skywaterblue: (Sisko laughs!)
My President believes those are great moments in American history too. A President who believes that a riot is one of the great moments in American history.

Ain't no going back now. We're only going forward.
skywaterblue: (so divine!)
I can't get behind the whining that it doesn't go far enough. Ha ha, are you kidding? Less than an hour ago I wasn't insurable in this country. NOW I COULD GET INSURANCE.

IN FACT, NOW I COULD GET MY PARENT'S INSURANCE.

That's a big fucking deal for me, and there's gonna be a lot of people out there like me.
skywaterblue: (Support Your Local Cylons!)
I was wired like a motherfucker last night, and didn't sleep until 4am. And then I did sleep, but didn't get up until noon.

All the news out of Washington DC is intensely depressing me. This Brown in MA Senate thing kicked it off pretty bad - I really supported healthcare reform long before it turned out I also desperately need it.

So that's one thing, and then the Supreme Court has to decide to get right-wing activist and throw out every campaign finance law on the books because of the misguided notion that corporations are people entitled to free speech. So we're back to massive corporate money in every election. God only knows how that'll impact Obama's chances in 2012. Part of me suspects it's some big conspiracy based on the fact that we've had one black populist President and now they'll do their damnedest to make sure other women and minorities can't possible raise the money to run.

And then late today, Air America - a radio station I admittedly don't listen to but support on principle, announced it's closing immediately.

Oh, and the liberal media office I used to work at fired one of the last co-workers I still liked who was working there last night. It's a bum deal.

It feels like we've ruined eight years of progressive political growth in less than a week.

In the meantime, once I got up I started working on a project to raise funds to buy myself some neon bending equipment. It looks pretty good. I'm waiting to hear back from the guy selling all the equipment about what kind of deposit I would need to put down tomorrow, if he decides to make a deal with me.

It's very nerve-wracking because I think this could be a really good move for me artistically, but it involves sinking a lot of my own money into it for uncertain results.

WAT?

Oct. 9th, 2009 07:43 am
skywaterblue: (The Death Star is Not a Moon)


Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize.

'Cuz you can win one for not being George Bush. Holy. Shit.
skywaterblue: (obama -- the audacity)


From the White House flickr stream.

How the fuck did America elect this guy? I thought maybe that Michelle picked the Pompadour Center because the kids wanted to go.

(It's not impossible, I wanted to go to the Pompadour Center when I was eight. Maybe Sasha really like art.)

But check that out, that is some serious Kandinski contemplation right there. It makes it hard for me to be filled with disappointment about DADT.
skywaterblue: (obama -- the audacity)
Near the end of the tour, he said, “Hear that guys? No evidence aliens actually built this.” Not having heard what proceeded that comment, it was hard to tell why someone would think aliens had in fact built the pyramids...

"Black people didn't build no pyramids!" That's one of MY favorite 'racism is hilarious' jokes too, Barack.

Here's a new picture of Tank Man.

It constantly bums me out to know that this man is dead. (I know there are rumors that he's alive in Taiwan, but he gets busted by blueshirts at the end of this protest, so I find that unlikely.)
skywaterblue: (art school perverts)
How to make Freebase Caffeine.

It seems like a fun home chemistry project.

San Franciscans rename Bush Street to Obama Street: here, flickr stream: here.

I love it! Especially since apparently they managed to do the entire street. And that picture of them with the cop. San Francisco, you always bring the lulz.

The New White House Website wants you to search it. Great! I love our new tech-sophisticate administration.

My first class was kind of meh; I hate spending 86 bucks on a textbook. My political philosophy teacher reminds me of Richard Belzer, and no I can't decide if that's good or not.

Oh, and I have a Battlestar Galactica theory about the Head!People! )
skywaterblue: (obama -- we are the ones)

obama_allthesethings - zimshan

by [livejournal.com profile] zimshan

It felt like we'd never see the back of Mr. George W. Bush, but here we are. Thank God.

My thoughts:

After all the build up about Rick Warren, his prayer was too long and boring. This fuck is the leader of a bizillion member church? God, white Christians must be really desperate because unless this was a really off day, he couldn't find religious inspiration with a dashboard GPS unit and Google maps. Fail.

The classical musicians (YO YO MA RULES) delivered, though. Aaron Copeland for the win.

Obama and Chief Justice Roberts tripping over the oath was a bit lolarious. Hee, Barack, calm down, don't be so eager to say it, you know?

The poem was kind of trite and she didn't have a good delivery, which was sad because this is the only time Americans sit through a poetry reading. (Despite Blago's best efforts, I guess.)

But to top it off, Rev. Lowrey, who looks all of a hundred years old, brought the house down with his benediction. Long, but captivating! Why couldn't they have asked him to do the opening prayer and skipped the whole wangst about Warren?

In conclusion: I love the Obama Pepsi ads. I am a terrible person.
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Barack Obama invites us to his big damn party. Too bad I have school, motherfuckit.

Today I hung out with Noelle and helped her get a library card. I feel weird about this, she didn't have a FREAKING LIBRARY CARD. I feel like I should make sure everyone I love has one - library card is the best thing ever invented, thank you so much Ben Franklin.
skywaterblue: (chicago: giant anal egg)
[livejournal.com profile] baked_goldfish just said she saw the 'Chris Saviano, FBI agent, stop raping my wife!' guy near the Transition offices in DC.

This amuses me waaaay too much.
skywaterblue: (NERV: all's right with the world)
Neil Gaiman linked to this TED talk about five things you should let your child play with; and I agree with all of them. Except for the spear, because you can just as easily learn to throw stuff or triangulate with a bow and arrow. I think I'm a braver person and more capable of doing STUFF than lots of my peers, all for the sake that I played with fire and had a pocket knife. And I know I'm a more limited person for my lack of driving skills.

So if you have a little kid, get out and do stuff.

About a zillion years ago (internet time) I was a little roleplaying dork who helped make a roleplaying site about unicorns. (Based on Meredith Ann Pierce's books, still good, I don't care about grown up embarrassment about multi-colored unicorns.) Well, just look at the IFAS now!

I'm a little creeped out now, because it is STILL SNOWING. Very weird.

ETA: I forgot! this entry on Barack Obama logos that never were is pretty great. The Barack Obama "O" logo really is some of the solidest design work that has ever happened.
skywaterblue: (ambrose bierce hates you)


The 2008 Jello Turkey Mold Contest. Amazing.

Barack Obama hates yappy dogs. I like the bit where Michelle is all OMFG DON'T INSULT THE INTERVIEWER'S DOG.

David Tennant, so hard-core he uses a real skull in Hamlet.
skywaterblue: (katamari obama)

And apparently, my friend made the off-hand comment of "All your base are belong to us".

And Obama leaned forward in his chair, quirked his eyebrow a bit, and responded "What you say?"


--source.

But between the rumors he wanted to go to Comic Con, comparing things to Batman and Robin incorrectly, posing like Superman, making jokes about dilithium crystals and vulcan-saluting Leonard Nemoy, it is kind of not hard to believe, right?

One of Us, One of Us, One of Us! I for one, welcome our new Geek in Chief.
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I bust out laughing at this when it happened. "...but obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts. Like me."

In seriousness: I love that he's got a little placard that says "Office of the President-Elect" and the sheer chutzpah in holding a press conference and more or less saying he's going to fucking start working RIGHT NOW. Shadow government for the win. Normally I'd be opposed to such power grabbing, but to be honest, our current administration is so weak and ill-respected that I'm glad he's serious business about getting to work.

Behold!

Nov. 6th, 2008 12:20 pm
skywaterblue: (obama -- the audacity)
The Website of the President-Elect!

Complete with job application form. I hope I get an invite to fill the rest out! I can't decide if I should read the transition book NOW or wait until after the Neil Gaiman reading tonight to dig in?

Also, all campaign stuff is half off at the Barack Obama store. Did you know I don't have any campaign swag? It's true. Because I'm poor and don't like the ladies designs and don't know what size I wear in American Apparel mens. [livejournal.com profile] darkblackghost, I will order some proper car stickers for you.
skywaterblue: (josh is working on it)
HERE ARE SOME THINGS ABOUT TONIGHT:
1. I AM HUNGOVER.

2. I SCREAMED AWAY MY DRUNK AT THE OFFICIAL OBAMA PARTY AT THE RIO.

3. I DRANK THE SAME IN CAB FAIR

4. I AM UNEMPLOYED NOW.

5. I AM REDRINKING MY JACK WITH MY OBAMA SODA.

OMG. LOOK AT THAT SHIT. IT'S SO BLUE EVERYWHERE BLUE BLUE BLUE LOOK WHAT WE DID GUYS.

OH CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT WE HAVE DONE??

EDIT: JOSH MAKES IT BKUE. BLUYE BLUE BLUE.
skywaterblue: (Barack Obama)


Yeah, this.

I'm going to the Democratic Party Party (heh) tonight, so if I don't post something it's because I'm getting drunk in the relative mood of the evening.
skywaterblue: (obama -- the audacity)
Memories of knowing Obama as he grew up, a bunch of interesting perspectives on Obama before he was famous.

The 10 Worst Political Ads of 2008

I enjoyed every minute.

This cartoon on Obama's Batman references.

Because, yeah, when he called McCain the Robin to Bush's Batman I was aghast. BUT ROBIN BECOMES NIGHTWING. THE MAVRICKY NIGHTWING. Fail, Obama, fail.

Longish piece on Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway.

He's working on Stirling engines, perpetual energy generators that run off ambit heat, but says he can't find an investor. Dammit, man, start selling those online independently! Don't wait for some heartless corporate baron to buy it and stick it in a closet.

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