Oh hell

Jul. 13th, 2016 05:11 pm
chalcedony: (James T)
Idris Elba is in the new Abrams!Trek movie? That means I'm going to have to go see it.

Barf.
chalcedony: (With Her)
Lots of people had lots to say on Facebook yesterday about Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Because of the harassment I've received from the Bros in the past, I chose not to participate. But this is LJ, which no one reads anymore, so I'm perfectly comfortable sharing my initial reaction to the news:

It's about fucking time!
chalcedony: (shamrocks)
Here's to a fun day for all.

Now let's talk about cultural appropriation, shall we?

Just IMO

Jul. 31st, 2013 01:28 am
chalcedony: (polish)
If you are determined to have a destination wedding, your invitations absolutely should include the phrase "No gifts please."
chalcedony: (dinosaur brains)
I missed the news yesterday, so I just saw this a few minutes ago. What a mess! Must look into who is coordinating rescue operations and see if they're taking contributions.

Where I reveal that I'm not a nice person )

We must get a handle on this.

Whew!

Nov. 7th, 2012 06:51 am
chalcedony: (we the people)
Because I got home late last night and immediately tuned to ion tv, where I watched several episodes of Criminal Minds (good lord, that show is creepy!) before falling asleep, I completely missed all the coverage and pontificating by various media blowhards. It really took all my willpower to go to the Times this morning, but what a wonderful headline when I did!

Not only did Obama win, but Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are going back to the Senate, and they're taking Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with them!!

And in NJ, voters passed both questions! The first will provide money for capital improvements to the state's public universities and colleges, including some of the larger community colleges. Yay - perhaps now we'll be able to afford fixing the roof! The second requires judges to contribute to their health insurance and retirement, just like the rest of us.

But best of all: Donald Trump is very, very unhappy!

4/20

Apr. 21st, 2012 11:18 am
chalcedony: (tee hee)
I hope all who celebrate it had a wonderful holiday yesterday. ;)

Yesterday was also the big 100th-birthday bash for Fenway Park up in Boston. And for the most part, everything went exactly according to plan. The weather was glorious, the park was packed to the rafters with fans (including, according to ESPN, Caroline Kennedy), the Red Sox management hauled out generations of former star players who got wild ovations, the Red Sox and their opponents for the day - a team that used to be known as the Highlanders - wore replicas of their 1912 uniforms. Perfect in every way.

Well, almost. The final score in the game? Yankees: 6, Red Sox: 2.

Heh.

ETA at 23:45: And in today's game the Yankees were behind 9-0 at the start of the 7th inning. They won the game 15-9. It's shaping up to be a long weekend for the Boston fans. :)

Oh, STFU

Oct. 14th, 2011 02:45 pm
chalcedony: (goddess)
So last night, the House passed HR 358, AKA the "Protect Life Act." This is the bill that would allow hospitals to let women die rather than perform a life-saving abortion. It's not expected to pass the Senate or to be signed by the President even if enough Senators did lose their collective minds.

This is not my issue any more, thank TPTB. However, I am really, really, really tired of this shit. I am tired of men who think that they have any right whatsoever to dictate what a woman does with her body and/or with any parasitic clump of cells that may be inhabiting it. An adult woman is a full human being, with all the rights and privileges attached to that status. And when it comes to issues dealing with pregnancy, if you don't have a second X chromosome, You. Should. Just. Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

Disclaimer: Yes, it is indeed a whole different ball of wax when you are in a committed relationship with someone who has granted you the right to comment on her reproductive choices. I'm not talking about that scenario, so do NOT give me any crap.

I'm just so very tired of these men who only want to saaaaaave the baybeeeeeees.

Hmmmmm

Jun. 25th, 2011 09:30 am
chalcedony: (Saturn)
Within a 48-hour period, the NJ Legislature passed a law denying public employees the right to negotiate many conditions of their working lives and the NY Legislature passed a law allowing an oppressed minority the basic Human right to marry. Clearly, the traditional NY attitude of condescension toward NJ is correct after all.

ETA: The NYT has a fascinating story on what it took to get NY's marriage equality bill passed. I recommend it to anyone interested in what our Republic has become.

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