Best. Comedy… err, recently.

Ok, it’s not going to win any Oscars, but Harold Kumar Go to White Castle was a lot better than I expected, and is my favorite comedy recently – plenty of gross-out, yes, and stoner jokes that would make Cheech and Chong proud, but also real heart, likeable characters, and a fine sense of the absurd.

Rumor has it, there may be a sequel. So if you missed it in the theater, give the DVD a rent.

I also broke my long string of not making it to any films in the theater for a while (the last one was The Incredibles) by going with Marie to see Phantom of the Opera this past weekend. Overall, I thought it was pretty good… more after the break, minor SPOILERS

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A veiled attacks on abortion rights?

Dunno, but scary legislation all the same.

From: Democracy for Virginia

Guess what? You just earned yourself up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Why? Because you failed to call the cops and report your miscarriage within 12 hours.

True? Not yet. But if Delegate John Cosgrove (R-78) has his way, HB1677 will become law in a few short months, and this scenario will be reality for many women in Virginia.

Incredulous? Outraged? Read on below the jump for more information on this odious bill.

Worth a read. Via Atrios

To any readers in California…

On TPM, Josh Marshall notes a great deal of ambiguity in Senator Feinstein’s position on Social Security privatization. Please take a moment to read his article, and then consider writing an email to her (as I’ve done) urging her to take a strong public position against privatization.

To readers not in California, I doubt writing to our CA senator would help much, but do consider following the issue (Talking Points Memo is doing an excellent job of covering it) and consider taking the time to contact your own Senators and Representatives with your concern and opposition. This is especially important if they’re Democrats who may side with the President on this, but it’s probably also worthwhile if you’ve got a more loyal Democrat, or if you have a Republican.

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