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Posted to Carolingia by Marian"

I am sorry to have to report that Sir Patri du Chat Gris, OL, OP and many other awards as well, mundanely known as Patri Pugliese, passed away today February 11, 2007, at about 5 pm. He had lived with liver cancer for some time now.

His wife, Barbara Pugliese, asked me to post this notice and to announce that she and her daughters, Antonia and Julia, will be at home the next couple of evenings; people are welcome to visit then.

If you wish to write, her address is: 39 Capen St, Medford MA 02155.

There are not yet firm plans for a memorial service, but it will probably be in a few weeks. I will post more information when I get it from Barbara.

I am so sorry.

Marian

Having lost my own mother to cancer, I can only imagine how the family feels about losing their husband and father. I also feel sad for the loss to the Barony of Carolignia, the SCA and all the other communities Patri influenced. He will be sorely missed.
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Paul Sullivan, Mayor Tom Menino, Martha Coakley and all the enraged citizens of Boston:
The rest of the world is laughing at you.

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Gay Marriage-Roll Call


By Associated Press | January 3, 2007

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/01/03/gay_marriage_roll_call/

Here's how members of the Legislature voted on a proposed 2008 ballot question that would ban gay marriage. The vote was 61-132 in favor of advancing the proposed constitutional amendment, but only 50 votes were needed to move it to a second constitutional convention this year. A "yes" vote was in favor of the ballot question; a "no" vote was against it.First Vote 61Y-132N
First Vote: 61Y - 132N )

Gay Marriage-Roll Call-Second Vote


January 3, 2007

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/01/03/gay_marriage_roll_call_second_vote/

Here's how members of the Legislature voted the second time Tuesday on a proposed 2008 ballot question that would ban gay marriage. The vote was 62-134 in favor of advancing the proposed constitutional amendment, but only 50 votes were needed to move it to a second constitutional convention this year. The first vote was 61-132. A "yes" vote was in favor of the ballot question; a "no" vote was against it.
Second Vote: 62Y - 134N )

Update: 3 Jan 2007 - 7:15 PM
You can find your MA state Senator and Representative here:
http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.php
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Today, 62 lawmakers voted in a state Constitutional Convention to allow a ballot initiative banning gay marriage in the state of Massachusetts.

I propose a new ballot initiative to ban all 62 of these lawmakers from getting married in Massachusetts. Those already married would have their marriages converted to Civil Unions with all state and federal rights accorded to them.

Update - 3 Jan 2007, 6:45 PM
Corrected: First vote: 61 voted yes; second vote 62 voted yes.

I also recommend that the 170,000 people who signed the petition putting anti-gay marriage amendment on the ballot voluntarily give up their right to be married in Massachusetts.
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Local Man Ruins Everything
- Kevin MacNeil and William Campbell

Stornoway. I was born in dismay.
I have brain-scars like scratches on an old LP
Rush, Rainbow, Ian Gillan, AC/DC
They all fall away to 'I'm telling on you' singsonged
In playgrounds that now seem haunted to me.

Look at it this way. I'm sorry.
You look at us, you listen to us
You think we're worthwhile
Because we've conquered the world
But I raise a toast to the
Local Man Who Ruins Everything.
(The Local Man Who Ruins Everything.)

Are we always destined to be frustrated?
Shall we always arrive there late?
Tell me God there's more to life.

Stornoway, I was always that way.
The girls pulled my hair, skip-rhymed away
Into something like today.
Memory's like a teacher, it never goes away.
I still believe Mac an t-Sronaich will kill me on a Sunday.

Look at it this way. I'm sorry.
Don't look at us, don't listen to us.
When they put a camera in my face
I said Caite bheil an Dalai Lama againn fhin?*
And raised a toast instead to the
Local Man Who Ruins Everything.
(The Local Man Who Ruins Everything.)

Are we always destined to be frustrated?
Shall we always arrive there late?
Tell me God there's more to life.

Orange crush and cheeky chips.
The Country Dancing that brought us hip to hip
It's all gone now, we live for the kicks
Of a football team, of a national dream.
I feel lost in the losses of our relationships.

Look at it this way. I'm sorry.
You look at us, you listen to us
You think we're worthwhile
Because we've conquered the world
But I raise a toast to the
Local Man Who Ruins Everything.
(The Local Man Who Ruins Everything.)

Are we always destined to be frustrated?
Shall we always arrive there late?
Tell me God there's more to life.

The wet smell of trees and metallic beers
in the Castle Grounds those ruinous years
showed us failure's like nostalgia, just, insincere.
It happened there, it brings us here.
There is nothing but We're here. We're here.

Look at it this way. I'm sorry.
You look at us, you listen to us
You think we're worthwhile
Because we've conquered the world
But I raise a toast to the
Local Man Who Ruins Everything.
(The Local Man Who Ruins Everything.)

Are we always destined to be frustrated?
Shall we always arrive there late?
Tell me God there's more to life.

Are we always destined to be frustrated?
Shall we always arrive there late?
Tell me God there's more to life.
snarkyman: (Dogbert - Just Shut Up)


Credit goes to:
http://www.idrewthis.org/
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See the math behind the stats here:
http://www.pollkatz.homestead.com/

Buy the shirt here:
http://www.cafepress.com/drlimerick
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Thanks to R A Lichtensteiger on S-T:

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=59540

"WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Honorable Karl Rove addressed members of the RNC today at the winter meeting. [...]"

Honorable? How in the HELL did that ... snake ... acquire that honorific?
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A little late, I know.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5060356
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http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/12-05/12-17-05/a09lo650.htm

NEW BEDFORD -- A senior at UMass Dartmouth was visited by federal agents two months ago, after he requested a copy of Mao Tse-Tung's tome on Communism called "The Little Red Book."

...

The student told Professor Pontbriand and Dr. Williams that the Homeland Security agents told him the book was on a "watch list." They brought the book with them, but did not leave it with the student, the professors said.
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I take my responsibilities as a citizen seriously and I try to vote in every election and primary, even for local office. I figure that if I don't vote, I don't have a right to complain and I'm sure all of you know how much I like to complain. I also like to make sure I vote for school board positions so I can keep the Intelligent Designers out off office.

Unfortunately, I didn't find this site until after I returned home from the polls:
http://www.votemedford2005.com/

However, I did manage to do some good. There were at least 3 people with petitions for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. I did my part by occupying two of them for about 10 minutes while several voters walked past and therefore, did not sign the petition. Well, I'm happy to do my part!

It occurred to me that this might be a good tactic to use in the future. If enough of us can pose as voters and occupy the petitioners in polite debate and conversation, we can actively prevent them from accosting other voters and getting their signatures.
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http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/miers.html

"Harriet, we hardly knew ye. The following week of strips on the planned confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers were intended for publication beginning Monday, October 31st. Rendered obsolete by the announcement of her withdrawal from consideration on Thursday the 27th, they are nonetheless presented below for your reading pleasure. This week's strips will be repeats."
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... for using the presidential seal.

I swear, you can't make this stuff up! Well, perhaps The Onion can.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/24/business/24onion.html?pagewanted=all
snarkyman: (Dogbert - Just Shut Up)
All things dull and ugly,
All creatures short and squat,
All things rude and nasty,
The Lord God made the lot;

Each little snake that poisons,
Each little wasp that stings,
He made their brutish venom,
He made their horrid wings.

All things sick and cancerous,
All evil great and small,
All things foul and dangerous,
The Lord God made them all.

Each nasty little hornet,
Each beastly little squid.
Who made the spikey urchin?
Who made the sharks? He did.

All things scabbed and ulcerous,
All pox both great and small.
Putrid, foul and gangrenous,
The Lord God made them all.
-- Monty Python
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Read more... )
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Not for the faint of heart:
http://www.markfiore.com/animation/gras.html

Requires Flash

Please consider donating to the Red Cross here:
http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html
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These are the best pictures I've seen yet of Katrina and the aftermath.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?mode=fromshare&Uc=14ewb3ap.b147fdut&Uy=nyvoby&Ux=1

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