Saturday, September 19, 2009

Facebook status of the day

Hmmmm. when you make penis shaped cupcakes, do you ice the whole thing or just the balls?

HT to Paige Dula

Semi-random thoughts

● Wisconsin's football opponent today is Wofford College. Wofford College? I had to look it up just to find out where the school is located.

● I'm always amazed when people are amazed when they get parking tickets. I will grant you that sometimes it's a little difficult to determine when it's legal to park somewhere, but if you make it a habit of not making sure you are legally parked you are going to keep getting tickets.

● Is race the reason people are out so raucously demonstrating against Pres. Obama's proposed healthcare revisions? I'm sure that's an underlying factor for some of them. But I really think that for a majority it's not that they can't accept a black man in the White House. It's because they can't accept a liberal in the White House. For thirty or forty years, liberals have been so demonized by the right that some people think that liberal policies are "un-American," or that they're socialist. Well, they're not. A majority of the voters put Obama in the White House because they, we, have had enough of the conservatives' failed policies. We voted for a real change in the direction of this country, and the conservative minority had better get used to it.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

(Supreme) judges on the dance floor

Three years ago, back when I was writing detailed posts about my activities, I described my experiences at the annual dinner of the LGBT Law Assn. (LeGaL), on whose board I continue to sit. In fact, I am now secretary of the association, and vice president of the LeGaL Foundation. The post was entitled "Judges on the dance floor?", and I related how my image of the judiciary had been radically altered by seeing judges dancing. I asked "can anyone imagine [US Supreme Court Justice] Ruth Bader Ginsburg doing the frug?"

Well, I don't know about Justice Ginsburg and the frug, but there is video evidence of newly-seated Justice Sonia Sotomayor (awkwardly) salsa dancing.



There goes my image of the Supreme Court, too.

HT to Nan Hunter

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

We need one of these in NYC


Or maybe a row of them, posted under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, to keep out the evil-doers.

Plat du jour












Oh hi to you, too.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I ♥ Al Franken



I wish I could hear what he was saying.

HT to Air America

A video of an earlier example of Franken's skill. He hadn't learned Alaska and Hawaii yet.