Jan 17, 2010

R&R&R&R&R

so i'm in san francisco for the weekend, holed up at the inn on castro trying to decompress from the Damelo Todo shoot (finally living up to it's name) before i head to the wexner for 3 week of editing... have no thoughts in my brain at all, no needs, and not ready to do anything, so i thought i would just throw out whatever's been on my radar this week that didn't quite materialize cause i had to deprioritize everything to get through 17-hour shooting dayz... email inbox is about 10 times what it should be so i wil get to that too please thank you for your patience!


first of all

alexander mqueenish hips combined with the ultimate tranny-sucking spandex tights makes this the look of 2010 doncha think? (along with beyone's new cgi-enhanced dance moves in general) i would literally wear this look until it fell off my body


CALVES

what makes da calves work best is heels that match a skin tone of course


PRIVATIZATION OF PRISONS IN GENERAL

in his final annual address to the legislature last week schwarzenegger announced a plan to further cut public funding of prisons in favor of the private sector. he calls this "choosing universities over prisons" - yet another example of the slippery debate around california's insane incarceration crisis. according to the nytimes article, the CA system houses roughly 170,000 inmates in its 33 prisons and 12 community correctional facilities and has an annual budget of roughly $10.6 billion; the private prison industry is one of the few growth industries in CA's recession economy. checkout the statewide campaign called Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) which is a broad based of over 40 orgs seeking to reduce prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and number of prisons in the state...


BOUTIQUE PRISON BUSINESS CONTINUES TO FIND NEW MARKETS
perhaps the first of it's kind in the world... italy is riviving an almost empty prison - i guess we are supposed to be excited that they are making it a trans prison rather than CLOSING it. so here is yet another example of how twisted the issue of incarceration is for the trans movement. you would think this is a good thing, right? except that remember from earlier discussions about hate crimes laws, the ultimate goal is not define rights in terms of the lives that are locked away. like we don't necessarily want to fight to put MORE people in jail, and feed an industrial complex that discriminates like 6-10 times more against people of color, poor people, and trans folks... AH ANYWAYZ... back to braindead. starting tomorrow i will be a human being again.

1 comment:

  1. INCARCERATING PEOPLE "FOR PROFIT" IS IN A WORD....WRONG!
    Even if one does not ask or pretends not to see the rope and the flashing red flag draped around the philosophical question standing solemnly at attention in the middle of the room, it remains apparent that the mere presence of a private “for profit” driven prison business in our country undermines the U.S Constitution and subsequently the credibility of the American criminal justice system. In fact, until all private prisons in America have been abolished and outlawed, “the promise” of fairness and justice at every level of this country’s judicial system will remain unattainable. We must restore the principles and the vacant promise of our judicial system. Our government cannot continue to "job-out" its obligation and neglect its duty to the individuals confined in the correctional and rehabilitation facilities throughout this nation, nor can it ignore the will of the people that it was designed to serve and protect. There is urgent need for the good people of this country to emerge from the shadows of indifference, apathy, cynicism, fear, and those other dark places that we migrate to when we are overwhelmed by frustration and the loss of hope. My hope is that you will support the National Public Service Council to Abolish Private Prisons (NPSCTAPP) with a show of solidarity by signing "The Single Voice Petition"
    http://www.petitiononline.com/gufree2/petition.html

    Please visit our website for further information: http://www.npsctapp.blogspot.com

    –Ahma Daeus
    "Practicing Humanity Without A License"…

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