aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Monday, June 30, 2008
Links for 2008-06-30
I’ve gotten behind…
TODAY ON TMV:
- The Murky Evidence For and Against the Death Penalty as Deterrence, Wolfers and Sunstein from an OpEd in the WaPo find that they were misunderstood by the SCOTUS.
- Georgia Supreme Court considers proportionality in sex offender case, we can only hope they’ll do the right thing in this sad story of a young “sex-offender”.
YESTERDAY ON TMV:
- Craig & Vitter co-sponsor marriage protection amendment, Dan Sweeney says, Chutzpah Defined!
- Silent Witnesses provide a “human spiritual firewall” at Central PA LGBT Pride events, my high school friend at last year’s at Hbg pride.
- Gay plot for hijacking America uncovered! Pat Boone says gays are like the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the cunning communists.
- Gay trend watch: wed on vacation, honeymoon at home! Planning for my 10 year anniversary next spring.
- The itch explained, on a type of nerve that is specific for itch.
- On bans on handheld cellphones while driving, California’s getting a hand-held cellphone ban. I still want automated driving (though it probably isn’t as close as I thought).
- Sunstein’s Nudge, “Choice Architecture”, and Obama, I’m glad Sunstein’s an Obama adviser!
- Disney’s involuntary contribution to the peaceful evolution in China, pirated DVDSs…
- A rare look inside the Gill Action Fund, this Advocate article got much less attention than it deserved!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The History of the Tivo Remote.
There’s no other remote like it… GIZMODO HAS THE EXCLUSIVE Story of a Peanut: The TiVo Remote’s Untold Past, Present and Future.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Links for 2008-06-23
TODAY ON TMV
- No evidence of “pregnancy pact” in Gloucester, it was bad journalism. (Or possibly a principal excited to be talking to Time magazine!)
YESTERDAY ON TMV
- Stop threatening to put kids in jail for sex! A writer in the Savannah Morning News wants the girls in the non-existent pact (see above) thrown in the slammer.
- On Corporate Complicity in the Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, more from Douglas A. Blackmon’s “Slavery By Another Name”
SATURDAY ON TMV
- Barack Obama and the Muslim misinformation, some ask why Obama doesn’t attack the central issue in the Internet misinformation game. That is: what’s wrong with being Muslim?
- Solitary not solitary any longer. Now it’s “single-occupancy” just like torture’s not torture!
- On Google and our brains. Smart questions. And Carr’s disappointing answers. The Atlantic article was a missed opportunity. Carr always asks good questions; seldom comes up with good answers.
- Google Maps meets ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Drive a car around Google Maps.
- Is Kindle the iPod of eBooks? No, no matter that Bezos almost convinces The Philadelphia Inquirer it is. But it helps real book sales, eBooks never sell out (and you can get free previews), and you can change your font size among other features.
He called her a what???
Tape of the actual incident is included in this discussion of a presidential debates:
ALAN SCHROEDER: This year on the campaign trail...John McCain was asked by someone in the audience about an ugly name that he had allegedly called his wife in public.
BROOKE GLADSTONE: Yes, she was making a joke about his thinning hair?
ALAN SCHROEDER: Yeah.
BROOKE GLADSTONE: And he used a four-letter word in reference to her that begins with “c”.
ALAN SCHROEDER: That’s exactly right. And someone in a town hall audience stood up and asked him about that.
MARTY PARRISH: Is it true that you called your wife a [BLEEPING SOUND]?
JOHN MCCAIN: Now, now, you don’t want to go there—You know, that’s the great thing about town hall meetings, sir, but we really don’t—there’s, there’s people here who don’t respect that kind of language, so onto the next questioner in the back.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
At the beach last weekend
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Links for 2008-06-21
ON TMV THIS MORNING:
- Douglas A. Blackmon on Bill Moyers Journal - Blackmon’s book, Slavery by Another Name – The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, will be the topic of innumerable posts from me. Painful but unavoidably important.
ON TMV FRIDAY:
- Douglas A. Blackmon on “the age of neo-slavery” - wonderfully articulate, terribly sad, very important. Better, actually, than the ones he did on Open Source or Moyers, and, interestingly, this transcript from the voice of the revolutionary communist party of the USA.
- Georgia on their mind! An InsiderAdvantage poll gives John McCain a single point lead over Sen. Barack Obama in Georgia, putting us very much in the news.
ON TMV THURSDAY:
- What I did on my summer vacation: BRAG 2008, the Doug video already posted here. Actually, on my new Vimeo channel I’ve put higher quality cleaned up versions of all three BRAG videos. Vimeo is terrific!
- Intelligent Design in Louisiana, It’s ba-ack! Dressed up this time as “academic freedom” for the k-12 set.
ON TMV WEDNESDAY
- Obama. Georgia. & Indiana? More on Obama in Georgia. Except for Nate Silver who says not Georgia, Indiana instead!
- Free Use: A Remembrance, includes links to video of me from 1991. My niece tells me I was cute then…
- Obama backs Barrow - I do too, for the same reason (don’t want to lose the seat).
- Back Story on How AP and Drudge Retort Come to Terms - Bob Cox’s side. I have stopped saying anything. Bloggers are in a swarm; I don’t agree with Cox that AP could have accomplished anything more in that atmosphere so I think they did right (though I haven’t read every little bit of it). I’ll write mroe when things cool a bit.
- Accused Treated as Adult in Gay Student’s Killing, I’m sick that this kid is going to be tried as an adult. His hateful act reflected adult bias, not his own.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Just keep on riding…
Doug does BRAG 2008 from Joe Windish on Vimeo.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Links for 2008-06-17
I’m on St. Simons, where I came to meet Doug at the end of BRAG. I’m working on the last video of my trilogy—it should be ready soon—and getting some good R&R. So again I’m behind on links…
ON TMV YESTERDAY:
- AP, Blogs, set to get to work on Fair Use, discussing Fair Use guidelines for bloggers with AP.
ON TMV SUNDAY
- Life’s a beach, this & that from the beach (includes a review of the documentary about Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy)
ON TMV FRIDAY
- AP comments on Drudge Retort DMCA takedowns, ver batim
- Here we go again: AP Files DMCA Takedowns Against Drudge Retort, the first of my AP posts—AP filed takedown against blogger for copyright infringement.
- Michelle Obama Watch - launched! Dems aren’t gonna take it this time!
ON TMV THURSDAY
- Defending Webb the Confederate, worth defending and worth further exploration. Talk about topics we can’t talk about!!!
BACK TO THE BEACH! Which reminds me… I was bit by a spider so I have a giant welt and am taking Doxycycline. I’m covered from head to toe in sunscreen, I’ve got a huge hat, and I won’t be tanning anytime soon…
Thursday, June 12, 2008
The elitist menace among us
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Links for 2008-06-11
ON TMV TODAY:
- An argument against the perceived benefits of locavore behavior, Stephen J. Dubner v. Michael Pollan.
- Economics: Which Way for Obama? behavioral economics is his way! Matt Stoller parses his Raleigh speech.
- Gay relationships offer insights for healthier heterosexual marriages, because our relationships are “far more egalitarian than heterosexual” relationships.
- Our digital fate is better represented by Google than by government, on “white spaces” and why the NAB is lobbying the FCC to keep it from you & me!
- I was really bugged by the glee David Brooks seemed to take in trashing Scott McClellan’s “intellectual mediocrity” over and over again as he did the rounds commenting on McClellan’s book. So I took my own small glee watching over and over and over again as everyone took note of Brooks criticizing Obama because “he doesn‘t seem like a guy who can go into an Applebee‘s salad bar and people think he fits in naturally there.”
- Those of us who live in the rural hinterlands know that Applebee’s doesn’t have a salad bar. Here’s my April 1, 2005 post on Applebee’s, which “passes for haute cuisine in our town” and was started in Atlanta by 2 brothers in 1980.
- Stephen Colbert thinks it’s unfair that the Confederate flag has to sit behind the American flag on “the flag bus.” To fight this prejudice against southern heritage, Stephen brings the Pledge of Allegiance into Confederacy-approved compliance.
- Crooks and Liars quotes Stephen’s pledge, “I pledge allegiance to a couple of flags of the United-slash-Confederate States of America, and to the Republic for which they stand (or stand against), one Nation (until further notice), indivisible (for the time being), with liberty and justice for all (or y’all).”
Doug does B.R.A.G. - In The Pampered Zone
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Links for 2008-06-08
I’ve yet to get the hang of this daily links thing. I will yet…
ON TMV TODAY:
- Business Week: Consumer Credit Arbitration — you lose! There’s binding arbitration hidden in your credit card agreements. The arbitrator on 99% of all agreements is one company—a company in cahoots with the credit card companies. The coda is the bleak bankruptcy statistics for this year. :-(
- The implications of Obama’s 50-state campaign in Georgia, I’m still betting against the political pros. But hedging my bets just the same.
- Bill Moyers admits bias, it’s my bias too!
YESTERDAY ON TMV
- Not just great cars. Great advertising too! Cool live Honda skydiving ad.
- Bilderberg meeting attracts prominent pols, media, & business leaders. And conspiracy-minded paranoid speculation. “Paranoid” in the headline probably was unwise…
FRIDAY ON TMV
- Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for the link!!!
- Obama’s LGBT outreach call and commitment to the community - the campaign held a blogger conference call… “acknowledged Hillary Clinton voters’ participation and importance in the primary process.”
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Doug does B.R.A.G. - Day 1
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Links for 2008-06-05
ON TMV TODAY
- Sandra Day O’Connor: Game Designer, Congratulations Alex, on a job well done! Wish I’d been there…
- Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr on The Colbert Report, also a link to his John McCain Green Screen Challenge and an unanswered call for TMV readers to point me to fun mashups of the three political speeches from Tuesday night.
- Gay marriage, the GOP, & the albatross, The California court rejected a stay of last month’s ruling on gay marriage and NY lawmakers are fighting to block Governor David Paterson’s directive that the state recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Lots of other links thrown in too.
- Osborn to be put to death tonight in Georgia: Case calls right to competent legal representation into question, I honestly thought we wouldn’t do it. We did it. I continue to hold out hope that we are at the beginning of the end of our punitive era.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Barack Obama Clinches Historic Democratic Nomination
Full text of Obama’s speech in extended entry.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Links for 2008-06-03
HOME SWEET HOME
We got back Friday, but there was storm damage. Nothing major. A tree down in the driveway, debris in the yard, outdoor lights and furniture damaged. The nephew’s car. We’re lucky. Spent the weekend cleaning up. The beginning of the week settling back in at work. The hit sultry southern summer’s almost begun… and I’ve got lots of links catching up to do!
ON TMV TUES 5/27
- Google says Viacom’s lawsuit against YouTube ‘threatens’ the Net, including a useful clarification of the difference between content and communication.
- Same-sex marriage momentum, 51% of Californians think gay marriage should be legal
- Republicans, The Colbert Bump & Same-Sex Marriage, Tony Perkins on The Colbert Report
- Linguist Geoff Nunberg on the meaning of “marriage”, I get peeved when they put quotation marks around the word “marriage.”
- Kiss your cable box goodbye, they’re building it into TVs. Now what about the Internet!!!
FRIDAY (on the road) SATURDAY
- Topsy-turvy: Republicans for Obama… Today’s Hillary protesters?, ah, the Democrats.
- Vanity Fair on Bill Clinton’s “sometimes questionable associations”, skip the post, go directly to the article.
- Religion & Science, God & Politics: not such strange bedfellows after all, the “not precisely related” link is an important one.
- Apple moving from .Mac to Me? Adobe too?, I worried that this one was too techie for TMV. I only hope the Apple rumor is true!
- On Bill Clinton’s critique of the Vanity Fair piece about him, Jack Shafer’s, not mine.
- Race, reason, and the Democrats in the 2008 primary season, more of me saying that we’re not as racist as we’re afraid we are… and that Obama can win Georgia.
- Nunn: it might be time to take another look at ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’, and why he won’t be Obama’s VP pick.