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Prayer from The Pagan Book of Living and Dying, personalized for the recent shooting in Connecticut.


For Those Who Have Died Violently or in Great Distress

Mother of healing,
help us to believe in the
place where wounds can heal.

Mother of weaving,
show us that what has been torn
can there be mended.

The worst has happened.
How can we believe again
in hope, love, and kindness?

Victims and loved ones of the Sandy Hook massacre
Victims and loved ones of the Sandy Hook massacre
Victims and loved ones of the Sandy Hook massacre

Boatman, Ferryman,
They have had a rough crossing.
Carry them gently.

Comfort them, Mother,
in your warm arms of
night; rock them to sleep.

And by our rage,
Mother of Justice,
May justice be done.
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)


From here:

Last U.S. Troops Leave Iraq, Ending War
Read the Rest... )
alivemagdolene: (Music! Music! Music!)
Actress, singer, activist, and ground-breaker.


RIP Lena Horne

1917 - 2010
alivemagdolene: (Ollie LOL)
From here:

Hitler Downfall Parodies Removed From YouTube
Read the article... )

I'm sorry, but if we truly want to keep perspective, we should target the Tea Party "movement", who truly obscure Hitler and the Nazis and for sinister purposes.

I love you, Internet:

alivemagdolene: (Believe Hon)
From here:

City Homeless Donate $14.64 For Quake Victims
Relief Workers Moved By Sacrifice at Downtown ShelterRead More... )

I haven't been this moved by my country or by my city in a long time. ♥
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
Ring in the new year, the new decade with civil rights!

From here:

NH Gay Couples To Start New Year With Wedding Vows

By NORMA LOVE, Associated Press Writer, Thursday, Dec 31, 11:31 am ETRead More )

alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
From here:


Back From Combat, Women Struggle For Acceptance
By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press Writer – 12-14-09Read More )


10 of the Most Notable Women Veterans in American History
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
Everyone who thinks they have an opinion on abortion should read this. For pro-choice advocates, it's a reminder of how our rights have to be protected. For pro-life advocates, it's a reminder (or a wake-up call) to the reality of a country where abortion is criminalized.

From here:


Report: Unsafe Abortions Kill 70,000 Annually
By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer 10-13-09Read More )
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
From here:


Gay Rights Marchers in DC: "We Won't Back Down"
By BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press Writer Brett Zongker, Associated Press Writer – 9-12-09Read More )

In our lifetime, people. In our lifetime.
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)

President-elect Barack Obama speaks with Senator John McCain at a bipartisan dinner honoring McCain in Washington, January 19, 2009. (Jim Young/Reuters)

Obama Praises McCain, Powell on Eve of Presidency
By CHARLES BABINGTON and LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writers Charles Babington And Liz Sidoti, Associated Press Writers, 1-20-09Read more )

Bipartisanship, a call to serve one's community, visiting with wounded troops (sans press, thanks), and emphasizing our common bonds as Americans, fostering unity?

I might feel differently in four years (or eight years) but right now November 4th, 2008 marks the day of one of the best and proudest decisions I've ever made.
alivemagdolene: (Stewart/Colbert)
Okay, last post for awhile, swears! But....



This makes me particularly happy since the videos The Daily Show Dot Com and Colbert Nation Dot Com don't work on ANY of my browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Crome), not even the embeds anymore, so I'd be TOTALLY fucked. FUCK YOU, COMEDY CENTRAL. YOU COULDN'T PROGRAM FLASH WITH A FLASHLIGHT AND BOTH HANDS.

But still... NO BLACKOUT! :^D

*clicks heels*
alivemagdolene: (Sam WTF)
From here:


'Magic Negro' Flap Might Help Saltsman

Andy Barr – Tuesday, December 30th 2008

Read more )

Um, how exactly is "Barack the Magic Negro" not racist? Because they toted out a token black guy (or two) to say it was okay? What century IS this?
The idea that anyone would be surprised that people were appalled by a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" is... well... appalling. I mean, seriously? And the Republican party wonders why it's in a downward spiral.
alivemagdolene: (Path)
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Postcard courtesy PostSecret.

From here.
1 in 5 Young Adults Has Personality Disorder
By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer, Tuesday, Dec 2nd, 2008

Read more )

Let's hear it for Generation Y, kiddies.
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
From here:

ATF Disrupts Skinhead Plot to Assassinate ObamaRead more )

Let's all just focus on the fact that these people were caught and that there will obviously be increased security.
alivemagdolene: (Default)
From CNN:

106-year-old voter
An Obama presidency could be the high point in the long life of a 106-year-old voter. CNN's Don Lemon reports.

Embedded video from CNN Video

From The Examiner:

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta woman is living proof you’re never too old to get out and vote.


SLIDESHOW: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Casts Ballot

Ann Cooper, 106, said she has voted in numerous presidential elections.

Cooper, who is African-American, said she never imagined seeing an African-American nominated for president in her lifetime.

Cooper hopes to motivate others to cast their ballots.

“By all means, no matter what, get out and vote. Vote your choice,” said Cooper.


This woman is a year older than my father's father (he was born in 1903, she in 1902). I can safely say Grandpa would've voted Obama. As for my three other grandparents (sadly all dancing with the ancestors now) I'm fairly sure they would have, too.
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
McCain Booed After Trying to Calm Anti-Obama Crowd
By PHILIP ELLIOTT and BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writers 10-11-08

LAKEVILLE, Minn. - The anger is getting raw at Republican rallies and John McCain is acting to tamp it down. McCain was booed by his own supporters Friday when, in an abrupt switch from raising questions about Barack Obama's character, he described the Democrat as a "decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States."There's More.... )

Let's not forget that at a McCain rally recently devolved into racial epithets, one apparently directed at a black cameraman. Come on, November fourth! Come already, dammit!
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
Snagged from [Bad username or site: @] who posted a link to here....

McCain: Obama Lead Growing Because "Life Isn’t Fair"Read More, It Gets Funnier )

You know what? I need to go take an angry nap.
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From The Post Secret Project

Swiped from here:

More People Calling Suicide Prevention Hot Line
By CHRISTINE SIMMONS, Associated Press Writer 9-10-08

Read more )
Number one cause of death for Generation Y? Suicide. At least five people I went to school with went that way.

Speaking of suicide prevention, The Post Secret Project is gaining awareness for that very purpose. Have a look through their site if you're unfamiliar with the project or just want to see some really amazing art.
alivemagdolene: (Louise Heart)
Del Martin, who finally got to marry her partner of 55 years this past June, died yesterday at age 87. Not just one half the first couple to legally marry under the California Supreme Court decision last June, she was also a well known GLBT activist, seniors' rights activist, and a crusader against domestic violence.

I pic spam in tribute to brave women like Del at a time when it was illegal to be who you were. Some are cute, some are funny, all are rad:
Read more )

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WORD. And Del Martin understood that.
alivemagdolene: (FAIL)
I can't believe I used to have respect for John McCain....

From Politico....

McCain Mocks Obama Oratory
By Mike Allen, 8-9-08

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is mocking the oratorical gifts of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), recommending that he “should consider someone with a knack for brevity and directness, to balance the ticket.”

Read the Rest, It's Hilarious )


"McCain said it's important to display a sense of humor. Which is true, but it's even more important to show a good one."
---- John Oliver, The Bugle, Episode 39 (DOWNLOAD IT!)

"The ad's part of a new line of attack from McCain that Obama's got 'thousands of fans' and 'everyone loves him'! No, wait. Oh, I know what it is. 'Oh, Obama's got thousands of fannnsss' and oh, 'everyone looooovvvvessss him, oooooooohhhhh!!!!'"
----- Jon Stewart

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