Friday, November 14, 2008

2008 WFTDA Nationals

2008 Northwest Knockdown
WFTDA National Roller Derby Championship

Derby News Network boutcast


Friday, November 14
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. — Game 1, Texas Rollergirls 125 v. Carolina Rollergirls 61
8:30 - 10:00 p.m. — Game 2, Duke City Derby 25 v. Gotham Girls Roller Derby 182

Saturday, November 15
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. — Game 3, Rat City Rollergirls 57 v. Windy City Rollers 163
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. — Game 4, B.A.D. Girls 103 v. Philly Rollergirls 107
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. — Game 5, Texas Rollergirls 97 v. Windy City Rollers 110
8:00 - 9:30 p.m. — Game 6, Gotham Girls Roller Derby 189 v. Philly Rollergirls 52

Sunday, November 16
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. — Grudge match, Texas Rollergirls 95 v. Philly Rollergirls 114
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. — Championship, Windy City Rollers 66 v. Gotham Girls Roller Derby 134

Opening bout previews

friday reads

The Bush Beat: One Thousand and One Arabian Nightmares

Violet Blue: Fear of a Gay Planet

Naomi Klein: In Praise of a Rocky Transition

AMERICAblog: Complaint filed against Mormon Church Prop 8 activities

Retail sales in the U.S. dropped in October by the most on record, pushing the economy toward the worst slump in decades.

Russian church 'taken by thieves'

Thursday, November 13, 2008

thursday reads

Bill Bradley in Vanity Fair: Why Is the National Press Ignoring Small-Town Racism?

On the $700 billion bailout - "It's a mess," said Eric M. Thorson, the Treasury Department's inspector general, who has been working to oversee the bailout program until the newly created position of special inspector general is filled. "I don't think anyone understands right now how we're going to do proper oversight of this thing."

Mark Begich pulls ahead of convicted felon Sen. Ted Stevens in Alaska vote count.

The Libby Pardon Countdown

Daily Kos diarist gjohnsit: Two signs that something is seriously wrong

U.S. Jobless Claims Reach Seven-Year High

Thomas Friedman to resign

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

wednesday reads

National Protest Against Prop 8

The 2008 Global Gender Gap Report predictably ranks the Nordic countries as having the greatest equality between the sexes, with Norway now replacing Sweden at the top of the list. Saudi Arabia, Chad and Yemen were the lowest ranked in the survey of 130 countries. [The United States was ranked 27th, behind powerhouses Latvia (10th), Lesotho (16th) and Mozambique (18th).]

R.I.P. Beth Ann Kucinich

Dim Prospects for Financial Reform Summit

Robert Reich: The Real Difference Between Bankruptcy and Bailout

A Tiny Revolution: Our "Woefully Inadequate Grasp Of History"

QOTD: Assrocket
Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly. He chooses his words with care and precision, which is why his style sometimes seems halting. In the eight years he has been President, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he has committed. If Obama doesn’t raise his standards, he will exceed Bush’s total before he is inaugurated.

Wonky fruits and veggies.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

Veterans Day Parade, Austin, TX (11/11/2008)


Monday, November 10, 2008

monday reads

Please check out VA Watchdog's VA Shredder Scandal Page.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is renewing a call to the City and County of Denver's Independent Monitor Richard Rosenthal to investigate events surrounding the actions of metro Denver police and possible agents provocateurs at a demonstration on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.

Treasury Secretary Paulson likes fucking over taxpayers.

R.I.P. Miriam Makeba

Get your tickets to the 56th Inaugural Ceremonies.

Freepers call for Faux boycott

I agree with BooMan, yellow crime scene tape should cover DC.

Jon Swift: Obama's Disasterous Gaffe-Laden Press Conference