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My journal is friends' only. If you want to be added, leave a note here and--if I remember--I'll add you back. Perhaps.

Best,
Alison

Tue, Apr. 19th, 2005, 08:45 pm
Tartufi Rocks Tomorrow!

May and I will be there. Will you? Reposted from Simone.

Stay All Night..Make your 4/20 something to remember...

Tartufi, Secrets of Family Happiness, Point Blank Photo Slide Show, Madelia!!

--------WEDNESDAY APRIL 20th---------
**BOTTOM OF THE HILL**
Missouri & 17th

$$ TARTUFI (Lynne, Brian & Simone - bringing the rock that will explode into your dreams) - 11PM http://tartufirock.net

$$ MADELIA (dark wave dance that'll excite you) - 10PM http://madelia.net

$$ SECRETS OF FAMILY HAPPINESS (illusive, magical, and cinematic starring our own Lila, Dusty, & Armon) - 9PM http://thesecretsoffamilyhappiness.com

$$ POINT BLANK photo collective slide show (featuring the works of Cara Gurney, Dusty Lombardo, & Rebecca McBride) - 9PM http://pointblank.xbuild.com/

BOTTOM OF THE HILL
7 buxx
21+
show at 9PM
Be there!

Mon, Feb. 7th, 2005, 10:15 am
Outrageous, Offensive, Horrible, Virginia...

VA Legislative Sentry: Have a Miscarriage, Go to JAIL?

Imagine the following scenario. You are at home alone at 8:00 on a Friday night. You are 8 weeks pregnant. All of a sudden, you begin to experience heavy cramping and bleeding. You realize with shock and sadness that you are probably experiencing a miscarriage. You are overwhelmed with grief and surprised by the intensity of physical pain involved. When your partner comes home, you break the sad news to him. Over the next few hours, you suffer pain, cramping, and intermittent bleeding. Exhausted, you finally fall asleep in your partner's arms around 4 AM. You sleep until noon.

Guess what? You just earned yourself up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Why? Because you failed to call the cops and report your miscarriage within 12 hours.

True? Not yet. But if Delegate John Cosgrove (R-78) has his way, HB1677 will become law in a few short months, and this scenario will be reality for many women in Virginia. Incredulous? Outraged? Read on below the jump for more information on this odious bill.


The article: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/1/6/194434/1328

The proposed legislation: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+HB1677

Mon, Jan. 17th, 2005, 12:29 am
Hey DC Area People! You MUST See This...

Inaugurate This!

Black Cat
1811 14th St. NW
7:30pm DOORS OPEN
8:00pm SHOWTIME
Tickets: $10
Phone: 202-667-7960

Inaugurate This! is a homecoming for musicians and spoken word artists. On January 20, 2005, at Washington, DC's Black Cat club, some 20 performers will take to the stage to celebrate Inauguration Day in the most American way possible; through their art, they will protest, condemn, join with, cheer, combat, and commemorate our United States. Featuring local and national spokenword artists and musicians:

Bitch (formerly Bitch & Animal) (NYC)
Sini Anderson (San Francisco)
Athens Boys Choir (Georgia)
Grover (Asheville)
Cliterati (Atlanta Spoken Word Troupe)
Michelle Sewell (DC)
The Original Woman (DC)
Natalie E. Illum (of DC's mothertongue)
J. Scales (DC)
Gina Young (NYC)
mz.imani (Maryland)
Stevie B (Oakland)
SkyBear. (Boston)

Fri, Jan. 7th, 2005, 05:08 pm
The Gods Are Conspiring Against Me et al.

As many of you know, my best bud's partner is a Marine (yes, she's progressive and, no, she doesn't support the war); E is, in fact, being deployed to Iraq next week. Her supervisors had told her that she'd depart on the 25th, but oh no. Fuckers. She's not allowed to leave NC during the week before her departure, which means 1. I won't see her until next August, at least; 2. she'll be in IRAQ, doing the US government's bidding, and she's not even a citizen*. Ack!; 3. Alicia will probably see E- this weekend, which means I won't see her for god knows how long.

[insert melodramatic warble here] I was sick for a long time. My trip back east was supposed to be about relaxation and friends, not hiding in my childhood bedroom. Fuck. At least I got to spend a little QT with Alicia, and I know that she'll pretzel herself and forgo sleep to make even a short visit happen. Hell, she invited me to NC, on her last weekend with Ellie. That invitation says so much.

In any case, I'm super excited to see NYC friends. I'll probably take it easy tonight; at most, I'll hit up a flick at thr Film Forum. Tomorrow, I might see the lovely Ms. gypsyecks whose quirktastic wonder delights me. I can't wait. I hope to see maria_miles, too, but she hasn't been in touch, so I'm not holding my breath. [note to self: He Brainiac, you left Heather's gift at home; have mom mail them]. femmgrrlprof, I'll ring you tomorrow. epilady and chestertodd, shall we commune on Tuesday? I can wear my ironic furry hat (see icon)...

Hearts,
Alison

* I don't want to get too deeply into E's situation--at least not in an unfiltered post, but let's just say that class and nationality limit a person's choices.

Wed, Jan. 5th, 2005, 06:00 pm
Bay Area Peeps... I Won't Be There, But You Should!!!

Reposted from my roommate, Simone...

THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 6th 9:30PM


**Come ring in your new year's resolution for more action, beer, and rock'n'roll at the biker bar of your dreams, our beloved SF Eagle.

TARTUFI finished their debut full-length record, which is slated for a March 2005 release. Come celebrate! We've got big plans and you are a part of them.

+ TARTUFI + (playing around 10:30)
+ NOMI LAMM & TRICHOTIC + (pure brillance, playing around 11:30pm)
+ THE FENS + (SF spazzzz rockers, playing around 9:30pm)

Tartufi will be doing some slippery on stage moves & the wetter the stage, the better...

thursday,
xoxox,
Simone, Lynne, & Brian

Visit Tartufi @ www.tartufirock.net

(please re-post)

Fri, Dec. 31st, 2004, 03:01 am
Tsunami Relief: How to Help

CNN.com posted links to several reputable organizations. I'm donating what I can, and I challenge all of you to do the same.

Hearts,
Alison

ps-Here's the link: http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.aidsites/

Fri, Dec. 24th, 2004, 01:14 pm
Top 10 Most Outrageous Statements of 2004

Ganked from http://mediamatters.org/items/200412230005

Here are the top 10 most outrageous statements we have heard this year from members of the media. From anti-Semitic comments and attacks on women, gays, and lesbians to reprehensible acceptance of the Abu Ghraib prisoner torture, these statements are acutely representative of the conservative hate speech we found in the news media:

Rush Limbaugh on the Abu Ghraib photos: "I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of need to blow some steam off?"

Ann Coulter: "[Senator John] Kerry will improve the economy in the emergency services and body bag industry."

Tony Blankley called philanthropist George Soros "a Jew who figured out a way to survive the Holocaust."

Michael Savage: "When you hear 'human rights,' think gays... [T]hink only one thing: someone who wants to rape your son."

Oliver North: "Every terrorist out there is hoping John Kerry is the next president of the United States."

Pat Robertson on gays and lesbians: "[S]elf-absorbed hedonists... that want to impose their particular sexuality on the rest of America."

Pat Buchanan: "[H]omosexuality is an affliction, like alcoholism."

Bill O'Reilly to Jewish caller: "[I]f you are really offended, you gotta go to Israel."

Bill Cunningham (Clear Channel radio host who appeared as a guest on The Sean Hannity Show): The election is over because "Elizabeth Edwards has now sung."

Jerry Falwell: "And we're going to invite PETA [to "wild game night"] as our special guest, P-E-T-A (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). We want you to come, we're going to give you a top seat there, so you can sit there and suffer. This is one of my special groups, another one's the ACLU, another is the NOW -- the National Order of Witches [sic]. We've got--I've got a lot of special groups."

Thu, Dec. 16th, 2004, 11:51 pm
Another Boring Meme...

THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. Alison
2. A
3. Ms Cattack
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Tue, Oct. 26th, 2004, 04:47 pm
Animal Abuse and Art

Nathalia Edenmont kills cats, mice, doves, rabbits, and other animals; mutilates their bodies; then photographs them. Her work is currently on exhibit at the Wetterling Gallery in Sweden--among other places. Edenmont has turned mouse heads into finger puppets. She also beat a cat to death with a stick.

I don't know whether her work is art or not. Frankly, I don't care. If you visit cathealth, where I found this information, you'll find links to Edenmont's work and a petition against her. I doubt that the petition cause any change (hell, I'm probably advertising Edenmont's work by posting this), but it's something.

In sum, I firmly believe in free speech and expression. Here, however, the cost is too high.

Hearts,
Alison

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