Today's Ammianoliner

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Huckabee and the Klu Klux Klan claim they're not homophobic. (Gasp!) Love that sheet and that thread count. Fabulous!

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Thursday, Dec. 13.) B3

Kitty wigs!

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For only $50, your pussy can look like and angel.
(At least 20 percent goes to the ASPCA....). The perfect gift? You decide.

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From kittywigs.com:

Blonde is a magical mix of bashful and brazen. Fern shows off the many moods of a natural blonde: sweet yet catty, smart yet batty -- where life is alluring and coy. Read more »

Marke B's Top 10 2007

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Ah, yes – it’s that time of year again, and why not? There was a whole lotta sonics to love this past year in music, and below is my enhanced top 10 guiltless pleasures of 2007 list. I hope you disagree with and enjoy!

1. Jill Scott, “Hate On Me”

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Get off the Camel: Kill Rock Stars's open letter to 'Rolling Stone'

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We, the indie: Maggie Vail (left) of the Bangs fired off this open letter to Rolling Stone. Read more »

When we were weird: Grace Jones on "Pee-Wee's Playhouse"

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Wow, let's lay down the gauntlet to network (and cable) TV, Webcasters, or whatev to top the wonderfully weirdness of this Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas special. Where are these surreal moments on holiday TV today, pray tell? Read more »

Green Gala

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By Amber Peckham

You may have heard of Global Green: it’s the US affiliate of Mikhail Gorbachev’s brainchild Green Cross International, an organization with the hazy but admirable goal of a “sustainable and secure future”. However, odds are that you haven’t heard they’re throwing a party in San Francisco for the third year in a row, because it’s a highly exclusive event. Tickets to attend the cocktail party are $250,. Read more »

Act NOW: Subsidies for nuke power!

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From the Nuclear Information and Resource Service:

We are hearing that Senate-House appropriators are near agreement on a loan guarantee package that looks like this:

$25 billion for nukes
$10 billion for renewables
$10 billion for coal to liquids
$2 billion for uranium enrichment
$2 billion for coal to gas

While the $10 billion for renewables might be welcome, the package as a whole reflects misplaced priorities and a lost opportunity to address the climate crisis. Read more »

Cindy Sheehan takes on Pelosi

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Cindy Sheehan, who turned the loss of her son Casey in Iraq into a major national antiwar campaign, became a lighting rod for right-wing attacks, then stepped down from her leadership role, exhausted and somewhat bitter, is back on the scene -- and running for Congress in San Francisco.

She came by the Guardian office this we Read more »

Put on the BrakesBrakesBrakes

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By Todd Lavoie

Known in the rest of the world as simply Brakes, here in America the Brighton, England, freewheelers have been given the Beetlejuice treatment, forced to have their name repeated thrice in a summons much like that of Michael Keaton’s wacky exorcist character from Tim Burton’s classic film. Read more »

Keats in orbit

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By Chris DeMento

Jonathon Keats did not fail philosophy by any stretch. But it failed him. Frustrated with Science’s inability to account for the very uncertainty it breeds, disconcerted by elaborate, infinitesimally ornate re-explanations of theoretically problematic anomalies embedded in the canon, tired of the validity namegames and the cyclical limits of Rationalism, the scholarly Keats has turned away from the strictures of logic and embraced another mode altogether: making art of his arguments. Read more »