Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…
1) Best Male Performance in a 2011 Science Fiction Television Episode
David Blue – Stargate Universe – Gauntlet
Robert Carlyle – Stargate Universe – Twin Destinies
2) Best Female Performance in a 2011 Science Fiction Television Episode
Alaina Huffman – Stargate Universe – Epilogue
Ming-Na – Stargate Universe – Epilogue
3) Best Science Fiction Television Series of 2011.
The Walking Dead
7) Best Technical Accomplishment in a 2011 Science Fiction Film or Television Production.
Stargate Universe – Music – (Joel Goldsmith)
The Walking Dead – Special Effects Makeup -(Gregory Nicotero)
8) Best Overall 2011 Science Fiction Film or Television Script.
Stargate Universe – Twin Destinies – (Brad Wright)
9)Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2011.
The 2012 Constellation Awards ceremony will be held at Polaris 26 on July 6th, 2012.
Hell on Wheels: The Complete First Season – Trailer by KOCHVideo
Coming to DVD & Blu-ray May 15th http://www.amzn.com/B0075FF5QM/
Hell bent on vengeance, former Confederate officer Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) travels west in search of the Union soldiers who murdered his wife. His quest leads him to “Hell on Wheels,” the dangerous, raucous town that follows the construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad.
US, Iowa – High school students in Dunkerton, Iowa were expecting an assembly about bullying and making good choices. What they got instead was the Christian rap/hard rock band called Junkyard Prophet delivering an anti-gay and anti-abortion rant.
According to the La Crosse Tribune, after the band performed, they separated the girls, boys, and teachers into three breakout groups. “They told my daughter, the girls, that they were going to have mud on their wedding dresses if they weren’t virgins,” said Jennifer Littlefield, whose 16-year-old daughter, Alivia called her in tears after the event. Reportedly, one of the band members led the girls in a chant pledging purity and encouraged them to be submissive to their husbands after marriage.
[SOTT/yahoo.com/Sarah B. Weir/13 Mar 2012]
These macabre freaks (and I’m looking at you Santorum) have developed a new religion of fetus worship and it’s verging on psychotic. Invading the relationship between a doctor and a family who are informed that their fetus will not live outside the womb and insisting they carry it to term is immoral. Forcing a woman who is carrying a dead body inside of her to go through childbirth, despite all the physical and emotional risks that entails, should be criminal.
[digby/13 mar 2012]
Jennifer Granholm has a great op-ed on The Politico today about sexual McCarthyism, the disease on the right causing them to make women their targets. Mandating transvaginal ultrasound. Demonizing women who dare to speak for the right to contraceptives. Even proposing laws that allow an employer to fire a woman for using contraceptives.
About that Arizona legislation. My first question was how on earth any employer would even know a female employee had used contraception. How could they know without violating health privacy laws? Someone suggested to me that all they’d have to do is ask. Imagine that conversation.
Sexual McCarthyism. Have you ever used contraceptives? Are you using them now? Have you had an abortion? And say, are any of your friends Commie Pinkos?
[crooksandliars/karoli/14 Mar 2012]