Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pitbull Hockey Moms Need Love Too

Like many liberal-minded Americans, I think Sarah Palin is two banjo-strings away from being Deliverance-style crazy. Here's another example of the whacky hoo-doo this woman gets herself into. Read the article below the video link, it gives shortcuts to the really good parts.

And if you're as irked as I am over this woman's painfully outdated views about abortion rights, rape victim protection and single mother care, have a look at the following (thanks Jeremy):

Want to put $5 to good use? Show opposition to Sarah Palin's stance on reproductive rights, denying sex education, cutting financial assistance to single mothers in Alaska and, my personal favorite, her policy in Wasilla, Alaska that required rape victims to pay for their own rape kits after being sexually assaulted. Seriously.

Here's the deal: When you make a donation (minimum req'd donation is $5) to Planned Parenthood in Sarah Palin's name, they'll mail her a card telling her that the donation has been made in her honor.

Here's the link to the Planned Parenthood website:

You'll need to fill in the address to let Planned Parenthood know where to send the "In Sarah Palin's honor" card. I suggest you use the address for the McCain campaign headquarters, which is:

McCain for President
Attn.Sarah Palin
1235 S.Clark Street
1st Floor
Arlington , VA 22202

P.S.Make sure you use that link above or choose the pulldown of Donate--Honorary or Memorial Donations, not the regular "Donate Online"

This is gonna be so good. And I don't know about anyone else, but I can't wait to see the VP debates between her and Biden. It will be the very definition of a verbal smackdown. I mean, there's no way that this chick is going to be able to keep pace with a career politician who has chaired the Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, and who so savagely stripped down Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork that the latter now has an unflattering word named after him. Palin's in for a world of pain.

Friday, September 5, 2008


causing dismay or horror: an appalling accident; an appalling lack of manners.

[Origin: 1810–20; appall + -ing2]

ap·pall·ing·ly, adverb

Monday, September 1, 2008

Really? I mean really?

Lauren called me this morning and asked if I wanted to come over for brunch. I was debating whether I should bike or drive...but after a walk to Lund's I decided to drive (I'm sorry...but the humidity is stifling right now and my legs and back are killing me). On my way home from Lauren's I was driving through downtown Minneapolis and came across a bike sharing station set up by Freewheelin. They set up the same thing in Denver for the DNC, and the goal was to get 25,000 miles ridden on these free-to-use bikes between both conventions...I guess the hit 26,xxx in they're getting their point across, which is great.

So why the post on HPC?

As I was driving past (what I think is a very good idea) I noticed a Cadillac Escalade blocking traffic in the right lane. They were pulled over to let a few people out, all of whom were wearing Freewheelin these people are either employees or volunteers of the bike share group. WHY, Sirs, are you then driving around in an Escalade! I guarantee your hotel is in downtown Minneapolis...and even if for some off-chance it's in St. Paul - do you really need an Escalade? The .9 carbon footprint reduction I saw lit on the big promotion board has been erased by your ridiculous need to floss. ick. I commented on their blog, but the comments need to be approved before they are posted...can't wait to see if I get the
green light.

Sidenote: I think I saw that 10,000 some miles had already been ridden in MPLS...if that is true (and not a misread on my part...that's fucking tits.)