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Category: school

12/05/08 06:38 - 25ºF - ID#46977

Constitutional Law again

I had been waiting all semester to get to Bowers v. Hardwick Lawrence v. Texas and Romer v. Evans they were scheduled for Thursday, an extra-long class, 8:30 - 11:50. I had even stayed up late to make sure I had read and thought about the opinions. (LvT reminded me of the Molly Ivins gem I posted Wed night. ) which I also posted as my facebook status so the law school kids would see it ;-) Got to class and the prof was speeding thru the decisions... and at 10:45 he says, okay, we're done, good luck on the exam! I was like WTF??? 10 min for Romer??? I feel totally ripped off. Someone told him we don't get out of class until 11:50 and he said, oh... do you want to come back and talk about it more? I was practically yelling from my perch at the top of the room Yes Yes Yes! and my classmates were glaring at me. We got back from break and we didn't even go back to the cases, we just talked about the exam. What a disappointment.

I'm planning to go to the Friday, Dec. 12 8pm show of Dreaming out of the Digital by the Stripteasers & Alt Performance Group... Tickets available at Wanna come with me? :-)

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12/04/08 04:21 - 32ºF - ID#46956

cool show... wanna go?


I'm leaning toward 12/5 at 8pm...
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12/04/08 12:49 - 43ºF - ID#46946

While reading Lawrence v. Texas...

In Lawrence v. Texas (2003) the supreme court overturned Bowers v. Hardwick (1986) and said states can't prohibit consenting adults from enjoying sodomy. It reminded me of this excellent little clip by Molly Ivins

Texas' anti-sex-toy law was overturned Feb. 14, 2008, but they're still illegal in Alabama!

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Category: news

12/03/08 09:51 - 44ºF - ID#46942

Two good articles

About NYS delays on gay marriage legislation:

Stuff that Nader talked about during dinner regarding the impending government bailout of the automakers shows up in this really good article from Robert Weismann:

And bummer news: my tuition for spring semester, as an out-of-state law student, just increased by $2,130 :-(
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Category: concerts

11/28/08 09:33 - 34ºF - ID#46877

ani concert tomorrow?

somehow i've managed not to find anyone to go with me to the ani difranco concert at babeville tomorrow night... anyone interested?

doors open at 7pm and i think it's general admission so we might need to be there earlier than that (anyone know?)

use that little envelope icon below my avatar to send me an email.


(this is my 50th post!!)
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Category: museum

11/24/08 08:58 - 36ºF - ID#46823

Your New Burchfield Penney!

In honor of avoiding my paper that's due tomorrow, and to get closer to my 50-post milestone, I'm posting pix from the Burchfield Penney opening. (Caution: noisy opening on website.)

A recreation of Charles Burchfield's studio:

"Unhinged" by Ani Hoover

"Executive Hopscotch"

"#13 Coming Wave" by Jozef Bajus (made out of tarpaper!!!)

"Underground Railroad"

neat yellow sculpture detail

Closed exhibit, Flower Blobs

Pretty flowers


Large gallery space. There are lots of neat spaces.





The sculpture to the right of the guitarist from A Hotel Nourishing is called "Planetary Array" by Marvin Bjurlin.


Another view of "Planetary Array"

There were performances in three spaces - the auditorium, the project space and the reception area. This is the project space.


Look up!

Admission prices & times (5 and under free, 6-18 & seniors $4, adults $7. Buff State faculty, staff, students free.)

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Category: museum

11/23/08 01:47 - 24ºF - ID#46803 pmobl

burchfield-penny opening

I'm at the birchfield-penney opening watching A    Hotel Nourishing (look 'em up on myspace). not bad at all... the drummer mentioned this gig to me when he was working the wegmans checkout line. I have video but can't figure out proper mobile posting so you'll have to wait till I get home and post pix and vid.
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Category: work

11/19/08 04:43 - 29ºF - ID#46759


I just found out that a grant I've been working on for over TWO YEARS finally came through! Pa. Department of Conservation & Natural Resources has awarded $40,000 to Blossburg Borough for a skateboard park at Island Park. Yippeee!!!! (My grant total is now well over $135,000.)
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Category: movie

11/18/08 03:58 - 29ºF - ID#46746

Wed. night movie: The Forgotten City

Just a quick reminder...

  • Movie: The Forgotten City ***
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Room 108 O'Brian Hall, UB North

The Forgotten City is a soul-stirring documentary taking place in Buffalo, New York, exploring race relations, segregation, crime, and politics. A discussion about race and poverty in the City of Buffalo to follow, lead by Carl Nightingale, Associate Professor of American Studies, and Jim Anderson, Chair of Citizen Action of WNY.

Pizza and pop will be served.

From Millersport Highway northbound, take the Flint entrance to UB North. Take the first left onto Flint Rd., then park in the parking lot right before the loop. Don't park in spots marked "clinic."

For more info:

(map point C: )

All welcome. Hope to see you there!


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11/15/08 12:49 - 49ºF - ID#46695

what a neat day

After Drew and I tugged & lugged a 4'x2'x3' cabinet up to my 3rd floor apartment (thank you, Drew!!!), I went to his church, did a tiny bit of work (there's no one assigned to envelope 515!) and abused my printing privileges, then went to school and listened to Ralph Nader. His lecture was specifically for law students so I didn't invite y'all.(The room was way over its posted 89-person limit, so crowded I had to sit on the floor!)


His assistant, Matt Z., invited us all to an "after party" at the Ukrainian Cultural Center DNIPRO


and only three students took him up on it, so here's a picture of the "after party"


There was kielbasa, pirogi, the yummy cabbage & noodle stuff, pigs in a blanket (the proper cabbage kind), sauerkraut. (Sorry, no specific food pix.) In the middle of it, he got out a pen and a piece of paper and started scribbling. Then he handed to me and said I needed to read this book:


A view of the ballroom of the Ukrainian Cultural Center with my friend Alisha checking it out.


Like I hadn't already been wishing I had my camera, I went to the Mass Appeal fashion show (see (e:drew,46663)) and wanted it very badly... to take pictures of a very hot (e:janelle), then to take pix of some jaw-droppingly goregous dresses and cute butts and one guy with some fantastic abs. Oh my. It was fun. The two pix I took with the Centro-cam are just blurry.

And then (e:tinypliny) equated Rahm Emanuel with Chanakya too funny! As if my little mind needed more expanding today :-)

Tomorrow I'm going to the Women's Gifts art/craft show at Babeville. (School? I'm in school? huh.)

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  • Linnie 10/17 06:57 Hi Neighbors - I just bought a groovy renovated carriage house on Linwood Ave, and I'm so excited to live in our wonderful city! The large house in front of the carriage house burned down in the 70's. An article I found about the property cited that 'Matthew' on this site had posted a series of photos called 'Lost Linwood" (article was from 2012). I thought maybe Matthew was still on this site or perhaps someone could help me find the photos. I'd love to see the original house and carriage house
  • joe 09/12 01:54 well maybe the fall and setting up my computer again will get me to post regularly
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