd cult activity? Perhaps some bizarre fertility ritual. (Shub?!?) Is the tree supposed to be an Altar? Sacrifice? Antenna? More study is required.Journal Entry: Dec 16This cult is far more widespread than I suspected was possible. Much of the town appears to have been affected. I am considering summoning help. Many of the townsfolk seem to be smiling that same insipid smile. I am beginning to worry. I walking through town assembling some notes about this phenomenon when I went into a department store for more paper. A large man in a red suit and a bushy white beard stared at me and rang a small bell. He seemed to want me to make some offering to a small bucket on a tripod and gave me a hard look when I didn't. I asked the manager if there was a back way out of the store.Journal Entry: Dec 17Had a bad turn today. Found that the maid had erected one of those tree altars in the living room. Was terrified beyond comprehension by the thing. Frankly she was completely non-plussed at my reaction. "But it's traditional." she said. I was forced to dismiss her.Journal Entry: Dec 19My private library has proven useless for this "Winter Festival". I must brave going into town again and attempting research in the public library. I fear time is growing short somehow...and this is compounded by the snow which is coming down very hard now. I fear I will be snowed in if this keeps up.Journal Entry: Dec 20 I am filled with horror. Venturing into town to use the library, I encountered the man in the red suit again. He was speaking very intently to a very small child who was rapt in attention at his words. I hurried along before he could notice me. I arrived at the Library and presented myself as an anthropologist studying the basis of this local "Winter Festival" I was looked at quizzically, but directed well by the young lady at the desk. Apparently this cult is very old and it's practices are particularly gruesome. It apparently started wit[...]
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 05:38:54 GMTRight now, I am very pissed! Back in February, I got what I thought was a good deal on a 4/4 violin on eBay. Not knowing any better, I thought I made out well when it arrived. I finally bought a better case for it, as I'm planning on taking lessons starting next week. The new case arrived, and my "violin" is too big. What I was sold as a violin was a viola. since this is an Irish fiddle class, the viola is worthless. So, I guess I get to start all over, but I won't be ready for the first lesson on Tuesday. Frell!
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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 19:19:49 GMTDid I go the whole month of July without posting anything to LiveJournal? Mep! Maybe this place is dying. That, or the outages and my hectic life, including dead computer, has got in the way.
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 05:38:49 GMTWork was a media sponsor for the Seattle International Film Festival's ShortsFest, so I got free tickets. The ShortsFest is a mini festival within the Festival, and was held over Memorial Day Weekend. I would have posted this sooner, but I just didn't have the time or energy to organize it all. Even though the tickets were free, I didn't go to every session, as you have to stop to eat. Still, I ended up seeing 76 movies over the course of 4 consecutive days, and I caught some interesting live music at Folklife to boot. This was in addition to the 20-pack of regular SIFF movies I saw. In case you are interested, the movies I saw are below.The Abyss Boys - South Africa, 2009, 26 min.AWOL - USA, 2010, 14 min.Careful With That Crossbow - New Zealand, 2010, 2 min.The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - USA, 2010, 16 min.We Are What We Drink - United Kingdom, 2010, 7 min.The Wind Is Blowing on My Street - Iran, 2010, 15 min.Adder's Bite - Canada, 2010, 10 min.Blinky™ - Ireland, 2010, 12 min.Chum - USA, 2010, 11 min.The Dungeon Master - USA, 2011, 14 min.Huhu Attack! - New Zealand, 2010, 15 min.The Legend of Beaver Dam - Canada, 2010, 12 min.Moving Day - Australia, 2010, 9 min.Protoparticles - Spain, 2010, 8 min. Cappuccino - Switzerland, 2010, 16 min.He She We - USA, 2009, 11 min.I Do: A Marital Discord in America - USA, 2010, 11 min.I Want Your Love - USA, 2010, 14 min.Requited - USA, 2010, 20 min.Steam - Canada, 2010, 11 min.Who Leads - USA, 2010, 9 min. The Eagleman Stag - United Kingdom, 2010, 9 min.flesh color - Japan, 2010, 5 min.The Gallery - Poland, 2010, 5 min.Loom - Germany, 2011, 6 min.A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation - Germany, 2010, 15 min.On Fire - France, 2010, 9 min.Paths of Hate - Poland, 2010, 10 min.The Renter - USA, 2010, 10 min.Sintel - Netherlands, 2010, 15 min. Arthur - USA, 2010, 9 min.The Binding of Ishmael - Singapore, 2010, 8 min.Deeper Than Yesterday - Australia, 2010, 20 min.Interview - Germany, 2010, 20 min.Rosa - Spain, 2011, 9 min.Transmission - Canada, 2010, 18 minThe Award - Spain, 2010, 16 min.Birdboy - Spain, 2010, 13 min.I Want To Spend the Rest of My Life With You - Spain, 2010, 3 min.Marina - Spain, 2010, 14 min.La Migala - Spain, 2011, 15 min.Palindrome - Spain, 2010, 4 min.The Screamers - Spain, 2010, 2 min.Vicenta - Spain, 2011, 23 min.All Flowers in Time - Canada (Québec), 2010, 14 min.Brick Novax's Diary - USA, 2010, 16 min.The Burning Wigs of Sedition - USA, 2010, 10 min.Howard From Ohio - USA, 2011, 8 min.Love Birds - Czech Republic, 2010, 7 min.MEAT OR DIE (YANS! GANS!) Meat05:Linda - Japan, 2009, 2 min.Out Of Nowhere - USA, 2010, 19 min.Time Freak - USA, 2010, 11 min.Belltown, 98121 - USA, 2010, 13 min.Busking Cadenza - USA, 2011, 10 min.The Cherdonna and Lou Show: The Movie! - USA, 2011, 7 min.Ego Boost - USA, 2011, 3 min.History Is__Unwritten - USA, 4 min.History Is__Us - USA, 5 min.Photo Booth - USA, 2010, 18 min.We Invent You - USA, 2010, 11 min.When the Lights Go Out - USA, 2011, 6 min.Woman Seeks Man For Date On Friday - USA, 2011, 8 min. Aurora Borealis - USA, 2010, 13 min.Library of Dust - USA, 2010, 15 min.The Man's Best Friend - France, 2010, 12 min.Pillow - USA, 2010, 19 min.Waiting for Gorgo - United Kingdom, 2010, 18 min.White Other - United Kingdom, 2010, 13 min. Cataplexy - USA, 2010, 8 min.Connect - United Kingdom, 2010, 5 min.Danny & Annie - USA, 2010, 6 min.Love and War - USA, 2011, 15 min.Monkeys - Australia, 2011, 7 min.North Atlantic - Portugal, 2010, 15 min.Steve - United Kingdom, 2010, 16 min.Super. Full. - Qatar, 2010, 13 min.[...]
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Tue, 31 May 2011 22:58:51 GMTAfter six and a half years, NASA finally pulled the plug on Spirit's "90 day" mission. In anticipation of a fourth winter on Mars, NASA engineers put Spirit in a kind of deep hibernation mode in March of last year, hoping it would wake up with spring. But it hasn't.
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