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Yuletide question [Dec. 29th, 2012|11:37 am]
So--what are bears, hippos, and goats in terms of Yuletide? And bees? Inquiring minds would like to know.
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Stop the Arizona birth control Bill [Apr. 15th, 2012|06:59 pm]
Originally posted by bethcarielle at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by spubba at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by joannindiw at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by cluegirl at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by aubergineautumn at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by enchanted_jae at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by mandatorily at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

I just signed the following petition addressed to: Arizona Sentate, Arizona State Legislature, Debbie Lesko.

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Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

If this bill passes the senate then women of Arizona would be forced to provide documentation that birth control is for medical purposes only. The "company" would not be required to cover birth control if it was for prevention of conception. Additionally this bill would give companies the right to fire women if they discovered that she was using a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy
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http://www.change.org/petitions/arizona-sentate-arizona-state-legislature-debbie-lesko-stop-the-arizona-birth-control-bill#




Cluegirl note: Please don't roll your eyes and click past because you're tired of this nonsense. We're all tired of this nonsense. We're exhausted with the Tiny White Men That Other White Men Seem To Insist Need To Live In Our Ladyparts, and we're tired of being treated like cattle and chattel just because we're capable of conceiving life, but WE CANNOT IGNORE SHIT LIKE THIS! We must speak up, in our thousands, and we must speak up EVERY DAMN TIME! We must roar and shake the bars because every time even one of these appalling little incremental atrocities passes without uproar, then the Tiny White Men use it as a platform from which to to launch another, only slightly more atrocious attack.

Don't get tired, get mad. Talk about it. Yell about it. SCREAM about it. Deny nay-sayers sex over it. Do. Not. Be. Worn. Down. Because once the chains go on, it takes a lot of blood to get them off again.

This signal needs to be louder than all the 'stop internet limitations' signals. This Conservative Agenda includes the enslavement of better than half the human race. It really, really is more important.

Act like it.

Common Sense Disclaimer: If you are not me, then these opinions, relative to the experience of being me, are not yours. Also, if your gender makes it impossible for you to become pregnant and carry a foetus inside your body without resorting to science and surgery, then you must expect that your opinions on a woman's right to choose when and whether to reproduce will NEVER carry as much weight with me as an actual breeder's opinions. For you, it's abstract. For us, it's real. Ergo, I expect any debate on this subject to be handled with maturity, courtesy, and restraint. No poo throwing, no tubthumping, no trolling, and no shaming. I will ban commenters who are deliberately provocative, rude, and cruel over this. Don't be douches.

You have been warned.


Spubba note: Oh my fucking christ. You know, these men need to mind their own fucking business for a change. Is it time for a nationwide sex strike? Because we can make that fucking happen if it needs to, you know.
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The War Against Women Is Never Over [Mar. 10th, 2012|11:33 am]
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Originally posted by dkwilliams at The War Against Women Is Never Over
We should never forget that we have had the right to vote for less than 100 years, that our ancestors fought and were imprisoned to get this. We should never forget some of the things that they were fighting for - like the right to birth control. And we should be VERY WORRIED that some of these rights are being taken away from us TODAY. When politicians are once more questioning women being in the military (because it might distract the men, because they'll be more concerned about protecting the "girls"), when legislators are removing coverage for birth control from our insurance plans - it might very well be the right to vote that we will lose next unless we USE IT and VOTE!

Originally posted by morgandawn at The War Against Women Is Never Over
When they marched for the women's right to vote 100 years ago, they were imprisoned, put into straight jackets and force fed until they vomited blood. They fought for your right to own property, to have access to birth control and your right to an education. This video is fun and clever and hits on some hard truths. And it makes you ask yourself...what I am willing to do today to fight back and protect our rights as women and citizens?  


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Comfy flat dress shoes [Mar. 3rd, 2012|12:28 pm]
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O' might f-list, can any on you recommend really comfortable, dress shoes with no heels? I have a job interview later this week and I only own sneakers and sandals.
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Seems I Am Not The Only One.... [Jan. 20th, 2012|10:32 am]
Originally posted by morgandawn at Seems I Am Not The Only One....
......who feels the need to take a break from an increasingly dysfunctional relationship.



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Highlander holiday fic exchange [Sep. 17th, 2011|03:12 pm]
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HIGHLANDER HOLIDAY SHORTCUTS OFFICIAL SIGN UPS BEGIN NOW. hlh_shortcuts
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(no subject) [Aug. 6th, 2011|07:40 pm]
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It's National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the book. Post these rules as part of your post.
I got: "No one spoke roughly to Aes Sedai, not more than once, but he was past caring."
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Attempted assassination of a Representative to Congress [Jan. 9th, 2011|09:24 pm]
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I am shocked and horrified. I am now starting to read that the assailant who shot Rep. Gifford has been identified as a far left liberal because of his list of fave books on MySpace. Erm--Let us look:

There is not any real indication Loughner was a far-left wing nutcase. The favorite books he put up on his MySpace were: "Animal Farm," which is a blatant criticism of communism , "Brave New World," which is a blatant criticism of any kind of totalitarianism , "The Wizard of OZ," "Aesop's Fables," "The Odyssey," "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," "Fahrenheit 451, which is again a rant against totalitarianism" "Peter Pan," "To Kill A Mockingbird," "We The Living, a book by Ayn Rand which is virulently anti-communist " "Phantom Toll Booth," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Pulp," "Through The Looking Glass," "The Communist Manifesto,which is an essay on pure Communism which has never been practiced in any country except Israel's kibutzs " "Siddhartha," "The Old Man and the Sea," "Gulliver's Travels," "Mein Kampf, which is Nazi proganda " "The Republic" and "Meno." I'd say the odds are that what he as reading was more anti-far left wing than pro.



Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/01/08/20110108arizona-congresswoman-gabrielle-giffords-shooting-suspect08brk-ON.html#ixzz1AanqUo00
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(no subject) [Dec. 20th, 2010|11:15 pm]
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I have been working so hard and for so many hours every week that I have barely had time to read many of the delightful stories over at hlh_shortcuts. The several I have read have been delightful. I recommend highly taking a visit if you love "Highlander." And, yes, my husband is still unemployed and it is certainly not for his lack of applying for jobs, any job, anywhere. I cannot tell you how many times he has not been even considered because he is overly educated and overly qualified. Nor can I tell you how many times the fact that he is in his late 50's have made employers not even consider him. Please folks, do not think or believe that the unemployed are lazy, not looking, or using unemployment to slack off and have fun. Many of them are just like Roy. They've worked hard all their lives, lost their jobs because of outsourcing to India or China, and are reeling in desperation.
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Help me find novel [Dec. 3rd, 2010|06:37 pm]
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[mood |calmcalm]
[music |Police]

In the recent past, I read a novel in which that main character discovers that his fiance is the oldest daughter of (one of?) the wealthiest families on earth. When he discovers that he expected to take over the family empire someday if he marries her, he escapes with the help of her younger sister. He really has nowhere to run where he can't be found so he joins a starship that is heading out without expectation of any quick return. Herb is a character in the book who is based on the SF writer John Varley. Does anyone on my f-list know author and/or title of this book?

ETA: The book is called "Variable Star." It is based on notes for a novel written by Bob Heinlein and finished by Spider Robinson. My husband, Roy, just pulled it down off our bookshelves for me. YAY! A friend on Facebook helped me find it. It is a good book.
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