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This diary at Daily Kos caught my attention: Antiwar Marches Don't Get No Respect
I could've written the first two sentences:
Even though I take part in them now and then, I am ambivalent about antiwar protest marches and demonstrations. On the whole, I don't believe they have any tangible effect.
The writer goes on to look at the recent immigration marches, the civil rights marches of the 50s and 60s, and the antiwar demonstrations of the last few years (and, to some extent, those of the 70s), and gives some rules to follow for effective protesting.

Of course, not enough antiwar people will pay attention to these rules for anything to change....
Mood:: 'pessimistic' pessimistic
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posted by [personal profile] rfunk at 12:14am on 06/12/2005 under ,
Various forms of protest in the news today....

We have campus atheists doing a porn-for-bibles trade-in. I wonder how many students take a Testament from a campus preacher, then take it straight over to the atheists' booth....

We have Christians protesting the phrase "Happy Holidays" by sending Christmas cards to the ACLU. I'm sure this outpouring of Christmas cheer will have the ACLU quaking in their boots.

And finally, we have Hillary Clinton continuing her efforts to make liberals hate her as much as conservatives already do, by co-sponsoring legislation to criminalize flag desecration.
Mood:: 'amused' amused
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posted by [personal profile] rfunk at 07:37pm on 19/07/2005 under , ,
A while back I started reading the liberal/feminist (plus some comments on music) blog [livejournal.com profile] pandagon_net/Pandagon, co-authored by a guy in Columbus and a woman in Austin. Today they (the LJ feed omits the author byline, but I have reason to believe it was her and not him) linked to a power-pop blog, which I found interesting.... but the best thing I found there was this and the page it links to:
Mood:: 'amused' amused
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posted by [personal profile] rfunk at 06:23pm on 19/03/2005 under , , , ,
Last Monday my latest new toy arrived, a small 5-megapixel digital camera, the result of redeeming an Amazon.com gift certificate.

After a bit of image editing, the best of the results so far.... )


Maybe one of these days I'll get a printer to go with it....


Update: A handy book for tips on various aspects of digital photography is Digital Photography Hacks by Derrick Story.
Mood:: 'artistic' artistic
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Found at Daily Kos:

[livejournal.com profile] jiveturky tells the hilarious story of getting flipped off by the president yesterday.

Unfortunately the photo doesn't reveal much.


Update:
Just to make this entry slightly more substantive...

I may have mentioned before that a friend of mine here in Canton is running for Congress. The AP (and USA Today) now has a story about his and other Ohio candidates' use of blogs, including Jeff's use of Daily Kos. Unfortunately, while the local paper printed the story, they only printed about a third of it, and they buried it on page A-5.

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