Saturday, February 04, 2006

Mad Rollin' Dolls

Mad Rollin' Dolls - Feb. 11, 2006

The flat track Mad Rollin' Dolls skate on Saturday, February 11th.

Unholy Rollers vs. Vaudeville Vixens
Quad Squad vs. Reservoir Dolls


Saturday, February 11, 2006.

Fast Forward Skate Center, 4649 Verona Rd, Madison, WI.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Doors open at 6:30pm, bout at 7pm.

Please visit the Mad Rollin' Dolls website for more info.

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Friday, February 03, 2006

friday morning reads

Dark Syde - Guns, Germs, & the GOP

Tennessee Guerilla Women - Welcome to Nashville ...Asshole

Doug Ireland - One has the right to charicature God

friday random ten

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Photo by Ryan McManus

friday random ten:

"The Illinois Enema Bandit" - Frank Zappa
"Falling In Love With Love" - The Supremes
"Baltimore Skyline" - Sue Foley
"Be Happy" - Standing Waves*
"Is There Anybody Here?" - Phil Ochs
"3 Times" - Cat Power*
"Groovin'" - Booker T. & the MGs
"Sometimes" - My Bloody Valentine
"Mama's Little Girl" - Dusty Springfield
"Chain Gang of Love" - The Raveonettes

*performing at SXSW 2006

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Surly Gurlies vs. Bad News Beaters

AZRD February 11, 2006 bout poster

The flat track Arizona Roller Derby will skate on Saturday, February 11th.

The Bad News Beaters will take on the Surly Gurlies.

Saturday, February 11, 2006.

Castle Sports Club

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Doors open at 7pm, bout at 8pm.

Please visit the Arizona Roller Derby website for more info.

UPDATE:Due to circumstances beyond our control, Saturday's bout will be held at Casy At The Bat (3947 E. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85050). Casey's is an outdoor venue with plenty of space, including 300 bleacher seats overlooking the rink. Unfortunately, AZRD is not licensed to sell beer at Casey's so there will be no beer garden. However, we will be issuing vouchers good for drinks at Happy Hour prices and $4 Cherry/J├Ągermeister Bombers at our traditional after party location, Big Daddy's Sports Lounge (2401 W. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027).

Arizona Roller Derby apologizes profusely fo the inconvenience, and we hope to see you at Casy At The Bat for one of this seasons fiercest match-ups!


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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Learning from Dear Leader


Glenn Greenwald...
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Heck on Wheels

Pulse of the Twin Cities:

Minnesota RollerGirls represent. A member in good standing of skater-owned and operated Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA, with 30 leagues across the country), Minnesota RollerGirls return an old-time institution to area working-class folk. Accordingly, dyed-in-the-wool blue-collar entertainment is alive and well in the Twin Cities. With a vengeance. Minnesota’s league introduced itself only about two years ago and already shows signs of serious staying power.

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President Creates Cabinet-Level Position To Coordinate Scandals

WASHINGTON, DC—

In his State of the Union address to the nation last night, President Bush announced a new cabinet-level position to coordinate all current and future scandals facing his party.

"Tonight, by executive order, I am creating a permanent department with a vital mission: to ensure that the political scandals, underhanded dealings, and outright criminal activities of this administration are handled in a professional and orderly fashion," Bush said.

The centerpiece of Bush's plan is the Department Of Corruption, Bribery, And Incompetence, which will centralize duties now dispersed throughout the entire D.C.-area political establishment.

I would like to thank Texas Rollergirls

Misty Meaner, Sparkle Plenty, Melicious and Dirty Deeds for the shout out yesterday on ESPN Radio.

Cheers!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

2006 SOTU Drinking Game

Monday, January 30, 2006

Call Your Senator - Oppose Alito


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No Crony
Vichy Dems

Pinko Feminist Hellcat -Sam Alito: Brought to you by the folks who defended torture and domestic spying.

misunderestimated


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged Sunday that the United States had failed to understand the depth of hostility among Palestinians toward their longtime leaders. The hostility led to an election victory by the militant group Hamas that has reduced to tatters crucial assumptions underlying American policies and hopes in the Middle East.

"I've asked why nobody saw it coming," Ms. Rice said, speaking of her own staff. "It does say something about us not having a good enough pulse."

Immediately after the election, Bush administration officials said the results reflected a Palestinian desire for change and not necessarily an embrace of Hamas, which the United States, Israel and the European Union consider a terrorist organization sworn to Israel's destruction. But Ms. Rice's comments seemed to reflect a certain second-guessing over how the administration had failed to foresee, or factor into its thinking, the possibility of a Hamas victory.

Indeed, Hamas's victory has set off a debate whether the administration was so wedded to its belief in democracy that it could not see the dangers of holding elections in regions where Islamist groups were strong and democratic institutions weak.

"There is a lot of blame to go around," said Martin Indyk, a top Middle East negotiator in the Clinton administration, referring to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, and his Fatah party. "But on the American side, the conceptual failure that contributed to disaster was the president's belief that democracy and elections solve everything."

Hypocritical Oath

Wapo

More than a dozen states are considering new laws to protect health workers who do not want to provide care that conflicts with their personal beliefs, a surge of legislation that reflects the intensifying tension between asserting individual religious values and defending patients' rights.

About half of the proposals would shield pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control and "morning-after" pills because they believe the drugs cause abortions. But many are far broader measures that would shelter a doctor, nurse, aide, technician or other employee who objects to any therapy. That might include in-vitro fertilization, physician-assisted suicide, embryonic stem cells and perhaps even providing treatment to gays and lesbians.

"It's already a very hot issue," said Edward R. Martin Jr. of the Americans United for Life, who is advising legislators around the country pushing such bills. "I think it's going to get even hotter, for lots of reasons and in lots of places."

The flurry of political activity is being welcomed by conservative groups that consider it crucial to prevent health workers from being coerced into participating in care they find morally repugnant -- protecting their "right of conscience" or "right of refusal."

"This goes to the core of what it means to be an American," said David Stevens, executive director of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations. "Conscience is the most sacred of all property. Doctors, dentists, nurses and other health care workers should not be forced to violate their consciences."

The swell of propositions is raising alarm among advocates for abortion rights, family planning, AIDS prevention, the right to die, gays and lesbians, and others who see the push as the latest manifestation of the growing political power of social conservatives.

"This is a very significant threat to patients' rights in the United States," said Lois Uttley of the MergerWatch project, who is helping organize a conference in New York to plot a counterstrategy. "We need to protect the patient's right to use their own religious or ethical values to make medical decisions."

Minnesota RollerGirls bout

Minnesota Rollergirls - February 4, 2006

The flat track Minnesota RollerGirls will skate a bout this Saturday, February 4th.

The Garda Belts will take on the Atomic Bombshells in the first match.

Next up will be the Dagger Dolls skating against the Rockits.

Saturday, February 4, 2006.

Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Tickets: Trackside seating: $12 advance / $14 game day, General admission: $10 advance / $12 game day, Ages 9 and under are always FREE with an adult!

Doors opena te 6:30pm, bout at 7:30pm.

Please visit the Minnesota RollerGirls website for more info.

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Rose City Rollers Season Opening Bout

The flat track Rose City Rollers kick off their season with a bout on Saturday, February 4th.

Break Neck Betties vs. Heartless Heathers

High Rollers vs.Guns N Rollers


Portland Expo Center hall C

Tickets are $10.

Doors open at 5pm, bout at 6pm.

Please visit the Rose City Rollers website for more info.

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