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Yesterday's Tweets

  • 09:10 trying to decide if i should go get some scones from Epic #
  • 11:36 reading about how Friendship Park is getting blocked off, completely, by la migra.. #
  • 15:10 amazed we only have 13 days left till the election. #

Hatemongers Get Pushback at McCain Rally

At a McCain rally some racist wingnuts were handing out weird Obama "Change" bumper stickers that had the muslim crescent and star as the "C" in the word change, and a soviet hammer and sickle. Muslim republicans and even some (more) rational conservatives confronted them on it. Here's a pretty good video about it by the American News Project:

Yesterday's Tweets

  • 10:49 just finishing reconfiguring the backyard for increased chicken grazing. #
  • 11:34 noticing i have 82 gigs of music in my mp3 collection, and 82 days worth of listening. about a gig a day. hmm. #
  • 13:57 exporting finished November Indymedia Newsreal. #

Yesterday's Tweets

  • 09:28 yuck. just found out Amazon (via IMDB) acquired WithoutABox in january. bleah. more monopolization. "vertical integration" is what u call it #
  • 11:32 trying to get rolling #
  • 12:50 labelling bike porn postcards with local show info #
  • 16:47 just got back from fixing my front brake at BICAS #
  • 17:02 bloggng on Tucson Weekly awarding Dry River "best anarchist collective" award: #


The local rag I love to hate, the Tucson Weekly, issued a "Best of Tucson" award to Dry River, the little group that runs the infoshop down the street from me and that I'm an on-again, off-again member of. The Weekly determined that we are the "best anarchist collective" in town. Here's the entirety of their explanation:

Anarchy may have gone out of style with the passing of St. Joe Strummer, but here in Tucson, there are still a few flying the black flag. What they do is kind of a mystery. We know they take camping trips, practice consensus decision-making and, mainly, facilitate a space called Dry River. Dry River commandeered the Best of Tucson

The Alternative Is Too Horrifying to Contemplate

Brian Boyce, one of my all-time favorite collage videomakers, weighs in with this quick and dirty Palin detournment:

Palin and McCain have to be defeated. They just have to be. I think they will be, but I admit that part of that optimism is denial, because the alternative is just too much to even think about.

The Difficult Listening Hour

My friend Esteban Caliente is hosting a "new" radio program on the new internet radio station in Tucson, Free Radio Chukshon. I say "new" in quotes because the show is a reprise, a re-versioning, of a radio show I did 18 years ago on WCBN, the student radio station I worked at in Ann Arbor. The show is called The Difficult Listening Hour and it's sort of a collage of sound effects, field recordings, interviews, music, all mashed together and sort of conforming to a loose theme... Esteban is even including, mixing in, recordings of the old shows, incorporating them into his new shows. It's a really interesting trip down memory lane, and down the last couple decades of music - both popular and 'experimental'. Listening to the kind of audio manipulations he's doing, and comparing them to the much more rudimentary techniques I had access to in the early 90s is pretty fascinating.

You can listen/subscribe to the past shows as a podcast and on the new station's website. And new shows happen every Friday at 4pm to 6pm.

The station has a pretty full schedule already, with new programmng happening for 8 or more hours every afternoon/evening, and auto-shuffle going the rest of the time. It's exciting.


Here's my tweets from yesterday, including me babbling away like all the other political junkies during the debates. I'm sort of ashamed I even clicked over to at all...

  • 08:17 getting ready for screen acting class #
  • 13:18 writing in my screen acting journal #
  • 14:07 omg. just read horrible news about an acquaintance raped and killed in Oaxaca this week: #
  • 14:37 mi good amigo EC is doing a radio show soon. I hear he'll be tweeting his playlist as he goes: #
  • 19:01 just remember that mccain is the candidate that called his wife a cunt. #
  • 19:04 omg. iran. threat to Isreal. "second holocaust?" wtf? McCain sure is good at the cheap shot. #
  • 19:07 Obama is pulling his punches, just like every democrat for the last 30 years. it's sad. #
  • 19:11 Obama is obviously so much smarter and well-spoken. the problem with that is, will the american people really value that? #
  • 19:15 Why not negotiate with terrorists? The cops negotiate with crazy gunmen all the time. #
  • 19:17 McCain's invocation of Kissinger as a good friend is damning. Kissinger is a butcher. #
  • 19:24 Russia "dangerous" again = more money on its way to defense contractors. yay! arms race! #
  • 19:44 now the endless analysis by the pundits.... #
  • 19:48 it's interesting that everyone thinks the candidate they already favored "won" the debate. wtf?I just wish we could vote "none of the above" #

Yesterday's Tweets

  • 06:59 awake and watching cnn in hotel room. omg it's been a long time w/out tv i guess. so surreal. punky B-52s song as theme for CNN morning news? WTf? #
  • 15:48 back from phoenix, conference went well. good eats. #
  • 15:50 really feeling tired of activist-spam. at least a message a day from MoveOn, Free Press, and Brave New Films. every day. #

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Yours Faithfully Minister of Treasury
Henry Paulson

Hah. Heh. Ugh.

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