Checking In

by matttbastard

Have enjoyed a grand weekend in the Big Smoke with one of my esteemed cobloggers, the loverly and talented Isabel. Went to a ‘grindhouse’-themed burlesque show Friday night; The Art House Cabaret @ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Saturday. Have experienced more deliciously debased cultural events in one weekend than I have in years.

Will attempt to write a proper recap sometime on Monday (but don’t quote me on that – am notorious for not following through in the past on similar promises).

Am totally out of the loop with regards to what’s going on in the world, so my apologies for not posting anything of real substance. The Thin Black Duke has a good round up of less meringue-like offerings to keep y’all satiated until I get back into the proper swing of things. Also check out Todd’s post @ Shakesville on totally gay pulp fiction (which perfectly ties into Saturday night’s activities, of which I shall hopefully–hopefully–expand upon tomorrow) and Kyle once again poking the miniature elephant at the mother ship (hey, my hands are hardly clean in this regard).

Update: Ok, this is substantial: Marti Abernathey has the latest on ENDA and HRC (which as of late has become more and more comfortable accepting its apparent role as the rainbow branch of the Democratic National Committee’s communication department).

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CFLF Round Up

by matttbastard

Recent posts by yours truly exclusive to Comments From Left Field:

Also, you still have until Tuesday to help Comments From Left Field reach our goal of raising $10,000 for Fisher House in honour of Sgt. Omar Mora and Sgt. Yance T. Gray. Thanks to all who have donated and helped spread the word.

Only wish I had something more substantial to offer this evening. Hopefully young mister bastard has more mental oomph in the ‘morrow. For now, shall succumb to inertia and hopefully soon visit the realm of Morpheus.

Remember: cast your vote in the referendum on 10/10 and help make history!

Vote for MMP

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PSA: In Honor of Sgt. Omar Mora & Sgt. Yance T. Gray

by matttbastard

Please see this post by Kyle E. Moore @ the other mothership. As they say, read the whole damn thing. To summarize (for those who, for whatever reason, are allergic to clicking links):

Comments From Left Field has, along with other concerned parties, initiated a fund drive, In Honor of Sgt. Omar Mora & Sgt. Yance T. Gray, two US servicemen in Iraq who were recently killed in a tragic non-combat related incident not long after after penning a NY Times op-ed critical of the war.

After exploring several options, CFLF has decided to donate 100% of the funds to the Fisher House charity, an organization we have worked with in the past. Fisher House has a simple goal; to build houses near military medical facilities. Here loved ones of those who have been injured in the line of duty can stay free of charge while their service member undergoes necessary treatment.

CFLF urges you to give what you can to this noble cause for only in this way can Omar and Tell continue to make the lives of their fellow soldiers better even after their passing.

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NOTE TO BLOGGERS: CFLF invites you to join with us in promoting this fund raising drive. We have set our initial goal at $2,000 but we hope that with your help we can exceed this number dramatically. All you need to do is put up a post of your own tracking back to our original post and linking to our fund raising page on ActiveGiving. CFLF will regularly update the original post with information on the progress of our drive that you can add to your site. If you have any questions please contact Michael Tedesco at michael(at)commentsfromleftfield(dot)com.

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