Friday, April 14, 2006

Mike Davis on

the History of the Car Bomb
Part I
Part II

friday random ten

Photo by Ryan McManus

"Soul Finger" - The Bar-Kays
"Baby Take a Piece of My Heart" - Kelly Willis
"Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" - Bob Dylan
"Blue Chevrolet" - Beat Farmers
"Catholic Girls" - Frank Zappa
"The Song of Solomon" - Kate Bush
"The Slow Drug" - PJ Harvey
"Chinese Choppers" - Sid & Nancy soundtrack
"The Velocity of Saul at the Time of His Conversion" - Okkervil River
"Send Me an Angel" - Real Life

Bonus mp3: Pink (with the Indigo Girls) "Dear Mr. President"

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Minnesota RollerGirls Championship Bout

Minnesota RollerGirls Championship Bout

The Minnesota RollerGirls have their championship bout this Saturday, April 15th.

The Atomic Bombshells face off against the Garda Belts for third place.

The championship bout pits the Dagger Dolls against the Rockits.

Saturday, April 15, 2005.

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

Please visit the Minnesota RollerGirls website for more info.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

you are going to need a drink

after reading this post from Billmon

derby briefs

Alabama Online has this story about the Tragic City Rollers.

Billie Boilermaker and JoanJetta, former Rat City Rollergirls, are forming a flat track derby league in Los Angeles.

Philadelphia Weekly has some photos from the season opening bout of the Philly Roller Girls.

Roller derby is coming to Maine.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Immigration Rally Austin, Tx

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Monday, April 10, 2006

monday briefs

Doug Ireland - Trans Gay Rights Leader Elected to Parliment and more election news from Italy.

Back in the U.S., wingnuts sue for right to not tolerate gays.

American Idiot

National Day of Action

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National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice

Austin, Tx
April 10, 2006

What: Student Walkout
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: UT Campus — In Front of the MLK Statue, corner of San Jacinto and 23rd St., behind the East Mall Fountain

What: Citywide Rally and March
When: 4 p.m. (March to Federal Bldg. starts at 5 pm — will march past Sen. Cornyn’s office)
Where: Meet at the south steps of the Capitol Building

U.S. Military Secrets for Sale at Afghan Bazaar

Los Angeles Times

BAGRAM, Afghanistan — No more than 200 yards from the main gate of the sprawling U.S. base here, stolen computer drives containing classified military assessments of enemy targets, names of corrupt Afghan officials and descriptions of American defenses are on sale in the local bazaar.

Shop owners at the bazaar say Afghan cleaners, garbage collectors and other workers from the base arrive each day offering purloined goods, including knives, watches, refrigerators, packets of Viagra and flash memory drives taken from military laptops. The drives, smaller than a pack of chewing gum, are sold as used equipment.

The thefts of computer drives have the potential to expose military secrets as well as Social Security numbers and other identifying information of military personnel.

A reporter recently obtained several drives at the bazaar that contained documents marked "Secret." The contents included documents that were potentially embarrassing to Pakistan, a U.S. ally, presentations that named suspected militants targeted for "kill or capture" and discussions of U.S. efforts to "remove" or "marginalize" Afghan government officials whom the military considered "problem makers."

Sunday, April 09, 2006

sunday reads

Jack Hitt - Pro-Life Nation

Needlenose - The Parable of Plamegate

Campus Progress - Undercover at the "Academic Freedom Conference"

Amy Sullivan - Not as Lame as You Think