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Season 3.5 begins tonight at 8:30 EST on Disney XD!
Discussion post for episodes 12 and 13, "Ghosts of Geonosis" will go up soon on [livejournal.com profile] aanime_fan.

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I suspect that political posts will be a constant from now on. I’ll keep them separate, and try to balance them with food and fun posts. Please, feel free to skip them with no guilt. I know a lot of you use LJ as an escape from the real world, and I do not blame you in the least. But I have always been into politics since birth I think, and this election has woken that part of me up like no body’s business. See my new journal header.

First - kittens!

Last night, I went to the biannual meeting of LGBT Democrats of Mecklenburg (that’s my county, Charlotte, NC). It was my first attendance, and I am very glad I went. Everyone was very nice and welcoming, and there were other new people, galvanized by the election, or being newcomers to the area.
Read more, watch George Takei.. )
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Title: "Obama out:" President Barack Obama's hilarious final White House correspondents' dinner speech.
Source: Global News
Note: There is a little movie near the end starring Barack, Biden, Boehner, and Michelle, set next year, and it is so funny!

Watch more... )
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Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sunnytyler001 for recommending this video. I had to repost because the ending makes it my favorite response to far more than the US election.

Many on my flist have had a hard year, for one reason or another. For those not seeing my personal posts, this hasn’t been the best year for me either. And I am just so ready to move on to something better.

So, I agree with Oliver - fuck you, 2016. I’m glad to be seeing the back of you. And I think this holiday season, the end of you is what I will be celebrating.

John Oliver on Trump's election:

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Most on my flist are being much more specific about their issues with the election results. This is one of those times when my verbal response can only be "Aahhhgg", and therefore, prefer to express myself through visual means. This is also for my benefit, to have all these vids in one place, and for posterity.

Watch more... )
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What: Excerpt from South Park 19x02 "Where My Country Gone?".
Why: They accurately predicted this entire election a year ago.
Warnings: Sexual assualt - at the very end Mr. Garrison rapes the Trump standin character.
Source: M Alexander

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Props to K104.7 in Charlotte, which may be my favorite radio station. Here's what I sung along to on my way to work today. Also wow, what a difference three decades makes. I used to love this first video. Now I understand why I couldn't take my eyes off Tawny, lol!

Title: Here I Go Again
Watch 'Shake it Off'... )
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Title: Skills that make you go Wow Montage
Vidder: alex663
Note: Starts a little slow, but quickly goes into the Dayam! Territory. I side-eye the vidder’s choice of the last ‘scene’, for it’s pervy gaze aspect (that is a teenager). But, to be fair, that certainly isn’t the first move shared between exotic dance floor work and gymnastics floor/beam work in this video. No idea who’s copying who.

Watch even more awesome.... )
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Title: Funniest moments in animal kingdom! Watch and laugh! - Funny animal compilation
Warnings: Cat/monkey being suspiciously close, vomit, urination, one surprise murder-death-kill.

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What: Discussion about the Justice Department investigation into the Baltimore PD. Some about Trump's campaign.
Warnings: Sexual assault reference. Marijuana references. Images that may be disturbing to some.
Notes: Mostly disturbing and depressing, but thankfully, they include a funny cat video at 5:00. I suggest watching it several times before going to the next part of the segment, which is where the sexual assault is discussed.

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What: A Dove commercial.
Why: It seems to have been made for me, personally.
Warnings: Women speaking out against all kinds of isms - so triggers for all except assault.
Note: More about the Real Women in this commercial. (Yikes, by 'real' I mean not actresses! Lords, I hope no one took that the wrong way.)

Personal Note: Phrases I hear on a regular basis at the age of 43 in 2016  -  "but you're too/so pretty/thin"; "young looking"; "why don't you wear make-up/skin tight clothes/heels/jewelry, but not that jewelry because it's strange looking. " "But where were your parents/grandparents really from?"  "I'd never known you were black (or white) if you hadn't said anything." - this is usually meant as a compliment, depending on the 'race' of the person speaking to me.  "You'd.....if you didn't have to be so different/wieird/masculine/geeky..." You all get the idea. I completely expect to get "dress your age" if my hair ever goes grey. And all of the above is why I never show my picture on LJ anymore. I prefer to be judged by the contents of my mind and heart, rather than how my genes combined to produce my body type, and the symmetry and melanin count of my facial features.

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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] milly_gal at Just Because!
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] stir_of_echoes at Just Because!
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] wings128 and I wanted to share, it should be shared, far and wide.

This! Yes! Don't know who this woman is, but I trust her and she makes me feels better/stronger. Hope it has the same effect on someone else. Please, share on....

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After several attempts, I was finally able to download Photoshop. I am in the process of making new icons and could not be more excited. Stay tuned. And in the meantime, enjoy the kind of dance I used to teach to kids back in the eighties. Cheers! 
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So my state is in the news again this week for more anti-gay sentiment. This time a minister has called for homosexual concentration camps. There will be an answering protest this Sunday at his church.

Members stand behind preacher's sermon. - Local news coverage of the controversy. One supporter actually uses the phrase "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

video of sermon under cut )
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The tops news is the megaupload.com was shut down yesterday and arrests made world-wide. I am shocked at this. The timing with the SOPA protest is curious. The arrest must have been weeks in the making but still. Curious timing. I'm just glad I hadn't gotten into uploading yet.

Megaupload Shut Down

John Stewart on SOPA. As usual, Jon is hilarious. He reveals that all Congress needs is a few good nerds.

At the recent debate in South Carolina, the remaining four Republican candidates for president (Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, and Paul) were asked what they thought about SOPA. Amazingly, they all must have watched the news that day. I was genuinely surprised by the question (it came from Twitter not the moderator) and that they were all able to answer it only one day after the protests. All four candidates said they were against the bill. However, Santorum qualified his answer, saying that internet piracy needed to be outlawed and that the internet wasn't some place where anything goes. I tried to imbed the video, but the code refuses to work.

On a personal note, as a progressive, it was really weird to have these guys agree with me.
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The first place I go to everyday for news commentary is the Rachel Maddow Show (free video podcast available on iTunes). I have been following this woman's career for almost a decade now, since she co-hosted a morning show on Air America many years ago. A Rhodes Scholar with a Ph.D. in political science, Rachel is a lively and eloquent progressive voice. I urge everyone to check her out!

This segment from last night's show gives some great information about the SOPA protest yesterday, both on and offline, as well as the first amazing results. Several congressman have already withdrawn their support.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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In this unedited, extended interview, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee discusses leading the women's movement that ended Liberia's second civil war.

Part 1

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
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