Monthly Archives: March 2005

Screw the Children

The 2006 budget proposed by the Bush administration is truly sickening. This “article by Molly Ivins”: says it so well that I’m too disgusted to comment.

For a friendlier version of how easy it would be to change our budget priorities, “Ben Cohen explains it with cookies”:

Anger turns to derision

An update on the Buster in Vermont controversy I “ranted about”: earlier: An “absolutely idiotic article”: by Bill O’Reilly underscores the basic misconception involved. O’Reilly claims that the issue isn’t gay couples, it’s that “sex in general is an inappropriate topic for small children.”

And there you go. The first thing Bill O’Reilly thinks of when he sees two women working on a farm in Vermont is _sex_, of such a prurient nature that the mere hint of it would sear a child’s eyes for life. We might look at such a show and see a family working together to make maple syrup, but O’Reilly (and, by his deduction, the toddlers of America) see hot girl-on-girl action.

It’s all so clear now.

fried by the arts

Looks like “trouble at the Disney Concert Hall”:,0,4333459.story?coll=ktla-news-1 :

_Construction crews are set to take a hand sander to the some of the shimmering stainless steel panels that have wowed tourists and architecture lovers but have baked neighbors living in condominiums across the street._

_Beams of sunlight reflected from the hall have roasted the sidewalk to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, enough to melt plastic and cause serious sunburn to people standing on the street, according to a report from a consultant hired by the county._