(Tony Auth via GoComics.com)
Jennifer Vineyard at NYMag‘s Daily Intel reports:
At Equality Now’s twentieth anniversary dinner last night at the Asia Society, Daily Intel caught up with actress Eliza Dushku to talk Mormonism and Mitt Romney. Romney served as Dushku’s bishop when she was growing up, although she doesn’t consider herself to be “very Mormon” anymore…
Dushku’s history with Romney is a bit complicated. “I mean, he went from being my first crush at six years old — I named my Ken dolls ‘Mitt’ — and then when I was old enough to hear what was coming out of his mouth, it was over,” Dushku recalls. “I’m sure he’s a nice guy. I knew him to be a nice person, to those around him. He had five sons that I knew, that my brothers would play with growing up, and they were kind to others. But what they stand for I don’t find to be tolerant or just.”…
(Click link for more backstory.) While the average Ken doll’s head is a highly commodifiable lump of molded vinyl with an empty interior, I don’t remember them having the giant (if useless) balls of the Romneybot mk. 2012…
Apart from politics, what’s on the agenda for this weekend?
My favorite character from the Buffy/Angel-verse had a crush on Romney? I haz a sad. Oh well, at least she seems to have wised up since then.
A hot dog dressed as a taco, or a taco made with hot dogs?
I’m being censored and I don’t like it.
@jeffreyw: I don’t see any meat in that picture.
Finish installing a new storm door, and paint a new exterior door.
ETA: and if it turns out my shitty neighbors have gone of town, it will be hammer time all day tomorrow.
Barbecue, of a named animal raised domestically specifically for meat consumption by humans. That’s what’s for dinner tomorrow – I’m starting the marinating now.
Incidentally, I remembered something about eating dogs but couldn’t put my finger on details until I was planning my menu. One of McCain’s campaign staff, Fred Malek (sp?), was arrested along with five other men in Peoria, Illinois. Unclear exactly what role Malek had in killing the dog, but this group was standing around a dog that had been skinned, gutted, and spitted over a barbecue pit in a city park. Malek and the other men were charged with cruelty to animals, but the charges against Malek were dropped. Malek has claimed that he did not participate in the incident. This was in 1959, Malek was 22, and he later became one of Sarah Palin’s advisors.
That quote makes me happy.
Here in the SGV, this is what we consider a hot dog.
(Okay, technically I’m in the SFV, but Pasadena is our sister city and we share municipal services (libraries, animal control, etc.))
@cathyx: That comment works also for the Romney as Ken doll theme too.
Packing, but on the bright side, I think I found a nice place for me and the kittens. With a garden! On the negative side… deposit et al has not magically appeared in my bank account. I don’t know if I can swing it, but I will try. Got turned down, again, for an interview for a job I am completely qualified for. I’m either closer to killing my self or some other, positive development.
Tsk, tsk. Positive: smart. Comparative: smarter.
That looks mighty tempting as always, but I’m afraid to ask who died for those hotdogs.
@BGinCHI: You should have read the comment that BJ won’t let me post. I said that the cartoon guy is a certain poster here who’s name starts with a v and ends with an s.
@Mnemosyne: To think that in my protected mis-spsent youth in the SGM, I was entirely unaware of the raging SGV/SFV hot dog battles below. (If I simply have to choose sides, I think I’m going with yours.)
Sausagefest tomorrow (My vegetarian friend’s annual birthday bash at a German beergarden)
@cathyx: I think that happens if your comment includes the name of a banned poster, which has such great possibilities for creating mischief.
@efgoldman: Looks like Very-TASS got a time-out, and if you put a banned user’s name in a post, FYWP chucks the post w/o a warning.
Just spent the last 30 minutes doing search and rescue of two baby birds that wandered into the garage and managed to fly into and blend in with every icky, dirt-gunked corner they could find before finally holding still long enough for me to convince them that the plastic bowl was their ticket to freedom.
I HOPE there were only two of them….
@PeakVT: I have no pie filter. It was BJ that wouldn’t let me post it.
ETA: I should have read the next couple comments. I think that stinks anyway. It was funny.
@Amir Khalid: It was a mature Andouille buck, a six pointer. It was either him or me. You may wonder why I was so deep in a bad area, alone. It was a woman.
A little lightness from Gawker
Never Too Much
Really comes at the right time. I found out today that a friend died Wednesday of a massive heart attack.
@Mnemosyne: Our Illinois dogs have curls.
@efgoldman: The moment is lost. Part of what made it work was that it would have been the first post. Next time.
I am so sorry to hear about your travails. I have picked up (some) details in threads over the last week or so. I remember you discussed your partner’s depression back in January. I presume that didn’t have a good outcome.
I had a really tough, life-changing hard landing almost exactly 10 years ago, so I can relate to your situation. I wandered in the wilderness for a long time, but eventually things got better. I’m sending positive thoughts your way.
Regarding the cartoon at the top of the post: Obama just recently signed the JOBS Act- which is primarily about *deregulation*. This deregulation act was supported by Obama and his people- GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, former National Venture Capital Association head Kate Mitchell, and Gene Sperling, who was involved in the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act.
Matt Taibbi has the details here of exactly how this is attributable by a large degree to the Obama White House.
Yes, Republicans are very happy to deregulate. So- apparently- is the Obama White House.
Amanda in the South Bay
I wonder what the 4/20 celebration is like at UC Santa Cruz today.
oh shit. There IS another bird in there. : (
Must be a whole fucking nest. I’m a bird grandmother.
After nearly 21 years at the same job, I’m starting a new job May 1. It’s a job I’ve wanted for years, still in the theatrical lighting industry, a big step up, great money and benefits.
The problem: I/we are nearly broke, and we haven’t used credit cards in years. I have to train in Birmingham, AL for 2-3 weeks, then work mostly from home, with a fair amount of travel. If my corporate card isn’t ready when I start, the company may say “Just pay for the hotels and meals and we’ll reimburse you.” I’m not sure how I’ll do that, and I don’t want to say “But, I’m broke”, as this is a company full of well-to-do people.
So…. good stuff, all in all, but I wish it could be a bit easier.
I still can’t believe the voter passivity, lack of understanding. It really is a group of 5 year olds, believing fairy tales, while they elect Rethugs who then turn around and give even more to the already filthy rich.
It’s quite all right to ask for an advance against expenses. I had to do that once at a company where I was a contractor and didn’t have all the perks of the big swinging dick full-timers. But there was a problem with a server in Ottawa that was deemed to require the Steep Man’s sweet, sweet touch. I couldn’t cover a last-minute plane ticket and last-minute hotel reservations, so some wheels were greased to cut me a check tout suite so I could set out on my rescue mission.
Ottawa was cool.
ETA: Congrats on the new job. You have persuaded me to drink champagne tonight in your honor.
If you haven’t been running up credit cards, maybe your credit rating is good enough to qualify for one now to tide you over?
I don’t think it matters if you’re nearly broke, as long as you have an income and your rating is ok.
It may be less of an issue than you think. If you’re in town for training at the corporate headquarters, they’ll probably book the hotel for you since they’ll have a specific one they want you to stay at, and they can arrange to have the company billed directly. If it’s standard for employees in your position to have to be in town for 2-3 weeks for training, they may even be planning to put you into corporate housing.
Since you already have the job, you should be able to call your recruiter/HR person on Monday and ask about the travel details.
And congrats on the new job!
How can this thread have gone on with no one bringing up Faith’s relationship with the Mayor? Granted, that was more of a father-daughter relationship, but it was still creepy.
For that matter, why is no one comparing Romney to Mayor Wilkins this time around as they did in 2008? I guess “Buffy” is 4 years less current and thus less likely to be a source for comparisons.