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Wed, Aug. 10th, 2011, 07:44 pm
amycat1959: RENOvation, anyone?

Anyone here going to the Reno WorldCon next week? Look for me in the Dealers' Room (tables E3 and E4)...

Wed, Aug. 10th, 2011, 05:15 pm
amycat1959: Is anyone still here?

Just found this link again while going through/cleaning out old e-mails. Anyone here?

Tue, Sep. 29th, 2009, 07:05 pm
roguetailkinker: Hello?

Anybody still here?

In case anyone is, this might be of interest:

We don't need 60 votes

After months of painfully slow negotiations, today the Senate Finance Committee voted to give away meaningful health care reform in exchange for a few votes from conservatives.1

Committee Chair Max Baucus says that decision - to kill the public option and therefore require us to buy insurance with less help and fewer choices - was necessary.2 Without this concession, Baucus and others say, we can't pass a bill through the Senate.

They're wrong, and Dr. Howard Dean can prove it. Dean is backing a strong reform plan that includes a public insurance option. And he says we've got the votes to pass it.3

Join Dr. Dean, millions of Americans and over 50 percent of Congress by signing this petition now:


For years we've been told that you need 60 votes in the Senate to pass a bill. And so all summer long, we waited through gun-toting town halls, death panel fictions and shouted insults to see if Sen. Baucus and his committee could get a few conservatives to support reform and help us reach that magic number. As of today, we know that effort has failed.

But Howard Dean has a solution. A special procedure called reconciliation can be used to pass a bill through the Senate with 51 votes. And Dean's put in the work to make sure that we've got the support we need in the House, the Senate and at the White House to win.4, 5

There's no more reason to wait. Howard Dean has shown that real reform has the votes to pass. And with thousands more Americans losing their insurance or having care denied every day, we can't afford to wait much longer for Congress to act.

Sign the petition and tell Congress: Get reform done! Pass a strong bill with a simple majority that lets us choose a public insurance plan.

- Matt Holland
Online Director

1 - prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/live-blogging-senate-finance-committee-debate-on-public-option/?hp
2 - voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/09/29/public_option_debate_moves_to.html?wprss=44
3 - americacantwait.com/yes_votes
4 - blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/2009/09/liberal-groups-target-sen-baucus-on-health-care.html
5 - cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/09/24/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5336183.shtml

Wed, May. 16th, 2007, 04:24 pm
sff_corgi: Frag being civilised

I was considering just being meanly gloatsome in my own head, at least until the hub-bub dies down, but then I read Ginmar's posts, and things like this:

and said 'Frag that' (...although mightygodking kinda nudged my guilt switch back towards 'On').

[pops Martinelli's Sparkling Cider open] My sistahs and fellow travellers, let's all raise a glass — Jerry Falwell is dead. Let's treat him with the same courtesy with which he would have treated us and invoke the Threefold Rule on him now that he's where his money does him no good.

ETA: A great quote from jeric_synergy:

God may have infinite mercy, but She doesn't require us to.

And a comment from Metafilter reposted by pbrim:


Please listen to me so that we can maintain ORDER and keep people from being CRUSHED BY THE CROWD.

Those who want to DANCE on his grave, TO MY RIGHT.

Those who want to SPIT on his grave, TO MY LEFT.

Those who want to MOCK his grave, STRAIGHT AHEAD.

Those who want to MAKE SURE THEM HE'S DEAD, please take the stairs down to the viewing area.

Those who want to CELEBRATE HIS LIFE, please use this thread.

PLEASE, no running, pushing, or shoving. Exit BEHIND the grave. Once you're through, we have souvenir t-shirts for and a concession stand, all to raise money to provide security and order when Dick Cheney dies.

Thanks for you cooperation!
posted by dw at 11:08 AM on May 15

Sun, Dec. 3rd, 2006, 01:08 am
roguetailkinker: Teryl Rothery cast in new Babylon 5

Almost forgot to post this to the board...

Teryl Rothery cast in new Babylon 5

Actress Teryl Rothery has been cast in Babylon 5:
The Lost Tales, a new direct-to-DVD movie now in
production in Vancouver, British Columbia. The film
(actually a collection of two one-hour stories) will
be released in 2007, picking up some time after the
events of the hit 1990s sci-fi television show.

Rothery co-starred for seven years on Stargate SG-1
as the beloved Dr. Janet Fraiser. She will play an
ISN news reporter in The Lost Tales, according to
writer, director, and executive producer J. Michael

The Lost Tales is intended to be a multiple-DVD
series, with this first 2-hour installment subtitled
"Voices In the Dark." It stars B5 alums Bruce
Boxleitner ("John Sheridan"), Tracy Scoggins
("Elizabeth Lochley"), and Peter Woodward ("Galen").

"What I can say about the [planned stories] is that
we go to Mars, Minbar and of course B5," Straczynski
wrote to fans online. "We introduce a new kind of
Minbari cruiser, and there's a rather startling
sequence on Earth. I've decided to shoot each segment
a little differently from each other, so they each
have their own visual style that complements that
particular story."

The DVD is expected to be released this spring, at
least in North America. Find out more at Babylon 5
ISN News.


Tue, Sep. 12th, 2006, 07:26 pm
sff_corgi: Could somebody pass this on to the maillist?

It doesn't like me, and I know not everybody there is here, and vice versa.


Wed, Mar. 1st, 2006, 10:05 am
sff_corgi: New Marcus art

I just got an e-mail from the artist, Paula Tabor, of this beautifully-rendered portrait of Marcus and Ivanova. She was asking about a link on my webpage, but since said webpage is for the utterly failed Sirius Black campaign, it seems a little self-defeating of a request.

But that doesn't mean it can't be shared with the MCEB! (At least the ones reading their LJs. *wink*)

Tue, Dec. 13th, 2005, 05:35 am
cloudwatcher: Relocating to San Francisco

Hi folks. Long time, no type.

I'm moving to San Francisco, and I remember from the mailing list that several people lived in the Bay area. I have contact with a couple, but I was wondering who else is there that I'm missing.


Thu, Sep. 15th, 2005, 05:44 am
cloudwatcher: Is anybody here?

I can't get my email address changed for the mailing list, and I miss my peeps. How is everyone doing?

Any sightings of our favorite ranger lately?

Or our lovely list owner?

Sun, Aug. 28th, 2005, 07:01 pm
sff_corgi: Hurricane Katrina in the past tense

Just because I can't assume my Flist and the MCEB mail-list cross-communicate well, I just wanted to say that my power just came on about 2 hours ago and I am SO GLAD, even if I am worried for roguetailkinker; the Barony of Axemoor (in specific) and the Principality of Gleann Abhann (in general);  and my other on-line acquaintances in the delta.

Other than my stupid sunburn and a lot of tree-litter, it looks like the only real casualty at my house was the Haagen Dazs 'Dulce de Leche' ice cream.  If you'd really like to see me blather on more about it, it's all in my own LJ. :)

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