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Wow, everyone on FB seems intent on raising my blood pressure tonight. Someone posted that 2007 photo of President Obama where he doesn't have his hand over his heart during the National Anthem, and a person I have known previously as gentle and kind called him a pig. Someone else called Spike Lee a terrorist for tweeting the (incorrect) George Zimmerman address and insinuated that the President speaking out about Trevon Martin is "supporting terrorism." Someone else posted a picture of President Obama with...I don't even remember except there was a tall stack of Legos involved and he was supposed to be saying that he was going to take half of them and give them to kids who had been napping all afternoon.

I just closed that tab and have intentions of staying away until I can bear it again.
fangirl_says: (True Blood Sucky is Mahn)
It took me forever to figure out what icon to use on this post, because I'm pissed off, annoyed or otherwise displeased with pretty much all of my fandoms right now. So I guess I'll use one from a show I haven't even watched. Nyah.

Supernatural Abandon All Hope (and was there ever a more appropriate episode title?) )
fangirl_says: (SPN My Fandom is Short by Remy)
FAIL: Comedian Jim Norton, staying at the same hotel where Supernatural fans are gathered for Wincon, tweets, "The hotell is full of obese women who blog about ghost stories. Feels more like a herd than a convention. Fat bloggers. Yuck and yuck." Screencap is here in case the asshole deletes it.

Edit, via [livejournal.com profile] calicokat, Norton has a history of wanky fannish behavior.

Edit II: is that a Don Imus shirt Norton is wearing here? That explains a lot.

WIN: Awesomesauce that makes up for aforementioned fail: Someone on Twitter dared Traci Dinwiddie to sing "Crazy" like Elmer Fudd:

fangirl_says: (Feminism by flightstothesea)
So, after reading that heartbreaking list of celebrities who think poor, misunderstood Roman Polanski shouldn't have to be punished for drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl, I was much more encouraged to see this list of celebrities who are speaking out against him.

Dear Hollywood:

JSYK, many of us are taking notes. For myself, I can tell you that the movies, television and other art forms that I will be watching and supporting in the future are being determined right now. If you think a man who raped a child should not have to pay for his crimes, I have no use for you or any entertainment of yours that may be offered from now on.

JSYK.

Watching what you are doing there,
Me.
fangirl_says: (Bitch plz Rameses)
Hat-tip to [livejournal.com profile] romen_dreamer for pointing this out.

Christian Children's Fund has refused a $17,398 donation from gamers because part of the money came from the sale of Dungeons & Dragons.

GenCon Indianapolis, a large annual gaming con, raises money for charity every year. This year, the con chose Christian Children's Fund, the favorite charity of Gary Gygax -- the "Father of Dungeons & Dragons" and co-founder of GenCon who passed away earlier this year.

Originally the charity chosen for GenCon was Gary's favorite charity, the Christian Children's Fund. Unfortunately, when they found out that the money they would get came partially from sales of Dungeons and Dragons they decided not to be the sponsored charity
Source.

GenCon has instead donated the money to The Fisher House, a "home away from home that enables family members [of military personnel] to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time -- during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury."
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The awesome:

Pinkraygun.com has a great Supernatural Sam-and-Dean pumpkin-carving template for free download!

supernatural-pumkin-template

The sucky:

There's exactly one gas station in my county that currently has gasoline. [livejournal.com profile] clarksmuse pointed out that there's none in Asheville. Anyone else in Western NC know where there's gas available? It's gonna get really nasty if they don't get restocked soon. There are already fistfights (and one report of a baseball bat being brandished) over gas. Erk.

The question:

When is it acceptible to use SPN 4X01 title and icons?
fangirl_says: (icon of frustration)
RAGE.

On the July 16 installment of his program, which is broadcast every weekday, Mr. Savage suggested that “99 percent of the cases” of autism were a result of lax parenting. He told his audience: “They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life.’ ” Among the other admonitions he felt children with autism should be hearing, he said, were: “ ‘Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.’ ”

Asked Monday if he actually believed that 99 out of every 100 cases of autism were misdiagnosed, Mr. Savage conceded that figure was “a little high.” He added, “It was hyperbole.”



Mr. Savage's email link on the WOR website has -- surprise, surprise -- been disabled. Please take a moment to email WOR and urge them to insist that Savage be required to work with autistic children, since he clearly has never done that. I sent my email to John Gambling, who is the DJ currently on the air, and to Paul Siebold, who is in charge of media relations.

Below the cut is the email I sent Mr. Gambling: )

I'm sure I won't get a response, but I couldn't sit by and say nothing.

Idiot.

Edit: Via [livejournal.com profile] captainsblog, please go sign the petition.
fangirl_says: (icon of frustration)
A Florida Kindergarten teacher led her students one by one to tell a 5-year-old boy what they didn't like about him -- and then let them vote on whether he should be allowed to stay in the class. The student, Alex Barton, is in the process of being tested for Asperger's Syndrome and other possible special needs. So far, the school district has only reassigned the teacher while an investigation takes place.

If you're as outraged and disgusted about this as I am, please take a few minutes to contact the St. Lucie County School Board at webmastr@stlucie.k12.fl.us, or call Lucie County Schools Superintendent Michael J. Lannon at (772) 429-3925 (fax #: 772.429.3916, email: lannonm@stlucie.k12.fl.us), or contact the school principal, Marcia Cully at (772) 337-6730 (email: cullym@stlucie.k12.fl.us) and tell them so.

Because Alex has been repeating the phrase "I'm not special" since the incident, there's information here about a card-writing campaign to let Alex know that he IS special.
fangirl_says: (Jesus + Darwin by beehay)
Is this the part where people finally start telling Ann Coulter to sit down and shut the fuck up?

Coulter: We want 'Jews to be perfected' ...by becoming Christians, apparently.

YOU! OUT OF MY RELIGION!
fangirl_says: (Extremely Stubborn and Suspicious by Rah)
Former Surgeon General says top Bush administration officials repeatedly tried to weaken or suppress important public health reports because of political considerations

he administration, Dr. Carmona said, would not allow him to speak or issue reports about stem cells,emergency contraception, sex education, or prison, mental and globalhealth issues. Top officials delayed for years and tried to “waterdown” a landmark report on secondhand smoke, he said. Released lastyear, the report concluded that even brief exposure to cigarette smokecould cause immediate harm.

Dr. Carmona said he was ordered to mention President Bush three times on every page of his speeches. He also said he was asked to makebspeeches to support Republican political candidates and to attendbpolitical briefings.

And administration officials even discouraged him from attending thebSpecial Olympics because, he said, of that charitable organization’sblongtime ties to a “prominent family” that he refused to name.

“I was specifically told by a senior person, ‘Why would you want to help those people?’ ” Dr. Carmona said.

The Special Olympics is one of the nation’s premier charitableborganizations to benefit disabled people, and the Kennedys have longbbeen deeply involved in it.

When asked after the hearing if that “prominent family” was the Kennedys, Dr. Carmona responded, “You said it. I didn’t.”


Apparently, Surgeons General who served under the Bush, Clinton, Bush and Reagan Administrations have said they experienced political interferance during their terms.

And this? Is a prime example of why I doubt the "official" determination that vaccines do not cause autism.

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