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Save Tookie, please Mr. Terminator



Thank you for your correspondence regarding Stanley Williams.

There is a court order currently in place that calls for Mr. Williams to be executed by the State of California on December 13, 2005, and Mr. Williams has, through his attorneys, expressed his desire for the Governor to grant him clemency in this matter.

Capital punishment is an issue about which many people hold strong and impassioned views, and Governor Schwarzenegger appreciates you taking the time to express yours with regard to Mr. Williams. Your correspondence will be given due consideration during the clemency process.

Thank you again for writing.

Sincerely,

ANDREA LYNN HOCH
Legal Affairs Secretary

1st public school opens in New Orleans today


Greeted by welcome signs hung over the door and in the hallways, students began returning Monday to the first regular public school to reopen since Hurricane Katrina hit three months ago. - MSNBC

Now you know why there's no LOTR like campaign for Narnia!



November 28, 2005 -- DISNEY hired the Christian marketing firm credited with getting churchgoers to see "The Passion of The Christ" to help give its big Christmas movie, "The Chronicles of Narnia," a biblical box-office boost. Motive Entertainment has organized screenings at 150 churches across the country, and this week showed a clip from the film at the Beth Evangelical Free Church on Staten Island. Church groups are also being encouraged to include "Narnia" in their sermons, thanks to guides that can be downloaded from a special Web site called narniaresources.com. Dennis Rice, Disney VP for publicity, told PAGE SIX: "100 million copies of this book have been sold since 1950, and there are lots of different reasons people connect to the movie, and certainly its spiritual message is one of them. We have reached out to those people."
-NY POST
Why not reach out to the Sci-Fi phreaks too!

Save Tookie!

http://www.govmail.ca.gov/
Subject: Corrections and Rehabilitation Reform

Please consider very carefully the case of Stanley Williams. Sometimes the needs of the many outweigh those of the few. Examples of redemptive change with such greatness do not always survive, but we need this one to.

I am not against the death penalty as a whole, but in the case of Mr. Williams I think the world would be better off with him alive.

Isn't the point of the death penalty to remove from this live those who offer nothing but sorrow to the human race? Or is it a pure "death for death" ideal?

news cycle, lowest point = weds...won't help these two though

Simpson, Lachey Officially Separating
Supposedly Jessica auditioned to be a Bond girl recently in Casino Royale, should be good comeback situation;
hopefully Angelina's not auditioning for the same Bond role (the great mistress has been talking about wanting a role, who says No to the Jolie?)...

...they usually have two female stars, it'll be great if they make Jessica the evil one; dark Angie = the angel, lol

And to think Alias survived a Zombie story arc...


Alias Ends in May, Rambaldi confused














Spelled Rambaldi huh?

Stealer



75-year-old jewel thief looks back


very interesting.

National Security?

More embarrassment for Bush as hero of Watergate enters "row" over outed agent

THE mysterious source who gave America’s foremost journalist, Bob Woodward, a tip-off about the CIA agent at the centre of one of Washington’s biggest political storms was Stephen Hadley, the White House national security adviser, according to lawyers close to the investigation.
[What the hell's going on in the world of sources yo?]

Woodward said the unnamed official told him about Plame in “an offhand, casual manner . . . almost gossip” and “I didn’t attach any importance to it”. He never wrote up the story.
With more journalists in the loop than previously identified, it will be harder for

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Fitzgerald to prove Libby was deliberately lying when he said he first learnt of Plame from a journalist rather than the CIA.
Two years ago, when Plame’s identity was first revealed, Hadley was Condoleezza Rice’s deputy at the NSC. He is also thought to have been a key source for two books by Woodward on the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks
.

"Obviously, the White House thought they were through with this investigation," said Steven Reich, who was a senior associate counsel to President Bill Clinton. "It appears now that that information came out earlier than anyone previously thought and it potentially could have come from a source no one previously knew about."

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was not the senior Bush administration official who told Washington Post editor Bob Woodward that White House critic Joseph Wilson's wife worked for the CIA, a Rice aide said Saturday.
"Secretary Rice wasn't Woodward's source," Rice senior adviser Jim Wilkinson said.
Rice was President Bush's White House national security adviser in June 2003, when Woodward says a highly placed official told him of Valerie Plame's CIA connection. Woodward has said the source was someone other than I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff and the only person indicted in a federal probe of the leak case.
Rice took over from Colin Powell as the nation's top diplomat in January. She is traveling with Bush in Asia this week, as is her successor as national security adviser, Stephen Hadley.

oh, Prisonbreak, how I yearn

--Stud du jour Wentworth Miller of TV buzz drama Prison Break, getting philosophical about the five hours needed to apply his full torso of fake tattoos for each show.
God if you're a geek too, we MUST have babies immediately!
SEE THE HUMAN STAIN ASAP, GREAT FILM. THINKING OF GETTING COPIES FOR ALL MY YOUNGER SIBLINGS, ANYONE WITH A BIRACIAL BACKGROUND SHOULD SEE THAT FILM!

Casting Coup of the Year! Devito on FX!

I am so fracking happy about this! Always Sunny in Philadelphia is the FUNNIEST SHOW on TELEVISION!
One member of that team, creator-star Rob McElhenney, is pretty much blown away with the casting of DeVito. "When John gave me the news that Danny agreed to join the show, I thought it was a joke," McElhenney says. "Getting the news from FX that our show got a second season pickup was fantastic. Getting the news that Danny has signed on to co-star feels like we just hit the lottery."

Seinfeld for the new millennium
Dave Chappelle channeled by sharp white boys
Awesome irreverancy

From the first episode where the kids tackle racism, my hand was permanently over my mouth blocking both the screams of delight and gasps of OMG, I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY JUST DID THAT

Granted I was lucky, I believe both Starved and Always Sunny premiered the same night or week, and many watched Starved but not Always Sunny In Philadelphia...whereas I watched Always Sunny first, lucky me.

Variety agrees, Always Sunny In Philadelphia is the show you should be watching

just because you're paranoid, DOESN'T MEAN THEY'RE NOT AFTER YOU



"Do we see him losing his grip over the country? No," said a State Department official, who asked not to be named because he was discussing intelligence conclusions. "We are not in any way adapting how we plan for the day Castro is gone based on an assessment that he might have Parkinson's."

Pretty sure they should be after you, since you prolly killed Che, or had him killed :(

one thing bush might be right about: north korea


And North Koreans will be interested in Kim Jong Chol's defence and foreign policies - which he proposes should be lead by the 'Muscles From Brussels'.

Inspired by Van Damme's terrorist-busting performance in 1995 film 'Sudden Death', he says: "I'd not allow weapons or atom bombs any more. I'd destroy all terrorists with the Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme."


Not the first or last time Jean-Claude's associated with "bombs". Of course he da bomb, so maybe it's still working for him...

You're Dead Cylons!


The Sci Fi Channel has picked up its acclaimed series "Battlestar Galactica" for a third season, making official what has been suspected for some time.
The cable network has ordered 20 episodes of the show, which will begin production early next year.

"Galactica's" pickup comes a few weeks after the renewal of the channel's two "Stargate" series, ensuring that the network's strong Friday-night lineup will remain intact for at least the next year. All three shows will resume their current seasons in early January.

The entire principal cast of "Battlestar Galactica," including Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, is set to return for season three. Executive producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore, who developed the show from the late-1970s ABC series, will also remain with the show. Read More

Losing it over Lost!


Look, focus on less cool ways to distribute and MAKE THE SHOW BETTER, YOU ARE LOSING VIEWERS!
Watch 2 new LOST characters in mobile phone mini episodes
Personally I'm still watching, but it's very strange and a bit confusing...So many folks who used to tune in aren't doing it anymore, seeing the same show from how many different sides now? It's beginning to look like you don't have much story left...but we know that's not true, 'cause that dude was in the Peace Corp and "they only take the good", right?

Lost writers we are paying attention to new info, please don't keep us salivating too long...Take a gander at Prisonbreak, they keep it goin'! LOL, of course if they break out again next season, well...yeah


"I think that that question will never, ever be answered,"
"Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof to TVGuide.com, when
asked about the significance of the strange numbers - 4, 8, 15, 16,
23, 42 - that have become so central to the series.

conscious chant for peace: kindling

KINDLING
(11.16.05)

I can lie like the CIA
-pull the covers over your head-
so sweet, so tight
out goes the light
I captured with words
You in now stamped earth
Me bobbing my head
as you suffocate to death,
coughing
how did I get myself in
this
fucked up situation?

Good thing I work for the opposition

Taming tradition: the mission
Ancestral homes denied,
all I've got left
a right brain in the head
million years in coming
DNA uniting
dancing a pogo prance of
“This way to good life & heavenly humanity”
“This way to the best without leaving behind the rest!”

(Formative years before freedom
make me still consider “the instead”)

Could I lead into battle wild haired and leveling
Republican
Black Pagan Queer, but Republican?
With debt saddle
winking at human nature?
Socialist policies have no place in America!
The market makes true sense, we all put in our dollars and cents
Even me, the black chick with backdue rent

Glad to work for an opposing force, nature pulled
I push forth; The richer the world is, not the better for.

Beyond a pointed finger to starry sky
the NEXT is high!

now further away during our war days

Sly I'd say there's always been killin'
dying
mass murdering of man
united nations lying in state
Suffering under great civilizations' bloody weight
building tall temples of reserved gold
spreading ideals down roads dealt death

But I work for the opposition

Sorry, I'm lying to you. Sometimes I can't stand too.
Lone dark nights spent fearing it true
(Always Deadened We?)
LOOK, LOOK!
Birds are dying
Down from the sky planes now regularly fly
and the Superman is dead!
Turn-back-go-not-ahead!
The world is ending, hear me, that world must end...


I work for the opposition.

JOSS ON VERONICA MARS WEDS!




BIG NEWS: JOSS WHEDON GUEST STARS ON VERONICA MARS, WEDS NOV. 9th, 2005 9pm *UPN*

From the beautiful insiders over at tvguide.com: Think of the trend as "once more, with feeling." This TV season Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums are proving there's more to life than slaying vamps. Here, their old boss, creator Joss Whedon, weighs in on his old gang's brand-new gigs.
Joss Whedon Cheers on Buffy Alumni

He's *mostly* right about Bones, it is NOT Angel at the FBI, though it's scary enough to almost be. After being annoyed by the pilot of Bones, I'm now willing to conceed that the show is WELL WORTH watching. I didn't dig the female lead at first, but the chemistry is good it's just really quirky.

Joss called Veronica Mars, "the best show ever".
Season 1 of Veronica Mars is excellent, the pilot is one of the best things I've ever seen (cried like a baby)...

Lost: Veronica Mars?

"I wish that the juggernaut that is 'Lost' wasn't our direct competition," says "Mars" creator Rob Thomas. "The flip side of that is UPN gave us their number-one time slot [after 'America's Next Top Model']. I just pray that the people with the TiVOs watch us and tape the other show, because we need it.

"I've got friends who write for 'Lost,' and I say [to them], 'You don't have to suck much, just suck enough to lose two million viewers.'"

Thomas' friends are writing partners Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Regarding Thomas' comments, Horowitz replies, "Eddy and I would be happy to respond. We love Rob. We LOVE 'Veronica Mars.' So we decided to run the 'just suck enough' idea past our boss, [executive producer] Damon Lindelof. He responded with what we think is a fair counter proposal. We will ship two million 'Lost' viewers over to 'Veronica Mars' ASAP. But on one condition ... Rob must rename the show 'Lost: Veronica Mars.' It's time to franchise up, bbby."

Read More at Zap2it

Genesis reforming?

"I'm happy to sit behind the drum kit and let Peter (Gabriel) be the singer, but if it happens, I'll be there."

Genesis formed in 1967, performing for more than 30 years before disbanding in 1998. Collins fronted the band after lead singer Gabriel left in 1975 to pursue a solo career.
Collins went solo in 1996. Read More

Keep on running yo

LOS ANGELES - Page Kennedy, who plays a fugitive from the law on “Desperate Housewives,” was fired from the hit ABC drama for improper conduct, a series spokeswoman said Tuesday. Read more at MSNBC
Hmm, I wonder what HE did...sounds like drugs or summthin

looking forward to a queen's wedding!

Asked if he plans to wed Furnish, Elton said, "It's going to be on the 21st of December. That's all I know at the moment."

I thought she looked HOT


Superstar MADONNA was shocked at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) last night (03NOV05), when the ceremony's Kazakhstani host BORAT SAGDIYEV labelled her a "transvestite".

The singer opened the Lisbon, Portugal ceremony with a performance of her new single HUNG UP, which samples ABBA's hit GIMME, GIMME, GIMME.

The Abba-inspired track appeared to confuse British ALI G comedian SACHA BARON COHEN's alter-ego Borat, who thought he had stepped back into the Swedish's supergroup's 1970s heyday.

Walking onto the stage at the Pavilhao Atlantico, Borat said, "Welcome to the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.

"The singer before me - who was he? It was very courageous of MTV to start the show with a genuine transvestite."

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after seeing gwen at the brit awards, i was thinking the same thing myself...


From Margaret Cho's Blog -

Harajuku Girls

Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls have been getting lots of lip service lately, and I have to say I am confused...
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Well, she is from Orange County