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May 31, 2009, 2:16 pm
Filed under: gay, heterosexuals, hookers, music, not hot, people from rhode island, personal

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Stuff that happened this week that I didn’t get to post about because I spent all day yesterday drinking Miller High Life and watching grown people play kickball.

Dr George Tiller, who performed abortions in Kansas, was murdered this morning on his way in to church, presumably by a pro-life loon.  His clinic had been vandalized earlier this month and reportedly the FBI was asked to investigate.

I pulled Reclusive Leftist off my Google Reader; there’s only so much time in the day and I don’t know want to spent any more time than absolutely necessary being completely annoyed. (I know this isn’t news because I’m sure no one cares, but I thought I’d mention it anyway.)

Bat For Lashes has a new video.

So do the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

And somebody thought it would be a good idea to include Brooke Hogan on a remix of Birthday Sex.

Voting’s open in Peta2’s Sexiest Vegetarian Alive contest.  I went with the same two as last year, Erykah Badu (because she is eternally awesome) and Sage Francis (because he is from Providence, and also hunky.)

Melissa Gira Grant reported for Slate on why the Craigslist decision hurts more or less everybody.

Rhode Island has its first gay internet radio station.  I expected to hate it and, um, I’ll be nice and say that it’s not as bad as it could be. But jeez, the first thing I heard was a house remix of I Hate This Part.

Echidne of the Snakes, one of my favorite feminist blogs, is ceasing to be.  So, for that matter, is All Aussie Beef, which mainly had rugby-dude porn.

Finally, today I unsubscribed from the frankly very annoying change.org weekly newsletter.  Every Sunday morning I was getting a list of things to be worked up about, and while theoretically I think it’s great that people are getting informed about government abuses and animal rights and civil liberties, the presentation usually comes across more like “Panic about this! Wait, stop, now panic about this! And then this other thing, panic about that, too!”

The final straw was today’s e-mail blast, which listed “falsely excusing prostitution” in the same string of articles that also included battery-caged hens and government lies about Guantanamo.  Here’s what they had to say:

Often times the excuse that “Prostitution is the oldest profession in the book” is thrown out there as a means of avoiding the harms caused by the practice. As Human Trafficking blogger Amanda Kloer writes, this excuse is B.S. Prostitution is old. So is hunger. So is poverty and murder and tyranny and cancer and child abuse. Just because something is old, rooted in society, and difficult to fight, doesn’t mean that it should be ignored. Because, as Kloer writes, the pervasiveness of prostitution in history does not make the 14-year-old on the streets of Las Vegas any less exploited. 

I have no use for e-mail blasts like that.

[Sage photo by Anthony St James; ganked from the Myspace.]


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Brooke Hogan thought it was a good idea to include herself on a remix of “Birthday Sex”. Speaking of which, that video just came out and it’s spectacularly unsexy. Or at least less sexy (or downright ridiculous) than I was hoping for.

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