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So far this December... [Dec. 14th, 2004|09:52 pm]
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1) Curious Creatures (pics)
2) we will miss you (pics)
3) conscientious objector (and shopper)
4) skies (pics)
5) 3rd St. Graffwalk (pics)
6) will you take a picture of me? (pics)
7) Interests
8) Hotel des Arts (pics)
9) willing into existence
10) Graffiti Cathedral (pics)
11) o what a fantastic saturday night
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Last of November [Dec. 14th, 2004|09:50 pm]
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1) Haunted Hospital (pics)
2) Madness
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snora berfday pix [Nov. 24th, 2004|10:54 am]
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http://www.winterjade.com/gallery
Click on Birthdays
Click on "Snora Berfday"

Best to use anything but Internet Explorer.
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november nearly over [Nov. 24th, 2004|10:46 am]
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so far this November:

1) Halloween in the Castro
2) more art shows, particularly Day of the Dead exhibitions in galleries:



3) Clarion Alley Street Festival
4) More street art
5) etc.
6) etc.
7) etc.: by the way, Brian Fisher won his first gold at his Jiu-Jitsu tournament last weekend!
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it's been a while [Nov. 24th, 2004|10:34 am]
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haven't posted here in a long time...

for what it's worth, here's October, which was characterised by lots of picture-taking, particularly of local street fairs and other public art locales, and most especially obsessing over street art/ graffiti pieces...

in october there was also the run-up to the november elections, and the focus of this Voter X party was to be informed -- in Cali/SF we had a couple dozen local propositions and state initiatives to vote for...

also in october: halloween, and a show to set the tone...

clicking on the October link above will get you all the posts for the month...
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Snora's birthday [Nov. 23rd, 2004|04:44 pm]
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...is today.

Make sure to wish Scrapplequeen many happy returns, y'all!
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Republican owned Media group airing agitprop 2 weeks before election [Oct. 13th, 2004|04:10 pm]
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(I'm not entirely sure if I have any livejournal friends who are Republican; even if you were... well... not sure what to say...)

If you lean left/ and/ or are sick of this administration/ sick of Republicans and have some time and are in the Rochester-Syracuse-Buffalo area...


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We apparently have this law -- The U.S. Broadcasting Regulatory Rule, aka the "Equal Time Rule." Simply put,


...the equal opportunity provision of the Communications Act requires radio and television stations and cable systems which originate their own programming to treat legally qualified political candidates equally when it comes to selling or giving away air time. Simply put, a station which sells or gives one minute to Candidate A must sell or give the same amount of time with the same audience potential to all other candidates for the particular office.



Furthermore, federal election law "prohibits public corporations and labor unions from airing "electioneering communication" sixty days before an election."

We also have a media conglomerate like the Sinclair Broadcast Group, who owns 62 stations and has a reach of a quarter of all US households. We have Sinclair executives maxing out personal and soft-money contributions to Bush-Cheney and the RNC; indeed in the 2004 election cycle 97-98% of its contributions have gone to Repub candidates. It ranks 12th among among top radio and TV station group contributors.

So when a station like this mandates that all 62 of its affiliates pre-empt prime-time programming and air, without interruption, a 45-minute-long Anti-Kerry Swift-Boat Liar screed, 2 weeks before an election, how can that not be a violation of the law? How can that be the actions of a responsible corporate citizen interested in democracy? I guess it's really easy to forget what the word means when you have friends like Shrub to rub your back...

What you can do -- hit them where they hurt worst -- their pocketbooks. The amazing folks over at Kos and Talking Points Memo provide great resources, such as a database to find out who advertises with Sinclair affiliates, company directories to figure out who the sales associates are for the affiliates, etc ... Find out if you live in a Sinclair media market. (Those in Rochester, Syracuse & Buffalo, esp.) Watch TeeVee and use your TiVo (I know a growing number of you out there...) and find out which local advertisers buy time on the affiliates' stations. Call those advertisers and express your strong displeasure with the actions of the parent company. To help, click here or here for some sample talking points/ letters/ emails. Fire away.

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Hi again [Sep. 28th, 2004|01:02 pm]
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1) I shoulda known better
2) Fall
3) O great glorious weekend (pictures)
4) Hail to the idiot
5) Park Chalet on Sunday (pictures)
6) Hoo-boy
7) Prince
8) Halibut with Sambal Vinaigrette
9) a few things i misssed this weekend
10) Classy
11) The Emperor Has No Clothes
12) Hum de ho
13) Why am I not surprised #554
14) Rincon Park (pictures)
15) Fondue
16) Speaking
17) Time
18) Ferry Building Marketplace
19) Arizona
20) I {heart} Josh Marshall
21) Blurbs (and why not to believe the latest Gallup poll...)
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first posts of september [Sep. 1st, 2004|10:58 pm]
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1) Sudan
2) A Safer America
3) 2223 Restaurant & Bar
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2 weeks' worth [Sep. 1st, 2004|10:46 pm]
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1) this sucks
2) summer in SF
3) blue store, red store, or, why you should shop at costco & boycott wal-mart
4) Photo Friday: tranquility
5) attack of the ists
6) Selective Vets with Not So Swift Memories (with apologies to Swiftee)
7) vanilla ice
8) IMBB 7: dumplings
9) Weekend pictures
10) Give it up, Larry
11) Good job, James
12) Tsunami Sushi
13) Little Saigon Food court
14) Decisions, decisions...
15) Seafood Paradise
16) (part of a) weekend wrapup in pictures
17) Sunday
18) Family Party
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