Wednesday, March 15, 2006

R.I.P. Ann Calvello

Ann Calvello, a grand doyenne of roller derby whose outrageously dyed hair and brawling spirit made her a Bay Area icon, died Tuesday in a Peninsula hospital after a brief battle with cancer.

Demon of the Derby

L.A. Derby Dolls vs. Lonestar Rollergirls

L.A. Derby Dolls vs TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls

Thursday, March 16, 2006.

Austin Convention Center, 500 East Caesar Chavez (map)

Live music by L.A. bands Pretty in Stereo and Pat Todd and the Rank Outsiders.

Tickets are $15

Doors at 7pm.

LA Derby Dolls Roster:
Juana Beat'n
Iron Maiven
Thora Zeen
Tara Armov
Myna Threat
Venus D'Maulr
Suzy Snakeyes
Bonnie D. Stroir
Kitty Scratch
Kammi Kazi

TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls Roster:
Cherry Chainsaw
Lucky Harm
Ginjure Scraps
Lotta Dinero
Venis Envy
Holly Peno
Peachy Mean
Betty TaRoll
Dirty Blonde
Ruby Sioux
Honey Homicide
Smarty Pants
Helena Handbasket
Axle Rosie

Please visit the Lonestar Rollergirls website fore more info.

Monday, March 13, 2006

War Profiteers

British businesses have profited by at least £1.1bn since coalition forces toppled Saddam Hussein three years ago, the first comprehensive investigation into UK corporate investment in Iraq has found.

Top 10 British firms profiting from Iraq

Sen. Feingold to intoduce censure resolution today

U.S. Senator Russ Feingold has announced that he will introduce a resolution in the U.S. Senate on Monday to censure the President of the United States. Feingold’s resolution condemns the President’s actions in authorizing the illegal wiretapping program and then misleading the country about the existence and legality of the program. Feingold calls the resolution an appropriate and responsible step for Congress to take in response to the President’s undermining of the separation of powers and ignoring the rule of law.

“The President must be held accountable for authorizing a program that clearly violates the law and then misleading the country about its existence and its legality,” Feingold said. “The President’s actions, as well as his misleading statements to both Congress and the public about the program, demand a serious response. If Congress does not censure the President, we will be tacitly condoning his actions, and undermining both the separation of powers and the rule of law.”

Read the Censure Resolution (pdf)

quote of the day

"Usually we’re not telling the truth."
--RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman

Duh! (Hat tip to BlondeSense)

monday morning reads

Theocracy in the U.S.: good. Theocracy in Iran: bad.

Child sex suspect once was in `ex-gay' ministry

Juan Cole - 80 Killed, over 200 Wounded in Black Sunday

Sunday, March 12, 2006

300,000 Marched in Chicago Friday

Why Doesn't Anyone Know?

derby briefs

The Cincinnati Rollergirls are looking for skaters.

T WreXXX thanks you for your support.