I am sad. I’ve loved Beastie Boys for as long as I can remember. I saw them in concert in D.C. the night before President Obama’s inauguration. Paul’s Boutique is hands down one of the best albums ever made.
Yauch sat out the Beastie Boys’ induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and his treatments delayed the release of the group’s most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. The Beastie Boys had not performed live since the summer of 2009, and Yauch’s illness prevented the group from appearing in music videos for Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2.
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Today, I yammered about the Trayvon Martin case on the AlterNet Radio Hour, hosted by Joshua Holland.
Actually, I yammered via Skype on Friday, but the show aired this afternoon on We Act Radio in D.C. I, of course, streamed it on my iPad while tweeting about it, because it’s the twenty-first century and I’m nothing if not a slave to my iCrap.
The show is a good one, and has the added bonus of being fully-estrogenated. Three guests. Three women.
I recorded my appearance on the Hal Sparks Show on my computer on the off-chance that U-Stream decided to act up. Good call on my part!
I have to say, the amount of time it took me to put this together is flat-out ridonkulous. I suppose I could have read the directions for the program I used, but that would have deprived me of the opportunity to be unnecessarily frustrated.
The Arizona state legislature passed a bill (H.B. 2549) that would make it a crime to communicate via an electronic device any speech that is intended to “annoy,” “offend,” “harass,” or “terrify” — and some other stuff too. Pretty vague stuff. I’m sure I’ve fired off some tweets from one of my iThings that annoyed, offended, harassed, and terrified a few people. In fact, that’s sort of my raison-d’être.
Anna Brown had visited several hospitals complaining of pain in her legs. When she was ignored at St. Mary’s Hospital, she refused to leaved, screaming and yelling that she was in pain. The hospital had her arrested. The police dragged her out of the hospital and into a squad car. At the Richmond Heights Police Department, she cried that she couldn’t stand up or get out of the car, so the officers dragged her out of the car, into a jail cell, and left her there.
Fifteen minutes later she was dead from a pulmonary embolism:
Here’s some news on the New Hampshire Forced Birth front.
New Hampshire House Republicans just passed HB 1660, which makes it a felony for abortion providers to perform abortions after twenty weeks of pregnancy, based upon the entirely unproven and inconclusive assertion that fetuses feel pain:
SB62 immunizes doctors and medical care facilities from liability for refusing to provide any care or prescribe any drug that might lead to abortion if those doctors or medical facilities have a moral objection to abortion or birth control:
Kansas already has laws that say no person or hospital can be forced to participate in abortions or sterilizations or be penalized for refusing. This year’s measure extends “conscience” protections to health care facilities other than hospitals and says providers couldn’t be required to refer patients for abortion care or to prescribe or dispense abortion-inducing drugs.