There is indeed genuine joy when two of us StST. Props to the ARoss Experience, coder extraordinaire & shredder of leads (in the positive sense).
Experience the joy of “say the same thing / at the same damn time”. From my friends at Space Inch & the band OK Go, a brand new app launched today.
Congrats NPR, ARoss, HW, Joshie, TYC et al. (I see you, ARoss.) Features an enjoyable launch video from a popular band. Download, rate & review on app stores. Ohh and tell yr. social networks, if you’re so inclined. See you in the app. Really, experience the joy.
i was asked to write an introduction to this comics art show at machines with magnets in pawtucket RI. anyway here it is. picture by msawtelle.
The long awaited first trailer for Milenko Skoknic’s first feature film (produced and featuring yours truly): Perverted Virtue. Glad to be able to share this! Please like the Facebook page for updates.
Awesome but needs more Skipper Garbanski action. Props Milenko et al. Looks rad, can’t wait to watch.
“Oh … did, did I mention something about the Beatles? Or was that … you’re not getting me confused with someone else, maybe? I don’t remember if I mentioned them before or something. Playing them… they’re fine, don’t get me wrong, they’re legendary … but putting them on, I mean, I know ‘Here Comes the Sun’, and I know they did ‘Sgt. Pepper’, which is the, like, major album. But I don’t really need to listen to them right now. Are you sure you want to put them on? Isn’t, like, Pink Floyd or something better music for … for … you already have them queued up? … OK whatever, it’s cool. No, totally cool.”
- 2:00m in, “Problems”. cc @Drake_Raptorz
New York residents- come see Mothers News Managing Editor Jacob Berendes at this thing. Tueday Dec 18th, 8pm. 1109 Dekalb St Brooklyn NY. with Mike Taylor and Erick Lyle. Please come out and say hi!
also please note that Mothers News does not have an apostrophe, this is a printing error. c’est la vie!
The Supreme Court may rule on a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act in its upcoming term, which starts this week. Section Five of the Voting Rights Act requires jurisdictions with a history of discriminatory voting practices to seek “preclearance” before implementing changes to voting laws.
In the past, Chief Justice John Roberts has expressed skepticism about the continued necessity of certain voting rights protections. In a 2009 opinion, for example, Roberts wrote, “Things have changed in the South. Voter turnout and registration rates now approach parity. Blatantly discriminatory evasions of federal decrees are rare. And minority candidates hold office at unprecedented levels.”
But according to the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the 2010 elections dealt a major setback to racial parity in political representation at the state level. As seen in the chart above, before the 2010 elections, just over half of black state legislators in the South served in the majority in their respective state legislatures. After the 2010 elections, just 4.8% of black state legislators served in the majority.